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Easily Update Your Home Decor With Candle Wall Sconces
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:47:06 -0500
Are you in search for a quick way to update your home decor? This article offers an insight on how to quickly update your home decor with candle wall sconces.
Weaving Persian Rugs
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:36:54 -0500
The weaving of Persian rugs can be a difficult and tedious process that can take anywhere from several months to several years to be completed. The amount of time it will take to weave Persian rugs will vary depending on the difficulty of the pattern that is being produced and the size of the carpet being made.
5 Ways Accessories Complement Interior Design
Fri, 17 May 2013 09:19:56 -0500
Just like a great wardrobe, accessories can pull together a look - or leave the admirer wanting. Interior design is both an innate talent and a skill, requiring a keen eye for beauty and symmetry. Lighting and other accessories are key elements when making any room work. The right lighting can set a mood, highlight that new white upholstery sofa or make a study more conducive to work.
4 Fabulous Interior Design Tips for Your Home
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:27:07 -0500
The home is where the heart is. This is where we spend time with family and friends, recharge our batteries, and just enjoy the space we have created. Often it happens that a room or space in your house needs a bit of attention, but you don't know what to do with it. Here are four fabulous interior design ideas for your home.
How To Apply Edging to a Laminate Worktop Without Coming Unstuck!
Thu, 09 May 2013 13:18:43 -0500
Another in the Laminate Explainer series. This article tells you how to go about edging a laminated panel, and how to avoid the common problems.
Choosing New Furniture - How to Pick Furniture for a Small Apartment
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:54:07 -0500
Location, Location, Location! An ideal neighborhood with convenience to work and enticing entertainment, makes the challenge of living in a small space more acceptable. With tight square footage however, furnishing and decorating your space proportionately does not have to be a daunting task.
To Paint or Not to Paint
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:22:07 -0500
For many of us, painting natural wood is considered either difficult or forbidden; these views are understandable and have been handed down for generations. In the past, people did not paint furniture of good quality and workmanship; it took valuable time and resources to do so; in Victorian times, it simply wasn't done. As furnishing were passed down, they may have been revered as family treasures, and to paint them would be to dishonor them. As these pieces were passed down further, such feelings became less important and more distant; and painting was more acceptable and in vogue.
Why Are Aluminum Venetian Blinds a Great Choice
Fri, 03 May 2013 15:37:44 -0500
If you decide to refresh your home, you cannot go wrong with any of the aluminum Venetian blinds, because you can choose from various sorts of blinds and still maintain your own style in your room. Whether you want to go with the formal and more elegant look, or with some natural look, or maybe some dynamic sorts of blinds would better suit your needs, you cannot go wrong if you match the colors with the rest of the room interior.
Furniture Designers Help Keep Your Home Or Office Looking Fine!
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:47:29 -0500
Every few years our office is "reborn" when a designer of furniture comes in and makes changes they deem are important. The owner of our company somehow feels this keeps our morale high because we spend our days working in finery that is possible because when we look at our office each day we see how much care and love has gone into making us comfortable and, hopefully, productive.
How To Fix A New Laminate Sheet Over An Existing Surface
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:13:38 -0500
This article explains how to fit a new sheet of high pressure laminate over an existing laminate, on your worksurface, shelves or furniture. Avoid the pitfalls that catch the unwary!
You Can Now Decorate Your Home Using An Online Interior Designer
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:59:37 -0500
With the advent of more sophisticated computers and networks more and more people are utilizing the online facilities that have become available. Online interior design consultation is now a reality; organize and plan the decoration of the home or office without leaving your computer, and the cost benefits are attractive. All material suppliers and contractors are online, and they can be consulted by email in the comfort of your home or office in your own time, no appointments necessary!
Which Window Blind to Choose?
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:03:30 -0500
Choosing how to dress your windows can be quite challenging. A great option to consider is dressing your window with blinds.
How to Make a Painting Become Worthy With Picture Lights?
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:19:09 -0500
A picture light is available in different varieties and you need to select one that serves your purpose. If you have a painting to hang and have no clue as to where to start, you can see an option in the different kinds of lights that are meant for paintings.
