The door to a study can be painted in faux leather to provide that sumptuous effect of leathery goodness found in upscale studies. Create a trompe l’oeil effect by painting a cabinet with a cigar box, a snifter of snooty brandy and one of those green table lamps perched upon it.
Long, narrow living rooms should be arranged so that the furniture helps to cut the perception of length. Place chairs or the sofa or even a desk at right angles to the wall to create defuse the problem of the narrow shape. A corner unit is an effective way to deal with the problem of where to put the TV.
This article gives you some ideas on how to use divider items within a large open space.
In addition to being a dreadful Diana Ross movie, mahogany is a nearly perfect wood for sturdy furniture to be made from. Mahogany is very versatile when it comes to décor because it features a variety of grains and shades. Mahogany is often stained to make it darker and that rich dark quality makes for an effective contrast to an interior design scheme that focuses on cool colors.
Consider both the color and the texture when thinking of adding items like wood, paper décor, carpets and rugs, stone and even glass. Glass doesn’t have to be see-through; consider ways to introduce colored glass into your interior design concept.
Decorating with glass reaches its apex when you do something truly striking like taking out an exterior wall and replacing it with an expansive panoramic set of windows. The ultimate of the ultimate would be ceiling to floor windows, but that may not be structurally suitable.
You should always use latex paint for indoor surfaces. This is true even when covering up a surface previously painted with oil-based paint. The only exception to this rule would be if the surface beneath the oil-based paint is water-soluble, since the water used in latex paint can lead to a softening of the surface, which in turn could lead to peeling.
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The single greatest way to transform any room in the house using stencils is to create your own. Yeah, sure, making stencils requires a bit more patience and creativity than going to the local interior decorating store (buy local!) and buying pre-fabricated massive manufactured stencils, but with patience comes deep personalization. And, frankly, making your own stencils is not that difficult.
There are two good reasons for this as a way to transform the basement. One, cork is especially resistant to moisture and one of the biggest problems with basements is the moisture situation. Two, cork flooring is now available in an exceptional variety of decorative styles that can be matched to any theme you maybe considering.