Decorating: Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Home

While many people struggle with finding the right colour scheme and the right painting method for their homes, fighting through accent walls and sponge-painting until they find something that works for them, many more still are stumped when it comes to those last little touches. How do you accentuate your chosen painting scheme with bits and pieces? How can you make sure your accessories and decorative pieces don’t clash with the existing wall colour and convey class and style?

One thing many people would like to hang on their walls is a set of tasteful decorative paintings. And of course, there is nothing wrong with paintings. But finding cheap paintings that suit your home can be a bit of a challenge. As such, you could try making your own by making abstract patterns in the colours you used to paint the room in question – canvas is cheap and obviously you already have the paint.

Photos that fit in with your lifestyle, your colour scheme and the space available are an amazing option. Whether you take them yourself or use someone else’s photos, high-quality prints don’t cost a great deal of money online nowadays. A variety of different online shops can sell you great quality prints of your chosen photos, as long as you can provide high-resolution versions for them to use.

Frames needn’t be complex; the simplest, cheapest frames can look amazing as long as you pick something that looks tasteful. Ikea can provide you with some gorgeous frames, or if you want a bit of a different look you can elect to have your photos printed onto canvas instead. This can really enhance the look.

In terms of vases and other trinkets, bear in mind your colour scheme. If you have a very bold colour scheme with popping colours, then accessories with more muted colours will be a good idea. You don’t want to overwhelm the scheme, and you’ll need to be sure the accessories don’t take over for the existing scheme. On the other hand, a very muted décor will benefit from some pops of colour here and there, and your accessories can bear that out. No matter what you decide to do, make sure you enjoy it on a day to day basis, and don’t forget you can always change it later! After all, décor is like the jewellery of your home, and you can take off one set and put on another in the blink of an eye.

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