Archive for the ‘Home Decor’ Category

A Small Library for Your House!!

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Library for Your HouseHaving a library at home can be an ideal dream of most people who love reading books. Having a small place where you can sit, read and relax is something that you must have thought for years. But having an entire room devoted just to books can be a difficult task. For taking a first step you can think of having a library nook. If there is some corner or a wall with a small window then you can have your library nook.

You should look around your house and make a note of all the possible places that you can have a home library. A good double window can be used to make a window seat or any unused corner can be a perfect place. Discuss with your partner can keep all your resources pooled fro the remodeling.

Once you are done with deciding the place for the library, the next task is to take the measurement of the place and start planning or framing a rough idea of how it is going to be. The height of the shelf is a must and should be decided beforehand. You must also keep this in mind that you might have taller books in future, so the height must be set accordingly. But also make sure that all your shelves are of equal height so that they maintain a consistency and look quite organized.

The best part about the remodeling is that all the materials need not be of a very high quality. You can spend a major chunk of your budget in trimming and molding work. You can also use premium woods such as mahogany and cherry for the bookcases. You must save money for the small add on to your library nook. You can also think about a nice table and a lamp for your study area.

Indoor Fountains: Adding A Touch Of Beauty To Your Home

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Indoor FountainsDecorating homes is not an easy task. If you do not have a proper knowledge of how to decorate your home then this task can become a very daunting one. Thus you can take the help of an interior designer so that your house can be decorated appropriately. In case your house is beautiful already then your interior designer will surely advise you to install an indoor fountain in your house. The indoor fountain can enhance the beauty of your home tremendously.

People do not invest in indoor fountains because these require lots of water and generally the water sound is very distracting. It is true that huge amount of water is required to run an indoor fountain. But nowadays most of the fountains are designed in such a way that these can reuse water again and again. The water sound in your house will actually encourage the flow of positive energy in your house and will have a calming effect on your family members, guests and you.

There are three main categories of indoor fountains: Tabletop fountain, wall fountain and floor fountain. Tabletop fountains occupy less space and can be used specifically in your work room to create a good working environment. Wall fountains also help save space as you get to utilize and decorate wall spaces that were empty and looked odd. Floor fountains occupy too much space and can be used specifically in your garden.

Indoor fountains come in a variety of sizes, colors, shapes and designs. Make sure that you choose an indoor fountain that compliments the overall décor of your home. Indoor fountains can be afforded by anyone as these are reasonably priced. The indoor fountains have designs which are influenced from Feng Shui, Zen aesthetic and European traditions. An indoor fountain will make your house look enchanting and mesmerizing.

Budget decorating tips for boy bedrooms

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

boy bedroomWhen you have a growing boy, the theme of the day is ‘spend, spend, spend’.

If it’s not new clothes it’s some trendy toy that they just have to have. If it’s not the trendy toy, it’s the sports activities.

If it’s not all of these things, it’s decorating the bedroom.

A boy needs new bedroom decoration every few years as his interests and use of the room change. There are ways and means of doing this without breaking the bank. Creativity is key and here we look at a few tips.

Prioritise spending

As with any general decorating ideas, when you do up a boy’s bedroom, you need to decide what is worth investing some cash in and what can be done on a budget.

Firstly, getting the best quality paint is advisable especially if the colour is going to be on the walls for a good little while.

Secondly, for key pieces of furniture like the bed and chest of drawers, go for the best quality you can afford.

Thrifty ideas

Quality and durability are important for bedroom furniture but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. There are probably several good second-hand furniture shops in your area where you can pick up a bed and other items for good prices. If you are a natural haggler, all the better!

Pick a theme

Pick a design theme to reflect your little boy’s interests. This will make selecting everything and budgeting much easier.

Choose the colour of the room, his bedspread and curtains and all the little knick-knacks and pictures to reflect the main idea.

Dig around

Going back to deciding where to spend and where to save, it is worth looking for items like bedding and pictures in thrift shops. Second-hand shops are usually very fussy about what they will accept to sell so you can pick up some super bargains with a bit of luck.

If that sweet little clock shaped like a football and the pennant-covered bedspread aren’t top quality, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t’ spent a fortune on them.

Storage

A huge factor in decorating a boy’s bedroom is storage space. No matter what the room size, storage bins which match the color scheme always fit the bill.

Ideas for storing toys could be three or four colourful plastic buckets picked up for a song or a ceiling hanging where soft toys can live.

Decorate your dining room with wallpapers

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

dining room with wallpapersEvery homeowner wants to decorate his or her home in the best way possible and want to make it look stunning and alluring. However, it has been seen that some homeowners do not pay much importance to their dining room while planning to décor of their new home. Traditionally, dining rooms were places where the family sat together for their meals and it some houses this room was used only on formal occasions. However, times are changing and the dining room is now an integral part of the house and when you plan the décor of your home you must lay equal emphasis on the décor of your dining room as well.

