Category

Inspiration

If you are taking care of your backyard, front yard, walls and balcony, you shouldn’t forget to show your entrance some love as well. Even though it may not seem like a big deal, the front entrance can do wonders in terms of your home’s overall appearance. In other words, a stylish entrance can make the entire building look a hundred times better.

With all that being said, here is how to help your entrance complement your home’s curb appeal the best way possible.

Door

The first and probably easiest part of the entrance to is the door itself. Your options are pretty much limitless and entirely depend on factors such as your personal preferences, the overall style of your home, the façade, etc.

Before getting into the decoration part, make sure you are satisfied with both the condition and the color of your door, and that the color goes well with the rest of your home’s exterior. Neutral-colored doors look great on boldly colored walls and vice versa, while light colors look amazing with dark backsplashes and, again, vice versa.

Since spring is approaching, there is one great seasonal idea for you. We all love flowers, especially during spring. Go through your attic and find some old items you will use as flower pots for faux or real flowers. For example, you can hang an old umbrella with an antique watering can on your door with a wreath hanger and fill them with faux flowers. It will look so Pinterest-y. Alternatively, you can make a door flower basket and fill it with real fresh flowers. Basically, anything you can find can serve you as a door flower pot – even things that may seem ridiculous, such as your toddler’s old rain boots.

Or, you can take an old, empty picture frame, embellish it using your favorite craft supplies and, again, hang it on your front door.

On the other hand, maybe antiques and flowers just aren’t your thing, maybe you are more into minimalistic decorations such as monograms. They are easy to create, simple, but still make quite an impact. You can make a monogram yourself out of foam board and decorate it with anything you like – as long as it matches the rest of your home’s exterior: sea glass, shells, paint, twine etc. On the other hand, you can opt for a simpler version of it by painting an old tray with chalkboard paint and hanging it on your door. This way, you’ll be able to change your home’s ‘headline’ once you get bored of it.

Finally, dress down your now wildly decorated front door with a stylish minimalistic doormat to balance the whole look out.

Front porch

Whether your porch is tiny or large, there are many tips that work for both cases equally.

The first and probably the most important tip is to make sure your porch is as bright as it can be. Don’t hesitate to play with lighting fixtures or even add a pop of bright color. Also, make the most of daylight by replacing one wall with a glass wall and/or installing a mirror or two that will reflect the sunlight even more.

Besides lighting it up, you can repurpose your porch into a cool lounge area, for example. Just by placing a simple piece of furniture such as a sofa or an armchair on your front porch, you will boost the inviting feel of it and make it look so much cooler. And not to mention that your home is going to get a whole new laid-back vibe that is always attractive. After all, one simply cannot go wrong with using furniture as decoration.

Stairs

If you are blessed with minimalistic stairs that lead to your front door, consider giving them some depth and texture by installing those beautiful downward facing yellow or white lights. This solution is both practical – since it illuminates the stairs, which makes them easier to use during the night, and aesthetic – since lighting fixtures can make anything look way better and more luxurious than it already does.

Pathway

When entering a home, the pathway is the first thing you see, and if you really want to increase the beauty of your entrance, you have to make sure it is aesthetically pleasing. Lately, designers have been going crazy about Japanese aesthetics, since they are simple, easy to achieve, but still make a huge impact. Take a couple of dark geometric slate slabs and surround them with a bunch of those big white decorative stones. Finally, soften the look with a couple of tropical plants and voila – you have an awesome Japanese-styled aesthetic pathway.

And that’s it. What do you think about these ideas? Let us know in the comment section below.

Luxury homes are often not very eco-friendly. They take over a large amount of land, produce a lot of CO2 and require huge amounts of energy to stay warm, cool and functioning. However, there are home features that can make any luxury home more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly.

Opt for locally sourced materials

Before huge cargo ships took over our seas, sourcing local materials was the norm. Even though shipping makes other materials much more available, it came with a big environmental cost. So, if you want your luxurious home to help keep pollution at bay, you can opt for architectural solutions that involve the use of locally-harvested wood from wood farms, as well local stone and clay that can be transported to your building site quickly and easily.

Good insulation and air-tightness

Large luxury homes tend to waste a lot of energy through air leaks, drafts and uncontrolled airflow (sometimes even up to 30% of home’s heat). However, new air-tightness solutions and better insulation can keep your energy loss at a minimum while keeping the optimal indoor temperature.

