Monday, May 7, 2018

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 4



Totally Awesome Room Decor Ideas You Should Try Now

Totally Awesome Room Decor Ideas You Should Try Now

Dull and drab can turn into lively and fab with these room decor ideas that you can incorporate into any room of your choice today!

Did you know you can improve your mood and productivity simply by adding indoor plants to your home?

The way your home looks impacts you more than you may realize. In fact, even the colors of the walls and furniture in your room affect your thoughts and behavior.
Redecorating is a fun-filled activity that allows you to express your creativity and bring your ideas to life. But now you have even more reasons to do it.
Looking to freshen up your living space by doing some redecorating of your own? Read on for 4 room decor ideas you can't afford to miss!

Navy Blue Walls

Blue is a relaxing color that elicits calmness and creativity. But navy blue, in particular, is the perfect color choice if you want to make any room look larger than it is.
To complement the navy blue walls, try incorporating mustard yellow curtains and pillows. You can also hang a mirror to make the room feel even more spacious.

Stained Glass Lamps

There's no easier way to inject color into any room than by setting a stained glass lamp on the table.
One of the best aspects of stained glass is its versatility. Designs vary substantially, from animal themes to geometrical shapes.
You can also use a stained glass lamp to create a focal point in a room that desperately needs one. They immediately attract eyes to them as soon as guests enter.
If you're attempting to add more personality to a room by creating a layered lighting effect, stained glass lamps can help you achieve that as well.

Floating Shelves

If you want to decorate your wall and save space at the same time, floating shelves have you covered.
To bring life to your room, you can fill the shelves up with small plants, photos, books, and vases.
However, floating shelves aren't just for the living room. They work well to prevent clutter in an office, and they can provide easy access to cooking utensils in the kitchen. You can even use one in place of a nightstand in your bedroom.

Indoor Hanging Baskets

Maybe you want to add houseplants to your home decor but lack the floor space to do so. Hanging houseplants are one of the best room decor ideas for this situation.
You can make a lively canopy above your dinner table with them. If you have an empty corner in a room, you can fill it with a hanging houseplant too.
There are a few houseplants that are particularly well-suited for indoor hanging baskets. These include String of Pearls, Queen's Tears, Devil's Ivy, and Satin Pothos.

Final Thoughts on Room Decor Ideas

On average, we spend 90% of our time indoors. A significant chunk of that is in our own homes, so we might as well spruce them up to our liking.
Since new decor trends are always emerging, it's a good idea to redecorate every couple years or so. This prevents the style of your home from becoming outdated.
What are some of the best room decor ideas you've come across? Do any of the ones in this article stand out to you? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below!

May sunshine fill your day!

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 3



6 Unique Home Deco Ideas & Tips

6 Unique Home Deco Ideas & Tips

Have your home match your quirky personality or just stand out amongst your friends as having the coolest home of all time with these ideas and tips!

Everyone wants their home to sing with personality, but it can seem overwhelming trying figure out where to start when working with a limited budget.

Breathing new life into your home deco can often be a simple matter of thinking outside the box and placing your focus more on creativity than your wallet.
Believe it or not, it's easy to make a little go a long way.

Home Deco Ideas for Inspiration

Have your home match your quirky personality, or just stand out amongst your friends as having the coolest home of all time with these ideas and tips!

1. Add Layers

When you think about layers in decorating, just use the same principles as you would in fashion. Something casual like jeans and a T-shirt can be easily spiced up with the perfect scarf. Apply the same thinking to home deco.
Use layers and color with pillows or a great throw. Rugs on the floor with different patterns add a cool vibe that your friends will envy.

2. Embrace Your Whimsical Side

Don't be afraid to let your whimsical side shine!
Why not consider using vintage wallpaper? This is especially great in a child's bedroom. It will give it an awesome throwback vibe that will make it a marvelous space for them to begin to dream as they drift off to sleep.

3. Use Vintage

Vintage is hotter than ever. Gorgeous pieces that have been rescued and repurposed can transport you back in time.
From turn-of-the-century chairs, mid-century modern dishes, flea market lamps to Depression-era flatware and coffee's a potential goldmine for turning your home into a deco wonder!

4. Add Storage

Don't be afraid to match odd pieces together around the dining room, which have the side benefit of providing added storage. Display cases with glass is a great way to show-off gorgeous vintage dishes.
Focusing on color is a way to tie it all together so that various styles form a seamless look that's pleasing on a number of levels.

5. Mash-up Styles

There's a real liberation in not limiting the look of a room or even an entire house to a single design scheme.
Pairing styles like rustic and Asian can turn a stale room into a delight for the eyes. Dip your toe into this decorating technique and you might soon find yourself mashing-up styles in every room!

6. Start at the Front Door

Setting the tone of your home at your front door makes a statement for the rest of the house.
Paint the front door a bold color like red, yellow, or orange. This is both fun and welcoming. Adding this splash of color projects joy and warmth to those who enter your home.

Achieve a Fresh Look on a Budget

It's fun to shake things up every once in a while and give your home a new, fresh look. This doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Adding life and vibrancy to any room is more about flexing your creative muscle than it is spending thousands of dollars on new decor.
Just remember to have fun and let your personality shine!

May sunshine fill your day!

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 2



8 Shabby Chic Living Room Ideas

8 Shabby Chic Living Room Ideas

Create a beautiful and unique space that you and your family will love spending time in with these shabby chic living room decoration ideas!

Do you need some shabby chic living room ideas?

