In establishing the value of a house, everybody knows the three most important factors are
location, location, location….
To achieve beauty in your decorating, the three most important factors?
texture, texture, texture.
Of course color, pattern, etc. are up there too.
But let’s just focus on texture today.
Driving down our road this morning I noticed a smattering of flattened bright green horse apples.
Beneath the trees on the shoulder there were a boatload of freshly fallen non flattened ones.
I pulled over, jumped out and gathered up a dozen.
There may or may not have been some eye rolling from a certain teenage passenger.
Brought em home.
Washed em up.
Polished up my silver punch bowl.
And loaded it up with my roadside finds.
I tell you what…
nothing makes me happier than creating something beautiful without spending a penny.
This simple centerpiece just makes me smile.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I think the key to beautiful decorating is having loads of varying textures.
It is just so pleasing to the eye.
For example…look at the bumpy surface of the horse apples against the sleek cool silver. And the sleek cool silver sitting atop the rough burlap runner. And the rough burlap runner atop the natural wood table.
Opposites attract, baby!
The best textures come from good ol Mother Nature.
Feathers, pinecones, seashells, fruit, leaves, acorns, cotton, birch logs………
And I think every room should have a touch.
Do you use items from nature in decorating?
What are your faves?
Oh, one more thing….