Decorating a New Home- Old World Style
Decorating your new home is fun, and there are great ways to do it with fabulous old world style. Get creative from the inspiration stage all the way to the finished product with not a stitch out-of-place. The greatest part about decorating your own home is that every detail speaks to you. Adding a personal touch to your space will make it feel comfortable and look beautiful.
Keep your tastes and special affinities in mind and make note of the design styles that appeal to you in magazines and on the internet.Each space is there for you to make your own, so use your creativity and master the art of decorating your new home with these six helpful tips.
Turn Flat Spaces into Beautiful Spaces
Your mantle, coffee table, and pretty much any flat spaces available in your home can be transformed from clutter or wasted space into a beautiful and personal display. Incorporate seasonal touches, like pine cones and pumpkin spice candles in the fall on your mantle or console table. Adding pops of color like green or blue glass bottles or pottery will also brighten up any room, while giving it a touch of old world style.
Spice Up Your Kitchen with Decorative Accents
One of the best ways to add a special touch to your new home is by adding decorations that are unique. Apply a basic color to your walls with paint. Add water to a different colored paint and use a rag to wash it over the walls in a smallish circular motion (the base coat should be completely dry first). The color underneath will show through with an even, cloudy look over top that adds great texture to the room if done right.
Dress Those Windows
As eyes are the windows to the soul, windows are the eyes to your home - don't leave them naked. Choose window coverings that fit your style and needs. Black-out curtains provide darkness, thermal curtains keep in heat, and velvet curtains are just plain luxurious and give a room a classic, old world look. Blinds add privacy and curtains frame the space. Choose lighter tones to create buoyancy and darker tones to make the space feel cozy. Store-bought or homemade, nice window treatments are a must.
Choose a Chandelier that Makes a Statement
Depending on the size of your room, you may want to go with a large or small chandelier. When going after the old world style, look for chandeliers with both organic and metal materials like rope or copper/bronze finishes. Also consider fixtures that incorporate crystal elements as well. You'll definitely want a fixture that uses candelabra bulbs as these most resemble the candles found in chandeliers of the old world.
Keep in Mind
Decorating your new home doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. With the correct placement of furniture and a little color theory your new home will be the perfect place for you. Go with your instincts on this one: choose to display pieces that bring you joy, and use your creative powers to spice up your space.
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