How To Complement Your Decor With Soft Furnishings

How To Complement Your Decor With Soft Furnishings

Pulling a room together can be a lot of fun. While choosing to decorate an entire house in one go can feel like too much work, at the same time, it’s often a great way to make sure that each room flows together. Because that’s often the key to getting your decor right – you have to be able to build it all up so that it just works. From your workspace to your living spaces, you’ll want to create interiors that work well for their function, but look incredible too. One of the best ways to make sure you nail the latter is to work in soft furnishings. They often soften the room and bring the entire look together. So let’s take a look at how you can complement your decor and finish it off with the right soft furnishings.

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Work In Texture

First of all, you can always add in a lot of texture to a room with the soft furnishings that you choose. Sometimes, a room can just feel too flat. When that’s the case, it’s often hard to get it to feel finished – because it’s lacking. But with your soft furnishings, you can bring in different textures that will give the room personality. With the right accessories in fabrics of faux fur, fleece, wool, or silk, you can change the feel of the room, depending on its functionality.

Brighten Up The Room

Next, you could also look to brighten up a space with your soft furnishings. Sometimes, you don’t always want to commit to one interior trend or kind of decor, because you want the room to be versatile. When this is the case, your room may be quite neutral. But you can always add in a lot of life and personality by bringing in bright pops of color with your soft furnishings.

How To Complement Your Decor With Soft Furnishings

Add A Print

At the same time, you can also use your soft furnishings as a way to bring prints into the decor. You don’t always want to buy printed or patterned furniture and have the print be too much. Instead, you want the prints to come from smaller additions like printed curtains, from somewhere such as mingsliving.com.sg, rugs, or even cushions. This is a much smaller and sophisticated way to add excitement to a room.

Create Atmosphere

From here, you could also look to use your soft furnishings to add some atmosphere into a space. This works particularly well in living spaces and bedrooms. When you want the right atmosphere, as apartmenttherapy.com suggests, you can create it with your decor. For something cozy and comforting, you always need soft furnishings, such as cushions and blankets, to make it happen.

Warm Up A Space

Last but not least, you can also use your soft furnishings to warm up a space. Not only is this through color, just as you would to brighten up a space, but with texture too. Because adding in carpet or a rug can really warm up a room that may have felt cold and uninviting before.

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The Blogger Workspace

Setting up a blog is no easy task. There are a number of decisions to make, from what domain name to choose to who will be responsible for your hosting, right? And let’s be honest, those decisions are way more important than a workspace…. Wait! Are they? I used to think so, forgetting that there are other essentials that can make blogging easier.

Workspace! It’s not something that I planned ahead. I worked off my laptop from the comfort of my bed or couch, and sometimes even on the floor. A few months in and I began to understand that having a dedicated work space was a need.

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So, I started searching for a desk options, found a cozy-chic chair, invested on a desktop, added some decorations and it slowly came together. So, if you’re thinking about investing on a dedicated workspace, this is what I recommend.

Desk

Get a nice sized desk with enough room for you. My desk is not huge but it is functional. It has enough space for my Mac, mouse, keyboard, but most importantly for me to spread out my notebook and hand write notes and ideas. Then from time to time it also holds lots of toys that my little piles on it, like pretend cupcakes and tea cups – she loves feeding me. 🙂

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Seating

Get a comfortable but stylish chair. I wanted a chair that was comfortable but also chic – it needed to have a decorative element. I found one that has trim nail head details, which I love. Then, I added a pillow for back support but it also add a decorative touch.

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Planning tools

Get chic planning tools. While I don’t have an agenda, I have all appointments and reminders electronically, I do have a notebook. I found one with the cutest motivational quote, “She believed she could, so she did. I’m huge on pep talks and motivational quotes are great reminders to stay focused and keep pushing – at least for me.

