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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cheap Way to Decorate Your Bedroom

The bedroom is also one of the most neglected rooms in the home when it comes to decorating it and making it cozy. Obviously, if your bedroom isn’t cozy, you’re not going to be able to unwind and rest well sleeping in that room. Here are some decorating ideas that can help make your bedroom more cozy without it costing a fortune to make it over.

The first idea can be done without buying anything new. All you have to do is rearrange your furniture. Most bedrooms have more than one wall that the bed can be placed against, so rearranging the furniture into a new, but still functional, sequence should still be feasible. This alone can help you feel excited about your “new” room.

The second idea involves painting your room. This option is quick, easy, and affordable on virtually any type of budget.

Alternatively, you could just paint the wall above your bed. Not only will this save time and money, but will also give your bedroom a whole new look by just emphasizing that one wall with a new, fresh coat of paint.

The third idea involves making your bedroom over with fabric. Adding draping to your bedroom (over the windows and even over the bed,) can add elegance, excitement, and relaxation to your bedroom.

While switching up bedding can be done, a more inexpensive way of achieving the same idea is to add a solid blanket to the foot of your bed. This way, you can break up the usual pattern of your bed.

Another way to break up the usual look of your bed is to substitute the many pillows on your bed for just one lone pillow. This way, the bed looks cleaner because you don’t have two to three pillows laying next to each other on the bed, but rather, just one pillow.

To add even more change, make sure the long pillow you substitute has a great pattern or vivid color that makes it stand out from your neutral-color bed.

You can also purchase some pillow shams and change them every month or so to give your bedroom a different look.

Another way to make your bedroom a different room is to add a headboard to your bed. This option doesn’t have to be expensive if you use your imagination. You can use intricately carved wood screens and mount the screens to the wall using picture-frame wire. You can also create a headboard from many picture frames and use the resulting headboard to help bring attention to your bed, since the headboard will be considerably different than what you normally get in a bedroom set.

Even adding small accessories, like a new corner table or a new vase of flowers, to the bedroom can give it a different look and feel.

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your household, but surprisingly, many people overlook decorating it and keeping the room lively, yet relaxing. Remodeling it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult; small changes like moving the furniture around, painting the area above your bed, adding a solid blanket to your bed, or adding a creative headboard can add excitement to your bedroom, yet also provide a calming influence so you can relax and rest in your bedroom more easily.

Easy Home Decorating Tips

The first step to home decorating is having tasteful furniture and accessories. This doesn’t mean you have to buy a ridiculously expensive set from a furniture store. You can do with thrift store goods if you’re careful. When you first start picking (or replacing) your furniture, you should decide on a certain theme that you want to stick with. You can buy furniture that is mostly made out of wood. If you buy a can of wood stain from your local home improvement store, you can magically match all of your furniture when previously they completely contrasted each other. Alternatively, you may decide to go with a modern theme, or any other number of themes and sub-themes used by decorators. You can get ideas from decorating magazines, stores, or homes of friends.

Once you’ve got your furniture and accessories all generally matching, you can consider your walls and carpets. Of course, this stage of the decorating depends on how much you want to overhaul your home, and how much you are willing to spend in time and money. The fact of the matter is, your carpet and walls are most likely not the best match for the rest of your house, since the builders of your home could not have known what sort of furniture you would have. Painting the walls is a relatively easy project, and you can do it in a weekend if you plan it out right. A tastefully-colored wall can lend a lot of aesthetic value to your home.

The hardest part of decorating your home is noticing small touches that you can make to lend to and improve the overall mood and theme of the house. The reason it’s hard is that you can’t analyze any specific aspect of your house and figure out how to change it for the better. Instead, you have to look at the big picture and creatively imagine things that you could be doing differently. If this doesn’t come naturally to you, then you can use many different sources as inspiration. But a few magazines next time you’re at the store, and look at the rooms pictured within. Most of them have likely been designed by professionals. You can look for the small details that give the room its great style, and figure out ways to apply the same thing to your home. Just make sure that the small details fit the color scheme and style of your overall decor.

The lighting of your rooms is also a very important aspect. When you have a very well-thought-out furniture layout, and specific decorations everywhere, usually the default lighting layout will not suffice. Think about changing the lighting to a different part of the room to change the focus. Think about putting a lamp on a table or even a track lighting system on the ceiling. There are many different options, and if you choose the right one then you can masterfully focus the attention of visitors to the parts of the room that you want them to be looking at.

Home decorating is never easy or quick, which is why so many people are tempted to spend a lot of money for professional advice. But before you do that, find out what exactly you are capable of, and see what you can do for your house.


Tips to Design Your Apartment part 1

Organization of space is both the most complex, and the most interesting stage where an inventor and a designer should awake within you. And the less the metric area of an apartment is, the more actively the inventor’s idea should work.

For example, if there are small rooms in an apartment, it is not necessary to block them up with wardrobes – it is better to move all the wardrobes to the corridor or the hall, and use mirrors and local lighting in addition to the basic one more actively in the rooms.

