The New Year is at the door and interior designers have already forecasted the upcoming trends in home decoration for spring 2010.
Out of all aspects of home decoration, the most vital part is selection and arrangement of furniture and accessories.
They actually make one’s house a perfect cozy residence. Here is a brief guideline about the latest trends of furniture.
Use minimal furniture to leave sufficient space in the room. You can use low-height furniture; arrange seats that will rest on the floor, thus creating a cozy intimate living room.
You need not stick to a traditional basic design and adopt plans that make the room feel most comfortable.
Cleverly and clearly use your distinguishing style that will reflect on every part of the room, from furniture to accessories. It is better not to mix up two contrasting styles like the royal and classy.
Color plays an important role. Metallic tones will dominate this year. The metallic and beige shade, pure metal or combination of wood and metal are the textures and nuances of choice for sofa sets this year.
However, you can experiment with cushions in vibrant colors made of exotic fabric.
In case you are wondering what exactly is Yellow Diva you must know that it is an Australian company, which provides high-quality sofas for every home design. Their style is contemporary and innovative. Yet the company endorses the motto – old tradition and new style in a vibrant unison.
Their latest offer is a sofa, which can seduce every lover of fine home decorating. The M series of seating by Yellow Diva are inspired from East and West and represent a perfect harmony. The elegant edition of their sofas is a creation, based on eco-life style and traditions.
The M Series sofa is made with 100 percent eco-wool. The sofa solid ground is given by stable legs, made from oak wood. It comes equipped with felt buttons and ergonomic design.
The shape of the sofa is created by new technology, which allows more comfort. Latest Yellow Diva collection is for those, who are excited about an incredible home style, which comes with the models MC1 armchair, MO1 ottoman, MCL chaise lounge and MS1 sofa.
The look and feel of a room will depend on its color scheme.
Having one or two basic colors in the entire house will ensure good design flow and continuity; the accent colors used in each room will provide personality and individuality.
Continuity of color gives the illusion of space.
Lighter shades of cool colors (blue, green, pink, purple or red) can push walls out or ceilings up. Darker hues of warm colors (yellow, orange, brown) can pull walls and ceilings in.
However, continuity can also get boring. Accent the room with bold and bright colors; it would be much easier to change the accents than the base color. Too much contrast, however, can break up the illusion of continuity and space, and make the room look cluttered and lacking in harmony.
Ambience is created by room color. A bedroom’s best ambience is one of serenity and comfort; blue is the best color for that. Kitchens need to be cheerful and warm; yellow works best in this room.
Living rooms are where people usually gather to relax; green can make a room refreshing with a touch of vibrancy. Warm colors work best for dining rooms.
Decorating the home office needs to be done smartly to offer maximum space and storage.
Here are several ideas how to design this area in the most ergonomic and comfortable way. One of the best ideas for those, who have an old closet at home, is to transform it into an office.
All you need to do is to paint it in recommended light colors and simply convert the table legs and the brackets on the wall into a small desk.
Another eccentric, but yet practical decision is slat boards on-the-wall, which adds your storage and even display it in an artistic way.
The bonus of using slat boards is the fact, that they could be cut and placed everywhere you want. They are easy to paint and would match your home decoration.
In case you are wondering where to set up your documents, collection of magazines and other stuff you need, you can free more space and add more style in one shot – using wicker baskets!
They could easy be inserted in shelves and are very practical, when comes to preserving the things you love.
This 800m² Villa has been designed for a luxurious housing development scheme in Riyadh. Villa Ajmakan is one of the three types of villas that are on offer. This exclusive residential colony is spread over 185hectares and is located towards the northwest of this Saudi Arabian city.
It’s like the 1001 Arabian nights in steel and concrete. These villas are fantastically designed and combine modern clean lines with Arabian aesthetics. The stark white walls and the part glass walls make the structure truly majestic. The Villa has been designed in three floors.
The ground floor is airy and cool with an almost 4m high ceiling. All the formal rooms are located on this floor, the formal living and dining as well as the Majilis. The formal rooms all have great views of the greenery and the fountains in the garden.
The Majilis look sublime with the sunlight creeping in through the perforations in the concrete walls. The huge formal entrance comprising of the central staircase is well lit with the natural light that finds its way in through the glass floor on the top floor.
