Posts tagged 'decorating ideas'
Hello there! My name is Kara and my husband and I write the blog Kara Paslay Designs! Tim and I work together doing all sorts of interior design projects. I am the big picture girl and Tim is the detail guy and furniture builder. Our favorite projects include doing custom installations or building custom pieces, but unfortunately that's not always in the budget. When we are working with a smaller budget, there are a few tricks we like to use in order to make pieces feel a little more expensive or to make existing pieces work for us. One of those tricks is changing out furniture legs.
Furniture with function is always an easy decision. Let's be honest, when it comes to making a purchase and your stuck between an ottoman for $59.99 and an ottoman that has storage inside for $69.99 what are you going to pick? The one with storage inside right? The goal of a home furnishing designer (at least a good one) is create not only something beautiful but furniture that will serve multiple purposes. For instance the conception of this particular console table is not only to sit behind a couch with lamps on top of it looking pretty but also to provide storage.
Tall, dark, and rich...........slow down, I'm talking about coffee! Without my morning coffee I transform into this grouchy old bear of a woman, so every morning I wake up and make myself some tasty coffee with a french press coffee maker. It's perfect because it makes just one cup, and me and my roommate both drink a different coffee roast so the one-hit wonder french press is ideal for us. So I decided to beautify this one little area of my kitchen.
Have you been thinking about buying a new coffee table? I have had several different ones myself: heavy wooden ones, light-weight glass ones and even a handsome, off-white faux stone look. They were all great and served a purpose, but the one that I have now is not only aesthetically pleasing and goes with my current style, but it’s secret, too.
Although lamps and chandeliers have their practical purposes, I’m sure I’m not the only one who insists on having a lamp inside of a room that already comes with about three or four different light sources. And will you ever need that much light at once? Maybe not, but when you are looking to accent your home a bit, don’t underestimate the power of lamps and other lighting options - they make great accessories and really add to the overall design of your home.This may seem like a given, but when purchasing a lamp, choose one that has a shape, size, and color that compliments the design of your home. Avoid the temptation to purchase a lamp that can match pretty much any color scheme or design; choose one that really pops. Note: Also be careful not to go overboard or clash with the colors you have going on in your home. If there is already a lot of pop and flair going on in one particular room, you may be better off with a neutral-colored lamp.