From using an excessively mall mat to placing all furniture along the wall; There are many interior flaws that take away from the overall impression of your home. Below we list ten of the most common interior fails and tips on how to avoid them!Photo by Alexandra Gorn Curtains blocking the natural lightThick curtains can be extremely beautiful, but if they prevent daylight from reaching the entire room, your room will feel much less inviting.Do this instead: Choose a clean curtain in a neutral color. It provides texture and warmth while being crisp and bright enough to allow more of the much sought-after daylight. To maximize natural light if your room has small windows – avoid placing furniture directly in front of the windows, especially if the furnitures are taller than the window boards.Curtains hanging too lowHanging the curtains just above the window or halfway between the window and the ceiling used to be the norm, but according to the pros it is a missed opportunity.Do this instead: Hang the curtains as close to the ceiling as you can. This makes even small windows look big. Also extend the curtains on the width so that they extend 10-15 cm (4-6") past the outer edge of the window board. In this way, most of the window is visible when the curtains are not shut closed, creating the illusion of larger windows and maximizing natural light.Too small carpetToo small a mat can make a room feel divided and chopped and easily destroy the overall impression of the room.Do this instead: Allow the carpet to extend beyond the edges of the furniture or furnitures. In large rooms, it is best to have a larger mat where the furniture is directly on the mat, while a furniture in a smaller room can advantageously stand outside the mat as long as some of the legs are still on the mat.Paintings hanging at the wrong heightHaving to bend your neck to be able to look at a painting is both uncomfortable and impractical. You want your eyes to be able to wander around the room in a natural way, which is only possible if the paintings are at eye level.Here's how: Try splitting the walls into four horizontal rows. Hang your paintings or art in the second row from the top. To test if it works, you can use paint tape to measure the paintings on the wall before you hang them up.Furniture along the wallIf you have a small room, the first instinct might be to push every single piece of furniture as close to the wall as possible, but it can make the room feel even smaller! The “breathing room” near the walls makes a space feel bigger.Do this instead: Let a couple of furniture "float" in the room. Try to decorate a small room with two armchairs and a small mat a bit away from the wall. It gives the illusion of a more airy and less crowded room!White, white, whiteA common misconception is that painting a room completely in white also makes it feel larger and more beautiful, but it does not always work. If the room is very little natural light then white walls can easily look flat and dull.Do this instead: Try painting the room in a more neutral tone, e.g. a soft gray. These have soft, bluish undertones that give the illusion that the wall changes color during the day, giving the space a little more life than a regular white color would.Too bright lightsLighter is not always better when it comes to lamps. Lamps with far too high watts can make a room feel cold and sharp instead of warm and cozy.Do this instead: Stick to lamps with 60-75 watts in public areas where you still want work lights without being too intense and harsh. In more personal spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms, 40-60 watts is your best option. It gives a softer and more atmospheric light while there is still sufficient lighting for e.g. reading. Another tip is to use more light sources instead of just having a ceiling light as the only light source in a room.Too few and too small paintingsIf you have a large wall with a lonely, small painting, it simply looks a little funny, as if the lone painting is floating on the wall rather than anchoring the space. It easily becomes distracting and does not utilize the room's full potential!Do this instead: There is a simple rule of thumb to hang art above a bed or sofa. The painting or artwork must fill at least two-thirds of the wall space directly above the furniture in order for it to feel balanced. However, you do not need to get a giant board to fill the space, but can "cheat" a little by hanging several paintings in an asymmetrical grid above the furniture and thus filling the same wall surface.Too many decorative pillowsIt's easy to feel that you need a whole lot of decorative pillows to make your sofa feel cozy, but far too many pillows can instead have the opposite effect.Do this instead: Stick to the simple. Two pillows on each end are really all you need to make a sofa feel both hip and cozy without feeling overcrowded and cluttered. If you want to increase the cozy factor, try using a large and a smaller pillow at each end of the sofa.Furnitures blocking the room's flowIt may be tempting to set the sofa so that it faces a window or fireplace, but if that means you are greeted by the back of the sofa as you enter the room then it is generally less pleasant. To be met by the back of the sofa, and the backs of those sitting in it, when you walk into a room can easily feel unwelcome.Do this instead: If you have a large wall, use it to anchor your sofa in the room. It is much nicer to be met by a couch or armchair's front when entering a room because they are not as clumsy. If, on the other hand, you can't hide the sofa's back against a wall, you can always soften the look by placing a small console table in front of your back and decorating it with books and other decorative items.