Using Lines to Decorate Your Room
Fri, 10 May 2013 11:30:56 -0500
To create a stylish, warm and welcoming home, you need to know about the various practical elements of creating a well-balances interior. You have to consider many things when creating the perfect living space for a client, and on top of the list are your client's needs. These needs can be categorized into two types, which are physical and psychological.
5 Steps to a Boutique Hotel Bedroom
Mon, 06 May 2013 08:54:58 -0500
If you'd like to sleep in the lap of luxury without breaking the bank then take a look at these five top tips that will help you create your very own boutique hotel style bedroom, without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. 1. Be Bold...
Top 10 Considerations for Interior Design
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:08:28 -0500
Good interior design can turn a home into a masterpiece and can be an investment that you can enjoy for years to come. Although you may come up with some spur of the moment ideas for the interior design of your home, there are some careful considerations that you need to bear in mind, especially with large and permanent alterations to your home.
Enhancing Comfort in Home Decorating
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:39:55 -0500
Design your living spaces for relaxing, peaceful style impressions. Choose the elegance and affordable luxury that makes your home look and feel beautiful.
Accessorizing Your Coastal Furniture
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:52:08 -0500
There are many ways that you can accessorize your home, but if you are going for a coastal theme then you may want to look into purchasing items from a beach shop. Another great way to get that coastal feel in your home is to actually hit the beach and bring some of the findings home with you.
Colour in Interiors
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:15:37 -0500
Do you love colours, but are not confident enough to introduce them in your home? Are you struggling to find the right colours for your home? Colour is one of the most powerful tool when it comes to interior decorating and can instantly transform a room. I truly hope that this colour guide is inspiring and will help you becoming more confident in choosing colours for your home.
Bookcases and Curio Cabinets
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:21:07 -0500
Bookcases and curio cabinets are great for storage and display, but there are a few things that you need to consider when filling these display pieces with your treasured books and collectibles. First, size matters here. If you have a lot of space between the shelves allowing you to store taller books, make sure you take advantage of that space; don't waste it by placing shorter books on the shelf.
A Guide to Buying the Right Skirting Boards
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:59:12 -0500
If you go out of your way to do a bit of research on the topic of skirting you will know that it is a method of applying a wooden finish to the section of wall that meets the floor. These days it is a lot easier than it ever was to skirt a wall than it was in the past and one of the main reasons for this is because there are sticky skirting systems that eliminate the need for you to have to go about setting up an elaborate wood working process involving sanding and other such methods...
3-D Metal Wall Art - Captivating and Elegant
Fri, 10 May 2013 14:07:28 -0500
Wall decorations can bring to life any room of your home. The primary focus of every home is the living room. Wall decorations for the living room should be mixed and matched taking into consideration the color of the walls, color of carpeting and the overall decor of the home.
Using Painting Lights to Illuminate Your Room
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:18:55 -0500
The specialty of painting lights is that they can be used to suitably illuminate the paintings. They can be perfectly adjusted by the owner according to the size and angle that is desired.
Bathroom Re-Vamp Project: It's Time To Go Creative
Tue, 14 May 2013 16:10:58 -0500
You need to choose the bathroom tiles before proceeding with the bathroom vamp project. Read this article to get innovative ideas on bathroom remodeling using tiles.
Common Questions That Arise About Tabletop Fireplaces
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:36:52 -0500
By now you have probably been somewhere that tabletop fireplaces were displayed. It could have been the spa or a martini bar, or maybe your boss had a few on display when he had everyone over for a holiday party. Whatever the case, your curiosity was likely piqued.
Picture, Picture On The Wall
Fri, 03 May 2013 15:47:42 -0500
Framed photos and wall art can add personality to any room. Here's how!
