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Deco Secrets Revealed

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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

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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

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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 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

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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.

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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.

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.

Shells shells shells

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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

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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

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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.

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.

Cellular

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.

Draperies

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.

Paint your wall like a pro

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What most people fail to get is that it takes much more than just paint in order to successfully change the color of your wall. There are some specific tools that should be used, and rules that should be followed if you want your wall to look like it has been painted by a professional. Keep on reading this article as we guide you through the tools and rules on how to paint your wall like a pro.

Prepare the wall

Carmencitta MAgazine - Paint your wall like a pro 2Search the wall for any nail holes. And try to cover them by patching them with a spackling compound. Moreover, it is better to find one that has a built-in primer. This way, you will not have to prime the small dent before you start painting. Once you locate the dent, apply a tiny amount of the spackling compound and put it as tightly as you can against the wall with a specific knife. However, if you do not do that, you will end up with big spots that are slightly raised.

Prepare the Paint

Carmencitta MAgazine - Paint your wall like a pro3Once you decide which color you want your wall to be, and get a bucket, you should use your paint can opener in order to remove the lid. After that, make sure you stir the paint very well. You should stir it every time it’s left for more than 15 minutes because the paint separates as it sits.

Start Painting

Carmencitta MAgazine - Paint your wall like a pro4Use a strong, Roller that has a good quality. It needs to not flex on the wall. Moreover, the roller cover depends on the smoothness of your wall; the thinner the roller cover, the smoother the wall should be. Additionally, you need an extension for your roller so you can paint the whole wall. Moreover, you have to use an angled brush to paint around edges. After you are done, wipe away any mistake you have made by removing any unwanted paint spots by using a good quality rubbing alcohol.

 

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