Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Updating your room, one pillow at a time.

If you are one of those people that are used to utilizing what you have to simply "fill up" your rooms with what is laying around, simple updates may be worth considering.  By using color, textures, and patterns you can turn any drab room into a one of a kind treasure, that actually speaks to you and speaks about you.

Updating your room, one pillow at a time.  
The "how to's".....

1.)  Start small.
Start with 2 pillows.  There aren't any rules so have fun with it, pillows will never go to waste so try something new and something different and live with it for a bit.  Does it grow on you, does it give you more ideas and inspiration for other pieces you may want to add to the room?  If your room doesn't have much color try one seafoam green pillow and one patterned pillow that has splashes of green.

2.)  Trust your instincts.
Designing your room can be overwhelming at first after all this is unchartered territory but you will start to see that you do have creative juices that you can trust.

3.)  Add items that can be moved easily.
Use small items with colors and patterns to update your room such as picture frames, candles, throws, pillows, books, vases, and any other accessories that give you that warm fuzzy feeling.  Start by using items that can easily be moved and transitioned to different areas of the room.

Here are some amazing examples of designing with color, textures and patterns that turn all of these rooms into something special.

Interior Design Quotes

1.)  “For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.”  Andre Putman

2.)  "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."  Red Adair

3.)  "Design is not just what it looks like design is how it works."  Steve Jobs

4.)  "Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is."  Charles M. Schulz

5.)  "Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere."  Mieke Gemitzen

6.)  "Less is more.  Texture is essential as well as scale."  Trip Haenisch

7.)  "Interior Design is the business of Trust."  Venus Williams

8.)  "The details are not the details.  They make the design."  Charles Eames

9.)  "Design is always dependent upon location, tradition and personal preferences''' Barclay Butera

10.)  "No design works unless it embodies ideas that are held common by the people for whom the object is intended."  Adrian Forty