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Showing posts with label home-decoration. Show all posts

Things to Consider While Purchasing Blinds

6/12/2018
Window blinds have fast taken over the market. Interior designers, Home decorators and home owners had been looking for something different and when blinds came in, a lot of people started opted for them. Now, seeing blinds in a house is as common as seeing curtains. This entire market trend shift from curtains to blinds has attracted more and more consumers towards this product. The fact that this product offers a wide variety of options is boon, but it is a bane for some first-time buyers as it’s confusing for them.
Blinds
Blinds
First time buyers are often wary of purchasing blinds since this is uncharted territory for them and there are a wide variety of options to choose from. They are unable pick the right designs and materials. To help you in your quest to purchase the perfect blinds for your client or for your house, we bring you a list of things to consider while purchasing blinds.

1. Size of the windows to be covered

Though this may seem like a small thing, but the size of the windows that need to be covered plays an important role in determining which blinds to use. A small window will require thinner blinds while a large window will require thicker blinds. This is not mandatory, but the design should suit the type of window. The material of the blinds is also decided on the basis of this. The colour and the texture of the blinds also take into consideration the size of the window which they have to cover.

2. The level of lighting you require

Different rooms of your house require different levels and type of lighting. There are different types of blinds which offer different levels of light penetration like translucent and opaque blinds. Based on what kind of lighting you need in the room in which you are putting them, the blinds should be chosen. The level of lighting is also affected by the region where you live. In hotter areas, an opaquer blind can bring out the same desired level of lighting that a more translucent blind will bring about in a cooler area. If you require a lower level of lighting an opaquer blind must be picked. If you require a higher level of lighting, a more translucent blind must be chosen.

3. Material of the blinds

The material of the blind is an important factor while picking blinds. It is affected by the climate of the region as well as the immediate vicinity of the region. If the blind is to be put in a bathroom, don’t opt for wooden or cloth-based blinds since fungus may grow on them. Instead, opt for plastic or aluminium blinds. Similarly, in places such as the living the room where you need a rustic look, you may opt for wooden ones since their immediate vicinity isn’t full of moisture. In humid climates, it is better to opt for plastic or aluminium blinds since they don’t catch fungus easily.

4. Decor

The planned decor of the house in which the blinds are to be put, greatly affects the choice of blinds. If you require an old and rustic look, opt for wooden blinds which give off an elegant vibe. If you are going for a modern decor, opt for more modern aluminium blinds. The kind of decor thus greatly affects the material and texture of the blinds which would look good on your windows.

We admit that the aforementioned factors are a lot for a customer to consider. Hence, you can avail consultancy services from the The Blindz Guyz who will assess your home and tell you the best picks for it.

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose A Chesterfield Sofa

6/05/2018
Apparently, the average Brit will spend around 17 years of their life in their living room, so it makes sense to invest in a sofa that is durable, comfortable, and beautifully designed. The Chesterfield sofa ticks all three boxes and more, but in case you’re not convinced, we’ve rounded up the top five reasons we think you should choose this classic design.
Chesterfield Sofa
Chesterfield Sofa

1. They never go out of fashion

The Chesterfield sofa is timeless. Its classic button back and elegant rolled arms will simply never go out of fashion. Many contemporary sofa designs are inspired by the solid structure of the Chesterfield, however, these will quickly date. The Chesterfield, however, is ageless. Whether you choose a traditional brown leather style, a modern velvet, or a country-chic tweed design, you can rest assured that your sofa will be on trend for the duration.

2. They are made in Britain

The first Chesterfield sofa was designed to prevent a gentleman from creasing his suit when seated – it is as quintessentially British as a cup of tea, or a scone with jam and fresh cream. And what’s more is that the Chesterfield is one of the few products that continues to be manufactured in Britain today. Certain manufacturers, like Robinson of England, even continue to use the traditional crafting techniques. Chesterfields are keeping British manufacturing alive – and we think that’s important!
Chesterfield sofa
Chesterfield sofa

3. They will last a lifetime

Contemporary sofas can quickly lose their structure, and as a result, their comfort. The Chesterfield that is manufactured to a high standard will not wear down, it will remain structurally sound for years to come. Whilst the fabric can wear with time, this often adds to the charm of the design. However, they can also be reupholstered for a fraction of the purchase price. The longevity of the Chesterfields life span means that they offer excellent value for money.

