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How to Give your Home a Vintage Look

How to Give your Home a Vintage Look

Vintage style is gaining grounds in interior design.  This style has something that makes it so attractive. Antique furniture may look old but features a unique character. They have a capability of adding charm to any room. In addition, house rugs, wallpapers, lampshades and the like from the past, can make a rather ordinary room into a beautiful environment. How can you decorate with antiques? You do not need an interior designer, to make this a success. All you need is to collect the vintage items and apply them in your home immaculately. Either you can change your home design, or you can use vintage items to blend your contemporary home décor.


Your vintage home project starts at the flea market or antique store.  Here you can find great accessories and furniture, which have survived a couple of decades.  Other forums where you can buy vintage items are online. If you take your time, you can get reasonable deals. You have heard that real antiques cost a great deal. However, do not let this discourage you from achieving your dream house.  Under furniture category, you can look for a corner cabinet, or you can use the sofa that you inherited from your grandparents.  Alternatively, you can create an ancient appearance from a modern piece of furniture by distressing it.


The beauty with the vintage style is that you can take old pieces and utilize them decoratively. For instance, a hatbox can be an excellent place to store your hair accessories. Those old luggage compartments can be used to keep your clothes among other items. An old sewing machine, can take the place of a stylish table or a desk. For a more beautiful look, consider playing with fabrics. In addition, make a blend of crochet, lace, patchwork and embroidery patterns for your curtains, covers, tablecloths or the upholstery on your chairs and sofa.  You can do this by yourself, simply choose flowers and patterns and sew them into your fabric.  Vintage style is mostly defined by patterns; hence do not underestimate the power of prints in bringing out the best of your home.

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Planning the Colors for a Room

Planning the Colors for a Room

You don’t have to be a color expert to make a great color scheme for your rooms in the house. There’s not even a need to always refer to suggested color combinations, like primary, analogous, monochromatic, and so on, to come up with what most consider as appealing to the eyes. It is your room, it is your house, so, it is your decision. The decision, however, must be based on your own feelings.

Basic concepts on choosing colors for a particular room, of course, are helpful. But take note, people, including children, who are not aware of the concepts can still make great combinations. And appealing combinations change over the seasons, over the years, over the centuries. This is one reason why people opt for renovations and re-doing the interior decoration.

So, here are some simple tips to guide you on planning the colors for your room. For this post, let us take the dining room.

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Go Outside the Box with Bathroom Decor

Go Outside the Box with Bathroom Decor

One of the most limiting rooms in any house or apartment is the bathroom.  It's a room that has natural limitations due to the necessities present in each one.  Whether you have a large or small bathroom, each one has its own set of challenges that need to be tackled.  There needs to be a blending of utility and practicality with an inviting mood that makes it feel inviting and clean.  Finding pieces that suit both of these categories is the ideal goal for remodeling or redecorating any bathroom to freshen it up and keep things organized.

 

One of the biggest style trends for home décor these days is the rustic and up cycled look.  Repurposing old items for decoration or utility use offers a unique look that can provide an interesting new face to any room.  One of the ways you can go about adding to a bland bathroom would be to keep a look out for an old wooden ladder at any yard sale or vintage shop.  These serve as excellent accent pieces but also have a very practical use.  Each rung of the ladder can be utilized to hang or store your bathroom necessities.  If the rungs are narrow, you can replace them with weathered scrap wood to transform it into a unique shelving unit.  Keeping with the rustic wood décor, keep an eye out for weathered-looking wooden or wicker baskets to add to the shelves for your towels, toiletries, or even artwork you want to display.  It's an excellent poly-tasker that offers function and fashion.

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Creating a Unique Countertop With Concrete

Creating a Unique Countertop With Concrete

In recent years we have seen the trend toward using more ecologically friendly materials to furnish and decorate our homes.  For those who want something that is unique and Eco-friendly concrete has become a material that homeowners and designers are asking for and including in homes.  With concrete you can create a beautiful and functional workspace in your kitchen.  Concrete counter-tops are the latest craze in home decorating.

 

Concrete counter-tops are an economical way to make your counter-tops more appealing and unique.  You have almost limitless options with concrete.  Putting pieces of broken glass or pottery in the concrete mixture makes it truly one-of-a-kind.   If your countertop options have only included granite, tile, synthetic solid surfaces, and laminate then you understand the constraints of these materials.  Concrete is Eco-friendly and recyclable.

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Restoring Damaged Parquet

Restoring Damaged Parquet

Although not as great as having wooden planks, parquet is the next best thing for those people who love having wooden floors. And they come cheaper as well. It is, however, becomes costly if you do not know how to restore damaged parquet other than replacing them.

Scratches here and there cannot be avoided. Many suggest putting leg protectors for table and chairs. They actually protect the flooring more than the furniture legs. Pushing and pulling the chairs especially are done many times in a day by a single person. If you multiply that with the number of people in the house, that’s a lot of scratches on the parquet in a month. And remember, a regular chair has four legs.

 

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