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Monday, February 16, 2015

Living Room Decorating Tips – How to Create a Different Appeal


A living room means so much to a family. It is the place where you relax, read your favorite book, watch television with your entire family, play with your kids and even entertain your guests. It should be decorated keeping in mind all the activities it usually accommodates. Here are some small living room decorating ideas that you would find very useful.


Less is always more

No matter how much you love your old sofa set or the bean bag, you should always try to keep the living room clutter free. Do not put any furniture that doesn’t serve the room’s basic purpose. A living room should look and feel spacious.

Instead of a full sofa set, you can opt for a single sofa and place several chairs in the room to accommodate more people and yet leave lots of space around. Mount the television on the wall and get extra space. Instead of a big carpet, use small area rugs to designate different areas and also add pop of colors to your living room decor.


Choose colors for your living room

While choosing colors for your living room, keep in mind its size. Light colors make a room look larger while dark colors make it look smaller. Lighting also affects the look and feel of a room. The true shade of the color comes out in natural light. Direct light would make dark colors look brighter and too dramatic. So restrict these colors for walls that get indirect sunlight.

Furniture in light hues like white, off-white or beige is the current trend. You can combine them with dark colored curtains and rugs and pillows. For a unique look, get pillow covers in different textures. You can get a layered look and also make your living room exude warmth.


Create a focal point in your living room

The easiest way to make your living room stand apart is to add a focal point to it. A fireplace, a chandelier or a silk flower arrangement on a coffee table can become the focal point of your room. Actually you can explore your creativity and choose your own and unique focal point. A fake palm tree placed at a prominent place of the room can be the ideal focal point if you want your living room to don a natural look.

A coffee table with a bunch of lilies in a tall vase or your collection of sea shells would add a different dimension to your living room. Most of us like to put up photo frames on the living room wall. You can create a collage of your favorite photos and let the room reflect your personality.

When it comes to home decor, it’s the little things that create a huge difference. So use your own living room decorating ideas and revel in your creativity.




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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Room Decorating Ideas – Creating a Focal Point in a Room



If you go through home decor magazines or websites, you will surely come across the term “focal point” and how to create focal points in your rooms and make it look attractive. Well, to create a focal point, first you need to know what a focal point is and then incorporate it in your rooms. So we will start with defining a focal point so it becomes easier for you to create one.


What is a focal point?

How often it has happened to you that you enter a room and something catches your eye? It is the most important feature of the room and forms the center of the decor of the room. It is the focal point of the room. So a focal point is the most striking feature of a room that defines the decoration and gives it a different meaning.



How to create a focal point in a room?

Now we come to the most important issue – how to create a focal point in a room so that it looks not only beautiful but also stands apart in the eyes of the viewers? What can be a focal point in a room? A fireplace can be a focal point. A coffee table or a window can be a focal point too. Once I visited a house that had a big window looking into the garden. That window with a big palm tree beside it made me appreciate the aesthetic sense of the host.

I would suggest you to choose a focal point that reflects your personality. If you love nature, place a big potted plant in the room and create a vibrant yet relaxing effect in the room. If you love books, get a uniquely designed bookcase to showcase your collections. You will find your guests getting attracted to the bookcase and admiring your taste.

Do you love collecting artifacts? Place a few but chosen artifacts on the coffee table that would leave your guests mesmerized by your aesthetic sense. Even a candle stand with colored candles can do the trick for your room.

If you want your room to look exclusive, mount a mirror in a beautiful frame on the wall and place lights that would highlight it. You can organize pictures on a wall to make it the focal point. Similarly, brightly colored rugs placed at the centre of a room would act as a strong focal point.

While choosing a focal point, remember to arrange the furniture in a way to make everyone appreciate it. Moreover for a focal point to work, you should keep the room clutter free. With these room decorating ideas, we hope you would be able to create a focal point that would leave your guests surprised.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

How to Choose Color in Your Home Decor



Your home desperately needs a makeover and no one knows that better than you. It’s the first stumbling block that is creating the problem for you – choosing color for your home decor. With us, should you be worrying over such a thing? Not at all. So, let’s share some home decorating ideas that will help you to choose the color palette for your home.

What’s in and what’s out?

You should know what’s trending in home decor, right? Yes, there are some colors which are in and some which designers do not prefer much. Neutrals are in now. White and soft colors never go out of fashion due to their eternal appeal. Warm colors like orange, yellow and purple are also getting many likes. However, if you want a unique look for your home, go for zebra designs or intense contrasts like red and green.



