Large paintings can be very dramatic and change the theme of an entire room. They can also be very costly. Think outside the box. Take a beautiful silk scarf
and have it framed. Museum shops, catalogs and web sites are a treasure trove of scarfs depicting famous paintings such as “the Kiss” by Gustav Klimt.
You may have old “brown wood” furniture that just looks too old and dated. Before you put it to the curb, think of paint! A funky color such as lime green, hot pink, turquoise blue can turn a boring chair or end table into a work of art.
Add trim to a simple neutral lampshade and it will change the entire look. Just use a hot glue gun and put some colorful brush fringe along the edge of the shade. It’s custom made just for your room and what a difference it makes!
Throw pillows can also make a room special and unique. Don’t settle for pillows that match the sofa or chair. Think about interesting fabrics. Do you have a favorite skirt that may now be out of style, but it’s a fabric you loved? It could be a tweed, plaid, tapestry? The sky is the limit. Think of reconditioning those old fabrics into pillows. Pillows from an old rug fragment or needlepoint piece are also just the design element to bring a solid sofa or chair into a showpiece.