Tuesday, July 27, 2010

When you need a little something....


Take this space, for instance. We definitely need something on the wall to balance this sucker out.  I made a 5' shelf and painted it green. I painted some drawer pulls white and sanded the edges to soften the look. 


A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • When hanging objects above furniture, a good rule of thumb is to choose something that is 2/3 the size of the piece of furniture under it.  You don't want to under, or overwhelm what you are trying to compliment.  If your accessories are too small, add additional objects to create a collage. If your wall hanging is too large, pull in lamps or side tables to beef up the area below.  

  • Consider height.  Hang things so they are at a comfortable eye level. A common mistake is to hang pictures too high.

  • Match the feeling and style of your furnishings. If you are hanging a contemporary picture over a shabby chic side table it may feel out of place.  

If you are like me, you don't have a lot of extra money to buy accessories from your home. So what do we do?? We use what we already have, we make do and improvise! I like do decorate with books. Easy, inexpensive, and most of us have a few already.  



Actually I think I prefer a darker picture.
Most of all, have FUN! Be creative. Add a little of your personality into your decor. 

14 comments:

  1. that's great, what a huge difference it made. and love the decorating with books part!

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  2. Love it...really looks pretty...I liked the poppy pic myself:)

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  3. i LOVE this little wall! i need to do something like this for our little entry wall.

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  4. love the knobs! I like the darker picture better.
    this whole area is so cute! great job!
    gail

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  5. I love everything about this space -- the colors, the fabric, the shapes. So beautiful!

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  6. It's beautiful...love the colors!

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  8. I love it all. Your blog is wonderful.

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  9. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog! Check back today... it's a cute one!! By the way, I am going to be doing a giveaway tomorrow, so add me to your sidebar links to get a head start!! :)

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  12. Love the color combo with the poppy picture. Very bright and happy. I love decorating ideas, especially on the cheap. Thanks.

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