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Heart Decorations Around The Home

Date posted: August 8, 2013

Heart Decorations Around The Home

from Live Laugh Love

Heart Decorations

The love heart is the most recognisable symbol there is, representing romance and love, but also affection and friendship. You can incorporate heart decorations all around your home, in the form of signs, hanging decorations, on material or cut into furniture. It is a wonderful way to add the finishing touch to a space and give it a zing of personality.Heart Decorations Live Laugh Love

Hearts are simple, warming and welcoming and are great at highlighting a colour theme or style. For example, when used in a country chic room, you might want to consider gingham material hearts that co-ordinate with your colour scheme. Wooden hearts will also bode well in a country chic space as it adds to that chunky, hard wearing and homely look.

Heart Decoration cabinetIf you want to add heart decorations to a vintage space, look at hearts made from metal or wire, or painted white ones that will compliment the rest of your décor. Again, in a shabby chic setting, there are many ways you can incorporate hearts to add a message of warmth.Heart Decorations

Not only can you use hearts as decorations, but think of ways to use them practically. How about a wire heart decoration that doubles as a photo holder, or name holder? You can either use this as a wall decoration by adding some precious memories in the form of your favourite photographs, or you could use it at an event to display the seating plan.Heart Decoration chalkboard

There is also the pretty but useful slate hanging heart decoration that you can use chalk to write simple messages to your loved ones on. Be it a message you have written on yourself, or a heart with a message or statement already provided, hearts are a lovely way to help you keep those sentiments around your home.

Heart cushionThere are a huge variety of heart decorations that will help to personalise any space, with a multitude of different colours and designs, from plain ones, to floral ones, union jack ones, to those with sweet sentiments written on them. Whichever hearts you go for around your home, they are a delightful and easy way to get the finishing touch you desire.How can you use hearts in your home?

  1. Hearts will flatter any style, from the shabby chic to the vintage look, just consider what type of heart decoration will suite our décor best.
  2. Use hearts for decoration as well as practicality for holding your photographs.
  3. Chose hearts that feature your favourite homely sentiments to bring extra warmth to your home.

Stunning Shabby Chic Interior Decor from Live Laugh Love

Date posted: August 2, 2013

Stunning Shabby Chic Interior Decor

from Live Laugh Love

Shabby Chic Interior Decor

At Live Laugh Love we are heavily inspired by shabby chic décor and interiors. It is a term that reflects not just a look or style, but also quality.

The look is largely dependent on recycling old furniture and giving pieces a new lease of life. For example, an old chest of drawers that still has plenty of life left but is out of place, could be stripped back and painted- maybe a soft pastel shade, and maybe new knobs could be added, and hey presto, a brand new old piece is created and has a new life ahead! It is all about reinventing and accessorising. Faded or worn looking furniture and fabrics complete the look perfectly, giving that loved and lived in look.

Shabby Chic Interior Decor

It is not just the furniture and accessories that create the look. Soft colours, like pastels and greys work brilliantly as a background colour for your shabby chic pieces. Painted and waxed floor boards are also great at bringing the shabby chic look to completion. Pretty floral fabrics decorating your table tops, as curtains or turned into cushions are great ways to establish a genuine shabby chic theme.

Lighting is incredibly important for any space when attempting to create a particular theme or mood. Candles fit perfectly with this look, so think about how you wish to present them and where in your room will benefit from them the most (just make sure they are not a fire hazard! No candles Shabby Chic tea light holdersnext to curtains, please!). Pretty chandeliers with Crystal drops are also a popular and effective way of decorating your light source.

All shabby chic homes need flowers, so make sure you have some attractive vases to house your clusters of flowers or roses. Consider chintz pottery to bring out the floral fabrics you have used. Mirrors are a perfect way of making your home appear bigger and brighter, but think about the detail on the mirrors you chose- make sure they are in keeping with the shabby chic look you are going for.So, to achieve the shabby chic look in your home, remember:Shabby Chic mirrors

Painted and recycled furniture with a worn/rubbed appearanceShabby Chic Interior Decor

  1. Floral fabrics that may look slightly faded
  2. For background colours, stick to soft greys or pastels and painted and waxed floor boards.Consider how your room is lit- how can you make your ceiling lights work more effectively and where can you use candles? Flowers,and lots of flowers.