One of the best ways to add a touch of colour, charm and personality to your home is by adding artwork to your walls, such as a painting from a local artist, a landscape photograph from a wildlife photographer or a hand-stitched canvas from your trip to Vietnam. Whatever artwork you have in mind, it cold work wonderfully in your living room or dining area, and it helps add a splash of life to your walls. We feel every home should have some form of art on display, even if it’s a few photos of family members in a frame or a traditional mirror you bought from an art deco store. Every piece of art is a blessing, and more people should display creative artwork on their walls because it can add a touch of class and create a talking point when guests come round for a cup of tea or dinner.
Is your home interior looking a little bit dull? Well there are some easy ways to brighten up your plain walls with a few simple changes.
New lick of paint- This is the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to bringing a boring wall back to life, but when we say new lick of paint we mean a bold statement colour that can bring out the details in the room.
Wallpaper- Wallpaper is a great way to bring colour and texture to your home. With the choice of patterns, textures and colours, selecting the right one is the fun part, just make sure you know someone that can put in up properly.
Wall stickers- These should really only be placed onto the wall after it has had a lick of paint. You can choose from picture designs to famous quotes, making any dull wall look great.
Photographs- If you are after a quirkier design, try a wall gallery of photos, choose from a mixture of frame designs and display all of your favourite memories on one wall.
Internal home design is a phenomenon that has been around for decades. Over the years, it has taken a new form and more creative ideas have sprout up. In the past, brick walls were solely used for external aesthetic purposes. With the imminent transformation in home furnishing methods, they have found a new purpose and are now the new norm in internal design.
This form of décor brings out a cool ambience that is uncommon with any other internal transformation technique. Its rustic texture can be said to be charming. Faux brick tiles are ideal for accessorizing owing to the fact that they take up the exact groove, shape, colours and physical form of real bricks. Aside from this, they are environmentally friendly.
Creating an exposed brick wall in your home by using faux brick tiles is as effortless and easy to do, making it convenient and affordable to both homeowners and renters.
If you are thinking of upgrading your kitchen flooring, and are looking for a stylish alternative look, you may want to consider having polished concrete.
Polished concrete is a new trend that is starting to become more popular within homes. It is so popular due to its rustic appearance and durability; after all it is concrete. It is important that you hire a professional company that has experience with laying interior polished concrete, as the process takes time and skill.
The floor will need to be prepared for the new layer of concrete, and will need to be free of traffic during the laying and drying process. Once installed you can use your kitchen freely. Polished concrete is a fantastic flooring option for kitchens as it doesn’t mark easily and can be cleaned without the chance of stains lingering.
Polished concrete matches many types of kitchens, so you won’t need to worry about it clashing with your cupboards or wale tiles.
A bathroom is one of the hardest rooms to renovate, this is because of the trade-intensive work that needs to be carried out. Bathrooms in particular can go out of style quickly, and sometimes appear a little worn out or neglected. Deciding to refurbish your bathroom is a great idea and once you have your idea, you can get to work. One thing you must remember is the plumbing involved in renovating a bathroom, and deciding if you want your toilet or bath/shower in a different position, as this can start to make the project costlier.
Once you have decided on a final design, and you have your plumber all set, its all about deciding on the tiles. Patterned flooring and plain walls is a must have at the moment, creating a modern feel to the room. You must make sure all paint used is recommended for bathrooms, as the heat and condensation causes regular paint to peel. Select matching shower, toilet and basin options for an elegant finish to your newly renovated bathroom.
We love bookcases. They’re obviously great for adding a touch of culture and class to our home, giving us the opportunity to proudly display our favourite books, photo frames, DVDs and ornaments. There are plenty of bookcase options for both traditional and modern homes but many people choose to create theirs under the staircase. If you’re thinking about doing this in your home, consider the following pieces of advice.
Choose where the bookcase will fit best
Decide where you need the bookcase to go. If it will fit into the staircase, measure the width, putting in mind the skirting boards and radiator pipes. Utilise as much of the space available at all times.
Get to know what you will be storing on the bookcase
You also have to consider what you will be storing on the bookcase so you that can decide what number of shelves you need as well as the height between the shelves. If it is specifically for books go for shelves that support many different sizes of books.
The living room is a reflection of you and your personality; it depicts your tastes. It’s also the place where friends or strangers are likely to be situated when you’re socialising. Therefore, there is a lot of thought that needs to go into a living room, and there should be an emphasis to always make it as comfortable and as inviting as possible.
Today, there are many options to make your room more attractive. Firstly, consider adding high quality throws and cushions as per the other decorative elements of the room. This is an inexpensive way of making the room more welcoming and putting your personal stamp on it. A sofa throw can also be included in your bedroom to re-vamp and add life and vibrancy to the room.
Cushions and throws when matched or when used in contrast to other tones add a lot to your home decor. A sofa can be made comfortable with a soft fluffy faux fur throw on the armrest too so there are two benefits. Large throws can also be used as a blanket for the much-needed sense of warmth. Even if they are placed just on the sofa in a messy manner, they just look great when used with different cushions. The right set of cushions can add a final touch to any décor. A cushion can be made in various fabrics such as leather, faux fur, linen and much more. With a vast spectrum of fabrics available, it is easy to find a piece of fabric to match your home accessories and décor perfectly.
Based on your home décor, it is vital to choose the right fabric for cushions and throws. For a conventional arrangement, decorative cushions are suitable, but for a more modern sophisticated look, leather cushions are unbeatable. Faux fur cushions are a good choice if there is the need to have some fabric that feels good to the touch and huggable. Throws and cushions along with good quality upholstery give a complete feel-good look to the living room.
The American diner has been a popular obsession with the British for many years, the great American food to the unique diner décor. Have you ever considered bringing this style into your own home?
A great start is to choose a funky retro flooring, usually patterns work well. Now to add your workspace, adding a large cooking over and deluxe coffee machine can really set your home diner off. If you have enough space a breakfast bar is a must, with the iconic stools with the leather tops and silver framing.
To finish off your diner kitchen adding novelty props takes it to the next level. Such as a serving hatch with signs like ‘order here’ or ‘welcome’. Adding some old tin pictures and some lighting really helps to set it off too.
The easiest way to choose the accessories for your new diner kitchen is to go to an American fate and you will find plenty of ideas and items for sale.