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Flooring literally recedes into the background when you’re talking about home decor vs home improvement. Since it’s the background, it forms the base that everything else is built on, and becomes instrumental in bringing the rest of your home to life. This is why it’s imperative that you select the right kind of flooring. Here are a few flooring tips that will help you choose well and make the right decision for your home.
Your flooring choice depends on the space and the traffic it is going to see on an average day.
For your kitchen flooring, you need a surface that is hard enough to withstand constant use, easy to clean, and spill-resistant: Porcelain tiles or Ceramic tiles, for example, are better choices for this since they don’t stain as easily.
If you want to infuse some energy into your bedroom, go for tiles in warmer and more cheerful colors. For a tranquil atmosphere, cool, soothing colors are more suitable. Wooden or laminate flooring is also a great option if you want that striking, luxurious look.
While the style and color of your bathroom tiles and kitchen tiles depend entirely on the look you’re going for, remember that they should be slip-free and water-resistant. Ceramic tiles are harder and denser. Glazed or glass tiles are easy to install and cheaper to replace.
Your flooring should complement your furniture, upholstery, and walls. Do not jump to decisions while choosing your floor surface. Visit showrooms and bring home samples to see if they match with your interiors.
You should also match the various flooring choices throughout your home with each other to make sure they transition without looking jarring.
You don’t redo your floors as often as you paint your walls or change rugs and throws. Picking more neutral colors for your flooring will give you more color choices when redoing other aspects of your home.
Different flooring choices have different prices and with laminate flooring or hardwood flooring (wood flooring) option for your floor may start as low as $1 per square foot (that’s very cheap), and higher-end marble tiles or travertine tiles could cost you up to $10 for the same area.
Set a budget and measure the area you intend to floor before you go shopping. This will give you an estimate of how much it’ll cost based on the type of flooring you choose.
With so many flooring options available today, you need to choose carefully. If you’re unsure about how to go about this before you start your home renovation, you can always visit tile stores like TileMarkets to give yourself a choice selection of the best flooring, also keep in mind if you do end up selling your home with a real estate agent these upgrade will provide you best value and attract lots of home buyers.
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Interiors With Oversized Clocks
The main purpose of a clock is to tell us the right time. But besides this, clocks can also add up to the aesthetic appeal of the room, especially if they are with some eye-catching design. For instance, there are some oversized clocks that can instantly become the focal point of a room. Such clocks can decorate any plain wall and are great alternative to some wall artworks.
These large clocks can be found in versatile designs and styles and as such can be part of versatile interiors. So, whether your interior is a rustic or modern, minimalist or luxury, a large clock can definitely add up to the whole look of the interior. You can choose to set some in the living room, in the kitchen or dining room and maybe even in the bedroom. The right place for a large clock in the living room may be above the mantel, while in the dining room such clock is hanged on the wall against the dining table. And when it comes to adding a large clock in the bedroom, the wall behind the bed is definitely the best spot for such clock. Scroll down now to see the interiors with oversized clocks that we have chosen and choose to add one such clock in your home too.
Large clocks can make a statement on their own, so even if there is nothing else on the wall, they can draw the attention. However, you can also surround the clock with some interesting frames.
If you want to have an accent wall in the dining room, you can choose to add some interesting wall mural. Or maybe you can opt for a brick, stone or a tufted wall. And of course, there is one more option of painting the wall in a contrasting shade and hanging some oversized clock.
So, how do you like the above interior designs? Would you choose to decorate the plain walls in your home with some oversized clocks too? Tell us in the comments and of course don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Design & DIY Magazine to find many other interior design ideas for your home decor inspiration.
Hey future moms, if you are about to give a birth to a beautiful baby girl, then you are probably feeling so excited and are preparing everything for her arrival. This means that you should decorate her bedroom in the best way possible. And just like with every room decor, the color choice plays an important role. Pink is definitely the best color when it comes to decorating a baby girl bedroom. And this lovely shade looks perfect in combo with gray, so today we decided to bring to you a collection of several Pink And Gray Baby Girl Bedrooms that you will love for sure.
Pink is a color that somehow instantly associates you with babies which may be one of the reasons why this color is common choice for kids bedrooms. And since everything looks good when there is some kind of contrast, this color looks great when combined with gray. For instance, if you choose to paint the walls with gray, than you can add pink curtains, rug, baby crib etc. Also, white can work well with this color combo or maybe some lighter shades of pink and gray. Scroll down now to see our photo collection of pink and gray baby girl bedrooms and get inspired to decorate your baby girl bedroom with this lovely color combo. Enjoy!
Pink And Gray Baby Girl Bedrooms
Photo via: projectnursery.com
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Photo via: projectnursery.com
So, how do you like the above pink and gray baby girl bedrooms? Would you choose to add this color combo into your baby girl bedroom too? Tell us in the comments and of course don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Design & DIY Magazine to find many other interior design ideas for your home decor inspiration.
