vendredi 24 juillet 2015

What You Need To Know About Arts And Crafts Style Decorating

By Phyllis Schroeder

There are many different ways in which a person can decorate their home. Some are more ornate than others. If you love the idea of clean lines without the stark look of modern styles, arts and crafts style decorating may be a good style for you to explore. Here is what you need to know about this style and what you need to do to bring it into your own home.

While it may look modern, this style is actually several hundred years old. Another design style, Victorian, that was popular when this movement was founded, was much more ornate. Some architects and designers didn't like it and wanted something that looked cleaner and more natural. This movement was the answer to that desire.

Furniture is not the only thing that is available in this style. There are also houses that have been designed in the Arts and Crafts or Craftsman style of architecture. If you are looking for homes that have been designed in this style, you will see that they tend to have exposed rafters, eaves that overhang quite a bit and columns that hold up the roof. Some excellent examples of this can be seen in homes throughout the United States.

Wood is a huge part of this particular school of design. It is not uncommon to find several different types of wood used in a single piece of furniture and for that wood to be put together in a way that the joints are visible. Sometimes designers also used stone in different areas of a home as well.

If you are choosing the colors that you will use in a room or in a home, consider picking natural colors. Green, brown, and other tones that are found in nature are found in Craftsman styled items rather than bright hues that other styles of design favor. Often, some of these colors may look muted or faded rather than looking bright or artificial.

At first glance, this type of furniture may seem plain compared to other styles that are out there. Legs are often straight and they may not look highly decorated like they do in some other styles. If you look closely, however, it is the workmanship that goes into the furniture that makes it look beautiful rather than a lot of decorations built into the design.

If you are looking for inspiration, you may want to look at images of some famous Arts and Crafts homes that are designed and decorated in this style. One of the most famous is the Gamble house which is located in Pasadena, California. It is known around the world by fans of the Craftsman (or Arts and Crafts) style.

If you are decorating on a budget, you may need to look at reproduction furniture as original craftsman pieces can be quite expensive. Be sure to look online and at local stores once you have seen pictures of different furniture pieces and you may be able to furnish your home in a much more affordable way than you may have thought possible.

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