Home Décor Interior Design

Home Décor Interior Design

Blog, Home Interior Design
Decorating a new home? Need a new look?  Here are some simple ideas to decorate on budget and look like you spent a small fortune! Home Décor Interior Design - Bathrooms For small areas, use light colours and allow plenty of light in. The glass cube window provides privacy and lots of natural light. To create the illusion of more space, use a wall-mounted vanity with large mirror - as a bonus:  Lots of space below for wicker baskets! Re-purpose an old secretary as your vanity, hang a rustic wood-framed mirror, a rough-cut wood towel rack and voile! Hang white eyelet shower curtains. Done! Before and after pictures tell the story! Turn that old, dilapidated bath into a cozy retreat to refresh and rejuvenate! This beautiful vanity was created using…
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Decorating on a Shoestring Budget Looking like a $1M Bucks

Decorating on a Shoestring Budget Looking like a $1M Bucks

Home Interior Design
Decorating or redecorating doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune. With a little bit of planning and some fun days shopping at thrift stores, used furniture shops, closeout shops and resale shops, you too can get that $1M look on even the tightest budget. Here we provide you with some of the best #tips to help with the makeover and save you money. Refurbishing existing pieces is one of the best ways to breathe new life into what you already own. Sandpaper, primer and paint can transform just about any piece of furniture.Don't throw something out because you're tired of the color, and don't pass up a good deal on a piece of furniture just because you don't like the finish. You can easily change it. Shop online.Peruse your…
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Green Terms and Tidbits

Green Terms and Tidbits

Home Interior Design
Increase your #green knowledge with these commonly-used eco-friendly words. Alternative Energy -- Energy from sources other than fossil fuels (coal, natural gas), such as renewable sources like wind, sun, or running water. Solar panels are a common way to collect the sun's energy. Biodegradable -- Able to decompose or break down by a natural process without harm to the environment. Biodiesel A renewable fuel for diesel engines made of renewable organic raw materials like soybean oil or vegetable or animal fat that is then combined with alcohols like ethanol or methanol. Carbon Footprint -- The total amount of carbon dioxide emitted over a given time by a person, organization, or state. Usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). Chain-of-custody -- The path taken by raw materials, processed materials and products, from the forest…
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Green Design Is Affordable, Beautiful and Here to Stay

Green Design Is Affordable, Beautiful and Here to Stay

Home Interior Design
More and more people are becoming involved in trying to save our resources and our planet. We are beginning to see the devastating our planet will suffer due to an extraordinary number of threats to our environment. Habitats and certain species of animals are disappearing at alarming rates. Scientists worry that we are passing the point where our ecosystem will be able to recover without being permanently damaged. Besides providing us with valuable goods, the ecosystem also provides important benefits to the world. Wetlands offer protection from storms and help purify water. Forests capture carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. However, when a wetland is destroyed, it affects the mainland beyond it. In addition, when a forest is cut down, there are fewer trees to capture carbon dioxide. Environmentally Friendly Furniture…
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Building Green – Build to Last

Building Green – Build to Last

Home Interior Design
When building a #green home, careful thought and consideration must be placed on every aspect of this home design to effectively reduce the harmful impact on the environment. From the roof to the foundation to everything in between – electrical work, air quality, and affordability is important to lessen one’s footprint and not to disrupt the existing ecosystem; there really is no excuse for not being environmentally conscientious with all the knowledge and resources available to us today. Don’t build more house than you need If you build too much house, it will likely have unused, wasted space that will cost you more to heat and cool. Take careful consideration to your lifestyle when planning a build, also taking time to think ahead. If your family will be changing in size over…
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Helpful Tips to Creating the Style and Design You Desire Using Simple Accessories

Helpful Tips to Creating the Style and Design You Desire Using Simple Accessories

Home Interior Design
When it comes to creating that unique feel and getting the design you desire, a few, well-placed accessories add the finishing touches. It is not necessary to travel to Tahiti to create the feeling of the tropics in a living room. Adding a decorative pillow here, light a coconut-scented candle there, throw a breezy slipcover on an old couch, and hang a colorful, botanical print on the wall. The possibilities for transforming a home with decorative accessories are endless. Follow these simple #tips and trick to make a home decor experience a success. Explore Home Decor Styles Choose your home décor theme Discover Home Decor Techniques It can be daunting to know where to start when decorating a space. Through some simple strategies, personal style and a little creativity, any…
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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Right Colors –How Colors Affect Your Mood

The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Right Colors –How Colors Affect Your Mood

Home Interior Design
Psychologists have conducted many studies on colors and how it affects our moods. Researchers say yes, color can absolutely affect your mood, behavior and even stress levels. Of course, that is not to say that all colors affect everyone in the same way. While some muted colors may be more attractive to some, others may prefer bold, passionate colors – colors that make a statement. Regardless of your preferences, the choices you make have a direct correlation to your childhood memories, your personality, and your moods. Take for example the room on the right–the bright, bold red color evokes strong emotions- while some may find it exhilarating and invigorating, others may find such a bright color overwhelming and even irritable. In either case, the emotions are strong. As you can…
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Choosing the Right Accents for your Home Décor

Choosing the Right Accents for your Home Décor

Home Interior Design
When it comes to defining the style of a room, home decor accessories can have quite a large impact. Use a few key accessories and keep the space uncluttered. Here are a few helpful #tips to help you choose home décor accessories. Wall Decor can range from paintings, pictures, plaques, shelving and signs to bring attention to area and pull the direction of a room. Wallpaper Wallpaper and wallpaper borders hide imperfections and quickly create a new look for a room. Wallpaper is available in a hundreds of thousands of colors, material and designs Stain-resistant or washable wallpaper works well in kitchens, hallways, and children’s rooms Moisture Resistant Wallpaper is an excellent choice for use in high moisture areas such as the bathroom Pre-Pasted Wallpaper: Just add water to apply…
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