Accessories. Monday , November 27th , 2017 - 15:14:57 PM
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.
Horsehair is a less than common idea that tends to be a little harder to find and most people today opt for faux horsehair. It is smooth and silky, the perfect choice for furniture or rugs in the living room or media room especially. It can be a little more on the costly side than a lot of other options, and it takes some special care to keep it looking great, but it is worth it if you want the perfect horse touch in any space. To find horsehair decor, it is usually easiest to use online resources unless you know a place that sells this type of accent. Artwork is the most common representation of the horse in our homes, from beautiful and stylish framed prints to busts, statues, miniatures, figures, and horses of all sizes and shapes. They can be incorporated into almost any decor style, even the most elegant styles, with the right artistic medium. For instance, a heavy bronze horse statue makes a perfect table or mantel centerpiece, while prints of painted ponies in matching white frames are very cute for a little girls bedroom. Another example would be matching classy bookends on a wood-finish bookcase or mantel, made from clay, silver, bronze, wrought iron, or even wood, depending on the rest of the rooms decor.
Before hanging any art on a wall, try different combinations of arrangements. Use painters tape and brown paper bags and keep rearranging the bits of paper on the wall until you have come up with a great picture arrangement. Always hang prints at eye level and use your hand in between pictures as a guide to space large and medium sized pictures. Mirrors are great to help create the illusion of space. By cleverly placing mirrors on an adjacent wall to a picture or something which is interesting in your room, will reflect the image and add a sense of space. For darker rooms, hang a decorative mirror near a window. The light will then bounce off the mirror into the room portraying more natural much-needed light back into the area.
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