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 »
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 »
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 »
With 2011 just around the corner it seems like the perfect time to be thinking about which new trends the New Year will bring. A new year always heralds a new vogue, so what will these trends turn out to be over the next coming months? For those of you too impatient to wait, below are what the experts are saying will be key styles throughout the next year. Read the rest of this entry »
Probably the greatest quest for any home decorator is trying to make a room appear larger. Let’s face it, we all want the spaces in our house to appear roomier. There are a lot of techniques that decorators use but there is one all-important tip that is a sure-fire way to make any room appear more spacious. It is deceptively simple and easy to pull off, and can produce dramatic results.
You may not be David Copperfield or David Blair, but there are still a lot of tricks that you are capable of when it comes to interior design and style. Crafty decorators know that you have to use everything you can to your advantage to bring out the best in every room of the house. One of the great dilemmas in home décor is making a room appear more spacious. There are several approaches to the fine art of room enlarging illusions and each has pros and cons. What many people fail to recognize is the importance of the right lighting to make a room appear larger.
Nobody can deny that the economic downturn in recent times has ravaged everything on its path including spending on home décor. This is best illustrated by the conservative nature that seems to have crept in. Lavish extravagance on the home front is becoming very rare.
Still, overriding style statements in style trends these days are all headed in one direction. And that direction is best described as global styles.
It seems so fashionable and elegant these days to take international influences from far flung places to create a personalized, interesting and sometimes provocative décor in the home.
This trend is hardly surprising considering that we live in a global village, thanks mainly to easy and rapid global air travel and the World Wide Web. These both have helped a great deal in quietly promoting more travel around the world.
The result is that when home décor stylists seek international influences these days, no continent is spared. We all frequently come across Asian, Australian, European, African and American furniture trends in the home.
For instance, prints mainly portraying animals that can only be found in Africa have been popular for quite a while now. There is no denying that some pretty interesting things can be done with leopard and cheetah skin for example. These can be used both with antique and contemporary furniture in the home and still bring out some wonderful results in both extremes.
On many occasions animal prints have been used in conjunction with leather. It is fascinating how leather has taken a new prominent role as an ideal accent on wooden and fabric prices. Used in small dozes it tends to bring out the best in a wide variety of situations.