Elegant And Calm Bedroom Design

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blogroll | 0 comments

If you are looking for a bedroom design that looks cool and calm without overdoing the furniture than this design idea would definitely be a great choice. On a number of occasions, we feel we are stuck with heavy beds and linen and don’t quite find the time to reimagine the bedroom. However, this delay causes a lot of stress. An urban lifestyle is definitely not very pleasant towards those old and antique style beds. Therefore, you have to find something that is light and has a great appeal as well. In order to do this, you must first start focusing on the bedroom design idea that would suit your tastes well. Once this is done, you can buy the necessary furniture and get ready for a brand new bedroom for yourself. The bedroom design idea that we would be discussing below is more about calmness in the interior and would definitely suit a master bedroom well.

To begin with, paint the walls of the room in a light but rich moss green. Make sure that there are accents in the room as it disrupts the harmony of the colors and gives a different look altogether. Make sure that the lights in your room are not white but bright amber so that you can relax in your room more often. Now, go for a green lining that runs across the room. This green line should be a bright forest green that is at the height of a typical chair rail. Let it be bright and solid and let it run across the room for a brighter effect. It would help break the monotony of moss green and would make every elements in your room look synchronized. This is quite helpful in making sure that the room remains looking elegant all the while. Opt for window blinds as they look quite nice.

Elegant And Calm Bedroom DesignFor the furniture parts, take a bed that is modern with visible edges. It should be a dark chocolate brown that enriches the color of the room. Go for a plain and simple headboard and don’t try to opt for heavily ‘designer’ beds and furniture. Add very simple glass table top end tables and decorate them with lamps or flower vases. Add a chaise to the room that is placed about 4 to 6 feet away from the foot of the bed. You can add a crushed velvet fabric chaise as well as it makes the room look quite nice. For linen and furnishing, go for solid natural fabrics like cotton. This should be quite helpful. Make sure that the bed linen is not plain, nor does it come with bold designs. Linen with symmetrical and small patterned designs in earthen colors would suit the settings quite well. Finally, you can add a picture or a scenery or a painting over the headboard to provide a little more personality to the room. We have added a cockatoo picture that accentuates the natural outlook of the room and makes it look more relaxing than ever.

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Is It Antique Or Vintage?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Blogroll | 0 comments

Is It Antique Or Vintage?Many people are quite confused about the vintage and the antique style home designs. Though they both refer to two eras that have gone by, they are not necessarily the same. Just like you cannot compare the romantic comedies of the 90s and 2000s with the early Charlie Chaplin movies there is also no comparison between antique and vintage, even though their golden period is over. The winter accessory and décor design is a world apart from the antique design theme and ideas. Now, let us first understand that these two are not just simple design ideas. They are, in fact, institutions of home design and have been influencing the lifestyles of the people during their golden age. They can be found in home décor ideas, home furniture and furnishings, decorative items and even the kind of lifestyle that you follow while incorporating them in your lives.

Let us first talk about antique. An antique item is the one that has completed at least 100 years of age. It can be a 100 year old furniture item, a painting, an old equipment, small machine, TV, radio, gun, clothing, home accessory or pretty much anything that you can count. Antique furniture is of two types. First is the real antique furniture that is actually a 100 years old and represents a different generation of design altogether. The second is renovated antique furniture. It is actually a new piece of furniture that has been designed as a replica to some older furniture item or has been inspired by the culture of at least a 100 years ago.

One the other hand, a thing becomes vintage or collectible or even retro in many different circumstances. There is no proper definition of vintage or collectible in general and people use this word in a very generic fashion as well. Here is a small distinction between the two and many more related terms. The term collectible is used for any item that is 0 to 99 years of age. Now, this term is again very broad in sense as any happy meal toy you received about 5 years ago can also be called a collectible. Moreover, a furniture from the 1950s, belonging to your grandfather can also be called a collectible. However, as soon as it reaches 100 years of age, it must definitely defined as an antique.

Finally, we come to vintage. If we talk in a broader sense, we find that anything that is less than 25 years is typically classified as vintage. Your father’s watch can be vintage, his car can be vintage but your great grandfather’s wood chopping axe can be an antique. However, it is also commonly believed that vintage is the turn of the decade term. It can refer to any item that was in fashion less than 25 years ago but is again hitting the vogue. It is also commonly referred for anything and everything that was made in the 1960s, especially the late 1970s which is also known as retro.

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