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DÉCOR TRENDS AND MAKING YOUR SELECTIONS
If you’ve ever bought a new home and had to select the many finishes, colours and products that are required to complete the project, then you understand that although exciting, it can also be overwhelming and confusing at times. Aside from personal taste, you have to contend with changing trends and a vast variety of available products.
We all tend to appreciate more than one style at any given time; however it is important to be disciplined about sticking to a plan in order to achieve a cohesive and pleasing look. That isn’t to say that small infusions of trends or opposing styles can’t be included, they simply need to be in small doses, accents or less permanent choices, such as throw pillows, accessories or lamps. Rather than selecting a different colour or style of cabinetry for every applicable room, try using the same door style with a couple of different stains. Repetition is important and pleasing to the eye, so keep in mind that the more variety you have, the less “together” it will feel.
When choosing tile or hardwood flooring for your new home, imagine how you will feel about those selections in five years. Decide whether it’s a choice that can adapt to paint colour or accessory changes, new furniture or even a new owner. If you like the more expensive tile or hardwood, think about how it can personalize your space and the hassle it would be to change it after moving in, rather than investing from the start and maybe increasing the value of your home at the get-go.
Do you have a staircase that is front and centre with large impact, such as in Tartan’s Royal Edward model? The investment in metal balusters might be worthwhile. If the fireplace is a focal point, consider customizing the surround with cultured stone or a more detailed mantel.
Planning, discipline and good investments make for a happy homeowner and a beautiful home.