Energy-efficient windows

Utilizing double- or triple-glazed windows is another great way to further reduce heat loss and eliminate cold spots at home. These windows make every home energy-efficient while providing the interior with plenty of natural light.

Green roofs and walls

Green roofs are nothing new in architecture, but today, there are new technologies and trends that are making them appropriate not only for rural, but urban environments too. They are very practical, efficient and aesthetically pleasing roofing options that can help reduce energy consumption and prevent the “heat island” effect in cities. Additionally, living walls, both in the interior and exterior, can help regulate air quality and serve as an interesting design feature.

Solar power

Opting for renewable energy sources is becoming more and more popular and many companies try to perfect their designs and technologies to make the best use of the natural resources. Aside from the “passive” design, installing solar panels can also help homeowners harness the energy of the sun and use it throughout their homes. When combined with batteries, solar panels can make homes almost completely energy independent. Additionally, they can be an elegant and modern exterior decor element, especially in contemporary-designed homes.

Natural heating and cooling

Just like solar, geothermal energy can also be used in luxury homes. It can be utilized for heating and cooling while keeping the home’s environmental footprint relatively small. This allows the building and designing extremely luxurious and aesthetically pleasing homes without any feeling of guilt.

Eco-friendly swimming pools

Swimming pools were never synonymous with eco-friendliness and sustainability. They are perceived to be very wasteful, especially in areas prone to frequent droughts, and they require many chemicals to stay clean and energy to stay warm. However, today there is a way to keep your swimming pool without creating a huge water and energy waste. There are pools that use solar panels for heating, have amazing heat retention properties and even natural plants to keep them clean. Plants not only keep natural pools clean and free of chemicals, but they also attract local wildlife!

LEDs instead of traditional bulbs

In the last twenty years, lighting experienced many radical changes, mostly due to advancements in LED technology. LED light bulbs are much more energy efficient and have a longer lifespan, which reduces waste and energy spent on constant bulb demand.

Tech integration

The integration of smart tech is another practical and effective way to make your home more luxurious and sustainable. Gadgets that help manage lighting, heating, cooling and irrigation can all reduce total energy consumption and remote-control options allow owners to have control over their home even when they are away.

Smart gardens

Gardens have always been a great way to improve the look of the property and provide the owner with a private place for some outdoor relaxation. However, some gardens require a lot of irrigation, fertilizing and tending to in order to look good. But, if you opt for local plants and greenery resistant to droughts, you can greatly reduce water demands. Additionally, planting vegetables and fruit can be as good for the Earth as it is good for you and your family.

Eco-friendliness doesn’t have to involve living a life devoid of luxury. By utilizing these green features into your home, you can enjoy all the luxury and help keep the environment healthy and free of pollution.

Expecting a baby is one of the most joyous moments in anyone’s life, and decorating the nursery is equally exciting. However, all modern nurseries seem to resemble each other and they all include the same items – from a princess-themed wallpaper for girls to a Cars-inspired crib for boys. So, why don’t you start thinking outside the box for a moment and do something unusual for your newborn to make them feel really special and appreciated? If you’re willing to do something like that, but are unsure what, here are a couple of ideas that might help you achieve your goal and make your nursery seem like it was designed by a professional interior decorator.

 

Seating arrangement

This is something most parents forget because their main focus is on the baby, not themselves, but the seating arrangement is crucial for everyone involved. Feeding your baby, holding it in your hands and cradling it to sleep is definitely exhausting, which is why the nursery has to include a spot where the parents can relax and take a break. Mothers love a comfortable rocking chair where they can feed the baby, while fathers usually prefer a comfy sofa or an armchair, so don’t forget to find room for these things as well.

 

The right color

Back in the day, painting a nursery was easy – get a bucket of pink color for the girls and blue for the boys, and you’re good to go! Today, things aren’t that simple, not because pink and blue have gone out of style, but because parents don’t mind including other color choices as well. Anything from beige, gray, lime green, yellow and even white will do, as long as the walls are painted with care and precision. Keep in mind that personalizing the space in accordance with your own taste makes much more sense than blindly following the trends – after all, that’s going to give your nursery the personal touch it needs.

 

Toys, toys, toys!

