With so much information on how to buy or sell a Missouri home, it’s easy to forget what comes after closing. This includes the less-fun logistics—like mortgage payments, insurance, and home maintenance—but it also includes the beautiful and creative choices of interior design.
Natural and bold colors
If you want to keep it a little safer, chocolate browns, sage greens, and earthy, warm colors have become popular. If you have neutral furniture and want to do minimal sprucing on your style, richer statement colors will be a great call. If you’re feeling brave and want to change up the whole look of your home, bold colors have also made a huge comeback. From bold yellows to sharp reds, chartreuse to citron, there’s a different vibrant, modern style for you. If you’re fortunate enough to have secured a piece of Ladue real estate, take the opportunity to express yourself through a new color palette.
Using texture is a general tenet of interior design that people often ignore because it’s easier to just pick the same comfy and flat style. Velvets, flannels, woods, and wickers are all fairly popular to mix things up. However, 2022 is pushing the envelope, so if you want your Ladue real estate to stand out, try more daring textures, like rope, shell, sequin, ceramics, and metals. Don’t settle for classic favorites.
Try out wild texture concepts like lamps made out of industrial beams, pillows covered in macramé, or chandeliers crafted from a tinted fishbowl. Get creative with it and find your own textures and styles.
Upcycling has become a popular subset of interior design—and for good reason. Not only are people drawn to sustainability, but vintage colors and textures are coming back in a big way. So, if you’re looking for new pieces for your impending move to Clayton, or something to DIY, check out St. Louis’ many vintage retailers. This includes the Grand Slam Flea Market, the Loading Dock Riverside Flea Market, and the Vintage Market. Shelves, chairs, and tables are all easy objects to make into cool, unique decor by re-upholstering and re-constructing into something new.
A subset of this vintage boom is what’s fondly called Grandma Chic or Gramillenial. This is an interior design style inspired by the wallpapered, soft-cornered, often floral styles that are associated with older homes. You mix in a color palette of warm tones and bright colors, as well as simplify the visual clutter, and you can get a beautiful, trendy, yet still cozy version of your grandparent’s homes. Enhance your Ladue real estate with cozy vibes and vintage upcycling.