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Guide To Design Your Dining Table

We, Indians, love opulence and drama in every possible theme. May it be our movies or our novels, we dig for everything grand and larger than life. But when it comes to enjoying a meal with folks, we prefer a soothing ambience with an easy-on-the-eyes setup. A meal is a time when we open our hearts to loved ones, no matter where we are. It serves as a bonding medium for generations to come together and exchange stories and experiences. Why settle for a drab table setting when the conversation is so interesting? So make every meal a wonderful experience by setting up a table. Regardless of what you are serving, let the table decorations add glory to every cuisine. Add drama to the table with little trinkets.

1. Chalk Out a Plan!

Before you take out all your cutlery and serveware, give your table 5 minutes. Observe your dining table and understand how it can act like the epicentre of the meal that you are hosting. Create a mental plan to ensure that every person feels comfortable with it. If you are hosting

Question To Ask For Interior Design

Over many years as an Interior Designer, what would be 3 major shifts in consumer preferences during that time?

One thing that comes to mind right away is the shift from stain grade cabinets to paint grade cabinets. White kitchens are back! Clients are trending more towards lighter and brighter over the red/orangey tones of the last decade. Flooring has changed quite a bit with more clients opting for LVP (luxury vinyl plank) throughout their house. LVP has come so far, and is now super durable, easy to maintain and looks crazy real. Thirdly, quartz countertops are now becoming the standard. I rarely spec granite anymore. Quartz is so easy to maintain vs granite and the colors and patterns that are available now mimic everything from natural marble to exotic granites.

What are some future ideas and predictions going forward? Any new trends that may be taking place in 2018/19 and beyond?

Natural woods are very popular right now: hand scraped, wide plank barn board flooring as well as overtly distressed furniture pieces. What is also starting to come forward in

Tips To Making Your Home More Colorful

Are you scared of color because you are scared of committing? Color is an effective way to bring personality, and create a focal point in your home’s spaces. Unexpected utilization of colors speaks volumes about your personal style as well as sets your home apart.

Decorating your space, in terms of color, shouldn’t be challenging. Actually, it’s as effortless as 60-30-10. If you look at some of the example rooms in a designer’s portfolio, or in magazines, you’ll confirm this to be true – most rooms are invariably divided in percentages of 60-30-10. So why is this the case? It’s because of the human tendency to view an overall theme in 60% hue, unifying the coloration, followed by 30% that entails visual interest while the remaining 10% adds some little spark.

When handling your home décor, you should divide them into these percentages:

  • 10% of an accent color
  • 30% of secondary color
  • 60% of a dominant color

The following are some of the creative ways to add colors to your home décor:

1. Use Color to Get Emotional

Everyone associates colors with something they represent. For instance, red can represent

Tips To Choosing Ceramic Tiles

Get into the spirit of adventure and work on the home entrance, patio and garden to elaborate the dream. Find happiness in decorations with DIY approaches if preferred. A lot of grit goes into the construction, purchase or maintenance of the home, anyway. Persevere.

Start with the floors

Floors are crucial and expensive too. Wooden floors in the past may have been exposed to plenty of wear and tear. Nowadays, ceramics would be delightful in a range of pretty colors and designs, cost effective too, and easy to maintain in comparison to real wood. Ceramics may be used just anywhere and even in the wet areas. Yet, ceramics will not retain heat and you would need carpets to beat the cold in harsh winters. Pots could damage ceramic tiles too. Glance at 6 ceramic tile patterns and decide where to install them.

Matching designs

A very popular, though simple design, is the parallel pattern. Starting from a point, the tiles are patterned parallel to each other with uniform stripes.

Linking patterns

Shaped like a T, the row of bricks starting from the wall creates joints and links to each other. The aesthetic pattern produces a rustic ambiance that reminds of the far away and long ago

How To Furnishing Your Home

Don’t overdo but don’t forget color when you add or replace furnishing items in your home

When you have plans to add some new furnishings in any room in your home you need to think of your color scheme before you begin. If you are replacing some items, the colors that surround those items may also have to be replaced. You need to choose wisely so your room or rooms will not look in complete disarray. You may pick some of the loveliest items, most comfortable furnishings, but if they do not complement the other furnishings, you may end up with something that will not be pleasing to your eye and could ultimately make you feel very uncomfortable.

Some colors go together well, and some, of course, do not.

For example, let us assume you are adding some pieces to your living room.

