DECORATING & IDEAS

Home Decorating In Day To Day Living

Home Decorating In Day To Day Living

The greatest decorating ideas and themes will not work if you fail to take into account your family and how it functions at your house. You need to consider the everyday wear that will be put on all of your furnishings if you’ve got little kids. There are some obvious choices that should be made, such as chenille rather than silk. Also, darker colors, or at least medium tones, would be wiser choices than lighter ones as they are more ‘family friendly’ than, say, white.

Floor coverings also must be considered. Even if you might like the style and texture of a rustic sisal rug, you’ll soon realize that it isn’t very friendly to the sensitive knees of crawling babies. If you choose to go with carpeting, then it’s worth investing a little extra cash for stain-resistant carpets to protect against grime, spilled drinks, and other mishaps that kids and pets may bring about.

Color Choices For Your Home And Family

Color Choices For Your Home And Family

It is known that certain colors affect us in certain ways and most people will react in a similar way. So instead of following trends, which will come and go it is essential to understand the power of color and choose carefully and accordingly for each room. Making the right choice dependant on the function and size of the room is important in creating a comfortable and harmonious home that affects influences your mood in a positive way.

Choosing a color scheme for your home can seem like an overwhelming task but help is never far away. It need not be as expensive as you might think as designers fully understand the cost of refurbishing a home; they will work with you to get the best plan that suits your budget, even if it is only a guide to creating the perfect color scheme with you undertaking the work in your own time.

Choose The Right Style Flooring

Choose The Right Style Flooring

One of the most important parts of interior designing or redecorating a home is fitting the right flooring. The right decision can ensure your house transforms into a beautiful and cosy place in which to live. However, it can often be difficult to decide on the flooring that is right for your home.

Wood is currently the most popular home flooring material for various reasons. It enhances the decor of any room, is ecologically friendly and provides warmth and a timeless beauty that increases in value as the years move on. If you decide to fit wood flooring, consider each of the three types of wood flooring available to you.

Make Your Cut Flowers To Last Longer

Make Your Cut Flowers To Last Longer

Flowers are very much a part of modern living. No self-respecting makeover show would be complete without those 5 minutes at the end when the makeover genius puts a few vases of flowers here and there and magically ‘dresses’ the room.

Some flowers last longer than others, for instance alstroemeria, cosmos, lilies, lavatera, aster, sunflower, yarrow and zinnia. Flowers with hollow stems, on the other hand, have the shortest vase life. But there are still ways to make them last longer.