Posts Tagged ‘living rooms’
Posted on May 9, 2013 - by admin
It is better to replace old-fashioned furniture in the living room. Furniture which save space and at the same time provide the comfort needed may be given priority. Hang pictures of natural scenery and modern art drawings. At the corners of the living room, place artificial flower plants. The colour selection plays an important role in upgrading the look of the room. Choose more of green colour. Artificial flowers which look mostly natural would add to the beauty of the room. Miniature models of famous monuments of the world can be arranged inside showcases with sliding glass doors.
Framed photographs taken during special occasions in the family may be kept framed inside the showcase. The colour of the wall inside the living room should be in contrast with that of the floor and ceiling. More care should be taken to choose the colour and type of the tiles to be used for the floor. Use screens of good quality and design to the windows. In front of the long furniture a well-designed carpet may be spread. A short table with glass top may be placed before the furniture. This can be used for offering coffee or a drink to the guests.
One or two copies of popular and latest issues of journals may be placed on the small table. The copy of a newspaper may also find a place on this table. Artificial butterflies of brilliant colours may be stuck on the walls inside the living room. The pictures of beautiful babies with smiling faces may be hung in such a way that they can be seen by the guests. Such pictures naturally relieve tension in the people.
The television set fixed on the wall will add attraction to the view of the living room. Keep the window either open or close to suit to the weather condition, but take care to allow sunlight into the room during day times. Also see that direct sunlight which falls on the wall should not reflect the painting of the wall. The colour chosen to paint the wall should not reflect direct sunlight.
Posted on February 16, 2012 - by admin
Home Improvements, whether done by professionals or DIY can be one of the most straightforward and sure-fire ways of adding value to your home. It is often noted by estate agents and realtor’s that the two rooms that sell a house are the kitchen and bathroom. Every prospective buyer wants a good-sized, well-appointed kitchen with clean, sleek lines and all mod cons. Similarly, a bathroom which is commodious, practical and attractive can easily add thousands to the selling price of a house. Even if the property isn’t particularly large, great results can be achieved by judicious use of space.
In the kitchen, cupboards can be fitted above and below the worktops to maximise storage and free up space for cooking. Plain white tiles can be combined with occasional splashes of colour to give a finish which looks clean and fresh. As far as the bathroom is concerned, a plain white suite is a must. Gone are the days of avocado suites and peach walls! Contemporary lines, neutral tones and appealing finishing touches all help to make a bathroom look fantastic. These home improvements need not be expensive, either with the help of home improvement grants in the UK.
Sure, everyone wants the best quality fixtures and fittings, but simply updating tired décor with a fresh lick of paint and a few well-chosen accessories can work wonders. Those who have a talent for DIY will find they can add value by creating units and cupboards to increase storage space, or by fitting new cupboard and drawer fronts. With a little forethought and careful planning, a small budget may yield excellent results and a home that you can be proud of. For those whose home improvement zeal outstrips their DIY ability, hiring professionals to do the work may be the way to go. It’s important to make sure that any tradesmen give a fair quote for the job, know what the budget is and don’t undertake any major decisions without consulting you.
You are in charge of the purse strings and of making sure the work is done to the standard you want, so be firm in your expectations and make sure the plans for any renovation work are thoroughly discussed and agreed upon before any workman so much as lifts a tool. The end result should be a professional finish at a price you are happy with.
Posted on December 13, 2011 - by admin
A sofa is an essential accessory to every living room. It can become the focal point of a room, drawing the eye, as soon as one enters the room. A stylish sofa can do much to the décor of a room as long as it does not clash with the rest of the furniture in the room.
A sofa can be minimalist and simple, with straight lines and stiff backs, or ornate and curvy, with intricate wood carvings. The size and shape of the sofa should be chosen keeping the room it is going t occupy in mind. A too large sofa can dwarf a small room, while a small sofa set can look lost in large spaces. A sofa should not only look good, it should also be comfortable.
A sofa should invite people to sink into it after a long day. It should be comfortable enough for people to sit ad enjoy long conversations, or just relax while watching a movie or reading a book. As sofas are re-upholstered very rarely, it is very important to choose the right colour for your room. Dark colours are generally a no-no for small spaces as they can make the whole room appear smaller whereas light, summery colours can give an impression of light and space. A cane sofa is always a good choice.
The light brown colour is pleasant on the eye and will not jar with any other colour scheme in the room. It can be brightened up by adding cushions in a colour scheme to suit the rest of the room. Also the colour can be easily and cheaply changed, by just adding a coat of varnish on the cane or changing the colour scheme of the cushions. They are available in a variety of price ranges- to suit every pocket.