After a far too long and dark winter, we are all probably more than ready for spring to begin. Here below, we list a few simple tricks on how to decorate your winter cozy home into one that is ready to welcome the sun and heat!Pastel tonesReplace the winter's mellow and dark colours with pastel, light shades and details. You can repaint furniture that allows this (for example your old kitchen chairs), replace the decorative pillows and curtains or even repaint. Try matching several different pastel colours to set the tone and tie the room together.
A new decade and new trends! What do the interior design trends for 2020 actually look like? What stands out at the big interior design trade fairs? Anna María Larsson helps you find your way through the maze of trends.Photo: Anna María LarssonTime for socializing We want 2020 to be a fun year. It will be the roaring 20's again, but with awareness. We want time to socialize and have fun together with those we care about. We decorate our homes more personally and we would rather have furniture with a story and history than something mass-produced which everyone else owns. Time has become a status symbol and having time for dinners, socializing and personal meetings is highly valued. And since everyone wants a home with a personal touch and their own style, then anything goes. This explains the many different colors that are predicted to be the trend colors of the year.ColorsThis year, there is no ONE obvious color that is the color of the year. Instead, we see several different colors named for this year's color. It is everything from different shades of yellow to a classic blue, more earthy brown burnt tones and pink. And that is probably it. Color is the very thing, everything is allowed! We want to create a cozy feel and a home to feel good in. White has gone from being the neutral standard to beige and gray tones becoming the neutral and "unpainted" instead. In the few places we have white, it is a choice rather than a standard. Although anything goes as far as color, some colors are still more trendy than others:Yellow
I think that at Christmas, all styles, colours and shapes are allowed. Sure, there are classic colour schemes like red and green, but I want to go off the beaten track and dare to mix it up with other colours. This year, for example, I fancy a Christmas with a pink/purple theme. But of course, with some classic features that keep that Christmas holiday feel. I'm planning to mix red, green, gold and natural materials with this year's favourites. I think it will be a wonderful Christmas.Fold a Stylish Paper Tree Quickly and EasilyDifficulty levelSimpleTime required10–15 minWhat you'll need:- Wallpaper or other thick paper- Barbecue skewer- Scissors/scalpel- Hole puncher or needle
Create a cosy autumn feeling with recycled candle stubsWe'll start with a DIY project that creates the perfect cosy feeling. I'm thinking candles! Is there anything that instantly creates more atmosphere than candles? You can easily make candles yourself if you have some old stubs at home. They're perfect for reusing and making new candles!Melt your old candles down in a bowl of water. Then attach a wick to the bottom of an old glass jar, try looking in the recycling, or grab the jar as soon as the last of the breakfast marmalade is used. Then pour your melted candle wax into the cleaned jar and let it solidify. If you want an extra fancy jar, you can cover it with some leftover wallpaper. Tie a small string around it for an extra stylish detail. Look around to see what you have at home and let your imagination flow. If you have any scented oils at home, you can put in a few drops in the melted candle wax and in a flash you have a scented candle.All kinds of old candles work so save them and mix them. Even if there's just a little wax left in the tray when a tea light is finished, you can save it and recycle it. Have a bag or jar in a cupboard where you put all the pieces, then just make a candle once it's full.
Autumn is approaching and many children are getting excited about starting at a new school. It’s a fresh start, a time for new interests and an expanded repertoire of things to do in the child’s room – everything from homework to playing video games.
The kitchen is a room for everything, from cooking and homework to cosy dinners and long talks. Quite simply, it’s a room to feel comfortable in. And because it’s such a versatile room, a lot of us spend a lot of time here, so cosy furnishing and decoration, with functional seating and equipment, are important factors to consider when remodelling. Here are our best tips for creating a functional kitchen that people want to spend time in.
The end of summer draws near, and autumn and the back-to-school season will soon be upon us. So why not start the new school year with a revamp in the kids’ room? Here are our best tips on how best to decorate a children’s room in a way that inspires fun and play.
Adding a bright and colourful feature wall or wallpapering an entire room can be a great way to transform the look of a space. But you can often be left with excess wallpaper which can feel like a waste. We’ve taken a look at the easiest ways you can take the fun element of wallpaper design and use it elsewhere in your home: Top drawer design Beautifully transform the interiors of drawers – or the back of shelving units – by lining them with your favourite patterned wallpaper. Of course your favourite chest of drawers won’t be rugged enough to snag your delicates, but a pop of colour or a striking pattern can add that extra little bit of interest. In the frame If you’ve chosen a lively, graphic pattern for your statement wall, mirror that burst of personality on an opposing wall. Cut your leftover wallpaper down to photo frame size, and display several pieces on a gallery wall to perfectly complement the bold prints at the other side of the room. An easy interior update with minimal effort. Alternatively, show off your favourite photograph in a frame that’s backed with wallpaper to demonstrate your own personal style.
