Displaying Collections: Show Your Personality in Style

Displaying collections tell your story – what you love, where you’ve been, who you are – and, they can quickly become a chaotic mess. But you can display collections in style! Here are 6 easy steps on how to display your collections. The following tips will have your prized possessions taking center stage in no time.

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  1. GROUP OBJECTS BY THEME

Grouping objects by theme, a common element (E.g. color or style), or subject matter helps to connect them. If your collection is bigger than your space, pull out your favorites to display, box up the rest, and rotate them every few months.

  1. CREATE A GALLERY WALL

Use that wall space! You have empty canvases throughout your home. Don’t waste the real estate. For example, whether you collect crosses, plates or cutting boards, display your favorite collections by hanging them on a wall. You can also stagger each item according to size and subject matter.

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  1. SHELVES, CABINETS, BUILT-INS

With little nooks throughout the grid, built-ins and cabinets are a great way to display your collections! Displaying collections on a shelf, paint the back wall a contrast color to bring more attention to your collection. If your items are mostly solid colors try adding pattern behind them to add more visual interest.

Display old glass bottles, glass perfume bottles on a deep window sill or on a shelf in front of a window and see your collection sparkle! In addition, think about the horizon. Create visual triangles at varying heights so your eye travels from item to item.

  1. MAGNETIC ART

Whether it’s a vacation trinket, your veterinarian’s emergency information or your child’s artwork, magnets are everywhere! Don’t cringe every time you open the refrigerator door. Even magnets can transition into a fun artistic element. Take back your fridge, and give those magnets a home! Sheet metal can turn mismatched magnets into a piece of art. Keep it simple with a strip of sheet metal or spice it up and have it cut into a shape, for instance the United States, and showcase your travels.

  1. SEE THROUGH

Whether you’re showing off shells from the beach, vintage dice, or your collection of wine corks, glass jars and lanterns offer great storage and beauty. There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from. Get creative and turn your favorite collection into a focal point.

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  1. FRAME IT

Lastly, display small items like shells, buttons or jewelry inside a frame. Or, hang old metal keys inside an open back frame (You can just remove the glass and back from a frame you already have too!). For those precious mementos, or fragile items like clothing and printed material, protect and display in a shadow box!

These are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing, however the possibilities are endless. Tell us about your displayed collections or which tip you’ll try to create your visual masterpiece!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

CH Interior Designs-Brenda Weber

Located in Cobblestone Gift Shop and Home Décor Shop

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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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Spring Interior Trends We are Obsessed With

Spring officially arrived on March 20th, and we are LOVING the trends for this season. Just reading about these chic items has us squirming anxiously in our seats to share them with you. Only picking up a few new pieces for the spring season, you are sure to feel those winter blues melting away. Now get out a pen and paper – you will want to write this down!

  1. Copper

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Copper is in this spring, and it is demanding a presence in your home!  Copper lamps and home décor accessories you have likely seen popping up in décor magazines everywhere, and we love it too! For example, adding a copper piece demands attention in any space and lucky for us, it is very versatile. Keep in mind that with copper, you will want to make sure you are regularly doing an exceptional cleaning on those pieces to keep their golden shine you will need to treat your copper with a protective finish. If you are on the hunt for that unique eye catcher in your home, we certainly recommend adding a contemporary copper accent piece or two!

2. Climbing Plants

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Not just any plants are climbing plants! This season it is time to let your vines grow, ditch the trimmers, and see where they go! Place them up high on shelves and let the vines hang loose this spring. This trend is one you can get excited about; there are so many options of plants, pots, and placements to experiment with! Don’t have time to waste tending to indoor plants?  Try a Pothos plant; they are very easy going with big beautiful green leaves. If you are a plant lover, try buying a few plant accessories, such as beautiful pastel pots, and add in some adorable succulents! Succulents are also very limited maintenance and come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and looks.

3. Chic Marble Wallpaper

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Just when you thought the days of wallpaper were over it makes a comeback and ultimately redeems itself!  This marble wallpaper trend is one to pay some attention to. From clean and straightforward to loud and artsy, marble can change the look of your room. We would agree, a whole room in marble might be a bit much, but an accent wall?  Now we are talking. With endless colors to choose from, adding a wall of marble may be the perfect way to brighten up your interior and pull together an accent color theme in your room.  Visit us for help picking out the perfect marble wallpaper to add some chic to your interior. With this spring trend, you’re sure to add a sense of effortless and chic style that’s very classy, but if you’re thinking the marble look is not for you, wait until you see what’s next!

4. Wood Tile – Better Than You Think! 

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What a time to be alive. We can have marble in the form of wallpaper and wood in the form of tiles! If you are a rustic fan, you will like this trend. There are several benefits to wood tile rather than hardwood; it resists moisture, it does not need to be regularly polished, it has a warmer look than traditional tile, and is usable with many different décor styles – farmhouse lovers we are talking to you! There are several myths that wood tile does not last long, warps, and looks fake, don’t let that deter you; with a little research, you will learn what a perfect combination this is for our living spaces.

5. Dive Deep Into Blue This Season:

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Deep Blues are making a comeback, and it is evident to see why. Accordingly, they are the perfect companion to the minimalism style, which has been trending for some time. If you are feeling a little blah about any of your interior spaces, add a drop of dark blue somewhere, and it will give you that fresh statement you are looking for. Where can I add such a dark color you say? Well, we have a few ideas! You can add a piece of accent furniture, such as an ottoman or loveseat, and don’t be afraid of velvet! Also, you can paint a blue accent wall, or even paint your front door a deep blue to show you are in with the trends this season!

These spring trends of 2017 don’t disappoint; we cannot wait to try them ourselves! It is incredible what a copper accent or a warm colored wood tile can do to freshen up your space for the warmer days ahead, and who does not love a gorgeous deep blue? Ah, we are in heaven!

In conclusion, if you are ready to choose that copper piece or pop of dark blue in your home you will want to talk to our design team!  Our in-store interior designers are excited to help you find what you need to get trendy this spring!

If you are on the go or need some design assistance to put your mind at ease, schedule a consultation with CH Interior Designs.  Stop by and visit us in Cobblestone Village Gift and Home Décor Shop in Waynesville, Ohio.  Whether you are in need of space planning, furniture layout, or something in-between, CH Interior Designs will guide you through a stress-free process.

What spring trends are you most excited about this season? Email us at Designer@CHInteriorDesigns moreover, let us know!

From Classic to Contemporary, and Everything In Between,

CH Interior Designs
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Waynesville, Ohio
513-897-0021

 

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Make a New Year’s Resolution for a Beautiful Home in 2017

Make a New Year’s Resolution for a Beautiful Home in 2017.

There isn’t a rule that your New Year’s Resolution must involve working out (the gym is way too crowded in January anyway). The end of the holidays and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to make some interior design resolutions for your home. When you plan now, you can manifest all your changes throughout the year, for a more beautiful and inviting home the next time the holidays roll around!

Ready to create peace and harmony in your home in the New Year? These resolutions will beautify your space in 2017. Read our newest blog NOW!

The Bedroom Retreat

Take Your Bedroom from Blah to Boudoir

Bedrooms are intimate spaces: a cozy place to retreat to and rejuvenate away from the world. When designing bedrooms, these are the most important qualities to keep in mind for this room.  So, how do you begin the process of transforming a blah bedroom into a beautiful and comfortable “get away” room? We have the tips and tricks you need, read this weeks blog NOW!