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Vintage Couch Styles

February 28th, 2013
Vintage Couch with Three Seating

Vintage Couch with Three Seating

Couches always look magnificent for a living room, bedroom, and other rooms in your home. They come in various styles. One of them is vintage style.  When you hear the word vintage, you must think that it is something traditional and old. However, vintage couch falls in numerous styles. It is true that it employs classic design as used in Victorian era. Instead of regarded as old, vintage sofa or couch is seen as stylish and classy piece that can adorn any rooms. As there are many styles of vintage sofas, you should learn some of major features of each style so you are able to identify which style that you really want for your particular room.

Vintage couch styles speak for history, personality, and elegance to a room. Although this style is originated from 18th-19th century, it integrates efficient lines which are associated with contemporary design. One of the styles of vintage couches is mid-century modern couches. This style refers to an interior design and architecture style from 1930s – 1960s. In this era, all of furniture pieces are designed with a principle that style has the same portion as function. Couches in this style look simple with geometric shapes and clean lines without elaborate embellishment.

Elegant Unique Victorian Couch

Elegant Unique Victorian Couch

Glamour Sofa for Home Decoration Ideas

Glamour Sofa for Home Decoration Ideas

Another popular style of vintage couch is Chesterfields. It is a couch with a high back that covers the armrest of the same tallness. Chesterfields also incorporate irremovable sewn-in cushions and larger rolled arms. This couch is often upholstered in velvet or leather. Traditional, it features tufting and tight tailoring have some buttons as an accent. If you prefer a single seat cushion, you can opt for Chippendale couches. Some striking characteristics are featured by a Chippendale couch. Apart from its single, never-ending seat cushions, the couches back have curving lines with the shape of camel-back. Often, this style of couch is upholstered with heavy damask.

Chesterfield Antique Brown Leather Sofa

Chesterfield Antique Brown Leather Sofa

If you want to have a vintage couch that looks like a chaise lounge, there is a fashionable couch called a fainting couch that can suit your personal taste. The back of a fainting couch can only be raised at one end. This becomes the main characteristic of a fainting couch. Among all of the styles mentioned above, which one do you like? You can pick the one to suite your taste but make sure that couch you select also goes well with the room decor so it will look nice.

Classic Blue Sofas for Living Room

Classic Blue Sofas for Living Room

IKEA Couch Covers in Attractive Design

February 27th, 2013
Klippan Couch Cover from IKEA

Klippan Couch Cover from IKEA

There are some advantages of covering your couch or sofa using couch covers. It is one of the ways to protect your lovely couch from dust, pet hair, stains, and wrinkles. You can consider IKEA couch covers as they are made of high quality materials that can protect the original fabric of your couch. Usually couches that have been used for many years may become dull. If this happen to your couch, you can either buying a new couch or cover it. However, a new couch, especially the good one can be very expensive. You may think of selling your dull couch for extra money. But, do you know what? Secondhand couches do not cost much. You can’t take any profits from it. Why don’t you keep using you old couch and make use couch covers to make it look like new?

IKEA couch covers have various attractive designs and colors to choose from. It means that you can suit the covers to the home decor. If you buy a new couch, it will be very difficult to find the one with colors and design that match the existing room decor. Just pick the right color and material that can go well with the place where you want to place the couch. As there is a wide range of choices, several things must be considered when shopping for couch covers at IKEA. Apart from their colors, the most important think that you should think is their measurement. Some couches are unique that they have unusual size. Therefore, they need special size of covers too.

IKEA Manstad Soft Red Fabric Slipcover

IKEA Manstad Soft Red Fabric Slipcover

Ikea Tullsta White Chair Covers

Ikea Tullsta White Chair Covers

IKEA couch covers are made of different materials that include cotton, leather, linen, wool, silk, microfiber, acrylic, acetate, and synthetic. They are also very affordable. For high durability, you can go for leather couch covers as they are natural fiber that can last for long time. Moreover leather covers are available in many styles, finishes, and colors. Another option is cotton covers. Cotton is able to resist general wear and tear. Meanwhile for a fresh appearance, you can consider linen covers.

Apart from couch covers, IKEA also offers covers for loveseats, footstools, cushions, chaise lounge, and chair-bed. In addition, you can also buy sofa legs and armchair frames here. All of the products have competitive price that can give you the best deal ever. So what are you waiting for? Give your couch a completely new look with IKEA couch covers.

