Whether you are embellishing your home for the first time or are redecorating it, you are going to find that while styles have changed, they’re also going back to the styles of several years ago. Some of the instances where you will find this are the flooring, window treatments, console tables and even the lighting. You will also find there are a lot of styles you can pick including contemporary, colonial, country, traditional, French and a lot of more. Many of these styles are symbolic of what our ancestors used in their homes. While they employed these styles and designs out of necessity, we are utilizing them today by selection.
Flooring years ago was hardwood floor by necessity. It was all they had accessible so it was what they were stuck with. When carpeting and linoleum were invented, it was like Heaven to many homeowners. From there, we have seen tiles, laminate flooring and now many are back to wood flooring. Wood flooring looks stylish and goes with any style of furniture. Because console tables come in such a huge diversity of styles, finishes and colors, you can often get them to match your flooring.
Lighting is another thing that has totally evolved full circle in home decorating. Years back, the main source of lighting was candles and then a couple of lamps. From there, we were given the opulence of ceiling lights, hanging lights, pole lamps and chandeliers. For a while there, you couldn’t walk into someone’s living room without seeing many sorts of lighting fixtures. Today, some of the most opulent homes on the market contain only a few lighting fixtures. We are back to utilizing candles (this time scented for appearance only) and simple lamps. Nothing looks more inviting and appealing in a room than console or sofa tables with a simple lamp and maybe a book or magazine.