3 Mistakes to Avoid When Styling a Room
2. Hanging curtains that are above the base board.
3. All decor has to be the same exact color in your scheme.
elevating wall art
Here’s a few tricks to elevate your small wall art gallery.
Alternatives to high end materials
Modern home interiors are distinguished by their asthetically pleasing features, rich and exotic materials, floor to ceiling windows, high ceilings that create grand opulence, and high end home decor. These homes are magazine worthy. High-end homes are characterized by materials that are not only bold and rich in apperance, but in cost as well. Decorative materials set the tone for a room. Here are a few alternatives to high end materials for home styling.
Plaster is a timeless material that will add texture to wall treatments. Typically it is used for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions. However, it has been used in interior design to aesthetically elevate wall treatments. This classic material can tell a design story through its application with pattern, strokes, and tone. Adding pigment gives it a fresh modern dimension.
2. Wall Coverings
Wall coverings are the most popular in wall treatments. Some inexpensive wall coverings include: wallpaper, fabric, and panels. Wall coverings give rooms character and energy. It is important to know which decorative style of wall coverings compliment the style of the room. If the decor in the room is scandanavian, then select wall coverings have a natural organic sensibility. Also, take into consideration the environmental conditions that can affect the apperance of a wall covering.
Paint is a commonly used material and can drastically transform any room. Color choice in paint evokes emotions. It gives the illusion of a larger or more intimate space. But paint doesn't have to be boring. Consider applying a decorative paint techinque that changes the depth of its application. These techniques include color washing, decoupage, gold leafing, geometic tape stencil, and ombre.
Styling a modern patio
Imagine being out of town at your favorite 5 star hotel. You’re sitting poolside on a luxury lounger enjoying the beautiful weather. The view includes palms trees, amazing structures, uniquely designed cabanas overlooking the glistening pool as the sun beams down. Wouldn’t you like to pack up this experience and take it home? Here’s how to transform your patio into a little piece of paradise.
Mixing furniture to elevate your living room
It’s common for furniture stores to provide customers with the convenience of pre-selected furniture sets; sofa, love seat, accent chairs, tables, and lamps. If you have no direction of where to start, it’s pretty easy to buy the whole set. Here’s how to take your living room from basic to designer.
2. Select accent chairs that are harmonious to the style of the sofa. The accent chairs can be another color, yet compliments the sofa.
3. Incorporate tables and sideboards that add character but still fit with the decor style. Natural wood, glass with metal accents, and marble are all examples of tables with character.
4. Select an ottoman (or two) that give contrast to the color scheme.
5. Lighting is key. Consider your decor style ( modern, boho, traditional, Scandinavian,etc.) when selecting lighting.
5 INTERIOR DECOR TRENDS IN 2022
Darker Cabinet Colors
All white kitchens and cabinetry makes a statement but color is coming back with a vengeance. Green seems to be the most popular among colors of kitchen cabinets. Expect to see more bold colors in kitchen decor.
Open Kitchen Shelves
Open kitchen shelves allow for more decor concepts within the kitchen and adds a little character to the idea of “upper cabinets”. Expect to see lower cabinets and floating shelves in the place of top cabinet space.
Bold Pattern and Colors
Bold patterns and colors were a trend in 2021 and will continue on in 2022. After being confined to our homes, people are moving towards more lively colors to give a new energy to their spaces.
Straight lines are in, but curves are making a come back! Curvy furniture is fun and inviting and evokes a bubbly feeling. Curved furniture will definitely make a statement.
Geometric lines incorporated in decor elevates any space. This trend is most common in wall treatments. Although this style gives a nod to being retro, it most certainly is modern. Expect to see this trend in contemporary home decor.
trends to elevate your table decor
Styling your living room table, entryway console, or ottoman can be frustrating if you have no idea where to start. Try elevating your table decor with these simple tips:
15 Simple but genius entryway ideas that make a big first impression
Fifteen experts were chosen to be featured in Redfin's article "15 Simple but Genius Entryway Ideas that Make a Big First Impression." Redfin is a Seattle-based real estate brokerage firm which was named one of the World's Most Valuable Tech Companies by Business Insider. Below you will find my entry in the article: Accessorize with a mix of high and low decor and incorporate greenery.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Home
I N S P E C T I O N S. Inspections are imperative when buying a home. Most issues aren’t prevalent until the home has been in use for a few weeks to a few months. Also if the home needs renovations there’s a possibility that you could encounter electrical and plumbing issues.
Here are a few inspections to consider:
• Electrical Inspection
• Plumbing Inspection
• Roofing Inspection
• Asbestos Inspection
• HVAC Inspection
LOOK BEYOND THE PAINT. Some homes’ interior paint may not be the most flattering or, depending on the color, may make the room appear smaller. Don’t let the paint deter you from buying a potential dream home. That’s an easy fix.
FLOOR PLAN. Think about your design style and how the floor plan meets your essential needs. Consider the spacing for furniture and functionality.
COSMETIC COST. If the house needs renovation or there’s some things you would like to change aesthetically, consider the project cost. The cost of floors, cabinets, countertops, lighting, window treatment, etc. vary in price according to the materials. Set a realistic budget.
Blending Interior Design Styles
P A T T E R N S. P R I N T S.
Patterns add energy to a room. Prints allude an attitude. So, what’s your design personality? Need tips? Say less.
Blending Interior Design Styles
I N D U S T R I A L. T R A D I T I O N A L.
Industrial interior design refers to the aesthetic features from old factories. This particular design is characterized by exposed pipes and bricks. Industrial style is most commonly found in lofts and flats.
Traditional interior design, aesthetically, refers to comfort and warmth. The traditional style evolved around the 18th and 19th century; which is why the decor features antiques, elegance, and classics.
So how do you blend these two styles?
Blending Interior Design Styles
Who says you can’t blend interior design styles?
Well, I’m here for it! This will be a blog series on styles that I would blend for a modern look.
R U S T I C. C H I C
Rustic decor showcases natural materials such as wood, stone, clay etc. This style embraces naturally inspired textures as you would see in farmhouse decor. Rustic color palette are typically neutral.
Chic decor is elegant and fashionable. This design style is very trendy and modern. So how do you blend the two?