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The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! Fall has finally arrived and brought us those beautiful colors of changing leaves, misty mornings and cloudy skies some of us have been waiting for since, well, last fall. Of course, this is the perfect time for some light seasonal decorating as well. While the majority of people restrict their decorating efforts to only the most occupied areas of their homes, such as the front door, hallway, the living room and the kitchen, there really is no need to stop there if fall is your favorite season as well.
Instead, you can also welcome some of that cozy and relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom. Create a perfect sanctuary that will lull you to sleep in time. Here are a few useful tips.

Embrace the colors

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The fall palette is one of the best things about fall. Warm muted hues, such as rusty orange, oatmeal, chestnut and mustard yellow can instantly evoke a feeling of coziness and elevate your room decor to new heights. By implementing these colors in your room design, you’ll create a perfect layered look, reminiscent of the fallen leaves covering the ground outside.

Play with materials

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When it comes to the materials, the rules of the game are pretty simple: if it’s plush, warm, soft or cozy, and if the colors fit in with the theme – go for it!
Think in terms of seasonal throw blankets, either in solid colors or with an interesting pattern such as chequered, stripy or zigzag. When it comes to the material, cotton, wool or fleece are the top choices.
Next, embellish your bed with plush throw pillows, but make sure they fit in with the throw blankets, to avoid creating a too chaotic look. What we’re trying to say is that you should combine solid colored pillows with patterned blankets or vice versa. For additional oomph, consider adding a flip sequin pillow that changes the color from chestnut or maroon to pumpkin orange or mustard yellow.
For an area rug, choose something warm and fluffy that will remind you of the leaf covered ground. You can even make your own little area rug out of some colorful yarn or rags.

Seasonal wreaths are not just for winter

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Next, make a seasonal fall wreath by using a sturdy wire for the base, weave some branches around it and decorate it with dry leaves, berries, small pumpkins and various colorful bows and ribbons. If you’re a Halloween fan, you can even add a creepy element to your decor, such as a plastic bat, a spider or even small Jack-o’-lanterns. Additionally, you can make wreaths of various sizes and arrange them together to form a beautiful art piece. The possibilities here are nearly endless.

Rethink the storage

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Since you’ll add new elements to your bedroom, such as the blankets and throw pillows, you’ll need a place to store them when they are not being used. So, instead of just stuffing them in your wardrobe, make them work as indirect decor. Get your hands on a bit woven basket and place your throws there once you remove them from your bed. This will work as an additional decor piece and you will always have your favorite blankets at arm’s reach.

Pumpkin up the space

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Most of us, when we think of fall, we think of pumpkins. Not only can they be used to make some of the world’s most delicious treats and meals, but their perfect imperfection makes them an excellent statement piece in any fall-inspired decor. So, get your hands on a few real pumpkins of various sizes or test your crafty skills once more and make some pumpkin-inspired decor pieces out of yarn, old rags, old newspaper, rope or clay.

As you can see, there really is no reason not to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year throughout your home. Sure, chances are that not all your visitors will see your awesome bedroom decor – unless you take them on tour – but it will make all those nights spent with a book in your hands that more special and cozy.

Now that the summer is officially over, it is time to prepare your home for the holiday season. Personally, it is my favorite time of the year since it is filled with joy and love. During autumn, give your home the new look which will reflect the tones of the season. A golden color, a few decorating ornaments and a lot of carved pumpkins are what defines the holiday season. Here are several tips to help you decorate your home for the fall season.

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Start with the display items

Fall is the golden season, which is why you should consider displaying items in similar tones. By simply adding a few items in that tone, the mood of the entire household can change. Go for something that is not too obvious yet does the job. We are talking about oil paintings, lots of brown and red colors, as well as gold and dark green. Decorate your doors or porch, and work your way towards the living room. You will realize how it slowly changes the entire setting of your home, slowing things down and preparing you for the cold winter. Sometimes, display ornaments are all you need.

