Feminizing Your Décor: Painted Furniture Ideas For The Woman At Heart

From the late 1800's,is a beautiful Italian painted Bombay 4-Drawer Chest of drawers with faux Marble Top. The chest is well constructed with bowing sides and front and hand painted in a floral design. The background color is cream with painted colors of coral, blues and green. All original, unique hardware. The shaped V apron is stunning, the whole over simple splayed legs.

When it comes to brining a feminine touch into a room, paint color can do a lot. Many modern homes are decorated with heavy, dark furnishings and bold colors like black and red. However feminine touches can soften up even the harshest of rooms and make them feel cozy again. Here are some ideas to make your home more open and friendly:

1. Pastel colors – Pastel and natural colors are a great start to bringing in more femininity to your space. Light blue and pink, mint green and even shades of light yellow make a room feel brighter and more welcoming.

2. Light colored furniture – The same idea goes when it comes to the furniture. Light woods or light colored painted furniture make a room feel more feminine. You can also accessorize with flower patterns and natural shapes.

3. Long and flowing – When it comes to feminine, long and flowing is key. Things like tablecloths, lace, and long sheer curtains make the décor softer and more welcoming. Add a centerpiece of tea cups or china for a homey touch.

4. Soft and curvy – Furnishings do not have to be square. In fact, ovals and circles and curves are appealing to the eye and make a room feel more open and easier to move around in. Chairs with curved arms and backs, an oval dining room table, and a round ottoman can all soften up a masculine room.

There are lots of simple ways to make a room feel more feminine. Try bringing in nature and a slightly cluttered feel for the most appeal.

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Pastels are enjoying an exciting comeback. Forget the sugary pinks of little girls' bedrooms, today, pastels pack plenty of personality. The best of the bunch have a rich intensity or a subtle sophistication, keeping them the cool side of sweet. They allow you to fill your home with colour, without splashing statement brights around, and they bring a warmth and softness to a room.

In Pretty Pastel Style, stylist Selina Lake shows you how to use this truly versatile colour palette to create beautiful spaces that are feminine without being girlie; colour-rich without being garish.

The book first walks you through the Elements of the look. Modern Pastels are contrasted with pops of stronger shades and sharpened with statement furniture. Vintage Pastels plunder the past, taking from it smoky pinks, faded greens and elegant patterns.

Retro Pastels cheerfully channel the ice-cream shades of the Fifties on candy stripes, polka dots and cute floral prints, while Simple Pastels work with off-whites for an elegantly minimal take on pretty pastel style. Next, Details looks at everything from furniture and lighting, to display and decoration, with inspiring ideas on how to piece the style together. Finally, head to the Spaces section of the book to see beautiful rooms that have used pastels with super-stylish effect.

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