Have you seen the recent commercials by HomeGoods? Don’t they make you happy? They serve as great design inspiration, a reminder that design is bold, unconventional, creative and doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
Bedding doesn’t have to be bought all in one set. Bold colors and patterns can be mixed. You can buy a duvet/comforter set that you like and then add completely different decorative pillows for a more custom look.
In the kitchen, utensils can become an accessory on the countertop when placed in a nice pitcher or vase. If you use fresh herbs, place them in nice pots and have them become part of your décor. Wall shelves can be an unexpected variation to upper cabinets to display dishes and glassware.
I love purposeful décor! Nice trays and boxes can serve as attractive storage for keys and mail. If you have kids, you need a lot of places to hide their toys. Woven baskets, fabric bins, and storage ottomans are great decorative options for concealing clutter. I absolutely love the idea of mounting baskets to the wall to serve as a bookcase!