Decorating with lace doesn’t have to be drab or old fashioned. We all search for that something new to add to our homes and often love fresh ideas. Are you trying to update and go more modern, yet stay with an aesthetic that speaks to your heart? Sometimes I think that modern decorating lacks the warmth and feeling that you really want in a home. Maybe you’ve thought about incorporating lace into your decorating arsenal? When we think of modern decorating, lace often doesn’t usually factor in.
Lace is ordinarily relegated to the areas of old movies, pearls, and antique teacups. The thing is, lace is not only beautiful, it can add in that warmth, that sense of beauty, and strip away some of the sterility that modern decorating can take on if we’re not careful.
Decorating with lace is going to require some creativity on your part. That doesn’t mean it is time to break out all of the lace curtains, doilies, and tablecloths your grandmother left you. If we aren’t careful in our choices, instead of using lace to add a pretty touch to a room, we’ll end up with a dated and dull looking room. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some amazing ideas to add lace to your room without being dull.
Tips for decorating with lace
Cover A Lampshade
One fantastic method for decorating with lace is to use it to add charm to a lampshade. The openwork allows your light to shine through while adding a touch of elegance to your light fixture. Use it on a pendant lamp to get a completely unique look. Add it to a lampshade and watch the pretty shapes and shadows it can cast into your room.
Add an Accent Rug
Many rugs are incorporating elements of lace into their designs, and they look absolutely beautiful. This is lace completely reimagined; would you ever have been able to walk across your grandmother’s lace items? Probably not. A pretty rug is a great way to add personality to a room, and the lacework will really give you a great piece to work with.
Accent pillows are amazing pieces because you can switch them up and give your room a great restyle without having to change much. Add some new covers to your pillows – this would be a great way to repurpose some of the lace you have on hand. Add a strip of beautiful lace to a pillow, sew a doily on, and you have a piece that is now a source of conversation as well as an element of beauty in your room.
If you want to get really fancy, take some time to peruse all of the beautiful canvas that has lace elements in it. With the reemergence of mandalas and dreamcatchers, it was only a matter of time until lace came back to the forefront. Choose soft colors to accent your pieces, and you’re going to find that they look absolutely stunning on display, nothing like the heavy lace pieces of yore. You can even frame a lace piece you already have, and put it completely on display. These are miniature works of art you already have on hand, don’t be afraid to use them.
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When you want to add a touch of home, warmth, and comfort to a room, think of lace. It does not have to look dated and dull, you can make it look modern and chic!