Thursday, July 8, 2010

Advice on decorating your home

When people don’t feel at home within their own four walls, trendy accessories, designer furniture and the newest lifestyle trends can’t do much to help. When decorating their homes, people should recognize that only those who consider themselves and their needs are happy when they return home.

“What is good for a person and what isn’t is played out to a large extent in the subconscious,” said Uwe Linke, a life psychologist and author from Munich. Linke said in order to find out why people don’t feel well in their homes, they need to do an honest assessment and the decisive question is: “Which decorative items fit me and which don’t?” People who are insecure feel better, for example, when their need for security is taken into account in the design of their homes.

Materials that exude security such as dark wood and earth-tone walls are best. Other people feel smothered by such features and need light and lightness.

“This can be achieved through light colours, a lot of light and an airy arrangement of furniture,” Linke said. “At any rate the decor should follow a theme and have a matching colour, style and light concept.” Feng shui consultant and author Gudrun Mende advises people not to be swayed by trends. Also lifestyle guidelines such as the Far East teachings of feng shui shouldn’t be followed like law.

“I often counsel people who have their homes decorated dogmatically following feng shui and afterward don’t dare change the position of a vase,” said Mende. Instead of clinging to strict rules, she said, self—determination is the decisive decision to having an authentic home.

In order to recognize what one’s own needs are, Mende has the following tip: “Feel your way around your apartment with your eyes closed and notice what you touch,” she said. That’s where you should begin rearranging.

It can also help to photograph the apartment and look at the pictures to make it possible to see the home with a new eye.

Preparing a list of all furniture can help when it comes to identifying extraneous objects.

Often objects that might have been well-liked at some point in the past start to accumulate and they don’t always fit one’s current stage in life.

“Every person’s life changes over time. The home has to change as well,” said Linke. Even if a designer lamp was expensive, when it no longer fits into a home’s decor, either get rid of it or store it away. Possibly it will fit in at another time.

To determine which light is necessary, Linke suggests a simple trick: “Simulate a power loss and use candles to find out where in the room you most need light in order to make the space comfortable and give it enough light.” It’s important that while some dim corners might remain, there are no completely dark areas. “After the chosen spaces are illuminated by candles in the test, an electric light can be installed.”
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

5 Decorating Tricks For Your Bedroom

If you’re stuck on how to start decorating a bedroom, here are some simple tips to help the design process along.

1) Pile on the pillows, and don’t shy away from mixing patterns. Combine large prints with small ones, florals with geometrics.

2) Hanging a graphic quilt is an easy solution to the “big blank wall” issue. Complementary bed linens pull the decor together. 5 easy ways to decorate a guest bedroom

3) A printed bedspread, with a distinctive botanical design, does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to décor.

4) Nightstands and adjustable lamps affixed to walls will save space in a small room.

5) A beautiful piece of furniture becomes the focal point when angled into the room. This approach may be more efficient in your space, too.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Designs With Feng Shui

It doesn’t have to cost a proposal on the principles of Feng Shui in your interior decoration of the adventure. In some apartments have been decorated, regardless of this ancient Chinese art, it is a decided lack of heat.

Consequently, visitors to your home does not feel right. It is lacking in the general scheme of decoration and east of the Universal Life force in the country, the interior on the environment.

Feng Shui involves the use of five elements: fire, wood, water, earth and metal. You should do a combination of all five in your interior design efforts.

With vivid colors in the rooms of your home is a way, as you can the element of fire in the house. This does not necessarily mean that you need each wall painted a very clear color.

That is to say that opposing views are clear, so that the essence of all other colors. Triangular and diamond shapes in objects, images and context for the images, you also get the elements of fire, without fully packing.

The land use in the color you get with the elements of Earth, you need, in Feng Shui. These elements on the ground the body and mind in their country of origin.

Horizontal forms for tables and decorative elements and placement of furniture to the size of the room is a way, as you can.You can reach metal table and metal art, but you can also metallic colors throughout your color palette. Pictures and ornaments, the region which will also help to achieve this effect.

You can use both elements in metal and water wells of any type of accommodation. Falling water help a feeling of peace and satisfaction in the bedroom of the apartment. Wall sink slightly metal decorations are very nice to have in a bedroom as you fall asleep easily in the living room for one for visitors.