Finally it's time now to move onto the balcony and patio, which I longed for! If i am allowed to dream i would go for a classic balcony furniture such as chair A2 from Grythyttan or a beautiful light blue Acapulco chair. Instead of adding new wooden decking, which my balcony really needs, opt for colorful plastic mats from Indiska which are a safe card. So smooth and so nice. Other safe bets of this season are cushions from Afroart, Ittala's lovely candleholders Nappula, beautiful pots from Svenskt Tenn and Designtorget's great grow bags.
It’s a dream to have your own home theater. Now you can enjoy the movies you love at the comfort of your home. Here are some ideas on how to have your dream TV room. Your dream Home TheaterHome theater, technically is a theater built in home at your own specifications. It is designed to look just like, or maybe even better, the commercial theater. The experience itself may even be better than the commercial one. Nowadays, technology can provide homeowners the cinema experience at the comforts of your home. There are practically different types of home theater and equipment needed in order for you to have that ideal home theater. Home theater can be of two types: Home cinema, also known as home theater which are set up in the home to mimic the movie theater video and audio feeling; backyard theater is basically a home theater in the backyard and since it is outdoor, having BBQ is quite popular with it.In addition to these, there are different equipment that are used in order for you to actually have the commercial theater experience right at your home. For example, the home theater in a box (HTIB), AV receiver, video projector, media center and the home theater PC.Having these equipment is an investment for you to have that dream home theater. Not only that you will be enjoying watching movies at your home but you will be able to watch your favorite movies together with your family. You and your family can likewise do whatever you like while watching movies unlike in the commercial theaters that you are bounded by time to watch the movie. Home Theater Decor that will transform your TV room just like the real oneIf you want to have that dream home theater, then the key factor into achieving it is to have the right home theater decor that would meet your expectations.Before putting up the home theater decor, you should first check on the basic requirements to have that ideal home theater. 1. The Room – in most cases, room has already been identified in your house. It may be the main living area, bedroom or the basement. 1.1. Consider the shape of the room since it may have an effect to the quality of the sound. 1.2. The windows on the other hand plays a major role. The fewer windows, the better. Installing curtains and shades will help in achieving a theater like ambiance. 1.3. Regular dry walls is suffice enough and appropriate for home theater walls. However avoid adding framed art with glass since it will reflect the sound and light. 1.4. Flooring – ideal would be to have a wall to wall carpet with a cushy pad underneath. This type of carpet would absorb ambient sound and can contribute to the coziness of the room. 1.5. Room color – this is where the dark painted walls come in. Bright colored walls will reflect the light. 2. The Sound – unlike before, speaker technology nowadays is advanced because of competition among speaker manufacturers. Many speaker systems available in the market are designed to provide specific sounds to specific areas of your listening environment. 3. Viewing – high definition display screen? You got it. You just have to consider some factors such as the optimum angle, distance, and viewing height. Now for the final touch of your home theater, decorate it.1. After considering the specs of the room and the equipment, establish the overall design concept for your home theater. Thin k about the ambiance you would like to have in the home theater.2. Do not just add decor that are not appropriate or does not blend with the theme you are trying to create. The goal is to transform your room into a unique home theater that would impress your family and friends.3. One way to have that theater experience is by hanging movie posters either the most recent films or the classic ones. 4. Aside from the posters, you might also want to add other decors such as a small popcorn machine placed at the side or even at the corner of the room.5. Pay attention to furnishings, color, finishing, lighting and others. These are all key elements in achieving the dream home theater. Image: Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back Pink Canvas.
