Gold Is Good

Try gold accessories, because gold is incredibly popular right now. A few golden accents will warm up any room. The shimmering metallic color has been showing up not only in decorative objects and picture frames, but also in large-scale furnishings and wall treatments. It can be as gleaming and reflective as chrome and silver, but gold’s sunny character is infinitely warmer.

Dazzling Reflections

Mirrors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Hang mirrors in every room. They create the illusion of space. Mirrors bring light and depth into rooms—they’re like decorative windows you can move around and place as you like. Mirrors can reflect and emphasize views and colors from art and adjacent walls creating special effects.

When it comes to decorating your home there are several schools of thought. Many love a warm room in neutral colors. Others love to mix and match stripes and prints. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to your preferences. However, there are many tips that interior designers agree upon. Here are some great home decorating ideas.

Go Green

Bring a tree indoors. Nothing softens a room like a tall potted tree or a big, beautiful plant. You can add beauty, fragrance and a sense of springtime to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.

Doors, Floors and Ceilings Are Boring

Liven up the doors inside your home with a little color, using paint or wallpaper. Sliding closet doors are perfect for wallpapering. Wallpaper a linen closet. It only takes a couple of rolls and you will feel sheer joy every time you open it. Paint the floor and don’t dismiss your ceiling with a coat or two of white paint. Tint it with a dollop or two of your wall color or paper it with pattern. If you’re really daring, paint stripes on your ceiling. Leave the base white, then choose a color already present in the room for the stripes. Stripes create movement and energy.

Sometimes Mismatched is Better

All your furniture and decorative pillows don’t have to be the same or even similar. Although mixing stripes and patterns takes practice. Start small with pillows and find out if you’re good at it.

Add Contrast

Paint your baseboards a contrasting color. If your walls are light, try brown or dark gray. It’s like applying eyeliner—it will make the wall pop. Plus, it won’t show scuffs. If your walls are dark use a light color.

Bold is Beautiful

Wallpaper your front entry hall with a bold paper. It will create a strong first impression and make it seem like you have done a total makeover.

New Handles

Changing handles, door knobs and drawer pulls can bring a whole new style and look to your home. Change faucet handles too. You’ll be surprised by how new your furniture and cabinets look.

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