Personal Decorating Touches
By Editorial Staff
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Oliver Vandervoort
When you are putting together your dream home, there are a ton of different ways you can go about the task.
You can always completely copy some decorating style that you saw in a magazine, or allow a decorator full reign over what the house looks like when all is said and done. There are also ways to make sure you have your own personal touch in the house. This is, after all your dream house. You should make sure that there are personal decorating touches that will allow you to show off what kind of taste you actually have. Without further ado, we bring you the top 10 personal decorating touches into your home, whether its just where you live now or where you will always live.
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10. Throw Rugs
Throw rugs are a very good way to put your own touch on any room in the house. This is basically a decorative rug that lay can over the top of whatever floor – or carpeting – you currently have. You can get a little crazy with the design and colors or you can go with something more reserved, depending on your taste.
When you are looking for little additions to your house that can really bring out your personal taste you can always turn to candles. There are all kinds of different holders and candles you can go with and they will all allow you to show off what you like most.
People think of lamps as just a way to bring some light into the room. You can also use a different kind of lamp to show off your decorating touch. There are literally hundreds of different table and floor lamps and you just need to go through and find the ones that match your home and your tastes.
You can use the right pictures, the right pieces of art, and the right frames to really pull your style together. Just make sure you aren’t covering an entire wall with art. You want to be judicious with your hangings.
Toys might seem like sort of a weird way to get your personal touch across but they can actually serve better than some of the other old reliable forms. If you happen to be a military buff, you can prominently display some model tanks or other military vehicles to show off what you hold most dear.
Wallpaper probably seems like a bit of a no-brainer, so we had to put it on the list. Do enough looking and its likely that you will have no problem finding a paper that fits your needs and your desires.
Yet another no-brainer, wall paint is certainly a way to add a little personal touch onto any decorating job. You can go with nothing but a solid color, or you can come up with a design that will make sure and scream that this paint job is your paint job.
Yes, its true you can put your own personal stamp on your home by choosing the right furniture and fabrics. We think that’s a whacky idea as well but its true! You can go with whatever furniture pairings you want and never run out of choices.
This is a little different than anything else on the list because you have to stay inside some sort of idea set. You can’t get wicked furniture with steam punk looking fixtures and think you are really working inside a theme. Go all out and make sure the wall and ceiling and floor all fit into the theme.
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Flooring is one of the harder ways to go about showing your taste, if only because it might be the hardest to undo later. You can go with a nice stone floor or wall to wall carpet, or some nice hardwood flooring. Whatever you choose will show your style in spades.
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