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Bollywood Boudoir... On A Budget
"Bollywood" is the next really big thing in interior decor. You can transform your bedroom really easily into a Bollywood boudoir with some very simple touches:First you have to go shopping.
Easy Dining Room Makeover
A dining room can be such a fantastic place to entertain, but it can easily be underused if you often eat in the kitchen or in front of the telly instead. Here are a few hints to make it a more special place to spend time?1) Adding a table cloth and a vase (a pint glass or milkbottle will do for that 'shabby chic' look that is very in at the moment) full of flowers (pick wild ones from your garden/balcony or pick a small bunch of something simple like freesias and gypsophila at your local florist/supermarket) adds instant homely atmosphere to a dining room.
Tips on Budget Decorating
Home decorating on a budget is the ultimate adventure in decorating. It requires a little bit of planning, creativity, and patience.
Decorating for Real Life and Real People
I spent a recent weekend curled up with a stack of decorating magazines. I read them cover to cover - usually back to front, but that's the way I read most magazines and newspapers.
The Stress-Free Way to Add Color to Your Walls
Looking for the most impact from a small decorating budget? Or are you tired of the 'builder's white' that is still on your walls since the house was built? Painting walls a color other than white can be both exciting and daunting, here's how to do it and get the job done without having an anxiety attack!Painting Walls with Color is Addictive!It's true. Just as many women find that cutting off their long hair releases some hidden desire to cut it shorter and shorter, painting with color can become addictive and you will crave color - bolder and more distinctive.
Decorating Kids Bedrooms - Get Them involved!
I believe kids are born creative. Unfortunately living life usually squelches most of that creativity unless it is carefully nurtured.
Measuring Space - How Much Room Do You Really Need?
When planning your home décor, it is vitally important to understand your space needs. Do you have enough room to open any doors? Can you walk from one side of the room to the other without climbing over the furniture? Here are some rules to keep in mind when you plan your room update:1.
Can Bamboo Flooring Really Help Save The Worlds' Environment?
Probably not on its own, but its an excellent example of how consumers can vote with their buying dollars to sway market demand to bring more environmentally friendly products into the marketplace.Bamboo flooring is a rising trend in home flooring and a great alternative to traditional hardwood floors.
Making Your Home Blossom is Easy
Having trouble getting a room in your home to have that certain charm you're looking for? Searching for that perfect painting, sculpture, or table lamp can often be time-consuming, pricey, and/or lead to fights with your spouse. But, one simple and often overlooked way to add harmony to any room is with fresh cut flowers.
Learn Some Feng Shui Guidelines For Your Childrens Room
Feng shui indicates some specific guidelines regarding children's spaces and bedrooms. The way we decorate them and the way we distribute the furniture should be done by following those principles in order to achieve harmony and help your children feel comfortable in that space.
Making The Most Of Your Smart Decision To Hire An Interior Designer
So you've decided to hire an Interior Designer-good move! Now what? Before you start planning your "reveal" party, you'll need a basic understanding about the process to ensure that you get the most design for your dollar and that you have a fun and fabulous experience, no matter what type of project is ahead of you.You'll need to learn the basics of choosing the right design professionals, establishing a budget, outlining the details of the contract, considering your lifestyle and communicating your challenges.
A Sofa Slip Cover Will Add New Life To Your Tired Furniture!
A sofa slip cover may be just what you need to add some life to that old, tired looking couch of your. There are many advantages to owning a sofa slip cover.
Ivory Like Sholapith Sculptures from India
In the past, collectors have been fascinated with sculptures of pure white Ivory without knowing the damage it caused to our eco-system. Luckily governments of a number of nations have banned Ivory trade altogether.
Putting Passion Back Into Home Decorating
For most people, they can count the times they redecorate their homes in a lifetime on one hand. It's a shame because this is not because they don't have great ideas about how they want their homes to be, but that the thought of redecorating brings the following obstacles to mind:Where to put up if I am renovating?I have accumulated a lot of furniture and household items, how in the world can we integrate them with this ultra modern design I am interested in?We have spent all that money doing up the place when we moved in and now we have to do away with it? What a waste.
For A Pleasant Smelling Home
If you're anything like me and the scent of something pleasant can instantly lift your mood, then a house that is pleasant smelling will be a constant lift-booster. Here are some ways to do it.
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The World's Best Interior Designers Hot ListForbesWe bring you the world's best interior designers who've been making headlines thanks to their lust-worthy residential designs sure to give you some home dĂ©cor inspiration. Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. Background: Design allowed the 50-year-old British ...
Andover gains family-run, design-savvy shopAndover TownsmanLynn, a 20-year business owner of a Chelmsford dance studio, has always dreamed of owning a store to express her passion for interior design. "Lynn has a great passion for design and decorating," husband John said. "She has always wanted to have a ...
