Inspiring Moms to Hit Their Stride
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Mid-January is prime time for the winter blues. And, if you’re experiencing them in regards to your home, it might brighten your day to know there are some easy fixes for freshening up your decor.
Mirrors are one of the best ways instantly open up your space. If you’re living is small and dark, replace a piece of artwork with a large mirror, or try using a tall, leaning mirror behind a chair to give depth to your room. I also like to add glass elements such as a coffee table or candle holders to give them room more reflective quality.
This may seem obvious but is really one of the easiest, and best, ways to freshen things up. While an all-white sofa may not be the most kid-friendly solution, you can add white and cream pillows with removable, washable covers and plush throws. If you have dark upholstery, it’s a sure fix to make a brown sofa not seem so “brown.” Another trick I’ve used in my own living room is to use tall, solid curtain panels in a light color on all of the windows. I hung mine near the ceiling so that your eye is instantly drawn upward.
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If you’ve purchased a matching set of furniture in the past, there’s an easy way to add some interest and break up the set. Start by bringing in accent pieces in metal finishes. And, don’t worry about mixing different tones. I’m a firm believer that nothing has to match. For example, you can easily mix in a pretty gold coffee table and keep your silver lamps in the same room. Mixing finishes will only help to add interest to your space. Another inexpensive solution for breaking up matching accent tables is to paint one or two pieces in a different color.
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Hanging something beautiful on your wall is one of the best ways to create a focal point, thus drawing your eye away from the other things in the room that bother you. To keep it light, I suggest framing a series of favorite family photographs, kids artwork, or even free art from a site like Vintage Printables, and framing them in similar frames with white mats.
The floor is literally the foundation of your room and can play a big part in the overall feel of your design. Even if your room already has carpeting, it’s perfectly acceptable to layer a rug over it. Rugs can add instant pattern and/or texture to a space. If you are afraid of using a light rug, a shag or loop rug is a great kid-friendly option.
Emily Clark is a mom on the go, on a quest to create beautiful interior spaces. She loves to amaze clients with super chic finds at affordable prices and find creative uses for pieces they may already own. Click here for more ideas and inspirations on her blog or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.