Interior Décor

People often want to make a change in their homes and this is something natural, and while most of you would first think of painting and redecorating the walls, we bring you something that’s both old and new, and that never fails to make an impression.

Using wallpapers can prove to be a smart choice for a variety of reasons. This is the best and fastest way to decorate your house, no matter if we are talking about your bedroom or kitchen, and you have a variety of options to choose from. Just imagine how expensive hiring a professional painter would be compared to simply attaching the pictures to the walls, and we have just the thing for you.


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You can choose from the imagery that combines classic and modern themes. There are also models with abstract themes, and if you feel you have something great in mind, you can have that made for you too!

Now, if we are talking specifically about murals and designs, floral models work best, and there are Asians themes, more particularly, Chinese and Korean, that are among the most sought for when it comes to remodelling. If you want something exotic, there are also Indian models with elephants. This will give your home that original vibe everybody’s looking for.


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We cannot stress enough that individuality is important. Don’t go with a wallpaper you don’t like just because it’s popular. We are all different, with different preferences. While some people find comfort in nature and prefer nature-inspired wallpapers, others enjoy in skyscrapers, night lights, and hectic imagery of the busy nightlife because it invites pondering about life.

Either case, what’s more important is for you to create an atmosphere inside your home where you feel comfortable and welcomed…after all, your home is the place where you spend most of your time. And yes, wallpapers can help create that atmosphere, you just need to choose the one you feel closer to.


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If you don’t want to cover the entire wall, another option is to use wallpaper stripes designed to be used exactly in that way. All you need is to place them strategically on the surfaces you think are empty. Give it some thought. For example, if you have a vintage cupboard that’s against the wall, and placed in the centre, a stripe of wallpaper on each side of it would make the interior even more marvelous.


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Turn the dull atmosphere into a live vibrant environment that you will enjoy in and will also impress your guests. Let your creativity guide your life and choices!   


Author’s bio:

With years of experience in home design and with an incredible creational spirit, Danica proves to be a very prolific designer and a very dedicated one too. Through the help of Buckeyestateblog, she wants to take this passion of hers and share it with the world, involving thousands of other people who are passionate about good taste and innovative home designs. This way she thinks she can help more and more people achieve their dreams of a dream home.

It’s time to decorate your home for Christmas! Check out Amy’s tips for Christmas décor and enjoy the holidays!

1. Incorporate lanterns into your design

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Lanterns  are a bit old-fashioned themselves, but their use as Christmas décor is very diverse. You can buy readymade lanterns or make some yourself. All you need are some empty jars. Put Christmas ornaments and lights inside the jars to get real holiday-like lanterns. You can also put candles inside for a cosier and warmer feel. Lanterns can also be made of metal, wood, or non-flammable paper. They can be used both outside in the yard or inside your house fro Christmas décor. Using a bucket, you can even make cool outdoor ice lanterns. Put some berries or acorns into the ice to get an amazing effect. You can never have too much lanterns, so place them throughout your home, even in bathroom.

2. Embrace different colour schemes


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It does not have to be all red and green. Experiment with some new trendy colours, or make your own unique combination. Metallic colours, such as gold, silver, bronze, or copper are very popular this Christmas. Their advantage is that they can be easily combined with each other, so you can even go for a three-colour mix. Add some clear lights to your metallic combination and you will have a real star cluster in your living room. Lime ornaments are one of the newest trends. They combine well with light blue. Another funky choice is pink. But if you are really bold, do a more-than-three-colours tree. Try out more combinations to see which one agrees with your personality, or let your kids do all the work.

3. Try an alternative Christmas tree


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Are you allergic to pine (or to the idea of pine), or your place is too small for a real Christmas tree? Try some alternative Christmas tree options. Make a tree-like formation of your personal library. Gather all the books with green covers that you have. First make a wider base and then stack the books on top of each other, slowly narrowing it. Or, stack the books on your bookshelf to resemble a pine tree. If you have some lights left, make the outline of a tree on your wall and tack it so it would not move. Hang a Christmas tree fabric on the wall, or draw a tree on a chalkboard. You can even cut out paper ornaments, colour them and tape them onto the chalkboard tree. Hang your photos, frames, and memorabilia on the wall in the shape of a tree.

