Interior Design

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Home interior designers are always looking for new ways to redefine space. Occasionally, they tend to look for inspiration from materials and items from the past. With the help of advanced technology, however, they can manipulate various materials previously thought impossible to remodel. As a result, designers can conceptualize daring concepts full of imagination.

For example, the use of Hi-Tech home interior materials of the future will have a strong focus on environmental benefits. Green technology concepts are being ingrained in a majority of the upcoming developments. Different initiatives are being taken by the Government to help install the use of renewable energy. Earlier this year, there was a law passed that requires Kenyans to install water heating systems in buildings. This move is to put the country on the right path towards implementing a green economy strategy. This will ensure attainability of the sustainable development vision 2030.

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Child development is a very important stage in the natural process of growth as parents are able to monitor, learn and help advice their kids through the various changes they go through. When buying a home, it’s important to always think about allocating a room or certain space to accommodate a play area for your growing kids. Playtime is important as in as much as a child may be building, hiding, playing pretend house or even knocking down items. This is because they are still learning by being creative and ambitious to tackle and successfully finish set goals.

 

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The concept of energy efficient living and sustainable development are increasingly being implied in major cities across the world. Green housing is one of the branches of sustainable development.

Greenery is not only beneficent for the human body in outer areas but it also has its importance in the house as well. It has been suggested by environmentalists and architects that green spaces should be promoted to make a home environment-friendly, calm, peaceful and beautiful.

Living room couch

Living room couch

We all love the feel of a luxurious home that is updated as per the latest fashion trends. But, do you stop and start evaluating your finance just as the thought of redecorating your home strikes you? Fret not!

Decorating a home does not always mean hiring an interior designer and getting your walls broken down and ending up broke financially. Even the simplest and littlest changes, if made in the right fashion, can change the whole look of a house.

luxurious interior

Luxurious interior

One of the best parts of a trip is your home away from home. Your hotel room. Maybe it’s the clean smell, the soothing neutral colors, the bed that resembles a soft comfy cloud, or the spa-like bathroom. Whatever it is, you’ll miss it when you’re back at your real home.

But this relaxed, light feeling doesn’t have to be limited to only a week or two a year when you’re away. You can easily make a few changes to your home to make daily life more enjoyable and vacation-like. Want to make your home look more expensive and luxurious? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

Eye catching welcome

What is the first thing you notice when you enter a hotel? Probably the well-arranged seating areas, some exotic flower arrangement, large fancy mirrors, dim lighting, and simple colorful artwork. Of course at your home you don’t have a large lobby to work with, but there are ways to make your entryway more welcoming.

 Start with a small entry way table made of marble, wood, or shiny lacquer. Accessorize your table with a lamp, a bowl for Knick knacks, some books, and a fresh flower arrangement (no fake flowers!). If your table is against a wall, then place a painting or statement mirror above it.

Bathroom

Your hotel bathroom always looks so clean and crisp that you almost don’t want to use it. You suddenly see yourself taking a warm bath (with bubbles of course), putting on a mask, and reading a book. At home on the other hand it’s more of a jump in jump out feeling. Let’s change that shall we?

Firstly, make sure your bathroom gives the spa like feeling by using the freshest color palette: white on white. White, neatly folded matching towels (Egyptian cotton if you want to splurge), scented candles, lavender hand soap, white or light colored shower curtain, and don’t forget the matching bathroom mats.

Space and disorder

Spaces are always well-organized in a hotel. There are book cases, shelves and tables that look like they jumped out of a design magazine. There is virtually no clutter, and everything is very purposefully used.

You don’t need a designer to improve the space and clutter situation in your home. Use baskets and decorative bowls to hide clutter. Shelves should be used to display collections. Side tables are for pretty vases, fresh flowers, and lamps.

Adding a rug or carpet to a space also brings the entire room together. Do make sure your rugs and carpets are always clean and presentable though, to prevent odors, allergies, and embarrassments!

Curtains

Curtains, drapes, and blinds are something many of us overlook. We hang up some wooden blinds for privacy or we buy cheap pre-made curtains at the local chain stores. We do this with good reason though. Custom drapes are expensive and difficult to find. But they are to the home as beautiful shoes are to a pretty dress.

 The best option is to find a seamstress that is willing to work within your budget and to buy the fabric yourself upfront. Pick fabrics that suit your tastes and fit the rest of your decor. For the luxury look, think silks, damasks, and linen as your fabrics of choice.

Bedroom

Hotel bedrooms are always well designed with matching bedding, curtains, rugs and furniture. The bed is always so inviting and resisting the urge to run over and take a plunge isn’t always easy. Yet sadly, it’s the room in our home that most of us ignore, since guests never see it anyway.

Your bedroom is actually the room you should not skimp on. Start with a good mattress and layer with soft, neutral colored Egyptian cotton sheets, comforter, and plump down pillows. Your bedroom is where you rest after a long day and the first thing you see in the morning. It should look and feel like your safe haven.

Add a side table and a side lamp, your favorite book and some scented candles. Do make sure to keep your bedding fresh and clean as hotels do, and always make your bed in the morning!

Scents

Scented candles like vanilla or lavender also add a touch of serenity to your home. Having them in every room of your house will not only create a look of luxury and romance (while showing your attention to detail and design), but will also give your home a balanced and harmonious scent.

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