10) While achieving a Romantic Style look is largely a result of tasteful furniture selection, detail still needs to be considered. Here are some suggestions. Shadow boxes work well with Romantic Style because they can be filled with small finds or odds and ends from the local flea market or even sentimental trinkets which would all lend to the look. They can be painted white, perhaps distressed a little and filled with the small vintage treasures, what a beautiful accent for a romantic cottage home. Also, not to be overlooked is the lighting. The right lighting, especially lampshades, can add to the romantic look both in style and texture but also softening the light of the room making distinct pools of romantic light.
October 4, 2012
January 23, 2012
9) When we think of accents we very often think of items as a whole but try thinking of Mosaic accents both in form and substance. That is, add romantic charm to bedside tables, small tables in a living area, or even as wall art with actual mosaic tiles made of ceramics or glass. But you might also try thinking of your accents as a collection and arrange them as one would arrange mosaic tiles. For example, if you had a table with a collection of collector glass, consider their size, shape and color and then place them so as to create an overall work of art.
December 1, 2011
8. Any room in any house can have a romantic look, and not be out of place. To add a romantic look to a bathroom, try adding a few candles to start. Other decorative Victorian elements might include: flower petals in a crystal bowl, small hand towels with a beautiful floral appliqué and lace embellishments, a mirror with an arched ornate frame, and a few small soaps in a vintage saucer for guests. Lighting elements can have a major impact on a small room. An outdated ceiling light can be replaced with a small chandelier. You don’t have to keep lighting just over the sink! Try placing a wall sconce or two in an out of the way spot with ornate Victorian lampshades, really though, any romantic lighting can be enhanced with Victorian lampshade. Hanging crystals and Victorian fringed shades have the ability to turn a bathroom into a sanctuary!
November 17, 2011
7) For many, wicker is strictly for use outside but try bringing the wicker patio furniture inside the house. Now, you don’t want to necessarily bring it in and use it as a set, but that might work in a solarium. Instead, start by using one piece at a time. For instance try using wicker pieces as night stands in a bedroom. Or perhaps rounded wicker chairs in a a den or parlor. A child’s bedroom is an excellent place for a miniature wicker table and chair set. Also, a small wicker ottoman is a nice addition to a romantic style bathroom. Once you found the piece who’s structure looks good in a room then think about color.