How to Change a Rooms Dimension using Wall Pictures

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By adding these simple additions to your narrow room, you have instantly created a balance inrepparttar room's dimensions givingrepparttar 100119 sensation of additional space.

How to Heighten a Low Ceiling

Rooms with low ceilings give an oppressive feeling, whereas rooms with a high ceiling give a light and airy feel with a large amount of space. To overcomerepparttar 100120 problem of a low ceiling, there are a couple of interior design strategies to use.

First of all put down a darker floor covering, whether it be a wooden floor, carpet or lino. Paintrepparttar 100121 walls with a lighter color thanrepparttar 100122 floor, or use light colored wallpaper. If you can, use white paint forrepparttar 100123 ceiling as this always givesrepparttar 100124 room maximum light and instantly drawsrepparttar 100125 eyes upwards.

Hang up wall pictures with strong vertical lines as this then gives repparttar 100126 impression of height. Use portrait prints such as vertical landscapes, i.e. lighthouses, trees, cityscapes, or floral prints such as flowers in a vertical vase or tall long stem roses. Therefore, by combining repparttar 100127 dark floor, light walls and ceiling and portraits prints, all adds torepparttar 100128 sense of height in a room.


Art pictures and prints play an important role in home decorating for several reasons. They do not only reflect and put your own personality intorepparttar 100129 room, but they can also help as a solution to changerepparttar 100130 look and feel of a room by givingrepparttar 100131 illusion of height, width and length. This can easily be achieved by combining wall pictures, contrasting colors and decorative mirrors.

Claire Bowes is a freelance writer and the owner of Flower Pictures n and Landscape Pictures n Fine art prints, posters and photographic prints for your wall designs.

How to use Home Decor Accessories to Create a New Look in a Room

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Lighten-up with Light Fixtures

Light fittings are one ofrepparttar most important elements of home decor accessories as they setrepparttar 100118 ambience ofrepparttar 100119 room. By using different types of lighting you can create different moods on different areas ofrepparttar 100120 room, at different times ofrepparttar 100121 day.

For example:-

accent lighting such as a spot light is used to emphasize wall paintings, ornaments or other interesting areas in a room;

soft lighting used by small wall light fittings or table lamps, help create a gentle romantic mood;

general lighting such as a ceiling center light, strip light or bright wall lamps are used for everyday purposes.

Tip: use a dimmer switch to create different moods with your lighting.

Adding Color with Flowers & Plants

Fresh flowers are always a wonderful accessory in a home. They are easy to blend in with any rooms accent and you can swap and change repparttar 100122 color, type of flower and position at any time. They are such an easy and adaptable accessory to have. If you are allergic to flowers, try silk flowers instead - sometimes it is hard to distinguish between real flowers and silk ones...

By placing plants throughout your home helps add natural color, texture, and also softensrepparttar 100123 area making it more appealing to spend time there. Don't forget to use attractive plant pots and containers for your plants - they are a home decor accessory too!

Area Rugs and Textiles

Area Rugs:- Area rugs add warmth and texture to a room. They help soften wooden or hard floors and add contrasting colors and patterns intorepparttar 100124 room.

First you must determine what you wantrepparttar 100125 rug for - is it a focal point? or do you want to group furniture on it? Secondly, you must measure what size rug you need before you go shopping.

Other Textiles:- By using other types of textile home decor accessories, you can create additional comfort and softness in using:-

scatter cushions made with different types of material;

throws on your sofa or lounge chair; napkins, place mats and tablecloths inrepparttar 100126 dining room or kitchen.


Home decor accessories play a crucial part in your home decorating. Even if you don't need to repaint your walls, you can still changerepparttar 100127 look of your room. By rearranging furniture and wall pictures, adding soft light fixtures, flower arrangements and plants,repparttar 100128 placement of an area rug and using different textiles in a room, all help create a new look to reflect you and your personality.

Claire Bowes is a freelance writer and the owner of Flower Pictures n and Landscape Pictures n Fine art prints, posters and photographic prints for your wall designs.

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