Décor

Find functional decorative items. Although, my chair and pillow are somewhat decorative, I didn’t stop there. I got this little octopus – my spirit animal – which is such a cute detail on my desk. I also have my photo books which have the cutest trim and bring so much color to my workspace. A framed stock card quote that came on with my last Kate Spade purchase. I’m all about multi-purposing and it was way too cute to toss. Finally, fresh flowers. About once or twice a month I come back from the grocery store with a small ($5) bouquet of flowers for my desk. I just love having these.

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Storage

You can have pretty storage options. My desk came with two drawers, but I opted to only add one. For extra storage I have a decorative box – see the multi-purposing theme? The box is colorful and it also gives me room store blog related papers.

I have a few more wants, maybe some wall art above my desk and a pretty rug for under my feet… just to name a few. I will work on these updates and share them with you.

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But now, I want to ask, do you have a workspace? What is your favorite item if you had to choose one? Mine is between the Octopus & fresh flowers.

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Friday Favorite: Kicking off December with Vellabox

Friday Favorite: Kicking off December with Vellabox

Happy Friday and Happy December! I can’t believe it’s the last month of the year. Yikes! 2017 just flew by. Today’s Friday Favorite is Vellabox, a candle subscription box. Because I feel that candles are the easiest way to show a home some TLC; I mean they make any room fragrant.  I wanted to share this with you.

I personally love to light a candle when I have guests coming and even when I’m alone. And what’s really neat about Vellabox is that they send you artisan candles – way better than most store bought candles – for as little as $10 per month. The candles are handpicked non-toxic, lead free, hand poured, from the best companies in the country. So each month you discover a new candle company to fall in love with.

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The Perfect Canvas from Photowall

We all have that one room in our home that is neglected, right?! I’m not alone in this or am I? Well, in our home, our Game Room had been neglected for many months. Not because of a lack of ideas but a lack of motivation to complete the project. This changed when I found the perfect canvas to dress up the walls.

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By now, you know that I am not a Houston native, but I love this city. And when I saw that our beautiful skyline was an available design with Photowall, I did a little happy dance. 🙂 I mean, not only had I found the perfect design but the colors were a perfect match for our Game Room. This canvas really brought life to the space.

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Five Ways to Add Personality to your Apartment – without Breaking the Bank

Getting a new apartment is an exciting time. I remember the very first time I got my first apartment without my family or roommates. It was so exciting! All throughout college, I had lived with roommates and for the most part didn’t do much decorating because it was a shared space. So when I was getting my first apartment alone, I couldn’t wait to start planning how I would make it my own.

That being said I was also a new college grad with limited funds. I knew I wanted to add my personality to the place but I also knew that I needed to do so on a budget. Here are five smart ways to add personality to your new apartment without breaking the bank.

Make Your Own Art

I didn’t initially plan to make my art. I went to a few places, like Ross and Marshalls, to look for art. Store after store I just couldn’t find anything I wanted to look at every day. I went to a local discount arts and crafts store to see what they had in stock.

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Overwhelmed by Color Swatches?

A guide to picking paint colors for your home

By Christine H.

Wall color is something that rarely stands out to us. In fact, sometimes that’s the point. However, it can have a major effect on the psychological impact of a room. According to the color scheme and how it’s handled, a room can feel cheap or posh, dramatic or cozy.

The color of your walls (and floor and ceiling) can either bring the whole room together, or throw the whole room off. It can affect how the room holds light, or how strained your eyes feel, and how good your furniture looks. It can make a room feel set apart from the rest of the house or seamlessly integrated into a progression from room to room.

If you get anxious about picking out colors for a room, here are some tips, from the experts, that can help you get started:

Making a Plan

To start out with you need to plan more than the wall colors themselves. Designing a room that’s thoughtful and coordinated-looking will include considering everything from the carpet on the floor to the color of the ceiling, including all furniture, curtains, decorations, wall hangings, and fabrics. So, it’s a good idea to have an overall plan first. For you, that process might consist of taking stock of what you have, creating a vision board, or finding your perfect statement piece. This article has some great tips for getting started on envisioning your dream home’s interior.

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