Indigo Curtain Fabric Trends
Wed, 15 May 2013 15:38:42 -0500
If there is one colour that sums up a trend for curtain fabric in 2013, it is indigo. A key colour in the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks, it has now filtered through to interiors and can be seen in everything from tiles, to furniture, paint to accessories. Although it may seem a daunting colour to begin with, when layered with other shades and a combination of patterns, it is a very versatile colour. For South facing rooms that are warmed with natural sunlight it looks beautiful when teamed with contrasting bright whites, reminiscent of the Greek islands. For colder, North facing schemes, indigos combined with beachy beiges create a softer, warmer mood.
Interior Decoration With Slate Stacked Stones
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:55:03 -0500
Numerous methods and strategies are implemented to reach to an ultra level with all the decorative objects, furnishings and paintings; for the houses to be transformed into a Masterpiece of construction. Some of the easiest ways will be discussed in the upcoming words to make your already good-looking homes more adorable than before!
Five Innovative Homewares Ideas for the Living, Dining and Bedroom
Mon, 06 May 2013 07:39:31 -0500
Interior design has power. The right homewares selections will complete a room while the wrong selections pull the room apart. Some smart, innovative ideas regarding homewares for your living, dining and bedrooms include linens, decorative items, rugs, lighting and art.
What Are The 5 Most Important Questions To Ask An Interior Designer
Mon, 06 May 2013 09:51:53 -0500
So you've decided you need to refresh the look of your home surroundings. It is a wise decision to employ the services of an interior designer to make your dreams become reality, as they will be experienced in the best choice of materials and will contribute practicable design ideas based on your plans. They can also save you a lot of money with judicious planning based on experience.
Cleaning Your Hardwood Flooring
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:33:24 -0500
If you are lucky enough to have hardwood flooring in your home, then you will want to know how you can look after it so that it always looks as good as new. The first thing that you have to think about is which type of hardwood flooring you have. There are two types; prefinished or unfinished.
What Are the Main Advantages of a Feather Duvet?
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:15:20 -0500
If you are researching different types of duvet, then you will not have failed to notice that many people recommend feather or down. However, the reasons for this are not always clear. Below, we explain the key advantages of this type of duvet. We also explain why they are recommended by sleep experts.
Facts About Handrails
Wed, 01 May 2013 10:34:52 -0500
A handrail is a railing which is used to provide stability for the staircase; a handrail also provides safety for people who are going up and down the stairs. For handicapped people, the elderly, or the very young, a stair railing can be of great assistance. Most stairs have handrails.
Hardwood Flooring: Suitable for a Dog?
Fri, 10 May 2013 15:32:53 -0500
If you're thinking about buying a hardwood flooring for your home, but are worried about the damage that your dog could do to it, then you might be wondering whether it would be worth it for you to bother at all in the long term. There are a number of different issues that you might be worried about and, luckily, there are things that you can do to help you with most of the issues.
Vertical Blinds Are a Great Option for Many Homes
Thu, 16 May 2013 13:34:13 -0500
Window treatments are one of the most costly decorating considerations. You can spend hundreds of dollars per window on window coverings that are really quite simple, and even more if you want a really complicated or rich look. If you are simply looking for a window covering that will allow you to control the amount of light that streams into your home, you may not need to look at costly drapes and the like, instead you may be able to look into vertical blinds.
5 Places to Put Bubble Floor Fountains
Wed, 15 May 2013 08:36:42 -0500
There are many people who are just now discovering bubble floor fountains, so if your interest has recently been piqued by your first one, you are not alone. These pieces of art are exciting and modern, and the perfect way to create a focal point in a contemporary space. They are also ideal for homes with pets and children, since the fluid is completely contained inside.
How Long Does It Take to Make a Home?
Fri, 10 May 2013 09:10:13 -0500
When you think of the word home, what is your first vision? Is it your current home? An apartment, a condo shared with a roommate, or fiance? Is it the home you live in now? The first home you bought on your own? Well, if you are like me you can not soon forget the home you grew up in.
Tropical Ceiling Fans
Fri, 10 May 2013 07:32:34 -0500
Decorating your home with a tropical theme takes following a few rules of design. This style will make a space look relaxing, warm, and vacation-like no matter where in the country your house is located. From tiki masks on the wall to tropical ceiling fans in every room, you can have a house that feels like it is close to the equator even in the middle of winter. If you want to give your home a tropical makeover, here are a few easy tips.
