Oct 08

Convincing A Landlord To Let You Paint Or Decorate

Photographs for New Renters

If your tastes are relatively neutral and your decorating ideas are classy, you may be able to convince your landlord to decorate in exchange for photographs. Your landlord can use these photographs for internet sites geared towards attracting new renters, which may help draw in additional new business and make both you and your landlord happy.

If anything, simple, neutral colored curtains and a warm neutral wall color, can make a world of difference in even the most sterile-looking of apartments. Plus, they can make existing bedroom designs and living room designs feel more warm and cozy, more homey, and everyone deserves a nice place to kick back at the end of the day!

Cover the Costs

No landlord is willing to pay to repaint your apartment, especially if youre looking to paint it a color of your choice, such as gray or beige. That being said, let your landlord know that any decorating ideas and painting that youll be doing, youll be paying for.

If thats not enough to convince your landlord, be sure to also mention that you will also pay to have the apartment returned to its original state (white paint, repaired holes and all) when your lease ends and you intend to vacate the property.

Knowing that they wont have to shell out a dime can really help sell the idea of doing a little mild redecorating and incorporating your own interior design style in an apartment space.

Have a Detailed Plan

Before approaching your landlord with any ideas, have a detailed plan. Bring paint chips, fabric samples if you plan to hang curtains and so forth.

Be versatile with your options, present several different paint colors so that your landlord feels they still have some say in their property. Dont be

Oct 07

Decorating Tin Cans

Empty tin cans can be great for storing various small household items in them anything from nails to paperclips, to rubber bands, to pencils. They are great for storing products as well. They make great and cheap flower pots too; you just need to put a hole or two on the bottom to help drain the excess water. Paint them any color you like, match them to your interior; go wild! A flower pot like this won’t break if a cat topples it over, but it will rust over time. Therefore, make sure you put it on a surface where rust can’t do much damage.

Another use for tin cans is making wind chimes out of them. It might not be as sleek as the commercial ones, but here is the beauty of them: you can paint on them or glue pictures on them for some great personalized look. That way, you will get something no one else can have! You can vary the can sizes and arrange them in clusters for some original and creative designs. The possibilities are infinite.

Tin cans can easily be transformed into beautiful candle holders. Punch holes along the sides creating different patterns and it will create lovely light shows once the light from the candle inside it shines through the holes. Alternatively, the effect can be increased by cutting bits and pieces out of the can for bigger artistic ensembles. That way, the plain and bulky tin can transforms into a flimsy masterpiece of a flower garden or a magnificent fairy tale castle at no extra cost. Don’t paint or glue anything onto the cans because the tin will heat up from the flame, which might cause unwanted reaction.

Tin can construction can become your new creative lighting

Oct 07

Custom Motorhome Interior Design

When it comes to creating a custom interior design for your home on wheels the possibilities are endless! When considering a home remodel or renovation the first step is to talk to a contractor who understands buildings codes and local regulation. Likewise, when you decide its time to give your motorhome or RV a new face, the best option is to contact someone with years of experience in custom RV renovation.

Time to Renovate:

Now that youve made the big decision to keep the RV thats taken you on so many great trips and created so many amazing memories, youll need to make a plan of action for remodeling. Three of the biggest components to any remodel are floors, cabinets, and furniture. By updating any or all of these items you will drastically alter the appearance of your RV.

RVs can be fitted with beautiful wood flooring that will look just as good in your RV as it does in your kitchen at home. For those who prefer tile, thats no problem at all! All types and patterns of tile can be installed whether it be sleek modern look or a floor fit for a king, you decide how grand the appearance.

Next on the list to be remodeled are cabinets and furniture. Undoubtedly technology has changed substantially over the past few years. This means that there is a good chance that your RV is sporting a TV that isnt quite up to par with todays standards. By remodeling your cabinets you will not only be able to fit a new flat screen TV, but will simultaneously create more cabinet space! There are just as many options for furniture. You can choose to reupholster your existing furniture, or outfit your RV with all brand new seats to match your new

Oct 07

Are You In Search Of Victorian & French Decor

I’ll be the first one to say it – everyone has their very own style when it comes to decorating their house. Some people like traditional or contemporary, or cottage or country French. Others like French and Victorian style. The types of decorations that you would see back when puffy dresses and massive glass chandeliers were really the norm. I actually did a search for this type of decor and its called many different things but three of the tops were French, Victorian and Romantic home decor.

Whatever you call it personally, if you like this type of style, then chances are you either have it in your home already or you are looking for more additions. Well lucky for you I happen to find a few websites online that offer these styles and the products are amazing! Listed below are a few of the items you could look for on these types of sites. One thing you should think about is looking on your favorite search engine!

