Category Archives: DECORATING & IDEAS
The Eclectic Home – While it’s always nice to have your whole house follow a particular decorating theme, it’s even nicer to have every room take on it’s own personality and be a completely different experience from the rest of the rooms in the house. One of the most striking ways to do this is by having an eclectic decorating theme.
For every room in your house, pick a different locale that you want to emulate. You can then decorate each room sticking one hundred percent to the theme you’ve chosen, leaving the hallways neutral.
Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly – Here are some simple, inexpensive tips to make your home more eco-friendly. Creating a green home and lifestyle starts with making eco home improvements. Many are affordable, basic, and definitely good for the environment.
1. Use green power. Check to see if your state has green power alternatives available. Call your state or local government office or check it out on the web.
2. Shopping bags. Instead of choosing paper or plastic, bring your own bag instead. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to find. You can buy them online or even at some local stores. Most are made of recycled materials and save trees as well as prevent plastic from ending up in landfills.
Wide Open Living Spaces – In the 80’s a ‘new’ concept of homes became popular. Gone were the square parlors, traditional living rooms, separate dining rooms, isolated kitchens, enclosed family rooms and square bedrooms with small closets! It’s all about open spaces now. That’s great! Now what?
Open spaces deliver challenges and opportunities simultaneously. Here you are, moved into this new and better home that is open from the front door to the kitchen! What to do? On the up side, you can choose your dining area. Get creative and see what area feels like a relaxing space; one that has the best view and some access to the delivery of the food will create an easy flow and feel natural.
How To Paint A Small Room? Before you start painting you need to decide whether you intend your new decorating job to reflect the focal point of your room or whether you prefer it to be a background that brightens up your walls but allows your focus to be caught by pictures and furnishing. It is not always necessary to stick with pastel colors when painting small rooms: you can use a blue with a bold hue or a yellow that is deep and rich. Either of these colors will reflect light and make your room appear larger. Whatever you do, avoid reds and rich purples as these two colors will absorb light rather than reflect it back and your room will feel quite claustrophobic. Another guaranteed way to make your room feel closed in is to paint your ceiling in a dark color: either leave it white, or paint it a paler shade of the color you use for your walls. The best way of all to make your room look larger is to make the most of natural light.
Kitchen Remodeling Ideas – A kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any household, for that matter, in every part of the world. Gone are the days you toiled yourself in the kitchen to cook tasty meals for you and your family. The kitchen is no longer considered a place where you spent hours, cutting, grinding, processing and arranging all the ingredients and groceries everyday! You can overhaul your kitchen; a place where you can cook comfortably while enjoying the process as well.
You can create more storage space for all the gadgets and have every ingredient at your fingertips. The preparations can be made much simpler and easier that you begin to cook every single day. You simply need to remodel your kitchen, modernize your kitchen.