Bringing In the New Year With Home Renovation? Ellecor Has the Interior Design Trends Down For 2022

The new year approaches, and the budding beginnings of resolutions hang in the air! One of our favorites at Ellecor Interior Design, is the resolution to freshen up the house! Maybe it’s a redecoration, or a full-on renovation–no matter the path taken, we’re here to support you! That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll be discussing the projected top trend styles for 2022, so you can get a head start on your shopping for your home refresh! 



Vintage has been back baby, but it will shine even brighter in 2022 as it partners with the DIY movement. It’s time to hit your favorite thrift shops, junk shops, and family sheds to find those one-of-a-kind pieces that simply need a little bit of tender loving care. Refinish it yourself and you’re right on trend with the interior design trends of 2022! 


Warm Minimalism

Less is more, so we encourage you to take a “Does this bring me joy?” approach to your life, and Marie Kondo your home! Keep to clean lines and warm wood tones to give your space a sense of modern yet homey comfort. 

Interested in providing a contrast of tones? Believe it or not, replacing those granite countertops with marble or adding a marble accent with your warm-toned wood will introduce some spunk and character to your home. 


The Use of Space: Japandi

A beautiful balance of Japanese textures and colors with Scandinavian design materials brings forth the functionally beautiful style of Japandi. 

This style is perfect for inspiring a feeling of balance and connectedness within your home. It is all about maximizing the use of the space you have instead of building onto your home. This makes Japandi perfect for those seeking to be trendy on a budget!



The textures of your home are going to define its personality. Based on the projected interior design trends of 2022, Ellecor recommends setting a baseline of neutral and earth tones, such as greens and beiges, within your staple piece fabrics. Once this foundation has been established, we can highlight the neutrals of your home by picking textures that feel luxurious. Top picks that come to mind include velvet, microfibre, and plush faux furs. 



Black is in as your main accent color for neutrals. Feeling bold? Add a black accent wall or choose ebony wood for your furniture accent pieces. Feeling even bolder? Projections for interior design trends of 2022 also include small pops of color such as pink and orange with neutrals of beige and green with black accents. 

Creating a diverse, but balanced color palette will set your home apart from others as being richly defined in personality and experience.   


Natural Incorporation

Finally: Plants, Plants, Plants! It’s all about the plants for interior design trends of 2022. Choose whatever plants you want to compliment your luxurious neutral tones in your living space. 

Plants introduce extra oxygen which promotes more creativity and a feeling of being energized. Allow yourself to reset and to connect with those that matter most to you in your nursery of a living room. 

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How to Display Textile Art in Your Home by Ellecor

Textile artwork is a hidden gem that will spice up your home appearance if displayed correctly. Hanging textile art is not as apparent as hanging a painting or picture frame. We believe balance is the key to any interior design or home decor project. Let’s also remember; less is always more. Many forms of textile art cater to each home designer’s personality and individualism.  


Aside from finding suitable artwork, portraying that piece to its brightest and most admiral capacity also poses a challenge at times. Ellecor Interior Design will demonstrate the most effective ways to display textile art for an aesthetically pleasing home enchantment in today’s blog. 




When it comes to a picture, painting, or form of artwork, location is the first thought that should come to mind. At Ellecor, we believe that the preservation of art is just as important as presentation. When displaying your textile work, you want to ensure it is away from any exposure to direct sunlight or a moist environment. 


Over time, overexposed artwork can absorb sunlight, causing pigment damage and color fading. If there is no way to avoid direct sun exposure, investing in a UV-protected glass frame is a potential option. Similarly, a moist environment creates opportunistic bacteria and mold to attach to the artwork destroying it in the long run. Hanging your art in an optimal location with the perfect conditions is the best way to get the fullest enjoyment out of your display. 


Wall Decor


The most obvious and common way to display textile art is to hang it on a wall. A few things to take into consideration are the size and weight of your art piece. Heavier pieces will require fixes and screws; experienced Ellecor personnel can assist if you believe your artwork requires professional mounting.  


You do not want your art piece too high or low but centered at average eye level for you and your guests to enjoy. 