Maximize Your Living Room Space
For many people, living room space just never seems enough especially in urban centers where homes are quite small. If you do endeavour a relocation to such a place, where space is rare and you have to use it to its maximum capacity, then you have some homework to do. In this article I’m going to show you 5 tricks how to maximize your living room space, so check them out and get your inspiration. If you use these tricks, however, you can maximize your living room space even without having to carry out property renovation to create more space. That, or just call the moving company and find yourself a better flat or house for the movers to take you to.
1- Use vertical storage: Storage space that goes upwards will ensure that you can store much more. Adding vertical shelves means you can store more in a particular area. And moving items about will be much easier when you can actually stand in front of the stands. There are many DIY tricks you can make use of, so go online and see how many cool types of vertical storage you can pick up.
2- Have built in storage: When carrying out home renovation, you may want to consider installing shelves that are built within the wall. This frees up more space for other items like furniture. Or after the house moving and relocation you can keep the boxes and make the best out of them and add layered storage.
3- Fold away furniture: Fold away furniture offer the opportunity to use the same space for different things just by folding the furniture. Think about also a combination between built in and folding furniture – that way you can have whole dining tables which you can pull from out of the wall, or unfold from a high counter.
4- Corner furniture: Maximize the space by having furniture that fit into the corners. This is stylish but it will also free up more space. Corners should not always be used to stash things you couldn’t find a place for after the removals services are done. Use them practically and make the most out of them.
5- Transformer Furniture: Furniture with built-in storage can maximize space. A coffee table that can transform into a raised desk and has drawers is a great way to save space for more stuff. And call your moving company for a furniture removals job if you have any extra furniture you don’t need – every piece of space you can get will be a plus, so make use however you can.
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Rustic Plank Walls
Tiles may be the most common choice when decorating the walls in the bathroom. But if you are looking for a way to add a warm look to the bathroom, you may choose to replace the tiles with some rustic plank walls. Rustic plank walls are one of the features of rustic bathrooms, so if you prefer this style, you may choose to install some such wall. In this article we will show you how to use Rustic Plank Walls for a warm look of the bathroom
Rustic plank walls can be found in various shades, depending on the type of wood you use. They can be installed in any bathroom, but you should have in mind that if there is lots of moisture you should seal it. This is really important, because if you don’t seal it, the wood can swell and wrap. Choose to install only one accent wall or maybe even turn your bathroom into a cozy rustic place, by covering all the walls with wood planks. The best colors to match with such wall designs are white, grey, brown, beige, navy etc. Wooden walls can look great in combo with some stone designs. For instance you may choose a stone bathtub or maybe even a copper one. The flooring can be also a wooden one or maybe you may choose it to be covered with tiles. Below, we have chosen several bathroom with rustic plank walls that may get you inspired to add some such walls into your bathroom too. Check them out!!!
The plank walls can instantly become the focal point of the bathroom. You can choose to leave them plain or maybe decorate them with some mirror or maybe some decorative items, such as wreaths.
Plank walls are one of the ways to add a rustic vibe to the bathroom. Whether you choose to add just one accent wall or do the same for all walls, you will give the bathroom a warm and cozy look. Tell us in the comments which one from the above bathroom designs did you like the best.
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Shabby Chic Style
The shabby chic style is getting really popular nowadays and that is why we are constantly updating many new ideas, so that you can get inspired and incorporate this style into your home. Today, we have chosen different Comfy Shabby Chic Living Rooms that you will love for sure.
Shabby chic style is both gorgeous and relaxed and when being incorporated into the living room can turn it into an inviting and cozy place. White is the most common color choice for such living rooms, but if an all white room is not really your favorite, you can add some pastel shades. The pastel shades can make the space look quite feminine which is one of the opinions people share for this decor style, while others, love the simplicity of the aged decor it brings and the tranquility it seems to create.
Some old furniture pieces that look quite vintage are common part from the shabby chic living rooms. Such furniture pieces and accessories can be vintage coffee table, candle holders, mirrors with eye-catching frames, unique paintings, a fireplace etc. Scroll down now to see our collection of shabby chic living rooms and choose if this style is the right one for your living room too. Enjoy!
The shabby chic interiors are being considered as too feminine, but when this upcycled decor, vintage touches and beautifully aged accessories are being coupled with more masculine backdrops can create a living room, where both men and women will feel comfortable. And in case you are not really fan of the vintage decor and cannot imagine yourself being surrounded with everything vintage, you can try to create a balance of vintage and modern. For instance, you can simply add a vintage side table or maybe some antique flower vase.
These were the Shabby Chic Style Living Rooms that we have chosen for you today and we hope that you liked them. Tell us in the comments if you would love to add this style into your living room too, and whether that will be with a truly vintage touch or with a mixture of modern details. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Design & DIY Magazine to find many other interior design ideas for your home decor inspiration.
White Kitchen Designs
What color is your kitchen? Did you intend to convert it into a completely different cuisine? If your first response is not white, and the other response is yes, then you should look at these examples and consider about choosing a white kitchen. With choosing the custom-made kitchen, it is possible to use every part of the free space and customize it, the way you want. Thus, find some example of the kitchen that would you like and call the designers. Today, we are bringing to you 15 Incredible White Kitchen Designs that abound with serenity & elegance and will make you wish you owned them.
