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A Few Practical Information About Decoration

You understand ‘how true the idea’ of getting professional help while buying furniture to your home or making placement to your current furnitures. What about learning a few tricks about this subject…

There are home mistakes we all fall on often… In limited using areas, we feel captive to narrow places ourselves. However it is again in our hands to clear off this feeling. While decorating our places, right colors and materials we use, strengthens the feeling of freshness that we need by changing our perceptions. Here are a few suggestion about the necessities you need to pay attention to while decorating your home…

col012Large living rooms…
If you want your living room to look large first of all you should prefer light colors. You should not use multi-pieced choices in furnishings. In a square shaped living room, pushing armchairs to wall base is useful. In a ‘L’ shaped living room, dining and sitting section is already divided spontaneously, here there is not much hardship enduring. But in rectangle living rooms, dor entrance is very important. If door entrance is at the longer edge, there is no problem because the dining section and sitting section are divided.

Television unit should be placed to a place where no one will pass in front of it. Dining section should be close to kitchen side. If living room is small, a proportional armchair set should be chosen. Accessory choice should also be made according to place’s width. If it is small, instead of using a very big frame, using a few small frames in harmony will be more easthetic. Framed mirror shows small places larger. The cute ambience that will be formed by using fabrics in natural color and texture, will truly influence the person who enters.

Lighting…
To show the rooms larger, you should not prefer indirect lighting. Indirect lightings provide a smoother lighting. Using lighting on the floors should not be afraid of. Applique, contributory floor lamps, lightings that are used on stands, are used as indirect lighting elements.

Welcome corner…
The most important spot that welcomes your home, you and your guests, entrance, should not be messy primarily. Instead of open hallstand, closed ones should be preferred. Usage of light colors, strengthens the perception of width. Mirror, as in all narrow places, also in entrances, strengthens the depth. If flower corner, shoe cupboard, hallstand can be untwisted in the entrance, this is a good planning. If place is narrow, recessed hallstand can be preferred.
Cupboards…
Wall to wall or floor to ceiling cupboards should be preferred. Larger influence is created by bright colors used cupboard covers. In small bedrooms, sliding and mirror cupborads should be preferred.

Do not narrow, expand…
In small places, you should absolutely avoid using dark colors on the walls. Because dark colors create a pessimistic environment and displays the place smaller than it is either. If you want to put forward a wall, you should dye it darker. With accessories such as painting, you can let the decoration gain movement and color. In a place with high ceiling, to show the ceiling low, one or two tones darker; if ceiling is low, it should be dyed just the opposite light.

Bedroom…
Place of the bed, window, condition of the door, place of the cupboard is very important. Using your cupboards floor to ceiling, wall to wall, display your bedroom larger than it is. Moreover it can also be used as one heater and sound insulation tool. In narrow places, light colors should be preferred.

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Go For A New Look

You feel ready to start freshening up your home, but you’re not so sure where to start. You are having trouble of what to do and what not to. You are at the point of deciding if you should try to do the work yourself or you should hire a professional Interior Designer to handle the home improvement project.

If you see yourself adequately equipped about the parts you want to change, so you’re sure about yourself completely, you can start changing your home even with amateur point of view. If you’re in hesitations, then it is the best decision to get help from an Interior Designer.

Places which should require a change contain parts that require repair? First you should ask this question to yourself. You think that there are no rooms or parts that require repair, this means you only want to go for some changes in general decoration.

Go For A New LookChoose Colors and Fabrics
When you look at colors and fabrics, there are so many choices that you just don’t know where to start. Think about your recent favorite colors and fabrics in home decoration, this will help you decide about the colors and fabrics while decorating.

Classical or Modern
Do you find classical decoration or modern decoration close to yourself? You should decide about this at the beginning, changing mind later on can cost much to you. You should make a preliminary research to be sure about this and if necessary you should take an Interior Designer’s advice.

One-of-a-Kind or Ordinary
Do you want your home to be one-of-a-kind, unlike anything you’ve seen before or is an ordinary home but a new decoration you really want? Both is possible to achieve, but the answer of which one may leave a successful look is the important final result.

New Pieces of Furniture
For a new look at a home interior, you should order new pieces of furniture matching your new home environment. New furnishings should be in different colors and in different shapes than your old furnishings so that the alteration at home can immediately be noticed.

Good Taste is Required!
Interior decorating requires a good taste in decoration, design and latest trends in interior architecture sector. You’re not sure that you have good taste but need a professional Interior Designer to help you. When you’re unsure, it is the best decision to decide together or to leave the decision to a professional Interior Designer.