No nursery is complete without the baby’s personal belongings, including the toys that should surround it from early on. A room with no baby’s favorite toys looks rather sad, grim and dull, so remember to add a few – nevertheless, try not to go overboard and cover the crib with dozens of stuffed animals. As soon as your baby starts walking and being active, you should adapt to this transition and start introducing more advanced and complex toys that will make them more active and independent. This is an important step in your child’s development, and something you definitely shouldn’t skip, so inspire your loved ones and encourage them to think for themselves more than before.

 

Storage space

Although they’re quite small and seem more than easy to handle, babies require a ton of products and equipment on a daily basis – not to mention a pile of diapers and clean clothes. All of these items need to be by your side at all times, so keeping them close-by is a must. A practical vanity is the best way to keep all of your baby’s possessions at one spot, but it’s also perfect for organizing storage space. These vanities can be quite spacious, yet don’t take too much room in a nursery that’s probably not that big anyway, so they’re perfect.

 

Art pieces and photos

Just because you’re decorating a nursery doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add some class to it. Being surrounded by lots of different colors can be a positive influence on your toddler’s mental and physical development, so explore classic and contemporary art pieces which you can incorporate into their nursery and hang a few on the walls. Also, since you’ve probably started taking photos of your baby the second it arrived from the delivery room, feel free to develop some of them as well. Pick colorful and playful frames and scatter them all around the room, following the development of your children from the earliest days of their lives.

 

Designing and decorating a nursery is the best way to prepare for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. Once you complete the process, sit back, relax and celebrate this new beginning in your life.

Modern rustic home design has been on fire lately and everyone seems to have fallen in love with it! Homeowners are embracing the combination of rustic charm and benefits of modern amenities. The attraction lies in the successful marriage of natural, rugged beauty that offers an abundance of textures, earthy colours and organic warmth, and the elegance and sleek lines of modern furniture and appliances.

The result is a contemporary rustic style that feels very open, fresh, grounded and real, and here are several suggestions on how to incorporate it into your home.

Raw natural materials

Perhaps the most important element of a modern rustic home is the use of natural, raw materials in its architecture and décor. The main idea is to bring nature inside and the more natural these materials look, the easier it becomes to tie the whole design into a cohesive rustic whole. It aims to expose all the nature’s imperfections, such as knottiness of wood and cracks in stone, in all their beauty and glory.

In an old home, these materials preserve its character and uniqueness, and in new, modern homes, they add a ton of charm and rustic appeal. The modern rustic design intentionally puts focus on exposed brick and wooden ceiling beams, uses reclaimed wood, as they are all reminiscent of nature at its finest.

Simple fabrics

The presence of nature indoors is carried further through the use of rugs, linens, covers and upholstery. The trend moves away from busy, floral patterns towards more calm fabrics with simple prints. The materials in use are jute, faux leather, animal prints, sisal, woven baskets and braided rugs. The best effect is achieved with neutral, sand-coloured furniture combined with butcher block or concrete countertops, driftwood light fixtures and faux cow or zebra hides, or sheepskin throws. These are very durable and stain-resistant materials and they make a perfect choice for chairs and rugs.

Large windows are a must as they are the best way to bring the outdoors in. It’s a design component that easily satisfies the rustic interior and modern quality demands. Traditional rustic designs were quite dark and gloomy, but a modern rustic home boasts with openness, airiness and lots of light.

Modern furniture and amenities

As we have mentioned before, this particular design style wants to get the best of both worlds: a rustic design with all the conveniences of modern living. To achieve this, incorporate all the rustic elements but keep your furniture modern, such as pieces in mid-century style. You can also browse through the internet and magazines for more inspiration, but if you are looking for some French country inspired furniture, make sure to give Rococo Decor a try.

Neutral color palette

In rustic modern homes, there are no strong and vibrant colors. Dominant tones are subdued and the color palette is neutral, so the walls are mostly white or sand-colored with the addition of natural materials like wood or stone. Such walls make a great blank canvas for you to express your creativity and add pieces that represent your personal taste.

The fireplace

Finally, don’t forget the fireplace. How can a rustic styled home be complete without the coziness of a warm and inviting fireplace? Whether you choose a style in stone with a chunky, wooden mantel or a modern wood stove, a fireplace is always an ideal addition to a rustic home and a great focal point of a family room.

By combining the natural, earthy elements of rustic style with contemporary, clean design is getting the best of both worlds. With an open floor plan, exposed natural architecture such as brick, stone and wood, and modern, mid-century furniture, you’ll have an eclectic décor that offers a warm, charming and inviting setting for your everyday life.

