Charming Ideas You Can Add in Your Bedrooms

Decorating can sometimes be a repetitive process that we typically enjoy doing. If we are trying to catch up with the latest trends in home décor and efficiency, constantly decorating is indeed the case. One of the most common areas that are usually decorated over and over is the bedroom. It can be easily personalized and it usually adapts to the changes that the room owner experiences or needs.

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Fortunately, there are chic and charming ideas that you can do to decorate your rooms within a restricted budget. The best part is that you can actually do it with the existing items that you already have inside your rooms.

Faux frames

Bring a different kind of look for your mirrors by adding a faux frame around it. This can be a focal decorative element inside your room and it will only cost you a few dollars in buying a frame. You can also redecorate your headboard by framing it with faux. This adds a regal and intricate vibe for your rooms as well.

Wall decals

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There are different kind of wall decals that will suit your personality and the personality of your room. You can even actually ask someone to create a customized wall decal to make your room as unique as possible.

Side tables

Side tables can be an interesting piece you can continuously decorate over and over again inside your bedrooms. A splash of paint or varnish can completely change the look of your side tables making it the most versatile piece you can use and update over and over again for your bedroom.

Decorative pillows

Pillowcases are easy to repurpose and redecorate pieces inside your bedrooms. You can mix and match old fabrics or add a few rhinestones, ribbons or sequins to update the look of your pillows. You won’t need to invest much and the process can be an entertaining way you can spend your weekend and free time at home.

Chalkboard wall

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This would be a great addition for your children’s rooms. They can practically draw anything on their wall without being scolded for doing so. Older kids can write down notes, memos and even school work that they would want to memorize inside their room. Teens on the other hand can write inspirational quotes or phrases they can relate to inside their rooms. The possibilities and use of a chalkboard wall are actually endless. Nice curtains can be used to cover these areas if you would want to keep the details in this wall private.

Lampshades

You can easily redecorate or replace the fabric of your lampshades inside your room to updates its look. There are actually many ideas and inspiration to choose from online, especially from Pinterest.

Your rooms can be chic and sassy without having to endure a hundred dollars or more worth in décor and furnishing with these innovative and creative ideas in mind.

 

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Renovating an Old Home? Here are Some Tips You Can Follow

Vintage homes offer so many memories, both good and bad that some people find a hard time letting go of. This is why we see most families passing on their homes from one generation to another, through the ages while keeping its look and most of what’s inside the home intact and most of the other areas in good condition. The regal and majestic feeling that ancestral and vintage homes are so captivating, even new home buyers are eyeing on securing a vintage home, instead of new ones, of course, with all the renovation costs at stake.

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So what are the things to keep in mind when buying, securing or renovating a vintage home? Here are some tips that can save you a few dollars.

Keep your blueprints in crisp condition

Most vintage homes are usually created from scratch, designed on paper by hand. Try to have several copies of your home’s blueprint duplicated to always have a fresh, meaning readable and descent plan to look into in case troubles arise inside the home. This is also very advisable to keep the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and ventilation plan of your homes handy to address possible problems in the future. Vintage homes have a different kind of plumbing and electrical schematics back then compared today. It would save you a lot of trouble from having to tear down a wall or a floor just to trace electrical lines and plumbing in your old home.

Be on the look-out for repairs and maintenance

What keeps an old home going is constant repair and constant maintenance. Any type of home is prone to deterioration, rusting and damage due to time and weather. Being very keen in seeing what’s needed to be repaired and maintained inside a vintage home is thus very important. Looking out for lose hinges, broken windows, rusting pipes, dilapidated paint and the like will make a very big difference when addressed earlier than later. Not being able to repair or attend to these issues at an earlier time can lead to more damage and costly replacements.

Taking care of the roof

The roof and its components is one of the most expensive areas in a home whether vintage or not. Most vintage homes is made up of concrete tiles creating that regal appeal to vintage homes. Checking out for leaks, holes, cracks and other damage in your roofs makes your roof stand longer. This also helps in keeping your ceilings in good condition.

