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There are many exciting developments in the world of kids’ bedroom decor, and many of the top trends are mirror images of design elements in the grown-up realm.  We all want the same things for our kid’s room right?: to be a welcoming place, a cozy nest to come home to, to play, dream and sleep but we also want it to be a stimulating surrounding for their development and curiosity. Here are 2017’s kid’s room trends that you can rely on. Pink and Pastels

There is absolutely no denying the fact that white is the essential color of shabby chic rooms, and even when it comes to kids’ bedrooms with this style, white is often the go-to color. That does not mean you just pick one shade of white and then create a lifeless setting that is devoid of excitement. Let’s face it; we are talking about kids’ rooms here! Instead of white, light grays, gentle bluish hues and pastel pinks and yellows provide the best alternative. Play with Pattern 

Wallpapers in pastel hues with flowery patterns are absolutely perfect for the shabby chic room, and you can complement them with a striped ceiling or even a fun accent wall with a bold mural to create a vivacious setting. Vintage Revival

There is something magical about a room that has a classic, vintage feel. Mixing traditional elements with handmade pieces in the design of a room brings a timeless and elegant vibe. “I wanted something appropriate for a little girl and something that she would grow into as well. Gray Is Good

 All shades of the color gray are making their way into kids’ design. It’s the great, new neutral that parents should have. Gray tones coupled with soft colors like yellow, pink or tangerine remain serene and soft but with a modern twist.

embracing bright colors and bold patterns with less trepidation, bringing a sense of the pending fun of the spaces into the design palettes.  Parents are no longer afraid to take a design risk. A room that is overly patterned may be a thing of the past. The Comeback Kid

The wallpaper trend is everywhere and this trend isn’t going anywhere! Unlike papers of the past that were were too cutesy or too frilly, fun and contemporary wallpapers that both parents and kids will love are now easily accessible.  In appropriate projects, the effect of a whole wall in a pattern or graphic is stronger than that of a piece of art, and it helps capture the parents’ intended feel and energy for the space

 

The first introduction to every room of your home is its respective entryway. As a decorative and functional part to any home, doors are a great way to display culture, personality and taste. The front door is the focal point of your home. It’s always a good idea to be aware of the current door design trends. House décor trends change just as the fashion industry does and there are always some looks that retain their classic style year on year. So here are the Door trends that you can have at your home.

Creative color

If you’re feeling adventurous, go for strong, bright colours for your front door but choose a shade that complements your own personal style and the rest of your house. If you’re not feeling brave, black is always a safe bet, or opt for darker shades of blue, plum and green that will still make a design statement.

Clean lines

Symmetry and simplicity at the front of a house is always a good idea. Consider positioning plants so that there’s an equal number on each side for entrance impact. Any outdoor lighting will generally always look better in pairs.

 

 

Flower power

Flowers, shrubs and greenery can really lift the entrance to a home and complement the colour and style of the front door. Make sure you water and feed them regularly to keep them in tip-top condition.

Keep it clutter-free

From time to time spare some time to clean your pathways, steps and open porches from leaves, dust, dirt and other debris and if you’ve got a front door mat make sure it’s kept clean and looks appealing.

Details make the difference

It’s always worth investing in good quality door accessories such as letterboxes, doorknobs and knockers, and try to make sure you choose door furniture that is in keeping with the style and age of your property.

Simple. Refined. Cost-Effective

Panel doors are the most common residential doors for a reason; their cost effectiveness and simplicity make them an easy choice. While standard, this will remain a trend for new home buyers as well as for use in renovation projects. The six-panel square door includes three middle stiles and four middle rails which divide the frame into six parts. Dark wood (such as espresso oak) panel doors in this segment are growing in popularity, and will be a trend for home builders in 2017.

Sleek and Contemporary

With less bulky housing, sleek sliding doors are a great addition to your home, given the space is available. Home builders have returned to this hot trend with strong, thin materials, especially for home offices and common rooms.

