Category: Interior Design and Decorating

Revamp Interior Space

Always Pick Light Color Home Accessories:

By picking light or neutral color accessories, one is creating a space that will appear larger than it already is. If one uses dark colored sofa upholstery or paints a dark wall, the space will look smaller and the room will appear compact. So, whether one is deciding the colors for curtains or any other home accessory, it is important to pick light, neutral tones that will enhance the living space of the room.

Always have a Feature Wall:

In order to provide that luxe look to your space, it is recommended to have one main wall that could be a feature wall. One can either paint it in a different color, or have a different kind of wall paper on it. This type of wall is also called the focus wall which further enhances the overall look of the space. One can either place nice wall hangings or even hang some statement art pieces on it which will only add that extra panache to your living space.

Use a Good Quality Handmade Rug:

Imagine a space with no rug at all, even though one might have the best Italian flooring or wooden flooring. It would look empty, bare and would appear as if something is missing. It is mandatory to use a good quality handmade rug to complete the look of your space. It is important to identify what type of rug one wants considering there is a wide variety of option available. Our experts recommend to use a good quality handmade carpet instead of a machine made rug which far less durable. A handmade rug adds that luxury look to ones living space.

If it is a formal kind of setting, one can opt for a pure silk carpet or an original Persian carpet. As good quality silk carpet depends upon a number of factors like knots per square inch, the weave, density and the design pattern.

Less is More

It doesn’t mean that by placing various home accessories in one space, your interiors would look better. The key is less is more. It is recommended to place less stuff in your living space that will only exude further sophistication and would that finesse to your interiors. In a nutshell, it is always quality over quantity.

De-clutter your Living Space

It is often seen that there are a lot of wanted things lying aimlessly in ones living space. Get that Sunday cleaning done now before it starts accumulating and your space looks all cluttered. Whatever is not required, remove that extra baggage and create a haven of beautiful things with less stuff around.


How to Layout Your Bedrooms

Relax, It’s your own personal space

As basic as it may seem but it’s important to know that we do not need to clutter our bedroom. Most often, people focus so much at making the room look great that they start to clutter their rooms with all sorts of decorating items. You should know that for any room to look extra-ordinary is to keep it simple.

So if you feel like redecorating your room, the first step is to de-clutter your room with things that you do not need anymore.

A luxurious bed

For any great bedroom, the bed is always the center of attraction. So you must choose a bed design that suits your purpose and style. In any case, you must find the perfect bedding for your bed and choose the most comfortable mattress you can afford for a premium feel.

Necessary Bedroom Items

As a rule of thumb, whatever makes you comfortable and lets you feel the joyous moments of life, something of it should be part of your bedroom. So what is it? Glad, you asked. Usually, it’s a TV or otherwise CD player. Though It could be anything, it maybe your guitar if you’re fond of it. It might be cards, books, chess-board, coffee maker, mini-fridge or whatever that makes you feel at your own home. It’s time to add your own personal touch.

Sunlight

A number of times great bedrooms become ordinary just because of lack of sun-light. In case you’re suffering from lack of sun-light due to the room structure, then you can use mirrors opposite to windows to make your room shine and reflect more light.

Artificial Lights

Most people often underestimate the importance of an artificial light thinking that they have ample of sunlight in their bedrooms. On the contrary, artificial lights such as candle stand or a beautiful lamp light can open numerous ways of glowing your room. Ideally, you should go for a classic and simple light that adds to the soft and ambient effect of the room. It goes without saying that the artificial lights are mostly adjusted near the bed, around the side tables.


Decorate Bedroom Walls

MACRO LEVEL DECORATION

Wallpapers, to decorate the wall fit perfectly into the Marco section. A big pattern, solid colored wallpaper could totally go with a personality that is bold and gutsy.

However, a small pattern, with subtle pastel work would add more flavor to your house decor if you are the friendly neighborhood kinds.

If you are planning to decorate a guest room, floral wallpaper on the walls can do magic to your ambiance and make your guests feel warm, inviting and special.

