Today in Decoration Sundays: Neoclassical style with a modern twist, tips for making your ceiling look higher, cherry blossom pink in your decor and extreme interior design.
Neoclassical style developed after the opulence and excesses of Rococo style. And it’s starting to come back again with modern twists to adapt it to modern tastes. It is a luxurious style but it’s restrained. It has a bit of minimalism in it. Its colour palette is restrained and tasteful making use of white, cream, beige and metallics as colours. Also the materials and accessories are not fussy in any way: no big and opulent decorations. If big and luxurious fabrics are used as window coverings that will be the focal point. No excess, simple forms, simple painting on the wall in neutral colours.
As a modern twist it can be occasionally used in conjunction with simple materials and accessories that might not be strictly Neoclassical such as driftwood.
Take a look to all the photos and read the article to learn more.
One of the characteristics of Neoclassical style is high ceilings. They make any room look bigger and spacious. But unfortunately not all houses have high ceilings.
If your house doesn’t have high ceilings, the easy way of getting them is to “fake” and this article is about all the tips and tricks you can use to get that effect. Some of the things they recommend are painting your ceilings in a lighter shade than the rest of the room. It will create the optical illusion of the ceilings being further away from the floor than they are. Using Crown molding and trim and paint them the same colour as the ceiling. Using decorative panelling up to two thirds high of the wall and paint the rest of the wall the same colour as the ceiling.
There are more tips to help you get that high ceiling effect in your house in the article. Go there to read them all.
It’s spring and summer is almost here. All the trees and flowers are either flowering or preparing themselves for it. And of course one of the colours this time of the year is Cherry Blossom Pink. It’s a beautiful colour, and usually considered girly, and this time of the year you might be surrounded by it outside.
If you also want this colour in your house all year round this article will provide you a good guide to use it in your house. It goes through classical pairings of the colour: pink and gray, pink and brown, etc. It will also give you tips about using it in patterns, in accessories, etc.
Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.
And we finish today’s selection of articles with extreme interior decoration. Floor to ceilings overblown patterns, huge prints on the walls, unusual accent walls with logs, bold rug or carpet designs on the floors, etc. Everything is big, extreme or unusual. Not the kind of decoration you expect to find in a normal house. But maybe normal is overrated and you might want to consider whether this is for you or your house or your room.
If you want it in your house or you are just simply curious about this type of decoration you should jump to the article to read more and see all the photos.
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