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Choose Curtains to Decorate a Room

Curtains can completely transform any room. Let’s look at a few rooms and get a couple of ideas to decorate them.

Kids Bedroom Curtains:

We will first start with a kid’s bedroom. One of best curtains to use in a kid’s room are blackout curtains. Blackout curtains will block out all the light in the windows. Sunlight proves to be a big distraction in the morning and during nap times for kids. There are a few options in blackout curtains that are not only functional but stylish as well. You can find cotton blackout curtains in some nice contemporary styles that are suitable for both boys and girls. There are fancier yet affordable options such as faux silk blackout curtains. These curtains are more suitable for young girls and teens. You can also find some blackout roman shade curtains that will fit inside of the window itself for a neat appearance.

Adult Bedroom Curtains:

Next we will look at an adult’s bedroom. Whether it be a guest bedroom or a master bedroom, there are more options to decorate in this space. If you would like to add a romantic atmosphere in your master bedroom, look for higher end options like silk curtains or balloon curtains. Both will add a soft elegant feel into the room. There are endless color options in both styles, so matching with your current décor should be no problem. You can even have blackout added to either of these curtains if light is a problem in this room. Linen curtains are nice to add in a guest bedroom. They are casual and bring on a relaxed atmosphere, which I am sure your guest will appreciate. Once again, you can find linen curtains with or without blackout if that is needed.

Living Room Curtains:

Living rooms are a great place to add some high-end curtains. Here you can splurge on custom curtains to ensure you get the proper lengths to enhance your room and give the allusion of a grander space. Some nice curtains to add to a living room are velvet curtains or silk curtains. Both styles showcase elegance and give a rich appearance. If you are trying to create a formal living room, be sure to add tassels and trims to your curtains. This will also be a nice place to layer curtains, by adding a set of sheer curtains behind your main drapery panels. If you prefer a more relaxed living area, or may have a high traffic area in this space you can add nice contemporary cotton curtains that can be washed.

Kitchen Curtains:

Last we will look at the kitchen area. Adding curtains in your kitchen is a must. You can find a lot of nice and affordable valance curtains or roman shade curtains. These are best in the kitchen as they serve both style and function, but will not be in the way of the dirt and debris that a kitchen can bring. Some popular curtain styles are roman shade curtains, and balloon valances. They are available in cottons which are washable, and there are many color and design available.

The Dirty Dozen Don’ts

The truth is, if you avoid a few common don’ts, your rooms can instantly feel fresh and stylish.

1. Don’t overlook the foyer. This is the first thing people see when they enter your home. So make sure your entryway exhibits some sort of style! Use color, textures, patterns, and shine to your advantage here, just like you do everywhere else.

2. Don’t overcrowd a room. You’ve often heard the expression, less is more. This is especially true in home furnishings. People are inclined to add too much furniture and too many knickknacks. The current trend is towards simplicity. Purchase a few stunning pieces and don’t surround them with average ones.

3. Don’t pick your wall color until you’ve selected your furniture. You want the color of your walls to complement your furniture, art, carpet, and anything else in the room. It’s much easier to pick paint from the vast array of colors and paint manufacturers than it is to match your furnishings to the walls.

Tip: Don’t select paint at the store. Stores often have terrible lighting. If you choose a color based on what you see in the store, chances are you may not be satisfied with it on your walls. Take the paint sample home and look at it under the light in your room. Some brands even let you buy a small jar of paint you can try on your wall.

4. Don’t make everything in the room matchy-matchy. Just because a store showcases a matching sofa, loveseat, side chairs, table and ottoman as a set doesn’t mean you have to buy every piece. This can dull the charisma of a space. Instead, leave behind the two chairs and mix and match patterns from other chairs.

5. Don’t clutter your couches and chairs with pillows. Although loads of pillows look lovely in decorating magazines, too many pillows on couches or chairs are off-putting to guests. People won’t want to upset your arrangements and may be reluctant to sit down and be comfortable. Also, use pillows that are overstuffed and formable. Use the classic “karate chop” to the top center of the pillow to break up the pillow’s blockiness.

6. Don’t hang your artwork too high. Remember that most people will view your artwork from a sitting position. As a rule of thumb, the middle of the artwork should be at eye level.

7. Don’t scatter tchotchkes all around a room. The most frequent offenders are mismatched candlesticks, angel statues, or collections. Edit your collection as much as possible and consider showcasing them in groups in a curio cabinet or on bookshelves. By grouping them, you make insignificant items more significant.

