Colorful decorative tile can give your bathroom surfaces and flooring that additional design detail they need. Try around your bath tub with attractive tile designs, and if you need to use up less area, you can introduce a tile design on to your white bathroom walls, for the look that is both easy and elegant, also eye catching. Put the tile on the primary focal point of your walls.
Ideas For Dining Room Interior Decorating By Sharon Hunter
There are so many options to consider when choosing room decor it might seem overwhelming. Several factors should come into play initially as you begin to plan the room. These factors are style, color and function.
When choosing a style for thedining room, survey all the rooms next to the area. What is their style? Typically, in good interior design one room should flow into the next to make everything seem cohesive. It is important to be able to identify your particular style. A few of the commonly used styles in homes today are:
• American Traditional • French Country • Craftsman • Industrial/Modern
Flooring is a major factor to consider in any design. Will it be carpet, vinyl, stone, hardwood or tile? If sticking to styles, an American Traditional decor would indicate hardwood floors, while Industrial would call for sleek tiles. Also, weigh the maintenance time for each before making a final commitment.
After identifying the style for the dining room design, move on to color. Most styles of decorating have their own particular color palette. For instance, the French Country style is associated with a palette of blues, yellows and whites. In comparison, the Industrial/Modern style usually consists of a grey, black and red palette.
Craftsman's and American Traditional styles are popular for their earth-toned colors. Look at the surrounding rooms once again and choose shades of the color palette that will blend with them.
It is important to remember that color in the room does not stop at the walls and ceiling. Fabrics are important to the overall design of the room, also. Window treatments, chair coverings, tablecloths and runners should all coordinate with the overall color scheme.
Consider mixing colors and patterns within the fabrics as combining check with floral or silk with cotton. By doing this, texture and layers add to the design.
Finally, decide on the function of the dining room. Many people use their dining rooms for formal affairs and fancy dinner parties. Others use theirs for casual dining and homework.
The function of the dining room is a major factor when deciding upon the furniture. If the room will be a high traffic area, spending thousands of dollars on a high-end dining table would not be wise.
Overall, a dining room interior should reflect the decor in the rest of the room in style, color and function. Do not over look fabric selections, either. Take time in the decision-making process and the results will be very rewarding.
Regardless of what type of home you reside in, whether it be a condo in the city, anapartmenton the edge of town or you simply just want to decorate the smaller rooms inside of your home; interior design can be a challenge in this type of environment because of the limited space and options. However, you can still maintain a sense of style without requiring a large area of space, because essentially it is only one room that you are decorating; right? If you keep things simple and organized, home decor selection for small rooms can be easy!
When you are trying to sell or lease out your apartment, use texture, layering, and lighting to enhance the rooms. Where budget allows, some basic furniture, art and accessories are a great way to bring color trends into your home and create that wow factor. The place should also be adequately lit at all areas to make it more appealing.
Everything in a room is important in decorating. not just the big things. Choose details carefully to express yourunique decorating style. If people think that a room will retain its distinction as a beautifully decorated room. simply because it has priceless paintings or other walls hangings but is furnished with cheap folding chairs. they are sadly mistaken. One must consider every room in the house as the stage setting for the drama of life that will be played in it. Once that concept is understood. the decorator or owner who uses this concept will be able to create an interior of enduring style. regardless what the current decorating fashion may be.
Having oversized rooms and spending a fortune on decorating does not guarantee a home of distinction. It is good taste. applied in every corner of every room. that achieves this end. and can be achieved in any home. from a small flat to a vacation home to a mansion. Creating the proper background is the key to distinction in a home. Each item. all the way to the smallest vase must become part of the stage setting for the room. A beautiful glass vase. easily undiscernable in a whole room. can be set off to dramatic effect if placed against deep green drapes. rather than a picture or painting that will compete with it. The simplicity of a single flower in a beautiful vase against the properly dramatic background is much more striking than dozens of ill placed flowers. A flower always looks more beautiful in a simple looking vase; it doesn't matter if the vase if made of fine venetian glass. exquisite porcelain. sterling silver or common pottery. If the vase has color decoration on it. it is best to pick up one or more of the colors in the decoration by using a flower or flowers of that color.
As mentioned. any decorative ornament should not be placed in front of a painting that will compete with it. An exception to this rule is if a painting is a large landscape or mural. which acts as a background. much as draperies would. In this case. the painting or mural is almost like nature in an outdoor setting. where the trees and plantings in a garden set off the vases or statuary placed in it. This will not work. however. if the painting or wall hanging has a strong central theme such as people in it. or some action occurring; this will act the same as a smaller painting and compete with the beauty of the object you are trying to show off. Remember. also. that if you have a landscape or tapestry that would be able to serve the purpose of a background if it were only bigger. that you can enlarge it by using wide matting and a large frame. Use a velvet fabric in a slightly darker shade of the dominant color of the painting as the matting material. and you will have created a stunning decorative background for your lovely vase.
Today there arebedroom decorating ideaseverywhere you can find inspiration in a magazine, on TV, through a display in a store or catalogs or from the internet. What you must do is decide what you really want in your bedroom. For most people they want some where that they can relax and will want to use relaxing colours in this room.