Decorating Ideas for a Living Room

Tip to decorate a living room

Decorating a room can either be a nightmare or fun experience, depending on your perspective of decoration. Enjoy decorating but do not go overboard. What is important is to find a balance and create a room that is inviting, relaxing and lovely to look at.

If you want something completely new, then remodeling the room entirely, with a theme, is a good option. You can have a modern, contemporary, colorful look, or choose to give an antique or rustic feel to the room. There are many options to choose from once you decide on the theme.

On the other hand, if you do not want to remodel entirely, try adding a few accessories or pieces of furniture that can change the look of the room. These accessories can be anything from a simple bookshelf, brightly colored furniture, or even a decorative clock.

Here are a few designs and options for a complete remodeled living room, as well as ideas for decorating with accessories and furniture. Take your pick!

A Few Ideas

A Cozy Corner
Living Room with Wooden Wall
The above image demonstrates excellent use of the wooden focal wall adjacent to the long window that gives the room a design uplift. The subtle leather furniture with the low coffee table and side table add to the simplicity of the room. The light-colored furnishings make the room appear big, neat and also brighter. You can use this design when your room is small and you don’t have too much space to experiment.Go White
White Sofa in Living Room

Confused over the right color combination for the lounge room? If yes, then play safe with white. White sofa sets when combined with the wooden coffee table and the

Small Bedroom Design

Tips for decor of a small bedroom

When you think of small bedrooms, the first thing that crops up in your mind is the image of a cramped dorm room, overstuffed with furniture, with too many books squeezed in and hardly any space to take two-three steps. Delete this image from your mind because there are certain design tips because of which your room will have a complete transformation, a pleasant contrast to your small room stereotype.

Theme
Mix up solid earthy colors like deep green or burgundy for the walls, and hang curtains which match the walls to bring about a feel of the Asian style. Apart from the wall colors and curtains, the accessories hold the key to an Asian themed small bedroom design. Bamboo furniture, blinds, silk bedding and drapes, lamps and lanterns are few areas which you can work on to obtain an oriental home decor. Similarly, you can go for cottage theme or any theme with a good color scheme.
Furniture
Beds
The focal point of any bedroom is obviously the bed. While furnishing a small bedroom, keep in mind that the bed is also the biggest space occupying object in the room, hence a smaller but comfortable bed is the right furniture in a small bedroom to create the illusion of space. Buying a low-level bed is another way of making the bed seem smaller than it actually is. For kids’ bedroom, you can have bunk beds and chests cum tables for storage.
Closets
Shop for closets and dressers which are long and take up minimum of the floor space. For storage, use the under bed area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean shoving everything under the bed. Keep everything as neatly as possible because neat and clean bedrooms appear roomier than a cluttered one.
Colors
Wall colors

Feng Shui Tips for Your Living Room

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that is believed to have originated in Tibet around ten thousand years ago, and has been practiced across the world since then. According to this system, there is a constant flow of good and bad energies in nature, and to enhance their flow in any specific space, one has to decorate that area in a certain way. It provides relevant information on how to balance the energies in a given space, to assure health and fortune for people living in it.

Living room is the most important area of a home, where family and friends usually gather for get-togethers, parties, and sometimes for business meetings or formal affairs. Hence, it is a room that should contain a wide assortment of chairs and sofa benches along with some innovative, classic designs and decorations. The arrangement of furniture and objects requires to be done according to feng shui, in order to have good health, happiness, and prosperity for the family.
Living Room According to Feng ShuiTo enjoy all the benefits and avoid unsettled conditions, it is important to recognize and modify each and every point of the living room according to the feng shui concepts. LayoutAccording to feng shui, the living room should be on the ground floor, and not upstairs. It should not be visible from the main entrance way or doorway. Technically, when people enter the house, first there should be a finely decorated foyer or entrance hall having common rooms close by and personal rooms a bit away.
Another important point is the wealth, which lies in the left hand corner, when someone enters the room. A door or doorway located just under this point can lead to gradual loss of financial prosperity as the money will keep

Living Room Designs for Small Spaces

Everyone has a particular spot in the house which is their favorite place―they can play cards, watch television, or just relax there. People living in big houses have many options to choose their favorite from, but this is not possible for people living in smaller houses.

However, you can make your ‘not-so-large’ room look comfortable and stylish by implementing the following tips.

Tips to Design Your Small Living Room
People are always confused about how to design their small living rooms. They want their room to look elegant as well as spacious. This can be achieved through the following tips.

Color SchemesThe colors of the interiors of the house play a very important role in room decoration. People often avoid using dark colors in case of small spaces. However, one can go for contrasting colors for a small living room.

