Part of the fun of decorating often comes from using design in creative and often surprising ways. Even if you live in a modern high-rise apartment, you can still enjoy a traditional style of decorating. If you’d like to add a traditional look and feel to your modern living room, here are some decorating tips to help get you started.
Bridging the Design Gap. If you think that a modern living room can’t be decorated in a traditional style, think again. In fact, adding traditional touches can add a sense of warmth and charm that is often missing in many contemporary styles. Although you might not want to decorate in a strictly traditional style, there are certainly ways of blending sleek sophistication with traditional charm and grace. For example, you can bridge the design gap by choosing traditional furniture styles in cool colors such as gray, blue and sage, which will work wonderfully with the room’s modern architectural features.
Some people like the idea of dividing even a small vanity with cabinet on one side and drawers on the other. Larger items can be stored in the cabinet and small items can be organized in the drawers. If you have small children, you can also place locks on the drawers used to store potentially dangerous items and cleaning substances.
Mounting your flat screen TV on the wall has become incredibly fashionable over the past few years, but is it the right thing to do? A lot of people aren’t sure whether they should take the plunge and suspend their TV from the wall, or whether they should stick to the more traditional TV stands. Both have their benefits and drawbacks and choosing one over the other can be a tough decision, so this article will compare both options to give you a clearer idea about which one is right for you.
Disadvantages Of TV Wall Mounts. You can only mount your TV in certain places. Modern LCD and plasma TVs are still fairly heavy so you need to make sure the wall is strong enough to support your TV. Never fasten your mount to plasterboard because it is too weak and your TV will soon come crashing to the floor; instead you should only secure the mount to solid brickwork or wall studs.
Size is important too. It’s important for the bracket to properly support the shelf that it’s holding up. A common mistake is to buy brackets that are either to big or too small for the shelves. If they’re too big then they’ll stick out, and if they’re too small then the shelf could be unstable and dangerous. The projection of the bracket (the part that sticks out from the wall and holds the shelf) should extend to within an inch of the outer edge of the shelf.
Which Is Best? Choosing between a TV wall mount and a TV stand is totally dependent on your personal requirements. TV stands are good for those people who may not have a wall that is strong enough to support the weight of their TV set, or of course for those who don’t like the look of wall mounted TVs. However, TV wall mounts are a great way to maximize space in smaller rooms and also make sure that your precious TV is out of the way of children and pets.
Tapestries - Tapestries are painted or printed on fabric from Africa or Asia. Tapestries add an old world flair to a home. This type of wall decoration is often forgotten as an art form but seems to be benefiting from a comeback. There are reproductions or commercial types of tapestries and original hand painted tapestries made by indigenous people from various countries. They can also be made by modern abstract artists to go with modern home designs.
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