While planning the living space of your apartment or house, it is necessary to arm with a pencil and paper and make up a detailed plan with the exact sizes of rooms, door and window apertures, height of walls, etc, otherwise, a bought sofa or a chest of drawers can simply not blend in the space intended for it.
The next stage is a color solution.

It is necessary to take this question just as serious. Skillfully using a color scale in decoration of the dwelling, it is possible to achieve a good psychological effect, positively influencing on a condition and mood of visitors and members of the household. Paints bear certain energy – color can comfort, stimulate, inspire and even heal. Before making a final decision as to the color, pay attention, what cardinal point the windows are oriented at:: if to the north it is recommended to use a color scale in warm color tones, if to the south – then cold ones.

The next stage – determination of style, texture and light.

Generally, in design of interiors elements of a rather a large number of “historical” styles are used. It can be the baroque, rococo, classics, pseudo-Gothic, the Victorian style, the modernist style, art deco, constructivism, minimalism, hi-tech and, finally, eclecticism.

It is clear, that the baroque, rococo, pseudo-Gothic are appropriate for country houses or spacious apartments with high ceilings.

The baroque and rococo are characterized by wide and volumetric floristic stucco moldings, painted ceilings, gilt details of decor, fabric wall-papers, a marble mosaic of floors, armchairs and sofas fitted with silk, a refined color scale which is characterized not by “basic” colors rather than their complex tones.

Creating a “Gothic” interior, it will be correct to upholster walls with oak panels with carved slats and decorate one of the walls with a Gobelin tapestry displaying a stage from hunting or, say, a performance of troubadours.

A table in the “Gothic style” should be rough and primitive, a bed – in the same vein, with a baldachin and carved columns. But the most important thing here is a free, through and dashing space, elevating force of emptiness which is spiritualized by stained-glass windows.

For those keen on the English classical style, The Victorian interior – a mix of classicism, Roman motives, gothic styles, rococo, the empire style, Oriental arabesques and Asian exotic will be very interesting.

The English feeling of measure has allowed to consolidate all this variety which is shown in subtleties of semitones and color scores. In such a house a spacious hall looks as a “high-grade” room with a monumental carved table, a mirror in a carved frame, a large chest of drawers – pier-glass table, a striking long-case clock, a sprawling hat tree with iron hooks, “a cell” for umbrellas and newspapers. Walls are planked with panels from either mahogany or oak, and the ceiling is decorated with a floristic stucco molding. A visiting card of a Victorian house is a drawing room with its sofas and armchairs and a dominant rococo. Onto the fireplace porcelain vases and decorative dishes are usually placed, walls are decorated with pictures, family photos, diplomas and letters.
The most poetical and fairytale interior style is the modernist style.

Design Process Concept

Design is a powerful word, describing a form of art and purpose. Graphic art is more relevant to commercial art. Applied arts are relevant to industrial an architecture design and a component of inventions, engineering, building, manufacturing and much more.

Web designing is the first step to a professional website. The designers lay the structure for the pages. Where images will be and where the text goes. They can also create the content for the site such as everything the user will view and read on each page. The designer must be able to design pages that will interact and offer the user a good experience while visting your web address.

Designing floor plans of a house takes technique, methods, and critical thinking. All the necessities of a home need to be designed with keeping the wants and needs of the homeowner in the plan. Designing a functional home includes considering the families growth in numbers and in valuables collected over time. Taking the future into consideration, the designer can leave options for adding on in the future.

Designer drawings can be engineering designs that use mathematics and science. Many think of production of engineering as the component and forget that first there must be the design. The amount of science used in a design depends on the discipline. There is social science and natural science associated with designing.

Design involves critical thinking and creativity that produces a planned process. The production is the executing process which is kept in the plan by the designer whom does not necessarily take on the production end of the project but a developer will.

The first step to any design is the plan. Second is the creation, and third is the execution. Designing for the web, let’s say a logo. Create a brief on what you are expecting to accomplish. Research the industry and become familiar with the competitors. Develop thumbnails of the concept around your research. Present it to others for opinions and feedback. Select the thumbnail that suits you.

Designing an advertisement for your business is a good example of success and unsuccessful. Advertisements work well when properly designed. The process begins with researching the age group and culture of the target audience. When you have established the facts, you will use them to catch their attention and hold it for at least 5 seconds.

You must use quick messages to give enough information for the viewer to want more information and will read on. The design must be either to the point, extremely vague, or just random. Again, this depends on the research of the demographics of your target audience. Designing a room’s makeover, a painting, a wedding reception, a power source, or a website all have the same steps to achieve the process desired by the designer.

True design has no boundaries and the outcome is never known and is usually unexpected it also touches all subject areas and spectrums of ideas which ultimately draw inspiration and finally a new design will be born. Design is the foundation of all creative work. If you take a look at the present economic situation where all brands of commerce are under severe pressure and this is where good design becomes very important and where design becomes noticed and memorable and very effective.

A design is definitely not a private affair once a new design comes onto the market it is dissected and analysed and from the original design thousands of similar designs will materialize which claim to be better and bigger and more effective but think about it that is actually not the case as each design does have its own uniqueness. Advertising is a technique used to make one think that the design is different. There is nothing bigger or better it is just simple another design.