Monday, January 30, 2012
Ideas, Ideas, & more Ideas...
Ideas Ideas Ideas...
Today I am sharing with all of you ideas on decor, decorating tactics, and some tips while using certain materials in your home decor.. I will share secrets on mettalics, fireplaces, portable fireplaces, and the secret to decorating changes using just your area rugs.. They can change the appearance of an entire room..
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Metallics have been a favorite in modern interior design for a few years, and that’s not likely to change in the near future. They have a certain edge that adds attitude and sophistication simultaneously. Metallics come in many forms, and they can be overdone if you don’t know what you’re doing. So we’re here to help!
As with any new interior accent, you should start small if you haven’t done metallics before.
Try changing some of your hardware first – this will be subtle and almost never is overpowering. The kitchen and bathroom are the most likely places that you’ll see metallics in any room, so why not upgrade your cabinet handles and even some kitchen appliances to stunning chrome or silver?
From here, you can branch out if you like the look of the metallics you’ve incorporated thus far.
Candleholders are a favorite here at the Padstyle office. If you add a few metallic candleholders to your dining room table, they’ll stun guests the next time they’re lit. The bouncing flame reflecting off the mirrored metallic surface is a sight to be seen. When choosing the type of metallic candleholder, keep candle color in mind: cool candles like blue and green should be paired with silver or chrome holders, and warm candles like red or orange look best with gold or bronze. White candles look great with anything.
Metallic vases are also another accent piece you could consider. They come in all shapes and sizes, from tabletop vases for a single flower to floor vases.
Successfully decorating with metallics just takes a little creativity and a willingness to experiment.
Nearly everyone is well aware of the many benefits provide by a dancing flame. The warmth of a fire is comforting on a cold day and the visual beauty and crackling sound creates ambiance unlike anything else. Anyone, can have a fireplace, why not make yours extraordinary?
While you may assume the concept of a hanging fireplace is relatively new thanks to contemporary designers, it’s not! In fact, the Gyrofocus that is featured was created by the Focus company in 1968, that’s long before these unique, functional pieces of art became so desirable.
The Gyrofocus is an international classic and is now the brand’s symbol. Although Focus creates an entire collection of these stunning pieces, the Gyrofocus remains a popular choice, even through all of these years. The fireplace is made from thick, exquisite-looking steel and the entire piece rotates a full 360 degrees so you can direct heat to any area of the room.
Dominique Imbert crafted his first fireplace for personal use all those years ago in a small studio. The brand Focus is derived from the Latin word meaning hearth. In 1972, only two of his fireplaces were sold but today, this international business has orders for at least 3,500 of these spectacular fireplaces every year.
Not every room is suitable for the Gyrofocus. You need a large space, a tall ceiling and a strong beam as it weighs 213 pounds. If you have more space than you know what to do with and you can’t seem to create a focal point without it getting lost, the Gyrofocus will do the trick! You can view the entire Focus collection at
Experiment with Rugs...
More and more people are choosing wood, composite, marble, tile, etc., for their homes instead of carpet which means that rugs are becoming more popular than ever. Of course, those who have carpet also enjoy adding rugs to save the carpet from wear and tear, add style and even cover stains. Some individuals have no problem just going into a store and picking up a few rugs but if you’re investing in a large expensive area rug, you may want to put a little thought into your decision.
Play with Your Furniture
Your furniture will play a role in determining not only the size and style of the rug but the placement as well. If you are someone who moves around your furniture from time to time, you will need to imagine all scenarios and if your rug will accommodate your creativity. Don’t be afraid to get out your measuring tape to measure the space, this may also help you determine if you want a square, rectangular or round rug.
Explore Your Options
Rugs should ultimately compliment your decor however, in a simplistic or contemporary room, they can quickly become a focal point if you want to add in a bright color or pattern. If you are looking for a rug to place under your dining room table, be sure that it’s large enough for all chairs to fit on it, there is nothing worse than sitting on an uneven chair that’s half on and half off a rug.
Runners are great for entryways, hallways and stairs while floor mats made from bamboo, rattan, sisal or any other natural material will add just the right amount of texture to your flooring.
Don’t be afraid to combine several rugs in one room that don’t necessarily exactly match. This is a good way to break up a large space or studio apartment, giving each area its own identity. You may also want to layer rugs if you start feeling really creative.
The rug has been a part of interior design for generations, and it’s usually a safe bet for bringing any room together. But you don’t want to just be “safe” with your design, do you?
Rectangular rugs are safe, no doubt about it. There are some stunning ones available, featuring florals, geometric patterns, swirls, colors… A rectangular rug will always fit your room, so there’s no worrying about positioning or spacing. It’s a natural fit. Not so the circular rug.
A circular rug needs coaxing to look great, but if you get the sweet spot with positioning, color, pattern and texture, it will make your room pop.
Circle rugs are great for small spaces, as they open up a room. If the rug you choose is a bolder color than the colors around it, it will draw the eye inward, away from the walls, and make the space appear larger than it is.
Circles have no edges, no boundaries. They represent infinity, and when incorporated into a space, this sensation of never-ending form will permeate the atmosphere.
Think about adding a circular rug underneath a sofa to pull it, visually, away from the wall and move it towards the center of the room. Or, you can add a circular rug to the center of a room for a great, eye-catching symmetry.
The possibilities are as endless as the edge of a circle.
A Portable Fireplace...
While everyone can certainly benefit from the soothing and warming properties that a dancing flame provides, there aren’t many portable gel fireplaces that will fit in every budget. Fortunately, the Oasis Table Top Fireplace does! The design of this piece is like a dream come true, it’s contemporary, elegant and can complement any decor! Not to mention, it is the perfect size to take out on a small balcony, patio or you can simply enjoy it inside of your home. This fireplace is really lightweight so when it says portable, it means portable!
This stylish piece is stainless steel and comes with gorgeous white river stones but if these don’t match your décor, you can replace them if you choose with other colored fire glass, seashells or anything else nonflammable. It uses either pourable gel fuel or gel fuel canisters which are completely environmentally-friendly so you never have to be concerned with polluting the air outside or in your home. Nor do you have to be bothered with cleaning up the mess that burning wood would leave behind.
The Oasis Tabletop Gel Fireplace will provide you with warmth, ambiance and even when it’s not burning, it is still a stunning piece of art. You can find this fireplace at The Soothing Company at a great price!
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