Finishing touches are the accoutrements of home design, helping you express your personal style and defining the energy of every room in your home. Finishing touches don’t have to be expensive to look great; in fact, most of them are often budget-friendly and can include virtually anything from plants, art, collectables, books, lighting and more. These accessories transform your rooms and make all your spaces-indoors and outdoors-look beautiful and inviting. Here are a few finishing touches you can include in different rooms of the home.
Include Plants in the Living Room
Plants are trending once again in the home décor space. The beauty of plants is that they come in all shapes and sizes, from grand Ficus trees and petite succulents to lavish flowering plants. Additionally, plants don’t break the budget and can work in virtually any home regardless of their size.
Not only are plants aesthetically pleasing, but they also keep air clean inside the home, purifying it of toxins and other harmful pollutants. As an added bonus, plants add pops of color in both indoor and outdoor living spaces and transport home occupants to relaxing and peaceful oases.
Art, Objet d’art, and Statement Pieces
Don’t rush when decorating your home. Take the time necessary to give all of your rooms a unique perspective. One way to do this is by gathering distinctive and interesting art, objet d’art, and statement pieces to fill your home. Whether you choose bold, hanging objects, collectable artwork, or statement pieces, each item will help develop your style and center your room.
Even everyday objects like an offbeat bowl, a decorative hourglass, or a quirky basket become art when they showcase your personality and style. According to House Method, you can even include an ornate essential oil diffuser to add flair while producing a relaxing and welcoming environment.
Practical and Functional Accessories
Since the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home, you’ll want the finishing touches to be practical as well as beautiful. Keep an attractive bowl of fruit on the countertop, or for a small kitchen, choose a favorite quote or art print and hang it up near the sink where you’ll see it when doing dishes. This is a great way to motivate yourself, remember your favorite mantra, or simply welcome guests with a funny or moving piece of art. Be creative and let your style show through.
Lighting and Color
Lighting and color play an important role in setting the overall mood in your home. With lighting, the options are many and can include all manner of accent lighting, as well as floor lamps, pendants, table lamps, and more. Lighting allows you to show off your style and let your personality shine through, whether this is fun, eclectic, or warm. Like lighting, color offers a multitude of options, with which you can create your home’s theme and make it a cozy, welcoming space for family and friends.
Textiles and Textures
Textiles, like window treatments, rugs, and pillows are great finishing touches which can help you unify your overall living space. Not only are window treatments functional, but they can make a statement, while area rugs add a measure of depth and warmth that hard-surface flooring simply cannot do. Plus, accent pillows, area rugs, and window treatments allow you to incorporate colors and patterns which draw the eyes into the room in a welcoming way.
On top of that, each of these textiles allow you to use pattern and texture in a distinct and different way, complementing and bringing together the elements of your unique personal style. Mixing and blending textures and colors set the tone for each individual space and your entire home working together to create warmth, depth, interest, and personality.
One way to add the perfect finishing touch to your bathroom is with candles. Not only do they mask unpleasant odours, but they add a sense of cosiness and luxury to an often overlooked room in the house. Choose candles seasonally for maximum effect-opt for fruit-based scents or fresh green scents in the spring and summer, and warmer scents like vanilla and cinnamon for fall and winter. Steer clear of any food-based scents like a sugar cookie or cinnamon, as those can quickly turn too cloying in a smaller space.
The Finishing Touches
When added deliberately, each of these finishing touches complements and balance one another, giving your home the cosy, warm, welcoming space you, your family, and your friends can enjoy.