Home Decor Idea 1

Home Decor Idea 1: How to Mix and Match to Create a Unique Home Decor?

The secret to a unique home decor is all in the mix:

  1. If you layer a space with color, texture and an array of styles, your decor choices will have a much longer life. Try a 1960s Italian chrome lamp on a country French table. Accessories can spark up a space and keep it from getting locked into one time period or a thematic look.
  2. Play one period against another to bring out both similiarities and contrasts. An antique red lacquer Japanese armoire will suddenly look modern when flanked by two molded-plywood Eames chairs. All three pieces hae pared-down shapes, and then there's that lovely contrast of curves against straight lines.
  3. Put something primitive next to something very refined. When an African stool is placed next to an 18th-century Italian chair, the rought wood sets off the shimmer of gilt and accentuates the best of both.
  4. An unexpected choice of paint or fabric can help you see a common piece of furniture in a whole new way. I might take wicker and stain it a dark mahogany shade, then upholdster it in soft chenille or luxrious suede for a much richer look.
  5. Watch out for elements that say the same thing but from a different point of view. For example, an intricately inlaid Chinese table works next to an Edwardian tufted chair because both are complex and heavily detailed. Together, they give a more global view of the room.

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