When choosing a style of furnishing, color scheme, or fabrics for your new home, or when redecorating a room, plants often do not immediately spring to mind when considering what you need to complete your space. Plants can be, however, an inexpensive and beautiful addition to any room, and there are a great number of options that can complement and even inspire any décor. Choosing Plants Leaf Shape: There is a huge variety of leaf shapes to choose from when considering which plants are right for your room. Broad leaves look great on mantles or as part of larger arrangements, and long leaves can draw the eye up to interesting architectural features. Leaf Texture: From spiky to glossy or fuzzy, you can get really creative when selecting a plant that has a texture that matches your space. A prickly cactus would really accent a room that has a southwestern themed décor, or the fuzzy texture of a dusty miller looks great in an entirely white room or as part of a holiday arrangement. Color: With plants and flowers available in virtually every color imaginable, this is one area where using plants as inspiration for your wall color or accent colors […]
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If you have a room that requires a masculine touch, don’t fret. Decorating a boy’s room is not as intimidating as it may seem. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can turn your little man’s room into a space that he treasures. Bedding Basics Many young boys love sports, which means bedding that features a football, basketball, baseball, hockey or racing design may be a winner when it comes to decorating. If your youngster isn’t exactly a sports fanatic, ask him about his favorite colors and find a way to work them into the bedding theme. If necessary, you can always choose solid colors that work well together and still give your little boy a perfect space. Phone Favorites If your youngster wants a phone in his room, look for something that speaks volumes about his personality. Perhaps a helmet phone, car-shaped phone or even a character phone would be the perfect choice. Whatever it is, make sure that it reflects his own personal taste and is a phone that he will enjoy using. This ‘n That Every little boy loves something, right? Does he love model airplanes or cars? What about trading cards or sports? […]
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If you live in a smaller home or condo, you face some particular decorating challenges. Getting comfort and style while reducing clutter in a small home can be done with a few smart furniture choices and a good understanding of colors and placement in small rooms. Keep It Light And Bright Dark colors make a room look smaller, so stick to lighter choices for small rooms. If you absolutely love dark red or chocolate brown, there is no reason you can’t make it a part of your room, just use it as an accent color instead of painting the walls in that color. Try to choose lighter tones for flooring, wall paint, and the largest pieces of furniture in the room. Darker, more vibrant colors are perfect for things like throw cushions, place mats, candles, and decorative vases and other art pieces. They will bring those richer colors into the space without overwhelming it and making it feel dark and cramped. Choose Furniture That Does More Save space by making your furniture multi-task for you. Look for coffee and end tables that include storage for books, remote controls, and magazines. Choose storage ottomans where you can stash extra blankets and […]
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When you begin thinking about decorating, usually a man-friendly space is not what springs to mind. The décor of a space popular with men is usually a large screen television and sports paraphernalia, and while this may seem to be the limit of their creativity, there are a lot of other options for creating a space that will appeal to a more masculine taste. Here are a few tips for creating a space in which any man will feel at home! Define A Function The most important element of any space for a man is whether or not it will serve his needs. Whether it’s an office or living room, understanding how they want to use the space, and including all the elements that they’ll need to function in that space, is essential. Choose Warmer And Darker Colors While light, airy colors can give a room a nice appeal, often men are drawn to darker, warmer colors for their own spaces, in particular reds, greens, and blues. All these colors are great choices for paint, and selecting complementary colors for accent pieces will tie the space together. Select Durable Fabrics And Upholsteries Fabric choices for window treatments and furnishings should […]
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