September 17th, 2014
When it comes to design it’s easy to get stuck in a box. You may think I need upper cabinets in my kitchen or art on that wall. But….do you really? Maybe that’s not what the room needs at all. Here are five things to help you re-think your space and discovery what it actually needs.
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#1 Art or Mirrors? Sometimes an ornate mirror can have way more impact than art in a space. Especially, on long window walls. Mirrors can bring height and light in a way no artwork can. photo via house & home
#2 Upper Cabinet or Not? Do you really need all that glassware and cookbooks in your upper cabinets? Maybe you can part with some of your kitchen items. Maybe they can go down below or in a pantry to be pulled out when needed. Hanging only a single shelf can de-clutter your life and have a major style impact in your kitchen. Just think of what you really use and need….less is often more. via apartment therapy
#3 The bar cart needs to be in the dining area or does it? I love a bar cart, but the thought of my three year getting her fingers on martini glasses makes me cringe. I could however use it as a bedside table. I would place photo frames, books, candle and a lamp on it for a more kid friendly version. It’s nice to have it to set up for that New Years party down the road in the dinning or living area. via shop style
#4 I must have tile in my bathroom or do I? Wood not being durable is a myth. Some species and finishes of wood can hold up to water and moisture. Just be sure to get a few sample planks to test out before installing it all over. Talk to a wood flooring specialist about the best options. It’s such a good look..isn’t it?! photo via elements of style
#5 I need one large rug or do I? Actually…. layering several rugs is a great option. You can collect them over time on your travels or at your local flea markets. Just keep them in the same style…such as all Turkish kilimns. via ernest