PART 8 – FINISHING TOUCHES
When designing and decorating entrances and reception rooms, don’t forget the finishing touches which can really make a difference to a room. It is well worth the time and trouble of gathering all your ornaments together every now and again and completely reviewing what to keep, replace, update or what to put away or what to get rid of. This can also be a chance to decide how to properly display the revised collection to their best. For instance, make sure ornaments are cleverly grouped with a common theme bonding them together, rather than dotting them around individually which only creates a cluttered effect. Ornaments should be displayed carefully so that they are positioned in pairs, particularly in the home of a single person, or grouped together to promote the company of others. Remember to hang pictures at the right height in order for a viewer to properly appreciate them. If hanging them in groups, plan the display on the floor before putting them up on the wall to ensure you are happy with it.
Remember that small details contribute to the overall scheme, such as the style of knobs on a cupboard and the quality of the finish on a cabinet. Leave space in bookshelves for more books, so that shelves don’t become overstuffed and inaccessible, with the result that they look messy and just don’t work anymore. An interesting rug, a fabulous painting or objet d’art will create visual interest through the use of colour, texture or form and add personality to a scheme, whilst helping to bring about a cohesive and unified look. Lighting will give the finished space ambience and can be used to highlight the more interesting pieces or to create a special ambience in a particular corner.
Thank you for reading my blog. In the coming weeks my next blogs will be about lots of different topics including ‘The Corridor Cure’ and ‘Feng Shui Horoscopes’.