Posts Tagged ‘decor inspiration’

Handcrafted Accents

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15758412_SCrafting is more than a hobby these days. It is a big trend in interior design. The Do-It-Yourself movement is more popular than ever. Whether crafting is with paper, fabric, yarn, paint or another material, using handcrafted pieces to decorate your home gives your décor a personal touch. If you are not a master crafter or don’t have the time to craft, websites like Etsy give you access to buy beautiful handcrafted objects, accents and furniture for your home.

Including a handcrafted accent, like this pillow, is a lovely way to bring a handmade touch to your decorating. Perhaps you have a quilt your grandmother did or a needlepoint rug from a great aunt stored in your attic. Pull these heirlooms out and enjoy them. If they are in good shape, use them as intended. If they are in a more fragile state, frame them or display them so you can still enjoy them while bringing character to your room. If you don’t have a quilt from grandma, look at flea markets and antique stores for handcrafted vintage and antique pieces.

Other handcrafted accents can be found in import stores. These handcrafted works will give your room a global feeling as well as a handmade touch.  Furniture, accessories and even rugs that are handcrafted can also help support the people who made them. Look for fair trade and information on the cooperative that supports indigenous craftspeople when buying global handcrafts. Not only will you be getting a beautiful object for your home, you can support the livelihood of a traditional craftsperson.

Bedroom Charm

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Tips

Tutus and ballet slippers can be inspiration for a charming and feminine bedroom, like the one seen here. Many girls, teens and even adults are drawn to the aesthetics and colors of the ballet world. Using this world as inspiration, a beautiful French style bedroom design can be achieved.

 

Ballet slipper pink is a pale and flattering shade of pink that can be used on walls, carpets, furniture or bed linens in a bedroom. It isn’t as strong a pink as others and can be mixed with whites and taupes for a subtle but sophisticated palette. The pop of the black of the tutu on the armoire door illustrates the power of a black accent or two in an otherwise pale and monochromatic palette. A little bit of black can be used as an accent on fabric, including French inspired toiles and stripes.

 

Curving lines of French designs are perfect for a ballet inspired bedroom. Like the long lines of a ballerina’s legs, the sweeping curves of scrolls and vines on the armoire add to the sense of feminine grace. Grace is a key description of a space inspired by ballet.  Along with soft pastels and a few black accents, graceful lines and forms lend themselves to a feminine and glamorous style. Cabriole legs on beds, nightstands and desks have a curving elegance that perfectly suit this style.

 

Wood floors can lend the feeling of a dance or ballet studio to the bedroom. Soft, fluffy area rugs can break up the hard surface of the floor.