Monday, October 31, 2011

Home Decorating

The art of decorating refers to the taking of a space, four walls and a roof. Decorating art also aims to make the room look better or fill the room with items and accessories. The purpose of decorating is to make the room more beautiful which can give your guest a good impression about its style and sophisticated look.

So this begs the question: since you are taking a space and doing things to make it look better than it actually is... is home decorating a form of lying?

In a crude sense all art is a lie. Every time we try to represent something which isn't really there, we are creating an illusion. It is an act of deception, which is not necessarily antagonistic. Instead it is often meant to delight the senses with the intrinsic beauty that is called up by the successful application of this act.

If you say that decorating is a lie, then you should also count paintings, music, movies, and books all as mediums for liars. To some extent, this is a fair comparison. They are all dealing with alternate realities, things which do not exist, or which exist elsewhere, independent of the actual media being employed.

On the other hand however, the point of art is to create beauty. As such, isn't art the truest thing possible? Beauty is something which touches all humans, regardless of location, culture, or upbringing. We may have differing opinions as to what specifically constitutes beauty, but we all understand its true nature deep within our conscious beings.

In this way, decorating is just a matter of taking concepts of beauty, a universal idea, and applying them to the world around us. This means it is not really a lie, but merely a revelation of the potential that exists within every space, every moment, every object in the world around us.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Decorating your Home

For years a painter was in charge of the stirring and the mixing of paint. Keeping a good supply of driers, thinners, oils and pigments. A painter would rely on his knowledge and experience to determine a correct and ample mixture of the paint depending on the nature of the project in hand. Nowadays a painter is firstly responsible for preparing the surfaces, which will be painted, this could be doing jobs like filling in holes in walls, applying masking tape to areas, which are to be protected and not painted. Painting the area then clearing up after themselves. 

Bigger companies working in the industry may have more experience and will be able to offer more expert services for customers these could be anything from, sign writing to the gilding of objects or even the refinishing of furniture pieces. 

Recently, professional painters are responsible for all the preparation prior to starting to paint.

All of the sanding, scraping, caulking, wallpaper removal and wood or even drywall repair, stain removal, patching up, filling in old nail holes or repairing defects with plaster, taping up, cleaning, priming and preparation are expected to be carried out by the painter himself. 

Professional painters need to hold a good knowledge of all the tools of the trade. They need to have a good knowledge so they know exactly how to get the best use out of them. These tools are things like scrapers, sanders, brushes, paint sprayers, paint rollers, scaffolding and ladders. They need to know all about this equipment, as these are things that are going to enable the painter to carry out his work properly.

There is a lot to consider before painting. Things such as brush and roller size, how you are going to tape areas and use dropcloth techniques.

A painter will also have to take into consideration the type of paint they are going to use and how many coats will be enough to do the job properly. Many painters have an artistic flair and also offer services for personal uses. These could be murals for the home or paintings for childrens bedrooms for example.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Home Decorating Ideas

Finding home decorating ideas is a great thing but free home decorating ideas is even better. News Flash: Some of these ideas are available to you free of cost. Following are some of them:

Whenever you're flipping the leaves of a magazine waiting in line at the store you might find something in it appeals to you. The magazine is a great source for free home decorating ideas because it gives you different tips with precise angles.

Consider the creative use of room divider screens. They can be easily moved if you feel the need to open up the place once in a while. Another home decorating tip is to turn bookcases so they are at a right angle to the wall which will provide a private area for a computer desk. Placing a side table with a plant on top against the open back of the bookcase will make it look like a piece of furniture.

Choosing a bookcase with a finished back will enhance the look.

Decorate with food.  Fruit makes wonderful displays (and you can still have the health benefits!). Apples and bananas, or oranges and lemons in a bowl look great and provide a boost of visual 'sunshine'. Fruit preserves in glass containers make gorgeous decorating accents, too (and jellies look great against the light)!

If the holiday makers who take homes on rent are backpackers and casual tourists you need to do up the home in rustic and laid back style to appeal to their tastes. Using material that is closer to nature, earthy would suit their tastes and guarantee a steady flow of holiday makers. Common decorating ideas are neutral colors like white and related shades for the backdrop and then indulge in your favorite colors. Maintaining a personal stamp on the decor is ideal but is best concentrated only on the furnishing like the cushions and curtains in tune with the weather.

Online sites are useful for finding great home decorating ideas. Many professional decorators offer wonderful tips on their websites. There are blog sites written by people who like to share their decorating ideas and you are going to find all sorts of new insights. There are many 'Do It Yourself' television programs that offer hundreds of ideas. Watch for something you like, jot these home decorating ideas down in your notebook.

If you are creative and eclectic, then you can be specific as family gatherings, antiques, gardening, entertaining at home, and encourage the old things in general. This means you may want to include anything done at home as additional decorative accessories. Adding antique furniture, carpets as well as window curtains that largely match your personality is also a good decorating option.

Other furniture or departmental stores also have certain spaces dedicated to displaying decoration ideas and they are frequently altered to imitate the latest styles and are good places for getting ideas.

The exterior displays of these stores are also a pretty decent medium to understand the latest fashion trends in home decoration and shouldn't be ignored.

If our first idea of creating a centerpiece with multiple wall decorations does not appeal to you, then perhaps you may want to try something much simpler. What is the idea? Find just one thing, yes - just one item - and hang it in the very center of your main wall. In fact, you can do this in every room of your house and create a very structured, yet appealing design to your wall. You're probably thinking that it is extremely expensive to purchase a large painting, and it can be! However, you do not have to run out and spend hundreds of dollars to do this.

These are just a few of the countless home decorating ideas for smaller rooms. By using your creativity and imagination you can turn that home decorating idea into a reality and have a beautifully decorated small room that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Easy Way to Decorate Home with Home Decor Accessories

Pleasing environment of your home relaxes your mind and gives you the energy for the next day. People spend lot of time and money on buying home decor accessories. Really with all kinds of changes, new and positive energy is given to home.

Scented Candles
Nothing more romantic than scented candles. Moreover as the festival season is approaching so you can put the bright scented candles anywhere in your home. These are great addition on dining table, center and consoles. Also there is an option of floating scented candles that gives the feeling of paradise.  Scented candles are also used to welcome the new season with fervour. So you can decorate any place without spending much.

There is nothing more colorful and bright than the bold cushions with thick and bright fabric.

You can decorate the cushions as per your choice and match these with any theme you want. Also there is a great choice of fabric in these cushions. Place these with in bedroom, living room or on couch and feel the effect of the bright cushions.

Next very easy but effective home decor accessory can be flowers and decorative flower vase. Colorful ceramic flower vase are available at very low rate but quiet good when used. Also  if you can afford then you can buy the branded flower vases.

Table Lamps
Another home decor accessory is the table lamp. There is a great option of style and color of table lamps that are available. Tiffany lamps, wrought iron lamps, mica lamps and wood lamps are very popular. Then you can pick the desired lamp shades having different fabrics and accessories. These come in very decorative and sophisticated designs. To make this fabric is predominantly used but also you will get this in glass, paper, silk, metal and beads. Every different material has its own charm.

Decorative Mirrors
Mirrors are such a decorative accessories that these can be used as living room accessory as well as bathroom decorative accessory. In bathroom these are hanged above vanity and living room you can hang it where you have space on the wall. But in every case do consider the rest of decor and placement of furniture etc. Decorative wall mirrors also make your home or room look bigger.