Decorating Your Home With A Creole Twist

Decorating your​ Home With a​ Creole Twist
of​ all the styles of​ architecture and​ decorating around the world very few have taken the best of​ all the others and​ made it​ a​ little bit better in​ quite the way that the style often referred to​ as​ French Creole has managed to​ do .​
The truth is​ that while this​ style of​ architecture that New Orleans is​ famous for​ is​ really heavily borrowed from many other cultures and​ yet uniquely New Orleans at​ the same time .​
Creole architecture for​ many brings to​ mind intricate wrought iron​ work, long shutters (to cover the windows during hurricanes originally), huge windows and​ doors (these were designed larger than typical homes in​ other parts of​ the country in​ order to​ create breezeways for​ the wind to​ come through in​ the sweltering hot summer months), and​ bright colors that you​ aren't likely to​ find in​ most million​ dollar neighborhoods .​
this​ style of​ architecture and​ home décor is​ also famous for​ huge balconies-also with wrought iron​ railing .​
The amazing thing about the Creole style of​ home decorating is​ that there is​ no one identifiable feature that labels a​ design style as​ decidedly Creole .​
Lagniappe is​ a​ term that people here quite often in​ and​ around New Orleans .​
for​ those who do not know, it​ means a​ little something extra .​
From an​ extra donut to​ a​ freebie bookmark and​ many things in​ between, that little something extra has a​ long history in​ New Orleans from the architecture to​ the music there always seems to​ be a​ little something extra that you​ couldn't get anywhere else .​
The interior design style of​ the Creole is​ also very similar .​
Some consider it​ gaudy but the locals consider it​ that little something extra and​ it​ is .​
you​ may find a​ little Gothic style, a​ little bit of​ Jazz, and​ a​ whole lot of​ Mardi Gras in​ one room and​ it​ s quite all right because you​ are getting all that and​ just a​ little bit of​ lagniappe too .​
Home decorating in​ Creole country is​ an​ art form that defies logic and​ yet makes perfect sense for​ the rich culture and​ heritage that it​ encompasses .​
for​ those that need a​ little inspiration​ who would love to​ incorporate a​ little Cajun or​ Creole spice into their living spaces, perhaps the following suggestions will prove to​ be helpful .​
1) Red peppers .​
Nothing says spice quite like a​ red pepper .​
There are all kinds of​ items you​ can find with red peppers in​ them these days from wallpaper borders to​ hand​ blown glass peppers, jar toppers, pot holders, kitchen towels, strings of​ lights for​ patios-even kitchen canisters decorated with red peppers .​
There are all kinds of​ options available to​ incorporate this​ theme into your​ home or​ one room of​ your​ home .​
2) Music notes .​
Most people cannot think of​ Cajun country without thinking of​ the music that calls this​ great section​ of​ the country home .​
Music notes are a​ great way to​ symbolize the music that made New Orleans famous .​
3) Mardi Gras Masks .​
Many people find that New Orleans symbolizes Mardi gras in​ their hearts and​ minds though New Orleans is​ not the birthplace of​ Mardi gras .​
The masks are a​ way that people from around the country can bring the 'spirit of​ New Orleans' home with them and​ decorate their homes with that attitude that can only be referred to​ as​ Creole in​ many hearts and​ minds.
4) Food .​
Believe it​ or​ not the food is​ as​ much a​ part of​ the Creole home as​ any other design element .​
for​ this​ reason​ a​ French Creole style kitchen is​ often the way to​ go when it​ comes to​ home decorating in​ the Creole fashion​ .​
The kitchen is​ the heart of​ a​ Cajun home and​ food is​ what makes it​ that heart .​
Use jars of​ beans, rice, pastas, and​ other lagniappe as​ part of​ the overall design and​ you​ might just be amazed at​ just how Creole the room begins to​ look.
The most important thing to​ remember is​ that Creole is​ more of​ an​ attitude than a​ design style .​
Bring the attitude of​ No Worries into the design features of​ your​ home and​ you​ will have the true Creole style to​ an​ art .​

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