Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to guide: Finishing touches

 All the furniture is in place, draperies are hung and the paint is dry. You have just the right coastal slipcover sofas and perfect distressed coffee table but the room doesn't feel or look completely finished. The room design is not complete until you add the finishing touches. Finding and adding the finishing touches is the fun part of decorating. You'll be adding personality that makes the room reflect who you are. 

 Here are some ways you can place the perfect finishing touches on your coastal home.
Dress the Walls
Bare walls are brought to life with a painting, collection of prints,
colorful poster or some family photos. One large piece can create a focal point in a room, while a small collection of pieces draw the eye for a closer look. 
An area rug can create a special focus, add color to a room, provide a base for furniture, and define a space.
If you collect anything such as books, seashells, or pottery, use the collection as a point of interest. Gather the whole collection into one place or arrange the items around the room. Blue and white porcelain, woven baskets all offer themselves as works of art for a room. 

Unique Lighting
Instead of simple boring overhead lighting or a basic lamp, go for some drama with interesting antique ship lights, shell chandeliers, and nautical pendants. 

Accessorize, Accessorize
First check around the house and gather everything that looks interesting. Books, flowers, figurines, shells and pictures really go a long way in brightening up a room. Try the pieces all around until you find just the right spot. Go shopping to fill any spaces that are missing a finishing touch.

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