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Decorating Your New Home on a Budget

September 5, 2012

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Decorating your new home is so fun and exciting and it really helps make the new house into your home. Adding your personal touch doesn’t have to cost a fortune however. Here are some tips for decorating your new space on a budget.

Smart Shopping

You can still enjoy shopping at all your favorite retail stores, but start by going through the clearance home decor areas first. Even high end stores like Nordstrom, Neimann Marcus and Saks have clearance sections as well as outlet stores- and you will get your best bargains here.

Shop at close out stores that buy from major retailers and offer deep discounts like TJ Maxx, Home Goods and Marshalls.

As for major retailers like Macy’s, take advantage of their end of the season sales. This is the time when you can score luxury bedding items, appliances, and other housewares for as much as 80% off retail price. Also sign up for email notifications and take advantage of printable coupons.

Go Back in Time

The old saying Everything Old is New Again applies perfectly to decorating your new space on a budget. Shop locally for great old fashioned furniture and vintage pieces at estate sales, yard sales, on your local Craigslist, and Local Pick Up items in your zip code area on eBay.

Reclaiming and refurbishing your vintage furniture finds is a nice way to go green as well as putting a modern twist on something from a bygone era. for example, weathering an old thrift store chest of drawers in a fun bright color and adding new pulls saves you big bucks and infuses old with new in a delightful way.

Using Focal Points
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Prevent design clutter and overdoing a room by designing your rooms around a focal point or one stand-alone knockout piece of home decor. Maybe you picked up a fabulous gilded full length mirror, or scored a great dangly crystal chandelier. Or maybe you want to go for a black and white wall mural of a city skyline. Whatever your splurge item is, you can design and detail the rest of the room around it.

Using a focal point in this way is a great way to showcase your stand alone decor piece and it saves money by keeping the rest of the room designed to a minimum. It also keeps the energy of the room light and adds a fresh, contemporary feel- perfect for a new space.

Free Inspiration

If hiring an interior designer is out of your budget, here is a fun and free alternative. Check out the free site Pinterest for home decorating inspiration. Here is where professional home staggers, interior designers, bloggers, and home artisans alike showcase their best room designs (via “pins”) for all the world to see.

Find examples of great design and when something catches your eye, save it to your own board. Now you have great decorating ideas at your fingertips that you can mimic in your own home.

Get Going!

Decorating your new home on a budget is fun and exciting. It feels wonderful to create a space that truly reflects your personality while saving money at the same time. Use these tips to get you started and have fun!

Lisa Marie is the author of this guest post. If your new decorating plans include a one of a kind custom mural be sure and check out her wall murals website – http://www.artistichomeowner.com.

Interior Paint Finish Options

August 3, 2012


YOLO Colorhouse Eggshell Interior Paint

When you use paint on an interior space you have to be concerned about more than just color. The finish refers to that subtle, yet potent quality, whereby the surface of the paint is flat or shiny when exposed to light. This will determine not only how it sits in the room, and what style it will evoke, but also how easy it will be to keep clean, and how well it will hold up under repeat washings.

Flat Enamel: This is a very neutral, dull, solid colored finish that does not have the glossy sheen that many other selections have. Perfect for very basic, or rustic interiors , paints with a flat enamel finish do not seem as glitzy and plastic as some of the other, shinier looks available. Unfortunately this finish is also the least resistant to cleaning, and will only be able to hold up to a moderate washing schedule.

Eggshell: This is slightly shinier than flat enamel, with just the softest hint of sheen glancing off the surface of the paint. It gets it’s name because the level of gloss is actually very similar to that found on the surface of an actual egg’s shell. This finish tends to hold up to cleaning slightly better than flat enamel paints do, and is very popular for walls in low traffic areas.

Satin Finish: A slightly shiny finish that doesn’t glow with glistening distracting light, satin finish paints are often used in high traffic areas such as hallways, or kids rooms, because they stand up well to repeated cleanings. It is also often used on featured elements such as doors, or window frames, to give them a little bit of a ‘pop’ against a flatter eggshell or enamel finish on walls.

Semi-Gloss: This is a shiny finish that is usually reserved for elements that get a lot of use, such as doors, cabinets, and windows. While it can be applied to walls it is generally a little bit too shiny, and can end up making a room feel uncomfortable and plastic if used too sparingly. Instead it is often reserved for accent elements which contrast with a flatter paint applied to the broad surface of the walls themselves.

