They say the devil is in the details, and surely enough, the smallest tweak can transform a room from ordinary to Tumblr-worthy. All you need is the will, and a push in the right direction. For a hearty dose of the latter, we picked the brain of Nick Nemechek: avid design junkie, and co-founder of home décor hub TRNK.
“One of the easiest ways to give an old sofa new life is by adding a few accent pillows. Feel free to mix-and-match patterns and textures, just so long as they are kept within the same color family.”
“An object as beautifully crafted and sculptural as a guitar is a true work of art —so why not display yours as such? A vintage guitar makes for a great conversation piece when mounted on the wall or propped against a shelf—and best of all, with it handy it can even lead to impromptu performances when entertaining guests.“
“When purchasing art for you walls, consider investing in several smaller pieces rather than one large work. A gallery wall is a great way to show off a range of your tastes, and is a more dynamic approach to display. A tip: Arrange your art on the floor before hammering nails into the wall. It will allow you to more thoughtfully compose your collection and will reduce the number of holes you have to patch when you move out.”
“When investing in furniture, look for pieces that will only get better with age. Mid-century designers like Eames and Knoll are great places to start, and consider the materials. Leather, for example, will develop a wonderful patina and only look better with more use. Upholstered fabrics, on the other hand, are prone to staining and may not wear as well in the long-run.”
"Plants are one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to decorate a room. They soften the edges in modern spaces, and add a punch of color without having to worry about fitting it into your color scheme. Look for plants that don't require much maintenance—the snake plant, fiddle leaf fig trees, and monstera are all favorites of ours."
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