As you walk through your house, you notice an area that’s a bit drab. It has a blah kind of feeling. You want to give the area a new feeling and to make a statement. A new coat of paint is an option as is a new wall hanging. However, there is another option, one that will make light dance and your room dazzle: flat back rhinestones. These can be incorporated into any interior design project to make a room sparkle.
The Earliest Use of Rhinestones in Interior Design
Rhinestones have been used for centuries in interior design. The earliest is the use of crystal is in chandeliers in the 16th century. Because the crystal was so expensive to manufacture, only the very rich were able to afford them. In the 18th century, methods were devised to make crystal more cheaply thus making chandeliers more affordable. During this time also, Daniel Swarovski started producing cut stones for ornate crystal chandeliers. Even today, the Swarovski name is known for its excellence in crystal manufacturing.
Today, chandeliers are hung to produce a distinct feeling of elegance. Step into any room with a chandelier and you step into a room that feels opulent and luxurious. Light passing through the crystals, refract to produce a rainbow of colors that dance in the room. But, why stop at chandeliers?
Ideas for Easy Projects
There are many easy rhinestone projects in interior design that a beginner can do and achieve good results. Also, flat back rhinestones can be glued to a variety of surfaces: wood, metal, fabric, paper.
For example, flat back rhinestones can be glued to frames, including picture and mirror, lampshades or wall hangings. Glue some rhinestones to pillows for your couch. Add a bit of sparkle to your table by embellishing a pair of candlesticks with rhinestones. How about deer antlers? Now that makes a bold statement.
Never glued rhinestones before? It’s easier than you think. Mainly, you just have to be sure you have the right glue to for the surface you are working with. You can read up on rhinestone adhesives here.
Finally, if you really want an extravagant touch, Swarovski even makes wallpaper with rhinestones attached to it. Hang it on a wall for a dramatic flair. Since the price is a bit steep for this interior design idea, why not glue rhinestones onto wallpaper yourself?
Use your flat back rhinestones and creativity to create the perfect living space for you. Utilize your surfaces with sparky rhinestones to customize your interior!
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.