Have you noticed the trend toward softer lines in furniture and accessories? In an apparent rebound from modern straight lines and cold minimalism, decorators today are incorporating curves in upholstered pieces (curved-back sofas, barrel back chairs) and case goods, as well. Curves feel somehow more inviting and comforting. Update your seating or accent pieces with new curved versions and see how that rejuvenates your space!
A current home trend is biophilic design, which emphasizes light, space, plant life, and natural materials in interiors. A statement coffee table in sustainable or minimally processed wood, a ceramic pot or vase, greenery from your yard, wool or cotton naturally dyed pillows–any of these can help create a look that seems to welcome the outdoors in.
Your home may be suffering from a case of too much stuff and too little impact. Here’s an idea for a fresh take on any room: take everything out except your furniture. Try a new arrangement if space allows. Then, instead of countless small tchotchkes and trinkets scattered about, start with a great large scale art piece and decorate around it. Use fewer, bigger pieces like a large floral arrangement and a couple of grand vases.You’ll replace that cluttered feel with a more curated look.
Metal accents on furniture and accessories have the power to transform a room from “meh” to “mah-velous!” There’s something about the glint of metal in a space that adds warmth and sophistication. Lacquered brass is classic, of course, but silver and chrome are having a moment, as well.
Reflective surfaces work a little magic in a blah room, so add in a bit of metal with metal-based chairs or a metal-based console. Metal accent pieces like tables, lamps and light fixtures can amp up your decor. Something as simple as brass candlesticks or bookends can be just the bit of jewelry your room needs to take it to the next level.
Every home deserves some luxury. Whether a decadent velvet sofa, a magnificent gold framed mirror, or a swoon worthy console, that one special purchase can be the catalyst for an amazing home facelift. So save where you can on things that matter less to you so you can splurge on that thing you know is going to make you smile every time you walk in the room.
You’ll find a wealth of furniture and accessories to elevate your decor at our Ridge Road store in Rockwall, and even more online at mintjulepdecor.com. Our helpful associates are happy to assist you!