Your interior design style is... Modern
Your style is all about simplicity, friend ! You've mastered the art of fuss-free ease — faux fur pillows and floral throws just aren't your thing. You prefer neutral materials, earthy tones, and streamlined silhouettes...For you, everything should serve a purpose. You’d pass up a decorative wall-hanging for a utilitarian coat rack in a heartbeat. And knick-knacks have no place in your home.When redecorating, create visual interest by incorporating a variety of textures. For example, if you have a sleek leather couch, add warmth with a wool blanket in a neutral shade.“The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them." — David HicksTips to help you overcome interior design decision fatigue? Read on…If picking a new piece of furniture feels like a whirlpool of stress and self-doubt, you’re not alone, friend. Investing in a sofa or a statement coffee table, is a big commitment.You might be worrying…… What if I spend all this money then get tired of my new furniture two-months later… What if it clashes with my current décor… Or what if my soon-to-be dinner guests thinks it’s too understated or over the topOn top of that, you’ve got a sea of options to choose from. No wonder redecorating feels a little overwhelming.But luckily there are steps you can take to make it a whole lot easier. The first being...1. Set the MoodBegin narrowing down your search for the perfect piece of furniture by deciding on a mood for the room you're decorating. Ask yourself how you want to feel when you walk in. Maybe you’re after a cozy, comfy living room. Or a calming, relaxing bedroom...Collect interior design inspiration that aligns with whatever vibe you're after. You’ll still have an array of options, but you’ll be able to make the final decision with more confidence knowing it suits your aesthetic.2. Start With a StatementIf you’re decorating a home from scratch, an easy step is to pick a focal point piece of furniture for each room. For a kitchen, maybe you want an eye-catching marble island...Whatever it is, make sure you genuinely love it. Your focal point should put a smile on your face because odds are you're going to be looking at it a lot. Pick the rest of your décor to compliment that one statement piece. This'll help you overcome any interior design indecision you may be facing.3. Experiment with Colour and TextureColour and texture can transform how you feel. It’s science, friend. Each shade has a unique psychological affect. For example, yellow is energizing and works best in kitchens and bathrooms. And blue is calming, which makes it a great pick for bedrooms.If you want to be bold, try pairing two colours across from one another on the colour wheel, like green and purple or orange and blue.Texture can also add a lot to a room. If you’re going for a warm, inviting vibe, pick soft fabrics like velvet or suede. If you want something more glamorous try upholstery with a metallic sheen."Who’s this interior design guru giving me all the tips?" Glad you asked...Hey there 👋 I’m Jane Atherton, owner of Cottage Fever Interior Design. I work with clients in the Comox Valley, with everything from paint colour selections to full renovations and new builds.With extensive experience in the field, I’m well-suited to weigh in on your redecorating decisions and point you down the path towards an inspiring interior.Looking for a little extra guidance? Check out these resources...1. Read this blog post where I break down what's entailed when working with me on a full renovation.2. Book a two hour consultation with yours truly. We’ll get to the bottom of the design conundrums that might be holding you back from your dream interior design.