• Interior Decorating Tips


    I luuurve a beautiful home.The fact that i cant afford an expensive one doesn’t mean i shouldn’t have one that looks like it.I have a special passion for interior decorating.(Maybe i should consider a career in it)This blog is to share a few tips on how to get that gorgeous room on a budget without making your room look tacky.
    Things i think about before decorating a room includes  colour,inspiration and theme.
    It is true that ideas may come to you on their own yes they do but i do get some decor inspiration  mostly decor magazines.
    Theme basically is a concept that you have regarding how you want your room to look.For instance  my bedroom has the black and white damask print theme.So that would be the concept  i will be working around.Next, I will think about colour.i love a darker colour for my bedroom so i chose burgundy to go with the black and white damask print.so while i have damask print curtains rug,storage boxes, decorative mirror and picture frames,i need another colour(burgundy) to bring it all together.A play with textures help to give a room character and life.I personally like fine lines and proportions so i also work to in cooperate all that when i am putting a room together.(putting a room together.goodness i sound like i do this for a living)

     I love candles,and wat’s not to love about them?not only do they smell lovely, they keep the home warm and look very pretty.Ive got candles in every room in my house.There are some very gorgeous candle stands/holders out there.I pick my candle holders from the charity shops cuz the ones in the charity shops are unique and expensive looking.
    Positioning candles in front of mirrors gives a very pretty quality.It gives a  gorgeous regress illusion.
    Below is an example of the candle holders i thrifted.

    To display your stuff without making them look like a clutter,you need to organise them.
     You can keep a tray to organise perfumes and and other beauty stuff and place it nicely on your dresser and this can serve as a  serve as a focal point in the room.
    Here is how i organise my perfumes and lotions


    check out  the following.I found the pictures at http://talkingwithtami.com/whats-on-your-perfume-tray
    frontgate belmont 2 tier vanity tray5803644w Whats on your perfume tray?IMG 09521 1024x682 Whats on your perfume tray?

    drawer organiser
    If like me you do not like your makeup to be on display,you could get a drawer organiser and arrange them nicely in there.There are also drawer organisers that you can use for socks,and other bits and bobs.They keep stuff tidy,easier to find and pretty as well.

    makeup storage
    qvc by Lori Greiner

    Below is how I organise my brushes

    Haute and Comely

    pretty storage boxes
    I love storage boxes.some of them are so pretty and they come very handy to keep stuff

    Floral Print BoxesMaize DrawersZebra Paper Basket Storage in Black and White 
    drawer and zebra print box – matalan

                                                    flower print box set dunnes stores                                       
                                       Jewelry holders
    Jewelry are accessories right? OK so why not use it to decorate your room?and by this i don’t mean hanging them haphazardly. There are some jewelry holders which are in themselves very pretty and can serve as a decorative item on their own

    Standing Jewelry Display Hand : [Flat]triodisplay.com

    Necklace Display Earring Display Jewelry

    Light illuminates a room,you  can manipulate light to set the mood right!Lighting comes in different forms. Floor lamps,table lamps,spot lights, lamp shades, light chains, pendants etc.
    You could get lights of different styles, colours and textures, lampshades that coordinate with your curtains.
    Jewelled Ball LampBamboo Lampmatalan.com ASDA Chrome Table Lamp - RedasdaASDA Chrome Arc Floor Lamp asda

                                         wall decals
    Wall decals are vinyl wall stickers mostly very easy to put up and remove as well. Some of them come as pictures and or inscriptions for interior decoration. 
    Below are some examples and there is a link below if you are interested

                          cushion/throws/bed runner/valances
      Make your room look comfortable/cosy with beautiful bedding. If you cant afford a beautiful bed you could use bedding to get the same effect.
    Mambo Bed Runners

                                             decorative mirror

    Mirrors reflects/deflects light and could give the illusion of space if positioned right.

    Set of 5 Circular Mirrorsasda
    FIGGJO Mirror IKEA Can be used in high humidity areas.ikeaTRANBY Mirror IKEA Handmade; each mirror is unique. Can be used in high humidity areas.ikea
    Pictures and picture frames 
     Picture frames can be decorative on their own.You can also arrange pictures in a creative way to create a focal point in your room
    domestigeek.com canvasondemand.com
    … to ensure a successful mix, I treat cushions, trimming, lampshades and other accessories as the shoes and handbags of the home. The right shoes can really make an outfit – and equally, if you have the wrong shoes, you can feel old-fashioned in the smartest of suits.
    Nina Campbell

    Marianne x


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    1. February 29, 2012 / 11:30 pm

      Great tips Dear Loving this Post.

    2. February 29, 2012 / 11:39 pm

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