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Add an Attractive Look to Your Living Room

If you are looking to add an attractive look to your living room, then I suggest decorative wall shelf. Adding one or two 24 inch wide wall shelving units to one of the walls of your living room and putting a floral arrangement or some sort of decorative vase or crystal art will add a warm comfortable feel to the room. There are so many decorative pieces to place on decorative wall shelves. I’m sure there is something you could think of to make your wall shelves special.

Depending on the theme and type of furniture in the room, wood finishes in oak, maple or walnut are available to blend in well with your decor. Of course, you can go with solid colors of white or black or with the choice of any color you wish to paint these wall shelves.

In the bedroom, you might want to install a shelving unit called a display ledge. These wall shelves are floating because you do not see any means of support below these shelves.

Depending on the size of the wall and the location in the room, you might want to install multiple shelves on the same wall in different sizes and levels. This gives a classic look and a comfortable feel to the bedroom.

In the dining room you might want to go with a decorative wall shelf called the wrought iron wall bracket. This wall shelf features a dark wood shelf with an artfully crafted wrought iron support.

The support is below the wood shelf is artfully twisted wrought iron in a rust color making this magnificent piece 33 inches tall. Depending on how much wall space you have, either one of these or two of these offset would add an elegant feel to anyone’s dining room.

There is so much to choose from when it comes to wall shelving for your dining room. Only you know exactly what will complete the look of your dining room.

Decorative wall shelf for your kitchen is also a matter of what style or theme you have established in your kitchen. Contemporary kitchens have a great deal of stainless steel. Retro kitchens have bright colorful walls usually wallpapered with metal kitchen sets.

Country kitchens have farm animal themes, wild flowers and wild birds. These kitchens have decorative wall shelves available in an assortment of charming styles.

Some kitchens are tiled walls and backsplashes, while others are painted walls with food and beverage art around the room. Some kitchens have stained wood cabinetry while other kitchen cabinets are painted solid colors.

In order to select the perfect match decorative wall shelf to complete your kitchen, you have to compare your style kitchen with a wall shelf style that will add to the feel of the room.

Decorative wall shelf serves two purposes. First and foremost, the wall shelf must compliment the decor of the room. There is nothing better than walking into the room and a feeling of pride and joy comes over you. The second purpose of decorative wall shelf is to display your prized possessions. That could be something as simple as a decorative candle or some sort of small artful objects that you wish to display.

 

Mosaic Tile for Kitchen Wall and Bathroom

Mosaic is the art that consist of a design made of small pieces of colored stone, glass or other materials. It is an art form that has survived for centuries. Mosaic tile design has been decorating architecture since the beginning of recorded history. It can be seen in many locations throughout the world.

Combining the multiple colors and materials for a single tile project can transform your walls into a masterpiece. From the variety of materials that can be used, you have the tools to produce an elaborate, stunning and innovative design that will impress all who witness your creative style. This is versatile and can easily revitalize any wall in any bathroom or kitchen.

Designs done in mosaic tile art sometimes include people, scenes from nature, the bible, animals and patterns, but are not limited to these. These designs always have texture, depth and sometimes roughness. Some are wall mounted mosaics applied to boards and hung as wall art while others are directly applied to the walls with grout holding it together.

The quality of your mosaic depends on the quality of the tiles and stones that are used. You should strive for high quality tile and choose a unique design to capture your personality for the final look. When you choose to have mosaic wall tile, it will add a degree of elegance that you can’t find with any other decorative touch. Mosaic tile is produced with the purpose of expressing creative ideas and imagination.

Before you get started you have two choices. Choose a design that will fit in with the room or you can design the room around the mosaic tile. If you are going to do this yourself you must be aware that the tiles need to be cut. A tile nipper is used for ceramic and other stones and a glass cutter is needed for glass mosaic tile. Most have ridges on the mesh backing so that the glue bonds more securely to the tile.

From people that have never done mosaic wall tiling before, I have been told, once you get started it is quick and easy. The results are dramatic, exhilarating and extremely eye appealing.

On numerous websites there are companies that have software programs which allow you to import an image and it will create the image into a mosaic design. These websites will also supply you with a list of material needed to finish the project.

Do not worry if you are not artistic. They make it as easy as a paint by number picture. When completed you will truly feel like a Picasso or at least, a professional.

To most consumers mosaic tiles have an association of affluence and wealth. To our surprise they are more inexpensive to purchase then most other forms of tile. They also add value to your home and can be considered a worthy investment.

