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Tips on how to do your own interior design

Tips on how to do your own interior design

The outcome of your interior design may not be as pleasing as you had anticipated. You had been confident at first that you would do it, and now you are wondering what went wrong. Interior design requires an amount of creativity. Though there are no rules that has been set, the tips below can make your designing as good as that of a professional designer.


•    When to choose paint color

You should choose the color of the walls last. This will ensure that the color works well with the rest of the furnishings such as furniture, artwork and carpets. Make sure that your things are in the room before choosing the color to paint. Especially for a new home, you may find that the color that worked in the previous home does not work in the new home and you may need a different hue or shade. This is due to having different sources of light.

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Woods for interior design

Woods for interior design

Woods plays a big role in interior design. It would be difficult to image a home without an aspect of wood. Most items are made from it such as beds, kitchen cabinets, tables and chairs among others. You will also find art made from wood, making your house attractive. Below are some of the woods that are used to decorate your home.
•    Teak
The wood is used to make furniture for both indoors and outdoors. It also makes window frames doors and kitchen cabinets due to its strength because it is a hard wood. The wood has yellow, brown and green tones.
•    Alder
Another hardwood that is common in making furniture and other interior decorations. This is the wood to go for if you are looking for quality furniture at an affordable price. You can get different hues from it by staining.
•    Oak
Your home décor is not complete without chairs and tables, most of which are from oak. The wood is long lasting and it endures the everyday use well.
•    Walnut
The wood does not expand or shrink, which makes it suitable for floors. It is also used to make chairs and the piano due to its ability to be formed into designs. It comes in different shades due to its diversity.
•    Poplar
The wood may not be popular in making furniture but is seen in plywood that is used for wall framing, chopsticks, papers, matches and many other wood products that require flexibility. It is the first wood to have decoded DNA
•    Cedar
The wood is used for chests and closets. This is especially due to its ability to deter insects and moths while it also destroys odor with its sweet scent. With its reddish brown and red tones, the wood has other uses outside home decorations such as structuring the house, shipbuilding and making of guitars.
•    Maple
One of the uses of the wood is in making wooden pieces for decorations. Its grains make it suitable for interior décor in areas such as the floor, making paneled walls or in furniture. You can also find bowling pins and baseball bats made from maple.
•    Padauk
Most carvings are from the padauk wood. It also used to make furniture and musical instruments. The wood is strong, it withstands the use of adhesives, and it is easy to curve. Most likely, your counter top with its intricate designs has been made from the wood.
•    Eucalyptus
The wood has a variety of uses in interior design. It can be used to panel floors, for making cabinets, frames, doors and in crown molding. Eucalyptus wood has a natural hue of salmon that get darker with exposure to the sun.
•    Purple Heart
The wood is purple in color, which changes overtime to a rich and deep hue. It is also flexible and can be bent. It has a straight grain texture that is shiny, something that makes it popular. It is common for making high quality furniture that also needs to be fabricated.

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Working with an interior designer

Working with an interior designer

You may be required to use the services of an interior designer for your home décor. This may be because the task is a bit complicated for you, or you are too busy to do your own decorations. Working with an interior designer has its benefits despite the fact that it will cost you. Some of the benefits include the experience that the interior will bring to the table. This will ensure that you get the best decorations.  The designers also have expertise in the field and are at a better position to balance the use of texture, color and pattern. They also ensure that there is functionality by proper planning of the space, ensuring that performance requirements are met and in organization. Because your decoration is at stake, it is important to ensure that you get the right interior designer. The tips below will help you to select the right one.

 Determine what you need

Knowing what your interior design needs are will help you to communicate them to the interior designer. Before you make contact, determine your goals, budget and the time set for the completion of the designing. Also decide on the kind of interior design you would like.

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Using texture in interior design

Using texture in interior design

Having one visual tone can make the decoration flat and boring. Texture plays an important role in interior design because it adds dimension to a room. Using items of different textures brings more appeal to the interior décor. For instance, a room that is painted with a monochromatic color can have textured finishes and moldings in order to give character to the room and make it interesting. You can also use pillows, draperies and throws to add texture to a room by using different fabrics such as cotton, velvet and faux suede. In contemporary designs, texture is being used boldly with objects of different texture being used together such as having stainless steel being placed close to an unfinished brick. This is unlike the traditional interior designs that were conservative on the use of texture.

The tips below will help you add texture to your home décor.

 Use different tones of the same color

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Do You Have A Great Pantry Design?

Do You Have A Great Pantry Design?

Sometimes, you will be amazed that a person can invest so much money in the design of a kitchen yet at the same time forget about the pantry. The pantry plays a very integral role of food storage, but that does not mean that it should not look good. 

The truth is; how you organize the pantry determines how appealing your kitchen is. If you are the clumsy kind, then you might want to have a spacious pantry with enough storage capacity. A pantry that is well stocked will be most ideal for every homeowner. Seeing that the pantry is one of the most used parts in a home, nothing beats a well-stocked pantry. If you cringe every time you try to reach things in the pantry, you need to rearrange things again. Imagine having all the ingredients and kitchen items in a central location. Wouldn't it make cooking an easy and enjoyable activity? 

What color should you paint the pantry?

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