Bring floral patterns into your home and keep them even past spring! Floral print emphasizes other patterns in a space, and adds a pop of color in the right place. There are different avenues to choose from when introducing floral into any space, but always opt for color and eye-catching prints that steer away from traditional tablecloth patterns. No matter which design aesthetic exists in your home, modern and minimalist or romantic and shabby chic, floral patterns are a fun way to incorporate color, pattern and texture to any space.
Different floral patterns exude a particular mood. Decide on the mood you want, and then start to look at different fabrics to fit. Choose big, bold and vibrant patterns for a contemporary look or go with softer hues for a romantic aesthetic. The larger the print the more updated it will feel amongst other patterns in a space. We most often see floral print in family rooms and bedrooms, but don’t hesitate to try floral in your kitchen or bathroom!
The best way to stay on the safe side of floral print is with light colors. Always accent existing décor; never create décor from floral print, as this can appear too busy. Most often, we forget floral exists in other mediums.
Try a pillow at your desk chair or even floral placemats at the kitchen table for the just the right amount of color in your space. Thinking of making a bolder statement? Try a floral rug with big flower prints or choose a more intricate design with vibrant colors! Whichever aesthetic you prefer, a rug can make a huge difference in the overall design concept, as you want to create a cohesive look and feel throughout a space
Add a beautiful vase to your office or kitchen with an eye-catching floral arrangement or simply add a few flowers for a minimalist appeal. Add a sophisticated armchair in a bright floral pattern or go the opposite route and choose a muted color scheme for a highly romantic and feminine look.
Wearing floral is also trending right now! Skinny jeans with beautiful floral prints or sundresses with a classic white and yellow flowers scream summer fashion. Wearing one piece of floral print will instantly brighten up any outfit with a neutral palette. Always remember to experiment with color when choosing floral print for the home or your closet!
At La Maison Interiors, we’re loving florals and we’re seeing it everywhere from high-end fashion to contemporary family rooms! There are so many different avenues to explore with floral print so don’t hesitate to experiment with this design trend!
Mirrors change the ambiance in a room; adding dimension to a flat wall or making a room seem larger using strategic placement. are a perfect way to accessorize any space in your home. They add depth to a flat wall and make a room appear larger. Accent a space with mirrors as decorative pieces than a functional addition to the space. Accessorizing with mirrors adds a focal point to a space and adds interest to a wall. Make natural light bounce off a mirrors, creating shadows and sunbeams across a space for added dimension. Follow the rules of hanging art when displaying mirrors in your home, like hanging art or photography.
Height matters. If you stand in the middle of a room, place the mirror at eye level so it aligns with the top third of the mirror. Group smaller mirrors together to add interest to a wall or decorate an entire wall with mirrors to add more depth to a room. This trick works wonders in small spaces that also get limited natural light. Oversized floor-length mirrors add grandeur in large rooms with high ceilings. Do not attempt to hang an oversized mirror! Lean it against the wall for a causal effect that also feels sophisticated.
Mirrors also act as art on the wall. Place a mirror so it reflects engaging décor on the opposite wall. Choose an eye catching painting across from a mirror to emphasize the painting and give the mirror a purpose in the space. Bright colored wall accents work as well if you want abstract art instead. Accessorize the space with bold vases, and play with height accents to reflect as much color and interest as possible. Choose a frame with decorative handcrafted details for an ornate aesthetic or a sleek and strong frame for a modern appeal. Compliment your existing décor for a quicker solution.
The aesthetic of a space often dictates the shape of a mirror. You should be daring with your choice, as you want to stand out amongst friends! Oval shaped mirrors are unique and serve as a classic solution for functionality and aesthetic. Group small sized mirrors together, as this doubles as functional wall art in any room of your home! Choose a round mirror in an angular room to create an unexpected contrast for a contemporary twist. Softer less harsh lines and decadent frame embellishments lend to the an organic art statement in your home. Reinvent any space in your home with ornate mirrors or opt for a modern touch with an oversized mirror! Visit La Maison Interiors for more inspiration on the perfect mirror for your home.
