Living Room. Monday , February 12th , 2018 - 02:33:27 AM
The old saying, \"You get what you pay for, \" doesn't always hold true. Sometimes you pay a lot for an item only to find that what you bought is substandard. Especially at the price you paid. You might then feel as though you were 'taken'. Other times the price of something may seem quite reasonable, even low, and you're amazed at how well the item performs or how long it lasts. This can be a pleasant experience knowing that there are still some good deals out there. But, as a rule, good quality just costs more. There's another saying... \"Good thing ain't cheap and cheap things ain't good.\" There may be a certain wisdom in these old adages.
Step #1: Choose a Style. Here are some ideas of different styles you can use to decorate your whole house or just one room. * Cottage: This home furnishing style calls to mind a cozy cottage tucked away in the country or by the lake. Cottage style means white couches and chairs, or white wicker furniture with floral printed cushions. Pastel colors, soft lighting, and gauzy curtains create the cottage look, as do antique accessories and patchwork quilts. Complete the look with landscaping: nothing says country cottage like a stone walkway and a garden full of flowers and herbs.
Step #2: Enhance Your Home. Whatever style you choose, use these elements wisely to achieve the maximum from your decorative style. * Lighting: Stay away from halogen and overhead lighting, both of which can create harsh light and therefore harsh shadows. Instead, choose lamps with bases that fit your style and taste. Track lighting and sconces also provide nice lighting solutions. * Color: Color is one of the most basic and most effective ways to create any style. When choosing paint, think about practicality as well as décor; bright colors energize and light colors soothe. Creams, beiges and pastels create the illusion of more space, whereas dark, rich reds and blues make a statement.