5 Finishing Touches to Make Your Home a Dream by HGTV in HGTV Dream Home
There’s a reason HGTV Dream Home 2015 interior designer Linda Woodrum is able to create amazing spaces time after time: She knows how to add the finishing touches that take the homes from well-designed to totally dreamy. Want to create a designer look in your home? It’s a mix of thoughtful details and great pieces fully furnished by Ethan Allen. Here are 5 ways to copy the Cape Cod look from HGTV Dream Home 2015.
Style bookshelves with locally-inspired pieces. The HGTV Dream Home 2015 features lots of coastal details, like coral and fish. Upon entering the great room a beautiful built-in filled with Cape-Cod inspired memorabilia hints to the design approach throughout the home. Try it at home: Once you’ve chosen a color palette or design approach you love for your home, find a few pieces indicative of your favorite style to display on your bookshelves. Sculptures, glass jars and books make a statement, but a clock, large plate or flower arrangement would work equally well.
Connect adjacent spaces with colorful accessories. A big, open great room is ideal for large-scale entertaining, but can be a design challenge. In the HGTV Dream Home 2015, interior designer Linda Woodrum visually linked the living room, kitchen and dining room spaces by using pops of coastal blue in each area. Try it at home: Carry a color palette through your home. Picked paint colors for your bedroom? Note a spot you can see from the doorway, then add a color, shape or texture from the first room to visually connect the two areas.
Create a reason to stop and linger. Hallways are built for travel, but they don’t have to be just a thoroughfare. In the HGTV Dream Home 2015, interior designer Linda Woodrum added a wooden table topped with interesting accessories and a bold blue lamp. It’s a great spot for setting a bag out of the way, keeping a soft glow in the evening or displaying your favorite art pieces. Try it at home: For narrower spots, try a gallery wall of favorite art pieces or family photos. Guests will stop to enjoy the view as they travel from space to space.
Make functional spots stylish, too. Don’t forget to give functional areas, like bathrooms, a little design love, too. In this master bathroom, interior designer Linda Woodrum added a soft blue ottoman for displaying candles and bathroom essentials. A silver tray keeps bathroom essentials neatly organized and at hand. Try it at home: For bathrooms and walk-in closets choose lush furnishings that would typically be found in a bedroom or living room. An ottoman or an upholstered bench is a great way to add another pattern and softness to a space. For a personal touch, organize and display everyday items in creative containers and jars.
Add some lush greenery. When the final design elements are in place, flowers and plants add an unmatched vibrancy to any room. For those with a black thumb, consider always-beautiful artificial options like these magnolia branches featured in the kitchen of the HGTV Dream Home 2015. Try it at home: Start with a vase of flowers or greenery, then add easy-to-care for plants like succulents or ferns. You’ll have a blossoming indoor garden in no time!