Ottomans and poufs serve as a perfect addition to family rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms as they serve two purposes. They can be decorative or utilitarian, and work best in spaces that call for comfortable surroundings. They are versatile in terms of fabric, style, size and color! Have fun with ottomans, but remember some simple rules when choosing the best luxury ottoman and poufs for your home.
Stick with your current aesthetic. Ottomans are accessories that function as low tables for a cocktail party or for unbeatable comfort in your bedroom. If you have a neutral furniture base in your family room or living room, choose an ottoman that offers a pop of color. This can be a fun way to add color that can double as storage.
Placement is very important once you choose an ottoman. There is no gray area when it comes to arranging an ottoman, as you want to either hide it beneath a table, place it at the edge of a bed or use it as the focal point of a space. Choose wisely and your ottoman will serve as a comfortable footrest, a place to sit at the edge of your bed or as a coffee table replacement.
When choosing the size of an ottoman take into account the height, shape and size. If you choose a square ottoman that is knee-high you will want to pair it with a matching ottoman. If the ottoman is lower and more rectangular it can serve as a coffee table so make sure it is sturdy enough to support coasters or a drink tray for guests.
Poufs, not to be confused with ottomans also serve as a decorative addition. They are a fun way to replace a sturdy chair in the bedroom. Poufs have a feminine touch, making one a perfect addition to a dressing table or vanity. Poufs add a soft and elegant aesthetic. If you’re having friends over for a night of wine and cheese plates take out two or three poufs for extra seating. Poufs double as a footrest as they are designed with comfort in mind.Play with fabric and textures! Ottomans come in a variety of styles ranging from contemporary and modern with great functionality or they serve as a focal point meant to replace a coffee table. Be creative with your choice in ottomans to bring an entirely different design concept to any space in your home.
Whether you want to go more contemporary or you’re looking to add extra seating to your living space luxury ottomans and poufs are the perfect addition. Check out La Maison Interiors for your entire luxury ottoman finds at our Scottsdale showroom.
As light color and neutral bases are trending for 2014 do not be afraid to work with darker shades for added contrast in any space of your home. La Maison Interiors has a myriad of luxury furniture pieces and design ideas to implement darker textures, patterns and colors in your home.
Everyone’s favorite way to change a space’s aesthetic is through a refresh of wall color. Small rooms are the least optimal to try out a dark color as you want a room to feel larger if it is on the smaller side. Bedrooms and dining rooms are the ideal to try a darker wall color.
Determine the amount of natural light in a space before choosing a color. If the space gets ample natural light then a darker color is the optimal choice, but if there is limited natural light opt for one shade lighter. Most paint swatches come in gradients for easy paint color selection.
Rich, saturated color schemes feel traditional, cozy and often masculine. If you are designing a space for your man opt for neutral accessories to balance dark paint color on the walls. This will give the space a balanced aesthetic while still keeping with a masculine design concept. Compliment the furnishingsthat already exist with wall color that does not distract from what is already in a space.
Some color ideas for a dining room could be deep red, plum or even navy. These colors represent strength and sophistication. If your dining room has a well designed baseboard that extends halfway up the wall create a stark contrast with dark paint color and pain the baseboards white. For a balanced aesthetic choose bright furnishings with sleek design so not to crowd the space. Playing with dark color can be fun, as you can contrast darker hues and shades with bright accessories for an unexpected pop of color.
A creative way to implement dark color is to bring in a decorator who has custom painting experience. You can create a themed room with an extravagant ceiling design such as a stormy sky or a playful pattern that adds dimension to a space. This can make a room appear larger, and also adds a touch of sophistication that is completely unique to your home. Our collection of luxury furniture ideas at La Maison offers ideas and inspiration to make any space in your home appear elegant and sophisticated using darker shades and hues. Take a walk on the dark side this year.