Archive for September, 2012

Give your home a hotel style makeover

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Home decor ideas, home decorIt has happened many times that whenever you leave a luxury hotel, you think of creating a similar interior décor in your house as well. Well now you can always create an interior décor similar to a luxurious hotel and that too keeping well within your budget. You just need to follow few simple steps and you will be done the remodeling of your home in terms of a luxury hotel. The first thing you need to do is to make proper investigation of the space available. With the space available you have to think of the possible decorations.

You can create a hotel reception or lounge like feeling in your room by creating texture on the walls. Use of dim and subtle lights will make the ambience more perfect. You can also make use of the scented candles or aromatic oils to add to the beauty even more. The ultimate hotel touch to your bedroom can be imparted with your crisp bed linen along with comfortable enough mattress, elegant and stylish cushions and high quality Egyptian cotton bedding. All these things if dome properly can change your home into luxurious hotel well within your budget.

Wood Vent Covers

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Wood Vent Covers, home decor ideasVent covers are not just used for getting the vents covered. They are now used as decorative as well. A nice wood vent cover can enhance the décor of the house manifolds. They are available in different designs these days and they can be available in different textures as well. They can be perfect for the contemporary appeal of the modern homes.

There is nothing classier than pure wood and this could be a functional as well as a decorative addition to your room. There are a lot of options to choose from regarding the different kinds of woods. You could get mahogany, bamboo, cedar, teak, oak or cherry. All of these have their own appeal that they can bring into your house. Therefore, you have to choose from the various options and make sure that the material you choose is durable and functional.

Marble counter tops

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Marble counter tops, counter topsFew people find it rather tedious to get their kitchen or bathroom decorated but the fact is they also look amazing if you use the proper materials. For any kitchen or bathroom it is important that you use marble or tile stone but most people prefer marble because of its durability than the other materials. Getting a marble countertop installed in your kitchen will give you more options such as keeping many essential things over it.

There are many other advantages of marble countertops. One of the main advantages is that they are very easy to install. You will not even need a separate worker to fix this thing. The only thing which you need to do is find space to install the countertop. Another advantage is that they are waterproof. There are many materials which get damaged when they come in contact with water often. Marble countertops do not have such disadvantages.

Modern Conservatories for your home

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Modern Conservatories, ConservatoriesIn the late 80s and 90s there was a taboo in the suburban houses on the use of conservatories but now when the time has changed there is no such taboo and people are enjoying the various benefits of conservatories. One of the main themes that are very popular nowadays is the PVC frame. They are best to keep the house cool during summer and warm during winter. Another option that is available is the roofing system which is designed in the computers. The main advantage of this type of roofing is they are much more organized than those that are manually designed.

Solar glazing is another thing which is in trend today. They are installed on the roof so that it can control the temperature of the house. This helps to regulate the conditions during summer and winter where there are extremes in temperature. With the revival of these conservatories people have got various options for their homes.

Design by Color

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Home decor ideas, home paintWhen it comes to our home, we want the best of everything. Whether you are on a tight budget or want to lavish money on your project, no décor will look complete if proper research is not carried out the décor has not been decided in your head. One of the biggest attractions of your house is its paint. A good and eye-catching exterior finish of your house can impress a hell lot of people and the same goes for your interiors.

If you are looking for something different to do with the walls then the best option is to go for design by color option. This means that after your wall has been painted with the color of your choice, additional designs and patterns can be made over the background paint. This kind of a paint job is becoming popular as it gives a beautiful look and is easy on the pocket as well.

Making the most of a small bedroom

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

small bedroom decor, bedroomSpace seems to be a problem with every house these days. People try to make the most of the space available to them to build a decent house. If you have a small bedroom and is confused as how to decorate it without making it appear smaller or too crowed then the mantra is to keep it simple. Here are a few tips that might prove to be useful:

• Use light colors to paint your bedroom and paint the ceiling white. Hanging a large mirror if there is no window is also a good idea.
• Go for a small and compact bed. If possible you can also go for beds that can be rolled back into a couch during daytime.
• Go for wall cabinets or hanging ones that save you a lot of floor space. This means that you can walk about in your bedroom without hitting your legs.

Alpaca Throws for Your Home

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Alpaca Throws, home fabricsAlpaca wools are used to make Alpaca Throws and the wools are found in the country of Peru. The mountainous areas are the places from where the wools are acquired and so they are quite suitable for making blankets. The fibers of these materials have the capability of retaining heat and regulating the temperature of the body.

Therefore, they are best suited for making winter blankets. The furs that are used are very soft which makes them very comfortable. This also makes them ideal for babies. The standard Alpaca Throws are made of Alpaca fur that is one hundred percent genuine. The fibers are designed in a manner that lets you breathe even when the blanket is worn over the head. They are also very durable which makes them an economic option. There are a lot of options when it comes to the different designs and textures regarding Alpaca Throws.

Decorative wall clocks

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Decorative wall clocks, wall clocksWall clocks need not be boring anymore. You can opt for special decorative wall clocks and glamorize your home in a contemporary manner. There are many designs to choose from which can go well with the surroundings of your home. Make sure that the wall clock you choose is easily readable as you just won’t like the one which is decorative; it also has to be functional. Acrylic clocks, metallic, plastic, wood and glass clocks are available in colorful and unique designs. You can also go for a retro wall clock to enhance a vintage feel.

Simple framed white wall clocks of unique shapes which do away with the concept of oval, round and sqaure clocks. These beautiful wall clocks look wonderful on matte finished monotonous walls with intense colors. Wooden wall clocks look best on darkly shaded walls. This enhances and brings out the best feature of the wall.

Advantages of a spiral staircase

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Spiral staircase, stairsHaving a spiral staircase in your home can enhance the beauty of your home in many ways. It adds a vintage touch to your home décor. They also have many other advantages. Installing a single spiral staircase can be useful to link two floors at one time. Just make sure that the steps you use are large enough to make climbing and getting down the stairs comfortable.

The installation kits are user friendly and once you get it delivered to your place with the help of a carpenter you can set the whole system up in just one day. They also come cheaper than general staircase installations. Pre-assembled spiral staircases are also available which make it less hard for you to install them in your home. They have the capability to add great value to the house and can come in various shapes, designs and colors to suit the surroundings.

Potpourri for a pleasant smelling home

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Home care tips, PotpourriThe best way to keep your home fresh and pleasant at all times is to have a sweet smelling home. Potpourri for a lovely aromatic home is a great way to enhance a serene and blissful feeling inside the house. Herbs are the best choice when it comes to keeping a home fresh with natural, free flowing smells. Choose herbs like amber rose, lavender, lemon grass, rosemary, etc. you can even use peppermint and cinnamon sticks.

Keep these in bundles in a porous bag. Hang it in the bathroom, keep them in drawers, kitchen cabinets, closets and vents. You can also set them out in a classy, small, glass bowl and set it on the coffee table or mantelpiece. You can also go for artificial eco-friendly sprays or room fresheners in smells of jasmine, rose and lavender for that natural smelling fresh atmosphere. Most of them are fabric friendly and thus can also be sprayed on cushions and sofas and couches.