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New Year Spruce Up at Cotswold Marketplace

| January 23, 2013

by Leigh Ann Young

The holidays are over. The lights and decorations are packed away. The New Year has arrived, and maybe you are looking to change things a bit. I’m talking about sprucing up your digs.  Before you call the contractor and knock down a wall, let’s looks at some easier ways to fulfill your yearning for newness. Cotswold Marketplace is a great place to visit if you want to make a few simple yet affordable changes.

Upholstery: add one new piece or outfit the entire room. A great way to spiff up.

New to Cotswold Marketplace – An exclusive custom upholstery line made in North Carolina called “Best Seat in the House”. Sofas, armchairs, benches, ottomans, and headboards in traditional and contemporary styles. Great fabrics to choose from or use your own. 4 weeks in home delivery  If you have been dreaming about some new furniture–come here first.   Custom sofas $1375.00-$2200.00.

“Best Seat in the House” custom upholstery Arm Chairs $750.00-$1000.00

Additional details such as button tufting, nailhead trim, and swivel bases are available in the custom line.

Did I mention that when you purchase “Best Seat in the House” upholstery home delivery, set up and trash removal is included in the price?

Chase away the winter blahs with these yellow leather chairs $3100.00 for the pair.

Elegant curved back swivel chair $975.00. Add a little warmth and whimsy with the fluffy white pillow $88.00.

Pair of geometric patterned benches $595.00. A great way to stylishly add some extra seating to a small space.

Accessories and focal points: Mix them in with items you already have. Look for great conversation pieces that reflect your interests. Have fun and let your personality shine.

Abstract art and a collection of green and blue glass vases and votives . Add a pair of unique lamps and “Voila” it’s all spruced up.

Buddah statue displayed on a lucite block. Stack a few books under an accessory. Now that’s smart.

A flare for the dramatic! A juju hat used as wall decor, $600.00. Originally designed to be warm by chiefs and dignitaries, this feather focal point will brighten up any room. The teal urns are $150.00 a pair.

Bronze geometric table accessories. Move over candles and flowers!

Great photography with frames made from old barn wood under $45.00-$100.00.

Tossed or thrown… pillows can easily change a room by adding color and texture.

Sunburst mirrors are so popular. This one is on sale for $299.00.

Silver side table $295.00. A side table pretty enough to be a focal point.

Paint: The quickest way to dramatically change a room, a wall or a piece of furniture.

CeCe Caldwell Paints are non-toxic, no odor, self priming paint. “Naturally” green in so many color choices. Great for a DIY project or call in some help.

Wallpaper: change one wall or the back of a bookcase. Its a great way to add some interest and polish.

You might need some assistance but the staff at Cotswold Marketplace will be happy to help you choose a design and color scheme. They will walk you through the process. Don’t be afraid.

Lighting: Shorter days means we rely on our lighting more. A pair of lamps or a new shade on and existing lamp can bring some oomph.

Moon lamp with this divine chocolate shade $270.00.

Coral lamp $175.00. A little piece of summer to bring dreams of warm days to come.

Hand-blown green glass lamp with  blue painted shade $375.00. For a pop of color bring this beauty into your neutral family room.

Pair of woven flower sconces. Sconces area a fantastic way to light a room.

Sometimes all a lamp needs is a new shade. So many to choose from at Cotswold Marketplace. All sizes and textures ranging in price from $40.00-$200.00.

Rugs: Area rugs are a fast way to spruce up a room.  You can even put a colorful rug on top of your neutral wall to wall carpet. I asked an interior designer and she said it was ok.

 Beautiful woven rugs in several shapes and colors.

Flat weaves in great color and designs–these are reversible too!

Window Treatments: there are many ways to treat a window. Casa Fiora drapery has beautiful fabrics.

To achieve the “I had my drapery custom made with the help of my interior designer” look without the price tag, try Casa Fiora. At Cotswold Marketplace they are 50%-80% off.

To spruce up, beautify or embellish your interiors visit Cotswold Marketplace. If you need even more inspiration, check out their fabulous blog here.



Cotswold Marketplace
200 North Sharon Amity Road
Monday-Saturday 10-5

Category: HOUSE & GARDEN

About the Author ()

I am a freelance writer. My personal blog,, recounts my father's love for baseball and my mom. I am on a quest to find radio archives of his voice as he died when I was young. Prior to working for scoopcharlotte I was the "Girl Friday" for several interior designers. I learned so much about the design industry from these talented individuals. Now I get to merge the worlds of writing and interior design as the Home & Garden blogger.

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