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Tips For Sucessful Bedroom Interior Design Projects

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

By: Lee Dobbins

Did you know that bedroom home improvement projects are the most frequently attempted projects for homeowners? As this is the room you spend almost half your life in, this is understandable – even if the majority of the time you spend there will be with your eyes closed!

Bedroom interior

This perfect image is from Becker Furniture World

You may wake up and decide you don’t like the color, or you don’t like the furnishings, or that you want things situated in a different way. No matter what you pick, you need to figure out what you want to change and take it from there.

Children's bedroom

This perfect image is from Becker Furniture World

Bedroom Storage SolutionsNow you might want to work on a budget. It doesn’t have to be excessive, you can simply paint and rearrange furniture for a new look. One big complaint in the bedroom is the lack of storage space. Several innovative solutions – such as cabinets that can hang in a closet, stackable wooden storage crates with doors that face out, and shelving units can help with that, as can simply arranging the furniture to clear more floor space in the walk way areas – it doesn’t matter how much space is in your closet if it’s inconvenient to get to.

This image is from Hammonds-UK

Take the time to plan out a layout for furniture and other elements in your bedroom interior design plan. Think about where things go, and what has to go next to what for usability – then look at sightlines and the visual focus of the room. You don’t have to decorate your bedroom in keeping with the rest of your home – this is your private space and you can give it the charming theme that suits you.

Next, pick out color schemes and patterns. Lighter colors will make the room seem more spacious and airy, but darker colors can be nice and even in small rooms will make the walls recede giving it the allusion of space! Your lighting fixture are important and you want to be sure there is enought light for reading or what have you. You want to be sure you have matching colors in the carpet, bedding and window treatments to pull the room together.

Decide which pieces of furniture and accessories you want to replace – in particular, think about artwork, floor lamps and reading lights. Consider colors and themes that go with the rooms overall design, try to buy pieces that are practical, such as a cedar chest for the foot of the bed, or headboards with shelves on them for lamps, alarm clocks or books. If you want a TV in the room, you will have to plan it so that it is situated in an area that is comfortable for viewing from the bed – putting the TV remote on a tether tied to the head board can also be useful.

Planning out your bedroom interior design beforehand is a great way to ensure you accomplish a room that is perfect for you as well as make your project go smoothly!

Author Resource: Lee Dobbins writes for Perfect Home Decorating where you can get more decorating tips for every room in the house and get more ideas for your bedroom interior decorating projects.
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Hidden Kitchen

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

One more design idea from Yanko Design — one more hiding kitchen. It looks like a Tetris game – different colored square blocks inside a wall can be transformed into table, storage cabinets, etc.

Hidden Kitchen

Designed to improve the mentality of a kitchen both physically and mentally. Every function a traditional kitchen has is hidden behind the kitchen wall allowing easier clear up of the kitchen. The form of hiding saves the room of the house, which exhibits a sense of freedom and comfort. Psychologically, hiding state conveys satisfaction to some extent for only the kitchen host to know exactly where all the things are. The tile colors can be changed and arranged to fit your personal style.

Hidden Kitchen

Awesome Fold-Away Kitchen Design

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Designers Melanie Olle and Ilja OelschlГ¤gel from YnakoDesign created awesome kitchen design concept. They called it “Grandma’s Kitchen”.

Grandma's Kitchen

A horizontal folding door opens up to the whole room at once which consists of a cooking area on the right, a combined dishwashing facility and a chopping board area are on the left and the desk is used as a depot area in the middle. The kitchen equipment like oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and the storage boards are set in drawers below the working area. Additionally the desk, chairs, and lamp can be pulled out up to a width of 1.1 m supported by a special touch mechanism that requires no more handle. It might be utilized either for 1 person, for a family or for a 4 person diner. The folding door can easily be closed at any time to hide the cooking area and to create a pleasant atmosphere as shown in the picture. After finishing your romantic candle light dinner it is not necessary to waste your time with cleaning the table and the dishes, for example. Just push the table and close the folding door and it looks tidy up to the next morning.

5 Trends to Watch for in Custom Kitchen Design

Friday, November 10th, 2006

By: J. Mahoney

From so many sources we have been hit by all the latest in trends for the kitchen. On one thing do most kitchen design professionals agree: kitchens will continue to be larger, more open, and definitely the most important room in the home. The custom kitchen of today should create a space that is open for people to gather.

The perfect custom kitchen design can be suited to your every dream and needs of you and your family, and also to be able to fit the boundaries of your budget.

Below are 5 custom kitchen trends to be aware of when your are planning for your custom kitchen remodeling project.

1. Hardwood Mouldings to Create a Custom Look

Kitchen design: hardwood mouldings

Adding hardwood mouldings to kitchen cabinets can provide a richness not found in other features. Mouldings are available in oak, cherry, and maple. They can provide your cabinets with such details as fluted columns, valances, cornices, galley rails and open shelves. These can help to combine function and beauty to your kitchen. Mouldings can also provide a custom look to stock cabinets. Examples of the uses of mouldings on cabinetry include: installation around corners and along the face of cabinetry to minimize the square look of cabinet, using in soffit areas, and installing on top of cabinets to add a crown moulding. (more…)