You might have a neutral color sofa and you would like to add an accent chair or two. If your sofa is a light color a tan or perhaps light grey you might look for a chair that has a hint of that grey or tan but is a floral pattern or perhaps a geometric style. That chair can be any

How To Spice Up Your Dining Room

Did you know that a centerpiece can be a generic item that is not only used for events or a dinner party? Centerpieces give the dining room a more interesting and homely atmosphere. Plus it can add to the decor of the room.

Before starting with the decoration, you should decide on whether to use a tablecloth or runner. Many people will choose a runner to protect the wooden furnishing from scratching and staining plus it looks modern and elegant. The tablecloth and runner also does not need to match the curtains but if a carpet is present, make sure that the colour suits the carpet. Alternatively, you can use contrasting colours such as black and white, yellow and red, or perhaps purple and green.

Centerpieces can be more than just flowers and candles. They can also be a combination of decor items or something completely out of this world and abstract.

The item that will be used as the main focus should be in a different colour than that of the tablecloth or runner. Try to avoid blending the same colour decor items so that guests can actually see the distinctive decor elements. The only exception to this decor rule is the

How To Get Cushion Right

When it comes to home linen, cushions are like embellishments to the living space. Not only are they comfortable and cosy. But they also add an element of chic and glamour to the entire home scheme. These maybe for the bedroom or the living room, but having cushions to accentuate your space is not an option, but also a necessity. While they may add character to your living space, there are a few things one should keep in mind when choosing the type of cushions and their sequence;

  1. Number of cushions

When it comes to the number of cushions to be placed, one should always go with the thumb rule of ‘odd is key’. If you have a three seater you must place five comfortable cushions on it, to get the balance right. The only obvious exception being a single seater would only require only one cushion, anything more than that would mean crowding the space and would ultimately look ugly.

  1. Interspersing colours

The main thing about adding cushions to your living space is getting the colour scheme right. What’s essential here is how the colour of the home décor scheme blends with the colour of the cushions that I am adding to

Rustic Ideas For Your House Design

An open family room and kitchen where the family eats is designed in charming farmhouse style which makes it a warm and welcoming heart for the home. The focal point in the kitchen is the ivory wall with a sliding tribal carved barn door that evokes old world charm. The sari curtains covering the cabinet under the sink gives an eclectic period touch.The kitchen and living room are designed for lazy relaxed get-together with family and friends. Soft shades of beige and white, the living room has vintage chai tables with pillows scattered on the rug. The Haveli door dining table kitchen table is set near an arched bay window, bringing light and warmth inside. Rustic old woods and vintage corbels accented with green foliage serve as center pieces.

The bedroom has a kamasutra headboard in rustic wood bringing in a touch of the bohemian. The handloom cotton linens match the bed. Sheer sari curtains are draped over the top of the bed giving a romantic feel. The tall white curtains hanging from the ceiling make the room feel larger. A barn door slider made from Indian old doors give the unique statement needed. The master bath is a sanctuary of

Understanding Minimalism In Modern Day Decor

Today, modern decor is all about simple and clean lines. It’s less about sheer aesthetic value and more about functionality.

The utility, the practicality of the space, the decor is what makes its aesthetic and not the other way round. Minimalism, from an art form has now progressed to a lifestyle. A lifestyle that more and more people are increasingly adopting. You see, the moment you declutter your home, free it from all the tangible additional baggage; a certain sense of ‘being free’ is felt at a very innate level. People tend to feel lighter at a very philosophical level.

One solution for those looking to declutter their homes is to get storage boxes. Today, one finds a lot of storage boxes online. It is thus advisable to purchase such boxes which clear up maximum clutter while taking the least space. In fact, look for boxes which serve multiple purposes. Look for ways to seamlessly integrate the storage boxes that you purchase, with the rest of your minimal decor.

Here are some steps that you can take to live more minimally, and in extension, more happily-

1. Make it Count-

Consider your home to be a beautiful puzzle. Let the decor be such that every

Tips Digital Marketing For Interior Designer

Gone are the days when people used to explore magazines or books to get inspiration for interior design.

The internet has become the main source to get ideas on any topic. As business owners, that means potential customers are browsing Google daily to get inspirations for interior design.

When growing an interior design business, the first question you should ask is, “How do we reach clients and introduce them to our interior design services?” The best way is digital marketing. Digital marketing alone can offer your interior design business a lot of benefits. It can help display your work, meet potential clients, attract new visitors, and get more business leads all at once. The only challenge is to ensure that the digital marketing strategy you’re using is effective enough to achieve and optimize all these things together.

