Rethink your interior with some interesting tips on upgrading your furniture with hardware that will add complementary accents as well as basic utility and convenience. 
 
1. Mixing Metals 
Mix up your motif with different metals for a modern sophisticated look. Choose one dominant metal and up to two additional accents. Think about the relationship your furniture has with the overall interior and separate your room into different planes via line of sight, each plane emphasizing a different metal finish. The best place to start is with your drawer pulls, knobs, and cabinet handles. Your cabinet hardware could all be in a satin nickel or an antique bronze finish, then your fixtures in a different antique brass, and lighting sconces or hanging fixtures in another finish like aluminum for instance. Whatever the case, it can be fun to experiment with not only different finishes, but textures too. Polished finishes paired with brushed, antique, or distressed finishes can offer a striking contrast. And black goes with everything. 
    
2. Add Some Color (and function too!)  
 
If you want to brighten up your look for Spring and Summer, or just give your interior a lively new look, a touch of color will go a long way. Consider painting your cabinets a deep blue or grey to produce a compelling contrast with gold, brass or leather hardware. Add convenience outlets wherever power is needed and work some color into your design. Power Grommets come in a variety of finishes, shapes, and sizes, and they all offer convenient power access at the surface level. Install into a table or desktop or into the side of cabinetry, anywhere you choose. Some are even rated for kitchen use so you can avoid ruining a beautiful backsplash with a wall plate and install directly into the countertop. 
 
3. Clean the Clutter and Get Your Cables in Check 
 
What’s worse than showing off your new furniture only to have a mess of unruly wires and cables as a result? The best way to de-clutter is to tidy up those cables with wire management solutions that gang cables together and keep them cleanly out of sight. Cable managers have the ability to channel cables behind a desk, under a desk, up a table leg, or even into tight nooks and crannies with hooks, straps and loop sets that will keep your cables in check. Explore the many possibilities for every application and do your furniture the service of keeping it clean. The details are always the most important aspects of a good design! 
 
For more information on how you can spruce up your interior with some basic hardware additions, see Mockett’s entire architectural hardware collection at https://www.mockett.com. This content was sponsored by Doug Mockett & Company, Inc.
 

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