Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. This seems to be the time where everyone starts to break out the paint, pressure washers and household cleaners. A lot of people start looking for new color options and new home decor as they begin to freshen things up. Designing a theme for your lake or mountain home here in Lake Arrowhead can sometimes seem overwhelming. How do you incorporate one or the other or in some cases both styles into your decor without making it look overdone?
Lake House Styles :
Sea glass vase fillers, driftwood elements, anchors and oar style decor really bring lake living into your home. Clocks with a compass background are perfect for lake houses as are mirrors wrapped in thick rope. Medium to large rocks are great to use for book ends or sitting in a bowl on the side table. Add some moss, hanging plants and terrariums for beautiful decor! Industrial style shelving is also perfect for lake house decor. Pantone has a stunning color harmony palette that is perfect for lake house designs and styles that are both warm and soothing.
Rustic Mountain Style Designs
These homes features a lot of wood elements brought in on floors, ceilings and floors. Sometimes so much so that it appears overwhelming. To break up some of the rustic wood designs in your home you can designate an accent wall that displays an earthly tone color. From evergreen to slate and even silver tones. Pantone is all about the glitteratti and coppers right now as well. Lots of greenery like large eucalyptus leaf swags or vase fillers are perfect for accenting rustic homes. As are metals that can easily be incorporated as table and serving trays.
You can easily incorporate both styles into your design theme by keeping the overall style similar, but still having the best of both worlds. Mixing colored stones like tumbled crystals with lake rocks brings out both a rustic and lake theme without one canceling out the other. Sticking with more earthy and neutral colors like gray or blush for accent walls is perfect for either design theme. You can keep with lots of greenery for accents and use more cement style vases or accents that are dipped in your accent wall color. These are great for filling with succulents. Truly, the possibilities are endless and in most cases very cost effective.
Color palettes courtesy of Pantone