Kitchens dominated by white and whose integral part are white cabinets, provides an overall impression of light and great openness. It is already known that the brighter room seem more spacious and so is the practice, if you intent to become larger, in the smaller rooms you should enter white. When we speak of white kitchens, if they literally the whole white, it can sometimes seem sterile and like in hospital. But to break the monotony, you can refresh your white kitchen with some interesting colorful and bold details. If you don’t know how to do that, see our inspirational suggestions, and you might find what you are looking for!
Image via Damian James Bramley, DJB Photography
Image via Gary Quigg Photography
Image via Chris Snook
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Stone Walls Designs
If you don’t want plain and simple walls in your house, it’s time to have one of those which will make a statement and will give your home completely different look. The stone is one of the main materials which is used for construction for years. It’s visually striking, it has a great durability and quality and people use it most of the time for both interior and exterior decoration. Stone walls are a great way to add drama to your interior decor and lots of texture indoors. In this post you can browse the Incredible Interior Decors With Stone Walls. They will provide you with gorgeous textures.
Every stone has its own natural texture and color, and you can choose the ones that go well with the rest of your interior. Stones will add an interesting accent in every room room. If you are about to redecorate your home, make sure you make at least one stone wall in order to visually enhance the space too. Check out the photos below for inspiration and see how you can incorporate these ideas into your house. You’re going to love every single one of them, because they’re outstanding! Let the photos do the talking!
Modern Rustic Bedrooms
The bedroom should be the decorated in the best way possible to looks more comfortable and warm. And the choice of style will play an important role. The one style that can instantly create a cozy and relaxed atmosphere is the rustic style. This decorating style can be many-sided including touches of natural, vintage, industrial and even modern style. So, today, we would like to focus on the rustic but modern style and we are bringing to you a collection of several Modern Rustic Bedrooms you wish you could sleep in.
The rustic decor style brings coziness and warmness even in combo with modern style. It is a decor style that origins back from French, English and Swedish country looks and nowadays it is getting even more popular. Natural woods and stones are the most common materials used for rustic bedroom designs. A stone wall is often used as an accent, while the floor and ceilings are usually made out of wood. Also, a fireplace is a common feature from rustic bedrooms adding up to the warmness of the room. And when it comes to the colors nothing can make the atmosphere more relaxing better than the earthly colors. Scroll down now to see our photo collection of modern rustic bedrooms that we have chosen for you today and choose which one do you like the best. Enjoy!
15 Modern Rustic Bedrooms
The rustic style is common choice for chalet bedrooms, so if you choose to decorate your bedroom with this style, you will get the feeling of being in the mountains and thus make yourself feel more comfortable and relaxed. The rustic style brings extreme coziness and warmness, so you can’t get wrong if you decide to incorporate this style into your bedroom.
So, which one from the above modern rustic bedrooms did you like the best? Would you choose to decorate your bedroom with this style and thus make it more cozy and warm? Tell us in the comments and of course stay up to date with the content of Design & DIY Magazine to find many other interior design ideas for your lovely home decor inspiration.
Dining Room Furniture
When it comes to selecting your dining room furniture, there are certain considerations to make. Just like other types of furniture, you will have to decide if you want contemporary dining room furniture or more rustic looking sets. However, you also have to consider the size, color and a number of other factors to ensure you get the right furniture for your space. Whether buying from a hometown supplier or an Online home decor store, you will have to put some time into researching your options. Some helpful guidelines for selecting your dining room furniture are highlighted here.
What Purpose Will It Serve?
When you begin looking at furniture for your dining room, you need to determine if it will have more than one purpose. For example, will you host large events and smaller family meals? If you are planning to have an event with up to 15 guests, you need to ensure you select a table and chairs that can accommodate this many people. You also need to consider if there will be another activities going on in the room. When you consider all of this, you will be able to determine what size furniture you actually need.
What is the Room Size
While large dining furniture is ideal for big parties, you have to ensure that your actual dining space can accommodate this furniture. This means that you need to take the measurements so you know what will, and what will not, fit in the space.
Typically, the shape of your dining room will be mimicked in the shape of the table you purchase. Try not to purchase too many additional pieces of furniture or decorations besides the dining room table or the space will begin to appear cluttered. If you have a smaller room, you will likely be suited by a small rectangular or oval table and a larger room will be suited by a rectangular table.
If you have young children or plan to host a number of parties, then you should look for a stain resistant, easy to clean table that is durable and not easily damaged. If you do not plan to use the space much, such as for a formal dining area, this may be the ideal space for more delicate furniture.
When you use the considerations here, you will be able to find the ideal dining furniture for your space. You should never just make a purchase based on what you like, as it may not work with the space or room that you have.
By taking the time to weigh these different factors, you will be able to find the right dining room furniture with ease.
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