When it comes to design, inspiration is everywhere. And these days, hotels are hotbeds of decorating ideas. Take the Amara Resort located above Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona. During a recent visit, I couldn’t help but admire the imaginative collections of simple items serving as fantastic focal points. I snapped a few of these clever ideas, yours free for the taking.
Sure, you can stack baskets on shelves or store them in the closet. But why not let them punctuate a richly painted wall with their shapes and patterns? This easy-to-execute grouping transforms a plain wall into an eye-catching design statement.
One potted cactus is fun. A row of them lined up in brightly colored pots is fantastic. The trick is to gather them rather than scatter them here and there. Remember: Collect, don’t clutter.
First, gather as many vintage spoons as you can find. Next, partially dip them in assorted colors of paint. Finally, arrange them on your wall to create a large statement of small, pulled-from-the-drawer utensils.
4. Potted Plants
Know this: Houseplants are all the rage. And hanging houseplants? Well, they are better than ever. This collection of geometrically shaped pots, planted and hung in a row at various heights creates a spectacular, see-through room divider. Sure, the pots are different shapes and sizes, but because they are made from the same material and identically colored, they are viewed as a single design element. That’s clever.