Home Decor The Finishing Touch

You have already spent time, money and resources, preparing your home with new paint, wall paper, tile, and carpet, or whatever it took to get to this point for what I call the finishing touch.

Let’s start one room at a time, first move everything out except your very large furniture pieces. Now sit down and look around, are you satisfied with your present furniture, if not consider reupholstering your furniture pieces or you may head out to a couple of furniture stores and check out there selections and prices.

Maybe you decide that what you have is fine, that’s okay. Whatever choice you make, if it’s new furniture, new fabric or keeping what you have; make sure it blends in color wise to your room.

Now you have the appropriate furniture in place, let’s look at your window and doors. Unless you live in the perfect year round climate or have the latest insulating windows installed, you may want to consider some form of curtains or drapes that will insulate from the cold and the sun.

There are fabric or vinyl curtains, wood or vinyl shutters, blinds and shades that may help. Windows and doors give you views and if you’re satisfied with these views, then take advantage of it. Expose your views by rolling up or sliding back or folding open your drapes, shutters or blinds. Of course these drapes, curtains, shades and blinds come in an assortment of colors and fabrics combos. So take heed and select an appropriate color combination. You can get additional tips by checking out certain stores that sell these products or get an interior design book to register some ideas. Enhancing the views, with these proper window dressings, will greatly improve the atmosphere within the room.

Okay, start to return slowly other pieces to the room, the largest objects first. You’ll know in your heart, what should go and what should stay. Try moving your items to different parts of the room; view them from different positions as well. Feel what is comfortable to the eye. Alright, we got these in place, hold it there, and let’s work on the wall décor items next.

Wall décor is anything that hangs from the wall except lighting and that to could be considered décor. So we can have framed art or art without frames or even open frames over a wall to give it a certain taste. Metal, wood and plastic can all be relevant in the creation of art hanging objects. Tapestry is a form of heavy woven cloth that can also grace your homes walls. You can have things like clocks, mirrors and other personal decorating touches put directly on the walls or on shelving of some sort.

In the placement of wall art, take your time and choose the proper eye height, have someone hold a picture while you decide on the location. If you’re working alone, use some painter’s wall tape, and then make an outline for your art piece, this tape removes easily. If you have several pictures, make some sort of arrangement depending on the size of the frames. Try different locations for your wall art décor till you got the right look and appeal, in the placement of your framed art.

Bring in your light fixtures, start with the larger floor lamps, then your table lamps, plug them in and turn on. Do you need any additional lighting, maybe an overhead fan with lights or perhaps wall sconce lighting, to brighten up a piece of art work. If you need more than floor or table lamps you might have to have some electrical work done. So think about that.

Everything else comes back in the room now; you may decide to replace a few things, that’ll be okay, try not to overcrowd your room. Proper placement and those certain decorative touches will improve your look.