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Bathroom Wallpapering

Wallpapers come in hundreds of colors and patterns. Choose the one that goes well with your bathroom’s theme. Of course, since the bathroom is often damp, find a wallpaper that is also waterproof. If you can find one that is able to withstand humidity as well, then you’ve just purchased the perfect piece.

Your first option is the vinyl wallpaper. Flawed and damaged walls can look great once more with this type of wallpaper. It can come pre-glued so all you have to do is to soak the strips in water for just a few seconds. Water moistens the glue.

If you have chosen the one that is not pre-glued, then be sure to spread the adhesive on the wrong side as you install it. Find a brush with long handle and use it to apply the adhesive at the back of the wallpaper.

Stick the strips to the walls, just make sure that you cut the bottom strips if they exceed the walls’ length. Use a sharp razor or knife.

Faux marble wallpapers

Mirrors for Every Room

Door Style

Most mirrors are sized so that they capture your image from the waist or chest up. A style that mounts on the door is usually long and narrow in size, so that you can get a full body image. These types come in a range of prices, and can be very inexpensive. Because it will likely be hidden behind a door, you can choose a simple design with or without a frame. The most important features are its fit on your door and color coordinating the frame with the door on which it’s hung. Make sure the mounting is appropriate for your door material.

Decorative

Much like a picture, decorative mirrors may occasionally be used to check your image, but are most often placed for aesthetic purposes. You have a wide variety of style options, including:

– Shapes: Round, oval, rectangle, square
– Frames: Metal in a shiny or glazed finish, all kinds of wood, plastic, and even many with no frame
– Finishes: Embossing, etching or special designs in the frame

Dresser

Interior With Recycled Crafts

Decorating your house adds value to your house and comfort of your family. Interior decoration reflects your lifestyle and a house with impressive interiors is sure to catch the envy of your neighbors. A carefully planned house decor can exalt your house’s infrastructure and can help you cover its defects. A house with extravagant space lacking a good interior decoration will not stand before a little house that has the best placement of crafts adding to its beauty.

Is it costly?

Many people restrain from interior decoration because of the false notion that home decor comes at a heavy price. But the truth tells a different story. While there are some quite expensive ways which require you to spend some extra shillings to achieve a quality decor from pro designers, interior decoration is not always a costly affair. Many innovative ideas for home decor using crafts made of recycled materials have proved to be both cheap and worthy.

Recycled crafts

So what are the things that you can recycle? They can be anything from a broken bulb

The Hidden Risk of Residential Bay and Bow Windows

Installing bay and bow windows calls for a lot of skills and experience on the part of the window installer as these windows become permanent additions to the house and influences the weight and stability of the exterior walls. The expertise you employ is the final determinant of this.

In this case, because you are the sole decision maker, you should be well informed about various pros and limitations as well as any hidden risks associated with bay and bow windows Toronto projects. However, before that, let’s understand what the bow is and what is bay.

  1. What Are Bay Windows?

Basically, these are three or four-panel external windows which project to the exterior side of the house. The two panels are operable to let air in and out and can be fixed into double hung or casement windows. The centre panel is permanently attached. Depending on the manufacturing style, a bay window can be designed to have a seat or just as a walk -in window.

  1. What Are Bow Windows?

Unlike bay windows,

How to Select the Right Sliding Doors Toronto for Your Home

If you are planning to do some home renovations or even replace some damaged or worn out structures, one crucial thing you should think of getting replacement is your sliding doors Toronto.

When selecting sliding doors Toronto for your structure, there are various factors that you should factor in. this is important as it helps you make informed decisions that you will be happy with later on. Visit this website to learn about these essential aspects.

  1. Style

The design of the sliding doors Toronto you choose is very important. The style should fit well into your space where it is intended to be installed, improve the look and the feel of your house. Nowadays there are a variety of frames you can choose such as aluminum, fiberglass and steel. Go for the frame that is zero or low maintenance, so you will need to worry about maintain it or protecting it from fading or rot regularly.

  1. Glass Options

Normally we recommend that you choose tempered glass. This glass material doesn’t pose any danger

Refresh Your Space for Summer

1. De-clutter the space.

Thanks to a dreary, cold winter, many people bring in a lot of clutter into the house to save them from the bad weather. However, summer is all about creating an airy and spacious room for maximum comfort. That’s why you need to pack up the excess décor so as to create a minimalist summer environment.

