There aren't many things, legal ones anyway, that can be incorporated into our everyday lives to simply take us away from the troubles of the world around us. If there's one thing that has historically been able to do so, however, it's artwork. A person's specific taste in art, and there are many, doesn't matter as much as the feeling that comes over them when they experience it. What many people don't realize, however, is that choosing the right frame for a work of art is almost as important as the artwork itself. Read the rest of this entry »
The Internet is a great tool for creating your own unique interior decorating concepts, both practically and educationally. You can discover ways to select a color palette and learn the various tricks to making your ideas into a complete design. You can also learn different techniques for choosing the best furniture layout for a room. Some sites are even geared towards those looking to take an e-course on interior design. Online decorating Internet sites make decorating a fun and easy interactive experience. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most exciting parts of buying or building a new home is designing its interior. The kitchen is typically given the most consideration and for good reason: it’s the gathering place for friends and family. When designing your kitchen, it’s important to give a great deal of thought to your appliances. Because of their expense, doing your research before you buy will pay off in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »
If you turn on any home improvement channel, it can be hard to imagine that you aren’t the only one without a limitless budget for redesigning your home. It can be difficult to watch the amazing transformations and not come up with a few lofty goals of your own. Take heart in knowing that you are in the majority: most people have a limited amount of funds to work with when it comes to designing the room of their dreams.
Here are five tips to help you get things rolling, even if your design dreams far surpass your design budget: Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re looking to add a bit of eco-friendliness to your interior design, you can rest easy. There are tons of options available for those who want to make their home green. No matter where you look, from lighting to decor, you can easily find green options for the things you would normally buy. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you ready to redecorate? When guests walk into your home, do they think they’ve stepped backwards through time? If so, you may be interested in the latest interior decorating trends. When it comes to furniture, styles change, and for 2012, they have changed dramatically.
Here are the trends you should be aware of when redecorating your domicile: Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like most people, you can probably list a few things about your home that are not quite what you want to them to be. There are things you can do in your home that don’t always require a major renovation project to make dramatic improvements. There are a number of things you can do right now to really spruce up your home.
As you make your bed each morning before heading to work, do you ever find yourself a bit bored? It’s not the repetition of your chore that has you sighing out loud, but rather the entire look of your bedroom that has you feeling less than enthused about spending time here. So, what can you do to spruce it up without robbing the bank? Here are the top 10 trends for modern bedroom renovation that will have you jumping for joy again. Read the rest of this entry »
After spending the last weekend cleaning my house, I realized how tired I am of the layout. After visiting friends’ homes I always feel they have more space and less clutter; their homes are friendly and inviting with a nice sense of style and smell. It’s depressing to come home to the workweek clutter that has accumulated around every bend and the dusty wall hangings that have been on every wall of every place I’ve ever lived. It’s time for a spruce up, a cheap spruce up! Read the rest of this entry »
Every personal living space is prime real estate for creating a personal oasis. Tips to elevating the mood of your home can start with makeover plan basics.
Physical Space Inventory
The physical space of a home includes room layouts, room contents, room functions and room personalities. The home as a whole may or may not have an overall personality, including over-aching themes or moods.
Draw a simple diagram depicting each room’s layout. Jot down on a pad or use software to inventory the general contents of each room. Consider taking one or more photos of each room. For each room, besides inventorying its contents, characterize the room itself, its personality. Read the rest of this entry »