Burrr! I don’t know about you, but it got chilly fast here in the Rockies. Admittedly, I don’t do well in cold weather, but I can appreciate the wonderful things about it like cozy indoor activities and nights beside the fireplace. Thus, it’s time to start thinking about how to organize it so it looks presentable and functional in your space. Here are some of my favorite ways to achieve the look.
We’ve all been there, whether it involved a rent check or a mortgage – the dreaded tiny bathroom. I found myself in this exact situation after purchasing my current home this past summer. My main bath features a beautifully tiled full-size walk-in shower, a toilet, a small vanity… and no room for anything else. So I set off to research just what design elements might make it feel like a larger and lighter space.
When you enter a home, the first thing that you run into is the entryway. It gives the initial first impression. That’s exactly why you should create an entryway that is full of your personality. The easiest accessory to add to an entryway that creates momentum for the rest of the home is an area rug. Rugs are easy to switch so if you grow tired of one, switch it out.
Above we see a modern home with rustic touches. They chose a neutral weave rug that both hides dirt and looks cool on top of the white flooring. It’s perfectly simple.
I like to think of the fall and winter seasons as a time to get creative with my home décor. It allows me to get outside of my instinctual comfort zone and try out some new ideas and color palettes. Naturally, I’m inclined to warmer palettes like pinks, reds, and yellows, but the fall allows me to explore the moodier sides I’m also attracted to but rarely explore. Now is the time to focus on the darker tones with rich textures. Here are some color palettes to consider in your interiors.
You know how sometimes you’ll be looking at interior design images online and something in one of those images will just reach out and grab you, make you amazed, and leave you star struck? That happened to me just the other day when I suddenly became aware I was seeing all sorts of terrific images of rooms with skylights. And these weren’t just any old skylights; these were something very special. So, of course, I thought I’d share them with you.
Kitchens have progressively become more and more stylish. Kitchens are the heart of the home, so why wouldn’t we take the time to create a beautiful space that we don’t mind spending hours in. Personally I don’t cook much, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t find myself lingering in the kitchen making snacks for my kids or creating the perfect cup of Jo.
One decor detail that can really make your kitchen go to the next level is unique lighting. Whether you have an island or a long counter space, you can display pendants, track lights, recessed lights and even over the top chandeliers.
Now and then, when I’m daydreaming about having a very (VERY) large budget for a new home, I turn to the unreal-to-me lives of celebrities and their abodes for inspiration. There are plenty that I wouldn’t touch with a proverbial 10-foot pole (money does not equal taste, in case you haven’t heard), but then there are those that are very appealing. Here are a few that I particularly like:
Sometimes you just need a dose of happiness in your space, right? A fun and low-commitment way to achieve that is by painting some chairs yellow. It’s instant brightness without breaking the bank. Here are some of my favorite environments to place yellow chairs and why they work so well.
When dreaming about remodeling a kitchen, most people imagine that everything would be new. We might picture a gorgeous new counter on top of brand new cabinets, a faucet as beautiful as it is functional, and gleaming state-of-the-art appliances. Some though, dream of something a little different: a vintage stove. Whether incorporated into an existing kitchen or worked into a newly designed space, vintage stoves bring added character!
One of my favorite interior design elements is lighting. Lighting can make a big difference in the way one feels and interacts in a space. I think it’s one of the most underused and underutilized elements when designing a room because it can be tricky to set up and know what the best configurations are. However, if lighting was more fun looking and accessorized the space well, I think we would be more apt to focus on it. One of my favorite ways to do this is through a hanging light source. Hanging lamps draw focus to a space and add another accessory that can play with the rest of the room. There are many ways to display a hanging lamp so that it feels fun and thoughtful, here are some of my favorites: