I’m all about glass walls, space openness and as much natural light as possible to lighten up the house. I’ve always hated curtains; I used to beg my mum to throw them away because the apartment I used to live in faced the northern side and it got sunlight for only 2-3 quality hours a day. Afterwards, darkness overwhelmed the place and nothing looked as beautiful as it should have. Why? Because honestly, natural light makes everything look in its best possible version. Luckily, my parents don’t have another building facing them so their apartment has tons of privacy, and if that was the only reason, I’d say they don’t really need to buy blinds. My apartment on the other hand, is a whole other story.
When you live in an apartment with your significant other and that apartment faces another building where a lot of nosey people live, the thing that should concern you more than your interior design is securing your privacy. I mean sure, maybe you’re the cosmopolitan type and don’t really care what people see and say, but at the end of the day, that funny look they give you when you say “Good morning” on your way to work, it can ruin your mood, even just for a few hours. And don’t get me started on how much you don’t enjoy the lovely sun on Sunday mornings, when all you want is to sleep away the aftermath of the previous night. Am I right?
So, the obvious solution to all these small inconveniences would be to buy blinds and have them installed on your windows from day one. You should enjoy the convenience of having your privacy and a dimmed bedroom on Sunday morning. When you visit a blinds store (whether a online or an offline one) you’ll face a vast offer of blinds which will be a pleasant surprise, especially if you also care about matching them to the overall room design.
- Woven wood blinds – these go perfectly on windows facing a garden, a backyard or a balcony. Mainly made of bamboo, these blinds allow you to let just enough light in so you can read your newspaper.
- Roman shades – the dining room and the living room would benefit most from this type of blinds, especially if the room has sort of a formal touch. They can be gathered into billowy poufs giving the room that high-style statement a formal setting so much needs.
- Tight weaves – my personal favourite. These go with any style; vintage, modern, and even with more elegant interiors. Mainly made of twill or microsuede, tight weave blinds these are opaque and offer just the right amount of privacy for your bedroom or living room.
- Honeycombs have horizontal rows of air pockets and as such are amazing because they keep the heat during winter and let it out during summer. Talk about an energy saving option.
- Blackouts are made of a material that’s 100% light blocking which makes them perfect for bedrooms as well as for theatre rooms, if you have any in your home.
Bottom line is, you really just need to decide you want to get blinds and then decide which type will best fit in your room style. Or, if you need something to help you make up your mind quickly: I’m sure you want to be able to walk around your home in your underwear, dancing and singing and not worrying a bit if someone is watching you through the windows.
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book”. It is no news that we spend one-third of our day in the bed -it is the place where your day ends and begins. And we definitely want to feel the ultimate comfort while in it. So, when it comes to finding the right bed for your bedroom, it is not just the mattress you need to pay attention to, the frame of the bed plays an important role as well; it helps establish the design scheme in the room and it is a crucial element which provides the needed bed support. With the wide range of bed frames available, it is a must that you are familiar with all the different styles, sizes and materials before you buy one in order to make a more informed decision.
Think about it – do you sleep alone or you share the bed? Do you have a small or a master bedroom? The answers to these questions should help you determine the right size for your bed frame which will leave you enough room to freely move around and place other furniture pieces. Read More →
Despite their appearance, the difference between a shower cabin and a bathtub is the time frame that stands between them; a bathtub is so middle ages, being the old times symbol of richness, while a shower cabin is the main element of modern, 21st century bathrooms. So if you still have an old bathtub in your bathroom, it’s time to think about changing it.
Choosing cubicle showers can be one extensive procedure; measuring the available space, the doors and their mechanism of closing, and choosing the right base; are you going to go with a quadrant, an offset quad or a corner entry? Once you choose the right fit for your bathroom, the next step is installing it. And here’s where you will probably opt for calling a professional to do it and end up paying a lot of money for something you can easily do yourself. Here’s what you should do.
Lighting plays an important role in the ambience and mood of a room, just as much as décor and art. Every room in your house or apartment should have the right lighting so you can achieve the effect you want. Below we’ll go over certain tips and tricks you can do to achieve the perfect lighting for your home.
The first thing you should know is that there are three different types of lighting we use to create a different ambiance:
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In this guide, I will help you turn the search for the perfect art print for your home into a valuable experience that will bring you closer to the world of art and knowledgeable buyers. Read on to find out more about the three most important pieces of advice one has to keep in mind when buying prints from the vast world of art: Read More →
Cladding is one of the most important interior design segments that influences the aesthetic appeal, comfort, efficiency and functionality of both residential and commercial facilities. While wall paint coverings can get dirty, wear down, peel and crack after several years (max. 3 years after applying the paint), there is the vinyl wall covering alternative, whose popularity is on the rise among many Australian home and business owners.
The process of searching for new dining chairs can be pretty exciting and challenging, but without a reliable source of information where you can find out which styles go best with certain room decors, the final decision can be very confusing. So, whether you are looking for a matching set that perfectly blends in your kitchen furniture, or you are planning to mix it up for a more unique and eclectic look, the choice of dining chairs play a great role in setting the tone in the dining room. In this guide, we will introduce you to the various types of chairs, so you can make a more informed decision about what type and style will fit best in your interior design. From modern chic dining chairs to traditional wooden ones, the furniture market ensures that even the most specific consumers are satisfied.
Our pets are part of our family, so it’s only natural for you to want to provide them with the best care. Dogs sleep just as much as humans and it is vital for them to be comfortable. Just like us, a dog wants to sleep in a warm and comfortable place, therefore selecting the right pet beds can make a huge difference in their happiness. So how do you know which bed is right for your pet? There are a lot of factors that play a vital role in deciding which pet bed to choose, so we’ll go over a few different options that will hopefully make your decision easier.