Beautiful palettes make for some of the most inviting and fun beach themed home interior decoration styles. The most inviting colors for a beach themed style in the home include hues of green, blue, and sandy tones such as tans and beige. Beach themed home décor is simple, chic and easy to create. If you are fortunate enough to live close to the beach, you can even create some beach styles on a budget just by taking a stroll along the sand and using the treasures that you find along the way in some of your home interior decoration items.

Seashells and Sand

Beach themed interior decoration can easily be created with the use of store bought seashells and sand or with similar items that you find on your own local beach. Consider making table centerpieces using flat candle holders that have sand on top with seashells sitting in the sand. Seashells can also be used to create picture frames, to hang on the walls around a mirror or doorway or to sit along plant shelves.

For a bathroom, consider creating a wall hanging that uses an old fisherman’s net or a store purchased net that hangs across the wall. You can then add seashells, starfish, and other sea themed items to the net to create a unique wall hanging that will add appeal to the bathroom.

Colors

For the colors of a beach themed home interior decoration style, consider sea foam green, light blue, aqua, and similar colors. Light, earthy tones can easily be contrasted with bright colors such as corals, pinks, oranges or dark blues. A seaside theme will often include the use of varied tones of blue offset by a bright color such as a coral tone. Instead of painting the ways with such a bold tone, consider using throw pillows or textured fabrics that include these hues.

Texture

Beach themed home interior decoration should include the use of soft, flowing textures throughout the room or the home. Curtains made of twill or a similar light fabric will add a light and airy texture. Consider other similar soft, subtle textured fabrics for the furniture in the room. Many beach themes also incorporate the use of rattan or wicker into the design. Even a simple side table or sofa table made from rattan can really add a sense of the beach to the room.

Lighting

Beach themed home decoration is contingent on having an open, airy and lighted feel. Every beach cottage or beach home includes a great openness that allows the natural sunlight to shine in. If the room or home that you are creating the beach look in doesn’t include natural sunlight consider making some lighting changes to ensure that there is a feel of nature indoors. Warm, soft lighting that is bright can make a room feel more open and fun while subtle lighting on plant shelves, bookcases and in other areas can also add appeal to special items, books or similar elements of the room that should be recognized.

Giving your living room a new look might be as simple as rearranging the furniture; or adding some decorative touches to reflect the changing season. If you’re looking for a more dramatic change, there are a few things you need to consider first. Is your living room a formal area used for entertaining guests only; or is it used as a family room. How the room is used, of course, will make a difference in the type of furnishings, floor and wall coverings that you choose.

Let’s start with the walls, the largest background area of any room. The most popular choices for living room walls are paint, wallpaper, paneling and wood planks or a combination of a couple of these treatments.

Painting is probably the most popular choice for do-it-yourselfers, for several reasons. It’s much less expensive than other wallcoverings. It’s easier to apply, and if you make a mistake, simply repaint. There are so many colors available today, that this can get confusing.

Take your time, bring samples home and see how the color goes with your furniture and adjoining rooms. Also, if you are planning to sell your home it’s been proven that neutral colors for walls as well as floors will appeal to more people. But that doesn’t have to mean boring. Neutral no longer means that you have to stick with white or beige. These days, many colors come in muted shades and can be considered neutral. If you plan to stay in your home, and enjoy color, there’s no better way to bring it into your surroundings than with paint. You can even provide texture and interest by using different types of paint and techniques such as sponging and stenciling. Advice on these methods and others can be found online.

Wallpaper is another way to give new life to your living room. These coverings come in almost any pattern or theme that you could think of. It might also be a good option if you have less than perfect walls as it will disguise many imperfections. You can even wallpaper over that old luan paneling if you wish. When you start checking out the many selections that are available for your living room, you’ll be amazed. So whether you like Victorian or vintage, classic or casual, the perfect wallpaper is waiting for you!

Speaking of paneling, you may want to consider it for your living room walls. Todays paneling is not the tacky stuff from the 70s. A check online or a walk through a home improvement store will show you how much it has changed. It can be as contemporary or as casual as you’d like. It also has the advantage of being very durable and washable. Also, wood planks are a popular choice for living room walls and these too, can be given different looks, depending on your other decorating accessories.

