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.
Fireplaces are a fabulous focus for a room & an attractive architectural feature – They add a cozy homey touch with warmth & personality to your room & your home. So if you have a fabulous grand fireplace, make it the focus & anchor of your room around which you arrange other things.
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Create an ‘atmosphere’ – Lighting is a fabulous mood creator. Create a focus with a lamp in a corner, or particular spot for accent. Light scented candles, listen to music you love, use soaps that are creamy, luxurious, lathery & smell great. Go for the multi sensory approach.
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.