Add These 5 Fun Decor Pieces to Your Space Now

Whether you are settling into a new place, or you’ve lived there for years, some things just need to be changed up every once in a while.

If things start to feel like an old hat, then there are plenty of ways to spruce up your place and make it a breath of fresh air. Keep reading for some of the current trends and home decor people are using to liven up their spaces.

Neon Lights

It’s no secret that lighting can transform the mood of a room, and neon isn’t shy about changing the mood. Add some ambiance to your TV area or make a statement on your wall with some text or imagery. You could visit Etsy to shop for eye-catching LED decor. 

If neon is too extreme for your taste, then LED light strips might make for more subtle accents to ceilings and countertops.

Striking Rugs

Perhaps you like moving around your apartment by sliding across the floor a la Risky Business. But to make sure you don’t fall, put a few rugs down. 

Rugs are timeless pieces to include in your space. Find a vintage rug for a classic look, or choose something bright and bold with geometric patterns. Layer them if you have too many to choose from. 

Already have a carpeted floor? Hang a rug on your wall tapestry style. Don’t forget rugs can be used as a sound barrier from neighbors too. 

Plants

Indoor plants are the key to freshening up a living space, and boy, plants are definitely in right now! When deciding on a plant type, consider these three things first: the lighting of your space, the watering needs of the plant, and the upkeep it will require. 

If you don’t have a green thumb, some of the more forgiving plant types include aloe vera, spider plants, pothos, and snake plants. Plants that will need a little extra care, but can be worth the work, are monsteras, palms, and fiddle leaf figs. Check out the Shadyside Nursery for a range of indoor plant selections.

Gallery Walls

Bring the museum into your own home with the addition of a gallery wall. A collection of artwork and photos is an easy way to boost the personality of your space. 

Gallery walls can include anything from travel photos to colorful plates to mirrors. Visit one of the many local artists in Shadyside, or put your creativity to the test with self-made art using supplies from Brick Art Materials in Shadyside. 

Pillows & Poufs

These small touches are a sleek and easy way to add seating for guests. Poufs are sturdy pillows or ottomans that are available in styles and fabrics that range from eclectic to modern. 

On the other hand, throw pillows that complement the surrounding furniture can really make the room pop. Head over to Arhaus in Shadyside for a wide selection of different pillows and poufs. 

Now is the perfect time to make a few changes to your living space, but don’t forget to shop local too. Make your apartment your own with these 5 decor tips. Which will you try?

Eat, Drink, and Be Social Business Mixer Featuring Pittsburgh’s Finest

Looking for something interesting to do tonight? No worries, we have you covered. East Liberty Chamber is partnering with local business owner Kiya Tomlin and  Kimberley Ashley Catering to host this month’s Eat Drink & Be Social Business Mixer.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to connect while enjoying delicious hor d’oeuvres and cocktails. Today’s mixer will take place at Kiya Tomlin Boutique, which is located at 5983 Broad Street, Pittsburgh Pa 15206. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Since this is only a two-hour event, the boutique will be closing at  7:30 pm.

Don’t forget, RSVP here: http://www.eastlibertychamber.org/mixer

“Dress for Comfort… and Style”

We love supporting local businesses, and Kiya Tomlin Boutique is right in our neck of the wood on Broad Street. Getting there is less than a 5-minute walk!

Here are some impressive facts about Kiya Tomlin Boutique:

  1. From mill to market, Kiya Tomlin clothes are made solely in the United States.
  1. Clothes made from bamboo? Yes, please! When compared to cotton, bamboo is actually softer, silkier, and dries faster. Plus, environmentally friendly as a high sustaining resource, bamboo clothing is 100% biodegradable. Need we say more?
  2. Kiya Tomlin makes online shopping a breeze. The site clearly identifies need-to-know information. Read about return policies, and get the most out of your clothes by checking out washing instructions.

Inspired by the modern women, Kiya first launched her collection in Fall 2014. Kiya has said, “My background in custom design inspires me to design for a variety of figures. My experience as a woman of many roles drives the direction and functionality of my designs. By combining these inspirations, I can create comfortable clothes that inspire confidence. That confidence is what makes a woman truly beautiful.”

Click here to discover Kiya Tomlin Boutique or find her on Instagram.