5 Things to Think About When Planning for Your Home Design

Posted on June 22, 2016 By

Planning for Your Home DesignPlanning for your home requires a more extensive approach and a lot of decision making to do compare to when buying one. Finding the perfect building lot is already a challenge, designing how your future abode will look like is another challenge. Putting together your dream home design on the current lot that you have as well as balancing the act of planning and budgeting can be quite difficult and may require professional help.

Here are some of the ways that can help you on your way.

Research for your dream home design

One must decide on what type of home they are about to build before actually designing how it looks like. It would be advisable to have a list of the things that you want your home to have prior to creating the blueprint. House styles today have different offerings, so it would be wise to browse for ideas before actually putting all these ideas into paper.

A quick sketch would also help in conceptualizing your dream home. Since you do not have to implement this design yet, you can

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Guide On How To Install Wall Stickers

Posted on June 22, 2016 By

Install Wall StickersFor your wall stickers to stick properly and look great for long, you have to install them properly. Here are tips on how to properly install the units:

Ensure that the wall is properly prepared

As you might know, wall stickers don’t stick well on rough and dirty surfaces. If the surface is rough, you should smoothen it by sanding or using any of your other preferred methods. You should also clean the surface in order to get rid of dirt, oil and any other substances that might be there.

You should remove dirt using a damp sponge and use a little bit of soap to remove any oil that might be on the surface. After smoothening the surface leave it for sometime so that it can completely dry. In some cases you may be required to paint the wall before applying the sticker. If this is the case with you, ensure that the color that you use is the one that you would like for the background of the sticker.

Be cautious when applying the stickers

Wall stickers are installed solely for

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Start Planning a Media Room That Will Awe and Inspire

Posted on June 22, 2016 By

Start Planning a Media RoomIf this is the year to get that amazing home theater or media room that the whole family can enjoy, along with friends then this is the perfect place to start planning. There’s no reason to stress about it! Deciding what style will work best within the provided space is the first step.

There’s no doubt that it will be set up and ready to go for a big movie premiere, game or other event that can serve as the perfect reason to show it off with a big get together. There are plenty of modern elements to include contemporary TV stands, shelving and other furnishings to complete it.

CONSIDER THE OFFERED SPACE AND DIMENSIONS

Of course, the first thing to take into consideration when planning a media room or home theater is where will it be located? Once that’s decided, one can figure how much space they have to work with. Specs are crucial to the layout and effectiveness of the room. Not only does it have to look stunning but it has to work as far as being viewable by all,

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8 FAQs About Wallpaper Installation

Posted on June 22, 2016 By

Wallpaper InstallationHome decor matters a lot these days because every homeowner wants their house to look different from anything in their neighbourhood, not the exterior but the interiors as well. Precisely for this reason, the business of interior decoration is experiencing such a boom right now. People have embraced the fact that it’s all about presentation these days which is why new and unique techniques are being invented to make home decor more appealing.

Wallpapers, for instance, are not a new concept by any means but in the last decade or so, have acquired immense popularity. Sure, painting your walls has its merits but it’s still conventional and people these days are looking for that something which is completely out of the box. With such designs available today, it seems only natural that people are more attracted towards it rather than sticking to painting. But unlike painting, this kind of wall decor is a lot trickier to employ. More often than not, people have several confusions regarding wallpapers. Some of these frequently asked questions are:

What sort of tools do I need?

  • Measuring Tape
  • Primer Sealer
  • Water Tray
  • Sponge for

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10 Home Decor Traits To Prove That You Have A Bohemian Soul

Posted on May 22, 2016 By

Bohemian SoulIf you are looking for the signs, here we have listed 10 of them to prove that your home is a reflection of your gypsy soul.

  1. You have a no filter attitude towards colours

For you, colours express your mood. Your rooms hold myriad colours in such a way that every room celebrates a side of your vivid personality. Whether understated or bold, colours face no discrimination in your house.

  1. You own lots of plants

Plants are your best friends. You have an enviable collection of greens in almost every corner of the house.

  1. You know patterns work best with patterns

Your love for patterns and textures reflects in your decorative style. Whether it is combining a set of cushions or picture frames or simply placing two decorative objects next to each other, you can play with patterns like a pro.

  1. You have uncountable rugs, lanterns and cushions

Rugs cover most part of the floor of your house. Cushions and throws find themselves uncontrollably present on every seating area and there is no dearth of differently sized lanterns

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5 Amazing Ways To Channelize The Bohemian Decor In The Bedroom

Posted on May 22, 2016 By

Bohemian Decor In The BedroomBohemians do not follow trends or patterns. They have shades of bright magnificence and shabby eclecticism in an artistic combination. Rather, bohemian is all about a heart which loves colours, creativity, adventure and above all, freedom from rules and conventions.

