Thursday, August 21, 2014

CANOPY BED for a royal sleep

    For some people having a bedroom canopy is something very exotic or too old-fashioned. But if you have a large room and a bright one, a theatrical romantic canopy bed will fit perfectly.

    Canopy beds drive us into a dream world, a different culture and civilization…

    Canopy bed fits very well in the nursery, especially in the little girl rooms. So small it will feel like real princesses. But this is a good idea for boys too. In stores you can find cribs in the form of boat and canopy looks like ship sails.

            History

    Throughout the Middle Ages canopy beds were common in aristocracy homes and royal houses of Europe. Curtains were designed primarily as protection against mosquitoes and other insects, but also to create an intimate atmosphere. Moreover, canopy protected them from blow and wind. Also were designed to maintain a comfortable temperature inside.

    In the Middle Ages these beds were very fluffy, and the wood was chipped in many sophisticated models.

    Even if after this period, these types of beds passed, and people have opted for other models, nowadays they become popular again. Therefore canopy bed celebrated its rebirth.

 

            The fastening system

    There are different types of fastening methods.

    The most common canopy bed has 4 pylons united among themselves (made from wood or wrought iron) on which is placed the material. But be caution! This kind of canopy bed is great only for big rooms; in a small room it wouldn’t look good.

    Another method is to catch curtain rods on the ceiling. They can be as large as your bed or smaller, your choice.

    Also you can install a curtain gallery on the wall and let the veil to “flaw” on the both sides of the bed.

            The fabric

    There are no rules. It is your choice if you want a transparent fabric or an opaque one, bright or sober, simple or with lace etc.

    For a romantic interior design it is recommended to choose transparent and soft fabric. Also you can use a large fabric that can lie like a cascade on the floor.

    You will create an interesting effect choosing for canopy the same fabric as your curtains.

    For a nonconformist bedroom choose a canopy with floral or geometric models.

    Remember that a canopy bed with opaque fabric suits only in a big room. And if your bedroom isn’t big enough choose only transparent fabric.
 

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

DIY project: pixel envelope design

       

     Hi dear readers! I want to share with you a special DIY project I called "Pixel Envelope". I was invited at a party and I prepared a special letter for that who invited me, that's why I wanted the envelope to be distingueshed to. Everyone at the party remarked the envelope and liked it. Therefore I'll show you today how to create it.

     Probably, you'll say it is not related to Interior Design, but why not to try to insert it in your home decor. For example you can put it in a conspicuous place in the hall. Here you can keep business cards, bills or anything you want.

                        Just follow these simple steps:

                        

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

11 amazing DIY ideas to recycle old CDs

     Nowadays, science develops with quick steps, and we have to get rid of things we don't use anymore, such as CDs. But why we should throw them away if we can give to old things a new life and purpose? Here are some inspirational ideas, you should absolutely try, on how to recycle old Compact Discs:

               1. This Simple Disco Ball

    (without crumbling the discs)

 

               2. Photo frames

 

               3. These CD flat sculptures for wall decor

 

               4. Sculptures for backyard

     This DIY project is not so easy, but the result worth this great effort and the time you spend on it. These sculptures are really amazing. The Australian artist Sean Avery is an expert in this domain (his sculptures are made from recycled materials). Sean is so cool.

 

              5. Lovely coasters

                 

 

              6. Lampshades

        

 

              7. This cute earrings holder

 

              8. Christmas accessories

 

              9. Rainfall shower

     I think his idea is great. It is beautiful. it is useful. it is cheap.

 

             10. Creative clock

 

             11. Mosaic

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Simple DIY project for wall decor

     Hello everyone. Today I come to you with a very simple DIY project. Even a child can make it and you will have a lot of fun doing it.

It's a personalised piece of art. And you can make images like this for the members of your family and expose them on a wall. Another idea is to make this for your baby every year, till he or she become full-grown.

     All you need is: a frame, some markers/crayons/pencils, a sheet of paper and a hand :)

You can even use neon paint. The effect will be astonishing!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Feng Shui - red color

     Feng Shui has its origin in China and it is an ancient art. These two words mean "wind and water". This concept is based on the idea that people, places and things have energy that materializes in the art of interior design in order to achieve balance and harmony in relation with the environment. For many Chinese is just a specific way to arrange the furniture in a room. Therefore, Feng Shui has the role to ensure a positive flow of energy and "wind & water".

     Colors have a specific meaning for this kind of art. Through them we can bring positive energies into the space in which we live. Each color represents energy that can influence emotional and physical state.

     Easiest perceived color by the human eye is red. Red is associated with the fire element, is the color of power and energy. This color can mean danger or happiness, feeling of warmth, kindness. Also, in Feng Shui red signifies richness and luxury.

     Even if this color has so many benefits it should be used sparingly. Excess of red brings excitement and twitter. You will not go wrong if you will use red for color accents. A single wall decoration will become the focal point of the room. As an accent color, red can be applied to the pieces of furniture or decorative objects (vases, candles, pillows) or Feng Shui decorative elements (red horse, phoenix, magic knot etc.).

     In the bathroom and kitchen, you can opt for a red furnishings and white color to balance the power of these accents. Luminaires offer another way to introduce this energizing color in room decor. Oversized red luminaries will give a contemporary look. Although this color is not recommended in the bedroom and children’s room because it prevents the rest, red can be used in small quantities.

 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Interior Design WALLPAPERS

                                    

     Yesterday I was visiting a giant construction materials store from my country. It was a great day because I discovered a lot of new things and got inspiration. Most of all I like the wallpaper section. I saw so many types of wallpaper… I just did not want to go home. That’s why now I want to share with you what I’ve learned.

     The wallpaper is a type of decoration that will always be trendy. The variety of patterns and colors allow us to define our own style of interior design, from contemporary to rustic or eclectic or romantic.

 

          Advantages of wallpaper are:

  • You can apply them on any surface
  • It covers surface defects
  • It is easy to maintain
  • It can be easily removed

 

   Depending on the composition of the surface layer, there are:

        Paper wallpapers - can be washable

       Textile fiber wallcovering - mounted on paper, the outer surface is covered with fibers.

       Vinyl wallpaper- is the most commonly used type of wallpaper, it is resistant to moisture and sunlight. It is also washable.

       Wallpaper you can paint - can be covered with layers of paint, five to ten coats (it depends).

Just remember that a space where is much moisture such as the bathroom and kitchen needs a durable and washable wallpaper.

                           Photo-wallpaper

    This wallpaper wasn’t so popular for a good period of time, but now it is requested by a lot of people. But there are so many ideas in your head when you have to decide about a photo printed on wall that it goes crazy. Creativity has no limit…