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Decorating for Spring Season

To make preparation for spring months, we should adjust our homes according to this warming weather. Spring is the time for renewals at home environment, using fresh bright colours, and putting beautiful flowers to gardens or to balconies. In these days spring cleaning starts at homes and people want to have a home that is fresh as the new season. This article is for you to get new ideas for spring projects and decorating in your homes.

Where to start for spring decorating? Which colours to use most? Which colours not to use during spring months? Which new furniture additions to make these days, and which accessories we should use in our homes in warm spring days… Answers to all these questions in your minds are here. If you haven’t started to make any spring cleaning or spring decorating in your homes, you can take notes on what you should do first.

Decorating for Spring SeasonLet Us Determine the Colours of the Season
Spring months include a very colourful scheme like blue, pink, lilac, purple, yellow, red, orange, green, grey, and of course brown from light shades to dark shades of it, let’s say from beige to taupe and to dark brown. Any spring fruit and spring vegetable colour you can think of are the colours you can use inside your home, at your garden and at your balcony. Not all the people live in large houses, people who live in apartments have balconies of their homes. So these people will decorate their balconies instead of gardens. People who have homes with gardens can decorate their gardens in the same way.

Blend Light Colours with Vibrant Colours
In the spring months it’ll be better to blend light colours with vibrants colours. For instance when we choose white, we should add green and orange near it to blend spring colours. Or when we choose taupe, we should add blue and red near it to blend the light and vibrant colours. As a third colour blend idea, when we choose beige, we should choose pink and purple to blend these colours with style. After capturing the colour harmony with each other, the rest is very easy.

Light Furniture Instead of Heavy Ones
In homes during the spring months, it is always good to put spring furniture if we have to opportunity to do this. Instead of heavy style winter furniture with carvings and fancy, we should buy spring furniture with plain lines that are modern and simple. We don’t even have to use carpets at homes during spring and summer, of course this changes depending on the likes and tastes of the peple living at that home. In short, we better try to use less furniture in homes in spring season.

Thin Tulle Curtains or Thin Shades for Windows
Spring will also reflect itself to our windows too! We should hang light thin tulle curtains or light thin shades like the spring itself. Choosing light colours for curtains or shades will block sun light in the long sunny days of spring time. If you like colourful curtains or shades, you should try to decide on one plain colour or bicolour vibrant colours. Curtains or shades with just a few patterns can be nice too, but too much pattern can be boring. Of course this also depends on the people’s likes and tastes who will in that home. Finally, mix and match light colours with vibrant colours and don’t forget to use light spring furniture for spring decorating in homes!

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Decorating According to Horoscopes

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Deniz Taşkın
deniz@denizhome.com

Your astrological sign holds the key to your home style and taste. It is very easy to learn how to decorate your home in the best way for your zodiac sign. Which colors dominate in your home? Reds, whites, beiges, browns, greys, blues, pinks, purples, or perhaps blacks? These are all certain hints about your personality as well as your horoscope!

As astrologers say when we talk about people’s characters, we even without knowing talk about their horoscopes’ characteristics too. People who read about astrology may like to decorate their homes according to their astrological signs. If a person has no interest in astrology, she/he can decorate as she/he wishes to. But again the colors and styles we choose prove what our astrological signs are.

Follow the steps I will write here If you are interested in astrology and if you would like to decorate your home according to your astrological sign. You may already have a home design which has astrological objects in it but you may want to improve your home decor after you read my article, who knows! I will not write from the first horoscope to the last, but will write it in a mixed order, so find your own if you wonder how to decorate through horoscopes.

Decorating According to HoroscopesCapricorn
Social and wise Capricorns like artsy, showy but also warm, sincere and civic homes. Capricorns who are fond of nature, like to keep both golden colored decorative goods and artsy furnishings, and also live flowers and plants. A home design with classical and modern furniture together with antique contributions in it are absolutely for positive Capricorns. These hygienic people give place to a lot of white color in their homes.

Taurus
Realistic and smart Taureans like to apply a realistic home design too. A home furnished comfortably, modern and merely is exactly for Taureans. Ground shades, white, dark blue, grey colors form color choices of Taureans in their homes. Many of them also hang completely decorative production Taurus horns onto their homes’ wall. A home with green garden or at least close to nature, together with sports facilities and areas is an ideal home type for Taurus.

Pisces
Creative and productive Pisceans like to decorate their homes with nice details a lot. Furniture style they prefer is modern. They like white furniture as well as colorful ones. They like stylish home environments with chic pieces. They don’t forget to bring small decorative objects to their homes from the places they travel. To zing up their white shades dominated homes with colorful objects will be a good decision for elegant and intellectual Pisceans.

