Dollhouse Decorating

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I have had a life-long love affair with dollhouse miniatures, and careers in art education and interior design. I hope to combine these life experiences to help other miniature enthusiasts get more out of this wonderful hobby we enjoy, a hobby that often reaches the level of an art form. Susan Downing

Posted on 26 March, 2015


Ron Hubble’s Jacobean Salon In the Miniature Museum of Taiwan

In A Jacobean Room Box

Beige Is beautiful if you have more than one shade in the room. When working with a neutral as your primary color, go from light to dark hues on the walls, rug and large pieces furniture. The walls could be the lightest shade; curtains, a filmy darker hue; the rug a much darker shade. Be careful to keep these secondary colors compatible, that the undertones are in the same family. Because of the compacted spaces, unfortunate choices in color are more obvious in a miniature than a real room. But it’s a lot easier and cheaper to correct the mistake.


Dan Lekman “storage box” found on Modern Mini Houses

In A Modern Room Box

Varying the textures in a room is also important. If the sofa is beige leather, the pillows and throw can not only add color but varying the textures can add interest. Mix it up with velvet, burlap, long hair, rope or large weave fabric. The rug could be sisal or long shag.

Since beige is so neutral, you could take any favorite color and use it for a color “pop” here and there. If blue is your favorite color use art on the walls with your favorite shade of blue, then make sure this accent color is the same shade wherever you use it. The blue in the art work should be exactly the same blue as in the vase on the side table, or the blue in the flower arrangement on the coffee table.

Beige can be beautiful, if you give it some help. And as the pictures show, these ideas are valid whether you project is a classic or modern miniature


Susan Downing, with Patrick Owens


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