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When one thinks of rustic decor they might think of old, rusted furniture. But it’s actually quite the opposite: beautiful wood pieces paired with natural materials, leather and soothing, light colors. If you want to transform your home into a rustic paradise, follow these simple, fun tips:
Baskets, Baskets Galore!
Accessorizing tables, bookcases and floating shelving units with wicker baskets is a great way to incorporate wood and rustic into your home. They also make for great storage: just place all your extra odds and ends or guests towels in them and it will give it extra, rustic flair.
Turquoise is one of the most beautiful colors imaginable and it’s often thought of nearly simultaneously with Southwestern style decor. But its soft watery shades are gorgeously appropriate and right at home in many other types of decor, such as shabby chic, modern interiors, cottage style and rooms that have exotic appeal. Here are some ideas from Southwestern and beyond.
Turquoise of the Southwest
Turquoise is a quintessential Southwestern color. Find it in sunsets or Native American jewelry. It looks fabulous when mingled with soft desert sands and pale sunset pinks, and it pops against white for a fresh, clean look. Turquoise is amazing when used as an accent color in Southwestern decor: For example, a turquoise Southwestern wall art will come to life when mounted on a natural stone fireplace façade. It also adds a vibrant kick in Native American textiles such as braided rugs or fabrics that can be used in anything from wall art to floor rugs to throw pillows.
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 want to create a lot of big design impact in a room, oversized art is the quickest and easiest way to accomplish your decorating goals. Although there’s nothing essentially wrong with smaller pieces of art, there’s just something special and eye-catching about larger pieces. If you’re trying to create a strong focal point in a room, it’s hard to beat the effectiveness of an oversized piece of art. Regardless of the overall decorating style of your home, here are some quick and effective ways to decorate your home with large art pieces.
If you’re like many people, you might truly cherish the thought of enjoying a great cup of coffee. Perhaps you’re an early morning person who usually drinks your morning cup of java by yourself. Or, maybe you love to get together with family members and friends over a cup of coffee. Either way, it can be nice to create a special little coffee corner in your own home where you can sit, sip, relax and enjoy. If this sounds like a project you’d like to embark on in your own home, here are a few decorating tips to help get you started.