You see it all the time in retail discount stores: Color coordinated decor for just about anywhere in your home. And some of the designs are quite pretty. In fact, some people become obsessed by them. They’re usually really cute, come in a variety of colors, shades, patterns and designs, and they just plain make decorating easy. There’s no guesswork – everything is matched for you automatically. But there’s also no unique style. No sense of “you” in the finished style. If you mix and match styles up a bit though, you’ll end up creating something that’s just right for you, your home, and your style preferences. Here are a few tips on doing that.
1. It’s OK to start with a “cookie cutter” design style, pattern, or color theme you’ve found in a general store. These are actually great starting places for getting new decor ideas.
2. Try choosing just one or two matching items from the store. For instance, let’s say you plan to decorate your bathroom in a sea green color scheme. You’ll find plenty of really nice shower curtains to fit this color scheme well, so choose one you like. If you
Are you STILL thinking about painting your walls with color?
Many people are afraid to make the leap from ‘builder’s beige’ to a more daring color choice. What holds you back? Are you afraid the color will be too strong? Not match your furniture? Or you’ll become tired of it and have to start over again?
While you’re debating the work involved you are missing out on one of the basic elements of design that can change the entire look of your room for under $50. Your tired furniture can become new again and a mismatched room can have designer flare! So, how do you choose the right color?
The first recommendation is to choose a tinted neutral. Why is that? Instead of choosing rich, deep colors for your first project, you will likely feel more comfortable with a neutral such as beige or gray which will not date the room or create a jarring palate that you will easily tire of.
However, when you go to your local home improvement store you will be faced with a sea of color swatches – hundreds of versions of basic beige and gray to choose from.
Having trouble getting a room in your home to have that certain charm you’re looking for? Searching for that perfect painting, sculpture, or table lamp can often be time-consuming, pricey, and/or lead to fights with your spouse. But, one simple and often overlooked way to add harmony to any room is with fresh cut flowers.
Flowers immediately draw attention and come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and prices. Best of all, they offer a way to change the look of a room every week. For example, if you want to liven things up get some bright orange and yellow gerbera daisies. If you want to create a romantic mood, go with traditional red roses. For a more serene setting, purple trachelium or blue hydrangea work well. Soft pastels can help create a caring, nurturing atmosphere.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with more unusual flowers like lisianthus, peonies, or ranunculus and see what works for you. A “garden” bouquet consisting of many types of flowers can add a country-like feel to a room while a “European-style” bouquet of 2-3 types of flowers can add elegance and sophistication. Items from around the house such as water pitchers,
You know, water damage is considered by many as a silent enemy of a building. It may arrive unannounced and untimely. It may be difficult to inspect where damage originates. It may manifest as an obstruction of a whole different type. Water damage is unpredictable at best, really. The cause might be as tiny as small rust on a pipe to begin with. Overtime, that rust expands, causing the metal to become weaker and then, a crack surfaces. The leakage may be minute at first. But water possesses an unimaginable power that can turn that small crack into a gaping hole with the size of an eyeball, which is enough to cause trouble. See, water can breakthrough by that crack either gradually, during which you can mitigate everything just by slapping a duct tape over the leak—if you are aware of its presence, or dramatically, meaning the built-up of pressure inside the pipe is too much for the crack to handle. Now, if you live in Mesa Arizona, and that happens to you, City Wide Plumbing offers you a staff of plumbers Mesa AZ to help you out. The company is family-owned, by the way, so
In these days of deadlines and time limits, shower enclosures are an increasingly popular option. Jumping in the shower is a time-saving alternative to a long soak in the tub, so having a shower enclosure fitted in your bathroom can transform your daily routine. As well as providing a practical function, a shower stall enclosure can look sleek and modern, adding a touch of style to your home.
To help create a feeling of openness and spaciousness, an all glass shower enclosure can be the perfect choice. Shower stall enclosures made from tempered safety glass can let the light shine through, brightening up your shower times! Clear glass is great if you have some decorative bathroom tiles you want to show off. Alternatively, for the more modest, there is a selection of colored, moldered and etched glass patterns. A frameless shower enclosure offers an up to date look, which also benefits from being easier to keep clean than the more traditional framed option. Simply use a squeegee to remove water droplets to prevent mold growth.
When looking at bathroom shower enclosures, do not be afraid to ask manufacturers for their advice on which style would fit
The Basic Role of Pictures
Wall art plays an important role in interior design as it helps create the ambience of a room. By cleverly placing wall pictures in certain ways, you can change and create a new look and feel in a room.
The role wall pictures play in interior design are:-
- pictures, mirrors or other ornamental accessories on walls help make the room look ‘lived in’ and they also inject your personality into the room;
- color pictures and prints help connect with the rooms accent;
- pictures help absorb noise in a room, otherwise a room with totally bare walls will sound empty and will have an echo;
- pictures and prints can help enhance or change a room’s ‘look and feel’.
How to Lengthen a Room
If you have a small room in your house, you can easily achieve the illusion of length. This can be done in two ways. If you like bold statements then simply paint a couple of horizontal lines in a bold color across the middle of the wall in which you want to lengthen. These lines then naturally create the illusion of increased length in the room. An alternative way