Wreaths Magnifique –
“The Boudoir”
“The King and Queen of France”

Luxe Lighting –
Antique French Chandelier
Vintage Yellow Rose Capodimonte Chandelier

Fantasques Tresors –
Sweet White “Marie” Birdie
Aqua Lollipop Cake Trinket Box
Cupcake Fairy Wall Hanging

Francais Apothecary –
French Apothecary Jar
#M6 “Miracles” French Apothecary Bottle
#LSS1 “Lilac Skin Soap” Apothecary Bottle
#F1 “Cherubs” French Apothecary Bottle

This isn’t really even my style, but I found a lot of items that I thought were rather appealing. One of my favorites was the Vintage Yellow Rose Capodimonte Chandelier and the #WT1 Marie’s Sucre Candi Tussie Mussie. The yellow rose chandelier – was found at an Estate sale. The finder of the chandelier ended up cleaning away the paints

Oct 05

Home Improvement Grants For Anyone Thinking Of Having Some Home Makeover

Home improvement grants are now available for individuals to upgrade their homes, without them having to bear the whole cost on their own. These grants are also offered to those companies that wish to channel their investments to rehabilitation, expansion and improvement of buildings at community level. This is generally seen as a way to encourage projects that help to modernize the existing buildings, to make the whole community have a new facelift. The scheme is also there to make sure that the residents actually inhabit safe buildings.

It must be noted however, that these grants come with certain requirements for one to qualify for them. It means that it is not just enough that you think you need to upgrade the state of your property; for you to be automatically given the grant.

Since these programs are targeting the development of housing in the communities, you should make sure such a funding facility is available in your own locality before you go to apply.

You definitely need the assistance of the online grant directory to obtain more information about this if you want to be a beneficiary of such a grant. This directory that is available on the internet will give you details of which programs have been initiated for your area, and even how you can apply to avoid disappointment.

Find information concerning how much grant you can get; how it is to be used, and the qualifications for it. All this is available for anyone who cares to go online to find out more details in the directory.

Most of these monies are obtained from the local as well as state government agencies but sometimes there are private organizations that do it too; and they have tax benefits.

There are now so many bodies that aid project funding which makes grant funding a

Oct 03

How Often Should We Decorate Our Home

Every person needs to feel comfortable in the personal environment back home. A simple house can be turned into a real home pretty easily by following certain obvious steps such as: buying the furniture you think you will feel comfortable in and choosing the carpets and curtains which you think will fit best with the furniture. The extremely important aspect is the one of picking the right color for your houses interior walls according to your taste and personality.

The paints for walls are presented in a wide range of shades and colors and at first we may think that choosing the right one doesnt represent a difficult thing to do. On the contrary, this diversity can make it hard for us to decide upon one single color for one room and it may even turn out to be the most demanding task. If you want to take the right decision, you must bear in mind the color of the already existing furniture and you should also think about the impact the chosen color will have upon the room and also upon yourself.

Your personal contribution to your houses interior design can include you painting the walls yourself. This is quite a relaxing and also entertaining thing to do and knowing that the walls carry your “trade mark” will give you a great amount of satisfaction, leaving you with a smile on your face. You have to choose the color carefully and afterward spill it as you wish.

Every now and then, everyone feels the need of making some small changes about the place we live in. It is only natural to feel such urges because sometimes we simply feel like doing something different. What we must not necessarily do is to throw a great deal of money on expensive refurnishing because we

Oct 03


Home decor is very important for joy price and happening in life. It is said a home speaks about a man without words. The moment one enters a house he can jolly well make out the taste of the people living there , their likes dislikes , their social and financial starting . Not only this you can make out what type of thinking person living in the house have , So he have to be extra careful about the dcor of our home .It consists of furniture , Painting , the colors of wall synchronizing with the furniture .

Sometimes we have very simple walls you can liven it up by paintings wall hanging liven by some carpets. A white color sofa set is very boring unless it is liven up by beautifully embroidered cushion covers lively ethnic painting, which become attraction of every body’s eyes. If it is further embellished by colorful carpet, then the white sofa is an ideal background for catchy designs. The white walls can have ethnic painting by Madhubani artists , or Rajasthani paintings or even a bright colors big cushion cover can adores the wall . See the moment one enters you house, they will catch the riot of gorgeous colors and lively hues. But one thing is very important that every object needs to be placed at the right place, your home should not be a museum of multi colors .

