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Monday, April 30, 2012

Creating A Country Style Master Bedroom

  If you like the warm cozy feeling of country decor, then you'll love having your master bedroom decorated in this easy to live with style. Country style decorating themes are timeless and look great all year long. When decorating a bedroom  you want to be sure to keep some similar elements in the  room to keep the flow with the rest of the home. You might choose to use the same flooring or wall coverings and similar accessories for a great cohesive look.

  Window treatments are important to your country style home decor style. There are a variety of window coverings that go with this theme, especially if you match other fabrics or colors in the room, but you want to avoid contemporary style prints. To see a wonderful look in your bedroom you should try using plain sheer curtains or print or plaid drapes. You can use the same window treatments in the bathroom or go with something similar but a bit different.

  It's not necessary to have a matching bed, bureaus, and side table but the bedroom should have plenty of overstuffed upholstered furniture. In the bath, you don't need to have matching hamper, scale, and linen rack but the bathroom accessories should have a country feel. To really compliment the country design style, try using pieces with pine stain or a painted finish.

  Accessories are necessary to pulling your country style bedroom decor theme together. Even if you can't change anything else in the room - you can get a new look by changing the decorative accessories! Concentrate on buying bedding, pillows and vases and picture frames, in patterns and colors complimentary to your country design style. You'll be amazed at how simple and economical it is, and what a huge difference these changes make! You want to be sure to add in a variety of vintage country pieces as well as handmade bowls, baskets or boxes and you ought to even try some interesting tins and other collectibles to really give a great look to your bedroom. Extra touches such as old fashioned signs in either wood or tin can make your room appear like it was done by a designer.

  One important aspect of decorating your bedroom  with a country style is your wall paper or paint. For this decorating style the room colors make a big difference - try having blues and reds and greens in the room. Try using a paint with wallpaper borders on the walls, or if you want something different go with a matching wallpaper and border set. It doesn't need to cost a lot and if you are afraid of too much color, simply paint the walls a neutral shade and let the accents in the room do the decorating.

  The floor covering can make or break your decor, but if it's too much work to put new floors then work with your floors by covering them with area rugs that have a country design. If new floors are in your budget, try hardwood floors and use braided rugs to soften them up.

  Accurate lighting is necessary in most rooms and your bedroom suite is no exception. To compliment your country style home decor design, you might want to think about the style of light fixtures together with the type. Most bedrooms can use a chandelier as well as lamps. While you will be trying to get a country interior design, consider plain overhead lighting with table lamps but stay away from anything which is too fancy with lots of sparkly crystals. In the bathroom you will want to have good vanity lighting and also consider recessed lighting there too.

  Finally, don't forget about decorating your wall space. You can make even the plainest walls look fabulous by incorporating beautiful paintings and wall art. Try hanging folk art paintings, stencils or a hand painted mural to your bedroom walls to really bring out the charm of your country Interior Design. Don't be afraid to hang cute vintage prints and even old country tools and such. In the bathroom a collection of old washboards can really add some interest!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gifts that lend themselves to Decor Ideas

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When searching for unique and personal decor items to reflect your personality simple decorative jewelry boxes can make an attractive, yet useful addition to your decorating scheme.
Trinket or keepsake boxes of course are made to hold things.  This provides a use for decorative boxes, and the way they look make them ideal for tucking things away without cluttering up the area with unsightly stacks, totes or other storage ideas.
Decorative boxes can be found in all sorts of sizes and designs.  From tiny bejeweled boxes to larger decorated boxes you will find some sort of decorative box to be both functional and pretty for every room in your house.
If you have children you can find decorative boxes to store their favorite possessions and other things. These boxes will vary from simple to elaborate and will be able to match the decor of a child’s room.
For a living room a unique trinket box on the coffee table may make an unusual conversation piece.
If you’re a fan of unique decor items, then decorative boxes are the thing for you.  Made with everything from wood and metals to various resins   there are decorative boxes that will appeal to each individual style and will fit with any type of d├ęcor.
The great thing about decorative boxes is that they are pretty or unusual on the outside and can be used to keep things out of sight at the same time.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

You visit your bathroom several times a day, it should be a nice experience!

   Small bathrooms need a little special touch! The average person sees the inside of their bathroom more often than their bedroom (because the bedroom is used mainly for sleeping), yet it seems bedrooms get more attention when it comes to decorating, I say lets fix that! Although small bathrooms and half bathrooms can be challenging to remodel, they’re just as fun as large bathrooms. With a little creativity, you can turn a cramped bathroom into a beautiful, functional space that fetches a high return on investment.

     It's true that a small bathroom can feel cozy and intimate. But it can also feel claustrophobic and depressing. Depending on your decorating style, it can be quiet and sophisticated, charming, or sparkling like a jewel box. No matter what style you decorate your small bath, though, it will always be a small bath. But with a bit of visual magic, color change, and lighting, you can transform your small bath into a cozy retreat.

1) Hang a candle sconce on the wall for ambiance.There's nothing like the ambient glow while soaking in the tub after a hard days work. Choose scented candles to keep your bathroom smelling fresh.

2) A vanity cabinet provides nice storage under a sink, but takes up lots of floor space in a small bath. Replacing the vanity with a pedestal or wall-mounted sink can be be fairly inexpensive. Your bath will definitely feel more open. Find alternative storage space with a small shelf or organize a nearby linen closet. When you remove the vanity cabinet, you'll probably have to repair the flooring.
3) If your space will hold it, get a larger mirror to place in front of the bathroom sink. The mirror will reflect all the light in the room, and pick up the color and pattern. You might consider a collection of mirrors arranged artistically in the place of one large mirror.
4) Over the toilet cabinets range in price, but you can get one for right around $100 brand new. They are more stylish than medicine cabinets and usually store much more. Several of them have at least one open shelf as well as a flat space on top. Place a few knickknacks or a decorative basket or two for your smaller items to fit in to add style. If there's enough clearance between the top shelf and the ceiling, consider placing a candle on top. Place your best towels on the shelf for added design.
5) Give them something to read and without wasting space and have fun. Place a cork board or piece of plywood on the wall near the toilet. Wrap it in a solid color of wrapping paper. Each week clip your families favorite comics and place your favorite page on the board with thumbtacks.
Use your imagination and dress up the corners with tiny bows or flowers.