As with all the uniquely designed rooms in your home, you’ll want to have a focal point for your living room. This focal point is where your eyes are instantly drawn when you enter the room. Without a focal point, your room can feel like an overwhelming mix of decorating themes, each competing with the next for attention.
The living room is one of the most public spaces in your home. It’s where you invite guests and where you can express your personality to friends and family alike. Whether you prefer a bold, vibrant vibe or something more relaxing and mellow, your living room should be as unique as you are. One simple way to inject more personality into your living room is with a simple coat of paint. Paint is a versatile medium that can do so much for your overall design without breaking your budget. Get inspired by these living room paint ideas and transform one of the most important rooms in your home.
The options for window treatments are endless and cross many price points. It is best to spend moderately on the best quality you can afford. Avoid flimsy curtains and ones that are unlined, these are two telltale signs of poor quality. Sure, the price might be nice, but you want your room to look elegant and expensive, right? Instead of buying them right off the rack at the local home store, find a selection at a specialty fabric store. Their experts can help you create window treatments with in your budget that will look like you spent a lot more for them. Once you have picked out your curtains, hang them as close to the ceiling as you can to draw your eye up and project the illusion of fullness. Curtains hung just above the window tend to look sparse.
Are you obsessed with white like I do? Doesn’t this color seem perfect and elegant to you? This perfect pure color is great for any décor (in case you don’t have too many pets) because it has lots of advantages: it easily combines with other colors, it visually expands even the smallest space and looks cool in every style, from minimalist to shabby chic. There are several shades of white color, warmer ones or colder ones, you can choose what suits you and your interior. White living rooms are so dreamy! All-white or mixed with other colors, these living rooms are very beautiful and create a romantic mood. Look at the gorgeous examples below and get inspired!
If you love the look of clean edges but lack the funds for custom cornices, you can still have a beautiful window without any soft goods at all by painting the window’s mullions, frame and sill instead of dressing it with curtains. Any DIYer with a steady hand and some masking tape can paint a window, and the color possibilities are endless. Try a bold pop of color to highlight the view, but for best resale value, choose a dark brown or black color for a chic look.
Changing the color of the room is the first thing you want to do when you move in, right? Perhaps, your builder or contractor is pressuring you to make a decision in choosing the colors right away. The truth is that most interior designers choose walls and trim color last. If you think about it, your furniture, drapes and accessories are much more difficult to find within your budget and style.
Window treatments for your spring home can be inviting and inspiring! Spring colors, fabrics and textures are what give your home a lift of light and airiness for a renewed spring home. If you are having challenges in finding a window treatment for your home, hire an interior designer, or visit the window treatment area of your local home improvement store. You will be surprised how helpful they can be! Get started on updating your window treatments for your spring home today!
There’s nothing better than sitting in front of the fireplace when it’s so cold outside! I can’t imagine my home without it, fire brings warmth, coziness and kind of romance to any space. Many of us have fire bowls and fireplaces outdoors and indoors but today I’d like to tell you of a special type of fireplace that have become popular recently – glass fireplaces. Modern technologies give us this fantastic opportunity to watch the fire from all angles, and it seems that fire is right in the room, without any boundaries! Nothing prevents you from enjoying the flame and you’ll notice how the atmosphere becomes warmer and cozier. Look at the models below and pick your own one!
Have a faux fireplace? Or maybe you don’t want to burn anything? Take candles! Candles are an awesome way to bring subtle charm and coziness! We’ve rounded up some cool displays to transform an under-utilized space into something that gets praise from your family and guests. Logs are number one as a candleholder in this case as they perfectly imitate real fire; if you are worried about safety, then take faux logs. A fireplace screen is a refined idea to display candles in a romantic way – choose the design that suits your interior. Got some lanterns? Use them for your fireplace candle display! Depending on the styling, they’ll actually fit any season and still give off a homey, cozy feel. Find more ideas below and get inspired!
New EPA certified wood fireplace inserts are rated 65% efficient and provide the added benefit of reducing emissions to almost zero. Fireplace inserts are classified by the fuel they burn and the method of venting. The available fuels are: natural gas, propane, wood, pellet and coal. For around $30, you can purchase a kit that will convert a natural gas insert to propane. Also, if you live more than 4,000 feet above sea level, your gas insert might require a smaller orifice jet to compensate for the lack of oxygen.
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