A long time ago I decided that I only wanted to sleep on the best. Bed sheets, pillow, mattresses – I finally bought into the idea that you spend a third of your life sleeping so you might as well do it in the best conditions possible. And then I found out there was a lot more to it than just making the decision. Just a quick read of a bed sheet guide will show you things are a bit more complicated than I assumed. But I got across it and managed to put together the best bedroom set up for me (and I started sleeping like and angel). But then I had a different problem. A first-world problem to be sure but a problem nonetheless. After shelling out so much for quality bed sheets, I didn’t really feel comfortable just getting rid of them when they started to wear through. So I got creative! Below are my tip 10 ways to re-use bed sheet when they’re no longer good for sleeping.

Picnic blankets

Why spend money on fancy picnic blankets when you basically have some already? Most bed sheets are perfect for the purpose, and all the better if they’re colourful or patterned. If the ground is a bit damp, all you need to do is fold the sheet over once or twice. Your family outing or romantic lunch is sorted without any extra hassle.

Pets

dog, pillows
Speaking of dogs, old bed sheets make excellent pet blankets. Put an old sheet in your cat or dog’s basket or favourite place to lie in the house for extra comfort. Alternatively, you can fashion a super simple dog toy by cutting a sheet into strips and then braiding these. If you don’t have pets, consider donating your old bed sheets to your local animal shelter, as they tend to need all the supplies they can get.

Cleaning

Old sheets can easily be a greener, cheaper alternative to disposable cleaning products. Use them in the garage or garden for your messy hands and shoes, turn them into rags for cleaning the floor or other surfaces, or use them to pat down your dog after an especially muddy or wet walk.

Plant protection

If you’re worried that your plants won’t withstand the chill, help them out by covering them with an old bed sheet. It will trap some of the warmth from the ground and keep out a light frost. This works especially well if you place a fitted sheet over a raised flower bed.

Kids’ forts

kid fort
Image source
Who doesn’t like building a fort? You can use old bed sheets to build a fort for an excellent time even in bad weather. Or, if you’re feeling extra creative, have a look at this bed for guide on how to make a simple, no-sew teepee for the kids. Old bed sheets… or a grand fortress?

Movie screen

What’s a better way to watch a film than on a big screen? If you want to create your own cinema-sized screen, all you need to do is hang up a sheet. This way you don’t need to worry about not having any white walls, and you can even fashion an outdoor cinema. Don’t have a projector? You can find fairly cheap second-hand ones online, or rent or borrow one from places in your area.

Shopping bag

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to refashion pillowcases into tote bags. You’ll be helping the environment, and you’ll avoid accumulating drawers full of plastic bags in your home. You’ll also save the money you would spend to buy one. And as an added bonus, you might just have the most stylish shopping bag in the store.

Clothes

pyjama bed
If you like sewing or want to learn, making old bed sheets into new clothes is a great project for you. It’s especially wonderful for beginners because you won’t be wasting any expensive material. Consider starting with something simple, like a loose summer dress or some pyjama pants, depending on what kind of bedsheets you have.

Packing material

Whether you’re moving, travelling, or storing your belongings, bubble wrap and butcher’s paper are useful, but they’re very wasteful and can be expensive. Instead, ensure the safety of your fragile objects by wrapping them up in old bed sheets. Not only are they reusable and very versatile, but they’re completely free! You can fold or crumple them to prevent things from rattling around, use them to wrap scratch-prone objects, and so much more.

Decoration

There are many cool things you can fashion out of old sheets, including crib mobiles, curtains, fabric-covered clothes hangers, embroidered wall decorations, quilts, and anything else you can think of. Stay busy, get crafty, and add some colour to your home. If this sounds like a good idea but you’re not sure you could do it, consider going to sewing or quilting classes, or just delve into the unlimited resource that is the internet.

Article by Jade Emily

Lighting is often overlooked when it comes to essential interior design elements, but it is vital to the overall ambiance of a space. In fact, lighting is just as important as furniture, wallpaper and paint. Besides helping you see and perform tasks in your home better, the type and position of the light fixture affect the colors in the room, and the fixture itself can serve as a decorative piece. While natural light still is the best choice (windows, doors, and skylights), it is still limited to one part of the day, and it is impossible for it to access every space. Fortunately, these days, it is possible to find light fixtures to fit any room, regardless of its décor and style.