Glossy: This is the highest gloss paint finish available. Because it is so shiny and shimmering, it is rarely used in interiors where it would be distracting. However in some ultra modern settings it can be used to create a striking effect on furniture pieces or cabinets. While it stands up well to cleaning, it also tends to enhance any imperfections in a surface, making preparation of the piece itself vital before paint is applied.

Generally speaking glossier paints will work better in more modern settings, while flat paints will be more appropriate in rustic, cabin, and understated décor arrangements. The shinier finish paints also tend to hold up better under repeated cleanings, while their counterparts may start to fade away over time. It is important to understand how the feature being painted will be used on a regular basis, in order to determine which finish is appropriate.

Top 5 Most Economical Heating Systems for Your Home

May 8, 2012

When getting a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system it is important to make sure it is efficient. Try buying a system that is energy efficient and is approved by the appropriate authority. Simple alterations like changing the thermostat or sealing air ducts can improve your existing heating system. Here are the five most economical heating systems.

Wood and Pallet Burning

Wood has been used as a heating instrument since the discovery of fire. Nowadays, instead of burning logs of wood, small pellets made from saw dust, wood chips, agricultural crop waste, and other such materials are used more often. Wood and pellet burning appliances come in different sizes and can be large enough to heat up a 2000 square feet home.

Furnaces and Boilers

Furnaces and boilers are used more commonly in America. Furnaces heat air, while boilers heat water. Both provide air or steam through ducts or pipes. These are more suited for central heating purposes. You can control the heat of individual rooms by placing a thermostat in each room. If there is a furnace already installed, check the air filter every few months and get it changed if need be.

Solar Heating

Solar heating systems work on either air or water. Air is heated in an air collector where as water is heated in an anti freeze solution on a hydronic collector. The heat is distributed to the interior space or storage system once the solar radiation has been absorbed. Though it is the most environment friendly and cost effective heating method, it is limited to areas where the sun shines throughout the year.

Radiant Heating

In this heating system, heat is provided directly to the ceiling, floor or wall panels. This helps in keeping the room or house warm instead of making the air warm. It is most suitable for people with allergies. Radiant floor heating is very different from wall and ceiling heating.

Floor heating can be hydronic, electric or air-heated. It is best to use ceramic floor tiles because they allow the heat to come through without making the floor heat up. Wall and ceiling heating is usually electric. Some people however use hot water tubes, but leakage of these tubes is a major issue.

Portable Heaters

Portable heaters come in different sizes and are suitable for single rooms. Generally portable heaters are used when installing a new heating unit is costly, or the existing one is not providing adequate heat. Usually portable combustion heaters are vented or unvented. It is best to use vented heaters indoors.Unvented heaters can produce unwanted combustion products like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. Electric space heaters are the only safe unvented heaters available for use.

Allan has been reviewing heating system and heaters at OO and has published numerous blog posts on how to save energy is the house. Aside from blogging, Allan has a strong interest in sustainability and environment issues.

Small Living Room Decorating Ideas

April 4, 2012

When decorating a room you have to consider the inherent function of the space. A living room tends to be a social area, and as such you want to decorate in a way that will support the interaction and connection of various people. Unfortunately, in a small living room you don’t have a lot of space to work with, which means that you have to use clever tricks to maximize what you do have.

First of all you want to remove all clutter from the area. Clutter and chaos are the worst enemies of small space decorating. Having too many items in the room will make it feel even more cramped and crowded, and will create an uncomfortable atmosphere. Rather you should strive to create a living room that is clean, sharp, and relatively open, so that you do not overwhelm what space you have.

You should generally try to avoid larger furnishings in a small living room. These can end up feeling imposing, crowding the area out, and making what space you have seem smaller by contrast. Instead of large couches and love seats consider smaller single chairs or even bean bag novelty seating. Avoid large wall units in favor of smaller tables and stands. Scale the furnishings to the room so that everything looks congruent and consistent.

One of the most important ways to combat cramped feelings is to ensure that the flow of the room remains open. That means that you want easy pathways through the space, allowing people to enter and move about with ease. In small living rooms this may require giving up the convenience of coffee tables, or force you to have less seating in the space than you might like. Side tables can be one space saving surface idea, and folding chairs can be stored in a closet in case your lack of seating ever becomes a problem.

