Designer Thomas Eurlings created a series of intriguing gradient curtains and carpets with a vertical fade which give the illusion of more indoor space. This is possible due to the ability of the designs to make the ceiling look more lighter and higher than it actually is. According to Thomas Eurlings, the gradient curtain and carpet were developed for the head office of Brainport Development in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. They are said to not only contribute to the illusion of extra height, but also to a better acoustics of the space, due to the silk fabric used for the curtain. For future projects, the colors and the fading will be adjusted by the designer according to the characteristics of each interior. We find this to be an interesting and helpful idea for small spaces. These type of perspective-changing decorative ideas do not just enhance the space, but bring a colorful, fresh touch as well.
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
Some shelves are purely functional, while others leave a little bit of room for decorative flair! In fact, the decorative shelves featured in today’s post showcase a range of styling possibilities, from the minimalist to the overflowing. Enjoy browsing the images below while taking in a slew of helpful styling tips from top brands and design bloggers.