Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wall Fountain and Interior Home Design

Fountains have long been present even during the early times. It has undergone radical transformation during its course of history, from being a purely functional supplier of drinking water to decorative pieces of architecture. Fountains during were originally designed to provide drinking water and water for bathing.As time went on; fountains were used as decorations in gardens and courtyards.

In this modern day of age, fountains are well-regarded for the decorative and dramatic effect they bring to a certain place. Fountains are now present anywhere as decorations such as in gardens, courtyards, parks, squares and even in our homes.They are capable of providing an instant relief from the summer heat, part of the reason why they are found in almost every city parks and squares and home gardens.Fountains are also widely utilized due to their natural ability to provide a more relaxing and cozy ambiance to any place.

The introduction of wall fountain has made it possible for homeowners to enjoy of the same decorative and dramatic effect that fountains bring to other places. With wall water fountains, the functional and decorative functions of fountains can now be brought inside our homes. These kinds of fountains are designed to naturally imbibe a more relaxing and cozy ambiance to our homes.


Adding a wall fountain inside our homes is a great way of improving our home's interior design. Wall water fountains can transform a certain room into a more inviting and noticeable one. With its natural beauty and charming appeal, these kinds of fountains are perfect for our living room. They also provide ideal choices to complement the furniture of our living room.

Wall fountain can be used to punctuate our home interior design. What makes them as perfect choices for decor for our living rooms is that they are great to look at.They imitate how water cascades through rocks and boulders just like in water falls. In addition, wall water fountains provide a soothing natural sound of flowing water into your home which can provide relaxation to both mind and body.

These fountains are available in all sorts of fancy designs, shapes, sizes and materials; with each giving out a distinct effect. Installation is also easy, since most of them can be installed anywhere. Meanwhile, table top water fountain is also a great help in imbibing the same alluring and relaxing feel to our dining room's table.This table top fountain is a great choice for adding a peaceful appeal to our homes. This fountain is also widely sold in wide assortment of designs, styles and sizes.

Wall fountain are perfect choices to punctuate a home's interior design. Water wall fountains and table top water fountains have a distinct natural ability to provide a relaxed and calming ambiance to any home. They can provide a soothing natural sound of flowing water into a home which can provide relaxation to both mind and body. They are also great to look at as they imitate the water as it cascades through rocks and boulders just like in water falls.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Interior Design Tips on Home Decoration

There have been a lot of articles written about interior design and how you should do it. But, in order for all of these guidelines to work, you need to be aware of the most important tips.

To start your task of decorating, there are several things that you need to avoid. These are common mistakes that a lot of inexperienced interior decorators commit. And so, you have to make sure that you do not commit them.

First of all, do not invest too much in home furniture. This is most especially if you cannot afford to have them. You should live by your means. And by buying cheap or reasonably priced furniture, you will be able to change your home furnishings from time to time.

The sofa is one of the most expensive furniture that you will get. To be safe, choose a sofa that has a material and color that will match any home design. If not, you should decide on a theme and a style before you choose a sofa for your living room.

Curtains are also an important part of your house. Take note that they take up a significant space. Also, they take up a lot of attention from family members and visitors that see them. Stick to neutral colored curtains if you do not want to attract a lot of attention to them. This is the normal situation that you want to have. You do not want your curtains to figuratively overshadow other furnishings inside your house.

A well lit room is an inviting room. Who wants to live in a dark house? No one normal person would. And so, you have to ensure that your house has enough lights. Instead of installing yellow bulbs, you should switch to energy efficient fluorescent lights that provide you with the illumination that you need. Aside from the main lights, also invest in recessed lights that are installed on your walls to accent corners and avoid having dark spaces around your property.


You can add color via the small accessories that you have. From the flower vase to the center pieces that you have, you can make sure that they balance out the dull colors that are present in your home. You may likewise have colorful throw pillows to add a little more life to your living room. It can also be used to create lines and patterns.

The art pieces that you will hang around your house should be regulated. Avoid placing a frame on every free wall. Keep yourself from hanging every other piece around your house. Instead, assign a storage space for these items. In the future, this will give you the option to change the way your house looks. Exchange the pieces that are already displayed with those that were kept in*storage.

