Thursday, February 4, 2016

10 Creative Ideas for Small Balcony, Terrace or Patio

                                 

     Those who have a balcony or a terrace should consider themselves lucky. It is an extremely useful and necessary extra space for your house or apartment. Balcony is an ideal space for relaxing and getting rest after a hard day.

     If you have a hobby, try to arrange everything for it at balcony and spend time there doing what you like. And you will see how creative ideas and inspiration will follow you.

     It’s not a secret that morning cool fresh air clean our mind from negative thinking and give us a punch to do new great things. That’s why it is recommended to make balcony, the terrace or patio a cozy place where you can wait for sunrise and start day drinking your coffee or doing morning exercises.

     Usually a balcony or a patio is not big enough to place here the furniture we want. For an effective balcony and patio design follow these 10 space-saving tricks:

1.       The goal is to bring the outdoors inside and use the beauty of nature. Put colorful plants that have long life or a climbing plant. It would not take your “dwelling” space and will freshen up it.

2.       Paint the walls with pale colors creating the illusion of space. It will also look aesthetic and natural.

3.       Don’t forget about lighting. There are several ways to put it. Use warm lighting in order you want spend time here reading your favorite book, or decorate with candles for a romantic evening with your beloved or family. Moreover, you can hang bistro lights to turn the terrace into a cozy one. But make sure that every time you leave the balcony or the terrace you will turn them off (especially candles).

4.       Use a maximum of 3 colors. One of this color may be green (in combinations with plants). If you use a lot of colors in such a small place you will make it looking too busy, that won’t let you relax completely. But it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a bright color as accents.

5.       Try to use furniture with incorporated containers, where you can store your little accessories, table games etc.

6.       Use wood furniture with natural upholstery. Make sure it is moisture resistant.

7.       Add a small table. Something like coffee table. They are ideal when you have visitors and you want to play a table game or when they need somewhere to put drinks.

8.       You can even turn your balcony into an Asian style lounge area with soft pillow directly on the floor. Moreover, it is easy and inexpensive.

9.       Use simple soft curtains (like canopy). They don’t offer you just privacy, but also protect you from mosquitos and add a special charm to the balcony, terrace or patio.

10.   Add a hammock to your terrace.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

6 Amazing Interior Design Ideas with Brick Walls

                                 

     Brick walls in interiors can add to your home a rustic charm or a stylish New York look… Bricks are a great idea for a basement accent wall.

     A brick wall enhance modern interior design with contrast which is created with colorful furnishings or decorative accents. A colorful painted brick wall design creates depth and visual interest.

     White wall paint is also an excellent choice for brightening up old brick walls. Moreover, it emphasize texture and beautiful decorating patterns.

     If you want your apartment or your house interior to be special, stylish and different, you should definitely check out these great ideas for interior design with brick walls.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Inspiration Of The Day

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

                                 
               

     This quote is one of my favorite, because it gives me inspiration to stay creative. Scott Adams know that nothing is perfect and that means mistakes it something normal, moreover, it is something indispensable when creating something really great! Continuous improvement is about setting clear creative goals, having ways to measure progress toward those goals, refining goals and strategies based on those measurements and setting new goals over time to satisfy your needs and wisehes.
     Don't be afraid to fail! Open your mind to new things, stay creative and practice continuous in order to obtain the best result. There are no doubts that design is a roadmap or a strategic approach for someone to achieve a unique expectation.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

20+ DIY Concrete Projects For Home Decor

                                 

     “Concrete” comes from the word “Concretus” which is Latin for “compact or condensed”.

     Concrete is an economical material easy to work with. Moreover, it is versatile and durable. You can use it almost everywhere, especially in decorating your home and garden. Usually, when you want to add concrete planters and garden ornamentation to you outdoor, you have to spend a lot of money and it may be difficult to transport these decorations. Therefore, it is recommended to make your own. Cement allows you to shape it however you want without much effort.

     For a quick and easy garden project, grab a bag of concrete, your imagination, and follow these wonderful, inexpensive DIY projects:

Stylish Flower Pot

 

Candle Holder

 

Flower Vase

 

Concrete Monogram

 

Coasters With Some Punches of Color

 

Modern Concrete Clock

 

 A Decorative Element (like this star) with Inspirational Quote on it ora an important for you date

 

A Cement Stool With Wooden Legs

 

Creative and Stylish Lamps

 

A Beautiful and Creative Terrarium

 

Coffee Table

 

Concrete Decorative Bowl

 

Bookends

                                 

 

Creative Cement Hand Planter (using rubber gloves)

 

Door Stopper

 

Pencil Holder

 

Creative Magnets

 

Card (photo or note) holder

 

Bath Set

 

Dominoes :)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Inspiration Of The Day

“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.” – Winston Churchill

                                       
                                   
     Maybe we don't observe this, but interior design is influencing our subconscious, so the choices that you make when deciding how your home will look have an effect on your emotions, thoughts, feelings, behaviors and perceptions.
     A quality design is one that fits the owners needs. There are three basic design techniques – color, shapes and texture
     Color is a very strong element that has an major impact on your mood. Cooler colors (blues, greens, purples) often provide an inviting, professional and relaxed feeling. In contrast, it can be used to give a very cold and unfriendly feeling as well. Warmer colors (yellows, oranges, reds) are soothing, warm, and give a sense of creativity but can also give off negative feelings such as anger and stress. That's why we should not exaggerate with the use of bold colors and remember: three color picks are better than one (proportion: 60%-30%-10%).
     Understanding and implementation of interior design psychology has the ability to impact and improve the performance, efficiency and wellbeing of the individual inhabitant.

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