Stylistic Tips & Ideas For Giving Your Home A Touch Of Class

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If you, like many other people, feel that your house doesn’t quite come up to scratch compared to your friends’ and neighbors’ houses, then you will be constantly looking for ways to improve your home. Sometimes, the devil is in the detail, so rather than planning massive extensions or disruptive conversions, take some time to consider the impact that your decor has on the house. Often, you can make some pretty huge differences just by changing the way your house is presented. In this article we are going to give you some great stylistic ideas for sprucing up your home and giving it a touch of class. Read on for our top tips and suggestions:

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Stylistic Tips & Ideas For Giving Your Home A Touch Of Class
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Contemporary or Classic?
What sort of style is your home? Some people prefer a contemporary look, while other people go for a more classic feel. Some people even prefer a mixture of the two in order to give an eclectic feel to the house. Try experimenting with different styles – it may be that your home is better suited to one over the other. Try to channel your inner interior designer by playing around with lines, shapes and spaces in order to show your house in the best possible light. It doesn’t have to cost you much money – you can find some great pieces in the classified ads and on online auction sites such as eBay.

The Little Things

If the room is feeling a little bare, then don’t be tempted to fill it with more furniture just to use up space. It may just be that you need to add a few little extra touches here and there in order to set off your existing pieces properly. For example - if you have a bookcase, make sure that it is full of all of your favorite books, and add a pop plant or a vase of flowers on top in order to give it a more homely feel. Wall art is very important too - so spruce up those bare walls with a large framed photograph or piece of art. Give your house more personality and character by adding a couple of family photos here and there.

Classy Additions

Perhaps all that your house needs is a few classy additions here and there. You could choose to upgrade your three piece suite to something a little more sophisticated, or you could opt to lay some engineered flooring into your kitchen in order to give it a more classic feel. Perhaps you could treat yourself to a fabulous new chunky farmhouse kitchen table, or a designer shabby chic console table?

If you are really struggling for ideas, then it is well worth hiring an interior designer to offer you some great advice. They will have access to trade prices and have great tips and tricks for extra inspiration, so they will be very well-placed to help you turn your house into something pretty impressive. Creating a home that you can be proud of is a labor of love and an ongoing job - always keep your eye out for new ideas and inspiration.
Nancy Baker
About the Author:

The author of this article is Nancy Baker, a freelance blogger who often writes for Alliance Floor Source Inc., leading dealers of wood floors in Toronto. She loves to sing and spends her Friday evenings at the Karaoke bar with her friends. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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