Need an interior update on your #stayhome situation? While spending countless hours browsing the internet, getting inspiration from our favorite designers and Instagramers, we came up with a few options that will help your current interior for under $1000. Changing one or two items in your home can make a dramatic impact …you’d be surprised how an accent chair can transform a living room, or how an unusual architectural light fixture will change the ambiance and mood of your space. Have fun browsing these curated pieces and let us know if you need any help picking out something special for your home.
Accent chairs can act as a form of art in the room or can fill an empty space. Choose something that would compliment your current decor. If, for example, your space is all neutral, a pop of color or fun print may just be that piece needed to anchor the room into balance.
Benches are very versatile. They can be used for dining purposes, or easily fill an empty wall space. A bench that is a unique materiality or architecture can really define an entryway. This Ot/Tra bench by Zimmerman Workshop is an excellent example of refined architectural furniture. The undulating lines of the wood are feminine and evoke such a sexy vibe.
Nothing quite anchors a room like a rug…creating an inviting and cozy mood. A rug can really add so much warmth and texture to a room. Don’t be afraid to try playing with color and pattern too, particularly if your space is monochromatic. We love this collaboration with Art and Loom and artist Lauren Williams.
Mirrors create the illusion of depth and space so they can really help make a small room feel bigger. A full-length mirror leaning against the wall is a great decorative element to use in a tiny room. Mirrors are also great for narrow areas such as hallways. This gorgeous and sexy piece from Bower Studio in Brooklyn is insane.
Lighting is probably the most important feature in a space. You know that glow you have in the afternoon sunlight known as the golden hour? That’s the light you want to replicate indoors. Ideally, the best light is natural light, but if that’s not an option, don’t worry, there are thousands of options. The right light fixture can be very much like an art piece. The two most important concepts to remember when lighting your space are placement and dimmability. We believe that placing light above an area (like ceiling lights) as well as closer to the ground (such as table lamps or sconces) is a the perfect combination. Dimmability is key in setting the mood and ambiance of the room. A wall of light, like the one below from Design Heure, is a perfect example of lighting displayed as art.
This is probably the toughest subject, because everyone’s idea of art is their own. It is what makes art so cool though. Choose pieces that speak to you personally. Maybe it’s photography, maybe it’s collecting old posters, maybe you like texture and fabric as art. Whatever your choice may be, art should enhance a space and create conversation around the pieces exhibited. This painted piece from artist Erin Rothstein would transform a white wall. She also has it done on a black background and the two together make such an impact.