Here are a couple of themes to help assist you in the right direction. Ultimately you are the only one who knows what suits your personality best. For a contemporary design keep things simple so you can achieve sleek clean lines. For an old world theme use chipped or worn hand painted tiles with muted earth tones or subtle golds. Tiles that appear authentically aged will convey feelings of warmth.

When the job has been completed, you will gaze at the finished project with pride and you will be unable to glance away just as you did with the stained glass.

 

Helpful Kitchen Organization Tips

Start small

Since getting your kitchen more organized is one of the bigger home challenges, my recommendation is to start with a small area and work your way out from there. Clean off the area of your soapstone counter you use most and then keep going. Next, move to the kitchen table or maybe the island where everything gets dumped. It’s very important to remember to keep this newly organized area stays that way before you move onto something else.

Too much stuff

Much like other home organization projects, your kitchen involves throwing out a great deal of junk and other items you no longer use. If you come across any item at all that either is covered in dust or you can’t remember yourself ever using, it is safe to say, and you can throw it away. This isn’t limited to just your junk drawer, either. Throw away pots, pans, dishes and utensils if you no longer have a use for them.

One other point about going through your stuff is to not forget about canned goods, spices and packaged foods. If an item is expired, you need to throw it away. If you do not use it or like it, throw it away or donate it to your local food shelf. This is especially true of spices. We tend to gather and collect spices that we never use.

Counters are not storage areas

As you go through your kitchen, try to keep your soapstone counter clean and clear of everything. This little trick offers no benefits and only makes your kitchen appear to be cleaner. Your soapstone counter is not extra storage space. Don’t use it as such. Appliances which are not used daily can be kept in cabinets and not on counters.

 

Tips to Pick Bathroom Mirror

Depending on the decorative theme of your bathroom, your choice of bathroom mirror should be something that will fit in with the theme and style of the room. You want a mirror that will blend in well with other features of the room. This way you will have a comfortable feel to the room.

So take a good look around your bathroom. What types of walls surround the room? Are they painted walls? Are they tiled walls? Are the walls finished in bathroom wall paneling?

Next you should take a look at the things mounted on the walls. Do you have shelves on the walls? Do you have cabinets on the walls? What style of towel holders or racks do you have on your bathroom walls?

You should also take into thought what type of faucets you have in your bathroom. The style and finish of your bathroom faucets as well as the style of your bathroom sink and commode is an important factor in determining what style of bathroom mirror you should use to compliment the bathroom environment.

You have so many choices when it comes to picking out the perfect bathroom mirror for your application. I can’t begin to go over all of them here because it would encounter writing volumes on the subject.

There are bathroom mirrors available in many different themes, sizes, shapes, colors, materials, finishes, frames and frameless. Only you know your bathroom. If you take into account all the objects that are the make-up of your bathroom, you should have a good idea of what direction you should look in order to find your perfect match bathroom mirror.

What I will suggest is setting aside some time for sitting in front of your computer and going online to one or two good bathroom mirror sites and research your possibilities. In the long run, you will know that the mirror you chose was the result of your patient but perseverant research.

Bathroom mirrors have come a long way over the years. Today this is another form of wall art. You should treat your search for the perfect bathroom mirror just as you would treat your search for the perfect oil painting. You want something artful and at the same time you want to generate a good feeling inside yourself every time you enter the room.

 

Wallpaper Borders

Just take a look around any room in your home. It does not matter what color the walls are. It does not matter what kind of decorating theme surrounds the room. All you have to do is imagine what style of wallpaper border will make the room come alive and chances are that you will be able to complete the job in a matter of minutes.

Let’s start with your living room. It doesn’t matter what color you living room walls are painted. These wallpaper borders are made in styles with everyone’s taste in mind. With colors available in a wide spectrum of blues, browns, greens, neutrals, oranges, purples, reds and yellows, you will always be able to find the wallpaper border in a color to compliment your living room.

When it comes to bedrooms, there are wallpaper borders for everyone. There are styles and colors to please mom and dad, baby’s room, young children, teenagers, people in their 20’s, 30’s and beyond. With so much to choose from in bedroom wallpaper borders, your end result will be a feeling of harmonious euphoria. You will enjoy the atmosphere of your bedroom so much that you will never want to leave the room.

If your bathroom has painted walls above your shower or tub surround, then this room was also meant for wallpaper borders. Here you want to go with deep rich colors and classic patterns in order to bring out the sanctuary and tranquil effect that everyone’s bathroom should produce. Light up a few candles, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine and sit back and relax in a nice warm bathtub. This is living.

Next we will take a look at your kitchen walls. Here you will want to bring out the fact that food and beverages are prepared in this room. With food and beverage being served in this room on a daily basis, you might want to go with wallpaper borders showing some sort of fruit or vegetable print on the border.

