"How to decorate with stripes" - tips by House Beautiful
April 21st, 2014 by weblog

Stripes never seem to go out of style. Almost everyday we see a spectacular interior design that’s has sprites as the main pattern! Stripes are a classic and popular way to create a beautiful home decor that can please a lot of people. That’s why Home Design Ideas will share with you an article of House Beautiful that gives you some tips on how to decorate with stripes!

Read on and enjoy this fantastic tips and tricks!

Use them in a bed

“In the master bedroom of a colorful California cottage designed by Stephen Shubel, the small-scale pattern of C&C Milano’s Gentleman Pied de Poule on a pair of Wisteria X-base stools plays against the bold blue-and-white stripe on Restoration Hardware’s Directoire bed.”

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Use them on the walls

“In the foyer of a Georgetown townhouse designed by Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln, the black and white of Montgomery 1 marble floor tiles by Ann Sacks and Block Print Stripe wallpaper by Farrow & Ball is reminiscent of Dorothy Draper.”

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Use them on seating

“Add some stripes to your chairs or sofa. In the entry of a colorful Menlo Park, California, housedesigned by Matthew Leverone, Hickory Chair’s Alexandra chair is energized with Duralee’s Huntington Stripe.”

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Use them on the ceilling

“The sunroom is tented like a pleasure boat — “a fun way to make it feel full of happiness,” designer and owner Amanda Lindroth says of her house in the Bahamas. The convocation of blue-and-white stripes is distinctively American; it includes the mitered Sunbrella canopy and a Dash & Albert rug.”

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Use stripe on window treatments 

“”I never met a stripe I didn’t like,” says designer Sheila Bridges, who chose Osborne & Little’s Killarney, embroidered with white ovals, for the Roman shade in the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment.”

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Use them on lighting

“The kitchen in Stephen Shubel’s small California cottage has an antique gilded lamp on the counter. The striped lampshade gives the space an elegant and classic touch. ”

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As you can see by using stripes you can create a fantastic looking decr that will be appreciated by anyone that visit your house. Stripes are extremely popular in interior design and they’re viewed as a classical style!

I hope you have learned how to decorate with stripes! All tips and tricks given by House Beautiful must be taken seriouly by everybody that likes to decorate the home!

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Source: House Beautiful 

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March 28th, 2014 by weblog

There are some decorating habits that we just learn, from our family, from our friends and from the numerous interior design magazines available in the market.

Most of all the interior design tips and tricks that we learn every day are fantastic. If we dare to follow the right advises we can give a better look to our home and we can create a magnificent and harmonious space, but we have to admit that we are not perfect, and sometimes we commit a few decor crimes!

SEE ALSO: REMODEL YOUR HOME WITH WHITE FLOOR LAMPS

Today we will show you which are the 10 decorating habits that you must avoid! Check these tips and improve your home decor starting NOW!

Decor mistake #1 – All-white woodwork

“Where is it written that all woodwork must be painted white?”

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Decor mistake #2 – Built-in refrigerators

“Does everyone need to play a professional chef at home? Walls of built-in refrigerators are better suited to the corporate world or an industrial kitchen. ”

Decor mistake #3 –  Improper lighting

“Lighting in a home is often too dim or too bright. It’s best to define the task at hand and light accordingly. ”

What you should do:

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Decor mistake #4 – A matchy-matchy look

“There is something slightly unnerving when everything matches. Perhaps it’s the lack of soul or just the lack of confidence shown.”

Decor mistake #5 – Everything against a wall

“It’s natural to want to shove all the furniture against the walls. Fight that urge. ”

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Decor mistake #6 – The plague of beige

“Since the overstuffed 1980s, beige has ruled supreme. Even the edgiest souls didn’t venture far from ecru and oatmeal.”

An example of a beautiful living room

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Decor mistake #7 – Hoarding

“Know your limits. Collecting can easily cross over into hoarding. Don’t let that happen to you.”

Decor mistake #8 – Coordinated sets

“Suites of matching furniture hark back to the days when a glimpse of ankle was considered risqué.”

Decor mistake #9 – Neglect

“Mama always said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And she was right. Don’t let your entry hall fall prey to lack of attention.”

A great first impression decorating habits!

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Decor mistake #10 – Lack of wit

“This is, perhaps, the deadliest of all decorating sins. Taking oneself too seriously can end in decorating ruin.”

SEE ALSO: REMODEL YOUR HOME WITH WHITE FLOOR LAMPS

If you ever made one (or several) mistake like these ones don’t worry! If you like it, don’t change it! The most important thing is to have a comfortable space that you really enjoy!

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Source: Houzz

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