Headboard Display 


There is nothing more calming than entering your room and catching a lovely display of art above your bed area. Textiles are common substitutes for headboards and offer an enriched presence to any room. 


Tapestries, rugs, and throw blankets are all favorable pieces of textile art that typically will not over-stretch the budget. Thicker textiles are better options to avoid wall transparency. 


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We love the idea of draping here at Ellecor! Draping art is an attractive way to exhibit the artwork uniquely. Draping over a dresser, a large mirror, ladder, or even a picture frame are great alternatives to hanging your art piece on a wall. 


Let the Ellecor Interior Design Team Select Your Next Textile Piece


Whether you’re designing your dream home or picking your next staple piece, let the Ellecor Interior Design Team service you and your home decor needs. Contact us online or call (417)-720-2602 for more information from an award-winning company! 

Interior Design Ideas for Desks

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Setting up a home workspace can be difficult. Especially if you, like so many people this year, also have other people working from home under the same roof. Setting up a shared home office for both partners and roommates requires much creativity, even more so if there is little to no space for multiple workspaces. 

Today we at Ellecor have put together some of our favorite home office ideas. Making the tried and true office space that can maximize productivity a comfortable and inviting space is the balance we all strive to achieve.

Maximize Your Space

Especially where multiple people need to have space to do their job effectively, this is crucial. When putting two desks in the same room, there is a stylish way to design this layout. 

This shared home office design has space for two people, but each person has their own space. The two desks do not face each other, but you can easily collaborate and chat all day long while spinning in a swivel chair. 

A shelf with an open wall means enough space to store two people’s things, allowing each person to display their books and decorations. However, the shelves across the border should have overlapping styles or shared styles, and the type of the shelves does not feel too negotiable.

Get Creative 

However, if you’re one of the lucky ones with an abundance of space to play with, you have far more freedom to design your space. In this case, a dream home office scenario exists. Wherever your area, whether it be a completed garage, family room, or large bedroom, you can make it work to your advantage. 

With space to spread out, place each desk on opposite walls and separate the room into shelves so that each person feels as if they have their area. 

Create a Space for Guests to Sit

To provide you with collaborative space, put a sitting area or coffee table in the middle of the room. It’s a great place to collaborate on projects, enjoy coffee in the morning, or prepare an art project for kids who end their video calls in your office every day. 

Adding a rug under the table and a pendant light above it is a great way to make this a room destination rather than just a random floating table. Because this space is so spacious, paint the accent walls to make it feel more dramatic and purposefully designed.

Ellecor’s Interior Design Work for You

Whether you’re pressed for space or have more room than you know what to do with, we have the ideas and the skill to bring it to life. So say goodbye to cramped workspaces and sore necks from working from the couch, and hello to the freedom of a beautifully designed home office. 

Here at Ellecor, we care about your interior design questions. So if you have any further inquiries on how to balance your home with artwork, please contact us. Ellecor Interior Design can help! Contact us online or call (417) 720-2602 to start the conversation!

Interested in a Nautical Theme? We Have Some Interior Design Tips

Nautical Theme Interior Design

The whimsical design of a marine-themed home will never fall out of style. This style, dubbed ‘nautical’ by interior enthusiasts everywhere, has beach junkies and interior design fiends alike swooning. Our experts at Ellecor will discuss some interior design tips for those interested in embracing this fun summer theme in today’s blog.

Show It Don’t Say It

Beach-inspired colors and textiles create a sea vision. Different sensory additions can make a sound and scent-related atmosphere. When completed with voyage-related accessories and simple natural furniture, this all works together to provide a relaxing atmosphere in every nautical-themed room. 

With a simple beach-themed interior design, you can easily create the feeling that the ocean is never far away, no matter where you are.

Add Some Beach Vibes

Try using attractive decorative elements like starfish, stripes, anchors, and sea stars, as well as natural fabrics and furniture types that add coastal sophistication to your rooms. 

Coastal bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces can be easily created by applying the suitable styles and applying some vital home interior design elements with a nautical twist.

