Desert style has many different iterations. But only one stands out as the most stylish and innovative: Palm Springs. The “Palm Springs look” combines many different features to create a crisp, bright and funky aesthetic that will make your guests do a double take. Achieving this look takes commitment to incorporating color and kitsch into your space without holding back!
Color, Color, Color
One thing that is essential in creating a Palm Springs inspired space is the use of color. If you are someone who exclusively uses neutrals to decorate their home, it is time to leave your comfort zone. Yellows, oranges, blues and pinks are all classic hues of the look, and it is necessary to incorporate these colors into your design scheme if you want that “Desert Chic” vibe in your home. Our advice? Choose two or three colors and use various shades in the home in each space. This will give your room that Palm Springs “pop” that you’re looking for.
As overdone as the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic may have become, it will always be a classic that you can incorporate in your home as little or as much as you like. The Palm Springs look always includes pieces that are either authentically mid-century or mid-century inspired. The key is not to overdo the MCM trend in your space, and to always layer it in with other trends and periods of furniture. Try throwing in an accent chair in that style to provide just a nod to the 1950s era that made Palm Springs what it is today.
Nothing is more Palm Springs than having a stylish outdoor living space. Whether it is as big as a pool deck or as small as a porch, outdoor living is essential to the lifestyle and aesthetic. When decorating your outdoor space, remember that bringing your indoor style outdoors is one of the best ways to liven up the exterior of your home. Having furniture that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use is a great way to maximize your budget and make your outdoor space feel as luxurious as its indoor counterpart.
Palm Springs is in the desert, so it makes sense to use desert plants as a decorative accent. From palm trees to cacti, the native plants of the Coachella Valley are an easy way to give your space a bit of Palm Springs style. Try grouping a variety of succulents in a bowl to adorn your dining table, or throw a large cactus in a planter to give your room a little life and spiky texture. Added bonus? Its pretty hard to kill desert plants; so, you’re in luck if you don’t have a green thumb.
One final thing to remember when creating your Palm Springs pad is to add your personal touch. Every great Palm Springs home has personality. So, don’t be afraid to add trinkets and knickknacks from your travels to your space. When in doubt–put your own spin on the look.
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