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How To Improve Your Home In the Year with Tips from Expert Designers

How To Improve Your Home In the Year with Tips from Expert Designers

Looking to get a fresh start this year? Why not start with your home. Afraid of taking on a renovatoin or don’t know where to start? No worries, we have some small home improvement tips for the New Year from Black Southern Belle Design Mavens that will help you get started. With these easy tips, your home will be your southern sanctuary before you know. Be sure to share images of your home projects with us on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

How To Improve Your Home In the Year with Tips from Expert Designers

Erika Hollinshead Ward

Erika Ward Interiors

 www.erikaward.com

Owner and Principal Designer

Atlanta, GA

Photography by Lauren Rubinstein

Erika says “One of the easiest ways to improve on your room’s decor is to add texture. Natural materials quickly add warmth to a space and keeps the scheme from feeling flat.”

Photography by Lauren Rubinstein
Photography by Lauren Rubinstein

Mrs. Ward also adds, “In this vignette, the teak bowl offers warmth, a chunky necklace of painted African wood beads create interest, and slick pottery provides another reflective surface. Live flowers, or any greenery, usher in an element of freshness.”

Ariene C. Bethea

Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio 

https://www.dressingroomsinteriorsstudio.com

Shop Owner

Charlotte, NC

Photo credit: Ariene C. Bethea

For the room that is almost done Ariene belives, “I like to start the year finishing rooms that are almost complete.  For example, our guest room has needed drapes for longer than I care to admit, but now I can check them off my list with these vintage drapes. “

Arianne Bellizaire

Arianne Bellizaire Interiors

 http://www.ariannebellizaire.com

Owner/Principal Designer

Baton Rouge, LA  

Photo Credit: Melissa Oivanki

To get started refreshing your home Bellizaire says,“One of the easiest things a homeowner can do to freshen a space in the new year is to rethink the room layout! Sometimes we get used to things sitting in a certain spot in a room without realizing that the placement of that item isn’t the most ideal for optimal living in the space. Rearranging the furniture so that traffic patterns are easier, the room has a clearly defined focal point, and (in true Southern fashion) seating is placed in a way that encourages conversation will give your space an instant makeover!



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Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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