Lighting is very important to the ambiance of a room. It’s the glow and warmth that makes everything else in the room look better. Changing your lamps out is an inexpensive way to make a big change in a small area, and often encourages you to make other changes. Lamps aren’t just about light. They’re about sculpture and texture and color and interest. A smaller accessory with a lot of punch. Very important pieces in any room.
The sofa is the main piece of furniture and gets a lot of attention. But there are other very important pieces in a room. Let's start with a simple sleek sofa, and let the others pieces shine. We're going to take this 3 ways: Neutral, Color, and Pattern. Chairs aren't about just somewhere to sit. They complete a room, and can add quite a punch.
When you are entertaining, a party is not a party without some mood lighting. It needs to feel comfortable and inviting. Different from the everyday. First up, the elegant look. All glass, traditional, very sleek, yet using different sized candle holders adds a unique twist. Second, let’s flip it to more rustic. All wooden candle holders. Again, all sizes, all different kinds of wood looks, including a cute little sleeping cat. More casual and warm. Finally, something funky. A tree sculpture with hanging votives. Different, unexpected and so cool looking, I love it. And don’t be shy about spreading it to other areas. Never use your overhead lights for a party. Use table lamps and let your home flicker with soft candle light everywhere.
If you are having more than 4-6 people over in a smaller space, you may need some extra seating. First, and most obvious, you can always pull a chair or two over from the dining room. Second, consider picking up a cube ottoman or two. They are comfy and have storage. Lastly, these unique cushions provide the perfect accent. Use one or 2 per person. It's as easy as that, and everyone stays comfortable.
So, you are thinking about throwing a party, but maybe concerned about the amount of space you have in your home. In this series of episodes, we will show you how to get your living space ready to entertain. And it’s easier than you might think. “First, every party needs a bar. Somewhere your guests can help themselves without needing a bartender. It might surprise you to know that there are pieces in your home that will work perfectly for a bar.
Used to be a room done in whites and light neutrals was often considered too formal, maybe even kind of icy. Not warm and inviting. But the white room these days is a whole different thing. Today the white room is a beautiful combination of shades of whites and soft light neutrals, interesting textures and pops of color. The end result is warm, bright and light and VERY welcoming.
What’s missing in this room? A rug. Rugs are not only decorative, they can add warmth and softness. Be cautious about buying a rug on line. Colors on your computer can turn out to be very different in person. Use a rug pad for even more comfort and just as important, to increase the life of your rug. And you know what, you can even put a rug on a rug. Trust me, it can work. Make your floors as interesting as your walls, and your feet will thank you.
Today, we are ReArranging and and re-styling a bed. We're going to do a complete 180, and go for a more neutral, textured feel. The addition of a bed scarf adds a dramatic layer to the entire look. Best part about this particular look is you can change it up whenever you want.
In the previous episode, we showed you how to create a work space if your home doesn’t have a designated office. Now, we’ll show you how this space within a space can be oh so multifunctional. You can turn it into a game table, crafting table, or buffet for entertaining. That’s a lot of fun and functionality that’s so easy to add to your home. Take a stab at your own space within a space.
Today, we will be focusing on Blank Spaces. Now, if you look around your home, you might be thinking “Blank spaces? I don’t have any blank spaces." Well, we’re gonna take a look at some areas that might not necessarily be empty, but could be used in a different way.