Amber Interior Design
Everyone needs a mirror. It’s a home necessity that we all must have. Even if you’re the most easy going human, you still need to know if you have broccoli in your teeth…right?? Mirrors can be both practically needed (bathroom) or just needed for it’s aesthetic (living room). I, for one, love the light that a mirror reflects in a space. It takes a dull room and makes it fantastic! Another space to place a mirror is the entryway. When I am a guest, I appreciate when someone has a mirror for me to check and make sure I have no lipstick on my teeth, or that my hair isn’t crazy after being in the wind. Below is a few ideas for where to display a mirror in your home (besides the bathroom).
Entryway. Like I said before, your guests will thank you. And it will make your entryway space feel bigger. This is smart for when you have a smaller entryway.
Bedroom. This is also a necessity, especially when you are getting ready in the mornings. A floor mirror is a great options for the bedroom.
Living Room. If you are dealing with a small space, adding a mirror can give off the vibe that your space is larger than it really is. Also, like I said before, it reflects light which helps in dark spaces.
Dining Room. Same thoughts as the living room. And don’t you want to watch yourself eat??
Below is some of our favorite mirrors this season! You can find mirrors in all budget forms. Happy Shopping!!!
The Glitter Guide
It’s happening! The first official day of Fall is September 22 and I, for one, am beyond excited. It’s that time of year when we put away the shorts and sandals and break out our thick sweaters and ankle boots. But, outside the fashion world, other things are happening inside our homes, as well. Candles show up on our mantels, throw blankets become a constant companion on our sofas, and there’s always a steady supply of wood by the fireplace. Indoors, the transition from Summer to Fall can sometimes be a subtle one but there are plenty of styling tips for making our homes cozy and comfortable as we prepare for cooler days ahead. Just take a look at these impressive spaces if you’re needing a little inspiration…
Nothing says “Fall” like moody gray walls, warm flannel blankets, and a dark leather sofa. I’m also loving the slender taper candles on the mantel and the dried florals on the coffee table.
Image: Inspired By This
In the dining room, bare branches and sheepskin throws are the perfect accents for your table and chairs. A hefty pile of firewood in the corner adds a really nice touch.
Image: Cheetah is the New Black
Fall is also the perfect time to start changing out those flower arrangements. Opt for a jewel tone palette that includes lots of burgundy and hunter green, with a little bit of ivory thrown in for good measure.
Image: Apartment Therapy
Speaking of rich colors, how amazing is this room?! Choosing a dark tone for the walls and ceiling really helps to create that cozy, den-like feel. A brightly colored persian rug is just enough to break up the monotony.
Serene & Lily
Bedrooms are, by far, one of my favorite rooms to style during the cooler months. Just be sure to choose a uniquely patterned rug, pile on the neutral accent pillows, and throw a warm, knitted blanket on top of your comforter….the chunkier, the better.
Mindy Bucklew/ SG Contributor
Art quotes have been a major trend these last few years. I personally am not growing tired of it because words are such a powerful tool. If we can remind ourselves certain positive sayings each day, we will win in the end. And to add to that, children need positive words spoken over them, so art quotes is a perfect detail to add to any child’s space. Petal Lane Home creates art and magnet boards that showcase some powerful sayings. Practically this is a perfect solution for both needing art and needing to display paper and photography in an office, bedroom, kitchen, kids room and the list goes on. Above are some of my personal favorites. You can see the entire Petal Lane Home collection at The Baby Cubby. Happy Shopping!
You rarely see a living room without a coffee table that anchors the space. In fact, coffee tables are one of those pieces that are normally non negotiable. They not only bring stability to your space, but they offer much needed counter space to display books, candles and other decor items. They are also practically needed when you want to place a glass of water or bowl of popcorn somewhere. I personally would be placing a bowl of ice cream or a plate of chocolate chip cookies on my coffee table…wouldn’t you?!
Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes. When choosing the perfect table for your space, there are a few things to remember.
Consider your space. The ideal distance from the edge of the sofa to the edge of the table is 18 inches, which is close enough to reach for your drink or put a magazine down, but far enough to stretch out your legs.
Think about your room’s main passageway, and leave at least 30 inches from the outer edge of the coffee table to the TV stand or media cabinet.
A coffee table’s height is very important. The surface should be about one or two inches lower than your sofa seat. Standard tables are 16 to 18 inches high, and a taller table is 20 or 21 inches for those taller sofas.
Below we’ve got a round up of 30 different coffee tables. We’ve got round tables, square tables, marble tables, wood tables…we’ve got lots of options for you! And the best part is that they are all under $300! So now you can spend more money on your dream sofa or that Moroccan rug that you’ve been eyeing.