One of the best ways to decorate your dining room is with the help of wallpapers. Wallpapers make for amazing decoration and are easy on the pocket as well. However, instead of the store bought wallpapers, you must decorate your dining room with customized wallpapers. Customized wallpapers are unique and you can be rest assured that they will make your dining room look stunning. When it comes to customized wallpapers, stenciled wallpapers and hand painted wallpapers are two of the best available options. Painting techniques which use rags and crumpled papers work best on wallpapers.

Sponge painting also looks great on wallpapers and you can add a personal touch to the wallpapers of your dining room by using natural sea sponge to showcase your creativity on the wallpapers. This will be unique and you can be rest assured that when your guests come home for dinner, the food and the dining room will receive equal amount of praise. No matter, how you choose to customize the wallpapers make sure that the color of wallpaper you pick complements the overall decoration of the dining room. If the dining table and chairs are dark, wallpapers in dark shades will work the best.

Decorating your kid’s room

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

kid’s roomDecorating your kid’s room is a very essential thing that you should consider very carefully. There are many decorating options for your kid’s room. You should do a well research on the decoration to be used for your kid’s room. Normally your kid stays in his room for most of the time. So the kid’s room should be designed properly.

You can use various themes for your kid’s room décor like fairy tale theme, jungle book theme, superhero theme, etc. Starting from the paint to be used in the wall to the furniture, everything should be inspired by the theme chosen. Various paint companies now offer various painting schemes depending on your chosen theme.

You can even go for various designer wall papers for your kid’s room décor. This will enable you to change the décor frequently since peeling off the old one and using a new wallpaper is not a very difficult thing.

Are looking for the perfect wall décor?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

perfect wall décorThe beauty of your home depends a lot on the type of wall décor you have used. So while selecting the décor for your wall, you should be very careful. If you want a royal, classy look, you can go for sculptures on your wall. The sculptures based on either terracotta or stone or any other suitable material will add a new dimension to the beauty of your home. You can select scenes from mythology, figure of some eminent personality or any random scene as the subject of the wall sculpture.

You can also go for designer glass paintings or paintings by famous artists as wall décor to decorate your room. The color shade of the walls should also be in compliance with the décor. You can also take help of some professional interior designer for tips on the perfect wall décor for your home. For classy and attractive paintings you can search in the studios and the art galleries.

 

Designing your home bars

Friday, May 31st, 2013

home bar, home decorGetting your own home bar is an amazing idea if you desire to give a lavish and extravagant touch to your home. These kinds of bars are perfect for sparking up any party at your house or having a casual drink with your partner or friends.

Before you start with the construction, make sure to have a planning first. Your planning should include construction and designing of the bar top, the accessories, furniture and the lighting. The lighting of the bar should be dim yet bright. Accessories and furniture of the bar must include glassware and bar tools respectively. As far as the designing goes, you can get a wide range to suit the décor of your house. From modern, contemporary to elegant and sophisticated- there are plenty of designing ideas to choose from.

You can save all this work and go for a modular bar according to the space and shape you have designated for your home bar.

Flower vases and their different styles

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Flower vasesFlower vases have become prop to be used in the interior of decoration of the house. The flower vases are available in various designs and style. The design of the vase may be inspired by some special sort of art, culture and tradition. In some case the design depends upon the artist as well as there are many vases which have no special design. They just are of random design and style.

If you are looking for some specially designed flower vase, you have look in to the studio of renowned artists. You may get many vases which are just one of the types. You will not get any other vase of the same design. Such vase may cost you a huge amount. If you have a constrained budget, look for the general type one.

The color style and the pattern must depend on the interior of your room and the place where you will be keeping it. While a heavily designed and big flower vase is best for keeping in a shelf at the corner of the room. The small, sleek flower vases should be better for keeping by the bedside.

Decorating your home for a wedding reception party

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

home wedding reception partyIt is great idea to put up a reception at your home. Although it is stressful, still it is worth and saves up a lot of your money.

The first thing you have to keep in your mind is to make ample space for the ceremony. In order to create space, remove all the furniture and stuffs not required for the reception. Then, start dusting and cleaning up your home. Do not forget to clean the bathrooms and maintain hygiene. Next, put up the stage for the reception. This area would take up the maximum space. You can decorate the space using candles, chandeliers, lights, etc. Make some seating arrangement for your guests. After that, make space for the area to keep and serve food. This area will require buffet tables to keep food and utensils. You can keep baskets and soap for the ease of your guests.

Are you looking for inexpensive yet pleasant wall décor ideas?

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Wall decor, home decorWall décor does not have to expensive to create the desired pleasant appeal. There are some easy and inexpensive ways on how you can deck up your wall beautifully without spending a fortune. The first option is photographs. If you have got some of your favorite photos framed, you can make collage with them on the walls. For the unframed photographs, get a bulletin board and pin them up nicely so that your memorable captures are always before you reminding of the wonderful times of the by gone days.

You can also pin up interesting paper cuttings or posters on your walls. Do you have an eye for art but the original paintings are too costly for you? Well you will get faux paintings today which come at inexpensive rates and look almost as beautiful as the original ones.

Hang up a decorative mirror. It’s especially beneficial for small rooms since mirrors create a spacious effect for your room and also serve as a fine art piece for the walls.