Fresh Touches Update Any Room

Jay Johnson - If you're looking for quick decorating tips, one tip is to add a fresh piece of furniture or art to any room. The overall effect will usually be dramatic if what you're adding makes a real statement, such as a sofa with unusual styling or a work of art that's dramatic and impactful.

In a recent visit to Cape Town, South Africa, I had the pleasure of visiting the showroom of Jo Carlin Interior Styling, and in the following video, you'll see some examples of sometimes startling chairs, sofas, and works of art that perfectly illustrate this point. You may not be able to afford a fabulous antique from Sotheby's or Christies that everyone will rave about when they sit down in your living room ... but a single work of art or a new upholstered piece of furniture can replace tired decorating elements and uplift your home's overall design energy.