DECORATING & IDEAS

The Colour Palette In Interior Design

The Colour Palette In Interior Design

Colour will create an ambience in your room. Creating a colour scheme is the most important starting point when looking to revamp, refurbish and renovate any room in your home. Choosing a suitable colour palette and tones for your room will set the mood and theme of the room. The colour palette can either be neutral, bold or somewhere in between.

Fortunately for us today all paint – whether bright, bold colors or soft, muted neutrals – is easily accessible and affordable. If you want to create a bright, statement theme for interior design, think primary colours, contrasting tones and textures. This look will inevitably result in a more modern look. By combining post box reds with canary yellows and hot pinks, your room will evoke a fun, happy feeling. Some might find the use of several bright colours a little daunting. To tone the bright colours down, you could break these up with blocks of white or start with a white base and then layer on different bold colours.

Cleaning And Organizing Garden Sheds

Cleaning And Organizing Garden Sheds

Garden sheds come in all shapes and sizes and vary in price, but there is one thing they can have in common and that is clutter. The garden shed tends to be home for all the gardening tools and everything else that can not find a home in the house. So if you find yourself taking half-an-hour to locate something you need, it is probably time to take ‘the bull-by-the-horns’ and organise your garden shed.

Organising a garden shed can seem like an overwhelming job, but if it’s broken down into smaller tasks it can be achieved without you feeling discouraged. The first step is to make a plan, such as: the completion date, what’s going to stay in your garden shed, what needs to be thrown, and what type of storage equipment you need. Last but least plan the treat you’re going to give yourself after each task is completed!

Feng Shui Tips: Mirrors

Feng Shui Tips: Mirrors

Feng Shui mirrors are often called “the aspirin of Feng Shui” due to the fact that mirrors can create a number of helpful Feng Shui enhancements and adjustments. The following are some of the ways mirrors can be utilized for optimum effect.

Driving away negative energy. The Feng Shui mirrors are used to literally push back what is considered to be negative energy. This is done by placing the mirror in a position that is facing the negativity. The mirrors will reflect the negative energy back to it’s source, and away from you.

Home Textiles: Why Wool Rugs Are Cool?

Home Textiles: Why Wool Rugs Are Cool?

Wool’s ability to regulate temperature, insulate and even cool come from two very cool characteristics. The first actually has to do with air. Still air pockets are one of the best insulators in nature. The natural crimp in wool fibers make them stand apart from each other creating millions of tiny air pockets. The impact of laying a wool rug on your floor is like laying incredibly efficient and safe insulation on your floors.

Wool rugs reduce heating and cooling energy requirements by preventing heat loss and preventing heat rising through the floor keeping your room cool and comfortable. If you use air conditioners you will appreciate the insulation on the floors as the cooled air sinks to the floor where you don’t want it warmed by heat rising from the floor.