Here are some digital marketing essentials you should use in 2018 to maintain your lead flow and get profit. A strong digital presence takes a lot of effort and time to develop, but these online marketing strategies will provide instant positive results. Have a look at these interior designer marketing strategies:

Build an effective website:

In digital marketing, there is a range of marketing channels but the first

Tips To Design Your Workspace

Many office interior design companies design interiors with easy and affordable ways in which your company can incorporate color into a workspace.

You can always add interesting elements and throw some colors with some of your personality to your workspace to create a positive environment. Studies have revealed that to bring focus and boost productivity, personalizing your space could be an effective way. Here are some ideas to bring a Confident environment in your workspace.

A touch of nature

A bit of greenery in your workspace help you to be in a calm and relaxed mood. Plants for example succulents are an easy and affordable way to add color and calm to your office and also they require relatively low maintenance which makes them perfect for an office setting. If you enjoy watching trees near your window then add your own touch of nature with a small indoor plant or a vase with flowers.

Find inspiration in words

Encourage your workers to face challenges and overcome them. Choose words that motivate them to take the uncertain path. Make a list of your favorite inspiring quotes and messages. Take a print of it and put it where your employees can see it. You can also keep

Lattice Panels To Upgrade Your Home

As homeowners, it is not unusual to want a way to make your home stand out from the rest. As a result, we might look for unique yard art, choose paint colors that exude personality, have art work and architectural elements that show off our style or perhaps create custom art and design pieces that keep us from blending into the crowd.

It is this individuality of design that can cause us to scour the Web, salvage yards, and other resources to find the perfect piece to show off our style. But there is an option that many might overlook, and yet it is one that is not only functional and fun, but a great way to be unique – the answer? Lattice panels.

Lattice panels have long been associated with architecture. Although it is often viewed more as an outdoor element used as part of the foundation of a home, as possible shutters, or perhaps a fenced in area, lattice work has much versatility than that! Today’s homeowners and interior designers are finding that lattice panels can be implemented in a wide variety of ways for both the interior and exterior of a home.

When used outdoors as design elements, the lattice

How To Design Conscious Home

Design a Conscious Home: Bring mindfulness into our lives by decorating our house with energy balancing techniques enriched with ancient spirituality, striving to live more conscious lives and evolving in unison with Mother Earth. Become aware of yourself and how you interact with universe leads you with its signs, welcoming us and enveloping us in a huge bear hug. Be self-aware, live consciously, improve you are and how you relate to the world. Let’s begin our journey to living a more conscious life.

So now a question: Does your home enhance your life consciously? Or does it block you?

Our abodes and homes interact with every aspect of our lives and the decisions we take. They can increase stress or when designed with a conscious intention they nurture us and magnify our connection to the world. To live fuller and positive lives we have to feel the positive interaction with the world around us.

Living consciously becomes even better when we create a Conscious Home. A home that is connected to our energy fields or aura and is a reflection of us and our life gives us the nurturing care that we need. Knowing the different fields of energies and how they are

Tips To Decorating Your Home

Sometimes, a home, as cozy as it is already, needs a fixer-upper. But how do you fix a home which seems okay as it is? By using just a simple hacks, to up the ante so to speak. Here are a few home decorating hacks you should know.

Start with the door. Making a great first impression is always a good thing. And the best way to do that is to decorate the door. A decorated and well-painted door has that ‘welcome’ appeal. For example, orange and yellow colors convey warmth and joy. Skip the screen door, because that is not only an eyesore, it’s outdated. If you want to take it further, add a good mat and a door accessory.

Let your sofa have a ‘conversation’ with your chairs. It’s a simple trick you can find at hotel lobbies and even rooms to invite people to sit and have a conversation. The furniture are arranged ‘U shape’ or ‘H Shape’. In the ‘H shape’, two armchairs which sit side by side is facing the sofa. In the middle is a coffee table. While the ‘U shape’ places the coffee table in the center, the two armchairs on its left and right

Guide To Choose Colours For Your Home

Redecorating your home is an essential task and a lot of people fret about it because it is also something which requires splurging on a large-scale if you are thinking of a complete makeover.

Colours play a vital role in everyone’s life and no one in the world is skeptical about it or have a conflicting thought. Well, when you want to make a change in your home and want to be playful with colours, it’s important to know the colour psychology as few of them are vivacious and energetic while others may be cool and calm and relaxing.