Fresh flowers in the room of the apartment, your house in positive energy and contribute to a feeling of nature inside your home. Flowers is also a pleasant scent. Decluttering your home is another aspect of Feng Shui to help your home a welcoming atmosphere. For the positive energy (chi) to flow, you need enough space to move freely.
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Interior decoration style traditional South Korea

Style traditional South Korea reveal the original in design: The simple, modest, and more, and deeply respect the values of nature. While the selection of design ideas from Japan and Western countries over the decades, the country peninsula has maintained the characteristics of them and earned recognition for style very Korea. The characteristics of space, spiritual and material influenced the simple beauty in architectural design, while the traditional materials only South Korea is used to bring in sophisticated features decorative interior.

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Friday, July 2, 2010

A matter of style

An exchange of ideas and an inquisitiveness about other cultures expand the mind to impact the way we think about our homes.

While some aspects of decor enhance the look of our homes, others improve our lifestyles. If we were to categorise different decor styles according to geography, they would be as follows:

Asian decor Thanks to the vast differences in culture among Asian countries, there are different styles which you can mix and match from.

Some of the themes you can choose are Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai. When it comes to Asian design, you can isolate a theme from the vast number of options and stay true to that design concept.

You should first decide if you wish to have a darker, more sombre design or a light and airy one, both of which are readily available. If you prefer the dark and rich décor, then you are probably looking at using black lacquered pieces, ivory or large pieces of artwork and shoji screens (a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper).
Furnishings should be elaborate with shiny silken fabric and rich patterns. Wooden elements should be elaborately carved and darkly stained or lacquered.

Use of copper, gold or wood carvings and heavy wall hangings with lighting that draw attention to key pieces will complete such a look. Floors can be made of hard wood and should have elaborate carpets and throw rugs.

Whether you go with the royal Indian or tribal Indian, the rich Chinese, simple Indonesian or somewhat electric Korean as your base, a well-done Asian theme brings feelings of harmony and comfort to any home, and can never go out of style.

Mediterranean style
This coastal style brings in charm, grace and seductiveness. With the use of the right oil paintings, you can easily create a Mediterranean feel. Walls are predominantly textured in this style. The feel of the sea-sky and the warmth of the earth are important here.
Lavendar wall textures and creamy yellow make a whimsical appearance in this mixture. You will no doubt be using lots of accessories (brightly coloured, muted earthy and aged metallic) in your creation. Earthy orange, sand, sea green and creamy yellow can be good choices to create the right atmosphere.

Incorporate brilliant mosaic tile designs into rich orange, red terracotta or brick-tiled floors. You can choose to use the motif by applying the mosaics to the wall in the place of base mold, inlay them around door frames and be sure to make use of mosaic tiles for the kitchen or bathroom back splash. Furniture may be elegantly crafted from fine hardwoods or simple rustic designs of common wood. Either way pieces are low and heavy set and often include accents of tile, iron and marble. Glass, iron and terracotta have been decorating basics for centuries. Wrought-iron grills can also be wall mounted to create the illusion of a window.

Pottery has important applications. You can use natural terracotta with a colourful finish. Oversized pots and vases in classic shapes add drama, form and colour. Enhance the allure of a space with iron and wood wine racks in the dining room. Use tapestry runners on side tables and top the one on the dining table with a cast iron candle holder. Burnished brass urns and an indoor stone water fountain will work well for this theme. The most difficult task you will face is knowing when to stop.

Italian style
In the world of design, be it industrial design, art, fashion or furniture, the world looks to Italy for inspiration. Today’s Italians are in a race to improve the appearance and functionality of their living space. Furnishing your home in a simplified manner with functional fixtures and objects is part of the Italian style. If comfortable means placing an efficient piece of furniture that feels and looks good, then it is good Italian decoration.
Colour trends include the use of natural neutrals and white based tints that won’t intrude upon the role of accessories or quality furnishings. Walls should be smooth, sleek, clean and modern. Marble is widely used for Italian themed homes, well polished and texture free. Wall-to-wall carpeting is not part of this style.

Furniture here should be such that it can show off the best of modern Italian design. Sofas and chairs with a mix of chrome and soft, luxurious Italian worked leathers are part of this scheme. You can introduce some colour here by throwing in a few Persian rugs. Do not clutter the space when you add accessories. Floor lamps and table lamps should be treated as artistic accessories not lights. Let one single, special piece be a connection.

