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The smallest touches can go a long way toward making a place seem like a home. A dash of color, a fragrant candle, or a beautiful piece of art are all examples of easy finishing touches that can transform a place from drab to fab.


Whether you are renovating your own house for personal use, furnishing a rental, or preparing a home for sale, the finishing touches are crucial. The right accessories can make a huge difference without you having to completely remodel or redecorate your home.


In this article, you will learn how to make your home more welcoming and comfortable by choosing and arranging the proper accessories in each room or making small upgrades in terms of furnishing and décor. Read on to find out more and make some all-important but easy changes to your home to make it feel better. 


Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich


Pick An Accent Color And Use It Everywhere

It is simple to coordinate a space just as the pros do; all you need to do is pick a color to use consistently across your home and then emphasize that color with accessories. Only a dash of color is required; for instance, a dusty pink color splash in an artwork can be reproduced through pink cushions on the sofa, dusty pink flowers, or pink vases on the coffee table.


Once you’ve chosen your color, it’s actually fun to look for pieces that will make your home more comfortable and cohesive, but be careful; it’s easy to go overboard, and if you do that, you’ll find your place is less homely and more cluttered, which detracts from the lovely things you’re trying to do and makes it a more stressful place in which to live. 


Paint The Walls 

Following on from the idea above, you may also want to entirely paint the walls in a new shade (perhaps one that goes better with your accent color, for example – or use your accent color strategically on the walls too). 


Simply applying a new coat of paint can completely transform the look and feel of your home. You might choose a vibrant color to liven up the room, or you can select a soothing color to create a tranquil environment. You can look at paint swatches in-store or online to help you decide on a shade if you’re having trouble deciding.


If the thought of painting puts you off, consider new wallpaper instead. Wallpaper is a fantastic option for those who don’t want to paint their walls but still want to add pattern and texture to a room. You can select a wallpaper that suits your aesthetic preferences among the wide variety currently on the market. Giving your walls a makeover will help your house feel more like a home no matter what you decide to do.


Create A Photo Wall 

Our memories, while priceless, are fleeting. In this case, a picture truly is worth a thousand words. Create a focal wall out of your most treasured photo memories. Print out your most treasured digital memories in a variety of sizes. Frame them and hang them in a neat arrangement.


You can still add some personality to your home without drilling holes in the wall by using removable hanging accessories, which could be useful if you’re renting or you just don’t like the idea of drilling into your walls in any way. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to look back on your life and all of its greatest moments whenever you like, 365 days a year.


Update Your Furniture 

The time has come to go furniture shopping, whether your current pieces are showing their age or you just fancy a change. It’s not necessary to go out and buy all new furniture, but a few well-chosen additions will make a world of difference. Try to find furnishings that reflect your taste and personality.


Don’t know where to begin? Look up some ideas online or ask friends and loved ones for suggestions. Once you’ve decided on a few pieces, you can go to a physical store or use the internet to make your purchases. Your home will look and feel more inviting and comfortable with new furnishings.


One alternative is to restore an old piece of furniture. An attractive benefit of this approach is that it might help you save money while still achieving the modern style you desire. Wooden furniture, for instance, can be given new life by sanding it down and then being stained or painted. Reupholstering furniture with new fabric is an option, whether you do it yourself or hire professional furniture reupholstery services. A fresh new look and feel can be achieved with little to no effort by making these adjustments to your furniture.


Show Off Your Stuff

Looking at a person’s shelves and bookcases can reveal a lot about their personality. Typically, your most prized possessions – such as favorite books and decorative pieces – are on full display. 


This is a great way to decorate your home. Instead of stuffing your belongings into a single room, give them the respect they deserve by showcasing them across your entire house. Install floating shelves, furnish the room with end tables, and stock your books in chic bookcases.


Focus On Your Own Preferences 

It’s tempting to try to copy someone else’s stylish home décor just because you enjoy the way it looks. The design process relies heavily on finding sources of inspiration, yet it’s important to avoid getting stuck on a single idea. Use a mood board to try out several design ideas, and keep in mind that it should reflect your personality.


Adding a personal touch is essential, and fortunately, it often happens automatically. Your unique stamp on a room can be easily incorporated by the simple act of settling in and making changes. As time goes on and you get to know the space better and perhaps find out more about yourself – as tends to happen as we get older and more settled – you can make adjustments as you go along, ensuring your home always looks exactly how you most enjoy it.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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