Wood has long been used as a material to create certain products. When it comes to furniture manufacturing, almost any type of wood could be used. However, there are certain species that are favored due to their beauty, durability, and workability. Before 1900’s most furniture was made with the following woods: walnut, oak, mahogany, rosewood, fruitwoods, and rare wood veneers and inlays. Throughout the years, the use of these preferred woods have become scarcer and more expensive. Today, most furniture is made with ash, pine, gum, pine, fir and other inexpensive woods. The rare woods are used only for very good furniture, and they’re often used in combination with the less expensive woods. Characteristics of wood Identifying the type of wood for the furniture can help you determine its real value. The identity of wood can oftentimes be the deciding factor when you are not sure if a furniture piece is worth refinishing or if it should be thrown away.One of the simplest way to describe wood is whether it is hard or soft. This is a botanical type of classification. For instance, hardwoods are flowering trees, while softwoods are the conifers.Furniture woods are also chosen based on their grain and color. Hardwoods have a richer and finer-textured grain than softwoods, but there are rich grains of all colors and patterns. Woods with distinct patterns are more valuable than woods with subdued or indistinct pattern, and the weaker grained woods are stained to give them character.
We all want an appealing home, to provide us comfort but also for others to appreciate. We make efforts to decorate and carefully decide what kind of character we want our home to emanate. Our color palette, wallpaper style, furniture, wall arts and accent pieces altogether make our house a home sweet home. Another lovely idea that will surely give out more personality for your interior would be the incorporation of wrought iron as a decor.Interesting and appealing wrought iron in your homeWrought iron is one of the most attractive and elegant decorative elements that is incorporated in the home. The use of wrought iron in interior design can be traced back to 16th to 19th centuries. It is one of the evolving design elements that keeps on changing in accordance to the actual trends. For instance, it can be flowery or minimalist, traditional or innovative, organic or geometrical. The good thing about wrought iron is that it can blend well with the different decorating styles such as classical, contemporary, and minimalist. Here we have the information that you need about wrought iron and why it will always look great in home interior.What is wrought iron?The term wrought iron is commonly used to everything from bent steel wire to cast aluminum. However, the term should only be applied only to iron that has been worked with hot, physical force to cause the metal to flow and be reshaped into the desired form.Wrought iron replaced bronze in Asia minor in the 2nd millenium BC. it was used as a tool and weapon in China, India, and the Mediterranean by the 3rd century BC. In the 19th century, it was used in the construction industry where its strength made it superior to cast iron for horizontal beams. In the 20th century, wrought iron was used primarily for decorative purposes.Railings, doors, balconies, grilles, and other exterior fittings made of wrought iron have been handcrafted since early times. In Middle Ages Europe, it was handcrafted as a decorative armor.Tips in using wrought iron in home decor1. If wrought iron is used as a decorative element, create an ensemble of several elements. A single wrought iron piece will probably look out of place.2. Consider the proportion, size and place or iron work. It is the same process as selecting the right shoes for a dress.3. All iron work in the house should be made in the same style. For instance, if you hang baroque style chandelier other decorative elements should also be of the same period.4. Iron work is a very specific interior design feature. All items need to be carefully selected and well planned. Too many wrought iron pieces in the house will make it look inappropriate.5. The use of wrought iron is a feature that can create almost any design. Decorate your home with something really unique and exclusive.
Make use of the fireplace and decorate itA fireplace is a structure made of brick, stone, or metal. They are specifically designed to contain a fire. Generally, fireplace are used by homeowners for its relaxing and comforting ambiance as it provides heat for the whole room. In the past, fireplaces were used for heating a dwelling, cooking, and heating water for laundry and domestic uses. Fireplace is often fueled by wood, natural gas, biomass, and propane fuel sources. Most of the time when winter comes, family members gather together around the fireplace which warms the room and create a cozy feeling. In the past, fireplaces are built with stone and brick. Nowadays, modern fireplaces are built with marble and even glass. The appearance did not change that much, and the only thing that changed are the materials used to build them.Fireplace can be both useful with regards to function and aesthetics. It can be given the right style with the use of perfect decorations and finding the perfect place for it. Fireplace in your homeAside from making the home warm and cozy, fireplaces also are important interior design elements as they can provide beautiful appearance to the room. Fireplaces are the loveliest home detail which attaches that warm and friendly dimension to special and intimate occasions. Think about muted lights, warm cup of choco, and pleasant conversations with your family members or friends. Fireplaces are common in elegant and classy homes, which makes a house a home. Adding some picture frames or a huge canvas print above your fireplace can make it the perfect focal point of your interior, as attractive as it is, it will surely draw the eye of anyone who enters your room.
