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Unusual Curtain Tiebacks Ideas

Unusual Curtain Tiebacks Ideas

A tieback can give curtains a new lease of life, especially if it is the unusual type and not the usual sash style or tassel tiebacks. The unusual tiebacks can also make your basic curtains to become head turners. You can turn your everyday items into curtain accessories that will look good on your curtains. You need to be style savvy and have a do-it-yourself initiative to make this work. Despite that, provided below are some unusual curtain tieback ideas that can turn your curtains in to head turners.


Using ties


Neckties can form good curtain tiebacks. They come in interesting patterns and endless colors making them suitable for any room. For instance, you can have black and white gingham tie on one curtain and a black and white paisley on the other. Color binds the two different patterns together and helps to maintain visual interest. You can use the ties in an understated bedroom, a den or a home office. If your living room is edgy, you can spice it up by using a black or red leather tie while a black bow tie can be used to include a formal touch. To use the ties on the curtains, tie them as you would on the neck. You may also wrap them around the curtains to form a bow or a knot.

Rope on curtains

If your decorating theme is rustic, country or western, you may use rope tiebacks. Take a used rope of about 2 feet and tie it around the curtains using a Honda knot that is figure 8 like. Dangle about a foot of the excess rope to a horseshoe or a wrought iron hook that is on the wall.
Curtains that do well with the ropes are canvas, hemp or organic cotton curtains. You may also use curtains with colorful prints such as those on saddle blankets or cowboy bandanas. The hooks that are hidden behind the curtains ensure the accessories are in place.

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Designing and furnishing a Zen bedroom

Designing and furnishing a Zen bedroom

The contemporary times are demanding that rooms should have multiple functions. A Zen bedroom provides just that. In as much as the decorations involve the use of Japanese accessories and relaxing colors, the Zen design also provides flexibility. The room can easily be transformed into its required use such as for projects, exercise or guests because its dividers and furnishings are easily movable.


Plan


The first thing in your Zen bedroom project is to plan. Have a layout that shows where the furniture will be placed. Use a floor plan on a piece of paper and use paper cutouts representing the furniture and the accessories to try out various arrangements based on the functions of the bedroom. The bedroom functions will determine the kind of cutouts you will have such as those for the bed, desk, cabinets and other needed items that will be on the floor. Arrange the cutouts on the floor plan until you are satisfied with the arrangements. While planning, mark areas that have immovable items such as the fireplace and the door openings. This will help you to have a harmonious design and a space that is not crowded.

Choose the colors

The Zen theme requires the use of soft and neutral colors. Soft colors maintain the Zen style of meditating. Some of the neutral colors that can be used in decorating are cream, black, taupe, gray, brown and tan. To create a calming mood in the bedroom, you can use green and blue colors. For a relaxed atmosphere, use tan or blue walls paired with cream bedding and dark brown furniture. You can also go bold with your decorations and use black furniture, cream walls and taupe bedding. Accent this with rust, deep orange or touches of red. The dynamic contrasts are still suitable for the Zen theme.

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Decorating Using Leather Furniture and Glass Tables

Decorating Using Leather Furniture and Glass Tables

Leather furniture and glass tables provide many decorating options. You may place them such that they blend with the rest of the décor or they can be the focal point. They can be used to complement your decorating style, may it be an 80’s style bachelor pad, corporate office or a traditional setting that needs a modern touch. Use them to decorate on what you already have.

Plan before starting to decorate

Despite the ability of the glass tables and leather furniture to blend easily with most styles, it is important to have an idea of the final decor before starting to decorate. This will ensure that you do not end up with an inconsistent looking room. Ensure that the decorations balance. For instance, you can place a vintage vase on top of a modern glass top table if your home has vintage style décor. The vase will bring balance between the vintage style décor and modern table. You can also face your vintage sofa towards the flat-screen TV without worrying about the contrast. Leather furniture and glass table provide a chance to have contrasting styles, enabling you to show off your norm defying creativity.

Coordinating the colors

When decorating, keep color coordination in mind. Use colors that will complement with your decorating style. For instance, brown leather is better placed for your vintage home décor. If the room you are decorating is in neutral colors that are bright, you should use black leather furniture. For dark carpets and walls, beige leather can help to brighten the room. Use leather furniture in colors contrasting with the rest of the décor.

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Using Acrylic Furniture for Decor

Using Acrylic Furniture for Decor

Acrylic is a plastic material with glass like clarity, and it is tough and durable. The material is used in making furniture such as the chairs, coffee tables, desks and tables. Its transparent nature makes it suitable for use in small spaces. Furniture made from acrylic comes in different designs. This is because acrylic can be poured and molded and be cut into linear and curved shapes. It can be used when crystal clear or can be tinted. You will also find acrylic being given edge dye to produce neon effect. Acrylic can be used alone or together with materials such as wood, metal, leather and glass. Furniture from acrylic has modern designs though some designers show it in ornate and swirly shapes that combine the past and present. Tables and desks made from acrylic.


Acrylic is used to make end tables and elegant desks and dining tables. The tables have many decorating possibilities. An acrylic coffee table that is low and sleek takes little visual space, and it allows pattern and color of the carpet to show through. You can stack end tables to save space and to offer versatility. Add an accent to your decorating style by pairing an acrylic dining table that is around, with acrylic or wooden chairs. Acrylic desks come in many designs, and you can find an inverted U shaped and sleek desk, which can fit in a small corner in your home office.

Acrylic chairs

Acrylic chairs can be used in all parts of the home. You can use a transparent acrylic chair, or you can tint it in the accent color of the kitchen for a chic look. Create a warm look in your dining room by using acrylic chairs on a wooden dining table. You can also modernize your living room by using a few acrylic chairs. Make a modern statement by incorporating ergonomic acrylic chairs in your office. You may also add innovativeness and combining a magazine holder to the stool's legs. Acrylic chairs can add style and practicality in the home.

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Decor for a Large Window

Decor for a Large Window

If your house is endowed with a large window, you may be faced with a decorating dilemma wondering which window treatments to use. The window treatments to use should depend on their purpose. It could be you want to make the window appear smaller or to make it the main attraction. May be you want to use the treatments to hide a view that is not attractive or to frame a beautiful view. Whatever your needs are, you can use draperies, blinds and other features for your window treatments.

Using roman shades

For a large window, looks for roman shades that are not heavy such as bamboo roman shades. The shades are eco friendly, and they allow little light in. If you are using blinds that have a deeper color, contrast them with white cotton panels. Light colored blinds should be used with curtains that have a color that blends well with the color of the wall to add a feeling of openness to the space. If your home has clean lines, you may skip the curtains. Instead, place a slipper chair or a tall wing back at the windows front and use a color that is standing out.

Lambrequins

You may use curvy lambrequins that are set within frame when you want less of the window to be seen and more of décor. The lambrequins can even reach at the bottom of the window. If you like, they may have a sheer fabric underneath to improve privacy and to control light. To make the floor speak the window’s design language, you can set décor such as Victorian or gothic statues and make sure they are size-appropriate. If the home designs are more towards ultra chic or contrived design, then lambrequins are right for the large windows.

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