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Mixing Old and New Home Decor

Refreshing your home doesn’t have to mean a complete overhaul of a room. You also don’t have to start knocking down a bunch of walls to make the space look new. You can bring a fresh new vibe to any room. When keeping up with a few interior design trends, try sprinkling in new elements with pieces you already have in your home. Here are a few tips for successful mixing!

Adding Color to your new home decor

Sure, it sounds simple – because it is! Adding a new hue can totally transform the look and feel of any room. And there are plenty of ways to do it:


Choose a bright new color for an accent wall, or change the entire room completely. It will feel brand new in an instant.


Instead of buying a whole set of new furniture, find one new piece in a bold hue that will give the room a new edge.


Adding in a few new home accessories in eye-catching colors is an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up the space.


From new curtains to a comfy pillow or throw, new textiles create a softness in your home and are a great place to add accent color.

Layer your Floor and Window Coverings

Who says you can only use one rug? If you have one you love, find a complementary pattern or choose a new neutral to layer under or on top of your current rug. This small change can really shift the way a room feels – from the ground up.

Layering doesn’t have to only mean rugs or floor coverings. A fresh new window covering to go on top of your blinds or alongside your curtains can spruce up your natural light sources.

Go Big OR Small

When it comes to artwork, it can be tough to know how to correctly fill a wall. A good rule of thumb is to pick one wall to be a focal point. Choose big, bold artwork that covers a lot of area, or pick a number of smaller works that coordinate. Then, simply tie them into a gallery-type formation to draw the eye into the room.

Another way to create big bang for your buck on walls is choosing interesting wallpaper. There are so many more options now than your grandmother’s damask. A dramatic wallpaper print could take a room from boring, to bold. Whether you go with a repeating pattern throughout the room or a graphic print for an accent wall, this new type of wall covering could be easily changed as your preferences do.

Repurpose Old Decor

Old things can be made new again. With a little time and effort, they can make for big changes in your home. Have an old chair you love, but hate the fabric? Breathe new life into it by reupholstering with a fresh fabric. Have a seamstress or tailor create new slipcovers for your couch pillows to incorporate more color or texture into your living area. Stain a dining room table with a dramatic dark color or sand and paint the table a bright new hue.

Just because the room looks one way today doesn’t mean it must stay that way forever!

We love projects big and small. Contact us today to begin designing your dream space.

About Lagnappe Custom Interiors

Lagnappe Custom Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in bringing the small niceties to a home or commercial space that make it memorable, functional and yours. Based out of St. Thomas, Lagnappe [LAN-YAP] is led by Tiffany Cassidy who enjoys working with clients to create a home that reflects their style and needs. Tiffany marries her artistic and scientific sides together to bring the residents of the Virgin Islands and continental U.S. an interior decorating service that manages the complex and turns it into beauty. Her goal is to not only make a home prettier, but in doing so, make your life better. Visit for more information.

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