Most importantly, choose the color wisely. You can go for the traditional wall colors. And then, you can add accessories that are colorful. But, if you have chosen a colorful paint for your wall or floor, consider having dull colored furnishings.

Jessie Hosler is a design specialist and enjoys writing about any type of home d├ęcor such as wooden bed frames and water fountains indoor as well as other products.

Home Interiors - Clients Guide No1 - Interior Designer / Interior Decorator - What's the Difference?

"Do you do Curtains & Cushions?" As a professional Interior Designer that's the phone call we dread to receive!
It happens more than you may think; I then have to go on to explain (without sounding patronising) what this person really needs is an Interior Decorator, this will then no doubt follow-on with me having to further explain what the differences are between the two disciplines and try to steer them in an appropriate direction.
I don't blame these people for getting the two mixed up; the general public have been feed hours and hour of TV "instant" make-over programmes and continuous glossy magazine features all under the misleading label of Interior Design. Also this has prompted those in the Interior Decoration and Soft Furnishing business to elevate their tile to Interior Designers; again I don't blame them for doing this, it makes good business sense to up sell yourself. But the lines have become blurred as to what these two very different services offer - there is a market for the two approaches, but where confusion resides with the customer this has to be a bad thing!
So here with this Home Interiors - Client's Guide - series of articles I will address the key aspects for client's that have a Interior Design project in mind as to how they should go about searching for a Designer, what to look for, how they work and charge, how to get the best out of them and how a project gets off the ground to become a finished built reality.
ABOUT HOME INTERIOR DESIGN
Home Interior Design is not to be confused with Home Interior Decoration, as this tends to be only a skin-deep treatment to give a style change or "make-over" to a property. Home/Residential/Domestic Interior Design (whatever one may call it) is a much more fundamental approach to the way you live in a property and how a building can be made to work for the individual owners needs. This will not be just a coat of paint (some new curtains and cushions) it is likely to start with a in-depth rethink at how the property is planned and may involve some considerable changes put in place before one even thinks of decorations.

Interior Designers who specialize in Home Design can be viewed as Interior Architects, and their abilities should cover all aspects of building and architectural work to a property included minor/major structural alterations and building extensions etc. They will go on to cover all the "decoration" elements such as colours, finishes and furnishings, but this is not necessarily the starting point for a project. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Staircases etc are some of the core planning elements that can structurally and technically change a buildings layout; the flow and shape of a property can change dramatically when approaching these areas.
All the technical services that make up an Interior Design project will be undertaken by the Designer; Electrics, Lighting, Plumbing, Heating and Ventilation etc, all are fundamental that need to be design-in at the early stages of a scheme, even if it is just the principles of how these may work. It is becoming even more important these days with the opportunity for client to add-in to their project energy efficiency solutions for the whole building.
Many Clients only have a very basic idea or framework of what they wish from a project; it is however the Designers role to gain that information and drawer out of the Client the full details of their requirements, this then forming the project brief. This can be a very personal experience with the Designer asking questions on how you live now and changes you wish to make to your life style. Be as open as you can as this forms an important foundation for any new design, remember that the Designer is designing for you and not for them, so they need to know how YOU tick!
For most Clients they really enjoy this consultation, as this may be the first time that they have truly thought about their life style and what they really need from the project, apart from a floor, walls and ceiling. A good Designer will have the talents of a "pick pocket", you will not know that so much information has been taken from you until you see the first concept design, and then you will realise that the smallest details have been included that reflects you and your life style.
HOW DO YOU FIND A GOOD DESIGNER
Personal recommendations are always good, but remember, the Designer has designed for the person who gave you the recommendation, so even if their project is not to your taste this does not necessarily mean that the Designer cannot design to your taste. If they were satisfied that the Designer produced a sound creative solution that matched their brief, then this Designer would more than likely be able to satisfy your project requirements.
Web Sites are a good way of looking at a Designers portfolio of work without making direct contact. Use the search engines and directories to track Designers that are within the broad area to where you live. It is no good having a Designer from Scotland if you live in London, and vice a verse, so aim relatively local of around a 50 mile search radius! Also be aware of companies that call themselves Interior Designers, but are really Home Furnishing companies and they are only really interested in selling from their shop or showroom. Offers of "free design service" will always have a sales agenda behind it. A true Design Consultant will be totally independent of any affiliated retail business and will use the global market to source what is right for your project, no commission or incentives involved.
Professional Bodies such as The Chartered Society of Designers have registers of designers in your area and can be contacted for a list. They also have a web site at you could visit. The Chartered Society of Designers is a body that vets individual designers to make sure they meet a professional standard, it starts with a student quantification "Diploma Member" and then "Member" (MCSD), and the highest level is "Fellow" (FCSD) and you should look for these qualifications or similar from your Designer.
I hope this has given you an insight into the world of Home Interior Design and if you are considering employing a designer is of help as to how to start to make a selection. Part of that selection process will be that first (no obligation) meeting with them; what can you expect to come out of this? Look out for the next article in this series by Chris Page.
Christopher R Page has been active within the Interior Design industry for over 35years with a wealth of knowledge in not only the creative process but its delivery into a three dimensional working reality. As a long standing Fellow of the Society of Chartered Designers he has shared his views and insights on TV, Radio and numerous articles, talking not only about his work but the Design Business in general and its relationship with clients. His well respected design studio is based near Rochester, Kent, UK, where he and his team undertakes all aspects of Commercial & Residential (Home) Design projects for wide and diverse customer base.