The style first became a thing in London during the 1960s. The bohemian hippies of the time furnished their places with used furniture and art that happened to look pretty stylish.
Shabby chic fell by the wayside in the 1970s. It made a vicious comeback in the 1980s, thanks to Rachel Ashwell, who first opened up her Shabby Chic store in 1989. She slowly built an empire based off of the idea that good design can look lived in, be stylish, and affordable at the same time.
If you want to know how you can apply these design ideas to your living room, keep reading for the top 8 shabby chic ideas.

1. It's OK to Add Color

Shabby chic is defined by white. White walls, white furniture, white everything. You can add to this white look by adding accents of color. Your walls could have some color and the furniture can be white. Pastels are the top accent colors.

2. Upcycled Furniture

To get the top furniture, you'll have to know where the best vintage finds are. Garage sales, estate sales, vintage stores, and salvage stores are great places to start.

3. Be Patient

Creating a shabby chic living room can mean hunting down the perfect pieces at garage and estate sales. It takes time to find the right fit and look for your space. If you want to create an incredible space, it's time that's well spent.

4. Add a Little Bit of Modern

Shabby chic living rooms do lend themselves to a vintage style, but you can add touches of modern to create a timeless balance. Incorporating metal or iron tables can give a modern, industrial look against the backdrop of vintage style.

5. Make Your Small Living Room Work

A small living room can be great for shabby chic decorating. You can take advantage of white or grey walls to add colorful accents and layer different textiles and finishes. Top it off with natural light and vintage furniture, and you have a bright living room.

6. Be Bold with Accents

If you're going for an all-white look, you can add bold accents with the furniture you choose. For example, you can add a deep cherry coffee table that can make the room pop.

7. Keep the Design Simple

When you're designing the shabby chic living room, you may be tempted to fill it with furniture, tchotchkes, and other things. Don't do it. Remember, you want the space to be functional and stylish. You want the space to have a nice flow and be easy to maintain.

8. Follow Your Sense of Style

Your sense of style should dictate the design of the room. A shabby chic living room can be contemporary, vintage, all white, feminine, bold, or bright. It's completely up to you.

The Perfect Shabby Chic Living Room

Making a shabby chic living room perfect is a continuous process that requires time and patience. You'll need the time to refurbish pieces and make them your own. You're also going to need the patience to find that perfect piece of furniture for your living room.
It can be addictive and a lot of fun. It's rewarding to sit in your living room and enjoy the space after all of the hard work you've put into it.
For more great home design ideas, check out our blog.

May sunshine fill your day!

Fascinating and fundamental Part 1


Doing things a bit different but all good!!  Enjoy!

7 Chic Kids Room Ideas

Have the best of both worlds and maintain a beautifully designed home while creating a space your children will love with these kids room ideas!

Let's face it: kids don't give much thought to interior design. But you do. How do you make a bedroom chic, yet still fun for your messy little monsters?

Not to worry; we have the answers. Use these chic kids room ideas for room decor that everyone will enjoy.

Let Your Kids Help Pick the Color Pallet

It's their room, after all. Make it their favorite color.
If you are the creative type, let them pick their favorite colors, then come up with a harmonious color scheme to match. Let all the kid's room decor match this scheme, including sheets and bedding, curtains and valances, lamps, even wall paint.
It also helps to have a theme. Use a theme based on a setting, like jungle or fairy tale, or a character/TV show. But be careful: young children quickly outgrow what they like.
Try to pick a theme they won't outgrow for a while or else you'll have to redecorate in a year. Good examples: girls will probably always like princesses and unicorns and boys will probably always like Batman and LEGOs.
Or, to make it way easier for yourself, let your child pick out their favorite room set. Then, buy all the items that match the set, or add other decor that matches the same theme and color scheme.

Choose Soft or Fluffy Fabrics

Kids are much less tolerant of uncomfortable things than adults are. Make sure bedding, plush decor and other fabrics in your child's room are soft and pleasant to the touch.
Try to make sure you have at least some plush decorations. The best ones are big, furry throw pillows--children love them. Though, if your child has a lot of allergies, you may want to avoid plush decor.

Choose a Furniture Finish That Compliments Your Child

In addition to complimenting the room theme, you want your child's furniture finish to compliment your child's personality. Pale or white furniture has a more carefree, whimsical feel while darker furniture sets a more serious tone.

Everything Should be Easily Washable

Kids are messy. As much as you can, try to only choose decorations that are easy to wash. Never buy kid's decor that must be dry-cleaned.

Incorporate Lots of Storage

This will also help with keeping the room clean. Incorporate lots of storage into your child's room decorating ideas.
Obviously, you'll want one or more dressers and possibly bookshelves. But also, get a bed and/or sofa with drawers underneath. Or get a nightstand that's a cabinet.
Add lots of shelves on the walls. This is a great way to be creative and functional with your children's bedroom decoration.

Get a Rug

The floor is your child's main play area. Make it as soft and as fun as the rest of their room.
They will be more comfortable sitting or laying on a soft, cushiony rug or floor mat instead of shallow carpet. And you can get one that's really fun for their age.
A puzzle mat with numbers and letters is great for young kids. Or get a rug that looks like a city as a backdrop for playing with toys.
Rugs are especially important for a toddler's room. Tummy time is necessary for a toddler's development. Give them a tummy time surface that's stimulating the eyes and the touch.
As with the rest of your kid's decor, make sure to get a rug that is easily washable.

Include Meaningful Decorations

Remind your child what's important with personally meaningful decorations that match their room theme. Get matching frames for family photos or a matching pinboard for your child's artwork and awards.

How Will You Use These Kids Room Ideas?

These kids room ideas will make your children's rooms enjoyable for them and for you. How will you use them?

Check our blog regularly for more home decoration ideas.

May sunshine fill your day!