A home music room is a haven for enthusiastsThe home music room can be the perfect room for musicians or even non musicians to unwind and relax while playing musical instruments or just by listening to them. Not all people who enjoys music is musically inclined or plays an instrument. That is the wonder and beauty of music, because one does not have to be a musician to appreciate or enjoy it. Though the music room may not be standard in every home, having one is just like having your own home theater or recording studio. This is where you can enjoy listening to your favorite songs or even practice and play your musical instrument for an upcoming performance.However, before designing the room, there are things that need to be considered, to determine the kind of music room that you will really have. For instance, how the room will be used. Will it be for listening to music, playing musical instrument or for singing. You also need to know the number of people who will be using the room. Whatever the things you need to include or consider for the home music room, having such room in the house will make the home unique and interesting.Home music room decorating ideasHere are some tips on how to decorate the home music room so that it will serve your purpose aside from looking great in your home.First and foremost, you need to have a checklist before designing the home music room: Acoustics-soundproofing and sound absorption, storage for instruments, seating, sound system, lighting.Acoustics. Music enthusiasts are particular with the acoustics of the music room. They are also able to qualify the effect of acoustics to the quality of music. With the addition of sound absorption products, such as acoustical insulation, acoustic panels, or carpet padding, you will be increasing the acoustical quality of the room. As a result, the sounds of your music will be clearer and you will also be avoiding the disturbance of other rooms.Instrument storage. Even if the music room does not have any closet or cabinets, you will still be able to store musical instruments, amplifiers and music stands. By utilizing the corner of the room, you will be able to organize your equipment properly. Use a decorative folding screen if you want to hide them.
Floor lamps can transform the looks of the interiorLighting is one of the most important elements in interior design as it can make any room look light and lively. They can create the mood in the room as well as focal points. Decorative lights, for instance, bring out the shape of an object, the “feel” of texture, and important keynotes. Chandelier and pendants can likewise create room focal points. There are basically three kinds of illumination: general lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Do remember that the combination of these three can achieve decorative lighting. Floor lamps are versatile, practical and can provide wonderful transformations that cannot be provided by other decorative elements. Floor lamps are usually the largest thing that could be considered as a fixture. As such, they can make an impact on the total appearance of the room. In many homes, you will be able to see at least one floor lamp. The use of such item has always been recommended to create the desired atmosphere and room appearance. Here are the reasons why the use of floor lamps make the home stylish and functional:Floor lamps can be used for all three kinds of lightingAs you may already know, there are three kinds of lighting when designing a room: ambient lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Floor lamps can actually do all three tasks. With the incorporation of tall standing lamps, allows you to set the different moods of ambient light. It can provide the perfect subtle spotlight for your paintings or wall murals for that dramatic effect. You can also create a reading nook for reading task light by just positioning the floor lamp. Lastly, as an accent light, the use of a floor lamp with opaque shade can give you the effect that you will love. Floor lamps are portableFloor lamps can be considered as substantial furniture item. They are large enough to create the home interior transformation that you have been dreaming of. They are also easy to move around, therefore positioning them in such a way that meets your requirements would not be a problem. So if they are placed into a corner, floor lamps can easily create a totally new mood. They can add height and eleganceOne of the ways to make a small space appear bigger is to use the verticals and make the most of height. This can be achieved with the use of long curtains, high narrow bookshelves and many others. The use of tall and slim floor lamps can also add height and elegance to the room. Another good thing about this is that only minimal space is needed when this kind of floor lamp is used.