Ektorp cover for home sofas

Ektorp cover for home sofas

IKEA Couch Covers in Hot Red

IKEA Couch Covers in Hot Red

Pink Sofa and Its Decoration

February 26th, 2013
Unique Pink Leather Sofa for Living Room

Unique Pink Leather Sofa for Living Room

Usually people use neutral colors or bright colors for their sofa especially if the sofa is placed in a living room. But, there is nothing wrong with trying something new and unique. You can try pink sofa, for example. Pink does not always mean feminine. This color can speak for various meanings. Pink can reflect romance, elegance, compassion, and the like. Nowadays, many people are getting interested with this color to decorate their rooms. It is not easy to decorate with pink couches of sofas. You should learn how to mix and match some colors and pieces to make the room where the sofa is placed eye-catching.

The easiest way to begin your room decoration is to focus on the pink sofa itself. Decorate the sofa with throw pillows. If the sofa has soft pink color, choose throw pillows in dark blue or dark purple. These colors can make your sofa looks dazzling. These bold colors also suit dark pink. The colors can also be applied for other fabrics in the room such as for curtains and rugs. Another color that can be used for bolder pink sofa is white. However, the use of throw pillows to decorate the sofa is not a must. If you don’t want to, you do need to add throw pillows on it.

Louis Pink Couch with Single Seating

Louis Pink Couch with Single Seating

Soft Pink Sofa for Interior Decoration

Soft Pink Sofa for Interior Decoration

After you focus on the sofa, you can move on the things surround the pink sofa. Add table lamps with acrylic or crystal lamp bases. Give white and black striped around lampshades to accent the pink decoration. For more decorative look, glue pink feathers the lower part of the lampshades. Some other accessories are useful to adorn the room. For instance, incorporate gold and silver finishes to frame art, mirrors, and photos. If you use a combination of dark pink and black, use white and black photos framed in black.

Do not forget to add fresh flowers as they can make the room lively. Put the flowers on glass or crystal vases. Place the vase on the table in front of the pink sofa. The other important think to pay attention is the paint of the wall. White and neutral wall color is good ideas to play save. You can try other wall colors to complement the sofa for example orange, green, or different hues of pink. The choice of color combination depends on what effect you want to set in the room.

Hello Kitty Pink Kids Sofa

Hello Kitty Pink Kids Sofa

Interesting Hot Pink Sofa Bed

Interesting Hot Pink Sofa Bed

IKEA Leather Sofas for Your Stunning Seating

February 25th, 2013
IKEA Leather Sofas in Black Shade

IKEA Leather Sofas in Black Shade

IKEA is well-known for its high quality products. The products fall in some departments such as bathroom, bedroom, lighting, hallway, dining, eating, textile & rugs, youth room, living room, etc. Among all products in all departments, IKEA leather sofas are one of the most popular products. They come in various designs and are made of various materials. Because of the wide range of designs and materials, you can always find particular sofas to suit your personalized living room, office room, bedroom, and other rooms. It is very convenient to shop at IKEA. Here, you can shop online. What you need is just to visit its website where you can see what are offered.

For leather sofas, there are a lot of options that can choose from. Here are some reviews of the best and most recent IKEA leather sofas. One of them is Karlstad sofa. This sofa costs $919. It is very perfect for your modern living room as it looks graceful. Besides, this sofa is very comfortable and soft as it is made of polyester fiber wadding and high resilience foam. It features removable armrests and touch-and-close fastening. It only requires vacuum cleaner to clean the sofa. So, of you look for sturdy, soft, and easy care leather sofa, Karlstad will be the best option.

Karlstad Cream Leather Sofa from IKEA

Karlstad Cream Leather Sofa from IKEA

Another attractive and comfortable leather sofa from IKEA is Kivik sofa. It is available in five covers that include granny beige, granny black, grin white, and granny dark brown. Designed by Ola Wihlborg, this sofa is very comfortable and has an elegant look. The armrest and seat surfaces are made of hardwearing grain leather which is soft and easy to care. The cushions of the seat have memory foam top later. The cushions molds to your body contours and when you get up the shape is regained. If you want too, you can expand the sofa with some chaises. Do you want these IKEA leather sofas? You can purchase them online at IKEA for $899.

Two seat Leather Kivik Sofas

Two seat Leather Kivik Sofas

If you look for cheaper sofas but still have awesome look, you can consider Klippan loveseat. It looks great with its pure white color for your simple office or living room. The maintenance is also simple. Mix mild detergent and water and damp a sponge to the water. Use the sponge to wipe the sofa. So, which IKEA leather sofas do you prefer? Check out the website now and get what you desire.

