We get that there are certain places where it's good to put money. For example, furniture. It's usually a good idea to spend a little more money on furniture, especially if it will be used frequently. Some furniture, can be inexpensive, but seating and sleeping and eating areas are normally good investments! There are certain decor items that don't need to be so expensive though. Art is a great place to save money...even some inexpensive rugs can really be beautiful and functional! Some of it is knowing how you use your space and some of it is knowing how to spend your money wisely. Today we're talking about ways you can spend your money wisely and still get a pretty hot looking space!
The foyer is easily a space that can suck up tons of dollars but still just be eye candy. So we're pretty much calling this room what it is--a design on a budget space. When selecting the furnishing and accessories for your foyer, you absolutely want it to look finished but you don't need to take out a loan to do it. Pick key pieces that fill up the space visually and are fun! For example, pick an interesting rug for your foyer. It's functional because it's where guests will be entering so it's what will catch the dirt, and it's also good for acoustics--foyers didn't to echo. However, it's also what's going to fill the space visually without take up the walking space. Since foyers are traffic pattern areas, they can't be crowded. So the goal for a rug is a finishing piece that doesn't crowd the space!
The bathroom is the next stop. This tip can work well in almost any bathroom but may be key for the guest bathrooms, especially. Yes, we love great tile and stone in a bathroom. A funky floor and interesting vanity are some of our first loves, but we get that it's expensive. And we know that a very pretty bathroom can be achieved without it. How? With accessories! Bathrooms are such small spaces that the countertop is really a lot of what people are looking at. So don't neglect it! Some interesting, fun accessories will go a long way to finishing off the bathroom. We even like little lamps on bathroom countertops. They warm the space up function as a great night light.
This last tip can pretty much work for the entire house. So many people get stuck on "pops of color" and how to add color in their space. The common faux pax is to add an "accent wall" that's painted to add color. Where here to tell you that it's just not necessary! In fact, you can achieve a much more elevated, expensive look by eliminating the color and simply adding texture. The layering of different textures is a sure fire way to make your home look and feel more expensive. Now we're not going to lie....sometimes mixing textures is harder than mixing colors because you feel like it's more of the same, but trust us when we say, it all comes together in the end!
What do you think? Can you work with that? Fluff up your bathroom with accessories, find a good rug for your entry/foyer, and bring in all sorts of texture throughout the house! You get those items accomplished and you'll feel like your house just jumped up a level in the interior design realm. So we're glad we could help!