What does it take to transform the look of a home in less than 30 minutes? Any home décor site will preach the same mantra in different words: bring out the silk cushion covers, add a few throws to the sofa, change the curtains, light a few candles, and make the bed with the finest linen you own. There you go, no secret after all, huh? Yes, new upholstery in rich colors is all it takes to turn on the magic.
I went looking for what’s hot this festive season. Two stores that caught my fancy are Zara (site defunct now) and Good Earth.
What I liked about Zara:
The embroidered with minute detailing, the liberal use of contrasting colors, and the sequined red cushion with the rich look. Don’t you think the red cushions will look great on a white/cream colored sofa?
What was nice at Good Earth:
I fell in love with this living room instantly. Beautiful cushion with foliage design against a backdrop of earthen-colored living roomed adds to the oomph factor. A closer look at their site, and I think I love their concept of decorating more than their products. It’s full of fresh ideas with a zillion inspiration for recycling stuff around the house – old glass jars to brass pots. What do you think of the seating area with multi-colored cushions? The thing is one doesn’t need to spend a fortune to get a rich look such as this. All it takes is to have an eye for great products at bargain prices.
Oh, and just so you know, if it sounds like I’m on a advertising mission, then let me clarify. I’m not affiliated with any of those stores. I just love sharing with you all what appeals to me.