Since our bedroom is the most private space where we can be ourselves and let our imaginations loose, below we will discuss five amazing ways in which the bohemian decor can be effectively implemented and channelized in our bedrooms.

  1. Embrace Colours

There is no harm in going against the sleep inducing conventional colours in the bedroom. No colour is bad. It all depends on how you would like to express yourself through them. Make your bedroom an oasis of spontaneous colours and mix them, instead of matching. The world of colours is where bohemians find solace in therefore, let the paint and the upholstery be a fun festival of colours. Consider plum, orange, aubergine or yellow. Alternately, you could also look for interesting wall papers.

  1. Make a beautiful bed for yourself

The bed is perhaps the most favourite furniture for

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5 Home Decor Accessories That Make a Statement

Posted on May 22, 2016 By

vase on home decorHome décor is a very good way of pronouncing your personality to the world. A house that is very lived in has to have some accessories that add to its personality. These range from works of art, antiques, and rugs that come in various colors, patterns and shapes.

Many people opt to go the DIY way and gradually fill their houses with handmade items. You could also shop at other places that sell shabby chic home décor. Whatever their source, these items will make a mark in your house;

Vases

Since time immemorial, vases have represented the creativity of various civilizations. Almost every archaeological dig has unearthed partial or full vases with art on them. Vases are versatile home décor accessories as they can act as containers for many items like stationery, plants and pebbles. Antique vases do not come cheap and some like Ming vases could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Houseplants

These are to go into the vases. Flowers are the favorite plants as they add color and scent. Plants have the added advantage of acting as natural air

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Sneaky Ways To Trick Up Your Home Decor

Posted on May 22, 2016 By

Make art on the furnitureMake art on the furniture

Did you see an interesting motif somewhere you would like to import? No sweat. If you trust your art skills go to work on your shabby chic furniture and put the art on it. You could make simple geometric shapes with a ruler and pen and you would be amazed how great they turn out.

Put up a gallery

This is one of the simple tricks to try out. Try out wall hangings like shabby chic wall hangings that blend into each other. Wall adornments could also be made from framed photos and art. Ensure the frames contrast with the art inside for example narrow black frames with white backgrounds.

Nothing says taste like good artwork on the wall. You could pick modern artists like Kinley Winnaman whose art is bound to blend well with many décor styles.

Go blue

Remember blue is the color of life. Pick out blue hued items and blend it with hints of white in the background. This gives your living space

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Spicing Up Your Home With Shabby Chic Home Decor

Posted on April 22, 2016 By

Shabby Chic Home DecorThe Shabby Chic décor style popularized by Rachel Ashwell and Arhaus seeks to have an opulent vintage look. Colors prevalent are white, pastel and ecru. Fabrics are generously hemmed giving a soft and deep feeling.

Shabby Chic furniture is given a distressed look by covered in sanded milk paint. The whole décor style has an intriguing flea market look.

Pink peonies collaboration

Items in this range have soft pink fabric covers and include beddings, bed skirts, settee upholstery, and pillows. Styles in this range are charlotte, petticoat, tufted and Lilliput.

Rugs

The Shabby Chic rugs are in sheepskin and vintage designs. The sheepskin rug is made from natural sheepskin and is milk white. The vintage rugs are in soft pinks and browns on white backgrounds depicting natural plant art.

Accents

These are different accessories that show spontaneity in art and craft. Items in this collection include poufs, metal trays, globes, matchboxes and vases. Colors are more divergent with indigo, poufs, blue vases and brown wood decorations.

Mirrors

An opulent décor

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Treat Your Window With Shutters to Create an “Open” Feeling

Posted on April 22, 2016 By

Your Window With Shutters to Create an Open Feeling1Decorating a home can be difficult. Everything from the floor to the ceiling and to the walls are expected to harmonize and capture the “exact feel” you want. The type of materials, colors, along with many factors are carefully considered so that there will be no clashing in patterns, and the entire home will be designed “just perfectly.” Unfortunately, the task of home decoration gets no easier when it comes to window treatment.

Window Treatment

For anyone who has decorated a home in the past, picking the right window treatment is more than buying curtains. After you have evaluated the face of the window, lighting issues, and privacy concerns, you are still left with the three most common options of drapes, blinds, and shutters.

While drapes and blinds have been popular choices in the past, their lack of lighting and aesthetic appeal has allowed shutters to gain great consumer attention. Shutters are the preferred choice, especially for those who want to create an open feeling in their homes!

