Our Vancouver-WA Interior Designers creates creative decorative accents for that special interior room whether it be large or small. Many people purchase a new home, throw in a bed and sofa, and then call it decorated. Beyond the basic furniture pieces most homes have, appropriate accessories are required for a well decorated home. Keep in mind that not every home needs to be filled with accessories to be well decorated, however there are some basic items that most well decorated homes have. Here are a few items you should consider having in your home to complete the decorating process. You need to consider it's function, the mood and personality that will ensure your decorating success. A beautifully decorated interior not only functions well but it creates a mood or a feeling and shows off the personality of the person or family that lives there.
Decorating is more than just eye appeal — it's making a room really work for you. Our Vancouver-WA Interior Designer can help you make this happen by calling us at 360-931-1797. Most homes these days come with the most boring light fixtures and the cheapest fixtures for sale. Light fixtures should be decorative and fun and not be viewed as purely utilitarian. Put some life into the room with a light fixture that has style and pizzazz so that all your friends and family will be wanting the same in their home too. Decorating is more than just eye appeal, it's making a room really come alive and show its personality through you! One way to start is by having a focal point. Sometimes rooms have natural focal points (places the eyes travel to immediately upon entering a room) — a fireplace, a bay window with a view, maybe even a built-in bookcase. If the room doesn't have a natural focal point, create one with a dynamic piece of art or a colorful area rug. Below are some ways that you can use decorating to really make the room "pop" with style and elegance.
1. Art Work
A room without artwork looks very sterile. Add a few large pieces of artwork to your walls to create a focal point in the room. The artwork you choose can be a jumping off point for the color scheme of your room. Also, consider using decorative mirrors as artwork. You can remove the plain sheet mirrors over your bathroom sink and replace them with framed mirrors for a more personalized and well decorated home.
2. Area Rugs for flooring
If you have hard flooring, such as wood floors or tile, you should have a rug to soften the look of the room. Even if you have carpet, decorating with a rug can add color and define a furniture grouping. Don't forget to purchase a rug pad for your rug.
3. Pillows add personality
Decorate your home with pillows to add softness to a room. They also can add color and personality to a generic space. Since pillows are quite affordable accessories, you can change them out every few years to change the look of your home.
4. Lamps with style
One light bulb in the center of your room does not typically put off enough light. Adding a lamp will allow you to modify the lighting in your home per the activity you are doing - reading, cleaning, watching TV, etc. Since lamps are beautiful as well as functional, they are one of the best accessories for your home. Most well decorated rooms have several lamps in different locations.
5. Plants can really make a difference
Live plants are a great accessory for your room because they make a room feel less sterile. Avoid fake plastic plants, but fill your home with real plants, trees, and flowers. Choose plants where the color can really blend with the coloring of the room.
6. Smaller Accessory items
Don't junk up your home with mass produced store bought accessories. Select a few special items that are unique for your home to place throughout your room. Avoid smaller items that can seem out of place and really don't look like they seem to fit with the flow of the room. Try to incorporate vintage items with a little history to them. You can use hard back books, statues, items from your travels, a unique rock, or whatever you find interesting. Try to decorate with items that are functional, such as a decorative box that holds your TV remote. Not all horizontal surfaces need to be covered, so feel free to keep some surfaces free of accessories.
There are a wide variety of home decor products to choose from. Our Vancouver-WA Interior Designer can help you make that decision with options that will make the room enhance the natural beauty of the colors you will be using. When you’re decorating a room that needs a new look, give us a call at 360-931-1797 you won’t need to splurge on all-new furniture — a few home accessories can instantly liven that room up. Despite often being small, home decorations can really make a statement and quickly change a “boring and drab" room into a conversation piece your family and friends will rave about.
Home accents make a house feel like a home. You can have the most interesting furniture or wall treatments, but the little touches really make a difference. A well-placed throw or unique decorative pillows, give a home its true personality. Whether you’re into mood-setting candles and obscure coffee table books, or cozy poufs and nostalgia-inducing home fragrances, the decorative touches you include are a reflection of yourself. So choose wisely, but have fun, because unlike big-ticket items, these smaller decor pieces are easy to move and replace. Follow these tips to help make the most of your home accents. Your decorative accents need to be put to work for you. Items such as bookends, candle holders, boxes and bowls, decorative baskets all of these are meant to serve a function. They don't have to be all about looks. Jewelry boxes and vases can often stand as decor on their own as other accents. Put photo albums out on display by using picture frames and swap them out for something fun and different. Live plants indoors can be moved around to change their current location as well as planters. For the traveler why not display knickknacks like statues and figurines, world globes on library shelves and tables. Living with the same decor day in and day out can get very old. Rotating these accents will definately bring new life to your space and make you feel like you are living in a whole new place! Give us a call today