4. They can be made bespoke

Most traditional Chesterfield sofa manufacturers will offer bespoke design options. At Robinson of England you can customise everything: the fabric; the colour; the structure; and the manufacturing technique used. We can even reupholster your existing furniture to tie in with your new sofa. Chesterfield’s are as diverse as people are, they can be designed to look classic, or you can incorporate a contemporary twist to the classic design.
Chesterfields Sofas
Chesterfields Sofas

5. They are made to measure

Traditionally, Chesterfields sofas are large and grand, their tall buttoned backs and broad rolled armrests were once refined to manor houses. But now, they can be adapted to fit the space you have available. The chesterfield design will always make a statement, and is bound to become a talking point amongst your other décor, but it does not have to over-occupy your space. Modern designs can be made to measure to fit your room and will anchor the space.

Robinson of England specialise in traditional craftsmanship and strive to offer an inclusive range of chesterfield sofas and chairs. For more information visit Robinson of England.

Staging A Home – Very Important When Selling

5/08/2018
If you are in the market to sell your home, you may have heard from your real estate agent speaking about staging your home. You may have wondered why it is necessary; you may also have thought that you have a good home and it can be sold as is for a very good price. Well, you are right as well as wrong. You may get a good price for your home but if you stage your home you will get a good price guaranteed. Let us see how to stage a home:
Wood Burning Stoves
Wood Burning Stoves
The first thing that a prospective buyer sees when he comes to your home is your curb. You should make sure that your curb appeals to the buyer. To achieve that you should mow your lawn, keep a few pots with flowering plants, a neat mail box would also be attractive. One thing that most people forget is to clean the main door or if required paint the main door. A clean main door will only add to the appeal.

Once the curb is ready you need to make your rooms attractive. Remember that the buyer wants to buy and most probably live in your house, so he or she should be able to visualize how they would place their furniture etc. It is necessary to remove excess furniture from your living room. You can store them in a storage locker to create room. Wood burning stoves are quite the rage and having one in the living room will add the necessary appeal. Also it has been found that a modern wood stove can increase the value of your home by 5%, which is reason enough to add one.
Wood Burning Stoves
Wood Burning Stoves
The next thing that you should do is to make your kitchen attractive. The kitchen is the place where a lot of important decisions are taken in many homes and hence the kitchen should be inviting. You should ensure that the faucets are not dripping, the tiles are not broken, the appliances are all working etc. All these are important while staging your home and the most important is to bake some cookies. The pleasant smell of cookies will surely appeal to the buyer.

The bathroom is also a very important room. Many buyers have rejected homes because they did not like the bathrooms. So ensure that the bathroom is spic and span. Replace broken tiles, replace dripping faucets etc.

Another important factor for a good sale is the amount of light in the house. Keep all the drapes open and let in the light. Buyers like to buy a home that has a lot of natural light coming in. Remove or move furniture that blocks natural light. Keep a few good photos on the mantelpiece, keep a few nice books on varied subjects in your book shelf, keep fresh flowers in the flower vases. All these small steps are a part of staging your home and each of these steps will ensure that you make a sale and also get a good price for your home.

Picking the Right Plantation Shutters for Your Home

3/15/2018
Plantation shutters have a wide range of benefits for Sydney and Melbourne homeowners and business owners. They allow for lots of flexibility and control when it comes to how much light you want to allow into your space. They hold up well to the Australian elements. They are durable, affordable and very stylish.

But they are not all the same– plantation shutters actually come in several varieties, each one boasting different characteristics and advantages.
Plantation shutters
Plantation Shutters
Picking the right plantation shutter for your home can seem overwhelming if too many options exist, but luckily, knowing the key points to consider can help you better assess your choices.

