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Furnishing a Bedroom with a Bed, Couch and Carpet

Furnishing a Bedroom with a Bed, Couch and Carpet

A room can be made or be broken by how the furniture is arranged. This is no exception with the bedroom. The room can also have other furniture such as a couch apart from the bed. This makes the room multifunctional where it can serve both as a bedroom and as a sitting area. Where to place the bed and the couch depends on the purpose of the room.

Placing the bed


In most cases, the bed is usually the focal point of the bedroom. It is however, the purpose of the room that determines where the bed will be positioned. In master bedroom, the bed takes the center stage, and it is the dominant feature. It is placed where you can see it from the door with the common position being the placing of the headboard at the center of one of the walls. The head can also be placed in a corner to create more space on both sides and to create a casual effect. The alternative position is to place the bed against the wall. This position is common in guest bedrooms or in a room that has other activities such as exercising or as a part- time family room. Placing the bed this way allows for more space. The only problem is that making the bed is inconveniencing.

Where to place the couch


The couch in the bedroom provides somewhere to sit. Where it is placed depends on the purpose of the bedroom. To allow for conversations between a person on the bed and the one sitting on the couch, it should be placed facing the bed near the wall in front of the window. Placing the couch at the bed’s foot provides an area for conversation that is detached from the bed. People can hold conversations on the couch without associating with the bed. This works well when the bedroom doubles up as the sitting room where the bed is not the focal point. You can also position the couch against the wall where it can face either the bed’s foot or side. To create harmony in the room, decorate the couch and the bed using coordinated cushions.

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Decorating Your Home with Glass Table

Decorating Your Home with Glass Table

Using glass to decorate can freshen and build character to your home. Glass allows the flow of light and accent colors from one room to the other regardless of whether you have used it in end tables or mason jars that are personalized. You can also bring out your decorating theme with glass on tables of specific styles and shapes and on goblets or curvy glass lamps.

Decorating with end tables

You can use end tables to decorate your home by gathering vintage glass top or small antique end tables around the home. You may opt to clean and paint the metal part of the tables, or you can leave them as they are if you want a shabby style. A number of small tables with stained or clear glass tops can also be used as room accents. You can decorate the tables by hanging small ornaments made of stained glass on the table’s metal railings. For the tables to reflect natural light to the room better, you can line them under the window along the patio or in the living room. Use tables of different heights for an attractive display.

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Decorating Colors to Use With Your Brown Leather Furniture

Decorating Colors to Use With Your Brown Leather Furniture

If your leather couch is brown in color, then there are appropriate furnishings and colors that you should use to get the best out of your room. Brown colored leather furniture makes a room feel luxurious and upscale. Brown can be used with other complementary colors to create a soothing and tranquil environment, or it can be used to bring vibrant energy into the room. It is however, important to consider the furniture’s style in relation to the home’s existing color scheme and overall architectural design before you choose the decorating colors.

Windows


To bring in soft texture, use fabric treatments on the windows. Use creamy white or light tan canvas window shades. Draperies in warm colors such as terra cotta red, sage green or golden yellow can help to heat the room. If you opt to add design pizzazz to the draperies in a neutral palette, use the ones with brown and white stripes, floral, chevron or with patterned print. Juicy orange and lime green colors on draperies will help to intensify visual interest. Use white sheers for a bright and fresh look. You can also lighten the room with white blinds.

Wall colors


The colors of the wall should balance that of the furniture. If you paint it in brown, your room may end up being lifeless. Paint the walls with a light color to contrast the color of the furniture and to make the room feel spacious. Use colors such as barely beige, soft white or light yellow. Create an accent wall to develop visual interest using sunflower yellow, turquoise blue or lime green.

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What to Consider In Cabinet Design

What to Consider In Cabinet Design

For many years, cabinets have been very important additions for home storage. There are numerous options with varying shapes, sizes and colors available in the market. This can make finding a perfect cabinet daunting for any interior designer or homeowner. If you know the choices in the market and their various characteristics, you will be able to make the best choice.

To start with, doors are critical elements in a cabinetry. Cabinet doors give you access to the items and add some charm to the entire unit together with the room.  Concerning doors, there are a few options. One is the slab doors; they are often a characteristic of modern kitchens. They have a solid piece of wood with clean edges. 

Square doors are also a popular option in many residential areas. The idea of any home improvement project is to match the dwelling with the rest of the components. That is why square doors attract many people owing to their versatility. Square doors with rectangular frames blend almost with every home design, be it contemporary or traditional.

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Choosing Solid Wood Cabinets for the Kitchen

Choosing Solid Wood Cabinets for the Kitchen

Kitchen cabinets do more than just offer storage space because they create a magnificent look in the room. Nevertheless, this only happens when you choose the right cabinet material. Solid wood cabinets are popular options in kitchens. They bring an unmatched aesthetic value. It is hard to tell original solid wood from some chipboard with a veneer finish. This does not mean you cannot pull this purchase off. With a few tips, you will get an amazing solid wood cabinet. 

Solid wood lasts a long time 

Solid wood can last for years without asking for a replacement or frequent repairs. This is due to their exceptional durability. They cannot be labeled as cheap though, but they will give you the full value for your money. Solid wood is the most cost-effective option for furnishing your kitchen because although it may cost more, it will last a very long time. Furthermore, it boosts your home’s resale value. 

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