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Why People are so Opinionated when in Comes to Color

There is no topic that brings out different opinions from different people than that of color. Given two photos with one being colorful and the other in neutral, the extremes cannot go without raising different strong reactions immediately. Though people have strong feelings on this topic, recent polls carried out have always shown that the number of people who love neutral colors is almost the same as those who prefer to go bold. Though color is said to misbehave and cannot be counted on, neutrals are considered safe and those who love them feel safe with these colors in their interior spaces. Apart from these two color variations representing different personalities, there are other reasons people are so opinionated about color.

Why People are so Opinionated when in Comes to Color

People are so passionate about color because it is intrinsic in the sense that we experience it every day of our lives whether we awake or asleep. Apart from the two color palettes being so polarized, the fact that people have personal and intimate relationships with color is enough reason to arouse different opinions.

Why People are so Opinionated when in Comes to Color

In modern interior designs, it is colors that stand out from the rest of the design elements used. With the different design styles available, it is easy for different people with different personalities, preferences and opinions to get a transitional style that suits them. Unlike designs that are sometimes difficult to peg due to this fact, color usually draws various opinions almost instantly. This is due to the fact that color is easy to identify.

Why People are so Opinionated when in Comes to Color

It is not wrong to say that it could be that everyone love color but can tend to care so much about other people’s opinions. People like when positive comments are made about them and not vice versa hence one can easily say that social influences play a great role in the opinions people have about colors.                                                                                    

Why People are so Opinionated when in Comes to Color

People who have had negative experiences which are misinformed also tend to have opinions when it comes to color, be it bright or neutral colors. Those who use pop of bright colors in their neutral homes might feel they have made a big mistake which is not always the case. The fact that most people fail to visualize controversial colors in their interior spaces is another reason why people tend to be so opinionated about colors. Therefore, it is wise to use color on a small area or one that is barely used before having the confidence to implement it fully.                                                                       

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How To Care For Your Parquet Floor

Parquet floors were traditionally hand-made and they came in different designs. The floor tiles would either have shellac, lacquer or varnish finish. Nowadays, however, parquet floor tiles are made of hardwood, and they are coated with polyurethane. Such tiles are thin and light and they happen to be considerably resistive to any abuse.

How To Care For Your Parquet Floor

Just like any other floor type, it is paramount that you clean your parquet floor on a regular basis so as to keep it clean. Sweeping and vacuuming it is therefore important. Occasionally, you can mop it using a moist mop. To keep your floor protected all the time, make sure that you use area rugs or a lovely carpet to cover it. This is especially important in areas where traffic is more, for instance, the kitchen area and near the doors.

How To Care For Your Parquet Floor

More often than not, parquet floor tiles fade due to their finish wearing off. When you notice this, know it is time to give your floor a repair. All you have to do is work on the damaged area by using masking tape to it and then sanding that area. After sanding it, you can then stain the part and apply a new finish. The same applies to areas which are discolored or damaged by water and spillage.

How To Care For Your Parquet Floor

Sometimes the problem with your floor could be missing tiles. After some period of time, floor tiles become loose and if you are not careful you will lose them. Repairing your floor in this case will require that you replace the loose tiles with other ones. If you can, go back to the home improvement store from where you purchased your original tiles. Choose tiles which match the ones you already have to use for your repair.

How To Care For Your Parquet Floor

If your parquet floor simply looks dull to the eyes, you can opt to refinish the entire floor. Depending on the budget you have, you can either do the work yourself or get a professional to do it for you. The latter comes in handy especially when you want a large area to be worked on.

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Porcelain wood tiles: Not your real hardwood

Porcelain wood tiles: Not your real hardwood

Porcelain wood tiles: Not your real hardwood

It looks like wood; but it surely isn’t wood and I present to you porcelain wood tiles or casually called wood ceramic tiles.

Most of us really like the very earthy vibe that hardwood gives but we also know of some disadvantages mostly the effect of time on it and the need to take proper care of it because of termites; here is an alternative: Porcelain wood tiles.

Porcelain wood tiles: Not your real hardwood

Ceramic is used everywhere these days but the great usability of those tiles is that they can be a direct replica of wooden tiles and cost half the price and half the care.

Moreover, ceramic tiles provide a wide variety of choice since you can have printed ceramic tiles that add to the diversity of your rooms.

Some ideas can involve darker shades of ceramic tiles for your office or if you prefer a den and lighter shades of ceramic tiles for your living room or you could choose to mix those two and create a very rustic looking bathroom. Porcelain wood tiles: Not your real hardwood

Now as with most of home design products out there, you can choose to DIY it or to have someone do it for you and afterwards bring your family around and show it off as your personal little project but you wouldn’t be that mean, would you?