Sliding Door Wardrobes - A Bedroom Transformation
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:08:24 -0500
Fitted, made to measure, sliding door wardrobes are an excellent way to transform the way your bedroom looks and also the way it functions. So think about changing your bedroom from a place you run away from into a place you run to.
Distinctive and Diverse Uses of Marble
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:55:03 -0500
Marble has been used as a wonder stone for decorative purposes since time immemorial. It has been used in the construction of monuments and palaces since the ancient times because of its beauty and lustre.
Find The Perfect Rug For Your Home - Or Simply Have It Made
Thu, 16 May 2013 10:17:21 -0500
Bespoke furniture can be expensive and blow the budget for all but the most extravagant of designs. A custom made rug on the other hand provides all the benefit of handmade furniture at an very affordable price. Designing your own floor covering not only allows you to tie colours, patterns or styles together but gives your living or office space a real sense of individuality.
The Difference Between Bedspreads and Comforter Sets
Fri, 10 May 2013 16:06:27 -0500
The decorating of a bed today has many options such as Bedspreads, Comforter Sets and Duvets which will brighten up any home decor. The Bedspread is usually a piece of fabric that covers the whole bed and the pillows too. The Comforter Set includes pillow shams of the same pattern and material as the Comforter.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:23:51 -0500
When it comes to re-decorating your house it can be a tricky job finding what's right for you and the room you are considering re-decorating. Your bedroom is personal to you so choosing furniture and decorations shouldn't be too difficult as it will represent you and your personality. Blinds can be a great way of expressing yourself and giving your room a personality which will define you.
How To Minimize Fall Risk For Children and Seniors When Decorating With Rugs
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:05:46 -0500
Area and throw rugs of all shapes and sizes can be a simple and effective way to add color and personality to your home, and they can really tie together the decor of a room. But if you live with small children or seniors, or if they frequently visit in your home, rugs can also present multiple safety challenges. Here are some tips to help make rugs safer for the very old and very young.
A Beginner's Guide to Oriental Rugs
Wed, 15 May 2013 09:19:45 -0500
Shopping for an Oriental rug can be difficult for a beginner. Sometimes rug salesmen can be hard to deal with, and you may not recognize whether a rug is handmade or machine made. This article will help guide you through your purchase of an Oriental Rug.
Do-It-Yourself Interior Decor Plan: Buy Tassels, Fringe, and Bead Tiebacks
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:58:04 -0500
With the increase in availability and accessibility of information, home decor is no longer a hectic task. The increasing amount of do-it-yourself books on interior designing, magazines with features on low cost decorations and of course the internet - interior decor is now a hobby that can be mastered by anyone that is willing to learn home management with tassels fringe and bead tiebacks. Unlike old times when home designing and decorating used to be an innate ability of the chosen few who had the eye for detail and a constant supply of creative ideas, now everyone can...
Spice Up Your Walls By Choosing Between Hundreds Of Vinyl Wall Art Designs To Display
Thu, 02 May 2013 11:41:35 -0500
Have you ever wanted a mural of something painted on your wall? As in actually on the wall, not a painting that's been hung up? It's a good idea but you never really know how something will look until it's been finished, and if it doesn't look good then you'll have to get the wall repainted.
Everyone In Your House Will Love Bean Bag Chairs
Wed, 01 May 2013 15:46:11 -0500
Whether it is time to replace some of your old furniture, or if you are simply looking for a few pieces to add to what you already have, you may want to consider foam bean bag sofas and chairs. It does not matter if you live alone, have a few college roommates or a house full of kids, this is furniture anyone can appreciate. Why Kids Love It - Bean bags for kids have become extremely popular for many reasons.
How To Plan A Serene Home Decor
Mon, 13 May 2013 09:39:42 -0500
Home is where the heart is, someone rightly said so. We always come back home and wish to unwind and feel relaxed. The art of creating a soothing feel lies in the home owner himself. Prominent use of colours, themes and out of the box thinking can play an eminent role in this. Read on to know how you can bring tranquility within your home by using simple and effective home decorating ideas.
