When styling a dining room for a client recently, I thought considerably about furnishings, and how much more valuable they can be when used for multiple purposes in a room. If you’re like me, you like to change things up often. You like to switch centerpieces out, move furniture, swap accessories from room to room – if something stays the same too long, it loses interest. Well, enter: multi-functional furnishings. When you purchase décor for a room, it’s an investment. Choose items that can be used in a variety of ways, and your space will never feel monotonous or boring – rather always changing and fresh.
Without truly seeking out this idea during my design process, I realized that using only the furnishings in the room, I could come up with TWENTY ONE different table centerpiece options. Score! Later, I realized that I could’ve added many other centerpieces had I also utilized a few more furnishings from the room: a white pitcher, a blue decorative vase, pillar candles, and even the orchid! During the dining room install, I gave my client many examples of centerpieces for different functions: for when they entertain, for every day aesthetics, so no matter the occasion, they were sure to have a great option for their gathering.
So, I encourage you to find a space in your home, and see how many ways you can re-accessorize the room, only using the existing furnishings… I think you’ll be surprised with what you can come up with!
– Whitney is a life-long resident of Ellis County. She is the owner of Remedy Home Design, which offers a variety of services including: assistance with remodels, new home build selections, and single room to full home interior design. Whitney is passionate about helping people love the home they are in, and letting décor and design tell your story. She, her husband, and two sweet kiddos live in Waxahachie.