4. Add natural elements to your design


Incorporate unusual natural elements into your holiday décor for a modern twist. Put feathers into glass ornaments, or scatter them around the house. Make wreaths and table centrepieces from living succulents. They can survive even after Christmas.

5. Get crafty with the kids


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Letting your kids help you out with decorating will make them happy and you will spend some quality time together. Let them make soft balls from leftover fabric and hang them on the tree, or give them your old shoe rack to re-purpose it and turn it into an advent calendar.

Have you got any other ideas for Christmas décor ?

There’s something magical about Christmas that makes us want to create our own decorations, and when we have a specific theme in mind, we want to have decorations that match that theme perfectly. That’s why DIY Christmas decor and decorations are extremely popular right now, and we’ve rounded up 5 of the easiest DIY Christmas projects.

Frosty Mason Jar Lanterns

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There are two ways to achieve a wonderfully festive frosted effect for your vases, candle votives, and mason jars. The first is to use faux snow and the second is to use epsom salt. Both require Mod Podge to adhere the frost to the glass. The faux snow creates more of a frosty look while the epsom salt creates more of an icy effect. Both ways look stunning and are super simple to create.

Twinkling Christmas Canvas Art

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Using LED lights to brighten up canvas art is a wildly trending DIY project right now. Why not take advantage of all the free tutorials and create your own Christmas version? You can have your twinkling canvas art say anything you want. From a meaningful line in your favorite Christmas carol to a family motto, your festive imagination is the limit.

Glitter Christmas Light Magnets

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In many homes, refrigerators lack the holiday spirit. Instead of having a bland fridge this year, dress it up with these incredibly easy and cute glittery Christmas light magnets. Use them to display your Christmas cards on your fridge or to keep your Christmas dinner shopping list close at hand.

Adorable Sock Snowmen

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When you’re looking for an irresitably adorable DIY Christmas decoration, make these super simple sock snowmen. These soft and cuddly snowmen are fantastic Christmas decorations for a kid’s room, on your mantel, or just about anywhere in your home. If you have a guest staying with you for the holidays, put one of these snowmen on a pillow so your guest will feel comfortable and welcome.

DIY Recycled Christmas Window

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For a personalized, colorful, and creative way to display your holiday spirit, make your own Christmas window out of a recycled window frame. Use photos of your friends and family and cute out tiny trees or snowflakes from colorful scrapbook paper. Then display it on your mantel or hang it on a wall for everyone to see.


Article written by Kelly Mahan, also a writer for, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. Check more on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

This year’s interior design scene is characterized by creative blends of retro decors and contemporary elements, with just a few green additions to spice up the mix and achieve a flattering natural effect. Home designers throughout the world have come to regard vintage as the new modern, but old-fashioned decors have been re-imagined in different ways across countries. If you have not had a chance to check out the biggest home decorating trends in 2015, take a quick look at the top five national reinterpretations of classic designs: we guarantee you will love them!

1. Russia: Mix of old and new


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The Soviets are known for their sentimental attitude towards the past and an undying love for furnishings evocative of bygone eras. The use of imposing wooden pieces, overhauled antiques and charming vintage details such as ceramic figurines, lavish art objects and rich drapes creates an ambiance of grandeur and Russian bourgeoisie style reminiscent of the Belle Époque. For a décor borrowed straight from the set for Anna Karenina, add vintage nightstands, solid wood armoires and crystal chandeliers to your living area, and round off the look with a set of old-fashioned wine glasses and a black-and-white chessboard.

