1. Small Spaces – Go BOLD
Really, it’s not too scary we promise. On a budget make a small room a bold color! It really is a myth that a bold or dark color will make a room small. It actually helps to give the room depth. So we say, go for it! Add a fun wallpaper (yes, we said wallpaper) to an accent wall. Or perhaps you find a bold piece of large art to add to a room. It can all be done on a budget and make a huge difference in your home. Check out these beautiful examples!
2. Mix Styles
Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles. Contemporary can go with Modern and Vintage Shabby Chic can go with Traditional. It’s all about adding layers in the room. Home décor can be more about what you LOVE and makes your heart sing, than being worried about matchy matchy style. It’s also fabulous when we are watching the bank! We love a great bargain like the next gal and being able to mix styles helps not to box us in a corner. Check out these beautiful rooms for examples!
3. Look at the lights!
Lighting can be a really affordable way to update an entire space. Change up the lamps and lamp shades! Add a chandelier to the kitchen! Don’t be limited to your typical standard light fixtures. Also, let’s mix it up! Having different styles of lighting can create a beautiful look in any room. This can also give us some flexibility when we are searching for the perfect lamps. We don’t have to find two that match! Sometimes it’s fun to find two different lamps that are maybe the same color instead of identical twins Let’s see some examples in action!
4. Create contrast with COLOR!
If it’s not moving, odds are we are painting it!! Well, for the most part. We do love to keep some pieces au-natural but we LOVE a good pop of color! Being a Premier Dixie Belle Retailer we just can’t help ourselves sometimes! It is an extremely affordable way to add some pizzazz to any room. While keeping the room large pieces of furniture neutral you can add contrast with pops of color with smaller pieces and accessories!
5. Mix metals
But…..my mom says not to mix metals! Yeah, we know! Lots of women claim you shouldn’t mix metals…but you totally should! It’s chic, glamorous, on trend and affordable! We love being affordable. Having the flexibility to mix it up is what makes our homes unique. Rose gold is definitely a hot metal right now, as well as a light gold and mercury silver. Think about doing silver lamps with a gold frame. Or several frames with different metal finishes on one wall.