Shopping for new furniture and decorative items can be a fun, but daunting, task!
Here are some great finds to spruce up even the smallest patio!
Line the ceiling of the patio with various paper lanterns in different shapes, sizes and colors for a fun, festive and inexpensive lighting solution: Here are some great dining chairs from Ikea with tons of style – for only $49.99 each: Spread these tea lights all over the yard for added sparkle – for only $9.99 each you can afford lots of sparkle! What a great idea for a table centerpiece: These floral pillows from Pier 1 will accent the rug beautifully! Dull concrete? Why not brighten it up with this fabulous 4’x6′ turquoise rug for only $24.99:
Bring on the Red, White and Blue in style!
Need some storage? Grab a set of 2 in red, white or blue!
Great art piece from Urban Outfitters for only $48.00 – with hints of red, white and blue!
DO Have one dramatic element that commands your immediate attention.
This could be an architectural element (such as a fireplace) or a unique piece of furniture.
DON’T Place all your furniture against the wall.
Experiment with angles and avoid the urge to line everything up on a right angle.
DON’T Forget to take a look around your home before you shop. Inventory your existing items with an open mind.
A night stand in the Guest Room might make the perfect end table in the Living Room. The artwork over your bed might look fabulous in the Kitchen. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, or room, as the case may be.
Let’s show all the Mom’s out there how much we appreciate them!
Every Mom & Grandma needs a place to keep all those precious art pieces. Check out this beautiful keepsake box from Pier 1.
This frame from Cost Plus is a great (and easy) way to collage family photos – unless you would prefer to hire SPACES to do a custom collage for you 🙂
“Tea time” was always something I shared with my Mom & Grandma. We could sit for hours talking about our day over a warm cup of tea. I love this adorable tea set from Pier 1 for only $18.75.
Every Mom needs a little “ME” time (and being a brand new Mom, I can attest…). This great bath caddy from Chiasso might just do the trick! Check out the wine glass holder – pretty brilliant 🙂
DO Group objects by similarities.
For example: color, shape, and motif.
DON’T Overdo the accessorizing.
Too many items will start to appear cluttered and overwhelming. Remember, “Less is More”.
Now is the perfect time to spend outdoors. This adorable yellow table from Urban Outfitters will hold everything from your drinks to your Easter basket!
Want to dress up your door for under $21?
DO Lay out the arrangement of the artwork on the floor before hanging it on the wall.
DON’T Hang artwork more than 6”-9” above furniture pieces.
This will allow your artwork to visually coordinate with your furniture pieces.
DO Unify a mixture of art themes by coordinating framing styles.
DON’T select artwork solely based on the colors in your room – select artwork you will LOVE to look at each and every day.
The flowers are finally blooming outside! Why not bring some of that beauty inside? Great beaded floral photo frame from Z Gallerie:
Bold floral print pillow from Pier 1 – what a great way to bring spring in for only $29.95!
DO Use both functional and decorative window treatments.
Glass is the perfect conductor for heat. Insulation can be easily achieved by designing in window treatment layers. The first layer typically begins with blinds or window shades. Functional treatments such as Honeycomb shades and Wood Blinds are very stylish and also provide complete privacy and light control. The second layer is provided by decorative draperies and valances.
DO Add a simple, inexpensive valance treatment or cornice.
They will add color and texture to enhance the overall design scheme.
DON’T Match your pillow fabric to your drapery fabric.
If you have a favorite pattern on your pillows, select one of the dominant colors and use this as your inspiration for the room.