Summer Fabric Trends for 2013
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:31:04 -0500
The sun is starting to shine and thoughts are turning to the warmer days of summer. This summer a key trend is going to be using sugary pastels, think ice-cream colours of pistachio green, strawberry pink, lemon yellow and pale blueberry. These are all calm colours which can be used in any room and will instantly create a relaxed feel to your home. Pastel fabrics can be found in many designs from spots and stripes to elegant florals. You can either use a palette of all of these colours, for instance this would work well in a kitchen. Look for a striped fabric which could be used as a curtain fabric or for blinds and cushions. Quirky fabrics with a retro feel in pastel shades could also be used either for curtains or as a tablecloth. Look for accessories in these pastel shades to add as a finishing touch.
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:32:25 -0500
A good roof is key to good home. After all, what good would it be to be sitting in your living room, watching television, with the rain pouring in on you. The old expression, "A roof over your head" continues to indicate that this is the most important element of a home. With that in mind, roof maintenance should be a key part of your home care routine.
Decorate For Comfort and Equity Increase Without Overspending
Mon, 13 May 2013 09:41:01 -0500
Now that we are pulling out of the housing recession, we are starting to be able to think about investing back into our homes not just to improve their resale value but for our own comfort as well. "My home is my castle" has always been my motto. I work from home, and I am here 99% of the time, so, darn right, I have the place fixed up nice. Here are some ideas to do some re-decorating without spending too much.
Choosing Water Fountains for the Home
Wed, 01 May 2013 15:48:06 -0500
Using water fountains for home decorating has become so popular that they are pretty much expected. If you don't have at least one yet, you are certainly missing out on some fantastic benefits. Not to mention, what home couldn't use a new piece of dynamic art?
Bombay Dyeing Full Size Bath Towel Cotton Riga D Blue
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:14:18 -0500
Bombay Dyeing is a company that was established a century ago and is today one of the largest companies in the country. Millions of Indians trust Bombay Dyeing for the quality products that they manufacture, which is why the brand has been manufacturing products that are long lasting and available at affordable prices. Many products are being manufactured by the company which is very popular among users.
Dress Up Your Windows With Custom Curtains
Fri, 17 May 2013 08:43:21 -0500
One way to add style and sophistication to your home is to select the best curtains and bedding. As a homeowner, you must be spending more time in decorating your home.
Seasonal Decorating: What Season Inspires You?
Tue, 14 May 2013 10:48:17 -0500
If we pay close attention to how seasons affect us, we can draw great inspiration from each one. The key is to focus on the positive emotions from each season, rather than any negative ones we may have.
Interior Design Tips for Decorating a Studio Apartment
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:41:55 -0500
How can you turn your studio apartment into a comfortable, relaxing, and inviting living space? Here are a few interior decorating tips; however, you must first consult your landlord or property management to ensure that your interior design ideas are acceptable and allowed.
Important Features To Consider While Buying Door Mats
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:22:26 -0500
Door mats, mostly used for cleaning footwear from dirt before entering your home or other places, need to be of standard quality. Door mats made up of different materials like cotton, nylon, jute, fibre, wood or rubber are available in the market.
How To Make A Room Look Bigger Using Light
Wed, 08 May 2013 11:54:48 -0500
There are plenty of tricks to make your room seem larger than it is. With a little bit of thought about the way you use light and colour in your home, you can make sure it is a haven of space and comfort for the whole family.
Keep Hardwood Flooring As Good As New
Thu, 02 May 2013 15:19:41 -0500
Hardwood flooring can add a completely different feel to your home. One of the best things about it is the fact that it is such a simple concept, yet it allows your home to have a complete lift and look so much better inside. However, it is important that you take the time to take care of your floor, as you don't want to end up with a lot of scratches all over it.
Window Shutters Are Growing in Popularity
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:25:24 -0500
More and more homeowners and tenants are investing in wooden shutters. They can be used to bring a new sense of welcoming character to a home environment and are noted for being extremely versatile. In fact they can be used to compliment various types of in-home decor, and many people have seen the atmosphere of their home changed for the better after having the shutters installed.
