Here are some useful tips to know before choosing curtains
Consider the style, size, and shape of the window, and what you want the curtains for. Think about the room, its proportions and what it’s used for, the upholstery, and accessories. Curtains can be hung from rods in a number of ways. Although most are functional rather than stylish, some decorative types are available. The right choice will not only enhance the window but also turn an ordinary room into a really special place.
Here are ten household helpful hints for choosing curtains:
Match curtain fabric with upholstery to unify space that seems untidy.
Use carpet to mark off space. A rug is ideal for establishing a social zone within a room.
Fabrics with classic patterns give a period feeling to the ambience of a room.
Remember that the bed linen, tablecloths, and towels also contribute to decoration.
Sheer curtain and gauze enable us to filter light.
Venetian blinds allow control over the amount of light entering a room.
Do not limit curtains and blinds to just windows. They can be used in an excessively long passage or hallway. Blinds make good screens.
In rooms with a lot of pictures, different colored walls, or furniture, it is suitable to use neutral tones for the curtains and upholstery.
Take advance of fabrics by using them to renovate your furniture.
Use rugs and tapestries as hanging on a wall. Their color and texture are unbeatable and they improve acoustics.
Some Quick Wall Decor Ideas
Wall decor or wall art is one of the most captivating things that you can actually do to get busy and creative at the same time. If you are an established painted with a keen know how of abstract art and wall painting then this might be your choice to go your way on your walls to impress yourself and your visitors. For the rest of us, who aren’t painters by hobby or profession and have little time to actually dedicate to this decoration activity, its best to rely on some hands on and tested wall décor methods. These methods not only help you remove that static blandness from your home walls but will also make your visitors compliment your sheer sense of decorativeness and beauty.
Protecting your walls from wear, tear and unnecessary drilling is the first step to your wall décor activity. The first thing that you can do to your wall is to remove all those ugly nails that you hammered or drilled sometimes back. There are pretty good replacements in the market that doesn’t require you to drill those unnecessary holes in your walls. One such substitute is the wall hooks that are not only easily removable fr5om your walls but also help you saving that precious wall emulsion or paints. With integrating these hooks you can rest assured that whatever wall hanging you want to bring in will simply plug to these hooks without any prior ripping or tearing of the wall its self.
Now after getting all those wall hooks in their places you need to consider the kind of wall art you want to opt in for. When doing this, it is necessary to see the prevalent theme in your home furnishings and design to see what kind of wall décor will be suitable in such vicinity. A simple way will be to opt for wall frames for displaying your family snaps and other favorites that you might have. You can select the frames according to the furnishings in your rooms to relate your wall décor directly with the existing home decoration. You can also place some wall licensed art pictures of some celebs like Marilyn Monroe etc which are easily available at your local décor stores as well as on the internet. You can also go for hi tech wall décor art like the 3D moving wall décor pictures. These pictures are new in the market and can revamp your walls with realism and creativity at the same time. You can find the link to these pictures in the author profile box.
The shelves and wooden racks that you integrate in your home for utility of saving and organizing your stuff can also are styled into becoming great wall décor assets. You can buy bold colored wooden shelves and even go for some colorful metal shelves and stacking racks too. Apart from this, wrought iron wall tapestries can also help in rejuvenating your wall décor
There was a time when wall papers were the real in thing and almost all the US households have them in place. But today having enamel as wall coats is trendier so it is advisable to go with this in case you are looking to completely change the wall color and theme. In every room you can paint the wall behind bed head differently than the other three in bold and glossy colors like navy blue, maroon and lemon yellow.
All these are some very generic rules of decorating your walls. Of course, there is no limit on your own creativity and you can do whatever you see fit.
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Shedding Some Light on Gothic Style
Unfortunately today Gothic design or indeed anything Gothic related, is wrongly viewed with sinister undertones by the general public. Shock rockers like Marilyn Manson and moody teenagers who enjoy vampire movies and stealing the mother’s Eyeliner, have certainly not helped with the plight of this once much loved style. Given today’s misinterpretation of the style which meddles in dark imagery and black on black colour schemes, it may surprise many to discover that Gothic style was initially concerned with bringing light and colour into the gloomy Medieval spaces of its heyday. Architects of the Middle Ages devised an innovative way of building that allowed slender masonry walls to support large areas of glass so that the places of worship could be brighter, taller and generally more uplifting places to be. Out this was born the Gothic style as Ecclesiastical architecture began to become the main source of influence to design on a domestic level.
Now resurfacing as a very popular design movement, Gothic interior design is a wonderfully ornate and delicate style that is sure to add some splendour and romance to your home. Starting with the floor, a hard surface is the most typical- tiles, stone or a dark hardwood are all perfect though you may want to add a rug or two for comfort.
Other important elements are fireplaces, stained glass and wooden beams. For a really authentic look, recreate classic pointed arches in narrow areas of your home such as the hallway or above your windows.
Walls should be dramatically coloured by either painting or wallpapering with elaborate Gothic style motifs. Colours to include are crimson, ochre, dark green, black, violet and gold. Continuing the theme and palette with your fabrics will really see the Gothic period brought to life. Settees, cushions, bedspreads and curtains should all contain heraldic or floral patterns with curtains especially benefiting from extra attention. Really add drama with material such as velvet or satin and include beaded tassels, beaded tie-backs, pelmets and wrought iron tie-back hooks. For added effect, include extra fabric details around the home such as table runners, wall tapestries and windowsill cushions.
Furniture should be of heavy, hardwood construction and should be elaborately carved. Details to look out for are turned legs, arched designs, plush upholstery and carved details containing Medieval or religious elements. At this point your home will contain all of the main features that define the Gothic style whilst remaining unfussy and clutter free. If however, you do wish to intensify the theme, add details such as candles, wrought iron sculpture, gargoyles, crosses and stone statues. Though I would only advise you do so if your home has the necessary size and is much older, otherwise the final look will end up a little “theme park” and lose the all important scale.
Gothic interior design is a beautifully evocative route to follow if it is a dramatic finish you desire. It is certainly not the foreboding, doom and gloom style that movies and music have led us to perceive. Its many facets offer so much scope for personalisation and just as effective at simply adding a little softness to your home as it is at transforming it into a full on castle-like retreat. It is completely up to you how far you want to take it.
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