The Advantage of Shutters

One of the many concerns

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Effective Ways To Add Charm To Existing Interiors

Posted on April 22, 2016 By

Add Charm To Existing InteriorsNot everyone wants to revamp their home from scratch every single time, and honestly, budget-wise it doesn’t make sense to invest in totally new interiors every year. However, a smart home owner always find ways to create maximum impact. In this post, we will talk about some simple ways to creating a new dimension for your existing home, with ideas that are relatively easy to implement.

Start with letting go of excess

Time to sell, give away or junk stuff that you don’t need or like anymore. Take your furniture to sell at a re-sell store. Stuff you bought from Crate and Barrel or Ikea years ago that are falling apart or totally out-dated should go first. “Decorative” items that are cluttering your space should be removed from the house. Walls that are covered with prints, posters and other stuff that are not worth $10 in resale, should be sold anyway or given away. Leave a relatively clean and manageable space.

Who needs furniture?

High-end residential architecture and interiors don’t need much furniture or

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Fresh Design Ideas for Old Barn Boards

Posted on April 22, 2016 By

Fresh Design IdeasAn old barn that is scheduled for demolition offers a wealth of opportunities for the resourceful. Interior beams, joists, and floor boards can be salvaged and restored to their original glory. Uses for the exterior siding are a little more limited, after a lifetime in the elements the boards are weathered, often still holding onto the remnants of their last coat of paint. We think reclaimed barn boards have a wonderful place in contemporary design. They bring a sense of history and character that is hard to find in modern materials and they come with the environmental benefit of reusing a resource that would otherwise be discarded.

Working with reclaimed barn boards is not simple. The boards can be rough, brittle and are by no means square. It takes patience, care and finesse to make these boards work in modern cabinetry. A recent project exemplified the challenges of working with this unique material. The Cabinetmaker first had to mill the boards so they could be attached to a sub-straight for stability and strength while preserving the original face of the boards by milling only the backside. Given

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Creativity in Design With Hunting Wall Decals

Posted on March 22, 2016 By

Wall DecalsThe exceptional quality vinyl made hunting wall decals are something of great attraction not only for the hunters, but also for others as well. Decorating the walls with these decals is quite popular in younger generation because they want to give a chic and bold look to their bedrooms through these hunting wall decals.

Specifications of Hunting Wall Decals:

These wall decorations are made of high-quality vinyl and is given a polished and glossy finish. They are crafted with deep saturated colors and can be installed easily on the wall after peeling it off. Different sizes are available in these to match the varied sizes of the wall and are designed in a variety of colors. These decals are supported with alignment markers so that they can be easily installed according to the measurements. These decals are not made to be reused. However, they can be removed easily from the wall without causing any damage to the paint.

Decorating the room:

Usually, boys with a love of the outdoors tend to decorate their rooms with these type

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Different Shutters and Styles for Different Rooms in the House

Posted on March 22, 2016 By

Different ShuttersIt’s time to ditch your drab blinds and heavy curtains and become a loyal fan of custom shutters! Unlike big curtains and drapes that create a gloomy and weighty sensation around the house, these light weighted shutters will evoke a touch of open feeling and endow your rooms with life. When it comes to decorating your home, customized shutters are guaranteed to enhance your home’s beauty by accenting each room’s specific style. Whether your living room needs more airflow or your bedroom needs more privacy, there is a shutter perfect for all your needs.

What to Look For When Choosing Your Shutters

First things first, how large are your windows? Size is the most important thing to consider when choosing the right shutters for your rooms. If the shutters are too big, it will feel like your windows are drowning. Shutters that are too small will feel awkward and tasteless.

Additionally, understanding the architectural style of your home will also determine the type of panels you will have. When it comes to panels, vertical panels are coveted for the contemporary feel they create, while horizontal louver

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Determining a Rug’s Country of Origin

Posted on March 22, 2016 By

a RugLearning how to classify an oriental rug can be a timely endeavor. In addition to learning the expansive variety of ways that a rug can be classified, you need to understand that some classifications methods are more important than others.

For example, weavers and merchants can classify a rug based on its color, weave pattern, material, and the weaving group that made the rug, but each of these criteria take a back seat to the most important and influential classification form: country of origin.

Country of Origin

Given that many of the designs and color schemes that a rug uses depend on where the rug was created, it is logical to classify a rug based on its country of origin. Many different rug styles are simply deviations from a country’s cultural design.

Determining a rug’s country of origin also helps consumers and merchants understand the associated tariffs, exchange rates, and productions costs as each country has different rates associated with their rugs.