2. India: Craft Revival


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The cradle of beautiful carpet patterns and supple fabrics, India has ventured to restore its traditional crafts to the global interior décor scene. With fascinating rugs and elaborate throw designs crafted by antique quilting and weaving techniques, Indian homes are characterized by abundance of cultural motifs and appealing textures, and old-fashioned elements also occupy a prominent place in wall treatments, linens, artwork and various decorative accents.

3. Spain: Sophisticated and youthful


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The Spanish decor revolves around deployment of sophisticated furnishings and playful designer accessories such as vividly colored textiles and unique ceramic items. Outmoded sofas and armchairs paired with bold splashes of youthful tones and textured fabrics with creative patterns render a charming eccentric feel to homes on the Iberian Peninsula. A spot where the real world and fairytales collide, Spanish home decor is an endless source of inspiration for every crafty homeowner with a penchant for colorful experiments following in the footsteps of Picasso and Dali.

4. Mexico: New vintage


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Though gentrification is rapidly gaining momentum in Mexico, Latin homeowners have not conceded to forgo their artisan past and have resorted to the use of colorful vintage elements to complement the modern decor. The combinations of the antique and the contemporary in Mexican houses represent a creative deviation from the mainstream and open room for personal expression. Driven by imagination and supplemented by a handful of classic furnishings, Mexican homes represent probably the most intriguing trend on the global interior design scene, so make sure you give Latin look a serious thought if you want your living area to be an extension of your personality.

5. Japan: Green Interiors


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Fueled by affection for nature, Japanese home decor is marked by a refreshing note and deployment of outdoor elements inside. To spite drab concrete and glass surfaces lurking at every urban corner, designers have managed to visually enrich the proverbially tiny Japanese home and compensate for the lack of garden space by abundance of green details such as potted plants, blossoms and dry flowers. This trend is perhaps to an extent aided by increased environmental awareness and preference for clean, organic choices in all aspects of life, from personal care and lifestyle products to spruced-up home designs and work environments. Either way, the Japanese decor is a true eye-candy!

6. France: Country Decor


French country décor is both sophisticated and cozy. It is characterized by ruffles, shabby chic patterns, distressed woodwork and appealing combinations of neutral and bold colors. It has recently become very popular around the world.

If you like what you see, go ahead and transplant a piece of global décor into your home: after all, multiculturalism has been hip over the past few years, and the trend of merging different cultures into a style fit for each and every nation will probably stick around for another decade.

Minimalism is in this season in the world of interior design, and a style that is often quoted as the landmark example in this décor category is the Japanese art of Zen. Characterized by natural materials, barebones layouts and simple lines, Japanese design focuses on function and free energy flow rather than luxury and visual interest. If you want to transform your bedroom into a private Zen haven, there are several adjustments you will have to make, including choice of colors, fabrics and boudoir furniture, as well as lighting options and accessories.


To render a Zen ambiance to your bedroom, go with soft, natural colors that have a calming effect. Gentle, neutral tones such as white, cream, beige or light bamboo will make an excellent wall paint choice, while the furnishings should be in brown, grey or subdued green tones. Visual distractions and multitude of colors are not conducive to de-stressing, resting and energy flow, so try to maintain a consistent color scheme throughout the room. Use bold and bright shades only if necessary, e.g. as accents in Japanese drapes or wall art.


In a Zen bedroom, balance, openness and stability are vital, so keep your furniture minimal and low to the ground. For best visual effects, pick elements that have a minimal monochromatic design and clean lines. The focus in Japanese décor rests on the essential rather than lavish, so your bedroom should feature only the indispensable furnishings such as a platform bed (a thick mattress placed directly on the floor will do the trick equally well), a short-leg coffee table and unpretentious wardrobe or a drawer dresser. Avoid clustering furniture to create a fresh, airy atmosphere favored in the East.


