Maybe it’s just us, but it sure seems like Summer 2018 is flying by. Today is the official start of August, back-to-school commercials, products, and sales are literally everywhere, and before we know it, people will be talking about Pumpkin Spice Everything.
Before we blink and find ourselves shopping for the holidays, now is a great time to review and finish your summer home projects and those design dreams you’ve been putting off. Something we hear from clients often is a desire to make their home truly their own space with personal touches, unique pieces, and fun personality sprinkled throughout. While there’s always room for classic design, there’s nothing like finding a quirky piece of furniture, decor item, rug, or paint color that makes your heart skip a beat.
So before summer is officially over, brew yourself a cup of pumpkin spice whatever, sit back, and get inspired on ways to bring a little bit more fun into your home. Ready? Let’s Make It Quirk.
So, how do you Make It Quirk? First, think unique! Select pieces you don’t see in every home such as striking chandeliers made of distinctive materials. Find breathtaking artwork and hang it in areas one may not expect to find it. Perhaps pay attention to traditionally unused spaces in your house, like adding texture to ceilings. Don’t be afraid to push your comfort zones or try a new idea. Factor in personalities and family favorites for easy ideas. If you’ve got a kiddo who wants a Disney inspired bedroom, go for it. If your teenage daughter wants every shade of pink in her room, let her go pink palate crazy.
Hit up flea markets, garage or estate sales, or small boutiques. For exceptionally special finds, work with an interior design specialist who has access to an unlimited amount of items you’re not able to get your hands on (spoiler alert: it’s us, we’ve got the all-access pass). Designers can also work with local artisans to create custom pieces made especially for you. What’s more original than having your very own, one-of-a-kind masterpiece?
Quirky doesn’t have to mean crazy. Simple ways to bring something fresh and unique into your home decor includes wallpaper options, refreshing color palates, eye-catching patterns, and piling on various types of lush, vivid, inviting bedding. Our 2018 Summer Parade of Homes is filled with whimsy and can give you even more inspiration on how to incorporate quirky yet refined design.
Quick, find a room in your home that is way too tan, beige, or neutral. That’s your starting point to add in some festive fun and quirky creations. Start small or go big, make it silly or incorporate something personal, but either way let your fun flag fly and enjoy it.
What’s left to do on your Summer 2018 Home Updates list? If there’s a project or space we can help out with, give us a ring! And if you’re feeling extra adventurous make sure to tell us that you’re ready to go big, go bold, and Make It Quirk!
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