Melania Trump's Illustrated Guide to Holiday DecoratingHyperallergicIf you decorate your living room with Ina's â€śrough-hewn salvaged wooden beamsâ€ť and â€śriver stone hearth,â€ť people will think your main home was taken away because your husband went bankrupt. Therefore, I advise to not follow the suggestions of Homely Ina ...
Yet another thing to argue about: throw pillowsThe ColumbianIt's a well-known decorating fact that throw pillows are an easy and inexpensive way to change the look of a room. They can add color, texture, interest or a dash of holiday cheer. But that doesn't mean everybody appreciates them. The internet is full ...
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Decorating for the Holidays? Do It QuietlyNew York TimesMATCH YOUR HOME'S STYLE â€śYour holiday dĂ©cor should echo the style of your house,â€ť said Danielle Rollins, an interior designer in Atlanta and the author of â€śSoiree: Entertaining with Style.â€ť For a rustic home she decorated, she said, she incorporated ...
Pieces of HomeLadue Newsâ€śWe enjoyed decorating and design, and we always said one day when our kids were older, we'd like to start our own business,â€ť says Neskar, who is a commercial and residential interior designer, while Andrews has a background in furniture and home dĂ©cor ...
Want a Beautiful Limestone Floor but Worried About The Maintenance? Read On
Limestone is a type of sedimentary rock. It is chemically made up of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate).
A Look at Custom Shutters
Who doesn't love the look of shutters? On the outside, they accentuate the windows, adding personality and style to the house. Inside, they offer a beautiful and stylish alternative to mini-blinds.
The Benefits of Wood-Pellet Stoves
Wood-pellet stoves were invented in the 1980's and have gained in popularity in the last few years. These are small electric stoves that burn small pieces of recycled sawdust that are compressed into pellets.
Interior Decorating For Cats - Protecting Your Possessions
Part 1The first thing a cat owner should know about home décor is to keep it simple. Cats are completely convinced that they are in charge, that the house and its possessions belong to them, and that they have every right to break rip or shred anything they like.
The Benefits of Hanging Wine Racks
Hanging wine racks help to neatly store wine in tight spaces. You can find wall-mounted wine racks that hold six bottles with slots to hang your stemware.
Wall Clocks Tell Time and Decorate!
Clocks can be of any type - they could be wall clocks that not only decorates the walls, but also tells time or a mantel piece resting on one's table etc..
The ABC of Being a Good Interior Designer
It may seem that all you need to be a good interior designer is a sense of aesthetics and a flair for design. That is a good start, yes, but it gets you about five feet forward in terms of your career.
1950s Home Decor Redesign
The styles of the 1950's are coming back and there are many products now available to "capture the past" in your home decorating.
To get you started, here is a partial list of reproduced products inspired from the 1950's.
A Look at Flower Bulbs for Sale
When people decide to grow flowers, they have many choices. They can buy potted flowers and replant them.
The Effect of Scent on Moods
When we talk about scents it could refer to a variety
of applications. From the choice of perfume we wear,
to lotions we use, candles we choose, oils, potpourris,
Discount Bathroom Vanities
Discount bathroom vanities can be found in many places, some more unusual than others. You first must decide what discount means to you and how far your budget will stretch.
Purchasing Framed Art For Your Home or Office - a Novel Way to Decorate
Framed art is an ideal compliment to any room of your home or office. Decorating an environment using framed artwork is quick, easy and is usually relatively inexpensive.
A Guide to Shower Curtains
Bathrooms do not always offer many opportunities to make style statements. Sure, you can paint the walls or change the flooring.
Create the Right Splash With Bathroom Accessories
When decorating your bathroom, it is important to choose practical and beautiful bathroom accessories that also enhance the style of the room. It is this kind of attention to detail that separates a bathroom with charm and character from one that is strictly ho-hum.
The Benefits of Ozone Air Purifiers
Ozone air purifiers or "ozone generators" are known for their effectiveness at reducing and masking the smells of new carpet and acrolein, a chemical partly responsible for the noxious odor of second-hand tobacco smoke. There are two types of ozone generators.
The Advantages of Copper Kitchen Sinks
If you want a touch of class and art in your kitchen, you might consider choosing a copper sink. Copper sinks are crafted from first quality, super-thick copper, hand-hammered and formed into a charming early American style.
The Benefits of Dried Fruit Baskets
Usually combined with varieties of nuts, dried fruit baskets have become the second most popular version of the original fresh fruit basket today. According to growers and manufacturers, dried fruit baskets have soared in recent years due to the amount of time one can take to consume the dried product and still have it taste as delicious as the day it arrived.
If you are buying a free-standing cooker, oven or hob to makeover your kitchen, you may want to consider shopping for a few other important kitchen appliances, as well. Agas and cooker hoods are both important tools for the serious cook.
How to Choose Bed Sheets Effectively
Buying sheets is not as easy as it used to be or should be. There's such a wide variety of styles, colours and fabrics to choose from.
The English Grandfather Clock Tradition
Like the storied countryside of England, grandfather clocks from that country are rich in history and tradition. The first known pendulum clock was made in 1656.