Repurpose Your Current Interior Pieces

When designing a nautical-themed room, you don’t have to start from scratch. You need to introduce some characteristic features that grasp the freshness of the sea to your space. Have fun with your creative ideas while incorporating some of these appropriate decorative elements. 

For example, the striped blue and white pattern can give you a touch of nautical house design when used in any room setting. Choose striped fabrics for window treatments, rugs, wall coverings, or furniture fittings. Other colors are restricted, but the red carpet and decorative items look attractive when placed next to the typical white and blue stripes. 

The Starfish

The starfish is also an ideal decoration feature for sea-themed bedrooms and bathrooms where you want to add beach air. You can put some starfish on the shelves as decoration or hang them on the wall like wallpaper. 

If starfish aren’t your style, vintage charts and voyage maps are the perfect way to incorporate travel and the sea into rooms to substitute traditional works of art. Shop for these prints in these second-hand stores or online. Then, add a bit of an upscale twist by having them framed, which will provide a room with classic design features. 

Beach Colors

When it comes to colors, consider the shades that best represent the ocean and the natural shades on the beach. In addition, many shades of white are perfect for accentuating all other colors selected for the voyage single-family design. 

White is a more subtle shade that pairs with light grey or a smaller blue and can be all shades, from pale aqua to dark navy. Other colors, such as reds or corals, are often used in small doses combined with natural dyes.

Ellecor Lives For Nautical Themes

The theme for your home should reflect your style and decorate the space you always want to come home to. Here at Ellecor, we are partial to anything that brings a hint of the ocean to the midwest. So whenever you’re ready to have a little help getting started, contact us online or call (417) 720-2602.

How to Add Tasteful Artwork to Rooms for Great Interior Design

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According to Sophia, “Balance in art refers to the sense of distribution of perceived visual weights that offset one another. We feel more comfortable–and therefore find it more pleasing–when the parts of an artwork seem to balance each other.” 

We couldn’t agree more here at Ellecor!

We believe interior design is all about balance. The balance of your in-home artwork is part of our journey to provide you the home of your dreams.

 In today’s blog, the Ellecor design team covers important details to consider when adding artwork to your home.

Simplicity Is Elegant

Simplicity is the best way to find balance. Whether it’s one large painting above the sofa, a large light fixture, or a few well-placed vases, balance is key. Overdoing it will hurt the budget and create an atmosphere that is busy compared to relaxing. 

Consider the Colors

Selecting the right artwork is important when it comes to balancing the atmosphere of your home. Using the rainbow colors (ROY G BIV) helps to show appropriate color groups. Pulling one color of the opposite grouping to pair with every two colors of the same grouping equals a balance color blend. 

Examples include:

  • Orange, yellow, and blue
  • Yellow, Green, and Violet
  • Red, Indigo, and Violet

Pairing neutrals like grey, beige, tan, white, and black help to add an inclusive touch to the bold colors picked above. 

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If you feel a grouping of three colors is too much, then choosing to take an opposite approach, while focusing on a neutral heavy look with one complementary bold color, is a great way to go as well.

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Here at Ellecor, we care about your interior design questions. If you have any further inquiries on how to balance your home with artwork, please contact us. Ellecor Interior Design can help! Contact us online or call (417) 720-2602 to start the conversation!

Thoughts to Consider When Choosing Your Next Ceiling Fan

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Oftentimes, one specific piece can enliven or cinch in a space. Think couches, wall art, or fireplaces as room-enhancing items. 

But this isn’t always the case. 

When it comes to home renovation or redecorating, you may find integrated parts of the space like light fixtures, shelves, walls, or ceiling fans that make a difference. In today’s blog, Ellecor’s interior design team will cover all things to consider when it comes to updating the ceiling fans in your home.

The Style Your Home Currently Reflects

For people who love to redecorate (like us), the average home goes through redecorations twice every eight years. This usually occurs when trends change over time and homeowners want a new and refreshed look. When considering updating a piece of furniture that is a staple within your home, it is important to consider your taste and how it might evolve with time. 

Most individuals don’t change everything in their home when they redecorate. They change key pieces that attract the eye and a few staple items. 