The starting point

Are you unable to decide how to start? Well, get a floor plan of your house for an easy reference. The rooms that are interconnected or the one that can be viewed from another one should have similar colors. You may also start from the most centrally located room in your house, namely the living room or the kitchen.

Choosing colors for your home decor

Choose a neutral color to be safe if you are unsure of your own choice. Nowadays, most interior decorators advise to add pop of colors to make a room look vibrant. So you can add colorful mats or curtains or vases to create focal points in the room.
Choose a few colors from the color palette and use them in the home décor. An off-white painted room would look warm with a vase full of red roses. You may also choose to have orchids to add a touch of green. For a warm glow add a big sofa in yellow with multi-colored cushions thrown in.

As you proceed from the central room, keep on adding colors from the color palette. Your bedroom can have an ocean theme with different hues of blue mixed and matched to create a tranquil effect.

For the kids’ room opt for warm and vibrant colors. Placing mats in geometric designs or having bright colored curtains can also do the trick.

If you love bold colors, go for them. However, beware of having too much of bold colors in adjacent rooms as that can break the harmony in the decor.

Home decorating ideas should be used keeping in mind harmony of colors. You can get creative with different colors and create intense contrasts but in small proportions to create the right effect.

We hope you have already decided on the colors for your home. Let us know how your home looks after the makeover.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Add a Splash of Color to Your Room With Silk Flowers



Is your room looking a bit dull these days? Maybe it requires a makeover but considering the cost and trouble involved you are refraining yourself. What if we suggest an inexpensive but creative way to add a splash of color to the room and make it look beautiful and stylish? Silk flowers are the answer and let’s see how you can use them to give your room a facelift.



How to use silk flowers to brighten up a room

Silk flowers when used in an innovative way in home decor can instantly brighten up a room. Using them at the right location adds splashes of color to a room and makes it look lively and warm. Imagine placing a bunch of red roses on the center table to welcome the guests. Tulips or lilies or peonies arranged in a floral arrangement can become the focal point of a room.

To show your creativity in home decor, go for unusual fake flowers and use them differently in floral arrangements to create your own style. Fake red dragon flowers are quite common nowadays. These flowers can immediately add a touch of color to a room. You can heighten the effect by combining these flowers with green foliage and placing them in a black vase.

For a dramatic look, you can choose red poppies in a black or brown vase. Put this on the mantelpiece or the coffee table and see the effect it creates.

If you prefer going subtle, choose silk lilies with green foliage for a more natural look. A black vase would create a contrasting look that would do wonders to your room.

Who said you can place flowers only on the tables? Put a bunch of flowers in a pot and hang them from the window. You can even create an illusion of height by hanging down the floral arrangements from the ceiling.

Calla lilies in different colors in a tall vase can be sufficient for a living room to look bright and uplift your mood.

The best thing about silk flowers is that you can buy them in dozens and mix and match them according to the season or mood. So, during the summer, go for lilies and peonies and choose tulips to brighten up the dull winter evenings.

You can even go for fake orchids if you like their unusual looks. Orchids in small pots and urns can be placed in the bedroom or other corners of a room to break the monotony of colors.

So, go ahead and buy good quality artificial flowers and give your room the makeover it deserves.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

How To Use Silk Wedding Flowers In Your Wedding



Everybody wants to have a dream wedding and decoration plays a major role in making it perfect and memorable. To create an exclusive look, we need to pay attention to the centerpieces and design them innovatively. Using silk wedding flowers can help us to lend a unique look to the centerpieces and make people appreciate our taste.

Wedding flower centerpieces – DIY ideas

Silk wedding flowers can be used creatively along with other materials to create a lovely and memorable wedding decoration. You have to choose the flowers depending on the season and the theme of the wedding.

Here are a few ideas that you can implement in your wedding to create your own elegant and unique centerpieces.
If you’re getting married in the spring, you can go for soft blooms to create the centerpieces. Use clay vessels to hold the blooms and you can achieve a simple yet elegant look.

A winter wedding needs more color and brightness to fight off the dullness. Pine branches and red zinnias would make a lovely combination. However, if you are ready to surprise your guests, go for a red cabbage centerpiece. Yes, a red cabbage along with zinnias when placed in a wooden box makes for an unusual centerpiece idea. It’s easy to design and it will catch everybody’s attention.

Are you getting married in the summer? Warm weather calls for some soothing effects and hydrangeas would be perfect for the occasion. You may choose them in single colors like purple or mix a few and create a more colorful bouquet. They come is so many different colors that it’s hard not to find the color theme of your wedding when shopping for them.