These are a few things to think about when picking which type of plantation shutter is right for your Melbourne home:

  • Internal vs. External: Both interior and exterior shutter provide insulation, light control and privacy. Interior shutters will likely hold up longer, as they are protected from the natural world, but they are also not as easily seen as exterior shutters are. That being said, exterior shutters provide more protection from the elements than interior do.
  • Louvre Size: Louvres are the formal name for the slats in your plantation shutters. Their size can vary depending on how much light you want to allow, and how much privacy you’re after. Typically, the smaller the louvre, the less light and more privacy you have.
  • Colour: The colour you choose for your plantation shutters is largely up to preference. Would you like a classic and timeless white? Do you prefer a natural wood look? Do you want a pop of colour contrast to spice up your interior or exterior design? Your taste and home decor will influence this decision most.
  • Material: Shutters come in aluminium, plastic, wood and even faux wood. Each one not only looks different but has different pros and cons. For instance, real wood is sturdy, aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly, but faux wood holds up to moisture in a way that real wood is incapable of.
  • Finish: Plantation shutters can come oiled, stained, powder coated, painted or given a standard finish, depending on their base material and the preferences of the buyer. One of the most popular finishing options is a simple polyurethane-based paint, which can come in whatever colour you choose.
  • Hinges vs. Tracking: Some plantation shutters use only hinges on either side as their primary hardware. This is ideal for smaller shutters that do not require much support. For larger shutters, a tracking system is preferable, where hinges exist in conjunction with top and bottom tracks. This allows for a smooth and stable shutter movement with minimised risk of damage.
  • Price: Your budget will obviously play a big role in which plantation shutters you decide upon. Timber shutters are usually more expensive than synthetic, although prices will vary depending on your supplier, installation needs, and the amount of shutters you desire.
If you are still having trouble deciding what sort of plantation shutters suit your home or other property, we recommend you seek the help of a blind company who can help you assess your options and provide you with plantation shutter installation. There are plenty in Sydney and Melbourne to choose from who can help you take your window furnishings to the next level!

Strike With Light! Illuminate Your Home With These Light Fixtures

2/19/2018
Interior lighting is an essential element to consider of your household design. You can set up your home's environment just by merely positioning the fixtures and the lighting you use. On the other hand, like any other part of interior design, lighting approach needs a careful preparation because you would not want your room to become too dark or too bright.
Light Fixtures
Light Fixtures
On the bright side, there are excellent lighting ideas to provide illumination in your household to minimize shadows and let the light bounce around the room.

Wall Sconces

Sconces are fixtures you can attach to the wall. This particular lighting fixture is sometimes equipped with glass emitters to soften the light it provides as sconces are often set up at around eye level.

In living rooms, sconces usually come in pairs on both sides of the fireplace or over the mantelpiece. Sconces help describe the focal point of the room and offer accent lighting that goes well with the firelight when you need a low lighting setting, such as a dinner gathering.

Ceiling Light Fixtures

To provide a brighter design statement above, test a ceiling-mounted light fixture. Hallways, kitchens, and family rooms still deserve a fancy decorative touch when it comes to illuminating the room. This lighting fixture comes in different designs and styles to blend with the home decors and provide more design effect.

Chandeliers

Chandeliers
Chandeliers
The most standard of a living room lighting fixture. Chandeliers usually have a place in the middle of the room, just right over the central seating area. Merely hanging a chandelier in a room will surely make a statement as the design of the chandelier is simply an eye-catcher.

The multifunctional function of the chandelier provides multiple types of illumination that soften the shadow of the room and make it brighter depends on your selection.

Pendant Lights

Pendant lights popular in Black Mango are the small hanging light fixture that captures attention in a room because of their beautiful portion that hangs down near eye level on wire or a long poll.

Pendant lights are common in high-ceilinged rooms like libraries, but they are also excellent for tiny areas or spaces that require direct illumination like your kitchen island. Try hanging a group of pendants, and it will surely create a remarkable design which is similar to the chandelier.

Floor Lamps and Table Lamps

Floor Laps and Table Lamps
Floor Laps and Table Lamps
Portable lighting is a great factor of style in every room. On the floor or a table, these lighting fixtures remarkably accessorize spaces with amusing shapes and colors. Utilize different designs on the lamps to add scale by combining short and tall, same as with bulky and petite.

Fit for Transitional Design

It is a smart blend of modern and classic which is popular today in light fixtures to augment our homes. Lighting fixtures made from basic materials like wrought iron which is an iron alloy with a shallow carbon content harmonize well with many decorations. Chandeliers with curvilinear arms that highlights ornaments blends excellently as well.

