Are you constantly gathering inspiration for your home’s décor by reading the latest design magazines and searching through Pinterest like it’s your job? If you’re like us, the answer is a resounding yes! Although the Laura U team loves keeping its finger on the pulse of the newest industry trends, we are also dedicated to creating classic designs for our clients that can carry them for years to come.
It’s also easy to see those stunning, Instagram-worthy pins and feel discouraged. Your home may not have a space that you can easily convert into the entertaining area of your dreams or maybe your bathroom isn’t outfitted for that clawfoot tub you’ve always dreamed of. If this is sounding familiar, don’t worry – there are plenty of other creative ways to spice up your home’s décor through the use of timeless designs that will never cease to wow and, more importantly, won’t ever go out of style! The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to breathing new life into your existing space.
Keep reading to see some of our suggestions for ways to quickly update your home to achieve the look you’ve always wanted.
Use paint to your advantage
Hesitating to take the plunge when it comes to choosing a new paint color for your home? Don’t fret – jump in with both feet! Although bold paint can often be intimidating, this is one of our favorite ways to quickly transform any room. If you are really feeling bold, paint your ceiling in a different hue than the rest of the room and watch the space take on a whole new look.
Mix it up with multiples
When it comes to choosing the surfaces in your home, get creative. For example, your living room doesn’t have to have just one cocktail table. We love introducing multiples in a grouping or a series for that extra visual impact.
Here’s another example of multiple tables in a living room. These are organic in shape and are great in a grouping. Notice that in each example we treat the accessories on each table differently. This is the “magic” of accessorizing and really bringing a home to life!
Never underestimate the power of a rug
The floor may be the last place that comes to mind when you are considering a “revamp”. But we suggest paying close attention to how a rug could completely transform your room. Whether you are ready to invest in an antique or custom-made, hand-knotted rug or are looking for an affordable flat weave with a punchy pattern, your rug is sure to give you a chic, tied together look that’s comfortable and practical. And if you have a huge room that needs lots of coverage, we suggest layered rugs. Not lonely do you get more coverage, you get a rich collected effect.
Pump up your tile pattern!
Do you consider your kitchen your haven? If so, it’s easy to spend the majority of your down time there. One way to update your kitchen without jumping into a full blown remodel is to add a fun tile backsplash. Same goes for your foyer – this is not a huge space (usually!) so go crazy with your tile and introduce your guests to your style as soon as they walk in the door. With either your backsplash or your foyer, you don’t need a lot of material to really make a big difference. Take an inventory of the other colors you’ve incorporated into the room, snap some photos of your space and visit your local tile showroom to walk the staff through your thoughts. They will likely send you home with lots of ideas – and samples – so you can see first hand how these looks will translate to your space.
-The Laura U Team