How can wardrobe reshape your bedroomA wardrobe is a standing closet primarily used to store clothes. Originally, the wardrobe was a chest and not until such time when wardrobe became a luxury in palaces and castles. Eventually, the term wardrobe was given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, as well as drawers. It can also be a simple patio where clothes are hung from metal bars or tucked inside utility racks. However wardrobe looks like, they can be an essential addition to your bedroom. If you are looking for an additional storage area or a place to keep your clothes, then wardrobes are basically very useful for your requirements.A well-designed wardrobe is just like a customized furniture, wherein the right finishes and decorations are designed to fit into the space. Putting up time to decorate your wardrobe based on your personality will help make it feel homey - so don't hesitate to install your favorite wallpaper design in it! It will provide you with the required storage, functionality, and character that you and your room need. As with any other room closet features, a wardrobe also has multiple hanging areas, adjustable shelving, drawers, baskets, and hampers that when customized, will definitely answer your needs. The importance of wardrobeIn most instances, the wardrobe is the most significant storage place in the house. A well planned and designed wardrobe reflects the owner’s personality and the taste and sense of his/her dressing. Therefore, the design of the wardrobe should be in such a way that it provides and easy access to the stuffs that are being used regularly providing more secured place for storing the confidential and expensive stuffs you have. Wardrobe can also be an answer in storing your things with utmost safety. There are many different styles of wardrobe that can answer the requirements of homeowners: free-standing wardrobes, walk-in wardrobes, and portable closets. In addition to the types of wardrobe, it is also important to select the right accessories that are coming along with it. For instance, manufacturers of wardrobe offer wardrobe internals, study and wall units. These can be selected to complement with the wardrobe as well as its theme. The design of the wardrobe should be based on the functionality and durability. Bedroom wardrobe design ideas1. More space for the bedroom. One of the best types of wardrobe is fitted wardrobe. This is a type of wardrobe that fit the full height of the room. It can turn the tightest corner into a workable home for belongings.2.Invest on it. It is known that having a home makeover can increase the value of your home. Therefore, it is just right to invest on it to further enhance the value and appearance of your home.3. Recommendations yield the best result. Ask somebody or an expert for their opinion on which company can provide the right wardrobe that you need for your bedroom.4. Look into the future. Wardrobes are long-lasting solutions. Pick something that offers future-proofed option and will suit your personal taste in years to come.5. Consider doors. Think about the size and shape of the bedroom as well as your preference when you’re choosing wardrobe doors. If the bedroom has small space, then opt for sliding or bi-fold doors. The space will also need mirrored doors as they create the illusion of a larger room.
Room dividers and partitionsRoom dividers and partitions can be a wonderful addition to your home interior. If you have an open floor plan, or want to create more private and cozy spaces in your home, the right room divider can make all the differences. Room dividers can be both good in terms of function and aesthetic. Room dividers, curtain ideas and partition walls are creative ways to add functionality and style to the interior design. Partition walls can also serve as your feature wall - put up canvas prints of different sizes to make it attractive. There are many things that can be used as room dividers, such as storage furniture, shelving units, bookcases, curtains, decorative screens, large aquariums, indoor plants, and others. When placed properly in your space, these items can create the zoning and privacy that you wanted for your space. Nowadays, many individuals live in open living spaces and studio apartments. This is probably because living in these kinds of spaces are more practical and cheaper. These spaces greatly benefit from room dividers as they offer creative and practical ideas for modern interior design and decor. Room dividers add another room, which becomes more functional and private living spaces. Room dividers are highly recommended for small apartments as well as large houses. Dividers are known to enhance the interior design when it comes to aesthetics and functionality. History of room dividersIn 7th century China, folding room screens were mainly used by royalty. These screens were heavy and ornate and were not moved around. The Japanese began using an improved version in the 8th century. They were lighter, more portable which were used for tea ceremonies, religious events and outdoor processions. The Europeans eventually developed their own version of screen dividers with the use of wood, leather, silk, mirrors, and decoupage. Today, room dividers are used in modern homes, hospitals, schools, restaurants, offices and many others.