IKEA Klippan Loveseat in Modern Style

IKEA Klippan Loveseat in Modern Style

IKEA Klippan Black Leather Loveseat

IKEA Klippan Black Leather Loveseat

Varieties of Window Blinds

February 24th, 2013
Barnsley Wooden Windows Rolling Blinds

Barnsley Wooden Windows Rolling Blinds

A window blinds are types of window covering which are used to lessen heat from sunlight and to give such kind of privacy for the interiors of the space. Those blinds can also be used as a room separator and with some creativity, not just do window blinds beautify the window but it can also appeal to the idea of the design of the room. To make use of a blind and make the most of its use or purpose in a number of ways, here are some of the varieties of the blinds available on the marketplace.

The horizontal range of window blinds has a ladder mechanism for suspending the slats and allowing the slats to be closed by a rotating drum in which the upper ends of the wicker ladder is wrapped and attached to. Furthermore, a lift cord can pull the blinds up and stack it firmly on top. The slat or Persian blinds are the most ordinary blinds, consisting of lots of horizontal vinyl or metal slats. The slats can be connected with a string in a style that revolving of slats up to 170 degrees can be done to let light to get through or to block the light.

Hunter Douglas Horizontal Metal Window Blinds

Hunter Douglas Horizontal Metal Window Blinds

The Venetian window blinds are obtainable either as pleated or conventional blinds. They have elegant and modern look, easy and quick to install, need no holes to be drilled into the windows or doors and can help in controlling the room’s sunlight. It can also enhance privacy, enhance insulation and is very easy to remove when you want to clean the room, leaving window sills clutter-free.

Stylish Vinyl Venetian Blinds for Home

Stylish Vinyl Venetian Blinds for Home

Red Urban Venetian Shade Blinds

Red Urban Venetian Shade Blinds

The last type of window blinds is Vertical blinds that are the same as the Venetian blinds in a way that it can offer a light controlling role. Provision of lighting can be varied as preferred with a level of privacy. Slats are of thickened fabric, solid plastic or metal hanging by an end from a track. In addition, they can be rotated or folded up to both sides. Those blinds are perfect for large windows and sliding doors. But unlike the horizontal blinds, they are sturdier and not as easily damaged by severe winds. Stationary vertical blinds can be hung in the entryways of some houses and businesses. In cold spaces, those blinds slow cold temperature outflow, while in a warmer climate, they can discourage flies and many other insects from entering the house.

Vertical Living Room Blinds

Vertical Living Room Blinds

Getting the Right Small Dining Room Ideas

February 23rd, 2013
Simple Purple and White Dining Room for Small Home

Simple Purple and White Dining Room for Small Home

Your family can still get together around the table though you just have a small dining area. It is only a matter of getting a design style which really works with the space and maximizing the furniture usage. There are small dining room ideas to be implemented in a small dining space. A small dining space can still have lots of style and decoration in them. You may want to skip the conventional artwork and flowery displays. Instead, decorate with items you will really be using like plates and dishes. You can still get a chandelier in the area; it can be the focal point.

Nevertheless, you want to ensure that the chandelier is in the appropriate scale in order that it will not dominate the area and make the space feel even smaller. You can find many chandeliers for small dining room ideas which will cost less money and are just slightly bigger than an accessory light. It can provide mood lighting without using up too much of the space. You can go with lighter color furniture as dark furniture can frequently seem quite heavy. It is common in conventional dining rooms due to the strict feeling to it. You could instead paint your old dining table with a bright white.

Modern and Small Dining Room Ideas

Modern and Small Dining Room Ideas

Simple Dining Room for 4 People

Simple Dining Room for 4 People

Another challenge in getting the proper small dining room ideas is making a sense of flow. Those spaces can be off of the kitchen and might just be a breakfast nook. It is very important to incorporate the pieces in colors in both spaces to make a sense of flow. It will also feel more like a fine room in order that you are both of the spaces seems larger than they actually are.

In getting the most suitable small dining room ideas, you need to learn how to work with strangely shaped spaces. Your dining area might not be a lot more than a niche. You want to get a table shape which can compliment your space. Some modern tables will boast chairs which push all the way beneath it in order that they nearly look like a part of the table. In this way, you will not have lots of furniture jutting out into the space and it will look like a sculptural component. You can also integrate new furniture in your dining room and you can have custom-built shelves to use in place of a buffet.

