Remember when I told you about the new show on HGTV, called Fixer Upper? Well, the designer, Joanna Gaines inspired me so much with the way she would furnish and accessorize a room. So, I decided to read more about how she styles a room. She gave some great tips that make a room come alive without using a lot of color. I noticed a distinct pattern in many of her rooms that I was drawn to. One of them was to add movement to a room. This was achieved by using multiples of one item in the same place. That way the eye doesn't just stop on each individual object, but rather sees it flow. In this case, on the mantel.
I used glass bottles with flowering stems.
The nice thing about this is I could easily change the color of the flower I use. I like the way the stems add movement across the mantel. It is simple, yet stylish.
Another thing was to add dimension to a wall by using things other than artwork. Using found pieces that add depth are fun and interesting. In this case, I used galvanized trays on my wall.
I love anything galvanized anyway just for the country charm alone. These trays have rope handles which adds even more texture.
I hung them using wire. Luckily there were holes available for the rope handles that I could tie the wire onto.
So, these are just a couple of ideas that I did in my home. It's fun to "break the rules" when decorating. I think that's what keeps it fun.
Hope all of you have a nice relaxing holiday weekend. We have a wedding to go to tomorrow and then we can relish summer break. Today is my son's last day of school so my schedule is getting ready to do an "about face"!
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~