An Interview with Elizabeth Perkins, Founder of Porch Light Decor Co.
Elizabeth Perkins, one of our favorite interior (and exterior) designers, is a wife, mother of two, and owner of Porch Light Decor Co. Even with her busy schedule, she took the time to answer a few of our questions about interior designing and decorating.
(Photo credit: Elizabeth Perkins)
The Modern Day Wife: How would you make a small space (say, an apartment) appear larger?
Elizabeth Perkins: I would suggest keeping everything light and bright. Make sure to keep the scale and size of the furniture small and I would try not to over accessorize.
MDW: How would you recommend making a rental feel like a home on a budget?
EP: As with most rentals there are things you cannot change, for example, the wall color and type of flooring. Try to cozy up the space by adding layers and texture. Even if the space has carpeting, you can always add area rugs to define the space and make it your own. Most rentals will have some sort of window treatment usually in the form of blinds; make it your own by adding a rod and drapes in the style that’s all your own. You can add texture to the space in the form of throws and pillows. The best part is all of these items can easily be taken with you, if and when you choose to move.