What is Casual Style?
For people who enjoy an easy-living lifestyle, casual theme
is just for you! As the name suggests, casual style is cozy, comfortable and
inviting. It contains the interiors that are more functional than decorative. The
rooms have simple details, elements are rectangular or softly curved, fabrics
and accessories are textured, surfaces are low-luster, and layouts which are
How to go Casual?
Below are the few tips if you desire to decorate your home
in a casual theme:
- Plush upholstery, often
slip covered, with roll or square arms go well in a casual home.
- Majorly, neutral colors
such as tan, grey, off-white or beige are used for relaxing atmosphere. However,
if you want to prep up the look of your home, use navy, olive or wine red
colors for that punch.
- Do not use shiny fabrics
on furniture; rather neutral color scheme with rich textures can overhaul
the interiors completely. Natural fibers like cotton, linen, flax and wool
not only adds durability but also offers that natural look to the space.
- Furniture pieces are most
popularly made from light woods – oak and pine. They can be painted with a
flat, low luster varnish to protect the grain.
- Add ruffles, ribbons, pleats
or button with contrasting colors on the upholstered pieces.
- You can place iron, wicker
and rattan furniture pieces in your living room to complete the casual
look. Also, the collections of treasured or found items are often arranged
on bookshelf or corner table top.
- Opt for antique brass,
wrought iron, carved wood or porcelain for the hardware on doors and
- Using shutters, blinds or
shades are recommended for window coverings. They control light as well as
give privacy to the family whenever required. For beautification, drapery
panels can be hanged at the sides. Remember - details has to be simple and
- When it comes to flooring,
you can style your room with hardwood, tile, viny or stone. Choose area
rugs with large geometrical lines to add the oomph factor.
- Lighting fixtures can be
stylish such as antique chandeliers or covered lampshades made up from
iron or wood.
- Accessories in casual
themed home include lots of pillows and cushion to give a comfortable
feeling and candlesticks as well as flowers for fresh aroma.
To be successful with this style,
you need to decorate in a way that it is both easy to maintain and comfortable
to live in. Don’t be afraid to incorporate some of them into your home
regardless of the underlying theme.