How to Create a New Look in a Room..........

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  1. Sakina

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    Home Decor Accessories - How to Create a New Look in a Room



    Apart from complimenting your newly painted walls with soft furnishings and effective flooring, home decor accessories in a room are just as equally important. Accessories ranging from flowers in a contemporary vase to art pictures hanging on your walls, all add the finishing touches to any room. Above all, accessories add personality to a room, they inject your own personal touch making your home unique to you and comfortable and inviting for you and your family.

    Decorating with Art Pictures

    You will be surprised at the important role that art pictures play in home decor accessories. Not only do pictures add your own personality into the room, they absorb noise and can actually help change the illusion of a rooms' shape if placed in the right places.

    For example:

    horizontal landscape pictures help widen a room;
    Portrait floral pictures help give the illusion of height; and
    one large picture reflected through a mirror gives the sensation of additional broader space.

    Creating Art Arrangements:-
    For a maximum effect and to make interesting wall arrangements that can become a dynamic focal point of the room, try to hang smaller pictures in a cluster.

    If you hang an even number of smaller prints tightly together in a cluster, this will help balance out a large space and give a window effect in a small space. Remember to hang the prints together tightly to create one unit and one focal point.

    For larger pictures, place them in proportion to the furniture. For example, hang a large picture approximately six to nine inches above a sofa or at eye level. By hanging a larger print too high above any piece of furniture can leave both pieces feeling disconnected.

    Tips Before Hanging Art:-

    Before hanging any art on a wall, try different combinations of arrangements. Use painter's tape and brown paper bags and keep rearranging the bits of paper on the wall until you have come up with a great picture arrangement.

    Always hang prints at eye level and use your hand in between pictures as a guide to space large and medium sized pictures.

    Create Illusions with Mirrors


    Mirrors are great to help create the illusion of space. By cleverly placing mirrors on an adjacent wall to a picture or something which is interesting in your room, will reflect the image and add a sense of space.

    For darker rooms, hang a decorative mirror near a window. The light will then bounce off the mirror into the room portraying more natural much-needed light back into the area.

    To give the illusion of depth in a room paint one of your walls in a darker contrasting color to your other walls. Then hang a mirror on that darker wall. This instantly gives the additional sense of depth to the dimensions of the room.

    Lighten-up with Light Fixtures

    Light fittings are one of the most important elements of home decor accessories as they set the ambience of the room. By using different types of lighting you can create different moods on different areas of the room, at different times of the day.

    For example:-

    accent lighting such as a spot light is used to emphasize wall paintings, ornaments or other interesting areas in a room;
    soft lighting used by small wall light fittings or table lamps, help create a gentle romantic mood;
    general lighting such as a ceiling center light, strip light or bright wall lamps are used for everyday purposes.
    Tip: use a dimmer switch to create different moods with your lighting.

    Adding Color with Flowers & Plants

    Fresh flowers are always a wonderful accessory in a home. They are easy to blend in with any rooms accent and you can swap and change the color, type of flower and position at any time. They are such an easy and adaptable accessory to have. If you are allergic to flowers, try silk flowers instead - sometimes it is hard to distinguish between real flowers and silk ones...

    By placing plants throughout your home helps add natural color, texture, and also softens the area making it more appealing to spend time there. Don't forget to use attractive plant pots and containers for your plants - they are a home decor accessory too!

    Area Rugs and Textiles

    Area Rugs:-

    Area rugs add warmth and texture to a room. They help soften wooden or hard floors and add contrasting colors and patterns into the room.

    First you must determine what you want the rug for - is it a focal point? or do you want to group furniture on it? Secondly, you must measure what size rug you need before you go shopping.

    Other Textiles:-
    By using other types of textile home decor accessories, you can create additional comfort and softness in using:-

    scatter cushions made with different types of material;
    throws on your sofa or lounge chair;
    napkins, place mats and tablecloths in the dining room or kitchen;

    Summary

    Home decor accessories play a crucial part in your home decorating. Even if you don't need to repaint your walls, you can still change the look of your room. By rearranging furniture and wall pictures, adding soft light fixtures, flowers arrangements and plants, the placement of an area rug and using different textiles in a room, all help create a new look to reflect you and your personality.
     
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    thank you for sharing this tips!
    here i found have another tips, hope this help.
    Consider painting your living room. A splash of paint can brighten things up or give your living room a different vibe altogether. Changing the lighting in your room can also make a major difference. Different lampshades can create a different atmosphere as they diffuse soft light with a hint of color about the room. Rearranging the furniture can create a totally different feeling in the room. Create a new focal point to the room by orienting the seating around the fireplace and not the television, or perhaps put the couches and chairs so that people are more encouraged to talk to one another.

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  5. Sakina

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    nice sharing! ... well their is more 4 ya !
    Decorating with Table Fountains
    With unlimited possibilities available, table top fountains can add understated beauty or grandeur to any room in your house. Fountains are a worthy investment even for those who hesitate to spend money on aesthetics. Beyond eye-catching appeal, you'll find that fountains have practical health benefits.

    Cascading water reduces stress by bringing a sense of tranquility into a room as it engages the senses-sight, sound, and even smell. Research has shown that moving water can improve air quality by cleansing the room of dust particles and working as a humidifier. Fountains also do the following:

    Table Top Fountains soothe the soul with natural outdoor sounds.

    Table Top Fountains offer a visually appealing focal point to a family room or home work space.

    Table Top Fountains filter sounds like computer noise, a refrigerator hum, or next room telephone conversations.

    Table Top Fountains provide aromatherapy when candlelight is included in the design.

    Options include table fountains, floor fountains and wall water fountains. You can find a table top fountain to compliment your current decorative choices. Far more interesting than a table lamp and more appealing than a decorative candle holder, these conveniently sized fountains eliminate the mundane. Easy to set up and even easier to maintain, space saving compact designs come in layered slate, granite sculpture, handcrafted wood, or any other material you desire.

    Floor fountains compliment larger spaces than table top fountains. Floor fountains are a perfect choice for foyers, rooms with vaulted ceilings, and enclosed patios. Floor fountains make a statement about a space and those who have decorated it. Choose the fountain according to the overall look you are trying to achieve in your decor. For example--antique copper and river rocks present a rustic feel while a full-fledged waterfall makes an exotic impression.

    Wall water fountains are the most dramatic fountains of the three. You can mount a wall fountain in a prominent place or build it into a wall. An entire wall can be transformed into a fountain of calm trickling water or a rapidly flowing display. Wall water fountains are often built with aluminum, concrete, river rock, copper, glass, or terra cotta. Features can include planters, light, and mist.

    Whether the water flows, trickles, and comes down in a solid sheet of reflection, fountains offer the versatility needed to create a unique home interior. The practical benefits alone make fountains a worthy addition to your interior design.

     
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    thnx dear!
     
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