Vintage seems to be everywhere at
the moment, from charity shop clothes being paraded on the high street to
people opting for traditional-style crockery in their kitchens – but one place
the trend is yet to reach is bathrooms.
So why not be among the first to
embrace this new washroom trend and get your hands on retro bathroom
accessories that can really bring a bathroom to life? Interest in the vintage
aesthetic has blossomed in recent years, as people begin to loosen up their
attitude to everything and start to have more fun with their interiors. There
has been an upsurge in interest in vintage anything and shabby chic vintage and
that more relaxed way of decorating.
If you’re planning to give your
bathroom suites a new look, you might like to try taking inspiration from the
designs of old and incorporate some vintage elements into it.
To start, a stand-alone bathtub in
the centre of the room could work, particularly well if it has Edwardian-era
clawed feet. One of these could form the focal point for the eyes and act as
the centre that you can decorate around.
Moving on to the flooring, tiles
in two-tone colours may work well. A mixture of black and white, will lend
itself far better to the vintage look, and could be matched with walls painted
in light hues.
You might also like to try adding
some classical furniture, such as a wooden stool or cabinet. These could give
the room a much older look, particularly if complemented with Edwardian
fixtures. For example, a freestanding sink with two taps could enhance the
theme from an appliance perspective.
Finally, lots of natural light
could brighten up the bathroom and accentuate the tiling on the floor. If you
would like some privacy, however, consider …
Currently, anything can be faked. If you’re a silver jewelry enthusiast,
you’ll feel cheated to find out that your jewelry is
not authentic. Let’s find out how you can know whether or not your silver
pieces are real.
First, it’s worth mentioning that silver
is said to be a noble metal. This is because it can resist oxidation and corrosion
in various ways, unlike many other metals. Real silver is a timeless, sleek,
shiny and classic soft metal that has been in existence for ages. Apart from
jewelry, silver has been used in making utensils and coins.
Sterling Silver contains at least 92.5% purity. The remaining percentage is often copper which is incorporated to make the pieces robust and enhance durability. A small piece of a silver infinity ring can remain shiny and beautiful for a long period. Rather than purchasing cheap jewelry that you’ll end up replacing regularly and incurring massive expenses, you can invest in good quality jewelry that lasts a lifetime.
How to Know Real Silver
There are various ways of knowing whether silver is real or
not. If you’ve been wearing silver for long, you’ll know that there is a huge difference
between real and fake silver pieces, regarding, appearance, home tests, and
smell tests. If you’re not yet an expert however, these guidelines will come in
handy to convert you into one.
Is there Discoloration?
If you notice discoloration, that doesn’t make it a bad
thing. It could be an indication that the silver is real. Fake silver, on the
other hand, loses its silver polish over time. This is because it often
contains other components and these could even harm your skin. Once fake silver
becomes discolored, nothing can bring back the shine. When it comes to real
silver however, it can …
Having a closet full of vintage
fashions is not a big deal these days. Almost everyone knows where to find
vintage dresses or accessories. However, when you have a vintage channel with
you, it becomes a completely different ball game. Known for its fashion and
luxury accessories, Chanel is one of the most famous brands in the world and
its reputation continues to increase. Various products that come out every
season are the most sought after items in the fashion world. But not everyone
can lay their hands on the original Chanel like that.
People might think that buying a
vintage Chanel is as easy as walking into their store and buying whatever you
like. However, most Chanel stores do not provide stock of the entire product
range. Instead, they only keep the latest lines and the rest must be ordered.
As expensive as Chanel products, ordering becomes more expensive. But don’t
lose hope because there are plenty of other places where you can easily get an
original Chanel that fits your price range. To begin with, many upscale boutiques
have contracts with various brands and carry a variety of styles of their
products. They often keep products from the line that was launched several
years ago. Boutiques are also known to have complete vintage products because
they rarely go out of style. Finding original Chanels from their vintage
collections should be easier in these stores.
The next best place to look is the
internet. Websites like eBay have amazing offers on vintage Chanel fashions and
you can often find a good deal but be careful. Once you have established that
the products are original, you can have the design and the vintage accessories
that suit you the most. Other than that, due to the retailing restrictions not
everyone can …