When it comes to interior design, the little details can make all the difference. Some of the smallest details, when given the proper consideration, can make a huge impact on overall design. Consider, if you will, the tiny detail of drawer and cabinet pulls. Think about decorative hardware on the cabinets and drawers in the various areas of your home. Is the hardware rather plain and uninteresting or does it reflect the artistic expression of your style? Sure, you could install the plain, generic pulls that the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) stores have in stock and they would look fine. But, if you want to give new or existing cabinets and drawers some design “pull”, decorative pulls are the way to go.
If you think about drawer and cabinet pulls as you would a simple, yet beautiful necklace added to the ubiquitous “little black dress”, you will understand that the tiniest detail, when added to something stylish but understated, can completely change the overall look.
From elegant and jewel-like to fun and whimsical, decorative pulls can add a touch of panache to any cabinet. In the kitchen, add a fruity theme with peaches or pineapples, a floral theme with roses or iris or install pulls with a cooking or wine theme. Change the mood of your bathroom or vanity by adding ornate pulls in styles reminiscent of the Renaissance, the Art Deco period, the old west or royal crests.
In the bedroom, dining room or guest rooms, drawer pulls are a great way to update contemporary furniture or embellish a cherished heirloom piece. Give desks drawers or office cabinets a fun, whimsical flair with dragonflies, squirrels or other stylish animal themes. In the patio or sunroom, decorate the furniture with drawer or cabinet pulls in the shapes of shells or tropical birds to make the room feel like a seaside hideaway.
Don’t worry, guys – decorative pulls can be masculine, too. The workshop or media room (both traditional man caves) is a great place for decorative pulls. Try a bull elephant head on the wall unit or a twig or jumping trout on the drawers in the workshop.
Use decorative pulls to reflect a mood or theme. Some homeowners have several sets of pulls and rotate them by the seasons: flowers for spring, fruit for summer, burnished leaves for fall and colorful holiday designs for winter.
Think about the ways you can update cabinets and drawers with the simple addition of drawer or cabinet pulls. Fancy, fun or frivolous, these decorative pulls are really jewelry for your cabinets.
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