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Choosing Snazzy Room Centerpieces

Choosing a room's centerpiece can be trickier than it seems at first blush because it can be difficult to make something “pop” without it stealing the show or coming off as weird. First and foremost, people should always be wary of making the safe play. Picking a centerpiece that blends so well with its surroundings that no one even notices it has a way of defeating the whole centerpiece concept. So, how do you achieve both balance and boldness in one fell swoop? Take a look at these ideas. They may make you nervous, but keep in mind that each tip can be tweaked or combined with others to fit your comfort level and design goals. <strong>1. Disrupt the color scheme.</strong> Tans, beiges and whites are very common base colors and if that’s the case in the area of your new centerpiece you can use it to your advantage. These colors (or the absence of color, generally) can work well with a bold color choice when it comes to your centerpiece. <em>Easy Example</em>: Use a big jar filled with bright citrus fruits to put a little zip in your dining room décor. <strong>2. Coordinate bit players.</strong> A centerpiece may be able to make a solo performance, but there’s nothing wrong with providing a supporting cast. Depending on the room, decorative pillows, <a title="Interior Wall Sconces" href="http://www.atgstores.com/wall-sconces_92.html" target="_blank">sconces</a>, floor lamps, rugs and tableware can all be used to add more dynamism to your centerpiece presentation. <em>Easy Example</em>: Bring out the zing in the above centerpiece example with yellow or orange window treatments. <strong>3. Switch up the design scheme.</strong> It may be that your design scheme is grouped in a certain style, whether it’s transitional, traditional, contemporary or something else. A neat way to break up the flow and draw attention to a centerpiece is to take it outside the surrounding design scheme – the further outside you take it the more impact you will make. <em>Easy Example</em>: Hang an <a title="Modern Chandeliers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/Chandeliers_89_s3.html" target="_blank">ultra-modern chandelier</a> in a living room with mid-century design themes to accentuate both styles. <strong>4. Keep it interesting.</strong> If you decide to eschew all of these ideas and stick with the same color scheme in the same style (which, by default, means that everything is probably well-coordinated), then at least try and find a centerpiece that will also serve as a conversation piece. Many décor items come with amazing stories and that can help add the extra pop you’re looking for without coloring too far outside the box. <em>Easy Example</em>: Furniture and décor items with unique histories or exotic origins can really bring out their character and make a more stunning statement. <a title="ATG Stores Homepage" href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> wishes you luck in finding the perfect centerpiece and welcomes you to share ideas on the perfect pick.
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