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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Decorating an Eclectic Guest Room

1. Colours, colours, colours – for an eclectic look, there is nothing easier and perfect than the abundant use of colours. Forget the neutral shades and opt for bright and bold shades which capture all the attention and transform the guest room into a style hub. If you still can’t keep out the neutrals for the walls, pair them with colour accessories and furnishing. Neutral shades may be recommended for creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere but bright eclectic colours too, when used judiciously, say in a bedspread or in curtains, can provide for a cosy ambience for the guest room.

2. Wall art might be a good idea too – splurging on the guest room is not such a bad idea especially when you are seeking to create an eclectic decor. Instead of plain walls which are a standard fare in most homes, give your guests the experience of a refreshing look for their bedroom by choosing an accent wall. There are any numbers of ways you can incorporate an accent wall and this includes using different textures, installing wall panels of leather or wood, choosing a wall mural or simply selecting brightly patterned wallpaper.

3. Mix and match furniture – Eclectic means assorted and when it comes to designing an eclectic guest room, installing assorted furniture sounds like a steal. Keep the bed the centre of attraction and whatever style you choose, make sure that it is adequately comfortable. For the rest of the furniture, first you’ll need to plan what all you need to keep to provide maximum functionality for storage, seating and also working. The next step would be to determine the spare area that is leftover after the bed has been placed. For more diversity in the furniture, visit a thrift store or an antique furniture dealer who can help you find an assortment of furniture in different styles, shapes and sizes to meet your requirements.

4. Go Bohemian chic – a popular new trend for eclectic interior design which has caught the imagination of experts even in the best luxury interior company is the Bohemian chic look. Inspired by the gypsies, it is a style which is unconventional and artistic and varies according to the individual who does the decoration. Mix old and new items with artistic flair for a dramatic appearance. And cover every space with chic trendy items which express your personal style.

Side Light Doors

Many home owners find themselves in a house that has one window in the living room. Consequently they don’t always want to undergo a huge construction project that involves knocking a large hole in the wall to add another window. However, it is a less daunting task to enlarge the space around your front door. Get an accredited builder to measure the space around your door so that the correct size is knocked out in preparation for the installation of the side light door. A side light door is usually much wider than the standard front door because it includes the front door panel as well as one or two side panels. The option with the two side panels adds more light to the room as it usually contains two long sheets of glass. For added light the front door part also contains glass. The design depends largely on the style you want.

For example, you could opt for a wooden door that has a four round or square glass panels along the length of it. It could also be frosted glass to ensure that no one can see into your home. Alternatively you could choose a side light door where the front door panel has a wooden border with a glass centre, or a set of horizontal rectangular glass sheets along the length of it. Whatever combination of glass and wood you decide on is up to you. And don’t worry, if your design is too unique to be found anywhere, you can have it made for you by a custom door manufacturer. It’s your home and you should be able to express yourself without limitations. If you go the customised route you can also decide on the type of wood you want to use as well as the colour. In addition, you also have the option to choose clear, frosted or stained glass. It can be made to suit your home perfectly.

Side light doors are an easy and quick way to add more light to your home without the big messy business that comes with home renovations. Obviously, the more glass elements you have in the design the more natural light is able to enter the living room.

Step by step Personalize Gallery Wall

Step 1: Look for Wall Décor items that are already in your home. They can be Family photos, Monogram letters, Wall Accents, Personal Art Works, Framed Mirrors, Three Dimensional Pictures. Personalize the space to the maximum extent. Take into account the preferences of the family members, the texture of the wall, Color of the wall. The décor pieces should match the surroundings.

  • Monogram letters and Cartoon themes are ideal for Kids Décor.
  • In the Living room, create a wall décor using Photo Frames, Mirrors, and Clocks.
  • For Bedroom wall décor, use personal Photos and Paintings that bears your signature.

Step 2: Arrange the following things.

  1. Butcher Paper (According to the measurements of the wall)
  2. Painter’s Tape
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors

Step 3: Look for a spacious room, where you can easily spread the butcher paper to work.

Step 4: To avoid unnecessary nails on the wall, draw a wall décor layout on the butcher paper. Accordingly, locate the décor things on the paper. Demarcate them using a pencil to prepare a template. Avoid Pens or Markers to avoid confusion.

Ideal Configuration: Place Large things away from the center and fill voids with small ones. That makes an excellent wall décor configuration.

Step 5: Cut templates and adhere them to the wall using the Painter’s Tape. Make sure that everything is going according to the drawn layout. Check the arrangement for any misconfiguration. If you feel it is looking good, then move to the further step. If you are not satisfied, then follow the fourth step (now you can think how bad it would be, had we done the same exercise without a paper).

Step 6: After finalizing the configuration, Templates should be replaced with respective décor pieces. Start this process carefully otherwise it creates a messy environment.

Merge in Bathroom Vanities

Consider the Plumbing

Homeowners may fall in love with a few bathroom vanities only to discover that they’re incompatible with the existing plumbing. This may or may not be a roadblock, depending on the budget and how much work someone wants to put into the remodeling job. It is possible to rearrange pipes to accommodate the vanity’s sink and storage areas. Buyers need to decide if this is something they’re willing to do or hire out.

Figure Out What’s Most Important

When looking at a range of vanities, homeowners should decide what’s most important. Does there need to be additional storage? Deep drawers and under-the-sink storage can help utilize space. Also, units with above-the-sink cabinets can provide great space-saving utility.

Each sink should have the right width and depth for people to be able to wash their hands conveniently. The material that the sink is made from is another important consideration. Some materials, like tile, are easier to clean than others.

There are mirrors and accessories to consider as well. How do these fit in the overall aesthetic? A mirror may sit above a vanity, or it may wrap around it. The location of lights, towel bars, and additional shelves or cabinets can affect the selection.

Many Styles to Choose From

From traditional to contemporary, bathroom vanities can meet virtually any desired look. Regardless of the budget or the size of the space, homeowners can create a comfortable, attractive space in the color scheme and particular desired look. It’s all about choices.

Countertops can be made of stone, wood, acrylic, concrete, laminate, tile, or other materials. They come in various colors and textures to create different moods. Drawers and cabinets can be straight or curved and are made from a variety of woods or laminates. Sinks can sit above or below the counter. They can be oval or rectangular, and they can be made of porcelain, copper, glass, stone, stainless steel, or composites.