When it comes to an item as consistent as a ceiling fan, it’s important to look at pieces like:

  • Living room furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • The material found on accents and legs of these pieces of furniture (wood, metal, plastic, etc..)
  • Dining sets
  • Trim color throughout your house


Ceiling fans normally stay consistent within your home. They will not change with the seasons, and they most likely won’t receive a ton of attention outside of summer or warm weather. 

Unless of course you use them as an overall theme enhancer. 

An excellent way to do this would be to install low-profile fans, and then place diffusers with essential oils in each room. Following that, turn the ceiling fan on a low speed to allow your scents to permeate your home. 

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This being said, ceiling fans represent one key to pulling together the scene you want to present to your family and guests.. 

If you choose one style of fan, it is important to stay consistent with the style and fluctuate on the color. Or stay consistent with the color and fluctuate on the style. Small details like these allow the room flow to be cohesive throughout the home. 

Current Market Trends

It’s important to consider current trends when it comes to your fan of choice. You should think about the style and also price. Items that are beginning to slightly age out of the market trend are more affordable than items that are currently the hot ticket item that is in high demand. 

Thrift Stores/Overflow Shops

If you do find yourself crushing on a piece that you simply cannot let go of, but the price might be too high, check overflow shops or local surplus/thrift shops that focus on home redecorating. 

Head over to places like:

  • Overstock
  • Wayfair
  • Amazon
  • Dirla’s -if you’re wanting to go local!

These are places that often have overflow stock of the current trending items at more affordable prices.

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What Is Modern Prairie Style? Ellecor Explains

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Modern prairie style blends two aesthetics. First, it taps into the natural landscape that evokes images of windswept prairies, tall grasses, and wide-open spaces. Second, it gives homes a modern appeal. In today’s blog from Ellecor Interior Design, we present our guide to modern prairie style for homes.

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Lots of Natural Light

Plenty of natural light is one of the main tenets of modern prairie style for interior design. You’ll find huge floor-to-ceiling windows that open into an expansive yard, bay windows towards the front, and lots of skylights and windows near the ceiling.

Natural Elements

You already have natural light. Modern prairie style also incorporates natural elements that bespeak the environment around the home. Brick, stone, and wood all combine to make a beautiful presentation. Brick and stone typically come in earth tones, like tan, gray, or brown. 

Exposed and stained wood beams, wood siding, and wood columns by the front and back doors all showcase the beauty of decorative and structural wood. The team at Ellecor can help create a cohesive look using wood, brick, and stone inside of your house.

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Open Floor Plan

Much like the flat prairie land, a modern prairie home utilizes an open floor plan. From the kitchen on one end to the patio door on the other, you might be able to see from one end of the house to the other with the proper sightlines

Earth Tones

Earth tones complement natural brick, stone, and wood. Consider decorative pieces made of wood, stone, and glass. Go for minimalist furniture with solid colors. Hues that blend well with modern prairie style include pale yellow, taupe, terra cotta, and cream.

Vintage Accents and Art

Evoke images of the Old West with vintage accents throughout the home. Consider lamps or light fixtures that look like old lanterns. Folk art and textiles may feature natural themes from the regional ecology. Local indigenous cultures also offer inspiration.

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Using Interior Design to Decorate Your House for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day happens every year, and it’s a wonderful time to decorate your home following the winter holiday season. If you’re into seasonal decor, Ellecor has some tips for using interior design to decorate your house for Valentine’s Day. 

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Don’t Forget Brown Hues

Red is the color of love and Valentine’s Day. But don’t forget to balance the red hearts with some chocolate-colored accents. Let’s say you have a beige couch. You accent the couch with some red and pink pillows on either end. Balance the red hues with a brown throw rug draped over the back of the couch for a subtle interior design choice.

Scentfully Delicious

Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all of its forms. Enhance your interior design with scents of chocolate and roses. There are many brands and types of incense, candles, and essential oils that make your home smell like the holiday. You can even complement other love-themed decor with Valentine’s Day diffusers. Candles add a romantic flair.

