Stylish tips to empower your living spaces
Statement in Print
Don’t shy away form mixing prints for your home décor. However, don’t mix too many colors. So if you choose to team up two prints, they should each be in a primary color. Also, try picking up the hues and echoing in solid color through other décor elements such as flowers or an artwork, or even the flooring.
Trendy print makes a statement!
Create a utility table next to the bed in the guest room. Especially in a small space, it helps create shelves in bedside tables. You can neatly roll up and stock an extra blanket for your guests’ convenience, extra books and so on which the guest can spot easily.
Utility table is a must
Child in Order
This one is for the household with children but not enough space for individual use. Create service corners such as these with hooks and baskets foe each child to use to stock his or her things. You can also label the spaces with the children’s names to keep things organized.
storage with color
More storage ideas for your little ones: This one is built against a wall and has several niches to hold different things. It’s a good way to begin your toddler on lessons of putting back things where they belong by Continue reading “Golden Rules of Home Decor !” »
ray of color!
There’s a saying in the design world that every wall is a blank canvas. But if your walls have been looking just a little too, well, blank lately, it’s time to give it an update. Wall treatments will transform your walls in a jiffy. Unexpected textures, materials, bold and vibrant colors, patterns, wall tiles and mosaics, there’s a lot on offer for the home owner as opposed to just paints and wallpapers. Playing with the wall surface creates a more dynamic space. When there’s something unexpected on the walls, the room achieves a more layered look that draws the eye around. The best wall designs don’t fade into the background, but make a room a work of art.
Walls of fame: Huge flowers, wide stripes and other bodacious motifs provide instant atmosphere. In small spaces, the right oversized pattern will erase boundaries, diminishing angles and corners so the room seems bigger than it is. Go in for sculptured designs. So, even as you keep the clutter in check, you will create a décor statement.
Wallpaper is a popular decorating alternative to painting your walls. Rolls of wallpaper are available in so many designs, there’s sure to be something to suit every taste and color scheme. They are a durable, inexpensive decorating solution that will instantly add impact to your home. The surface finish on your Continue reading “If Walls could talk?” »
How does one revive a vintage style in a way that caters to present-day sensibilities? The trick is to find the balance in an eclectic mix of the modern and the golden all-timers, for a look that is as lovely as it is comfortable. An older, more traditional look doesn’t have to mean too over the top. Just combine a few vintage or vintage-inspired pieces with newer and modern accessories or furniture. You’ll be left with an eclectic vintage look, a step towards having everything you want from different times and eras, leaving a lasting impact on the present. Elegant long-drawn curtains sweeping the floor or old sofas upholstered in an intricately patterned fabric can also be used. The idea is to keep the romance alive with pretty molded tables and chairs. Textures have precedence with time-treasured favorites such as velvet and satin.
classic vintage designs
A good night’s sleep is crucial. And so, your choice of mattress Continue reading “Vintage Designs” »
You don’t have to be Marilyn Monroe to possess a dressing table. It is every woman’s prerogative. And if you haven’t got yourself one already, you can successfully put together one. Who wouldn’t like a walk-in wardrobe, or a dedicated dressing room? No stress, if you are pressed for space. Work with what you have and create a lovely niche for yourself.
Dress it Up!
Transform a centre table into a vanity zone. Prop a mirror by the wall as a mirror will complement the setting and the purpose. Add fresh flowers and your daily cosmetic supplies for the look to work. An interesting textured wall looks very stylish and adds a hint of glamour.
The dining area is perhaps one of the most important zones in your home, given that it’s the one place that brings the family together. And so, creating a warm and welcoming ambience to make meal-times more enjoyable for your family and guests is imperative. Today the market is flush Continue reading “Add joie de vivre to daily living” »
textures all the way!
You can be happy, when your personal style is reflected in your space. With the new year here, there’s a lot to look forward to. Lush greens, dancing palms, buds plump with life, colors waiting to explode…get the drift? Translate this burst of life into your indoors and give it a look that’s yours and yours alone.
Texture is only second to the immediate impact of color. In our books, it is just as important in terms of what it contributes to the feel of your room. Sensual and tactile, textural fabrics add a sense of comfort. The term ‘texture’ usually describes the way light plays on the surface of a fabric. Shiny or silky cloths reflect light, making the surface look brighter, so they are often used to make a space seem larger. In contrast rough-hewn weaves absorb light, and can create a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. When combined with color, texture can be used to add a sense of luxury.
