When it comes to creating a home decor style, it can be easy to get caught up in what other people say you should do or think of as the right way to go about it. But at the end of the day, your home should reflect who you are and how you want to live your life – and that includes your decor style! When it comes to authentic Hudson Valley home decor, there are plenty of simple tricks you can use that will result in an overall effect that’s both beautiful and unique, including these spring home decor tips by Hudson Valley local mortgage broker Lisa Ferrara.
Mortgage Broker Lisa Ferrara Shares Spring Home Decorating Tips for an Authentic Hudson Valley Style Home – Presented by Superior Mortgage Company Inc. NMLS #43642 – Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios
The importance of color
Many people believe that interior decorating has very little to do with color, but it is one of the most important aspects of your home decor. In fact, color has a dramatic impact on how people feel in a room and what they think about their surroundings. If you are looking to have an authentic Hudson Valley-style home, there are few colors that fit better than those found in nature during springtime. With tips on how to use color to create your own authentic Hudson Valley Style, you will be ready to start decorating your home.
To get started, consider these tip: Choose warmer colors: Springtime brings warm weather and sunny skies so when decorating your home for spring, try choosing warmer tones like yellows or golds. Brighten up with whites: Since spring weather can sometimes be unpredictable (and rainy), using lighter shades like white will help brighten up any room without making it seem dark or depressing if a storm comes through. Be sure to add pops of bolder colors: Adding pops of bolder colors like green or blue helps make any space more exciting while still keeping within a natural aesthetic perfect for springtime in New York State.
The allure of textures
It’s easy to fall in love with textures like wood, slate, bamboo, and stone—which is why you see them used so often in home decor. But it’s important to avoid pushing too many textures into a space. For example, if you love wicker furniture but also want to add some leather accents, you might need to reevaluate your goals. Try using one or two different textures in your living room; combining three makes things look a little busy. The same rule applies when adding artwork and patterned rugs—while both can add some visual interest and energy to a room, trying to use too many patterns (especially more than two) will just give your eyes nowhere to rest.
What type of style are you?
Some style experts will tell you that one style is best; that there’s only one type of person who should live in a specific-style home. These experts are wrong. What works for some people won’t work for others, and what works in California might not work in New York, even if both places have a modern rustic feel. Instead of looking at your home and saying “That isn’t authentic!” try to look at it from different angles: Is it comfortable? Does it reflect my personality? Does it fit my lifestyle? You may find yourself gravitating toward a certain style—and that’s okay. It doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe or completely redecorate your living room.
New life, new accessories
It’s no secret that spring is a time of change. But before you start thinking about your spring wardrobe, be sure to consider how your home could benefit from some spring home decor and interior design updates. New accessories can put a fresh spin on your living space as new life is injected into every corner. And don’t forget: spring is also a great time to add a pop of color! Check out colorful Nature Wall Art in Hudson Valley Style Magazine’s Shop >>
Taking it one room at a time
If you have a large home, remember that spring isn’t about trying to decorate your entire house all at once. Focus on one room, or even one piece of furniture (it can be as small as your coffee table). Make sure you make it personal by using items that mean something to you—family photos and special pieces of art are perfect examples. Mix them with colorful nature photo prints on canvas from Duncan Avenue Studios >> and you’ll have created a beautiful space in no time!
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