If you do not want to invest in some new furniture, then you can make big changes when you have your chairs reupholstered. Reupholstery can totally change the room’s motif and turn a boring old chair nobody wants to notice into something new and hot. Many designers make use of contrasting upholstery design with the room surroundings. For instance, if your walls are white, you can try a really colorful fabric for your armchair that is the center of your reading room. Not only will the look change, you can also economically change your theme practically anytime you want without having to throw away furniture. It is also great to buy used furniture pieces and have them reupholstered for a new look and use them in your home.
By John 19 January 2009
Buying shelves right off the store can be very satisfying as you can easily get what you want by simply choosing and paying. When you buy a big shelf for the house you usually visualize how it would go in a room. However, if you do not have a very big space at home, you can also be practical by having shelves custom built. In the photo above, you can see how the shelves were built around to maximize space. Shelves can also be built around entryways for a unique look while making use of usually wasted space.Shelves are very usefel especially if your house has lots of books and small items that need to be organized so as not to create clutter. Shelves are also great for using all levels of spaces from the bottom to top.
By John 18 January 2009
What many fail to realize is that not everything nice is expensive. When you want a beautiful add on to your home furnishings, there are times when you need not think about the family fortune. In fact, with toay’s difficult times ahead, we need to make use of our creativity and resourcefulness not just for the hang of it but also to e really economical. One way to find great furnishings and other knick-knacks for the home, then try online auctions such as Ebay. You can easily buy great pieces of used furniture others want thrown away. With a little paint and and imagination, you can turn it into a precious piece. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on something, you ca get some home furnishing for as low as $50.
By John 17 January 2009
One of the basic home design principles that we often forget is how we make use of nature. Well, in homes and apartments in the crowded and polluted cities, then letting the air in your home can become a great challenge if you never get a whiff of fresh air no matter how wie you open your windows. However, if you live in a place where warmth and freshness is in the air, then let them all just in. Take at the photo above and see how relaxing the sunlight and the air can be in any kind of space. If you hate crowded places and if you hate cramped corners, then all you have to do is open up. Let the air, the sunlight and the balance of nagture flow right in your home.
By John 16 January 2009
If you have a knack for doing things yourself, then it is a very worthwhile aim to do some DIY projects for your home. An example would be DIY wall brackets that you can use as mini-shelves and tops. If you are cramped for space, then they are great ways to create spaces. Just do not overdo it and make sure you choose great places (walls and corners) for them. You can buy these DIY brackets from many DIY stores or hardware shops. In most cases, you simply have to screw them on the wall or some very small ones, you just have to stick on the wall using strong double adhesives. Create beautiful and useful walls by making use of these DIY brackets so you are sure that no space is wasted.
By John 15 January 2009
If you are in a rift on what to do with a small beroom, then you should foind inspiration with some of the modern designers who knows how make use of small space. First of all, if you have the luxury of light pouring in your little room, then the sunlight and breeze can give you an illusion of space and freedom. I came across a picture of a room which is tiny but looks great and spacious because of how the sunlight and the day breeze pours in. Also, notice the white walls as it also relaxes and creates space again. If you are left with a small bedroom, you should not fret at all because you can put your ingenuity and creativity to a test to make your little box seem like a grand place.
By John 14 January 2009
Long gone are the days when we fear the monster under the bed. In the modern times, many home makers fear something much more dangerous. It brings splitting headaches and nights of sweaty nightmares… beware of the closet monster. Closet monsters are closets which always end up full of clutter and mess. Yes, we know that you are always in a hurry and you do not have the time to carefully and systematically choose your clothes every single morning. If you or someone in your home is a victom of the closet monster, then you should be stricter when it comes to closet organizing. Make use of additional closet hangers, boxes, drawers and containers to avoid too much clutter. Choosing a well-designed closet can also mean a huge difference in getting the closet monster or not.
By John 13 January 2009
One of the things that most home owners concern themselves is the lack of storage. Yes, you can suddenly imagine the usual confusion as to where you can put your shoes, your magazines, your knick-knacks, your paperclips, your extra batteries, and your daughter’s CDs. If you are in a dilemma as to available storage space, then you can get many ideas by searching online. Online home design and decorating websites and blogs offer numerous articles and photos on how you ca maximize space in your house for storage space. Once you have the ideas, you can make a short trip to the DIY shop and start a whole new home project of making lots of storage cubbies and corners.
By John 13 January 2009
Flowers placed on tables and countertops are not the only way to brighten up a room naturally. Aside from the usual flowers, you can now make use of plants in small pots to liven up a room. Even with a small breakfast table, you can create a fresh atmosphere by placing a small pot of plant on the center. One advantage to pants in plants is that you do not need to buy them regularly (as opposed to cut flowers) nor do you have to ick them from the garden. You do not need to throw them a way after a few days since they do not wilt. Plants are much more economical and the color green always perks up any day’s mood.
By John 12 January 2009
If you are tired of the usual home decorating ideas rthen try to mix and match totally different styles. For instance, try combining two contrasting furniture or home appliance pieces and create a whole new effect. Not only will you challenge the usual but you will definitely ad life to an ordinary room. Experiment with bolder and wilder colors. It sometimes help not to follow home décor and design rules to be able to come jup with unique and breathtaking ideas. Spice up a corner or liven up a drab room with an unexpected décor or appliance twist that is unexpected. Try searching for furniture and appliance pieces at garage sales and vintage shops.
By John 11 January 2009