When decorating your home, shift your focus on the small things—knickknacks, trinkets, the source of light, and more—instead of putting all your attention to finding pieces of furniture that would make your space look more luxurious or well-put. As a matter of fact, these small items are what makes your space feel more like home.
Bear in mind that the secret to beauty and style is all in the details which is why you shouldn’t overlook the patterned or textured throw blankets or the eye-catching centerpiece sculpture. These small details bring life to the space, more so than the expensive couch you bought.
To help you improve your home, here are a few small pieces that should greatly shift the mood in your space:
A vintage sentimental piece
There’s nothing more timelessly beautiful and telling of your character than putting a valuable item to you out on display—may it be an antique vase, a personal work of art, vintage stereo, and the likes.
If you’ve traveled well and far, the souvenir pieces you got as you went along the journey such as an espresso cup from your favorite city or basket from a well-loved province should also make as good stylish pieces. These pieces tell a story and give the space a touch of personality.
You have no idea how much natural and accent lighting alike make a huge difference in a space until you find one that looks best in the room. If you already have some table lamps, you might want to reconsider repositioning them where they would fit best instead of buying a new one to save yourself some unnecessary costs.
The key when choosing accent lighting is to mind the scale of the room so as to keep the balance and light to travel through as it should be.
Coffee table reads
It’s highly recommended to keep clutter off the coffee table, however, coffee table books add color to the center of the living room and make a good “lived in” decor. The key to keeping it far from looking like clutter is to keep it at a minimum. Let it sit there with a purpose, a visual appetizer, not as just another mess to purge.
A touch of greenery
You can never go wrong with bringing a touch of greenery inside the house. Regardless if you’ve got fresh cut flowers, succulents, or even faux plants, these sightings of nature breathe life into space and instantly uplifts the room without effort. Plants make a home look more relaxing, put together, and cultivated.
Small improvements such as these can be enough to transform your space into something more sophisticated and emulate a better ambiance. Got more tips and suggestions to add? Share it with us!
About the author: Chie is a writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.August 28, 2018