You can get one focal wall painted in a darker shade than the others, or play with colors and make a unique design on it while keeping the other walls lighter in color. Do not try to decorate every wall of your house, making it look like a circus or a colorful house from a fairy tale! You can also use your imagination and make the color scheme look more attractive and eye-catching.
FlooringYou can give your living room a glamorous look by choosing a contrasting color scheme between the flooring and the walls. This will make your room look more exciting and full of life.

Your flooring will become a distinctive and unique feature of your room in contrast with your wall color scheme. But do keep in mind that if you want bright or colorful flooring, keep all the walls of same color.
LightingDid you know that the right kind of lights can actually make your

Small Kitchen Makeovers

Using wall space for a small kitchen makeover

It’s never about the size of a kitchen that determines how the design and layout will look. From an interior designer’s point of view, the answers or ideas are hidden in how well you can use the space provided for the task.

Of course, we all dream about having a spacious kitchen where every item has its own designated place, there are all sorts of appliances in there, and perhaps a fancy kitchen island as well. But that’s not always a possibility. If you have found an apartment or a home that doesn’t give you adequate kitchen space, there are ways to transform the way your kitchen looks once and for all. With innovative ideas, you can have a kitchen of your dreams.

6 Ways to Alter Your Kitchen
With a few suggestions mentioned below, you will be able to find a way to create more space in your small kitchen. These ideas will not be asking you to break down any walls or move too many things here and there.
Remove the Clutter
The first thing you need to do is to get rid of all the things that do not belong in the kitchen. I have seen women storing their mail, laundry, even some old clothes in their kitchen. If this is the case, please get rid of all such extra stuff and use the kitchen only for preparing meals.
Plan The Layout
A good way to design the layout will be to find designated places for your stove, sink, and refrigerator. Also, if you work out the space for cooking, you can include a kitchen island that doubles as a dining table for 2 or 4; depending on the space available afterwards.
Buy Sleek Appliances
When we say sleek, we mean appliances

Small Bathroom Makeover Ideas

Mirrors for a small bathroom makeover

Small bathrooms have more than one reason to put you off. So before you opt for remodeling them, there are certain factors that you need to take into account. The average dimensions of a small bathroom (including a shower space, toilet and sink) are generally 8 x 6 feet. So if you don’t want to get a feeling of making a quick exit the moment you enter, you need to choose the right colors for your bathroom. Also, paying great attention to the details, including the floor, should also rank high on your priority list. These tricks will impart a spacious, clean and at the same time, sophisticated look to your bath area.

Color Me Pretty
Choose the right color for your bathroom. Remember the general rule, dark shades give a smaller look to the room, whereas light colors create an illusion of space. So, if you have a small bathroom, you can choose a color from a wide range of pastels, neutral shades or whites. Light colors not only make a room look open and spacious, but also make it look serene. If it is a girl’s bathroom, shades of pink always work. On the other hand, blue can be a dependable option for a boy’s bathroom.
What’s on the Floor?
What is on the floor matters as much as what goes on the walls and ceiling. Make sure that your flooring coordinates with your walls and ceiling. In addition to that, keep it light colored, as a light tinge adds to the overall spaciousness of the bathroom. Also, opt for large tiles as small tiles can break the visual space of the area. If you feel the need of adding some color element to your bathroom, then go for a

Bathroom Color Schemes

Bathroom color idea

A bathroom has come a long way since the time when all one did was turn on the shower, take a bath and leave the tub. Today, just like designer homes there are designer bathrooms, that have become neighbor’s envy owner’s pride. Some people tend to spend a really long time in the bathroom while taking a bath or even if just brushing their teeth. So isn’t it obvious that one would want to make their bathrooms really comfortable and soothing while one carries out their personal grooming? There are certain color schemes for bathroom that add a personal touch to your bathroom decor and add a hint of freshness.

Modern Bathroom Colors
One of the refuge from our fast and stressed out lives is spending some quality time alone in our bathrooms. The color schemes help to revitalize, energize and add a bit of creative touch to these areas of our home where we actually get to spend some uninterrupted quality time.
Color Schemes for Bathrooms
You can choose from some warm colors for your bathroom that help you get energized and ready to take on challenges. Modern color schemes also include some cool color shades that impart a calm and fresh feeling. If you wish to add some bright and vibrant look to your bathroom, you can choose colors that are complementary to each other on the color wheel. Colors that are analogous or next to each other on the color wheel add a relaxing feel to your bathroom.

To give your bathroom a casual look, you can go in for beige, mint green or forest green hues. Colors like Black, white, royal blue give a formal look to your bathroom.

Yellow BathroomYellow bathroom color adds a warm glow to your bathroom. This is the