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.
Feel free to experiment – you’re finding, collecting, & defining, or expanding your own style – Don’t be afraid to combine something Country, with perhaps something French or Mediterranean or Tuscan, or something English or even Asian, & throw in some Shabby Chic or Kitsch, or even a well chosen thoughtful ‘bad taste’ item.
Hey guys, today I’m with my mom shopping for spring and summer home decor items at some of my favorite stores—TJ Maxx / Home Goods, At Home, and …
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).
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.