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Choosing the perfect color for your home

Choosing the perfect color for your home is important. The right color perfectly sets the balance of your room. The right color can make the room look good. However a color that is not suited for the room will make it look bad. There are many colors which can make a room look bright or some might make the room to look small. It is difficult to choose the right colors, especially when you don’t have the background of arts. Not everybody can be a home designer and not everybody can make the room to look heavenly. You need to have the knowledge of colors in order to use them using the right color is really important in your room, if you room’s colors are too dark no matter how big is your room, still the wrong colors will make it look small. Wrong colors throw off the room’s balance. When the colors are not right nothing really looks good in the room, no matter how expansive your room’s furniture is, if the colors are not right room will never look good. Don’t simply go on painting a room, just because you like a color. Just because you like a color that does mean it is going to look good in your room.

Many people make blunder of choosing colors that are not well suited to their rooms. Don’t be one of those people. Choose colors that are well suited to your room. You can try painting some swatches of paints in your room before choosing your perfect color. Painting swatches is the best way to choose the color.

Choosing the perfect color for your home

Many people make mistakes of choosing their paint or their wallpaper first. Paints and wall papers are available in almost any color these days. Name the color and you will have that color in your hand. But the problem lies within the furniture and the accessories. The furniture and accessories doesn’t come in the required color. There is much chance that if you buy furniture later on it might not match your paint. You need to buy your furniture first. Once you have bought your furniture, your carpets, your accessories and window treatments now, you can jump in the process of painting your room. This will save you from many problems and hassle. However choosing the theme is important. Select your color theme even before you choose furniture.

Choosing the perfect color for your home

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Decorating children bedroom

Decorating children bedroom is not an easy task; it is quite a difficult one. Child’s likes and dislikes changes throughout the years; they keep growing and changing their needs. They never stick to one décor they want a new décor every few months. When we finally decide that the decorating process as finished, our child suddenly start demanding for a new décor. This happens at every other house. You shouldn’t be investing much in your child’s bedroom since he will grow out of it soon. There are few tips that one need to keep in mind when furnishing his child’s bedroom.  Tips like, never invest in cartoon character like beds, too much funky things, and should be kept in mind. These are some simple tips that can easily be followed. Let us discuss these tips in detail.

First of all when decorating your kid’s room you need to make sure that you don’t invest in things that you kids will soon grow out of it. Invest in things that will stay with him for a long period of time. Investing in furniture that is very funky and is full of cartoon character is not a good idea. Since these things are quite expansive and your kids is soon going to grow out of it. So there is not point of investing in something that will be useless after some time. Instead you can invest in something that will last for quite a long time, such as a nice bed. A nice bed is really important in your child’s bed; you want him to rest properly. Invest in a nice simple bed that will last with him during his teenage years as well. Making right choice is really important when furnishing your child’s bedroom. If your kid really wants to have cartoon characters in his room, you can have wall stickers. These wall stickers can be changed very easily later on, when your kid finally grows out of it. You can also have some interesting paint or wall paper on his’ room’s walls. Paint can be changed easily later on.

Children bedroom

You need to invest in a good book shelf. A good book shelf is a must have for your kid’s room. Soon he will need a place to keep his books. You also need to have a good study table in his room. These are some simple tips that can be followed very easily.

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Solutions for Designing Small Interior Spaces

There are various tips and tricks of designing small interior spaces without compromising their look and size. Using furniture of different heights in a small room is one great tip of decorating it to create the illusion of a larger room. This small kitchen makes use of furniture of various heights to create the illusion of a larger space.

Solutions for Designing Small Interior Spaces

Less materials, time and money are needed to decorate small interior spaces. Due to this fact, homeowners can be daring and dramatic by using bold colors to decorate their interior space. The orange color used in this small bathroom makes it look spacious.

Solutions for Designing Small Interior Spaces

Side chairs are light and portable hence can easily be moved around the house or room. They are also small in size making them perfect for furnishing small interior spaces. The room also uses a tone of yellow and white to brighten up the living room, making it appear larger than it really is.

Solutions for Designing Small Interior Spaces

It is also better to use one large furniture in a small living room than having several pieces of furniture that will congest the room, making it look stuffed up and even smaller than it is. In this small family room with a low ceiling, a large leather couch and an armchair are just enough to ensure the room looks larger. The white open cabinet and ceiling brightens the room to create the illusion of the availability of more room. Apart from having the furniture close to the walls, they can also be arranged at the center of the room. The glass window allows enough natural light into the room for a feeling of more space.

