It’s Springtime, and that means a couple of things…Spring cleaning and Spring shopping! The beautiful weather and new blooms just spark a need in most of us to refresh our space. After cleaning out, haul some new colors in!
At Lott Furniture Co., we’ve brought in tons of new products this season with intentions to give our customers the best options to brighten their space! We’re now offering made-to-order rugs and pillows, as well as custom furniture! (There’s no sense in getting something generic, when you can get something uniquely designed by you!)
If you didn’t know already, color does a whole lot more than just glue your space together.
According to HGTV, color absolutely can:
- Enhance feelings of health and wellbeing
- Modify perceived temperature — make your space feel warmer or cooler
- Transform perceived space — make your space feel larger, or more cozy and intimate
- Illuminate dark areas
- Create mystery and romance in dull areas
- Energize static areas
With that being said, what are you waiting for?
A couple of the easiest ways to incorporate color into your space are through textiles and paint. No matter what your budget allows, there is definitely a product to fit your needs.
Paint can do a lot…a whole lot. Check out this before and after with incredible changes from just paint and a new rug!
If you’re anything like me, you’re on a budget. Making changes like these don’t have to break the bank.
And if you’re anything more like me, you love Joanna Gaines. Thankfully, the Hearth & Hand line at Target has gallons of paint under $50!
Now for our personal favorites…pillows and rugs! If you can’t go all out with painting right now, the best thing you can do is get a few new pillows and a rug to tie everything together!
We have dozens to choose from in store, and hundreds to look at in our catalogue! (We’re also able to get you a sample before ordering.)
Pillows and rugs add not only color, but also texture variety. This can really diversify your space!
Posted by Lott Furniture Co. on Monday, March 5, 2018
What the Designers Have to Say
“The details are not the details. They make the design.”- Charles Eames
Our friend Sarah Moffett, local interior designer and entrepreneur who has worked with HGTV Home Town, contributed a few tidbits on the topic of color.
“Details like paint colors can make or break a space. Lighting and other design elements largely affect how a color reads in a room and no two spaces are alike.
I also encourage for the backdrop (aka walls) to remain fairly neutral so the personality of the furnishings can speak. There’s a special place for using color on walls, but it needs to be intentional and in a space where the other elements are well-coordinated with the color.” -Sarah Moffett
I went through the entire first season of Queer Eye on Netflix in a single afternoon, and it's put me in such a happy state of mind that I'm determined to use a ton more color in my design work this year. Case in point: this kitchen I did with bright cranberry red cabinets which are remarkably bad for resale yet remarkably good for the soul. ? @sarahdorio
Finally making a room for her about two seconds before she's born. Still awaiting the chambray and oak wingback glider. Framing antique botanicals for a gallery wall above her white oak crib. Really excited to make a nursery that doesn't feel like a nursery, but instead another chapter in the book of our house. They're only babies for a minute and it's okay to think outside pink and precious. You don't have to have a theme. My very first experience designing a room was in 7th grade. Until then my room was decorated in the same antiques and neutrals my mama used in the rest of their house. When I was old enough to care about it, we made an event one weekend of redesigning my bedroom exactly how I wanted–cloud wallpaper on the ceiling, twinkle lights strung around my desk nook, my own artwork framed. And it was one of the coolest experiences of my growing up years, sharing that with her. (Side note: why do all baby gear like the strollers and play pens and swings come in obnoxious colors and patterns?! WHO IS DESIGNING THIS STUFF?)
Stay tuned for more design blogs! We’re in the middle of revamping our content. If you want more tips on using color, come see us Tuesday, May 8 at 6-8 pm for Wine & Design! We have complimentary refreshments, and our friend Sarah Moffett will be joining us for a demo on choosing paint colors.
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Keri Rowell is part of Downtown Laurel’s most historic business, Lott Furniture Co. A Laurel native and Historic District resident, Keri enjoys exploring all of the beautiful spaces and places in her Home Town, discovering the hidden tales buried deep within its history, and sharing them with the world. When you visit Downtown Laurel, you might just spot her out exploring, dreaming up the next story to share with you.