Interior Design Pointers: Home Theater

When you look around your living room, you begin to notice the possible upgrades that can enhance the room and change it into your personalized home theater. Going through your mind are several likely enhancements which include home theater seats, skylight lights, new carpet or hardwood floor and maybe even a TV. When aiming for some improvements for your room, you may want to think about these tips before you run off and buy that new television set or upgrade your floor.

Carpet or Hardwood

Whether you select hardwood or carpet, your selection in flooring will dictate the cost and maintenance options available. Carpet is oftentimes less costly and only demands that you vacuum every so often to keep it free of dust and dirt.

The biggest drawback to carpet is the difficulty noticed when trying to clean the fabric of stains produced by drinks and food. Most carpet fabric will also have an evaluated life span, making for a more or less expensive product. The life cycle of the textile is not set in stone; just because it is stated that a carpet can last "20 years" does not guarantee that the fabric will last that long; most textiles will last a few years less because of the constant vacuuming that weakens the fabric over time. Hardwood floor will be more pricey, but the perks of hardwood outweigh the costs. Hardwood will require that you preserve the floor more in order to keep the shine and stop the material from cracking. Animals and furniture can also scrape the floors, so be aware while you move furniture and while pets are inside of the home to prevent any damage to the materials.


Theater Seats

Movie theater seats are regularly sold in several different sizes, styles and themes that can help you select the best seats. Do not forget, the two most important pieces of home theater chairs are the seats and television set. The seats you purchase must grant ample space for the individual and a comfortable viewing experience to grant the best movie environment. Also be positive that the company from which you select the seats offers various customization choices for seats, from the armrests to the seat cushion.

Television

The television set must also be large enough and within a location to allow everyone in the room the opportunity to properly view the program being aired. The size of the TV should be proportional to the room, meaning that the room size should have a television that is not too large or tiny. Instead, you may need a 60-inch television set or a projector to provide the most ideal viewing experience.

Elite Home Theater Seating manufactures high-end custom home theater chairs, adhering to the highest levels of furniture excellence. EHTS has grown consistently, now making their elegant handmade home theater seats within reach of those aiming for style, luxury and comfort.

The Organic Interior Home Design Trend


Many people around the world these days are opting for organic or green interior design. This is in part due to the fact that people prefer living a life that gives them a feel of nature. As evidence of that, look at the ratio of places where people travel on vacation to relax - they are all close to nature. People simply love nature and prefer inhaling pure and fresh oxygen.

Artificially ventilated interiors and big cities do not offer fresh oxygen or the feel of nature; this is why people travel far away to such natural places to relax. Now, decide for yourself; what sort of room would you prefer spending most of your life in? A room that gives you a natural breeze, natural light, and fresh oxygen, or a room that is just artificially created?

Several 'experts' used to think that organic interior design is the choice of those who do not want to invest in their interior designs. Well, if you are thinking that your interior will not look attractive and different if you turn to organic interior designing, then you are wrong! Your interior can be organic, yet at the same time unique, attractive, highly relaxing and healthy at the same time.


