Archive for October, 2012

Space saving furniture: how to use them effectively

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

space saving furniture, furnitureIf you have recently purchased a small apartment and want to get some pieces of furniture for it, here is some help. For your small apartment you must get furniture that is space spacing. If you use space saving furniture effectively, you will be able to have enough space in the apartment.

As far as your bedroom is concerned, get a loft bed or a foldaway bed. This will save a lot of floor space. If you want storage furniture for the bedroom, get furniture that has sliding doors. For your living room you should get small scaled furniture. If you get a coffee table, get a coffee table with shelves. You will be able to keep you books on these shelves instead of having a separate shelf. For seating options, you can purchase a couple of ottomans that have storage space inside. For the dining room, get a round table because it takes up lesser space than the rectangular ones.

Tips to remove pet fur from your carpet

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Remove pet fur, carpet maintenanceYou love playing with your pets whenever you are at home but obviously get frustrated every time you see pet fur on your carpet. The simplest way to remove pet fur from the carpets is to vacuum clean the carpets at least once in two days. However, sometimes removing pet fur from carpets might need more than vacuum cleaning.

To effectively remove pet fur from your carpets you can use a rubber rack. Use it in strong, short strokes to remove the pet fur. As you continue to stroke, you will be able to see pet fur building up. If you have plush carpeting at home, you must try out a few different directions of strokes to see which works the best to remove the pet fur. Once you think all the pet fur has been piled up, pick it up with your glove covered hand. Run your hand over the carpet so see whether any fur is still there or not. Sticky roller lint brush removes stubborn pet fur.

Kids room flooring option: is carpeting a good idea

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Kids room flooring, kid's roomAre you concerned about the best flooring option for your child’s room? Well, if you are, here is some advice. Carpeting is a very good option for flooring of children’s rooms and installing carpet in your child’s room is a good idea.

You have to understand that kids are messy and the carpets you install in your little boy’s name will get dirty and will suffer a lot of wear and tear. Therefore, you must opt for carpet materials that are relatively durable. Some of the most popular fabrics of carpeting are nylon, wool, polyester and olefin. Nylon is a resistant fiber and you can opt for it. Olefin is durable but it can show the stains. If budget is not an issue for you, you can opt for wool carpeting. As for the color, you must choose a medium shade, solid color. Some of the best hues are brown, blue and beige.

How to Brighten Up Your Room with Wall Art

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

wall artWall art can be in expressed in several forms and types. You can le your imagination run wild when it comes to decorating your walls with wall art. If you want to create a specific the like a Moroccan or beach décor then you should define your room’s wall art in such a way that it expresses the theme naturally. For a beach décor you go for a shell bordered mirror or get shell bordered photo frames to hang on the wall. You can also go for beach paintings and beach specific photographs, for any other theme, use the elements like this to bring in the right feel.

You can also create your own wall art with used items like paper cups and waste paper. Make paper chains and art pieces as you wish. Make them colorful and attractive and make sure that they go with the décor of the room as well.

Give your living room a beach inspired décor

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

beach inspired décorThe living room of the house is the place where your visitors step in first and the first impression of your house as well as your personal taste is made by the décor of the living room. Therefore, it is important that it is done in a good way. A very good theme for a living room can be the beach theme. It is not very difficult to achieve.

A very easy way out with this theme is to get a wall mural of a beach. Almost half the job will be done by this. Now, you have to get beach chairs and decorative umbrella shade to validate the décor. A lot of plants can be a good idea to make the décor more convincing. You can use green coconut for the decor and get them painted to get an artistic feel.  Keep the room airy and fresh and leave your windows open to get the atmosphere of an open beach.

Window décor tips for your home

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

hme decor, window decorThe windows of the house are like the eyes of heart. To put it more poetically, what lies outside is same for the eyes but it hides separate charm for different perceptions. Therefore, if the window is well decorated, the view it overlooks will more beautiful. Decorating a window is not a very tough job. It is a small area with a few aspects to be taken care of.

One of the main things is the curtain. It is important that you choose the right one that would match with the walls. There are a lot of materials to choose from and is, you should pick wisely. There are different materials for the pelmet as well. Wood is a good potion. You may also go with the blinds of different designs. The sill can be decorated by nice potted plants. Sliding doors can also be a good option for a window modification.

Decorating Walls with Stencils: Give Your Walls a New Look

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

wall decor , home decor ideas	If you want to give your walls an interesting décor, then you can use stencils. There are sold at several constriction stores and even at online wall art and paint stores. You can choose from thousands of designs. You can go for vintage designs and murals or even choose alphabets to create quotes from your favorite songs and poems to decorate your walls. Stencil wall art décor has become very popular these days and can be used very tastefully top give the entire house a tasteful look.

Light colored floral stencil artwork look great on rustic painted walls in shades of reds and browns. If you have light colored walls, quotes in black, or dark brown or red can also be chosen. You can do this yourself if you have the paint and if you buy the stencils yourself. But to avoid any messy situations, it’s best to allow a home painter to do the job.

Vintage Floor Lamps: For Added Style and Grandeur

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Vintage Floor Lamps, home decor accessoriesIf you want to add a glamorous touch in your home, then you can do that easily with the right kind of lighting. One thing which really looks great in any kind of home is a vintage floor lamp. Whenever you want to go classic, vintage lamps are a must. They are available in various designs, shapes and sizes which can be chosen as per need.

They are extremely stylish and they can throw in shadows in the right corners and can highlight the positive points of the room in a very classy manner. You can buy these online at antique shops and even at online auctions, if you want to get a comfortable discount on the items. The best places to put these lamps are the study, or bedroom or even the drawing room.

Interior Design Ideas for a Kid’s Room

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

When you design a kid’s room, the objective in your mind should be the kid’s interests. You should see the room from the prospective of a child and see what attracts and interests you the most. A child’s bedroom should be comfortable and spacious, well ventilated and attractive enough so that your child can feel at home there. You can try various specific themes to decorate the room.

For a girl, you can go for special Disney princess themes. The walls can have special Disney or Barbie princess 3D art or you can get princess Barbies printed curtains and rugs. For boys, you can go for various action figure characters and racing cars as the main themes as at that age, this is what interests them the most. You can also try the glow in the dark ceiling paint with underwater and night sky themes for an edgy look.

Learn to create a laundry room

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Laundry room, home improvementLaundry rooms have been neglected in home designing since a long time but not anymore. Nowadays, a lot of importance is given to the laundry rooms with implementations of newer designs that make the room look good as well as functional. The most important thing is the size as storage is one of the most important things to consider for a laundry room. You need to plan out the number of cabinets you will be installing.

A good installation of cabinets would help you make a room that would be effective when it comes to optimizing the storage space. Then, you have to keep the space for keeping the clothes hung or folded as well. You should get counter space for keeping the washed clothes. It is important that you keep the room free from clutter. The room could also get a bit messy and so, you should keep your mops and brooms in proper stands.