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Whimsical Décor

21 Nov

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Be brave and add a bit of whimsy to your décor

What is whimsy? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as the quality or state of Whimsical Decor2being whimsical or fanciful. Other words we can use to define whimsy in an interior design plan include quirky, funky, playful, unusual, or unexpected.

Adding a touch of whimsy to your home décor requires a bit of courage and confidence; however, it ensures that your house isn’t a “vanilla” interior like everyone else’s. It also takes some imagination, which is what really Whimsical Decor3adds your unique personality to the look of your home.

Whimsy works best in interior design when used in small quantities and in a surprising way. If you use too much, your home could look like a carnival fun house.

The whimsical element can stand out from among the rest of the furnishings because it is different in shape, style, color, design or scale – or is just totally unexpected!

Design elements that work well for adding a bit of whimsy include: Whimsical Decor4
– Unusually patterned or textured window treatments, rugs or carpeting
– Wall art or sculpture
– Unusually shaped or colored furniture
– Unexpected wallpaper
– Stencils or murals on the wall, ceiling or floor
– Surprising fabric on a chair or sofa (or slipcovers if you want to make a smaller commitment!)
– Decorative accessories such as throw pillows, bed linens or table linens
– Display of a collection that is unusual; for example, kitschy souvenirs or unusual photos

Be adventuresome this fall and have some fun by adding whimsy!

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For more ideas and help with your next design project, contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co.

 

Modern Art Adds a Focal Point and Conversational Interest

11 Jan

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Modern art adds a focal point and conversational interest.

modernart2Art in any style is a welcome enhancement to a home. In addition to adding beauty, a piece of modern art can create drama, interest and emotion in a room. The colors, shapes, brushstrokes and composition evoke a feeling, with their movement, energy and form.

Often people add art as the finishing touch to a room. Another very effective design strategy is to start and color around it.

Modern art can be created in any medium, in most any size and shape. It can be calming or energizing, monochromatic or brimming with color.modernart3
When we think about art for our homes, we tend to think about wall art – flat art painted with watercolors, oil paint or acrylics, and most often we hang art on a wall above the sofa or fireplace. There’s so much more to modern art, including sculpture, collage, found objects, ceramics, and glass.
The most prominent piece of modern art in a room can be something we don’t even think of as art – such as a sculptural chair, a dramatic rug, a striking chandelier or an unusual coffee table.

 

modernart4Focus your rooms with a piece of modern art this season. It will reflect your personality and pull a room together beautifully.

 

 

 

 

For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact the team at Delux Drapery & Shade Co

www.deluxdrapery.com

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