Circular Type Dining Area Design for Home

Circular Type Dining Area Design for Home

Luxury Dining Room Design for Small Family

Luxury Dining Room Design for Small Family

Decorating Your House with IKEA Blinds

February 22nd, 2013
Stylish IKEA Blinds for Interior Decoration

Stylish IKEA Blinds for Interior Decoration

You might think of IKEA as it comes to furnishings but not with blinds. Nevertheless, the same affordable top quality status they have in furnishings is also obvious with their IKEA blinds. They just carry two styles yet those selections will fit in with lots of decorating ideas. You can pair them with some other window treatments to get the appearance you want. One of their blinds is the Lindmon venetian blind that is made from solid wood with a clear and stain lacquer. It comes in your selection of three colors: white, brown, and natural. You can customize the length by just removing the slats to fit a number of window sizes.

You can download the instructions from the website to assembly the IKEA blinds as they have arrived. It allows you to install them in place of requiring professional help. You can buy other mounting hardware from IKEA when you need it. You can make use of almost any style of drape or curtain with the Lindmon blindsand it will fit in satisfactorily with many design options. You can decide to allow it to combine and accentuate your curtains, or it can show up with just a valance or drape topper.

Modern Redi Shade Roll Blinds

Modern Redi Shade Roll Blinds

Stripe White Brown Curtain and Blinds

Stripe White Brown Curtain and Blinds

The Lupin blinds are the other design that IKEA has. These IKEA blinds have very simple designs and only come in white. They are made out of solid paulownia, a soft and lightweight hardwood. They can fit most average sized windows and can also have the length customized by simply restoring as many of the slats as you want to fit.

The Lupin blinds are low cost choices which will fit with many designs. Because these IKEA blinds come just in white, they can work with nearly any window treatment you choose to add. You can have them blend in by just adding sheer panels and stylish drapery. It can allow the drapes to be the focus of attention. You can keep it simple with a valance to add several colors. IKEA has lamp shades, vases, and artificial flower arrangements which suit to their blinds. It can make the individual pieces look as one look for the room. You can expend a great deal of money at what time you redecorate a space in your home. Window treatments can take a chunk out of the financial plan. If privacy is essential, then you will not desire to do without the blinds in support of drapes.

Cellular White Shades Blinds Ideas

Cellular White Shades Blinds Ideas

IKEA Bamboo Blinds for Home Window

IKEA Bamboo Blinds for Home Window

Dining Room Table Centerpieces

February 21st, 2013
Stylish Wooden Dining Room Table Furniture

Stylish Wooden Dining Room Table Furniture

The dining room table centerpieces are often a very important and formal thing. The act of sharing meals has been the keystone of human socialization since the start of civilization. It means that a dining table has an imperative symbolic quality which can make it an important and dramatic piece in any dining area setting. That is why the decoration must be undertaken with a particular amount of care, with the aim of making sure that it is presented in an appropriate manner. The table itself must match the style of the area, and must be pretty big to dominate, and yet sized in order that people can take a seat comfortably around it.

Many bigger dining table setups will boast an optional fold out leaf which lets the table rise in width or length for a special occasion. One of the quintessential attractive pieces for dining room table centerpieces is the table cloth. It is a piece of protective and decorative fabric which lays over the surface, both protecting the table top from damage which can occur from scratches, stains, and spills and adding color to the partying. A good table cloth can even turn the simplest of tables into fancy and upscale pieces.

Dining Room Table Centerpieces with Ceiling Light

Dining Room Table Centerpieces with Ceiling Light

Simple Home Dining Room Table Ideas

Simple Home Dining Room Table Ideas

There are many ornamental items you can use to form dining room table centerpieces on the dining table. While, in some cases, you can get fairly elaborate with that, you might need to make sure that any enhancing endeavors will not get in the means of the role of the setting. They have to be beautiful, but not infringe on anybody’s space, or limit people from being capable of seeing one another.

The items of dining room table centerpieces can take in vases, candles, or even natural items like bowls of nuts of fresh fruit. Moreover, you can use wreathes and boughs, as well as other natural pieces to dress the space stylishly. By placing food in the table center, you can make use of part of the meals itself as a beautification. However you do not need to only stand them there. Rather you can organize them amidst other pretty pieces to make a centerpiece for the dining room table that is both useful and attractive. Integrating essential pieces, amidst pieces of pure interior decoration, for example wreaths, candles, and other natural materials can allow you to make something that is both stirring and actually useful.

