Guest Post: Give Your Home a Style Update

I spent a large portion of my post-surgery recovery daydreaming about a living room facelift {no, this isn't some new cosmetic surgery performed in the comforts of your home!}. So far I'm up to like 42 ways to rearrange the furniture. I had that much time to lay around & think! Phew, when will I ever say that again?
 So, therefore this post couldn't have come at a better time. Today, Christina Johnson, who works in the New York City Apartments & Rentals market, is here to share a few simple home decorating tips to help freshen up your little adobe. 
So on with the show!

Interior design is constantly changing as new fashions and trends take over the looks of the space. While a home should always give a feeling of comfort and welcome on an individual basis, adding a few touches of current styles and trends can help bring in a fresh look and update the design without changing the base that makes it feel like home.
Green and Healthy
The interior design trends toward environmentally friendly materials continues to grow in momentum as more men and women become aware of our influence on the world around us. Bringing in more natural materials to a home, such as bamboo wood furniture or even just a clay pot, can uplift the look and make it friendly to the environment.
{Source Lonny Mag via Decor Pad}
Beyond simply adding more green materials, another design trend is creating a healthy environment. This includes air quality and using space wisely to minimize the amount of dust and airborne pollutants within the home. Adding more hypoallergenic items that are made from environmentally friendly materials and which clean easily to remove dust adds to the look and comfort of a room while helping improve air quality.

Fun Colors
As with previous years, bringing in more color remains a trend that is continuing. Bright colors like greens, yellows and reds are adding a splash of color to a room, particularly when used in items like pillows, throws and other small items.
For those who are concerned about changing the entire room to one color or who feel most comfortable with neutrals, a great way to bring in more of this trend is adding a splash of a favorite color to the decorations like pillows on the couch or a vase in a bright shade that is set as the centerpiece on a table. Color used sparingly in a neutral space can brighten the room and bring in more of this trend. Those who are more comfortable with larger amounts of color can add colorful curtains, blankets or even paint the walls the bright shades to bring in this new trend.

Modest Spaces
Instead of crowding the space or using the modernistic minimal looks that are often cold and sterile, new trends work with a combination of traditional styles and the modest use of furniture to avoid overcrowding and keep an open floor plan. This combination of minimalist and traditional is working its way into the latest interior designs for a comfortable feeling of home that also prevents feeling that the space is crowded with furniture.
The latest trends and styles for interior decorating are simple to add to current spaces for an updated and interesting look. By bringing in a splash of color, eco-friendly materials and modest furniture that does not crowd the space, it is possible to make the most of a home’s function and improve the style at the same time.

Christina Johnson who 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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Stesha said...

I cant wait to own my own home and decorate it as i want!! love!


Natasha in Oz said...

I love that last blue & white room. It is so beachy and would be perfect for our Aussie lifestyle!

I am hosting a Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party this weekend-please pop by and link up this gorgeous post if you have a moment!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz

Unknown said...

beautiful spaces! loving all the colour xx

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