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Painting our walls

December 5, 2012
Dried green paint

Dried green paint (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After 3 days of non-posting we are here again with our useful tips regarding home and home decorations. Hope you’ll like what we will press today, so have a nice time with our fresh posts. Let’s begin! 🙂

Here you have some advices how to paint the walls of the house and get a satisfactory result, begining with the preparation of the walls to the color rendering.

The colors change with the light, both natural and artificial. To decide how to paint the walls of your apartment, first you need to consider the exposure of different environments, the time of day in which you are mostly in the certain room and for how long you will be there

If the room is north-facing, and therefore has little light, will be better warm colors (yellows, reds, etc.), if the exposure is to the south, you can also use less solar colors, even cold ones.

Choose the color to paint the walls

For the rooms which are frequently used are usually suitable lighter colors. Who wants to dare, you should give it a try, perhaps with the help of new technologies: photograph the room with a digital camera and transfer the images to your computer, using special graphics programs you can change the colors on the screen to assess overall effect and try different combinations.

Entire walls or structural elements that can not be modified can be enhanced and putted into relief with a custom use of the color. If you choose very lit or dark colors, better to use them onto details such as cornices, brackets, arches, pillars or columns, fireplace surrounds. Need to be considered, however, that the next painting may require more preparation and more hands to remove all traces of the previous background.

But still, be brave, let your imagination run wild and try to color your walls without being affraid. 🙂

 

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The ideal decorations for your Christmas tree Part 2

December 2, 2012

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If you prefere the solution of the classical artificial tree, there are a lot of good trees that will fit to any interior and you can find them of any measure. The decorations will make your tree very customizable as you want better, with lights, wire lights of all colors, ribbons, rosettes and a valuable decoration at the top that makes the tree even more slender. If you are a fan of minimalism decoration and also do not like the decorations too rich, pompous and “Baroque“, we recommend a tree of a single color in the decorations, with lights only, at tje market you can choose between various artificial trees. They can be white or silver, so you can decorate it with blu or red decorations, even silver will be great.

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Interior Decorations

November 29, 2012

The houses can often be renewed and enhanced with decorative solutions. Easy to copy to transform our home with small interventions, such as wall tiles and clear finishes.

Applique wall: This tehnique is used for lighting and is fixed to the wall, some made in the wall itself and not simply hung on it, they are often painted in white wall paint. Outside, they are usually finished with plaster.

Painted beams: This type of decoration has often only estetical function and not structural. They are usually painted before a neutral color then extends a color of your choice which is typically acrylics water color and then finishes with a transparent product.

Hand-crafted tiles: In kitchens or bathrooms intend to use ceramic tiles or terracotta ceramic inner, hand-decorated. Can be in 10X10 cm and on walls can be placed both straight and diagonally, Divided only by cobalt color profiles. An added decorative motif on some pieces can be a small design.

The shelf to show deco items: Shelves can also be made through the overhanging floors covered with tiles and if inserted in the kitchen can contain recessed spotlights for the Lighting of the work plan. From a compositional point of view creates an overall impression of greater balance.

Paint the doors: If you have doors that close closets, pantries or wall, cabinets, etc.. so you can think to paint and decorate it. If it is a kitchen, the subject may be a nature, if it is a cabinet can be a sunset, or a decoration diamond or abstract, even if it is a room you can decorate with a flight of butterflies and if in a corridor you can paint beautiful flowers. The color spread on the wood can be a tempera, water colors always able to be fixed, but on the whole very delicate.

10 tips for Christmas decorations

November 25, 2012

Just missing few weeks until Christmas holiday, we are in the season where we need to start thinking about how to decorate our home. Organizing and bringing together the ideas we could plan to start following ten great tips for the holiday season without stress and difficulties. Your home will be so welcoming and festive.

1. Do not limit the colors to red and green

Red and green are synonymous for Christmas, but they are not the only colors available. Fortunately, the decorations from many years ago have changed and the color palette has expanded, also has become the choice between gold, silver, purple, blue and copper. You will need to know how to use and combine them with each other, in case you like to use red and green, just combine it with white or silver for a touch of freshness. You can create a new look just for the party, but it will not be stereotyped.

