How to Freshen your Home For the New Year in 3 Easy Steps
It’s the New Year, time to take down the tree, decorations and put away all things tinsel. Boxing up two months of festivities can leave the home feeling a little stale and needing that ‘something’ extra. This is a great time to create or re-do any one room that needs attention or that additional layer
Many of our clients want to know how they can revive a room without having to spend a lot of money right after the holidays. There are a few things that we suggest that can create a fresh point of view to a room.
First, add one focal point – art always does the trick – and then build from there.
Whether it is a beautiful powerful abstract, or a soft watercolor that you have been eyeing for a while, or perhaps it is a series of photos of the Pacific Ocean, any of which can be placed to add vibrancy, thoughtfulness, and to simply just create a mood to a room. This picture reflects artwork from Karlos Marquez – www.karlosmarquez.com.
Accompany this with a few accessories that will enhance your new years intentions and bring out the vibration of the room, taking the palette or mood of the art work and finding the layers. We suggest locally made ceramics are a perfect choice; where every piece is one of a kind and unique providing you with an earthy and subtle anchor to a tabletop. Our favorite ceramist is award winning local artist Caroline Blackburn whose handmade ceramic collection are simple masterpieces; from one vase to a collection of bowls centered on a table, there are many ways to highlight her work.
Additional suggestions for a new take are fresh potted flowers that can add color, femininity and strength to a room or beautifully shaped and sized succulents, all of which add an amazing living dimension that will help vitalize the room with new life and oxygen. If you need helpful suggestions on fresh potted flowers or beautiful succulents are friends at thejuicyleaf.com in Venice can assist you with beautiful arrangements.
Other accessory options are PILLOWS! Switching pillows out a few times a year can change the face of a room, by adding layers with a new throw, basket weave textiles and a few textural pillows can add or take away color, and can provide a brand new style direction for the room, that doesn’t cost a fortune. There is no better showroom to shop pillows then www.Ciscohome.com . Their organic fabrics, recycled materials and one of kind pillows will leave you speechless. They can also customize pillows in any fabric and in any size, Cisco Home, our choice for one stop shopping.
Each season is a perfect time to review your living space with a discerning eye, see what is serving you, and if there are things that no longer represent who you are, it’s time to remove them. By bringing in a new perspective into a room allows you to have a new one as well, leaving you to look at life through a different lens. Something that is provocative as it is fun!
– Carla Sofia Interiors