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Spring Decorating Ideas

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Spring is here and it is time to start thinking of spring decorating ideas to incorporate into our home. It feels good to actually have a spring weather this year. This time last year, the weather was so warm, it didn’t feel like spring at all. It felt like we pretty much skipped spring and went straight to summer. So this weather is good. The only thing I don’t like about this time of the year is Hay Fever. It’s been hard for me, and I have started struggling already. I do have my prescription medicines I take for my Hay Fever and they help. I just need to remember to take them first thing in the morning to get me through the day.

Hay Fever aside, this weather is good. It has got me thinking of new ways to decorate our home. I have been busy on Pinterest looking at various ways of adding some spring into our living spaces and I am feeling really inspired. Spring is all about being bold and vibrant, and channeling that vibrant and bright colours into my home is the goal this season.

Here are 2 spring decorating ideas for you –

 

Adding some spring flowers or indoor plants

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Flowers have the power to change the look of a room instantly. They are a cheaper of beautifying a room, which is why they are so popular. I like having flowers at home, especially in the spring/summer months. Flowers make the home look more colourful and in tune with the season. If you are after some spring decoration ideas, and you are short on budget or space to play around with, try changing the flower arrangement in your home. Adding some fresh flowers will instantly wake up any room.

If indoor plants are more of your thing, then go for them! Finding the best spot to place your plants can be tricky but once you do, half the job is done.

 

Mix and match pattens and make the most of your home

Mixing and matching various patterns is another way to incorporate spring into your home. Having a combination of different patterns is important in having the spring feel in your home. All you need to remember with this tip is to ensure the colour palette remains the same tonally. So you can keep the same level of brightness or softness, so the look is balanced, with nothing standing out.

This is a great tip for those who are short of space and want to switch things up with their interior decor. We are slowly outgrowing our town house, and if I had my way, we would move into a bigger house, in the same location. If I could wish a bigger house on the same plot, I would because I love the area we live in and I hate moving. The whole idea of moving house scares me. I know there are many home moving companies available now that can take the stress out of moving, which is great to know they are available for when we do need them. A very good moving company, I have recently come across is Matco – Calgary long distance movers.  So I know there are loads of options available everywhere and for every budget. 

 

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Like most things, when it comes to interior decor, the most important thing is what works for your and your home. Don’t get plants just because it is a trend, if you can’t take care of them. Decorating your home with bright and vibrant colours would do you no good if you don’t like colours like that. It is good to know what trends are in vogue so you can pick and choose which you like. That way you create a living space that works for you and yours.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

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Top 6 Interior Design Trends for Winter

It’s just like yesterday when we were basking in the sun and enjoying the summer. Now winter is just round the corner and we’re starting to miss the warmth. If you’re like me, this is the time I give my home a facelift.

This winter, there are some popular trends in interior design that are worth giving a try. The good news is that it’s super easy to adopt these winter trends in your own home.

 

 

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Here are top 6 interior design trends for winter.

 

  1. Warmer colours

Interior designers use the power of colours to change the overall mood of a room. This may seem like a very simple trick but it’s extremely effective. Colours have a way of introducing a new vibe in the room.

Summer is associated with warm colours. Incorporating such colours in your interior décor can give your home the needed cheery summery feel.

Opt for warmer tones like red, orange, and plum. A simple lick of paint with those warm tones can do wonders to your home. To switch things up a bit, you can get furniture or decorative items in those colours to give the room the needed warmth of summer.

 

  1. Floral details

Another interior design trend that promises to be a big hit this winter is floral details. Large floral prints in deeper shades are a favourite this season. Combining throw pillows and curtains with such patterns and shades preserves the summer vibe into your home despite the cold of winter.

 

  1. Metallic touch

Without a doubt there has been a predominance of metallic finishes in interior design this season and this winter will not be an exception. The metallic touch gives your home a modern feel. But to incorporate the warmth that is predominant in this season’s interior designs you can add metals of gold, bronze and rose gold tones. Such metals can be seen on decorative items.

 

  1. Luxurious velvet

It’s interesting to know how far velvet has come in being one of the most desired fabrics in interior décor. Often associated with wealth, class and luxury, velvet is one trend that you’ll see this winter.

Aside from its luxurious air, velvet gives the impression of warmth and coziness that is deeply desired during the winter months. Adding some velvet to your room will usher in that strong presence of warmth. You can incorporate velvet in so many ways like having a couple of velvet cushions or furniture with velvet upholstery.

 

  1. Mix of texture

This winter there a mix of textures that will be the order of the day in interior décor. A variety of textures like embroidery, knits and tassels will show up in cushions, curtains and carpets, while intricate wooden designs will feature in home accessories.  This mash of textures will create that cozy feel perfect for the winter. To create this vibe, play around with textures.

 

  1. Crystalline appeal

With winter comes a gloom but that doesn’t mean that your home should be that way. Hence, this winter there’ll be a lot of glass and crystalline items in interior designs. The glass brings the light that will brighten your home and give it cheer as well as keep it very modern.

You can incorporate glass and crystal pieces to your home with hand-blown glass lampshades and other glass fittings and accessories.

 

What interior design trends are you excited about this winter?

The top 3 benefits to owning a Murphy Bed

More people are moving to the city and because of that urban living has changed in the past several years. For one, more people are owning units in skyscrapers rather than having the classic white picket fence arrangement. Because of this, being wise about the space you have is everything especially if you want to call it your home. It’s important to be wise about how you use your available space so you can move freely and still own stuff that matters to you. Because of this, a lot of space-saving furniture has been creating for the past few years to answer this need. One of these is the rising trend of owning a Murphy bed. Space saving beds are so important in homes that have limited space.

With this kind of bed, you get to think of other ways to utilize your space since you can fold your bed.

Here are the top 3 benefits to owning a Murphy Bed.

 

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1. You have the freedom to customize it to fit your needs

It’s always nice to have furniture that you can easily customize because you have the freedom to move it around or place it in your preferred location. You can even have the option to either design it as an individual unit or as a part of your cabinetry unit. You can also have it designed to have storage or shelving. Murphy beds are a great choice for those who need to have spaces for storage but only have a limited living area. The ability to customize Murphy beds compared to regular beds are what makes it worth it because then you don’t have to worry that your other furniture and things at home have nowhere else to be.


2. Murphy beds can complement your home’s decor

One of the things that we always consider when we are buying a new furniture is if it matches our home’s decor. Furnitures that don’t seem to complement with the rest of the stuff in your home is such a big no-no. The good thing is that Murphy beds can easily blend in with the rest of your stuff at home because it is easily customizable. You can work and collaborate with a designer who can do a custom design of your Murphy bed that can be folded beautifully into a cabinet of sort or something that can be functional throughout the day when you are not using it. You can also have it designed to utilize all available space in your home. Unlike ready-made classic beds, there are chances that to doesn’t fit perfectly well into your limited space. Worse, you cannot just move it around whenever you want to, making it frustrating to look at when you want to style your home.

3. It is as comfortable as a regular bed

Most people think that you will lose a sense of comfort if you choose a Murphy bed for your home. However, it is actually as comfortable as conventional beds. It comes with high-quality mattresses that can guarantee you a great night sleep.

 

What do you think of the Murphy bed? Please sound off in the comments section.

Thanks for reading.

 

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