Another Tip from Simply Divine Interiors
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 May 2012 08:08
Written by Kelly Nolan
Thursday, 31 May 2012 07:43
Make it Eclectic! One of the popular trends this year is reclaimed furniture and accessories. So if you are more modern or contemporary in your home designs style how you do blend the look?
Reclaimed pieces don’t always have to be for the antique collectors or traditional homeowners. So if you like a more open, less clutter look what can you do? One way to add reclaimed or recycled style design is in your artwork. Many local artists are using local material that has been discarded and unwanted in their art. Take a look at the picture. We have used a more transitional chair and a modern table but the artwork is reclaimed. The three round pieces of artwork are old oil barrel lids. The artist took the lids and added color subtly to each in a different way. Then the artist added mounting plates to each so a client could hang them from their walls. We then took the lids and followed the lines of the stairwell to make it a fun, eclectic look.
So what are your options if you want to add a furniture piece? There are many designs that are clean and simple for console tables, end tables, and other casegood pieces. Choose a piece that has straight metal legs with a reclaimed wood top, nothing too ornate or busy. If you want to keep a clean, less cluttered look for your home the key is to add only one or two pieces. You don’t want to overwhelm your room, make them stand out on their own.
Just remember when adding reclaimed or recycled pieces in your home to keep it simple. Let the pieces stand out and speak for themselves. You don’t want to take away from the one of a kind piece!