Tuesday, August 30, 2016
You've cleared out all the clutter! But what do you do with all of the open space? A living room can feel bland and too open without the proper design ideas. You need some suggestions for giving your important space a more updated look for your family and company.
But first, when should you stay away from a theme? A living room needs to be welcoming for you and your guests. However, if the purpose of decorating is to resell your home, stick with traditional colors and avoid personal accents. More people will be able to visualize it as their own.
Bright colors and artwork spaced properly can give your living room a trendy, metropolitan look. A modern style can be more about aesthetics, how things look, than their actual function. Choose furniture that features simple, curved lines. Carefully select only one or two warm accent colors, so as not to overwhelm the eye. These colors could be featured in items such as throw pillows, lamps, or an area rug.
An American country look can be achieved with exposed brick, warm woods, and pastel colors. Vintage furniture often features rustic, hand-carved detailing. Use pastels or earth tones, and clean lines. Floral or domestic motifs will tie this theme together nicely.
Contemporary styles emphasize both soft colors and textures. Colors are warm, and in the medium -shade range. Pale colors are known to be not as fully relaxing. Textures could include floor tiles and soft sofa fabrics.
The Mediterranean look can be popular and easy to create. Colors will reflect those found in nature, such as sky blue and sea green. Make use of archways and terracotta tiles. Furniture can extend from simple and functional to bronze, wrought-iron, and formal.
Asian styles can include a variety of colors and textures. For Japanese, go for a calm, meditative look. Soft blue, gray, brown, or green will complement subtly used hints of brighter colors and flowers were artwork. Chinese style can be achieved using bold colors such as red or gold to accent dark woods.
Whatever style you choose, pick only one, see it through, and don't go overboard. If the room is not comfortable, it is not livable. Keep your thoughts clear for what the room will be used for. Factor in where the light and space in the room is coming from. Choose one or two choice elements you love, rather than cluttering the room with every piece you like.
If you don't want to invest in a completely new room, you can still change things enough to create a new look. Switch out pillows and pictures every three to six months to reflect the change of season. Change your curtains. Put new slipcovers on an old sofa. Use a wallpaper border instead of painting the whole thing. New lighting fixtures, or even new bulbs, can change the tone of your living room.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Relaxed neutral backgrounds, a comfortable blending of natural materials, and light wood tones all serve to create an environment that is pleasing to the eye...and the soul. Monterey Sands finds its inspiration in understated West Coast style. Clean architectural lines lend a fresh look to the casual elegance of transitional design.
The collection is crafted of Grey Elm veneer, gently wire-brushed to highlight the distinctive grain lines. The sandy brown Cambria finish is rubbed with an oyster white finishing glaze to accentuate the depth and character of the wood. Custom hardware and decorative metal accents feature a rich burnished bronze finish.
The faster life moves, the more we yearn to slow down and simplify -- both our lives and our surroundings. Monterey Sands is designed to bring harmony to your home, offering a soothing escape. We invite you to let the world slip away and surround yourself in comfortable understated style. Make your home your hideaway.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Learn about all of the operating systems available for Hunter Douglas Vertical Blinds.
Vertical blinds are well suited for windows that are wider than they are tall and slide from side to side. Hunter Douglas offers a large selection of blinds made from sheer, woven and room darkening fabrics, as well as from vinyl, faux wood, genuine wood and aluminum.
For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Spills are inevitable, but how can you protect your carpet from everyday life? Shaw's R2X Carpet Stain and Soil Repelling System.
R2X is the industry's most innovative carpet stain and soil repelling system and the product of years of research and testing. Shaw's exclusive R2X system goes beyond conventional repellents that only protect the surface of the carpet.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Watch the redesign of two bedrooms–one teen bedroom and one master bedroom–featuring Shaw Floors on Designing Spaces