Update key design elements for a whole new look

Update key design elements for a whole new look

If last season’s interior looks have you down, give yourself and your home a lift by adding a few new fashionable finds. By switching out key elements, you can create a fresh space without spending a lot of time or cash.

Bright light

Lighting is a sure-fire way to add new life to an old space. Whether you update your ambient or task lighting, there are numerous, attractive selections on the market that are sure to help your design shine.

Fresh fabric

Revive your room with a new slipcover in a trendy pattern to update an old chair or even experiment with a unique wall treatment. Bringing new patterns and tones into a room can give your space a fresh feel.

Down under

Replacing your flooring may not be an option, but adding a decorative rug is not only affordable, it is also a wonderful way to elevate your room’s style.


Adorn your walls with new, cool colors without ever lifting a paintbrush. Incorporating paintings, prints and other wall accessories into your design scheme will help update your home’s hues and add dimension to your space.

Big picture

By taking a look around and updating accents throughout your home room by room, you can make a big impact on your interior design without breaking the bank

alluring accents


Here are a few sample finds that could be utilized to up any room’s style quotient:

Add ambience
The Blow Table Lamp is a striking design from Studio Italia Design. Magically encapsulated within a glass bubble, its directional controls are executed via a magnet on the outer surface of the glass case, and the power is supplied by a 12-volt lamp head. Studio Italia Design, (305) 621-9602, www.sid-usa.com; $1,695

Pretty patterns

This Dyson Washed Garden fabric is available in three assortments of colors. Made of rayon, cotton and polyester, the classic pattern combined with the unique blend of colors will enhance any design. Calico Corners, (800) 213-6366, www.calicocorners.com; $69.99 per yard

Fab flooring
Aptly named Water Garden, this jacquard-woven tapestry rug brings a splash of color into your home. Capel Rugs,
(800) 382-6574, www.capelrugs.com; prices vary by size

Picture perfect
This colorful piece of art adds flare and interest to any space. Agave Dreams by Carmen Menza is an oil-on-canvas piece. Carmen Menza,
www.carmenmenza.com; $1,250

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