I've seen some gorgeous homes, but nothing compares to the breathtaking beauty of the natural world. Whether you live in a winter wonderland, a beach retreat, or somewhere in between, outdoor landscapes can inspire and uplift us.
Winter has its own stark beauty, but the barren trees and empty flowerbeds have many longing for the fiery oranges of autumn or the golden sunbeams of summer. In this blog, NC Furniture Advisor brings you great ideas and products that will help you beat back the winter blues by incorporating natural elements into your everyday decor.
Furnishings are more than just objects. They have texture, pattern, color, and shape. These elements work together to create a finished look and style for your home. Even the most reluctant decorators should try to incorporate a variety of textures in a room. Beige doesn't have to be boring when you add woven rugs, marble sculptures, and soft, woolly blankets. These products bring the outside in while adding a bit of life to your rooms.
Nothing brings a smile to my face quite like a bright bouquet of fresh flowers, and floral furnishings bring a cheerful touch to any room. If the word "floral" brings images of '80s couches or your grandmother's favorite bathing suit to mind, don't fret - this icon has undergone a much-deserved update in recent years! My picks for floral-inspired furnishing that won't tarnish your modern or updated style:
Wood is one of the most versatile media for home furnishings. Dark, light, painted, stained, natural...as a texture or a shape, it can go with any kind of decor, from rustic to European. Go bold with a tree sculpture, or add an abstract touch to your room with a branch pattern. Trees are timeless, and as a symbol signify both the roots that keeps us grounded and the branches that reach towards the sky. What could be more inspiring?
Like wood, animal shapes, textures, and patterns can find a home in any design style. Showcase your favorite animal with a sculpture or painting. Add bold texture to your room with alligator, fur, or snakeskin. And of course, any sofa, chair, or loveseat gets a glam makeover with tiger or zebra prints. Update traditional animal prints with a surprising pattern, like giraffe or even Dalmatian spots. For the rustic look, you can't go wrong with antler accents, and a faux stuffed animal head can look so cute in a child's room!
Even landlubbers can have fun with coastal accents! The soft palette of sea, sand, and sun works in any room, and echoes the ocean in an understated way. Coral, both the color and the shape, adds verve to your neutrals, and driftwood-inspired furniture is popular in homes from the Hamptons to the Amalfi coast. Raffia, sailcloth, and linen lend an easy, breezy feel to your home. Get your sea legs with one of my picks:
Whether you think decorating is a blast, a difficult puzzle, or a necessary evil, NC Furniture Advisor makes it fun and easy to find the perfect items for your home. Call (336) 404-1040 to plan your High Point shopping adventure. It's free for clients!