Tips of the Trade: Humble Home, Renee and Wes Chandler

Writer / Julie Yates
Photography Provided
  • accessories You can change the look of your living room for under $100 just by switching out accessories. Timeless things such as a fresh coat of paint, pillows and throws are inexpensive. Consider using accessories made of rattan and cloth as well as woven baskets.
  • Want to go a bit further? Add a small ottoman or rug for less than $100.
  • Refresh a bookshelf by rearranging the books and adding in some accessories like ceramic vases, candle sticks or book ends. Candles are very big right now, but natural things such as an actual rock could be used. Just make sure all accessories on the shelf are in balance by being the same size and scale.
  • Graphic signs are fading away and wall art is taking its place. Art gathers inspiration from nature as it features trees, the outdoors and florals. Framed lined art is also popular.
  • Keep colors current. Green, especially in muted tones, is very popular right now. Blues are still being seen, as is gray- but not quite as much as in years past. Neutrals and rust colors are also important.
  • What to do with a small room? Minimalize large pieces. For example, use a lower sofa with sleek lines. Add a small table, lamp and area rug. Put a chair in a corner and add in some tall pampas. Keep the lines simple and the color palette uncomplicated. Tie it all together with artwork, pillows and accessories.
  • Big rooms or those with a wide-open floor plan need larger scaled pieces to define different areas. Use a credenza or buffet to create a large focal point. A table can separate spaces that flow into each other. Tie it all together with color; the runner on the table can play off the rug in the living area. You may consider getting glass electric fire to create a luxury feel to your living room, check out UK Furniture Online.
  • In a big space, it is especially important to match styles. A traditional sofa calls for classic Copper & Tweed bar stools, but not modern ones made from chrome. Pair mid-century modern pieces with a retro piece like a green sofa.
  • accessories Resist being matchy-matchy. The three-piece living room set of a sofa, love seat and chair are not being seen anymore. Instead, choose items that complement each other but do not necessarily match.
  • The whimsical lawn decoration ideas play a pivotal role in infusing charm into both indoor and outdoor spaces. Consider exploring the enchanting collection at Untamed Creatures, an online store that captures the essence of creativity with its unique offerings. From flamboyant flamingo decor to imaginative garden accessories, the options are as diverse as the blooming flowers themselves.
  • Simple items can spruce up your home seasonally. Try a wreath on the door or an entry mat. Both can be bright, fun and can make a huge impact to brighten your mood when coming home at the end of the day.
  • Seasonal decorating inside your home can last over several months if it is done simply. Snowmen are appropriate from December to February. Even winter, items such as Christmas trees or houses made from materials such as glass or wood can be kept out for many weeks. By Valentine’s Day, it’s time to change out the decorations to head into spring– keep some houses out but add flowers.
  • As the weather warms up and people move outside, the trend is leaning toward furniture made of natural wood and teak. Modern outdoor furniture is now mimicking the look of pieces found inside. All weather sectionals and chairs can be used for more than one season and are enjoyed from early spring to late fall.

You can visit Humble Home at 2929 South Washington Street in Kokomo’s Maple Crest Plaza or reach them by calling 765-450-7273. Their website is and can be found on Instagram at @shophumblehome.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Kokomo Stories

Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

Send me your media kit!

hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "6486003", formId: "5ee2abaf-81d9-48a9-a10d-de06becaa6db" });