Solutions for Designing Small Interior Spaces

Neutral colors such as white are also perfect for small spaces. In this room, the walls and ceiling are painted white thus making the small space appear larger. The love seat is also in white and accentuated with the two throw pillows in brown floral. Love seats are perfect for small spaces instead of going for couches that take up so much space. The white wall-length curtain does not just let in natural light into the room but also makes the ceiling appear higher making the room look larger. The table and cabinet have different heights which is another effort in trying to make the room look larger. The two dark colored fluffy area rugs create contrast in the room.                                                                                    

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Nature Inspired Green Homes to Envy

Second after blue, green is a very popular color that is available in thousands of hues. Ranging from lime to jade to forest to sage, green is a perfect color for decorating interior spaces. In nature, green is the color that is most abundant and common; due to this fact, it is the color that is seen more by the eyes. What makes this color comfortable and terrific is the fact that it is always in nature. As a color found between blue and yellow in the middle of the color wheel, green balances out the two. Apart from being connected to balance, green is also associated with regeneration, relaxation, freshness as well as youth. Certain cultures associate this color with ailments such as some Asian cultures, therefore, it should be accompanied with a bold hue such as red.

Nature Inspired Green Homes to Envy

Green was the color tone of the plumes of the quetzal birds in the Aztec culture hence the reason it was not just accepted by their chieftains but was considered a color that is royal. The chakra heart, also known as the point of energy, is aligned in the culture of the Hindus; this enables love feelings and emotions to from a person’s core effectively and freely without any impedance. This empty modern interior space uses various shades of green on the walls, ceiling and even floor with the latter featuring an emerald hue of green.

Nature Inspired Green Homes to Envy

Green is also believed to be a source of inspiration for creative artists; whereas analytical performance is not directly related to green, it hastens the performance with so much creativity. Green is also commonly referred to as a restful color since one does not need to make any changes or alterations in order to see anything in nature with their naked eyes. It re-assures people with its tone since when it rains, there is usually more greens in the environment than when a famine is expected.                                                                                    

Nature Inspired Green Homes to Envy

The effects of green such as freshness, creativity as well as growth makes it perfect for designing the interiors of kitchens. In individuals, green can reflect a tempered personality whereas in case of a country or state, moral decay. It can also be used in home offices.                                                                            Nature Inspired Green Homes to Envy

Balancing the life of a family, reduction of fatigue, rejuvenation of the human body and health improvement are some of the great works green can inflict in a room. For these great effects of green, one should go for a softer hue that can be used in the bedroom or even bathroom. For those on tight budgets, potted plants will come in handy.

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Tips on Decorating Interior Spaces in Blue

Blue is a powerful color with strong psychological effects in interior spaces. Though blue is considered a remorseful color associated with cold, it reflects serenity, conservatism, honesty, calmness, loyalty, stability, wisdom and even authority with the latter quality being the reason this color is commonly used on uniforms. Available in various hues ranging from indigo to aqua to sky blue and to navy blue, it is important to know how and when to use this beautiful and cool color for interior decoration before one takes a brush and blue paint and starts painting their walls in this hue.

Tips on Decorating Interior Spaces in Blue

Blue is said to have healing properties. This is clearly explained by chromotherapy or colorology which is also known as light therapy. Light therapy is an alternative health treatment or holistic treatment as commonly referred to as by the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. A lighter hue of blue is believed to relieve one of pain and even soothe various kinds of illnesses. It is also believed to have calming effects making it perfect for decorating bathrooms. Its restorative and light nature will make the bathroom feel quite relaxing.

Tips on Decorating Interior Spaces in Blue

A deep tone of blue is not just exotic but also regal due to its rich celestial hues. This kind of blue tone is perfect for decorating small interior spaces or even feature walls for an enhanced look rich in texture and tone.

Tips on Decorating Interior Spaces in Blue

Blue is also considered a protective color. This is depicted when staircases, cupolas, fences, doors and even the exteriors of certain homes in Europe are painted in a blue hue to keep them from evil forces. Polish women yet to be married were expected to have their homes painted in this hue for protective purposes. When used on doors, it is not just a reflection of trust but also solidity.

