Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sometimes it's the little things...

...That make your decorating perfect. 
It was hard to think of what I wanted to post about next, as there is just so much to talk about when it comes to decorating. I finally decided that I would start out my blogging with writing about easy simple things that you can do to a room to make it feel like you've changed it up.
You are looking at what you already have and are not very excited about it. You would love to add some new accessories to your room but are going to work with what you already have first. 
So you pull out your candles, vases and containers to see what you can do with them. Although I do love fresh flowers, they can be expensive and they are expendable, or rather they are just temporary. Fresh flowers are always my first choice, but when adding to your decor where it is going to be around for awhile, you need to go with silk or artificial flowers. I'm not going to go into specifics at this time because as the title of this blog indicates: 
Sometimes it is the little things 
that make your decorating Perfect! 
Lets talk about R-I-B-B-O-N-S!
Ribbons may be a tiny thing, but can add that perfect little something you were missing to pull your decorating together.
I love my White washed French Bucket! It is hung right by my front door, on the inside of my house, on the wall that leads into the living room. It stays there all year round. Although it has pretty embossing on the surface, it is still a pretty subtle decoration. I change the flowers in it all the time, depending on what season it is. But when I first got it, it just seemed like it was missing something. I then came up with the idea of putting a ribbon around the bucket itself. That little ribbon turned out to be the little extra that I needed to make this little decoration pop. 
Sometimes a glass vase is really nice as it highlights your flowers, but it may be a little boring, so why not add a pretty sheer ribbon around the glass and it really makes it look like a present! 
Another good example would be a plain candle or candle holder. After putting the candle out, pick a cute little ribbon to wrap around the candle or candle stick. It's always good to go one of two ways- coordinating colors with what's already going on in the room, or colors that relate to the season, or holiday.
Tomorrow I'm going to post a fun picture of all the different types of ribbon that I have. I always buy it on sale and save it for when I need it. Ribbon is a really inexpensive way to add that special touch that turns average into fun and beautiful without breaking the budget!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I found your blog from the Willow House discussion board - I joined as a consultant in August, but I've been a customer for 10 years. I don't have a blog, but I love to follow decorating blogs!

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