SIX WAYS TO PROVE YOUR HOME IS WITH THE TIMES

We’re back on the blog today with 6 surefire ways to prove your home is with the times! AKA how to impress your guests with a hip and happening, design forward space. Because the best way to update your home on a budget, is with one project at a time. And these are easily affordable looks that will turn your space from drab to fab in no time! So without further ado:

WELL STYLED SURFACES

Styling is an art in and of itself! And it’s something that just takes a lot of practice and re-arranging until you get it right. But well styled surfaces will put you on the map. That’s right, everything from console tables, coffee tables, media units, kitchen countertops, nightstands, dressers, bookshelves, display cabinets, open shelving etc. Take time to address these areas! Be thoughtful in your decor, compile inspiration, splurge on accessories, do what you gotta do to get it right! These little vignette moments will make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home.

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CANOPY BEDS

Nothing adds more drama to a room than HEIGHT, which is why I believe Canopy beds have made such a name for themselves in the design realm. Turning many a drab bedrooms into a a little bit of paradise. We love this timeless look. Not to mention the many diverse options of four poster beds there are to choose from!

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LOTS OF LAYERING

Nothing quite completes the look of a room than layering does. Pillows, throw blankets, drapery, accent lighting, artwork - it’s all in the details! A well designed room goes beyond your basic furnishings. Layer upon layer, your focus should be adding interest and dimension. This is how you go from mediocre to show stopping!

SCULPTURAL CHANDELIERS

Do you want to know what I love about this trend most? It’s that your style doesn’t have to be ultra modern to pull off a sculptural chandelier. You can be farmhouse, you can be chic, you can be traditional or minimal. EVERYONE’S home can compliment the look of this lighting design! Again, the options are endless! And there’s a price range to fit everyone’s budget.

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PATTERNED WALLPAPER

A definite way to add some real street cred to your home. Because a trendy space is never afraid of a little pattern! Whether in a powder bath, guest bedroom, your kid’s space or dining room, don’t be afraid to do something different! You can still be subtle, if a loud design is not your forte. But wallpaper truly does add an extra layer of excitement!

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VELVET FURNISHINGS

Nothing says luxurious quite like velvet. There’s just such a classiness and poise behind these pieces that add elegance and maturity to a home. Whether you can commit to a velvet sofa or not, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this material into your space. Even down to throw pillows and drapery!

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EARTH TONES

And last but not least, earth tones! This organic palette is both calming and crowd pleasing. Because no scheme looks more thought out than a carefully curated selection of neutrals. Capture your home guests with a sense of ah as you follow this pattern of color in your main living spaces.

So there you have it! After implementing these six easy home improvements, you’re sure to have a stylish home. We’re talking, no ordinary space. Until next time!

Xo, Ames

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