From the recent design magazines hitting my desk, the world of design is calling this Fashion Month. It’s time for a new pair of shoes…for your house. What do I mean?
Let’s think about it. How great do you feel in your new shoes when you buy them? You want to wear them to any new event you attend, not to just break them in, but to show them off. Well, let’s look at fashion in terms of your lovely home.
Is your master bedroom all that you ever hoped it would be? No? What’s wrong? Is it the color on the walls? The same old pictures you brought with you from your old home, which worked great in that space but look old and tired in your new space? It’s time for new shoes…
Start with your bedding. It is incredibly easy to spruce up your new room with color and energy and just plain fun. New color on a focal wall? Change it up by going to the granite and marble outlet near you and purchase a slab to hang on the wall. It can serve as a headboard behind your bed, and the inspiration for your new bedding.
It can also be hung on a wall as you are going down the hall to your room. Place spot lights above and below it to bring that wall to life.
You probably bought your place in the sky because of the beautiful views. Look at the current sheer fabrics which boast subtle but great contemporary designs. Find a sheer which compliments your new bed and have a local workroom make floor to ceiling sheer draperies. Then have them installed with electronic systems that you can open and close from the touch of a button. Better yet, put them on a timer and let the drapes do all the work.
Pillows on your sofas and chairs… a new chair in a great fun pattern. Painting the focal wall in the room to capture the color of one of your favorite photos. Blow the photo up, frame it or unframe it in canvas or glass and voila…you have new shoes.
Whatever you do, don’t play it safe. These are just things. The bedding can be changed by the season, walls can be repainted, and if you are like me, you have dozens of great photos, just saved in your phone. Artwork can be changed easily in today’s digital world.
As I always say, it’s your home. Have fun! That’s the fashion industry in a nutshell.
D-Zyn and be Happy!