Home Decorating Tips to Keep in Mind

Home Decorating Tips to Keep in Mind

Your house is a place where you end your day, so know the best home decorating tips is certainly beneficial!

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From going home after a stressful day of work to inviting loved ones over to create memories that will last you a lifetime, the spaces within your home almost act as an extension of yourself. It is your place to re-center, as well as enjoy yourself, the place where you can always be you.  Shouldn’t that be reflected within your décor?

To make your home feel more fitting for you, surely you have considered ways to decorate. However, if you don’t often redecorate your home, you may be wondering where to begin.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we understand how important the perfect décor is for your home. That’s why we have put together a few of the top home decorating tips for you to keep in mind. If you are itching to bring a fresh feel to your home, be sure to continue reading to become inspired:

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  • Add a sense of whimsy. Whether you find yourself buried in a good fantasy novel or just enjoy finding magic within everyday life, you will certainly appreciate bringing a touch of whimsy to your own home. You don’t have to paint a whimsical land upon your walls to create an enchanting setting. Adding small details to your home will help you splash a little fantasy in here and there. Items such as mermaid book ends, mirrors or photos with mythical frames, or any antique décor, will really help to add a spellbinding element to your home with some personality and flair.

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  • Make use of a softer palette. The world today seems to thrive on bold, edgy styles. However, sometimes the softer side of life goes unnoticed or unappreciated. You can bring this a calm and refreshing side of life into your own home with just the right color palette. When working with softer hues, pastels are always a lovely choice. Making use of colors that almost create the feeling of being in a garden is perfect for developing an easing appeal within a space. You can bring a gentle setting to your home with the right hues. As we head into Spring, consider blush pink and pastel green, as these hues will certainly brighten up your home in a delicate way.

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  • Incorporate a little texture. Sometimes, your home may seem too uniform or austere. From cream colored walls to white ceilings, it can feel as if your home doesn’t have enough pizzazz to keep up with your own personal style. Don’t be afraid to spice up spaces within your home with the right décor, such as hand-painted wallpapers, layered tablescapes, and décor that will provide a flair within your rooms. Your home doesn’t have to fit in with every home in your neighborhood. Uniqueness is an endearing trait. Most importantly, don’t be scared to utilize elements of décor that are rarely seen, as you can create a combination that will certainly “wow” your guests.

Decorating your home is such a wonderful opportunity to make your living space everything you have ever wanted. You can create it to reflect who you are, your interests and your sense of style by utilizing these home decorating tips. Here at White Oak Interiors, we want to help you create the perfect décor within your home. If you are interested in planning your interior design, feel free to contact us today.


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Home Decorating Tips to Keep in Mind

Get Colorful with Your Bathroom Decor!

After a long, dreary Winter, it can be a breath of fresh air to create your bathroom decor to represent bright and vibrant colors.

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With the world outside offering only chill and frost, why wouldn’t you want to brighten up your life with beautiful hues? If you are planning on remodeling, or adding to any rooms within your home, you can always add a bit of vibrancy within your bathroom.

Your home serves as a place for you to rest and become inspired. Creating colorful bathroom decor gives you a lovely space to relax and find comfort.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we know just how inspirational the right color scheme can be. That’s why we have put together a few ways as to how you can get colorful in your bathroom. If you are looking for your next project for your own home, be sure to continue reading to discover more.

  • Splash your bathroom with pink. Whether you enjoy embracing your feminine side, or just love a little pink, you can certainly show it within your bathroom. You can create little splashes of pink throughout the room with items such as a bold, pink shower curtain, incorporating it within a modern backsplash, or perhaps blush pink light covers which will add some warmth to the room. You are definitely not at a loss for opportunities to showcase little splashes of this darling hue.

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  • Spring some green into your powder room. What better way to welcome spring than to start incorporating it into your powder room or even a child’s bathroom? For those who love Spring, the longing for the lush greenery to return to the trees and bloom in the world around you, you can bring these beautiful green hues to your bathroom to celebrate this stunning season that’s right around the corner. From intricate, green wallpaper to spring green towels, you have a myriad of opportunities to add this charming hue to your bathroom. Also, a bright or pastel green hue is such a welcoming color, creating your space to appear larger, rather that dull and cramped.
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This bathroom is a handicapped bathroom, which is why the pipes are exposed.

  • Accent your bathroom with sparks of gold. The metallic color of gold has been treasured throughout the ages, and for good reason too! Not only does it represent great value, but it certainly is gorgeous, don’t you agree? You can bring golden, floral accents to your walls, display dazzling golden bathroom accessories, and even represent it within your light fixtures. Having a little shine within your bathroom is just another lovely way to add color and shine.

It can be rejuvenating to redo and add a little color to your bathroom decor. From darling pink to sparks of gold, these tips will surely help you create a vibrant appeal. Here at White Oak Interiors, we want to help you make the most of your home décor. If you are interested in planning your own interior design, feel free to contact us today.

Home Decorating Tips to Keep in Mind

Inspire Your Home with a Black and White Color Scheme

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When decorating your home, you will be presented with a choice. Which color scheme would make your home perfect for you? There are so many colors and even more color schemes, it can be overwhelming! Luckily, there is a very timeless, sophisticated, and chic color scheme that will do wonders for your home, a black and white color scheme.