2. The decoration arranged in advance

The best is to not wait in purchases of decorations, in case you want to make changes and additions, both coloring and new items for decorations. When the stores starts with promotions of christmas decorations is good to think about shopping. Thanks to the organization of the decoration which is planned in advance, it will be easier to dedicate themselves fully to Christmas and the holidays. If the decoration will be at the last minute, the casual look will feel strongly chaotic.

As promised, we are here today with more tips. Let’s start! 🙂

3. Do not spend a lot of money

It’s very important to resist the temptations of the new decorations for the party that arrive every year. And the new is attractive because it may seem more appropriate and in line with the current fashion, but it’s better not to spend if you can resist the urge and recover bowls, glass jars, vintage ornaments, be creative and reuse  the items you’ve collected over the years.

4. Do not add Christmas decorations to your everyday home decor 

It ‘s more practical and more appropriate to replace the usualy decorations with Christmas decor so that you do not have too many pieces of furniture piled up and create disorder. Therefore, the Christmas lights will be placed on the fireplace and will create the new look which will replace the daily. The new furniture will add a touch of novelty, color, joy, and be organized and little chaotic.

5. The Christmas decor is good to be homogeneous

The Christmas decor with the decorations and the new entries which you will choose wisely is good to be homogeneous, if you like you can use Christmashandmade ornaments like needlepoint pillows, bowls or cones, but if you are attracted to a  more glamorous style then you can use glass, Swarovski crystals. And you can also use the collections that you have set aside and the snowmen or collections of Santa Claus. The important thing is that you enjoy your Christmas decor and be satisfied with it.

6. Do not go overboard with glitter

The glitter is the best of colors for handicrafts for this time of year. The glitter is used in silk flowers and candles. But do not go overboard because your home might seem like a disco instead of the house decorated for a perfect Christmas.

7. Do not forget the bathroom

The decor Christmas should not be kept in a single room, will be good to try to keep it in the house, because the only way to really feel the Christmas air and so you will have the opportunity to be creative. For example, in the bathroom you can use perfumed soaps and decorate it with red or green fruits of the season. It will be nice to use the bedding in the rooms that have the Christmas decorations, or the towels in the bathroom or even a small tree in the entrance of the house. In the kitchen you can add the scented red candles.

8. Do not go overboard with the Front Door

The front door does not need to be rich in decorations, your door will be a sort of business card, but to welcome your guests with a simple wreath or colorful and cheerful garland floral, best to avoid the union of the lights, all will appear more sober and beautiful.

 

9. Do not forget to water the tree

The most important part of Christmas is always Christmas tree which I personally prefer fake, but there is nothing more beautiful than the smell of real pine decorated for the Christmas holiday. But mostly decorated pine easily lose their needles and will require a lot of water, because the houses are warm and also because the decorations and lights weight on its branches, but another reason for which I don’t like real pine is the use of lights, which can not be excluded,  so it is necessary that they are equipped with a safety fire device, for all the times that will be in contact with the water used for watering. In the market, however, there are many artificial trees, but large and beautiful, that look real and decrease each type of risk. So, you must choose, but do it wisely 🙂

 

10. Do not overload electrical outlets

The lights that decorate all, Christmas tree, the mantel for the fireplace, outside of the house is good to think that can overload the electricity of the house and create safety problems. It will be better to have no more than three strands of lights, so the load will be manageable.. Unfortunately, the problem of security is often overlooked, leaving some people to suffer the devastation of a fire. It ‘better to prevent than to rebuild your life’.  Think about this.

The decorations during the Christmas season are full of fun, it will be nice to enjoy in it with friends and family who will appreciate our our commitment in decorating all house. I hope these tips will be helpful for this Christmas season and I wish you all the best.

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Design Changes

November 25, 2012

Christmas time is coming, time to change our design into one more appropriate is also here, so let’s do it 🙂

We will start with changing a background, hope you will like it.