Moroccan decor
Mysterious Morocco is full of exotic inspiration for design and decoration. For this style, contrary to Italian decor, you need to prepare yourself for excess and be ready for rich vibrant colours. Moroccans take inspiration from the colours their land provides. The colours include hot vibrant oranges and reds, refreshed by deep blues and sparkling greens of the sea. Ochre mountain ranges, silvery moonlit desert-scapes and golden sands are other options. Deep blue for example is not reserved for accents. It can provide the dramatic backdrop for an entire room’s arrangement of dark wood furnishings, terracotta tiles and multi-coloured oriental rugs.

You can use adornments like glass work, bold patterned fabrics in sea and sand-inspired colours draped from the walls. Modern design lines and high-tech production techniques don’t apply here. The blend of a multitude of textures and shapes is captivating. You can tone down the drama of the first room by switching to highly textured, whitewashed walls in the next. Darkened wood plank floors layered with sand stone, natural fibre area rugs add texture and calm under foot.

For a sense of the dramatic, try draping fabric from the ceiling this time. You can add some gold and sea foam green upholstery. Add mosaics and vibrant orange/red artwork in intricately carved wood and camel bone frames to the walls.

Set huge woven baskets for the exotic plants and flower arrangements upon a collection of smooth sun bleached stones to complete the look. Use colourful mosaic tables to brighten a room. Jewel toned silks, influenced by interior design ideas from Indian homes make great throws or covering for massive pillows.

Mexican interior design
Mexican culture was heavily influenced by both its natural Indian ancestry and Spanish influences which creates a great range of indigenous styles. Typical items that help set a Mexican theme include blankets, pottery, handmade wickers and Mexican themed artwork. As for the wall colours and texture one has to choose which one of the various aspects of Mexican culture one wishes to represent as the range include stone, plaster and classic Spanish style villa finishes. They can all be used with or without paint depending on the look desired.

The most common look associated with Mexican décor however is the stucco and wood beam look with pale shades of white, yellow or reddish tints with unfinished woods. Another common element in Mexican-themed designs is the use of handcrafted Mexican tiles which typically incorporates bright colours and simple patterns to invoke a relaxing and fun atmosphere.

In kitchens, black wrought iron and hand hammered copper pots with Mexican tiles and bright colour paint help set the tone. Using low powered track lighting is one approach. The more traditional Spanish-style chandeliers may fit in better with your design theme. Sinks are best fitted with nickel or unpolished brass fixtures that are of high quality but have a simple design. Living areas can look eclectic with a Mexican décor. Old rusted metal signs and folk-art pieces scattered about amidst leather bound books and pieces of wall art ensure there is plenty to capture one’s interest. Use simple wooden or stained concrete floors with hand woven rugs.

Tuscan style design
You might consider Tuscan style for your interior needs if you are looking for a natural look for your home. Tuscan style allows your home to be a peaceful and comfortable setting where you can put your feet up without wondering if you are going to ruin the décor. This type of décor should not look shiny and new. The keywords for this decorating style are rustic and worn. The main characteristics of Tuscan-themed accessories are crumbling stone walls, wrought iron accessories, wood furniture, romantic Tuscan lighting such as scones on chandeliers from wrought iron floors of marble.

To give a Tuscan feel to the home, it should be made from limestone or sandstone to give a natural style.

The roof should have terracotta tiles. The windows should have wooden shutters to add to the rustic feel. Marble is a big element in Tuscan design, found in flooring and other details. The main components of the style are water, stone, wood and colors throughout the house. In a typical Tuscan kitchen, you might fund a sink made of porcelain or stone. The furniture is made of wood or wrought iron detailing.

To add colour to your home, you can display copper pots and pans as well as brightly coloured dishes in your cupboard. Good colours to use in Tuscan decorating include terracotta brick, golden yellows, ochres and greens. The typical Tuscany décor style is dark.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Inspiration for minimalist bedroom design in contemporary style

This is picture collection about minimalist bedroom design in contemporary style. Its can be your inspiration for modern bedroom design, teen bedroom, parent bedroom with minimalist things in the room. A simple bed, furniture, decoration and other accessories in the bed.

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