How to Take Care of an Outside Awning
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:54:09 -0500
Outdoor awnings are a great shade solution for homes and living spaces. They are visually pleasing and come in a variety of different colors and materials.
Bring a Touch of Warmth With Wood Blinds
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:08:40 -0500
Window blinds can make all the difference when it comes to the warmth of a room. Wooden blinds especially add a touch of natural warmth and can make any room feel more inviting as well as giving visitors the impression of an environmentally friendly space.
Liven Up Your Space With Modern Fireplaces
Wed, 01 May 2013 16:00:19 -0500
Do you feel as though your home is just missing something? Well, if it doesn't have some type of fire element, then it absolutely is. Maybe you feel as though your decor is too simple to have one.
Rustic Window Treatment Ideas
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:01:48 -0500
The term rustic can mean different things to different people when it comes to home decoration. Some may think of a cabin on the water or a seaside bungalow. Others envision rustic as a way to bring a little country into their modern urban home. If rustic is the term that describes your aesthetic, you have a number of options will help pull together your room harmoniously. Here are a few ways to create rustic window treatments in your home.
Wed, 22 May 2013 08:38:59 -0500
One of the easiest ways to give a room more style, substance, and comfort is by decorating it with a round area rug. You can add color, throw some warmth down on a cold floor, and create an impact anywhere in your home when you have the right rug in the right spot. Although style and taste in home decor always depend on an individual's preferences, here are a few tips that can help guide you when you are ready to add decoration in your home by placing a few round rugs down.
Can Staging Help Sell Your Home?
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:31:55 -0500
Listing your home can be exciting, yet stressful. Here are some simple tips to help you stage your home so that it will attract other real estate agents and potential buyers.
Wedding Chair Covers: Making Weddings Dainty Affairs
Wed, 22 May 2013 08:04:29 -0500
Like everything else, chair jackets and veils are of considerable importance in a wedding scene. Read through to get some ideas.
Choosing the Right Bed Linen That Offers Optimum Comfort
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:52:49 -0500
Shopping for bed linen such as comforter sets or camouflage bedding is an art by itself. You must take into consideration all aspects of the product including its value, quality, color and design.
Giving Your Home The Coastal Feel
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:01:26 -0500
There are many different cottage looks that you can bring into your home. Depending on your taste and style you can have the home you dream of for a very inexpensive cost.
Lowering Venetian Window Blinds
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:24:49 -0500
Venetian window blinds have multiple use. They can be used as a protection from the sun, as a decorative item in your room, and also as coverings because of the privacy. Any of these reasons should make you choose Venetian window blinds.
Home Renovation Tips
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:35:43 -0500
Do-it-yourself home renovations can take on lives of their own. There are so many books, videos, stores, services, even non-credit college classes available, you may feel like a dog chasing his own tail - where do you start?
Buying a Chesterfield Sofa
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:22:39 -0500
How to buy a Chesterfield Sofa without spending a fortune. Follow these tips for purchasing this timeless piece of furniture to make your home the ultimate in chic.
Wed, 15 May 2013 08:13:26 -0500
No doubt about it - summer's here, and with summer comes heat and lots of it. Air conditioning can help on the hottest days, but running an air conditioner non-stop can cause energy bills to soar. What's more, because cold air sinks rapidly to your floors, air conditioning by itself is an inefficient way to cool your home. The solution: Combine your air conditioning system with a few well-placed Hunter fans to circulate air and keep your whole home cool and comfortable.
Start an Art Collection and Beautify Your Home
Fri, 03 May 2013 10:28:14 -0500
Starting an art collection can prove to be a very rewarding hobby. In addition to collecting artwork that you can later sell for at a profit, it has the added benefit of providing beautiful home decor. If you are interested in starting an art collection, here are some useful tips to get you started.
