Do you have a new home or apartment that you’re looking to decorate? This daunting task of making your new house a home comes with the added pressure of making it trendy, but it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Instead of overwhelming yourself with the burden of doing it all on your own, maybe take some advice from the professionals.
With that in mind, who better to take those tips from than a socialite? The glamorous life of a socialite is proof enough that they know best, even when it comes to decorating a home.
Take Courtney Sarofim for example: she is an elected trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, located in Houston, TX and an investor at the Fayez Sarofim Co., of which her husband Christopher Binyon Sarofim is the Vice President. Courtney is also Vice President for acquisitions and dispositions at Landar Holdings, a family-owned real estate company. Courtney travels often between New York for business and her home in Houston, TX.
Despite being a busy mother of two and a successful businesswoman, she also finds time to be a socialite, designer, fashion blogger, and a bit of a fashion icon. She was the Best Dressed Honoree at Neiman Marcus in 2005, where Courtney finds many of her versatile statement pieces. Even when it seems like she wouldn’t be able to find time for anything else, she has still managed to collaborate with fashion designer Adam Lippes to create décor and tableware collections for the home.
If you want home decorating tips, definitely take them from a socialite. Here are some tips straight from the source.
Texture is such an important element of decoration. Most people think that color is the most important thing, but actually bright colors added to a space will still appear boring and flat if they’re not paired with texture. Some great texture features to incorporate into your home design are wood tones and fur. Fur is a great versatile option for adding texture to the space, but using authentic fur is neither sustainable nor morally sound. Thankfully, there are faux fur options available which will satisfy the space’s need for cozy texture and won’t break the bank. Elements like faux fur rugs, faux fur pillows, and faux fur sheepskins are excellent options for bringing in necessary texture. Try adding a faux fur area rug to your living space or draping a faux fur sheepskin on your sofa. Find a vendor of faux fur rugs that you can trust, and that offers free shipping to get that textural element for a lower cost.
Bring Life to the Space
Bringing life in the space doesn’t just mean welcoming pets and significant others. Interior designers suggest bringing plants into the home for a variety of reasons. Green, lively plants like pothos, fiddle leaf figs, philodendron, and rubber plants are excellent low-maintenance plants to bring life into your home or apartment. The natural color plants bring in also add that vibrancy and color pop many people desire to bring into their home. While they require attention to maintain longevity, these plants only get better with time. Plants grow while vases break, blankets fray, and mirrors age. Plants not only look aesthetically pleasing – they filter the air of the apartment, keeping it fresh and breathable. Add a plant into a corner of the room that catches filtered light to help bring life and texture into your decor.
Pick the Furniture Last
This is a really important part of decorating your space. Interior designers suggest measuring your space to know what you have to work with before you buy your furniture. This way you avoid buying the wrong thing and then exhaust yourself by having to return the furniture that doesn’t fit. This comes as a bit of a challenge if you already have furniture that you’re bringing into the space. If this is the case, it might be a good idea to sell your furniture if it doesn’t fit and purchase pieces that are more appropriately sized for the space.
Remember, when you’re investing in these larger pieces of furniture you should make sure that they are versatile pieces that will pair well with your accent faux fur pieces. For an extra trendy look, pair faux fur pillows in a light, neutral color with a dark-toned throw blanket. Another excellent way to keep your furniture pieces looking trendy and updated is to drape a faux fur sheepskin on the arm of your couch. If you want to have a faux fur sheepskin in your space, make sure your couch is in a neutral tone or a deep jewel tone for a truly luxurious feel in your living space.