Extra Tip:

Do Not Paint It All With White

The most significant misinterpretation about painting a tiny, dark rooms is to paint it with white always. Instead of painting it with pure white, try painting it with neutral colors such as gray or a cream-like color which is an excellent alternative for white.

Choose from colors that have a movement in them to help the light to bounce around the room and not make it dull and the same approach applies for the trim.

Takeaway

Interior lighting design generates a massive impact not only to make our household well-designed but to make it comfortable for the activities as well such as reading, watching television and much more.

Also, you should be meticulous as to where you are going to put the particular lighting fixture in your home to maximize its purpose and to make the accessory noticeable as well.

7 Christmas Decorations that Will Never Go Out of Style

12/01/2017
Christmas is a very traditional holiday and has been celebrated since the year 336 when Rome had its first Christian emperor (Constantine). Now we celebrate it every year on December 25. One way that we show our love for the season and carry on this age-old tradition is through decorating our homes.

Clint Cook in Jackson Wyoming and a property management company in Idaho Falls put together this list of timeless Christmas decorations that will never go out of style.

#Wreaths

Wreaths
Wreaths
We often see wreaths over evergreen branches hung up on front doors. They will typically have pinecones, holly, or ornaments woven into them for a more Christmassy feel.

The evergreen branches and circular nature of the wreath represent eternity and everlasting life.

#Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees
The tradition of Christmas trees was started in the 16th century in Germany when Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. This centuries-old tradition is not likely to come to an end anytime soon.

#Bells

Bells
Bells
Bells are another decoration that have been used to for Christmas for centuries. They started as a Christian tradition because bells were common in the churches, but they are now a common tradition that anyone can adorn their home with.

#Spherical Ornaments

Spherical Ornaments
Spherical Ornaments
Because we need to have something to put on our Christmas tree. Sometimes we even see these decorative spheres hung along stairways and with Christmas lights outside.

#Lights

Lights
Lights
Christmas lights is another tradition that we have held for centuries, however they started as candles, and have evolved into the Christmas lights we know today with the invention of the light bulb.

#Stockings

Stockings
Stockings
This tradition began in a European country where children would place one of their everyday socks out for St. Nicholas to bring them a gift. Now we have larger Christmas stockings that have become a tradition to fill, and it’s one that will last many more years.

#Nativity

Nativity
Nativity
The nativity is the biggest symbol of Christmas, as Christians celebrate it. It displays Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus Christ. It is often depicted with animals, three wisemen and three shepherds. This timeless decoration is a symbol of hope and charity. 

Christmas Tree Crafts You Need to Do Now

11/15/2017
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! If you haven’t started crafting your Christmas decorations, it’s time to jump on it. If you love Christmas tree decorations, this post is just for you. A home builder, Clint Cook, in Jackson Wyoming, has put together this wonderful list of Christmas decorations to add to your home this holiday season.

1. Wooden Trees

Wooden Trees
Wooden Trees
These adorable wooden trees are ready for you to put your creativity to work. Use scrapbook paper or paint to add some festivity to these little trees. If you’re looking for a great place to pick some up, these came from Thoughts in Vinyl. This is a great place to buy vinyl letters too.

2. Pallet Tree

Pallet Tree
Pallet Tree
Need some cute outdoor Christmas trees? Or maybe you want a really fake tree this year… Either way, this tree is a great DIY project to help reign in some holiday cheer. Just get a recycled wood pallet, some paint, and lights.
Find a picture tutorial on Pinterest.

3. Ribbon Trees

Ribbon Tree
Ribbon Tree
These fancy ribbon trees are so cute, and so easy to make! All you need is some wired ribbon, straight pins, and a Styrofoam cone. You can get fancy holiday patterns, or keep it simple like this blog did. Place these on the dinner table for a centerpiece or on a shelf or fireplace mantle.

4. Hanging Ornament Tree

Hanging Ornament Tree
Hanging Ornament Tree
Get some green ornaments, string, and a steamer rack, and get crafting! You could even add in some small red ornaments for cute accents. If you don’t want a real tree this year, just put the presents under this one.
Find the full tutorial at Not Martha.

