Transforming Overlooked Spaces
© Art.com email newsletter, Autumn 2007
Hidden in Plain Sight
Transform your home by adding these simple ideas to those overlooked spaces. <Read more. >
Add these touches to neglected areas and create a cohesive, enviable look that pulls your home interior together beautifully.
Far from being just a room to hang your coat, the entryway is your home’s first chance to make an impression.
— On the wall, vertically hang two small, framed botanical prints left of a mirror. Place a bench, large potted plant, or small table below the arrangement.
Often overlooked, the stairway is a striking piece of architecture that is frequently viewed merely as a means upstairs.
— Anchor the foot of your stairway with a solitary plant placed in a well-chosen container. A tall, regal gardenia tree, a Weeping Fig, or a great maidenhair fern not only adds presence but a touch of life from the outdoors.
— Draped elegantly on the wall above the banister, one sizable square tapestry, or two long panels, in rich colors exudes welcoming style.
Fashionable Bath Retreats
Viewed only as a functional space by many, the bathroom is a blank canvas ready to express your style and mood.
— Create easy bathroom chic by adding colorful bath linens. Yellow infuses the room with sunshine and warmth, while white gives a crisp, clean feel. Luxurious hues of violet, blue, or green enrich and add depth.
Commonly associated with scrumptious aromas, the kitchen sometimes lacks décor.
— On the counter, place a tray of ready-to-go tea necessities next to a table lamp. The soft light from the lamp sumptuously transforms your kitchen’s mood.
— Above the counter, hang beautifully framed kitchen art. Three small, framed vintage prints of fruits or vegetables add simple sophistication, while a pair of fine art prints of food in bold colors creates a touch of Tuscany or the sunny Southwest.
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