Kitchen Decoration Ideas

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Whether you bought it or you are renting it, a small apartment can sometimes be hard to decorate in order to make it feel like home. Forget about the bedrooms, the living room and the dining room, a small kitchen is one of the hardest parts of an apartment or a house when it comes to decoration. This is why, we have teamed with experts and collected the best tips and ideas on how to decorate a kitchen.

Stick to Monochromes

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 2Using a monochrome colored palette is a good way to make a kitchen feel big. For example: you can used two colors such as black and white for the tiles, and keep it like that. Do not add multiple colors as they will make the kitchen look smaller than it really is.

Add Shelves

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 3Use every small free space that you still have in order to add some shelves. In fact, shelves can be used to put in them plates, service essentials, cups, and everything else. Moreover, if you want to give your shelves an extra embellishment, you can decorate the back with a wallpaper that has some patterns on it.

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 4If your kitchen is open to the living room

Most of the kitchen are not separated from the living room by a wall. This is why, between the living room and the kitchen you should add a table and some chairs so that they act as a separator. Moreover, try to keep the ambiance modern and cool by adding a rug under the table.

Add a splash of color

Carmencitta Magazine - Kitchen Decoration Ideas 5In addition to using a monochromatic design, you can add one color that will make the kitchen pop up and have a more modern look. For example: with the black and white colors, you can add a splash of red. You can make all the essentials and cooking materials red, or any other bright color.


Transform a small space into a big one

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Nowadays, not a lot of people can afford having big homes or apartments, so we opt to have a small place that we try to make it feel and look like it is bigger. Moreover, creating, designing, and decorating a small house is something that is challenging to most of us. In fact, there are some tips and tricks that help you transform a small space into a big one. Furthermore, you do not need a specialist to tell you what to do; all you need is to use the following ideas, and you will be fine!

Carmencitta Magazine - Transform a small space into a big one 2Use mirrored furniture

Mirrored furniture consists of adding glass items. In fact, glass reflects the light, and gives the illusion of having a vast room. In addition, try to put a wide mirror on the wall. This way, you will double the space of your living room or bedroom.

Use a minimal motif

Carmencitta Magazine - Transform a small space into a big one 1A minimal motif means cutting down the use of blankets, cushions, pictures, pillows, etc… the more you add of those, the less your room will look big. However, this does not mean that you should not put them in your room, it means that you should minimize their number. If you are moving from a larger house, cut those extra decorating items into half.

In your living room, make the sofa the center point

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Try as much as you can to focus the eyesight on one spot. Moreover, in living rooms, the focus should be put on the sofa. In order to do that, add a small shelf above it, and decorate it with picture frames and some flowers.

Accentuate neutrals by colors

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Many people have the wrong idea that small spaces should only be decorated by neutral colored furniture. This is wrong. They sometimes forget that, in order to bring out the neutrals, colors should be added.


How to design a cozy living room

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Your big house is making it hard for you to make your living room look cozy. No matter how much you try, it seems impossible to make that large living room look put together, comfy, relaxing, and cozy. Stress no more, as we have some ideas, tips, and tricks on how to make that vast room look cozier and more put together.

Tall Potted Plants

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These are perfect for filling in empty corners, walls, and spaces. Moreover, if your ceiling is high, or window is big, place tall potted plants. In addition you can place them on each side of the big window. However, if your ceiling is not high enough for tall plants, medium length potted plants will go just fine.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Tall-Potted-Plants-2.Use two toned paint

This trick makes the eye think that ceilings are lower than they actually are. Moreover, they trick the sight into feeling that the place is a lot more close together and cozy.

Use ottomans instead of coffee tables

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A living room will look messy if the sofas are away from each other. This is why, try to invest money on ottomans – tables that are covered like sofas – to make the room look more comfortable and relaxing.

Divide it into two seating areas


If the living room is way too big, try to divide it into two seating areas. Moreover, in order to separate the two, use a long bench or a daybed.

Add screens

A screen will make your living room look cozier because it gives the impression that it is a family room where you spend time watching tv and having snacks. In addition, it makes the room look smaller without bordering it.


Fill the walls

To make the room feel more put together, you need to pull the sofas away from the walls, which make them bare. Fill in walls by adding big paintings or a mini bar with benches tucked in under it.

