Category Archives: Interior Decorating

Interior Decorating and Interior Design is not as complicated as you think, and something that everybody should pay attention to.

Home Channel Tip #6: Keeping your paintings straight

Occasionally I enjoy the Home Channel.

Sometimes it’s a little “girly”, but other times it gives you a little “Useless Knowledge:D

Anyway, today I saw this little tip:

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Use your wedding photographs

Again, this is common sense.

Our wedding photographer took excellent photographs at our wedding, as I mentioned in my article where I reviewed our wedding photographer. But, we just had the photos sitting in the wedding album which we would take out and show people if they hadn’t seen it yet (and if they asked… I promise we weren’t forcing it on people :-) ).
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Decorating a study – Color

Here’s a quick little idea when decorating a study.

If your study is anything like mine, the colors can be a little drab. Dark wood seems to be quite the rage at the moment, and, with our cream painted walls and dark wood study desk and display cabinet/book shelves, our study is pretty much a black and white room. My tip is: Add some color with an abstract painting.
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Designer’s eye, first steps, and other stories

News_and_Stories.jpgHere are this weeks interesting articles. Hope you enjoy them.

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Home Decorating Tip #10 – Take a look around

Take a look around. Probably the best piece of advice I can give.

When you visit other people’s homes, look around and see what you like. You don’t have to copy it directly, but look for ideas that you could use around your house.
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Home Decorating Tip #9 – Give each room a function

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Give each room a function, and make sure that each function can be fulfilled in the room.

2 obvious examples:

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Home Decorating Tip #8 – Create easily accessible paths

Lounge.jpgOtherwise known as Traffic Flow in Interior Decorating, these paths are the routes that people will take through your house, around furniture, etc… You will be able to notice these patterns on carpets after some time as high traffic flow can wear a carpet down.

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Home Decorating Tip #7 – Create a focal point

This has been said before, and it will probably be said again, but this is the key issue when choosing how to decorate a room or other area of your house or garden. Take a look at a person’s face. Their eyes are the focal point, and your eyes will automatically be drawn to them. The same will happen when furnishing a room.

You could automatically have a focal point in the room ready, in which case you want to highlight and/or enhance the attraction of this feature. Here is a list of things that could be a focal point, or help create/improve a focal point;

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Home Decorating Tip #5 – Use good lighting effects

Chandelier_2.jpgFind what needs to be lit (is it the room, or just a painting?), and a way that enhances the atmosphere. Downlights can be quite good over a bar or pub, modern reading lamps in a study, chandeliers in the entrance, or decorative lamps with lamp shades in the lounge. Also take into account that you can create a soft effect using very warm (in color) light bulbs…

There are a number of ways light can enhance the ambience of a room:

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Home Decorating Tip #4 – Decorate the walls

Decorate the walls with framed pictures and paintings. An empty wall can almost give the impression of an empty (yet boring) room. BUT, the key here is to make sure that the picture frames are good quality, and they are good looking picture frames.

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