Monday, July 13, 2009

IN A DASH DECORATING........DECORATING WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

EVERYONE HAS JUST WHAT IT TAKES TO TRANSFORM THEIR HOMES INTO SOMETHING LIVELIER, MORE APPEALING, AND CLOSER TO THEIR DREAMS. IT'S ALL QUITE SIMPLE.
BY MOVING AROUND FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES FROM ROOM TO ROOM, GOING THROUGH THE ATTIC AND BASEMENT AND LOOKING FOR HIDDEN TREASURES, YOU CAN CREATE A NEW, MORE PERSONAL LOOK. BY ADDING DETAILS, LIKE FLOWERS, THROWS, PLATES AND PILLOWS. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHANGE THINGS DRAMATICALLY, BUT MAKING SMALL ARTFUL ADJUSTMENTS TO BRING OUT THE BEAUTY THAT'S ALREADY THERE .
HELP YOUR ROOMS LOOK LARGER BY KEEPING ACCESSORIES TO A MINIMUM; RATHER THAN DISPLAY AN ENTIRE COLLECTION JUST DISPLAY A FEW) THEN ROTATE) AS CALL IT EVERY FEW MONTHS ..
NOTHING ENLARGES A SPACE LIKE NATURAL LIGHT. SO TRY COVERING YOUR WINDOWS WITH GAUZY SHEERS .
EXPAND THE APPEARANCE OF FLOOR SPACE BY GOING RUG FREE. IT WILL FOOL THE EYE INTO THINKING THE ROOM IS MORE IMMENSE THAN IT REALLY IS .
AS FOR COLOR, BLACK GROUNDS A ROOM AND GIVES IT DEFINITION; IT'S THE NEW WHITE! I BET YOU THOUGHT YOU'D NEVER HEAR ME SAY THAT!
MASK AN INFERIOR VIEW BY FROSTING YOUR BATHROOM WINDOW WITH SPRAY ON FROST. TO GIVE IT SOME OOMPH HOLD AN OLD PIECE OF LACE OVER THE WINDOW BEFORE SPRAYING .
PROP A LONG NARROW MIRROR ON A COUNTERTOP BACKSPLASH TO OPEN UP YOUR KITCHEN .
CREATE A FOCAL POINT ON A DINING ROOM WALL BY HANGING A NUMBER OF LARGE PRETTY PLATES IN A CIRCLE OR SQUARE .
WARM UP YOUR OUTDOOR ENTRYWAY BY PAINTING YOUR DOOR A FRESH COLOR; TRY A COLOR YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T TRY, YOU CAN ALWAYS PAINT OVER IT! CHANGE THE LIGHT FIXTURE, CHANGE YOUR HOUSE NUMBERS,( I DON'T MEAN CHANGE THE NUMBER, NO ONE WILL FIND YOU!), JUST CHANGE THE NUMBERS TO METAL, CERAMIC, OR STENCIL THEM ON THE HOUSE. ADD A WHIMSICAL DOOR KNOCKER AND A WREATH AND YOUR FRONT SAYS "WELCOME."
















 

2 comments:

Unique Unique Design said...

Hey, I recognize that mirror! Very informative post...good ideas!
marcie

simple~needs said...

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kim