MICRO LEVEL DECORATION

When it comes to decorating the bedroom at a Micro level, it is always a good idea to match the color of the wall with your age and the phase of life you are in.

  • A DIY photo collage with strings of light could be a fantastic idea for a college goer or a bachelor. While an antique, rustic wall decor could talk volumes on your classy settled rich lifestyle.
  • If you have a bent for modern styling and decoration, you can choose the bohemian geometric pattern style to decorate your bedroom walls.
  • Folks who have a bent for creativity can for sure add a touch of handmade work to their wall decor.
  • Quilted art, wooden mosaic wall art, wall mounted painting, vintage letters, handmade personalized signature paintings, Instagram photo’s,concept art work, glass painting, Painted glass vase, Honey comb wall art, graffiti, glow paintings, texture painting, gold polka dots, Plate art can bring some more life to your bedroom walls.
  • To make the bedroom more blissful, one could have the perfect mix of bright and dim lights to on the wall to match the ‘mood transition’. Soft feather hangings in pastel colors can distress and help in mental relaxation.
  • Kawaii painting could be another form of cute art that you could add to your list!


Purchase of Vintage and Patterned Tiles

Both are similar in being manufactured from clay and other natural materials. Porcelain has the more refined clay that is denser and stronger than ceramic. The colors are deep all the way through and thus suitable for heavy traffic areas. In kitchens and bathrooms, they are successful without absorbing much water as compared to ceramics. Arabesque and Gatsby would suit bathrooms.

Ceramics consist of red or white clay compositions and the glaze carries the colors and patterns. They suit the walls and floors with moderate traffic since they are not so durable. They look fine anywhere and Devon Stone decorates the halls and lobbies very well.

The Vintage and Patterned Range of tiles suit walls and floors equally well. They may be installed in the hall or living rooms, and in kitchens and bathrooms. After sealing, they may be used in wet rooms too. LTP Mattstone is recommended as the best sealer.

Period designs or avant garde, find every style of tile design out here. Victorian Collection reproduces the art of the age that would suit a traditional layout. North African traditional designs painted by hand like the Moroccan Collection are also available.

For those who love the intensely modern, go for Ted Baker’s collection of stylish designs or the sharp Windmill Geometric. Sloane Square or Illusion tile has optical adventures for those who think out of the ordinary.

The majority of the vintage tiles has a matte surface that looks antique. The pretty and traditional Parisian Chic is made in both the finishes. Glossy is made of some tile designs.

Plain monochromes are also striking like Bertie or complex patterns like Manor. The trendy patchwork could be wildly colorful. Kasbah is good, but Comillas is more colorful.

Porcelain tiles are smaller like the Arabesque at 20x20cm and Ted Baker Geo Tile Deco at 15cmx15cm, suitable for walls and floors. Ceramics like the Metropolis collection may be 45cmX45cm. Find your right size.

Souk 15x15cm Ceramic, the Hexagon 17.5x20cm Porcelain, and the Baroque 22x25cm Porcelain are different. Marrakech Mosaic is a superb glass tile.

Use the vintage tiles indoors, in wet areas with sealing. Eastern Patchwork is very strong and may be used outside in patios and along paths.

Knowing the important aspects of vintage tiles, choose the family heart’s desire among many cool choices.


Home Textile

Blankets, especially throw blankets are used very similarly to decorative throw pillows; they are placed on leisure furniture, placed in baskets and used for comfort. Blankets, due to their versatility, are made from several different materials each allowing for various levels of warmth and softness. Most commonly blankets are made from either a wholeness or a blend of materials; usually cotton, wool, nylon, polyester and acrylics. Blankets that are made from wool tend to be warmer but do have a scratchier consistency, whereas blankets made from cotton are not as warm but much softer. A blanket and a decorative throw pillow are the ideal way to dress up your couch, bed or accent chair.

Add some sheets and a blanket together and you’ve got yourself a delightfully comfortable bed. Put simply, sheets are the inner lining of bedding made to protect your mattress while you sleep. Since comfort is key when making sheets only the softest materials are used. Most commonly the fabric is woven with a weave of cotton or a blend of cotton and polyester. Not only do these materials make the sheets soft but easy to care for as well; these materials are machine washable and extremely durable.

