Shabby Chic Collection Items for Everyday Use

Shabby Chic CollectionThe shabby chic décor style is very versatile with tastefully done items that are not just for show but can be for everyday use. The style by Rachel Ashwell has a vintage look that has a found-in-the-flea market look.

This style is done with everyday utility of items in mind. Bedding, furniture, lighting and bathing items are all in this collection

Bedding and fabrics

Duvets, sheets, pillowcases, shams and bed skirts are all in this collection. You can have your items monogrammed and bespoke. Each item is done in different styles for example pillows come in damask and Venetian styles.

This style also offers fabrics to design your own items in their style if you prefer. Cotton, linen and denim are the fabrics on offer.

Bath

Towels, bathing accessories and sleepwear done in different styles are to be found here. Robes and nighties in soft fabrics are also available.

Furniture

You will find shabby chic furniture for your bedroom, living room and dining room. Furniture is covered in soft pink and white colors which are the hallmark of the shabby


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Less Upkeep

Though the delicate materials from curtains offer an elegant and stylish appeal to your home, they attract more dust and dirt and that is far from elegant. Not only are curtains likely to fade due to the heat and the sun, but can also develop unwanted mold and mildew that are hard to remove. Whether you want to clean curtains by hands or send them to the dry-cleaners, installing and re-installing them is a time consuming chore while the hassle of up keeping them becomes tedious.

Shutters, on the other hand, are easy to maintain. A lambs wool duster, and a quick swipe is all you need to uphold the classic charm all while keeping shutters looking like brand new. When you’ve got so much going on already, don’t let dust consume your day. Save


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Working with reclaimed barn boards is not simple. The boards can be rough, brittle and are by no means square. It takes patience, care and finesse to make these boards work in modern cabinetry. A recent project exemplified the challenges of working with this unique material. The Cabinetmaker first had to mill the boards so they could be attached to a sub-straight for stability and strength


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Start with letting go of excess

Time to sell, give away or junk stuff that you don’t need or like anymore. Take your furniture to sell at a re-sell store. Stuff you bought from Crate and Barrel or Ikea years ago that are falling apart or totally out-dated should go first. “Decorative” items that are cluttering your space should be removed from the house. Walls that are covered with prints, posters and other stuff that are not worth $10 in resale, should be sold anyway or given away. Leave a relatively clean and manageable space.

Who needs furniture?

High-end residential architecture and interiors don’t need much furniture or for that matter anything else. A choice collection


Make Over Ideas for Your Bedroom

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If you are more into the neutral type of rooms where the surroundings should just make you feel calm then using lightly toned sheets will do the trick. You can easily buy or paint your lamps in the same tone to match the look. Putting up thin white curtains will break the constant colour and add to the calamity of the room.

Most people prefer to be bold with their home styling. If you get sheets and bed covers to your preference it would be wise not to use too many colours especially if they are bold. Dark wooded furniture suits this kind of style as well as adding wall stickers. The stickers are easily put on and removed if you are not willing to paint.

If you are the type of person who wants to have a


Creativity in Design With Hunting Wall Decals

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Specifications of Hunting Wall Decals:

These wall decorations are made of high-quality vinyl and is given a polished and glossy finish. They are crafted with deep saturated colors and can be installed easily on the wall after peeling it off. Different sizes are available in these to match the varied sizes of the wall and are designed in a variety of colors. These decals are supported with alignment markers so that they can be easily installed according to the measurements. These decals are not made to be reused. However, they can be removed easily from the wall without causing any damage to the paint.

Decorating the room:

Usually, boys with a love of the outdoors tend to decorate their rooms with these type of decals. Various ideas are introduced in


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HEAT:

As with most sticky material, heating up the surface will help you to remove the decal much easier. If working on a vehicle, you can place it in the sun for a bit which should be enough to help get the process going. Many installers choose to use hairdryers or heat guns and these are an easier option if working indoors. Just be sure not to get the material too hot with the heat gun as you don’t want


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Creating the perfect room setting can easily be achieved with the right area rug. Whether you are looking to create a room with classic elegance or a room with a casual feel, there are many choices in rug styles to transform your home décor with personal touches.

While area rugs were originally hand-made rugs, the term currently refers to both hand-made and machine-made rugs. Hand-made rugs are the benchmark for the area rug industry. Machine made rugs can imitate the patterns used in the most popular of the hand-made designs, at a much more affordable price. Hand made area rugs are usually made of wool or silk or other natural


How To Care For Your Decor Furniture

Care For Your Decor FurnitureNothing says tacky about a home like dirty and worn out furniture. Many people will buy good furniture but let it run down by sheer negligence or lack of knowhow on caring for it. In other cases the furniture may be worn out by the heavy and abusive use. If the furniture was of poor quality it breaks down very quickly.

Décor furniture especially that covered in upholstery can get dirty quite fast if not cared for well or exposed to dust and mud. Sofas, beds, and other furniture covered upholstery are also susceptible to fade with time if left in harsh sunlight.

Any furniture shop that sells shabby chic will have some tips to share on how to care for their distressed décor furniture.

Cleaning

Upholstery should be vacuumed at least once weekly and the loose covers laundered weekly too. Dirt that has fallen in hard to reach places like crevices under cushions should also be cleared with a narrow object.