5. Paint Chip Christmas Tree Cards

Paint Chip Christmas Tree Cards
Paint Chip Christmas Tree Cards
Do you love making your own Christmas cards to hand out with gifts? Then you have to try these paint chip tree cards. Stop by your local home store, pick up some paint chips for your cards, and get going.
Find a video tutorial here

Mixing Home Decor Styles - The Dos and Don'ts

10/13/2017
Truthfully, there are no real rules you can stick to. Your home is your own and if you and the people who live with you do not mind it, there is no reason someone else should. However, if you care to wow your visitors, or you simply cannot pinpoint where you went wrong, here are a couple of tips to help you.
Home Decor Styles
Home Decor Styles

Always mix

Using only one style of décor can be perceived as somewhat boring and cold. The complexity of someone’s personality is what makes them interesting. Apply this metaphor to your house and spice it up. Definitely, do mix the styles, but do not mix too many styles as you risk making the space too tacky. Try to stick to two. Select a dominant style and add to it, you need to be able to see which style is the main one and which one is used for spicing up.

Mix old and new

Please do mix old and new! The way it usually works is that otherwise a modern room is furnished with old furniture. It does not have to be the furniture, it could also be modern but with the antique details throughout the room.People usually do this if they have redecorated an old house they live in to preserve the sense of the period it was built in or to add warmth to otherwise a cold unit. Do not use the furniture in the original state, have it fixed and refinished.
Home Decor Styles
Home Decor Styles

Mix Outside and Inside

You can use outdoor elements inside your house. Who is to say that you cannot have a wicker chair indoors?First of all, if you are on a budget, garden furniture is much cheaper and with the right type of cushions, just as comfortable. If you try to make a good agreement, relaxed patio atmosphere is much better suited in your living room than a dark leather chair. But not just the garden, you can go for the barn as well, you can have a potato-sack pillow or a flower bucket. Do not let your style let you get carried away, do not go as far as putting a hay cube in your lounge, it may be a nest for pests and the area will never be completely clean.

Don’t clutter

The ‘spices’ you use are probably a single piece of antique furniture, or decorative items here and there, lamps, pots and other little touches.  You are welcome to visit as many auctions as you like hunting for the right pieces but do not buy everything you can get a hold of. Eventually, you will run out of space and you will start putting things one on top of another, the entire space will look too busy and you will not be able to relax in your own house, not to mention the amount of dusting you would have to do. If you have to, use storage units in lines of Supercheap Storage to keep everything you cannot part from. That way you can occasionally take them out and swap your precious finds to give your room a fresh look.

Home Decor Styles
Hone Decor Styles

Use colors for different visual effects

Contrary to what people usually say, you are allowed to paint a small room a dark color. Light colors really do open up space but perhaps you don’t need every room to be big. A small room painted dark grey, for example, will offer a sense of depth and class. Other elements in the room need to be light.Do not let the furniture or the fixtures to disappear in the wall.

Watch the size

Match one piece of furniture with the surrounding pieces. They don’t have to look like they came from the same set, but they have to be the same scale. Don’t put a heavy cupboard next to a tiny coffee table made of planks. They have to appear equally massive and large in order to match each other.

No one should be alone

Your room can stay neutral. You don’t have to add accent colors if you prefer the space to be peaceful. The difference in textures can add excitement to the room. On the other hand, if you want the space to burst with color, you can do that. Go wild and don’t mind what matches what. If you have a single background color, the sky is your limit. If there is no background color, try to have at least two objects of the same color in the room. If you don’t, the one without its pair may seem like it had been brought from another room.

Remember, fashion and décor rules have been created according to the taste of the majority of people or influential individuals. You are allowed to act by your own rules. The only guidelines should be your comfort and no cluttering!

5 Simple DIY Halloween Decorations for the Inside of Your Home

10/03/2017
As Halloween draws nearer each day, everyone is getting excited and going crazy with the outdoor decoration. Who doesn’t want to have the spookiest house on the block? But what about indoor decorations? Are you planning on having a Halloween party, or just want to feel more immersed in the holiday? Then you’ll want to check out this list of indoor Halloween decorations for your home.

