Published at Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 07:16:49 AM by Fabien Dubos. Pillows and Throws. You will usually want to pick an odd number of pillows somewhere around three and seven for a natural asymmetrical look. If you're a balance freak like I am you may not be able to help the impulse to place an even number or either side, this is OK but takes a little from the "chic" factor. Also, opting of a smaller number of larger pillows rather than a ton of small ones provides a much cleaner look, but for certain motifs and backdrops you may want a really full appearance where the smaller pillows will be ideal.
Published at Saturday, November 03rd 2018, 06:34:48 AM. Wall Decor By Marine Jacquier. Are you decorating a small or a spacious room? Large rooms look much better when you have wall accents that are scaled to the size of the room. Large mirrors, tapestries and other artwork can make a single wall the focal point of the room. For a smaller room, it's best to keep the artwork on your walls smaller so that it appears balanced and doesn't overwhelm the room. Think about hanging three related prints above your sofa, arranged in a level line straight across. Always use odd numbers of items, such as groups of 3 or 5 when decorating a wall.
Published at Saturday, November 03rd 2018, 06:34:41 AM. Mirror By Nathalie Bombelles. Brighten up your entry. Mirrors placed in a foyer or entryway is a welcomed sight for guests. They reflect light and open up a dark entry and give a place for guests to check themselves while entering your home. Place a lighting fixture to bathe your mirror with soft light.This is a very effective way to make your foyer soft and homey not to mention extremely relaxing especially for family members and guests who want to enter to a relaxing room after a particularly stressful day.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 03:34:18 AM. Fall Decor By Fabien Dubos. With the tips provided here you should have a great start on making over your home for the fall season and holidays ahead. Even just a few small changes, such as adding some new pillows, or introducing a fresh accent can transform a room. With Halloween just around the corner, get a jump start on creating inviting tabletops, welcoming seating groupings, and heart-warming picture collages, which will carry you through Thanksgiving and the holidays beyond.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 03:33:50 AM. Window Treatment By Quentin Bourque. Traditional treatments can range from long, draping curtains to vertical slats. It's mostly a matter of personal taste. They are often tied to the sides but can operate on horizontal sliders or be pulled straight up. Traditional styles may also encompass prints, usually floral and understated. Sheers and heavy fabrics may be combined or used separately, but often traditional styles blend usability with decoration in a very versatile way.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 03:33:32 AM. Mirror By Robin Rapace. The shape of the mirror and how you hang it will also make an impact on your space. For example, hanging a mirror vertically will add height to a space while hanging a mirror horizontally will fill a wall. Also, adding a round mirror to a boxy room will liven up the space. The round shape adds interest by breaking up all of the straight lines. In addition, mirrors with an arched or richly ornamented top are an elegant way to dress up a space. Traditionally this shape has been used above a mantle. Mirrors are a fabulous tool to add depth and light to a room. This makes them a great idea for smaller spaces. Mirrors will make smaller spaces feel larger by giving the room the appearance of having more depth. Light from windows and light fixtures will reflect in mirrors and bounce back into a room adding more light to the space. A mirror in a room without windows will reflect the lights and make the room appear brighter. Another great idea is to place a mirror behind anything you want to highlight when you are displaying items. Mirrors catch your eye and will therefore show off the things in front of it.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 03:33:25 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Nathalie Bombelles. For choosing the correct rug pad, use the following guideline. A pad needs to provide 3 main functions. For one, it should hold the rug in place on the floor. Two, it should provide a cushioned support. Third, it should protect the floor from harm. There are many different types of pads in the marketplace today. But finding one that can provide all 3 of the main functions we describe can be a challenge. Most rug pads satisfy the function of keeping the rug in place and not slipping. There are thin and thick open mesh types of pads that are made in China and coated with PVC (polyvinyl chloride) that do a great job of keeping rugs from moving on the floor. This same type of product can be found domestically where it is coated with a natural rubber vs PVC. This product does an effective job of keeping the rug from moving as well. Other products that provide good non-slip properties include the felt rug pads that are coated with a natural rubber. So for satisfying this non-slip function in a rug pad, there are many options to choose from depending on your budget.
Published at Friday, November 02nd 2018, 03:33:12 AM. Pillows and Throws By Marine Jacquier. First off, decide what size you'd like your pillow to be. Let's just say, for the purposes of an example, that I wanted to make a throw pillow that's seven inches square. Now you need to add a half inch to each side (in other words, a whole inch.) That's the size you'll end up cutting your fabric. Mine will end up being eight inches. That gives you enough room to sew around the edges. Cut two pieces of fabric in this size, then place the two right sides together. Pin one side, making sure that the two pieces are secure. Then, using a basic running stitch, sew to the other end one half inch from the edge. Backstitch a few times before ending with a knot. Continue this around two of the other sides, leaving one side open.