Design Recipes: 10 tips for portable design
Portable design refers to pieces that can be lifted and transported from room to room and home to home. It’s one of the best and easiest ways to transform a space, swapping out the old and bringing in the new. Portable design done well can also allow you to prolong your decor, allowing you to be able to repurpose and reuse much of what you may already own.
Here are some top tips on how to implement portable decor items into your space.
Whether leaning or hung, mirrors are great portable decor items.
2. TOSS PILLOWS AND THROWS
Affordable and easy to place and move, use them to finish or add color to a space.
Whether you purchase artwork to fit a space or just want to add interest, it’s a wonderfully useful portable decor item.
Not every fixture has to remain in a home. Even when you sell it, a fixture you installed can be swapped out.
5. AREA RUGS
Whether you are looking to move them from room to room or home to home, area rugs are excellent portable decor items.
Bedding is a great way to infuse, color, texture and interest into a space and infuse a portable design element as well.
7. BENCHES AND CHAISES
These pieces can be placed floating in a space, at an entry or foot of a bed.
8. BOOKS AND ACCESSORIES
Transition out as needed.
9. SMALL FURNITURE PIECES
Furniture such as side tables, ottomans and chairs are easily movable portable design pieces.
Whether real or artificial, florals, plants and trees are useful portable decor items.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at cathyhobbs.com.