Protecting fabric

Spills and stains can be avoided by using spray fabric protectors. These can be applied when


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Why will you choose designer items? The answer is pretty simple; you are open to so many tailor made designs. They look more vibrant and stylish and you will feel very happy to choose them for a flawless home décor. The designer items really look cool and bring a sheer taste of happiness. Here are some interesting tips before you buy the designer cushion covers:

Style:


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When it comes down to choosing whether to have a wall TV stand or a free standing version there are many things to think about. Going over the good and bad points will give anyone the facts they need to determine which will suit them better, or fit in with their lifestyle and home décor.

The Good and Bad of a Wall TV Stand

Ever since the introduction of the flat screen television, wall-mounting has been the choice way of making them viewable and accessible. In fact, mounting on the wall is even more popular now as it doesn’t require any type of entertainment center or stand which takes up floor space. The flat construction doesn’t stick out at all, or very little from the wall making the room in which it’s mounted feel more open.

For a classy and sophisticated interior, installing a wall TV stand is the way to go. It clears up floor space and is safer


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A flair for extravagance that show in lavishly gilded, color- and pattern-rich furniture and textiles, richly embroidered tapestries, gold trimmed curtains, heavily carved entrances, maximalist interiors are an artist’s dream.

A little too much is never just enough for me! Opulent, lavish, maximalist rooms, with one-of-a-kind artifacts, embracing color and traditions boldly, Indian architecture and doors are just the right element for such interiors. Eclectic aesthetic interiors blending several styles and periods seamlessly, mixing old, new and everything in between. Indian Furniture and textiles are extravagant in color and design and go well with maximalist design.

Richly patinaed cabinets, exotically carved sideboards with animals and flowers and old kutch tapestries on earthy red and green walls found in bright spurts throughout the home. Gilded Indian figures of Maharajas riding elephants, Ganeshas and carved wall sculptures get caught on textured walls


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Here are 6 major reasons of the growing popularity of stones in construction of buildings:

Exquisite Visual Appeal

The stone can be employed in variety of interior and exterior applications. The Jalli, pillars or panels made of stone have a distinct air of vintage that add to the overall visual impression of your building. Besides, the modern architects and interior designers have extensively experimented with various types of stones to be used in interior as well as exterior applications. Hence the material that was already famous for its strength is now also used for its designer value.

Negligible Maintenance

Not only does it offer a unique, eye caressing look to the entire building, but also requires


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Longevity

This is the very first criteria that you should be looking at when looking at wooden table designs online. First and foremost you should consult people who have had bought wooden products in the past, if you do not know anyone as such personally then you can consult online guides on how to identify real wood. It is advisable to not settle in for knock offs because they do not last long enough and if you want to get premium quality products then do not settle for anything that is fake. Make sure that you check for all certifications that the online stores have with regards to authenticity of the products


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Add color

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Decorate with indoor plants

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Place crazy and fun prints to your home without making them look less sophisticated and sleek with these simple tips.

Hold it together

You should always have a unifying element when it comes to the choices of color and print for your home. This can be a color, shape of theme. Polka dots work well with rose-printed fabric because the dots can pick up the shape of the roses. Meanwhile checkered design and leopard print rarely compliments each other as they are too different from each other. Even while playing with prints, it is still important to find even a single similarity among the combinations that you intend to use for your décor at home.

Have a “solid” steady support

It is still important to have solid hues that


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A bohemian tapestry or wall throw pulls in the colors of the earth, filled with embellishments and weaves and designs of ancient civilizations. For a very antique and royal look, you can have some ornately sari embroidered wall hangings also that are filled with zardozi thread work. A Mogul tapestry or an intricate banjara wall hanging are treasures of cultures and pieces of art.

Funky designs, animal prints and mandalas mixed with intricate patterns and sheer gauzy curtains are inviting interiors for the free spirited bohemian designer. Calming Blues, serene greens, vibrant reds and sun yellow create visual spells of design that intoxicate your senses. Ari embroidery tapestries, kantha threadwork blankets, kashmir pillows, pashmina blankets are just a few items


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Implementing geometry into an interior is what decor is for. Textiles are very important in home decor, as they can transform any interior enormously. Pillow covers are always excellent in setting the tone in any apartment. In case of adding geometric touches, patterned pillow covers will work wonders. The effect may be even better when geometric patterns are mixed with floral or abstract ones. Rugs, blankets and curtains are the next element of decor you can take one level up with geometric patterns.

A wonderful way to play around with the design of your living room is finding coffee table with geometric legs or with general geometric


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The best idea is to choose a vanity that goes along with the décor and something that is economical. Choosing a neat and less bulky vanity set with doors will help to have a clean look. These vanity sets can be customized according to the needs and preferences. There are plenty of stores that offer personalized service to match customers’ requirements. These sets are available in marble, granite, wood and many more choices. Vanities


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Get the sizes right

Worktops that end abruptly are not pleasing to the eye. That is not all. Spilt liquids will drip into the drawers. Better looking and easy to use worktops are always long and deep.

Remember, not all worktops have the same depth. Always check the depth before ordering the units. Also, take into consideration the drawer and cupboard fronts. Thickness of your worktop is also important. Good quality worktops will have thick surfaces. Even if you have to shell out a little more, it is better to buy thick worktops.

There is a standard length and width for worktops. So always ask your kitchen specialist for a worktop in the standard length and width. Islands and breakfast bars