Revamp for the Summer in 5

This summer seems like the perfect summer to take chances with your deigns. Have you been feeling a little blah in your house? Or wish that just for once it looked like those we see in Simply Southern? If you’re wondering how to get there, the answer is here! Here’s a few tips from us interior design experts that’ll take your house to the next level in 5 days.

Clean, Purge, etc.

We’re sorry about this one, but in order to get the cleanliness of a model home, you’re going to have to walk in and around every room in the house with a trash bag (or maybe a few) and throw out any unmatched decor or useless items that are laying around. Try to be unsentimental about this, it makes the whole process go quicker; at the end of the day, you’ll feel amazing, like a great weight was just taken off your shoulders.

We wish all playrooms look like this.

Time for the Bins

Now that the unnecessary stuff is gone, we bet you found a lot of items out of place. Today is designated to designate everything to a spot. To do this, you’ll need lots of bins and maybe even a label maker. Our pro tip: be creative when it comes to your storage and labels. Today leaves no time for the usual clear plastic bins. Make a trip to your local Homegoods, TJMaxx, or Micheals and pick up various sets that’ll uniquely match each room in your house; just be sure to keep them within similar tones to unify the house. There are even labels made to match every personality and size needed, so feel free to vary up the look with those then keep the bins simple.

We loved doing this MUA’s room revamp!

This is the Fun Part

Time to decide what style best suits your house! Take to day to scroll through Pinterest, Houzz, or scour hashtags that interest you on Instagram. If you’re new to the whole social media scene, better get used to it today. Look up “boho, country chic, or beach house design” on Pinterest and Houzz to immerse yourself into these style ideas, then narrow your favorite from there by screenshotting or adding the picture to your account. Don’t be afraid to not like something! Something we always tell our clients is that “no’s” are a lot more helpful than “yes’s.” This will define your space, making it more catered to your true style rather than just copying a staged picture.

Take a detour over to our Houzz to see some project photos!

Source Your Style

When it comes to choosing  what you want, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Some of the best ways to do this are turn to a certified designer (like A.Clore Interiors 😉 to head the buying and installation, which frees you from the stress of the two last, sometimes least fun, steps. The benefits of doing this is getting the items for wholesale price, access to designer-only available collections, and assurance that your project will come out looking picture perfect. Check our services page for more information! Other than this, ask neighbors and friends whose houses you admire where they went. Pinterest also now has a shop feature that leads you right to the checkout cart for the item pictured that you need. And last but not least, tour your local furniture stores and look online for deals for easy shopping.

Find vases that speak to you for easy decor!

Execute and Relax

Whether it was a small project or large renovation you planned, coordinating and placing everything can be tricky. Taking it one room at a time helps, like one room a day. This timeline will assure everything gets done efficiently; by planning this around shipment dates and availability, it’ll get done smoother. Be creative when placing the furniture, maybe follow the footprint of a room picture that you admire. But by choosing your own things, this will keep the candor of your house.

Make sure you have a plush chair to sink into after its all done!

We hope this simplistic timeline will help motivate you to take a second look at your living quarters this summer. If any assistance is needed, be sure to ring into our studio! Happy designing!

 

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Why You Shouldn’t Follow Trends

Following trends makes it hard to design a truly livable home. Your average growing family can’t maintain white couches, white cabinets, white everything! A slim, leather couch isn’t as comfy as a big, plush sectional sofa. You may like the look of modern furniture, but it’s hard to fall in love with the feel. Plus, the upkeep of making it look picture perfect all the time is stressful!

As beautiful as this kitchen is, it may not be right for you.

TV Spoiler: They’re Staged Photos!!

The many rooms that you swoon over on Pinterest and HGTV are staged. That means a designer will place coordinating decor, fluff pillows, and stratigecally place furniture in the picture. This look does not last! It’s removed and then you start living in them. So don’t stress if you home doesn’t look picture perfect all the time!

The placed linens and glassware in this photo aren’t there 24/7!

Dont shy away from Sentimental Touches

I grew up with school photos and Christmas cards hanging on the fridge. But nowadays, that would completely ruin someone’s aesthetic. Actually, we cringe a little inside when we see magnets.  Add some sentiment back into your house! The old table, centerpiece, and pillows add so much personality to this room! Shelving adds space for personal knick-knacks and picture frames, too.

These blue walls bring in more personality than gray; and the shelving allows for family picture frames!

Pick a Color Scheme that YOU Like

We get that white and grey matches everything, but who cares? You should base your home’s colors off of what you won’t get tired of seeing everyday, something that shows your personality. It keeps it more interesting than if you were to match your neighbor’s color scheme.

Here we see a bubbly personality shown through light blue and coral.

Mix Textures, Colors, and All the Above

We love an eclectic design. You’ll look well-travelled and it makes a room cozy very quickly. This technique defines your space, the way you chose to mix stripes and floral, or glass and leather.

Cowhide, brick ,and cottons; what a mixture!

Walking into a house should be like reading a story; so tell yours as you design! You may live in a cookie-cutter built house, but the interior doesn’t have to be!

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You can always find more design inspiration on our Pinterest and Instagram pages!

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Visit our Website for more information on what we are about and how interior design can change your life!