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Work the yard

If you have a long yard, there will be a lot of golden leaves flying around. As you should clean your home, ensure that your yard is also neat and taken care of. Be creative – use the leaves and create decorations you can attach to your porch or the front doors. You can also decorate trees and windows, and add a bit of that seasonal magic to your home. Clean up the entire yard and collect as many golden leaves as you can, but use only the ones you need for decorations. Buy and place a few lanterns here and there for that romantic touch. Enjoy long conversations with your loved ones as the sun sets on the horizon.

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Decorate your fireplace

This is definitely something you have to do. Use dried leaves and pine cones to decorate your interior. Additional décor, such as pumpkins and gourds are a big plus. Place the décor on the fireplace, make it radiate with golden colors. Lighten up the entire home and raise your spirits up high. Soon, the fireplace will serve its full purpose, since the winter is just around the corner.

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Use decorative lights

The Christmas hype starts sooner than you would expect. Visit your local store and purchase decorating lights, and let your house sparkle. For starters, you could get those in golden and yellow hues, to resemble the true spirit of fall. They are a good replacement for lanterns and candles, and can do the job just the same. As for the interior, set your imagination free and do as your heart desires. Whether you decorate the entire house with lights or just the living room is totally up to you. Get many different types, both large and small ones, and light up the mood with the thought of the upcoming holidays.

 

 

 

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Customize the kitchen

You thought we would skip the kitchen? Think again. This is the place where everyone gathers for a nice family meal, enjoying the good wine and moments spent together. Start by placing a few carved pumpkins around. Change the table cover into something more fall-appropriate, and aim for orange, golden or yellowish colors. If you want to take it to the next level, get some new plates with carvings on them showing forests, leaves and Mother Nature. By making these small changes, you really set up the mood for the upcoming festive season. A little preparation for an early celebration never hurt anyone.

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Change the curtains

Drapery and curtains have to be changed in order to complete the setup. From fresh and ravishing summer colors to something more fall inspired. Switch from lighter fabrics to heavy ones to hold more air in the room, as well as keep the room warm. If you match the drapes with your interior colors, you will completely set the mood. All that is left is to finally enjoy it.

Bring the warmth in your home and utilize these tips for maximum efficiency. Enjoy the festive season and prepare for love and celebrations.

If you want to completely change the look and feel of your kitchen, consider refinishing your cabinets. Cabinet refinishing, or cabinet painting, is when you keep all the components of your existing cabinets but simply change the finish or colour of them. There are a few different options for a kitchen cabinet upgrade. Here are some tips to help you along the process and bring professional results.

Be patient and schedule the time

This job will take time and might not turn out as good if you rush things. Removing, preparing, cleaning, sanding, painting or refinishing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts will seem like a tedious task, but the results will be worth it. The best way to go about this project is to hire a painting company that offers cabinet painting in Edmonton, but if you’re handy with a brush, you could do this job yourself. Be patient and plan to spend two full weekends on this kitchen renovation project.

Label your cabinet doors and drawer fronts with tape 

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As you take down the doors and drawer fronts, label them with tape so you know which door goes with which opening after the finishing is complete. Although the doors might appear to be the same shape and size, they could have slight variances. Put a piece of painter’s tape on each cabinet opening and door front with corresponding letters or numbers. You’ll have to remove the painter’s tape when spraying or painting the door fronts but be sure to put it back on once they’re dry for reinstallation.

Some varnish can stay

Typically, you want to remove the old finish of your cabinets before you paint them. Check with a local building supply store for a stain blocking primer and it could save you the hassle of sanding off the all varnish. Quality stain blocking primers can stick to almost anything. If the primer you bought isn’t adhering to your cabinets, then you’ll have to give it a light sanding to rough the surface and allow it to bond.

Don’t cheap out on brushes and rollers 

If you’re not going to spray your cabinets, invest in high-quality paint brushes and rollers. Otherwise, you’ll end up with bristles or bits of roller lint in your finished paint job. This will cause frustration and more time to the project as you’ll have to remove the debris or even redo the job. This easy tip will help you to really make a difference and finish this project successfully.

