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Fall 2021 Trends in Home Decor

Each season along with the changing temperatures, brings a few new trends to the home décor industry. While some trends can have a very short life span, we like to focus on the trends that we feel can become a permanent part of your home décor. Keep reading to find out why we love these three new trends for Fall 2021.

Are You Making This Common Home Décor Mistake?
Ask any interior designer what one of the most common mistakes they see immediately upon entering a client's home is and most will tell you it has to do with artwork. No, it's not that they prefer one artist over another, instead, it has more to do with size and placement.
Custom Window Treatments: Enhancing Your Living Space
A beautiful window treatment complements a room by adding style and color, while finishing off the room’s design. But, not all window treatments are equal. To create that high style, polished look, a custom window treatment is a must. There are several reasons why that is the case.
9 Steps to Redesign Your Main Floor

​Planning for a whole first floor redesign can be daunting due to the fact that a wide range of items need to be selected and coordinated all together. It is not as hard as it seems, just take it one step at a time. Now, because each project is totally different from the next, this isn’t a hard-fast rule nor do you need to follow this exactly, just use this as a guide to help organize your steps for designing and selecting. This list starts with the most important items first.

Styling A Bookcase

We decided to take you along and show you our process of styling one of our bookcases in the store. Follow these steps and send us a photo of your newly styled bookcase!

Light It Right Pt. 3
Accent Lighting is almost like the jewelry of lighting. It highlights aspects of your home that you want to stand out. Whether it's artwork, your fireplace, or some shelving, accent lighting is used to help create or accentuate a focal point in your room. Accent lighting should be a more concentrated form of light, usually three times the general illumination level. 
Light it Right Pt. 2
Task lighting focuses on function. When looking at your room, determine what types of activities will be performed in this space. Task lightning is used to illuminate those areas where finer tasks are being completed such as reading, writing, food prep, and more. By adding focused lighting to these areas, it should prevent glare and eyestrain, making everyday activities easier. 
Light it Right

Lighting, when done well, makes a statement in a home and can truly change it from average to extraordinary. When choosing the lighting for your home, there are quite a few things to consider: What is the purpose of the room? How much natural light does the room receive? Are there any focal points that should stand out? What type of lighting should be used?

The last question is one that can make the biggest difference. There are three general types of lighting- ambient, task, and accent. Which is the best? The answer is a mixture of all three.
Going Neutral
Neutral color schemes are a popular choice by homeowners because of their versatility and understated, yet classic style. The trick with this scheme is to keep the design interesting as well as making sure the palette doesn't feel too sterile. 
Mix and Match to Find Your Eclectic Style

One of the hardest styles to perfect is definitely the eclectic style. It's a look that seems the most laid back and effortless due to the mixing of different styles and elements, but it is so easy for this look to become cluttered and in disarray. 

The eclectic style is a highly personal, curated look and highlights unique and personal touches as the main focus. With this style, you are able to combine pieces from different eras and styles to create a truly cultivated look. 

Using Color Cohesively in Your Home
Are you afraid of using color in your home because you're worried about making it flow? Use these simple tips to help the color palette of your home feel cohesive and beautiful.
Why Should You Hire an Interior Designer?
We get a lot of questions about the benefits of hiring an interior designer. With the do-it-yourself craze, countless Pinterest-inspired ideas, and home décor shows on HGTV, there are a lot of resources out there that can give you some good design advice. However, with the numerous details that go into every design process, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. An educated designer can help you sort through the details and work with you to find the perfect solution to your design needs.