Here we are going to discuss about the ways you can bring in colours to you life…

1. Give your walls a life

Adding vibrancy in your room is always a great option to bring in a beautiful positive aura into your space. One of the trendy ways of doing it could be focussing on just a single wall and giving it a complete transformation while keeping the rest in simple tones. Just adding a beautiful floral pattern or a cheeky colourful wallpaper to one of the walls in your room can shift the focal point in no time. You can choose either bold and

Tips To Buying Rug

As the owner of an Oriental Rug gallery for many years, I have purchased thousands of handmade rugs. In the beginning, the process was a bit daunting and I was somewhat overwhelmed but as time passed, I learned from experience and study and now would like to share some of my insight with you today.

Important points when looking at a potential purchase of an Oriental rug.

Number 1

Colors! Do you find the colors of the rug to be aesthetically pleasing? Do the colors in the rug give you a pleasant feeling of joy and happiness? If yes, this is a great start.

Number 2

Quality of the materials. If the rug is wool, as most hand-woven rugs are, is the wool good quality? Good quality wool will not be dry or scratchy to the touch and should be quite resilient. If you push on it, does it spring back? Hand-spun wool from healthy sheep is durable and will last for many years. If the rug is silk, it should glisten like the sun and will be cold to the touch. If a “fake silk” often called “art silk” it will be much less expensive and not very tightly knotted. Beware of these “art

All About Modern Architecture

The United States is seeing a huge building boom that is changing many city landscapes very quickly. The new style of architecture that mixes modern and contemporary styles seems to be winning. The evidence is easy to see in how long it takes a new home to sell. Today’s buyers want the modern look, and they are paying up for the modern and contemporary style. Here are 4 home renovation ideas that can help achieve that look.

  1. Open Concept Living Spaces
  2. Eat-In Kitchens
  3. Metals and Wood Stairs
  4. Industrial Accent Materials

Nothing says modern like open concept living spaces. One of the best ways to change a home’s feel is to open up the living, dining and kitchen into one large living space. Not only is this style in demand, but it also is very functional. The idea of open concept living areas gives the home a social environment.Eat-in kitchens are a must, as it works directly with the open concept living space. It is a functional design that allows social interaction between the kitchen and the table. It is perfect for entertaining and if you have children it lets you keep an eye on them while you cook, watch the game, or clean up.

Metal and

Guide To Decorate Your Dorm

Are you trying to decorate your dorm space and running short of ideas? If you are, then you have come to the right place. As you read through this you will find plenty of ideas to help you make your dorm space the way you want it to be.

There are lots of ideas which can easily transform your dorm space and the amazing part is that you do not have to spend much to create a transformation. Let’s have a look at some tips for making changes.

1. Make a printed wall

Have a wall that has a huge picture attached to it. We’re not talking about wallpapers or paint. You can just print out a picture that you have taken and fix that on any wall of your dorm space. Having such a wall will make your dorm space look larger than the original wall.

2. Place colored tape as lining for your bookshelves

The bookshelves that you have in your dorm space can be imaginatively decorated using colored tape. Different colored tapes can make your shelves look lustrous and when you think you need a change you can remove the tape without leaving any residue.

Likewise, you can use colored tape round posters

How To Decorating Your House When Your Budget is Tight

You have got your keys of the new house and now the biggest challenge is to make this empty house a beautiful and stylish home. All this to achieve while being in budget can be a tough ask, but here is a list of few things you can do to catch up with the money.

You and your family must be anticipating this day for a long time; this could even be for years and you know the value of this new home. You may have flipped all the interior decor magazines, secretly photographed your friend’s and relative’s homes yet you might be looking for professional expert tips to revamp your new home in style.

1. First is you need to make a decision on what you like the most and how you can incorporate it in your home

Well, this may come to you very simple and easy question, but a lot of people tend to do mistakes here. You will end up jamming your little space and making it space cramped with all the things in the world in your living room. And by the time you will realize, it will be too late and your living space will just be

Tips Oil Burners For The Furniture

Oil burners in fuel are an integral part of oil heating appliances. In the oil boiler, the burner must be adjustable, depending on the changing parameters of the fuel oil. See what are the most important things related to oil burners.

The advantage of oil boilers is that after replacing the burner, the oil furnace can also be operated as a gas. There are also produced dual-fuel burners enabling the change of fuel from oil to gas and vice versa, without the need to replace the burner. However, due to the high price, they are rarely used in boilers intended for single-family houses.

Oil Burner and Gas Burner in heating boilers sprays fuel oil or allows it to evaporate. During this process, the fuel intensively mixes with the air and only a mixture of oil and air is burned.

A proper oil quality is a prerequisite for the proper operation of the oil burner. The most important for the course of the combustion process is kinematic viscosity. To get the right viscosity, you need to heat the oil. In the burner, the oil is heated by an electric oil heater. It is integrated with the nozzle and has a variable power range. The