This week I had the pleasure of attending the “Open House in the Heights”–the monthly neighborhood gathering put on by the Heights Association. The old firehouse was “packed” with heights residents in the adapted meeting hall, still reflecting its previous use. It was a fantastic evening, in which I was able to share my passion for interior decorating and meet new people who also enjoy all that is fabulous in home and garden.
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Have you ever decided to get gussied up to lift your spirits after a downer day? Whenever you experience bad luck in life, love, or business, something about looking great makes you FEEL great. The same principle can be practiced in interior decorating. Throwing in splashes of color can “perk up” your living spaces and replace dreariness with drama. And just like the red heels you found on clearance, dressing up your abode doesn’t have to fracture your finances. Consider bold, cheery colors in the following economical ways.
Table Toppers: incorporate bright table linens, dishes, platters, and pitchers in a combination of colors–apple green, citrus orange, cherry red, zesty yellow, and plump purple. These color punches will look as tasty as the food they carry.
Accentuating Accessories: Look for table lamps, throw pillows, picture frames, and even a botanical to brighten up your dismal den. Incorporate friendly fuchsia, luscious lime, boisterous blue, and positive pink to give spots of personality to your decor.
For finding such items, visit your favorite bargain boutiques: Target, Kohl’s, Pier 1, The Container Store, and local grocery stores.