Don’t miss these New Year’s Tips on Organizing Your Home

Out with the old to organize your home

If you’re sick and tired of your disorganized home, and you’ve resolved to finally do something about it, the first thing you need to do is clean out. Take a day (or two) to go through closets, shelves, boxes and overflowing drawers to get rid of items you don’t need. A good rule of thumb is, “if you don’t use it, lose it.” Give to charity, pass on to friends or family or sell it. Once you get rid of useless items that just take up space, you’ll be amazed at how much better every room in your home looks.

 

Add storage solutions to every room in your home

Once you’ve cleaned out your unused items, it’s time to find storage solutions for items you do have. Time to tidy up the books and magazines piled on desks and coffee tables and the clothing piled on the bedroom floors. Rather than drowning in clutter, invest in some book shelves for your must-reads.  In addition, consider installing floating shelves for collectibles or placing belongings in nice baskets under tables or on shelves.

 

Find storage furniture

Think about investing in furniture that doubles as storage units. There are beds, ottomans, coffee tables and more that have ample space hidden within to instantly eliminate clutter. This is especially useful if you have young children — just pop the toys into an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table to tidy the living room in no time. Do you have an old shelving unit in the garage that you’re not using?  Give it a fresh coat of paint and a new home in a room that needs organized.

 

Use wall space to keep your home tidy

Maximize vertical space by adding hooks and shelves where you can. This will get things off the ground and create more space. Everything from laundry bags on a hook behind the door (rather than in a basket on the floor) to extra coats on hooks in the hall. This beats shoving things into the closet and makes for a much tidier home.  You can even hang up extra blankets in the guest bedroom if there’s no room to house them elsewhere. Think of unusual spaces and places you can use for storage.

 

 Keep it going

If you want to  really stick to your resolution to be more organized this year, try to stay consistent and keep it going. Just doing it once and then immediately falling back into old patterns won’t get you anywhere.  For example, do a little bit every day and when you’re in the mood! Promise yourself that once you have storage solutions you’ll actually use them. Equally important, let your family members know too! This means no more clothes on the floor and no more books on the kitchen table. Get rid of what you don’t use and make sure you stay committed to staying organized.

Happy Organizing!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

Brenda Weber

CH Interior Designs

 

 

Fall Trends That Are Taking over This Year:

The stores are clearing their shelves of summer décor to make room for fall. Thus, It’s time to get ahead of the game and start preparing for your fall décor makeover! A great way to get started is by reading my list of 2017 fall trends!

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Hue of the Season: Dark Green

Dark Green is going to be a big hit for fall this year, and lucky for me, it’s one of my personal favorite colors. How do you pull this off with success you might ask? Try pairing this hue with brown leathers, natural woods, and cream. In addition, I recommend starting small with this hue and see how you like it in your interiors before adding more. A few small dark green additions I suggest looking for are: candle sticks, lanterns, window treatments, throw pillows and blankets. Stop by my new showroom or send me a message if you’d like more help implementing one of my favorite colors to your home!

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Add Mood with Matte Black

Ah-ha, another color to keep your eyes peered for this fall! This one can be rather easy to bring to your fall style this year. I love matte black light fixtures and recommend looking for these if you’re wanting to add some matte black this season. The black color adds a dark tone of fall, while lamps and lighting add warm hues to your interiors during those chilly days and nights!

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Cozy Up the Bedroom with Prints and Fur

My favorite way to add new style and flare to a bedroom is with bedding! My advice if you’re wanting a fall bedroom look like you’ve seen in the magazines, is to mix and match. Bedding sets are on a decline, while mixing and matching colors and textiles are on the rise. By creating your own look you will add a sense of unique style to your bedroom – plus it can be a lot of fun! I recommend trading your white sheets or coverlet for patterns or monograms. Also, if you’re like me and love a cozy retreat, faux fur throw blanket or pillows are a fantastic way to complete your cozy oasis.

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Get Homey with Quilts

Quilts have slowly been making a comeback for some time, and this season they’re taking over the bedding market. I love quilts of all kinds and believe there’s a quilt for every season. Therefore, I encourage you to add an old classic by picking up a cozy quilt this season!

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Out with the Copper, In with the Brass

Copper has been trending this summer and spring, and while copper is quite timeless, the trend has recently changed to brass. Although brass is quite similar to copper, it does have a lighter tone to it. Similar to the copper trend, you can add brass to your décor through kitchen appliances, furniture accents, and accessories.

