How to Work Like Professional Home Decorators

Being a home decorator without a degree is a tough task if someone is looking at it with a professional eye. But when it comes to decorate your own home, anyone can become a decorator and start revamping his home just like a professional decorator would do. All it takes is simple knowledge of home improvements and a classic style that can please every eye. Doing so, you can save a lot of money which otherwise would go into the pockets of a professional decorator. When it is possible to be your own decorator, and then why not spend that money on your home instead of a decorator? Plus, you get everything of your own choice, which is an add-on for your home project.

Being a decorator requires some pre-planning and homework before you move on even a single step; and the very first step that would lead you to be a home decorator is a proper plan. As colors play the most essential role in a home decor, you need to choose a color scheme of your choice. Professional home decorators take several colors schemes and then make their selection. You too will have to do the same for working like a professional home decorator. These color schemes play a major role in enhancing the decor style and they show obvious variations even with the slightest change. Therefore, one needs to be precise when selecting a color scheme.

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Find Inspiration for Home Decorating from Many Sources

There comes a moment in the lives of all home or apartment dwellers when they realize they simply MUST do something about their decor. That stained brown couch, battered chair, and tattered orange shag rugs from college days have got to go!

But how do you get started on a decorating project for the home that will improve your interior environment as well as express your personality? The answers for home decorating inspiration can come from many sources. The key to a successful home redecorating is to have the patience and persistence to keep looking through these sources until the idea styles and colors are found.

Some people have a natural knack for home decorating. They love browsing through decorating magazines. They make weekly dates to watch their favorite decorating shows on cable TV. They even enjoy going to decorator show houses to see the latest styles, from wallpaper and upholstery fabric to ingenious window treatments and beautiful floral rugs. The point is that any and all of these, and more, can inspire a home decorating project.

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Using Frosted Glass Block for Windows, Showers and Wall Projects

Are you looking for a unique way to move light through an exterior or interior wall window or shower? If so, consider using colored and frosted glass blocks to improve the looks of a space, increase privacy, and to add more light to a dark area. In this article you’ll learn 5 steps to guide you through the design, purchase and installation of a window, wall or shower using both color and clear satin finished block units.

Step 1 – Define what benefits you want from the blocks and where you want to use them – The most common reasons to use frosted blocks, with or without color, is to simultaneously improve the looks of the space and increase privacy. Since the faces are similar to an obscure glass they soften and diffuse the light being transmitted into an interior space. The most common places to use frosted glass block are:

• Interior walls separating bathrooms from main living areas
• Exterior windows on the sides of homes for privacy, security and light movement
• Shower walls o Kitchen backsplashes
• Transom windows in closets
• Conference rooms for privacy and interior light movement
• Bars in recreation rooms
• Windows and walls in churches, schools, hospitals and day care centers to add an architectural design element while not sacrificing privacy
• Other decorative design applications like fountains and interior picture murals

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Color in Interiors

White – Pure Bliss

In interior design and styling white is a neutral background color but is also used to highlight stronger hues in a color scheme. By mixing colors with white (tinting) you can soften them to pale pastel shades. On the other hand white can make strong colors even more prominent.

Trend forecasters in Europe predict the color white to become the hero of spring and summer 2013. Bright, breezy, light, summer, young and fresh, joyful, lifting the spirits, color of purity and innocence – feelings associated with the color white. White is mixture of all colors in the visible spectrum and reflects 100 per cent of light. White aids mental clarity and encourages us to clear away clutter and remove obstacles.

Lidewij Edelkoort in her Trendletter: “Forward-thinking editors at Vogue (Germany, Italy) already herald the power of white standing above all others, whether in romantic baptism dresses or in clean business tailoring, they promote white as a more abstract and mental choice. The color white will absolutely become essential for spring/summer 2013. So do make the right fabric choices and do not get blinded by yet another rainbow of bright; peace of mind is in the making, creating a sense of bliss.” Be inspired by my Pinterest board Pure Bliss!

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