Monday, November 15, 2010

BOHEMIAN CHIC and SHABBY

The basic idea behind bohemian chic decorating is that you have the ability to combine the eclectic old stuff with some modern to create a space that is lovely and fascinating. 
If you happen to have plush fabrics and curtains to add to the mix then you're well on your way.
Notice the Chinese Birdcage - Zhuhai now has the birdcage hanging lamps - decorated with china silk accents in the center to create mood and ambiance. 
Bohemian decor combines warm hues of cocoa brown, mustard yellow, wine red, rusty orange, turquoise and deep plum. 


Paint the walls a warm tone.  You can go with tan or cream - or make a statement with a bold color.  If you don't want to paint hang fabric on the wall - or a bedspread. 

Love the elective additive of the zebra print.  Also note the draped console table. 

Chinese lantern with a French Chandelier. 
Drape fabric around the room in layers to create a soft, romantic feel.  Hang long, velvet drape panels with tassels, fringed edges and scalloped valance. Let the curtains pool on the floor and tie them back with braided rope to expose sheers beneath.... that let in natural light. Throw a calico chintz over a chair or hang tulle above a bed to cascade over the headboard. 

Pay attention to detail.  Plush throw pillows everywhere.... Persian rug..... beaded trim.... exotic artwork....



Here's a great idea!!!  You can find these birdhouse lamps in Zhuhai now - or Just by a birdhouse and spray it white.  Take strips of colored fabric and weave them in and out in several places....  Eclectic and Fun!


Buy mismatch furniture.....paint and distress the furniture a bright color in the palette.  Mix and match antiques and vintage pieces with newer.  Add a coat of paint ....  or with add gold leafing to freshen it.  

A shop in the Home Decor shopping center in Shenzhen!   Note the painted furniture.... the colored lamps.... and the assortment of fabric. 

If sofas and chairs are lacking style or are just plain run down..... buy king size sheets or yards of fabric at Sham Shi Po and drape a bold pattern over them.... then of course add more pillows. 


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