Add a touch of glam
Luxurious fabrics, sparkly accessories and reflective surfaces can create a space that is nothing short of glamorous! The look, Luxe fabrics, shimmer and sparkle and an overall feeling of sumptuous glamour. This decor trend, reminiscent of old Hollywood and silver screen starlets, harkens back to a time gone by. But the look can be updated and easily incorporated into your decor.
With these tips and ideas, you can get the look without going overboard. Mirror mirror, An accent piece, rather than a large piece of furniture is a do-able way to add glam without a huge investment or commitment. Think mirrored side table, or a mirror top on the coffee table to add a reflective quality to a room.
Luxurious fabrics on furniture pieces take it glam-ward too. How about covering that ottoman or chaise lounge in sumptuous charcoal velvet? Glam fabrics don’t have to mean bright boudoir-red crushed velvet. Unless you are on a B-movie set.
Chandeliers are appearing in unexpected locations in many homes like the kitchen and bathroom. Depending on your personal style, you can choose a classic in crystal or whimsical with coloured beads birds and flowers. The choices are endless, and the sizes range from powder-room petite to jaw dropping gigantic.
A glamorous room is rarely brightly lit, so choose accent lamps strategically placed, rather than expecting one overhead light to create the subtly sexy mood you’re going for. How about candles? White candles look elegant in crystal or clear glass candlesticks or candelabras in any room setting. Or pop tea lights into a grouping clear glass tumblers or even stemmed wine glasses for an easy centerpiece. Just make sure the glasses are thick enough to withstand heat.
Forget earthy elements, like bamboo, when it comes to creating a little glam. Silver, pewter, brass, copper, and stainless steel shined to perfection are perfect for adding drama to a room. If you’re more drawn to the warmth of gold as your metal of choice, make it extra-chic and pair it with cool white, rather than black. Why not cover a feature wall in wallpaper with brushed metallic tones, to add a softly luxurious feel to the romo?
Pearl finishes look creamy in candlelight. Watch for pearlized photo frames, serving trays and mother of pearl handled silverware, vintage or new. Try the new Plascon Pearl range of paints in gold, turquoise and white. This premium waterbased coating offers a finish that captures the essence of natural pearl as the paint is designed to change colour when viewing it from different angles, depending on the choice of wall colour.
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