While floor space is at a premium in a tiny living room, the walls are generally free and open. You can use them as a canvas across which you can work your decorative ministrations. You still have to be careful not to clutter the room, but at least here you can add touches of personality and beauty to the space without having to worry about impacting on the function. Art, decorative pieces, murals, portraits, and even walls clocks are interesting wall décor choices depending on the style you are trying to achieve.

One of the oldest tricks in the small space decorating book is the use of mirrors. Placing mirrors in a room will automatically create the illusion of doubling the area, opening it up visually without affecting the actual floor plan. Mirrors can also serve to spread light throughout the area, which will further add to the illusion of greater space.

Texture is another important element that you can control in a small living room to good effect. Generally you want to stay away from soft and yielding. Carpet, pillows, and thick lush curtains can all make a room feel cozy, but they will also tend to make the space feel as if it is closing in. Smooth cool surfaces and hard materials on the other hand will give the room a sharp sleek feel that will open it up.

Once you have understood the functional necessities of the living room, you can arrange your furnishings and décor in such a way that you can mitigate the lack of space. Make use of walls, scale down furniture pieces, and use light and mirrors to open up the room, and make it feel free flowing and comfortable.

Decorative Techniques With Feathers for Your Home

December 10, 2010

Using natural elements as decorative accessories is a wonderful way to bring the beauty of nature into your living room. One light, airy, even aerial way to do this is with feathers. Decorative feathers throughout the home can add texture, dimension, and color to a space. They also automatically make our minds think of taking flight, soaring through the air, free as a bird, naturally making a space feel more open.

Different sized feathers are going to give you very different decorative options. Most feathers you find locally are going to be quite small, allowing you to make only the most simple of display pieces. Others which you can purchase include stout fluffy ostrich feathers, large multicolored peacock plumes, or long slender pheasant feathers.

One popular thing to do with feathers is to glue them to everyday household objects in order to give them a little decorative energy. If you have glass items, such as decorative glass vases, bowels, or other containers, you have the option of gluing the feathers on either the inside or the outside of the piece.

Even if it’s a bit difficult to actually glue the feathers to the inside of a glass piece, you always have the option of simply slipping one or two in, letting their feathery touch grace the sloping side of the glass piece.

Another option is to glue tiny feathers around the border of a picture frame, or a mirror. You can also use them to decorate the outside of bowls, jewelry boxes, or other containers. Some brave decorators have even taken up craft projects where they coat an entire side table in small colorful feathery fluff.

Feathers are also very popular as stand alone applications, or when used in conjunction with other elements to create a display. One way to do this is to display a variety of feathers in a decorative vase, bowel, or other container.

These can take the place of flowers, lasting longer, and often being just as bright, colorful, and textually present.

Many people use various natural elements in table centerpieces. Pulling from twigs and leaves, branches and boughs, they create a cobbled centerpiece that glorifies the nature of the outside world. Feathers can easily be incorporated into this, adding color and hue throughout the piece.

Some people like to use feathers that they find in the area around their homes. This allows you to create a decorative piece which is intricately tied into the nature of your home, reflecting the living environment around you. However you have to be careful. Feathers can sometimes carry mites, or other small bugs and bacteria that can be harmful if brought into the home. Any feathers found lying open in the environment should be treated with a UV ray to eliminate bacteria, and or soaked in boiling water.

You can also simulate the colors and patterns found in particular feathers in the hues used throughout the room. Home furnishings, wallpaper, throws, cushions, and tapestries can all be purchased to match the color of your feathered centerpieces, allowing you to extrapolate the beauty and nature of your feathers throughout the environment.

Creative Ways to Enhance Your Windows

October 21, 2010

Windows are important because they are the connection between your homes interior, and the world outdoors. They let in the sun, they let in the breeze, and they let in the visual beauty of nature and life. The way you decorate them will influence how these elements affect the entire room. Curtains are important and luckily, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make them look great. You just have to use a little creativity and keep your mind open to the decorative possibilities that your windows present.

A curtain can technically be made from any square piece of hemmed fabric. An old sarong can also be used as an alternative. Simply attach curtain clips to the material, and then hang it from the shower rod.

Alternatively you can purchase inexpensive tab-headed curtains made from a variety of materials including voile, muslin, or fine cotton. These simple curtains can then be turned into stunning home décor accessories by customizing them in a variety of ways.

