Thank You! From Welcome Home

The Welcome Home Anniversary Sale was a HUGE success!  I was overwhelmed by the response and feedback that I received, and I want to THANK YOU ALL for , once again, making me feel like this is all worth it !

I am already dreaming up new items to offer you and can’t wait to get started !  But, in the meantime, I wanted to share a little tip on decorating that you can use on your own dioramas, even if you didn’t have a chance to purchase from me this time around.

The Curiosity Cabinet was a big hit with everyone, and I’m going to tell you why.  It has sparkle and lots of light even without a single lighting element in it !

By using mirrors in your miniature rooms, you can reflect natural light and use it to your advantage.  You can see this light in the use of the mirrored coffee table as well :

Some of the most glamorous photos I”ve taken are because of my use of mirrors.  Here are some examples:

 

 You don’t have to build pieces of furniture with mirrors like I do. You can still get the same shimmering effect by using small craft mirrors on tables or on walls. Behind lamps (like the bedroom photo) is a favorite of  mine and is a decorating style used in full-scale homes too.

 Another way to bring an element of light into your miniature rooms is to use glass or clear plastic pieces.  Take a closer look at the trinkets in my Curiosity Cabinet .

They indeed look like treasures! But upon closer inspection you can see that they are rather common objects.  Glass beads are a wonderful way to help reflect light into a piece or room setting. In particular, fancy or painted glass beads make wonderful vases and/or bottles!

If your glass beads are not big or tall enough for scale, stack them or use several in a cluster.

The “glasses” are plastic, but because they are clear, they allow light to pass through them as well  and give the appearance of a more expensive drinking vehicle.

When you place objects in a cabinet, put the heaviest looking or “solid” pieces on the bottom to anchor the look and allow the most light to filter down through the shelving.

And so there you have it – A delightful way to add sparkle and shine to your settings !

I hope you will find these small tips useful and helpful. 

Thank you All, once again for 5 enjoyable years of letting me share my craft. I’m looking forward to the next 5 !

Maryann 

email:  welcomehome@maryannroy.com

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Welcome Home is a registered, trade mark business.  All photos, sets, furnishings, designs and writings are that of the Artist, Maryann Roy  and may not be used or copied without written permission. 

 

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  1. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Sensei! *bows* 🙂

    I’ve also noticed your prodigious use of the color aqua/turquoise…what is it about that color that gives your dioramas that extra bit of “oomph”? They go from merely being lovely, to being vibrant and full of life.

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