Go & hunt around for colors & fabrics that you love & get some off-cuts or swatches of the fabric – bring it home & see how well they sit in your room & achieve your overall vision for your home.
If it says something about you & holds its own as an item of interest & character – feature it as a center piece, give it pride of place, & then build around it. Arranging Your Furniture. Arranging your furniture in a room to make the room do what you want is key to maximizing the livability & ambience of your room.
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Display your collectibles in clusters or groupings to create a theme. Think big & display them en masse & make a grand statement. A fireplace & mantel is a perfect place to display your family photos, collectibles, ornaments, a tall vase with willow or dramatic fresh flowers, or holiday decorations. (text link to Christmas decorating).
You have your walls painted, you’ve chosen or already have your sofas & armchairs, you’ve worked out your color scheme. Now you’re ready to take the next exciting steps. Against your basic color canvas, you would have already put some thought to the way you would carry your colors through your rooms, your home – either graduations of your key colors, or complementary, or contrasting. Play with colors & fabrics you would like to make a statement with in your home accents & accessories.