If you’re sick of looking at your run down, outdated or just boring room in your home, I’m with you. I have the tendency to put away items seasonly and add some fresh items of color and texture. Styles change so I like to add a new item or two to my room in addition to seasonal flowers. I love real stems but I also used faux. If used correctly, they can have a fresh and great impact on your room.
To freshen a dull room:
- Fill holes & paint them in for a cohesive complete room
- If you want to change out your paint color then do it-you won’t regret it
- Get rid off all clutter (I can’t stress enough-most important)- items you don’t like, use or are functional in your room
- Consider rearranging your furniture
- Add new throw pillow and blankets for color and texture
- Update family pictures in your frames
- Add seasonal flowers & accessories (such a shells, drift wood, or any other collections)
- Change out your lighting-lamp shades and or your over head lighting could be cleaned or updated
This before and after has a lot of changes but some simple ones any body could do.
- Paint made a big difference in this living room
- Painting the mantel softened the wall
- Mirror and art swapped out
- Larger rug to create a bigger feeling room
- If you don’t have it in your budget to change your chairs and sofas, consider reapolsetry and arrangement
If you find this to be all too much, then get help. Set a price & stick within that range to change your dull room to a space that makes you happy. There isn’t anything better than loving the space you live in.
I love working with people already own. That way it’s more affordable and may take some imagination and leg work but in the long run you’d be surprised at how things can be transformed.
$250 – amara.com
$29 – amazon.co.uk
$2,885 – rebelle.com
$72 – wolfandbadger.com
$56 – amazon.co.uk
$110 – harveynichols.com
Items to wear this Fall are:
Over the knee boots
Wine colored anything
Off the shoulder sweaters
Athletic hoodies & pants
Monochromatic top and pants or dress and duster
Pastel outfit with gray or black boots
+photo credit-pinterest, stylebistro
When I do anything, and I mean any thing, I think about all the details. Honestly, it’s how I function in my life. From my house, to planning a party, working with clients, and especially what I wear, I do think about every tiny detail. I’m in my head saying, ‘nope that’s not right’ or ‘oh that’s it’, ‘ok now that changes this’…so everything becomes a process.
What I know is that I’m really good at taking into account all the details. I don’t look at most rooms as being ‘done’ as our styles are constantly changing and evolving. I do the same process with my outfits. I don’t usually wear the same outfit in the same way. I like to mix it up to stay on trend, for fun and fitting into the occasion.
Here is my example of taking ‘the details’ into account.
A Denim & Diamond Fundraiser
Layered sparkly necklaces
Silver skirt becomes a neutral
Nude heels to elongate
Top had embellishments but more for me!
Made my own belt and held together with a pin
Hair needed sparkle as well
DIY gold nails
My brightest clutch
DKNY denim topped off the look
This outfit was a big success at the event and I got a lot of attention for taking some chances and paying attention to the details.
I promise you if you pay attention and take time with how you’re wearing clothing and go the extra mile with your accessories and hair, you’ll look fabulous and enjoy yourself so much more!! Go ahead, what are you waiting for, start working it girl!
HOLIDAY DECORATING Tips
–Put away all extra decor items you aren’t using
-Place all holiday items on a table to see
-Make sure you have enough vases/containers
-Decide how you want to fill your glass containers
-Do you have a color scheme or theme you’re following?
-Start creating your containers and scale heights
-Make sure to decorate your most visible area first
-I place my ‘wow‘ first then work around it
-Place an odd number of items together
-Layer your items and take a step back and edit often
-Take inventory of your remaining items and edit and add
-You don’t have to use everything you have
–Use timers on everything
-You need a lot more items then you think
-Keep it simple
-Do something different than last year
Fall is when we pile on the layers. When shopping for Fall clothing, take into account your Basics and the Trends. Basics are those staples that you already own: jeans, leggings, sweaters, scarves, button downs, boots and coats. Trends are items that make your basics more specific: what kind of cuts, and popular colors & fabrics found on the runway. Some items are timeless and will never change, the classics: black leggings, jean shirts, trench coats, white button downs, ballerina flats and boots. Rule of thumb, stick with the basics, always have the classics and add a couple trendy items. Most trends come around sooner or later, so if you buy an expensive trendy item, hold on to it!
Wine or Claret
Trends this Fall
Sneakers with any outfit
Off the shoulder
Over the knee boots
You can always wear: jean jackets, chunky sweaters, black turtle necks, tan trench coats & boots! Happy Fall Dressing