Illumination plays an important role in a Japanese bedroom, and the best light source for a Zen-styled home is natural light. For ample sunlight, install large windows and keep the curtains pulled back – this will make the room more welcoming and create an optimal unity of the outdoor area and the room interior. Artificial light sources such as pendant shades and nightstand lamps should be employed cautiously and if their use is necessary, they should be concealed to achieve a minimalist, non-Western look. Standing floor lamps with wooden bases and spherical paper lanterns in natural colors, however, are generally acceptable as they are common in Japanese bedrooms.


For a Japanese feel in the boudoir, make use of organic fabrics such as cotton and silk. Get linens and curtains in natural, light colors or using unbleached textiles. Dark blue materials are also well-suited to the Zen style in case you want to add an accent tone to the room. Standard floor coverings should be replaced by a tatami mat, a traditional Japanese rug crafted from compressed rice straws. For visual interest, throw in a couple of decorative cushions or bed covers with Japanese embroidery simulations.


The Japanese style is predominantly minimalist, but a few practical accessories can help achieve a homely atmosphere in the bedroom. A Shoji screen made from a bamboo or wooden frame and translucent paper or hand-painted silk panel will add a dash of authentic Japan to your private area while helping you conceal the bed, an unsightly pile of clutter or the TV (if you truly cannot go without it in your sleeping premises). Other potential Zen accessories include bonsai trees, ikebana arrangements, pot pourri boxes, silk curtains, floor pillows and art paintings with swallows, cherry blossom or similar nature-inspired designs.

If your lifetime dream is to visit Japan, perhaps a Zen feel at home can tide you over until you save up enough money to travel to the East. Follow these simple tips and transform your master bedroom into your private cradle of Japanese harmony, peace and elegance.

Yes, the world of books is constantly changing. And, just like it is the case with their content, there will always be various new settings and innovative outlooks, different e-books formats, additions and even multimedia included, probably 3D or even more advanced. However, just as classics are still sought, read and cherished shoulder to shoulder with the most modern genres, printed books will always have their place in our homes. Now, about that place, why not make it more than a bookshelf and have a truly decorative furniture item? Here is how to.

The setting

Decorative Bookshelves for Every Book Lover
One clear advantage of keeping to printed books is the very setting you will be reading in. Designing a perfect reading nook simply requires having paper books on shelves all around you, the smell, the feel under your fingers all the dimension, the kickstarters to a different world you cannot get elsewhere when it comes to reading experience. It is hard to imagine a warm and cozy place where the central action is happening either on your tablet or Kindle, let alone laptop or desktop, missing those extra sensory dimensions. The effect the screens have on your health should not be overlooked too.

Shelf material

Decorative Bookshelves for Every Book Lover
Two materials, wood and metal, allow the highest level of customization and are easily obtainable so they should be the top choice. Traditional literature lovers usually opt for wooden and modern theme lovers for metal ones. However, making a brick one is another interesting and unique looking solution that meets both worlds, especially in spacious houses, as you will see in the following paragraphs.

Floor to ceiling bookshelf

Decorative Bookshelves for Every Book Lover
This type is great for all those keen readers that have a lot of books and very little space to keep them in. They are usually placed on in front of a mirror less wall. Why not try something different. Build it in a way that it can fit in an open window and place it on the wall that has one. This will prove to be a must have feature for any lover of romantic literature. Just imagine picking or folding your favorite titles with your partner next to you during a beautiful sunset or moonlight night being portrayed in the window.

Built in shelf

Decorative Bookshelves for Every Book Lover
This is where bricked ones have their spot. Unless a load bearing wall is in question, you could turn any room separating wall into a unique looking built in bookshelf. Giving it a rustic appearance by leaving one side unfinished revealing the brick surface will certainly build an adventurous, old days atmosphere. If you are a fan of knight stories this would be a perfect setting for your reading room. Candle holders and parts of armor are something you simply need to add to complete the medieval mood.

A touch of hanging liveliness

Decorative Bookshelves for Every Book Lover
Even the most classic of the bunch, the wall hanging bookshelves can be decorative. Go beyond the traditional wood grain appearance and color them up. Do not pull any brakes, make them as vivid as possible and fire up the atmosphere in the room. You will not believe the change even a single one bookshelf done in this manner will make. Add some climbing plants to make them intriguing, a kind of futuristic dreamland looking, a perfect home for your SF collection.