Know the three types of lighting

Bedroom with different types of lighting

The trick for creating the perfect atmosphere in any room is layered lighting. Here are the three layers you need to know about:

  • General or ambient lighting is the ceiling fixture which makes up to 75% of the light in the room. In larger rooms, there is a need for several ceiling lights.
  • Task lighting helps accomplish specific tasks (e.g., reading a book or preparing food).
  • Accent lighting serves as a decorative element by enhancing certain features of the room (e.g. artwork, bookshelves, decorative trim).

Your guide to lighting: Room by room

Every room has a different ambiance and function. Therefore, every room requires different lighting solutions. The foyer is the perfect room to go grand with the lighting fixture. Install an oversized, single-light fixture or a large statement chandelier. For a small, dark space, use a full-length mirror to double the amount of light. General lighting in the living room is usually provided by a modern or a traditionally ornate chandelier, but you can also use several big pendants. Wall sconces will help you create a theatre-style atmosphere, and you can use accent lights to draw attention to artwork or bookshelves. As for task lights, you can spotlight the entertainment area with LED tape lights and place a floor/table lamp near the reading chair.

Living room lighting

Functional lighting is the key in the kitchen. A striking ceiling fixture will provide ambient light, but you will also need task lighting for specific areas (e.g. mini lights for the kitchen cabinets) and accent lights in the form of pendants above the kitchen island. The dining room lighting depends on the shape of the table. For long, rectangular tables choose multiple pendants or linear chandeliers. For round tables, go with mini chandeliers or staggered pendants. Task lights are the most important in the bathroom, and the lighting around the mirror is the most essential here – bathroom sconces and vanity lights are the best choices. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you might need more than one ambient fixture (e.g. one in the center of the room and the other above the bathtub). Bedroom lighting needs to create a relaxing atmosphere. Don’t place the general fixture above the bed to avoid glare. It would be useful to have dimmers to be able to control the light intensity. If you have a reading nook, use a table/floor lamp or a pendant to provide adequate light for reading.

Lighting fixtures as style statements

Two lights over the table

Finally, lighting fixtures need to fit into the overall style of the room. It is not the same if your home is decorated in Mid-century modern or vintage fashion. So here are the most frequent interior design approaches and fixtures that fit them best:

Arts and crafts: Fixtures made of thick and solid materials, usually of rectangular shape.
Contemporary: Clean, uncluttered lines, complete absence of ornamentation.
Country: Rough-hewn woods, heavily textured surfaces and natural forged metals.
Traditional: Elegant, gentle curves and restrained ornamentation.
Transitional: Earth-tone finishes, traditional lines, light ornaments.
Scandinavian: Simplistic, often bell-shaped pendants in neutral or metallic hues.

Oscar de la Renta said that the most important thing is “perfect lighting at all times”, and he couldn’t be more right. Take these tips and use them to create the home you deserve.

Decorating your live-in place to vibe the sentiment, history, culture and a period you feel most connected to is one of the best ways to approach your home design. If you’ve recently been to Morocco, you’ve probably fallen in love with every moment of it. The freedom of mind, letting go of perfection ideals, playing with everything surrounding you and enjoying the product of your experimentation is what Moroccan style is all about. Now, if you’ve decided to bring a little bit of Morocco into your home, read through the tips below to get the latest designer scoop on what works best for a Moroccan-inspired home:

Statement flamboyant colors and intricate detailing

 

Photo source: Houzz.com

For the best Moroccan vibe, laying out earthly tones as a base for layers of textures, patterns and strong accents that come later is the perfect start. Forget all about balance, matching fabrics and colors when using Morocco as your inspo: this country’s style is about unintentional uniqueness, mixing potentially impossible design elements into a cohesive structure and staying true to your own sentiment. As Moroccan homes are all truly individual, you’ll almost never find two homes that are alike. Along with flamboyant colors, ceiling to floor intricate, alluring detailing is yet another Moroccan feature. Doors, the stairs, floors or cabinets – there’s no limit to where you can find this explosion of detailing and color.

Tiles that tell a story

Photo source: mimarinteriors.com

Nothing about Moroccan styles is about playing it safe, and a true testament to this charming carelessness is the fact both floors and walls are usually covered in tiles with intricate patterns and embellishments. Use an entire area of your home such as the kitchen, lounge or the dining room and build the look around it: dramatic tiles with interesting textures are the perfect way to start your Morocco adventure.