Consider gloss paint 

Many people choose a glossy paint for kitchen or bathroom cabinet painting. This is because it is more resistant to moisture, dirt and random spills compared to paints with a matte finish. This will make your cabinets easier to wipe down and clean.

You may not be able to hire the most famous interior designers and buy all those extravagant furniture pieces and home accessories, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn your average house into a dream home. Here is a list of décor ideas that will help you style your home like a true celebrity. You just need to be open to new ideas and not hesitate to pamper yourself from time to time. Let the redecoration begin!

The striking entryway

What makes a celebrity’s home so special is the fact that each part of it is equally fabulous and sophisticated. So, instead of focusing only on your living room, bathroom and bedroom design, make sure that your entryway looks fantastic as well. After all, this is what all your guests or potential buyers will see as soon as they step in. You can start by getting rid of all the clutter, as well as removing your old shoes and jackets. Afterwards, you can think about hanging up a mirror that will create a feeling of depth and make the space seem much larger. Finally, small details like a nicely-patterned vase or potted flowers will be there to add a breath of fresh air and sweep everybody off their feet.

Don’t forget the home cinema

There is simply no celebrity house without a home cinema, so it’s high time you built one just for yourself. Firstly, you need to choose a room which is sound-proof and far away from the bedrooms so that you don’t disturb other family members while pulling an all-nighter enjoying your favourite movies. Then, consider all those amazing themes such as a drive-in cinema or a 1950’s diner-inspired theatre and see which one will suit your taste the best. Of course, don’t forget to install a classic popcorn machine and thus bring the whole experience to the next level.

Walk-in closet is a must

There is absolutely nothing that screams “celebrity” louder than a walk-in closet. Whit this in mind, you can take a small room next to your bedroom and turn it into an extravagant wardrobe that all your friends will be jealous of. However, don’t forget that no matter how big it is, if you don’t come up with some practical storage solutions, you’ll risk ending up surrounded by a constant mess that definitely won’t make you feel as if you were a pop star. Therefore, start by installing custom-sized shelves and drawers where you can keep all your clothes, linens and towels. Additionally, having a few wicker baskets will come in handy for storing your winter-summer shoes and clothes that you won’t need for a while. On top of that, hanging a few hooks here and there would be a smart move if you want to have a place to hang your jackets and scarves. Lastly, remember that this room must be well-lit since you don’t want to mismatch your socks only because you couldn’t discern the colours in the dark.

Invest in art

Last but not least, no celebrity will allow for their walls to stay empty and completely devoid of any artworks. So, if you want to follow in their footsteps and really feel as if you were one of them, it’s time you visited galleries and discovered some new inspiration. We guarantee you’ll be surprised to see how even a small graphic painting can do wonders for your interior and break the monotony instantly. You can either opt for several smaller pieces or turn an oversized one into the focal point of the room.

No matter what you decide, feel free to be innovative and don’t be afraid to experiment with extravagant and unexpected solutions.
As you can see, everybody has the right to live in their dream home and nothing should stand in your way towards achieving this. You just need to be imaginative, consider all those different design options and not shy away from pampering yourself a bit. Good luck, and enjoy your new luxurious home!

Are you planning a home renovation in the near future, but can’t seem to find a style that fits your home? Don’t worry, there are so many different trends around the world for you to choose from. So, if you want to make your home more diverse and culturally woke, here’s a small (and very simple) guide through interior design trends across the continents.

Europe

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Europe has such a rich and diverse interior design scene with some trends dating back a few centuries. Here you have Mediterranean style, Tuscan, French, Italian, Victorian, Eastern European style and Scandinavian influences. That’s why it’s really hard to list a few distinctly European design trends. However, if you’re looking to decorate your home in Old World style, opt for rich and deep colors.  Large and comfy furniture are must and don’t shun away from ornamentation (especially when aiming for Victorian or Baroque style). On the other hand, we have Scandinavian style that favors light and soft colors. Northern winters can be very dark and gloomy so boost the light in the space using blond wood, simple furniture and go for generally decluttered spaces. These spaces seem to concentrate on functionality rather than ornamentation!

