Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Beautiful curtains

Originally, the Interior elements created for one main function, now has another function that not less important. One of which is the curtain. Today, the curtain is not only as window coverings, but can also give a nuance or distinctive accent for interior and exterior element of the house. It is the secret:

First, choose the curtain in match with character and design of the house. Then, determine style of windows covering that suitable in terms of both material and design. When choosing a style of curtains, consider all the elements of design should be reflect with the suitability of the form window, wall colors, and the typical house design. Examine every detail, such as how the shutters of hung, and the location of bracket and the rope up and down the cover. This is important to installing curtains later.
Do not forget to pay attention about display of curtains when viewed from inside or outside the home. Sometimes they did not realize that the color of curtains just good from inside the house only. Before buying the material for curtains, notice also the thick or thin of the material. Is that suited of the light conditions in the room of your house? It all depends on your mind.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Laundry Room Designing And Organizing Tips

1. Good lighting – Lighting up the laundry area can bring up a dramatic difference in the space. Also having windows through which light and air can flow in would be a good boost to the whole washing experience.
2. Orderly Arrangement – Like any other room, unnecessary clutter can give the space a dirty look. Having a closed basket for dumping soiled clothes rather than heaping them on the floor or inside the cabinet would give a more organized look.
3.Having overhead closed cabinet spaces gives more space and scope for artistic and creative ideas to flow. The cabinets can be painted in creative designs and colors to bring life to the area.
4.Keeping detergents, sewing kit, laundry shampoos, starch and other such items needed in the laundry room within cabinets gives it easier access and avoids using up other storing spaces in the house.
5.The wall attached ironing board is an ideal option for laundry areas with less space. Having the iron box in the laundry room ensures that clothes leave the laundry room in wearable form.
6. Like any other area of your house, you can add to the ambience of the laundry room or area with potted plants, different color patterns.
7.   Bring out your music system to your Laundry area , let the music play or get that book you always wanted to read and enjoy it while your clothes spin. Laundry time would never be a chore.           

Friday, February 4, 2011

How To Decorate a Kid's Room

1. To help your kids stay organized, keep things at their height. Closet storage, benches and coat racks will all be used more often if kids can get to them easily.
2. Try creating a continuous art center by using wainscoting in a room and painting the wall below with chalkboard paint. You can get chalkboard paint in the color of your choice. Simply paint up to a chair rail or install your own and paint below.
3. Most craft and hobby stores sell an additive to paint that allows it to glow in the dark. Try painting stars and a moon on your child's ceiling or a cityscape around the edge of the room. This will get them excited about turning out the lights at night.
Removable wall transfers are becoming increasingly affordable and the range of patterns and styles grows every day. Call them temporary wall tattoos and let your kid have fun decorating their room in a way you know you won't have to fix later.
5. Kids are collectors, so make collecting easy. Pictures and postcards don't always have to be stuck to a cork board. Try hanging them from strings in front of a window or clipping them to a string along the wall to create an interactive border in a room.
6. All kids want display space. Galvanized metal is fairly inexpensive and can be purchased in sheets at most home improvement stores. Just mount on the wall and you have an instant magnetic board.
7. Check your local art and crafts store for peel-and-stick cork. You can cut out any shape, simply peel off the backing and attach to any wall for fun pin-up space.
8. Rather than a traditional growth chart put a border around the room. Each month you can use non-toxic, water-based paint to put the child's hand-print in the border. Watch them grow together.
9. Be sure to include multiple kinds of lighting in a kid's room. Overall lighting is a necessity but so is a reading light. It may even help them find the bathroom in the middle of the night.
10. If you are painting a dresser or other furniture you know the child will grow out of be sure to let them help. The child could also put their signature on it with personal hand-prints or fingerprints for a polka-dot design.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Make the garage a functioning addition to your home for the whole family.

The family garage is a great space for working on projects, storing seasonal goods and housing sporting equipment. But often this space is so overrun with those things that you mean to get to at some point and just never seem to have the time.But with simple tips you can make it organized and more functional.
The Basics
Plan: Due to the nature of some of the items stored in the garage you may want to get an outside storage container to temporarily house your goods. This way you don't have to move the lawn tools into the house in order to find space to sort.
Prepare: Before diving in, look around at all the items you have. Develop categories for those items and then sort your goods into those categories. Examples of categories include Car Care, Lawn Care, Household Storage, Seasonal Storage, Sporting Equipment and Tools.
When putting items back into the garage, make sure to put similar items near each other and then label the location for each category, making it much easier to find your belongings. This may seem obvious, but in many garages where the nails are stored in the opposite corner of the hammer, or the seasonal goods are mixed in with various memorabilia.
Paint: A new coat of paint can really help change the overall atmosphere in the garage. Be sure to use exterior paint in order to withstand the fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
Kids Activity Center: Include the whole family when developing a plan for your garage. Have an area for each family member to store their items. That way they know where to find and put away their own things.
Workbench: A workbench is crucial for most garages. It provides needed workspace and a place to take care of those home projects, instead of using the floor. Even a small garage can include workspace with a drop down workbench.

