Décor from the Ground Up: Rugs, Hardware, & Other Special Touches

On 21 Jan, 2016 With 0 Comments

When starting to decorate a space, it’s easy to focus on its big components: the walls, the furniture, the flooring. But the special touches throughout a room are what give a room its character. Today’s post is all about those little things. Think of it as décor from the ground up: rugs, hardware, paint, accessories, & other special touches that add your own style to any room.

Rugs

Maybe it’s because it’s cold outside, or maybe I just like something warm underfoot, but I love a thick, fluffy rug to warm up a room!

When choosing a rug, don’t just default to beige or neutrals. Bright colors can spice up a space!

 Mohawk Home Huxley Mystic Dots Woven Rug (8'x10')

Just pick a color that will go with your decor and furniture (and, in my case, dogs), and one that you are willing to live with for a while!

Hardware

Hardware on cabinets or furniture is like jewelry in a room.

finished kitchen cabinets with pulls - decor from the ground up - mohawkhomescapes.com

Think of it as accessorizing your furniture or cabinets!

kitchen with new cabinet hardware pulls - decor from the ground up - mohawkhomescapes.com

What’s great about new hardware is that it’s generally not expensive and can give a room a whole new look and style.

Paint

Even if you don’t want to paint an entire room, painting an accent wall or a mural on a wall can freshen up or change a space.

tree in my breakfast room - decor from the ground up - mohawkhomescapes.com

colorful accent wall - decor from the ground up - mohawkhomescapes.com

I painted both of those walls, above, and each took me about an afternoon to paint. Not bad for a whole new look!

Accessories

You don’t need a lot of tchotchkes or clutter to accessorize a room. Pick a few pieces that you love, along with some books, photographs, and art.

accessorized shelves - decor from the ground up - mohawkhomescapes.com

You can even brighten up white or wood bookcases by adding fabric or paper to the back panel.

When starting to decorate a space, don’t think you have to do it all at once. Take your time and find pieces that reflect your style….from the ground up!

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