7 Haute Home Decor Ideas for Fashion Lovers
Indulge your fashion-forward design sense with these ideas for bringing couture out of the closet
Do you have stacks of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar you can't quite part with? Do you hoard glamorous shopping bags from that big splurge? Do you leave new purchases out to admire for days? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time to bring your love of fashion to your home decor. It's easy to do, and unlike couture, a lot of these ideas will set you back only a few dollars. Happy browsing!
1. Display fashion photographs and sketches. One of the easiest ways to add some fashion to your home is with a favorite fashion photograph. You can cut them right out of your favorite glossies. W is a good source because it's larger than most magazines.
Let your teenager pick out favorite magazine covers and frame them.
This designer found these photographs in a few books at a used-book store.
Of course, if you're looking for something that's a step above DIY magazine art, there is plenty of high-fashion-related art out there to buy. This Chanel piece celebrates the iconic No. 5 in a much more sophisticated way than those weird new Brad Pitt commercials.
Likewise, you may also decide to frame items like necklaces and bracelets in shadow boxes. Note the fun this designer has had with color and pattern on the background pieces. You can use paper or fabric.
3. Put your favorite pieces on display. Even if you dare to teeter around in those stilettos only once a year, you can enjoy them every day when you put them on a display shelf or in acrylic boxes. I use my favorite wicker bags as magazine holders around the house and hang favorite bags on doorknobs just so I can enjoy them all the time.
Closet designer Lisa Adams always advocates designing a closet like it's a boutique. If possible, keep your things artfully arranged rather than stashed in drawers.
4. Let your favorite fashion bags and boxes inspire your decor. It's very hard to throw out an Hermès box; use it as color inspiration.
Hermès orange and chocolate brown translate into an urbane den.
5. Use a vintage trunk as a coffee table or side table, or at the foot of your bed. Vintage Louis Vuitton and Goyard steamer trunks are highly sought-after pieces. If you're lucky enough to have inherited one, leave it out somewhere where you can enjoy it.
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