Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Interior Decoration art is not an elusive and impossible one to learn or acquire. And also it is not expensive so that more money is consumed, with some basic and fundamental tips and ideas, one could proceed without any hesitation or fear the great art of decorating. The only requirement possesses a sense of selecting apt colors and placing things among proper structure, design and color combination.

If you are a keen observer, then use your keen sense of observation to cultivate your knowledge of interior decorating and increase your awareness of how color and light, line and form and space and material shape our world. The first step to start any decorating project is taking an objective inventory of what you already own, the way you seasonally review the clothes in your closet, access the furnishings in your rooms.

Whatever the time projection for decorating your home - three months, six months or longer, you need to make a work-in-progress plan and set of series of reasonable goals. This simple written plan will help you remain on track.

Always balance practically with panache. In decorating terms, panache is that personal touch you give the ordinary, by turning it into something uniquely your own. Adding fringed shades to an average chandelier; placing a casual wicker rocker next to a prized antique or daring to paint walls a dramatic fuchsia when everything else is being are a few examples of how to personalize your surroundings with your own dash of panache. And the best thing is that this 'panache' or does not have to be expensive. A vast variety of wall finishes, wall textures, motifs, wallpapers, borders and price ranges can also add beauty and drama to the rooms without breaking your bank account!

Giving change a chance requires patience and trust. Just remember that all change even for the better requires a period of adjustment. Put your mind at ease about a few decorating misconceptions the most common one being that because your home is on the smaller side of your decorating budget is small, you will not able to create a luxurious ambience.

Many people who have small apartments have open and spacious looking interiors because of the right colors of veneers and lamination, along with the right selection of wall paints and fabric colors. And their interiors have achieved a stylish and chic look at a budget which doesn't bum their pockets. They are not deprived of living in a stylish house everyone dreams of.

Try some of these gender friendly tips:
For Master Bedroom:
• Keep floral prints to a minimum.

• Use contemporary versions of a floral rather than a traditional bouquet motif.

• Combine floral with more gender neutral patterns, such as stripes.

• Choose a handsome geometric design.

• Use solid colors and rely on textures instead of pattern to make a statement.

• Select simple tailored treatments for beds and windows.

For Kitchen:
Clean lines, open spaces, neutral colors and maximum accessibility to cabinets and drawers are integral to a kitchen's design. They not only make for a charming, contemporary style kitchen but provide easy access to utensils and worktops for residents who are wheel chair bound.

Living Room Grandeur:
• Cover the frame in a solid and the seat and back cushions in a print on top only. Then you can reverse the cushion for a solid look.

• Using three co-ordinating fabrics, cover arms with one, back and front with second and seat and cushions with the third.

• Try mixing textures, leather and tweed for a casual look.

For dining or occasional chairs:
• Cover the front in a solid or print the back in a check.

• Cover the seat in a solid and wrap the back in a different solid or coordinating stripe.

• Alternate fabrics on individual dining chairs.

Perfect Texture:
Texture in a home is conveyed through the look and feel of the fabric, furniture and finished surfaces of walls and floors. Texture refers to the smoothness or roughness of a material. Furniture texture refersto a variety of materials used in constructing furniture, wood, glass, wrought iron, wicker, upholstery. Surface textures are the materials used to cover floors and walls: wood, tile, stone, brick, carpet, wall covering, paneling or paint in smooth, rough, glassy or matte finishes.

Using texture to enhance a room's design.
• Rough textures: suggest casualness and informality reduce the appearance of ceiling height or wall expanse. Make color appear darker. Help to disguise dirt and dust.

• Smooth textures: Suggest luxury and formality. Increase the appearance of ceiling height or wall expanse. Reflect more light and make color appear lighter. Reveal dirt and dust. Discover for yourself the satisfaction of decorating your home on your own terms - smartly and simply.

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