Bring the Outdoors In
Bring your favorite piece of outdoor furniture indoors.
Use a Different Kind of Vase
Arrange your flowers in anything but a vase: Go through your pantry and find a pitcher, a tureen, a mug, a teacup.
Change Up Your Curtains
Change your heavy curtains for sheers. Your room will still look soft but much more modern.
Add Herbs to Your Flowers
Mix fresh herbs into your flower arrangement, instead of florist filler.
Use Stylish Fans
Take a style cue from designer John Danzer. "I pull out the many vintage fans I've bought over the years. They have metal blades, so they can be enormously dangerous, but they look and work great. They also make a lot of noise, but it's very rhythmic, which I find soothing," he says.