Ludmila Pavlova. Accessories. December 06th , 2017.
When arranging a space with accessories, one has to keep in mind that the most important thing to avoid here is boredom! This has a lot less to do with the objects you choose than how you choose to display them. To keep an arrangement from putting the neighbors down for their afternoon nap, remember to keep a balance of harmony (things that feel like they go together, like similar colors or styles) and contrast (things that spice things up by being different... smooth against texture, round against straight line, et... ) You want a bit of both in your arrangement. Perhaps you could create harmony by repeating a square shape or the color purple, and then add contrast by sitting a smooth candlestick next to a rough basket.
Finally, the word retro has also been thrown into the mix. Retro is a bit more easy to define, as the vast majority of people believe and accept that this particular term applies to items made during the 1950s. Though some believe that it refers to items that are between 50 and 99 years old, for example: it may also apply to items that are Art Deco in style, (which was during the 1930s). Examples of retro furniture include mid century modern furniture and home decor. The truth is, unless there are papers or some other form of verification such as personal knowledge and a maker mark, it can be difficult to know exactly when an item was manufactured unless you are looking for a specific item that you have thoroughly researched. Even still, it easy to be fooled. Look for reputable dealers, especially when looking for furniture or legitimate artwork and other wall decor pieces, as you don want to pay big bucks for a big fake. If youre ever unsure, get in touch with a professional to come and evaluate the validity of the piece before you purchase.
Make sure that the items you are using fit into their new homes scale... you dont want one tiny paperweight on a large kitchen table, and you want to steer clear of using a huge ceiling high arrangement of flowers on a tiny end table. Most people tend to use things that are too small for their surroundings however. If you have small accessories you would like to display, but need to give them more oomph in the arrangement, try grouping them on a plate or a fabric covered box. You can also give them height by perching them atop stacked books or baskets.
If you dont know what home decor style youre most drawn to, you cant even begin to decorate your space. This applies to both men and women. Its important to figure out what styles youre most drawn to before you rush out and start buying whatever you can find on sale at your local retailer of choice. To do this, check out online resources for inspiration. Print out pictures of rooms that you feel particularly drawn to and eventually, youll figure out what styles of home decorations youre most drawn to. Interior design styles include popular styles such as contemporary, modern, traditional; as well as lesser-known styles including steampunk, mid-century modern or shabby chic.
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