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When you are going to decorate a child’s room keep in mind, whether the room is of a girl or a boy. The second thing should be the theme & color scheme, consider both of them.
How to start:
Make an observation of the child’s room. What kind of books he likes, which magazines appeal him? Arrange his bookshelf with that material which he loves more. If you have not anything special in mind, then take help from internet.
Remember that you are going to decorate a child’s room, it will be better to become a child yourself. Think from his mind. See deeply what colors he likes, which movies he likes to see, Harry Potter, Superman or Spiderman. In which sport he takes interest.
When you will learn all these things, you may be able to decorate his room favorably. You will be at ease to select the wall papers, borders and fabrics for him. It will be nice if you select a particular color print for him, it will cover the whole room, the walls, floor and ceiling. Then make a selection of accessories according to the print.
There should be a focal point for the bedroom. You may choose the bed as focal point; it may be the bookshelf, painted wall, or the play area. The focal point will give strength to your theme.
Observe deeply what your child loves, then select accordingly. For example your child loves football, and then sticks a small football on the wall behind the bed. You may hang the pictures of famous players of football on the walls.
Give special attention to the bed sheet, the color of the sheet will improve the color scheme & the theme. Blue chambray will be most suitable for this purpose. If the room belongs to a girl, then choose amazing & attractive flower prints.
Keep in mind for a suitable place to project the artwork and collections of the child. It may be the wall or the shelf.
A child needs a desk for computer & school work. Accommodate not only the desk, but toys, books and cloths. All of these things enhance the beautification, if placed properly. Doors, cabinets and drawers may become the part of the theme, if interesting hardware is mounted on them.
If you will repeat the colors, print and fabric for three times all around the room it will a good coordination and tie together everything.
The basic consideration for a child’s room should be safety precautions. The usable things shouldn’t be pointed. The electrical wires shouldn’t come in the way. The storage should be within the reach of the child. He may not feel any difficulty to reach the storage.
The golden framing gives an attraction and appeal to every one. Take some economical frames and put your child’s own artwork in these frames. The alternate is to cut colorful & artistic pictures from books or magazines and put them in frames.
Maybe it is unbelievable for you, but it is a fact that the accessories give a wondrous effect to the bathroom. It changes the atmosphere of the bathroom and magically adds beauty to it. It is not necessary to change the shape of bathroom; it requires only a little bit attention to give a special effect. Certainly you will ask what to do? Nothing, but select the matching accessories to decorate once more to your bathroom. You will surprise to know that even trash can, tissue box, towels, paintings, soap holder, curtain and bath mats gives a magical effect to viewers, if selected carefully. It has a good combination with bath tub, sink, toilet, shower and the design of the bathroom. Mainly it depends upon the taste of a particular person.
You have nothing to worry about, because bathroom accessories are always in trend. If you have traditional design and you want to have a colorful feeling then select floral patterns. Nowadays they are enormously in use. If you have a unique thinking, then select patterns like the palm trees or shells. They give a great effect. Usually the accessories for the traditional bathroom are simple and are light in colors to give a soft effect.
The manufacturers are doing experiment in the designing of modern bathroom accessories which are made very neatly, making them bold or simple. They are using colors like white, tan, black and gray, mixing them in interesting way.
Nowadays manufacturer are using steel as fashion material and also using it in bathroom accessories. Not only steel, but nickel, copper and pewter has been used in accessories. The sparkling material is catching the people’s eyes.
In morning hours the bathroom becomes a horrible place, everybody become miserable. To avoid these circumstances manufacturers have produced various accessories which solves the problem.
Mostly the family members face problems when they fail to find their things. It will be better for them to buy bathroom shelves, one for each member of the family. This item saves your time, because everybody finds his or her toilet use thing in the shelf. These shelves rendering other service, if there are children in your home, and then medicines, costly cosmetics and personal items may be kept away from the reach of children. The shelves may be locked for safety.
