Style & Design Tips: New Homeowners

 

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Intimidating is an understatement when you think of moving from a 500 sq. ft. apartment to then transitioning into a two-story home.

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In styling an open living space, we were able to select rather large, statement furniture pieces. If you’ve ever lived in a large city where you search high and low for the smallest couch or the smallest chair the store has, this room is the exact opposite and gives you an endless amount of options when it comes to styling it. Who doesn’t love a good sectional? We’ve selected this custom sectional as most couch buyers don’t realize often times you can customize the look and style of your sectional if you have the time and patience to wait for it, otherwise what’s in stock could be fine as well. Adding accent chairs and ottomans is an excellent option too, as seen in this example.

This is the exciting debate with new homeowners as the decision is ultimately up to YOU.

With open concept rooms it’s important you define the space and have a set intention where you place each piece of furniture or decor as it allows the space to take its own shape. With hardwood floors, adding a large area rug to the space pulls the room together making it feel complete and homey.

Appliances, though not really decor, are often added immediately as they are part of our every day world. However, keeping them as neat and clean like a piece of art is just as important. Cords, gaming systems, DVDs, CDs, you name it, aren’t very cute to show off and would be better placed in storage elsewhere.

On the contrary artwork is extremely acceptable to showoff so putting a piece on an open wall could be a nice finishing touch to a room or even a mirror strategically placed to make a room feel larger.

Color is a key aspect that really finishes off a space. Where you put your color is where the eye will be drawn so a safe bet is to keep furniture pieces neutral so you can add color with pillows, plants and artwork and interchange as frequently as you’d like. Greenery is always good to implement not only because plants are beautiful but because they help clean your air making your home feel fresh and not stuffy.

Need some more inspiration? Check out these links to some of my favorite area rugs and pillows:

west elm

west elm

CB2

CB2

west elm

west elm

CB2

CB2

Target

Target

anthropologie

anthropologie

Target

Target

anthropologie

anthropologie