1. Wooden letters

Wooden Latter
Wooden Letters
Thoughts in Vinyl has an array of cutesy Halloween decorations with their wooden signs. They have tutorials and craft kits so you can make your own! These are great simple decorations to have kids help set up, or just to add a little holiday pizazz to your home.

2. Bleeding Candles

Bleeding Candles
Bleeding Candles
If you like Halloween for the gore, then these bleeding candles are a must for your home. Use them to add a little ambiance while watching scary movies with your loved one. All it takes is some white and red candles, parchment paper and tin foil. You can push nails or pins into them for an added creepy factor.

3. Potion Bottles

Potion Bottles
Potion Bottles
Try these Halloween potion bottles from Frugal Coupon Living. Add a little authenticity with these crafty decorations.

4. Bats

Bats
Bats
Make mealtime a little batty. Create dozens of little paper bats to look like they are flying right out of a cave. Whether you’re having a Halloween party or just want to create some more excitement for your kids, this decoration is sure to impress.

Find the full tutorial at Made Every Day. 

5. Mason Jar Luminaries

Mason Jar Luminaries
Mason Jar Luminaries
Light up your home at night with these mason jar luminaries. All you need is a Halloween cutout, a mason jar, paint, and a candle to light it up when you’re done. This simple decoration is sure to add to the excitement of this fun holiday. 

Top Reasons for Choosing Curtains Over Blinds in The Home

9/25/2017
Each and every home uses curtains and blinds as they serve a functional and decorative purpose. When you consider home decoration, you need to think how you will dress up your windows.
Curtains
Curtains
  • A lot many options in window treatments are available in the current times, and in fact, windows and blinds are the most popular ones.
  • When compared to blinds, curtains are preferred more by the homeowners.
  • Curtains can really transform the look and appeal of the space. Indeed, the impacts the curtains and drapes create are just next to painting the room. Curtains can add drama to the room, add height, softness, breezy ambience and a punch of color.
  • It will be good if you choose the color which complements the color of the walls. Curtains give you an option to decorate your room and improve the ambience of the space.

Curtains to Enhance the Visual Appearance of the Room

When compared to the blinds, curtains can boost the visual appearance of the room in a much better manner. Where the horizontal and the vertical blind may just cover up the windows, curtains add to the feel and look of the room. Apart from this, you may avail curtain poles in various colors, styles and patterns. You may choose simple wooden curtain poles to the metallic ones. On the other hand, the finals may also be procured in various sizes and shapes. The style is sure to suit the look of your space. Curtains have borders which the blind does not have. When you open the curtain, the kind of visual appeal it creates is next to none. There are different materials that are available for the curtains, and depending on your need and budget, you can choose the cotton or the organdy or the silk materials.
Curtains
Curtains

You May Bend Curtain Pole and Curtain to Fit Your Bay Window

It is true that you can bend the blinds to the shape of bay window but that will create an office like appearance. But, curtain tracks or curtains may be made to suit the bay window to create a lovely effect. In fact, they can fit the wide range of bay windows when compared to the blinds.

You Enjoy More Fitting Flexibility

Most patio doors and modern windows just open inward to leave little space for fixing. But, curtain tracks may be smaller than 10mm or even 5 mm. You may fix them to the ceiling and so plenty of space for the window is available to open inwards.

Better Insulation with Curtains

When compared to curtain, blind is thinner and does not offer much insulation. Curtain can keep the warmth of the room inside and thus increase the energy efficiency of the home. To add an extra layer of insulation, you may use a thick interlining.

Curtains Are Easy to Clean and Maintain

There are many who do not consider horizontal blinds as they trap a lot of dust and dirt. Blinds should not be used by those who suffer from allergies or suffer from breathing issues. Curtains are healthy choice as they need the least bit of maintenance and upkeep. You just need to vacuum the curtains while tracks and poles require little bit of cleaning.
Curtains
Curtains
This is one of the top reasons for choosing curtains over blinds. You may fit the automated tracks over the curtains to control the curtain remotely. In fact, electric curtain track is a practical option for all.

Curtains are more cost effective and reliable. As the blind has too many fiddly clips and working components, blind appears to be less reliable. Replacing blind is difficult and you may even need a professional for the same but a curtain is far easier to hang.

