As you all know, fashion is one of my love languages. I absolutely love the process of finding new clothes and accessories, getting dressed up, and feeling confident. I believe that you should always do whatever it takes to make sure that you are living your best life. Living confidently for me is important, and one of those ways is by looking my best. Another way that I can add that confidence into my overall lifestyle is by making my home look as fashionable as I am, as well. There is nothing better than having someone walk into your home and hear them compliment your style and decor pieces. That is why today, I want to talk about how to make your home as fashionable as you are. Here are a few of my best tips:
Know What You Like
Before you do anything to change up your home, you have to know what you like. While you can find affordable items and ways to make your home fashionable, it does take a lot of planning. You do have to spend some money (even if you repurpose some of your furniture such as painting pieces), so know what you like before you start to invest in items for your home.
I always prefer to start with a neutral paint color. Not only does this look great and it will attract potential buyers in the future, but it allows you to do whatever else you want when it comes to the decor and design of your home whereas painting your walls bright pink definitely limits what you are able to do with the decor in the room.
Add Pops Of Color
After you pick your neutral paint color, you are able to add pops of color throughout your home by adding artwork and fashionable furniture. If you want to keep your home all-white (or neutral), that is okay, as well, but sometimes, a pop of color can go a long way when you are making a statement just like it is the same way with shoes or earrings!
Add Bling, When Needed
Every Southern woman knows that a hint of bling or a swipe of red lipstick is a tried-and-true finishing touch for any outfit. The same works for home décor: The perfect metallic bauble on a side table can add just a hint of shine and finish to any space. If you’re not into accessories, an art deco-inspired mirrored table can dress up space, too, as can a layer of gold leaf on a tiny powder room ceiling.
Add Texture and Layers
Southern Living says, “Layering is the secret to Southern-style all year long, and the same can be said of interior decorating. The art of layering color and pattern is key. First, look at your space and pick out a base (say, the wall color); then, add in two pieces of solid or small-scale prints (ticking stripes, tiny paisley, solid velvet), one larger-scale traditional print (plaid, herringbone, neutral animal), and one splashy, bold print. This trick adds visual interest and keeps the eye moving around the room, while also lending much-needed cohesiveness to your space.”
In addition to layering, you also need to add texture to spruce up your space and make it as fashionable as you are. “Who doesn’t love the cozy, elegant look of a silk top beneath a chunky sweater? Take this same tactile approach to your home décor: Layer in fabrics of varying weights and textures (think smooth chintz and lustrous velvet beside cool leather and nubby throw blankets). Don’t forget to look beyond just fabrics—you can also bring in texture with wallpaper (grasscloth is a favorite among designers), different materials (like a marble lamp or chubby woven basket), accessories (brass pineapple paperweight, anyone?), and rugs (think vintage dhurries atop traditional natural-fiber rugs).”
Find A Home With Good Bones
All of this would be pointless if you had a home with bad bones. One of the many reasons that you want to make your home fashionable is not only to feel confident about it like we talked about above but to also make it more appealing for future homebuyers in Florida. “Purchasing a property is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully,” says Erin King. The best way to make sure you are making a good investment and purchasing a home with good bones is by having a knowledgeable real estate expert on your team such as Erin King Jax Historic Realty. Erin is passionate about historic homes (especially in the Jacksonville area) and loves restoring them to new life. Today, he helps other old home aficionados do the same. What better person to help you decide if a home has good bones or not, right? Here some tips on how to sell your home in a successful way.
There you have it – just a few ways to bring your fashion into your home! Do you have any other ideas?