Africa

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One of the most exotic interior styles out there is African style. It’s characterized by originality, dynamic, energy and contrast. African interior design style is torn between “minimalism and simplicity and primitive brutality.” Africa-inspired interiors often contain a lot of ethnic elements, animal print accents and warm, earthy colors of the continent. Blue is almost never used in African style homes! Faux skins and furs of zebras, leopard and cheetahs achieve an amazing effect when used as accents. Africans have a deep respect for artisan items, so their homes are often filled with handmade wooden utensils, exotic masks and sculptures.

Asia

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There are two very different branches of Asian interior design: Far East (China and Japan) and South Asia (India). Chinese and Japanese homes have a strong presence of Zen culture characterized by clean lines, a minimalist feel and plenty of natural elements. This interior style favors neutral and natural colors in order to evoke the Feng Shui elements—fire, water, earth and air. Bold colors are also present, but in moderation. You can often see colorfully painted scenes, bold fabrics and painted ceramics in Far East homes. Another interior design style in Asia is Indian design and it stays distinct even after various European influences. It’s characterized by the use of rich and vibrant colors inspired by spices. Think earthy reds and yellows and deep purples. Indian homes (and especially temples) are often full of patterns and heavy wooden furniture, such as wooden tables, benches and curved sofas and chairs.  

North America

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When it comes to Classic American style, we can say it’s characterized by a comfortable and simple vibe and minimalist ornamentation. Think materials like stone and wood that create a very natural and cozy atmosphere. American homes often have an open concept kitchens to emphasize the feeling of comfort and homely warmth! The number-one choice of furniture in Classic American homes is large and cozy pieces with simple lines and patterns. However, North America of today is a true melting pot of cultures, races and religions which all influence the trends. That’s why it’s practically impossible to say what exactly is North American interior design.  

South America

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South America has a very inspiring interior design full of creative artistry and ethnic vibes. Even though it’s geographically very close to North America, these two continents have very different decor styles. Latin American style is very quirky when analyzed from the standpoint of the Western world and it’s full of color, textures and interesting patterns. However, it’s also often characterized by environmentally friendly features due to their strong respect of nature. The use (and reuse) of organic fabrics and natural elements like stone and brick is very prominent. Glass and tiles can also be seen in Latin American homes, especially in the form of murals that leave a big aesthetic impact.

Australia

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In spite of its small population, Australia of today is considered one of the leaders in the interior design industry thanks to its laid-back, open and timeless look. It has a very international feel accompanied with sophistication and an overall relaxing vibe. Just take a look at some of their chill beach houses and you’ll understand what it’s all about!

The interior design of every part of the world has something unique to it, so you’re bound to find something that fits your tastes, needs and preferences. Plus, you’ve probably learned something new about design that will inspire you and your home renovation.

Depending on the situation, breaking a few rules here and there might add some interest to your everyday life. The world of interior design is definitely the place where breaking some rules can bring you amazing results, so let your inner rebel shine and explore these miscellaneous ideas you would otherwise probably never think of yourself (or you were too scared to think in that direction because you thought breaking the rules will result in disaster).

Always go with bright walls

This rule right here is why so many people live in boring interiors. Going for bold, dark wall colors can look amazing, even in smaller spaces. However, you should probably refrain from painting your entire room black. Therefore, the next time you decide that you want to redecorate your living space, feel free to choose a bold color for at least one of your walls. You can even opt for ornate, textured, sparkly wallpaper if a single color doesn’t seem to cut it.

