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The medieval look, or at least adding a little medieval flair to your home is a popular way to decorate, so you should not have a problem finding plenty of options when it comes to what you can add to your home to accomplish a beautiful look.

When it comes to the kind of furniture you use in your medieval setting, you just need to remember, find something that goes with the theme. Usually medieval style is driven by one of three things - dragons, castle or fairies. Sometimes it's a combination of the three.

That means the furniture you choose should fit into a world where those things would be. If your theme is dragons, you should look for furniture that is made of leather, or even snake or alligator skin, that has a look as if it may be something you would find in a dragon's den. If you are going for the fairy theme, something made of natural pieces of wood and accented with flowers may look as if it came from the fairy's home in the forest. If you are going with the castle theme, go regal. There are plenty of reproduction stores where you can purchase pieces of furniture that look as if they came right out of the throne room of a castle.

The lighting in a room is everything. Lighting can set or ruin a scene. Keep this in mind as you decorate. If you are decorating a fairy themed medieval area you should steer towards lights with stained glass shades that can send rays of color which will give off the feel of being in a flower patch or a very colourful part of the forest. Likewise, a dragon's layer would be a little more dark and mysterious and a castle theme would have lighted accents showing off certain parts of the room, such as lights shining down on your replica thrones which not only show this to be a place of honor, but also give great light for reading when you are using the room.

Finally, dress up the space with things that take you to the time and place you are in love with. Like dragons? There is no shortage of dragon art and décor that you can choose from to make that clear. If you like castles - think swords, shields, wall art and tapestries that depict castles from around the world. If you are going with the fairy theme, not only can you use fairies to decorate, but also wall art and tapestries that depict beautiful flowered or wooded scenes where a group of fairies may be hiding.

Once you decide on a theme to your home, the possibilities are endless for how to decorate it. It may be best to start by looking around to see what is out there, then make a list of your favorite pieces, bring them to your home, and slowly add other accent pieces until the space feels complete.

Tom Matherson helps you to find the right decor for your home, including for apartments. See this range of art for home to enhance any room including these designs here .


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