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The Finishing Touches
That Could Make Your Home Perfect

Five top finishing touches for the home

Is your home nearly there, but not quite? Here are some top finishing touches that will allow you to put that right.

The Right Lamps

Having the right lamps in a room can add a whole new dimension to a room. It’s not just about providing the room with more light, although that is very important too. Good lamps can also be used as decorative items that add something different to an ordinary room. You can buy designer lamps that are made to stand out if you have money have to spend on it. But there are lots of cheaper options too. You could simply pick up some old retro lamps and renovate them to make them functional.

Vintage bedside lamp
A smartly chosen beside lamp can be both cimplimentary to your room,
as well as add an extra dimension.  (Image: Pixabay.com)

Useful and Stylish Shelves

The great thing about shelves is that they can be both stylish and functional. But that doesn’t mean all shelving units are that way. Most of them are pretty rubbish and boring. So, you should make sure that the shelves you buy for your home look great. You can buy very minimalist shelves that don’t stand out but still manage to look stylish when they’re attached to your wall. They can be made from metal or plate glass. These are great for people who want something a little more subtle.

Shelving system for the wall, with no panels
Less can be more, as these simple but stylish wall shelves show, that are both beautiful and functional.  (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Good Skirting Boards

Skirting boards often go underappreciated. When they’re in place, you don’t notice what they bring to the room. But before you put them in place, you will notice that the room looks a little naked without it. You can easily add them to the room by yourself. You can get the raw materials from timber merchants, George Hill. Then you can put them in place, fit them and then paint them the right colour. It’s a small touch, but your rooms wouldn’t be complete without it.

Skirting boards add style
When you want to improve on bland walls look, skirting boards can make
all the difference between stylish and dull. (Image: Pixabay.com)

A Rug

A rug is a great addition to the living room. So, if you feel like your living room is still missing something but you’re not sure what, this could be the answer. Classic rugs have elaborate patterns and come in all kinds of varieties. These often work better than you would expect in a contemporary home setting. But if you don’t think that kind of rug would suit your living room, there are plenty of modern options that could add something new to your room. So, have a look around and give it a try.

Living room floor rug
Add more warmth and coziness to your living room by placing a floor rug with elaborate patterns. (Image: Pixabay.com)

Some Art

If you ask me, every home should have some artworks in it. It doesn’t really matter what they are. As long as it fits in with the rest of your home and you love looking at it, it will work perfectly for you. It could be a classic art print by a world famous artist. Or it could be a piece of art made by a local artist. Have a look at what you can find. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to pick up high-quality art prints, so there’s no need to splash out on an original piece of art. Most people’s budgets don’t stretch that far.

Printed art beach scene
No matter what your preferred artwork is, such as perhaps a classic art print, it should be something that you love looking at. (Image: Pixabay.com)

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