Ever wonder what to do with all the clutter? Especially when your living space isn't exactly gigantic and/or you don't have a garage or other outbuilding to store seasonal or little used items. Here are some tips and home DIY ideas that will help.
Curb appeal doesn't end when the sun goes down. Highlight pathways and trees with landscape lighting. Lighting improves safety and can yield dramatic effects for your homes nighttime appeal.
These 5 Key Accessories will transform a room
...and the work anywhere!
Just a few accessories can easily transition and impact different rooms in the house. By changing out five key accents, seasonal or permanent change is easy and budget-friendly.
Neutral base furnishings allow for quick and easy color and accessory change, while keeping costs down. Simple, solid backgrounds enable infinite possibilities with color, style and feel of a space.
Start with the art whether new or existing. This will give the inspiration for color and feel of the space.
2. THROW PILLOWS
There is a definitive design power in pillows. Use as many or as few as you like, but don't leave them out.
3. THROW OR AFGHAN
Besides being functional, they also provide an oppurtunity to reinforce the color store, add texture and are so inviting to look at and use.
If you want to enhance and repeat some color, add some lamps with colorful bases. With the affordability of many lamps, they're a great update and refreshing addition to any room.
5. ACCENT ACCESSORIES
Smaller accessories always say "someone lives here." Things like trays, vessels or containers for books/magazines, art objects, something natural or alive like fruit or fresh flowers always warm a room.
And these same pieces can live comfortably in a living room, family room, guest room or den.
Courtesy of Cathy Mortensen Design
It's time to cozy up your home for the fall season. With the chill of autumn in the air, it's time to add simple decorating touches to your home to make it cozy and welcoming.
Try an Area Rug
Nothing heralds the pending arrival of winter quite like a cold floor on bare feet. Fend off icy toes by placing area rugs in well-traveled spots in your home. Or, layer area rugs for even more coziness.
Fabric Tip: A fabric with some body will hold the folds nicely and filter sunlight while providing privacy. Look for a fabric in the home decor section of a fabric store, which tends to stock these heavier fabrics. Gather the fabric about a yard from the end and let it fall to see how it drapes. Look for slightly billowy folds for the best shades.