The wonderful world of home gymIf you have grown tired of the sweat stained walls of commercial gym? Or do you feel that travel time to and fro the gym is a waste of time? Then it is probably time to consider creating your very own personal gym at home.There are many ways to set up your home gym and it does not have to be that expensive. Having a home gym can provide you with great convenience, however, do remember that this is not for everyone. Different people have their own style of getting fit. There are those who get motivated when they are with a group or those who enjoy expert classes. If you feel like you are one of those mentioned, then a home gym may not be for you. Remember that there are people who find it more effective to train alone and some are not.For those who have kids and does not want to stay away from them for certain hours, then a home gym is highly recommended. This is a great way to exercise without spending long hours away from your family. Things to consider when creating a home gymIf you are familiar with the setup of a commercial gym, then you may probably want the same thing in your own home gym. Remember that creating your home gym does not need to be that expensive or costly. People tend to waste a lot of money on unnecessary gym equipment. The truth is that you can create a multifunctional home gym that can be durable for a reasonable price. You just need to be resourceful so that you will be able to find gym equipment with the best deal.Home gym evolves over time and it is efficient to buy all the equipment immediately. It is always recommended to start with the very basics. Later, if applicable, you just need to keep an eye for certain upgrades. Until that time, you just need the equipment that will meet your requirements. Examples are barbell and plate set, bench, rack, gym or yoga mats, and kettlebells.Create the right atmosphere for your home gym. Think about the things that motivate you and fill your space with the accessories, such as beautiful wall murals, that will help you visualize what you want to accomplish. Customize it according to your personality so that you will be able to successfully achieve your goal.Pros and cons of home gym
Build your own mini home theater and bond with your familyHome theater is a home entertainment system that aims to reproduce a movie theater experience and atmosphere. It uses consumer electronics-grade video and audio equipment that is set up in a room or backyard of your home.As compared with the past years, home theaters are no longer exclusive for the rich and famous. This we have to thank the manufacturing companies who were able to create more affordable technology. Many families are now enjoying a true movie theater experience at the convenience of their home. Bonding with the family strengthens their relationship with each other. Having your own mini home theater is one of the fantastic ways to get closer with your family. Every now and then, we need to unwind with our family so that we get the chance to get to know them better.How to build your own mini home theaterThe very first thing that you have to consider in creating your own mini home theater is to pick the right location. Some good options include building the home theater in a family room or a spare bedroom that is at least 12 by 12 feet.You also want to pay extra attention to insulation. A rating or R30 is standard for the floor, ceiling, interior and exterior walls.In most instances, home theaters use a 7.1 surround sound system. This includes a subwoofer and seven channel speakers: left, right, center, two side surrounds and two rear surrounds. Be sure to hide the wiring and set the hub in a cabinet inside the theater or in a closet nearby.If you want a realistic, large screen theater experience, install a projector system. In addition to these, the right lighting is also essential for building a realistic movie theater atmosphere. This includes recessed lighting in the ceiling and sconces along the side of the walls.Another essential thing to consider is to add theater-style seating, such as comfortable sofas and loveseats. Beautify the room more with lovely wall murals that would make the place more inviting and cozy, a perfect hangout haven for you and your family.
A window is an opening in a wall, door, roof of the house that allows the entry and exit of light, sound and air. Today, windows are usually glazed or covered with certain material that can either be transparent or translucent - curtains, blinds, or roller shades with wallpaper. Windows may be opened to allow ventilation or closed to protect from inclement weather. Historically speaking, glass windows were first used by the Romans, most probably in Alexandria around 100 AD. In China, Japan and Korea, paper windows were popular as they were economical and still serve its purpose. In the early 17th century England, glass became popular in the windows of ordinary homes. While windows made up of panes of flattened animal horn were used as early as the 14th century. This interesting history of windows clearly shows the magnitude of the use and importance of windows in every home. How to clean windows like a proLearn how to clean your own window with these easy steps. With the proper tools and solutions, you will be able to clean your own windows like a true professional.The key to have a streak free windows is having the right tools such as a good squeegee, a squeegee wet cover, and dry cleaning cloths. The first thing that you have to do is to pour your preferred cleaning solution into a bucket. Be sure that the bucket is wide enough so that the squeegee will fit. With the us of the squeegee, smear the solution over the entire surface of the window. Working from top to bottom, draw the squeegee across the window, skimming the cleaning solution and dirt from the glass. With the use of a fresh, clean cloth, wipe the squeegee dry after each pass across the window. After your squeegee session, run the cleaning cloth along the “wet” side of the window to dry the drips left behind. Soak up any cleaning solution in the window sill and dry with a fresh cleaning cloth. Different window types for your homeDepends on your needs, there are different types of windows that make up the construction of your house. Here are the different window types that you may like:1. Double-Hung windows – it has two sashes that slide vertically in the frame. They can open wide from either the top or bottom, but still remain inside the frame so that they would not protrude.2. Casement Windows – a hinged window that operates by turning the crank.3. Awning Windows – window that is hinged at the top to let the air in. They can be installed above, below or alongside a stationary or operating window.4. Picture Window – a large stationary window that lets in light at its maximum amount. The window will also let you get a better view of the outside environment.5. Transom Window – narrow type of window that can let air in or be simply stationary. It is mounted above a door or window to allow more light in the room.6. Slider Windows – window that glides along a track and commonly used in modern or contemporary style houses.7. Stationary Windows – type of window that does not open and can be tailored in any angle or shape according to your preference.8. Bay or Bow Windows – this type of window gives you more interior space as they protrude out from the exterior of the siding of the house. The popular French windows