The colors need to be balanced, sometimes contrasted, sometimes in synchronization with the help of curtains and cushions etc. In a dark room with dull dcor even a bright colored runner on the table is enough to brighten up, or a bright lamp shade balanced even a beautifully & brightly embroidered thrown carelessly on the sofa will brighten the

Oct 02

Decorating With Gothic Furniture

There are several factors involved in balance, when decorating with gothic furniture, but the one we will discuss today is making sure you have a balance of “hot” and “cold”. Many times when dealing with industrial furniture, you are going to have an imbalance of cold. It is true that most gothic home decor is made of stone, and much industrial home decor is made of stone, and these are very cold materials to work with. To balance this out, you will need to pepper your dwelling with very warm colors, such as reds. If you want a bright and fun contrast, you will want to use brighter reds, but you will not find this to be very soothing. Your better choice would be to use the autumn family of reds, like maroon or crimson. There is always more on decorating with Gothic Industrial Style.

Frankly, there are too many other opportunities to employ brown; wood furniture, leather, quite often the carpet, baseboards and chair rails, and it’s therefore a color that will usually take care of itself. Brown will happen on it’s own, especially when you begin utilizing?’natural’ items that provide an inherent opposition to ‘man made’ materials- which is a separate ‘balance’ we will discuss in a future post.

At any rate, back to the bedspread. As a result of this one single piece. due to the overabundant grays and blues, the brown of my bedspread lost it’s warmth. Inevitably, the subconscious mind views brown as ‘earth’. One also needs to remember, that brown is created by mixing blue and red. If you accent it with too much red, your room will come off too ‘hot’. In my instance, accented with blues and grays, it indeed felt like earth. and perhaps more accurately, a feeling of depressing, cold,

Oct 01

Water Transfer Printing At Home

Transfer printing is quite popular these days. This printing method offers an easier way to update the look of practically just about anything – from boats to trucks to mugs to hunting equipment. You can either purchase a ready-made design to transfer to the object of your choice or you can also make your own design right in the comfort of your home. Before, heat transfer printing was the method of choice but these days, more and more people are getting interested in water transfer printing.

More often than not, water transfer printing involves using custom water slide decals in applying images to flat and hard surfaces. This kind of decal needs to be exposed to water so you can peel it from its protective backing (which is made of paper), just like its name suggests. You can either purchase ready made water slide decals or you can also make one at home. If you are after a unique design, you might want to customize your own decals.

There are different things you will need in making water slide decals at home. The things you will need include a graphic design or desktop publishing software, a printable water slide decal paper, printer, cardboard, decal fixative spray, scissors, water, container, towel, decal applicator squeegee or rubber spatula, paper towels, resin sealer, mask, and gloves.

The first thing you will need to do is to select an image you will use for your water transfer printing project. You can either scan a photograph or search for a picture on the internet. You will then need to make the necessary adjustments to the image so it can properly fit on the surface where you will be placing it. Then, you will need to print the design into the decal and

Sep 30

Home Improvement 101 Custom Bedding Sets

Custom bedding sets not only provide functionality, they also enhance the beauty of one’s bedroom. Beddings would usually include these 3 items – fitted sheets, flat top sheet and pillow sham. The fitted sheet covers the mattress of the bed, the flat top sheet often replaces the top sheet whereas the pillow shams usually would complete the whole set.


Bedding materials come in various fabric and cloth type. Depending on your needs, you would find ones that are made of cotton, goose feathers, wool, acrylic, micro fiber synthetics and polyester. Goose feathers or duck down are frequently used in quilts or duvets whereas cottons or polyester are commonly used for sheeting. Blankets are made of thick wool, microfiber and even cotton or a combination of all materials. For those who suffer from allergies or have health problems, it is important to choose fabrics that are labelled as hypoallergenic to prevent discomfort. For those who live in colder climates, flannels are preferable whereas those who prefer something luxurious, silks or satins are ideal.

Bed Size

Before availing of customized bed sheets, homeowners should know the bed size that they are thinking of purchasing or already have one at home. Bedding sets vary depending on the size of the bed, mattress, bedspread, comforter and blanket. Bed sizes are divided into (a) twin, (b) twin XL, (c) full or double, (d) queen, (e) California (Western King), (f) Dual (Eastern King), (g) Daybed, (h) waterbed (single, queen, king). Do remember that sizes differ in each country and as such, it is prudent to check the equivalent size before purchasing.

Purchasing Your Bedding Sheets

Before purchasing your beddings, there are some things that you have to consider. This would help you determine the right set to purchase. There are wider options available now in the market which can be confusing;

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