When creating a personal, custom space for yourself, use these design elements to add texture, softness, ambiance, and provenance.
3) Orchids: Even if you don't have a green thumb, a flowering orchid plant will add an elegant feel to a room, soften a harsh corner and look refreshing. They're not as delicate as you might think and they certainly look expensive. Nowadays you can find them in most big box hardware stores for under $15. Add a group in a blue and white vessel for a traditional look or a single plant in a richly colored cache pot for a modern feel.
4) Books: While I love open space on tables, books add a lived in feel, an architectural element, and sophistication to consoles, end tables and coffee tables. Placing them out is both practical and attractive. Your favorites will showcase your hobbies and personality! If they bindings are busy or in too many colors, wrap them with wallpaper, craft paper, decorative paper and more, to create a uniform, neat appearance,