Let your children’s imaginations leap into their most treasured spaces and transform their room into something truly magical. If you’re planning to redecorate or renovate, starting with your children’s bedroom can help to unlock your interior creativity throughout the rest of your home. Here we explore how to make your children’s space amazing using an island adventure theme that can be easily adapted for your home:Shade raveVibrant shades play an important part of creating a room that looks and feels like a jungle. Add in lush shades of green and colourful animal wallpaper to really give the feeling of wilderness. The bolder the pattern, the bigger the statement, and the introduction of a daring feature wall will add to the excitement.
Maximising a small space with a few visual adjustments can transform the look and feel of your home. Interior design methods such as space-saving techniques and optical illusions are all simple tricks that will make your small space chic.Let’s take a look at some simple tricks that will enhance the design of your small space.Bright and beautifulThe use of light hues can help give the illusion of a larger room – neutral shades such as whites, greys and pastels reflect the most light and will give your room an airy feel. Light-absorbing dark tones create a cosy feeling, but should be used wisely in a small space. Moody shades of blue and brass features are a key interior trend this season – introduce these accents into your room to add some trend-setting colour depth. Flies by Mia Overgaard is the perfect print for a small space and looks stunning paired with blue.
Pay bills, write emails or work from home – a home office is really good to have. Try to decorate it according to the style you have in the rest of your home and remember that most importantly the home office should be well organized and have convenient storage.
There is something appealing with these photos from this gorgeous Danish home. I like the quiet, bright base color and clever, unexpected details. Above all – OSB panels – that is seen as both the bulletin board in the kitchen and as headboard in the bedroom. So neat and quite right. I actually think we’ll see more wood on walls onwards.
It has been known that if one is in close contact with nature, it helps alleviate mental fatigue by relaxing the mind and thus contributes to improved work or school performance. This article will provide you the information you need in having plants in your interior.
The kids bedroom – a haven for our little onesThe kid’s bedroom can be considered as the first property of our child. Even before they were born, we were so eager in planning how it will appear so that the kids will be able to appreciate them by the time they see it. By the time we welcome our new bundle of joy in the family, their new sanctuary has already been designed and decorated with items of our own choosing. We painted the walls of their rooms or set up wallpapers with colors that we believe would help in their growth and development. We also become excited in adding decorative items in their room to make it more lively and more appropriate especially to their gender. Toys that would be included in the room were also hand picked by us. We also want the room to be safe for our kids as much as possible. Most parents would make sure that the kid’s bedroom will be special as our child holds a very special place in our lives.
Small space living, a trend nowadaysLiving in tiny spaces is becoming a trend today, as well as lifestyle associated with it. In the past, it is believed that living in small apartments may not be that convenient and that activities may be limited. The truth is, whatever you do in your parents’ homes, still can be done in your apartment. From regular tidying up to composting, these become part of the daily routines when living in small apartments.Why live in small spaces? There are many different reasons why this is so. For those who just graduated from the university, they go search for a job in the city. Once they were able to get one, the next thing in the list is to search for an apartment near where they are going to work. Once they have chosen one, organizing and decorating it is essential to make it appear and feel more livable. Small space decorating ideas Decorating your very own apartment is a great way to make it look presentable an livable. Here are some interesting and inspiring ideas to make your apartment look amazing:1. It is common for small spaces not to have a garden. We all are aware that having plants provide benefits to the mind and body of the occupants of the space. Having your own garden in the apartment is possible by utilizing an empty wall for a vertical garden, or a nature wall mural for a cozy aura. With this in your small space, it will instantly feel more peaceful and calm.2. Small spaces sometimes would not allow you to have a luxurious vanity. The solution is to use a tabletop plank and some brackets for a beauty station that does not waste any valuable space. 3. Fitting a full dining room table may also be a problem, and a space saving furniture is the answer to your problem. Pick a table that seamlessly swivels under the counter. The table may also be used to prepare food as well as other purposes.4. If you are keeping any fabric scraps around, you can dye them to give mismatched pieces a cohesive appearance.5. Spice up your little home office with a super-simple jumbo notepad with just a dash of beaded panache. You will be surprised to have your own sleek workstation.Living large in small spaces