Sagittarius
It is never difficult to create a warm home environment for constructive and modest Sagittarians who like to use mere and chic furnishings together. Modern, classical and even antique goods may find place in well-rounded and sophicticated Sagittarians’ homes. For these people who like a calm life, a minimalist style furnished home will be a good choice. Light colored furnishings, nice figurines or artworks are the details which adorn Sagittarians’ homes.

Virgo
Distant and sensitive Virgoans like to live in a home close to nature or they like to put some plants in their gardens or balconies. A home designed in nature colors will be a suitable home concept for Virgoans. Virgoans prefer less furniture instead of too much, and a modern home decoration. They like to form a home that is not ordinary.

Cancer
Calm and mysterious Cancereans prefer to live in homes where modern and classical elements are together. Cancerians who like to spend time in their homes don’t neglect to bring decorative accessories to their homes from the countries they travel. They like to put several ornaments belonging to their hobbies on the fireplace in their homes.

Libra
Polite and restless Librans like to follow trends and buy innovation to their homes as much as possible. Even they don’t have that much interest to adornment, nevertheless they enjoy furnishing their homes nicely. Librans who like to travel, prefer to place very elegant leather furniture while decorating their home’s living room.

Gemini
For talkative and go-go Gemini, home decor is important and they like to form their homes according to innovations. They like to live in a modern home environment that has a showy atmosphere with latest technological equipments. Gemini enjoy travelling and meeting new people and never forget to bring decorative accessories to their homes from any places they travel.

Aries
For impatient and insistent Aries, a home decor should be with a combination of both classical and also modern furnishings. They like antique pieces and enjoy to give place to these antique pieces while decorating their homes. Nevertheless their homes are neither very showy nor very mere. A home environment with essential furniture and electronic equipments is enough for Aries.

Aquarius
Domestic and friendly Aquarians don’t like very expensive home decorations. They like to put sweetscented incenses in their homes’ living rooms to create a more relaxed and inviting home atmosphere. Although they like modern and beautiful goods, on the other hand they somehow can’t throw away the old furnishings.

Scorpio
Restive and curious Scorpions prefer a lean home design and put necessary furniture in it. That type of a home decor is enough for Scorpions. In case of need they don’t neglect to buy latest technological gadgets. Scorpions like to live a warm family home environment a lot.

Leo
Energetic and thrifty Leos like to form their homes without forcing their budgets. They enjoy choosing decorous furniture and objects for their homes’ decoration. Instead of too much furniture, modern and useful homes with less furniture are right for Leos. These people like to turn their homes into a comtemporary condition with nice decorative accessories.

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Summer Decorating Ideas

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Deniz Taşkın
deniz@denizhome.com

Welcome the warm weather and lighten the look of your home with these easy to do decorating ideas in summer. Summertime comes only once a year and always feels too short. But it is not that difficult to extend this warm and enjoyable season with practical and chic decorating ideas.

This summer, try decorating your home by removing winter items that give the rooms a stuffy feeling. During the warm season, prefer light, colorful accessories and home textile which are suitable to summer months. Add beautiful homemade slipcovers in many colors to freshen the home atmosphere with economical solutions.

“Hello” to Outdoor Furniture
We start to spend more time in the garden, at the balcony, on the terrace, by the swimming pool, at the seaside with the coming of warm weather. This summer we will again see plenty of bamboo or wooden outdoor furniture and accessories, wicker trays and baskets, large sea umbrellas for swimming pool and seaside, garden cushions and pillows in various colors.

col003Economic and Chic Summer Decor
Without going out of your budget, it is possible to create an economic and chic home decor for summer. You can turn your home into a wonderful summer place with just a few tasteful goods suitable for summer. A comfortable, modern, and not too expensive chaise lounge you will buy for your balcony or for your garden can change the air of your balcony or garden on a sudden. So you can spend more time on the warm summer days and nights outside the home, outdoors.

Colorful Summer Fabrics
Light and thin fabrics and all other home textile products produced for summer months are helpful for every home’s summer decor needs. From light colors to dark colors and to colorful fabrics, by choosing the most suitable and your most preferred armchair fabrics, by changing the aging armchair fabrics, this summer you can have a brand-new home decoration.

Table Top Products for Summer
Various glassware and table top products, color your dining rooms and your kitchens. It is easy to prepare a perfect looking summer dining table arrangement with just a few glassware and table top products you will buy for cold summer drinks and for light summer foods!

Decorative Accessories
Glass candle holders in transparent and pastel tones are useful and so decorative accessories for every home’s summer decoration. Summer decoration cannot even be thought without candles… You can add movement to your home decor in summer months by displaying candle holders and candlesticks in different sizes on sideboard, shelf, or on the table.

