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Make bathroom decorating a creative and enjoyable experience for your children. Use their favorite hobbies, colors and critters as inspiration for their bathroom decor. If you are decorating a kids' bath on a budget, use paint or bright towels to give the old bathroom a new look. Start with an attractive bathroom accessory such as a vibrant shower curtain and choose bathroom decor to match. If several children will be sharing the space, choose gender-neutral themes and colors.
When someone is invited into your home, you want them to see your personality. Just as with individual fashion choices, there are many home decor themes and quite a few design rules. Rather than following advice to the letter, you can use these rules and themes to create home design ensembles that are as unique as you are. Start with a basic knowledge of home decor elements and combine your favorites to create a mood.
You can decorate your newborn baby boy's nursery in many ways. You can opt for something traditional or you can be as creative as you like. Whatever you do, be sure to choose something that you love and that you think will fit the personality of your little boy. One way to think about nursery decor is to think in terms of themes. Here are a few of the most popular nursery decor themes to help you decide how to decorate a nursery for your baby boy.
Finding the right decor for your baby girl's nursery is a lot of fun. Anything is possible with so many options to choose from. One way to simplify your decision and get a designer boutique look is to start with the baby bedding. Baby bedding often comes in matching sets with a theme already in place. You can choose baby bedding with a popular theme or you can go with something creative and unique for your nursery decor. Important things to remember when choosing nursery decor are to relax, have fun and enjoy the process.
With the arrival of your new baby drawing closer, you'll want to do everything you can to prepare, including furnishing and decorating the baby nursery. A baby nursery that is filled with all the right touches will give your infant a bright and beautiful place to start life. The wall decor can set the mood for the entire room, so start with art and decorations that are fun, interesting, unique and special. Wall art appliques. Removable wall decor appliques and decals offer some of the best ideas for a baby's room. Printed plastic and vinyl wall decals come in a variety of colors and designs. Opt for a themed collection of wall art images and create your own mural, which you can easily rearrange or remove as your child grows and you want to change the room. There are also decals that display words or phrases, such as well-known lines from nursery rhymes, prayers or beloved children's books. These look especially precious when posted on the wall above a baby's crib or cradle and can set the theme for the whole room. Framed art. As in any room, framed art can be the best way to add interest and beauty to nursery walls. Art is always personal, so choose a piece or grouping that speaks to you and your family. A lovely print of a mother and child or a toddler with a stuffed toy might move you, or you may prefer something whimsical and bright. If you have not yet settled on a theme or color for your baby's room, the perfect piece of framed art could be your best inspiration. Quilts. You have probably contemplated in great detail, if not already selected, the bedding for your baby's room. What you might not have considered is using a pretty quilt to decorate the wall. Quilts make lovely wall hangings and, with elaborate patterns and multicolor pieces, they let you tie together several colors in the room. Find a large quilt that harmonizes with your nursery decor or arrange several smaller ones in a delightful wall grouping. Letters. It has long been popular to decorate a nursery with letters. Spell out your little one's name with lovely, polished silver letters hanging from ribbons above the crib or use bright, colorful letters to showcase the alphabet or your little one's initials. You can add letters to your child's nursery in a variety of ways, from hand-painting them right onto the wall to utilizing lovely lettered wallpaper. View All Wall Decor Back to Guides Directory View All Wall Decor
If you enjoy visiting museums and looking at paintings, why not create an art gallery in your own home? Whether you prefer abstract art or tend to buy art with a classic feel, you can use the artwork you've purchased or created yourself to form a stunning, original art gallery in no time. Read on for tips on creating a home art gallery.
When you're preparing a nursery for your new baby, the easiest way to start decorating is with the baby bedding. Once you have the bedding, you can easily decide what color to paint the walls, which wallpaper to hang, and what furniture to buy. This baby bedding buying guide will help you figure out which pieces you need for your baby's nursery.
Sunrooms are often some of the most popular areas of any home. Large windows and garden views make sunrooms feel like outdoor retreats while still providing the cover and warmth of indoor rooms. Because sunrooms are connected more to the outdoors than any other room in your home, pick design elements and furniture that work with that theme. Below, you'll find some of the best sunroom furnishing ideas. Seating: One of the most important parts of a sunroom is the seating arrangement. Since you'll likely want to spend many warm nights and bright days in your sunroom, you'll need adequate seating. Sunrooms typically feature either wood furniture or wrought iron seating. When deciding what's right for you, consider the overall look of the room as well as the intended comfort level. Wooden furniture with thick cushions is warmer and more comfortable than metal. A wicker sectional sofa with comfortable cushions will work well with the design of a sunroom. Alternatively, wrought iron benches and chairs give a modern look and feel to a room. Mismatched plush armchairs are a great way to bring both comfort and casual elegance to a sunroom. Tables: When picking out tables for your sunroom, consider how you're going to use the area. Choose a low table that can act as a coffee table for guests to set down their drinks. Tables with glass inserts match sunrooms well because of surrounding glass windows. Sunrooms are a popular place to go during parties and family get-togethers, so consider adding a small dining table and chairs to the room for meals. Design elements: Although sunrooms are indoors, they tie in the nature and wonder of the outdoors. Choose design elements that bring both sun and nature into the room. Wicker planters can hold plants of your choice. Place planters on side tables and on the floor next to entrances to give an inviting impression as guests enter the room. Artwork can change a bland sunroom into something charming and interesting. Look for paintings and sculptures that incorporate colors and themes from the surrounding decor. View All Furniture Back to Guides Directory View All Furniture
The bedroom is a crucial part of your home. It's where you spend a large majority of your time, so it needs to be a place that encourages rest and relaxation in addition to being visually appealing. A cluttered and messy bedroom is not conducive to rest and warrants a bedroom makeover. Bedroom makeovers don't have to be expensive or time consuming; they can be as simple as some new bedding and decorative accessories, or they can be a more in-depth overhaul with new furniture, paint and lighting. Take a look at this article for some ideas on how to give your bedroom a makeover.
