Archive | April, 2013

Interior Decorating

2 Apr

Interior Decorating refers to the decorating and furnishing of interior spaces in homes, offices, schools, and public spaces. It deals with all aspects of lighting, color, texture, paint, furniture purchase and placement, flooring selection and installation, fabric installations, window treatments, and accessories. An Interior Decorator is charged with applying or updating the finishes and elements that will be included within a room space. The manner in which you design the interiors of your home, it is an important factor in making your home more attractive and relaxing. A great part of your home needs some point of enhancement, and this you can easily do so by using appropriate carpeting, painting, tiling, lighting fixture, furniture, murals, and so on. However, you also need to keep in mind that home interior decorating and styling are constantly changing. Practically every day, you can find a variety of new designs. Well it doesn`t matter whether you have a big space or a small one. With a bit of creativity you can always do something wonderful with it. For example if you have a small space, you obviously would not need a lot of furniture pieces around. However, if you have a bookcase that you cannot do without, simply integrate it into a wall so you can save space. You can invest in some good quality lampshades, wallpaper, linens and many others to liven up a room. Interior decorating of home can be really exciting and enjoyable. There are many ways that you can upgrade your home with interior decorating yourself, or you can even hire a professional interior designer to do the work for you. When you are starting an interior decorating of your house, there are several things you should keep in mind. For starters, you need to think of the style of design you are going for. It can be a bit upsetting if each room has a completely different style, so give this a lot of thought. There are many styles of interior decorating , from modern to French country. Some people prefer a spotless white look while others prefer to fill their space with colour. It is important to refer to home decorating and design magazines to see what other people have done and find out which style strikes your fancy!! Just remember that every little thing you put into your home becomes a part of the decoration, so choose carefully.


Unusual Interior Design Ideas

2 Apr

Those moving into a new home for the first time as well as those upgrading their home may want to express their individuality through the materials and design elements they choose. Architects, interior designers and general contractors can all help conceptualize and implement a desired look. Below are just a few suggestions as to how to free your mind of more standard looks for your home and realize what`s possible when you let your imagination run wild. 1. Creating a nature room inside the home. Imagine a carpet of grass and moss, trees and bushes planted into the floor of your home. Furniture in tropical colors or in muted tones to blend into the surroundings. People crave quiet spaces in nature, so why not create a natural room inside your home? Hidden speakers can add ambiance and water features such as fountains and rivers that run from inside to outside the home can all help you feel like your sanctuary is an escape into your perfect vision of solitude. 2. Mix up wall materials. Beyond paint, wallpaper and tile, unique materials add a certain touch to a room that won`t often be copied. Silk walls, walls of gold or steel or even leather will have guests commenting on your remarkable design. 3. Use of arches and angles. Think of the calm feeling that comes over one as they enter a church. Religious or not, the stained glass windows and impressive arches often give people pause for a moment and create a sensation of awe. There`s no reason tall repeating arches can`t be used inside a home. Stained glass windows as large as you like will change the look and feel of any room. 4. Create a theme for a room, then make every single detail of the room fit into that theme. For example, if you like water, consider small ponds for sinks or showers made of glass that looks like icicles. Paint the walls blue and use a variety of small tiles of various blue colors to create the feel of movement in your home. 5. Don`t forget the exterior. What types of materials can you use that are out of the ordinary? What about a mesh layer over the home? Shutters, as simple as they may sound transform the look and feel of a home.No matter what your personal preferences, whether they are natural, industrial, minimalist or bright and cherry, there are ways to make a home uniquely yours. Think outside the interior design ideas and you`ll end up with a home everybody in the neighborhood is talking about.

Some Space Saving Ideas for Bedroom Spaces

2 Apr

Here are some space saving ideas for bedroom areas. Sometimes, our bedrooms become junk depositories. So, the first step might be to clean out the junk.Doctors advise insomniacs to use their bedrooms only for sleeping, although for couples another activity is allowed. But, many of our bedrooms are multi-purpose rooms. They serve as home offices, entertainment and work out centers.Your room might be more like a one-room apartment than anything else. If you have other rooms in your house that can be used for some purposes, it will help with organization, which in turn will create more area for you to work with. But, let`s get back to that first step of cleaning out the junk.Organizational experts recommend going through your wardrobes and drawers on a regular basis. We tend to accumulate a lot of clothing as the years go by. Outfits go out of style. Jeans become ripped to the point where they are unwearable. Yet, many of us have difficulty throwing out dated or torn clothing. We think we might have time to sew up a rip or that the outfits might come back into style. Even though styles do sometimes come around, fabrics cannot survive for decades. They become worn or dry-rotted just hanging in a wardrobe.That`s why one of the first of the expert recommended space saving ideas for bedroom areas is always to go through your clothing. Look at each item for wear and tear.In order to figure out whether or not the item is still in style, try to remember the last time you wore it. If it has been more than a year, it is probably out of style. Keeping clothes that no longer fit is another bad idea. Those items are just taking up space in your wardrobe. As a rule of thumb, you should throw out or donate any item that you have not worn in over a year.One of the best space saving ideas for bedroom areas is to replace any of the doors that you have with sliders. Sliding doors provide several advantages. First, there is no need to allow extra room for a hinged door to open. There`s your space-savings.Sliding doors also look neater. It is relatively easy to replace an existing wardrobe door with a slider. Even the bedroom`s door can be replaced with one that slides. The instructions for completing that kind of project are simple and relatively easy to follow.