I have always admired Evelyn’s design and décor style and her DIY approach to turning her space into a home that reflects her personal taste. Recently, I reached out to Evelyn to have her share some “do’s” for elevating your space that are attainable and don’t require you to refurnish or to break the bank. Here’s what Evelyn had to say!
While the single accent wall has become increasingly popular, they aren’t the right fit for every room. Personally, I am not a huge fan of accent walls because they more often than not make a space feel smaller. If you have the time and resources to paint a full room, I recommend doing it! If you are looking for a quick fix to elevate your space using paint experiment with refreshing a piece of furniture or frame(s) with a new coat of paint as it can make a huge impact on the look of your space.
Do Accessorize (with what you already own)
I love to take the accessories, including art, shelves, frames, candles, smaller furniture etc. that I already own and move them around my house to different rooms or areas. For example, a large mirror that once lived in your bedroom can be repurposed to add interest to an office or hallway space in your home. It’s amazing how something as small as moving accessories and placing them in new, unexpected places can change the way a space looks.
Do Invest In A Statement Piece (or create one)
If you are looking to elevate your space without overhauling an entire room, I recommend that you buy one statement piece will catch your eye when you walk into the room or better yet, create a statement piece if you have it in you. A large mirror, boldly framed photo, piece of art or brightly colored rug are great pieces to invest in as they are a great way to exhibit your personal taste and make your space memorable to anyone who visits your home.
Tip: Make sure not to overdo it with statement pieces and to keep statement pieces surrounded by neutral so that you don’t create a space that looks/feels overwhelming.
Do Freshen With Flowers
Adding small bouquets of flowers around the house can really make a space feel special and homey. There is little to no commitment with flowers as you can swap them out whenever you want and can change up your flowers (or plants) of choice depending on the season.
Tip: Get creative and display your flowers and/or plants in non-traditional ways using glass jars, apothecary bottles, silver cups, etc.