Color is Your Friend

Color is Your Friend

Too many times, homeowners are afraid of color. It may feel like it’s too difficult to match and they want to avoid their room looking like a circus. By choosing some simple color schemes, you can update a room while creating a modern look. Small pops of color can make a huge difference while not being overly committed to a particular color. Deciding to paint an entire room in a bright color can be a mistake or overwhelming, but adding a brightly colored vase full of flowers, heavily textured pillows or a slipcover, and even funky light fixtures can give the room a fresh look with color while not making it look like a mismatched rainbow. For help with your Washington DC Interior Design contact Ebonee...

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Thrift Store Finds

Thrift Store Finds

A thrift store can be a treasure trove for decorators, homeowners, and those with creative tendencies. Because the items are relatively inexpensive, they can be repurposed without breaking into your savings account.   Walking into a thrift store can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look at first.       Here are some tried and true treasures that you should snag if you find them: tablecloths, candleholders, vases, unique frames, items from a time period that match your house, solid wood furniture, and stunning lamps. These items may not be the right color but the style is what you need to watch for. The color can always be...

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Window Coverings: Necessary or Not

Window Coverings: Necessary or Not

  There are certain features within a space that can make it feel warm and inviting or stark and cold.       When you think of window coverings, don’t just think about the lace curtains from your great aunt’s guest room, but think about billowy fabrics in vibrant colors. These are the window coverings of modern times and even in commercial settings, a window covering can create an inviting space. For any space, the windows should have the option of being covered for privacy but it will be up to you if you want blinds, curtains, or shades. With the purpose of privacy but also style, your window coverings can change the look of a room without using a hammer, paint brush, or moving...

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Beyond Beige

Beyond Beige

    When you are decorating, the easiest color to use is a shade of beige or white.         There are hundreds of various shades of each, and while it may seem plain, they can be the stabilizing factor in a room. Without having to change the wall color, an already beige room can have colorful accents throughout. These pops of color can be changed to match the current trends. During various seasons, the colors and textures can change as well. Beige is a neutral color but even going a shade darker on the beige color wheel can provide your room with a cozy warm...

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Seasonal Colors to Accent a Room

Seasonal Colors to Accent a Room

When you walk outside in any given season, in any location around the world, there are distinct colors, smells, and even sounds that alert you to the time of year. In some places, spring has vibrant colors and new life while other areas may experience winter with the beauty of the senses coming alive. The next time you are outside, take note of the colors around you.  By bringing the outside to your living room, bedroom, or dining room, you are essentially expanding your living space. The feeling of the outdoors can be inside without any plants or other items that will quickly die. This is a great way to decorate if you have allergies or cannot spend a lot of time...

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Spring Comes Inside

Spring Comes Inside

    It’s time to get ready for a new season; out with the old, in with the new!           One of the simplest ways to spruce up your home, regardless of the size, color, location, or layout, is to bring spring inside. Take a minute and remove the dark colors of fall and winter and replace those items with light colored wall hangings, fresh flowers, and airy scents. You can store the cinnamon and clove candles, replacing them with lilac and peach. Switch out the dark throw on the sofa and lay out the brightly colored one. Put out some flowers, fresh or fake, whichever you prefer. These small steps throughout your home will bring in the spring and the new beginnings that it brings....

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