Decorating Lessons from a Parade Home
Decorating Lessons from a Parade Home

Jul 07, 2023 574 views


The great thing about the Parade of Homes is that it showcases the best of innovation in both construction and design.  So there is always something new and exciting to see and learn.  Ivory Home’s entry in this year’s Utah Valley Parade of Homes was a study in color and pattern.  Here are a few key takeaways from the Washington Farmhouse if you’re looking to breathe some new life into your home décor.  

Millwork really elevates a space.  Traditional wainscotting is having a moment in the world of design right now, and is an excellent way to add some elegance to a space.  By choosing a saturated color for either the walls or the added wainscot, it can also be a great way to introduce bold color into a space in limited amounts.

Pattern is your friend.  Maximalism is gaining in popularity and pattern is a key component in this style of decorating.  Although combining patterns can be a source of anxiety in decorating, it doesn’t need to be.  Just remember this simple rule.  When choosing multiple patterns. to combine, opt for different scales with common colors.

Powder baths are great spaces to go bold.  Because of their small size, a half bath is a great place to try out more adventurous colors or patterns.  Consider a bold wallpaper or a dark moody paint to create a space that’s bursting with personality.