2. Replace the curtains around the house.

If you’re to enjoy your summer around the house, you’ll need to move your heavy window curtains for thinner ones. This not only boosts the house lighting but also brings in a much needed change from the winter settings.

3. Repaint the walls.

If the walls look weather-beaten and rugged, it’s time to breathe some life into them by repainting them with a brighter, summer-inspired hue. If the walls are still in good condition, you can then opt to repaint some key furniture that look aged and unsightly.

4. Decorate it with colorful floral and plants.

Potted plants and colorful flowers turn a barely hospitable space into a lively abode. Leafy plants also purify the air around the house making it fresh and clean.

Paintable Wallpaper

It Is Made From Natural Materials

Wallpapers are generally made from wood flour and linseed oil. These are then molded onto a paper backing which are used to cover walls. These textured wallpapers are quite heavy because of the flour and oil ingredients that were used in making them.

Options Galore

There are various kinds of wallpapers today and the paintable ones also need a coat of primer before they can be painted. The wallpaper comes with a border which gives an element of style to the walls.

Painted wallpapers are better than the regular ones because the former can give you the freedom to choose the color that you want for your home. The texture that is provided by this type of wallpaper is quite luxurious. Complete it with a stylish finish and your friends are sure to go gaga over it.

The paintable type of wallpapers can be used on any wall surface – from wood, concrete, stone and many more. You can effectively transform the look of your interiors as you use this molded paper. Since it is not printed but molded, the paintable wallpapers can be made to look

Contemporary Interior Decoration

Basically, contemporary interior design includes clean lines, simplicity, subtlety, sophistication and texture. Contemporary interior decorator and designer work to bring out more spaces than before by giving greater emphasis on colours, shades, space and sleekness.

They use colours that are more neutral and bright using bold and bright colours to represent contemporary style. Present day style for Interior decoration includes the neutral, white and black colours. Black is the colour of ground and neutral is meant for walls while it is bold accessories that are used to highlight the backdrop. There is greater use of tints of bright colours like green, orange, red, white, gold and cream that are widely used in contemporary interior design.

Contemporary interior design also includes few important trademarks like chrome metallic accents by using heavy mirrors and glass. A wide array of bold colour blocks, bare windows, high ceilings, and geometric shapes are used in walls as well as art sculptures. It is more of including things that define contemporary interior, and less is more here. Every piece used has its own individuality and is unique with interior design of this type.

The contemporary style furniture includes clean, smooth and

Bamboo Bedding

Many of us have wondered about this new widespread use of bamboo when we had heard that the Giant Pandas were threatened due to the decimation of their bamboo forest. Pandas do not eat Moso bamboo. They require a type of bamboo where the leaves are within five feet of the forest floor.

Moso bamboo takes about five years to start to grow and then grows quickly and is ready for harvesting in the five years after it starts to grow. The Moso bamboo puts out sprouts ever year. While these sprouts can ensure the permanence of the Moso bamboo forest, the bamboo shoots are a source of food for a number of the critters residing in the forest. Bamboo farmers need to work hard to protect these tiny shoots in order to ensure that Moso bamboo continues to be a viable source of bamboo.

Bamboo fabric is produced from the pulp of the leaves and the inner part of the trunk of the Moso bamboo. There are currently two processes used to pull the fiber from the bamboo plant. The first and most commonly used process includes cooking the bamboo in lye. The cellulose that

Create the Perfect Outdoor Space

In the Summer season, when the days are longer, the sound of a sizzling BBQ is the soundtrack and the warm air is filled with the scent of sunscreen and mosquito repellent, the outdoors are simply begging to be enjoyed. Basking in the great outdoors has taken on a whole new meaning and redefined how homeowners approach the design and decoration of their homes, with outdoor spaces now being reconfigured as an extension of the interior. The key challenge is to design outdoor spaces that are functional, durable, comfortable and align seamlessly with your surrounding environment.

Irrespective of the frequency in which you utilise your outdoor space, a well designed outdoor space that complements and supplements the interior design scheme of your home will not only add value to your home, but also enhance your everyday living. Gone are the days when plastic furniture and wooden deck chairs sufficed as an outdoor setting. Homeowners now seek to enjoy the outdoors with the same level of comfort and style as they would the interior of their home.

In order to harmoniously unify interior and exterior spaces and create a suitable environment for both entertaining and relaxing, there

Glazing Techniques

Did you know that it is easy to update the look of your kitchen or bathroom once you learn how to glaze? The cabinets can provide the kitchen with a totally new look as you glaze them.

