24 February 2010

A Touch of Pink

Some colors relax, others excite; pink does both. It provokes romance and glamour, and it is the color of love's first blush. Pink delivers feel-good emotion in the same way that a ranunculus blooms, one layer at a time. Give in to pink's pretty power.

White and pastel pink set a girlie tone in Caia’s bedroom. A wrought-iron four-poster, twinkling chandelier and faux fur throw make the room fit for a little princess.The space doesn’t feel small at all because of the layout, high ceilings and lots of light.

Small children are a unique consideration when designing compact spaces. Streamlined living zones with lots of open space between furniture keep chaos under control as little ones race around. Creating a superplush and nifty nest means kids have a special spot to play and rest.

22 February 2010

How to Arrange Living Room Furniture

The living room will be a place for family or friends to sit and visit, so a special effort should be made to create a comfortable harmonious environment. How you arrange your sofa, chairs, tables and lighting means everything to the dream you're trying to turn into reality.Arranging living room furniture in a right way decides whether your living room looks cluttered and overstuffed or an organized comfortable room where you like to spend most of your time.
Furniture arrangements should have a purpose. Activity areas should be reflected and distinguishable in each area of your room. A small room should have at least one conversational area, while larger rooms may incorporate additional furniture groupings. A good rule of thumb is to seat at least six people comfortably.

Choose a focal point of the living room and arrange your furniture and lighting around it. Some of the popular focal point ideas in a living room are a fireplace, a view from the window, window opening out in a garden, a large bookcase, sofa with a special painting hung above it, a home theater system or big size plasma television.

Don't feel it is necessary to go out and buy all new pieces of furniture when you decorate. If you have a sofa in good functional condition, you can use one of the many styles of slipcovers available, pre-made for standardized sofas, chairs and loveseats. Throw pillows are also another decorating option.

You may also turn one of the corners of the living room in a focal point using an interesting lamp, tabletop waterfall or other unique decorative pieces on it along with the lighting to highlight it. Set up conversation areas for your guests.

Use area rugs to define seating areas. If you are dealing with a large room that has multiple seating areas, this will help characterize each area while tying together the scheme. Rugs are also useful for covering up unattractive carpeting or floors!

The lighter, neutral shades of walls generally found in rental buildings are actually a benefit. This color scheme leaves room for selecting furniture in basically any color, scheme or style.

08 February 2010

A Passion for Blue and White

Blue and white always are the classical clolor partners.From clothes to home decor, people use the two color to beautify their life.Below, I will share some idea about bule and white in the home decoration.

Dish-towel stripes have been fashioned into chair covers and a bread bag, offering a graphic counterpoint to the toile wallpaper. The wood table and chairs lend a warm balance to cool blues.

The daybed is dressed in mattress ticking and a toile with the palest blue matelassé, all set against gray-blue walls, causing the white woodwork to pop.

For kitchen,a lively blue and white color palette, enlarged windows and a breakfast room addition combine for a light-filled, functional space for the entire family to enjoy. Bold prints, checkerboard patterns and painted diamond shapes are a feast for the eyes. Blue and white tile was applied in a checkerboard pattern all the way up the walls; the pine floors feature painted diamond shapes for geometric contrast.

Bedroom in Neutral Color

Neutral colors are difficult to classify. The more you reduce saturation, the more neutral a color becomes.These colors are very versatile. They are restful, and safe, because they mix well with others.When you want to 'warm up' the room, use warm accent colors - a red rug on the floor, or a throw on the couch. Then to 'cool' it down, use aqua or mint green in flower arrangements, pillows and pictures.

Open Space-With a wall of windows this room has plenty of natural light. Clean contemporary lines are inviting and not overwhelming. To complete the look, subtle pops of color were added through the accessories.

New England Elegance-Dark wood and black accents are softened by classic and comforting patterns and neutral shades. Sheer patterned panels extend a calming effect over the bedroom.

Warm and Natural-bedroom decorated in neutral beige tones is complemented by modern, dark-wood furnishings. Dark wood is a popular option in neutral rooms because it acts as an anchor when mixed with other neutral colors. One simple pillow in the middle of the bed helps to tie the room's palette together.

Neutral Guest Bedroom-monochromatic room is bursting with understated elegance. The warm and cool tones of yellow harmonize to create a crisp and classic space that will keep in style throughout the years.

Beachy Breeze-With a view like this, it only makes sense that the space inside should be just as beautiful. The color palette matches the sand outside. Light walls help to reflect all the light pouring in and a sliding door wall brings the beachy breeze inside.

Simple Comfort-Cozy and fluffy, this is one bed you could disappear in for days. Neutral, clean colors invite you into the space while a very fluffy down comforter calls your name. Large pillows are used to scale down the oversize headboard.