Special destinations within the home offer a sense of peace and invitation for you and guests.Mini destinations: Coffee station, reading corner, sewing nook, homework zone, music area, command center Enhance a room by adding a signature piece of furniture.The easy answer is that everything looks dated in ten years, so just buy what you love now and don't worry about whether it is too trendy or won't be in style twenty years from now. One surefire way to guard against being out of style is to buy antiques, which don't date.Consider buying one large antique piece for each room - it will become the anchor around which you can update your furnishings every decade or two.And it’s one to say that fringe is out, but I still use it when called for.While an interior for the 2010 is fresh to the eye, there’s still nothing better than a house that has evolved over time, like all the great English country houses.One of her weaknesses, and a great way to update your home, is antique prints and frames.
I wrote the story on the Old Braeswood house where Found For the Home’s owner lives.
Try these unexpected pieces in a new location: - A twisty branch - Table runners - A wood or glass box - Pretty scarves - An old gate or window frame - A collection of postcards - Musical instruments - Lamps or lampshades Excerpted from Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Homeby Melissa Michaels. Reprinted with permission of Harvest House Publishers.
Kirstie Allsopp is famous for scouting vintage finds and collectables.
When you are ready to refresh a space, take a look through your cabinets, closets, and other rooms, and yard for cool stuff to use in a new way.
Just because an item has sat in the same spot for years doesn't mean it has to stay put. You might be surprised at how much more you'll love your space if you simply move accessories around.
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