GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Something about the changing seasons makes most of us eager to make a fresh start. And one of the most visible places to do that is inside the home.
Designer Melissa Musgierd from Plymouth's new Mingle Home Design shares 5 design tips.
Turn something old into something new: Upcycling - A big trend now is recycling something old and repurposing it in a modern context.
Think of a wall treatment using barn wood, a fireplace mantle crafted from a railroad tie or a light fixture made of rope.
Less is more: Layer your home accessories - You do it with your clothes, now learn how to layer your home accessories for a refreshed look this season. Layer fabrics, colors and textures to give the room a full look without being cluttered.
Beyond emerald: Colors for your home - You've probably heard by now that emerald is the color of the year, but learn what hues to pair it with and easy ways to tie in the color without renovating the entire room.
On the move: Mobile seating and furniture - Have unexpected guests or need a quick design fix for a living space? Check out the pouffes, chairs and bar carts that make a new seating area all the rage. Multipurpose, movable furniture is a major trend - and it's a great way to utilize space in a small home or apartment.
The "jewelry" in your home: Lighting - Lights aren't just for light anymore - they now serve as the statement piece in the room. Unexpected and bold fixtures are the trend. See what is popular now - fixtures that use beads, glittering metals and other unexpected materials like wrought iron.
Mingle - a new 25,000 square foot home furnishings showroom in Plymouth featuring nearly 120 design vignettes - is celebrating its grand opening with a week of activities from May 1-5.