How to create a luxurious atmosphere without having a gold credit card
1. Put a plaster head in a prominent place
When we wander through the corridors of the palaces-museums, we are accompanied by steadfast marble views – it seems that sculptures are everywhere. At the entrance there is a Greek god in a fig leaf, a successful commander looks out from a mantel, in a boudoir a nymph bends in a seductive dance. We take the sculptures as a matter of course – as an indispensable attribute of a rich, luxurious house. This established perception can and should be used to your advantage.
Reception: Even if you place a marble bust in a very ordinary apartment, it will surely bring that dolce vita flair into the space, which has enveloped the sculptures for thousands of years and turned them into high status markers.
Modern classic Living room by DECORA
It doesn’t matter how much your “marker” cost. Even ordinary sculpture from an art shop is subject to this magic.
True, the choice there will be a standard: Caesar, Venus, Heracles, Voltaire. Options pozateylivey – with its secret history and unique energy – can be found in flea markets, and if you do not drag the plaster head from vacation instead of magnets, drag it unequivocally.
Tip: Figurines made of plaster, marble, porcelain in a classic interior can be used as is. If you wish – aging at the master, whom you trust. In the modern setting, the accessory looks more spectacular if you beat its shape. Put sunglasses on David’s nose bridge, tie a tie, decorate your head with a crown, you can even “tuck” a tattoo on a gypsum shoulder … Do not be afraid, real luxury easily passes the test of irony, without turning it into dust.
2. Get some vintage items
From worthy subjects with history blows at all not a mothball. Perhaps they smell like pure pleasure, because these are things whose only meaning is to delight our eyes with beauty.
Modern Classic Cabinet by The Elegant Abode Interior Design
The Elegant Abode Interior Design
The Underwood typewriter (just like Faulkner!), A gramophone or an old radio – these items have long lost their practical meaning, but still look exciting in the interior.
Vintage is staunchly associated with the twilight of an antique shop, where for every square meter there is some treasure, whether it be a table lamp with a mother-of-pearl lampshade, a handmade ceramic teapot, or an old fabric with an amazing ornament. Here you can find a thing that has remained the only one of its kind or is simply objectively attractive, as if it were stamped with “perfection”. And if in the antique shop all these wonders seem to be everyday, just one of many, then in the modern interior an aura of exclusiveness returns to them.
Retro is impressive in itself, but some vintage items can also be successfully mastered in space. For example, an old chest can cope with the function of a coffee table, and a table for a classic sewing machine “Singer” can be easily turned into an elegant console for the hallway.
3. Choose [indecent] large oil painting
Luxury does not hide – it declares itself with fanfare. And if you buy a painting in the house, then the format is larger.
Of course, any painting touches, because it is “alive”: I want to examine the strokes and dive into the story that the canvas tells. But only when this story takes place on a 2.5×4 meter canvas, do you immerse yourself in it completely. Whether it is a realistic image of a cherry orchard or an abstraction in the spirit of Pete Mondrian – a large canvas is always more impressive. It takes his breath away – and that is how luxury works.
To find your luxurious picture at a reasonable price, you should connect acquaintances and acquaintances of acquaintances: surely someone on Facebook has friends who have artists who write more for the idea than for the money. Also, the art “for inexpensive” can be searched for views in art universities. Or google art forums and contact the hand-crafting artist directly. Do not miss the opportunity to look into the not pretentious art galleries abroad and pay attention to the decor of coffee shops: some novice authors use their walls as an exhibition stand.
Tip: Do not dwell on classic paintings. Works written in modern style, as a rule, are cheaper. And quite good luck, if your picture is not just big, but also elongated in length, – to place such one over the headboard or in the bathroom is a special chic.