Wow fac­tor not hard to achieve

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

In in­te­rior de­sign there are many fin­ish­ing touches which can be in­cor­po­rated to give a room unique per­son­al­ity and make it look fin­ished and wel­com­ing.

Find­ing these fin­ish­ing touches for a room is the fun part of dec­o­rat­ing. You’ll be adding the jew­ellery to the room, the char­ac­ter that al­lows the room to re­flect who you are, your in­ter­ests and where you’ve been.

The fol­low­ing list gives a few ideas to add the fi­nal zing to your dec­o­rat­ing. Plants and flow­ers A quick trans­for­ma­tion can be made with plants and flow­ers – real or ar­ti­fi­cial.

They needn’t be dra­matic and ex­pen­sive. A sim­ple plant in a dec­o­ra­tive pot set al­most any­where in a room adds life and colour in­stantly as does a strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned vase of flow­ers. De­velop a theme Most peo­ple have a spe­cial in­ter­est, be it travel, art, sport, pets, flow­ers or their chil­dren.

Use such an in­ter­est to pro­vide fo­cus for a room. Se­lect ac­ces­sories, art, and colours to ex­pand and en­rich the theme. Wall treat­ments Bare, bor­ing walls get a real lift with a paint­ing, colour­ful poster, col­lec­tion of prints or fam­ily pho­tos.

Try to fo­cus on a colour scheme or theme. You can unify the works with com­mon mat colours, sim­i­lar coloured frames, size and shape.

One large piece can cre­ate a fo­cal point in a room, while a small col­lec­tion of pieces draws the eye for a closer look.

Show off a col­lec­tion There are many things you can do to give a room per­son­al­ity. cam­eras or bas­kets – use the col­lec­tion as a point of in­ter­est.

You can po­si­tion the whole col­lec­tion into one place or ar­range the items around the room.

Com­bine tex­tures and feel­ing

For a re­ally in­ter­est­ing look and a com­fort­able feel­ing for a room, com­bine smooth and rough, shiny and matte, hard and soft in one room. The con­trasts will add in­ter­est and give the room a lift. The wow fac­tor Neu­tral walls and fabrics look clean and neat in a room but to re­ally draw some­one’s eye add a punch of colour with lime pil­lows, orange mats on black-and-white pho­tos, a hand-painted piece of fur­ni­ture against the main wall, or per­haps an an­i­mal­print ot­toman.

Just one in­ter­est­ing ac­ces­sory or a spe­cial piece of fur­ni­ture will help make the room spec­tac­u­lar.

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