April 16, 2011

Decorating Inspiration from Anthropologie

I can't say how many times I've written about the home products Anthropologie offers, but I had to share this image from a display at one of its Arizona locations. There are several decorating lessons at work in this one photo.

1. Don't be afraid of prints simply because it's boring to be any other way. Harsh, I know, but it's true, right? If you're not ready to take the plunge with a bold sofa like this, consider gauging your threshold for color by starting out with accessories or bedding.

2. Throw pillows do wonders for any sofa. They can be switched out from season to season and are available at a spectrum of price points. Mix and match colors and textures for a more interesting look. And, of course, they are just plain practical, as they help to elevate the coziness factor of any sofa.

3. Candles are everything. What's not to love about them? They make a house a home. I especially like them in bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms, and I usually opt for those that are lightly scented.

4. Gold/brass elements = glam. You can incorporate this tone into anything from coffee tables to lamps to give your space a dose of luxury.