December 3rd, 2013 by weblog

Everyone spends quite a lot of time in the living room. It doesn’t matter if it’s beautiful, gorgeous and a great piece of design: if it isn’t comfortable you won’t fully enjoy it.

Home Design Ideas already show you how you can turn your bedroom (click here) and now it’s time  to find some tips that will help you to turn your living room into a perfect place to relax.

Sofa: the capital of relaxation

When it’s cold your sofa has always a best friend: a blanket. Find a space in your living room where you can keep some blankets at an easy reach.

Your sofa can always be more comfortable. Throw loads of comfy and colorful pillows on top.

Be careful: your social life can be damaged! Use the sofa with moderation.

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A harsh and bright light won’t be good for your decor and especially for your relaxation time. Place your lamps in the best areas and, install a diffuser in your lights if you can, Fill your room with soft glows instead of bright lights. Table lamps that focus the light down will encourage people to sit down and relax.

Moderate light will make your living room feels more intimate and cozy.

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Materials

Softer materials will make your house more comfortable. That’s a fact. A nice soft and warm carpet will be one of the most inviting aspects of your living room. You can stand on it, sit, kneel and even sit down. It’s up to you.

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If you have one you have to build your decor around it. In the Winter you will want to be very close to it so you must, and i repeat, must have your living room decorated around the fireplace.

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Winter is coming and you must prepare your living room. You want a comfortable and beautiful space where you can spend the cold days around a blanket and good company.

Sources: Houzz, House Beautiful, About.com, Country Living

 

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November 4th, 2013 by weblog

Interior design light isn’t just to see where you´re going. You can use light and shadows to make your house look stylish, modern, trendy and fun.

In this post i’ll point to you some tricks revealed by A-list designers. You should keep them in mind when you decide to turn you entire house into a more bighter place.

 

1 –  “I use flowers and plants a lot because they really wake up a living room — and then I light them theatrically. I’ll wash a flower arrangement in light, or aim one under a big leaf so that it just glows, as if in sunlight, even if it’s midnight.” — Larry Laslo

 

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2 – “A room should have multiple kinds of light to balance it and give it interest: hanging fixtures with uplights and downlights in them to add perspective, table lamps for tasks, and candlelight for coziness. It’s beautiful to group candles in twos and threes on tables and on window ledges. You can use the fat chunky ones and set them on flat stones or old pieces of wood.” —James Huniford

 

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3- “In a bedroom, you need what I call a love light — a lamp you can dim when you’re feeling amorous. In my bedroom, I have a Noguchi paper standing lamp. I use a 25-watt incandescent bulb — barely any light at all — that goes amber when I put the dimmer on. It gives everyone the golden glow of late afternoon sunshine — that most beautiful light.” —Clodagh

 

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4 – “I love to put a lamp on a long dining table. Clear one end, and put the light and all the food and flowers there. It makes a lovely still life and floods the scene with warmth.” —Barbara Barry

 

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5 -“If you really want to go the distance, have diffusers made for the tops of all your lampshades. A diffuser is a plate that you attach to the lamp itself — we make ours out of sandblasted glass — and it prevents the light from casting a big shadow on the ceiling.” —. J. Randall Powers

 

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Light can be used to give your home a new life. I also found at  Delightfull  some great ideas and products. Check it out. You will like it

 

Quotes fund in House Beautiful

 

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