Are you looking to step up your home décor game? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Plank and Coil has been helping people find sustainable furniture and home décor furnishings for years.
We know how to enhance your existing décor, as well as how to design your place from top to bottom with accessories that are uniquely you. So if you’re looking for a home décor refresh, read on for some of our top tips for taking your home décor to the next level.
1. Go Green
As we mentioned, we’re big on sustainable furniture. There are many natural materials, such as bamboo and rattan, that are eco-friendly and that also make for excellent home décor. Not only are natural materials and sustainable furniture ethically responsible choices, but they also are durable, quality pieces. Incorporating natural materials, such as wood, into your home décor is a way to bring the outdoors in and make your living space feel warm and inviting in the process.
If you’re not ready to upgrade your furniture, look for ways to incorporate smaller organic items into your home décor. This could be a throw or blanket, for instance, that you use in your guest bedroom or display on your living room sofa.
Organic items are free of chemical treatments, making them healthy home décor options for you and your family. When you lay down on one of our organic mattresses or curl up underneath one of our blankets, you can rest easy with the peace of mind of knowing you’re choosing only the best for your loved ones.
2. Hang Some Mirrors
Hanging mirrors is often one of the simplest ways to take your home décor to the next level. Lighting is key to showcasing your space in the best possible light, both literally and figuratively. But upgrading lighting in every room of your home can add up to quite a lot. If you’re not ready to do a complete lighting overhaul, think of hanging up some mirrors instead. This is an easy and inexpensive alternative to upgrading a room’s lighting.
So how can hanging mirrors make your room shine a little brighter? Mirrors enhance a room’s natural light by reflecting the light shining in through a room’s windows. You can hang mirrors in pairs on either side of the window or place a group of mirrors on the wall perpendicular to the window to easily up the ante on your home décor.
3. Incorporate a Splash of Color
While you should stick with neutral colors for larger scale items like walls, sofas, and rugs—basically, the bigger ticket items that you don’t switch out as often—you should definitely play up each room in the home with bright pops of color. Think throw pillows and other accent pieces that allow you to add some personality to each room of your home.
Every year, Pantone highlights a color of the year. For a simple and instant home décor upgrade, use smaller accent pieces to incorporate vibrant hues, such as classic blue, into your overall color scheme. This will keep your home décor bright, fresh, and current.
If this year’s color of the year is no longer on-trend next year, not to worry. It’s far easier to switch out small-scale accessories than it is to replace bigger ticket items. If you get tired of one bold color, simply replace it with the next for a quick and easy style refresh.
4. Add Some Shine
Lighting isn’t the only thing that should shine bright in your home. Consider adding some sheen in the form of a metallic piece or a sparkly chandelier. Adding a touch of sheen to the home can work wonders in transforming the look and feel of a space. Just as with a mirror, shiny pieces can reflect light and even make a small room appear larger.
Incorporating a bit of shine into your home décor is an easy way to add a touch of elegance and refinement. But be careful not to overdo it. Remember, the key to upgrading your home décor is that everything should be done in moderation. When it comes to interior design, less is certainly more. Adding just a hint of glimmer will go a long way in making your home truly shine.
5. Declutter Your Space
You’ve done all this work to up the ante on your home décor, so now you should want to show it off. The best way to do that is by decluttering your space.
Each room of your home should have a focal point, a piece that catches your eye and draws your attention to it. If your space is cluttered with books, furniture, or other items, then it will detract from the room’s overall focal point. There will be no one piece for the eye to be drawn to because there are so many competing pieces in the room.
To avoid this, you should declutter your space by storing any nonessential items out of sight. This can be done in a number of ways. If you have a foyer, for instance, you can store these nonessentials in a trunk or other fashionable cabinet.
Your home should be dressed to impress. So only pieces that provide aesthetic beauty, have sentimental value, or tell an interesting story should be on display. Everything else should be stowed away.
If you feel overwhelmed tackling this on your own, or if you want some more help taking your home décor to the next level, give us a call. We want to introduce you to the organic furniture space and find the best and healthiest pieces for your home. At Plank and Coil, we believe by melding home décor with health and wellness, we can truly create a space that fosters a sense of peace and mindfulness.