Liven up a boring office when you set up a unique art gallery for guests and clients to enjoy. Whether you want to create a modern art gallery with contemporary paintings or a digital art gallery that showcases computer-drawn images, you're sure to make a statement in your office and make it more inviting. Read on for tips on displaying an art gallery in your office.
It's easy to look at paintings, photography, or other pieces of art and know immediately whether or not you like them, but will that art look right in the room you are decorating? Many elements compose each piece of art, and they all affect how you feel about the piece and whether it is right for the room. Will you like looking at it every day? The first step in selecting art is to browse and pick the pieces you like most or that elicit an emotional reaction. Then, by evaluating the elements, you can get a better idea if the artwork you like will be something you love to have in your home.
Add bold color and visual appeal to any room of your home with abstract art. This type of artwork, which is characterized by slight or total divergence from realism and accuracy in art, can be stunning by itself or when grouped together in a home abstract art gallery. Whether you prefer abstract canvas art or framed abstract paintings, the following suggestions will help you hang your favorite art pieces in a visually pleasing way. Read on for tips on displaying abstract art.
They may be small, but kitchen cabinet knobs have a big effect on the functionality and look of your kitchen. The color you paint your walls and the countertops you choose will set the tone for your kitchen decor, but cabinet knobs and pulls and other pieces of cabinet hardware can provide the perfect finishing accent to your kitchen. Today, you can find kitchen cabinet knobs in thousands of different styles and finishes; taking a little thought can help you sort through the masses of knobs available and find the style of cabinet knob that's right for your kitchen.
Keeping your child entertained can take a lot of creativity on your part, but with the help of kids' craft kits, it's a little easier. Learning a new skill helps to pass the time and gives children confidence in themselves. Crafts are even more fun when there is a holiday theme, and crafts help them participate in the holiday festivities. Help your children discover a new hobby that they will love for the rest of their lives and get into the spirit of the holidays at the same time.
Depending on how you choose to decorate your indoor fireplace mantel, it can be the room's focal point or an extension of an already established theme. The only thing that can make indoor fireplaces more warm and welcoming is the right decorative accessories along the mantelpiece. Plan your fireplace decor carefully because there are a few common decorating traps when it comes to mantels. Some people crowd the mantel with too many small pieces, while others resort to symmetrical arrangements of objects all the same height. Think about your mantel as a gallery with the potential for rotating exhibits.
A ceiling medallion brings instant drama to a room. Ceiling medallions were once quite common in homes, and they have come back into favor. Typically, ceiling medallions are used to support ceiling fans and light fixtures, but most homeowners select them for their decorative value. When choosing a medallion, your architectural design, interior design theme and the type of ceiling light you select all play a part.
Decorating a bare wall may seem like an easy task, but the fact is an empty canvas sometimes intimidates would-be decorators. The key to making a bare wall into the focal point of a room is the right decorative accessories. Turn your bare wall into a pleasing backdrop or an extension of a decor theme in the room. A bare wall can also feature decorative accessories that blend form and function, such as lighting, floating shelves or a mirror.
The bedroom often serves as a room where decorators let their imaginations run wild, transforming the space into a retreat. In most bedrooms, the bed operates as the focal point of the room, determining the bedroom's theme and palette. Bedroom furniture often has a finish that is perfect for accenting with interesting colors. One of the best aspects of decorating a bed is that it is simple to switch the headboard, frame, textiles or pillows to shift the entire look.
Whether it's done out of necessity or for an eclectic flair, mixing and matching furniture pieces can bring a sense of style and cohesion to a room. Sometimes you have simply no choice but to mix and match, such as when your favorite furniture set is suddenly discontinued and you must replace one of the pieces. Whether you need to make a quick match or are simply trying to stay in budget, you can successfully mix and match furniture by playing off common elements and themes. Look below to learn how to mix and match furniture.
Choosing a color theme is among the first and most important elements of planning a wedding. The wedding colors will be used for various things for the event, from the decorations for the cake to the fresh flowers to the bridesmaids' dresses. Due to the number of items affected by the colors for wedding attire and decor, it's easy to see how color can determine the mood of a wedding. With the right colors, a bride can make her event appear elegant, whimsical or laid-back. Read on for tips on choosing popular wedding colors or colors that are meaningful to you.
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