Adding décor to the home can be one of the most satisfying parts of redecorating or redesigning a room. It can also be one of the most stressful. Trying to find the perfect item, in the perfect color, at a reasonable price can seem impossible. Here are some tips for adding one-of-a-kind décor to your home.
1. The Groundwork
Make a list of the rooms you want to redecorate and the items you want in them. Try to be specific when writing down your lists, such as the color you want for a wall or the type of rug that will go best in a room. For instance, begin with a furniture store by looking at the layout of its displays from a distance. Also, scour the Internet for ideas. Searching for your items by size and color is a good idea. For instance, if you want to redecorate a bedroom, look for any type of nightstand that you can find, in purple or green, that will fit your space. Whatever color you choose should be compatible with other colors in the room.
2. Art Auction
There are certain sources that you can tap into for one-of-a-kind art. Why not buy it directly from the artist if you have the money? One of the more popular types of artwork is custom-made and one-of-a-kind. These are pieces done only by the artist in your chosen color and size. You can also opt for an online American Indian art auction that allows you to spend a day shopping for all your needs, from artwork to furniture, to rugs.
3. Framing Shop
In many cases, framing can substantially add to the décor in a room. A framed canvas can set the mood of a room and add great texture. This is especially true in small spaces where artwork can make a statement. However, there are certain rules that you should follow when framing your piece. The most important tip is to use only acid-free material to frame your artwork, as it will not fade away or peel off as easily as normal paper or wood.
4. Décor Consignment
Consignment shops are great places to start looking for one-of-a-kind décor for your home. Many of these stores have been created specifically to house the type of one-of-a-kind pieces you are looking for. You can find everything from small accent pieces, such as vases or candle holders, to wall hangings, rugs and clothing. When searching through these stores, do not be shy about asking questions about the items you see there or if they can track down something similar for you.
These four ideas are just a few of the many you can use to help you find one-of-a-kind décor for your home. By laying the groundwork and doing a little research, you will feel more confident in your decisions and quickly be able to add great items to any room in your home.
About the author:
Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.