What you could do is install the tiles directly on concrete or you can install them on the wood you already have in your home; it depends on how much time you have and how much time you want to spend on your project.

Though it is important for you to do your research and see what the different manufacturers ask about the products to glue the tiles to the floor; some ask for a special compound that can do the gluing without it coming off once in a while.

Also, if you want to create a beautiful effect, you can use a contrasting color in the room you are thinking to use your ceramic tiles.  For example, you can use dark colors like red or black to contrast with light brown ceramic tiles or you can use light pastel colors to control with darker wooden-like ceramic tiles.

If you are looking for one good wood ceramic manufacturer, I read that “Mediterranea” which is a company based in the United States does not print tiles but print on plank-like ceramic tiles so you could try this for your DIY project and then you can just sit back and relax while admiring your hard work. Porcelain wood tiles: Not your real hardwood

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Walls and floors: colors and textures

Walls and floors: colors and texturesWalls and floors: colors and textures The walls and floors can dramatically change the overall look of your home. In fact, a simple change of tiling and wallpaper is the perfect option for those who want to bring a new look to their homes, without spending too much money.

Before selecting your wall and floor colors, don’t forget to take the room size into consideration. Hence, if your room is small, go for pale flooring and wallpaper. Bold prints and deep colors are exclusively reserved for large and spacious areas.

For dark rooms that are not exposed to much sunlight, you may go for walls and floors in hues of yellow, soft pink, light orange, lavender, and lemon. Walls and floors: colors and textures Try not to choose the exact same color for the walls and floors, or you might end up with a rather dull and washed-out look.  Also, bear in mind that your choice of flooring and wallpaper will automatically determine the theme and mood that you want to set, so be careful when choosing the colors, textures and materials.

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For example, if you want to go for a rustic or Victorian look, you should forget about monochromes in favor of wooden or metal colors. Walls and floors: colors and textures Indeed, you could rather dress up your dining room in varying shades of brown, straw and ecru. For a pronounced old-fashioned theme, why not go for an industrial metal wall paired with pale, wooden flooring?

Rosebud wallpapers will bring a pronounced rustic charm to your house. You can complement this look with thick, gold carpeting, or dark mahogany flooring. Other rustic floor and wall combinations include: stone and brick, lacquered oak and patterned marble, distressed hickory and granite, among others.

Those of you who are on a budget can stencil some flowers or other rustic-looking pattern on a plain, white wall. Walls and floors: colors and textures If you want a more contemporary look, you could, for example, dress up your kitchen with white wallpaper and white-and-black checkered tiles. Another modern theme would be the ultimate combination of red and black. This works particularly well in large bathrooms. Also, the triple combination of white, grey and red for your walls and floors will never fail to impress your guests.

For aesthetic and architectural features such as the foyer, pillars and built-in closets, it’s always safer to do the walls and floors in light and pale colors, in order to enhance these areas. The key is to harmonize your walls to your flooring style, and ultimately to your furniture.Walls and floors: colors and textures

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Patterns, textile and texture

Patterns, textile and texture

Patterns, textile and textureA selected blend of texture, patterns and textile can transform a dull room into a lively, elegant one. Contrasts, shadows and tasteful clashes will also help you in enhancing the general décor of any room of the house.

For instance, bathroom and kitchens are the ideal settings to play around with textures. Do not hesitate to make an impressive statement with bold white and black checkered tiles on your bathroom floor. This contemporary décor blends perfectly well with soft, fluffy towels, and smooth, sleek surfaces such as glass or granites.

Patterns, textile and textureIf you have a rustic kitchen, do not hesitate to liven it up with stylish, antique lamps, or even a brightly patterned wallpaper. Such items will clash beautifully with the rustic feel of your kitchen, while adding a more modern edge to your décor.

Those of you who have a large living room and want to make an impressive, glamorous statement can always dress up a black leather couch in snake print cushions. To prevent the room from being overly decorated, keep the rest of the décor to the strict minimum: pale carpets and wallpapers are the way to go if you do decide to liven up your couch in such a bold manner.

When it comes to textures, patterns and textiles, remember to stick to the same palette, especially if you are decorating a small room. This means that you should use varying shades of the same color. At the very least, you can use colors that complement each other. Try to avoid overly dramatic clashes since these will make the entire room appear tacky and rather cheap. Vivid clashes are only suitable for large, sparsely furnished areas of your house.

To break through the bold effect of an extremely colorful room and homogenize the décor, try to throw in some white curtains or white accessories. You can also repeat similar designs all through the room in order to avoid overloading textures and patterns.

