Upgrade Your Older Home’s Flooring

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

natural-wood-flooringEasy and Economic Flooring Upgrade Options for Old Homes

When thinking of a home upgrade, most people tend to overlook flooring as it is not the most obvious aspect of a home interior.

However, the floor is an easy way to breathe new life into the look and feel of a home. It is also a great way to boost the value of the property without having to spend too much.

Given below are a few simple and cost-effective ways to refresh the old setting of a home through a flooring upgrade:

Installing a Floating Floor

A wooden floor is a great way to create a feeling of warmth and coziness. One of the most convenient ways to get a new wooden underfoot is by installing a floating floor.

This type of flooring differs from the conventional flooring from the aspect that the wooden strips are attached together with glue or snapped together and are not nailed. Floating floors go well with all types of flooring- concrete, sheet vinyl, ceramic tiles as well as plywood.

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French Country Interior Decorating

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

country-kitchenDecorating Your Home With French Country Style

Do you love the curve of a graceful turned leg? Is button upholstery your passion? Is your favorite color “toile”? Just kidding… it’s a pattern! You’ve come to the right place!

French Country is not just a decorating style, it’s a mindset.

On the one hand, it’s a particular look, and always vintage with a hint of nostalgia. On the other hand, anything goes. You can mix materials and textures and just have fun with it.

Some hints: Try to stay with soft yellow, baby blues, and creams. Unless you’re working with a particular French country motif, such as roosters, sunflowers, or lavender.

Use baskets, wire or woven, to get a rustic feel. Keep natural materials in mind while you’re decorating. Natural stone, wool, cotton, wood. And, back to toile. It really defines French country.

country-bedroom-designLet’s start with the most important room, the bedroom. What style bed do you want? You can go from a pared down wrought iron bed… painted a nice cream color. Or, take it all the way to an ornate Sofia bed with button upholstery.

Do you prefer a sleigh bed, or maybe something with a canopy? Any of these will work, as long as you have an armoire. No decent French bedroom would be without an armoire. If it has a crackle paint finish, even better. Do your best to fit some toile into your private oasis.

In the dining room, keep it welcoming, old world, and rustic. Mismatched chairs are okay… just paint them the same color. Pair them with a wooden or metal table. Keep the window treatments light, but indulge yourself with a beautiful chandelier. You may want to use shutters for an old world feel.

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Tips For Cleaning of Leather Furniture

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

_DSC5297-eCleaning Leather Furniture Safely

Leather is the classiest and most beautiful furniture upholstery to have in your home. The surface is soft and gentle. Although leather is completely organic and natural, it still collects dust and gets dirty over time. There are certain steps to follow for cleaning leather furniture safely.

Before going elbow deep into the cleaning process, you need to vacuum the entire couch or armchair. There has to be absolutely no debris or dust particles on the surface to avoid scratching and damage.

You don’t need to apply cleaner on the whole surface so check which parts of the furniture need cleaning in order to save you time and money. A vinegar and water mixture is known to be the best homemade cleaning agent.

10_dsc5372-chairs-lamps-artDip a little bit of a clean cloth into the mixture and wring it out until it doesn’t release any water. Too much liquid could be messy so you want to get the cloth damp and not wet. You can wipe leather with the cloth, but you need to rinse the cloth off quite often to avoid spreading any dirt and grime.

Once you have finished with cleaning the dirty parts away, make sure you go over the fabric with a dry cloth to soak up any moisture.

Certain stains could happen at any given time so make sure you know exactly how to clean the stains.

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Enhance Your Home with the Right Outdoor Lighting

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

outdoor-lighting5 Popular Types of Outdoor Lighting

The outdoor light is useful for not only improving on the aesthetics of the home and garden, but also to keep it safe and secure.

No matter the size of the patio, balcony or garden, there are a wide range of lights to instantly transform the space to make it that much more welcoming.

Here are a few of the most popular types and styles of the outdoor light:

Task

The task lights are a practical choice for installing at entrance points to front porches, sheds, garages, etc. They give a useful amount of illumination to make it that much easier to enter and leave a property.

One of the most attractive styles to install above the front door is the lantern wall light which has a very inviting and stylish look. Also, the flush fitting wall lights give similar illumination, but are more cost-effective and great for installing above the back or side doors.

floodlightsFloodlights

Floodlights are a useful option to give a little extra illumination to the outside seating areas, steps, driveways and paths. Alternatively, the deck lights can help to mark out a pathway.

Accent

Accent lights are the best option to add a touch of drama and atmosphere to the garden. They are a nice way to highlight a water feature, sculpture, pond, certain plants or other focal points outside.

A single accent light placed under foliage or near a favorite feature gives a focused and intense beam, while a light placed either side of the feature creates the more flattering and soft effect.

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Why Invest in Wood Flooring?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

wood-flooring-designsWood Flooring: Giving Your Home Class, In A Natural Way

Decorating your home with wood flooring is a heavenly feeling. It gives you cool of nature and at the same time provides you with the charm of its beautiful furnishing and designs. Wooden flooring is available in multiple designs, textures, colors, etc. They make your home feel different, they make you feel different. Easy to clean and easy to install wood flooring are future of interior designing. An investment worth investing in.

Why wood flooring?

– Long lasting beauty and elegance to your home

– Easy to clean (with few chemicals)

– Avoid trapping of dust. Hence, they are the best choice for a dust allergic person.

– Gives you a softer touch to your legs and joints compared to the conventional stone or tile flooring.

– It’s also best for the environment. Doesn’t produce any harmful chemicals like CO2 while manufacturing.

– Finally, all in all it adds to the elegance of your house immensely.

hardwood-flooring-careThese properties make them the best in flooring. This is why the buyers of the house nowadays go for these type of flooring in their dream homes. People have really given great feedback about its maintenance time and installation and sleek looks. These extensive list of properties of theirs might have led them to make a bit costlier over other flooring, but why not spend now and enjoy the happiness it gives for the rest of your life.

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Bedroom Furniture and Decor

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

bedroom-furniture-suiteBedroom Furniture and Decor: How to Design a Bedroom

Before choosing your bedroom furniture, you should first find out how to design a bedroom rather than just fill it full of the best looking furniture you can find. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary – somewhere you can go to when you want a rest from all the worries and stresses of everyday life.

But even if you are too busy for that, you should at least make it a nice place to be in – even busy people spend more time in the bedroom than in any other room in the average home. So before jumping at all that great bedroom furniture you see in the shopping malls or online, take a little time to think of how to design a bedroom that you will feel comfortable in.

Your bedroom is not a living room or dining room where you feel you have to impress visitors – it is a place for you, and you have no need to impress yourself so make it for you and nobody else – except your partner of course! Here are a few tips you help you:

bedroom-furniture-designs_DSC5429Choose a Focal Point – The Bed!

Just like a well-planned living room, your bedroom works best with a focal point. That takes very little thought – it is the bed! You will spend almost 1/3 of your life in your bed, so take your time in choosing it. Your bed should be big enough for you and your partner, if you have one, without being so big that it totally dominates the room and makes it look small.

Neither should it be too small, where you and your partner cannot get your own sleeping space without disturbing each other. A bedroom should be big enough to allow a good king size bed without it looking too large for the room. Choose a style you like: whether it is slatted, is of a sleigh bed design or even if it has a large fancy headboard with all the bells and whistles makes no difference if it’s what you really want.

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