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All the Colors of the Year 2017

March 1, 2017

At the end of 2016, the world’s top paint production companies declared their 2017 colors of the year. You are obviously not going to repaint your whole house or change the furniture to match the trends of each passing season, but you are without a doubt already seeing these shades pop up all around you starting from your favorite furniture store to Pinterest. Let’s have a glance at some of these new trendy colors for the current year.

Pantone inspired by Nature

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Common Decorating Mistakes Even Designers Make

February 21, 2017

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We’ve all browsed Pinterest in search for inspiration and new ideas for decorating our home and have seen countless living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms that look astonishing. But as much as we try, we simply cannot replicate their style in our homes. There is always something missing, the room just doesn’t have that glow like in the photos. What most people don’t understand is that the catch is in detail and sometimes it takes a very keen and experienced eye to notice this. There are dozens of small decisions that go into styling the perfect home such as finding the right lighting, hanging pictures at the right height, not over-furnishing a room, choosing the right rug size etc. Let’s take a look at some common decorating mistakes almost everyone makes when designing their interiors.

Start by creating a plan

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Muted Colors – In the Spotlight

February 14, 2017

Interior trends change fast, it’s hard to keep up! But every interior designer (or enthusiast) on the hunt for inspiration can spot the trend while in its roots. One of them that is having a major moment are muted colors. Last year was all about Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue, but it seems like 2017 is going to be even more stained in subdued shades!

What are muted colors? When you mute sound, you make it quieter. Same goes for the colors. When you mute the color, you reduce its vibrancy, it becomes faded, quieter and partially desaturated. Plain blue ends up being dusky or deep sea blue, green becomes earthly green or olive, yellow transforms into dusted yellow etc. If you want a more subtle color presence in the interior of your home, opting for muted colors is the way to go. They will give you the freedom to play around with other shades, add patterns and texture, making your decorating choices almost endless. Let’s take a glimpse at some of the muted hues’ hidden powers.

Forest Green

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Choosing the Colors for Your Valentine’s Day Decor

February 5, 2017

Love is in the air! With February 14 just around the corner, you are probably looking for the best advice on how to celebrate your romance in the most artistic and intimate way. You already came up with the perfect gift for your sweetheart but you shouldn’t stop there! Get crafty this year and introduce some lovely Valentine’s touches to your home and party decor and show your beloved just how much you care.

Like in love, Valentine’s Day decor is all about going big or going home. Bursting shades of red and pink toned down with some pure white are the signature colors of this vibrant holiday. Let’s explore their true meaning (followed by some inspirational mood boards made with our software).

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Wining and Dining: Scandinavian Style

January 20, 2017

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Scandinavian bedrooms and living rooms are very stylish, but you should not stop there if you want to transform your home into Nordic-inspired eye-candy. Although relatively modest size-wise, kitchens in North European homes are characterized by peerless elegance and superior spatial economy, and they are often seamlessly blended into dining or living rooms for utmost functionality. Here are some tips on how to take your cooking area to the superior Scandinavian level: be prepared to privately whistle in awe!

1. Creative material combinations

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6 Tips for Creating and Presenting a Design Board to Your Interior Design Client

December 26, 2016

Tips for Creating and Presenting a Design Board to Your Interior Design Client

The first step of a successful design project is coming up with an inspiring idea. Great ideas are hard to come by, and if you have got one, you are already halfway through. Still, there is the lion’s share of work ahead, and that is successfully presenting your idea to a client. Fortunately, unlike coming up with the design, presenting it is not a matter of creativity and talent, rather a matter of learning and knowledge. Although all interior designers have different approaches to projects, there are some usual guidelines that should help you find your way.

Content Is the Key

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Where Design Eras Collide: Modern, Vintage or Both?

December 16, 2016

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Vintage seems to be the new black in the interior design world, and retro-inspired elements are taking chic living areas by a storm these days. Still, a vintage home makeover should be handled with special care to avoid extreme stylistic contrasts and excess visual detail. To stay on the safe side of the timeless décor formula, turn to exquisite blends of classic and modern elements and spice up home aesthetics with a few playful boho, Nordic, or eclectic traveler touches. Here are a few simple tips to help you come up with an evergreen yet up-to-date décor masterpiece.

Build from Mid-Century Barebones

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How to Decorate with Pale Pink

August 2, 2016

Pale Pink Moodboard created on www.sampleboard.com

 

Light pink tends to be associated with retro decor, children’s rooms, or antiquated bed and breakfast furnishings. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s good news for lovers of this gentle color. Rose Quartz was named Pantone Color of the Year in 2016 and is cropping up to show its sophisticated side. Home decor enthusiasts can use this as an opportunity to re-brand the “girly” hue as something a little more versatile.

So forget the doilies and roses. Instead, check out fresher takes on pale pink from Home Improvement Leads.

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Suave and snug: Living room design daydreams

July 13, 2016

Living room daydream moodboard

 

Living rooms aren’t just private spots to plunk down after a long day and turn on the TV: they’re also the place for quality family time, friendly get-togethers, and solitary weekend afternoons spent pursuing creative hobbies. Their mixed-use nature makes sitting rooms one of the most important areas in every home, which is all the more reason to invest special attention into living room design. As for me, I’m a huge fan of imaginative décor tryouts, and after years of experimenting, I think I’ve finally managed to put together a living room out of my dreams.

 

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The Image of Blogging Success // Increase Visual Value of Your Interior Design Blog

May 24, 2016

Moodboard created on www.sampleboard.com

 

If an engaging picture is worth a thousand words, then a cool moodboard is worth at least a million, especially in the web world. Show, do not just talk: a post with quality pictures is by as many as 80% more likely to capture viewers’ attention, and it can also receive up to 40 times more shares on social platforms. For this reason, the amount of planning and effort which design-savvy interior design bloggers invest in visual blog components is often the same as (if not greater than) that which goes into the verbal aspect of their site. To ensure maximum visibility online, home décor bloggers often turn to moodboards, custom-created images, and collages, which offer a simple tool to boost interest among existing followers and attract new ones – and bloggers love traffic spikes more than anything else. Here are some ideas on how to create ravishing visuals for your blog that will increase the aesthetic appeal of your site and get more eyeballs on content online.

 

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