Choices for living room floors range from wall-to-wall carpeting or wood flooring with area rugs most popular for casual living rooms; to marble or ceramic tiles which are more often used in formal rooms. Of course, if you like, a combination can be used, just make sure the hard surfaces are at the same level to prevent accidents.

Dressing (or undressing) your living room windows is a great way to express your personal style. Here, also, there are many options. First, decide whether you want to make the window(s) a focal point, of if you’d rather make them blend into the background. Also, do you need privacy treatments such as shutters or blinds, or do you like the look of almost bare windows with sheer curtains, or maybe a scarf draped as a valance across the top of the window? Heavy drapes can give a very dramatic look to your living room as well as be an insulating factor against hot sun or cold winds.

Have you ever imagined how you playing table football or pinball with your best mate while Super Sunday is on? These are the dreams of many young man and many old ones too. 50 inch wide screen TV, reclining massage chair, Xbox and PS3 on standby and an extensive DVD collection are all things we could expect to see in a room.

You can still build a game room in your house even if space is limited, because all you need are the spare room and some creativity.

Comfy Chair

Probably one of the most important details of your room is the chair. If your games room is worth its salt you should be spending a LOT of time glued to your screen and that means you’ll need a good quality, comfortable chair to help this. A large swivel chair with a footrest should and 180 degree recline is a perfect fit for this.

Widescreen TV

No game room is complete without a widescreen TV and with countless TVs on the market at the moment it can be difficult to pick one for your room. The key when picking a TV for the games room is to select one which has been designed especially with gaming in mind. If you’re more into racing games, or games where the action comes thick plasma TV is probably best for you. Plasma TVs are better at displaying fast moving scenes and they do this with the minimum amount of blur. LCD TVs will occasionally blur the scene if it’s too quick however they are excellent for stills, and slow paced games.

Pinball Machine

The ultimate games room accessory the pinball machine is something we’ve all spent an enormous amount of time on while growing up. Years of misspent childhood were spent in front of the machines flashing lights and it’s no wonder most games rooms have one in testament to this. Pinball machines are relatively cheap and really are a nice touch to a games room, definitely worth the investment if you’re serious about building the perfect games room.

If you have the opportunity to create games rooms go for it. They can make your house look good, your friends will never want to leave and you get countless hours of joy out of it.

Make a beautiful wreath for your baby shower!

Are you looking for baby shower wreath ideas? I am so happy you stopped by! I was hosting a baby shower and needed to make a wreath for a special friend.

I needed baby shower girl decorations for our party. The mother-to-be wanted teal, yellow, and pink for her main colors.

Supplies you will need will be a grapevine wreath, colored tulle, floral sprigs, baby shoes, 1/2 yard of fabric to make a bow, and a hot glue gun.

I always like to find things that are a little different. I found these fun little sprigs and thought they would be perfect.

Start with gluing the floral sprigs to your wreath. Cut your springs into smaller pieces. You want your wreath to look airy and elegant.

You can find tulle on smaller ribbon rolls for around $2.50. If you do not know what the sex of the baby is going to be, eliminate the pink tulle.

This next part is easy. Cut your tulle about 5″ long. Tie your tulle to a piece of grapevine and then trim it about 1″ long. Just continue around in the same color pattern trimming your tulle all the same length.

Find some sweet little booties that go with the other colors you are using. I found mine at Cracker Barrel for $12.99.

These shoes were perfect because of the loops on the back of the booties. Trim some tulle to attach them to your wreath.

Again, I wanted something unique for this wreath, so I purchased some nursery fabric. The fabric is called bubble velour. It is so soft and easy to make a bow. Cut a long strip 8″ wide. Tie a simple bow, cut your tails at an angle.

Cut another strip around 1″ and run through the back of the ribbon and attach your bow to the wreath.

This wreath is so soft and sweet. Your mother-to-be may even want to hang it in the nursery when the party is over!

I can smell the grains, I can see the golden fields until the end where I can see, I can feel the warm breeze on my face for it is the season of harvesting.

