You want guests to remember your house as beautiful and fun, and that means decorating to impart personality to the space. While you might spend ages agonizing over the color and materials of the major details around your living spaces—the sofas, the light fixtures, the bookshelves, the wallpaper—you have probably neglected more than a few tiny details that can truly make your home shine. To ensure that your home says all that it can, here are some little design opportunities that you might have missed:
Instead of agonizing about whether you should add crown molding to your walls, you should be focusing on what you can do to enhance the appearance of your baseboards. Every home has baseboards, which hide the connection between flooring and walls, but most home decorators do as little as possible to celebrate these architectural features in their homes. If you don’t like the look of your baseboards, you can pry them off the wall and replace them with more fanciful molding, like taller baseboards or carved baseboards.
Then, you should decorate your baseboards with a striking coat of paint. If your walls are painted white or some light neutral tone, you might choose a bright paint color for your baseboards. Then again, if you have color on the rest of your walls, you might opt for a slightly darker tone in the same color family for your baseboards.
Bathrooms tend to be small spaces, which means that every detail counts in creating a cohesive, attractive, and memorable style. Yet, many home designers overlook the potential of faucets in their bathroom decoration and simply retain whatever faucets were installed in their bathrooms when they first moved in.
Installing a new faucet is one of the most basic plumbing projects you can complete, so it might be an excellent opportunity for you to improve your plumbing skill while boosting the appearance of your bathrooms. Before you begin, you should choose a new faucet that has the same number of components as your existing bathroom hardware; for example, some faucets have only one piece, which contains both the faucet and the handle to control water, while other faucets have separate pieces for hot water, cold water, and spigot. This is essential unless you are willing to replace your bathroom countertop as well as the faucet. Once you have the right faucet for your space, you can follow these instructions to bring new life into your old bathroom.
Light fixtures receive a lot of attention from home designers and for good reason: Illumination can radically change the way a space looks and feels. However, almost as important as light fixtures is the humble ceiling fan, which is a rather large appliance that serves to circulate air and ensure comfort within a space. Like bathroom faucets, many home designers live with the ceiling fans that are present in their homes when they move in, but the truth is that there is a great wealth of ceiling fans in different sizes and styles, and updating your fan could put the finishing touch on your room.
The spaces that are most in need of a stylish ceiling fan are those where you and your guests spend the most time, like your great room or your indoor-outdoor living space. In these larger areas, you might need large ceiling fans from a reputable brand like Hunter Fan, which will have greater longevity and require less maintenance than fans from other manufacturers.
This one might seem obvious to the experienced home decorator, but the truth is that too many houses that are otherwise immaculately designed suffer from a lack of original artwork. The art you use to adorn your walls should not be something you can find at any big box store; if you purchased any of your wall hangings or shelf décor from Target, World Market, IKEA or the like, you aren’t doing enough to give your home a distinctive personality.
Instead, you should work to curate art for your home from artists at craft fairs, art markets or online. You might ask friends and family members to produce art for your home if they are particularly talented in some visual field, or you might make your own artwork. Whatever you do, you should ensure that your home is decorated in a way that no one else in the world can reproduce.
By paying attention to the tiny details, you can ensure that your home is brimming with stylish personality.
Source: Cosmo Politian