New Years Decor Ideas 

New Years Eve is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than in style! Planning a dinner or get together in your home? Use some of these simple decor ideas and you are sure to impress your guests. The New Year is all about new beginnings and fresh starts, so make sure to end 2015 with a decorative bang!
Create an elegant table setting for guests by using black, gold and silver color palettes. Add candles and crystal to add glitz to the setting. Use minimal flowers for a simple, yet graceful look. 
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Add your very own champagne bar for that ‘night on the town’ feel! Create special trays for deserts and candy. Add fun, sparkly garland or banners to make the space more festive. Pop in a few champagne flutes, bottles and fruit to garnish and the space is ready for entertainment. 

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Now of course you must have a festive mantle for your gathering! Add a banner like those below in blacks, whites, silvers and golds. Keep your silver and sparkly Christmas decor out to coordinate with the rest of your decor. Add snowflakes and festive ornaments for that winter wonderland pop! 

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Have a safe and Happy New Year from of at Olde Mill Furniture! Don’t forget to visit us in the new year at Olde Mill for your home decor needs, including furniture, custom furniture, design consultations, home interiors and more!

                                       – The Olde Mill Team 

 

Classic, Cozy & Custom Closets

                                                        

It is not unknown that women love a great closet! The idea of organization and a beautiful display of clothing, shoes and accessories is an important part of a home. Men are also jumping on the bandwagon and realizing the functional of a well put together closet. 

No matter the size of your closet, creating a space that is functional and organized can help save time, money and make it easier to care for your clothing and accessories. Below are some of my favorite closets from HGTV.com. It is important to create a space that is most efficient for your needs. It may sound silly because it is ‘just a closet’, but create a space that feels warm. This will help reduce time looking for your favorite pair of pants or make it easier to find the right shoes.

First up is a great idea for a child’s closet. This space is playful and is set up like a team locker room. This closet helps keep the kids organized and their items have a specific space. These built in drawers help keep the space looking tidy while still remaining accessible. 

  

Next up, for the men. Now not all of us are able to have two separate closets, but if you are so lucky, these two closets are great! The first closet space is great because of the built in cabinetry for storage, as well as the cubbies for ties or shoes. No more searching for that special tie, these little nooks create a visible, organized space. 

In the next photo the dark built in pieces create a masculine space, while still maintaining its elegance. Each separate rack is great for dividing different items of clothing. Keeping those items separate makes life easier when getting ready. Adding built in hampers keeps dirty clothes in their space while they await the wash! Add a large floor mirror for the ability to check your outfit before heading out. 

   
 

And, of course, some great ideas for the beloved women’s closet. The first picture shows a great way to add to a small closet. Don’t let a smaller space discourage you! Adding shelving can help keep more organization as well as built in drawers for storage. Keep things tidy with shoe racks and randomized racks. 

 Next, if you do have the space, add more shelving and shoe racks. Like the next photo, adding a floating island in the closet with a functional drawer or cabinet can create more space and storage. Create this space to lay out your clothes for each day and be prepared for a carefree morning! 

Lastly, like in the last photo, adding sectioned cubbies on shelves can create a home for accessories like belts, scarves, hats and more. And of course, what about those purses? Create shelving just for those purses. By having these accessories in your closet and so close to your clothing, it makes it easier to get ready in the morning, afternoon or night!

   
   

       Visit Olde Mill Furniture for more guidance on how to recreate your closet space to suit your needs. Create a space that makes life easier, as well as one that properly displays your items. 

                       – The Olde Mill Team 

Transform a Space with These Simple Tips 

Sometimes a complete remodel isn’t in the budget. That’s ok, because at times all it takes is a minor transformation of a few things and the space feels complete. Below are some tips and tricks that are relatively inexpensive for creating an updated space. These are possible DIY projects or maybe you need a little bit of professional help. Either way, these ideas are sure to change the look of your home. 
                        

1. Repaint Your Island 

         Kitchen renovations can be beautiful, yet sometimes costly. If you are in the market for a complete reno, that’s great! If not, here is a possible quick fix that will transform from drab to fab. Below is a before and after of a typical wood island in a kitchen. With a few coats of paint, it is changed to a sleek, crisp kitchen island that better suits the space. 

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2. Change the Hardware

      Like the photos below, transform your cabinetry in a few simple steps. Hardware can change the overall look of your kitchen and cabinets. The color and style of the hardware can make you cabinets stand out and create a ‘finished’ look that is often desired. Like the second picture, you can take a very traditional canbinet, pop on a modern, sleek handle and you get a more contemporary look. It is all in the details. 

     You can also repaint or stain your cabinets to bring them back to life. Or paint just your island and leave the cabinetry the same for an extra pop! 
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3. Paint Your Banister 

             With colors and style permitting, painting your stairway banister can be a beautiful, yet simple upgrade that adds character to your home. The contrast in the picture below makes the stairway stand out and has a very rich and finished look. 

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4. Add a Custom Built-in for Your Space! 

            A beautiful piece designed by owner, Julie, at Olde Mill! Customized to fit the customer’s space and needs. Adding a built in can create organization and a completed space. The piece becomes a part of your home and is created with your style in mind. 
 

5. Finish a Space with Beautiful Drapery

      Custom drapery is a simple solution to finishing off a space. While using complementary colors and patterns with existing pieces, drapery can add a more tailored look to a room. Based on your space and style, drapes create the lines and curves that draw your eye into the room. Whether your like cornices, swags or regular panels, Olde Mill can create the look that suits your needs. You would be surprised just how completed your space will be afterwards! 

Below are custom drapes from Olde Mill Furniture!    
 

        One very important lesson to be learned when designing and decorating, is to finish off a space completely to make it cohesive. Leaving rooms unfinished can inhibit a home from feeling cozy & warm. Wih these few ideas and tips, your space can become more sophisticated and stylish! Visit Olde Mill Furniture for more tips and ideas for your space. Inquire about a Design Consultation and let us help you. 

                 – The Olde Mill Team 

Bring Your Holiday Decor Outdoors! 

Most holiday decor is so beautiful, why keep it only hidden inside your home? Let’s create a holiday scene outdoors for those who pass by. By using simple everyday home decor items, beauty can be created. As our last holiday post, let’s bring the holidays outdoors! 
                   

Like the picture below, beautiful handmade rockers in a neutral color are functional all year around. Add holiday colored pillows and viola! Pop in a decorative sign and holiday foliage and the porch is transformed. 

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Add love Fraser fur garland and wreaths for a natural outdoorsy look. Use colorful lanterns and candle holders for a glow. Pine cones on the porch also help create that natural feel. Add in baskets or metal bins for storage of boots, gloves & hats and more! 

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Bring indoor furniture outside! If your porch is enclosed and large enough, add a bench or daybed for creative seating. These can also be functional all year around. Just for the winter months, pop on plaid or holiday upholstery. Create this simple elegance with greenery and basic color schemes. 

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Don’t have a large porch or large enclosed space? No worries, adding pops with small lanterns and pottery are simple, yet still festive! Add pine needs and pine cones for decor. Also add large metal bins for a rustic feel. Fill them with decor or use for functional storage of winter clothing. 

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Don’t let your front porch go unnoticed this holiday season! Create a statement with indoor decor brought to the outdoors. Visit Olde Mill Furniture and let us help you choose the appropriate decor for your space. From lanterns and upholstery to rockers and daybeds we can help. Let us even help you choose quality outdoor fabrics for your space. We are here to help and make the holidays a little easier! 

                                – The Olde Mill Team