Archive for August, 2018

Mastering an Eclectic Style Home

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The easiest way to identify eclectic style is seeing the broad spectrum of all styles merged into one.  Perfecting this style can be challenging and seem to be overwhelming, but with the proper guidelines, it is a fun, creative way to make your home beautiful and artsy!  With no strict guidelines on the color palette, it is important to remember to involve some neutral colors to help balance the room.  The hardest part about perfecting an eclectic style room is finding a center balance which pulls the whole theme back together as one.  With these four tricks, you will have your eclectic style well on its way and to bring the entire look together correctly and confidently.

Focal Point

Most people will think eclectic is a free-for-all and anything can be added to your room to strengthen the style.  This is far from the truth.  The originality is a crucial attributing factor to this style, and you should try to find a focal point in the room to make it successful.  Remember to keep the space from feeling overwhelming by creating a welcoming and homey feel rather than a cluttered and disorganized design.  A focal point is a great way to help keep the room’s focus on purpose. 

Sense of Purpose

While these fun, artsy rooms do have a broad spectrum of components that can be added to the room, they still have to a sense of purpose.  Picking two or three distinct features that you want to continually compliment will help the room keep a sense of unity while also purposing it with a unique characterization.    

Dare to Be Different

Not everything needs to match, but it needs to reflect your taste.  Adding furniture that does not can seem distasteful, but with a sense of purpose in mind, you can tastefully find balance.   Chairs at a dining room table do not have to all match but can subtly help compliment each other.  You can have a room flow freely through cool tones and then throw in a contrary warm tone to add to the room.  When you begin to think outside of the box, you can add less traditional items to the room and use them to help enhance your space. 

Remember Your Neutrals

You do not want to stray too far from your focal point and your sense of purpose.  Remember though color is essential; neutrals will help keep your room grounded and less chaotic.  Include neutral colors to furniture and other household appliances to keep the room from straying too far in one direction.  This is key to keeping the room balanced.

Now that you have a sense of direction on the style you are ready to make an eclectic room.  Remember balance is still key and the room is not a free-for-all.  Adding all sorts of metals, plastics, stones, woods, and art is fine, but they should relate back to a focal point or focal points in the room.  For more great tips and tricks, visit us at Century Tile

Luxurious Living Room

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Your living room should have an illustrious imprint that captures all the value that your home has to offer.  Balancing simplicity with distinguished luxury is a powerful way to send a message that your space is in tune with your interior design.   If you want your living room to feel magnificent and grand, you need to incorporate rich textures, elegant hardwoods, and opulent lighting.  Let your living room be inviting so your company will be in awe.  Making your living room luxurious is an art and a science, try to use these four tips to make your atmosphere feel top class:

Focal Point

Every grand piece of art has a focal point; therefore, you will want to make sure your living room has one. Your focal point should help not only amplify the beauty of your room but be reflected to by everything else the room has to offer.  Keep your focal point as a guide on what colors, woods, or metals you want to use in your space.  You can add a piano, an entertainment system, a large panoramic mirror.  Paintings are another great focal point to add to the room.

Theme

Your room needs guidance prior to starting your project, decide on the design you want your room to portray.  You can use rich, warm color tones like golds, deep reds, or rustic oranges, or you can try going with more tranquil cool colors like royal blues and purples. Neutrals have a substantial effect in Scandinavian and Modern Designs.  Paying attention to detail is mandatory when adding your theme.  Use decorative elements to help amplify your theme.  Less can be more in a luxurious space and prevent decor pieces from stealing glory from your room’s focal point.

Textures and Materials

The fabrics and materials you put in your room can hurt it if they are not on par with the rest of the rooms luxury.  Silks, wools, golds, hardwoods, and leathers are all practical materials that help intensify the alluring look you are striving to have.  Plants can add energy to a room as well.  All your textures and materials are all icing on the cake but be classy and wise about what you choose.

Your living room should reflect elegance in every angle.  Incorporate in fabrics, your theme, and your focal point to have a well-balanced room.  Let your living room be the most luxurious room in your home.


Tips for a Picture-Perfect Gallery Wall

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Your walls can say a lot about your home. Lighting, floorings, and walls are the three elements used to recreate a room. If you are in an apartment or a lease though, you may not have the privilege of painting your walls; however, hanging pictures is a great way to help encapsulate a theme in your room while expressing your own personal design style. Making a wall gallery is a fun, creative way to use pictures of all different shapes and sizes to make a focal point on the wall. Here are four guidelines for creating the perfect wall gallery in your home:
 
  • Theme
When starting your project, you want to a have a general theme. When purchasing your pictures or printing them out, you want to have a universal design that ties them all together. You can pick a color scheme or hues that compliment the room, culture or travel, rustic, modern, or eclectic, just try to have a general purpose that balance them all together. You should also decide on a theme for the picture frames. Do you want them to all be the same or a random color in the mix? Decide your theme prior to beginning your purchases.
 