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Smooth and Silky Velvet

Velvet is a luxurious looking and feeling fabric that you just can’t keep your hands off of. This fabric is sure to be a perfect way to welcome fall into your interiors! The thing I love about velvet is that it doesn’t take much to make a statement. For example, by adding one piece of velvet furniture or a couple accessories the mood of your interior will change. Furthermore, if you’re seeking to add a visual wow factor, a little luxe and a sense of coziness, velvet is the way to go.

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Hide Clutter with Hidden Appliances

This trend is likely to carry on past fall, winter, and into the New Year. There has been a lot of buzz in the interior design industry about hidden appliances. While this is likely to be an expensive project, it’s worth considering and preparing for. From the kitchen, to laundry room, and living areas, designers are desperately seeking ways to hide those pesky appliances and televisions. It’s clear to see why; there is nothing like having a beautifully designed living room with a giant black flat screen right in the middle of it all! It can be frustrating to work around, so I suggest, “why not just hide it all?”

Remember, your home and interiors are most importantly about your style and what you like. Just because these are trending, doesn’t mean you need to go and throw out all of spring’s trends. Nor do you need to implement every trend every season. Similarly, some trends you will like, others you won’t, and that’s okay! In contrast, trends are a great way to keep up with refreshing your style and trying new things. Finally, I hope you enjoy some of the fall trends this year, and let me know how I can help you with transforming your home for the fall season.

Tell me what you think! What is your favorite way to get your home ready for fall? Are you ready to start a new design project but not sure where to start? Send me an email or call to schedule a consultation today!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

CH Interior Designs-Brenda Weber
937-545-9171

 

 

Go Coastal! Bringing the Beach to Your Interiors

It’s that time of year we’re heading to the coast for a vacation with some surf and sand. But don’t you know that you can also bring the coast to you? We’ve got the scoop on all things beach house for your interiors. By adding in beachy colors, accessories, and wall art, you’ll feel like you’re already on the beach!

Splash in Some Beachy Color:

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First thing’s first, in order to go coastal with your interiors this summer, you need to get the color scheme down. This season, popular beachy colors include white, gray, light blue, cream, and navy! The coastal theme is all about looking bright, open, sunny, and relaxing. Therefore, try not to focus too much on any one of these colors. In order to pull of the beach house look successfully, you’ll need to mix and match and have some fun with it! Otherwise, your project won’t turn out the way you’ve been seeing in pictures. As a result, by paying attention to this color scheme while doing your shopping, your new beach house look is sure to be a success!

Anchors, Starfish, Whales – Oh My!

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The coastal look demands that you be more neutral with your colors. However, it also allows you to go big with your wall décor. You should be hunting for adorable anchor pieces, along with whale, ocean, and fish wall prints. Try searching for beachy prints in crisp white frames to add a higher quality look. In addition, shadow boxes with shells and sand dollars are a great way to go! The coastal look has become quite popular in recent years, so you should have no problem finding some unique wall décor.

Throw In Some Fun:

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The best thing about throw pillows and blankets is in the name. You simply purchase them and “throw” them in! While we all know you can’t just throw in pillows and expect it to look nice, you get what we mean! As a result, you’ll need to intentionally place your throw accessories to make it look effortless, yet pleasing to the eye. Likewise, by throwing a blanket over the sofa or bed, and adding in a couple of coastal print throw pillows, you’ll quickly pull together the coastal look. Throw accessories are that simple!

Don’t Forget the Seashells and Sand:

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Remember what we said about bringing the beach to you? Adding beachy accessories is a great way to bring pieces of the ocean to you while adding to your coastal theme. For a centerpiece, try looking for glass containers that you can add sand, shells, and a candle to. In addition, a couple beach accessories that tend to be forgotten are roping and baskets. For example, candlesticks with roping and small wicker baskets will instantly add a beach vibe. Finally, another easy idea is to find some cute bowls and fill them with shells, sand dollars, and starfish!

Ready to go coastal? Visit us at our Home Décor Shop to find our beachy rugs, throws, accessories, and more! We want to hear from you – what is your favorite way to bring the beach to your interiors? Tell us in the comments below or send us at Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com!

From Classic to Contemporary, and Everything In Between,

CH Interior Designs
Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com
Waynesville, Ohio
937-545-9171

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