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Why Color?

Color is the life Itself and light is what brings life to color. As the quality and the intensity of the light shifts throughout the day, so too, do those of color. Even a single color have many moods, which is a wonderful thing throughout the day depending on the intensity of  light.
 
Selecting color palette’s for a home is a challenge but the right colors and right amount of color aspires and inspires in many ways like naturally Inspired earthly tones to neutral tones and even multi ethnic hues . In our homes the color of walls, furnishings, and accessories has everything to do with how we feel about the particular room. So color is all what gives the space a backdrop for any style or theme. Be colorful everytime.
 
One thing’s for sure, You can’t go wrong by bringing color into you life is a timeless simplicity

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Window Treatment Selection

Window treatments help define the style and mood of a room. When deciding on a window treatment, start with the style, then think about color and design. Don’t forget hardware choices to add the right finishing touch.
 
The first step in choosing a window treatment is to decide how much privacy and light control you need. For a room in which minimal privacy is needed, maximize the available natural light and select sheer fabrics. For more privacy and a cozy effect, create a soft wall of opaque texture and rich color. However, beware of overdressing windows with yards of fabric, which can make your room look dated.
 
Curtains
Both curtains and drapes consist of panels of fabric; it is how they are attached at the top that determines which category they fall into. By definition, curtains are gathered on a rod or attached to it by tabs, ties or rings. They are generally stationary; if they are opened and closed, it is done by hand.
 
Drapes
These are the mainstay of window fashions. By definition, drapes are pleated panels that hang from hooks that attach to small slides on a rod. You open and close the panels by a cord that moves the slides along a track. The rod itself may either be covered by the panel or exposed. Pinch-pleated styles are traditional, but numerous variations exist.
 
Shades
Shades are one of the most practical and hard-working window treatments. They offer easy light control, instant privacy and a clean, tailored silhouette in a wide range of colors and fabrics. Options include simple roller shades, insulated honeycomb shades, woven shades, wooden shades and soft fabric shades, including Roman, balloon and cloud shades.
 
Blinds and Shutters
Blinds and shutters have adjustable louvers and vanes that tilt to filter the light, level to reveal the view or shift to completely block the view. Horizontal blinds made of vinyl or metal come in a wide array of finishes and colors; vertical blinds also come in an array of textures and materials and create a more contemporary look. Wood blinds mimic the look of shutters but at a lower cost.
 
Hardware
All types of window treatments need hardware. They can be as simple as a spring-loaded rod, ideal for a café curtain, to an elaborate top rod that may outshine the window treatment itself. Hardware that will be covered by fabric is generally plain and unobtrusive. Other hardware is more decorative, including styles that include elaborate finials. When choosing the latter, look for styles that blend well with your windows and the rest of the room’s decor

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Interior Design – Essentials

Interior decorating can seem like a daunting task, especially for those of us that don’t know chintz from crewel. Fear not, even the most fledgling designer has hope. These simple and inexpensive tips will guide you through the décor essentials and turn those pre-design jitters into a resounding success.
 
The first principle of design is a very simple one: Go with what you like and what makes you comfortable! This is your living space, and there is no point having a beautifully decorated home if you and your family feel like strangers
 
Figure Out Function
The next questions to ask yourself about any room regard use. Who will use the room? How will the room be used? Thinking about these two basic questions can help you decide what kind of flooring to have, for example-will there be lots of traffic through this room? Will food and drink be allowed in this room on a regular basis? What kinds of activities will take place in this room? Will kids and/or pets be in this room on a regular basis?
 
Commit to Color
Choosing colors is often the most difficult decision when it’s time to decorate a room. Generally, professional decorators work with the “three-color” principle: one neutral color and two accent colors (usually one dark and the other light). Some people start with wall color (whether with paint or wallpaper) and build on that (the idea being that walls provide the “backdrop” for the room). Others start with one piece of furniture (something large, like a sofa) and build on that (making it the “centerpiece” of the room’s decorating scheme). Also, lighter colors can make a room seem larger and cooler, while darker colors tend to shrink a space and to feel warmer.
 
Select Furniture that Fits
Speaking of furniture, the questions about use are important to ask when you make any decisions about purchasing or recovering. Another issue to consider is how much sunlight it will be exposed to (a darkly upholstered sofa placed in a very sunny spot will begin to fade). When thinking about color, especially for large pieces, consider this: It’s easier and much less expensive to change a room’s look with accent pieces (pillows, throws, etc.) or a new coat of paint if the main pieces of furniture are in solid or tone-on-tone fabrics.
 
Proper Positioning
How to arrange furniture is also sometimes a difficult issue; it can be hard to envision how and where pieces will look best and also be their most functional (again, think of traffic patterns through the room, whether you want to create a conversation area, etc.). Save frustration and an aching back from frequent furniture rearrangement by doing what the pros do: Make a template of the room and all the pieces you want to fit in it. Try different arrangements of pieces until you arrive at the perfect combination.
 
Window Embellishments
Window treatments also merit careful thought. Don’t just think about color-consider functional issues: How much light and privacy do you want the room to have? Is the view outside the window one you want to see or block out?
Valence window treatments can enhance your home’s interior style. Transform old valences by using existing fabrics and batting from existing cornices. Try attaching a framed mirror to the wooden frame with hinges so it can be tilted up slightly to show off dramatic paint colors in the ceiling.
 
Alluring Accents
ccent pieces, artwork, and accessories may seem like decorating luxuries, but they can do a lot to make a room personal and inviting. Additionally, small pieces can be used to change the look of a room without a lot of fuss or expense. They can also be used very effectively to disguise a room’s flaws; for example, a small room can be made to seem larger with a well-placed mirror, or with a painting that has depth.
Even when decorating a small area, like an entryway, accent pieces can be useful for showcasing your style and personality as soon as guests walk through your door.
Another important principle for any room, but especially small ones, is to eliminate clutter-clutter makes a space seem small and crowded; a room also looks cleaner if there is some empty space.