Sunday, March 23, 2014

“Polka dots” in interior design


     Merry, cheerful polka dots are sure to become the focal point of any room. There is no doubt that polka dots improve our mood. They can refresh a dull room. Dots provide visual depth and emotional interest decor. This is why they are recommended for small rooms.

     Nowadays you can see dots on many things. But do you know dear reader, the provenience of them on accessories, clothes and so on? I’m going to tell you the history of the splats in a couple of sentences, not to deviate from main theme.

     Fashion of the dots was on Polish immigrants in the early 1800s, which made known their dance Polka worldwide, and with it-dots items on their bulky dresses.  Since then, bullets were found on everything: clothes, hats, glasses, home accessories, even in art.

     Even if they are used in the interior in “small doses”, Polka dots also have the unique ability to make us happy just by looking at this pattern. Using this kind of decoration you can print it on walls, rugs, pillows, towels, shower curtains, kitchen curtains, sofas, chairs and armchairs, especially if the curtains and keep the same print.

     If we properly integrate them into the whole decor, splats can be found in almost any interior design style, except in the rustic, vintage or minimalist one. Also, depending on the size, density and color of the bullet, we can get a childish, male or female result.   

     If you want to cover smaller areas with dots, opt for decorative cushions, bedding, some photo frames, a vase or a small carpet.

                                                             Thank you for your attention,

                                                                                              Doina

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Great color combinations for interior design

                                 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

"Ghost" furniture


     We all need to live in a room with enough space for the necessary furniture. Unfortunately some of us don’t have large enough rooms. Therefore we feel the need to purchase furniture that provides the functional part, but not also aesthetics.

     This problem seems to have a solution with the appearance of "ghost" (transparent) furniture. Therefore, if you're looking to add some futuristic pieces of decor to your home interior, then these creatively transparent furniture pieces will definitely add elegance and freshness to your home even if it is small or it is large.

     The great advantage of the transparent furniture is that it easily adapts to any style of interior design, even to rustic style (though rarely used). Another big advantage I’ve mentioned above is that it "ignores" the size of the space, which is very important.

     Furniture with transparent elements is the latest trend in interior design. Because of this, designers use “ghost” furniture in any rooms - in offices, living rooms, dining rooms, even in children's rooms.

But if you do not dare to use large transparent objects, you can opt for some smaller “ghost” lamps, shelves, accessories, transparent storage containers etc.

                                                      Till the next time,

                                                               Doina :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Furniture arrangement - tips

       Even if it may seem like a strange exercise, consider the living space as a city with several major arteries and transpose this picture in the room you want to arrange. Depending on the areas that you will move on and leave about 1 meter wide for main access path, 50-60 inches in front of windows, stove or fireplace and 40-50 cm distance between furniture. Therefore, dimensions of furniture, reported to one another and then to room size, needs to create one harmonious space.

 

- If the door opens inwards, furniture should be located so as to allow its total opening.

- To create a feeling of intimacy is recommended to place the furniture in small groups and vice versa to give the feeling of lightness, leave big gaps between them.

- If the “purpose” of the room is fun, then furniture should be inserted and removed easily from the background without affecting its aesthetics.

- Between the sofa and chairs should be a space of 1.2 to 2 m.

- If you have a coffee table in front of the sofa, seat location will be typically 35-45 cm to it.

- The TV should be placed at a distance equal to three times the screen size.

- About 90 cm. are recommended for corridor traffic, but if you are part of a large family or have more children, it is advisable to dedicate more than 1.2 m.

- The ideal location of the bed is 60 cm from the wall, and between the bedroom door (the bathroom) and terminal edge of the bed is recommended for 90-92 cm space.

 

    Retain: all this dimensions depends first of all on your attitude about comfort.

                                       as always,

                                                     me :)