Interior decoration has never been easy. Whether it is for our home, office or store, décor can make a big difference. Unfortunately, even if we have a vague idea of what we want, many of us don’t have the required skill set to bring together the various elements of a space. So, if we have the budget, we rely on interior designers to make our precious space look beautiful. Or, we read through numerous articles and scroll through various inspiring pictures to help us out. But…what is it that makes designer décor look so fabulous?
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The holiday season is here and all of a sudden, everything feels better. Some can’t wait to have some time off from work, others like the snow. For most, it’s about family and values we all keep close to our hearts: love, friendship and kindness.
This is one of the main reasons people enjoy decorating their homes and sharing that festive euphoria with the world. The real challenge, though, is turning your outdoors into the merry scenery ready to welcome guests in your home and carol singers at your doorstep.
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The kitchen is typically one of the most frequently used rooms of a house. In addition to being a place to prepare meals, it’s often a gathering place for family and friends. This is a room that you can easily personalize to reflect your interests and showcase your personality.
There are specific places in a kitchen where lighting is necessary in order to make meal preparation and clean up easier. Lighting over the sink and above an island can be considered functional lighting. Pendant lighting and chandeliers are two examples of functional lighting that can be found in amazingly unique styles. Let your personality shine through your lighting selection. Mood or colored lighting underneath an island top or under cabinets is another way to express your flair for design in your kitchen.
Guest rooms are wonderful for those who have frequent visitors. Unfortunately, they can also be difficult to decorate. These rooms need to serve a very specific function, but they also need to be inviting design spaces of their own. If you want to have a better guest room, you should think about adding the modern touches below.
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No matter the season, gardens are always in. They are the reflection of their homeowners and their idea of what this outdoor space means for them. Even if you or your guests are unaware of this, it’s somehow always in the back of their mind. The garden shows how we perceive our day to day life, maybe even more than our interior. So we offer some great little advice that can help tie in your garden’s look and make it feel like the safe haven it should be.
Define your space
Have you decided on what you’ll be using your garden for? Will it be a quiet oasis for meditation, a place for friends and family to gather, or a barbecue party area? Once you have a clear image of what kind of space you wish to create, it becomes much easier to visualize the kind of furniture, colors, and décor you’re after. A defined space will dictate the key centerpieces of the garden, the ones that will attract the most attention – whether it be a lounging swing, a barbecue, or a pond.
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Guest post contributed by John Stuart
Beautifying your backyard doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg. If you’re crafty and you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves for a DIY, you’ll love these hand-picked, affordable ideas for decorating outdoor spaces. You can let your creativity run free and improvise your own methods to make your garden more welcoming and chic.
1. Hang Drapes around the Porch
This is a super-affordable way to make your porch look more chic. You don’t even need a sewing machine since you can buy the drapes in the needed measurements from the store. If you’ve been thinking about adding screens to your porch, this is a cheaper alternative that won’t overwhelm your budget. All you need is drapes in a material of your choice and a way to hang them. Curtain rods are convenient, cheap and easy to install. According to the décor and your taste, you can choose transparent drapes for a shabby-chic look, linen drapes for a romantic look, or bright, colorful drapes for a modern touch.
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Whether you’re living on your own or are quite happily married, a man needs his space. After all, humans are born with a certain individuality which requires our energy to flow freely within our environment. A man cave provides full creative freedom…and a quiet place to toss back a few drinks. For those who’ve decided to place their haven outside in order to fully “escape”, there are quite a few outdoor-friendly hobbies to consider taking up. Continue reading “4 Hobbies To Consider For The Ultimate Outdoor Man Cave”
Guest post contributed by Nancy Ross
Most of the times, when people buy home furniture and accessories online, they end up committing several mistakes due to which they have to suffer a lot in the future. Therefore, it’s very important to pay attention to minute details whenever go for online shopping.
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When you move into your first apartment, it might seem a bit overwhelming with the vast amount of space that you have to fill. You can put furniture in every room so that you have somewhere comfortable to sit and so that there are items that aid with the function of daily living. It’s the decorations that you add to the apartment that will bring life to each room, offering a way to make memories that will last a lifetime. Continue reading “Making Memories: 3 Decorating Must-Haves For Your First Brick Apartment”