How to make any room look better

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It may sometimes seem too hard to make a living room or a bedroom look like you have seen in magazines. Moreover, the ability to style and decorate your house does not come within every single one of us. However, there are some tricks you can do and follow in order to make any room look better. Was it you bedroom, your bathroom, or any other room.

Here are some tips and tricks you can count on to make you look like you have been an interior designer your whole life:

Leave the room color until the end


When you are planning to furnish a new room, try to not paint it beforehand. As a result, you will be able to choose the furniture without being bordered and obliged in a certain color. Furthermore, you will maybe find a sofa that you like, but its color won’t look good with the room’s walls color.

Do not pile everything together

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Leave some space when you are distributing your furniture. This way, not only the room will look bigger, but it will give a feeling of tranquility and calmness.

Carmencitta-Magazine-How-to-make-ur-room-look-better-4.jCarefully choose the place and height of your artwork

In a living room, a simple art work can make a big difference, if you hang it correctly. Moreover, if the ceilings are high and white, choose a big painting and hang it in the middle. In addition, if the room is small, adding a big mirror will give the illusion that it is bigger than it really is.

Place the rug correctly

A rug can play a double role especially in a living room. If you place the sofas on it, the room will look cozy, stylish, and put together. However, if the rug is in the center and sofas are far from it, the room will look unorganized and messy.


Get your home summer ready

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Summer is here and we all know how nice it is to sit on the porch and feel like we are in heaven while sipping our fresh juices. This is why, we have some tips for you on how to decorate your house in order to look more summery.

Get your curtains out

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Hanging white outdoor curtains that flow with the air will immediately make you think of summer mood. Moreover, in addition to their tropical vacation-like feeling, they give shadow and protect your porch from the burning sun.

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Grab a glass vase from the dollar store, fill half of it with sand, and the other half with shells. This small thing, helps create the feeling that you are on the beach. What’s more summery than the beach?!

Add some colors


Colored cushions and flowers, are a great way to make your porch look fresh and fun. This way you can have a beautiful night on the porch with your friends, and maybe take a nap outside.

Swings and swing chairs

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When we picture a summery display, we cannot get the swings out of the image! If you don’t have a place for the big one, you can buy the small one that fits one person and can be hanged from the ceiling.

Do not forget the flower

The use of flowers, especially the white ones, gives the feeling of a fresh, calm, and peaceful place.

Set up an outside bar


The internet is full of do it yourself videos on how to create your own outside bar. This is a perfect addition to your backyard where you can have barbecue dinners with your friends and enjoy a cold beer.

Deco Secrets Revealed


We all like to redecorate our houses so that we can feel better, or even feel like we bought a whole new one. However, people always make mistakes when trying to redecorate. This is why we have gathered some designers’ secrets on how to achieve the best home décor.

Do Not Cross the Line

Carmencitta-Magazine-Deco-secrets-revealed-1Clichés are something you need to get away from. When renewing your home décor, always go with a classical and a timeless style. If you live near the ocean, for example, do not fill your living room with seashells. Moreover, when you do that, you won’t be embarrassed with your house in 10 years.

Mix and Match

Carmencitta-Magazine-Deco-secrets-revealed-2Mixing modern with antique is not a bad thing, if you do it right! Matching classic with modern is a great approach to a great home design. Try to put an antique table with modern couches and wait for the compliments.

Group the Artworks

Hanging framed artworks together makes a long lasting effect with a sense of sophistication. “By hanging six prints in a grid over the family room sofa, I got the impact of a much larger piece of art” said the designer Meg Braff.

Unify Tiny Spaces



If your bedroom is small, try to wrap your bed using the same printed fabric that you use for your wallpaper. This is how you don’t vide it visually so that it looks bigger.

Use Quite Neutrals



This is how you make your furniture blend with your walls or carpets, which leads to a wider space look. However, try to use a pop color such as white for the room not to look too bland.

Side Tables are a Plus

Make sure you put a small side table next to every sofa. This technique makes the room more intimate. If intimacy is what you are looking for, this idea will make you want to curl up and watch a movie with your loved one while sipping a cup of coffee.

