May 16, 2011

Favorite accessories for May.

For a quick update, swap out some of your existing accessories.  A new lamp, some great vases, changing pillows and new bedding can make a huge difference to a room. Check out this inexpensive list of products and where to find them!

Lighting:  With an open frame, this table lamp will lighten the end table or console it's used on (no pun intended). It's less weighty than traditional style lamps yet has classic lines for an elegant look. 

Bedding: Changing the bedding to white gives a fresh look to a bedroom. Using bamboo sheets is a bonus since they are soft, allergy free, absorbent (for hot summer nights) and luxurious in look and feel. If swapping out your whole set isn't affordable or practical, use pillow shams, a throw, or even just a new bed skirt. 

Pillows: The simplest way to change a sofa or bed is with different pillows. Use colors, appliquéd styles, a new shape, and even textured fabrics for a new look.  

Accessories: Asian lacquer pieces are always classic.  A bold red with an aged finish can complete an entryway, the living room, and serve as a storage piece for magazines, dog leashes, flip flops and more.

Furniture:  Adding a console table to your hallway, entry, or even a large bathroom, can provide an element of style and certainly additional function.  Having a landing place for keys, purses, bags, and a space to add a lamp, can be priceless!