Sample Resources on Specific Rooms Design
Kitchen Decorating Ideas
This gallery is chock full of decorating ideas for kitchens. Using photo galleries, you can view sample kitchen and bath designs. Designs include kitchens, appliances, countertops and cabinets. Do-it-yourself or contractor kitchen remodelers can get ideas for kitchen makeovers here.
Consider Corner Electric Fireplaces for Small Interior Spaces
Corner electric fireplaces are a great choice when you are planning a small indoor living space. They add an element of style and create a focal point without taking up valuable wall space. A number of styles and finishes are available to fit just about any decorating scheme. A basic price range for corner electric fireplaces is also provided.
Giving Your Bedroom an Oriental Look? Don't Forget the Indoor Water Wall Fountain!
If you want your bedroom to truly be a retreat away from the trials and tribulations of your everyday life, then why don't you create an Oriental theme in your decor? Part of achieving this look is painting or papering all the walls in the space. The next step will be to deal with lighting by installing a dimmer switch to achieve a softer ambiance when you are preparing for bed. Add Asian-inspired furniture and bedding in natural fabrics will help to complete the look. Adding an indoor water fountain in addition vases, candles, and wall hangings will make your bedroom the
peaceful retreat you are looking for.
About.com on Home Office Decorating
This site from About.com is a directory of some truly helpful articles on office decorating. Start with Budget Home Offices and learn tips and tricks for decorating your home office on a budget. With a little creativity and very little cash you can have the home office you've always dreamed of. Next check out Glossary of Office Furniture Terms and learn all the office terminology you'll need to sound like a pro. Add interest and drama to your office with Easy Lighting Projects. There are some projects you simply shouldn't tackle on your own. Find out when you need a professional's touch in You Might Need a Designer If.... From Home and Garden TV learn how to turn just about any room into a stylish and workable office. Now you have no excuse for not having the office you always wanted. In Window Cover Basics you'll learn everything you need to know about blinds, curtans and how to pick window treatments that go best with your décor and budget. There are several additional articles at this helpful site, so if you need an office, or if you have an office but it's just too drab and dull, then check out this site for some quick and helpful ideas on sprucing up your office for very little cash.
Carpets and Area Rugs for Kids' Rooms
Have you ever stepped into a carpet showroom and felt like a piece of chum tossed into a shark tank? This site will open your eyes to the tricks of the carpet and area rugs trade designed to help you part with your hard earned money for a product that may not be what you thought it was. If you want to make certain that you're never taken for a magic carpet ride again, then you've got to highlight the word INFORMATION at the top of the screen and then click on CARPET INFORMATION. Click on ABOUT BUYING CARPET and prepare for the education of a lifetime. Every carpet and rug buyer should read this article before buying even a remnant. Learn about the "Fiber Face Weight" rip-off, the "Guaranteed Lowest Price" ploy, the "No Payments and No Interest for One Year" gimmick and a lot more. And that's just one of 7 tip-filled articles to make your carpet and area rugs buying adventure something you'll remember with fondness rather than a nightmare that will haunt you for the rest of your days.
Design an Outdoor Room
What better to create a room outside your home that you can enjoy in the warm months. An outdoor room is not just a garden or a yard. It's a cozy, inviting space that makes you want to sit and enjoy your environment. It's like taking your living room or dining room outside - in a weatherproof way, of course. Tips include creating a floor that defines the space, using stone, wood or other flooring. Possibilities are slate flagstones, brick, manufactured pavers, gravel, or any artful combination of these. Think about adding a roof to your room. A retractable awning can add color, interest and a great summery feeling while protecting you a bit from the elements. Or build a pergola over all or part of your space. Then train flowering vines such as wisteria over it for a soft, shady space and a lovely fragrance.