You also have many more choices for wallpaper borders in your kitchen such as flowers and fine China borders, the baker and his pies border, classic cocktail recipes border, wine bottles with grapes in the foreground border or perhaps surround your entire kitchen with a lush grape vine at the top edge of your kitchen walls. There are far more choices of wallpaper borders for your kitchen than I have room to write.

With all the choices you have on wallpaper borders in your living room, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen, I’m sure you can come up with other rooms in your home that the finishing touch of wallpaper borders will provide. This is inexpensive, but the end result is priceless.

 

Build a Funtastic Kitchen

If you want to know what the best solution is for your storage crisis, then it is the fitting of an island. This is going to provide you with that extra bit of space that you were looking for. But what if you ain’t even got no room for that, eh? What you gonna do? Well what about a gallery style kitchen? This is where all of the cabinets are lined up either side of the kitchen aisle, as well as on the walls. This allows you to take advantage of the limited amount of space. It affords you the luxury of your cabinets not becoming some sort of obstacle every time you go in the kitchen to do something. What a good idea it is, to take advantage of the ceiling and hang pots and pans from it. Like they do in proper kitchens in restraints. Why not do this? All your friends are going to think its ‘Oh so kitsch,’ with your kitchen having more character than Disney.

If you really want to utilise space then a pantry cabinet is a great way of doing this. A pantry cabinet is one that goes right up to the ceiling, and the top part can be used to put thing in that are not really used very often, as thins is going to be an inaccessible area. Colours and techniques to make your kitchen look bigger are light coloured cabinets are really great to use, and with glass doors this can help to create the illusion of space. You can place racks on the inside of the cabinet doors, for things such as spices, and this will afford you a great deal of space.

The installation of counters is important, and you should be using ones that are relatively deep. The reason for this is that the amount of workspace that is available will be increased. You should also be looking for really compact appliances which are readily available these days from most appliance distributors One thing that should be kept big is the sink, as you need a bit of room for washing pots and pans.

And the last piece of advice? Why that’s simple; luminosity! Get plenty of lights under the wall mounted cabinets, so that they shine down onto the work surfaces. Your kitchen will be inviting, and just may look that little bit bigger again.

 

Beautify Your Home Use Soapstone

Many homeowners choose an elegant soapstone counter for their kitchen or bath. There are many reasons why a soapstone counter makes a great choice for a surface you would want in your home. It is non porous. This means that liquids will ball up on top of them rather than soak into the surface. The rock also does not stain. This is a very important factor if you will be using a soapstone counter in a kitchen environment where it will get a lot of abuse through the everyday actions of cooking and food preparation. Because it does not stain, a soapstone counter also does not require a sealer be used, a cost savings over the years that the soapstone counter is in your home. Since the countertop is non porous, it also does not harbor bacteria, which is a crucial factor for keeping bathrooms and kitchens clean, because so much water is used in these rooms of the home. Due to the fact that soapstone is non porous, does not stain or require a sealer, and does not harbor bacteria, a soapstone counter is very easy to maintain in all of its beauty for years of service.

There are many different types and colors of soapstone from which you can choose your favorites for use as counters. Much of this top-quality stone originates in Brazil, and it typically features veining, giving it a look similar to marble. Certain stones are a pearl grey color with emerald veining. If the stone is oiled, it changes color and deepens to dark black with dark green veins, so this is an alternate look that might coordinate well with other aspects of your interior design. Other stones are medium to dark green with white veining. Oiled it turns a shade of dark black with dark green undertones, and this makes the white veining even more distinctive.

In addition to countertops, you might select soapstone for use as sinks. They will match the countertops, and offer the same easy maintenance and lasting beauty for years to come.

 

Adding a Fireplace in Your Home

During the cold months of winter, fireplaces made from soapstone are a great help to the home’s heating. They keep our rooms warm, while also giving off a special and unique rustic feeling. Most new home buyers cite soapstone fireplaces as one of the major tings they look for in a home. They can also be used as the main attraction or focal point in which you and your family can gather and talk about their lives. My favorite nights are the ones where I asleep beside the warm glow of the fire.

The first thing you’ll notice when fireplace shopping is the sheer number of different styles. There are soapstone fireplaces with its natural soapstone feel and warmth retention, classic stone fireplaces with its large bricks and fire combination and the more modern iron fireplaces with a wide range of different features. Each one can be used for a number of different ways depending on your needs and the theme of your home’s decor. There is a fireplace out there for anyone who wants one in their home.