Another commonly used home textile is yet again another home essential, towels. Towels are made from a blend of cotton and polyester, which makes them both durable and soft. When purchasing towels, it is extremely important to make sure that you are purchasing terry cloth towels, which are a blend of these materials. This is due to the fact that terry cloth is specifically created to absorb moisture and remain durable after numerous washes and rough use. Towels are no longer just for used for their functionality, they are commonly used to decorate both kitchens and bathrooms by placing a decorative hand towel on the oven handle, or hand towels in a basket in the bathroom.

There is a plethora of home textiles that we all use on a day-to-day basis. From our grooming needs to our comfort home textiles are scattered all throughout your home, you just need to know where to look.


Fold-Out Room Is in Style

The idea may have come from the child’s bunkbed combined with a desk directly underneath the bed with wardrobes on the sides. The idea was so amazing that designers had to try it out with every room.

Packing and moving has also been made simple. All you have to do is fold up your bedroom and roll the box to your car. It’s so simple yet so modern.

With this new furniture piece, you can experiment more with your living space. One day you can have the living room in the bedroom and the study in the living room. This is the perfect idea for people who live in smaller apartments and houses.

Just like the bedroom that comes out of the wall, technology and packing methods have allowed us to not only put a bed in the wall but also a night stand. Some of these beds fold in half like an accordion so that there is more space above it.

Have you ever thought of how useful it would be to have a portable study? Sometimes there is just too much noise that affects our work. All you have to do is pack the furniture together into a slender box like a child’s building block game. You can then move to a different room and unpack the box with ease.

Dining room sets can be made into these portable modules. Sometimes we just don’t have a large enough space to do yoga or exercise. Although this could apply to any room, many people want to use the bigger room. These tables can fold into narrow blocks and put against a wall.

The style also works perfectly for modern houses. When all pieces are put together into one big block, the geometric shapes become a beautiful and trendy wall mural without drawing too much attention.


Bedroom Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Color

Walk into the bedroom of a friend, and you will be shocked how people use color. Remember a bedroom is a place you need to relax after a long day of work. You have to be careful on how you paint your bedroom furniture, ceiling, walls, and floor. You need to employ a lot of creativity to avoid colors that will bring boredom to your room.

First, it’s advisable to use your favorite colors. First, select your primary color and follow it with the accent colors. Whiter colors tend to float while darker colors tend to ground. Observe how the color you choose matches with night time light and natural light. The most important thing is to surround yourself with the colors you love.

Having too Many Patterns in the Bedroom

Having too many patterns in your bedroom can distract the eyes, be overbearing and busy. There are several ways of introducing designs to the decoration of your room. However, you need to determine the fine line that dictates how many patterns you can use and where to place them.

Decorating the bedroom with patterns that are different from other rooms creates a lot of interest. The most important thing is to stay true to your plan and color palate. Make sure you use prints and patterns that draw attention to the accent colors and support your primary color. You could also mix it up with some blends of prints, solid colors, and different materials and textures.

Hanging Artwork too high

There is no need to strain your neck and eyes to view your artwork. Hang the art at eye level for proper balance and viewing of the images. Since we have different heights, you could hang them approximately 6 inches above the floor and 8 to 12 inches above your bed. You can hang them a little lower than the traditional setting, but going too low may not also look good.


Ways to Make Dining Table Design Worthy

A Subtle Centrepiece

Every table deserves a story! Plan out your table setting around a brilliantly curated centrepiece. Give your table a conversation starter by placing a centrepiece in the middle. If you have a huge dining table, then you can always go for two pieces. For a small-size table, you can go for a longer-than-usual centrepiece to save on surface area. You can play around with flowers, candles, lanterns, mason jars, and much more. For authentic Indian style setup, use tea lights and brass accessories wrapped in colourful strips of cloth. You can also place a long strip of a mirror in place of a table runner and top it with tea lights and wooden animal figurines.

