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5 Finishing Touches That Make a House Feel Like Home

It’s often the little details that help make a house feel more like a home. Those simple finishing touches — a pop of color, a scented candle, or a glorious artwork, can brighten up any space and make every room feel stylish and complete!

“Don’t underestimate the importance of finishing touches, whether you’re doing up your own home to enjoy, setting up a rental property or staging a property for sale. You don’t have to spend a fortune renovating or redecorating your entire property, it’s as simple as adding the right accessories,” says Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Styling Expert and Director of Vault Interiors.

Here, she shares her top tips on how to select and incorporate the right accessories into your home so that every space feels warm and inviting.

Use an accent color.

Coordinating a room just like the professionals is easy, just choose a color to carry throughout your home and accentuate it with accessories. Only a pop of color is needed, for example a splash of dusty pink in an artwork can be repeated through pink cushions on the lounge, pink flowers or vases on the coffee table.

Jazz up the dining table.

A nice table runner or eye-catching centerpiece can be the difference between your room looking enticing or just average. Fresh seasonal flowers, candles or greenery in a simple vase paired with stylish cutlery and dinnerware help create a polished finish.

Create an outdoor atmosphere.

It’s important not to forget about the outdoor spaces, so dress them the same as you would inside to create flow and continuity. Scatter cushions across the lounge setting, add small potted plants to the table and hang up some lanterns to create a relaxing and peaceful ambience.

Don’t neglect the bathroom.

Colored towels, scented candles, and soap dispensers can go a long way to dress up a lackluster bathroom. Hide away all your daily products and add a vase of fresh flowers, some perfumes and luxe hand soaps to the vanity to create the feeling of an elegant day spa.

Spruce up your bedroom.

A simple bedspread can be elevated by adding in some scatter cushions and a bed throw. You can repeat an accent color that you’ve used elsewhere in the home or mix it up and try adding a contrasting color to brighten up the space. Matching bedside tables and lamps and a dresser will also help create harmony in the space.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love

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