Ever look at your home and feel like something is off but you just can’t put your finger on what? In reality, when you’re designing or re-decorating, the interior won’t ever feel like it’s completely finished. A home constantly evolves because of changes in lifestyle and taste. This means many homeowners keep swapping and subtracting things to achieve the perfectionism they’re aiming for. This is where “finishing touches” come into play. These are the minute details that add flair, character and a sense of soul to your home. However, finding the right ones and displaying them properly can be a challenge. So, to help you complete your space in a way that makes it look more polished, our experts have prepared this blog. Keep reading to discover important finishing touches you should consider before you say “we’re done. Finally.”
Home Accessories That Make an Impact
- Personal Objects
Small items that reflect your taste and personality offer a sense of completion to a room. By not displaying these objects, you run the risk of ending up with a space that looks and feels more like a soulless hotel room. Your home should tell your story so choose the items carefully. Maybe you love travelling and bought pottery or textiles on your journeys, or maybe you collected shells and rocks from a beach holiday. If you’re interested in photography, use this opportunity to showcase your pictures. Or maybe you liked skateboarding when you were younger and have a longboard or popsicle board in storage somewhere. Use them as wall décor to insert your personality into the room. All these objects tell your life story and make great conversation starters. They will remind you of your life experiences and put a little more of you into your home.
- Window Coverings
A window treatment in soft textiles helps relax the hard and sharp edges of a window. There’s no need to worry about spending a fortune on over-the-top window dressings. With the vast range of options available, you’re sure to find something to match your décor and requirements. If you want to add texture and softness to a space, your best bet is to choose curtains. Even if you only use simple cotton ones, they can add a polished look. Sheer curtains are the best option for summers as they offer privacy and light control. However, in winter, it’s better to go for something heavier draperies which offer more warmth and coziness. No matter the style you choose, make sure the window treatments don’t stop at the windowsill but hang to the floor. If you’re dealing with a space that doesn’t allow the use of full-length curtains, consider shutters or Roman blinds instead.
- Decorative Items
Make note of the available surfaces in your room, from sideboards and shelves to fireplace mantles and accent tables. If these surfaces are empty, they can make the room look unfinished, although no one is suggesting you fill every vacant space just for the sake of it. Instead, choose a few small collections of decorative items such as picture frames, vases, a small tray with a collection of items or even books. They’re a great way to complete a room’s look and make it appear stylish without overcrowding it.
Your home’s lighting plays a vital role in setting the look and feel of the space. The right lighting can make your property appear more spacious and open while the wrong kind can make it look claustrophobic and miserable. Furthermore, the accessories you pair with your lighting also have an impact. Lighting affects the colour and brightness in the room, and with so many options to choose from, there’s no cause for concern. You can choose lights that can be dimmed to offer a better sense of mood or buy smart lighting fixtures that can be controlled remotely from your smartphone or tablet. Lampshades offer another opportunity to add personality to the lighting, so there’s a lot of room to come up with innovative and creative ideas.
Like fashion, some of the finest home accessories also serve a practical purpose. Consider clocks, which come in varying shapes and sizes. This allows you to decide whether you want this element to be a subtle addition or if it should be a bold conversation starter. Just as with any other accessory, you need to first carefully think about how the clock will fit in with your home’s aesthetic. For instance, if you have a lot of antique elements, a grandfather clock would work well. Alternatively, if your house has a more modern look, you can choose from a range of timepieces, from those with a ‘70s vibe up to ones with a digital display. The options are virtually limitless.
As you can see, there are many ways to make your home look elegant and complete. These five elements can polish off a room without burning a hole in your pocket. They tie the design together and make the space feel ready to be lived in. We hope these tips will not only make your space complete but also make it feel like home.