Monday, December 28, 2015

How To Choose and Hang Curtains

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With the right tools and some planning, you can hang new curtains to freshen up your home's decor.

Tools & Materials


  • Hammer
  • Ladder
  • Level (at least 2 feet long)
  • Power Drill
  • Safety Glasses
  • Screwdriver
  • Stud Finder
  • Tape Measure


  • Curtains
  • Curtain Hardware
  • Curtain Rod
  • Drywall Anchors

Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market.

2016 Interior Design Ideas on a Budget

Interior design can be a hobby or a necessity depending on the space you are given to work with. The best part is that even if you're working with virtually nothing you can spice up your surroundings without breaking the bank. Nothing feels better than lounging in a room that has been freshened up with personal touches. Small changes can make the biggest difference so always be on the lookout for minor modifications that suit your budget!
Ever Versatile Molding
Molding can be bought on the cheap and can be used for an amazing variety of purposes. They can add vertical dimension to a room or make it look wider depending on the usage and colors. Molding can always be painted and bought with a variety of bevels and designs lending to the versatility of the material. It can even be used to clean up the edges of old furniture or add depth to a flat panel door.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Elegant Fabric Topped Side Tables

More beautiful work by DeDe from Designed Decor. She gave these damaged leather topped tables a makeover with a coat of Elegance with some fun fabric detailing!

Have you ever been at a thrift store and run across the old leather top tables and wonder what would I do with that? How would I paint over the leather?
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These table tops were is pretty bad shape and had a lot of cracking and small chunks of leather missing from the top. I have used Country Chic paint over the leather top in the past, but I felt these needed more.
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I started by priming these tables with an oil based spray adhesive from Zinsser. These tables are made of Mahogany and they tend to bleed, so it’s easier to prep and be prepared than having to paint over again. I applied my new favorite color, Elegance. This color is stunning! I measured and cut fabric slightly larger than the table top in sets. I applied Wunda Size as my adhesive, trimmed the fabric to fit perfectly and sealed with Mod Podge.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Amazing kid’s room decoration – Themes and color scheme ideas

Decorating a kid’s room is most joyful and amazing action. The parent think always how to create a dream room for their kids? They want to make it as perfect as they could. There are many themes and colors’ inspiration when decorating a kid’s room by searching online or asking specialist. Be sure to involve your child thought and decision.
The first step set your budget and balance between what you want and what you already have. Next you should choose the colors and the theme which reflect your kid personality and match them with home colors. The common for kid’s room is the bright colors, energetic decor. The fantasy theme and the sportive themes are also common for kid’s room you can choose between variety of cartoon, car, usual sport, princess themes but that is up to your kid character and gender.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Proper Color Combinations in the Interior



Unusual Christmas Decor Ideas

It is amazing how many decorating ideas are out there.  It’s not all baubles and candy canes now. You can choose to make your own tree out of anything you have at hand and

Upside Down Tree

Upside down Christmas tree
This Christmas trend has been around for a while and longer than you might think. People used to hang their trees upside down to show their religious devotion. Today, if you’re just looking to impress your family and friends you could definitely try hanging it just for the decorative purposes. Fixing the tree is the hardest part and requires drilling holes in the ceiling for bolts and hooks. If you have a problem with that though you can buy a heavy duty adhesive hook to make sure your tree stays put.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Interior Doors – Trends and Choices

The interior design of a room is no longer restricted to the wall colour, accents and furniture – today you can make a real impact by installing beautiful interior doors in your home.
“Like trim or mouldings, most doors go fairly unnoticed, but if chosen correctly, they can have a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of a room or interior space.”
A beautiful door is one of those subtle necessities that can make a big difference in your home’s style, says Charl Jacobz from Swartland Wooden Windows and Doors. “Like trim or mouldings, most doors go fairly unnoticed, but if chosen correctly, they can have a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of a room or interior space.”
He says that an interior door is a vital part of any indoor space and that great care must be shown when making your selection.
If you are building, renovating or just looking to upgrade the look of an interior space, picking new interior doors is an important step, he says. He explains that style, the type of door, materials, energy efficiency and door hardware are just a few of the things that need to be carefully considered before a choice can be made.
Charl provides the following pointers to make your selection of interior doors a little easier:
When it comes to choosing your interior doors, it is important to choose a style that will complement the overall architectural and décor of your home.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Newspaper Walls

