Let your sofa have a ‘conversation’ with your chairs. It’s a simple trick you can find at hotel lobbies and even rooms to invite people to sit and have a conversation. The furniture are arranged ‘U shape’ or ‘H Shape’. In the ‘H shape’, two armchairs which sit side by side is facing the sofa. In the middle is a coffee table. While the ‘U shape’ places the coffee table in the center, the two armchairs on its left and right side, and the sofa at the middle. All chairs and the sofa are facing the coffee table.
Another furniture tip is that don’t push the furniture against the wall. Doing that sets the limit of the room. ‘Floating’ furniture gives the illusion that the room is a lot larger.
Let natural light in. Want to save on lighting expenses but still make your home fabulous? Go for natural light. Sunlight not only provides good lighting but disinfects your home. It’s also invigorating foe some to get much needed rays. This also means who no longer need thick, expensive drapes.
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall. Mirrors make the room look bigger. They also bounce light across the room. So be sure to put a mirror in each of your rooms. Place the mirror on walls which are perpendicular to windows so they can effectively bounce light.
Low ceiling? Use your illusion. If your house has a low ceiling, there are some tricks you can use to make it look higher and well, less claustrophobic. One is to hang your curtains higher than your windows. The ideal height is around three inches, or just the right height before it gets too short. Two, use mirrors. It’s not only magicians who use mirrors for tricks. Mirrors make a room look larger, a leaned one makes the ceiling look higher. Another hack is to use vertical stripes, the lines make your walls seem longer.
Scale a rug using furniture. Ever seen a living room rug that seems out of proportion? It’s either too big or too small. To avoid this, make sure all the feet of your living room furniture can fit inside the rug. We’re talking about the sofa, two arm chairs and the coffee table. If the rug is too big, there will be lots of excess space. You want the rug to end just a few inches from the furniture feet. This creates a proportion which is not only visually great but the rug ends are tucked properly that they will not be hazardous for people who move around.
Here is why you should consider adding a carpet in your home:
Warmth – most rooms in the house may have tiles. During colder seasons, tiles make the house quite cold. If you don’t have underfloor heating a carpet will do just as well and save you money on the electricity. The fibres in the carpet accumulate and retain heat thus creating a natural heater. As you know, warm air rises so the carpet will constantly circulate that heat.
Style – carpets create a fashion statement. Choosing your favourite carpet will add a personal touch to the room. They can also add with some colour and life to an empty room.
Cut – many of these lovely items can be cut to the desired size to fit in a room. Many designs will not get distorted if a portion is removed from the edges. Extra edging such as a fringe can also be added to soften the look.
Completes a Room – as stated before, something covering the uniform floor could brighten up the room. They also break any solid colours thus adding to the décor by complementing the existing furniture and creating a more attractive space.
Children – children love to play and sit on the floor. Many parents claim that the carpets spread more illness because the fibres catch dust. Allowing your child to play on a cold, tiled floor in winter could also make them prone to illness and sickness. Always keep your carpets vacuumed and shampooed to prevent any dust particles entering the respiratory tract.
Easy to move – You have to clean underneath the carpets to avoid insects, spiders and other particles from inhabiting that space. Luckily, rolling the carpet isn’t difficult or heavy. Whilst rolling in the carpet, you can also clean the mesh before rolling it out again.
Keeps bathroom tiles clean – when getting out of the shower or the bath, water always ends up on the floor. The specially made rugs, carpets or mats absorb that water before you step onto the tiles. These are usually lightweight so that washing them is easy and quick to dry.
Choose a colour theme that looks appealing to you. If it is not a specific occasion and is just a family dinner on a Sunday, then you can play around with different colour ideas. The colour of the tablecloth should be different to the colour of the serviettes or napkins unless the napkin is placed on the plate.
If you are going to put a centrepiece in the middle of the table it then it should be the focal point of the dinner table. On many dinner tables, the food will be placed in the centre for everyone to serve themselves. If this is the type of setup you are planning on having then perhaps the centrepiece is for another day.
Centrepieces should not cover the face of the person opposite you. It either needs to be higher than the heads of the guests or only 20cm from the surface of the table. It could get uncomfortable for your guests to speak and not see the person’s face that they are speaking to.
Only have the necessary amount of plates and cutlery set on the table. Unless, the dish requires the person to use a specific utensil, rather have only one knife, one fork and one spoon.
Two glasses per person is enough for what they may drink for the evening. Usually a wine glass and a tumbler are placed for each person in case they want to drink juice as well as wine.
Decorative plastic under plates can be placed underneath the dinner plate to add to the décor colours. White plates are common as are white tablecloths so these decorative plates could bring a fresh colourful appearance to the dinner table.
When designing a home from scratch, it is imperative to go with a long-lasting approach to resist the test of time. Some of the aspects that must be considered are the quality of the resources used, the general project, and the locality of the project. Even if it is tempting to track, implement modern trends, there is a need to exercise caution. Some designs easily become out-dated. Even more, it is also essential to make the most of the interior space and to create allowances for future growth.
Customization is a second important aspect. Instead of going for ready-made furniture that take up too much space, having customized beds and couches with customized storage areas will not only save quite a large space, but improves the flexibility. Creating additional storage, as much as the circumstances allow will certainly increase the overall value of the property.
The choice of colour is another is personal choice, especially if there is a plan to change the appearance of property in the future. Generally, bold colours attract too much attention, but neutral colours have positive appeal to every one of us.
Nowadays, homes with neutral paint colours have relatively higher resale value. Because of the space limitations, one of the greatest challenges for home designers is to provide resolutions for studio apartments and units where the sleeping and living areas are very much intertwined. Since the space is already too small for the addition of more walls, designers face the challenge of creating additional private space, without forgetting to leave an area for relaxation and guests. In order to afford this combination of space that is comfortable and functional at the same time, home designers face the challenge of picking creative elements and fittings that allows the residents to enjoy and work in the given the overlapping space.
At the end, one of the most requested features in modern homes is the utilization of natural light. A home that abounds with natural lighting generally appears as more attractive and appears better than the others do.
Lastly, modern homes that are located in the busiest urban areas can still be transformed into havens of comfort, quiet and relaxation with a few interior modifications that allow for the maintenance of a sustainable indoor garden. In the hands of a competent interior decorator, outdoor areas with healthy greenery can also be blended seamlessly with the interior of the home.