Vintage - Decorative Accessories
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Vintage estate jewelry is often elaborate and always beautiful. These sparkling pieces are a lot of fun to wear, and they also transition well into personal accessory and home decor objects. Vintage jewelry items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings and pins are unlike any other accessories. If you love the dazzling look of vintage jewelry, then you might consider wearing and displaying estate jewelry in unique ways.
Old furniture has charm and personality that makes your space feel like it was thoughtfully designed. Picking up unique pieces at an antique store has become such a popular pastime that finding new additions for your home has become somewhat of a treasure hunt. If you don't have time to go hunting for a specific piece or prefer to purchase something new that feels old, you can still create a vintage atmosphere with these decorating tips.
Vintage jewelry is just like any other collectible antique. Beautiful vintage necklaces can hang in your jewelry armoire like a glistening trove of treasure from the past. When you need something special for an important event or when you just want to feel different, reach for a beautiful necklace with a mysterious past. Antique jewelry is the perfect solution to any fashion problem, and vintage necklaces are easy to throw on with anything you wear. Allow us to convince you that vintage jewelry and antique necklaces belong in your jewelry collection.
Antique prints of wildlife, plants or scenic vistas are an artistic complement to any interior design. Antique style or vintage prints in subdued colors and sepia tones coordinate with both modern and vintage decor. Don't assume the entire room must reflect an era of days gone by when decorating with antique prints. If you want, you can mix modern and antique styles by coordinating themes, patterns and colors found in the art prints with modern accessories in the room.
If you love jewelry and fashion but find today's design trends don't inspire your senses, it's time to look at estate jewelry. Interest in vintage decor, accessories and heirlooms has increased in recent years, and this trend includes a renewed appreciation for vintage jewelry from the past. If you've ever seen stunning Art Deco rings or Edwardian brooches at auction, in pictures or in the media and wished you could wear such beautiful jewels, you'll be thrilled to search for these treasures among the varied offerings of estate jewelry. Perhaps you're intrigued by the creativity expressed in antique jewelry but are worried that you don't know how to buy vintage jewelry and get a good deal. This estate jewelry buying guide offers advice on purchasing and appreciating this jewelry to help you make an informed decision.
Decorating a bare wall may seem like an easy task, but the fact is an empty canvas sometimes intimidates would-be decorators. The key to making a bare wall into the focal point of a room is the right decorative accessories. Turn your bare wall into a pleasing backdrop or an extension of a decor theme in the room. A bare wall can also feature decorative accessories that blend form and function, such as lighting, floating shelves or a mirror.
Mirrors are one of the most versatile decorative accessories you can add to your home. Whether you are using them to check your reflection or to add flair to your home decor, you want your mirrors to be a perfect accent to your home. With all of the mirrors available, you may be unsure about which style would be the best. This mirrors buying guide is designed to help you decide which mirrors will complement your decor.
A ladder shelf is an innovative design that allows you to display decorative accessories and knickknacks in a sleek and modern fashion. Many shelves feature five tiers, with the shelves consistently getting larger toward the bottom. Use a ladder bookshelf to display accent pieces or decor in any room of the house. Look below to learn how to organize a ladder shelf.
Decorating your fireplace mantel is a subtle way to change your room with every season. To make your fireplace mantel the focal point of a room, pick accessories that make it stand out but don't overwhelm the space. Keep reading for a few ideas to help you decorate your mantel for each season.
Home decor can be difficult to tackle. Maybe you're a new homeowner trying to decorate the new house you worked so hard to buy, or maybe it's time for a style change but you don't know where to begin. While style is highly personal and comprised more by all the details and accessories you own than any one big piece, it's good to know some of the home decor basics and the popular styles. Mix and match your favorite elements of multiple styles or go all the way with one style. Read on to learn about the top home decor styles.
The very popular shabby chic decorating style goes by many names, including country cottage and rustic style. While these types of shabby chic home decor have slight deviations in terms of palette, patterns and finishes, the essential philosophy of shabby chic design is valuing well-loved and distressed items over new ones. Decorating in a shabby chic style might only involve adding a few repurposed shabby chic accessories, such as family heirlooms, do-it-yourself projects and flea market finds, to your home decor. Read on for tips on shabby chic decorating.
