It can become a challenge in hiring professionals to help you create the space or environment of your dreams. The first consideration a lot of people might face are the costs from the services and purchases from a professional. Saving money can be justified if and when you can achieve all the desired outcomes in your plan. In the long run hiring a professional can be the best decision and cost effective if you understand and value what a professional can provide. Even with a
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what is good taste and how do you define it? When is it too much or over the top? Too gaudy or gimmicky? The truth is we all have our vision of what appeals to us. Some people are perfectly fine with a minimal approach and others hoard everything there is possible. Some people don't have a clue what to include in their environment and take note of a seating arrangement, a table for perhaps eating and a bed for sleeping and they are do
Bring out the fine china and your silverware and treat yourself to the simple pleasures. Even humble servings of nourishment will look extraordinary if served with style. A beautiful set table will stage an eventful event for you and your guests. A theme, color scheme or concept will kick off an endless assortment of ideas. If your budget does not allow for an elaborate table setting, pick and choose what you do have and perhaps use a beautiful table cloth, bedspread or curta
Style is affordable and is achievable by using your creativity. The key is to use a little imagination to make do with what you have or own, without breaking the bank. Whether you are moving to your first apartment, downsizing, living in a space as a temporary measure because you are having a house built or just want to save money, there are many ways to create a beautiful environment. Consider pulling pieces you have in other rooms into other rooms and use in different ways.
Feng Shui is the Chinese philosophy and practice of balancing one’s life with your surroundings. Your body, your thoughts and possessions such as furniture, knick knacks, scents and even your clothing can emit energy and psychological responses. In designing a space and tackling the concept of what you are trying to achieve, your intent is also a powerful tool. Allow in your mind to project want you need and want in your space. Be open to positive outcomes and begin creating
What a cool concept for those who believe. When you want to paint a room, for any numbers of reasons, you can take it to the next level. Write on the walls before you paint the intention for the room or space. For example, in your home office you might want to boldly write on the walls words such as success, recognition, abundance and so forth. In the bedroom you might choose words such as rest, passion, romance, love, your partner's name, etc. Get the idea? The objective is
Home decorating fabrics are meant to compliment a room. Fabrics can improve any space and are used in upholstery, couch covers, slipcovers, bed coverings, window treatments, table coverings, etc. A room without fabrics can look plain or feel cold. A space can be transformed into an inviting, warm and cozy place to relax and enjoy with family and friends by using fabrics.
Because fabrics are an essential part of decorating a space, it is important to choose those that corre
Upon a recent out of state visit to family and friends, I noticed many spaces lacked a focal point. The main point of interest in a room or space is your focal point. The best way in designing a room is to begin with a focal point. As you enter a space your eye should be drawn to what anchors the space. Some focal points include fireplaces, artwork, a substantial piece of furniture, a large mirror, a wall painted a different color, etc. In a bedroom for example, generally th
It has been noted that the senior population is about to double within the next 20 years. Interior designers and architects have been focusing on the special needs in designing for the aging population. It is sometimes easy to forget our aging population with new products and technology being created and marketed continuously for the younger generations. Older people do exist and need to be addressed as well. Along with acquiring wisdom, aging has its challenges which are a p
“Stop and smell the roses” may be a cliché but research suggests this is an important factor in life. Taking time to enjoy and finding beauty even in the simple things can affect our overall happiness. Some people value what they have, spend time contemplating nature and are grateful for their blessings and their relationships with others. Everyday should count and time should not reserved for just the weekend or for your so-called vacation when it comes up. Pamper yourself