  • Layout
A wall gallery does not need to focus on all the picture being ununiformed in size primarily. Let it be creative by incorporating pictures of different size. Some being large, small, rectangular, or square. Practice either on a computer or on the floor finding the perfect layout for your wall. When you decide what you want the end layout to look like, save the idea or take a picture of it, so you remember it when you begin hanging.
 
  • Spacing
Your spacing is crucial to keep your wall gallery from looking sloppy. Use a tape measure and spacer to help keep your spacing uninformed. You will also want to have a leveler to make sure they are all lined up nice and straight.
 
  • Work Up
The last pro-tip is to work from the bottom up. If you start at the base, you will know where your lowest point is. Whether this is going above a couch or on an empty wall, this is an ideal way to gauge space prior to putting holes into your drywall.
 
Having a gallery wall is a great way to own your home and make it yours. Not only is this creative way great for adding to your design but it allows you to express yourself through pictures. A picture can say a thousand words and can really develop the room’s entire atmosphere.

Illuminating Your Home

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Light is only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum which we can visually see. It allows us to identify objects through color and sight. Colors and light contribute a vital role to our development and well-being. This is why color and light can directly correlate with how we feel and give us energy. Designers have been captivated by the power of light in homes for centuries and have been incorporating its importance more and more into design. If your home is not well lit, it can give a dreary, unmotivating feel to it. 
 
There are different categories of lights to integrate into your home, and we put together a list of the top three lighting option to include into your space for a more positive, well-lit atmosphere.
 
  • Ambient Lighting
This is your general source of light in every room. This light is your soft glow, main light that illuminates the space. Ambient lighting should set the mood of your room, but its primary purpose is to provide enough light to maneuver yourself around your room with ease. This can be used in your room as a chandelier, rail lighting, wall sconces, or pendant lights. Be careful of making your ambient lighting too harsh. Its primary purpose is to softly blanket the atmosphere, not to overpower it.
 
  • Task Lighting
This is the lighting you will use to brighten up work areas. You can put reading lamps by chairs or above workstations. Use this lighting near a desk or in your kitchen workspace. The goal of this light is for more detailed work like reading or preparing food to be done with ease. You can even have these lights recessed under cabinets to project light on your countertops or invest in some floor lamps.
 
  • Accent Lighting
Think of accent lighting as a concentrated light to allure someone’s attention. This is predominately associated with museum lighting used to highlight display/pieces of artwork in a collection. Incorporate this lighting in your home to accentuate furniture or paintings. This is most common during holiday seasons such as wrapping a Christmas tree in lights. This lighting is meant to evoke the importance of pieces in the room.
 
All lighting is essential to creating a room’s atmosphere; however, it is necessary to find balance. Try to encapsulate all the genres of lighting in your home to make your space feel more lively and free-flowing. Do not let lights that are meant to soft-lit feel overpowering as well as you do not want to find yourself underutilizing the power of accent and task lighting. Balance is always essential when designing your space.

Make Your New Home, Yours

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Buying a new home can be an anxious and exciting process. Change is a realistic part of life, and it can be a little stressful at times. You probably have a ton of ideas and design plans you are eager to incorporate in your new home. Décor and design are crucial to expressing yourself and making your space feel like your own. First, you will want to decide on a theme you would like to obtain. When decorating your new space, there are hundreds of ideas to consider, so we put together a list of six décor ideas that can quickly personalize your space.

  • Pictures
Pictures are a great accessory to add to walls. You can put personal family pictures in frames or purchase wall art. There are many kinds of paintings, posters, and canvases for homeowners to incorporate. Pick a theme for your home and let your pictures bring it to life. Whether you like neutral minimalist painting or energetic, colorful illustrations, this is your chance to empower your space through a theme.
  • Throw Pillows
Pillows can really amplify your room. If you are going with a theme, they make great accent pieces and the opportunity to add color! You can get throw pillows with animals prints or bright colors. With so many options today, you can easily find the perfect pillows to add to your new home.
  • Plants
Plants add life and energy to an atmosphere. Adding plants throughout your home can improve air quality while looking great. Plants make a home feel lived-in as well because they are dependent on being watered and nurtured. Find plants that compliment your theme whether they are big, small, long, or wide.
  • Candles
Once you have mastered some of the rooms aesthetic, you can focus on making your home smell pleasing as well. Candles also give off great energy vibes in the room and add to the experience of your home. Pick candles that you enjoy but be cognitive that scents do not clash if placed in the same room.
  • Rugs
Rugs are great pieces to add to your floor. Adding rugs gives a cold ground, a cozier feel. Express yourself through the rugs you chose. They can come in all shapes or sizes and can be placed throughout your home.
  • Lamps
Theming your home is an enjoyable task and should not feel stressful. Have fun making your new home your own and adding colors and furniture to express yourself. With a clean slate, you can choose the design of your home.
 
Making your space feel like home is a project worth investing. You want to make your new home express you and make you happy. Picking themes for your room and sticking to them can be the most challenging part, but once you begin, you will love it.