Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Making A House A Romantic Home







I have entered so many homes I felt to be quite lovely an to be enjoyed to the point that may be thinking they will be having over-nite guests...{ Just kidding } but I certainly have felt at home....but I have also been in some you really want to exit rather quickly... Most of those I felt that way was" Oh my , you really need to clean out as your cupboards must be over-flowing." Having the feeling of sweet sentiments with romantic touches is far more appeal for me... Clever window dressings, romantic vignettes, soft lighting, and personal best china... of course with pink roses and other delicate pieces all melt my heart... and are simple offerings of making a house a home... When arranging try to remember the rule odd design with threes, fives, ect. in odd numbers.... Always a touch of elegance... whether it be a touch of lace or a sparkle of crystal or the glitter of vintage jewelry. This works for dining also... relaxed but romantic... Placing like items together makes more of a decorative statement than setting them all around the house.... I know some hands are more magical than others, making it another good reason to always be on the look-out for inspiration...
What says romance? One of the beautiful aspects of romantic style is it's ability to transform any space into gentle and inviting with some effort and a smaller budget.... I always think of crystal and roses as romance.... We all know that flowers have been used to express love for many, many years... so what better sentiment that in a home.... Pearls, candles, purity and seduction... all these forming romantic... Then there enters the silver of which I have always love the touches of... Silver reminds me of elegance as only the well to do use to possess this shinning metal... We all dream of a get-a-way but know you can't do the budget buster... This is a time to add the romance.... Creating with the thoughtful accessories I have mentioned in this post can be truly timeless ..... I feel satisfaction when someone enters and instantly feels welcome... Though you may not be able to afford the rare luxuries offered on get-a-ways... by adding to your home you have this on a full time basis.... Outdoor spaces can make a shinny retreat and make you feel like you are among the clouds... indoor and outdoor pillows fashioned with vintage textiles or lingerie just spells romance and shouts.." Be still my heart" A style all your own... Affection of the moment... We have all thought we would love a bed of roses one time or another... Well just have one... Create one... More vintage textiles oozing with roses will complete the moment and take you on a sentimental journey and create memories... There is no sense in spending time with anything that is not going to make you feel something extra... so embellish...embellish...embellish... everywhere you possibly can... creating that unique romantic personality.... It is so fitting to surround yourself with things that make you feel special.....

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

I find my idea of romantic must go to the vintage side. I love old books & jewelry pieces even if they don't match. Then there is the piece of lace or tattered fabric......
I think I was born in the wrong century!!
Lovely post.....
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Marilyn
xxoo

Myrna said...

Just popped in to say Hi and see what you were up to..I've been out of town and have been remiss in visiting blogs lately.
Your blog is always so beautiful..like a peaceful retreat, and always full of wonderful tips and ideas. Thanks for all the goodness you share!
Blessings!
Myrna