When you go to a hardware shop, you feel difficulty in selecting a shower. There are different factors which produce problems for you, for example, design & color of the shower, its price and importance as well.
When buying a shower consider the size of your bathroom and the point, where you are going to install it, so that the rain like water fall on your body in a romantic way. These showers may be designed according to your requirements.
After fast and furious life, now you want to have a calm and quiet life, you want to settle in your apartment, but feeling problems to decorate it. Even you have no idea what to do? We are going to help you. Here are the top class ideas for you to go into the market for buying furniture for the first time.
1- An everlasting bed:
After coming from your daily routine duty, you wish to lie on a comfortable bed and take rest. If you are adjusting yourself in a flat, so you will go to furniture market for a bed. Naturally you think that a costly and expensive bed will be better, Put aside this childish thinking. The bed should be according to size of the room, because you have to spend a lot of time on this bed. The bed should be durable and nice looking. If you are in mood to invest heavy amount on the bed, then opt for an air bed.
2- Table for dining:
Your choice should be according to size of the dining room. The table should not be larger or smaller. The tables are available in various shapes, like round, rectangular and square. To beautify the top, the manufacturer installs leaves and flowers on it. If you are willing more seats for your guests, opt for a rectangular one. The top of the table may be decorated by a fancy & flowery tablecloth.
3- Comfortable dinner on decorative chairs:
The chairs of the dining room should be colorful & impressive. They should be comfortable for a long sitting. If you are willing to take inexpensive chairs, then opt for wooden chairs, whereas upholstered chairs gives you more comfort. If you want extra seating take arm chairs. They are luxurious and meet the demand.
4- Sofa for comfort:
Like bed, sofa is another item which gives you comfort. Opt for tight-back sofas, because they require less maintenance. Sofas are available in various shapes and styles. Their fabrics also differentiate them. However you will choice the sofas according to your budget.
5- The use of chest of drawers:
The chest of drawers has much usage for example, in bathroom it is used for supplies & linens, when used in bedroom we keep our clothes in it. In living room we install it for games, books or office files. In hallway it used differently. We keep our glove, hats & scarves in it. So select such a drawer that serves the purpose of all.
6- Side and nesting tables:
Side table serves a lot of purposes, like keeping our magazines, books, glasses, eating on it. The side tables may be used to keep coffee on it. They may keep on the side of the bed. The nesting table may be used to save space and spread when needed. If you want to produce a fancy affect choice a metal or glass-topped table.
The upholstered footstool may be small or large. They serve as a footrest but can also be used as a coffee table. Purchase a pair and use them together. You may buy one and place a large tray on top. If you want to put your feet on a stool, choose an inflexible fabric for the cover.
8- Lamps & fixtures:
Usually in old homes the overhead lights found harsh and harmful for eyes. For overcoming this problem install dimmers on wall switches. The other way is to install table lamps near seating. The wall-mounted lamps beside beds produce a fantastic effect. For more light choice lamp shades covered with fabric. Install savor or mercury bulbs for overhead installation.
Making a decoration for your beloved baby is no doubt a fun & frolic. Collect all the accessories on economical basis and don’t go beyond your limits. Keep in mind that in case of your baby’s room decoration, all the accessories should be safe and harmless. Not a single thing should be pointed to tease your baby. It will be better to take a guiding chart when you are going to buy the nursery furniture.
You know very well that you are going to buy your baby’s accessories, so it will be better to search tag sales or garage sales. If there is any secondhand sale store, you may concern it for those items which use for short periods, such like walker, jumper, or baby bath.
When selecting furniture or related items for your baby, it should be consider that when he will grow from infant to young child the accessories should be useful for him for a long time. Make a plan to buy it for only once.
The color plays an effective and impressive role in decoration. Try to choose the colors of the nursery matching with the colors of toys.
