Wine Stoppers Can Enhance Your Home Decor

More and more people are using wine stoppers to accent their home décor. The stoppers can help add color to a centerpiece or be used to reinforce a specific theme. They are a stylish and relatively inexpensive way to add that extra touch. You can also use wine stoppers with olive oil bottles and other decorative bottles and create a beautiful display. It doesn’t matter if you have a very elegant style to your décor or something a little more casual, with the wide range of wine stoppers available, there is a wine stopper for you.

Wine bottle stoppers are now being made from a variety of materials and come in a variety of designs and styles. Typically the base of a stopper (the part that is inserted into the bottle) is made from chrome or cork. The top part of the wine stopper is where you see the variation in design and material. The decorative part of the stoppers are made from materials like glass, crystal, wood, metal, pewter, resin, and many other types of materials.

At the very elegant end of the spectrum are wine stoppers that are hand-crafted with crystals and often precious metals or stones. Faberge, famous for the jeweled eggs in czarist Russia, makes a line of bottle stoppers patterned after some of their most famous eggs. Several designers, such as Jay Strongwater, use Swarovski crystals in their elegant stoppers. Bottle stoppers like these are considered collectible works of art. Other renown names such as Waterford-Wedgwood , Tiffany and Neiman Marcus have their own wine stoppers.

Also elegant, but not quite as expensive, are blown glass wine bottle stoppers which come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. These can range quite a bit in price. Typically the most expensive ones come from Murano, Italy famous for its glass blowing craftsmen. You can also find less expensive ones that are mass produced patterns but still look quite beautiful.

If your style is more shabby chic, there is company, called Knobstoppers, that makes wine stoppers out of vintage door knobs. Glass doorknobs are the most popular, but you’ll also find them made out of metal, wood, and porcelain. Because each door knob wine stopper is made from an antique knob, each one is slightly different. Often bits of paint from a bygone era will give the door knob character and make it one of a kind. This company also makes wine stoppers out of vintage pool balls.

For a rustic look, you can find stoppers made from wood. Generally these are made from hand turned hard woods. If you are looking for a western or Texas flair, you can find them with conchos inserted on the top with different designs like longhorn steer, cowboys, and even the Texas state seal.

Most common are pewter wine stoppers which come in a plethora or shapes and designs. In addition to unpainted pewter stoppers, you can find many that are painted with bright bold colors. If you have a particular theme for your décor, you can often find a pewter bottle stopper that fits in with your style. For example, if you have a nautical theme, there are pewter wine stoppers shaped like sail boats, lighthouses, sea shells, and a variety of other ocean related items. If you have a more romantic flair, you can find pewter bottle stoppers in the shape of roses, angels, hearts, and cherubs.

If you want something more fun, you can find many whimsical wine stoppers. Lolita has a collection of stoppers that are adorned with feathers, beads, and faux crystals that are painted with bright colors and have fun names like “Birthday Girl”, “Shopaholic”, and “The Flirt.” There are also pewter and ceramic wine stoppers with fun sayings on them like “Wine Goddess” and “Wine a Bit. You’ll Feel Better.”

No matter your design preference and price range, you can find a wine bottle stopper that can be used to enhance your home décor and add some extra panache to your overall theme.

7 Centsible Home Decorating Tips for Your Quick Home Fluff-Up

A little ingenuity can go along way in making your home attractive with minimal cost. Here are 7 ways to get started and tap your own imagination:

1. Mirror Mirror. Rather than hang a very large mirror, stand it up against the wall. Turn it horizontally and vertically to get a good look for your space.

2. Sheet Savvy. Buy a pretty and colorful discount bed sheet to use as a tablecloth. Gather the four corners and make a “poof” to tie with pretty ribbon.

3. Planter Plenty. Buy an attractive planter with a pedestal base and top it with a piece of glass for a quick side table.

4. Towel Trio. Hang a new colorful set of towels in your bathroom and put a decorative tie around it using a piece of luxurious cording with tassels. The cording is inexpensive when purchased at sewing stores.

5. Pretty Plates. Take all those pretty mismatched plates you have in your kitchen cabinets and hang them on the wall. They don’t have to all be the same size or pattern, but similar colors create a pleasing look.

6. Basket Case. Turn a sturdy large wicker basket upside down, cover with a piece of round glass, and you have an end table for next to the sofa. Store reference books underneath it.

7. Garbage Can Grandeur. Turn a new large plastic garbage can upside down and cover it with a pretty tablecloth that “puddles” on the floor to use as a bedside table. Store Christmas gifts or birthday presents that you don’t want your kids to find underneath it.

By looking around your home at what you already have, or buying things on sale at home stores and on the internet, you can “fluff-up” your home and make it more attractive in no time!