Seasons come and go, but don't avoid sprucing up your home with temporary decor because you can't bear the thought of buying and storing any more stuff! Bringing seasonal flair to your home is easier than you think!
1. Throw pillows are a fun and easy way to change the look of any sofa, chair, or bed. Instead of separate pillows for every season, purchase pillow covers two inches smaller than your pillow insert to avoid that baggy, worn look. Nice, full pillows will give your room a fresh and updated feel. I love covers because they are cheaper, usually washable, and are much easier to store than bags of extra pillows. Click photo for link.
2. Another practical and colorful way to play up the season is with cozy throws. Unlike pillows, typically there would only be one throw displayed per room, so storage is minimal. Throws can add instant color and texture, and are always useful whether draped over a sofa or placed at the foot of a bed. Their larger size makes it easy to reflect the season or holiday without adding too many additional accessories that can sometimes create a busy look. Click photo for link.
3. Hanging boxwood wreaths with ribbon is a fabulous way to add a bit of freshness to a door, window, wall, or large mirror. Just change out the ribbon to instantly create an elegant seasonal update. And the best part is that boxwoods are perfect all year long! Click photo for link.
4. Need a touch of glam for your dining room or fireplace mantel? How about a seasonal vignette? Fill two to three glass vases, jars, hurricanes, or wine glasses you may already own (varying heights is ideal) with ornaments, pinecones, lights, candles, or candy. This is very simple way to add sparkle and sophistication to any room. Click photo for link.
Still need help coming up with ways to bring seasonal decor into your home without buying more stuff? Give me call!
Whether you need a quick and easy solution to help make your home appeal to the most buyers, or you're looking for ways to make your home feel more inviting, pillows are the answer! Here are the top areas for pillow therapy!
MBRs are one of the most important MLS photos to perspective buyers. This room needs to look comfortable and spa-like, and extra rows of pillows do the trick by adding depth to the headboard area.
Your MBR should feel like a sanctuary, somewhere peaceful where you can retire at the end of the day. Even the simplest of beds and bedding look more luscious and inviting with extra throw pillows.
Living Room/Family Room
Even a dated or worn-out sofa can get an immediate facelift with pillows that pop. To make these photos stand out, try large, light-colored pillows for dark or patterned sofas, and classic colors for light furniture. Busy patterns are fun, but can be distracting in online photos.
Changing out throw pillows on your sofa during the year can really help give your home a fresh, updated feel for relatively little money. Winter whites and sparkle for the holidays, floral or coastal themes for warmer weather, and rich tones in the fall can help extend the "life" of a sofa in an owner's eye.
Benches and Window Seats
Staging is all about highlighting the best features of a home. Many times bench areas fail to stand out as they appear cold and uncomfortable. Highlight these areas with a few pillows to help buyers imagine themselves utilizing that space. Staging is all about creating emotional connections!
Add a few pillows to a hallway bench to prevent it from becoming a catch-all at the front door. Wouldn't you rather walk in and see something pretty instead of clutter? And I bet you or your children be more inclined to use a cute little window seat if it was full of comfy pillows and a couple of good books.
Have any pillow questions or not sure where to start? I can help with that! ;)