*I partnered with my friends at Trove Editions on this post- all opinions are my own.
I am back to discuss ways you *could* be making your home look cheap! I don’t think that any of us are trying to achieve that look. But if you have something in your home that could fall under todays post. That is OK! I am here to help and offer some EASY fixes. If you are happy with what you have, even better! I am also dying to show you a change I made to my front room, might seem like a small change but it is BIG to us. Basically Swivel Chairs are magical!
Remember I had that big white sideboard in this room? Well it sold and I was so thrilled because I had big plans of getting two swivel chairs in here. Swivel chairs are possibly one of the greatest style of chairs. I am surprised that I have not owned one before. Especially in a small space.
My new swivel chairs are from one of the coolest shops. I actually met the owners when I used to be a furniture buyer. It is called Trove Editions. I love their mission statement and it goes right along with what we are talking about today-
“We offer an ever-changing collection of rare and vibrant finds….
INTENDED TO INSPIRE AND ENERGIZE YOU
We encourage you to make it your own, mixing in new elements with the meaningful pieces you have acquired and inherited over time.”
Isn’t that great? Mix in meaningful pieces. I feel like that is MY mission statement! See why this fits in todays discussion-
Back to that article I found that was titled-
“5 Things That Make a Home Look Cheap”
I clicked over immediately to see if I had any of those things. One of the things said that could make your home look cheap- Furniture Sets. This is what they said-
“I know it’s easy to go into a big box store and purchase an entire bedroom set, you don’t enhance a home by doing so. Furniture created and sold in sets suffers from tremendous mark-ups, it rarely works well in the space that it is intended for. Mixing and matching styles, fabrics, and woods is a creative way to decorate on a budget and also tends to make a home look fabulous. If you forgo the ease of furniture sets and use a little creativity instead, you’re likely to wind up with furniture that you love that is infused with quality and class, and nothing is wrong with that!” source
What do you think of that statement? Do you agree?
One of the best tips design tips for starting to decorate a new space is- to find one starting point and go from there. Find the rug or the pillow then build off it, creating a look that is unique to YOU. Find a store that sells unique pieces and frequent it often until you find exactly what you love.
I think a lot of people like owning something that no one else has. (Not me, obviously I don’t mind if others have what I have, it’s a compliment).
These are some of my favorite unique pieces from Trove Editions that will add some character to your home. And break up a matching set of furniture.
You can shop their unique finds online. For most items on Trove Editions, once a piece is sold out, it is gone! For now they can get more of my chairs. (they ship throughout the US right to your door and they offer free returns from their online shop). Find my exact chairs HERE .
Also if you do happen to have a matching sofa and loveseat then try putting your loveseat in a different room and add chairs or something unique with your sofa!
I hope that helped, especially if you are in the market for something new, this is something to consider!
Also you can always shop this room HERE.
You can see Part I of “Things that could Make Your Home Look Cheap” on THIS post.