This picture that you see above shows the Sri Lankan village girls celebrating the harvesting of a rich grain yield. And it surely is the time to celebrate because, after the hard work of months in the large open fields, a great outcome does call for celebrations.

I am totally in love with the colors of the dresses of these gorgeous ladies. Summer season is about 8 months long here in Pakistan and that means that you have plenty of time to play with colors for summer in your home like make small changes, do a couple of DIY projects, add or rearrange the pillows and change their covers as many times as you want, paint the frames of your windows, add a couple of new floor mats in the kitchen, a few new indoor plants would do great too there’s so much that can be done. And this picture above gives me the perfect dose of color inspiration for the summer season.

I am not really fond of darker shades of colors in home, they don’t look good to me even in winters but I’ve always loved light and bright shades of colors that can complement the natural light and make the room look more soothing, open and airy. It’s not that I don’t like dark colors at all but I somehow don’t feel like incorporating too much of color in home, maybe that’s because of a long summer season here.

Colorful pillows for summer

I love the yellow color and floral designs of the pillows. It makes such a nice combination with the plain sky blue ones. I cannot adore that white chandelier of mine even more. And that ikat wallpaper is totally to die for.

You’ve just seen your dream realize before your very eyes You’ve established your much desired Home Office Business You’re really excited. You’re really excited! Now, let’s have some real fun your own Home Office

Now, let’s make sure you set up your own Home Office for absolute best results, no matter where you are, that:

gives you a place that’s a joy to work in has great comfort and supportive conditions stimulates your creativity and productivity is a great place to nurture positive client, customer and service provider relationships positions you to achieve a fabulous and abundant income producing Home Business of your very own.

  1. Your Home Office – a designated room of its own

Ideally, it’s best if you can dedicate an entire room in your home as your Home Office. This is particularly important if you’re going to create the most conducive and ‘right’ atmosphere for productive working, successfully associate that space solely with your business activities, and achieve and project a sense of professionalism.

It’s also vital if you’re going to have clients, suppliers or subcontractors visit.

In your Home Office Decorating Plan, the best location in a home is a room right next to the front door so that you have a clear view of the front door entry area of your home when visitors arrive, and you can welcome and usher them in quickly upon arrival. (You may have noticed that most new home designs have this as a feature these days).

This location makes it easier also to close off, or partition off, from the rest of your home.

Keep your Home Office contained and separate if you can. Don’t confuse it with the rest of your home. It’s more professional if you can divide the home office space and its activity from the rest of your home.

It’s preferable not to have your clients having to be ushered in through your home, and encroaching upon, or climbing over, personal home spaces you share with other family members, en route (sometimes perhaps even long and circuitous) to your Home Office.

If this is the only location you can find in your home, then perhaps a separate entry is something you may want to consider.

  1. Your Home Office space – ‘shared’ within another room space

If you’re not able to dedicate a separate room for your Home Office – that’s OK, just find a space in a room where you can locate the best space for your working Home Office.

Designating and sectioning off a part of your living room would work just as well. Perhaps a corner of the dining room, or a guest room would work best for you.

You can use a decorative screen or partition to great effect to define the area. It’s best to find a space that is out of the main thoroughfare of the rest of your home.

It’s best to select a room that isn’t cluttered as your aim is to create the atmosphere, ‘look and feel’ of a successful, purposeful, thriving Business Home Office.

Other possibilities:

  • A stairway landing – if you have a large enough space. In some homes, the area at the top of the staircase may have a space also as the hallway leads to the bedrooms. In some modern home designs, this area is expanded and often called the Parent’s Retreat – could also be used.
  • Convert a closet – that you can install a desk within its walls and outfit with electrical points, with doors that can open up your home office area or close it away out of view.
  • A loft or attic – you could use these spaces effectively for your Home Office.
  • A room over a garage – ideal as it’s away from the main home activity areas, & with a bit of ingenuity & a little elbow grease, you could create a wonderful creative entryway to this Home Office over your garage.

Once you’ve picked your location, you can then go about getting the right atmosphere and mood, and the best layout and placement of your Home Office just right.