Monday, March 12, 2012

5 Tips to Soften Your Space

Looking to soften your space for Spring? Now is the perfect time to infuse the home with warm and inviting touches. Here are 5 easy ways to bring that soft, cozy feeling to your home.

Drapery
The usage of light and airy window treatments can soften a room and create a romantic, draping effect. I especially love sheer, light colored panels as seen in this photo, to soften a space. 

Lighting
Warm, white lighting is key to creating a soft and serene room. I have arranged lamps and chandeliers throughout The Shoppe and The Farmhouse, to lighten the mood and create a romantic ambience.


Slipcovers
Slipcovers are a great way to bring a relaxed, cozy feel to a room. They can also soften the hard lines and boxy edges of a piece of furniture.
Bring the Outside in
Incorporate flowers and natural elements from the outdoors. Nature not only softens a space but also add a tremendous amount of texture to a hard space.



Color
Decorating with shades of white and pastels can soften your space. Choose complimentary colors of the same tone to create a soothing effect. White, creamy taupes and pale robins egg are a few of my favorites.
What are your favorite tricks to soften a space?
I would love to hear your ideas!


14 comments:

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love your photos, how I wish I could shop there. I love the soft colors and the lighting looks amazing.

~Shanon

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

My favorite tricks? Reading posts like yours to give me ideas, of course!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Lack of color and lack of elements work for me, LaurieAnna. Whites, creamy whites, and like you - pale blues/greys thrown in. And of course...hydrangeas, peonies, roses, and lavender. Loved your photos today, girlie!

xoxo laurie

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Ooooh what wonderful ideas on making a space lighter.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Yours is that which dreams are made of.....
Nancy

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I found all these tips for softening our spaces very helpful...
...key component? drapes, slips, coordinated linens- Fabric!

Now if the key component for keeping it clean were just as easy~ Pat

pipigirl said...

basically the same as you. i am learning more and more each day what my true style is. and.... luckily i have a man that just wants me to be happy and enjoys the way i decorate. ive lightened him up a bit i think. i have learned to incorp some tall ships in the decor. a bit of nautical. i love the whites,creams,pale blues several shades of that. and..........pink. flowers abundant. thanks so much for all the wonderful, beautiful ideas youve sent my way. susy

martinealison said...

Vos idées sont merveilleuses... J'aime la fluidité, le pastel des couleurs qui permet ainsi de mettre certains objets en valeur... La présence des bougies aussi...
Gros bisous

miss flibbertigibbet said...

So pretty Laurie Anna. I want to move in...WITHOUT kids....sigh...
LOrraine

nelda said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! What are the white soft fluffy flowers in the urn? I need some of those!

Kathryn J Cain said...

take a look at for the love of junk - Marta and Friends are having a spring shing ding this month on the 23rd and 24th...love the rain but hopes for a clear weekend...fyi all invited.
I'm Alexandria's Attic and working on a blog,but finding a name that will not get lost in the BIG world of internet searches and blog land

Hibiscus House said...

Well, as always you have given me new ideas and something beautiful to look at. Your blog is always so motivating for me. Thanks!
Dolly

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the use of pillows and florals to soften spaces..Your spaces are so incredibly beautiful.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Great ideas! I love to soften my rooms with vintage lace doilies on tables or on shelf edges and squishy pillows in vintage floral fabrics.
Michelle