Tips on Decorating Interior Spaces in Blue

Blue induces a calming and relaxing effect into bedrooms but in order to keep away the cool feeling that might come with it, wood tones are added for a warm vintage touch. The yellow carpet in this elegant bedroom also warms it up.                                                                   

Tips on Decorating Interior Spaces in Blue

Blue is also known to reduce appetite hence it is a perfect color those looking to cut down some extra pounds gained. They can paint their dining area walls blue or use this color as an accent for their eating space. The antiques and wood  tones used in this room to warm it up.                                                                    

Tips on Decorating Interior Spaces in Blue

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What It Takes To Come Up With A Mission Statement In Your Home

With the right style and purpose intended for a home, select the perfect color theme for their interior space or even purchase their dream home. A home mission statement does not just entail personal values and style but also assist in making great decisions concerning the home such as interior décor. It also helps homeowners determine their personal vision, that of their home as well as having their priorities right at their fingertips. First, one must explore what their style really entails. In addition to this, what attracts them visually will help them know what they would love to have in their interior spaces. Find mission statements and note down all the facts or items that you like on the images collected from design magazines and sites.

What It Takes To Come Up With A Mission Statement In Your Home

Tapping into one’s values comes second. One must find what takes the top priority in their life and what they consider most important. It is at this point that one must ensure that all the things dear to their heart are featured in their home. As an example, people who value friends and extended family should implement a guest room in their house. Everything must be listed on a piece of paper according to their priority. As an illustration, a homeowner who cares so much for the environment can design an eco-friendly home.

What It Takes To Come Up With A Mission Statement In Your Home

Defining how one wants their home to feel is also very essential. Should it be serene, uncluttered and clean? Or do you want a fresh, welcoming and cozy feeling in your interior space? Jot down the words you want to describe your interior space and afterwards scale them down to only three words. Clarification of the home’s primary role or purpose is equally important and must be looked into. This should be written down and at least two supporting roles added. Phrases and main words to be used to come up with key points as well as these should be extracted or deduced from the information collected so far by refining the answers.                                                                       

What It Takes To Come Up With A Mission Statement In Your Home   

Imagining one’s ideal day while at home from waking up to retiring to bed in the night is also essential. This is accomplished using all the six senses. From the lists made, one must come up with their mission statement to make an interesting and attractive home. Finally, implement your mission statement.                                                               

What It Takes To Come Up With A Mission Statement In Your Home

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Tips on How to Decorate Your Room

There are many ways of giving your room a makeover and choosing what works for you is important. You need to pick a theme for your room. This includes things like color for your fabric, walls and furniture. You can use plain colors like white or a mixture of two colors, say blue and white. Some daring people, especially teens, can go with different colors to come up with a wonderful color scheme. Choose a theme that depicts your personal taste and preferences.

Comfort is paramount when you want to make your bedroom that cool hangout zone. There are many ways of achieving a comfortable look for your room. One of them is through furniture. A sizeable bed can be enough but choosing your bedding is important. Pillows and warm bedding are comfortable. You can throw in a big teddy bear or two if you are into stuffed toys.

Tips on How to Decorate Your Room

A lovely room is also spacious. To create space, you need to clean your room and remove any items which you do not need. You do not have to throw them away as they may be used in other rooms. Furniture can overcrowd your room and choosing the right size requires tact. For example, you can choose a bed which has an attached set of drawers or a dressing table instead of installing separate furniture pieces. If you love reading, you can go for a bed which has space for your books.

Tips on How to Decorate Your Room

Your room should portray your style. If you love photography, you can dedicate a part of your wall to your works. If you love painting, you can paint a picture on your wall. Hanging photos on your wall is also a great way of making your room look better. Decorating your room can also include things like fabric. Choose fabrics which let light through for your curtains. These make your room bright and highlight the theme colours which you use. Going through design magazines can help you get ideas on how to go about choosing themes and colours to use for your room.

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How to furnish and decorate an overly large bedroom

How to furnish and decorate an overly large bedroom

How to furnish and decorate an overly large bedroom

Most home owners dream of having an extremely large and airy bedroom. But, the sad truth is that overly large bedrooms are often a challenge to decorate. Indeed, you can very easily fill a small bedroom with the proper furniture and accents, but a larger one can be quite a challenge to furnish.

Still, despair not. With some easy tricks, you can very easily furnish and decorate an overly large bathroom.

Compact space

The easiest way to fill up an overly large bathroom is to compact the space and make it appear smaller. Hence, you won’t have to spend a fortune on furniture and accessories. So, don’t hesitate to invest in a large folding screen.

How to furnish and decorate an overly large bedroom

You can either place it in a corner, or use it to divide your room into two parts: for instance, some home owners can use the largest portion of the room as a sleeping area, and the smaller one as a study, or even as a dressing room.

