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Sweet-sunroom-decorating-ideas-budgetSunrooms have many different names, but they all mean the same. It is a room that is a good place to start and end your day. Some of the different names include sun lounge, patio room, or sun parlor. It is a room that offers you a place to sit and relax and will allow you to enjoy the beauty around your home no matter what the season is. It can also be a reading room or an area for a small gathering. A person decorates their home so it just makes sense to decorate their sunrooms.

If you decide to paint the glass window frame, the walls, or rods make sure that you stay with off-white or light colors. Avoid using dark tones if you want to create a calming effect. In some sunrooms, a unique color scheme to use would be black and white but you have to make sure that you keep the black to a minimum or else it could start to look too dark and not be a calming place. You could also decide to do a white and brown scheme and have the furniture in different shades of brown.

When choosing blinds and curtains for sunrooms a great idea would be to use vertical blinds for the windows. There is also bamboo or matchstick roll up blinds. Curtains should match the rest of your furnishings like the rugs and couch cushion covers. The curtains that work best for this room would be floor to ceiling curtains. You can open them and hold them open with rope tiebacks. Choose light shades because over time the darker shades fade because of exposure to the sunlight. You can also get curtains that have linings to help prevent fading.

Many sunrooms that you see in magazines use many plants for decorating because they are a convenient and simple option. Plants will help to keep the room cool along with creating your desired atmosphere. You can hang baskets with ferns or other plants in the corners of the sunroom. If you have corner tables small plants or flowers would look good there. Sunrooms can become very hot during the summer so make sure that you choose plants that thrive in the heat. If you do not want to mess with real plants you could get artificial plants.

Furniture should be comfortable to sit on and should fit your overall color scheme. You can choose wicker furniture, beanbags, large throw pillows, etc. Just do not crowd the room with bulky furniture. In most sunrooms, they use small corner and side tables.

001Getting into your first house is an exciting chance to try out your décor ideas in your own living space. It is your chance to experiment with different ideas until you get the right mix. You will probably not have the right budget to go riot in the stores as you would like, but there are some must have décor items.

You can check out any place that sells shabby chic home décor for many tasteful items. If you intend for your house to have an aesthetic appeal essential décor items to have are;

Personal statement of color

Nothing pronounces your personality louder than the colors you like. Feel free to experiment with different hues and tones. If you are not sure, go for blue and cream which blend, complement and contrast well with many colors

Wall adornments

The simplest way to go about this is by wall hangings and art. You can get a few tasteful shabby chic wall hangings for your living room to start with. Alternatively, you can go with DIY art which announces your creativity better.

Curtains

As much as they offer privacy, your curtains should reflect taste. Paper or plastic curtains are simply not acceptable anymore. Choose fabric curtains that have the right color that will blend with what is on the wall.

Storage

Where duffel bags were adequate in your dorm room, you will have to get space for your newly found acquisitions. This calls for creativity as the space available will most likely be less than your possessions. Experimentation with colors also works here.

Floor art

Get a few floor rugs to cover the little ground available. You do not have to install Isfahan Persian to announce your fine tastes. In fact, a hand-woven DIY rug will do just fine. Creativity with patterns, colors and texture will make the space feel more lived in.

Statement item

Have an item that is personally identified with you. This is usually a memento from college, home or a gift from a special person. Antique pieces are ideal for this. DIY items are even better as they have an intimate attachment. A tasty chandelier is also very attractive.

Lighting

Tastefully done lighting and shade in attractive colors make the rooms very cozy. Let every room have lighting that suits its purpose. Colored lighting is ideal for the bedroom and bathroom while clear white light is better for your reading table.

When it comes to your first house try to go with simple ideas which work very well in a small space and the décor that makes you happy. You have to be pleased with all the things listed above, the way they blend together so when you walk in your door the view you see will make you smile.

 

unduhan (45)Planning for your home requires a more extensive approach and a lot of decision making to do compare to when buying one. Finding the perfect building lot is already a challenge, designing how your future abode will look like is another challenge. Putting together your dream home design on the current lot that you have as well as balancing the act of planning and budgeting can be quite difficult and may require professional help.

