Monthly Archives: October 2016

Irresistible Home Decor For Music Lovers

27Music lovers are reputed as innovative people around the world. There are certain music lovers who are adorers to such an extent that they dedicate their entire lives to either creating some form of music or the other or for that matter draw music into every aspect of their lives. In recent times we have come across certain innovations that can be termed as apt adaptations of the above mentioned theory. One such example is that of home décor ideas inspired by music. This is not only contemporary, but also a very happening innovation when it comes to the subject of internal home decorating ideas.

1. Snare drum shelves: Shelves are a very important and useful part of our room décor. If you are a person who likes innovation in your room apart from being a person inspired by musical instruments, you can try this awesome innovation as this would certainly provide you with a sense of beats.

2. Cassette coffee table: This room décor idea would not only provide you with a feel of love for the retro music but will also make you nostalgic for certain. No one among us can deny the fat that cassettes and tape recorders were important part and parcel of our childhood. Thus, this is a décor worth trying out, whether music lover or not.

3. Trumpet lamp: The sound of the trumpet creates an enthralling aura for the listeners. But have you ever heard of the lights of the trumpet creating a romantic atmosphere? This unbelievable is possible with this creative and one of the most striking home decor ideas currently in place.

4. Recycled piano bookshelf: The space inside a piano can be used in a lot of constructive ways. There are a lot of unplayable pianos up for grabs which can be purchased for use and in the most unorthodox of ways. One such option is to use it as a bookshelf. Thus, the ear soothing instrument is not only utilized in a proper manner but also looks quite an eyeful for the beholder.

5. Drum lamp: If percussions form an essential part of your dream, make sure that you see one of those instruments quite regularly while you are relaxing back home. The drum lamp is an effective way to decorate your room apart from enhancing the beautification of your favourite room in house.

These decorative elements form only a minor part of what is in store for people who are primarily lovers of music and also are quite remarkable in planning newer and ever changing creative home décor ideas which prove to be fruitful not only in meeting the thirst of the person for possession of an unique room but also quite effectively speaks out to the entire world about the sensibility of music which the person possesses. Along with all the stylizing aspect, the prospect that music provides you with also ensures that there is a theme to these awesome home decorating ideas that music is probably the only thing in the world which can calm the minds of people after all the calamities of the contemporary lives.

7 Home Decor Trends for 2016

26I have searched the internet and read many articles on the subject of what the home decor trends will be in 2016. There are a lot of ideas of what will be trending in the coming year. As a matter of fact, there are so many that it would be impossible to list them all in this article. I have narrowed down what I have found to 7 trends that I like.

1. Wall Paper – In 2015 the wall paper trend was ’70s style patterns. So what are we in store for in 2016?

Natural Surfaces – The look of natural facades using wood, stone and brick patterns.

Retro Geometrics – This comes in a wide range of vibrant colors to ultra-modern block designs with a distinctly urban flavor via retro chic,

Metallic matte – Specifically turquoise and copper.

Sweet Pastels – Subtle, calm and muted hues will be the trend.

2. Bringing the Outdoors In – Home owners are experimenting with bringing nature in to their homes. They will be purchasing furniture that can be used outside as well as inside. For the interior of the home the trend will be wall decor depicting outdoor themes, table top water fountains and small plants in pots.

3. Artisan Goods – This can be anything from basketry and tassels to crochet and macrame, weaving is a good choice also. Home owners should not be afraid to mix artisan goods with mass produced items. It is okay to mix a Persian rug or an artisan stool with a table from your local store.

4. Minerals – Minerals of all types will be in. Look for bowls of pyrite, quartz chunks as display pieces and bowls with unpolished semi-precious stones.

5. Decorative Tiles – According to home designer’s decorative backsplashes have been going strong for many years. Expect to see an increase in geometric patterns that add the illusion of fluid movement. The use of wood and cement will aid in achieving this look. This will be seen on floors, countertops or backsplashes.

6. Metals and Metallics – Trends in decorating the home are reminiscent of the 50s and 70s. The use of gold, brass and metallic finishes will be popular. So be prepared to embrace the retro bling.

7. Ethnic Prints – The use of tribal prints, African inspired textiles and accessories and globally influenced shapes, patterns and colors. The design world has been using tribal themes as a standard but in 2016 the design world will use these themes with new and bold interpretations.

5 Home Decor Accessories That Make a Statement

25Home décor is a very good way of pronouncing your personality to the world. A house that is very lived in has to have some accessories that add to its personality. These range from works of art, antiques, and rugs that come in various colors, patterns and shapes.

Many people opt to go the DIY way and gradually fill their houses with handmade items. You could also shop at other places that sell shabby chic home décor. Whatever their source, these items will make a mark in your house;

Vases

Since time immemorial, vases have represented the creativity of various civilizations. Almost every archaeological dig has unearthed partial or full vases with art on them. Vases are versatile home décor accessories as they can act as containers for many items like stationery, plants and pebbles. Antique vases do not come cheap and some like Ming vases could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Houseplants

These are to go into the vases. Flowers are the favorite plants as they add color and scent. Plants have the added advantage of acting as natural air recyclers as they take in carbon and release oxygen. Choose plants that will blend with your décor style

Candles

These lighting items have been around in one form or another since the ancient time of the roman and Chinese times. Today candles come in different colors and scents. They are very ideal in lighting decorations and can be placed around the house to create a relaxed romantic feeling.