Keep your space clutter-free

Another thing that might bring some of you down is a living area with not a lot of decorative items and various bits and pieces. Do note that while some people can live with minimalist decor, others feel more natural and welcome in interiors with a lot of visual interest. So, if you’re one of those people who function best in an “organized chaos”, feel free to fill your living space with things and trinkets that bring you joy because you’re the one living there! Never feel obligated to compromise your personal taste for the sake of current trends and hypes!

Protect your floors with rugs

Um, unless you are particularly clumsy – in which case you’ll need something else to protect the rug you’ve put in the room to protect the floor – you don’t actually need any floor covers. So, if you like your flooring solution and you wish to make it a part of your decor there really is no need to cover it up. Sure, if you leave your floors exposed, they will experience wear and tear more than they would if they were covered, but this just means that you’ll have to refresh them a bit more often, that’s all. Therefore, if you don’t like carpets, don’t get any, as simple as that! However, do keep in mind that bare floors can get a bit cold during colder seasons.

Small spaces should be furnished with small furniture

No! No, no, nope, not true, and here’s why. By equipping a small area with small furniture, you’ll just emphasize how small everything is. Of course, you should probably avoid going with the oversized furniture as well, but the conventionally-sized furniture pieces can actually make the entire place look more cozy and roomy. Besides, the size of the room is what it is, and there’s no furniture in the world that can change it, so why risk ending up with a room that looks like a scene from Snow White and the seven dwarfs, when you don’t have to?

Never paint original woodwork

Our last, but definitely not the least silly rule you should definitely break involves painting wooden furniture. If you ask your parents or grandparents, they will tell you that doing such a thing is simply crazy! However, we don’t see anything crazy about offering your old coffee table a new chance to shine by painting it in a color that will fit right in with your current design. So, if you want to have a sparkly purple coffee table instead of that boring mahogany one, go for it! Besides, this can easily turn into a fun DIY project after which you’ll be left with a unique piece you made yourself, which will make it that much more special.

It’s important to keep in mind that when designing and decorating your living space, your taste is what matters most! Therefore, don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t like, because your personal comfort is the most important rule that should never be broken.

Boy, teenagers can be tough to please. In fact, as a parent trying to preserve peace in the household while raising a couple of teens, you’re in for a rough ride. However, by providing your growing teens a sacred space where they can feel safe, productive, and free to just be themselves, you can help nurture a loving relationship and prevent any quarrels that may arise. With that in mind, here are ten teen bedroom ideas your kids are bound to love.

Encourage self-expression

More than anyone else, a teen needs to be able to express their uniqueness, so it’s a good idea to involve them into the process before springing for a floral wall pattern they’re going to hate. Or will they? You won’t know if you don’t ask.

Design a multi-purpose setting

This is not just a place where they should sleep and pretend to study, this is a place where they’ll spend their time socializing with friends, listening to music while thinking about how everyone else’s musical taste sucks, and just doing the things they love most. For this reason, the room not only needs to serve an aesthetic, but a functional purpose as well.

Introduce a statement wall

Speaking of aesthetics, you can bet that your teen will try to decorate an entire wall in their favorite art, or huge posters of their favorite actors, musicians, and, in rare cases, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Whatever the case may be, why not take the concept a step further by creating a statement wall boasting a colorful mural of their favorite celebrity? It sure beats a poster and it will make the room that much cooler!

How about a video game room?

Gaming has become an important part of the modern lifestyle, and there is no reason why your teen shouldn’t indulge every once in a while. Designing a gaming room can be a fun and rewarding project, so make sure your kid is a part of the entire process.

Add a chalkboard wall

You know what complements a great study area? A chalkboard wall where they can put they thoughts, tasks, and even write motivational quotes that will inspire them to study, yes, but also push towards achieving their long-term goals. Side note: the wall doesn’t have to be black, you know.

Build an intimate reading nook

Reading nooks are cool, and not enough teen rooms nowadays have one. Sure, the bed could serve the same purpose, but having a purpose-built space for reading is bound to get them away from their smartphone screes and transform them into lifelong learners.

