Home interior lighting has a way of taking a house and making it a warm and inviting home. Not only can the right lighting help you to make your space more functional, but it also will provide the perfect ambiance you are going for as well. It is amazing the difference a few light fixtures appropriately placed can make in a home. If you are looking for some great interior hints, here are a few great tips and ideas that can help.
Learn the Basics
The first thing you need to realize is that you have two main types of them that can be used in your home – artificial and natural light. Natural light can be introduced through windows from the sun or from candles and fireplaces. Artificial light is light that is produced by various fixtures that are powered electrically.
When it comes to home interior lighting, you need to be able to make use of your natural and artificial light. Use windows in your home that allow light in and window treatments can be used to filter and control the lighting in a room. You
How to Decorate your Space with Wall Pictures
If a room in your house lacks character, by simply placing some fine art prints on the walls can actually make quite an impact. Wall pictures are a necessary accessory in your home and are great to tie in with the room’s style and color accent. Before you go off to buy some new pictures for your walls there are a few things you need to plan and decide upon. Here is a home interior design guide on how to decorate your space with wall art.
Shop for Wall Art by Room
The kind of home you have and the mood, ambience and style of decor you create, should be perfectly designed to suit your lifestyle. Deciding on a style for your room should be determined by the lifestyle you choose and not by what’s the latest home interior design trend.
Whichever room you are wanting to decorate, whether it be your bedroom, living area, kitchen or office space, you need to decide what you want to get
Dividing the room into different use areas is a great way to break up the space. Obviously a fireplace is a great focal point. Keep seating in front of it perpendicular (i.e. sofas facing each other with ottoman or coffee table in between) or L-shaped. Don’t forget to put a small table at each end of the couch/love seat with table lamps and space for a drink and a book.
Next, create a gaming area either for board games or cards. A square or round table with 2 – 4 chairs and a pendant light/chandelier is all you need. Add a floor lamp nearby for more ambient lighting. If not for games, how about adding a bistro set for light dining or morning coffee?
I would take advantage of windows and their light by building or improvising a window seat. Use a large bench or settee or even a loveseat right under the window. Add a long cushion (you could even recover a body pillow!) and some coordinating throw pillows, and your reading spot is ready! Keep an end table and lamp
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
Home decorating on a budget is the ultimate adventure in decorating. It requires a little bit of planning, creativity, and patience. If you are like me, sometimes you wish you could be a genie and wiggle your nose and **poof** it’s done. However, that takes away from all the fun! Follow these tips and you’ll have a home that looks like a page out of your favorite magazine!
*Visit Furniture Showrooms
Make notes of styles of furniture you like. Also, take note of colors and fabrics that create a “warm” feeling inside of you. By visiting showrooms you can get an idea of the new trends and styles.
*Browse Through Decorating Magazines
Magazines are a source of inspirational ideas. Create a scrapbook of magazine clippings and refer to your book when shopping for your home.
*Shop Second-Hand Stores
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure can never be so true. One place to look is the classifieds in your local newspaper. I have found great deals on furniture in thrift stores and auctions. Don’t worry if an item is not in the best of shape. A coat of paint will work wonders
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,
I spent a recent weekend curled up with a stack of decorating magazines. I read them cover to cover – usually back to front, but that’s the way I read most magazines and newspapers. I studied each photograph and tried to determine the particular design concept that was being presented. I looked at the number and placement of accessories, how and where arrangements of items were hung on the walls, choices of color and texture, and flooring selections. Each photo was scrutinized in the minutest detail. At some point I started to wonder for whom these absolutely gorgeous rooms were designed.
Bedside tables held no alarm clocks or clock radios. While there was usually an abundance of decorative items, there were no tissue boxes or eyeglass cases. Dressers displayed beautifully arranged floral creations and perhaps a cut glass perfume bottle or two, with ornamental stoppers. No jewelry boxes, no lotion bottles, none of the everyday stuff of life. I don’t know about you but I want a telephone at the side of my bed. And someplace handy for the TV remote.
And the bathrooms! Don’t even get me started on the bathrooms! Do the users of
In our world today, there are so many houses built with great interior designs and decorations. Every place in the world has its own type of style and fashion. Thus every person has its own dream house too. For that reason, people keep on improving their home interior design in order to be updated to the latest fashion trends in town. Home interior might be expensive depending on your taste and budget. Make sure that you will think about some important considerations if you are planning to improve your home interior are well as your decorations.
There are different personalities in every place in the world. This individual personality leads to different preferences when it comes to style and designs since home interior and decorating reflects ones personality and characteristics. As a homeowner, you will feel more safe and comfortable if the place is designed according to your will. Being comfortable at home is the biggest thing that a home can offer. Resting comfortably and peacefully will never take place in a home if not being treated well with love and care. Always check the availability of space when doing some improvements. Recently, home accents and wall
White furniture is popular amongst homeowners for its ability to provide a clean and elegant finish to any home interior design. Unfortunately, white is one of the most difficult colors to keep in pristine condition. If you have children or pets in your household, then the difficulties of keeping furniture clean multiply. The chemical cleaners that you use on the furniture will depend upon the type of material the sofa is made of, but there are a few basic cleaning techniques that you can use to clean your white decor.
First and foremost, it is going to be imperative for you to clean your white furniture on a weekly basis in order to prevent everyday dirt and debris from staining your furniture. Start by vacuuming your white furniture on a weekly basis. If you have pets in your household, then it will be beneficial for you to take a lint brush to your white furniture to prevent buildup. White wooden or plastic furniture can be cleaned carefully with a dampened towel.