Decorative

As a standard for casual doors around the home, French doors are expected to be very popular in 2017. Configured with two independent doors opening at the middle, French doors slide freely for wide access to rooms in your home. Unpainted wooden French doors with clear glass inserts look very clean in most homes regardless of wall color, flooring style, and ceiling, and are relatively easy to install.

 

Living room is the best place where every person of the family loves to spend some quality time and a living room with a cozy and comfortable sofa. Listed below are the sofa trends that will make it way to its popularity this 2017.

Velvet might not be the most family friendly of materials, but what it lacks in practicality it makes up for in the style stakes. Deep indigo’s, forest greens and blush pinks are certainly not fresh out the traps this season but are still the front runners of the accent color race showing no sign of going anywhere soon.

Not just the odd pot plant, but perhaps a break from the monotony of monochrome with a leafy wallpaper, botanic armchair, or a green sofa. It will give your home a cozy look at also the natures touch.

We all want to be comfortable so it is best to have a sofa from soft and squashy, to big and bouncy the sofas of Milan were built for lounging. Supple nubucks and warming velvets sprawled across curved silhouettes, all in welcoming (and toddler choccy finger friendly) dark, moody, jewel hues.

Think chunky knit, tapestry, woven cushions that wouldn’t look out of place in a Marrakesh souk; Black and white ikat prints to juxtapose against the gorgeous greens; baskets, wicker, and rattan are the warming wooden tones to bring the bold velvets and black/white prints together in perfect harmony

 

 

Spending time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and tension relief. These houseplant listed below are easy to take care of and effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air. ALOE PLANT

This plant help to monitor the air quality in your home, and it soothe skin burns and cuts. And also serves as good ornamental design ENGLISH IVY

Ivy was listed by NASA as the air-filtering plant. It is incredibly easy to grow and adaptable — try hanging it or a floor plant. Grow in moderate temperatures and medium sunlight. RUBBER TREE

It is a good plant and low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and a good air purifier.

PEACE LILLY

This plant do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air. Also a wonderful low-maintenance flower to keep in the home. SNAKE PLANT

The plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night. Snake plant don’t need much light or water to survive, so they’re an easy choice for any corner of your home.

PHILODENDRON

A popular plant choice for indoor areas that are easy to take care. Also a good air filter at home.

Quirk up the kitchen interiors

 

Use colorful and innovative designs to make the mundane tasks more fun.

Pastel colors

Keep the dining table plain or put up a dinning cloth of a pastel color, which will help accentuate your food. Use colorful tablemats to perk up your dining experience.

Thin Curtains

 

These curtains are not just only dry quickly but are also easy to wash. It is very useful this rainy season to avoid a hard time drying your curtains. Wind Chimes

To soothe your mood further, add the music of wind chimes when the cool breeze comes in.

Decorate your home with monsoon-friendly accessories that make your home bright and striking. And try adding fun furniture like hammock and swing to your favorite music or book.

Different Shapes of Candles

Setting shaped candles and incense sticks with mild fragrance that helps to prevent your home from musty smell.

Make Your Flowers Last Longer

Fed up of binning your bouquet after only a couple of days? Here’s how to keep your flowers blooming beautifully for longer. Besides emptying the little sachet of food that comes with the bunch into your vase, there is a surprising array of tips that can help your roses, daffodils or lilies look their best for longer.

Head florist at Appleyard London Lauren Probert, said: “”There is an old trick to keep your flowers looking gorgeous and fresh and you won’t quite believe it.

“As an alternative to flower food put a drop of vodka into your vase of flowers and add water, it’s a surefire way to make your flowers last longer as it keeps the bacteria at bay.”

Cut the stems

Tesco Head Florist Michelle Buck explains: “Cut your flower stems at a 45degree angle. This creates a larger surface area for the flowers to drink”

Hairspray

It sounds bonkers, but hairspray works on flowers the same way it does on your hairstyle to keep them looking fresh for longer. According to Serenata Flowers, you need to take the flowers out of the vase first, then spray the undersides of the petals and hang them upside to dry, before returning them to the vase.