Do it yourself makes you economical and save your money. This practice keeps you in your budget. You will ask what you should have to do yourself. There are a lot of things like sew curtains, paint furniture, color the walls; it will better to stick wallpaper on walls.
Don’t surf all of your money on buying, take the accessories from your friends, who have use them in past and they are now in their storeroom. Don’t be afraid to ask for it. These used items will make your budget economical.
Select that color for painting the walls which may be suitable for a long time. Storing of toys, clothing and other infant accessories is also a problem. To overcome the problem, buy baskets, drawer and plastic shelves to accommodate all these things in a proper manner. The storage space may be achieved more by adding shelves along the walls. There is another option that you add extra rods in the closet for hanging baby’s cloths.
a) Focus on safety. You buy anything such as old crib, car seat or playpen; ensure yourself that they according to the new safety standards.
b) Render the services of a room decorator which choose the color scheme of the baby’s room. He may also select the beauty producing wallpapers & fabrics. If he is a master and have a command over his skill, then he will nicely stitch the window curtains and covering.
c) It is very necessary to keep all the accessories of the infant within your reach. Arrange them in such a way that you would not walk away from your baby.
d) A rocking chair is a must item for a baby’s bedroom, so don’t forget it. The chair should be easy and its cushions should be soft and comfortable. The rocking chair serves the purpose of feeding the baby in late-night.
Going outside and taking lunch & dinners is romantic and joyful, but when you pass week holiday in your house, the kitchen attracts. Arranging and managing a stylish kitchen is one of the most important decisions you have to take.
In setting a proper and elegant kitchen, the space is main factor. If you have a narrow and tight space, a kitchen sometimes connected with the corners of another room. It looks a part of the other room, but however it separates from your planning & style.
If you utilize the various kitchen materials in a nice way, then problem may be solved. The material such like stainless steel shelves, wooden butcher’s block and limestone. Where as floor tiles gives a pretty look to everyone. If you want to separate the dinning with kitchen use a curved breakfast bar. The division between the two will be ideal.
After making a perfect setup and necessary arrangements you go for painting. There are different options for it and if you have a small budget, then make it economical and cost saving. For giving a warm country look to your kitchen use soft blue color. Wooden work top makes or fine combination with nearly every color units. Your choice should be of hardwood like maple or oak. Now, if you will paint the open shelves with a matching color, it will give an impression that the congested place became vast and open. Peninsula unit if installed provides an extra storage and may be fitted with a butlers sink. This type of sink makes a traditional theme.
I give you an example of Rosy and her husband who buy a new house in Lancashire. Their Kitchen and dinning were in separate rooms. Their planning was worst, because the light was less and space was congested. They called architecture and request him to plan. He was expert in his field, so he converted both the rooms in one. This practice will provide a suitable and vast space for cooking, sitting & eating.
The designer installed striking black granite and run of units that screen off the sink. The result was fruitful; the couple found the space modern, stylish & easy to do their work.
Another example is of Mrs. Gordon, who buy a house of good condition, but she became stunned when she saw her Kitchen. That was total depressive and enjoying. The layout of the kitchen was not appealing.
Her husband assured her to change the total layout. He called one of his friends who had command over drafting and construction. He made the storage space wide by tall hanging units and installed them on back wall within the reach of the Mrs. Gordon. By this practice they find a free space on the floor. For taking more illumination the side windows were enlarged slightly and then a light and sophisticated color scheme gave a tremendous effect. It seems to be that the kitchen has opened and become vast. That master mind planner fitted the work surfaces at different levels, which enhance the beauty of the place.
a) Use of patterns
When you finish your house, you color it, but remember one thing that pattern is very important decorative for any room. Now it depends upon you that use it to add interest or to comfort and console. If you want to add pattern in an easy way then start it by soft furnishing. Cover some cushions with floral print to contrast with striped sofa. After that you can work for the entire room of patterned wallpaper. Remember to limit color to one key shade, with smaller amounts of two or three basic tones for adding depth.
b) For country feel, use natural prints
If you want a country style, then make a choice for floral pattern. In main print use a wallpaper, then make an addition of smaller design and stripes. On the other side if you are feeling papering to every wall is over,
Then cover only one and print others.
c) How to use pattern
1- Select a basic color and for toning idiom color, then keeping in mind the shade, select the patterns.
