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A Few Room Design Tips…

Is your living room as exciting as flavorless oatmeal breakfast? As the center and focal part of a house, these rooms should be decorated and celebrated as a place for gathering friends and family. A room you are inspired to spend time in, even if you’re just reading a book or listening to music. That means out with the beige wall paint and dark brown couches. In with any one or all of these four interior design ideas that can make your living room a room you’ll never want to leave!

 

Don’t be afraid to go dark when painting your living room. Sure beige matches with everything, but you’ll be presently surprised to know that dark purple, navy blue and dark gray also match with a ton of carpets and styles of décor. Dark colors make a room feel cozy. They add a sense of stability and draw the eye to that room amongst the others in your house.

 

You can also use your windows as a statement piece in your living room. Dark wooden interior shutters in a red or orange room can add a sense of nature and class. Opened, they can brighten up a room for daytime, get-togethers and closed, they can darken the room for movie night. Not a fan of wood? Interior shutters also come in plastic, metal and vinyl in almost any color you could imagine.

 

Who said a living room has to have a couch? Homeowners today are opting out of one couch and as an alternative buying four or five armchairs to open up a room and make it easier to move things around. A blue living room would be the perfect place for armchairs that are either solid white, black or gray or patterned chairs with complimentary colors. Two matching sets, or five different types and stiles, it’s all up to you and how unique you want your living room to be.

 

Another idea is to use a non-traditional coffee table. Often positioned in the center of a room, plain metal or wood coffee tables can be so boring. Luckily there are tons of interesting coffee tables on the market today, or you could even make one yourself! You could make a standout coffee table from a section of a tree trunk, a metal sculpture with glass on top or even a yard sale find that you repaint or re-finish.

 

All of these ideas can make your new, or old, living room really come to life. Some other interior designs trends this year include using more throw pillows tan ever before, tucking blankets into couches and chair instead of hiding them in a closet and bringing the outside in with nature inspired décor.

Unique Projects to Present to Clients for Re-purposing Old Shutters

Re-purposing old materials into vintage, antique or modernized pieces is a focal point of design layouts, especially for interior designers, architects or anyone else in the field. Presenting clients with unique ways of refurbishing or reinventing what’s thought to be a useless piece is creative artistry.   Old and worn shutters make a great item… Continue Reading

Wooden Louvers for all kinds of Geography

Plantation and traditional shutters have been around since the 19th century. They’ve been popular in tropical regions where harsh weather could batter windows, but during nice days and nights would allow for a breeze to flow through the screen-less windows.   Now-a-days, louvers are becoming popular because their style, functionality and easy maintenance. They provide… Continue Reading

Vertical Shutters Advantages

When you go to a grocery store, the clerk will ask, “Paper or plastic?” When you go to a restaurant, the waitress will ask, “Soup or salad?”   When people are deciding between the styles of wooden lovers they want, they often ask “Horizontal or vertical?”   There are many advantages to both vertical and… Continue Reading

Enhancing Photography With Old Shutters

  Photography is a broad topic with many subcategories that are incredibly appealing, each in their own unique way. In addition, photography often has a way of taking what would typically be classified as “unattractive” and making it into an image that is incredibly pleasing to the eye.   We have touched on the idea… Continue Reading