Decorating a study – Color

Here’s a quick little idea when decorating a study.

If your study is anything like mine, the colors can be a little drab. Dark wood seems to be quite the rage at the moment, and, with our cream painted walls and dark wood study desk and display cabinet/book shelves, our study is pretty much a black and white room. My tip is: Add some color with an abstract painting.
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Home Decorating Tip #7 – Create a focal point

This has been said before, and it will probably be said again, but this is the key issue when choosing how to decorate a room or other area of your house or garden. Take a look at a person’s face. Their eyes are the focal point, and your eyes will automatically be drawn to them. The same will happen when furnishing a room.

You could automatically have a focal point in the room ready, in which case you want to highlight and/or enhance the attraction of this feature. Here is a list of things that could be a focal point, or help create/improve a focal point;

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Home Decorating Tip #5 – Use good lighting effects

Chandelier_2.jpgFind what needs to be lit (is it the room, or just a painting?), and a way that enhances the atmosphere. Downlights can be quite good over a bar or pub, modern reading lamps in a study, chandeliers in the entrance, or decorative lamps with lamp shades in the lounge. Also take into account that you can create a soft effect using very warm (in color) light bulbs…

There are a number of ways light can enhance the ambience of a room:

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