This process is far from difficult and it is also inexpensive. With just a little direction, a lot of people are able to do the task on their own.

The glazing process offers different finishes, shades and motifs. These can provide the needed makeover for your kitchen or bath. Apart from the refreshing new look, the perfectly applied glaze can also raise your home’s value.

You can now instantly update old cabinets using some glazing techniques. Choose the right kind of stain or paint and you should be able to do this without error. There are many acrylic-based paints in the market these days that you can use for this project.

Oil-based paints and stains, however, are known to last longer and are able to provide a glaze that has a deeper luster.

With the stain in your hand, cover the surrounding floors and countertops with cloth. The cloth will catch the drips from your glazing

Office Space Planning

Mull Over the Design

Every office space needs to have an aesthetically pleasing yet practical space. The fusion of these two can bring about a great mood for the business, increasing productivity in the process.

The overall design will also become the company’s brand or identity, as well as a reflection of the business’ passion. The design is a key element in the success of the business yet it can sometimes be ignored.

The best space plan is one that has effectively allocated zones for separate groups with different working practices. Each team must have an easy access with all other teams and the resources.

The communal breakout area is becoming popular, as this is a place where various departments meet up and work in a comfortable and less structured setting. This is especially popular among the creative professions.

Executive offices are usually situated along the edge. This is a great way to utilize window space. The rest of the workforce is situated right in the middle – at least this is the traditional setting.

More and more designers are now looking into this kind of plan and whether it is really

About Stylish Pendant Lights

Pendant lighting choices are available online and at lighting showrooms. The best selection of are available by:

– Brand

– Size

– Type

– Color

– Finish

– Shade

– Style

– Material

The newest and best pendant fixtures is a stylish accent. Their eye-catching appeal is artistic design, color and a sleek finishing touch in a modern decor. Decorative pendants come in several varieties and styles.They are affordable and functional modern elegance for your rooms. And they can be used in a kitchen, living room, bathroom or bedroom.

Gorgeous lighting adds luxury to love in your home. The best finishes are bronze, chrome, nickel, brushed steel, glass and wood. Modern colors such as black, blue, brown, gray, natural, silver and multi-color are pleasing options.

Different shade sizes, shapes and materials are decorative details for modern pendants. The latest shades styles are: frosted, Murano glass, lantern and mercury glass. Shade materials include metal, fabric, ceramic, silk and synthetic. These materials are special textures that have a luxury look. A modern selection of pendant lights are available in mini or small (12 inches or less), medium (13-22 inches

Home Decor Accents

Decorating the house is an expensive affair, some sensible buying can save you money and also decorate your house to become a home. Simply selecting the right kind of window treatment can change the look of the room along with matching table runners and contrasting cushion covers that just make your room come alive.

Not everybody has the aesthetic sense to decorate the house, but leading home decor portals display a wide range of home accessories for you to surf and choose from in addition to easy return policies if you do not like what you have purchased.

The look of the window can be changed with prairie curtains. Gone are the day when curtains were used to protect the room from light only. Today curtains add character to the room. Go organic when you choose from a wide range of prairie curtains to decorate your room. Measure the length and width of the window correctly before you place the order online or go to a store to purchase the curtains. Different colors and designs are available. Preferably choose cotton material with lining for a cooler room and a stylish, elegant look plus easy maintenance too.

Flooring Material

The Wear-Resistant Ceramic Tile

Just like vinyl, ceramic tiles offer a huge selection of sizes, styles and colors. This can be easily blended with other kitchen design elements such as the tile backsplash. A slight downside to this material is that you are bound to feel discomfort on your back and legs as you stand long enough on it.

There are different levels of wear resistance for this flooring material. Kitchens and bathrooms need stronger ceramic, one that will not easily chip or crack. Just like vinyl, ascertain that the subfloor is leveled before you install ceramic tiles.

The cost per square foot is at $7 to $25 depending on the style and thickness of the tile that you choose.

The Biodegradable Linoleum

Available in tiles or sheets, you can use linoleum as a casual flooring material. This is the best option for people who are highly allergic to dust and chemical elements used in the production of flooring products.

Linoleum is made of natural resin and flax. It will never trap bacteria or dust, hence, you can greatly improve the air quality in your home as you use this material.

Green Interior Design

There are basic guidelines to follow if you want to set up an ecologically-balanced interior. First, steer clear of paints that contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Such chemicals can have long-term negative effects on your family’s health.