Floor tiles for a modern home appearanceTile is a hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. This is usually used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex mosaics. They are usually made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing. Other materials are also used such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials and stone.Floor Tiles StylesBring that minimalist effect with white tiles. The features of minimalism are its clutter less appearance, unadorned with possessions and kitchen paraphernalia, except for a few essentials. It is characterized by its simplicity and its extensive use of white, which has a sleek and streamlined appearance. The minimalist style also looks great with an industrial element, and the perfect floor tile for an industrial vibe. Brick and wood floor tiles as both give an earthy touch and a hint of rustic charm. You can further accentuate this style by pairing it up with textured wallpaper or a vintage wall mural. Kitchen tiles for a classic lookIf you are planning to upgrade the kitchen flooring, it is always wise to consider and prioritize function and durability. Nowadays, most of the kitchen flooring that you will see are low maintenance and durable. There are various materials available that can make food preparation in the kitchen a memorable experience. Before doing some upgrade to the kitchen flooring, think about how the floor will be used. Remember that the kitchen is a high traffic area and is prone to spills from various kinds of liquid. This include oils, water, washing solutions, and many others. In this case, you might want to consider using kitchen flooring materials that are low maintenance and can withstand use over time. Among the materials recommended for the kitchen flooring are concrete, rubber, stone, tile, vinyl, and wood laminate. Aside from being easy to maintain, tile kitchen flooring can create a classic look as it is durable and has a reflective quality that expands the appearance of space in a kitchen. Nowadays, the designs of tile flooring appears like wood and other textures and patterns.
Modern and trendy closet – an overviewA closet is an enclosed space, a cabinet, or a cupboard in a house used generally for storing or hanging clothes. There are many different designs of closet available. Modern closets can be built into the walls of the house to save space in the bedroom. They can also be large, free-standing furniture piece designed for storing clothes and is commonly called wardrobes. In many homes, closets are built under the stairs to maximize the utilization of the space. With regards to the various types of closet, there are various which depends on how the homeowner will use them. Broom closet, for instance, is used to store cleaning items such as brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, and other cleaning supplies. Coat closet is usually located near the main door and commonly used to store coats, jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, gloves, boots and other items typically used during winter. While walk-in closet is a storage room with enough space for someone to stand in while accessing stored items. There are also those larger walk-in closets which can be used as a dressing room. Pantry is also a closet used for storing food, dishes, linens and other kitchen items. Typically, closets are organized with the addition of wire shelving, wood shelving and tube shelving. The many faces of closetsStorage is probably an essential part of the home to keep it organized, neat and tidy. For instance, the kids’ room is well known to be the messiest room of the house due to the various activities of the kids. However, this should not hinder the parents to teach their young ones to pack away their clothing in their respective cupboard or store away shoes and toys and keep a tidy room. This lesson of accountability will help the kid learn more about the value of their stuffs. In addition to these, regardless of the size of the bedroom, there can always be an alternative solution for storing personal stuffs. If the closet has enough space, modern vanity mirror can be incorporated to create a mini make up studio. For rooms with no enough space, a multifunctional closet is probably the best solution for utilizing the available space for storage. You can also create a closet which can be discretely placed in the hallway. This can be a good place to store off-season clothing or can even be a great linen closet. You can also use the walls by adding some cute hooks to store handbags and jackets. The living room can also be installed with multifunctional closet. By painting the cupboards with the same color as the walls, the room will appear simple and stylish. Modern and trendy closet ideas that you will loveIf you are going to check various references in interior design for the different designs of closet, there are actually countless inspirations that you can use in your own home. For instance, you can opt for a closet with a sliding door and finished in soft, neutral tones. Sliding door will not only make the room look great but will also keep the garments out of sight for a more neat and tidy looking room.You may also incorporate a new room into your bedroom for your closet. With the use of drywall, you will be able to create an amazing closet. Decorate the dry wall with trendy wallpaper design to make it look great. Another great and amazing design for the closet is an industrial design. A built in closet with dark gray color can provide an elegant touch into the home. Having a broad and diverse space will likewise allow you to organize your clothes. The washing room can also be a great place to install a wardrobe and shelves for the clothes for easy hanging and ironing. This arrangement cal also save you space which you may use for other functions.