Tuscany style is one of simplicity and nature and is a great home decorating idea. Tuscany decorating comes fromthe Tuscany Valley in Italy and is meant to bring the outdoors in. Tuscany style is unique as well as beautiful and cosy.
All those who visit Tuscany and fall in love with its wonderful hills and typical stone-wall farm houses also wish to bring home the very same Tuscan decor and create in their place the very same unique Tuscan country style.
Textures are a big part of the Tuscany theme. It involves the use of stone and primative tile for the flooring but wood orlaminate floors can also be added to the mix. Textured plaster for the walls in a warm color is also another importantingredient in the big picture and here is where you can really be creative and add your personal stamp on a room. If you likebeams, you can add them to a tuscany styled room. They conjure up a warm, cozy and rustic feel.Mosaicing a floor is another way to add charm to a Tuscany theme.
Tuscan artisans developed a great ability to transform natural elements into wonderful decorative objects that can be admired everywhere in Tuscany. An example are the marble floors, the terracotta (earthenware) roof tiles, the stone columns and the wrought-iron gates.
The beauty of the majority of these creations is based on their simplicity. The real Tuscan style is a combination of natural stones, wood and colors. This decor style expresses inner peace, comfort and warmth, so that you and your guests can feel comfortably at ease.
Tuscany home decor alsoutilizes wooden furniture. It needs to look aged and you can accomplish this different colored stains. Although buying antique furniture would really do the trick.Tuscany decorating is based on a cultural heritage. Adding accessories can bring out the Tuscany Italian heritage.Accessories that are homemade are common for this home decorating idea. more: Tuscany Style Home Decorating Guide.
November 22, 2010 No Comments
Paint is the least expensive way to change the look of a room, whether you want to modernize your living room or make your bedroom more serene. A fresh paint job enlivens a ho-hum interior, but picking the right color (or combination of colors) and figuring out where best to put it and how much to use can prove perplexing.
Dining Room Refresh
A palette of bold colors and do-it-yourself paint projects give this dining room a fresh look. We choose two shades of blue for the table and chairs and created a two-tone effect to add interest to the furniture. Separate the painted and non-painted portions of the chairs and table with painter’s tape. Semi-gloss paint works best on furniture because of it’s easy-to-clean finish, so apply several coats.
Color a Table
Unfinished wood is the perfect canvas for paint. Sand the surface lightly, remove the sanding dust with a tack cloth, and then spray the piece with one thin coat of primer and several thin coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry before adding the next. Protect the painted surface with two coats of polyurethane.
Craft a Place Setting
Chair backs coated with chalkboard paint provide erasable name “cards” for a dinner party. To take the theme even further, use the paint on a tray to create a menu board.
Update the Furniture
If the wood surface is already painted or varnished, remove dirt or wax buildup with a household cleaner and rinse. Sand rough areas and wipe away dust with a tack cloth. Apply two coats of stain-blocking primer and allow it to dry between coats. Roll or brush on two coats of latex paint in the direction of the wood grain. Use a brush to finish the surface with smooth strokes.
A New Life for Metal
Clean the surface with a stiff wire brush to remove flaking paint or rust. Wipe with a damp cloth and let it dry. Prime with metal primer and let dry, or use a paint specially formulated with rust inhibitors. Apply several thin coats of paint. If using spray paint, hold the can about 10 – 12 inches from the surface as you spray. Shake the can during the application to keep the color mixed. Spray lightly to avoid paint runs. [Read more →]
September 9, 2010 1 Comment
SANTPERE47 is a typical Barcelona’s apartment of the end of the 19th century that was recently renovated by Miel Architects. As any other apartment should, it features very creative space saving storage solutions. There are 2.20 meter high ceilings so the open plan living room features a staircase that leads mezzanines of storage and bottle racks. Besides, that staircase is also full of built-in storage for books and shoes. The apartment also has a very interesting golden art craft ceiling in the dining room which looks like it’s covered with a carpet. Wooden floors and furniture are other things that make the apartment very cozy and livable. (via: digsdigs.com)
Contemporary Apartment Interior Design With Black and White
April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments
Fulfill with luxury textiles, velvet, furniture and another fixture, this penthouse apartment interior design look charming and has livable spaces sense. Simple layout create spacious feel although has heavy interior decoration. Old and contemporary decor style creates perfect interior composition. There are also elements custom designed to fit the generous proportions of the space. Graphic [...]
It is a small apartment.
An elevated loft bed is a great item to make use of vertical room space while open shelves instead of chest of drawers can be used to accommodate more books and magazines.
Display your handmade quilts and throws that make the bed look warm and elegant at the same time.
When decorating a [...]
August 11, 2010 1 Comment
Living room is a place in your home that welcomes your guests and makes them feel comfortable, thus it should be livable. Your living room must be arranged with contemporary furniture so that it offers comfort and convenience to you, your family and your guests. While you select contemporary living room furniture, you need to think about certain basic points that are quite helpful for you to give that modern look to your living room.
