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Ottawa General Contractors – Pinterest Picks Of The Day – All About Accents

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Today I’ve got a guest post for you from our friend, Jacqueline, at Ottawa General Contractors.  Did you know that small details can make a huge impact when it comes to interior design?  Well they can, and here’s Jacqueline to show us how! (Personally, I just love the outdoor seating idea!):

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When it comes to interior design, so many people first think of the big stuff: painting walls and selecting key furniture pieces. But the real finesse of interior design lies in the smaller elements. Choosing great accents can amplify the power of your room’s style. In this edition of Pinterest Picks of the Day, we’ve selected some of the best accent ideas for your home.

Mexican blankets will dazzle you with their vibrant patterns and hues, and this is exactly what makes them great for accenting. Drape one over your sofa to instantly liven up a space, or fold one over the end of your bed to add an eclectic vibe to your bedding.

Using plates as wall art is an easy way to make your walls more interesting without having to go with a traditional picture in a frame. You can hang them up in the “floating” style as seen above, or perch them on a shelf for something more grounded.

The seats of barstools are small enough so that accenting them with rich colors and exciting patterns can still be subtle. It’s impossible to go overboard, so have fun selecting wild prints that will serve as striking details in your kitchen.

Speaking of standout seats – who said your outdoor seating needed to be plain? You can add some extra magic to those nights around the fire pit by painting a few smooth-topped tree trunks with swirling glow in the dark paint.

For more fantastic pins, be sure to follow us on Pinterest! And if you need some help giving your home a whole new look, all it takes is a quick call to get our expert design team by your side.  Visit Ottawa General Contractors’ profile on Pinterest.

Author Jacqueline Ward’s Bio:  I thrive for a challenge and after graduating from the Advanced Interior Design Program at the Academy of Design in Montreal I am equipped with the necessary skills to resolve any design dilemma that will help you achieve your dream design.


Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are that of Ottawa General Contractors/ Jacqueline Ward. 

  1. June 16, 2014


    Thes are all wonderful ideas. I just love the barstools and have been looking for some for my kitchen! I will have to see where I can find something like these.
    I have a huge fancy bowl hanging on the wall beside a painting in my living room and it looks fantastic.
    There are so many things one can do with a bit of creativity.

    • June 16, 2014


      They are great ideas, aren’t they, cjm? There may even be more ideas you like on the OGC website. That’s a great idea to have the fancy bowl up on the wall. I always need inspiration from photos like the ones I posted. I’m terrible at coming up with ideas myself. Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment!

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