5 Unique Ways to Decorate Your Home this Fall

9/07/2017
Fall is quickly approaching, so it’s time to get those sunflowers and watermelons off the walls and out of the windows and get your pumpkins and leaves out. But you don’t want your home to look the same as everyone else in the neighborhood, so our friends at Home Lighting Center in Idaho Falls have put together this list of unique Fall décor for your home.

1. Pumpkins

Pumpkins
Pumpkins
Yes, everyone and their dog decorates with pumpkins in the Fall. But there are some many unique and beautiful possibilities that will leave your guests in awe of your creativity. Try to think outside of the box. Use pumpkins as an accessory to your home’s design. Place small gourds in a vase or use them as candle holders. Or better yet, use a pumpkin as a vase for your Fall flowers. You can use small pumpkins and leaves for accent pieces on your shelves too.

2. Words

Words
Words
Use words like “thankful” and “harvest” or other fun fall phrases to create some signs to hang up around your home or prints on couch pillows or blankets. The beauty of this type of decoration is that you can make it seamlessly fit in with your home’s design, whether you have a more rustic look, or want to keep it more modern. And this is a great DIY project if you’re feeling crafty. Check out some of these fun projects for how-to’s and tips. 

3. Mason Jars

Mason Jar
Mason Jar
Mason jars are the perfect addition for your rustic home, or even for some cute fall accessories. You can purchase them from a number of Etsy shops or local crafts store, or you can paint them and decorate them yourself to fit in perfectly with your home. If you don’t want to paint them, fill them with leaves or marbles and flowers. You can even put starry lights in them to create some mood lighting for romantic Fall evenings. 

4. Leaves

Leaves
Leaves
It is Fall, so it wouldn’t be totally outrageous to throw some leaves into you Fall décor. You can use fake leaves as confetti for your shelves or to make a wreath for your front door. You could also try this DIY Leaf Bowl to use on your table or counter for potpourri.

5. Pinecones

Pinecones
Pinecones
Spice up your home with pinecones, even more literally if you enjoy the cinnamon scented ones. You can use pinecones in similarly to the pumpkins and leaves if you put them in vases or as confetti on shelves. Place them in a basket with starry lights, or create a fall themed bouquet the incorporates pinecones. You can use them as accents in your table centerpieces. The possibilities are endless.

Let your creativity run free as you decorate your home this Fall. 

Top 5 Benefits Related to Vinyl Flooring

8/11/2017
Vinyl based flooring has high demand in both residential and commercial applications these days. They are known for creating a warm atmosphere around the place while adding a touch of class to it. Both residential properties and commercial spaces have switched to this kind of flooring because of the various benefits it has in its store for the consumers.
Vinly Flooring
Vinyl Flooring
Modern vinyl flooring comes in a wide variety of texture and composition, allowing the customers to choose the right option for their homes from the available range. They are available in a variety of colors and can be availed from different manufacturers and distributors dealing in different sort of designs. They resemble high-quality tiles like stone and terrazzo and there are numerous patterns as well.

