home decorating


Question by  secondbanana (289)

What are the characteristics of colonial style?

I'm decorating my house.


Answer by  AlexW (407)

Colonial style is characterized by hand made furniture with a 'tropical' touch to it. The designs are reasonably simple, the materials local. That means teak, bamboo and other tropical hard woods. The colors are natural wood, khaki, sand and white washes. Accessories are animal prints, tribal art, tropical masks and exotic, printed fabrics.


Answer by  Pat62 (66)

Styling ideas are matt coloured walls, use lots of wood furniture like mahogany, patchwork quilts,embroidered pillows, windor chairs, pewter accents, wood shutters or curtains on wooden rods. Try to create and elegant and stylish look think 16th to 18th century.

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