Hooks and Ladders: The larger tools, such as shovels or ladders, are difficult to store on shelves. A great way to get them up out off the floor is to use hooks and hang them on the wall or from the ceiling. Just make sure you can reach the ladder--you don-t want to have to use a ladder to put up or take down a ladder.
Finishing Touches
Labels: Labeling is essential when reorganizing a garage. Without labels organizing and maintaining may be difficult. The key is to label the container, not the shelf where items are stored. That way if the container moves, the items are still put in the correct container.
Color Coordinate: Use color-coordinated crates and tote bags for each family members' items. Crates can be hooked to the wall with matching totes below for easy grab-and-go storage.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tips for Organizing the Bedroom

A chaotic bedroom makes you feel wired and tired. If you want sweet (organized) dreams, it's time to get organized — but be prepared to devote several declutter sessions to rout out chaos in the bedroom.
Get It Tidy Gather your declutter tools — timer, boxes, and garbage bags — for a STOP clutter session in the bedroom. Because so many unauthorized items wander into the bedroom (or are thrust there, unwilling, at the sound of the doorbell), the Put Away box will do extra duty during a bedroom declutter.
  • Sort. Set the timer for 20 minutes, and start by tackling the bed area. Drag everything out from beneath it, and behind and inside the nightstand. Sort each item into one of the boxes: Put Away, for items that belong in other rooms; Sell/Donate for no-longer-needed items that are still in good repair; Storage, for items that belong in storage areas. Using the same strategy, move onto dressers and bureaus, and any clutter littering the floor. Work systematically around the space and, little by little, you'll reclaim the bedroom as the sanctuary it's intended to be.
  • Toss. As you sort, consign broken items and litter straight to the garbage bag.
  • Organize. The smart declutterer notes where the clutter is coming from, and then looks for ways to prevent the buildup in the future. As you declutter, pay attention to the cause of the problem. Scattered piles of dirty clothes signal a need for a laundry basket in a nearby spot. Linty piles of pocket change, subway tickets, and crumpled receipts can be kept under control with a pretty copper bowl or wooden box designated for pocket-emptying at day's end. Stacks of unopened moving boxes, resident along the wall since you moved in, indicate a need for a household storage plan.
  • Put away. When the timer bell rings, stop the session. Circle the house with the Put Away box, put Sell/Donate items in the car trunk for delivery to charity. Add Storage items to attic, basement or garage storage areas.

Keep It Clean
If the bedroom is to be a calm and peaceful haven, it's not enough for it to be tidy — it must be clean, too. To achieve this, include it in the household cleaning schedule. The primary goal: to reduce and remove dust, dander and other irritants.
Weekly vacuuming and dusting is a must in the bedroom. Pay particular attention to window treatments; vacuuming drapes and dusting shades will help to keep air quality high. Baseboards, too, need regular attention to keep dust buildup away. If the room contains a television, computer or entertainment center, use an electrostatic dry cleaning cloth to collect dust weekly, as electronic equipment attracts dust.
Wash windows seasonally, and wipe down sills and window fittings to remove dust and dirt. A lamb's wool duster picks up any dusty residue on walls and snags cobwebs on ceilings or in corners; when necessary, wash the walls to remove smudges and stains. Seasonal cleaning should also include lampshades and the light-diffusing bowls from overhead fixtures; you'll see clearly and cut the dust with clean lighting. Allergy sufferers may want to add a portable air filtration unit to improve air quality.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Plants for decorating your house(Ideas)

Choosing just a few houseplants for your home is almost certainly out of the question for gardeners. But choosing wisely and with a certain intention in mind will guarantee that your houseplants will look stylish and not chaotic.
Decorative plant stands are a good choice to keep clutter at a minimum if you can find one that fits your room’s style. If you must put multiple plants on a stand, try to keep the pots the same or color coordinated. As a general rule, you want the plant, not the stand, to be the focal point. More on what to do with the plants you just aren’t going to part with a little later
. Large, well established plants can create a wonderful, warm focal point for a room. For this rule you can have fun; a bonsai specimen can be just as much of a conversation piece as a large parlor palm. On the other hand, don’t make your vast collection of African violets, though impressive, the focal point of your living room.

. Not only can you have fun with the color of the pot you use, but there are a multitude of leaf color and textures to brighten up or add contrast. Think Ming Aralia, Croton, Zebra Plant, or Philodendron “Black Cardinal.” Try to use color and textures to branch out your thinking about what a houseplant “has” to be.

Another good way to bring texture into a room is to use dried botanical material. Curly willow and dried grasses are an excellent way to add interest to a dull corner or add a modern touch to your decor.
. Whether you have a hanging basket in the corner of the room or a free standing pot, plants can provide the height needed to satisfy this rule. Just to name a few, Red-margined Dracaena, Shefflera, and Hawaiian Ti Plant are some perfect plants to add height. Make sure that when you use a tall plant, the pot is well-balance (read: big enough) to the size of the plant and the space.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Home Decoration:How to frame a small piece of art?

Well,you can decorate your home with whatever you like,like any thing.. it can be a wooden decoration piece or painting which is bought at the store,but i find a small pieces of art which are usually done by  kids.They are very interesting and creative pictures.I also love the idea of framing pages from a book as a way to create inexpensive art. Cutting  a picture, takes a little practice and a steady hand.The only thing you have to do is to frame that piece of art, cut it through its outline and choose a nice color of paper which can go with the picture perfectly  and frame it.