It is fairly simple to decorate a room to match a picture in your favorite home décor magazine. The challenge comes when you realize how many functional elements there are in a room that has to be worked into your design so that they don’t stand out like an eye sore.
Fireplaces are sought after, but old wood burners and radiators can wreak havoc on your decorating. There are a few options you can choose from when it comes to dealing with your heating systems. You can remove these unsightly pieces and turn to the HVAC installation Conroe has to offer such as Air On Time or you can make these items work for you. Radiators can seem as though their main function is to dash your dreams for the perfect window treatments, but you can actually use them as inspiration. Look online for images of radiators from back in the day. Recreating window treatments from the 30’s or 40’s is a cute way to handle the problem. You can also use a primitive or rustic theme to camouflage wood stoves.
Seldom are the stairs in an older home a beautiful architectural piece. Sometimes they are hidden behind a wall leaving an unsightly doorway that appears to go nowhere. Others are smack in the middle of the room or extend way too far out into the main area. Hidden stairs can become amazing focal points by cutting out the wall to reveal the actual stairs. Use protruding stairs as part of the décor. Paint them in coordinating colors to the room, and place planters on each side of the bottom step to add charm and warmth.
Once you learn to work around functional elements, you will discover that it is truly is possible to create a designer look in your own home. Whether this means working around a fireplace or dealing with a staircase in the middle of the space, you will eventually come to love these necessary pieces.