Posts Tagged ‘accessories’
Sometimes you look around a room and you know it’s time for a change. What once worked is no longer working and the room now looks tired and boring. But in the current economic climate, who has money for new furniture or the time and energy to install expensive upgrades like new hardwood flooring? If the answer to these questions is, “Not me,” take heart because you can get a great new look in any room without breaking your back or bank account. Explore the exciting and affordable world of accessorizing, a.k.a. the lazy and inexpensive way to room renovation. Here are three examples:
A Warm and Welcoming Entry Space
If your entry or foyer is less than welcoming, try adding a console table with a stylish lamp, a tray for outgoing and incoming mail and a tasteful grouping of family photos. A wall mirror or sun metal wall decor above the table and a pair of wall candle sconces makes the entry more inviting than ever. If your foyer is not big enough for a table, a wall shelf can give you a similar look in a smaller footprint.
If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to add sunny warmth to your decorating scheme, try a touch of the tropics. Tropical decorating themes are quite popular, especially during the warmer months. However, once you discover how warm and comfortable a tropical theme can make your home seem, you might just decide to keep it year-round. If you’d like to add a tropical touch to your home’s decorating scheme, here are some easy ways to get started.
Focus on Wall Art
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to transform the look of any room, wall art is usually one of the best choices. Wall art is available in a wide variety of styles, with something available to fit every decorating budget. Whether you are looking for something casual and fun, or something a bit more formal or exotic, you’re sure to find the perfect piece of wall art to enhance the desired effect.
Although the Southwestern decorating style is naturally quite popular in the Southwestern area of the United States, it’s also a style that is used extensively in other areas as well. The style is warm, colorful and quite beautiful, reminiscent of the desert and Native American culture. There are many ways to use this decorating style in your home, whether you want to decorate just one room or carry the style throughout your entire home. Here are some great ways to bring the Southwestern look into your own home.
The warm colors used in the Southwestern style of decorating are generally vivid and quite eye-catching. You’ll find traditional Southwestern shades such as yellow, orange and red, combined with greens and deep turquoise shades. These brighter shades are often combined with earthy neutrals, creating a nice contrast. You’ll frequently find these shades combined in natural Southwestern patterns, such as a striped rug or a Native American patterned tapestry wall hanging. Because of the warmth of the color palette, a room decorated in this style just naturally feels comfortable and welcoming. For this reason, the Southwestern style of decorating is frequently used for family rooms and other rooms where people tend to congregate.
When we think about changing the look of a room, the big things are what generally spring to mind. Changing the actual furniture in the room, for example, may be one great way to alter the style, say from Victorian to modernist, overnight. But it’s a very expensive way to change a look, and if that’s the only reason why you are making such pricey purchases you may well find that you will live to regret it.
Small Details to Spice A Room
There is another way, however, to change how a room looks. Apart from moving things around, you can also get new accessories and you will see the difference that this can make. As well as costing you less in the long run, you will also notice that it is often the little things that make all the difference.