10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture

Stripes are one of my favorite patterns to decorate with because they are always chic and never go out of style. It doesn’t matter what style the rest of the decor is, stripes always work with it and can be counted on to provide some character and charm.

Striped furniture is a great way to bring this pattern into a space. As I said, it is a classic choice that never goes out of style, whether you want to use it on a large piece, such as a sofa, or a smaller piece, such as an armchair or ottoman. It all depends on the kind of impact you want to make. Striped furniture can be as bold or subtle as you’d like.

Here are 10 rooms with striped furniture that show how versatile and stylish this timeless look can be.

Striped Furniture Ideas

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white striped chairs add a chic touch to this balcony.
Source: My Domaine

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo end chairs in black and white stripes add a punch of personality to this elegant dining room.
Source: TomKat Studio

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this green striped booth? It’s easy to imagine it somewhere like the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Source: One Kings Lane

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThese black and white striped sofas are very Parisian.
Source: Coco Kelly

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a nautical look, you can’t go wrong with blue and white stripes, which look beautiful on the two arm chairs for an accent.
Source: Style At Home

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comYellow accent pillows brighten up these chic sofas which compliment all the colors on display.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThin, elegant stripes bring a vintage flavor to this hallway.
Source: SF Girl by Bay

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comA subtle striped pattern on the sofa adds some extra charm to this cottage style living room.
Source: How to Decorate

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThe vertical stripes on the settee are contrasted by the horizontal stripes on the area rug, both of which are chic but don’t draw too much attention away from the gallery wall.
Source: Domino

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comAn arm chair is the perfect piece through which to bring some pattern into a space.
Source: Desde My Ventana

Love it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization

There are certain staples in home decorating with which you can rarely go wrong. One of those pieces is a tray. In both home staging and decorating, we use decorative trays a lot because they are so versatile (they come in myriad colors, shapes, and sizes), always bring extra style to a space, and are great at keeping smaller decor from looking cluttered.

Trays are most often used on coffee tables (or ottomans) and vanities. In a bathroom, for instance, they are wonderful for keeping perfumes and small toiletries organized in a beautiful way so your bathroom counter or vanity doesn’t get cluttered. The same goes for a living room as they can gather decor, books and magazines so the surface doesn’t look messy. Other places we love to use them are on a bed (especially in home staging), on an ottoman at the end of a bed, or on a bedside table.

Basically, they are the perfect solution if you want to have small items on a surface without a cluttered look. While accomplishing that, they also bring an extra stylish detail in their own right. Whether it’s in a color, metallic, marble or even acrylic, they’re a chic statement that makes whatever surface they are on that much more dynamic.

Here are 10 examples of decorating with trays to inspire you:

Decorating with Trays

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA natural wood tray brings some warmth to the marble surface and keeps all the small decorative pieces from looking cluttered.
Source: The Every Girl

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA tray by the bed is a luxurious touch that is perfect for a master bedroom or guest suite.
Source: Home Bunch

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comTo keep all of your perfumes and toiletries organized, place them on a lovely tray like this gorgeous marble one.
Source: Style At Home

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comThe darker tray atop the coffee table helps balance out the vibrancy of the sofa and gives the smaller decor purpose.
Source: Erin Gates Design via Decor Pad

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA grid layout like this one looks modern and chic, using coffee table books and a tray to balance it out.
Source: AM Dolce Vita

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comAn acrylic tray is perfect if you want visual openness while also keeping your decor organized.
Source: The Glitter Guide

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA small, round tray is the perfect size and shape for this end table.
Source: One Kindesign

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comThis gold tray is perfectly chic for a small, charming coffee station.
Source: The Every Girl

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you have a lot of magazines, you can stack them in a coffee table tray for a more streamlined look. Balance them out with a bouquet of flowers.
Source: Mix and Chic

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white tray provides some depth to this dresser, as well as allows extra decor to be displayed without creating the look of a cluttered surface.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

What’s not to love about decorating with trays?

Warm regards,
Megan

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner

The arrangement of furniture can have a huge effect on how a room looks and feels. If you want to give any room a fresh look, moving around the furniture can be a quick and easy way to do that.

In the bedroom, an angled bed in the corner is an unexpected alternative that can reinvigorate the entire space. While not every room can accommodate this set-up, most can benefit from it. Small or awkward rooms can especially see great results from a simple angling of the bed. It can help with the overall flow of the space and give it an essence of luxury.

There are a lot of creative things you can do around an angled bed in the corner, too, from setting up a unique headboard to getting creative with your lighting. This look can be very functional and look very chic as long as you make the right choices for your bedroom.

Here are 10 inspiring bedrooms with an angled bed in the corner to give you some ideas.