Shopping for a fireplace can be fun and exciting. You are looking for something not only will look great but also add value to your home. Some of the aspects you should keep an eye out for is the design and build, what kind maintenance is involved and how well it works. These questions can give you more details as to what is popular on the market right now as well as what some manufacturers find more important than others. Take the time to shop around and also ask some people what kind of material and design they prefer.

It’s easy to get excited about adding a fireplace to one of your rooms. They can bring a dramatic effect to look to the way a room feels. A soapstone fireplace can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the decor. It stands out from the rest of the room but must blend in as well. Always keep that in mind when fireplace shopping.

Now that you’ve found the fireplace made from soapstone you’ve been searching for, now comes learning about all of the maintenance which comes along with it. It should be secure and safe, and guaranteed to work well over a long time.

 

Bamboo Window Shades

For a little background on the bamboo tree, they are developed in their own forests in East Asia, South East Asia, United States of America, Australia, Canada, Africa South America and even Europe. These bamboo trees have an amazing development time of 4 to 5 feet a month. The reason bamboo trees are skilled to expand this fast is due to the soil and superb climate they produce in. With the progress rates and a mixture of locations bamboo trees can multiply, it is no miracle using bamboo shades for window coverings have become so well-liked for home decor retailers to sell. After homeowners caught on to the perception of using bamboo shades in their homes, the bamboo shade business saw a enormous boom in sales. Ecological products such as bamboo shades also bring a peace of mind to the companies who make them and the homeowners who purchase them.

The manufacturing practice of bamboo shades creates diminutive or no emissions from their factories. This is for the reason that no chemicals are used in the manufacturing of bamboo shades. This is safe for the employees who work in the factory and the families who buy the window shades for their homes. If low emissions appears safeto you, how about buying window shades that are totally recyclable. This means, if it is time to replace the window shades you have at this instant with new ones, you will not have to worry how long the old window shades will be covered in the earth. The natural bamboo shades, alongside with their very small plastic and metal parts, do not hang aboutin our landfills too long.

All these features are fantastic you might say, but what about privacy, protectionand wellbeingin and around my home? Well, glad you asked. When it comes to privacy, bamboo shades are now manufactured with a slim lining. This lining prevents unasked for people from looking into your windows. Along with a thin liner attached to the outer of the bamboo shades, these window shades can be put together any way you want. Let’s say you want the bamboo reeds weaved close together. This will give your more privacy and security in whatever room more security is essential. The rooms needing more privacy might be your bedroom and your child’s room. On the other hand, if you want more light to come into your kitchen, dining room, family room or living room, you might want the bamboo reeds to be weaved a little farther apart. However, it is up to you if you want to purchase bamboo shades with the added lining. It will cost a little bit more for the lining, but if privacy and security are foremost, the lining will be too.

When hanging bamboo shades in your home, it is always nice to make sure you buy the ones that are ‘child friendly’ if you have young children in your home. There is a new variety of bamboo shades that permit a continuous ‘loop’. This means the cord will not continue to grow, past the window, as the shade opens to let sunlight in. These bamboo shades have what is called a ‘smooth lifting’ pulley on them. These ‘smooth lifting’ pulleys are able to open and close with ease. The paramount thing about these smooth lifting pulleys is that they will not be any peril to your young children when properly installed in the windows.

Decor Home With Aromatic Candles

Some of them are placed inside stunning, decorated jars, glass jars, ceramic jars, while others are placed in pewter holders or mugs. You can likewise set aromatic candle sets all around your home.

Set scented candles in your bathroom so it’ll be smelling nice and fresh. If you just want to place candles in your bathroom for decorative designs, you may go with a stunning candle basket set. And, naturally, there are always floating tea light mini-candles that you can set in your tub!

And So, what aromatic candles would smell the most pleasant in your bathroom? Many people prefer clean and fresh scents, such as fresh linen, lavender, vanilla sugar, chamomile, and cherry blossoms. A lot of people prefer using citrus and spicy scents in their kitchens. Pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon fragrances, for example, smell great in kitchens.

Make sure that the candles you pick out match your kitchen table cloth and wallpaper. Since candles are made in all different colors, you can effortlessly find many that will match your kitchen’s colors.

In order to make the best out of scented candles, you should purchase the ones made out of soybean. Soy candles comprise of essential oils that are mixed the whole way through the wax. The fragrance also stays strong until the flame burns completely. Not only that, but soy scented candles burn clean, so you won’t have to worry about smelling any smoke fumes. They’re likewise secure to burn and won’t ever cause any troubles for anyone with asthma or allergies.