Decorate Your World; unique art, furniture and accents
Category: Decorating with style
Art plays a large role in interior design, so naturally it is of speciial interest to me. I think many of those who purchase my art work might have a simular interest.
I enjoy seeing how many interior designers have made use of color, texture, shape, space and arrangement to create exciting ,and beautiful rooms.
If I were to describe the Bohemian Gypsy/Eclectic design style, the first thing I’d say is forget the rules, with BoHo there don’t seem to be many.
Allow yourself to follow what appeals to you. Do you like bold bright color? Then go for it, paint old furniture, tables, cabinets,walls/ tables in interesting color, even outrageous color if you like.
Accumulate mountains of bright mismatched throw pillows, pile them up and enjoy all that color and variety. Make no attempt to match them! do
Art plays a huge role in this eclectic style. Curate your own gallery wall, from floor to ceiling. Buy art that you like, not what you’re supposed to.
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Collect any that you like, don’t worry if the styles are compatible. You’re the curator of you own gallery, collect what you like, be quirky. Express your own creativity.
Use old vintage furniture, paint it in any color you like. I think you get the idea, let that hippie out.
Go ahead. Give yourself permission to be as unconventional you like.
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xtiles play a large role, use mountains of wild bright colors, there is no need to match color or patterns
It’s focus is on individualism, creative choice, individualism,unconventional, art oriented
I googled it, here’s the first definition of bohemian, as applied to the individuals who inspired & defined many of the characteristics in this unconventional decor and dress style.
bohemian– “a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.
“Warhol and the artists and bohemians he worked with in the [s”
When making these art quilts, I had an idea,”Why not make several different framed art quilts,each one unique, yet designed to be hung together as a grouping?”. Sold together as a group, it would make an attractive display on the wall.
In an earlier post I suggested that it is possible to give a room a spruce up on a limited budget. Here is a good.place to start.
Paint- It can make a huge difference for a small cost. Even if you’ve never painted a room, believe me anyone can do it. You can overcome the fear of what looks like an intimating job armed with some helpful instructions. Watch some “how to” videos on UTube, you’ll be shocked how easy it is.
Before buying any paint, get some ideas from Pinterest. There are so many fun clever ways to use paint to add style & make a real design statement. Check out some of those boards and notice how many clever ideas there are.
A hint, if you’re trying to give a room a new feel and change it up, I would advise against choosing white. It is a safe choice, but not likely to bring a noticeable change. Often it is more of a neutral, taming an extremely busy room, giving your eyes somewhere to rest.
When choosing paint, the biggest thing you can do to increase the likelihood of success is to fork out the small expense of purchasing one of the small sample cans of the color you think you’re going to choose. Go home and paint a very large swath of that color, a big one and then live with it for a few days. Look at it in different lights , at different times of the day. Do you like the color in different lighting?
My kitchen is yellow and blue kitchen. I love the buttery yellow next to the country white of my old cupboards. The blue tile countertops ( not visible) have a country feel.
Pink living room walls, a little different perhaps, but if it is the exact perfect shade of pink paired with the furnishings and style that harmonize it can be great. The look I was going for was English Country.
A few great books to read if that style interests you are inspiring, “Nina Campbell’s Decorating Secrets”, “Henrietta-Churchill’s Classic Design Styles” and for classic English “Colefax and Fowler The Best In English Interior Design” by Chester Jones”. Color and fabric pattern are crucial to create that look. Paint plays a role as well .I’ve seen a lot of yellow walls as well as pink. The wall paints and colors like butter yellow and pink as well as others are integral.
Paint, it can define a room. Maybe it can work for you,