As an interior designer, I'm often asked what elements of design are key to making a home feel complete and cohesive. Today I'll discuss a few specific elements we suggest incorporating into various areas of your home.
Family Room/Kid's Room: Storage Solutions
Storage is not only for the kid's rooms anymore - but for family and bonus rooms as well. Utilize storage ottomans, hinged custom bench seats or decorative baskets into your design and you'll find that tidying up is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Living Room: Family Heirlooms & Antiques
We always tell our client's that their home should feel acquired - incorporating heirlooms or antiques not only adds a personal touch, but adds character and meaning to your decor.
Dining Room: A Statement Piece using Light & Color
The dining room provides a unique opportunity to add pops of color via dinner-wear and pizazz via your lighting. Make a statement above your dining table!
Master Bedroom: Soft, Plush and Soothing Details
You spend more time in your bed sleeping than you do...well most things. Take a little time to research a luxurious down comforter, a luxe sheeting set and soft comfy pillows. You'll never regret it.
Master Bath: Candles, Dimmable Fixtures or Mood Lighting
If you've spent the money and invested in a spa shower and tub, ask your contractor to install dimmable lighting in the space. Add candles as an added touch of ambiance - this mood lighting will promote ultimate relaxation.
Office: Personalized Touches
An office consists of a computer, pens and a notepad - add personalized touches, unique items or object that represent your personality. You have to sit there for eight-plus hours a day, you may as well enjoy your surroundings.
Guest Bedroom: A Sense of Place
When designing your guest bedroom, you have the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone a bit. Have fun with it! Incorporate local elements whether it be soaps purchased at the local flea market, a pillow with your city's name embroidered on it or frame a few of your favorite hometown photos.
Front Entry: Seasonal Statements
Less is always best - so instead of decking your home out for every holiday or occasion, greet your guests with fresh seasonal arrangements or decor at your front entry. This is easy to change out and is a fun, festive way to decorate your home.
Outdoor Patio: Plants and Exterior Decor
Often times our client's forget about their outdoor spaces when designing their home. Come spring/summer be sure to spruce up your outdoor space with live plants and decor appropriate for outdoor use. A well-manicured outdoor space is welcoming not only to your guests, but for you and you family as well. Who doesn't like live florals and plants?