The Simple Way to Make Any Room More Polished
Polished spaces always feel well-conceived, balanced, unique, and personal. But even if you’ve already collected all of your favorite pieces you may step back and still feel your space is lacking that certain something needed to pull it all together. If your goal is to add polish and sophistication to your existing spaces, consider adding one of the below finishing touches for an easy aesthetic upgrade to get that timeless, pulled-together look.
A unique chandelier, sconce, or lamp can take a space from perfectly fine to utterly stunning. An original shape, material, scale, color, or shade can pull a basic space together.
Whether as part of a coffee table top, a side table, inset decorative paneling, or lighting, a mirrored surface that reflects light and color adds a glamorous element to any space. Just be careful not to combine too many reflective surfaces or the look can go from elegant to gaudy.
In small homes or rooms with multiple functions, limit your palette to a few choice colors and tones to establish a graceful flow in the space. Warm neutrals, black and white, or a variety of hues of a single color will all enable you to achieve this look.
Decorative drapery is given a luxurious boost when layered on top of natural woven shades. Much more sophisticated than their paper accordion and aluminum slat blind counterparts, woven shades made from natural materials like bamboo gracefully filter light, provide additional privacy, and add texture and warmth to an interior.
Nothing pulls a room together and gives a space a sense of collected wisdom more than a decorative rug layered over something more utilitarian. It’s a perfect way to showcase a vintage carpet that would be out of budget at a larger size and is an easy way to add an additional dose of texture.
An unexpected, streamlined piece in an otherwise elegant, timeless room will add depth and character to your home. To make the décor feel cohesive, chose a piece in a color or material that’s similar to what’s already in the rest of the room.
To create a major focal point and add a unique element to your space, opt for one or more pieces of large-scale artwork. The exaggerated size of an abstract painting or moody photograph will add drama and sophistication to any room.
Rethink conventional furniture plans and reposition your pieces into a unique, though still functional, arrangement. This playful seating arrangement at the end of a dining room (yes, it’s true!) takes room composition to a new level.
What items do you feel make a room more polished? Share with us below!