Bedroom Design Ideas

Between sleeping, reading and, quite simply, relaxing, it’s likely you spend a lot of time in your bedroom. It makes sense, then, that you’ve also spent a significant amount of time turning it into your own personal oasis. CONVENTIONAL A conventional bedroom layout is anchored by a bed with a nightstand on either side. Across from the foot of the bed, a dresser should be situated below a mirror. Resist the temptation to add more furniture. You don’t need it. LOUNGE-LIKE If your room has ample space, however, consider creating a lounge-like atmosphere.For creating a separate space for daytime relaxation in your bedroom, situate two lounge chairs across from the foot of the bed with a side table in between them. TINY BEDROOM In tiny bedrooms, it’s important to make us of the side walls and mirrors to open up the space.One space-saving technique is to put the bed against the wall, with a [ Continue reading ]

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Is It A Stack of Books? -NO! It’s A Staircase

It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs! Pippa Branham, a bibliophile from England, painted her staircase to look like the spine of her and her husband’s 13 favorite books. She says that she was inspired by an image she saw on Pinterest. For all of us, Pippa shared some images of how she transformed the  wooden stairs into colorful “books” using brushes, tape, paint and, of course, time (6 weeks). The whole project cost the family less than $200, which was less expensive than carpeting the stairs. Pippa declared that  the most difficult part of the project was painting sets of letters sideways. Pippa is a young mother and to ensure the stairs were safe for kids (and not slippery from the paint), she mixed the paint with a small amount of kid’s play sand to make it grittier. If you are a [ Continue reading ]

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A New Concept – UFO Floating House

With the sea level rising as a result of global warming, the low-lying, peolple found an alteternative for the conventional houses on the ground. The floating house is not a new concept, but some architects took it at a new level – The UFO Floating House. While you can always head for the hills to wait out the apocalypse, a more stylish option could be a fully sustainable floating home from Italian mini yacht-maker Jet Capsule. The company has drawn up a concept for a saucer-shaped UFO, or Unidentified Floating Object, which offers a completely off-grid existence floating on the ocean. The  company’s co-founders, Pierpaolo Lazzarini and Luca Solla, the UFO is intended for “living in a floating house and moving slowly around the world.” “Slowly” in this case means a leisurely maximum speed of 3.5 knots (6.5 km/h, 4 mph), using a waterjet-propelled Torqeedo Deep Blue 1800 electric motor. [ Continue reading ]

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A boring deck or a cool outdoor kitchen?

Imgur user RogerBennett55 was getting no use out of the patio in his backyard, so a change had to be made. He decided that eating and drinking were a few of his favorite pastimes and so that became the genesis for building an outdoor kitchen of his own. Brilliant. After watching a few online tutorials and doing some research on how to design his own kitchen he began to build his dream. And only several weeks of work later he did just that. In his own words, this is exactly how he pulled it off… Building out the U frame. Bar and footrest attached. Starting the Durock installation  Supports for grill and framing for doors. And more Durock Drop in ice chest cutout and door framed Here’s to hoping the grill fits…fingers crossed. Durock nearly done…just need to cutout spot for the Big Green Egg grill in corner.  Grill fits!! Nearly–a little [ Continue reading ]

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An Old Door Design

I found a nice solid old door at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for just a couple of dollars.   The door just happened to be the exact width of two craft crates that I got on sale. I went to the hardware store and got one board to top off the crates and one for a shelf. I replaced the glass with bead board… it was more practical. And then Lots and lots of paint… First I painted everything with black acrylic paint I had left over from another project. Then when that dried I coated everything with a white satin acrylic paint. I put it all together with some brackets and hooks and decorative knobs I got 75% off at the craft store. I then distressed it lightly and glazed it with Valspar Antiquing Glaze. I really like it because I wanted it more black and white than [ Continue reading ]

