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Adding Light to a Dark Room

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Who doesn’t love waking up to a room beaming in sunlight? Unfortunately, there’s always that one room in the house that looks drab and feels uninviting due to the lack of light. Yes, getting some light into that dark room is necessary so that it looks appealing, and has just the right amount of warmth you need to feel comfortable and cozy.

Not everyone has the option of making structural changes to add bring natural light into a room. Rest assured, that you can achieve the desired effect without having to launch an expensive renovation project by adding in additional windows. You can brighten up a dark room by using a variety of techniques.

Make The Most Out of Natural Light
Start off by making the most out of the natural lighting that the room does get. You can do this by adding mirrors to the room. Yes, we know that mirrors can make a room appear bigger, but it can also reflects light all around the space. Try installing a large mirror or mirrored tiles directly across the windows in the room. The mirror will reflect the light from the window and cast it all about the room.

You can also maximize natural light by opting for sheer curtains as opposed to dark curtains and heavy drapes. Such window treatments can eat up sunlight. Sheer curtains allows the sun to stream right through the room without any barriers.

Layering Artificial Lighting
Of course, adding in artificial lighting seems like the most logical solution to brightening a dark room. While you may already have a central or overhead lighting fixture you should add additional lighting to the space. Use accent lighting such as strip LED lights in the dark corners and towards the back of the room if you’re working with a large space. Don’t forget task lighting!

Switch out dull bulbs and opt for the highest recommended wattage. Steer clear from frosted and dark lamp shades because they can engulf artificial lighting.

Evenly Distribute Visual Weight
It sounds more complicated than it actually is. Dark and heavy furniture can swallow up the lighting in a place. Therefore you want to steer towards light and airy furniture that allows you to see through to the floor. You should clear out any clutter and unnecessary furniture.

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Four Subtle Ways to Emphasize a Neutral Palette

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The use of dazzling, vibrant hues in home decor has become increasingly popular, but a neutral palette will always be timeless. Neutral tones don’t have to be bland, in fact this scheme can make a statement on its own. For example, a black and white color scheme is daring, yet easy on the eyes. If you want to add dimension and interest to a neutral color scheme then it is important to incorporate accents and bold lines. What are some ways you can add depth and character to a neutral palette?

Check out the tips below.

  1. Enticing Textures

When accenting neutrals we often use bold colors. However, we can’t forget about an important element of design; texture. Yes, texture is what shapes an interior. You can use this element to create a regal look or add a playful tone. Suede and leather create an air of luxury and sophistication. Bamboo and other types of wood lend to a relaxed tone. When selecting different types of textures to use, consider the kind of mood you want to set for the space.

  1. Dazzling Lighting Scheme

In a neutral palette, lighting is everything. Illuminate your rich, neutrals tones with adequate lighting. Strategic positioning of your lighting sources is essential because you can enhance aspects of the room or worsen it, depending on where you place them. Incorporate layered lighting as well as natural lighting for an open and airy feel.

  1. Anything Glitzy

Use metallic accents to enhance a neutral tone room. Shades of gold, silver, and copper can be used to make the room pop. The options are endless. From a glossy gold vase, an elegant chandelier or timeless chairs layered with your accent accessories. You can contrast with your Metallics. However, make sure you don’t overdo it because metal can be overwhelming.

  1. Geometric Patterns

Besides texture and metallics, you can contrast with a variety of geometric patterns. We often design our interiors without giving much thought to lines, so many tend to stick with straight-lined decorations. When adding depth to a neutral palette you should use different shapes. It can be a curved back chair, an oval shaped coffee table or an oddly shaped accessory; such shapes add tremendous aesthetic value.

Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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From our family to yours, we hope all of you are having the most joyful holiday season with your friends and family! This is truly the most wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Carpet Shopping Tips

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On the hunt for new wall to wall carpeting? Purchasing the right carpet involves so much more than just finding a style and color that you’re in love with. In fact, you’ll have to consider a number of important factors. We are your flooring experts, so no worries, we are here to help!

When shopping for a carpet you must first think of function. You’ll have to think about factors such as:

In what room will this carpet be installed?

Does the room receive heavy or light traffic?

Will the carpet be installed near outdoor spaces?

Will I be able to keep up with the required maintenance?

The answers to these questions are essential because it helps you determine what fiber, color and texture carpet you should install.

Compare Shades and Patterns
There are literally hundreds of thousands of carpets featuring different colors, patterns, and styles that makes the carpet selection process overwhelming. If you’re having trouble settling on a shade, you can narrow it done by selecting a shade that matches the overall mood and tone of the room it’s going to be installed in. Greens and lighter shades of blue can have a calming effect, while darker hues are great for masking inevitable.

Warm tones such as red and gold will open up space. However, before you make the final decision be sure to take home a sample so that you can see how it will look in a specific room especially in natural light.

Maintenance Requirements
You should be well informed of the maintenance a carpet will require before you make the decision to buy it. If you have children or pets you’ll want to steer clear from high-end carpets and fibers that are hard to clean. Instead, opt for carpets that are stain resistant. Highly textured rugs will conceal footprints and tracks from the vacuum cleaner.

Don’t Go Over Budget
Found a carpet that you really like but you just can’t afford it? Well, even luxury carpet doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Come see us. We will help you can find a carpet that fits your budget, lifestyle and that you’ll absolutely love for years to come!