Another way to compact your bathroom space is to dress it up in dark hues. Such colors will instantly close up the space and make it appear smaller than it really is. So, make sure that your walls, floors and furniture are brown, black, red, dark forest green and other such tones.

How to furnish and decorate an overly large bedroom

Furniture arrangement

Many of us tend to push our furniture against the wall, but this only makes the bedroom appear even more spacious. So, don’t hesitate to place your bed right in the middle of the room. Make sure to install two bedside tables on either side of your bed to take up some extra space.

How to furnish and decorate an overly large bedroom

Don’t hesitate to place other furniture in your bedroom. For example, a couch at the end of the bed can add quite a cozy touch to the overall décor. You can opt for a commode, a dresser and even a writing desk to make your bedroom appear smaller than it really is. In fact, if you want to create a partition in the room, you can use the commode or closet to separate two areas of the same space.

Accents

Make the most out of your lavish bedroom space and go crazy on the accents and accessories. For instance, a luxurious window dressing can instantly add flair and elegance to your bedroom. Make sure to choose some glittery tassels and silk or even velvet fabrics for the curtains.

How to furnish and decorate an overly large bedroom

Some family portraits, a few vases and a couple of table lamps will also help embellish an overly large bedroom.

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How to make your room to appear big

Not everybody has luxury to afford a big house, besides it is not necessary that every bedroom of the house is as big as a master bedroom. Some of us are bound to live in small bedrooms. It is quite difficult to stay in a small bedroom because we have all have more things then we actually require. Our things actually make it difficult for us to live in small rooms. However there are number of ways that can make your room to appear big and you can also have enough storage space in your room as well. Let us discuss few things in detail that will give you an idea about how you can make your existing small room appear visually big.

The most important thing when furnishing a small room is mirrors. Mirrors can be your best friend when you are furnishing a small room. Mirrors draw light in to the room. They make room visaually bigger and brighter. If you add proper lights along with mirrors your room will look much bigger. Another thing that you can do is to set up a mirror on one complete wall of your room. When you set up a mirror on one complete wall, it will make your room look huge. Mirrors can do wonders to your room if set up properly.

How to make your room to appear big

Another important thing that you should keep in mind when furnishing small room, is furniture. When furnishing small room, always select multipurpose furniture. Choose bed which has drawers under it, or which can be folded when required.  This will save a lot of space in your room; you can easily fold your bed during day time and can have the space to yourself. You can also use a sofa come bed in your room. Sofa come bed can easily be used as a sofa during the day time and you can use it as bed at night.

You can have foldable tables in your room; they will also keep your room clutter free. You can set open these tables when you need them; otherwise they will be neatly stacked on the side of your room.

How to make your room to appear big

When living in a small room, make sure to light your room properly. Proper lighting can change the overall appearance of your room. Proper lighting makes room appear bigger and brighter. Always make sure your room is well lit.

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Romantic Gothic Designs For Your Bedroom

Gothic décor usually starts with black and the walls are the best areas to use color on. For your romantic bedroom design, you can opt for the traditional black or try out other color options. You can paint your walls a deep red for a horrific look. You can also opt for deeper shades of mottled green or blue shades. A modern Bohemian palette is exactly what you need to make your room look gorgeous and Gothic all at the same time.

Romantic Gothic Designs For Your Bedroom

If you do not like the idea of painting your walls, you can choose to go with Gothic wallpapers. Vintage wallpapers look good on accent walls. You can also get drawings or paintings of curlicue designs especially at the corners or along the baseboards of your wall. You can also choose to give your room one of those distressed looks by using different shades of color, say three, and rubbing away the final coats to expose the hidden layers beneath.

Romantic Gothic Designs For Your Bedroom

Furniture plays a major role in the Gothic design which you pick for your room. A metal bed which is designed with intricate details like scrolled designs would definitely be the best. For a more romantic yet rustic look, you might consider using wires and metals to design your metallic bed. If you have the option of choosing a bed with posters or not, go for the former as it is easier to accessorize with draperies or sheer fabric.  For a regal touch to your bedroom, choose storage furniture and armoires which have display areas where you can place artwork.

Romantic Gothic Designs For Your Bedroom

Lighting is also essential if you want to successfully design your Gothic-romantic bedroom. Whereas chandeliers look more formal, you can opt for candles in bottles or designed stands for a more Bohemian look. Pendant lights, tea lights, saint candles and lanterns with tinted shades of color and lighting are also ideal. Accessorizing with such lighting fixtures also brings out the charm of the rest of your accessories such as skulls, old and tattered books or even statues.                                                                                     

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