How to create a theme without going â€śkitchyâ€ť is the question. Donâ€™t you just love that word â€śkitchyâ€ť and how it is always said with finger quotes? It is such an undesirable idea to have â€śkitchyâ€ť dĂ©cor yet so many of us fall into that trap or run so far away from it that we forget to have fun.
Our latest Coastal Chic catalog cover demonstrates how you can actually have a â€śthemeâ€ť dĂ©cor yet steer clear of â€śkitchyâ€ť. The key is a few large, unique, and quality items that carry your theme without cluttering. Notice my three descriptive words LARGE, UNIQUE, and QUALITY. Those three words are what I will focus on as I give you my designer tips on how to create a fabulous theme room.
Letâ€™s start with the word LARGE. Larger items make a clear and concise style statement in your space. Take our Coastal Chic cover for example. We have featured our fabulous De Vine Wood Ball Chandelier and our tall and ultra-cool Curled Vines Floor Lamp as the statement pieces in the space. The driftwood look of these pieces says â€śCoastalâ€ť while the size of these fixtures creates drama. What you donâ€™t see are a lot of knick-knacks or small beachy items to create the theme. They arenâ€™t needed because the â€ścoastalâ€ť theme is clearly stated with just two pieces.
Next letâ€™s cover the idea of UNIQUE. Venturing outside the box is always a great way to create impact that makes your neighbors say, â€śWOW, I wish I had that kind of taste and creativity!â€ť I dare to say there are few things as unique as our De Vine Wood Ball Chandelier and in this setting it fits perfectly and creates great interest in the space.
Finally, QUALITY is what brings your theme home with high style. The idea of QUALITY goes in direct opposition of the idea of â€śkitchyâ€ť. So if you implement quality finishes and textures into your space you are sure to create a look that is highly styled and desirable. For example, our hand-knotted Coastal Stripe Dhurrie Rug grounds this cover look with a durable texture that says â€ścasual yet sophisticatedâ€ť. Our Nailhead Accent Ottoman Stool also adds a rich texture that without might leave the space lacking. Finally, the texture and color of both Vine lighting fixture fills the space with Mother Natureâ€™s unmatchable style. With the idea of â€śless is moreâ€ť in mind, purchasing a hand full of quality items instead of a cluttered room full of cheaper, lesser quality items may actually save you money while giving you the fabulous home you have always wanted.
I hope with these easy tips you will not be afraid of the word â€śkitchyâ€ť and know that you too can have fun and create a fabulous theme room that has sophisticated style.
Until next time,