Be careful using colors that are too dark, or too strong – you should tread carefully with dark browns, dark reds & dark greens – they can overpower a room & make it seem daunting, uncomfortable, unrelaxing & even claustrophobic.
Mix & match some harmony & some contrast – some upright, some horizontal. Keep some shelf spaces exclusively as center pieces for displaying special loved & meaningful items. Signature items that speak about you & your history. Perhaps a pen, a journal, a picture, or pictures, or your favorite collectibles. The things you love & enjoy to have around you.
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The best examples of home decorating interiors are often done on a shoestring budget - but the beauty is that you'd never know. You can make a tiny shoe-box sized apartment look good with paint, a few decent pieces of furniture, beautiful decorative cushions & home accents, some personal or puchased art, well chosen proper lighting, gorgeous rugs or matting, & the most important of all – a dose of imagination & elbow grease.