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Simple yet Elegant Decorating Tips

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Here at Amelia Concierges, we offer a wide variety of personal services year-round, so it’s easy for our seasonal services to slip somewhat under the radar. I did mention our Holiday Decorating Services last week in this article, but I’d like to reiterate and (pardon the pun) embellish how serious we are about making your home beautiful as well as inviting for your family and friends during the holidays. Without further ado, from the comfort of my cozy home to yours, I present, one simple, affordable and fun way to transform your next room – The Wall. Yep. Whether you are discontent with your room’s “not-so-roomy-ness”, or find its furniture hard to bare, or are just looking for a dormitory make-over, look no further. The following techniques aimed to maximize your wall space are sure to put that hard-to-describe feel of a room in the palm of your hand. Enjoy the empowerment.

No matter how big or small, all homes have one thing in common:  wall space.  Buy many homeowners get stumped by what to do with it.  Walls are a blank canvas for creating an inviting space and showing off personality, and although homeowners’ tastes vary widely, there are a few general ideas and guidelines to consider when deciding how to make the best use of your walls.

Sconces are a great way to add light and style to a room.  (More here on what a sconce is exactly.) They should be placed about six feet above the floor, and if there are two or more, be sure to place them evenly to provide balanced sources of lighting.  If the sconce is merely an accent to an already decoraed wall, choose a simple design and a smaller scone, rather than upstaging what’s already there.

If art is your wall decoration of choice, it’s important to decide on a style before choosing the paintings or photos.  More traditional decorators might go for landscapes or gardens, while those with contemporary taste might lean toward bold, bright colors.  A little quirky?  Think about framing old records or vintage movie posters instead of ready-made pieces.  Be sure the size of the framed pieces complements the furniture in the room — wall art shouldn’t compete.  A room with minimal furniture can have large art, but if the room already has big, ornate pieces of furniture, keep the art minimal.

Play with groupings or framed pieces.  Experts suggest combining odd numbers such as three or five in a row or a square block of nine small prints.  Be sure the pieces are similar in color and theme, and take time to choose a neutral colored frame.

If you are interested in having your home decorated by our professionals this Holiday Season, give us a call at 904-753-3944.

One last thing. Here at Amelia Concierges, the last thing we want is to take away from that “uniquely you” vibe that your home has come to permeate. Rather, our decorating personnel would love to decorate your home using your personal decorations. We gladly take guidance on where to display your pieces, while using our expertise to maximize the space given and optimize your guests’ enjoyment and use of that space.

This article brought to you by Lila Keim.

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