You may flip through magazines looking for tips on decorating. Pictures with crystal chandelier, lace doilies, overstuffed furniture, and floral prints are some indication of romantic interior decorating. Romantic design style reflects a soft, feminine image. How do you know, though, if romantic décor is your design style? If most of the following interior decorating characteristics fit your lifestyle, then romantic décor is most likely your design style.
Those who like romantic décor often prefer Tutor, country cottage, farmhouse, or Victorian design house. Pull down shades provide privacy while ruffled curtains or floral drapes frame windows. Charming and quaint are two words you may use in describing the perfect exterior or interior of a house.
Pastel colors or white are your first choice for wall color, curtains, and fabric colors. Wallpaper is also popular with romantic décor, especially floral designs. White or pastel colored carpeting may cover the floors or area rugs in a decorative floral pattern. The white and pastel color palette extends to accent pieces such as artwork, dishes, throws, and pillows.
Overstuffed furniture is key to your living room decorating ideas. Wicker chairs painted white or a pastel color include extra thick, comfortable cushions. Upholstery fabric may be a pastel color or depict large flowers. Soft contrasting color pillows adorn chairs and the sofa. Bedroom decorating ideas may include a brass bed or an old-fashioned iron bed painted white. Dresser and bedside table may be ornate or accented with gold paint or decoupage. The pillow cases are white, pastel solids, stripes, or floral print and may be trimmed with lace or ruffles. The wooden kitchen table may be painted white, or a pastel shade like light green.
Lighting is soft, using bulbs less than the maximum recommended for the lamp (for instance, using a 40 watt bulb when the lamps is designed to hold a maximum of a 60 watt bulb). To adequately illuminate the room, multiple lamps are needed but having many small lamps is part of romantic décor. The living room, dining room, and bedroom may all have a chandelier draped with string pearls, beads, or dangling crystal droplets. Lamps on vintage side tables may have floral china shades. Or you may favor candlestick lamps with frilly trimmed shades. Candles set in glass or silver holders add to the romantic allure.
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