Remember, treat your bookshelf in the manner of your favorite read to spread the spirit to your reading spot as well. And hold on to the multidimensional world of printed edition for the best experience.

With the ménage of animals that our world provides us, there are great opportunities to using these precious creatures in our home design. Animal inspired design is eclectic, subtle and sometimes inspiring. Showcasing a love for a particular animal or a region of animals gives visitors a view into your personality. Here are four tips on how you can incorporate animals in your home’s design and décor.


1. Focus on a Particular Animal Type

Deciding on a particular animal that will suit your current home design is one way to get the process started. If you have warm tones in your home, maybe using ranch style animals like horses or cows can bring in a classic animal design to your room. Warm tones might also give a cabin a rustic feel with moose, wolves, elk, deer and other native animals to a specific region that creates a specific style. Or maybe your home is brighter in nature and you want to bring sea animals or exotic animals into the design. Something that will stand out and get noticed when people enter your home, something like a penguin, a tiger or giraffes. Another option is to choose your favorite animal or pet and design your space around this specific creature.


2. Determine Your Color Palette

Once you have decided on your which animal is best suited for your home, now it is time to focus on what color palette best suits your home, your style and your favorite critter. Neutrals tones can add an elegance to a room and bring in classic pieces to support your style. Animals with brown or gray tones like seals, whales, lions or gazelles can enhance a room yet create this style of elegance. While bold colors like red and black could suit a striking animal like a zebra or a specific type bird like a toucan. Even adding colorful prints of your own pets can bring a room to life. A color palette will also help you create a sense of how you are going to add animals to your design. Too many neutral tones like brown and gray may not work well with sea creatures of a similar color as these animals may get washed out due to the very neutral on neutral color palette.


3. How Much Animal to Add to Your Space

Now that you know which animal family you want to incorporate in your room and what your color palette is, how much of the animal do you want in the room? Are you looking for one print on a specific wall to highlight the animal? Or are you looking for prints, throw pillows, accessories and table pieces to bring the glory of the animal into the room so that everyone knows this room represents one of your favorite living creatures? The animal you choose may keep you limited to your approach of how much animal décor to incorporate. Using the dramatic coloring of a panda may encourage you to keep the use of the black and white to a minimum. But the gentler palettes of a snow owl or a rabbit may give you more flexibility on how much of these animals to add to a room. The other task you will encounter will be how can you find pieces that suit your home’s style and yet add these animals to your space.


4. Whimsical or Stylish

When adding animals to a room by all means, have fun! Some rooms can inspire whimsy like dressing a children’s room with animals. Adding animal themes can add excitement to a child’s room. Using contemporary representation of animals on walls like white ceramic animal heads or octopus vases throughout the space can also add a whimsical touch to the room. Using a stylish and elegant approach in a main room can add a touch of regality to a room. Like adding champion horse prints to walls or a subtle throw rug to highlight a favorite animal using a unique print can create a stylish look.


Animals are some of the most beautiful creatures we have on earth and incorporating them into your home’s design can be a treat for all the animal lovers out there. For more animal inspired décor visit us at the HomeZada Pinterest site.


About the author: Elizabeth Dodson is the co-founder of HomeZada, a cloud-based home improvement and organizational software tool. HomeZada strives to educate and provide resources for homeowners in all areas of home management, including home improvement and design, home maintenance, home inventory, and property information.

The ancient Chinese knew that there is a mysterious, deeply hidden way in which people were affected, for better or worse, by the position of inanimate objects. Modern behavioral psychology confirms this eons old wisdom and supports the claim that the way our surrounding looks really does affect our mood. For this reason alone, interior design is one of the most important phrases of the modern age. Even though this term is no more than a century old, it has come to play a significant role in our everyday. Here is how it all started and how it got where it is now.