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Decorating Small Spaces

Living in a small space can be so enjoyable when the interior decorating of the home is successful. But living in a small space that is badly furnished can fully turn into torture. Knowing correct decorating tips for small spaces is quite helpful both for the ones who live in small spaces and also who plan to live in small homes in the near future.

Color schemes, design styles, and decorative accessories for small homes are all should be known while decorating a small home. Similar paths are followed while a small office is being decorated too. Which type of floorings and which type of wall colors are the most appropiriate choices for small spaces. Without knowing any of these, it will be moder than difficult to decorate any small space.

It doesn’t matter whether redecorating a small home or decorating a such new home, only by reading what I wrote you can keep in mind or take small notes on what you should do. Determining which directions we have to go on to redecorating scheme will go long way near getting us to solution that we wish on our small homes or offices. Now be ready to freshen your small spaces by easy decorating tips and ideas!

Determining the Color Scheme
Using multicolors together in homes without large space will both display the interior smaller and narrower than it is and it will also make the home a boring place to live in. A small space that has light colors and pastel shades used together in turns to be a fresh and very viable home. Whereas a small space that has dark colors dominate in turns to be a drear home.

Avoid Patterns
A small space will look disordered with patterns on the fabrics in the entire home. Try to avoid pattern use in small space decoratings. Only a small cute patterns on pillow covers can add color to small spaces and this is enough to bring movement to the interior.

Use Mini Modern Furniture
In todays furniture design industry, it is possible to find various types and sizes of modern furniture from large ones to even mini ones. These mini furnishings are of course produced for small spaces. So buy from these mini modern furnishings to your small space to leave more empty space to live in without bang into table and chairs while walking in the home.

Thin Tulle Curtains or Thin Shades
Its good to be careful while choosing curtain to avoid irregularity in the home. It will be a solution to use thin tulle curtains in light colors or in pastel shades or thin structured shades in again these colors. Plain curtains or shades will be the best preferance but if you like pattern in this case you should use use curtains or shades with very tiny patterns in the home.

Small Offices
Also in small offices it’ll be the right decison not to give place to very dark shades. Thus we avoid displaying the office smaller than it really is. Using mini furnishings that I mentioned shortly before for office design and decorating or using normal size furnishings but at less number will serve us to use the empty space inside the office correctly.

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Mediterranean Lifestyle

From Spain to Italy, from France to Monaco, from Greece to Turkey, from Malta to Slovenia… From Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina, from Montenegro to Albania… From Syria to Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic and to Southern Cyprus, from Lebanon to Israel… From Egypt to Lybia, from Tunusia to Algeria and to Morocco… All the Mediterrenean countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea have similarities in certain areas of life like cuisine, fashion, tastes of life, and in much more common subject.

Mediterranean is a sea between Europe and Africa. Being a Mediterranean country means having a unique lifestyle that belongs to Mediterranean… Growing olives, grapes, truffles, and of course producing olive oils and wines; in short everything that taste nice and healthy for human body.

Well known diets of the Mediterranean region have proven to have special health benefits. Its vegetables and fruits which belong to only Mediterranean region are almost natural medicines for heart health. Vegetables and fruits in every color are also just like a festival for the eyes! Reds, claret reds, greens, oranges, yellows, each one of them act as a decorative element for kitchens.

Its Decoration is Also Peculiar
Decorating according to Mediterranean region is a unique style too. Its shapes, textures, patterns, colors, all carry features which belong to Mediterranean. Comfortable as well as very stylish, civic, and sincere interiors… With its colors and plants which belong to summer season and to sea, a very special lifestyle is Mediterranean lifestyle.

Mediterranean Colors
When we talk about colors which belong to the Mediterranean region, the primary colors that come to mind are of course impressive and striking summer colors whites, blues, yellows, greens… Mediterranean decorating means clean-cut and enjoyable environments.

Dark Blue and White
A Mediterranean Decorating without using dark blue and white can’t even be thought. These two colors are the main colors in Mediterranean decorating basics. Lighter shades of blue and yellow shades are also frequently used other colors in Mediterranean decorating.

Decorative Sea Objects and Patterns
Another well known fact is that objects and patterns which belong to sea are mostly used while decorating in Mediterranean homes. Dried real or resembling to real but fake sea stars, again dried real or resembling to real but fake sea horses, sea shells and stones, even sand are decorative elements used while decorating Mediterranean homes. Patterns of these sea objects are also used on fabrics too.

Silver Plates and Statues
Silver plates and statues for the home interiors and exteriors are also being used while decorating Mediterranean homes. Silver photograph frames, silver candle holders, and silver plates together with sea blue candles are few of the frequently used elements in Mediterranean style decorated homes.

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