Tiny pompom’s are one way to give an otherwise drab curtain a sense of fun and frivolity. They are rather easy to stitch in along the leading or base edge, and since they can be purchased in a variety of sizes and colors, you can get creative making patterns trail along the edge of the fabric.

Lengths of ribbon, or braid, can also be stitched along the edge of the curtain to give it a more reserved, formal version of decorative interest. You can use different lengths or colors to create patterns here as well. If you’re feeling bold, try stitching the ribbon across the face of the curtain for an exciting striped effect.

There are a variety of tiny decorative elements that can be either stitched or glued across the surface of your curtains. Shells, buttons, stones, agate, crystals, wooden wheels, mirrors, beads, or silk flower heads can all be added to enhance the beauty of the material. Here’s where you can get creative, arranging items in patterns of swirls or geometric squares, or just alighting them randomly across the face of the piece.

Small mirrors are particularly effective on very light, sheer curtains that let in a lot of illumination. The mixture of the soft fabric filtered sun with the glistening reflections of the mirrors can create an attractive interplay.

Floaty voile curtains can be weighted down by attaching small decorative objects along the bottom edge. Small stones, crystals, or wooden decorative objects can be used to help weigh down those flighty curtains, while also creating a unique fringe.

Another interesting craft project is to sow tiny decorative pockets into your curtains. Take pieces of matched material and cut them into squares. Press the edges under, and then pin them in place. Then machine stitch the tiny squares to the curtain, sealing only the bottom and side edges, leaving the top open. Then you can place a variety of decorative pieces, ornaments, shells feathers, or dried flowers in them.

Windows are important because they connect a room with the rest of the world, bringing natural elements into our homes. The way you dress your curtains can affect the way these windows influence the space. Even drab, plain, boring curtains can be dressed up with a little creativity, adding small touches to the edge and fringe, or going bold and stitching decorative features across the face of the fabric.

Coffee Colors Throughout the Home

October 18, 2010

Coffee is more than a single color. It is an entire palette, stretching out from dark to light and breaking even those boundaries to pull in ancillary compliments. And yet beyond the mere sight of the color, there is a whole philosophy, an energy that coffee has, which it draws both from its invigorating nature, and its exotic origins. These colors are rich, lush, and brightly contrasting, allowing you to fill your home with both warmth and vigor.

Coffee colors tend to range from dark to light, with one end sporting the midnight browns of a black cup of Joe, and the other displaying the pale perfection found in café au lait. Adding to this charm are the colors of the coffee beans themselves, which are earthy and ruddy looking when first plucked, but which can also take on a burnt oily appearance when roasted.

A good way to find colors which compliment coffee tones is to look at the plant that produces the delectable brew. The coffee plant is a miniature tree, with thick green leaves which droop downward in layers, punctuated by briefly blooming pure white flowers. Bright red berries also dot the foliage of this plant, and these “coffee cherries” are actually where the beans used to make coffee are produced.

This plant is sort of a natural cheat sheet, because all of the colors represented in it actually compliment coffee tones quite well, giving you a pattern template that you can follow in your home. Forest greens will merge with the earth tones hues of coffee quite well, while bits of red can accent the whole, and touches of white provide contrasting clarity.

Coffee beans are transported in distinctive bags made of a material called hopsacking, which has a unique texture, and a rugged natural appeal. If you can find old coffee been bags, they can be used to create coffee themed decorative items, such as liners for trays, or serving dishes. You can also cut the label out of the bag, and sow it into a decorative pillow as a panel, simulating the look of your own fluffy, overstuffed bean bag. If locating authentic hopsacking proves difficult, you can always use hemp or jute, purchased from the local fabric store to simulate the look.

There are a variety of materials that will naturally evoke and or compliment coffee colors. Many hardwoods come stained in tones that will match such a palette, and wicker, and rattan both easily flow in a space where such hues are predominant. Try to match light tones against dark in contrasting layers to create room effects throughout the space.

There are also a variety of coffee themed accessories that can be purchased to make the entire style more overt. Aside from the obvious novelty prints and accessories, you also have posters of some of the exotic locations where coffee is grown, framed pictures of coffee plants, drink coasters printed with coffee images, or maps of exotic destinations.

Coffee is a symbolic substance in our culture. It evokes a sense of rugged individuality, of adventure, and of excitement. At the same time there is something comforting about the brew, it has warmth that can help to beat back the coldest winter morning. By using these colors in a decorative endeavor, you are lending these symbolic qualities to the space itself.