How to Pick the Perfect Curtains

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When chosen correctly, a good curtain is the main thing that makes a room a whole. Moreover, When it comes to window decorating, you need to take into consideration: color and fabric, length and lining, and custom-made versus off-the-shelf. So, you are lost, and do not know which curtain to choose to which room. This is why, we teamed up with a group of interior designers, and came up with the best ways to help you pick up the perfect curtains.

Semi sheer

When you want to add curtains to a room that is shared by all the members of the family, you do not need privacy. This is why, the room will always need light because the sun light will help in brightening the room. Moreover, semi sheer curtains will be perfect for this case. In fact, the amount of the light you want in, will determine the thickness of the fabric; thick fabric lets in less light than thin one.


When it comes to bathrooms, especially those on the first floor, they have small windows, but also need the light to get in. Moreover, bathrooms need a lot of privacy, this is why designers use a hard window treatment called a cellular shade. Referred to as a top-down/bottom-up shade, this shade allows you to walk around without being seen and still lets a lot of light in.


Just like bathrooms, bedrooms that are located on the first floor, need more privacy than the one on the second floor. However, both will require natural sun light. In fact, there are those very contemporary draperies that start from the ceiling and end on the floor, they are the most appropriate for bedrooms, because when they are closed, an entire wall of fabric still allows light in. In fact, draperies can be installed on the wall or the ceiling, depending on what suits the room the best.

Decoration Secrets You Need To Know

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Most people do not know that they do not need to throw thousands of dollars to hire an interior designer who will decorate their home just like they can do by themselves. In fact, interior designer do not want you to learn their tricks, so they can keep in benefiting from your money while offering you services that you can do all by yourself. Keep on reading this article as we guide you through the top decoration secrets and ideas that you need to know.

Carmencitta Magazine - Decoration Secrets You Need To Know 1Start with a color scheme

Whether it is a full makeover or just a simple room redesign, the first step you need to do, is picking a color palette. In fact, there are two general options, you can either go bold with strong colors like red and blue, or simple with calm colors like beige and white. The decision is yours.

Carmencitta Magazine - Decoration Secrets You Need To Know 2Use some statement pieces

Every person has at least one piece that he or she likes to show it off. In fact, showing off your antiques will never go wrong! You can use them as wall hangings, or in a utilitarian room like the bathroom.

Carmencitta Magazine - Decoration Secrets You Need To Know 3Use low furniture to fake the height of the room

All you need to do is use strong verticals, and avoid horizontals like large mirrors. Moreover, when you do that, you will have everyone thinking the room is much higher than it is!

Carmencitta Magazine - Decoration Secrets You Need To Know 4jpgGive your windows a pop of color

Windows are the most overlooked part of a room, as well as the most overlooked opportunity in order to make a bold statement. Paint them green to blend in with the landscape, or a bright color that ties in with the color scheme or feel of the entire room

The Sofa is king

Do not try to compromise on the sofa. In fact, postponing the act of investing in a great one until the messy kids have left home, will not make the room look nice. Moreover, put your money into a quality, well-made sofa that will last a long.

Create the perfect Playroom for your children

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When you have more than one kid, a playroom is an essential part of your house. Unless you want their toys to be shattered around the house, making it look messy and unorganized whenever a visitor appears on your front door. In fact, you have a room that is not used for anything, or you can provide a room that you will declare as a playroom, follow these instructions to get to know how to create the perfect playroom for your children.

Carmencitta-Magazine-Playroom-for-your-children-2Clear out the room

This step is obvious, because the first thing you need to create an organized playroom, is to completely empty it. Do not panic, we know this step is hard, but if you don’t do it, you will end up with an even messier room. All you need to do is take everything out of the room, and start from scratch.

Carmencitta Magazine - Playroom for your children 3Get rid of unwanted things

Now take an honest look at all the things that your child has. Do not keep non useful things just because they were a gift from grandma and grandpa. Sit down, relax, and sort the toys out. Moreover, an easy way to do that, is by making three piles: Donate, trash, and keep. In fact, this is one of the easiest ways to know what you need to keep and what you need to get rid of. Furthermore, think about the joy of the children who do not have toys, once they receive piles and piles of toys that came from you and your children.


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Once it is empty, you can now visualize what you want it to look like. Paint, boards, boxes, chairs, drawings, anything you could ever imagine can be put into this little room. Moreover, you need to take into consideration the budget that you have, and how much money you want to spend on a room that will be specifically used to be played in.


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