Windows and floorings

Windows and floors are also important aspects that need to be paid attention to when it comes to vintage homes. Ensuring that all the locks of your windows are working and are all in top shape also helps in securing your home. Wood blinds and other window coverings should be kept clean and checked if properly working as well. Floorings should be check for cracks or termites if you have wood planks as for.

Checking the condition of these areas in a vintage home allows you to have an idea on how much you need in bringing back a vintage home to its former glory and keeping it that way. Doing so saves thousands of dollars for families who have been lucky enough to receive a vintage home from their ancestors as well as for new home owners who would want to have a vintage place they can convert and call their home.

Gorgeous Blooms and Flowers for Your Homes

Flowers and flora adds not only colors but as well as texture and an interesting scent inside your homes. However, with kids around, some may see placing flowers in vases on your center tables as dangerous and frustrating as well if you end up seeing your favorite vase shattered on the floor or worst, you kids bruised with a broken glass from this home décor.

Yet there are ways on how you can still enjoy blooms and flowers inside your home without having to compromise your kids’ safety or having to endure seeing another of your favorite vases shattered in pieces and going to waste. You can still have stunning flowers, inside and out, to add a natural touch of beauty into your homes.

Think Small

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Small areas like the top of your fridge or you top shelves can accommodate a few flowers for you to decorate. You can place them in a sturdy mason jar or a fish bowl to make the most out of the small space in these areas.

You can go big as well

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Your dining table is still the best spot where you can arrange flowers to bring color and interest in that area. Instead of using a tall narrow vase, have a bigger bases vase or even ceramic pot where you can arrange your favorite blossoms. It sturdier and the possibilities of kids pushing it over would be less since its heavier compared to the usual flower vases.

Use plastic pots

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Plastic pots can also be used as a replacement for vases when placing flowers inside your rooms. There are many printed and colored pots that are available in the market nowadays for you to choose from. Printed options would be perfect vases for white flowers and creates an interesting detail for the overall look of your décor.

Hanging vases

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You can also hang your flower pots and vases and make it look like a chandelier on your kitchen area or even your dining room. You can use flower foams placed in plastic pots as your base to be able to keep them hydrated.

You can make your homes look great and natural with flowers without compromising the safety of your kids by keeping them strategically located in areas far from your children’s reach.

Remodelling Ideas You Obviously Need at Home

Every home needs to be tidy up and updated every now and then. However, most renovations and home improvements includes expenses, something most homeowners would most likely cut in half, or if possible cut entirely. However, remodelling is necessary especially for homes with growing families and needs. Here are some thrifty and practical remodelling ideas one can consider for their homes, without having to worry too much about the budget.

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Increase efficiency not size

Most people think that remodelling always comes with adding a dew room or increasing space in a home. Additional space of course comes with a lot of expenses and activities to monitor at home. It is time consuming and budget constraints can limit how fast or how slow before such home projects are completed. This is not necessarily the case. It is still possible to remodel a home and make it more efficient without having to add space. A perfect solution would be reorganizing your furniture and equipment to fully utilize your room area. Start by replacing shelves with cabinet high drawers or use the extra space in between your wall cabinets and ceilings. Get rid of everything that is not needed inside to have access to more space. Small additional items like a few cabinets or wall storage would cost you a few dollars. Old palettes can be converted to storage pieces for your homes with the help of a few nails and paint.

Bringing in more light without tearing down a wall

You do not necessarily need to tear down a wall to accommodate a new window for a dark area in your home. Reduce items that are not needed inside that room. Paint the walls white, add a few mirrors and add a LED light inside to be able to illuminate the room. Light tubes can also be installed along the bottom of cabinets or above them to provide extra lighting for the area.

Adding natural objects indoors.

You can buy flowers and plants and place them creatively indoors for a new look in that area. Having a garden outdoors saves you a lot because you’ll just need a few pots to transfer a few of your plants inside. Adding foliage around the home can also instantly update the look of your front lawn.

Repaint

Painting is the best, less costly and instant way to remodel and change the look of your homes. A few gallons of paint can really make a difference for your front yard fence or even your main entry door. You can even actually do the project on the weekend and enjoy a new look for your home come Monday morning.

