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  Life   More Features  18 Jul 2019  Make your home look elegant

Make your home look elegant

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYA SREEKUMAR
Published : Jul 18, 2019, 12:26 am IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2019, 12:28 am IST

Bring in the green, indoors as well as outdoors – Houseplants help to relax you and remove toxins from the air.

String lights – Invest in a pair of string lights that can be placed on table tops, corner shelves or in between book cases.
 String lights – Invest in a pair of string lights that can be placed on table tops, corner shelves or in between book cases.

A home often reflects the character of the people who inhabit it. Just the right creative touch will add warmth, colour and elegance to your abode. It’s amazing how small and novel decorative items and accessories can make a huge impact in a room. Designers are aware of the influence that rugs, curios, lighting, cushions, art, mirrors and other accessories can bring about in a space. If you think all these come at a huge cost, you have another thought coming. The key is to keep your eyes open whenever you travel for those novel décor pieces, which might be tucked in some corner dusty shelf in a thrift shop. A unique decorative piece can work wonders attracting the eye and lending charm to the abode. Here are some décor change ideas that are ideal for every season.

A tall glass vase – The shape or colour does not matter. Put in some freshly cut flowers or even faux spring branches and leaves and see the room come to life. These vases never go out of style.

 

Bring in the green, indoors as well as outdoors – Houseplants help to relax you and remove toxins from the air. Introducing that smallest bit of green can improve the overall aesthetic vibe of a room. If you have space for a garden, then plant away.

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A decorative bowl – A shallow bowl with white or neutral colour works out well. Keep it in the foyer or on a table and drop in keys, ornaments, rice lights or even a candle to bring in the warmth.

Wire basket – They come in handy to store those quilts, cushions or blankets. If you have kids, toys, books, etc. They can be stored in them.

Glass hurricane lamps – They come in a variety of colours. Introduce a pillar candle inside them and see how the mood of the room changes.

String lights – Invest in a pair of string lights that can be placed on table tops, corner shelves or in between book cases. Indoor or outdoor, they instantly brighten spaces.

Decorative pillows – Printed or plain, brocade or ikkat – a decorative pillow or two placed on a sofa makes the space look more welcoming, not to mention elegant.

Mirrors – Never underestimate the power of a strategically placed mirror to enhance the look of a space. Practical and beautiful, they can instantly transform an entry way, a bathroom, a hall way or a bedroom depending on their shape or size. The added advantage is that they can bring in more light to the room.

Small rugs or mats – Have some bare floor space in your living room? Then you can add oodles of colour to your floor by just placing a brightly coloured mat to draw attention to that space. Be it the bedroom floor, the living room or the dining area, mats and rugs can work wonders.

Tags: houseplants, ornaments