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The Psychology of Colours in Interior Decoration - Part 2

In the previous blog, we discussed how knowing the colour psychology aids in setting a style to your décor. Here are more colours you can choose from to set the right mood in your space. Purple Meaning: Purple has been associated to royalty or as the colour of kings. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It is related to wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Mood: Purple is uplifting, calms your mind and nerves. It offers a sense of spirituality and wisdom, encourages creativity and success. Regal and mysterious, purple draws richness to your space How to use purple in your Interior: purple can add exotic flair to your space or a layer of mystery to your design by using it in your furniture, accessories or wall paint. If you’re having a purple sofa or couch, make sure it is blended with a wall paint that is in light colours such as light pink, light grey or white. Depending on the tone or shade, purple can be dramatic or qu

The Psychology of Colours in Interior Decoration - Part 1

Your home is essentially an expression of your style similarly the colours, designs and mood you want to set in your home will be unique to you. Apart from the shape, style or material, colour is an integral as well as a vital part of your décor because it creates an overall mood be it calm, cheerful or dramatic. Colour psychology says that though people are attracted to some colours or look good in a dress of a particular colour, doesn’t mean that the same colour will look good in their décor. In fact, there are certain guidelines you need to follow to get a desired or professional look for your interiors. These sure shot ways will aid in getting you the right colour scheme or setting the right mood for your home. Blue Meaning: Colour of the sky, sea and earth, blue is associated with depth and stability. It denotes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, strength, dependability, faith, and truth. Mood: Blue is scientifically proven to have a calming effect on

The Secret to buying the right carpet for your home

It’s that time of the year when winter collection is out on sale everywhere. You’ve bought new clothes and shoes to keep you warm, new curtains, heaters and so on. But, you’ll also need something for your cold floor that will not only keep your feet warm but an extra bonus for your décor. Carpets ! Choosing the right carpet for your home is an important element in your décor that makes it not only appealing but complete. Here’s disclosing the secrets to purchasing the right kind of carpet for your home.   Before going into details, knowing the types of carpets helps in defining the type you would like to have for your décor. Carpets can be distinguished based on their style and construction. Based on style: Traditional Carpets: If you want a classical look to your décor, choosing traditional carpets like Persian and Oriental is a good idea. These carpets and rugs have intricate and artistic details that go back to 16th century. Even the Kilims and Daris fall under

22 Secret Principles to Beautiful Lighting for Your Home

With the festival of lights just around the corner, now is a good time to brighten up your space, making it look a little extra-special. This guide offers some simple principles that will enhance the function and aesthetics of illumination around your home. Before we go in to the details, knowing some concepts about lighting will help in understanding why a type of light will suit a particular set up. There are four types of lighting: ambient, task, accent and decorative lighting. Proper layering of light can enhance colour and ambience. Layering involves the careful use of task, accent, decorative and ambient lighting within each room. Ambient lighting : General lighting that is not harsh but diffused and illuminates a room. It is the main source of light and is fundamental to a good lighting plan. Usually it emanates from hanging or recessed fixtures which include track lights, chandelier, pendants, wall sconces, wall light or suspension lights. Balance and adaptability

The Simply Sofas Guide to Buying Dining Chairs

Studies show that people spend more than half of their life span sitting. This is why sitting comfortably, and in a posture that’s good for your body, is important, whether you are at a dining table or on a sofa. Previously, in our guide on dining tables , we covered the importance of choosing the right dining table for a space, and how to do so. We didn’t touch up on the subject of dining chairs in any detail, simply because it’s a subject that deserves its own guide. Generally, most people relegate dining furniture to the bottom of their furniture shopping list – after they’ve attended to things for their living room. But the truth is, a lot of memories and connections are built around the dining table, when family and friends gather over good food and great conversation. This makes choosing the right dining furniture just as important, and the right dining chair , critical to the entire experience. Here are some insights that will be helpful while buying a dining chair .

Di Milano to India

The designs that took the limelight at this year’s iSalone del Mobile, also known as the Milan Furniture Fair, make their debut at SimplySofas showrooms across India. Being the benchmark event for furniture design in the world, iSalone defines and shapes the future of how we live. The Fair unveiled new materials, colour trends, pioneering designs, and innovation, presenting a host of creatively and exceptionally crafted models. These are now collectively available at our stores, representing the most awaited designs and trends in the world. The new collection is available to you at a same time as the global launch, meaning that when a stylish, handcrafted leather sofa makes its home in a living room in Milan, it could make its home in yours as well.  The key participants at the Fair include NicolettiHome , Koinor , Fama , Calligaris , ALF , Tonin Casa , Leolux , and Bonaldo , through their latest creations that were showcased during the Fair. The 2016 Milan Collection comprises