Archive | June, 2016

Textures Are A Nice Touch in Interior Design

29 Jun

Textures add the sense of touch to your decorating plans.

From rough to smooth, nubby to silky, textures invoke an emotional feeling.

Textures are a nice touch in an interior design scheme. They can caress your skin or stimulate the senses with a bit ofTextures2 roughness. Whether the textures you add are soft or hard, dense or airy, pliable or firm, they will add interest and engagement to your décor.

Consider these elements to add texture to your home:

  • In fabrics – velvet, chenille, linen, wool and tweed

  • In furniture – rattan, wicker and recycled wood

  • In flooring – grained wood, textured tile, contoured rugs and shag carpeting

  • In window fashions – smooth shutters and textured woven wood shades

  • In painted walls – faux finishes such as Venetian plaster, ragging, sponging and marbleizing

Texture is not just about how a home design element feels; texture also has a look. If you use a neutral color palette, Textures1texture is especially important. It helps you avoid a sterile or cold feeling.

Think faux fur, fabrics with ridges, textured paint treatments, tongue and groove ceilings, ceiling medallions, rough stone fireplace facades, cork and grass wall coverings, uneven hand-made terra cotta tiles, even burlap in the right setting!

Smooth, soft fabrics tend to be associated with traditional or elegant rooms, while modern rooms have rougher texture, but you can think outside the box on these stereotypes. Layering Textures3textures is a good strategy, such as soft rugs atop hard surface flooring or smooth throw pillows atop a rough upholstery fabric on chairs and sofas.

Add a tactile sense to your interior decorating plan by focusing on textures with your home element selections.

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Headboards or Head “Bored”

22 Jun

Head-Bored?

Since we spend so much time in our bedrooms, our bedroom furniture shouldn’t be boring. And If you are looking Headboard1for a way to make your bedroom more interesting, you can accomplish that by adding a unique headboard to your bed to make a bold statement, or add a splash of color to a muted room. And what’s more fun than making your haven your own by personalizing your headboard. And if you feel confused and flustered by the possibilities, we are here to give you some ideas.

Headboards come in different shapes, finishes and endless varieties. It isn’t so much a piece of furniture as much as an aspect of your bed. For example, you can choose to hang lights, tapestries, or frames instead. And if you feel confused and flustered by the possibilities, we are here to give you some ideas.

But first, let’s talk history. Headboards surprisingly have such an interesting history; they headboard4can go back as far as ancient Egypt and Greece. And like any other piece of furniture, they differ from civilization to another. For instance, ancient Egyptians used them for decoration mostly, making them out of silver and gold, while Greeks and Romans were more concerned about the function of headboards, which was to protect them from cold drafts since homes lacked insulation during those times. And then in the middle ages canopies & bed drapery appeared for aesthetic purposes. Since nowadays it’s all about the looks, let’s stick to aesthetically pleasing headboards, and after all, we wouldn’t want you to be head-bored.
Headboards come in different shapes, finishes and endless varieties. It isn’t so much a piece of furniture as much as Headboard3an aspect of your bed. & here are some tips and ideas:

  • Custom upholstered headboards are fun to design and make, from the shape to the color, pattern, & texture of the fabric.
  • In small rooms, designing a headboard that stretches to the ceiling helps in adding dimension.
  • If you are into antiques, finding special doors, or room dividers and using them instead of a headboard can add that uniqueness you long for.
  • Canopies & bed draperies can add a soft or luxurious look to your bedroom.
  • You can also create the illusion of a headboard by hanging lights, frames, tapestries, or even rugs instead of having a headboard.
  • And you can always choose to combine 2 or more of the listed options to create a dramatic look.

Hope you learned something new about this interesting piece of furniture. If you are considering changing the look of your bedroom to make it more welcoming, share with us your favorite idea.

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Masculine Style In Honor of Father’s Day

16 Jun

In honor of Father’s Day, we thought we’d choose a subject fathers can relate to, which is masculine interior design. Masculine1But for the non-fathers, and non-males out there, we got you covered too. Even though masculine style in interior design is mostly associated with males, it’s definitely not exclusive to them (sorry, guys!); Masculine style can be used in any home, whether it be a bachelor pad, family home, or even singles crib.masculine4
Everyone thinks choosing to go with a masculine style for a space means staying away from anything fashionable or festive. Which is not entirely true, because it can definitely be elegant and classy. All it takes is just a little research and thinking outside the box. Continue reading

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