Circular Laminated Glass Dining Table with Iron Legs

Circular Laminated Glass Dining Table with Iron Legs

Dining Room Interior Design Ideas

Dining Room Interior Design Ideas

Essentials in a Dining Room Design

February 20th, 2013
Solid Wood Dining Room Furniture Ideas

Solid Wood Dining Room Furniture Ideas

If you want to have a new dining area designed for your house, then it is great to know the basic understanding of the design choices available to you. A small size dining room design can feel overcrowded when dressed with heavy furnishings, dark walls and heavy curtains. In contrast, a large room feels empty when the dining table is too small. Moreover, there are some furnishings and the walls that are light-colored. Te ideas to enhance a smaller room take in adding a more window or wall cutout to add a new dimension to the area. Windows which open into the kitchen are mostly useful. For a larger room, tall plants, rich curtains or extra pieces of furniture, like a wine rack, can be a tasteful addition.

Opting for either a formal or casual dining room design will impact your design options. For a formal space, a heavy wood table with special finish and a decent china cabinet can be selected. In comparison, for a casual space, you might go for a round glass table and a multicolored rug to compliment your space. The frequency with which you aim to use your dining room must help steer your design selections, too. You might select more lavish furnishings for a formal space used just on a special occasion as the wear and tear is not really a concern.

Informal Small Dining Room Ideas for Home

Informal Small Dining Room Ideas for Home

Simple Black and White Dining Room Design

Simple Black and White Dining Room Design

If you plan to amuse often with your dining room design, then it must be accessible to the bathroom and the other gathering areas like a living area or home theatre. You will naturally want it to be close to the kitchen. Whether you go for a formal or casual arrangement, you will also have to plan a dining setting which is pretty roomy for the people to move around in without getting someone else leaves their seats.

When planning the ideal dining room design, having plenty of space at the table is really a must. It might spoil your well-executed interior decoration if folding chairs need to be added to any crammed table. Foresee how many people might have to be seated at the table and if this varies to a great extent, think about buying an expandable table. Other than chairs and a table, a dining room boasts little furniture needs. It means that any additional piece will be a matter of personal preference. Just be certain your selections do not make the area uncomfortably crowded.

Bright Victorian Style Dining Room Concept

Bright Victorian Style Dining Room Concept

Exclusive and Modern Design for Home Dining Room

Exclusive and Modern Design for Home Dining Room

Some Bathroom Flooring Ideas to Consider

February 19th, 2013
Bathroom Flooring Concept from IKEA Home Furniture

Bathroom Flooring Concept from IKEA Home Furniture

You have thought of which bathroom vanity set to purchase, where the bathtub will be, what kind of shower you are going to use, and many more things. However, as it comes to your bathroom flooring ideas, you need to keep in mind that there are a number of selections available and you can pick from any one of them.

Bathroom carpets are chosen by some people for their bathroom flooring ideas as those pieces are comfortable underfoot. At what time you are living in a cold area, you can really take benefit of the part in which you do not have to bear stepping on cold flooring as you have to go to the bathroom. Bathroom carpets can also make the bathroom less prone to any accident by decreasing slips. The once wet floor that is a risk is easily erased with the existence of those bathroom carpets. However, you have to make sure that the bathroom carpets are secured right in place and will not slip from their sites. Otherwise it will even make the bathroom accident prone.

Green Bathroom Carpet Flooring Design

Green Bathroom Carpet Flooring Design

Then, ceramics are also preferred for bathroom flooring ideas. They might not be as economical as bathroom carpets; however they are not that costly. If installed appropriately, those tiles are certified waterproof and can also last quite a very long time. What’s more, cleaning them will not be much of a case. You will in fact have the easiest time as you are cleaning those tiles. There is quite a long list of color, size, and design collection for those tiles. Thus, it will be somewhat easy for you to pick which will best compliment the design of your bathroom. However, those tiles can be slippery if they are wet and they can also get very cold on your feet.

Brick Tiles for Home Bathroom Flooring

Brick Tiles for Home Bathroom Flooring

Simple Ceramic Tile for Bathroom Ideas

Simple Ceramic Tile for Bathroom Ideas

Lastly, laminates are also favorite for bathroom flooring ideas. Like ceramic tiles, they are very easy to clean and are quite easy to install. However, as talking about the suitability and durability in the bathroom, those bathroom flooring might not endure as long as the ceramic tiles. Any regular exposure to moisture can degrade the materials that they are made out of. In addition, as those can make a smooth surface, the results can be an accident prone or slippery bathroom floor particularly when it is wet. Besides those carpets, ceramics, and laminate, you can also consider bamboo and vinyl for your bathroom flooring.

Large Bathroom Flooring Ideas with Natural Wood Material

Large Bathroom Flooring Ideas with Natural Wood Material