Photo source: Pinterest.com

Rugs with a personality

In Moroccan design, rugs aren’t only used for the floor but as statement wall décor, as well; the patterns are either dramatic or very subtle, and the colors are bold. Certain types of rugs, i.e. particular patterns have a cultural meaning and are used in various local celebrations like weddings and similar. Check out Moroccan history before you choose the patterns for your home.

Moroccan arches for Islamic inspiration

One of the most beautiful, breathtaking features of Moroccan interiors is definitely the Moroccan arch, also known as the horseshoe arch. Known as Moorish arches in some areas, are archetypal of Islamic architecture and are either lobed, rounded or pointed. Built this way, they are giving a very lavish touch to every typical Moroccan house. You could build a few in your home, as a true statement to your Moroccan enchantment.

Photo source: Pinterest.com

Ottomans and cushions

Predominantly an Islamic country, Morocco draws a lot of its cultural and architectural influence from Arabic countries. One of those, for sure, is the obsession with bold ottomans, small couch cushions and large floor cushions that are both decoration and the place to rest your feet. Choose fabrics with raised embroidery to stay on point.

Moroccan Riad as freedom

Interior courtyards, similar to Indian and Arabic yard concepts are an inevitable element in traditional Moroccan design. Although a traditional riad (riad arab. = garden) had a fountain as its centerpiece, modern riads are likely to have indoor ponds, play areas or swimming pools. As Morocco is a country largely inhabited by Muslims, a Riad is a great gathering spot for women, giving them freedom and privacy. If you’ve got enough space in your home, build a Riad for a true Morocco vibe.

Photo source: Pinterest.com

Build your Moroccan-inspired home to remind you of this beautiful, colorful culture with incredibly rich history and tradition. Include fragrances like nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron or other exotic spices as a finishing touch to link the mind to Moroccan bazaars the moment you walk in. Good luck designing!

When it comes to good gift giving, there’s three main types that are well received: visual, edible or an experience. That could be, flowers, chocolates and tickets to an event. However, if you’re looking to explore beyond the realms of ‘tried and tested’ – home décor gifts can be a great hit too.

With gift giving in general, the type of present that you’ll be giving is hugely dependent on the type of person who’ll be receiving it – and the aesthetic of their home; so, we made a few different categories.

Here are some ideas that are sure to be a hit!

Home Décor Gift Ideas:

The Classic Look

To achieve the classic look, your home décor gift should be described as timeless and effortlessly chic. If you’re not sure what makes something timeless or effortlessly chic, there’s a few things you look out for:

Firstly, is your item something that’s always been fashionable? Something that isn’t a fad and can be gifted at any time of year to any person – like a scented candle perhaps? That’s a timeless gift.

Credit: The White Company

Next, classic home décor gifts should have the ability to fit within almost any interior design theme – because they’re often neutral in design and aesthetic. Therefore, features to look out for are clean lines, neutral tones (like cream, black and grey); and classic materials like glass, metal or wood.

A great classic home décor gift idea would be a sleek hanging lantern, accompanied by a white scented candle.

 

The Unmissable Gift

Perhaps you like to make a statement or your friend loves things that are out of the ordinary? If you’re looking to have an impact then your home décor gift should be unmissable!

You’ll need to think BIG and think different; and this doesn’t mean expensive either.

If you’re looking to spend a little more on your unmissable gift, this contemporary human sculpture from InStyle-Décor will certainly hit the spot. It’s custom-made and will make a great addition to any wall.

 

Credit: InStyle-Décor

The Personal Home Décor Gift

If you’re looking for a home décor gift idea that’s a little more personal, perhaps it’s for a close friend, then our best advice is to make something; nothing shows through like researching and making a present!

There’s tonnes of tutorials out there, like these DIY shabby chic home accessories that are easy and inexpensive to make.

Credit: unsplash.com

 

The Stylish Gift

Are you buying a home décor gift for an interior design fiend with a carefully curated array of decorative items? Fear not, a stylish gift is easy to find!

For a gift that successfully stylish, it needs to be one part classic (neutral, timeless, tasteful) and one part quirky (not found in every home).

These three delicate hanging frames from Cox & Cox hit the nail on the head perfectly. You can either gift them as they are, or choose some of your favourite images to place inside to add a personal touch!

Why not go the extra mile and help them hang the frames too?

All stylish people drink wine right? This geometric wine rack is a delightfully stylish way to display wines.  

