I have done a countless amount of mood boards since March, when I started custom mood boards for your spaces. During that time, close friends and family have asked me, "Does it get easier?" or "Does it get faster?" referring to the time and effort I put into each design. The answer is--not really, because every space is so different. However, today I wanted to share with you a few of my go-to accessories when putting together a room. I guess you could call them my "MVPs" of mood board making.
1. I am hooked on these storage baskets. For their natural look and their booming functionality.
2. This table lamp is not only sleek and modern, it is incredibly affordable. I'll take two, please!
3. A punchy pillow is a must-have for every couch. I love this quirky pom-pom one for its bright color and surprising shape.
4. An oversized photograph can completely amp up a room. This one is from 20x200, but try following this tutorial to make your own!
5. Area rugs, people! Even if you have wall-to-wall carpet, don't dismiss the power of layering an area rug over top. My current crush? This one from Shades of Light that comes in a slew of different colors.
6. Something that's alive...errr at least looks alive. If you have a black thumb, or just don't want to think about taking care of indoor plants, this faux potted grass is easy to maintain and incredibly contemporary. If you still have ivy draped around your place, or worse, above your cabinets. Throw it out. Now.
7. I love mixing photos, art and typography for a curated look. This typographic print is June's chalkboard drawing, but feel free to find something that spells out what you feel about your space.
8. A throw. A throw. A throw. And not just to tuck away and pull out when you hunker down to watch the tube--it is also an accessory that can add a cozy pop to your room. I love these vibrant ones draped over the arm of a couch. Psst. They're on clearance!
There you have it. Some free design advice from yours truly. Anything you would add to the list?
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