Do you have a favorite home décor item? I know that I do. Can you guess what it is? Yep. It’s my wooden horse. I got him at an antique market ages ago and love him as much now as I did when I saw him. I love him so much that I even named him – the Admiral. He just looks so regal and stately that the name just fit! And he has a very prominent spot at my house so everyone takes notice. Here’s now to highlight your favorite décor item in your own home.
1. Put it in an obvious spot.- I know it sounds kind of dumb, but sometimes we forget. It’s easy just to fill in a décor hole somewhere but then it can get lost. Whatever your favorite décor item is, put it on display. Show it off! If it is a vase, fill it with flowers and place it in the middle of your kitchen table or counter. If it’s a small decorative piece, maybe place it on a stack of books on the coffee table. Let people notice it and let yourself enjoy it every day.
2. Decorate around it. – I have been known to dress the Admiral up from time to time. During the holidays I put a wreath around his neck. During fall he has mini pumpkins at his feet. There are books stacked on either side so that he can take center stage. Decorate around your favorite item so that it can really stand out.
3. Take care of it. – In order to properly highlight your favorite décor item, you need to keep it in good condition. It’s easy to neglect things because you see it every day and you don’t notice if it is starting to fade or break down. The Admiral is made of wood so I have sealed it and I dust him. He could probably use another coat of sealant since it’s been about a year. So whatever your favorite item is, make sure you are keeping it in tip top shape so you can highlight it all the time.
I would love for you to share with me how you highlight your favorite décor item. I know that all of you have something special that you decorate with. And if you have something you love but are afraid to show it off, I hope this helps you learn how to highlight your favorite item. Because if you love it, it deserves a special space.