These simple changes can really make a big difference inside and outside your homes. Doing so also helps in enhancing your skills not only as a homeowner but as an artist and creative person.

Remodelling Ideas You Obviously Need at Home

Every home needs to be tidy up and updated every now and then. However, most renovations and home improvements includes expenses, something most homeowners would most likely cut in half, or if possible cut entirely. However, remodelling is necessary especially for homes with growing families and needs. Here are some thrifty and practical remodelling ideas one can consider for their homes, without having to worry too much about the budget.

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Increase efficiency not size

Most people think that remodelling always comes with adding a dew room or increasing space in a home. Additional space of course comes with a lot of expenses and activities to monitor at home. It is time consuming and budget constraints can limit how fast or how slow before such home projects are completed. This is not necessarily the case. It is still possible to remodel a home and make it more efficient without having to add space. A perfect solution would be reorganizing your furniture and equipment to fully utilize your room area. Start by replacing shelves with cabinet high drawers or use the extra space in between your wall cabinets and ceilings. Get rid of everything that is not needed inside to have access to more space. Small additional items like a few cabinets or wall storage would cost you a few dollars. Old palettes can be converted to storage pieces for your homes with the help of a few nails and paint.

Bringing in more light without tearing down a wall

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You do not necessarily need to tear down a wall to accommodate a new window for a dark area in your home. Reduce items that are not needed inside that room. Paint the walls white, add a few mirrors and add a LED light inside to be able to illuminate the room. Light tubes can also be installed along the bottom of cabinets or above them to provide extra lighting for the area.

Adding natural objects indoors.

You can buy flowers and plants and place them creatively indoors for a new look in that area. Having a garden outdoors saves you a lot because you’ll just need a few pots to transfer a few of your plants inside. Adding foliage around the home can also instantly update the look of your front lawn.

Repaint

Painting is the best, less costly and instant way to remodel and change the look of your homes. A few gallons of paint can really make a difference for your front yard fence or even your main entry door. You can even actually do the project on the weekend and enjoy a new look for your home come Monday morning.

These simple changes can really make a big difference inside and outside your homes. Doing so also helps in enhancing your skills not only as a homeowner but as an artist and creative person.

Red and Every Shade In Between: Valentine’s Day Inspired Colors for Your Homes

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The love month is here and homemakers probably cannot help themselves but inject some romance and flair inside their homes by adding a few Valentine’s Day inspired decor indoors. This may not go as far rose petals to step at as you enter the main door but can be in the form of a cuddly bear with a nice fluffy heart as your center piece in the living room or a bloody red side table lamp for the bedroom. However you want to decorate ala-Valentino this month, red or a shade falling into this dramatic color is definitely certain.

Here are some Valentine inspired decorating ideas you can impress your love one’s with this special day of the heart.

Red Pillowcases

Whether you’re going to use it on the living area or is it completing your romantic setup behind your bedroom door, red pillowcases offers a striking and vibrant addition to areas in your home that are commonly used. It encourages engagement among people, thus perfectly suited for places where most people stay, like the living room. Go for variations with different shades of red for the trimmings and cases of your pillows to offer versatility. You can also add sequined pillowcases for more texture.

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Red Towels

The bathroom is also one of the most commonly used areas inside your homes. Celebrate the love month or just make it a little bit more obvious inside your home with red towels inside your bathroom. It also adds an appealing and perky color that will make mornings a little bit past-faced with the vibrant aura it offers. It will match well with white tiled bathrooms as well, a common thing most household bathrooms have in common.

A Red Entryway

You can actually pull off this stunt all year round but February, the love month seems to be a nice date to start having a red door for your entry way. It’s stunning, unique, eye-catching and a simple and affordable way to update the look of your frontage.

Red Curtains

We are not talking bloody red here, but if you can go as far as that when it comes to home design, you could actually go for it. A lighter shade is advisable to keep the warm and relaxing look for your windows and living areas though. You can either have red in pastel shades, light pink or just a little tint of red for your window blinds or curtains.

There are a lot more Valentine’s Day related ideas you can have for your homes this February, with or without the touch of red. But admit it, red is definitely the standout and most significant color for this month of love even in home design.