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12 Must Have Accessories to Liven Up Your Home

You may have finished setting up furniture at your new house or feel that your existing living space looks unfinished and dull, it's more likely due to lack of accessories. It's time to revamp your space and add accessories that reflect your personality. Whether your décor set up is a minimalist or grandeur, giving a stylish or a refreshing look by adding accessories distinguishes your home from a furniture showroom. To get a cosier and welcoming look, mixing elements in your décor is a must. Here are a couple of accessories, enjoy the list and consider these items the next time you want to freshen up that corner table or bookshelf: Carpets: The first thing you notice or perhaps your feet, when you sit on a sofa is a carpet or rug. Whether traditional or contemporary, hand tufted or hand knotted, shaggy or Frieze, it all depends on your overall set up and personality. Besides, carpets enhance the size of your room, visually appealing to the eyes. Neutral colours such

Simple Colour Principles to get a perfect Interior Colour Scheme (Part -3)

Some of the useful principles include: - Colour makes a tiny room feel larger, or a spacious one feel more intimate. Bright colours give an illusion or the feeling of more space and the darker or warm colours make the room look smaller. It doesn't really matter if they are warm or cool colours. - However, once you get to the lighter tones, the warmth of a colour does matter. Blues, greens and cool greys are receding colours and they tend to make a room look larger while red, yellow, orange and warm browns are advancing colours. - You can make your space feel cosy by painting the walls with a warm colour, or make a narrow space feel wider by using different colours on opposing walls. The paint colours you choose, as well as the colour of the furniture and accessories, all create a mood. - Trim your colour choices down to those that work with your furniture and non-negotiable elements like curtains, wall art, wall clock or accessories. Check your rugs, carpets, pain

Simple Colour Principles to get a perfect Interior Colour Scheme (Part -2)

How to choose colour scheme for your interiors Questions you need to ask yourself before settling on an interior colour scheme: Are you re-arranging your home decor or are you shifting to a new house? What will you use the room for and which times of the day?  How do you want to feel when you’re in this room? Calm and focused? Energized? Relaxed? Secure? What mood are you trying to achieve? Think of the style you desire, and whether you want your space to reflect your personality. Do you want the place to be bright and cheery, or dark and cosy? Check how much sunlight is entering your room and what times of day. Answering these questions will give you an outline as to what kind of hues will suit your space. Bear in mind that just because you like a colour does not mean it is necessarily ideal for your project. In fact, choosing a colour scheme means looking at the entire proportion of your home, be it wall paint, furniture, accessories, floor, and ceiling. -First, choose a style

Simple Colour Principles to get a perfect Interior Colour Scheme (Part -1)

Colour is a vital aspect when it comes to designing homes. It accounts for 60% of our response to an object or a place. In our previous blog, we discussed how to set the right emotion or mood in your living space with the right colours. Knowing the colour principles to choose the perfect colour permutation for your home, and the relationship between the colour and mood, can help you strategically select colours for your interiors. Here are a few tips that will help you arrive at a great colour scheme. The Colour wheel : The colour wheel is a basic tool for decorating. There are mainly three colour categories: primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Primary colours are red, blue and yellow. Combining these colours will give you black. They are pure colours and cannot be created by mixing other colours. Secondary colours are orange, green and purple. When two equal parts of primary colours are combined you get secondary colours. For instance, green is the result of mix