Credit: The Little House Shop

The Fun Home Décor Gift

Last, but certainly not least, on this list is the fun home décor gift. This is perfect for a goofy friend, a young homeowner (like a child that’s recently moved out), or as a light-hearted and economical present.

A mini cinema light box is a fun gift that’s small, sweet and will make a great addition to any room!

Other Considerations

Each situation is different, and while we’d all love to gift a handmade ornate home décor piece to everyone – there’s a few variables that could limit this.

First and foremost, consider your budget; you don’t want to fall in love with an item that you can’t afford!

Next, what’s your timeline? If you only have a few days until your gift-giving event then ordering something that’s handmade might not be the best idea.

Lastly, don’t make it too good a gift or you’ll never want to give it away.

Happy gift giving guys!

 

The rustic-modern style exudes organic beauty, focusing on a neutral colour palette, natural materials and a simple yet elegant look. Not only will this style give character to your bathroom, but it will also create an ambiance of serenity and tranquillity, transforming it into your personal home-spa. This interior style is a perfect choice for those who love sleek contemporary elements with a rustic flair. The rustic-modern style is balanced and harmonious because these two different looks go perfectly with each other. The somewhat cool modern design becomes much warmer and inviting when paired up with the rustic décor, bringing you closer to nature.

Use natural materials

Natural materials, such as wood, brick and rough-cut stone, are essential for creating a rustic-modern look. By introducing natural materials to your bathroom, you’re welcoming nature into your home and creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. From wooden furniture with a rough finish, to unpolished stone floors, there are plenty of ideas for using natural materials in your bathroom. Other materials include slate, cotton, linen, terracotta, seagrass and wicker that you can use for decorative elements. Don’t hesitate to introduce materials with imperfections because they will help you create an atmosphere of authenticity and capture the essence of the rustic-modern style.

Introduce luxurious elements

You should add one or two hand-picked details that will introduce a sense of elegance to your home-spa. Whether it’s a lush chandelier, beautiful freestanding bathtub or a modern shower, you will create a stunning focal point in your bathroom that will leave everyone speechless. However, you shouldn’t go overboard with luxurious details because it will create an exaggerated and kitschy look.

Go for minimalism

While natural elements will add a rustic flair to your bathroom, a minimalist design will help you create a modern look. Simplicity is one of the most important principles of modern design that exudes effortless beauty. Furthermore, minimalism will help you free your bathroom from all the unnecessary items, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity. By decluttering your rustic-modern bathroom, you’ll create an open, airy and organic look. Make sure to eliminate all expired products and keep your surfaces clean and clutter-free. You should place a lovely vase of fresh flowers or bare branches on your vanity to add a touch of nature.

Add plenty of storage units

Decorative details aren’t that common in the rustic-modern bathroom. However, if you have some that you wish to include, make sure to pick just a few that will fit the ambient perfectly. You should introduce closets and shelves to store towels, make-up, cleaning products and other items. For a harmonious and cohesive look, you can’t go wrong with wooden storage compartments or units in white colour. You can also introduce wicker baskets for storing towels that will be stylish and functional details. Wooden cabinetry or lovely white hanging shelves with iron hardware will perfectly fit you rustic-modern design while providing you with plenty of storage space.

Choose a neutral colour palette

When it comes to wall paint in the rustic-modern bathroom, you should opt for white or beige. The key lies in warm, neutral tones that will bring tranquillity and serenity to your bathroom. A neutral, earthy colour scheme will echo the natural materials in your bathroom. You should go with off-white, soft beige and charcoal grey to create a subtle yet elegant, organic look. Make sure to choose hues with a chalky, matte finish to capture the essence of the modern-rustic design. However, if you want to play with the design and materials, you can use stikwood for the wall behind your bathroom sink. Not only will it create a lovely rustic look, but it will also make for a stunning accent detail in your personal sanctuary.

The rustic-modern bathroom design will help you create an authentic organic look in your home-spa that exudes effortless beauty. While contemporary elements will help you create a sleek ambiance, natural rustic details will add warmth and a touch of nature to your lovely bathroom.

As an increasing number of people are starting to incorporate eco-friendly, planet-conscious notions into their everyday lives, the demand for environmentally friendly products and eco services is constantly growing. It’s not hard to do your bit for the planet, and with a little bit of thought and working with the right business, you can quickly achieve a well-decorated, eco-conscious home too. Looking for some inspiration? Look no further.