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Wreaths and Centerpieces

A wreath turns an ordinary door into a seasonal-decor focal point with just a single item. Welcome people to your home with a seasonal wreath filled with colors, bows, adornments, and trinkets. 

Centerpieces aren’t just for the dining room. You can add a flower arrangement to a coffee table, end table, dresser, empty shelf, or as a standalone piece along a wall.

Dining Room and Kitchen

Your dining room and kitchen offer fantastic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with inspired interior design. Red napkins with matching placemats signify the colors of the season, while fluted wine glasses make an elegant impression. 

In the kitchen, think of red fruits and vegetables to complement chocolates and champagne. Apples, cherries, radishes, tomatoes, and pomegranates all have varying shades of red.

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How to Make a Home Cozy in Winter With Interior Design Choices

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It’s winter in the Ozarks. That means hot chocolate, getting cozy by the fireplace, cuddling up with a good book, and staying warm in your home. Warmth is about more than just the temperature. Warmth is a mindset when it comes to interior design. Today’s blog from Ellecor talks about making a cozy home in winter.

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Throw Blankets

Want an easy way to cozy up your furniture? A few throw blankets can do the trick for interior design. If you enjoy color, find colorful wool blankets to add a splash of color here and there. Feel free to use the blankets to cuddle up when you’re watching your favorite movie next to your sweetie.

Textile Artwork

Think about textile artwork for a few unique elements in your home. Tapestries hang on the wall, and they can be any size. You can even place small pieces on a bookshelf, over a rack, or on a little-used item.

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Add Comforters to Beds

Comforters serve two purposes: to keep you warm and spruce up your bed. Choose a neutral color to complement the rest of your bedroom. Or go for something colorful with bright and cheery hues such as yellow, orange, or bright green. Renewed interior design doesn’t require a lot of overhauls to completely change a room.

Faux Furs

Do you enjoy cottage or rustic style? Faux furs can add to the appeal of your home with white, tan, brown, and black hues. Harken back to another time when hunting and trapping were ways of life with faux rabbit pelts or fur rugs.

Bare Wood Elements

Rather than painted wood, go for stained or bare wood objects here and there for your home’s interior design. Stand-alone shelves, small sculptures, and reclaimed wood furniture such as an end table can instantly change a room to give it a cozy feeling.

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Tips and Tricks for Stainless Steel Appliances & Kitchen Interior Design

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. It should be a space that lets you craft beautiful meals for yourself and your family. For about 20 years, stainless steel appliances have been at the forefront of kitchen interior design. Refrigerators, microwaves, hoods, sinks, light fixtures, and dishwashers all come in stainless steel. Today’s blog from Ellecor looks at some tips and tricks for kitchen interior design when you love professional-grade, stainless steel appliances. 

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Wood represents an aesthetic counterpoint to stainless steel. Whereas steel is metallic and hard, wood creates a softer tone thanks to the natural grain and protective stain or paint. Wood can be any color you choose in kitchen interior design. Neutral tones work best for stainless steel appliances, so think about beige, light brown, or medium-brown colors. Reddish-brown can also work here for cabinets and walls.


Granite countertops, like stainless steel appliances, provide a professional look for kitchen interior design. Think about gray or cream granite. Gray complements the silvery tone of stainless steel, while cream offsets it and complements the wood.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are perfect for a stainless steel kitchen. Backsplashes of ceramic tile allow endless possibilities for patterns and colors. Again, neutral tones work best here. Or, if you want something showier, consider colors that draw the eye like red, yellow, orange, blue, and green. A cohesive kitchen interior design can incorporate your favorite vibrant colors.


Flooring comes in tons of varieties. Stone tiles work wonders, and they complement the ceramic tiles of the backsplash. Wood flooring may come into play here to create a cohesive look with the cabinetry and walls. Large tiles in earth tones of brown, cream, and black lighten the room.


Lighting for kitchen interior design should be bright because you need to see the food you’re preparing. LEDs offer bright light, whether you choose stainless steel fixtures or more traditional looks. Industrial-style lighting, in dull gray, dark brown, or black, provides an eclectic look while complementing the stainless steel for kitchen interior design.

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