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January
18

Southport Home Decor

With the arrival of a new year comes an opportunity for a fresh start. And not just for you, but for your home too. After a year like 2020, it's safe to agree that we can all use a new beginning. 

If you're anything like our real estate agents, you've probably spent a lot more time at home over the last year, possibly even working from home. You might be ready to stop staring at the same old walls and furnishings every day, in which case, redoing your home in one of these unique design styles might be just the pick-me-up your home needs for the new year!

  • Farmhouse Modern
    An eye-catching blend of new and old, the farmhouse modern aesthetic is similar to what you might call "rustic-chic." This style utilizes a lot of reclaimed and salvaged materials, like barn wood and other country accents, but balances them out with clean lines and a lack of clutter. 

  • Contemporary
    Some write off contemporary designs as being cold and impersonal. But when well-executed, a contemporary-styled home is anything but cold. Materials like metal, stone, and glass are often part of the aesthetic but can be balanced out by light wood tones and creative use of green house plants. 

  • Traditional
    Rooted in European design sensibilities, Traditional is one of the most popular styles. It revolves around comfort and coziness, with features like dark stained wood, rich color palettes, and varied textures. Furnishings are often sumptuous and "classic." Traditional decor is never stark and uninviting, nor is it busy and cluttered.

  • Minimalist
    While the word "minimalist" might call to mind images of stark coldness, that's not really what this style is about. The goal of minimalist design is to create space by making sure each piece is simple and functional. But those individual pieces can still be luxuriously comfortable. 

  • Coastal
    There's a reason this aesthetic, which borrows a lot from mother nature, is so popular. It creates a calming ambiance, with soft colors like ocean-inspired greens and blues, warm whites, and terra cotta. It feels like you're bringing the seaside ambiance right into your home. You can use truly "beachy" elements like driftwood decor and palms. 

  • Midcentury Modern
    A throwback style that recalls the aesthetic of the 1950s and '60s, midcentury modern stylings involve a bit of retro nostalgia, along with a dash of minimalism. Streamlined shapes and pared-down forms are essential to the look. Think "space-age" or futuristic, but not contemporary. Bold pops of retro color feature prominently, including greens, oranges, and reds. 

  • Eclectic
    Call it the style for someone who can't pick a style. That being said, it would be a mistake to think of eclectic as an "anything goes" approach. A well-executed eclectic style is a very purposeful blend of two or more styles to create something unique that reflects your personality. The risk lies in going too far and allowing the space to become cluttered and confused.

Giving your home a makeover is a great option for anyone who has recently spent a lot of time indoors and needs a change of scenery. But it's also important to think about when you're buying a new home and can help give you an edge if you're planning on listing your Southport home for sale

Contact us today to learn more about buying or selling a home in the Southport area. Our team is here to help every step of the way!