TV ban

putting your flowers too close to the TV will harm them, as the heat given off from these and other electrical appliances will dehydrate them. Ideally, pop them in a cool place where they get plenty of light, but not direct sunlight, which will wilt them.

 

Feed them Sprite

It’s a bit of an urban myth, but clear fizzy drinks like Sprite and 7-Up can prolong the life of your flowers, according to US scientists. Susan Han, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s plant, soil and insect science department, recommends a three-to-one ratio of water to soda, but with a couple of drops of bleach to stop bacteria from growing.

Clean the vase

Bacteria is the biggest baddie when it comes to bouquets, so make sure you thoroughly clean out your vase before placing a new bunch in it.

 

Keep fruit away

Michelle says: “Keep fresh flowers away from ripening fruit, it gives off a gas called ethylene and will cause your flowers to lose their longevity.”

 

Pop a penny in

You’re bound to find one down the back of the sofa – so next time you get given a bunch of flowers, drop a penny in the vase – the copper is thought to stop bacteria from growing.

 

Bleach them

Sounds crazy, but Michelle explains: “Did you know that Gerberas are quite susceptible to bacteria. If you do not have suitable flower food you can use a tiny amount of household bleach in the water.”

Make your bedroom your comfort zone with these beautiful bedroom ideas from different designers.

SILVERY GRAY

Designer Nina Farmer layered shades of gray with autumnal colors in a New England home’s master bedroom. The walls are now sheathed in Phillip Jeffries’s soothing silk-and-abaca wallpaper. The custom Roman shades are in a Holland & Sherry print. A Circa Lighting ceiling fixture casts a warm glow reminiscent of the golden leaves on the river birch trees that line the property.

STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON

 

TRAIN INSPIRED

In a boys’ room at a Lake Tahoe mountain home, curtain-shaded bunks in Farrow & Ball’s Calke Green are inspired by Pullman train cars, says designer Matt O’Dorisio.

KARYN R. MILLET

Cool and Crisp

Update the classic blue-and-white combo with a tangy orange. Dramatic pendant lights also free up storage space on the bedside tables.

Stacy Bass

COLORFUL PLAID

Both parents and kids can agree on this refined space. In a sophisticated Manhattan apartment, a rainbow-hued Italian Sputnik-style chandelier hangs in a boy’s bedroom and a trellis-print Phillip Jeffries grass cloth covers the walls.

CHRISTOPHER STURMAN

 

 

Contemporary Bedroom With Leather Bed

As seen on DIY Network’s original series “Rev Run’s Renovation,” this bedroom is decked out in earth tones thanks to rich gold paint colors and two-toned carpet. Tufting softens the look of a contemporary leather bed, while large artwork adds drama to the wall.

Traditional Pink & Blue Girl’s Bedroom

This lovely girls bedroom is a soothing space perfect for any little girl. Blue and pink pillows and bed linens compliment the light blue wall and blue and white patterned floor. A pink floral glass chandelier highlights the pink ceiling, providing a lovely contrast to the rest of the space. Oversized windows with simple lace curtains allow plenty of natural light. A yellow nightstand brings in a pop of color and serves as an excellent space for a unique sculptured figurine bed lamp.

From: J&J Design Group

Multicolored Transitional Girl’s Room With Horses

Any girl who loves horses will be over the moon for this delightful bedroom where horses gallop across the walls and a cheerful mix of pink, blue, green and yellow fill the space with personality.

 

Simon Brown

BEDROOM WITH DE GOURNAY WALLPAPER

In the main bedroom in Hannah Cecil Gurney’s London flat has hand-painted silk cushions and a Burmese lamp pick up on the green in the ‘Badminton’ wallpaper by de Gournay, the wallpaper company her father founded in 1986.

