8 Tips for adding the finishing touches to your home

December 03, 2018

8 Tips for adding the finishing touches to your home

Accessories are the finishing touch to your home that will complement your design scheme. From designer sofas, cushions and throws to well-chosen wall art, it’s these finishing touches that add a personal and stylish touch to your home.

Leather Gallery has put together a quick guide to help you get started and add that final flourish to your home interior.

1. Working with the right colours

Working with a set colour palate is the key to defining a beautiful room. Working with neutral colours keeps things looking consistent. Colours ranging from silky charcoal to romantic creams, can infuse a room with sophistication and posh charm. Neutrals are also a great way to support brights, bolds, pastels and more without causing any overwhelming issues.

2. Blinds or curtains?

A lot of people opt for blinds today, which creates a more minimalistic atmosphere rather than curtains. Carpets, upholstery, & curtains give a room softness and creates a more luxurious atmosphere. Both backgrounds set the tone for art pieces and furniture.

People often try to model their home after a hotel or hotel lobby. This is a completely wrong approach, as it is often impersonal and lacks warmth. Draw inspiration from it and create your own style.

3. The right sofa for your home

    Use furniture that will create an ultimate look. Fabric couches are great for smaller spaces, whilst Genuine Leather furniture creates a strong statement in larger spaces. A leather sofa like the Carolina is the epitome of luxury, and creates a warm lived-in feeling.

    4. Getting your rug right

      People don’t really pay attention to the size of a rug, which is a very important element in designing a room. A big rug in a large space makes the room incredible, drawing all the pieces in the room together.

      5. Creating a mood with lighting

      Be sure to have chic lamp shades and step back to smaller, simple things. Nothing is prettier than candlelight when you entertain. You dim the light in the room and it sets the mood. It’s about creating atmosphere.


      6. Adding life with plants

        Another important element to use in your home, are flowers and plants. It’s so beautiful to have something alive in the house, like a fern or some kind of plant or tree. It brings life into the house and sets a warm and homely feel.


        7. Adding accessories to your bedroom

          You have to have a few beautiful accessories to ground a room. This is what separates a generic room from a very personal-feeling room. These days there is a lot more accessibility to really special items - you can look at really chic interiors and find more affordable ways to find those things.

          8. Keep it personal

          Your home is your living space and a reflection of who you are, so make it personal. Whether it’s Chinese porcelain, or a sculpture, there are so many things you can collect that will make your home very personal. When you travel, buy beautiful objects that you love and will give your home a particular identity. Remember, however, to always maintain a focus, and don’t make your home look like a souvenir store. Nothing wrong with souvenirs, just make them special.

          You can visit a Leather Gallery store today for more assistance on adding the perfect new furniture and accessories to your home. You can also explore the online store, which offers layby plans to help you afford quality





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