A fall wedding can allow you to be creative and innovative with your ideas. You can use colorful leaves with fruits and flowers to set the centerpieces. Craft papers and ribbons can be used for an added effect.

Are you romantic by nature? Roses and tulips will allow you to create a soft romantic wedding. Use them along with leaves and take interesting urns to hold the entire arrangement. Even candles can accompany them to complete the look. Artificial rose petals are easily available and very inexpensive. These can be used to accent tables, runners or just drop them into a vase with water and a floating candle for a romantic touch.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Using Small Silk Flower Arrangements in The Kitchen



Some people find cooking very relaxing. Whether preparing an elaborate holiday meal or rustling up a simple dinner they enjoy cooking. Many not only take care to make their kitchen functional but also want it to be aesthetically pleasing. So they use interesting items to decorate the kitchen and even put flower arrangements to add a touch of freshness. Using real flowers is not always possible so small silk flower arrangements come handy.

Choosing silk flowers for the kitchen

You may love red roses but unless they match the color and theme of the kitchen, you may not want to use them in your kitchen decor. So using the right flowers is important to create the desired effect. If your kitchen is painted in soft and neutral colors, you can experiment a lot with silk flowers. Red tulips, purple hydrangeas or even lilies with foliage can be used in flower arrangements. If you have a big dining table, go for a tall vase and create a vertical illusion.

For a smaller table, having a spread arrangement would be better. Square urns, metal containers or even small baskets can be used to hold the flowers. In fact, choosing the right container is critical and can make your task half done.

If you are using a tall vase, you don’t have to put only flowers in it. Fake fruits would make a unique floral centerpiece. During the summer, you can use lemons with lilies. For the winter, keep aside the red berries or red cabbages. A square and flat container can hold silk flowers and vegetables from your kitchen garden for an exclusive look. Your guests will surely praise your taste and creativity.

Don’t use only flowers but pair them with green foliage for creating contrast. Ivy or other fake plants can also be used in the arrangements. Even twigs and dried branches can be added for a garden like feeling.

If you love a green and natural look, go for more plants in the kitchen rather than flowers. Apart from the table, the cabinets can also be used to place small flower arrangements. A single flower in a small and old coffee mug would create a nice effect in the right kitchen. Old utensils can be repainted and used to hold the flowers. This way you can recycle the items and also use the space available effectively.

Using small silk flower arrangements can make the kitchen look relaxing and make your cooking more fun. Keep on recycling the flowers and using them according to the season to give your kitchen an affordable and easy makeover as desired.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How To Use a Silk Flower Centerpiece as a Focal Point In a Room



Do you know what makes a home stand out? The answer is the successful use of a focal point in the decor. People often make the mistake of putting too many things in a room and failing to create an impact. If you want to make your guests take notice of your room and praise your taste, go for unique items to create a focal point.

How to create a focal point?

Just like the hotel in the picture above used a silk flower arrangement as the focal point of their lobby you can use this in a scaled down version in your home. In this regard I would recommend some flowers placed on the center table, coffee table or the dining table because it’s an easy choice for creating a focal point. What can make it unique is the arrangement style. People are using silk flowers more often today to create their own centerpieces and express their creativity.

Silk flower centerpiece – a joyful exuberance

When it comes to adding a splash of color to a room and making it look warm, nothing can beat flowers. They can be used in arrangements or mixed and matched with other items to create interesting centerpieces. Silk flowers like tulips, orchids, roses, daisies and lilies can be put together innovatively to catch the attention of your guests.

It is important to choose the flowers only after much deliberation of what the entire room will be. The season, occasion and your entire home decor should play a part in selecting the fake flowers. Plan and get flowers of your choice from a well known vendor so that you get good quality materials.

After procuring the flowers, it is time to select a container. Apart from vases, you can use other containers to hold the flowers. The color and material of the container must fit your style and the flower sprays.

Roses and tulips should be placed in broad or tall vases whereas hydrangeas look good in a round container. Urns with metallic finish or glass bottles in interesting shapes would help you to make your centerpiece more attractive.

Do not put flowers of same length together. You may have to use shears to cut off the stems of the flowers to make them of unequal heights. Using foliage or other natural materials would make the arrangement more interesting. Pebbles, marbles, dried twigs or even colorful stones can be used. Small fruits can be placed as fillers and also for a dramatic effect.

When placing the flowers into the vase or container, use them in different sizes to create a more natural look. The smaller ones should come near the base and the taller ones at the top to create harmony.

Keep experimenting and watch how the silk flower centerpiece impacts the entire house. Once you’re done it is time to let your guests appreciate your creativity and give you a thumb up for a beautiful home.

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