Best Celebrity Homes
Cozy Up for Winter
Winter is a good time to bring out the comfort things. If your house is basically white, for example, color can come from collections giving the room different personalities. All you have to do is shift the collectibles to do this. If you have a variety of blue and white porcelain, line it along the living room mantel. Brightly colored majolica will give another feeling to a room, as will a colorful quilt hanging on a wall, draped over a sofa, used as a tablecloth, or on the bed. All these things add character without great expense.
Add an Element of Surprise
When arranging things it’s always fun to add an element of surprise. For example, plain white drapes might be lined with a colorful floral print. When they’re tied back, the color is revealed. Wallpaper where it isn’t expected, such as in a closet or tiny powder room, can be quite charming. Paint the inside of your hall closet a bright cheerful color and add solid brass hooks for practicality. Or, create a photo gallery inside the closet door. A small powder room is the perfect place for a gallery of collectibles like folk art, unusual signs, and framed postcards.