By Lorette Modeste. Home Decor. Published at Saturday, April 07th, 2018 - 14:03:58 PM.
Details on window treatments are simple. Contrast lining fabric peeking out from the sides, cording or wide contrast banding, or tab tops with buttons or ribbon details dress up the window but not too much! Add a simple swag of fabric or fabric tie-backs if you must. Floors in a casual style room are hardwood, tile, stone, or stained concrete. If carpet is used, it should not be too plush. Rather chose sisal, berber, or long, shaggy styles or subtle geometric woven patterns.
For starters, casual rooms have simple details, textured elements in fabrics and accessories, restful horizontal lines, soft upholstery, low-luster surfaces, and arrangements that avoid perfect symmetry. Details are simple, and elements are rectangular or softly curved. A room decorated in a casual style is the perfect place to have a touch of whimsey. Use an old or reconstructed birdhouse or wooden candlestick for a lamp base, stack pieces of old luggage for a side table, use a low vintage ironing board for a coffee table.
These people like what they like, decor wise, and they aren't afraid to put it all out there--even if it goes against more popular styles of decorating, such as contemporary or farmhouse. Because of this premise, many mistake the eclectic style as an anything-can-go way of decorating, but the true eclectic style is a very purposeful and well thought-out way of decorating. Think of eclectic style as a borrowing of various styles while creating a cohesive look through color, texture and/or shape. A good definition of eclectic style decorating is “a careful gathering of interesting elements that all work together.” Really, it's not just throwing things together, though the look may feature things that may not go together. The eclectic decorator knows exactly how to smooth out the bumps with oddball textures and furnishings so it looks awesome...kind of like a Pier One Imports store.
Decorating can be expensive. And for those of us who love to switch up our decor on a regular basis it can be really expensive! Fortunately there are some easy ways to decorate on a budget that will give your room a whole new look.
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