Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 02:22:42 AM by Marine Jacquier. Window Treatment. Draperies and window treatments are used for a variety of reasons. Many are used to filter the rooms light, to insulate from the cold, to repel the heat and to create privacy. Modern window treatments are meant to provide a whole lot more than those of yester years. They are functional and aesthetically pleasing. Blinds and shade don't only fall under the category of window treatments any longer they are also considered interior design decor.
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:37 AM. Mirror By Marine Jacquier. Pick interesting shapes. Square is good, but unusually-shaped mirrors can add an extra element of interest to a room. Choose mirrors that are wavy, long and thin, diamond shaped or triangular. Instead of one or two large mirrors, create a mosaic of mirrors by using several smaller mirrors placed together. Look for different glass styles. Instead of a smooth mirror, hang a mirror with beveled edges. Another option is to use frosted mirrors. Hang a mix of framed and unframed mirrors.
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:31 AM. Pillows and Throws By Fabien Dubos. The interior of your throw pillow is also important and should be well inspected. Most quality pillows are two separate pieces, the cover and the actual pillow. A removable cover is quite handy when it comes time to clean the pillow, and can be reused after years of wear have flattened the original interior pillow. Also note that good fill materials should flatten easily but not permanently. You can test this by giving a little punch to the center of the pillow, if the pillow does not budge then it is made of cheap synthetics that will stay flat forever once they do get a little wear. If the pillow takes a moment but eventually gets it's swagger back this is a good indicator that the pillow can be easily fluffed and will spring back to life over years of usage. Fill materials usually range from synthetic polyester to full on goose down and everything in-between. Down pillows are excellent, but if you are purchasing one be sure to inspect the insulation quality of the feathers. Feather tips sticking out of the pillow are a good indicator of expensive materials coupled with shady craftsmanship (not to mention getting poked).
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:29 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Robin Rapace. For rugs that do not tend to slip, a 100% felt jute pad is excellent. This is dense enough to protect the floor from scratches and indentations. Make sure that the felt rug pad is a 40 ounce, referring to the amount of fiber there is per square yard of pad. The higher the ounce, the more dense the carpet pad. If the rug tends to slip, then a felt and natural rubber rug pad is ideal. Here, the key is to make sure it is natural rubber as opposed to the chemical sprays that look and feel like rubber but actually could severely harm the floor.
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:26 AM. Wall Decor By Quentin Bourque. How many times have you looked in a modern or contemporary home and noticed that it looks a lot like an art gallery? Why not use this effect to it's full potential. If you are creating a contemporary living room, why not use this space as your own personal gallery to show off a special sculpture or piece of wall art. You can use lighting to visually point everyone's eyes towards the piece as soon as they enter the room. You can even arrange the furniture in the room so guests can take a seat and contemplate the beauty in front of them.
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:25 AM. Home Accent By Nathalie Bombelles. Home accents are the finishing touches of a decorating scheme. Part of bringing an inspiration to life is through adding colorful, unique and stylish accessories. These tasteful elements may be area rugs, vases, accent bowls, faux or fresh plants and art objects to display. Other accent furnishings include wall mirrors, beautiful accent tables or invest in dramatic window treatments.
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:23 AM. Home Accent By Marine Jacquier. The end tables are not just a nice addition for our rooms but it also have a special role in revamping any place. It can hold any of our lamps, plants, vases and frames. Now, an Accent coffee table can help us accommodate our guest and leaving them a nice impression with this. Both can add a personal touch for our home and provide the service we need.
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:18 AM. Home Accent By Fabien Dubos. Victorian design styles are often used by people who love the feel of the nineteenth century and are yet implemented with modern conveniences. Common woods often used in cabinets are oak, cherry or sometimes mahogany and traditional colors are preferred. For such designs, contemporary hardware can work but should have a vintage feel for example iron or antique pseudo pewter. On the other hand, Southern and ocean-side area styles favor stucco as it endures well. This design style will typically have accented windows like the bay type windows or will have narrow, long encased or boxed windows. Often the doors are accented with shutters of wood or slate and painted over with vibrant colors. Clay pots and ceramic statues would complement the ceramic tile flooring, which is often seen in Mediterranean design. This design style will often have big open living areas that make good use of the outside weather and the use of brighter colors in fabrics like drapes would accentuate the design.