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.
Whether it’s your exquisite fine glassware or quirky pieces on dining room or kitchen shelving, or stacks of your books & souvenirs in the study or home office, show it off, arrange it with style. It will look great!
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.
If you’re painting your home in stages, make sure you find colors that blend together in your overall long-term plan. Try not to use more than 2 or 3 different colors throughout your home. If you like variation, use different shades of each color, but make sure they all blend together in your overall plan!