Your choice of contemporary living room furniture will reflect your lifestyle and perception towards modern living. Therefore, your living room furniture must be stylish and elegant to please you, your family and your guests. Once you are ready to select contemporary living room furniture you must see that it blends well with walls and floorings. Well now about the exclusive pieces of furniture that you will be purchasing. As we all know that the main furniture unit for your living room is your sofa set it needs to be exclusive and trendy.
In a room that’s quite as busy as this one, choosing white as a background colour and for furniture and accessories will simplify and streamline the space. Add warmth simply with colourful blinds or cushions. Billy bookcases, Ikea
Whitewashed floorboards will instantly brighten a space; buy yours with this look, or give old boards a makeover [...]
Roche-Bobois is a French furniture company that has just released its 2009 Spring-Summer collection of living room furniture which seems to lay heavy emphasis on the vivid colours that reflect the season.
Sun room and colorful sofa
Leather sofa and solid wood retro style furniture
French Country Decorating Ideas- French Antique
May 25th, 2009 · 3 Comments
French country decorating [...]
Oriental charm living room, Modern but classical.
Classical style painting
Modern neoclassical living room, white walls, black sofa.
Asian Home Decor – Modern NeoClassical
May 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Asian Home Decor , Modern NeoClassical Chinese Style
Tips For Asian Interior Decorating
March 8th, 2008 · No Comments
Tips For Asian Interior Decorating.
1. Focus on texture. Because Asian style can be so [...]
Pink Interior Design
May 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments
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a feminine pink bedroom
We have chosen two toning pinks for this exuberant yet feminine bedroom. Sexy Pink on the right creates a feature wall and is complemented beautifully with Sweet Pink on the back wall and Strawberries ‘n’ Cream on the window frames.
The walls [...]A Collection Of Modern Living Room Decorating Ideas
August 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Give a living room depth by mixing materials and textures.
Use transparent tables in small spaces to give them an uncluttered feel.
Decorating a Living Room with Blue, Green and White
July 30th, 2009 · No Comments
Whether your living room is a 21 foot length with a large picture window at one end [...]Decorating a Living Room with Blue, Green and White
July 30th, 2009 · 11 Comments
Whether your living room is a 21 foot length with a large picture window at one end or you live in a tiny apartment and the living room is bijou to say the least, there are living room décor ideas to suit you and your budget.
If I was choosing a color scheme for my living [...]
You will find a huge range of exclusive collection in this range with a good variety in color, quality, designs, shape and the material used. Sofa set made of leather give your living room a contemporary look and elegance that will obviously please your guests. Different colors available are black, white, brown or deep reds, but black or white sofa sets are always considered to be smart and sleek. While purchasing a modern sofa set, you need to check the size of your living room.
You can choose a three seater if you have a normal sized living room and five seater sofa set if you have a lavish living room. The other units of furniture include entertainment table, recliners, side table for reading lamp, comfortable and stylish stools, decorative wall units where you can arrange beautiful show-pieces, lamps and lighting to add a touch of comfort and coziness etc, you will get a huge range of designer furniture pieces for your contemporary living room.
March 16, 2010 2 Comments
Color decorating ideas, to me, are just that: ideas to be played with. Through experimentation you will soon learn that, yes you can use deep plum on one wall and a deep pink on the other three walls, with a terracotta carpet to finish. With white for the ceiling, coving, fitted furniture and door, the room acquires a warm, welcoming ambience that is a delight to enter. Take other color decorating ideas to achieve a different ethos: four walls decorated in mint green, with white ceiling and coving and doorway and a cream carpet. Enter this room and you are enfolded in a sense of total calm and harmony that is almost soporific. The only accent in this room is three long mirrors laid horizontally along the back wall. Nothing else, but the room speaks volumes in holistic tranquility. Now, if I were to ask you to imagine this mint green room as described and then leave the room. Imagine closing the door behind you. Next time you enter that room a black vase has been placed on a bedside table. Inside that black vase is a single red flower. At the window is a set of cherry red blinds. The bed is now made up with a black duvet cover and a cherry red bed throw at the end of the bed. The color decorating ideas have not changed but the accessories have – and so has the ethos of the room. Gone is that soporific element of tranquility: this has been replaced by a sense of modern chic. All that has altered are the accessories. This is how you take the basic principles of color decorating ideas and alter them slightly to achieve alternative moods for each room. When you understand the rules, color decorating ideas can become fun and successful and never something to shy away from.
Home Decorating based on your Color Personality
Confused about selecting color for your home? Why not try choosing decorating colors based on your unique personality? I decided to have a bit of fun and searched out several websites that discuss color personality types.
The Pratt and Lambert color quiz was the most comprehensive color personality test of all those I reviewed. Taking into account not only color likes but other factors that make you uniquely you. This test was the only one that returned a color scheme that was very similar to my personal decorating style. I was impressed. According to the Pratt & Lambert site my color personality: [Read more →]
December 16, 2009 5 Comments
The same white decor. kitchen and dining room.
White furniture, white sofa and a white overhead bed.
Entrance hall and bathroom, all white.
November 1, 2009 No Comments