For a more traditional and cozy feel, you can always choose crochet fabrics for throws, tablecloths or even placemats. Moreover, crochet fringes can instantly turn a simple, minimalist couch into a more elegant and eye catching furniture.

Patterns, textile and texture

The bathroom is a great place to experiment with textiles, patterns and textures: think mosaic shower cubicles, zebra print towels, and a checkered backsplash countertop.

Patterns, textile and textureDon’t forget that Led candles can be excellent additions if you wish to add splashes of colors to a pale, minimalist bathroom.

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Antique Floor Lamps for Nostalgic Home

Unlike modern floor lamps, antique floor lamps have some characteristics that must be known by the buyers and owners. If we always see too much neutral color in modern home design such as black and white or solid color, we will find so much rusty color in antique home design. This rusty color means the application of metal material in bronze and golden scheme. Well, wood is always applied for the cabinetry and furniture in antique home design. But for the appliances, iron seems to be more popular than the others in this rustic and old home interior decoration.

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No wonder that we can always find brass or bronze stands of the antique floor lamp. Heavier metal seems better to represent the older characteristic of home appliance. Basically, most old or antique appliances are heavier than current appliance. Furthermore, with those heavier materials, most appliances in the past are more durable than recent products of appliance. This fact is also applied on several antique floor lamps in the pictures. Besides rusty iron color schemes and heavier material application, artistic sculptural and carving details are displayed on the antique floor lamps. It may be applied on the middle, bottom or top of lamp stand. For clearer description, let’s see some attached pictures. Bronze color looks bold on the floor lamp stand. This stand is simple with small circle on the bottom to keep the floor lamp standing well. There is artistic metal sculpture applied under the lamp cover. This detail looks shiny under the light when the lamp is turned on. In addition, simple lamp cover with larger diameter on the lower part looks very antique.

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The same concept of this antique lamp cover is displayed in the next picture. It applies square cap with larger dimension on the bottom part. Another classic lamp cover applies curving square lamp cover with tassel detail hanging on the bottom edge. Yellow tassel is suitable with golden lighting scheme from the antique floor lamps. Darker bronze stand is stunning with brass sculpture detail on the stand. It is displayed under the cover lamp tassel.

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Tripod Floor Lamp for Home Library

Are you a bookworm? Well, having a home library as an imperative room inside the house is recommended. This books collection storage room must be clean, tidy, neat and bright. Some wall shelves and bookcases should be installed to fit the library space. A set of desk and chair, lounge and sofa must be perfect to facilitate you in reading at the home library. And finally, great illumination is a must to keep your eyes health while reading the books anytime. Tripod floor lamp can be a good choice for additional illumination in the home library.

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Besides giving enough illumination next to your favorite wing chair, tripod floor lamp has a unique design to make it as versatile room decoration. Well, basically, the model of the tripod floor lighting is just like usual floor lamp. It is completed with bulb lamp, cone or lamp cover and of course stand pole. In this case, tripod floor lamps not only have a floor lamp stand to hold the bulb lamp and cover. But it has even three stands that crossing each other as floor lamp stand. That’s why it is called as tripod lamp, a floor lamp with three stands. There are many kinds of tripod lamp for floor models. Have ever seen a telescope? Generally, this long distant viewer has tripod to hold it when the user don’t want to hold it. This tripod telescope holder is taken as tripod floor lamps model inspiration by a creative designer. The whole part of floor lamp is made of black metal. The tripod looks strong and safe to hold the lamp on the top. A long piece of lamp looks like a big spoon. The middle part of lamp pole is connected to the tripod to make it as a unit of tripod floor lamp.

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More classic style of tripod floor lamp offers simple wooden and metallic tripod stands to combine with colorful tube lamp cover. The tube is quite wide with shorter height. It is minimalist enough to complete your spacious home library interior design. Several colors are available to pick such as red, white and black.

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Floor Lamps IKEA Design Inspiration

IKEA provides almost all things related to home design and decoration. We have ever discussed much about home furniture by IKEA. And now, there are some unique floor lamps IKEA to collect. Well, IKEA is obviously always creative to design many things. Those unique floor lamps, for example, can reach much attention from most home design lovers around the world. In this article, we have four different models IKEA floor lamps.

