BIG NEWS!!! I am still Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Healthy Travel magazine, and we are continuing in 2014! YAY! I also have some other news. I am now a Blogger at Huffington Post, a Wellness Travel Blogger. It’s been a blast so far. See my recent posts on 6 Best Beach Workouts in Cabo and 5 Summer Travel Destination with Kids. For more information, See Huffington Post Bio. And yes! ALSO, I am still developing recipes and doing food and travel spokesperson work and media for Ingredients, Inc!
I am changing gears for this Friday. How about a little lifestyle and decorating? If you like to keep your home looking fresh, but don’t have the money or time to completely redecorate at the moment, you could get a new look just by updating your accessories. This will save you time, money and hassle, and it can achieve excellent results. Here are 7 accessorizing tips to decorate your home this summer.
1. Change with the seasons
It’s important that your interior design reflects what’s going on outside. Dark hues and lots of wood aren’t going to look particularly current if it’s the height of summer. Try changing your fabrics, ornaments and other objects with the seasons. This gives the home a fresh look.
2. Use the rug as a focal point
An area rug is a fantastic addition to any living or dining room as it creates the perfect starting point for your interior design. It’s worth investing in a good quality rug as it will last for many years. Use the colors in your rug to choose a color scheme for the room.
3. Use pillows
Whether you call them pillows or cushions, they are the ideal accessory for any sofa or bed. They are a fantastic way to experiment with different colors and find unique combinations that make your room look extra special. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, sizes and textures.
Pick your favorite things in your home and make the most of those instead of using miscellaneous accessories that you don’t absolutely love.
5. Good things come in threes
A really great way to design your interior is to use multiple accessories. If there’s a particular piece that you love, use it three times in the same space. This will create a bold statement and make it look all the more impressive.
6. Use art to your advantage
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, so if you spot some art that you like, display it with pride.
7. Dress your tables
You might have a beautifully decorated dining room, but if you’re greeted by an empty dining table, it always makes it seem a little dull. Don’t be scared of dressing your dining table when it’s not in use. Bold, colorful napkins and accessories will ensure it’s a worthy focal point and make a world of difference to the overall look of the room.
If you’re looking for accessories to improve or enhance your home, visit bettaliving.co.uk for more fantastic ideas. Also, see my favorite home decor magazine Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine. Sign up for their weekly newsletter and enjoy the beset interior content you can find. Thank you Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles for allowing me to use this photo.