3 Common Interior Design Mistakes
Aug 25, 2017 / Interior Design /
When you are designing your own home and are not a professional, chances are you will make a few mistakes as you work. Everyone is human, after all! If you want to minimize the chances of making interior design mistakes, it is important to consider what ones are the most popular. The more you know, the less likely you will be to compromise the interior design of your home. Starting With Paint Many individuals decide to start with painting their walls and proceed to design the room ...
Essential Furniture For Your Living Room
Aug 18, 2017 / Furniture /
When you are furnishing your home, you have a lot of choices in front of you. These choices can be the result of the interior design and decoration you are going for, space requirements, or simple desires. Regardless, you should be aware of some of the essential furniture you need to have in your home. Today, we will tackle the essential furniture for your living room! Seating Of course, you are going to need places to sit for you, your family, and any guests you might have. ...
How To Decorate Your Dorm Room
Aug 11, 2017 / Interior Design /
So you are preparing to move away to college or university for the first time. This is certainly an exciting milestone in your life, though it can also be a nerve-wracking one for many people. One thing that can often make the transition better is to live in the university dorms, where there are many other people who are in the same boat. They can sympathize! When you have your room, however, it often looks quite boring and bare. Make the space fit you and ...
3 Strategies For Designing Small Spaces
Aug 04, 2017 / Interior Design /
Whether you are trying to design a new apartment, room, or your house, designing small spaces can be quite challenging, even for an experience designer. After all, there are certain necessities regardless of where you live, and you will still have to make sure everything you need fits in the space. To that end, here are three effective strategies to keep in mind when you are designing small spaces: Choose Colour Carefully The colour of your walls plays a significant role in the size of the space. ...
3 Elements of Minimalist Design
Jul 28, 2017 / Interior Design /
One of the most popular styles people use for their home these days is a minimalist design. The trademark for minimalism is clean, simple designs throughout your entire home. Some may only put this into practice with the interior design and decoration of their home, while many others will also extend this to their wardrobe and personal items as well. Does minimalist design interest you for your home? Here are three key elements to keep in mind: Let Building Material Stand If you already have your home, what ...
How to Deal With Your Neighbor’s Barking Dog
Jul 24, 2017 / Other /
We all try to peacefully co-exist with our neighbors, whether we live in a house or an apartment. If you happen to make a bit of noise outside of regular hours, it is entirely forgivable when your neighbor does the same. Give and take, and simple diplomacy usually leads to a happy living experience. This falls apart when one neighbor creates noise on a prolonged, and even daily, basis. One of the main causes of such a disturbance is barking dogs. Some canines are just naturally ...
What are the Best Ways to Pack Up for a Move?
Jul 18, 2017 / Other /
We all have to do it sooner or later. Some of us will do it several times in our lives, while others do it a least once a year. Moving can be quite challenging from a logistical standpoint, so why not use a little advance planning to make it easier to pull off? Here are some tips on the best ways to pack up for a move: De-clutter with a Vengeance Have you ever ended up moving things that you meant to get rid of? This is one ...
4 Smart Gadgets for Pets (that are Actually Useful)
Jul 17, 2017 / Other /
So you’re planning on welcoming a new furry friend into your home. Do you have everything you need? Better go over your checklist again. There’s the collar, food, toys, bedding…oh, and don’t forget to install that app on your phone. Smart home technology has expanded into just about every area of the house, from the bathroom to the backyard. That includes an entire market of smart tech tailored to prudent (or obsessive) pet owners. Pet tech ranges from the mundane (like smart collars) to the absurd (like ...
Is Smart Furniture a Wise Purchase?
Jul 13, 2017 / Furniture /
We’ve always adapted furniture to meet our needs and lifestyles. But for the most part, this has meant adjusting a few basic designs to fit the style trends of the time. Take the coffee table, for instance. We saw solid teak tables in the 60’s, those gaudy glass-topped tables in the 80’s, and the rise of affordable MDF with those sleek, modern design sensibilities. But overall, there hasn’t been much innovation in that realm over the years. Could it be that our basic four-legged, tried-and-true coffee tables ...
5 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Make Your Home Feel Happier
Jul 10, 2017 / Interior Design /
Interior design is about more than aesthetics. You may not realize it, but the design of your home has a significant impact on how you feel each day. We explain the science behind five simple ways to boost happiness and reduce stress through interior design. Adjust Your Lighting According to this study, the lighting and colours of a workplace influences how workers feel during their day. Rooms that were too dark brought down the moods of their occupants, but so did rooms with excessively bright lighting. The same ...