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20 Ways to Use Color Psychology in Your Home

20 Ways to Use Color Psychology in Your Home
When you approach home design, you likely do so in a couple of different ways – choosing objects and colors that simply look attractive or using an existing pattern or decor theme to govern your decisions. However, color is a powerful tool that can be used to inspire emotions, create space illusions or simply set the mood and atmosphere for any particular room. Especially when used with interior and exterior painting, color psychology is a great way to create a healthy and beautiful home. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) 12.) 13.) 14.) 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.) 19.) 20.) BIO: This article was written by Philip Rudy who helps to run and maintain a painting contractor website.

Framed Wall Sometimes I get on tangents that end up a little more involved than I’d hoped. For instance, I was doing a little rearranging around the house yesterday since I’ve been so busy with other things that I still haven’t taken the time to focus on setting up our new apartment. So, I decided on a whim to start on the gallery wall that I wanted to do (inspired from the top photo) by using this seemingly simple technique. Looking at these two photos the whole gallery wall idea seems both charming and totally do-able, and it is. But, what they don’t show you is the sweating, curling paper, flip-flopping, cats jumping in the air, tippy toes on a ladder version of this women, which, is the actual truth of it all. Hence my original statement of things being a little more involved than I’d hoped. 1 |Lay out the frames on the floor in the arrangement of your choice. 2 | Trace and cut craft paper to the size of each frame or piece of art. 4 | Hang the frames directly over the craft paper. Like this:

Clever Space Saving Ideas for Small Room Layouts Many of us have more necessary stuff than we could accommodate in our apartment and at the same time to save enough space for comfortable living. That’s why we’d like to display you some interesting solutions that could be very practical for small rooms. The main idea of all this furniture is the clever use of all available places. For example you could find below a modern black and white furniture with many drawers, which could easy solve a storage problem. There are even more practical furniture such as folding bed integrated in cabinet systems and a lot of expandable tables and convertible sofas, which are ones of the most indispensable items in any small room. Sources: clever furniture, ergonomic furniture, ergonomic kids furniture, furniture for small spaces, kitchen for small room, small living room layouts, small room layouts, small space, space saving beds, space saving furniture, space saving ideas, space saving tables

Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses Last month I got an email from one of those "deal of the day" websites featuring a very cute set of wine glasses with chalkboard stems from a company called Chalkboard China. I've seen chalkboard glasses before, and always thought them to be a fun and chic way for guests to keep track of their glass throughout the night so you don't end up with mixed-up glasses or dozens of half-full glasses left around the house. But all the ones I've seen in stores feature a strip of chalkboard paint across the bowl of the glass, which I've always felt looks awkward and takes away from the beauty of the wine or beverage in the glass. What I like about this version is that the writing part is at the bottom on the stem and foot of the glass, so it doesn't compete with the beverage. What I did NOT like about the glasses, was the price. $19.95 per glass is absurd and totally unnecessary. So I figured, "I can totally make that myself!" Materials 1. 2. 3. Method Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.

Pegboard Headboard Don’t worry I haven’t deemed myself a poet, the title just rhymes by accident, ughm.. Remember my oohing’ and aahing’ over headboards left and right? Well, despite my insisting that I was going to decide on the perfect DIY version to create, I finally broke down and made one that would accommodate my constant indecisiveness (now you can sleep well knowing you won’t wake up to another one of my headboard proclamations). PegboardDry wall screwsClear spacersPegboard hangersGeneral mounting tools (I used four pegboard squares because we had no way to transport the size we needed in one go..) 1 | Get a general idea of the layout you want, then measure & mark. 2 | Anchor dry-wall screws to the wall, and then place clear spacers between the wall and pegboard before screwing them in place. 3 | Continue with the remaining boards. 4 | Use pegboard accessory hangers to decorate! sponsored by Like this: Like Loading...

Wall Decals inspired by Mother Nature - WALLTAT.com Wall Decals have been creating quite the buzz lately and more and more people are using them to decorate and transform everything from living rooms, kids rooms and nurseries, even bathrooms and glass. The designs are fun and installation is a breeze. However, as you are searching for your perfect design it is important to note that not all wall decals are created equal. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing wall decals online Size of Wall Decal: this seems like an obvious one but be sure to review the dimensions of your product with the picture shown. For example a site may show an image spanning an entire sofa but the dimensions prove to be much smaller.

DIY: Furniture Makeovers I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls. *Click here to read the details on how they transformed the inside...

