June 22, 2011
May 03, 2011
There are many kids bedroom ideas that are fashionable, unique and stylish too. Designers have turned creative and are experimenting with furniture designs for the kids bedroom. You can find tent beds, storage beds, canopy beds, children bunk beds, trundle beds, loft beds for kids. The most important aspect to consider while searching for the perfect bedroom decor is to know what kind of child you are buying it for; if the kid is male or female or young or teenage. What is the kid's favorite color, hobbies? The answer to these questions will give you the right direction to create a fabulous room for your child.
Stylish bedroom for kids:
Most of the kid's rooms have twin beds and this gives you many options in this style. For the little girls a canopy twin bed is just perfect. It is a classic girl's favorite.
While buying the bedroom furniture with a particular theme like butterflies, sea kingdom, stars and background of the sky, etc. Trundle gives a playful look to the room. So if you decide to shop for kid's bedroom furniture look for furnishings that add brightness to the room and appear interesting.
April 26, 2011
Mirror Sliding Doors:
There are different mirror doorways found in distinct forms. Frosted mirror is excellent and the bronze mirror offers an illusion of a nice tan. Combine wardrobe with colored glass, like cool blues, fresh green, exciting reds, implies that the wardrobe design and style choices can be experimental. You can let your imagination and creativity go wild.
Wood effects give an ethnic feel, cherry brown mixed with mirror panels look amazing, and also reflect light while they retain depth and warmth.
What type of door would you choose then for your wardrobe to match your home furniture?
If you have glass sliding door then the internal wardrobe is always on display and if the glass is tinted you can still see the things inside. They are the boldest statement in contemporary bedrooms.
These mirror doors have great utility value. You can gauge yourself and at the same time they make your bedroom larger due to the optical illusion.
You can also choose a door with mural, themes, shapes etc or you can paint a small design to match the curtains and bedroom furniture.
If you choose wood varieties, it is wise to be away from basic wood door unless it is of a rich and striking material or if you decide to paint it.
April 14, 2011
Glass accent tiles are used for kitchen backsplashes, as accents on floors, shower walls. They sparkle up the kitchen, add depth and luminescence, which is missing in natural stone or ceramics.
Metal matches with the stainless steel appliances. Small metal wall tiles allow you to create different designs. The most common application of wall tile of metal is the kitchen backsplash. For a stylish, contemporary and polished look you can choose stainless steel in different finishes ranging from brushed to satin. Copper, bronze tile adds beauty to the kitchen with a tinge of traditional style.
For a finished look in the kitchen or bath removing an existing window wood casing and replacing with a tile looks real. This is picture framing. A natural ceramic border or a natural stone give depth and a realistic look. You can incorporate it with the other tiles in the room.
April 07, 2011
My home has always had a coffee table, it has been the place we all jam together, chat and talk about music, books and of course finance for the month. Living room furniture generally has a couch and teapoy and occupies most of the space. When you sit on the couch you would want to keep so many things like magazines, drinks, pen, may be a diary or book. There are so many options to be kept in front of the sofa that serves as a storage space and as a decorative piece. These are some options that will help you decorate in front of your couch and make your home interior useful and stylish.
This is the first choice for most of us. They are available in all sorts of shapes, sizes, height in metal, glass, natural wood finishes. A coffee table needs to be in proportion to the size of the room and the couch in front of which you want to keep it. You cannot cramp a large, heavy table in a small room.
Pair of tiny tables:
Two tiny tables, can be placed side by side, this will give a formal look as opposed to the modern coffee table. Surely, a matched pair looks good, but mismatched set of tables can be used of the same height with matching tops. A pair of antique tables will look perfectly elegant.
You can also place a cottage style, rustic wooden bench, or an old antique dining table.
March 09, 2011
Show It Off Or Space It All:
When you enter some living rooms they are staged with carefully selected accessories. This is a showpiece living room; it vouches for style rather than comfort.
In some homes the living room is designed to be a meeting place for family and friends. The living room has comfortable and stylish furniture so that people stay there for a while.
Paint The Palate:
The living room can be lively with various colors, blended well, such as turquoise, cream, sage, brown. This is where you start designing your room. Now think about how you use this color. You can have walls to be neutral with bold colored living room furniture and decorations or vice versa
Storyboard Your Living Room:
While directors plan a movie they create a story board to visualize the film. This technique can be used to design your living room. Click photos of furniture, collect samples of fabric, collect paint chips and then arrange them on a poster board to visualize your idea.
Guide Through Books:
There is a lot of guidance you can get through magazines and library books. It is a wealth of living room design ideas. You will get different books based on different styles like the Victorian, classic and modern.
Observe and stay inspired as you plan to design your dream living room.
February 24, 2011
Most of the home decor tips suggest different styles of lighting to give the desired effects in your home. Sensuous lighting in the bedroom, cozy lights in the living room or may be an elegant look, bright lights in the study etc. However, the most comfortable and effective is the natural light. Try to make optimum use of it and let the natural lighting enter your home, especially in the kitchen, as much as possible; this is healthy, cost effective as well as eco friendly.
Design it greenly
If you are planning to design the kitchen then you have endless ideas to keep the kitchen eco friendly, as the trend goes these days.
Opt for used material
If you know any shop which provides tiles and stone slabs from some previous projects and they seem to be in good usable condition then go in for them; it will utilize the material which would have otherwise just got wasted and also it will cost much less.
Use recycled material
Paper, glass, hemp, and aluminum are a few that materials which meet reduce, reuse, and recycle standards. These materials can be ideal for the kitchen counter tops or any other tiling needs.
Cutting edge cupboards
Kitchen design furniture makes a big difference in the feel of the house. Avoid going for the conventional cupboards made of formaldehyde which is a harmful material, instead go for wheat board or solid wood; these things are typically burned up as waste but can be a perfect substitute to the particle board.
Recycling the waste products as much as possible, collecting the compost are some more tips to go green in your kitchen.