By now you are probably inspired to clear some of the clutter from your displays, hang your art at the right height (not too high), and mix it up in terms of color, textures, lines, fabrics, and hard surfaces. The best time to take action is when your knowledge is fresh and motivating.
Set aside an hour or so to work on one area in your home that can use a new look in terms of the accessorizing. Perhaps you can start with a mantle shelf or even a side table in a living area. Begin to apply some of the principles you have just learned to that one small area. Take the next step and complete another area in that same room. Then, tackle moving just one or two of the framed wall pieces that seem to be hung at wrong heights.
Notice the transformation you experience from a few simpler changes. The room will not only look better, but it will feel more restful, too.
In time, as you accessorize different rooms and areas in your home, you will get better at the art and science of successful accessorizing. It is really a matter of practice and of following some basic principles that really work.
If you would like additional assistance or have questions, please feel free to speak with me or one of the other helpful design consultants at "XYZ Furniture Store". We have a number of designers on staff who can help you work with your existing pieces or find the perfect furniture and accessories to make your living spaces both functional and beautiful.
Lesson #7 - The Fabric of Our Lives: Pattern and Texture Choices that Wear Well and Feel Right.
Margarett DeGange, M.Ed. is a Business and Design Coach in the Home Fashions Industry. She creates and delivers custom training programs for managed businesses and their sales consultants to help them communicate better with customers and increase sales and profits. Margarett is a Writer and Professional Speaker, and the President of The DeGangi Group and The DeGangi School of Interior Decoration, with both on sight and on-line courses in Interior Decorating, Marketing, and Redesign. For almost 20 years she has helped individual and managed business owners in the interior fashions and decorating industries to earn more while fully enjoying the process.
Margarett's new product, Let's Talk About... Decorating (www.letstalkaboutdecorating.com), features pre-packaged seminars for those who want to put on the customer presentations featured in this series of FURNITURE WORLD articles without going through the bother of additional preparation. Questions can be directed to Margarett DeGange at [email protected] or Visit DecoratingSchool.com.
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