Go for organic upholstery. The standard upholstered products in the market these days contain polyurethane foams that are wrapped in dacron. These are man-made materials and are even petroleum-based so they are highly flammable. While they are treated with flame-retardants, they can still be catch fire. Also, they have been known to cause some health issues such as lowered IQ and infertility.

Another green design basic is to choose wood furniture. Find pieces that are made of teak, walnut, maple, oak or any solid wood. These pieces are held together by joinery methods that ensure a stronger bond with less adhesive.

Do not purchase furniture that has particleboard or MDF. These are made from compressed sawdust or shavings bonded by glue, synthetic resins and binders. Adhesives often have formaldehyde that causes nausea, wheezing and serious allergic reactions.

If you have to install rugs in your home, then choose natural fibers like jute, cotton or wool over synthetics.

Take Care of Venetian Blinds

Regular Maintenance is Best

Ideally, you want to regularly clean your Venetian blinds so they require only light cleaning. Weekly wiping and dusting of your blinds will prevent stains and dirt from building up making the job of cleaning much easier. Simply put your blinds in the closed position and wipe them clean. Flip the blinds to the opposite position and wipe again. Using a soft cotton glove, dust-attracting cloth, or even a clothes dryer sheet helps to remove dust more easily. You may even want to spray your blinds with a mild cleaning spray or warm soapy water if you’re cleaning metal or plastic blinds. If you have wooden Venetian blinds, wipe them with a dry glove or cloth to avoid streaking.

When you’re wiping your blinds, start from the center and wipe to the edge on both sides and from the top of your blinds to the bottom. This will help ensure that you remove all dust the first time. Also, if your blinds are more heavily soiled, be sure to change your cloth or gloves regularly to prevent spreading dirt across your blinds.

Vacuum Cleaning

Another method for cleaning Venetian blinds

Dollhouse Decorating

Beware of too many patterns in a small space. Your color choices may result in a friendly palette, but if patterned wallpaper, curtains and rug are too close together, a “busy” look may not be the worst problem. A viewer’s eye can get confused and focus on a minor shade, and you may not be able to figure out why the room just doesn’t look right. Try replacing one of the pattern objects with a solid color.

The perceived color of a surface will vary with the light source illuminating that surface. Incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, even if both are balanced for “daylight,” have different reflective properties, as does the surface. A flat paint absorbs more light than a semi-gloss. If you notice an unwanted bounce from one surface to another, use flat paint.

A warning about white walls and ceilings: pay special attention to how surrounding elements will reflect light and alter the color. For example, red furniture or carpeting might make white walls look pink. This is especially true in a room box, as there is mostly reflected light present.

Blue can give the room a cool feeling; it can also make it

Relaxing Master Bedroom

1. Warmth Under Foot. As a great lover of hardwood floors I’m usually the last to suggest the contemporary idea of wall-to-wall carpet but in a bedroom, particularly a Master Bedroom, it’s where I start the conversation. Regardless of the climate in which you live (and certainly if you are in snow country) the wall-to-wall installation of a plush, warm and perfectly delicious wool carpet makes absolute sense. If you’re fortunate enough to have a walk-in-closet and dressing area, let alone a sitting room, then let the carpet join these areas together in one lovely underfoot experience.

2. Zen on Every Wall. There are those who will differ with me in their opinion of the best colors to use on the walls of a Master Bedroom. Regardless of the differences I strongly advocate, if a calm retreat is what you desire, that you edit out bold blasts of color from your rooms color pallet. Fine that you want a blue room but don’t complain to me about your sleepless nights when you paint the walls a never shattering electric blue. I would have suggested one of many shades of soft, feather-like aqua or quail-egg blue. Either would

Stripes In Interior Design

Stripes do not just add interest in a room but they are also effective in hiding a myriad of traffic. It can also conceal wear and tear that you or your family members can inflict.

Using stripes on your décor can help you break loose of predictability. The world of interior design is often about patterns and solids but if you want to surprise everyone, then add some stripes. Just make sure that you keep one color as the unifying element in a room or else you would lose the needed cohesion on your design.

Stripes can also be used on those lovely stairs that you have at home. Just look at that often boring straight staircase and know that you can actually use striped carpets on them. These stripes can render an interesting path to the upper rooms.

Adding that striped carpet will also offer that needed energy boost on your stairway. At the very least, the appearance of wear and tear are kept at a bare minimum. Remember, though, that carpet warranties won’t cover stairs and hallways so those stripes will come in handy in hiding the wears and tears of daily traffic.