It's truly amazing to own something lovely from the past. A gorgeous ring, a fabulous hair pin or a stunning bracelet that adorned a stylish woman from another decade or century connects you to history and humankind. Estate jewelry collections are filled with antiques that you can wear. Whether you are shopping for fashion jewelry or fine vintage jewelry, the common jewelry terms of the past may be new to you. Our estate jewelry glossary will help you shop for vintage jewelry and antique jewelry for your fashion jewelry collection.
Although retro is often used to define anything old, there is a certain style that people associate with retro decor. In reference to home design from the '60s and '70s, retro means a room with shag carpets, bold repeating prints, and furniture with soft lines. Retro shag rugs and rugs with big patterns add the perfect amount of vintage feel and can be the foundation for many different room designs.
Use curtains to enhance and customize your bedroom. Even if you already have window blinds or shades, curtains is an inexpensive way to create a cohesive look throughout a space and tie together a specific color scheme. Use vintage-style curtains featuring embroidered details for a charming look or hang lace window treatments for a romantic room. Gauzy curtains will catch the breezes during warm summer months, while heavy cotton window treatments will block out excess light and heat.
If you are looking for an easy way to add femininity and individuality to a T-shirt or a quick way to add flair and elegance to an old handbag, consider purchasing a new brooch. Brooches and pins come in many jewelry styles to suit your personal fashion preferences. A vintage floral brooch embellished with diamonds or gemstones can bring a several-year-old cardigan back to life, while a colorful novelty pin made of wire or plastic personalizes a canvas tote. When shopping for designer jewelry and fashion jewelry, consider a brooch for its versatility and unconventional style. Brooches and pins also make great jewelry gifts. Allow us to help you incorporate lovely fashion jewelry brooches into your daily style.
What is fashion jewelry? It's the black leather cuff or fiery red bangle or sky blue beaded necklace that will take a good-looking outfit up to spectacular. Fashion jewelry features the creative elements that add interest to everyday clothes. When you're tossing clothes and fashion accessories onto the bed, trying to put together a knock-'em-off-their-feet outfit, and you need just one more bit of sparkle or punch of color, throw some fashion jewelry into the mix. Fashion jewelry includes the must-have jewelry of the moment and the unique fashion designs that accentuate personal style. Fashion accessories and designer jewelry can reflect the latest trends or vintage designs that outlast the whims of fashion. Trendy jewelry and accessories are available under many designer brand names too. Designer jewelry can be intricate and dramatic or simple and elegant. Most important, fashion jewelry is designed to be worn with just about anything.
In the world of home decor, there is a style for every preference. However, sorting out your preferences and figuring a way to make them work together may prove challenging. You may discover that finding your decorating style involves very little research, while someone else may spend a great deal of time looking at home decor resources and researching materials to determine a style that suits her.
Over time, the kitchen has moved from being located in a separate building behind the house to a walled-off room inside the house to, finally, where it is today: the heart of the home. Most modern home layouts feature a kitchen that is open to a family room, creating a large area where family and friends can gather. Get creative with your kitchen linens and decor and enjoy a space that is both functional and pleasing to the eye. Read more about some of the most popular kitchen decorating ideas below.
When someone is invited into your home, you want them to see your personality. Just as with individual fashion choices, there are many home decor themes and quite a few design rules. Rather than following advice to the letter, you can use these rules and themes to create home design ensembles that are as unique as you are. Start with a basic knowledge of home decor elements and combine your favorites to create a mood.
Do you thumb through home decorating magazines wishing you could afford your very own interior decorator? Maybe the home of your dreams isn't as out of reach as it seems. Quick and easy decorating tips can make a huge difference in any room of your home: Color lifts your mood, new hardware transforms a piece of furniture, and organization goes a long way. If you want to give your home a facelift, start with these quick tips and see how far home decor can take you.