Designing a home is an art: It takes time, patience and sometimes a few bad choices before we get it right. And although we love looking for inspiration for awesome ideas for our interiors, we thought it would also be helpful to identify the most common blunders.
From cramming too much stuff in our spaces to making bad accessory choices, scroll through the top eight decor DON’Ts below.
1. Hanging curtains that are way too short or too long. Ideally, your window treatments should just hit the floor or pool by only a couple of inches for a current look.
Buyers of home accessories seem to have hit the jackpot in Las Vegas this week. Floors and showrooms are running over with new and returning exhibitors of accents, lighting, rugs, wall décor, mirrors, soft goods, tabletop, accent furniture and other jewelry for the home. Home Accents Today spoke with some of the retailers and buyers shopping at World Market Center Monday, many of whom were downright energized by all the new offerings, the positive market climate, and the retail business in general.
To embrace the blissful, mellow season of summer, I sweep through my home, gathering up winter’s rich, intricate layers and replacing them with light and breezy accents that let my rooms breathe. Giving your home a summer makeover can be as simple as weaving in a few key pieces of seasonal decor. Here are some ideas:
Live plants lend energy
I love what live houseplants do for my home in the summer. They refresh each room, bringing in new energy. All you need to do when decorating with houseplants is to add them to an existing display or create a simple summer arrangement that combines a plant with a few summer accents. You’ll be amazed by how poking in a plant will amp up the impact of a display. Consider adding a few pots of ivy to take a tablescape to the next level. It’s extremely easy to create.
“Moth-wing light fixtures? Thunderhead wallpaper? If you’re an armchair naturalist, you’ll love one of this year’s big home decor trends.
Artists and artisans have captured flora, fauna and even meteorology in media such as photography, illustration, metal and clay. The designs, translated into wall decor and furnishings, range from startling to serene.”