Features Writer for Niche Publications of the Billings Gazette
Use your favorite color to transform one wall or section of a room. Accent walls bring a bold feel to an otherwise neutral interior space.
What was old is new again, like velvet furniture and wallpaper. Stephanie Booth, owner and interior designer at Gallery Interiors says "the pendulum always swings back."
Connie Rice, owner and interior designer at Decorating Den Interiors, says Pantone's Color of the Year, "Greenery," makes a great accent color when paired with neutrals such as grey or beige.
Eat better. Work out. Go to bed sooner. Spend more time with friends and family. What New Year’s resolutions have you chosen that have anything to do with your home? Most likely all of them.
You can’t sit down and relax to enjoy a meal if your kitchen and dining areas aren’t providing the right ambiance. Neither can you sleep soundly in a drab bedroom. And forget about hosting if your house is in disarray.
Local interior decorators and business owners Stephanie Booth of Gallery Interiors and Connie Rice of Decorating Den Interiors are resolved to transition your home into 2017 with these helpful tricks:
Accentuate with accents
From accent walls to an asymmetrical pillow arrangement, there’s one odd-colored piece that can stand out beautifully in a room. Perhaps old favorites like velvet furniture or wallpaper could serve as your “one.” Booth says wallpaper is back – but just for one wall of a room. And homeowners aren’t buying bedroom sets anymore. Instead, they’re opting for mismatched furniture, said Booth. In that case, a dresser could be your accent piece.
According to Rice, accents add personality.
“A few places to add personality are in your lighting, unique seating, window treatments to enhance your view or warm up the room, accessories and area rugs to add color and texture,” she said. “Special details like nail-heads on your upholstered pieces, special fringe or embellishments on pillows, a colorful accent chair and color and texture in area rugs will make your castle comfortable.”