Extra Touches Make The Difference In Your Decor

Submitted by: Jessica Ackerman

When it comes to decorating a home, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the big decisions. After all, it’s important to choose furniture pieces and floor coverings that work well for your home and your family. However, many times it’s actually the small “extra touches” that can make the biggest difference in a room. These extra touches will naturally add more visual interest and beauty. But did you know that many times these small touches can even change the overall look and mood of a room? If you’re ready to make a difference in your decor by adding a few easy and inexpensive extra touches, here are some decorating ideas that will help you get started.

Creative Decorating Accessories

When it comes to decorating a room, the functional features often get the most attention. But once you’ve chosen the perfect classic sofa or the ideal dining room table, where do you go from there? If you want to give your rooms a sense of stylish flair, accessories can be the perfect “next step.”


If you’ve chosen neutral shades for your furniture upholstery and carpeting, accessories can provide you with a great way of adding a few bright touches of color. In fact, this can be an especially easy and inexpensive way to give a room a whole new look. In the living room, try adding a few colorful throw pillows, a beautifully patterned blanket, or perhaps an interesting area rug. In the kitchen, a new set of towels can freshen up the overall look. A vase of pretty flowers, cheerful window treatments or a few well-placed collectibles might be all you really need in order to give a room that special added touch.

Focus on Comfort and Convenience

If you want to make a room seem more appealing and inviting, try focusing on features that will add a bit more comfort and convenience. It’s actually easier than you might think to add comfortable decorating touches that will make your home look and feel more welcoming. Instead of positioning your furniture pieces against the walls of a room, pull them inward so that you can form cozy little conversation areas. Make sure to include a few small tables so that your family members and friends will have handy areas to rest their drinks, snacks, books and other items. Candle sconces and holders on the walls can add a sense of intimacy to the area. A footstool or two can also make the difference between an inviting area and one that is less appealing.

If you have hardwood or tile floors, adding a few area rugs can provide a bit of warmth underfoot while also adding a dash of color and visual appeal. In the bedroom, a pile of fluffy pillows on the bed will provide comfort as well as an opulent look. In the kitchen, try decorating the countertops with an inviting bowl of fresh fruit. If you want to add a nice extra touch to the bath, accessorize the room with plush, fluffy towels. Although these little decorating touches are simple and inexpensive, they can make a big difference in the overall look of a room.

About the Author: Online contributing editor for WallDecorandHomeAccents.com, Jessica Ackerman has extensive design experience, using

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