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How To Add Accents To Draw Focus In Your Home

Aug 17, 2007
When you want to create a different splash of color or produce a favorable change within your home environment, there are plenty of ways to create exciting, exclusive accents. Many people believe that the only way to go about this is to add pieces of accent furniture to their dwelling, such as art work or paintings. This is far from the truth. There are numerous objects as far as the eye can see that can provide assistance on building an atmosphere that is unique to only you and when applicable, your family. When you are ready for a change, don't forget that there is a correct way and an incorrect way to go about this. With careful thoughtfulness, you will be able to create the look you want for your house with a few minor additions to your home.

Did you know that plates could be used for more than just setting the table? There are thousands of decorative options to take advantage of when you want to spice up a living room, family room or den. There are two ways to approach this decorative concept. The first is the placement of a large plate that highlights a room with detail, color or design. The second approach is to collect several different decorative places and create a small display that complements the rest of the room.

Let's say you want to create small accents throughout a room that reflect your love of violets. You may choose a purple plate, which could be lavender or violet in color. Place a bowl filled with violet potpourri. You may also decorate the outside of the bowl with smaller accents, such as stones or pebbles that are rose or violet in color. If your room allows the placement of sheets, throw rugs or seat covers, try to match the scenery with violet themed items.

In a room, there is always a spot to place a pillow here or there. This is a great way to decoratively express yourself throughout your room because pillows possess a lot of character. Depending on the theme you wish to convey, there are plenty of options to choose from. Continuing the violet theme, you may choose pillows that showcase your favorite flower or settle for one basic color that matches the rest of your accents. There is a never ending supply of pillows that can be found almost anywhere.

Sometimes decorative tea boxes, as well as tea candles can add certain style to a room. It is especially grand when you can find the right colors to match your other decorative efforts. Candles are also a great way to present a controlled mood throughout a room. Did you know that various colors actually create different physical responses in people? This is good to know when you want to create themed areas throughout your home, such as a relaxation den or entertainment nook.

You can also add your personal touch throughout the decoration of a room by placing decorative photo albums, coffee table books and decorated frames to liven up tabletops and shelves. Just about anything can be transformed into a decorative accent, all you have to do is use your imagination and don't be afraid to sample different techniques. Also, remember to stay within acceptable boundaries and don't go too overboard with the decorating. Too much of a good thing may scare off your guests.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as home decorating at http://www.eleganthomedecorgifts.com
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