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Our Favorite Bathroom Seashell Decorations

25 Feb

Our Favorite Bathroom Seashell Decorations

Bathroom Seashell Decorations

Have you ever walked into a bathroom that’s blah, plain, non-descript and just plain boring?  Beige walls, white tiles, brown countertop and while sink, tub and toilet, or an equally boring palette of colors….  People spend time, effort and thought in decorating their kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms, but when it comes to home decoration, the lowly bathroom sometimes suffers in the process or is disregarded altogether.   A bathroom can be spiced up even if it’s still builders’ beige.  Have you considered a particular theme?  How do you want your bathroom to feel?  Do you want to feel like you’re walking into a spa?  Or perhaps you prefer a French Provincial look.  How about a visit to the beach?  There is a vast array of bathroom seashell decorations available that can help you get the beach theme to work.

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Bathroom Decorating Ideas

If you select a beach theme for your bathroom, you can accomplish the look by using either wallpaper, stenciling, in your shower curtain and hooks, in the color of paint that you choose, accessories and wall art or even changing your toilet seat.  A nice sandy color of paint and water blue accents will add to the beach theme.  You can check out decorating magazines or do some online research to find seashell bathroom decor ideas.  A seashell themed toilet seat will certainly make a great topic of conversation amongst your friends.  You could stencils underwater grasses on the walls as well and also add themed stickers to walk in showers.

Even if you’re going for a spa feel in your bathroom decorations, you can still use some of the same ideas that you used in your seashell bathroom decor.  For a spa feel, you can add wooden accents, either by using a wooden rack to hand luxurious bathrobes or a wooden stand for your toilet tissue.  A nice rock water fountain is also pleasing to the ear and the eye.  Big fluffy white towels are typical of what you find in a spa, so you can add some of those to add to the spa theme. Corner toilets are great for displaying decorations, and natural elements like sand can be arranged in a way that is pleasing to the eye as well as adding to your decor.

So now you have two options for your neglected room, bathroom seashell decorations or an offshoot of that idea gearing more towards a spa feel.


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The Modern Kitchen – Taste, Elegance and Ergonomics

27 Jan

The Modern Kitchen – Taste, Elegance and Ergonomics

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Think twice and you will find that the modern kitchen is the place where housewives spend the better of their day.

If it comes in an open-door combination with the dining room, chances are the children and father squad will be rubbing shoulders with that cooking mum and wife for two meals a day… at least. Being that frequented ascribes this family locus a vital task – to teach taste. The modern kitchen is then the handiest mentor as it enshrines the latest designer findings as regards elegance and ergonomics and, what is more, originality.

A quick tour around several models can drive this point home.

Lean geometry singles out original spots

Modern Kitchen

photo by thekitchendesigner.org

The careful descent down to the three-color range has made the otherwise striking colors not only tolerate each other but also accentuate the available planes. The kitchen doors and the kitchen cupboards form a lean geometry of horizontal and vertical lines that as if point to the original centerpiece of the room – the centered table and chair ensemble alongside the stove.

This non-standard immediate proximity between the two is an achievement of ergonomics – food is a hand away. Not least, contact with food from its cooking through serving to eating creates that necessary tantalizing effect to all the senses that makes one cherish each and every bite of it. Electric underfloor heating would save you from placing dated carpets and at the same time allow for more ample storage or decorative areas.

Unostentatious background to make tidbits stand out

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photo by thekitchendesigner.org

The straight lines that go straight vertical and straight horizontal point to the interplay between the background and the foreground. Their repetitiveness as a background helps one easily put his eye to all the kitchen appliances and tidbits that create the coziness in the hearth of that modern kitchen.

Light is king

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photo by ☺ Lee J Haywood

Good kitchen lighting is essential. This particular model teaches a very good lesson about the importance of daylight. The ample use of windows and glazed surfaces – the kitchen tiles, kitchen cupboards and the kitchen table – and the bright red color choice of the kitchen curtains sing the hymn of light against the muffled tones of a fitted kitchen. Your children there will feel as if outdoors in such a setting, regardless whether wintertime or summertime.

A modern kitchen is a must for all parents who want to usher their kids straight into the the 21st century because it introduces the huge strides that kitchen designers have gone to make full use of available, space, light, materials and the interplay in between them. A modern kitchen passes their fast-learning experience on.

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8 Feb

Home Decorating Software

29 Oct


Nowadays, many people have turned into different software programs to help them decorate their homes. Home decorating software has proven to be very popular in the past, especially at the turning of the century. More and more interior decorating programs saw their debut on tv, and many proud owners decided to follow some of the ideas presented in these new and exciting programs.

Interior decorating software is very helpful when choosing colors for your rooms. At the click of a mouse the software arranges the different colors you want to display at home and the results are immediate. All you have to do is key-in the right dimensions and start “playing around” with all the options that are available. It is a lot of fun to design and re-design your room until you are satisfied with the results. The downside is that you get to see so many choices that it might end up confusing you as some people are better off exploring only a few ideas!

You should choose your home designer software according to your computer skills. Some people might find it even more difficult to learn how to use the program and find themselves sketching things back onto a piece of paper again. Another thing you should take into account is the fact that when printing your work the printer will not splash out the same tonal range as you see through the screen. This is due to calibration of the monitor and when things like this start to happen you realize that the whole thing might take longer than expected. And then there is the opposite, when you’ve made a decision according to the look the software presented you with and your colors start to miss-match, again, because of the monitor color resolution. You really need to think about these things before venturing into relying solely on the home decorating software.

There are quite a few different home designer software available in the market while some of them are free, and if you are really thinking about having a complete makeover, your best bet would be to hire home remodeling contractors to do the job.

Plan 3D is a great tool. As the name implies, it shows you the result in 3D which is great to get a more realistic view of what the rooms will end up looking like. You can move things around and even have a “walk through”. It can remodel every aspect of your home, from your garden or backyard to just the roof or basement or your entire house if you wanted to.

Another popular home designer software is Home Decor Browser. It is free (Windows platform) and is less than 2Mb is you wanted to download it to your computer at home.

At the end of the scale you have the infamous AutoCad, but it is an extremely complex piece of software to learn. And it doesn’t come cheap!

If computer skills are not your forte, you should have a look at other types of kits that might help you designing your rooms. The Home Quick Planner comes with literally hundreds of precut stickers of furniture and other fixtures. Other similar kits include E-Z DECORATOR™ Design which you can purchase at different prices depending on your chosen kit combination.

If you have never experimented with this type of software to revamp your home decoration or just start from scratch on a new home, it might be wise to try out the free versions or demos first and see how you well you manage re-decorating your home in front of a screen monitor.