Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Amish Originals Furniture Co.: Resourceful Rearranging

We came across a helpful video on the Stylelist Home site with some great tips from interior designer Angela Ingo for changing up your home environment by rearranging what you have at home.

Take a walk around your house with an eye on design and just look around, including rooms, basements, closets, and storage areas.
▪ Lighting. Add at least one lamp to the room or try placing lighting around the room to form a triangle. Angela remind us that turning-on a light or two brings obvious purpose to the space and makes the room more comfortable and inviting.

▪ Nature. Blending the outdoors and indoors brings interest into a room so try to incorporate simple natural elements in a room - interesting sticks from your own back yard, a bowl of apples, or a single sunflower.

▪ Fabric. Stop by the linen closet or look through a blanket chest - maybe you have pillows or a throw from an old comforter set that can bring color and texture into a room.

▪ Looking for inspiration? Add continuity to a room - pick out a single item in the room - like a painting, window treatment, or area rug, and pull three inspiration colors from that item to inspire touches to use throughout the room.

▪ Arrange accent pieces in odd numbers  - a single item, like a lamp, three like items (color, texture, theme), or items with similar nature and purpose.

Angela says simple layering of simple items can create a focal point for the eyes to rest on as soon as you walk into the room, giving that room an inviting feeling of comfort.

For additional info:

Click here to take a look at the Angela's interview.

Click here to visit Stylelist online or Angela's home design blog.

Need more ideas? Stop by Amish Originals Furniture Co. for inspiration and ideas or to browse, visit, and shop.

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