Although they might not have had design schools and professional designers, it is more than obvious that even some of the world’s earliest civilizations relied heavily on the notion of interior design. Men and women with great taste were all that was ever needed for this seed to be planted. Since it is universally known that Greeks were perfectionists, rules of proportions were always honored to the letter in the earliest interior design.


The progressive era


At the same time at which various modernist movements were in power in Europe, the U.S. lived through their own golden age called “the progressive era.” It was then, that this (still relatively young) nation began its climb towards the summit. Because of their rapid economic development ever single pore of their society was advancing so it is no coincidence that this also gave birth to the interior design. Amongst the pioneers of interior design was Elsie de Wolfe. Her famous book “The House in Good Taste” published in 1923 was basically a manifesto of the earliest interior designers.


The 1930s

Even though interior design was not a force to be reckoned with from the very beginning, it wasn’t until 1930s that the next stage, in its history, was ready to begin. It was also in 1930s that the very term interior designer was coined by the prestigious “Interior Design and Decoration” magazine. This was a significant milestone since a phrase interior designer was finally able to replace the derogatory term decorator. However, the greatest step forward was a fact that in mid 1930s some of the most renowned design schools became universally recognized.


The next milestone




When it comes to the advancement of interior design as science or even art, as some like to refer to it, the next milestone came in the 1970s and 1980s. Although interior design was generally accepted part of everyday life back in the days it wasn’t until the late 20th century that it had undergone a proper standardization. This was conducted by The Foundation for Interior Design Educational Research (FIDER). However, since you can never objectivize an aesthetic form, all this standardization did was create some norms to govern standards for the education of future designers. It also gave designers tools with which to examine the effectiveness of interior design professionals.


The modern interior design


Still, the history of interior design is written every day. We have come a long way from where we were back then, however the road ahead of us is even longer. Today, it would be completely obscene to imagine the world without interior designers. This widespread acceptance led to the creation of different branches of interior design like universal design, healthcare design, educational and institutional design and many others. Another great step towards the brighter future lies in the fact that today interior design is getting more and more turned towards the environmentalism and self-sustainability. We truly live in an exciting time.

Everyone wants to feel comfortable in their home, especially after a long day. Nothing beats the satisfaction of looking around your home and getting that sense of relaxation and calmness. A cozy home provides that. You might think you’ll need to spend a lot of money to achieve a cozy look when in fact, all you need is a little creativity and detail in the interior to transform your home.

Here are 10 easy ways to achieve a cozier home:

1. Curtain Wall

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Curtains make a big difference because they add enormous personality to it. Walls that are covered by hanging curtains add visual appeal and heighten the cozy effect created through the material’s totality. Choose fabrics that give you privacy, but also allow dappled light in.

2. Family Photos

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You can have family photos framed, enlarged or hung by a wire framework. Whichever way you want them, setting them as decor will give a sense comfort and ease. Plus it adds a sentimental element to the room.

3. Bedroom Seats

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Adding a chair or even a sofa in the bedroom creates a cozy, multifunctional space you’ll be glad to retreat to at the end of a long day. Its lounge-like appeal will have you curling up to a good book or catnapping in no time. Better have a blanket on the side.

4. Include a Throw

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The right throw pillow can transform an entire room’s decor and deliver the right statement. Since we’re opting for a snug feel, go with solids or opposites with a geometric flare and have them laying over a couch or chaise to add a more homey punctuation.

5. Darker Walls

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Painting a room with dark colors provides a great backdrop. Details pop up against dark walls and create a sophisticated yet warm ambiance. Anything from charcoal grey to chocolate brown is good and don’t forget to add bursts of metallic and white to keep its light feel.

6. A Nook

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A nook can also be the perfect way to transform an awkward corner into a warm, comfortable area for a little R&R. All you need is lots and lots of pillows and an old twin bed or sofa up against a wall to create your own little corner of the world.