Make storage easy to use

For some reason, teens hate storage space. How else do you explain all those clothes lying about everywhere, or that one lonely chair in the corner covered completely in dirty laundry? The best thing you can do is to provide the room with plenty of smart storage your kids will actually use.

Create a comfy, sociable space

Again, for reasons unknown, teens love sitting and lying anywhere but the areas designated for these activities. For this reason, you need to think outside of the box and provide plenty of sitting room they, and their friends will actually use. A floor seating area with pillows and bean bags usually does the trick.

Build a truly inspiring study area

Some teens love to study, but most of them don’t even know where they left their books when the school year began. To make your kid actually want to pick up a book and learn something, numerous factors will come into consideration, of which their surroundings will plat a vital role. The space needs to be conducive to productivity, so consider getting the right desk, chair, and equipping the area with all the essentials for a productive study session.

Let them choose their ideal color palette

Last but not least, teens tend to be very passionate about their likes and dislikes, and one of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming that you know exactly what will appeal to their sense of aesthetics. Choosing colors for the room is a tricky task, and it would be a wise decision to create the color scheme with their help – something they will be able to enjoy completely. And hey, if they want a completely black theme, let them have it, it’s their room.

 

Designing a bedroom for a teenager is definitely not an easy task, especially if you think that you don’t have to include them into the process. However, by following these design tips, you will have no problem creating a safe and enjoyable space your teen is bound to love.

The man cave is a room or an area designed and specially reserved for a man to be in a solitary condition away from the rest of the household. Every guy dreams of having such a place where he can get away, kick back, put his feet up, relax and just do whatever he wants. If properly designed, the man cave can replace your local sports bar and become a favorite hanging place for you and all your friends to gather around.

For many men, this is the most important area in the entire household as it serves as a place to chill, watch sports, entertain and spend time with friends. This is the room with a bar, cinema armchairs, pool table, sports signs and memorabilia, darts, poker table, arcade games etc. and it is usually located in the basement or attic. More than often, in the man cave you can see exposed bricks, rustic timber and DIY furniture like kegs turned into coffee tables or bar stools. However, being that it is 2018 and modern men are getting more and more sophisticated, it is possible to have a classy and stylish yet still masculine retreat in your home.

Furniture

Masculine spaces get their appeal from large elements, like big comfy sofas, wooden floors or focal-point walls. In effort to declutter and hide all the unnecessary accessories, you should install cabinets, closets and a lot of storage room, which will preserve the clean and simple look that this room needs. When it comes to the furniture, chances are you have already realized this – soft and delicate furniture with curvy silhouettes looks feminine. Therefore, you can never go wrong with a classy comfortable leather sofa in the middle of the room. As this is a place of gathering, make sure you have enough sitting space for everybody, and this is where you go sophisticated, as you can put spacy leather armchairs with a place to put your feet up instead of lazy bags or DIY stools.

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Décor

Yes, nothing will yell manliness more than exposed bricks, but why not going a step further and installing a stone wall that will, in combination with a beautiful leather sofa, be the focal point in your man cave. Straight lines, sturdy materials and a simple look; just keep away from the fussiness which will completely ruin the mood. According to Gentleman Style Zone Magazine, man cave decor is all about emphasizing manhood culture.

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Colors

Slate gray, dark green or chocolate brown colors will give this space the character and vintage vibe that will add to the manliness that you seek. Just stay away from the prints and outdated wallpapers to continue with this classy, simple and stylish theme.

Equipment and entertainment

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For the most of the guys, the man cave is an entertaining hub and the modern man cave means modern entertainment. A pool table, arcade games and pinball machines are, respectably, a piece of history. A nice and big 3D smart TV accompanied with a video setup (blu-ray player, DVD library, etc.) are essential pieces of equipment in this kind of space, since this is the spot in a house to watch sport games or an action movies marathon with your friends. After the screen, you should equip the room with the latest surround system which will definitely complete the feeling and look of the modern man cave that you seek. A smart remote controller with an ability to control everything from TV and stereo system to air conditioner is the obvious choice here and a great way to show off your latest technology. Imagine dimming the lights, turning the TV on and putting the stereo on cinema mode by the click of only a few buttons as you prepare to watch a movie or a sports game with your friends.

