Monday, 24 June 2013

17 Lights to Brighten up any Room

If like so many, you have chosen your wall colour, curtain material and... oh! No light! Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect light shade, one that blends in beautifully with your designs.

Hopefully these beauties will fill any void that you are experiencing....

DIY Project: Kate's Sculptural Pendant Lamps by Kate Pruitt on Design Sponge

Another fabulous offering from Kate Pruitt on Design Sponge. This cute little number would add a touch of chic to your home.

DIY Drum Lamp Shade Tutorial by 5 is The Magic Number

These stylish shades from 5 is The Magic Number, could make any room elegant.

 How to Make a DIY Drum Shade by Apartment Therapy Design Evenings

You could vamp these shades, by Apartment Therapy, up with a floral or patterned fabric.

DIY Light Fixture (Do It Yourself Light) by Cleverly Inspired

I love this wall light, by Cleverly Inspired, and think that this modern and stylish fitting would be fabulous hung on any wall.

DIY Lampshade Of Paint Sticks by Shelterness

How can something so simple, like a paint stick, become such a vision? Shelterness show us how....

Paint-Stick Lampshade by Country Living

Country Living show us how to make this gorgeous fitting, again, made from paint sticks.

These colourful numbers from Stephanie Hung at Martha Stewart, would brighten up any room.

I think that these lights from Tatertots & Jello could be hung in other rooms too.

A Luminous Faceted Pendant Light by Kellyb on Curbly

This funky number by Kellyb on Curbly would add a modern twist to all styles of decor.

Beautiful DIY Felt Lamp by Shelterness

 A good looking number from Shelterness!

Beautiful DIY Ombre Lamps by Shelterness

This gem from Shelterness would be admired by all who see it!

Cute And Budget Friendly Paper Lantern Upgrade by Shelterness

Who couldn't love this beauty from Shelterness?

DIY Small Plastic Pieces Chandelier by Shelterness

 An unusual and funky number from Shelterness.

Bubble Chandelier DIY by Frou Frou Fashionista

What a gorgeous light; what a buzz it would create! A marvellous creation by Frou Frou Fashionista.

Bushel Basket Lamp from Erica Domesek. Posted by Kate Pruitt on Design Sponge

Simple and stylish. A lovely light from Erica Domesek (via Kate Pruitt on Design Sponge).

Aunt Peaches' Straw Cluster Chandelier by Pruitt on Design Sponge

A fire cracker from Kate Pruitt on Design Sponge!

Lace Lamp/Doiliy Lamp - DIY by Dos Family

Kate Pruitt on Design Sponge features another beautiful light that would compliment any room.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Which window dressing suits your room?

Besides the decorative aspect, window dressings can benefit your home and each room in many different ways: provide privacy, offer draft exclusion, filters daylight, assist with acoustic levels and allow us to control light into our home. 

Window dressings come in a variety of forms and materials. Which one suits your room?

How To Hang A Scarf On A Bay Window by Bay Window ValancesSturbridge Fishtail Curtain Swags from The Country PorchOlive Solid Sheer Scarf from Bobby's Dept. StoreCaprice Sheer Scarf Valance from Bed Bath & BeyondClassic Chiffon Window Scarf from Bed Bath & Beyond

Window Scarf
Trailing fabric placed along pole. Can be placed over drapes but above examples show the modern way to use scarves.

5-modern-curtains-by-contempocurtains on  Home Interior Design, Kitchen and Bathroom Designs, Architecture and Decorating IdeasPlumo Vintage Pencil Pleat Curtains from Chic at HomeWindows Curtains Design Ideas 2011 Photo Gallery from Modern FurnitureHorizon Eyelet Curtain from Towels pleat voile curtains from Junelle Curtains

Curtains / Drapes and The Natural Curtain Company offer explanations of the different types and style of curtains.

North Wales ShuttersShutters by Apollo BlindsPlantation BlindsComposite Wood Plantation Shutters by Gator BlindsTier on Tier Shutters from Richmond Shutters

Plantation Shutters & Blinds
Blinds are made to measure, whereas Plantation Shutters are pre-made.

B B OriginalsFabrics & PapersRowley CompanyPhoto by Eric Piasecki shown on House BeautifulCarols Curtains and Blinds LtdSarah Yates Interiors

Both the top pelmet board and the sides are attached, creating a box frame; unlike a pelmet which is only attached at the top.

Sonoma Style: Beautiful wine country home; Kirsten Lindquist on Todays Wine Country Lifestyle Isabella and Max RoomsBali BlindsBlinds to goStenciled Roller Shade by Martha Stewart

Pull-down Roller Shades
Can be decorated with curtains to front.

The Natural Curtain CompanyBlind SaleBlackmore Vale BlindsTrade de SignCreative Blinds & Shutters

Roman Blinds
The blinds are open and closed by a pulley-system.

Valances Window TreatmentsFabric WorkroomCurtains & BlindsBedroom Decorating : Choosing Window Valance on Hecko.comCurtains & BlindsTexeuro Drapery Ltd

Valances can be boxed and span the length of the curtail rail.

City Never Sleeps by Pixers BlogAli ExpressPurl FrostReflectiv

Window Films
Can add a stained glass effect or city landscape.

I am sure that there are many other forms of window dressing, including pelmets. In time, we will be featuring blogs on how to make window dressings for your home made home.