Monochrome Schemes for Curtain Fabric
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:30:34 -0500
Use monochrome colour schemes if you want to create impact and add drama. Whilst, generally, this colour scheme is thought to be more suited to urban and contemporary schemes, by selecting the right fabric these colours can also work well in a country style setting and be calming and relaxing. In a city or contemporary scheme look for a smart roman blind in a stripe, this fabric could also be used as an upholstery fabric for a statement chair. Furniture could be glossy black, paint walls white and keep accessories to a minimum. This would create an urban contemporary scheme. If you want a monochromatic scheme but favour a country style then look for toile du jouy designs. You can either keep this design for the curtain fabric or use the design as a wallpaper as well. In a bedroom use with crisp white bedlinen and pile the bed with cushions in made from toile de jouy and antique linen fabrics.
How to Find Capable Builders for Your Home
Fri, 17 May 2013 08:20:02 -0500
The initial step of people looking for new homes is to find an efficient and ingenious builder. It is important to get one with those traits since house construction entails careful planning, expertise and resources.
Some Tips for Buying a Modern End Table
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:49:24 -0500
Remember the time when people decorated their homes with sofas, tables, and other furniture pieces that matched? It made shopping for furniture easy, but took away a lot in terms of aesthetic appeal.
Are Newel Posts Necessary?
Mon, 13 May 2013 12:50:12 -0500
Most people probably have no idea what a newel post, also called a central pole is, even if they use them everyday. Learn exactly what a newel is.
Different Window Treatments For Patio Doors
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:01:25 -0500
Patio doors may be functional entrances and exits between the outdoors and your home, but they can be treated like windows when it comes to thinking about decoration, blocking out the sun, and maintaining privacy. Since your options are French doors that swing open or sliding glass panels, the way that you approach window treatments must be specific to the style door. If you have patio doors in your home, here are a few window treatment suggestions that will help you create another design feature in your home that also performs an important job.
Tips: Turning Your House Into a Home
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:08:25 -0500
Moving can either be a fantastic experience which brings out the best of you, or a dreadful process that stands for anxiety and incredible amounts of stress. For most people, it's somewhere in between. The secret to making moving bearable is to always keep the greater imagine in your mind: if you are to care for all meaningless details and small irregularities which come with every move, you'll definitely loose it sooner or later.
Convenience in the Comfort of Your Own Bed
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:17:19 -0500
A pop up TV lift is a luxury that was very unaffordable 10 or 15 years ago, but with an increasing demand and better technology, they have become more affordable and a lot easier to install, and a lot quieter. Installation used to be more of a hassle, which often resulted in having to call a professional to do the work for you.
Keeping Toddlers Safe Around Windows
Mon, 20 May 2013 06:59:01 -0500
Anyone with a toddler knows that this stage of increased curiosity can be a challenging part of a child's development. They are starting to walk and explore the world on their own. Everything is new and exciting, and a toddler on a mission can make it from one room to the next before you realize they are no longer beside you. Parents and caregivers are well aware of the dangers of stairs, sharp objects, and hot stoves. However, they may not consider the potential dangers that windows and window coverings can pose.
The Popular Trend In Home Decorating
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:54:28 -0500
There are many aspects that you need to consider when you are looking to bring the beach feel into your city home. Although it may seem overwhelming it is actually very enjoyable to do as well as inexpensive.
Tips on Decorating the Interior of Your Home
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:32:22 -0500
There are a lot of things that you could take the time to learn about when it comes to interior design, and it is quite clear that you could really make some major improvements to the way your home looks. If you take the time to really think about it, you will know that the way your home looks and feels can have a major impact on the way that you feel in your home throughout the day, so it is important to go out of your way to keep your home looking not only well organized but also looking...
Solving Bedroom Design Problems
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:07:05 -0500
Trends change all the time and if you go for a certain theme, a few months later the theme could be outdated and no longer considered "cool". So, if you want to achieve a contemporary look as well as keeping it future proof, then colour blocking is the way to go.
Why Are Home Improvement Exhibitions So Popular?
Mon, 06 May 2013 10:53:19 -0500
An article about the attractions of home improvement exhibitions and why they are so popular. Is the television tie in influential in why we visit?