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In conclusion, the man cave will always have the same function and serve as a space meant for men to retreat and have the freedom to do whatever is on their minds, and with a few changes, you and your friends can upgrade from chilling dudes to sophisticated and modern men enjoying their leisure time.

Keeping in touch with nature is in essence of our being. However, sometimes it can be quite hard or even impossible thing to achieve while living in concrete building apartments and urban areas that most of us call home. Here are some tips and interesting solutions on how to reconnect yourself with nature by redesigning your interior.

Plants


Embrace the nature in your home by surrounding yourself with plants. Bringing in as many plants as possible is a great start, they will instantly make your home atmosphere feel more natural. You can group them to make the place feel like a garden or even let them hang from the ceiling to give a more natural flow to your space.

Sunlight and air


Throw away your curtains. The quickest and cheapest way to feel immediate nature in your home is to let the sunlight and fresh air in. Sunlight and fresh air are good for our well-being, as they bring the balance between serotonin and melatonin levels in our body. Increased oxygen level will keep you well energized during the day as well.

Wood


Even though plastic, metal, rubber or some other fabricated materials can sometimes be cheaper or more practical solutions, tend to own wooden things, from wooden beams and hardwood floors to furniture and kitchen utensils, you can even mask you air conditioning system with wood.

Stone

Installing a stone wall in your living room can make a big difference when it comes to the overall feeling of natural atmosphere and biophilic mindset of your space. It’s astonishing how something so hard and cold can translate into such a warm and inviting interior feature made of a natural element.

Water fountain

Having a water fountain producing a smoothing and relaxing sound will have a strong impact on your daily activities and will make a great and interesting décor for your living room as well. Owning a Zen fountain will give your space an immediate organic and natural look.

Other natural elements

Placing seashells and pinecones is a great way to fill up empty spaces on shelves, coffee tables or even window sills. Use leather and cotton items as much as possible, seagrass will serve the purpose as well. These small and cheap details serve as excellent and easy on the eyes décor while embracing the presence of natural environment and coziness in your space.

Colors


A great alternative to surrounding your space with natural elements is using colors that will evoke a natural mindset. You can achieve that by using dark green or gold brown for a forest look or deep blue mixed with beige for a relaxing and calming ocean-and-sand-beach view. It’s well known that colors have great influence on our psychological state and these will have a satisfying and relaxing impact on you and your home atmosphere.

Art


Reduce the anxiety and stress level by hanging nature-inspired pictures on the walls. Looking at landscapes, animals, mountains, ocean or some other natural scenery and forms will give a strong feeling of tranquility and peacefulness to your home.

Natural shapes

Straight lines and right angles are not usually found in a natural environment, so try to avoid them as much as possible. Fuzzy rugs, cushions and pillows can soften up your space and bring more curvy and round look to your home.

Wallpapers


Yes, it’s fake but choosing a nature-inspired wallpaper will definitely do the job. Bring your walls to life by covering them with bamboo, ocean, landscape, tree or mountain wallpapers.
Biophilic design can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance creativity and bring tranquility and peacefulness to your home. As the world continues to urbanize, these qualities are becoming more and more important and are essential for our well-being. Introducing some of these small changes will embrace the nature in your home and it will have a strong psychological impact on you and your space.

Despite your personal style and standards, these living room decorations are must-haves for anyone. Having these in your living room will make it that much more appealing, trendy, and presentable.  These items are universal and can be combined with any decor and any style. Surely, this touch of style will impress your friends, family, neighbours, and even your plumber. If you’re not interested in decor that much, then the “magic simply hasn’t happened to you yet”. Read on to find out the 10 living room decorations everybody needs.  

