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Add Zing To Any Room With A Few Simple Touches

Sep 1, 2008
Some Simple Touches that add Zing to a Room

While a lot of focus is going to be placed on the main furniture items in your home it is the little additions that will make your overall decor plan really stand out. In every room there are a lot of possible options, simple touches that will really highlight your home decorating approach and make it stand out in the minds of the people you have over. Here are some thoughts on items that will work with specific rooms.

In the kitchen:

A sleek look is the style in the modern kitchen, and this is a look that can be adapted to any kitchen style. Cannisters for holding your dry ingredients have always been useful, but seldom have they been so in style. In fact many kitchen decorators are using the food itself as a way of touching up the look of a kitchen; this is nothing new, just think of the many kitchens you have been in where the apples and bananas are out on display.

What is new is adding dry goods to the overall decorating scheme. Yes, now your granite or marble countertops can be perfectly complemented through the use of glass containers which allow the white of your floor and sugar to provide the perfect border between counter, the steel of your fixtures, and the browns of the cupboards.

Bedrooms:

One of the best additions anyone can include in household bedrooms is a nice rug. Really any kind of rug will add a touch of originality to the master and guest bedrooms; all you need to do is decide on which style best suits your tastes.

When it comes to kids' bedrooms, you can have a lot of fun picking out different throw rugs. The rug you choose should go with the overall theme for the room; there are plenty of friendly illustrated rugs depicting roadsides for your little policeman or forest scenes for a princess. Nursery themes are fun to match with rugs as well.

Dens and studies:

Dens and studies have always called for a decorating touch that sets off their austere nature. What better addition than a piece of art hanging on the wall. The very best pieces are large paintings which really draw the eye.

The living room:

For most people, the focal point of the living room is the television, but that doesn't mean that you should neglect other furnishing ideas. Most living rooms, for example, will include some kind of time keeping device. Whether it's a small wall mounted traditional clock or a beautiful grandfather clock, a good timepiece can really snazz up your main entertaining room.

No matter what room in your house you are decorating, you should always be on the lookout for little additions that can set off the decor and complement the atmosphere. In some cases, the additions won't be that little; it's all a matter of the message you want to send.
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Leslie consults for a Kids Bedroom Furniture Store offering kids desks , dressers, mirrors, nightstands and more.
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