Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Achieving Minimalist Style at Home

    Achieving a Minimalist Home DécorA current "hot trend" when it comes to  home décor magazines is “minimalism.” Minimalist style is quite easy to achieve and if are a fan of the simple things, you might be attracted to this style.

    Minimalist style is largely what it sounds like: to create a soft, neutral, clean space with a minimal amount of décor. While some people think of it as dull, people that love the style think of it as a “less is more” way to style your home.

    When it comes to minimalism, you don’t have to sacrifice your taste or all of your things. Minimalism, as all interior design styles are, is still a reflection of your personal taste. To achieve a minimalist style at home, start with eliminating clutter. Getting rid of clutter will reduce stress, improve your mood, and make your home more appealing.

    Clear off the surfaces in your living room to start. Toss everything on the couch, and then decide where each item belongs. Place the remotes in the drawer in the coffee table, recycle the junk mail, and grab a decorative bowl for your keys.

    In a minimalist style, frames, pillows, lamps, and mirrors should be your home décor. Most people that are hoping to achieve a minimalistic style are not filling their homes with knickknacks. If you want to go a step further, get rid of any unnecessary furniture: old chairs, extra end tables, and unused bookshelves.

    Light is also a huge focus of achieving a minimalistic style. You should remove heavy draperies in favor of lighter, clean-lined curtains, and let in as much sunshine as you can. Focus on items that are essential. Decorations do have their place, but items like cutting boards that are used daily in the kitchen can become a dual-purpose decorative item.

    For more design tips, or to speak to an expert interior designer to get help overhauling your space and embracing minimalism, visit Sherwood Studios.

  • Sprucing Up Your Home this Spring

    Spring is going to be settling in soon; it’s time to start adding some fresh décor into your home. TSprucing Up Your Home this Springhere are a variety of ways to achieve a vibrant, spring-inspired space.

    In Full Bloom

    Adding floral print pieces into your living space is a fun, simple way to prepare for a new season. Floral print is both timeless and tasteful. You can purchase a floral print dresser, magazine rack, statement chair, or area rug in order to add some “fresh flowers” into the room of your choice. If you’re really feeling festive, purchase yourself a fresh bouquet to make any room especially inviting.

    Go Green

    If you want to experiment with different colors to add some energy into your home, consider going green this spring. You don’t have to repaint a room in order to add color into your living space. Color can be added into a room in a variety of ways, and green is a great color to focus on for the spring season. Items such as green candles, succulents, green canvas art, or statement pillows can add a sprinkle of green into your living space.

    Replace Photographs

    If you want to switch up a room without making extremely expensive changes, consider temporarily hanging new artwork in place of old ones.  During the spring months, display paintings or photographs of sunny beaches, open fields, or floral arrangements to bring the outdoors into your home. When the season is over, store them and save them for the following year.

    Identify the Details

    Updating your home décor for a new season can be as simple as temporarily replacing small items inside of your home. Consider replacing hand towels with spring-themed towels or pastel colored of your choice. Replace your old holiday-themed candle with a fresh fruit scent such as lemon or watermelon. If you are looking to make a big change, consider replacing old furniture pieces for something bold and bright, spring is a great time for change.

    Looking to refresh your space in time for the spring season? Contact Phillips Interiors.

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