Get That Hollywood Glam Style
Hollywood Glamour is coming back to home décor. The modern version of this 30’s style – which was a favorite of Joan Crawford and Nancy Reagan – is surging in popularity.
The Hollywood style is over-the-top, with many accents of glitz and glamour. Think of a space that is alluring, thrilling, sophisticated... gorgeous! It’s a very rich look. But you don’t have to spend rich to get some Hollywood elements in your décor.
Going “Glam” is all about details. Add embellishments like fringe on lampshades and jewels on chandeliers. These details may seem small, but a few of them in a room add a great deal of glamour.
Purchase one mirrored piece for the room. Mirrored furniture adds a striking touch to a Hollywood style. You can find side tables, coffee tables, armoires, and even upholstered stools highlighted with mirrors. Look also for tables in lacquer and Lucite.
Choose luxurious fabrics. Velvet is a great choice for sofas and drapery panels. Silk is perfect for furniture, pillows, draperies, and lampshades. Make sure your carpet is thick and lush.
Introduce bold colors. The Hollywood Glamour style is certainly not shy. Rich, hot reds and dramatic shiny black are very popular. Color is a great place to start if you love this look. Simply by adding vivid colors, you can achieve a striking Hollywood feel.
Mix and match. One fun part about this style is that you don’t have to worry about everything matching. It’s meant to be an eclectic mix of styles. While you are mixing together your different pieces, though, don’t forget that the overall theme – and your coordinating element – is luxurious glamour.
The Hollywood style is from an era where people really wanted to impress each other with their homes. Adding anything showy into your decorating scheme will give your home the sense of glamour that is just so “Hollywood.” But today’s version is more elegant and subdued.
Color Of The Month - Grey
What is big in home décor? Greys – in every shade! From cool, soft “chalky” gray to dramatic, deep charcoal, grey is the perfect color choice for creating a chic, new look in your home.
The greatest thing about grey is that is goes beautifully with every color. Grey is the new neutral! Pair it with any color in the spectrum, and you’re sure to create an elegant, sophisticated look.
Accent your grey with white for a clean, classic style.
Add a splash of yellow to create a cheerful, yet tranquil mood.
Use purple with metallic grey for a dramatic modern vibe.
Red adds a bold sense of excitement to a grey room.
You can go soft, or go bold. But don’t be afraid to go grey!