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Baby’s Room Designing Methods

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Room Design

There’s nothing more amazing, exciting, and overwhelming than having your own cute little baby. You feel like you are willing to give up almost anything just to see your baby happy and living a life that is filled with comfort and joy. Having said that, here are some baby’s room designing methods you can find useful in case you are planning on giving your baby one of the best gifts any baby can have on their first moments on this earth.

A perfect baby’s room should be designed with a theme. You can select from a variety of themes from baby’s magazines or from baby sites online. Common baby room themes include nature theme, farm theme, jungle theme, and beach theme. Any theme will do as long as it is in favor with you and your partner’s preferences. The theme is actually where you are going to base the designs and decors for the room.

The paint part is kind of complicated. Usually, parents would have the baby room painted based on the gender of the baby. If the baby is a boy, then they paint the room with blue. If the baby is a girl, they cover it with pink. However, when it comes to practicality, the best thing to do is to coat the room with a neutral color so that you won’t have to change the paint again in case another baby comes.

The layout of the room is also of primary importance. It is simply how you position the furniture and other stuff inside the room in such a way that moving from one place to another would be easy. For example, the bed and the crib should be placed away from the window and in a place where you can easily approach the baby at all sides.

The lighting and the window treatment should work hand in hand. Using blinds for the windows are ideal so you can effortlessly regulate the amount of sunlight coming through the windows especially during the noontime when baby is sleeping. Use lights that can be easily adjusted and set at different moods during the night. This is best especially for baby’s bedtime.

The most important thing you should consider is the comfort of your baby. No matter how beautiful the design, if it can’t provide maximum safety, satisfaction, and comfort for baby, it’s all going to be useless. I hope these methods will help you on your attempt to create a wonderful room only for your newborn.

Interior Designer Tips for choosing a new paint color

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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2. Think what you like and what colors you wear to. If you do not see, and yellow, no yellow paint your master bathroom or you look unhappy with yourself every time you in the mirror. You could see a lot of blue and brown in furniture lately, but if you do not like the blue paint, not only to keep the blue room with the trends.
3. Be inspired! Mother Nature is the best colorist in the world and brings together the most incredible pallets. Look around the exterior color combinations you never thought you could have.
4. Start small and take small steps. If you are a color for the first time try to start in a small space and manageable as a bathroom. The small space allows you to work with you to the new vivid color live in a small amount, the more you’ll have very few accessories needed to pull the look together.
5. Ignore the “rules” that you heard, as dark colors make a room feel smaller for having. Do not let what you said needed to be done right or wrong in choosing colors. Yes, some of these rules have a degree of truth, but the world is not black and white, and should still be in your home.

Room Design and Planning

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Room Design

Room Design

If you are planning a small renovation of a room or even a large renovation, you might want to consider doing a little bit of homework before you embark on your adventure. Room design can be fun and can actually involve the entire family however without a little knowledge under your belt you might find it very costly as well. Most people who begin to design a new room will do so on a budget that does not allow for room or error. But after a little homework and a lot of patience, you design will sure to satisfy your taste and cravings for showing off your creativity.

To begin a room design you will want to start with an inventory the furniture, area of the room, flooring and paint that is already in the room. Some of the furniture and other items already in the room you might be able to salvage and use in the new room design. Unless you are revamping the entire room with a new style and theme, there is no reason why you couldn’t use the current list of inventory but just with a new look.

If the room you are going to change is the living room bed room or even a library, the choices are unlimited as far as flooring, furniture, paint and design. Look at the existing inventory and if you want to change the look, color, etc try using a variety of fabrics available to recover the furniture. You might want to consider slip covers in order to stay within budget. These can be easily whipped up on an inexpensive sewing machine. The fabrics you choose could be coordinates to the paint and the flooring as well.

Speaking of flooring, this is the next big step in room design. You will want to choose flooring that works with the functionality of the room. For instance, if you will have a lot of traffic in the room, you might want to choose a tile that is scuff proof and washes easily without fading. If it is going to get a little traffic in the room but is in a central part of the house where most of the traffic flows through the room, you might want to consider purchasing flooring that is low shag and is spill resistant so that accidents do not spoil your creation. Now for those rooms that you or another person will only be enjoying, there are the floorings that are a little more appealing to the eye such as high shags or very bright color fabrics.

Let your creative juices flow when designing your room. You will be amazed at the number of sites online that could help you see your finished room even before you begin. Visit paint shops and get samples of paint and flooring that you might want to use in your room design. When you have gathered all of your materials and fabrics, put them to work for you.