Resource Furniture: 4 Space-Saving Transformers [+Video] Per the company’s present in the must-see video below: pictures (static or moving) just don’t do justice to how beautifully functional these multi-purpose transforming furnishings really are. Consider this an introduction, as there are just too many pieces to cover in a single article, to some of the particularly well-publicized successes of Resource Furniture. Doc, a doubled-up pair of bunk beds that folds down into a single, normal-looking sofa, is one of the more impressive magic tricks in their arsenal, as you would never guess in couch form that two secret sleeping units are hiding inside. There bed-to-desk-and-back again sets are also highly impressive, often disguising entire shelving systems behind them, or tucking work surfaces below (that, in some cases, stay level so you can simply leave everything out when heading to bed). Finally, too, they have a ton of tables that turn from tiny low-to-the-ground, on-the-side stands to full-fledged workstations and dinette sets.

design blog - DesignAddict: Save food from the refrigerator posted on November 26 by DesignAddict. Jihyun Ryou, Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, did his Master Thesis about food preservation. By accumulating traditional oral knowledge, he looked at a feasible way to bring the knowledge into everyday life. "Through the research about the current situation of food preservation, I’ve learned that we hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the technology, refrigerator. Therefore my design looks at re-introducing and re-evaluating traditional oral knowledge of food, which is closer to nature. Verticality of Root Vegetables -carrot, raddish, leek...etc. Dryness of Spices Rice absorbs the humidity easily. Humidity of Fruit Vegetables -zucchini, aubergine, pepper...etc. Breathing of Egg Egg has millions of holes on its skin. Symbiosis of Potato+Apple Apples emit a lot of ethylene gas.

The Selby + Simple Creative Home Posted by rd on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 · I recently discovered The Selby, and here is a home, more or less 1000 sq ft., bursting with neutral colors making it ‘bigger’ than it actually is. I really love the combination of open planning and simple palette in this home.. The sculpture above the fireplace is just amazing. The open shelves looks fantastic in the kitchen. A nice little outdoor garden is always a great idea.. [via downsizemyspace]

50 Ceiling Design Ideas complex mirror structure on a ceiling is a really unqiue desing solution for any room A lot of people prefer simple flat white ceilings. Sometimes that’s because of neglecting the possibility of ceiling design while other times that’s because of they think that’s the best solution. We’ve gathered an awesome collection of ceiling design ideas that might help you to make at least one of your rooms cool and unusual. Some of these ideas could be used if you’re planning a DIY renovation. Wood Ceilings If you’re all into wood we also have a roundup that features only wood ceiling ideas. Metal Ceilings We also have some interesting metal ceiling design ideas gathered for you. attic-like ceilings could become an interesting addition to your bathroom bedroom ceiling could use some motivational quote on it bricks looks really awesome on a ceiling complex geometric structure on a ceiling could become a focal point of any room copper could make any room shine glass ceiling could also be very cool looking

Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos Do you prefer plush padding a minimalist pillow, a decked-out design or toned-down interior? From dazzling abstract designs to humorously offbeat sleeping spaces here are seven brilliant bedroom designs to inspire your imagination. Who knows, with a few decorative adjusts you might be able to remodel your own bedrooms to similar effect. If you love soft illumination and hate to sacrifice privacy, this bedroom interior has a brilliant combination of strategies from uplighting around the bed itself to wall panels that block direct views and sunlight but let light in around them. If you are more of a minimalist, this simple bedroom space has a rhythmic modularity and combines soft white walls and ceiling with variegated wood furniture and furnishings for a pleasantly mixed aesthetic experience. At the opposite end of the spectrum, how would you like to have your bedroom be in the middle of your pool room?

25 Cool Ideas To Display Family Photos On Your Walls Family portrait by Lori Andrews (via designcrushblog) We all have family photos that we love. Most of them live well in photo albums but the best of them could and should be displayed throughout the house. It’s one of those things that add a personal touch of coziness to any interior decor. Besides, nowadays there are so many cool ways to display them that your family photos could even become a real design element. Some time ago we’ve already shown you a bunch of cool ideas how you can hang your photos and art in creative ways. Displaying pictures could be challenging but we can and will make the process more easy for you. mixed and matched family photos Family photo heart display Family photo ladder Family photo tree Family photos above your sofa Family photo clocks Family photos around tv Family photos on wires Modern family photo tree Family photos on the whole wall (via pinterest) A large family photo covering the whole wall (via poppytalk) LOVE family photo display on clothspins (via bios)

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