You can use these focal points around which to build your home decorating ideas & themes. If your room doesn't have a natural focal point, you can easily create one with a dynamic piece of art or a colorful area rug. More on this later.
Home Decorating Using Your Five 'Physical' Senses - It’s designing & decorating your Home using & stimulating your 5 ‘physical’ senses – the sense of sight (pleasing to the eye), touch (tactile), smell (sets a mood & recalls or creates memories), sound (to soothe &/or awaken the soul) & taste (to excite the taste buds).
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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).
Don’t feel you have to follow perfect symmetry all of the time – a huge bookcase along an entire wall doesn’t have to mean books all upright in a row like little soldiers, or like a traditional bookshop, library or dad’s study or den.