Add A Touch Of Natural Style to Your Wooden Floors With An Animal Skin Rug
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:24:00 -0500
The beauty of your home lies within the contents that are inside your house. Now that the season is changing, many people are throwing out old products and replacing them with new merchandise. How many of you know that wooden floors are cold during certain times of the year.
Home Staging: The Key to Selling Your Home Faster and for the Price You Want!
Fri, 10 May 2013 14:27:24 -0500
Home staging helps to sell a home faster and often at or near the selling price. So what exactly is home staging? This article reveals the ins and outs of the home staging process and how you can sell your home faster and for more money in any market. With the aid of an interior designer, staging a home is neither costly nor difficult.
Easy Ways to Warm Your Home Decor With a Mountain Cabin Theme
Wed, 01 May 2013 15:49:55 -0500
If you are looking for the warmth of a Montana cabin for your home, you can have it. You can bring all the furry forest animals in to frolic around your home - without the mess!
Landlords Must Know the Importance of Furnishing to Let Their Property
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:49:37 -0500
Letting a well furnished and maintained property can get landlords a better rental income and good tenants as well.When a landlord finally makes the decision to put up property in the market for letting, there is a choice that he has to make out of offering a fully furnished or an unfurnished property.
Creating A Nautical Theme Room
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:54:34 -0500
When decorating our home, we often look to a source of inspiration. The Sea is one such source and this is why a Nautical Theme can be fun and easy. The Sea is full of beauty, texture, color and emotion, making it a strong source for design elements and inspiration.
Themed Outdoor Events
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:03:05 -0500
Summer gatherings are known for their simplicity, so don't feel that you need to go overboard, particularly at outdoor events. Some people prefer not to sit on the grass, so it's a good idea to reserve a few picnic tables for your more selective guests. There are, of course, a number of reasons to host an outdoor event. The Fourth of July is probably the most popular holiday during the season, but some also like to celebrate birthdays, weddings, and other events outside. It's up to you to keep the mood festive, so add some fun accessories to tablecloth rentals in yellow and other summer-themed colors.
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:48:23 -0500
If you are have a detached garage and it is connected to the house with a roof or pergola, you probably don't think of it as anything but a path between the house and garage. However, consider that it might make a great destination point.
5 Common Questions Asked About Wall Fireplaces
Wed, 15 May 2013 08:41:21 -0500
If you are shopping for wall fireplaces, you may have found yourself with a few questions. Of course if you don't know anyone else who has one then you probably don't know who to direct your questions to. You might not trust the random salesperson in the store because you might assume they work on commission, and will tell you what they think you want to hear, just to make the sale.
What Is The Biggest Challenge An Interior Designer Has To Overcome?
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:55:12 -0500
An interior designer has the important task of making us feel comfortable in our inside environment. It is a complex process to work with an often restrictive budget and a client with champagne tastes! Much of the responsibility for the timely progress and completion of the project can rest on their shoulders.
How to Control Noise Levels Inside a Room
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:36:25 -0500
Many companies use tiled floors and glass walls to make their office spaces look spectacular and inviting. These materials are expensive, but have the ability and the qualities to make your office and administration look classy and amazing.
Tips To Install Glass Brick Walls In Style
Wed, 15 May 2013 15:40:54 -0500
The design and installation of glass brick walls is quite distinctive as it is both functional and aesthetically appealing. The glass blocks are tensile and durable enough to be used as exterior walls. It allows ample sunlight into the rooms and protects the home from wind and snow. In most of the modern homes, these blocks are used to create a half wall, partition for rooms or full walls.
Tips on Choosing Embroidered Cushions for Home Interiors
Wed, 01 May 2013 08:46:00 -0500
Embroidered cushions are excellent home decor items. Here is a list of tips you must follow to pick out the choicest one from wide varieties.
Design Dilemmas? - Here Are Some Useful Ideas for Your Loft Conversion Rooms
Thu, 16 May 2013 11:26:24 -0500
For those of you who are in a dilemma about how to decorate your loft room space. This article demonstrates six exciting non-conventional ways of transforming your boring loft space in to an important part of the home you will enjoy spending your time in.