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When you are trying to decorate a room or home, there are many creative ways to decorate. Together, decorating efforts should create an overall affect or presentation. One excellent way to spice up a decorating scheme is by effective tablescaping. This article will seek to explain a little bit more about what tablescaping is and will provide some tips on how to do it effectively. It will also outline some pitfalls to avoid when attempting to do tablescpaing.
Many people often wonder what tablescaping means. However, almost anyone who has a house or home engages in some form of tablescaping already. Tablescaping is creating a decorative area on tops of a table, shelf, mantle, counter, or really any flat area. Tablescaping can be done with almost any item and can include a vast array of decorating schemes, concepts, or ideas.
Many high end decorators attempt to tablescape using a unique piece of art that they would attempt to highlight by placing it on a really flat area. International art is popular in some rooms. Other decorators like to use antiques for a look of authencity or to provide an older, more established look. Other high end decorators will choose to mix a variety of high and low cost items to create an intermingled and combined affect on an area or tabletop.
If you are tablescaping, one trick is to try to match the furniture you are using with the pieces that you would like to place on the table or countertop. It is important that the furniture colors match the room. Also the accent pieces that you are placing on the table need to match the rest of the colors in the room. They can also be used to complement the other room colors. In addition, it is important to view tablscaping as a unified whole with the rest of the room or decorating scheme. Tablescaping cannot be done in isolation.
Another idea that seems to work well in tablescaping is using flowers or natural decor. since many pieces of furniture or areas where you might want to tablescape have earth tones, flowers and live decorations work well here. Flowers can be placed in a vase or during holidays, seasonal greens work quite well as well. Flowers in a decorative vase, or dry flowers arranged well also make good tablescpaing materials.
One other tips for successful tablescaping is to use objects that are appropirate to the room. for example, if you were tablscaping in a kitchen, you would not place a pillow or other bedroom object on the counter. Similarly you might not use a teapot in the bathroom and so on. Tablescaping works best if the items being used are appropriate.
The key thing with tablescaping is to have fun. This is the same with any decorating project. Creating a positive visual and sensory experiece should be a joyful activity. If you are stressed out about decortaing it will be difficult for you to produce a nice tablescpaing idea or decorate a room.