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The first IKEA floor lamp is inspired by a wine bottle. At the first, we look at that, we can say that floor lamp is like a lantern. Well, the material to make a lamp cover is similar like the lantern use. It is a thick paper in shading white scheme as lighting dimmer. A wine bottle shape is clearly seen on this contemporary floor lamp. Strong stainless steel is used to form the wine bottle. This metallic lamp frame increases the elegance of this one meter floor lamp. The next floor lamps IKEA have similar concept as the previous floor lamp. It has a simpler and unique shape as like thread roller complete with metallic stand to hold it properly. If the previous lantern floor lamp involves stainless steel rings frame, this thread roller floor lamp applies the stainless steel frame spirally surrounding the entire external part of the lamp. It looks simple but luxurious with that spiral metallic frame. The third floor lamp by IKEA is shorter than both lantern floor lamps above. It has circular shape with some propeller pieces arranged as like flower arrangement on tripod. Stainless steel tripod keeps the propeller arrangement in appropriate position.

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With adorable design, this propeller tripod floor lamp illuminates the room corner with perfect dim lighting. White becomes the best color scheme for most IKEA products including floor lamps IKEA. This color is neutral to place in a room with various kinds of color scheme. The last floor lamp applies mushroom shape of cone to cover the bulb lamp. In white scheme of floor lamp stand and cone, the lighting under the cover still looks brighter. There is also little scale of lighting which is installed on the top lamp stand for additional lighting.

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Halogen Floor Lamp for Energy Saver

Halogen floor lamp is quietly different from usual floor lamp. Halogen is kind of lighting type which requires halogen atoms in the gas within the bulb lamp envelop to illuminate the room. Well, for better explanation, we will call the content of bulb lamp as filament and the glass to cover it as envelop. Halogen lamp is more durable than usual lamp. It is because the gas and halogen atoms mixed well and then evaporate to bring such brighter lighting for illumination. Because of this well combination, this halogen lamp only requires small scale of energy to evaporate unlike the common lamp which needs extra power to do the same action.

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Unfortunately, the position of filament and envelop is so close. That’s why the bulb lamp is hotter than the common lamp. No wonder that mostly, the halogen lamp can make a fire at home. To reduce that possibility, don’t even think to place the halogen lamp near flammable objects such as drapery, curtain or cloth cone to cover the lamp. Well, although the halogen lamp has disadvantages to consider, it also has advantages such as saving your electricity power better than the usual nitrogen lamp. Let’s turn into the halogen floor lamp. Halogen lamp comes in many models as well as the nitrogen lamp. One of those models is floor lamp. The design of halogen floor lamps is similar with usual floor lamp design. It has tall stand to hold the halogen bulb lamp on the top. Since halogen is easy to burn out in high temperature, most halogen floor lighting manufacture changes the envelop material from glass to stronger material. This material will keep envelop doesn’t break though the halogen filament in highest temperature.

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Besides replacing the glass envelop with stronger material, most halogen floor lamps don’t have any lamp cover or cone. If it does, the cone or lamp cover is intentionally made simpler to give little shade on the lighting. Without lamp cone to cover the bulb lamp, halogen floor lamp still looks elegant and minimalist. It is just what we need in a small living space.

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Contemporary Floor Lamps in Minimalist Concept

Talking about contemporary style, we know that this modern style is identical with minimalist and compact design. Contemporary floor lamps are intentionally made in minimalist concept. It means it is designed simply with less of detail and accent on every part of the lamp. The model is straight, clean, smooth but it is always elegant from wherever the point of view coming. Various models of floor lamps are available to design in minimalist concept such as arc lamp, torch or simple floor lamp with cone.

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Basically, the contemporary floor lamps are designed with sophisticated accent. We can see it on some pictures attached in this article. One of the floor lamp applies arc floor lamp model. It doesn’t involve curving accent on the half top of the lamp stand. Accurate angle is applied to replace the curve detail on this contemporary arc floor lamp. Cone is still incorporated to cover the bulb lamp. To make it more luxurious without too much detail, the lamp cover is formed as like a large tube with flatter shape on the bottom part. This contemporary arc lamp is available in several tube colors such as green, blue, red, and white and black. The other contemporary floor lamp is simpler with wonderful art concept. This floor lamp is made just like porcelain pot located in the corner of the room. Frozen thread or string becomes main material to shape the porcelain look floor lamp. It is in light brown color to allow the lamp illuminating the area surround it properly. Unique thread texture on the entire surface of the floor lamp pot gives such light effect when the lamp is turning on. There are three sizes of floor porcelain look lamp to choose. They are small, medium and large with taller height for each larger size.

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Another contemporary floor lamp offers the full shape of leech. Well, at the first, you will think that it is so disgusting. In fact, you will see that high technology application on the leech contemporary floor lamps win. Slim wire application makes the leech lamp floating from the bottom lamp stand. The combination of texture and curve detail on the leech make this unique floor lamp more elegant to illuminate your living room.

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