Here are some of the ways that can help you on your way.

Research for your dream home design

One must decide on what type of home they are about to build before actually designing how it looks like. It would be advisable to have a list of the things that you want your home to have prior to creating the blueprint. House styles today have different offerings, so it would be wise to browse for ideas before actually putting all these ideas into paper.

A quick sketch would also help in conceptualizing your dream home. Since you do not have to implement this design yet, you can still get ideas and mix and match the things that you want to have inside and outside your home. However, it is important to know the basics that would be included in your home such as the number of rooms, family areas, dining rooms, garage, kitchen features and bathroom features that you would want to have. Planning for internet connections as well as the cable and phone connections is also advisable.

Check local zoning laws and building permits

Upon the completion of your blueprint, the next step necessary would be getting the necessary permits and existing zoning laws and standards in your area. Be sure to implement structural specifications required for buildings that are constructed in your area. This can save you many headaches that you may experience during the actual construction of your home.

Designing within your budget

No matter how stunning you may want your home to look and feel like, you still need to shell out a certain amount of money to be able to execute your plan. Compare your current plan with the budget that you have and willing to spare for your dream home and adjust accordingly to fit. Take note that spending too much may lead you not having enough to buy furnishings for your dream home. Plot where your current budget can get you through with the construction of your home and budget accordingly on what you can really acquire as your budget during the actual construction. It is better to adjust now with your plan rather than having to sacrifice the quality of the construction of your home once your budget starts to hurt.

Design to fit your plot

Consider the actual lot area that you have prior to implementing your house plans. Do you want to have a large lawn and a backyard? Do you want to locate your home just a few meters away from the street to maximize the area of the plot that you have? Slopes should also be taken into consideration to be able to control backfilling and excavation costs that may be required to execute the design that you want for your home.

Locate bedrooms in areas where you get to enjoy the privacy that you require and place windows in areas that will help in making your homes more energy efficient.

Maximize your space efficiency

Make sure that you have a logical flow on your home design. The kitchen and laundry areas should be located near each other to conserve on plumbing installations. Design areas like the kitchen with access to areas like the garage or areas where you require such accessibility. Be sure that your actual furniture would fit in the layout that you have created.

eb6129a046febc4f05132f2d557f68d3Wallpaper has made a comeback in recent years. Today, they are used as a decorative trick to make your room look larger and bigger. But, if one makes a wrong decision, it can leave your room looking exactly the opposite that you would have wanted.

One of the first things you need to think about is the size of your room. It will help you get an idea about the design that will look best in it. If you have a small room, you can use wallpapers to open up the room and create the illusion of space but, you will need to select light coloring wallpapers. If you are looking to add height to your room, you might want to use vertical stripes. Using pastel shades will allow the walks to look wider. If you are having a doubt about the kind of wall paper to use in your room, pastel shades can broaden the room and add height to it. If you have a small room and you happen to pick wallpapers with large print, it will make your room look smaller. While you can easily get away with a bold print, you need to limit the print to a feature wall and use only a neutral shade on the other walls.

The type of wallpaper you pick also helps in creating a major impact in how your room will look. People who have irregular walls need to avoid stripes and geometric prints that they emphasize on the flaws and make the room look bad. In many homes, where the walls are in bad condition to pain, printed wallpaper is much cheaper to use. Another interesting way to cover old walls is by using feature walls. Feature walls need not be created by simply using wallpaper. It should be added naturally and the eyes should lead naturally to it. Wallpaper is the feature wall is a good idea if you are on a budget and want to use an expensive print.

Before you purchase a wall for your home, you need to get as many samples as you can get and hand them around the room you want to use them in. You will need to check how the light in the room affects the design and how it looks at different times of the day.

To know exactly how many much wallpaper you will need, you need to -

  • Measure the walls and multiply the width by the height of each wall in feet.
  • Add all the measurements together to know the total area.
  • Subtract the measurement of the doors and all the windows.
  • Next is to check the roll label and find out the square foot coverage that each roll provides. You need to ensure that the roll coverage is more than the total wall square area.
  • It is best to order one roll more than what you think you need.

It is important to purchase all the rolls you need at the same time so that there is no variation.