Stella Blinova. Accessories. December 06th , 2017.
Many Americans dont know the true difference between "antique" and "vintage" home accessories and decor. Whether its furniture, wall art or a random knick-knack, not all home accessories can be classified as an "antique," even if it at an antique store, nor is everything vintage, or even retro, for that matter. Heres the low down on the differences between "antique," "vintage," "retro," or "collectible" home decor. Any item that is a minimum of 100 years of age is considered an "antique." This applies to furniture, clothing, home accessories, paintings, old farm equipment-you name it. If it at least 100 (but no, you great great aunt does not count,) then it an antique.
Many people around the United States are opting to swap out their foreign-made furniture, home accessories and other home decor items for locally made or made in the U.S.A. products. Unfortunately, dependence on foreign products has resulted in some shoddy workmanship for certain (but not all) products that are now being made (again) in the good ol U.S. of A. Here the low down on American-made home accessories and decor, including what you should look for and what you should steer clear of. Were all familiar with that little oval circle that says something along the lines of made in China, Taiwan, Thailand or some other far off exotic place. Many people today flip an item over and if they see that little sticker, or any other notion that the product has been made outside of the U.S.A., they set it down and walk away.
Design of the curtain shelf bracket attracts attention, from use of plain bracket or one with a catchy silhouette. The bracket is 5 ½" deep to accommodate the wood shelf, and 7 ½" in height. At the bottom of the bracket is a decorative hook to simply cradle the wrought iron curtain rod. An important consideration pertains to available silhouettes. The ultimate clearance from shelf bottom to the curtain rod may be a limiter for any silhouettes desired on the curtain rod. Consider this: The shelf bracket is available with many of our common silhouettes. Most silhouettes add 3" to the height of the bracket. Move the silhouette theme from the curtain rod to the shelf bracket. Many iron curtain rod designs are available that well compliment the curtain shelf bracket. These range from the Ball, Remington or Curl, and are available in four adjustable lengths for any home decorating requirement.
To give the illusion of depth in a room paint one of your walls in a darker contrasting color to your other walls. Then hang a mirror on that darker wall. This instantly gives the additional sense of depth to the dimensions of the room. Light fittings are one of the most important elements of home decor accessories as they set the ambience of the room. By using different types of lighting you can create different moods on different areas of the room, at different times of the day. Fresh flowers are always a wonderful accessory in a home. They are easy to blend in with any rooms accent and you can swap and change the color, type of flower and position at any time. They are such an easy and adaptable accessory to have. If you are allergic to flowers, try silk flowers instead - sometimes it is hard to distinguish between real flowers and silk ones.
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