This year we are really living in our living rooms, so it’s important to make it a space we love. In need of a refresh, but don’t want to invest in new furniture? Enlist the help of Helen Wright, interior designer and owner of Interiors Plus in Mason. She can give your home a total makeover, but a simple change of paint and accessories can completely transform a space.
“You can change the entire look of a room just by changing accessories,” says Helen. “It’s like dressing yourself—you put your earrings on, your necklace on, to make your basic dress look nicer, make it look complete. It’s the same thing with a room. You’re dressing your room to make it complete.”
01 UPDATED COLOR PALETTE Beige walls and rust-colored accessories can feel dated and dark. By switching to a gray color scheme, the whole room becomes brighter and more modern. Wall color: “Knitting Needles” from Sherwin Williams.
“Gray is a good neutral and you can put a lot with it,” says Helen.
02 FLOWER POWER A custom-made silk flower arrangement gives the opportunity to tie in all the colors in a room while adding height and visual interest to a mantle.
“I can’t keep a thing alive,” Helen says with a laugh, “so that’s why I have silks in my house. It also gives you some texture, some greens and something to absorb the sound in the room.”
03 THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTWORK “Art with texture and dimension brings some depth to the room so not everything is flat,” says Helen. “It makes the room more interesting.”
04 LIGHT A stylish lamp adds more light for reading, puzzles and family games.
“With all these high ceilings, there’s not adequate light for tasks that you’re performing at a lower level,” Helen advises. “Can lights are great for tall ceilings, but not for tasks.”
05 CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS Go custom: pick a fabric you love and get professionally crafted curtains to perfectly fit your space and style.
“It’s easier to make something to fit with your room, your personality and your style than just going and buying something that’s pre-made,” said Helen. “Professional window treatments add a more refined look to your room.”
To transform your space, stop by the Interiors Plus showroom or call to schedule an appointment. InteriorsPlusMasonOhio.com