Another important factor of the quality and overall value of a rug is its production costs. Knowing what a rug costs to

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Investing In Professional Interior Designing

Posted on March 22, 2016 By

Interior DesigningEvery home owner wants a home that can stand for his own choices and personal preferences, and of course, to achieve that in the right perspective, it is more than essential to have an interior expert. Sadly, not all budgets are the same. In fact, less than one percent of all homeowners use these advanced and custom services. However, you don’t need to be sad. In this very special post, we will try to unleash some of the ideas that are often used by professional designs, but without actually toppling the budget.

Invest in New Elements:

First things first, you should start with creating a uniform look for the house, and that’s pretty much possible with fresh paint. Look for a color scheme that would complement the existing architecture and for this, you can simply head to the showroom of any known paint brand, and they will give you some great ideas. It doesn’t matter whether you can invest in high-end residential architecture, but with small things, the changes can be pretty evident for the interiors. The next thing is crown molding, which can help in creating

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White Marble is a Great Choice of Residential and Commercial Use

Posted on February 22, 2016 By

White MarbleWorth is proven from historical monuments

White marble has proven its significance in the past. Taj Mahal made of white marble is the prime instance. An individual doesn’t need to create one monument like that. He requires only white marble usage in his house judiciously. The service industry is on the rise and people are now inclined towards technology. Nowadays, wide arrays of options are there in the market to go well with one’s requirements and funds.

· White color attracts and catches an individual’s attention quite fast. There are lots of options to be had and can be given a try with white color. Therefore, an individual can be creative with marble to give a superb and different looks to his house.

· India is the third largest marble producer in the world and within India; there are lots of arrays available. If an individual desires to have more options then he needs to spend more and can opt for Italian marble as it is also accessible to India.

· In the world, multiple options available are an issue but it is even more

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10 Ways You Can Make Your Home Even Homier

Posted on February 22, 2016 By

Make Your Home Even HomierWhile the phrase “home is where the heart is” may seem cliché, in so many ways it’s true. Homes are typically full of life, memories and love.

If you’re looking for ways to make your home even homier, there are some simple things you can do. And this doesn’t have to involve purchasing tons of expensive décor. Follow along for some simple tips to get started today:

    1. Decorate with Pictures: Adding personal memories and mementos to your tabletops and walls will help personalize your home. This gives your home the look and feel that someone is actually living there, rather than looking like a model home, sterile rental or hotel room. This is also a way to finally get those pictures off of your phone or camera and give them a real purpose.
    2. Create Comfy Seating: Your home will automatically take on a homier feel when you decide to create comfy couches and chairs for guests and family. Having enough seating for all of your guests will make your space feel more inviting and decorative.
    3. Make Your Bedroom a Sanctuary: A good night’s sleep is a

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Tips for Chosing Colours for Curtains & Soft Furnishings With Confidence

Posted on February 22, 2016 By

Chosing Colours for CurtainsChoosing the right colour for your soft furnishings and window dressings seems a challenging task to many. Understanding what goes with which colour and how to get the best out of your interior through the use of colours in your soft furnishings is fundamental to your dream space.

Many people make choice and combination of colours so complicated that average person is either put off or too afraid to experiment. Well at the very basic, choice of colours and what they mean to you is very personal. Experiment with colours and be bold to test your imagination.

Brighter living spaces bring life to the interior and what can be better than a touch of bright blooms in the living space. Mixing colours with neutral base. Treat your walls as canvas and your choice of interior colours as your art work. Fresh blooms, yellow, pinks, blue can brighten up the space.

Your window treatment plays a significant role in the setting up the mood for your interior. Floral curtain fabric are the best way to bring in that lively feel to the interior. You can

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Reasons to Choose a Course in Interior Design

Posted on February 22, 2016 By

Course in Interior DesignTrends in the art world are changing rapidly. The rapid expansion of modern media and information has now also filtered into interior design. As a consequence, the interiors of offices, homes and apartments are now designed with infinite care and attention. The need for excellence in the design of these room spaces has led to a huge demand for interior designers and individuals are unsurprisingly concluding that it is rewarding to learn about this subject and are looking to join the best courses available. Given that our lives have only got busier in recent times, it is imperative that someone wishing to study for a diploma in interior design can do this within a flexible programme. Because of this rapid growth in the field of interior design in the last decade, there are now so many permutations of study and the number of organisations to join so numerous, that the question of which course to be chosen is difficult to answer at the outset.

There are interior design courses that are designed to fit into a busy schedule. Some have rotating schedules that ensure all options

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