6 easy styling tips to refresh a room
Use cut branches
An organic element in a room will help it come alive. You don't have to spend a lot of money at the florist. Just take a pair of scissors out into your yard, clip a few branches or even just a single stem, and place in a vase.
Design by Ann Pyne
Stack wood in the fireplace
Mantels can define a space with their architectural interest, but the hearth can drain a room visually – it's a big, black hole. A stack of wood ready for a fire will help fill it out. In the spring and summer, try beautiful white birch logs for a lighter look.
Design by Michael Formica
Add a throw
A pretty throw draped over a bench, sofa, or the back of a chair can be an instant update, adding both color and texture. It's also a simple way to relax a room, creating an inviting spot to curl up to read a book or take a nap.
Design by Lee Ann Thornton
Stack up on white towels
Keep a stack of white towels in the bathroom. The monochromatic color scheme is aesthetically soothing, so the space will look crisp, fresh, and spa-like. Plus, they're a cinch to clean since you can always bleach them.
Design by Peter Dunham
Accessorize your coffee table
A large coffee table can become a huge block of dark wood that weighs down a room. Try taking a few beautiful art books down off the shelf and using them to break up table's surface. The room will feel lighter and brighter and you'll likely enjoy your books more, too.
Design by Lynn Morgan
Display a favorite piece
Instead of keeping your beautiful things tucked away in cabinets and closets, open up a door, and take out that beautiful vase, tray, or bowl. Showcase it on a dining table or a console, anywhere that you can actually appreciate it. It doesn't have to live there permanently.
Design by Kim Fiscus