8. Don’t forget the rule of three. Arrange items such as candles, vases, table plants, and flowers in group of three (or even five). Odd numbers of items are much more interesting than even numbers of items. Also try to vary the sizes and heights.

9. Don’t rely on overhead lighting alone. Never underestimate the ambience created by layering lots of levels of light. Mix in table and/or floor lamps so you can change the mood.

10. Don’t forget that every room needs a focal point. A focal point can be a fireplace, a dramatic hood over your kitchen range, an amazing piece of art, or a large window with a wonderful view. If your room doesn’t have a focal point create one. Bookshelves or shelving may be just what the room needs.

Candle Holders

It is shown in the candle market as the demand of the candles is significantly increased during the winter seasons.

Candle Holders

Though this requirement to secure candles safely is a significant concern, candle retailers are considering that more often users are buying candle holders for gifting purpose, table centre pieces or even to balance their décor. By itself, there is a requirement for action for decorative holders to keep such enchanting torches. According to the demand of the market, popular candle retailers have developed glass as well as ceramic holders according to the tastes of the buyers. You can ideally make a the choice from following things:

Tea light holders

Tea light holders surely provide a wonderful charm to any place and simply add a touch of coolness to your home. Decorative Candle Holders can turn distinguish wedding favours or wonderful object to add up an element of romance into darker fall weddings simply as table decorations, and are an amazing gift that one can easily reused time and time again. They are available in various styles, colours and even shape to steadily house each single tea light, turning them a pleasant accent for any space. There are various collections on the market to select from which include handcrafted designs, seasonal themes, mosaic finishes, and coloured glass displays to simply amaze your environment.

Glass candle holders

They simple call upon an attractive light to any space, providing simply a contemporary edge. Etched glass holders reveal a dramatic iridescent shimmer that brings glamour to any location and there are a diversity of attractive designs to select from out there. For a fresh look, you can present clear glass candle holders simply as a table center piece to adjoin an air of complexity to any table. This classic seems never goes out of fashion and can give a natural feel to a space, whilst saving your surfaces at the same moment.

Tall candle holder

No doubt, candles play an important role to inject some personality into your house and available in several of shapes and sizes to balance your environment. Tall Candle holders can create a bold statement for your dinner party or simply as an addition to your house décor. Candles come from simple and chic or even vibrant, designed holders, emitting a superb light into any room. Smart tall candle holders can create an attractive accessory for your house or work as a gift.

Decorate Your Space With Red Luxury Rugs

The old belief that red design is reserved for the avant-garde types has passed. More homeowners and designers are finding ways to incorporate red hues in their everyday design choices.

Want to take your space onto an adventurous path? A red Oriental rug makes a bold statement and should be the starting point of your room. Crimson Persian or Oriental rugs add an exceptionally divine touch of sophistication. Whether you own a vintage or a modern rug, learn how to decorate your room with exhilarating reds.

Find the Right Rug

Before you decorate your room, start with finding the perfect rug. Consider the natural features in your space such as dark or medium hardwood floors. Do your walls already have a deep red color or are they neutral? Think about these features as you buy your rug. In a perfect world, buying your furniture and your rug at the same time will take a lot of the guess-work out of decorating.

Secondary Colors

Take a close look at your rug and determine what are the dominant colors and patterns. Most crimson colored rugs utilize complementary colors like crème or dark blues and purple. Black is a common secondary color in oriental rugs as well. Take note of these additional colors and use them as accent colors to keep the red from overwhelming the room.

Balance with Neutral Colors

An easy mistake to make when decorating is trying to find the exact shade of red in your rug and match it to the rest of your space. The reasons against this are twofold. First, it is extremely difficult to find reds of the exact same hue. Second, since red is a dominant color it needs neutral shades to help balance.

Black or brown leather sofas or cream chairs with black and red accents do wonders for large or small rooms. If you’re looking to update your wall color, go with a fresh coat of white paint and add artistic black and white photos on the walls. Gold frames are a natural complement to red floor coverings.

Frame your rug with neutral accents so as not to overwhelm the eyes. You can use beige or crème accent pillows on your couches. If there are navy blue flourishes in your rug, find a complementary blue color for your curtains. Use another neutral color for lamp shades and pottery. Although red is a powerful and bold color, it doesn’t have to be an intimidating shade. By following these tips, you can showcase your luxurious red rugs to make your space amazingly unique