7. Blankets on Display

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Aside from being an item to snuggle, blankets also serve as a beautiful wall display. You can have them draped over the furniture or a ladder to showcase their relaxed charm.

8. Furry Stuff

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People associate fur and anything faux fur with a sense of gentleness or calmness. It can be a carpet, throw, or wall hanging, any of these will suffice in setting a warm ambiance.

9. String Lights

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You won’t have to wait until Christmas to illuminate. Break them out of the boxes early and decorate your home for that shimmery effect. Let them fall from the ceiling in a corner for an effortlessly cool look or hang lights around your windows for an eye-catching effect or better yet just hang a few strands behind your canopy for a cozy glow.

10. Layered Rugs

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Rugs are soft, comfy pieces that definitely set a warm and inviting tone. You can even pile them up for added comfort on your feet. Your toes will thank you for it.

Your home serves as a sanctuary from all the frenzy of the outside world. It’s the place where you gather with loved ones, prepare your meals, relax after a long day and sleep soundly. By making its entirety cozier, you’ll be rewarded with total solace and solitude.

This article was contributed by Joel Samonte 

Joel Samonte works as a Content Writer for Hoppler – the most advanced online tool that helps you search, buy, sell and rent properties in the Philippines. A true Bosconian to the core, health buff, devoted husband and a loving father. You can reach him at [email protected] or through LinkedIn.

It is now possible to buy L’ Air de Panache perfume. That is the exact same perfume that Mister Gustave H from the Grand Budapest Hotel uses daily. That is one of the ways to pepper your life with details from the Anderson’s movies. If the perfume is not enough, you can use Anderson’s movies and decorate your entire home in the same style. Here are some useful tips on how to use décor from three major Anderson’s movies and implement it in your home.

The Grand Budapest Hotel


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Choose the color pallet that includes pink and blue, red and purple and black and brown. There are many ways that you can use these color combinations in your home. For example, purple and red can be a color pattern on your carpets. Pink and blue can find their way into your kitchen. Black and brown are easy enough to implement anywhere.
Combine patterns. You can combine floral patterns with stripes, just like in Agatha’s room. Less is more in this case. Combined patterns will work better on details than on entire walls or floors.
Drapes and wallpapers are present throughout the movie. The drapes are heavy and the wallpapers have floral patterns. Besides wallpapers, some of the walls are decorated with animal trophies. Now you can find fake animal trophies or eco-leather animal masks.

Moonrise Kingdom


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Plaid pattern is all over the Moonrise Kingdom. While you don’t want it on your shirts, some plaid curtains for your kitchen can work perfectly.

Brown and ochre are the colors you should choose to make your home resemble Moonrise Kingdom. Dark red is also important in this movie. You can use it in the combination with white. It will work perfectly for linens, pillow cases and bed covers.


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Records and the record player, round crocheted rug and the sailboat pattern are movie décor details that you can use in your home. Also, anything related to the wilderness or scouts is essential for this look.

The Royal Tenenbaums


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The movie switches from warm tones: red, yellow and ochre brown, to cool tones: blue, teal and white. That is what you need to do if you want to mime The Royal Tenenbaums color pallet.

A vintage sofa with floral pattern in warm tones would be a nice touch. Also, lampshades in the corner of your room would make it seem like a place from this movie. Patchwork duvet covers are an inexpensive way to do this, as well.

Throughout the movie, there are many scenes that feature collections of different sorts: books, board games and vintage frames for kids’ drawings. This means that this is the perfect moment to display your collections. And basically – the 60’s and early 70’s inspiration is the way to go here and throughout most of Wes’s movies.


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It is fun to get inspired by movies when it comes to decorating your own home. This doesn’t mean that you need to copy the exact pieces of furniture, wallpapers or colors. Using similar color patterns, styles and ideas and tailoring them to suit your taste and your home will be just enough. You will get a dash of the atmosphere from the movie and still keep your personal touch to your home.