Major advantages of vinyl flooring

There are various reasons as to why vinyl flooring has become so popular these days. There are different aspects to its popularity. However, some of the basic advantages and benefits of installing vinyl floors are mentioned below:
  1. Durable, water-proof and attractive– This type of flooring is known for being durable and for not succumbing to extreme pressure or conditions. It doesn’t easily deteriorate with time and traffic it is subjected to. It doesn’t wear off easily and hence is always a preferred choice. They are also water-proof, which is the reason why they don’t get damaged in high-moisture environments and atmospheres. Hence, they can be installed in bathrooms, kitchens and other such places. Last but not the least, vinyl based flooring has amazing finishing and resemble high-quality flooring. Therefore, it is preferred over most other kinds of flooring today.
  2. Affordability and diverse ranges– Vinyl based flooring comes in a wide variety of colors, patterns, textures, etc. They are available with almost all major distributors and they come in a wide variety. Therefore, you can always get the right kind of vinyl flooring type for your home or commercial space to bring out the best of it. These floorings are affordable as well. In addition, they are always the economical pick when it comes to flooring within a budget.
  3. Easy to install and maintain– The unclick technology facilitates easy and quick installation of this kind of flooring. In fact, installing these are so easy that you can do it manually and sometimes even without professional help. Maintenance is easy for they are extremely durable. They are water and dust resistant and therefore mopping and vacuuming in a regular interval can be enough to maintain the premium condition of the floors for a long time. There are other ways to maintain them as well.
  4. Anti-skid, shock absorbent and warm – These three benefits are not known to many but they are facts. Vinyl flooring is anti-skid meaning there are less chances that you will slip and fall while normally walking on them. They can absorb shock as well making them extremely useful in commercial spaces. If you like to walk around barefoot, then vinyl flooring is the right kind of flooring for you as they create a warm atmosphere and is soft to touch as well.
  5. Can be installed anywhere– Due to the look-good aspect and the durable factor, vinyl flooring can be used in any part of the house. Be it your living room, your bedroom, kitchen or even the bathroom. This kind of flooring can exist in perfect conditions almost anywhere because they are not affected by humidity and moisture. 
Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl Flooring
These are only a few of the countless benefits of vinyl flooring. It is a concept that has really revolutionized flooring with the unimaginable benefits that it brings to the user. With factors like affordability and durability, this kind of flooring is a trend that has caught on and is becoming increasingly popular even today.

Add A Touch of Elegance with Different Types of Balustrades

2/22/2017
When you look at the house designing it is the tiniest of details which make up to its beauty and elegance. There is a need to give attention to all parts of the house as each bit counts. So, keeping an eye on each and every choice and making best efforts to pick from some of the best detailing for the house adds up the look.
Balustrades
Balustrades
Balustrades are one of the best details that can give your house railings an elegant look which surpasses the watchers imagination. With designs, available in different aspects, materials and weight the balustrades make up for the right space in the right design by letting your house speak of its elegance with ease.

Here are some of the different types of Balustrades to choose from to make the reflection of the vision you have in mind.

Stainless steel balustrades

With the new advancements, there are luxurious houses which have more description of steel and marbles. Stainless steel is a popular choice being durable and versatile at the same time. Giving a glistening and metal finish which matches with almost every kind of furniture. Stainless steel balustrade is a great selection.
Stainless Steel Balustrades
Stainless Steel Balustrades

Wooden balustrades

Wooden balustrades are the most popular, classy and the vintage picks made by people since ages now. Being wood the everlasting material, it makes the house look cozy and comfortable. Wooden balustrades are simpler and come with lesser designs. But the inclusion of the wooden balustrades makes up for the house look for decades after building.
Wooden Balustrades
Wooden Balustrades

Stone balustrades

Stones have always been a part of designing luxurious grandeur and making them look ultra vintage yet the best pieces of art. If you go to ancient buildings and palaces you shall find a lot of stone carvings on the railings and even in the walls. This is the reason that when people choose to design the house they pick stone to make the balustrades. Stone balustrades bring in the element of art in the house and give your house a complete look with the carvings which speak louder than interiors do.
Stone Balustrades
Stone Balustrades

Polymer balustrades

With stone being a little on the heavier side to put up in the house, they also make for the expensive inclusion of balustrades in the house. Thus, to match up with the cost and style of the house, there are polymer balustrades which make the house look like having installed the stone balustrades, with the same finish and carvings but with a low cost. These are synthetic stones which are created from a mix of polymer resin and limestone to give the house an elegant look.
Polymer Balustrades
Polymer Balustrades

Vinyl balustrades

Vinyl is most highly chosen by people who have budget constraints and need to match up with the best of looks in their area. Being a highly durable and inexpensive material, its finish works well with any kind of interiors and lets the house look decent.
Vinyl Balustrades
Vinyl Balustrades

Glass balustrades

With more corporate offices shifting to use glass in most of their designing, the glass balustrades speak of elegant style with minimalistic efforts. These give a classy finish and smart look to an ultra modern office or house.
Glass Balustrades
Glass Balustrades

Polyurethane balustrades

When it is about choosing a light weight and durable balustrade nothing can beat polyurethane as it keeps the house look perfect, with not being too heavy on the pocket.

Make your choice of balustrades keeping an eye on the right pick to match up with your house design and elegance of your house without breaking the bank!

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