Budget Themes for Decorating Kids Rooms

May 12, 2010

Creating a theme is a great way to add a whimsical sense of wonder and creativity to a child’s room. Unfortunately purchasing boxed sets of kid’s items from the store is often prohibitively expensive, with decorative pieces being charged at a premium just because they bear the image of some licensed cartoon character. Luckily, there is away around retail home décor storeprices. Using creativity, and a variety of crafting techniques, it is possible to design a room for your kids with just about any theme you can imagine, at a fraction of what it might otherwise cost.

One of the great things about crafting your own custom kid’s room décor is that this is a process you can share with your children. Not only can you get their input as to what they want, and what they are enthusiastic about, but you can also let them take an active roll, helping you to color, cut, draw, paint, and paste the various elements that will be placed throughout the area. This method of decorating can be more than a means to an end: it can actually be a chance for you to build lasting memories with your children.

Before you start gathering resources, you should come up with a theme. Discuss this with the child, batting ideas back and forth, and trying to get a real sense of who the truly are. Once you’ve settled on an idea, brainstorm ways that you can make the various component parts of the theme. Once you have a vision of how you want the room to look, you can start to contemplate ways to actualize that vision.

Many of the basic materials that you will need can already be found lying around the house. Cardboard is great, because it’s soft enough to cut and bend, but hard enough to stand up on its own. Old cereal boxes, shoe boxes, and even rolls of wrapping paper are all useful when crafting whimsical item for the rooms theme. Even items such as rolls from the center of a tape gun, or old milk, and or egg cartons, can be used to craft a variety of decorative elementsin the space.

Aside from this, brightly colored construction paper, a pair of safety scissors, markers, paints, pens, and all the other basic crafting and art supplies can be used. If necessary, Styrofoam balls can be bought in a vast array of shapes and sizes to make up the more intricate pieces.

A space theme is one design that’s relatively easy to simulate. Find pictures of planets, galaxies, stars, and other outer space entities and either print them out, or draw them onto large pieces of construction paper. Color them in with marker or crayons, and then carefully cut them out. You can then stick them to walls or to the ceiling using scotch tape. Rocket ships can be constructed from paper towel rolls, cut to size, and then covered in white paper, with tin foil used to simulate the look of metal.

These can be hung from the ceiling with pieces of kite string. Glow in the dark paint, and stars, is a great way to complete the effect.

If you’re interested in more of a fairy tale theme, then you can use cereal boxes and milk cartons, thoroughly cleaned, and then covered in gray paper to create an elaborate magical palace. Lofty towers can be crafted from paper towel rolls treated in a similar manner. Use the same method of printing, then coloring and cutting out images of strange and whimsical magical creatures to hang from the walls.

If you want to get really elaborate, an enchanted forest can be crafted using construction paper, rolled into tubes, and then affixed to cardboard bases. The tubes can then be outfitted with strips of green or brown paper to act as leafy branches reaching out across the space.

Creating a mysterious jungle is rather similar, with a variety of trees being scattered throughout the environment. Bushes and shrubbery can be simulated by cutting out images on construction paper, and then affixing them to the side of larger cardboard boxes.

Paper towel tubes also make great legs for fanciful jungle animals. Cut them into four pieces, and then affix them to part of a milk carton, or even just a small box. Use cotton balls or even rolled up socks for the heads, and decorate them with glue on beads, buttons, and rhinestones for facial features or patterned spots.

There are an infinite number of themes that you can create using inexpensive craft materials and recycled cardboard boxes from around the home. You just have to use a little creativity, and be willing to spend a little time on the project. If you enlist your child’s help, this can be even more rewarding and can lead to a series of memories that will last a lifetime.

Seasonal Decorating Ideas and Secrets

May 9, 2010

Decorating is not a stagnant art. The process of creating inspiring, beautiful spaces is a living form of creation, which has to accommodate the changes of the world around it in order to stay relevant. In its most general context, this can involve changing the space up to accommodate the disparate needs of the people who live there. However in a broader way, you can actually decorate your home in such a way that it reflects the nature of the changing world outside its walls. Your rooms can be reflections of the seasons, symbolic mirrors of the constant flux of temperature and weather which occurs in the natural world.

