Accessories. Thursday , November 23rd , 2017 - 13:17:10 PM
For a maximum effect and to make interesting wall arrangements that can become a dynamic focal point of the room, try to hang smaller pictures in a cluster. If you hang an even number of smaller prints tightly together in a cluster, this will help balance out a large space and give a window effect in a small space. Remember to hang the prints together tightly to create one unit and one focal point. For larger pictures, place them in proportion to the furniture. For example, hang a large picture approximately six to nine inches above a sofa or at eye level. By hanging a larger print too high above any piece of furniture can leave both pieces feeling disconnected.
Purchasing products made in the United States can have a great effect on our economy. Whether youre looking for furniture or other home accessories, clothing or even just locally grown food, by investing in locally made products, youre actually investing in your home. It sounds a bit cheesy, almost cliche, in fact. However, the movement is growing and its no surprise that people are joining in. The number one reason to invest in these products, whether its furniture or food, is because youre truly investing in your own country. Secondly, if youre interested in following trends, youll be interested to know that by investing in locally made products, youre also investing in more eco-friendly practices.
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.
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