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Home Decor Guide

 Different Styles of Home Decorative Pieces

By Jessica Ackerman

There is a wide array of home decorations styles to choose from that it is sometimes difficult to determine which one suits us best. To help us decide which theme or style to go for, here is some information about our different options on home themes and styles:

1. Traditional

The traditional or classic look is said to be timeless, one that never gets outdated. This is a style preferred by many people because of its warm, inviting and welcoming environment that is made even more beautiful by the choice of classic colors such as warm wood tones and neutral shades, and classic prints such as floral patterns and symmetric designs.
The traditional theme is ideal for those who want to be on the safe side when decorating their homes and not for adventurous souls who want to experiment with bold colors or explore exciting new designs.

2. Contemporary

Modern times call for modern home décor, so they say. Contemporary décor are those that are edgy and more adventurous. The color palette of this theme typically includes black, gray, silver, red and white. We do not see any floral patterns here but more basic geometric shapes.
Metal is the common material for modern pieces of furniture. Examples are metal wall plaque, metal wall sculptures, and contemporary wall hangings. The principle of this type of theme resides on form, artistic expression and minimalism.

3. Country

Country décor makes you feel like you are right in the middle of the country and rustic environment. Vintage fabrics, floral patterns, stripes and checkered patterns are some of the common things you would see in a country theme. It is also typical to see wall arts featuring roosters, horses and cows or decorative plates, bowls and pottery. Colors are usually bright and of shades of red, orange, brown and yellow.

4. Tropical

A tropical theme will enable you to enjoy the wondrous feeling of being in the tropical islands right inside your home. You can bask in the warmth of the sun, frolic in the ocean and imagine sand between your toes.
You can create this theme by using home décor that have light and bright hues of blues, yellows, oranges and greens. You can use fabrics that contain patterns of palm trees, hibiscus blooms and floral designs. Tropical home accents include shell décor, woven baskets, bamboo mats, and tropical plants.

5. Ethnic

Ethnic or tribal theme is characterized by dark earth tones such as brown, deep red, yellow and green. Beaded patterns, wooden bowls, clay and terracotta sculptures, and natural ornaments are some of the many home accessories that will help you achieve an ethnic look for your home. Wood is the material commonly used for this theme. And you would hardly find metal accessories like a metal wall plaque in this kind of theme.
When decorating our homes, one of the first things that we plan is the overall theme or style that we want to achieve. Having a general style or theme not only makes decoration a lot easier but also enables us to attain harmony and unity.

About the Author: Article provided Jessica Ackerman of a site featuring wire wire wall art and discount home decor.


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