If you are seeking a unique appeal, a black and white color scheme is quite an extraordinary and versatile color choice. There are many lovely ways to incorporate it into your own home.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we treasure the right color scheme for every home. That’s why we have put together a few ways you can inspire your own home with a black and white color scheme. If you are looking for a fresh, new look for your home, be sure to keep reading to discover more:

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  • Bathroom stripes. If you love having a wardrobe filled with colors and even more black and white, you can use this idea within your bathroom décor. Bold black and white stripes adorning your bathroom walls is a great way to complement your love for a splash creativity. The stripes on your bathroom walls will be beautifully complemented by vibrant towels or a colorful house plant. This chic display could be perfect for your own bathroom.
  • Graphic walls. There is a thrill in doing the unexpected. It can be beautiful. As you walk around your home, you may see colored walls, perhaps each room is a different color. But, each wall may be a plain color. You can break out of the box and adorn your walls with graphics, such as black and white geometric images. This creative and beautiful look will surely bring a bold and daring atmosphere to your home.
  • Lacquered walls. Some people just have a flair for the dramatic, and rightfully so. Drama can be quite exciting, so can dramatic black and white color schemes for your home. Lacquered walls are quite stunning. You can use a long-lasting vinyl to create a lacquer effect upon your walls that will fool everyone. Don’t forget to add a little contrast to the walls. Perhaps all white shield-back English chairs will make a great addition to your lacquered walls.

A stunning black and white color scheme can bring a whole new life to your home. And, a black and white color scheme certainly has a lot to offer. Here at White Oak Interiors, we want to help you create the perfect color scheme for your home. If you are looking to add a new life to your own home, feel free to contact us today.


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Home Decorating Tips to Keep in Mind

Do You Have a Small Kitchen? Consider These Tips for Better Functionality:

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You may be all too familiar with the struggles of a small kitchen; from lack of counter space to tiny of cabinet space. While a smaller kitchen saves space within your home, it doesn’t come without its own difficulties. As you prepare food, wash your dishes, and still have all your necessary, smaller appliances, your small kitchen may start to seem less practical.

You don’t have to give up on your charming little kitchen though, as you can just make a few adjustments to make it more functional. There are actually quite a few creative approaches you can take to make your small kitchen fit your needs.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we know just how important a comfortable kitchen is within your life. That’s why we have put together a few tips for you to apply to your own kitchen, for better functionality. If you have a smaller kitchen and are looking for a little help, be sure to keep reading to learn more:

  • Drop-leaf table. If you are struggling with counter space, an extra table may do the trick, right? Well, if your kitchen is a little short on floor space as well, you may have already dismissed the idea of a table. This is especially disheartening if you enjoy sitting down for a meal within your own kitchen. A drop-leaf table provides you with table space for meals and other activities. When you’re done, just drop the sides down for a neat counter that also serves the space you’re limited to.
  • Breakfast bar. As discussed above, when you have a smaller kitchen, you are often battling for enough counter space, as well as a place for you and your loved ones to sit and eat. If you are someone who enjoys having people over for meals, and truly enjoys cooking, you can prolong your visits by adding a breakfast bar. From cooking breakfast for your family to entertaining your closest friends, you can whip up a freshly cooked meal with your loved ones sitting right there, enjoying your company.
  • Built-in benches. It can be so wonderful to sit with your loved ones and enjoy a cup of coffee, or a warm meal. Obviously, with a small kitchen, that becomes a hassle. With as little space as you have, placing a dining table is just out of the question. But, you have other options! If your kitchen has a nook, you are actually in luck. With built-in benches and a rectangle table, you now have the option to comfortable seat four or even squeeze in six. A nook is quite handy for a smaller kitchen.

There is so much beauty and charm within your small kitchen. Even though it may not offer the space you want, it surely offers more than you may realize. Here at White Oak Interiors, we want to help you create your home to be beautiful and functional. If you are interested in designing your own home, feel free to contact us today.

Home Decorating Tips to Keep in Mind

Incorporate a 2017 Color of the Year Into Your Home!

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After a long, hard day at work, carting the kids around to run errands, or even just kicking back after a social event, your home is meant to be a place to relax. You should feel comfortable and at ease within every room of your house. There are many aspects of your home that help you feel comforted, from your oh so comfy couch to the warm, familiar smell.

As you decorate your home, utilizing one of the colors of the year will better assist you in discovering fabrics, furniture and accessories, as most companies will offer products using these hues.

Here at White Oak Interiors, we have such a strong passion for interior design. That’s why we have put together a few reasons as to why you should incorporate a color of the year into your home. If you are looking for a refreshing twist within your decor, be sure to continue reading to learn more:

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  • Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery. Bright, different and versatile, Pantone’s color of the year, greenery, will surely have your home radiating with a bright and vivacious vibe. They say that home is where the heart is. So, why not surround your heart with a brilliant and vibrant color to create a cheerful setting?
    • In addition, the inspiring hue of Greenery is said to evoke thoughts of flourishing and new beginnings. That seems quite necessary for this year, doesn’t it?
    • Greenery is also a very versatile color, as it serves as a universal base for many colors. Using green as a neutral color has become quite trendy, and for good reason! You certainly have an abundance of freedoms when using this stunning hue.

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  • Sherwin-William’s color of the year, Poised Taupe. Woodsy and elegant, Poised Taupe certainly creates a homey appeal within any spaced it is used. If you seeking to represent a cozy atmosphere that represents a sanctuary, this color will do just the trick!
    • You can certainly bring the outdoors in if you use this stunning hue. If you are looking to showcase a rustic sense of the outdoors, but without being overpowering, you can also use Poised Taupe as an accent wall.

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  • Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Shadow. The richness of the color Shadow can add such a boldness to any space. Sophisticated and fresh, how could you not love this dashing color?
    • Shadow is a gorgeous choice for an accent wall, as it pairs well with classic colors. It is very modern to use many striking color combinations to create an outcome that reflects your personal style.

When remodeling your home, redecorating, or just looking for a fresh coat of paint, it is important to remember to decorate with colors that make you happy. Here at White Oak Interiors, we want to help you create a refreshing and comfortable home that you can’t wait to get to at the end of the day. If you are interested in planning your interior design, be sure to contact us today.


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