When you're redesigning your interior with new drapes and curtains, one aspect that you shouldn't neglect is your choice of lighting. Everything from the types of fixtures you use to the bulbs themselves can affect how the paint and upholstery of your rooms look to the human eye.One of the most important things to consider is the color temperature of the light bulbs that you use. Whenever you buy new bulbs, whether it's compact fluorescent or conventional incandescent, somewhere … [Read more...] about How does lighting affect your interior?
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Part of designing your interior is striking a balance between popular trends and creating a unique feel for your home. On the one hand, you don't want to make decor choices that are just plain bad, but you also don't want to use window treatment ideas that everyone else is doing. One way to hit that middle ground is to go with warm colors for your door and window hardware.It's common to see silver and nickel-colored curtain rods, door knobs and hinges throughout most houses, and … [Read more...] about Create a unique interior with warm hardware colors
Recently, we covered a solution for the age-old issue of a lack of privacy in the college dorm room by hanging a canopy of drapes around the bunk to create a quiet - albeit small - personal space. While this solution may be great for individuals living on campus, many upperclassmen have other issues regarding space in their off-campus apartments.Usually, housing aimed at attracting college students isn't luxurious or expansive. In fact, a lot of off-campus residences tend to fit as many … [Read more...] about Utilize space wisely in your off-campus apartment
The Pantone Color Institute, the authority when it comes to what colors are trending on a seasonal basis, recently announced the arrival of its 2014 Color Report. The new data comes on the heels of 2013 New York Fashion Week, where the experts at Pantone surveyed the most in-demand designers and scoured the runways at the event's must-see shows to determine what shades will be unavoidable come Spring 2014.As we've discussed in the past, runway fashion and interior design trends go … [Read more...] about Pantone unveils 2014 Spring Color Report
Now that Labor Day has finally come and gone, summer has ended for college students across the country and class is back in session. Moving back on campus is never easy, especially if you choose to live in student housing, where privacy tends to be a luxury that comes at too high a premium. As a result, you are doomed to days spent studying in common rooms and sharing a bathroom with dozens of other coeds.In your actual dorm room, you may find that the sleeping area itself leaves a lot more to … [Read more...] about Create a canopy to grant yourself some privacy when you move back to school
As the world becomes more connected by smart phones, tablets and wireless internet hot spots, the traditional office that once was characterized by file cabinets and large work stations is fast becoming a thing of the past. In fact, many individuals can complete a given task adequately without ever having to leave the comfort of home, making home offices a more popular choice than ever before.When you think home office, you may imagine a secluded section of the house that essentially mirrors the … [Read more...] about The keys to designing a modern home office