Ch-ch-ch-changes: 8 Top Decorating Secrets to Refresh your Home November 10, 2017 – Posted in: Design, General, Uncategorized – Tags: decorating secrets, design, furniture, tips
1. Create a general colour palette: Pick a basic colour scheme for the entire house and work with it from room to room. Utilize it differently in each space – that way there is a general theme to your home in a way that doesn’t become tired or overdone.
2. Fake height with low furniture: Create strong verticals and avoid the horizontal. Rooms will automatically seem taller with low-slung furniture.
We love these: Victorian armchairs with gilt wood carvings
3. Make investment pieces the focal point: A meaningful investment piece should be put on display – use and showcase your unique antique finds.
We love this: AntiqueWMF Silver Plated Dinner Gong
4. Get creative with mirrors: Mirrors not only warm up a room, they also create the illusion of space. Choose mirrors with an interesting frame or try a sectioned pattern for an elegant touch.
We love this: Oversized Walnut Carved Mirror
5. Invest in a quality sofa: Comfortable and well-made furniture should never be overlooked. Rather invest in a piece of furniture that will stand the test of time.
We love this: Victorian sofa mahogany carved wood
6. Think smart in small spaces: If you are feeling cramped in a small apartment, a simple change of furniture can make a significant difference. For example, choose chairs with smaller arms where the majority of their size is given to the seat. They take up less space, but are still comfortable and roomy.
We love this: Vintage Louis XVI armchair with silver leafed carvings
7. Choose contradicting tableware: Matching every item of tableware from plates to flatware have become a thing of the past. Instead, go for a mix of antique and vintage china and cutlery to breathe new life and personality into your dinner table.
8. Mix it up with dining room chairs: Choosing eight identical chairs for your dining room table can begin to make it feel like a conference room rather than an area for living, eating and conversation. Try picking mismatched seating to to add a personal touch to the room.
We love this: Victorian armchair tapestry upholstery and gilt wood carvings and this: Pair of Cape Stinkwood Throne Chairs