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How to Accentuate a Room with Throw Pillows

How to Accentuate a Room with Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are the love of many home designers. This is attributable to their affordability and the ease with which they are applied. They are very diverse in relation to color, style, patterns, shapes and sizes. The pillows are known to bring in color, comfort and a dose of style, anywhere you place them in your home. When you go shopping you will be limited for choice and for those willing to spare some time and effort for their home décor, you can make yours at home.


Start by adding some pizzazz to your sofas. However, this will depend on your home style. If your décor is modern, transitional or eclectic, consider an odd number of throw pillows. A group of three or five in a blend of sizes and shapes will make the room more appealing. Most contemporary sofas are lower, so choose a pillow that ranges between 18 inches to 22 inches. Larger pillows tend to add more effect but ensure they do not appear to overwhelm your seat. For a traditional style, the pillows should be about 20-inch to 26-inch and in pairs, placed on either side of the sofa. Regardless of your design, feel free to play around with various patterns and textures but keep in mind the color of the room.


The bedroom is another place where throw pillows, make a statement, if they are applied immaculately. Most people subscribe to the school of thought that having many pillows on the bed portrays luxury. However, it is more of a personal preference, when it comes to the number of pillows you should have on your bed.  As a rule of thumb, you should keep their size and number in proportion with the scale of your bed. You should also arrange them with the largest at the back, in that order. For instance, placing two or three large pillows at the back of the standard pillows and then applying a small throw pillow at the front will be awesome.

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Furniture Arrangement Tips for a Small Living Room

Furniture Arrangement Tips for a Small Living Room

Many people do not know what to do, if their living room is small. Some consider moving into a larger house, but this is uncalled for. That you have a limited space does not mean that you cannot enjoy an area that is large and comfortable. In most living areas, furniture takes much of space. Arranging your furniture is one-step towards achieving that spacious living room, which you have been dreaming off.   Below are some tips to make this a success.


First, consider furniture that carries a light color. Anything dark or having a full look will only make the room appear congested. Ensure to choose light-colored furniture that comes with legs. On the other hand, keep away from furniture, which is box-like or one that features a tall backrest. Legged seats do not obstruct your view and hence, give the illusion of an open space. Coffee tables with glass tops also seem to create more space, while adding some beauty into the living room.


Neutral colors have a way of pushing back the walls of any room. Using such shades in your small living room, will make it appear to have more space. Let your furnishings to carry a neutral hue and you will see how large your small room will get. This is mostly for large pieces, but you can mix matching them with small furnishings of different colors or styles. Most homeowners make the mistake of selecting their wall color, prior to purchasing furniture.  Ideally, you should first go for furniture and any other accent, then proceed to choose a paint that blends with them. This will ensure that you are not forced to repaint the wall, to marry with your furnishings.

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Decorating your Teenager’s Daughter Room on a Budget

Decorating your Teenager’s Daughter Room on a Budget

Most magazines portray lavishly decorated rooms for teenagers. This may discourage you from giving your daughter a room that they will be comfortable in and one that will be the envy of her visiting friends. However, not to worry, you can still make a dream bedroom for your teen, without using a fortune. A few ideas, some bit of creativity and time, are all that you need and the result is one magnificent room, which your child will adore. The article gives you some handy DIY ideas for decorating your kid’s room.


Furniture is necessary in any room and so is in your girl’s room. Vintage pieces from the flea markets around you will accentuate the room as well as give it a classic look. In addition, you can get low-costing furniture, as compared to buy new items. Check, whether some require painting or refinishing and remodel them. However, if you decide to use new furniture, search the Internet for the best deals. Most importantly, ensure that they are comfortable and durable too.


The next part of decorating your teenager’s room is by selecting beddings, which represent them. For a girl, beddings with flower and teddy bears patterns will be highly acceptable. You can also give your girl, a sense of belonging by writing their names on the beddings. You can use embroidering skills, to do this. It will not only personalize her items, but it will add some beauty to the beddings. Ideally, choose beddings before painting the walls. This is because, it is much easier to find a paint that blends with the beddings than the vice versa.

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Using House Plants to Accentuate your Living Space

Using House Plants to Accentuate your Living Space

There can be a better way of decorating your way naturally than by incorporating houseplants. Indoor plants are ornamental plants that add a touch of green into any neutral space. In addition, the plants help in keeping the quality of the air in the home at its best. It would interest you to know that houseplants can regulate the room temperature. Plants are also reputed as mood enhancers. In this article, the focus is on the use of indoor plants in creating an appealing home.  It sheds some light on the classic ideas as well as contemporary ways of decorating with indoor plants.


To begin with, look for a log of wood in your garden and slough out some contents to make a through.  Fill the indent with soil and plant short plants. This will give your guests an illusion of a branch of a tree, covered with new shoots. To achieve the best results, consider using driftwood that has weathered, they make awesome planters. It is also possible to shop for driftwood plant holders from specialized online stores.


Your home décor can be outstanding, only if you apply dimension to your decorating ideas. Houseplants can accentuate your home regardless of your design. However, it is best if you use planters of varying shapes and sizes to enhance the look. Floating shelves can also make excellent planters. It is all you need to keep your guests entertained and not wanting to run out for fresh air.

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Simple DIY Canvas Art for wall Decoration

Simple DIY Canvas Art for wall Decoration

Walls create the ambience for a room. Hence, the great their look, the more you would want to spend in there. If you think that only children rooms deserve to be decorated, you are wrong. A lovely painting on the wall of your bedroom can accentuate the walls and add some charm to the entire room. Canvas paintings are popular for bringing life to ordinary walls. You do not need to buy them. However, you can make the paintings right within the confines of your home with affordable materials and tools. Weekends are the best for home improvement projects.


Prior creating canvas paintings, there certain tips and tricks, which will guide you in selecting the right things for making canvas, wall hangings.  In addition, there are various methods; you can use to make a canvas that will transform your walls.  Paints also come in different types including acrylic paints, oil paints, encaustic and tempera. Encaustic and tempera are difficult to use.  An ideal paint should remain stretchable and flexible, for a substantial period after drying up. If you are a beginner, oil paints and acrylic will marry well with canvas. Other items that you will need for this DIY project include water jar, brushes of varying sizes, color palette and towels for wiping off the paint.


To give your walls a contemporary look, try making abstract canvas paintings for your room. Use a painters tape to cover certain areas of the canvas and leave out others. In this design, you will result with geometrical pattern. You can do this with any color as long as it blends with the interior décor of the room.  The paintings can be hanged over the headboard of your bed. They can act as the focus of the room.

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