Story of Crockery and Cutlery

Placement of cutlery and crockery plays a very important role. This not only nurtures table etiquettes but also helps you in maintaining a clean setup. Cultivate a habit of using separate plates for mains and bread or chapatti to ensure that the bread does not get soggy. Introduce table napkins to the whole setup to eliminate the possibility of accidental spillage. Dress up these napkins with eye-catching holders. You can also tie these napkins with dry bamboo grass or ribbons. When it comes to spoons and forks, always ensure that every plate is partnered with an adequate number. If you are serving Indian cuisines, then you need to place a couple of spoons beside a plate. In case of continental, place a set of forks, spoons and a knife. The type of crockery and cutlery you pick will itself make a big difference to your table setting. You can use authentic copper and brass plates and utensils to give an authentic Indian feel, or you can choose very colourful ceramic plates to give a bohemian personality to your dinner party. When it comes to cutlery and utensils, the choices are endless.

Little Shiny Trinkets

To maintain a theme on a table, you can introduce little trinkets. These trinkets should blend in the whole set up but also maintain distinct identities. You can have metal birds holding salt and pepper shakers or a thin stone slab with napkins placed under a glass goldfish.

Mismatched Table Settings

Sometimes the beauty is in not trying too hard! You can create a very easy relaxed yet chic table setting by mixing and matching a plethora of colours and design styles. This dash of colour will show your individualism and will also create an easy going, fun mealtime.


Designing Dream Home Office

If you are planning to spend a lot of time in your home office, it is clever to establish it in a larger room. But what if you don’t have so much available space in your home? Then you have to place your office in the hallway or under the stairs. Maybe it is smart to place it away from the noise of other rooms. If you are facing this problem – install sound proof walls or door.

Measuring your workspace is important if you are going to shop some office furniture. You should choose the right size for your office desk. If you choose a very small small desk it can be uncomfortable to work. Or choosing a very big desk will mean smaller space for everything else. Do you want a sit-down or a stand-up desk? A modern or a traditional desk? When you choose the perfect desk type and size you can determine where to put it.

Your home office has to have a comfortable and supportive office chair. So many people are choosing a style over the functionality of a chair. This is wrong because your back can suffer due to the longer sitting. It is important to invest more in a chair that best suits to your needs.

When it comes to painting your walls you don’t have to use a complicated colour palette. Improve your mood by picking your favourite colour and use a lighter and softer tint of it. Then hang a few personal photographs on the wall. Motivational quote or beautiful wallpaper can boost your creativity and productivity.

Natural lighting is essential in any room. Let as much natural daylight as possible. If you cannot reach for natural light – invest in a quality desk lamp. Good lightening depends on the orientation of your house and the window placement and size. To control the level of light when sunny days are here, you can use window coverings. Having fresh air coming in your office space is important if you want to clear your mind. Opening the window at least once a day is always a good idea. Also, having plants in your office will bring calming and peaceful feeling.


Beautify Home With Venetian Blinds

Hence for choosing a Venetian blind, it is quintessential to know the various types of blinds available in the market and which one would suit your room. Let’s have a look at the varieties and their suitability to different rooms.

  • A light filtering window blind- As the name suggests this type of window blinds made especially for rooms like kitchens and dining rooms where you need perfect amount of light. These blinds allow you to adjust them as per your lighting requirements making the room perfect and beautiful.
  • A blackout window blind – unlike the other one this kind of blinds blocks out the light and is meant for rooms such as bedrooms and drawing rooms where you need less light or probably no light.
  • Cordless window blinds – These are such type of blinds which protects your home from excess light while keeping your privacy a priority. These types of blinds suitable for places such as bedroom, locker room where privacy and security are two major concerns.

Apart from the above-mentioned types, there are numerous varieties of window blinds available in the market. Choosing a Venetian blind that best fits your window shape and size is very important. You must know the size and shape of the window before placing an order for Venetian blinds. You may not be having uniform windows throughout the house; hence you must assess the size and shape of individual windows and then decide the type of blind needed for each window accordingly.