What can you do to boost your organic interior design? Bamboo is one material that has been utilized by almost every civilization over the centuries. It is used in shelters, building water wheels, dishes, making utensils, carving walking canes, weaving baskets together, and now they are available as bamboo shades as well. When you install bamboo shades in your home or office interior, you are making sure that fewer chemicals are in the air, and you breathe fresh and more purified oxygen. Not only this, the addition of bamboo looks beautiful as well; it gives a feel that you are in an entirely different natural place.

Another idea for the organic interior design is solar energy. This doesn't always relate to solar panels either; it also means incorporating natural light into your home. It's always best to let natural sunlight come inside as much as possible, as moderate doses are healthy for our skin. To increase sunlight in your home, leave bigger areas open, or make wider windows which allow more natural light to come in during the day.

Another idea for organic interior design is to add great indoor plants as well. You can get a few of them and place them on the stairs, at your home entrance, on each sides of the TV set, on your countertop, or wherever you have room!

The Best Interior Design Idea for Your Home

There have been a lot of articles written about interior design and how you should do it. But, in order for all of these guidelines to work, you need to be aware of the most important tips.

To start your task of decorating, there are several things that you need to avoid. These are common mistakes that a lot of inexperienced interior decorators commit. And so, you have to make sure that you do not commit them.

First of all, do not invest too much in home furniture. This is most especially if you cannot afford to have them. You should live by your means. And by buying cheap or reasonably priced furniture, you will be able to change your home furnishings from time to time.

The sofa is one of the most expensive furniture that you will get. To be safe, choose a sofa that has a material and color that will match any home design. If not, you should decide on a theme and a style before you choose a sofa for your living room.

Curtains are also an important part of your house. Take note that they take up a significant space. Also, they take up a lot of attention from family members and visitors that see them. Stick to neutral colored curtains if you do not want to attract a lot of attention to them. This is the normal situation that you want to have. You do not want your curtains to figuratively overshadow other furnishings inside your house.


A well lit room is an inviting room. Who wants to live in a dark house? No one normal person would. And so, you have to ensure that your house has enough lights. Instead of installing yellow bulbs, you should switch to energy efficient fluorescent lights that provide you with the illumination that you need. Aside from the main lights, also invest in recessed lights that are installed on your walls to accent corners and avoid having dark spaces around your property.

You can add color via the small accessories that you have. From the flower vase to the center pieces that you have, you can make sure that they balance out the dull colors that are present in your home. You may likewise have colorful throw pillows to add a little more life to your living room. It can also be used to create lines and patterns.

The art pieces that you will hang around your house should be regulated. Avoid placing a frame on every free wall. Keep yourself from hanging every other piece around your house. Instead, assign a storage space for these items. In the future, this will give you the option to change the way your house looks. Exchange the pieces that aMost people want to have the best and the perfect home because home is the best place for them to get relax after they have done their activities. Furthermore, in home you can gather with your family and of course they can stand in their home if the home is comfortable. Having nice and comfortable home is important and of course this is their dream. To have the best and the perfect home you should have the best interior design idea.

There are many companies that offer and provide the interior design for you and of course you should choose the best one. Choosing the best designer is not difficult; you only need to know their reputation in handling this job. Besides, with them you can also have a discussion about your interior design for your home. You can tell them what you want and they can give you the best solutions. They can help you in getting the best and with them you can easily get what you want. They can make your dream come true and of course this will not be difficult for them. Furthermore, in designing your home, you should also match the color and the theme in your room so that you can get the best that can harmonize.

In mix and match the color and the theme in your room is also not easy because it needs skills and creativity to do it. Having the interior designer is the perfect solution for you because by this you can easily make your dream come true. Find the expert so that you can get interior design idea for your home and you can get the best result. Furthermore, this needs creativity in doing this and of course you also need the best idea to make your home comfortable and nice. The interior design idea can also get in the internet. Well, internet provides and offers many kinds of design interior that can inspire you. You can use your own creativity in doing this and by the help of the designer you can get the perfect ideas. Well, the interior design and the theme of your home can also show your personal taste and of course you want to show it to your guest right? Therefore, you should have the gorgeous one that can make people amaze. Do not forget to manage and choose the best furniture for your home that is suitable with the room design.