Freeman Cebu Lifestyle

Spurcing up the home

The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines - The desire to make one’s house look better and classier is perhaps true with everyone. While it’s natural for the owner of a modest home to wish for his place of dwelling to be much more, even the one with an upscale home still wants to make it better. Both home owners know that the kind of homes they keep is very much part of their image to others.

On the practical side, having a nice home boosts the self-concept and confidence of the owner. 

When it comes to creating a chic space, according to the website lifestyle.com.au, it doesn’t have to cost all of one’s hard-earned cash. It takes a bit of time, though, and creativity. The website shares the following suggestions:

1. Mirror, mirror on the wall

Create an optical illusion by gathering together a collection of small framed mirrors of different sizes and shapes that can be found at secondhand discount stores. Reach all greater heights and elongate the walls by painting them all the same color and gather together to create a magic mosaic. 

2. Gold garnishing

Gold exudes rich opulence and glamour. Add a liberal dose of shine by mixing brass, nickel hardware, gold coasters and copper vases together. This evokes a mid-century modern design, and help turn your coffee table from bland to brilliant! 

3. Chic sheets

High quality bed sheets with lashings of color create a focal point in the bedroom. Add grandeur with vibrant, playful items – to and to give a sense of opulence, especially to your little punk’s bedrooms!

4. Leaf and love

Create a chic Parisian feel and select a foil-leafed poster or painting. Such delicate high-end artistry will frame the room and help create classic opulence.

5. Velvet touch

Velvet has been used throughout the centuries by the design royalty across home wares and fashion. It’s rich and sumptuous, and adds decadence and warmth to your living space or bedroom. A simple velvet cushion adds some va-va-voom to an otherwise boring room. Now, that’s plush!

6. Run it to the riches

A table runner adds interest by creating a visual feast to a conventional dinner table. Select a dramatic color of either black, gold or olive green which is sure to add decadent detail for your delightful degustation.

7. Get stoned

Marble is a luscious natural rock that has been celebrated and carved for centuries. Scented candles can be housed in this beautiful stone, and help create a romantic richness and sense of luxury… with aromas that glow!

There are many other ways to spruce up the home. With creative effort, common things in the surroundings can be used to create a look that’s differently artistic – from bohemian to elegant. Those suggestions from lifestyle.com.au may only serve to start off the flow of creative ideas.



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