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4. Frame an authentic object that is original to country or era. This simple task does not have to be expensive. Old Postcards from Italy for your Tuscany Villa Style or wine labels from France for a European Look will add authenticity and personal touch to décor.
5. Purchase a large coffee table book to demonstrate that décor. Large beautiful books can subtly emphasis style you enjoy. The book does need to be a decor books but rather a topic that is related to style. For example, a Vintage Advertisements for Shabby Chic look, or Andy Warhol book for Metro-Modern look.
6. Use plants or flowers that coordinate with décor. The greenery can be real or artificial as long as they look healthy. Nothing spoils a designer-look like a dying plant. Use cactus for Southwestern look or a great palm tree for Tropical style.
7. Review all you accents and accessories to make sure they blend with your new found style. By reviewing each element individually to see if it blends (not necessary perfectly matches), you can make sure you have a well-coordinated look. Look for a geometric patterned pillow for a Modern look; search for fringed lampshades for an Old World style.
Remember decorating is a process. Searching for those perfect accessories to emphasize your style is part of fun. These tips will help you add style you want to home you love.
Julie Dana is a professional Interior Redesigner and Accredited Staging Professional. Her company, The Home Stylist, offers online decorating consultations, do-it-yourself decorating plans and real-estate staging. Visit http:/www.thehomestylist.com/ to take a fun style quiz, vote on a color poll, and sign up for free decorating e-newsletter.