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Want a Stylish Winter Home This Year?

Winter is a time when most homes will have its halls decked and ‘spirit’ added to every corner, wall and surface, often with no regard for contemporary decorating styles, or any style at all, as long as the decorations are in red and green, hmmmm. There is no reason why your winter decorating ideas and colors can’t compliment your home’s everyday paint colors and furniture styles, instead of simply overpowering them in the name of tradition.

This year take the time to consider the existing style of your home and your life, as well as how you will be using your home. For example, will you be having family and friends to stay over while on their vacations, will you be hosting an important dinner or do you simply want to decorate your home for yourselves and your kids to get into a cozy spirit?

What many people don’t realize is that winter home decorations can be just as fun in non-traditional colors and even in non-traditional ways. Subscribe to our feed and keep up with fresh suggestions, colors and styles!

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Decorate a Spa Sanctuary

Everyone needs to have an area in their home where they can go and relax to escape the everyday issues of their life, ignore their kids for a while and stay sane for another day. And you all know what it is that you need to relax, and whether you rely on scented candles or a glass of wine, or both, there are some essential decorating tips you need to know about when creating a spa sanctuary at home.

Even if you have never been to a day spa, you have probably seen them on TV travel shows or heard about them from friends, so you know that there is often an emphasis on being by the sea, probably because the soothing blues and greens make for a relaxing escape, and everyone has fond memories of a beach holiday they enjoyed.

Therefore, your spa decorating should include seascape paintings which will compliment the soothing blue and green paint colors you have chosen for your walls and other art prints. To continue the theme of being beside the sea you can place shells or shell sculptures in your spa sanctuary, while not forgetting to add lots of fluffy towels and throws to your day bed or reclining sun lounge.

When choosing your spa sanctuary furniture you can choose wicker or grass weave furniture to complete the palette of beach colors in your decoration. Also make sure there are plenty of plush cushions to give the room a decadent feeling which is not only relaxing an indulgent, but also totally removed from the feelings you get from the rest of your home.

Then you can of course add your personal touches such as a wine cooler or an incense burner to bring to life the fantasy you escape to in your mind when you need a break from your everyday life.

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Create a Liquid Art Display

Art is about life, it reflects life, so why would you buy just one stunning piece of art and display it in your lounge room for the rest of your life? You wouldn’t. Well you shouldn’t.

 

Buying and displaying art is no different to any other purchase you make for your home. You wouldn’t go out and pay $50,000 for a couch because you know that fashions and styles change, and you also know that your own tastes will probably change too. So instead you buy a couch which you love now, and one which fits with your current decor; when you paint your lounge room, change your carpet or buy a new piece of wall art, you will update your couch, move it to the rumpus room and find a new piece which excites your tastes.Full moon over a low tide on California’s Central Coast

 

Choosing and displaying your wall decor should be approached with the same theory of creating a liquid display. While you may have chosen a seascape painting to be part of your lounge room wall decor because it reminds you of when you and your partner renewed your wedding vows in Fiji, the rest of your lounge room is bound to change during the years you live in it, and so should your wall art display.

 

The fresh colors and themes of your seascape painting may fit perfectly with your caramel colored couch, your creamy tiles and your mint wall paint, but when you choose to update your couch, put in floorboards and change the wall colors for a more modern look, your seascape art looks out of place. Therefore, you will move your wedding reminder to hang on a wall in your bedroom and you will find a rich piece of landscape wall art to compliment your new color scheme.

 

Art reflects the lives, moods and stages of your home, all of which change either slowly, regularly or rapidly, but to ensure your home remains a haven where you always feel comfortable and relaxed, your wall art displays need to be able to keep up with your life.

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Want to Update Your Walls with Less Work?

painting and colorsIf you want a striking new look in your room but are not ready to repaint it, don’t give up yet. You can transform the complete images-1.jpegspace in your room or even your entire home by not painting the walls, but rather painting just the woodwork or trim. Not only is it quick, but also quite easy! Just painting the trim in your room can really change the complete area and according to the specialists, also be the initial ‘stepping stone’ to decorate and repaint the room at a more convenient time for a complete, brand new finish.

 

 

 

The experts confirm that you can virtually paint any type of woodwork, metal or even vinyl. Baseboards, Crown molding, doors, window frames, mantles, chair rails, and staircase railings are all very suitable for the purpose. Prepare beforehand on how much changes you would like to make and how each of them work. At the outset, prepare the surface that you would be painting, by carefully cleaning and drying it. Next you can scrape away flaking paint and make rough surfaces or edges smooth by sanding it. Further, prime all the chosen surfaces by a top quality primer. Decide on the gloss level and quality of the paint you would like to use keeping in mind that a glossy interior paint can add a good visual appeal on the trim. Besides, higher gloss levels are more durable, stain resistant and easier to clean than flat paints, hence are some important points to remember regarding tripainted base board trimm like doors and windows, which are likely to be handled frequently. Top quality paints are recommended to be used while painting trim and a top quality acrylic latex paint is the best choice according to experts at Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute. These coatings not only cover well in a smooth and even manner but resist stains, are easily cleaned and even touch up better than the other common paints. You could go for a fresh white color on your trim for that bright, spacious look or experiment with light tints like off-white, beige or ivory for your accents to get a pleasant surprise. If you like to have a more vibrant look and have neutral walls, you could zero in on your favorite bold color as almost any color is well coordinated with neutral colors. Pastel accents add sophistication and deep ones look fabulous on neutral walls. But if the walls already have a bold color, you can choose a deeper shade for your trim to create a color-coordinated look. Complex colors too, can be used in a beautiful manner where the trim does not match but is a slightly different hue, complementing the color of the walls. Get creative ideas about compatible shades, hues and tints from your color catalog’s, a knowledgeable salesperson, or the internet on sites such as www.paintquality.com before you actually buy the paint. You can also look up further articles here on how to choose your color and how using top quality of paint can pay in the long run.

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