Monday, January 4, 2010

THE WINTER LIVING ROOM

IT'S TIME TO BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AND GET READY FOR THE BIG CHILL; OF COURSE ANYTHING UNDER 70 DEGREES IS COLD TO ME!
DECORATING A LIVING ROOM IS A UNIQUELY PERSONAL STATEMENT OF YOUR LIFESTYLE. THE FURNITURE SHOULD CONFORM TO THE WAY YOU USE THE ROOM.
COMBINE SEASONAL HUES- MIDNIGHT BLUE, RUBY RED, HUNTER GREEN AND MUTED GOLD INCORPORA TED INTO VELVET PILLOWS, SUEDE SLIPCOVERS AND DRAPES. TOSS THROWS OR A QUILT OVER YOUR COUCH AND CHAIRS.
ADD SEASONAL ACCENTS SUCH AS BOWLS OR BASKETS OF PINECONES AND SPRIGS OF BERRIES. (BE CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE PETS).
IF YOU'RE BORED DURING THIS FROSTY SEASON, YOU CAN REPAINT A WALL OR TWO IN A CHEERFUL COLOR, AND IF YOU GO TO A HOME SUPPL Y STORE YOU CAN BUY THEIR MISTAKES AT A FRACTION OF THE NORMAL COST, OR YOU COULD WALLPAPER ONE WALL OR JUST USE A BORDER IF YOU'RE TIMID. IT'S ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO PUT DOWN AN AREA RUG OR WALL TO WALL CARPETING. THIS IS WHAT DO IN THE WINTER AND TAKE THEM UP IN THE WARMER WEATHER.
TO GIVE A GRANDER FEELING TO YOUR ROOM, HANG DRAPES FROM FLOOR TO CEILING; THIS ADDS HEIGHT. A TALL MIRROR,STRIPED WALLPAPER AND AN ARMOIRE OR LARGE CUPBOARD ALSO DOES THE TRICK.
MIRRORS PLACED WHERE THEY CAN REFLECT THE OUTDOORS,ADD LIGHT TO AN OTHEREWISE DREARY WINTER. DON'T BLOCK YOUR WINDOWS WITH TALL FURNITURE, INSTEAD SELECT CHAISES, BENCHES AND OTTOMANS FOR EXTRA SEATING, WHICH WILL EXTEND THE VIEW TO THE OUTDOORS AND VISUALL Y ENLARGE THE SPACE.
ADDING TRUNKS, CHESTS, AND CABINETS ARE A GOOD ADDITION TO KEEP OUT OF SEASON STORAGE ITEMS.
FURNITURE PULLED INTO A CONVERSATIONAL GROUPING AS IN THE CENTER OF A ROOM, CAN LEAVE CORNERS BARE. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR FILLING THE CORNERS:
'*' A CHAIR AND OTTOMAN ANGLED IN A CORNER.
'*' A CORNER CUPBOARD OR ARMOIRE.
'*' AN ANGLED DESK OR GAME TABLE.
'*' A FOLDING SCREEN.
'*' A TALL PLANT STAND
'*' A ROUND PEDASTAL OR SKIRTED TABLE.
'*' ARTWORK ON AN EASEL.
'*' AN OLD COLUMN WITH OR WITHOUT SOMETHING ON
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1 comment:

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

I love the little stand at the end!! <3