Sunday, March 24, 2013

Teenager Bedroom Ideas

Teenage is one of the tricky phases of life, where you are undergoing a lot of changes and lead a stressful life.  Teenagers need privacy and wish to have a place of their own where they can retreat and feel relaxed.  They need a room that represents them and make them feel good.  The best idea to make them feel significant and all grown up is by letting them design their own bedroom.

Decorating a teenager’s bedroom can bring you and your teenager closer.  Pay attention to your teenagers likes and dislikes and discuss it with the interior designer.  Let your teenager talk frankly with the interior designer and discuss about colors, furniture, accessories and what else would look gorgeous in their bedroom.  Teenagers can even refer magazines, visit teen interior decorating forums and check out other teenagers room on internet to get ideas on colors, lighting or furnishings.

Let your teenager select the colors for his/her bedroom, teenagers most often opt for bold colors, you can visit paint stores with them, get the sample paint colors and let your teenager test it on a part of the wall and see if they like the effect of that particular color.  If not, they can always go for a lighter shade of the same hue or try different color.  You can help them mix and match colors.  If their wall colors are bold then choose the furnishings or bed covers in neutral tone.  But remember their choice comes first.

Teenagers spend a lot of time in their bedroom either reading, working on computer, working on their favorite hobbies or just relaxing.  Lighting should be able to do justice to all this activities and hence chosen and implemented wisely.  Teenagers love decorating their rooms.  They love to show off their friends how creative they are through the decor of their room.  They like to decorate their room with their photos, let them make collages using their best photos and hang them as a decor item.  Use stencils and create their favorite wordings to create impact to their bedroom.  Help them choose fabrics in their favorite colors that would make them feel comfortable and lift their mood but make sure the colors blend with the wall color and other accessories.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Well Planned Lighting for your Home

Lighting is the most important aspect of any home, proper lighting enhances the ambient of your home and also makes your home look fantastic.  A good well planned and implemented lighting makes your home look warm and inviting along with adding a glint to your décor.  Interior designers plan lighting in advance according to your needs and achieve the desired effect.

Before lighting fixtures are finalized to any of your rooms, you will need to understand the necessities and the functions of that room, you should try to determine the purpose of the lighting to be used and whether it fulfills the desired purpose.  Only after planning in advance you can opt for the type of lighting that matches each room.  Lighting should set the right mood and function in the desired way.  There are various means to achieve your goal like task or desk lighting to focus on the work you do, wall sconces or focus light to add sparkle to your artwork, decorative light to add an extra touch to your décor and ambient lighting for overall lighting of a space.

Proper Lighting should be provided in walkways, staircase, sidewalks and the exterior of your home thus providing safety.  A dull lighting or improper lighting for your staircase or sidewalks can prove to be unsafe.  You can also use lighting like wall scones or flood lights for exterior décor as the first glance of any home is the exterior look and so the exterior too needs to make the best impression. You should give the same importance and priority to your exterior décor as you give to your interior decoration.

Each room needs multiple lighting like for instance kitchen is a place where several tasks are performed and needs to be well lit, you can go for under cabinet lighting along with ceiling or pendant lighting.  Living room being the most used and liked area needs varieties of lighting like task lighting to highlight artwork, table lamps for darker areas of your living room and some general lighting.  Dining room can have chandeliers or pendant lighting and some wall scones to add great ambiance.  Bedrooms should not have too bright light, wall scones or desk lamps suit your bedrooms with a dimmer switch though.  Seeking a professional interior designers help for the best suitable, functional and available lighting fixtures is the best option in terms of saving time and undue work.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Redecorating your Family Room

Does your family room needs attention and looks outdated?  It is time you start redecorating your family room to make it bright and cheerful.  Family room needs to be cheerful and attractive as you spend the most valuable time with your family and friends by interacting, entertaining or having parties.

Redecorating a family room need not affect your pocket, set the budget and try to work accordingly.  Recycle, reuse or renew can be the new mantra for your redecorating process.  To do this, first you need to take into account all the things of your family room and other rooms that are not in use.  Maybe the side table of your bedroom is unused; why not use it as a coffee table in your family room, who knows the same side table looks damn beautiful as a coffee table.  The wall art of your dining room does not complement the color of your dining room, try to use it in your family room and lo it just changed the entire look of your family room.

You just need creative and out of the box thinking to breathe new life into your family room.  Just the rearrangement of your furniture may give your family room the spacious look that you wished for or adding the right light fixtures, that are not too costly can make your family room look bright and cozy.  Try reupholstering your old furniture or just add new textured, bold pillows and see the stunning effect it creates.

If you are running short of ideas or are not sure how to manage redecoration within your budget? Try hiring a professional interior designer.  Experienced and reliable interior designer will help you redecorate your family room as per your budget in the most creative and artistic way.  They will share their decorating ideas and suggest the best way to redecorate, whether reupholstering the furniture, changing the colors of the family room or adding new or used accessories at the right place, your designer is well capable of achieving all this to your expectations.

Interior decorating or redecorating family room is fun when done in the right tone.  Choose a theme that suits your family and start redecorating.  Your theme decides what other décor elements need to be used for your family room.  Frame pictures of your family and use them as wall décor.  Family photos add warm feeling to your family room.  Add carpet to your flooring and see the difference it makes to your otherwise cold and uninviting flooring.  Get creative and start redecorating your family room with a new vigor.