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Pop Art Apartment

CG artist Dimitry Schuka is establishing a brave interior picture, by blending in pop art elements. Schuka has managed to transform a standard living space into a glamorous dwelling. The bright colours of the furniture features, the vivid shade of the wall paint, together with the chic pop-art pieces concur to create an unequalled ambience. All these elements manage to launch a bold outcome, producing a truly surprising home design, being a perfect impersonation of the freshest trends in interior architecture. The living area has strong dark-coloured floors that complement constrastingly the simpleness of the white walls, embelished by the dark blue accent walls. Ceiling windows warm up the whole appearance so the dark wall doesn’t look too intimidating. The plenary mise en scene is airy, given that the diner and kitchen are to the rear of the living room. The colourful furniture explodes in tones of turquoise and hot [ Continue reading ]

Space theme, a new idea for home decorations

It’s been 45 years since the infamous Apollo 13 mission. Hollywood made a movie about it and with the exception of the first Apollo spaceship that landed on the Moon, this is probably the most famous of them all. And knowing this trivia is just another clue that we are passionate, almost obsessed, with every detail involving space, spaceships, planets, stars and much more. There is something beyond spectacular and mysterious about the unknown that is above us and we want to transcend it as best as we can. So we bring it close, transfer it into minor details of our existence, make it part of our day to day life. And how can we do this? Interior designers gave us the answer by offering a wide range of home decorations, all of them sharing a common theme: space. With these new decorations you can bring the Milky Way and [ Continue reading ]

10 Crazy Ideas For Your Home

When it comes to do crazy things in terms of art I am the first who take a stand. Are you afraid of making something crazy? Please don’t! Do whatever makes you happy with your body, mind, soul and why not – home. Here are 10 crazy ideas for your home design: 1.Aquarium Bed- makes you feel like you’re living in the ocean; 2. Indoor-Outdoor Pool; 3.Spiral Staircase Slide- your children can play in the house every time they want; 4. Hammock Bed- always a good idea for those who love simplicity; 5. Backyard Cinema- you can watch your favorite movie in your backyard. How cool is this?; 6. See-through Bathtub- such a beautiful illusion; 7. Tree-house in the kid’s room- the dream of every single child; 8. Balcony Pool; 9. Patterned wallpaper; 10. Frames without art inside. Which crazy idea would you like for your house?  

Geometry-Inspired Hammock Sofa

Geometry, art and talent are the base of this beautiful concept-geometry-inspired hammock sofa. I promised you in my previous post that I would talk to you about this type of hammocks. These hammocks are designed by Richie Duncan and they were supposed to be suspended above the ground. They are outdoor ‘accessories’, but I think that they would look even better indoor, because they would give your house that arty vibe and I think it speaks a lot about the owner. If you liked this post and this kind of hammock, please let me know in the comment section where would you place the geometry-inspired Hammock Sofa? I will pronounce myself for indoor and above a river.

Treat Your Cat Royally

Create for you and your family!   Looking on the internet for a DIY product, I found a really games and animals lover, that designed a bed for his cat in the shape based on Chain Chomp character from the Super Mario Bros. He designs something that could sit in a room as art, but also have a practical use. The box that Chain Chomp’s attached to has hinges mounted from the inside to hide them, but to let you open the box for storage. It is not only a bed, but a piece of furniture that could be found attractive because if its form. For me, this is an obviously product of the human imagination, which tries to push the limits. The maker also shows the steps of the doing-process and everybody could try it at home. An important aspect that you should take into consideration if you think [ Continue reading ]

Small Bathroom Design

Yes, you may have the smaller bathroom you’re ever seen, and you think that it looks agglomerated. It may have some tricks and ideas for your bathroom. I know I can’t transform it in a big one, but I can, for sure, make it look amazing. Here are the ideas: 1. Try to make your bathroom more colorful, use different patterns for your walls; 2. Find a small bathtub; 3. Use a lot of shelves to deposit your things in; 4. Use a big source of lights.