Crave the lights of Broadway and the buzz of Vegas? Transform your home into a super display of colour and excitement with a selection of show-stopping pieces to make you feel like you’re living in the spotlight every day!
Nothing creates drama and mood in your home more than great lighting. When styling a room, think about how you can use the space to great effect through carefully placed lights. A spotlight in a dark corner or wall lights to showcase artwork; fairy lights from rafters and beams, bulbs around a dressing-table mirror or an unusual, neon light above a bookcase can all add interest and magic to an otherwise conservative space. Rooms used for entertaining such as a BBQ area or dining room are great spots to experiment with lighting for a festive and fun atmosphere.
What better way to incorporate the theatre into your home than some perfectly placed curtains. Drapes are not just for the windows – cordon off an area of a room with a bold-print fabric panel or a fabulous and very glamorous curtain with a big, swishy tassel. Curtains can also be used down a narrow hall to establish a dramatic entrance. What about the entrance to a dining room or boudoir? Curtains bring anticipation and excitement to your living spaces, just like the anticipation and excitement of waiting for a show to begin!
Glitzy and Glam
Reflective surfaces are instantly appealing – shiny, bright and sparkling in natural or artificial light. Mirrors are an obvious choice when adding metallic and reflective homewares to your living areas, but what about using mirrors in an entirely new and exciting way? A mirror ball hung above a dining table will scatter hundreds of tiny lights around the room creating a magical space for entertaining. A glamorous chandelier can work just as well if you have more traditional taste. Chrome lamps and gold cushions and homewares take a room from drab to fab in minutes.
Framed movie posters are so retro and so cool. The bold colours and strong graphics of old posters work brilliantly alongside other show-stopping pieces to give your home the ‘wow’ factor. Don’t be shy - go for something big and eye-catching in a prominent place that will grab everyone’s attention. A movie poster with a humorous or profound title can also be a great source of inspiration or something to lift your mood every day as well as a fabulous decorative piece for your home.
Get the look…
• Lights are a fantastic way to create a drama and excitement to your living spaces. Think creatively when choosing and installing lights in your home.
• Curtains aren’t just for windows! Think of what curtains represent at the movies or the theatre and capture the excitement and anticipation of the theatre with fabric panels, blinds or luxurious curtains.
• Metallic surfaces ooze showtime glamour. Mirrors, gold and chrome will add that special touch.
• Retro movie posters and big and bold graphic art are a surefire way to inject some buzz and animation. The bigger and bolder the better!
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Isabella Thompson - Milan Direct