 

PALE GREEN PANELLED BEDROOM

The design of the bedrooms at Soho House’s High Road House in Chiswick is thoughtful rather than overt. The simple panelled rooms have no wardrobes, just Shaker-style pegs.

BAMBOOZLED

On the Caribbean island of Mustique, interior designer Veere Grenney has redesigned a bamboo house that is a study in neutrals and natural materials.  The main bedroom, in a pavilion, has a bed from Soane. Green fabrics complete the room’s natural design while adding another colour to the simple scheme.

 

 

We do agree with this believe that a happy, beautiful home is a source of confidence and joy in people’s lives. Thinking a new home decoration might stressful in you are boring, to create the ideal interior, you just need to know a few simple tricks. There is no need to begin a drastic repair or make a dramatic rearrangement. T he best part? Those minor updates are usually inexpensive and require practically no effort to complete.

Mirrors give the illusion of space

A colorful print on curtains can refresh any room

Hang curtains closer to the ceiling to create the illusion of large windows

Try to hide annoying wires

Easily build a bed canopy using curtain rods

Use drawers to increase storage space

Dark colors make a ceiling look higher

Hide a bed behind curtains

Play with colors to get the illusion of a high ceiling

Cover outlets and switches with colorful cases

Add a decor to your house with these easy to maintain plants.

Large plants that grow inside your house will surely catch attention and add a green touch to your space.

 

Schefflera (umbrella plant)

It can grow between 4 to 6 feet tall.  This tropical shrub can tolerate a little bit of direct sun. Most professional growers prune this plant to increase growth and to have a better look.  It is easy to maintain, though it requires a large pot to grow.  Good light without direct sunlight will give you the best result for this plant.

 

Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

A native to western Africa.  These grow up to 5 feet tall and grows best in lowland tropical rainforest. Plant this in a bright indirect sunlight.  Let the soil dry completely before watering it.

 

Ponytail Palm

An eye-catching houseplant that doesn’t require a lot of watering, it can go for weeks. It holds a lot of moisture in its bulbous trunk.  Placing this plant in a  bright light spot will help it grow more healthy.  You should let the soil dry completely before watering.

 

Common Fig (Ficus carica)

A native to the Middle East and Western Asia.  It is now widely grown throughout the world.  Provided with enough sunlight, this plant can bear fruit.  It can grow to 7 to 10 meters.

 

Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

A Native to Lord Howe Island (Australia).  This plant does not need pruning or repotting.  Even those who don’t have a green thumb can grow this because it is easy to maintain.  It also doesn’t need a lot of watering, only when the soil feels dry. It is seen most often in offices.  Place this plant in an area where it can receive indirect sunlight.

 

Croton (Codiaeum)

It can grow as big as 10 feet tall, have variegated leaves with shades of red, yellow and green.  This plant needs a very bright light location to keep their bright colors.  It needs a location with higher humidity.

You don’t have a disco ball for your party?    This easy to make disco ball will save your money, and surely your party will shine. You will need: Glue Large Balloon Newspapers 2 Bowls (1 for mixing glue and water, and another 1 to hold the balloon) Cover your table with some newspapers to protect from any glue spills. Tear the newspapers into strips then put to one side. Blow up the balloon and place in a bowl. Mix glue and some water in the second bowl.  If you think it’s too thick just add some.  Mix well. Dip the newspaper strips into glue mixture then squeeze off excess. Smooth strips onto balloon.  Repeat this process three times until the whole balloon is covered. Leave to dry overnight. Poop the balloon and remove it from the center.  Leave a hole for hanging. Add more layers to get the required thickness and strength.  Reinforce the top of the ball with several extra layers. Paint the entire ball gray or black (or any color you would prefer}.  Allow to dry completely, Begin applying the mirror tiles using glue.  Make a straight row of the tiles around the middle of the ball.  Keep adding rows until it reach the top and the bottom