1. Throw pillows

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Pillows on couches are one of the all-time styles that never go out of trend. They present the couch as cozier and welcoming and create a sort of contrast against the couch with their colour and edge. The pillows also provide a great back/headrest when you’re on the couch. Hence relaxing and refreshing your body. Beside pillows, there are creative ways to use linen to decorate your living room. 

2. Floor lamp

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Floor lamp creates such a great, relaxing, and vibrant environment. Since the light is a point source from the side, it creates a beautiful complexion of lights, shadows, and colour shades around the room as opposed to ceiling lights that flood light from the top of the room. Floor lamps have an edge over table lamps as the wiring can be hidden away easily.

3. Carpet

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From red carpets at Oscar awards to carpeted floors in an apartment, carpets make the flooring more appealing. Therefore it should be an essential part of your living room. Whether you want a small carpet near a couch or fully carpeted floor is up to you. They are great for winter especially because they provide you with a warm and cozy floor to walk on. With a carpet, you also have the comfort of preserving your flooring for a much longer time.

4. Coffee table

cozy living room, yellow color, contemporary, relaxing

With a coffee table, well you can keep your coffee mug on it off course. But, it also attracts the attention of the people on and around the couch towards it by being a centrepiece for that part of the room. You can keep magazines, newspapers, small photo albums, or even a plant on it. Make sure the colour, material, and design all match with the rest of the room, especially the couch.

5. Tall stools

tall stool, flowers, table, window, street view
There are times when we just want to sit and have a nice chat or have a glass of wine, but the couch is just too comfy. Tall stools They are a great alternative to sitting on a sofa but definitely can’t replace a sofa in everyday life. So, you’re going to need both a stool and a couch.

6. Wall art/photos

wall art. photos, giraphees

First of all, take a look at the wall you’re going to fill to decide what size of art you should pick. There are many ways to determine this and here are some different ideas. You can buy a million-dollar art or paint one yourself or have a photo of a candid moment. Anyway, this is a great way to add to the living room environment as well as display your skills, taste, a fond memory, or even your status. A good rule of thumb is to choose wall art that takes up the width of the wall, minus 6-12 inches on each side, so it looks like it’s centred, like at the image above.

7. Map poster

world map, wall art, wall

This is quite similar to a photo or art on a wall. Except, this one gives you travel vibes. World map posters especially turn your living room artsy. The maps could also be historical or mythical, but they’ll surely make your living room wall more appealing.

8. Stacked curtains

stacked curtain, yellow room, bright, cozy room, white furniture

Curtains are quite old-fashioned but they easily fit any style of living room, whether modern or classic. Stacked curtains are even better as they can be used for any season and weather. Here are some ideas on how you can use curtains or even drapes to improve your living room. If you want to create a relaxed look, you should go with curtains to the bottom of the window trim or the sill. If you want to give your home a luxury, high-style look, lush drapes that touch the floor are the best choice.

9. Indoor plants

indoor plants, cactus

It doesn’t have to be some really green and long plant that yields fruits. Choose a plant, according to your room’s decor.  Plants make the room come alive just as do pets. There are so many options out there that can suit everyone’s needs. *Keep in mind any allergies you might have to plants.*

10. Wall shelf

wall shelves, flowers, awards

And the final piece of decoration you’ll need to complete your living room is a wall shelf or wall shelves. It’s a simple installation but you can get help from your neighbour or a professional. You can showcase all your possessions such as artworks, photos, maps, plants, and prizes.

And now, here are a few last words.

A Quick Sum Up

All of these items are suggestions based on my research and gatherings, of course. So, it’s understandable if you’re not convinced you need every one of these. Also, these items are not the only items you need in your living room as these are mainly for decorative purposes. Assuming you already got your bare essentials such as couch, TV, heater/fan and such, these living room decoration ideas will beautify your living room elegantly.

Go on –  you can do it!