Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Small Tricks for Adding Warmth to Your Home Décor

Small Tricks for Adding Warmth to Your Home Décor
Small towns are full of quaint, sweet houses perfect for individuals with eclectic style. Eclectic style is characterized by mixing items of multiple design genres and placing them in close proximity of one another. The contrast creates a sense of warmth and charm. It’s easy to do, especially if you have an eye for unique items that have a lot of character or are conversation starters. Just be sure not to overdo it with knickknacks – keep surfaces and spaces edited down and curated for an elevated style. Here are a few hints for adding warmth to your eclectic style.
Living Things
Plants and flowers always add charm to a space. Even if you’re not the best at keeping plants alive, many companies now manufacture artificial plants that look almost exactly like the real thing. A bit of green or a splash of natural color go a long way. Choose plants that match your design aesthetic. If you prefer real plants but don’t have a green thumb, succulents and cacti are fantastic options that require little attention – just be sure to give them enough sun. Choose cute, interesting pots with splashes of color and in multiple shapes to give dimension.
Photographs
Photographs always bring warmth and charm into a room, but you want to make sure to match the aesthetic of the photos to your design aesthetic. Many small towns have homes that hold a good deal of charm already, such as homes for sale in Elizabethtown, KY. If your home has its own style, such as a Victorian, a craftsman, or a mid-century home, use elements from its built-in character to determine what kind of frames to purchase. Your grandparents’ church directory picture may not be the best option to put in the frames – choose candid photos that evoke every-day beauty rather than ultra-posed photos.
Books


Shelves full of books may not be the most popular in design magazines, and with everything becoming more digital, they may not be as prevalent in homes anymore. However, few things are more charming than a shelf full books just waiting to be enjoyed. If you’d like to add a bit more design to your book titles, consider organizing them on the shelves by spine color. Even a small shelf below a window or a sweet little end table full of 15-20 books adds charm.

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