You don't have to be an interior designer - or a wealthy person - to make your house look great. There are thousands of ways that you can add that little extra touch to your home without going crazy. That's what this blog is all about. I love making my house look welcoming and lovely, and I do so without spending a fortune and without driving myself crazy.
Here's the first tip. If you enjoy antiques, which I happen to love, don't overdo any room in the house. Display only one beautiful antique per room and let it speak for itself. What does this mean? Well, if you have a statue that you've found while antiquing, display it in a prominent place in the living room. You don't need to have 5 statues sitting together - this creates a situation where none of them are getting the attention they deserve. Just display this one statue and let it be the focal point of the location. If you really want to create emphasis on an item, you can put it in a display case and have a spotlight aiming at it.
This suggestion doesn't require you to go out and spend a fortune on 10 antiques. It encourages you, rather, to find one antique that you love and to highlight it in the home. My overall home fashion philosophy falls under the same basic rubric. Less is more - just make sure that the item that you are placing emphasis on in the room is worth the attention.