2- If you want to take an inspiration for different pattern grouping, then look at magazines, hotels, shops and also your friends’ home.
3- You should not have any burden on your mind for pattern. Make a plan first, then collect samples and put them together to see how they are looking and what shape they are forming.
Meaning of colors
At that time we become very much conscious, when any visitors come to our house. We look around our house with great care, the old stair carpet, outdated curtains which you were going to replace soon.
Where we live is sometime counts. It is influenced by location and family circumstances, but the way you decorate and the setting of furniture reflects your personality. If you want to make an impression that you are sociable, paint your front door brightly. Whereas paler colors mean a less confident personality, with a more understated style.
If you have high walls fence and a brightly colored door, it reflects that you see your home as a fortress, not willing to see by all, but welcoming the selected one, like family and friends.
When you look quickly into the hall an instant impression will form. If your doors of the room are tightly shut and not saying anything about the owner of the house, then really it will be an unfamiliar place for outsiders. Surely it has a meaning that you don’t want to disturb your private life and safe your home from dirty eyes.
The second scenario is that when your guests enter in the same hall it is well lit and huge walls decorated with paintings or family photographs. The mirrors are placed beautifully. This shows that you are happy to welcome visitors into your home life.
In a cold evening everybody wishes to sit beside flickering firelight. The fireplace plays the double roll, one it provides you warmness and secondly it gives a wondrous and magical look to your room. If you want to have a decent fireplace, then select suitable stoves, grates and fire which surrounds in a nice modern styles. Different sorts of fires and flames gives different effects, for example without hassle, choose a living flame gas fire-these are easy to operate by flick of a switch only.
There is no doubt about it that an elegant and nice looking fireplace is an attraction for everyone, so you should have a best choice for it. First decide at home before buying that what are you going for, a gas, wool, log or coal burning fireplace. Your choice should be perfect, so that you may get realistic flames which will make you room cozy and warm, all the winter season.
A new kind of fireplace has been introduced for those who have not sufficient space, so they should use wall-hung fire. This gas fire is kept in a glass and chrome case. It gives a stylish look.
If you are lacking of apace, then opt for slim line design that save your space. It is design in limestone. It is a better choice for small rooms. This classic fireplace has a surrounded feature, of mosaic panel.
Long fireplace gives not any trouble to you, because it can be burned quickly and give you a joyful warmness within no time. If your fireplace has not any chimney, there is no need to worry about, because the manufacturer has designed No-chimney fires. Remember only one thing that fireplace should be attractive and elegant because it becomes central figure for all of us.
When you go for buying an ideal fire place, think over it for several times about the size of room, and the date of foundation of your house. It will give you an ideal and perfect choice. Apart from buying fireplace selection of right fuel is necessary go to the local authority and ask him about the kinds of fuel you may burn-surely the coal is the best fuel for burning and producing proper heat. Of you wish to burn wool buy it from any trustful supplier. As gas is concern, it provides more heat than to the traditional fuels.
Wood burner is suitable for large living rooms, for which special stove is design to burn wood. Don’t worry any other material can be burn with a nice kit.
If your room is not lengthy, than select a compact design for burning wood. It can be use for burning multi fuels. It produces sufficient heat to warm your living.
The gas stove available in market have a choice of ceramic log-effect and coal, it may be turn on the flick of a switch.
Shining metallic look fireplace is polished and gives shining. It is made of steel and polish wood, this combination look good in a modern and traditional living.
If you have a country style living room, then ask for two inset gas fire. This fireplace is made of cast-iron. You are no need to think about the coal burning.