If you want to escape from the ordinary and get an interesting result in a room decoration without having to recruit highly decorative accessories, a new trend that makes more and more appearances are lined walls with newspapers.
 These walls makes you fooling them around. Moreover, this idea has ecological interest as it is an alternative way to recycle old newspapers. You can apply the concept to a concrete wall, or an entire room. Because the background created quite “busy”, the rest decoration is good to be simple and selective, with little furniture and focus on selected colors. The newspapers which will be used can be random scraps, or even better to tell a story, or to revolve around a topic that interests you: fateful dates, interesting discoveries, roundtrips. Ready to discover how a simple idea can literally transform the style of a room?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

How To Make a Vinyl Record Bowl

This  video gives you a short lesson in creating a bowl from a vinyl record. It's quick, easy and fun.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Decorating a Budget Cowboy Room

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Little boy’s room can be very difficult to decorate especially while on a tight budget. This Cowboy Themed Room Boys Room from DIY Wedding Planner is filled with ideas for decorations to make up a fantastic room for every budget.
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It is always a great idea to go to vintage (or even secondhand) stores to buy great, affordable finds.
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Budget Decorating Ideas for your Interior

Are you looking for nice home decorations, but do not have the resources to buy all those modern-day expensive decors? Well, the solution to creating a nice home decor is to use cheap decorating ideas as well as DIY decorating ideas that you can easily make to revamp the look in your home. Here are some of the economical decorating ideas that you can follow for a new look in your favorite areas in the house:
Using indigenous resources is a great way to save money for your home decorations. For instance, this lovely bathroom decor is made from small tree branches with pretty buds installed in cheap glass vases with sugar. In this unique home decor, you only need to spend a little for the sugar as well as the cute vases. Aside from being cheap, it is also very easy to do.
Cheap Bathroom decor
If you are fond of lights and creating a warm ambiance in your living room at night, this is one of the alternative decorating ideas that you can do. Get empty bottles in varying sizes and place tea light candles inside them. To create unique light vases, wrap some patterned laces in various designs for that cheap candle holder decor.
Candles in  decorated jam jars
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Another cheap candle holder decor is this tall vases with some indigenous stones in it. Put some stones in black and white and arrange them in patterns or in an alternate fashion or you can also place them in random for that abstract look. Finally, place tea light candles or slim candles to light up the room at night. This home decoration is very pretty when placed in a a table top in your bedroom or living room.
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Remarkable DIY Fall Leaf Bowls For Your Interior

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Leaves are a hot trend for any autmn, and you can use them for DIY decor. Below are guidelines for your quite personal autumn leaf bowl, best for holding your favorite scented potpourri or tasty Halloween treats.

Slotted Gabion Shelving

The gabion book case creates individual slots for the books, creating a isolating wall, as well as a graphic effect. Some social seating and a dash of yellow brighten moods.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Baroque Interior Design

Baroque style appeared  in Italy in the XVII-th century at the time when the power of the country was fading, and the nobility and the clergy preferred to create at least the illusion of wealth. And so the main feature of this style was a demonstration of luxury, opulence, grandeur and even pretentiousness. Many countries adopted it from Italy and transformed in their own way. For example, in Spain, this style was called "Churrigueresque" - by the name of the local architect Churriguera. In France, the Baroque was transformed into the rococo, and in Latin America, the style has absorbed local traditions and became "ultrabarokko."

Sunday, December 6, 2015

How to Bleach Pine Cones

Pine cones are a fun accent for wreaths and floral arrangements, and they also look beautiful displayed on their own on a mantel or coffee table. While they are usually associated with fall or winter, pine cones can enhance your home all year long, especially when they are bleached. Bleaching gives the pine cones an aged, whitewashed patina that is works for both modern and rustic décor schemes.

Bleached pine cones can be displayed throughout the year.
(Jonathan Fong)

Gather Materials
  • Pine cones
  • Liquid bleach, gallon size
  • Plastic bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Ceramic or glass plate
  • Brick
  • Newspapers