Bring Your Walls To Life
All too often, the walls of the home are reserved for hanging paintings and plaques on. However, the walls can play host to some interior enhancing accessories such as vintage style clocks, wall art, and Pinboards.
The accessories you add to your home all work together to help enhance the look and feel of the space and can be a quick and easy way to change the atmosphere of the room. Pinboards make an excellent alternative to picture frames and can create a personalised finish to your family photos, drawings, and notes.
Don’t Forget Your Shelves
Bookshelves can sometimes become sterile and tired areas and are often overlooked in favour of other areas of the room. Enhancing your home with interior decoration involves bringing otherwise overlooked areas of a room to life. Simple additions can be made, such as statement-making bookends, backlighting, and artistic pieces.
In fact, why not think about changing the way you would usually use a space in its entirety? A tired cabinet can be brought back to life by making it a focal point and using it to stand a statement piece on instead of holding coasters. Take books out of bookshelves and utilise bookends so that they can be freestanding on a mantel or windowsill. The Idea is to give new purpose to older items and give it a fresher look and feel.
Lighting Can Be A Feature
For most people, lighting is a necessity and not an area that they see as a possible statement piece. However, lighting is one of the most important players in the look and feel of a room. Instead of a standard lampshade, why not look at stained glass shades that cast different shapes and shades around the room to create a vibrant and exotic feel to the home.
Chandeliers are often thought of as the reserve of large stately homes, but, in fact, they are suitable for any size room, you just need to understand the way in which size and scale work together in harmony. Up-lights can bring the upper half of the room to life, while diffuse lighting helps create a soft and ambient glow. If you are looking for home furnishings in Leicester, then, Craven & Hargreaves can help you turn your visions into reality.
Mixing Old With New
When it comes to home furnishings, all too often people decide on either a vintage look or opt for a more modern feel. The majority of the time there is no middle ground and a home can either look dated and stuck in time or cold and sterile. Creating an inviting and warm home takes a keen eye to work out how to bring the two styles together in harmony.
A vintage style photo frame placed atop a glass table against a classic cream wall is a perfect example of how old and modern styles mix well. Things don;t need to look out of place, and matching two different styles to work as one is an art form in itself.
Accessories are what finish a home and help place a unique and individual stamp on it. The accessories should reflect those who they surround and help give your home an identity that reflects who you are.