This can be done in a variety of ways. Home décor items can often be purchased according to seasonal themes. Pieces such as wall clocks, drink coasters, and decorative plates can be printed with a variety of pictures that can evoke any time of the year. Since they are small, items such as these can be easily shifted into and out of a room from storage as the annual need arises. One easy, natural way to do this is to simply have seasonal magazines spread throughout a space, either strewn across a coffee table, or placed neatly in a magazine rack.

Items such as pillow or couch covers are another way to quickly change your home to match the nature of the world outdoors. Find these printed with a variety of holiday themes, or even just seasonal colors and patterns that make it easy for your home to flow with the natural colors of that time of the year.

One thing you should consider when working on seasonal decorating is texture. It is warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter.
Your home should try to accommodate these factors. In colder months, have a variety of warm, soft blankets strung throughout the house. Couch and pillow cushions should be fluffier at this time of the year. Carpets should be thicker and warmer. In general you want the home to be as snuggly as possible.

In warmer months however you want to go in exactly the opposite direction. Blankets should get lighter and lighter the warmer it gets, and you may eventually have to put them away altogether. Fluffy cushion covers or rugs should be replaced with items made from much lighter materials. You want to emphasize cool, smooth, sleek textures during the warm summer months.

One of the best ways to give your home a seasonal feel is to use natural items which reflect the world outdoors. In spring and throughout the summer, flowers should be a dominant part of your decorative designs. Spread them in the space using decorative
vases
, or even just have bowls of silk flower petals for an attractive, aromatic display. As you feel the months getting colder, switch from decorating with flowers to using brightly colored leaves, or branches of fir trees and pieces of holly.

Seasonal decorating is a great way to keep your home feeling fresh, vibrant, and relevant. It ensures that the look of the space won’t grow stagnant, and that you will always have an inspiring and invigorating atmosphere to come home to.

Decorating Ideas for Small Bathrooms

May 6, 2010

The smaller the room, the harder it is to decorate. This is especially true in environments which need to be highly functional, like the bathroom. Unfortunately it seems that when it comes to space considerations, the bathroom usually gets the short end of the stick, and often this will be the tiniest room in the entire house. However that doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate the space, it just means that you have to be a little bit clever and creative, to create the attractive and functional atmosphere you desire.

First, you should look at the inherent structure of the room. Many bathrooms are lined with ceramic or natural stone tiling consisting of colors set into various patterns. Others will have walls painted in various shades. Bathtubs, toilets, and sinks, all of these immovable objects are part of the inherent architecture of the space, and as such they should set the tone for any decorative moves that you make.

Beyond the architectural bones of the bathroom, there are a variety of functional necessities which will be a large part of the room’s décor. Things like shower curtains, trash bins, soap dispensers, coasters, and functional shelving are all present to serve a purpose. And yet because they are not permanent items, they can be purchased in a variety of colors, or even patterns. This allows you to create a layer of decorative functionality over the inherent fixtures in the space, either complimenting them, or contrasting them for dramatic effect.

Beyond this, there is yet another layer of functional items which you can use to achieve decorative control over the room. Items such as throw rugs, toilet seat covers, and window curtains are all useful to have in a bathroom, but aren’t always necessary. These are items which are as much decorative, as they are functional. They allow you to add to the beauty without detracting from the purpose from the room, and actually act as enhancements to that purpose. Here again, you should strive to choose colors, patterns, and pieces which flow comfortably with the other layers of architectural and functional décor in the space.

There is one more layer of items that are found in a bathroom, which are necessary anyways, and so do not take up any extra precious space, and yet they can also be chosen to help elevate the beauty of the room.

Towels and wash cloths are quite prominent in the bathroom. They are also available in any of a wide variety of colors and patterns. When choosing towels, it’s important to select pieces which are appropriately matched to the other elements in the room.

Since towels and washcloths are transitory, moving in and out of the space as they are used, you can purchase several sets and use them to completely change the look and feel of this room every few days. However you do have to be careful about having more than one set present at a given time, as the two different towels or cloths may end up clashing with one another.

Your best bet is to get on a schedule of cycling all of the bath linens out of the space each week, replacing them en-mass with a fresh set on a regular basis.

As you can see, there is room to decorate even the smallest of bathrooms. Just look at the items which are inherently necessary to the space, and use them as decorative elements, coordinating the flow of colors and patterns to produce a room which is beautiful and inspiring to you.

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