Friday, February 3, 2012

Get Ready for Warmer Weather with Decor


I'm excited to have a guest on today.  Please welcome Christina Johnson.

Christina Johnson works remotely for Elliman Prudential in the New York City Apartments and Rentals market.  She is using her journalism major to combine what she loves most, writing and her career.  Her specialties include home decor design and DIY home improvement projects. 
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Bored of Winter? Get Ready for Warmer Weather with D├ęcor

Winter blues are hard to shake, spruce up your home and prepare it for warmer months ahead. Typically you want your home reflect the warmth and brightness outside your window, which is tough when it gets darker earlier and is snowy. This doesn’t mean though that you cannot warm up the home.  To do so you do not necessarily have to make this happen by buying new furniture or remodeling the house, with a few accessories and additions to your interior, you can change the look of your house depending on preference and season. This is only if you stay true to your color scheme and theme. Whether it is chic, relaxed, casual or sophisticated with a few touch ups on the paint and decor, you could easily change the mood of a room.

New coats of paint always gives a room a new and fresh look and during the warmer weather you want to ensure your colors are warm for example: orange, yellows, purples, pink rose, mauves, peach. An easier way to decide on the colors to pick would be to follow nature and watch which floral colors feature during the summer. Another neat way to revamp a bland room is the additions of stripes, however, maintain one direction with the strips to avoid creating confusion especially if your style is modern and chic. For a sophisticated look, try and stick to solid monochromes and not include too many patterns. There are various tutorials that offer instruction on a paint job as a DIY project; alternatively, you could also get a professional to do it.


When creating a seasonal room, mirroring nature is a nice way to go. For example, include floral arrangements in clear or warm colored vases in your rooms. This creates the illusion of bringing the outside inside. Replace the wooden table with something brighter and more inviting; resin tableware would be a perfect choice and with the technological advancements being made every day, they have managed to make it look like real glass but lighter. What’s more you can get it in various bright colors.

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When constantly changing your interior decorations, whether out of preference or according to the season, your aim is to do it at minimal cost yet acquire the same quality. To achieve this you should invest in covers for your cushions and couch, for the summer your choice of covers is light linen fabric for the winter, darker more neutral tones, and some snowflake designs are nice. This is an inexpensive and easy way to change up the look of a room.


Sheer drapes and curtains also help create a relaxed look in the house, with the curtains avoid dark solid colors, or heavy patterns, if you are looking to lighten up a room, floral pictures and net are ideal for a winter warm up. Alternatively, you could group warm different shades of warm colored netting and create beautiful curtains. For example, by arranging light red, pink and white colored sheer curtains in that order from the left and the same from the right on your curtain box, you create the illusion of movement and relaxation.
With simple touches here and there you can easily change the mood in your house to suit the season, while remaining within your budget.
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Thank you Christina for coming by! 

2 comments:

  1. Perfect! I love the Sara Richardson benches it's just what I wanted to see as I'm reapholstering my den couches and I want them in a light color and the shape of mine are just like those! Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.
    FABBY

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  2. Hi, saw your blog over at Home Savvy A to Z today. Love your decorating ideas. We're in the middle of buying our first home and I have been looking everywhere for different ideas.

    BTW, I'm your newest follower. I hope you will follow me in return.
    Creative Expressions

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