Integrity is Important
During the stage of planning the decoration, providing the integrity at home and decorating by sticking to it is important. Even each room’s style seems to be as if different, nevertheless integrity and compliance in entire home should draw attention… Colors, styles, shapes should be in such a harmony that should earn the appreciation of the ones who ever see it.

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Facebook’s Glamorous New Headquarters

The new Facebook headquarters looks like a mixed structure between high-art, 21st century corporate thinking.

Facebook officially moved to a vast 430,000 square foot campus, expanding on its old digs nearby in Menlo Park, California. The office complex was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry and includes modern artwork and furniture, stairwells that look like something out of the Guggenheim museum, a 9-acre rooftop park (hate where you work yet?) and at least one meeting room that looks like the multicolored Chuck E. Cheese ball pit.

It also has what CEO Mark Zuckerberg described in a post on his personal Facebook page as “the largest open floor plan in the world,” reflecting a trend in tech and other industries to boost collaboration among employees.

Facebook's Glamorous New Headquarters
Mark Zuckerberg meeting in a room turned into a ball pit. Image: Facebook Chris Marra

“Today we moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, California.Our goal was to create the perfect engineering…“

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg

The social media company isn’t the only tech giant upgrading its (already impressive) offices. Apple is currently building a large new campus that looks like a spaceship and Google has put out a plan to develop a new space that looks like what you probably see when you exit that spaceship in the future.

Call it the perk of fast-growing Silicon Valley businesses that make banks look like skinflints. Facebook’s headquarters, in particular, is intended to house about 2,800 people — using the word “house” literally here, as the space is filled with enough nice perks to ensure that employees feel comfortable staying on campus longer.

Facebook isn’t putting out many official pictures of the headquarters as employees are still moving in, but many employees and visitors have shared photos of the space on Instagram and Facebook.

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2016 Miami Home Design

Homes in Miami are trendy and modern this summer. New home designs of 2016 in this region of America are villa type brick houses. At Miami you find unique contemporary design.

Houses we see in Florida are sunny and spacious thanks to their windows, these summer style homes are quite impressive places….

Also known as Florida building type, the quintessential coastal Mediterranean modern home plan has its roots in Spanish and/or Mediterranean home designs.

Miami Home DesignRenewing Solutions
Finding the best Miami interior designers and home decorators can be a solution when you try to create a new home interior. Or you can try to redesign your house, apartment or loft by searching and reading online home design sources.

Contemporary Living
Mostly contemporary home designs for today living, Florida home interiors reflect some of the best examples of residential construction plans.

Luxurious Miami Homes
The ultimate luxurious Miami properties are generally made from various home design materials.

Family Houses and Tall Buildings
There are mostly single family houses in Miami as well as tall buildings.

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Natural Decor Elements

Using natural decor elements while we decorate our homes bring a natural appearance to the home. Even with a bouquet of flowers picked from garden, or sea shells we collected from seaside, we can create enough natural and as beautiful as that home environment. By putting flowers, sea shells, or an amount of sand we bought from seaside into a chic glass vase, it is possible to catch a unique harmony on the desk or on the dining room.

With colors and shapes of elements taken right from the nature, our outdoors and indoors have a home with fascinating ambience. Original colors and shapes of flowers and stones cannot be compared with any other decorative accessories. The beauty of natural colors are excellent for home decorating. Materials which can be combined best with flowers and stones are glass, crystal and silver goods and also metal and soil accessories.

Natural Decor ElementsDon’t Forget Water
Water has a great importance in feng shui rules as well which has a high importance in decoration world and it is being used in home and garden decoratings. In garden decor and in general outdoor decor, water is used together with stones and sand to bring about a natural fountain. Inside the home, water is used with glass and crystal vases to create a home interior decor supported with fresh flowers and stones support placed in.

Silver and Bronze
Silver and bronze are other materials used in decoratings with natural decor elements. Silver trays, silver jewellery boxes, jars with silver lid and bronze trays, bronze jewellery boxes, jars with bronze lid can form a so lovely bedroom decor in the make-up table. Soil boxes and boxes with soil lid bring about a creative displays on make-up tables.

Wood and Wooden Accessories
Other important materials within organic decor point of view are wood or wooden according to your like and taste. Wood and wooden decorative accessories each one are a part of natural decor elements. So wood and wooden pieces are always used in home and garden decorations. Wood and wooden tables, wood and wooden chairs, also in home interior decoratings wood and wooden trays, wood and wooden figurines and trinkets are used to form a country home decoration. This type of a decor with natural elements can be used in four seasons of the year…

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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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