Angled Bed in the Corner Ideas

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThis small bedroom has been opened up by the angled bed in the corner and has a feeling of grandeur thanks to the arrangement.
Source: House & Home

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comA canopy around this bed creates the effect of an accent wall in the corner that pops against the green.
Source: One Kings Lane

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comMounted lights and an adorable, round end table make great use of this corner.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedroom feels so much more dynamic thanks to the angled bed and gorgeous pops of red.
Source: Kimberly Genevieve via Apartment Therapy

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comAngling the bed in the corner of this bedroom affords more wall space for extra seating and storage.
Source: Brother vs Brother via Home and Lifestyle Design

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comHow romantic and feminine is this adorable bedroom?
Source: Style Estate

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comSome birch wood creates a rustic vignette behind this bed as an alternative to a headboard.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThe window is well-balanced by the bed, greenery and wall art.
Source: Bramuen Home

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comA crib and a bed fit comfortably in this space thanks to the angling of the latter.
Source: Mix and Chic

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThis awkward space feels less awkward and more dynamic all thanks to the clever arrangement.
Source: Rue Magazine

If you want to freshen up the decor in your bedroom without spending a dime, trying angling the bed – it may just give you a whole new perspective on the space!

Warm regards,
Megan

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards

One of the easiest ways to make a statement in a bedroom is with the headboard. The bed is always the focal point of the bedroom, so if you want to create an impact in the design, that’s where you want to do it. A headboard gives you the opportunity to make that stylish impact without necessarily spending a lot of money.

There are a lot of great headboard ideas out there, but some of the easiest to replicate are ones in an eye-catching color. Color is a very powerful element to use in a space, so using it on the headboard will draw your eye to that focal point and set off the whole space. Even if you only do a pop of color in this one area, it can have a stunning impact on the overall design.

Here are 10 colorful headboard ideas to inspire you and show you what is possible with this simple trick:

Colorful Headboard Ideas

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comAn orange headboard brings a burst of energy to this charming and colorful bedroom.
Source: HomeGoods

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comBy keeping all of the colors in this bedroom subdued, it allows the burst of yellow to create some contrast while still maintaining a relaxing atmosphere.
Source: HGTV

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comThe deep blue headboard brings sophistication and contrast to this otherwise light and bright room.
Source: My Domaine

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comA deep purple headboard looks beautiful against the light purple wallpaper for a rich, feminine vibe.
Source: Architectural Digest

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comA dark red headboard adds a touch of romance to this bedroom, while all the white keeps it crisp and clean.
Source: Ballard Designs

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pop of orange and pattern is beautiful and unexpected in this otherwise subdued space.
Source: Lonny

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comA deep pink headboard brings some femininity to this space without making it overtly so.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comThe tall, green headboard is an eye-catching focal point that grounds this entire bedroom.
Source: House Beautiful

Creating a Bold Statement with Colorful Headboards | HomeandEventStyling.comJust a little bit of hot pink peeks out from behind the crisp, white bedding.
Source: Style Me Pretty

If your bedroom decor is lacking pizzazz, try incorporating a colorful headboard to liven it up.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas

Smart organization can make all the difference in a home. Not only is it the first step to making any home look better, but it also can take a lot of stress away when your home is functional and efficient. Some of the most crucial spots in any home to keep organized are the cabinets. These can easily get out of hand, and often people will be under the impression that they don’t have enough storage space when in reality, their cabinets simply aren’t organized as efficiently as possible.

The kitchen and the bathrooms have a lot of items that need to be kept inside cabinets, many of which are small items that easily clutter up the space. Thankfully, there are tons of clever and easy cabinet organization ideas that can improve these areas tenfold. Many of them are very affordable and can be implemented right away.

There are always new cabinet organization ideas popping up, so here are 10 of my favorites that I’ve seen recently that I just had to share.

Cabinet Organization Ideas

THE KITCHEN

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHang a magnetic sheet on the inside of a cabinet door to attach important notes, keep your most used spices, and even to hang your measuring utensils. You can easily switch them out and move them around as needed.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPlace little cups inside a drawer near the stove to hold cooking utensils such as spoons, spatulas and whisks for easy access.
Source: Kitchens by Deane

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you want a more open look in your kitchen, remove the upper cabinets and use drawers in the island to hold your plates, cups and cutlery.
Source: Divine Kitchens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comInstead of tossing your measuring devices in a drawer, hang them up on the inside of a cabinet door with clear labels as to what size each one is for more efficient access.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comRemove your spices and other main ingredients, such as sugar and flour, from the packaging they came in and place them in clear, labelled containers. These will be much easier to store since they are all the same size, you’ll be able to see what everything is at a glance, and it will look more visually appealing overall.
Source: Chez Larsson

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate your own coffee station with pretty containers and customized racks. The ones you see here you could recreate on your own by spray-painting white ones gold.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMake room on your countertops and in your fridge by delegating your bread and veggies to labelled containers to an easy-to-reach drawer.
Source: IHeart Organizing

THE BATHROOM

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFor tidier bathroom cabinets, place your toiletries and extra products in pretty baskets.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou could also place items you use regularly in a lazy susan or tray to keep them organized. For your brush and hair dryer, hang a pocket on the door.
Source: Good Housekeeping

10 Life-Changing Cabinet Organization Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comUse pretty cups and trays to keep your smaller items organized in your medicine cabinet.
Source: Refinery29

Do you plan to implement any of these cabinet organization ideas in your home?

Warm regards,
Megan