I think the most fun part of decorating is adding the details that finish a room. It’s all about the details. And for me, that usually comes at the end of the decorating process. Attention to the details in a room really makes the difference between a room that is nice and a room that is amazing! Let’s look at decorating with details.
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Here are 5 tips to help you get the details in any room right!
ACCESSORIES SHOULD BE LIKE JEWELRY
Accessorize the rooms in your home like you accessorize your wardrobe. Too much jewelry can look overdone and garish. But too little can make you look plain. Same goes for your room! Your eye needs to land on places that it thinks is interesting and also needs space to rest.
One of my guest rooms is very sunny and has a light, clean feel. So I didn’t want to overpower my room with lots of details. I paid attention to things like drapes puddling on the floor and a great tone-on-tone rug pattern! Even the littlest detail should not be overlooked!
DECORATING DETAILS SHOULD BE LAYERED
It’s all about the details, so let’s layer them! Layering decor takes a bit of practice and a little time to play. Add a throw and a bed tray to a bed or a vignette to a coffee table.
It’s like layering lots of bracelets to your arm. And who does not love an arm jangling with blingy bracelets!
The bed is layered with a white mattelasse quilt and a checked duvet cover, sans duvet. Perfect for warm weather. And of course a bed tray. I love to use them and they make a nice statement on the bed!
I added an open weave raw silk bed skirt to the bed and what a difference it made. The whole room looks much warmer. Just one thing can make a huge difference
GIVE DETAILS A SECOND OR THIRD LOOK
When you think you are done accessorizing, look again! And again! Make sure your accessories are balanced. Not too much on one side of the room. Look to see if your room needs a little more detail or a little less. Your eyes are the best judge. Leave the room and come back to it later. Give it a very critical look and readjust your room details as needed!
The small chest under the window is decorated with a light touch. I was mindful of the dresser on the other side of the room.
SHOP YOUR HOUSE
The dresser in the Gable room has such a pretty top so I don’t clutter it up. I like to put a dish or bowl in all my guest rooms for guest to put their rings or keys or change in! The lamp, sign, and dish came from other rooms in my house.
CHANGE YOUR ACCESSORIES OFTEN
Are your accessories and details collecting dust? Maybe you need to rearrange them. Change details often. It’s fun and keeps your rooms from getting boring!
Here are some ideas for great accessories…
- small plants
- objects de art
- book ends
- architectural pieces
Now, I have a challenge for you…
See sources for suggested decor in the Gable room below…
Decorating Details went live on July 31, 2017 and was updated with new content and images on May 20, 2020.
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