If you like the whole textured look, opt for fabrics like Continue reading “Jeweled Coffers” »
Well designed lighting is essential for a comfortable and attractive home. We love redecorating our homes, in big ways and small. However, before venturing into fancy lights, it is important to take all the practical aspects into consideration. Whether you are creating a lighting scheme from scratch or rethinking your arrangements, assess your space and decide before calling in an electrician. Use a trained electrician for rewiring and to discuss plans thoroughly before work commences. Your options range from ambient lights, ceiling mounted down lights, lamps, concealed lighting, task lighting, pendants, chandeliers, wall and recessed lighting. It is also important to devote time to finding products that complement furnishings and other style elements in your room.
Capture the momemt with right lights
Light motif: Choose lighting options that add to your décor and enhance its aesthetic appeal.
Ambient lighting is usually provided by a central pendant light.
Accent lighting gives texture, focus and shape to general lighting, adding depth and Continue reading “Ray of light!” »
To highlight the sheer magnanimity of your space, you must be smart enough to use your staircase to your advantage. Create a focal point for your room around the staircase with color, material, style and finish. Over and above that, utilize the vacant space under it for storage, service counters and even displays.
designed to perfection!
If there is a staircase, it has to serve a good purpose. Think storage. Think powder room. Think home office or even play corner. While storage is our favorite raison d’etre for your staircase, we realize the need for some Continue reading “Stairway to Heaven!” »
Choosing the right flooring can be a daunting task. First, there’s the mind-boggling array of options. Then, there’s the fact that floors make an enormous visual impact on your interiors. On top of that, you have to consider the punishing wear and tear they’ll be subjected to. So you have to decide what kind of flooring will best suit your home’s style and practical needs.
Before you get started, know what’s available in the market, so you get a fair idea of the price points, the finishes and the brands on offer. You can even refurbish your floors without going through the hassle of breaking up the existing layer and installing something new. Simply opt for tile on tile options that you can lay out on the existing surface.
Your choice should depend on a number of factors, like the room’s specific requirements for moisture proof, non-slip, scuff proof, water resistant or another specific type of floor. Consider the traffic that the room experiences – you must consider the durability before you make your choice. Opt for large slabs/tiles for your living areas. This will help lend an expansive feel to your home. Darker colors can look dirty sooner than lighter ones – while unusual colors like blues, pinks and greens add punch.
Wood & Laminate
Machined from pieces of timber, wood flooring is available today in a wide range of widths and thickness. It has a life of almost 40 years with the option of polishing every 10 years, which makes it an Continue reading “Flooring” »
It’s the architectural oomph, the je-ne-c’est-quoi in a home that makes you standup straighter and stare. Who doesn’t love to live in a place like that? Some of the aspects that bring on a unique look and the x-factor for a house are added features like swimming pools, sun decks, enhanced natural habitat and landscaping, panoramic views, façade treatment and naturally innovative use of materials.This could essentially be an architectural feature. It could be the way you style your panes or the manner in which your house stands. To enhance the x-factor of your house, flip through international catalogues and architectural journals for some cutting edge ideas.
Aspects like swimming pools and sun decks spell luxury to most city dwellers. Considering that space is an issue, we recommend hints of the actual thing. For instance, plunge pools and loungers on your balcony.
Visual oomph !
In open-plan homes, where space is an issue, we suggest you plan your Continue reading “X-FACTOR” »
A grand opening
There are treatments and designs today that will transform your entrance from ordinary to extraordinary. For the home owner whose abode faces buildings on all sides, expansive, foldable doors ensure privacy, even as they create a seamless floor plan. Besides, they act as a clever screen between two large areas and, you can even increase the style quotient with unique door patterns.
Use steel, the malleable nature of which makes it great to work with. Be it straight laced, curvy patterns or even abstract art, the possibilities are endless. And textures can differ too. Importantly, the finish you give your overall entrance should ideally highlight all the hard work that’s gone into the door design.
double doors with glass
Work with glass-paneled doors for that lovely old world charm. Red, blue, green, yellow… a wide spectrum of colors will work. Brick walls and high ceilings will accentuate the look. Use a simple door frame to bring the look together.
The ring door design is strikingly bold and will inspire even the most traditional of mindsets. Perforated steel sheets also look lovely on a sliding door.
The sight of fireplaces can bring back sweet and nostalgic memories of Continue reading “Work the Look !” »