An innovation, eco-friendly style and ergonomic design – all these are offered by Faltazi with their later Ekokook kitchen.
Faltazi is a company, which specializes in home and kitchen eco decorations. It’s brand new creation contributes the idea of green life style as never before.
The Ekokook is labeled as the kitchen of the future and offers many options for those who are willing to add a greener style in their kitchen decoration.
The designer decisions about this kitchen are based on maximum cleaning and simple lines. This is one complex kitchen, which offers more space and more options such as sorting waste, storage of vegetables, conservation of water and container gardening.
The good news is that there are different accommodations, inserted in its design representing categories for solid, liquid and organic food.
The kitchen of the future is aiming to use smart and power-saving devices such as steam oven and twin-tier dishwashers. The green design of this kitchen is said to be more functional than any design in this area.
Your child’s bedroom will not be complete without the right children’s bedroom furniture. Your little one deserves only the best including the right pieces of children’s bedroom furniture which are not only for decorative purposes but are useful as well.
Thankfully, you don’t have to be a professional just to find the right furniture for your child’s bedroom.
With so many styles, colors, and materials to choose from, finding the best children’s bedroom furniture can become a big challenge for you.
How will you know which pieces of children’s bedroom furniture to buy? Where can you look for them? Which ones does your child need? These are just some things you have to consider when buying children’s bedroom furniture.
Children’s bedroom furniture must-haves
1. Cozy bed
You definitely want your child to get enough sleep every night and one way to do so is by providing the right bed. You may choose a wooden or steel-framed bed for your child.
Moreover, look for one with soft, thick mattress of colors your child love. You can even buy a mattress with printed designs of famous cartoon characters, flowers, shapes, animals, and more.
You are expecting baby or you have newborn baby in the house? If that is so, check out some nursery decorations, which can be very useful in your future decisions for the baby room.
During the first months, babies are able to see only three colors – white, black and grey. After few months of the growth, the very next color babies are able to see is the red color, but if your baby is in the first months, avoid red colors, because this can confuse your precious darling.
The best colors for the nurseries are neutral and those with smooth tones, such as light green, light pink and blue. Creamy tones are easy to combine with all kinds of toys and they go perfectly with wallpaper and it is a good way to introduce style and fun to your baby.
There are many varieties of wallpapers – animated, graphics, classic and many more patterns, but whatever you are choosing make sure the wallpaper would be also proper when your baby gets older.
Most urban dwellers can only dream of their own garden or personal spaces. With most living in apartments, outdoors is a factor that doesn’t even cross their mind, but for those who value the outdoors and yearn for their own personal open spaces, Outdoor Living has come up with this spectacular architectural design.
This fantastic design offers compact apartments each with their own outdoor space. The apartments are between 47mt to 95mt. Each of these apartments are divided into two parts: an introvert zone and an extrovert zone. The introvert zone encompasses the entrance, bathroom(s), bedroom(s) and the stairs. The kitchen along with the living room is situated near the royal outdoor spaces. The elevation is transparent to add to the outdoor feel.
Each of these apartments is blessed with a 12mt garden which is about 80 cm deep and is constructed in concrete. The gardens and terraces have been designed such that each of them receives plenty of sunshine and one garden doesn’t obscure the view for another. They are designed in a way where each of them can be easily flaunted. The garden drainage is combined into the steel structure.
Crystal chandeliers, aroma candles and glasses full with red wine – that is just one dream atmosphere, inspired by many fairytales. Same fairytales are offered by the Italian company, Micron.
Their chandeliers and lights are for luxury interiors, but still remain practical and easy to set up. The Calispo lightening collection, which includes refined chandeliers from crystal in a magic contemporary touch, is for those who admire glamorous home decoration.
The chandelier is made to be more than a light set. It is also a modern accessory, and it is combined with crystal bulbs in different colors.
The Calispo lightening collection is created from stainless steel and matches perfectly every modern home decoration, based on sophistication and minimalistic decisions.
The Italian company Micron provides the chandeliers from this collection in a few different colors, but one of the most stunning crystal chandeliers is the one with the deep violet bulbs and unique shape. The special line of the Calispo lightening puts eccentric feeling and sense for a piece of art in your home.