With the abundance of home furnishing stores offering attractive products at affordable prices, home decorating has never been easier. However, this has also increased the chances that your living room will resemble that of your friends. How can you avoid the homogenized look? Here are five suggestions on how to create a unique and fabulous look for your home.
1. Have a Plan
Plan the look you want, including a base, secondary, and accent colour. Collect photographs, clippings, and swatches of things you like. These will help guide you as you begin to shop.
2. Personalize a Room with Textiles
Textiles provide colour, texture, and pattern to a room. In addition to upholstery and drapes, think about using textiles, such as old tapestries, as throws, table toppers, or on fabric screens. Subtle colours and weaves can provide interest. Even a small amount of fabric can make a big statement.
3. Mix More, Match Less
Don’t be afraid to mix colours and textures instead of trying to match everything. This helps to add a bold and interesting look to the room.
4. Be on the Lookout for Hidden Gems
When you travel, visit flea markets, outdoor shows, antique stores, yard sales, and auctions. You never know when you will find something that calls out to you. Also, search for places that sell quality merchandise at a discounted price.
5. Let Your Interests Be Your Guide
Follow your interests and incorporate them into your decorating, whether that’s model airplanes, Turkish rugs, or antique egg cups. Chances are no one you know will have exactly those elements in their home.