Fabric - Wall Decor
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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.
Duvet covers are available in a variety of fabrics and patterns. The right style for your bedroom is a matter of personal taste. When choosing a duvet cover for your comforter, pick out a style that will go well with the furniture and flooring of your bedroom. Duvet covers should also complement the art on your bedroom walls and the window dressing.
When you're preparing for your new baby, choosing baby bedding is a fun way to start decorating your nursery. The easiest, most effective way to start decorating a nursery is with the crib bedding. The baby bedding you choose can inspire the decor of the entire nursery. Once you have the bedding, you can easily decide what color to paint the walls or which wallpaper to choose as well as what nursery furniture to buy. Crib sets can include everything from just a fitted sheet and comforter to fitted sheet, comforter, crib skirt, wall hangings, diaper stacker, window valance, crib bumper, mobile and wall decor. This baby bedding buying guide will help you figure out how to buy the right baby bedding for your nursery.
Window cornices are just one of the many window treatments that can make standard curtains a decorative fixture in the room. They are typically rectangular boxes that house a curtain rod or valance, but can also be found in different shapes, styles and materials. Cornices mounted close to the ceiling and covering the gap between the wall and window can make a room appear taller and more dramatic. To learn more about decorating using a window cornice, read on.
Over time, the kitchen has moved from being located in a separate building behind the house to a walled-off room inside the house to, finally, where it is today: the heart of the home. Most modern home layouts feature a kitchen that is open to a family room, creating a large area where family and friends can gather. Get creative with your kitchen linens and decor and enjoy a space that is both functional and pleasing to the eye. Read more about some of the most popular kitchen decorating ideas below.
Refreshing the paint, switching out textiles or using different furniture hardware can quickly transform a plain bedroom into a room that reflects your unique style. For a more comprehensive bedroom decor makeover, counteract the coolness of plain white walls and bland overhead lighting with a new coat of paint, furniture, accessories and finishes that create a cozy feeling in your bedroom.
Just as good for decoration as it is for function, a storage bench is a valuable and attractive piece of furniture. Instead of just pushing your storage bench against a wall and forgetting about it, why not take full advantage of its storage capacity? Bench furniture with storage can be a perfect way to store odds and ends in an organized and easily accessible manner. Here are a few ideas to help you use your storage benches to their full potential.
When it comes to living room fashion, your choice of sofas and loveseats determine whether your home decoration skills are a fashion triumph or flop. Your choice of sofas and loveseats is as important as your living room's paint color and art on the wall. Seating is about more than just providing a place for your guests to rest. Your living room can easily become the center of high fashion if you pick the right furniture. Luckily, picking out the right sofa and loveseat for your living room is easy, thanks to the many fashionable furniture styles available. Keep reading for the scoop on the different types of trendy sofas and loveseats that are available for your living room.
Black leather furniture offers two distinct advantages over other fabric choices: the durability and ease of maintenance of leather and the stain-hiding abilities of the color black. Unfortunately, black leather furniture can present decorating difficulties. Although black leather furniture works well with white and chrome, the result can look too clinical and cold for many homeowners. Finding the right balance between black leather furniture and the rest of the decor is key to a successfully decorated room. Look below to learn how to decorate a room with black leather furniture.
Leather furniture can add a touch of class and sophistication to any room in your house. Rich and opulent, leather is complemented by myriad fabrics. Leather furniture lends a library vibe to a den or office and a warm feel to a living room or bedroom. One simple leather furniture piece, such as a sofa, love seat or armchair, opens up a wide range of decorating styles and options.
Formal living rooms need something more than a standard metal curtain rod to exude elegance and timelessness. You can have the most luxurious couches and elaborate wall art, but without the right curtains and curtain rods, the room will still feel bare. The best curtain fabric to hang in living rooms is typically something heavy, with a sheen, like damask or silk. These weighty textiles need equally strong hardware to balance the look. Keep reading to learn more about the best curtain hardware for your formal living room.
Hanging a valance and curtains over your window will add dimension, texture and style to any room. Window curtains with a valance give your window treatments a finished, designer look. If you want to block out light, a valance and full-length blackout panel curtain is your best choice. If you are more interested in decoration and only need to block minimal light, then a valance over sheer curtains is a good choice. It's important to measure the window and decide what type of curtains you want before you buy the curtain hardware. A cafe rod will be sufficient to support a sheer curtain, but you will need a stronger curtain rod to support heavier fabrics such as blackout panels. Also, the larger the window, the sturdier the curtain rod will need to be.
Keeping your jewelry safe and in good condition requires quality jewelry storage. Jewelry boxes feature a variety of designs; some are dainty keepsake boxes and some jewelry armoires are as large as your bedroom furniture. What type of jewelry case or jewelry organizer is right for you? It depends on the size of your jewelry collection and what kind of jewelry storage needs you have. A jewelry armoire is ideal for keeping a group of chains tangle-free, but a small jewelry box or chest can adequately store a large group of rings. As you update and expand your jewelry collection, you'll want to update your jewelry organizer system to match. Jewelry cases feature a variety of styles. Many are beautiful furniture accessories made of oak, rosewood and other fine woods and inlaid with mahogany or mother of pearl. Others have the classic travel-case design, with a carrying handle and leather or fabric exteriors. Use this guide to choose a jewelry box for your collection.
Home decor can be difficult to tackle. Maybe you're a new homeowner trying to decorate the new house you worked so hard to buy, or maybe it's time for a style change but you don't know where to begin. While style is highly personal and comprised more by all the details and accessories you own than any one big piece, it's good to know some of the home decor basics and the popular styles. Mix and match your favorite elements of multiple styles or go all the way with one style. Read on to learn about the top home decor styles.
The warm, inviting feeling of country home decor makes it an enduring design trend. Some people favor the more rustic side of country decor, integrating wooden furniture with distressed surfaces and flea market finds. Others tend toward the country cottage look of cheery primary colors set against white accents. The French country look has a more subdued effect, combining faded cornflower blue, sage green, mustard or antique white with black accents. Whatever style of country home decor you prefer, take a look at the following tips for some inspiring decor ideas.
When first hearing the words "bachelor pad," a room overflowing with sports posters, mismatched furniture and milk crates may come to mind. However, the modern man has begun taking interest in interior design and decorating. Creating a well-designed bachelor's apartment is easily accomplished despite a small budget and even smaller living quarters. Make your pad a comfortable, hip place to hang out by yourself and with friends by learning how to decorate a bachelor's apartment below.
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.
Inviting a new baby home is an exciting moment, and having the perfect baby quilt for the nursery makes the moment that much more special. Finding the right baby quilts, however, may take some time and planning. There are many factors you'll want to consider when you start shopping for baby bedding, so the following tips are designed to help you find the right quilt for you and your baby.
Kwanzaa is meant to be celebrated with family and friends as a way to honor the past and look forward to the future. One important part of celebrating Kwanzaa is decorating the home with traditional seasonal decor. Kwanzaa holiday decor incorporates traditional symbols of African American heritage, both old and new. For example, a kinara symbolizes the African American past, present and future while authentic African folk art is displayed to honor African American roots. Tribal masks, hand-carved statues and wooden fruit bowls from Ghana and other areas of historical significance throughout Africa are often displayed as meaningful decorative accessories during the holiday season as well as home decor all year round.
Many people give their decorative accessories a place to shine by putting them on niches, cupboards, and shelves. However, they may overlook one of the ideal spots for showcasing their favorite decorative accessories: the top of a bookshelf. Whether it's a tall corner shelf or a lower modular piece, the surface on top of a bookshelf offers a flat area to arrange art, vases, framed photos, baskets, statues, and sculptures.