Any simple stains on one’s white furniture should be immediately blotted with a clean towel, and a clean cloth that has been dampened with cold
The selection of home decorating style is entirely a personal decision, as well as being very important because it will recreate the atmosphere and comfort that we are seeking to be at our home.
The interior design of modern houses is a great inspiration for those who are planning to potentiate the comfort of space to enjoy their stay to the end of the day.
The modern home interior designs are characterized by having clean areas, with few details and vivid colors but that in turn plays a lot with textures. Most people prefer minimalist style for this type of decoration.
How to Decorate Modern Homes
If you want to choose colors in a palette, you will need to learn and to read a color chart of paint, that way it will be easier to choose and combine the colors with which you want to paint the walls.
If you are one of those people who felt that all white walls are cold and sterile, it is well that you combine with pastel colors and maybe you can compare with other furniture colors.
Materials and accessories for decoration
The bedroom is the most intimate part of the house, so it is best that the privacy of the couples is kept intimate with the lighting of the room. In order to improve the current lighting condition of the room, it is best to know the home lighting tips that will enhance its color and vibrancy without invading the privacy of the room, while at the same time giving the room interior that perfect, calming and romantic ambient that it needs.
Who Is Living In The House?
The first thing to remember with regards to proper home lighting tips is to take into account the needs of the people who are living in a particular home. Not everything about home improvement centers around improving the aesthetic aspect of the rooms. It is more important that the room caters to the needs of the owners in the first place. For example, when looking for the type of lighting to suit the bedroom, it is important to know if the people that will be sleeping in the bedroom have bad eyesight, so that the proper illumination helps with reading.
In this regard, it is important to find
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
When decorating your bathroom, it is important to choose practical and beautiful bathroom accessories that also enhance the style of the room. It is this kind of attention to detail that separates a bathroom with charm and character from one that is strictly ho-hum. Bathrooms have come a long way from the days of strictly utilitarian design and use, and are now viewed as sanctuaries to which people escape and indulge in personal pampering.
The Powder Room – Go Wild
A powder room will be located where it is convenient for the use of guests, and is usually a small room. This means you can opt for such expensive decorating touches as crown molding and high-priced wallpaper which may not be affordable for the larger bathrooms in your home. As well, no bathtub or shower means there are no moisture concerns when selecting materials and decorating touches. You can hang a nice piece of framed artwork without worrying that dampness will destroy it. This is the bathroom in which you can use vibrant colors, and display luxury collections on a counter or shelf.
The Family Bathroom – Make Sharing Easier
Even if the family
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.
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
Putting flowers in your candle will add a unique look, while preserving your favorite flower.
Written by Expressive Candles
We have been asked many times, how to put flowers and other objects on the outside of a candle. So, we’ll be showing you how it is done. The most important thing to remember is to be safe. Putting anything on your candle such as paint, dried flowers, ribbon and other objects, pose a fire risk. While this is unlikely to happen with this project, we need to warn you before hand. We do not recommend burning any candle that has flammable material on it.
To start with, you will need a few supplies. First and the most important is a big pillar candle, at least 3″ in diameter. This will help keep the flame out of reach of anything you put on the candle. You will also need to have a small white votive, or the same color votive as your pillar, an old pan to melt wax in, a paint brush, dried flowers or herbs and ribbon.
Candle making is an art, and requires exact precision in the melting process of the wax.
I like decorating my kitchen with a cozy, warm, inviting, homey feeling to it. Usually I’m fighting for all the space I can get in my kitchen too. If you’d like to try this style yourself, you need additional space, or if you simply want to create a different look and feel to your current kitchen decorating style: here are a few tips for you to try.
1. Hang your pots and pans on the wall. This works whether you have a matching set of pots and pans, or whether it’s an eclectic collection gathered over the years. Simply put hooks in the wall, then hang the pots by their handles with the bottom facing outwards. This is particularly useful for space saving and organization too. My favorite location to hang the pots and pans is on the wall right above the stove. If you have the room, this puts the pots on display nicely while keeping them right on hand for cooking.
2. Hang your potholders and hotpads on the wall. If your pans are too heavy to hang safely, or you simply don’t want them on display, or you’d like to add other embellishments
Colors determine the beauty of our home interiors directly, yet choosing the right color for the interior is not easy. The problem is: Color is a part of our typical personality. For instance, we have a tendency to love red, but, is the red which is corresponding to our ego suited for the applications of our home interior painting? Instead, if we based on color trends that are favored currently, the assumption is the specific color favored by many people. However, should we continue to paint our home interior with the trends, while we personally hate it?
Such complexity must be addressed, so that we can choose the color favored by many people without sacrificing our ego. This is a wise solution, by combining two things, make it harmonious, thus turning it into a new strength! For example, we liked red, whereas the general trend was blue. Then we could take a blue base for home interiors, and sweetened to red accents. Alternatively, the dominance of red, solid red should be moderated in lighter and softer, combined to our favorite red accents and the trending blue accents.
The color combinations can be addressing the issue of
The guest bedroom is the one room in the house that you aren’t decorating for yourself. Therefore when you go to design the rooms décor, it is important not to get in your own way. Overdoing the decoration in this room will be a disservice to guests by reinforcing the fact that they are not in their own home. As comfortable as they may be with you, they will never be as comfortable in your home as they would in their own setting. On the other hand, failing to place those few simple pieces that make a space feel personal; will leave the guest room feeling cold and empty.
Arguably the most important item in the guest room, the item that turns it from an extra room into a guest bedroom, is the bed. The bed does not have to be visible. You can have a regular bed, a fold out couch or futon, or a semi permanent bed such as a cot or an air bed.
A regular bed will cost you some space, and a full mattress can be expensive. If you get a small twin sized bed you can throw some pillows on