Showing posts from November, 2015

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