Our final installment discusses how your furniture and accessories can drive up the drama in your home. Finding the correct balance of textures to make a room inviting and warm is key to achieving the look you desire. Each room is going to require different accessories, so take the following ideas and apply them where it is appropriate.
In the bedroom add a large tufted leather headboard in a rich plum color to create a focal point in the room. Add velvet accent pillows and use a contrasting color bedspread to bring the look together. If there is available floor space, try adding antique settee with small complementary pillows. A gorgeous dark-stained armoire adds some glamor to any space and brocade curtains for the windows will complete the room’s new decadent style.
If your decoration area is in the living room, try bringing attention to the fireplace with dark tones and a magnificent piece of art above it. If it is flattering to the piece, add an ornate frame around it. For lighting, try more unusual looking wall sconces that will be a talking piece for guests. If your light source is from the ceiling only, install a beautiful chandelier. Large furniture also makes for a dramatic look, but be sure to mix it up with smaller pieces so the room doesn’t look overcrowded. Consider the fabrics you can use for these pieces: dark stained wood side tables, velvet-upholstered chairs, premium leather couches and ottoman. Add a thick, luxurious throw blanket over the side of your love seat for added comfort. A tall, beautiful bookcase can also add sophistication to your space. Ornate mirrors and wooden, glass or mirror coffee tables topped with casually spread books are all great ideas for this space.
For a formal dining room, take care to select a table that will not only serve your needs but be the star of the room. Choose a table made from quality materials with unique characteristics such as its shape or ornate base design. To further upgrade its look, make sure the chairs are upholstered with beautiful patterned fabric. Add a long tablecloth topped with large glass candleholders and beautiful flowers in a vase at its center. A chandelier is also a fabulous idea for this space. Consider a bar buffet unit topped with mirrored tray and glasses for serving an after-dinner drink to guests or a large hutch with your fine china displayed through the glass cabinets. Use heavy drapery as well to dim the lights and set the mood for a comfortable and luxurious evening.
We hope you enjoyed our three-part series on Dramatic Decor Ideas. Come visit us today to get started on your design!