Post #6 Baroque and Rococo in your home

After entering our magical little Versailles at The Secret Garden party, you might feel like Shanghai is way too minimal and modern for you to live in. In case that happens, here are some tips on how to get a flamboyant and extravagant Rococo feeling at your home.

Our suggestion is to go hunting at flea markets and vintage shops, buy any richly textured piece of furniture that resembles that era, and maybe paint it in black, gold, or (even more awesome) pastel colors. A little bit of DIY can make anything look amazing, from grandma's furniture to the most basic IKEA items.

But the list of essentials for a real baroque-style room is:

  • Antique mirrors with gilded frames
  • Extravagant chandeliers
  • Opulent curtains
  • French paintings
  • Chinoiserie designs (easy one!)

Here is a guide to Louis IV chairs


Some beautiful and absolutely inspiring apartments:


And here's the How to Make Your Room Look Like a Movie article on Rookie in case you loved Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette" as much as we did. The right way is obviously "shoes, fake cupcakes, pastel colors", but any frivolous, romantic, extravagant piece of decoration will work!