Give a small seating group flair by adding pops of art and wall hangings. Layer pillows for extra interest, but make sure the scale of the accessories doesn’t overwhelm the furniture. Blue Accent, Decor Ideas, Chairs, Cottages Rooms, Cozy Living Rooms, Coastal Living, Beaches Houses, Small Spaces, Cold Weather
Quirky Cool Make use of a lofted bed and slip galvanized buckets underneath to hold blankets and extras. Think outside the box—kitschy Christmas lights are a fun alternative to a typical light fixture. Go for an odd shape, like these reclaimed shotgun shells.
A shelving unit is the ultimate style fixer for a drab room, plus it’s an easy way to add your own personality to a room. Use it as a library, entertainment center, or place to showcase trinkets from traveling. Vary the height, shape, and texture of the displayed objects for a loose feel.
Fake It Tone-on-tone color is the never-fail way to create an optical illusion. Go for lighter shades to increase space. (We call it the “little black dress rule:” Dark colors are slimming; white is widening.) Swap out your breakfast table for barstools; they make great use of counter space.