Mirrors

This is another great accessory that can manipulate the lighting in your house. When placed strategically, they light up the room and create an illusion of bigger space. Mirrors blend well with all décor styles and are a must have in bedrooms and bathrooms.

Works of art

Artwork is the ideal statement of taste whether it is a Shabby Chic wall hanging or a canvas painting. Artwork is also very diverse and can be picked very well according to the prevailing décor style. Minimalist art goes well with minimalist style of décor and so on.

Family portraits and photos when well framed also make for interesting objects that lend a sense of continuity and history. You could choose to go with DIY art which is a bold statement of your creativity and taste. If you can afford it an artwork by a celebrity artist like Picasso or Van Gogh is the ultimate vanity item. Shabby chic decor has featured artists like Laurence Amelie whose artworks go along with soft color décor styles.

Picking Paint Color

24One of the easiest ways to change the entire look of a room is to paint it or change the current paint color. Most people leave their walls white, because they have no idea what color they want to use in a room or which walls they should paint. There are so many different ways to apply paint to a room. You can paint this wall but not that one. Paint this wall a light color and that one a dark color. Paint all the walls dark and use white for the trim. Maybe you want to paint the ceiling. There are a lot of decisions to make. When it comes to paint you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do until you know what color(s) you want in a room. What walls or ceiling you paint depends entirely upon the mood you want for that room, and if you have a dark color or a light color.

The first thing to think about when picking a paint color is to choose what room you are going to start decorating. Starting with a smaller room is a good idea just in case you don’t like the results. If you don’t, you can always start over. Bathrooms are usually a good place to start because of their size. Applying new home decor to any room where you are changing the entire look, can get expensive if you choose a room that is too big. Focus on one of the smaller rooms in your home when just getting started.

The second thing to think about when picking paint color is to determine the mood you want to set for that room. What room are you planning to decorate? The bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. How do you want to feel when you walk into the room. Do you want a soothing and relaxing room to go to when you’re tired or stressed out? Do you want a bright and bold room with a lot of pizzazz What type of feeling do you want portrayed inside the room? If you already have decorations and don’t want to replace them, you will need to choose a color that compliments the current home decor. If you are planning to replace everything and can start over fresh, you can choose a color you like or one that portrays the mood you are looking for.

Introduction to Home Textiles and Wholesale Fabrics for Home Decor

23Home furnishings or soft furnishings is the happening thing in the textile and fashion business today. More the people long for decorating their surroundings with soothing colours and designs, more the textile manufacturers are increasing the production of interior textiles.

Fabrics used in Home furnishings

Home Furnishing Fabrics or Home Textiles refer to the textiles used for manufacturing home furnishings. It has an extensive range of functional as well as decorative products. It consists of both, natural as well as man-made fabrics. The textile fabrics most commonly used for home furnishing may be listed as Silk, Cotton, Jute, Rayon, Wool, Nylon, Polyester, Satin, Organza, Organdy etc.

1. Upholstery fabrics

Upholstery fabrics are used to cushion and cover furniture. There can be fixed upholstery or loose covers. Fixed upholstery is fastened or glued to the furniture. Mostly acrylic fabric and velvets are used due to their excellent brightness and appearance.

2. Window textiles

Window textiles may include curtains, drapes, blinds etc. This is probably the widest area of fabric development in home textiles. Mostly cotton, flax, wool, silk, acrylic, etc. are used for the purpose. Of late flame retardant curtains using modacrylic fiber, viscose, PVC etc. have also gained popularity. Some blinds allow transmission of a little light into the room whereas the others usually made of cotton fabric, known as black out material, give 100 percent opacity.

3. Bed linen and other bed textiles

Bed linen and other bed textiles include excess bed sheets and pillow cases, bed spreads, quilt covers, duvet covers, cushions, blankets, mattresses, Bed throws, sofa throws and many other items. For bedsheets, bedspreads and similar items, acrylic, viscose, silk and blends are used. For quilted textiles, mainly PET fiber is used. For blankets wool, acrylic fiber, and acrylic polyester fiber blends are used extensively.

4. Bathroom textile

Bathroom textiles include shower curtains, bath robes, bath mats, bath rugs, towels etc. Wholesale shower curtains need to be water proof and so plastic coated textiles either of woven or non woven fabrics are in great demand.

5. Table linen and other table cloths

Table linen and other table cloths include table mats, napkins, placemats, chair covers, chair mats and pads, table runners, coasters. Jute, leather, plastic, silk satin are also used widely for other items like placemats, chair mats, table runners etc.

Rugs and carpets are very important part of floor covering which has gained worldwide popularity. Apart from traditional woolen and silk carpets, other categories like coir carpets, hand knotted and jute carpets have a good market share in wholesale fabrics for home textiles.