Once the clock strikes 5 pm on Friday afternoon, we say – no more. No more tasks, no more meetings, no more stress; all we’re left to do now is survive the rush hour and arrive home, drop our keys on the hallway cabinet, take off our shoes, get into our cozy crocks and hit the back door to get to our heavenly sanctuary, where we’ll forget all about the troubles of our everyday lives (at least for two days, that is).
But can you truly recharge your batteries while there’s no comfortable furniture to throw yourself onto; when the rakes and other gardening tools are just laying around; or without ambient light to warm up the evening atmosphere? No, you most certainly cannot.
Characterized by unique textural and color combinations and abundance of organic materials, eclectic collector home style crosses the boundaries of culture, geography, and design epochs. Creativity is integral to luxe bohemian décor: for eclectic-minded designers, stylistic conventions are more of a broad signpost than a set of unbending rules, and the main focus of decorating attention is shifted to the eccentric, the reinterpreted, and the re-imagined. From ground up, homes styled following in global traveler’s footprints exude originality, buoyancy, and inimitable charisma that comes from ingenious amalgamation of elements. For this reason, rugs used to achieve the recognizable luxury bohemian look often feature ethnic prints, or are crafted from natural materials, or even tastefully layered for increased aesthetic value.
Minimalism streaked with ethnic vibes
For several years now Mother Nature has been slowly sneaking back into our interiors. Plants, botanical wallpapers, prints and graphic art are conquering our homes in a great style. Besides the aesthetic value, giving the interior new character and making it feel more lively, they also have a positive effect on our body and soul. While plants release oxygen and clean the air, plant motifs clarify our minds making us more productive and concentrated.
Scandinavian bedrooms and living rooms are very stylish, but you should not stop there if you want to transform your home into Nordic-inspired eye-candy. Although relatively modest size-wise, kitchens in North European homes are characterized by peerless elegance and superior spatial economy, and they are often seamlessly blended into dining or living rooms for utmost functionality. Here are some tips on how to take your cooking area to the superior Scandinavian level: be prepared to privately whistle in awe!
1. Creative material combinations
Vintage seems to be the new black in the interior design world, and retro-inspired elements are taking chic living areas by a storm these days. Still, a vintage home makeover should be handled with special care to avoid extreme stylistic contrasts and excess visual detail. To stay on the safe side of the timeless décor formula, turn to exquisite blends of classic and modern elements and spice up home aesthetics with a few playful boho, Nordic, or eclectic traveler touches. Here are a few simple tips to help you come up with an evergreen yet up-to-date décor masterpiece.
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