Everyone knows the visual affect of incorporating stone onto the exterior of your home, but many of our clients don’t realize the impact of a natural or cultured stone material utilized inside the home. Integrating stone into your homes finishes adds instant warmth and character to any room.
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Looking for an inexpensive way to add some unique style to your bedroom? Make a statement with a unique home-made headboard without spending mega bucks! You probably already know that reclaimed wood has been a hot trend in home design lately. We love it! It adds an eclectic feel, interest and texture. Perhaps you have some old boards or know someone who does. Don’t throw them out! We also carry beautiful reclaimed wood options at Interiors by Kitchen Koncepts! So get creative and make your own custom headboard. Try a fun pattern or keep it simple as they did in this photo that I found on houzz.com.
Here’s another great idea if you’re looking for something more elegant or cozy. Creating your own fabric headboard is easier than you may think! Try a simple, rectangular shape using plywood. Next, buy some batting and fabric at your local fabric store. (You can determine the plushness of your batting that you desire.) Wrap the plywood with the batting, leaving about 3-4” inches overhang on all sides. Use an industrial stapler gun on the back side of the headboard to attach the batting to the plywood. Next is the fabric. This is where time and patience come into play. Be sure your pattern is straight across and laid out how you want it. (You’ll probably want an extra set of hands for this part.) Lay your fabric down on the floor (pattern facing down) and lay the plywood onto the fabric (batting side down). Once everything is into place how you want it, you can begin stapling the fabric onto the back side, (just like you did the batting). Start with the corners, they are a little tricky, but remember, the back of the headboard doesn’t need to be pretty! Flip it over and see how it looks!
These are just a few ideas, although there are a number of different materials and items you can use to create your custom headboard. Look around your house, garage and rummage sales for unique pieces and look online for ideas if you’re a little lost. Get creative and have fun with it!
Drum roll please! The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. This is a vibrant hue with fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Wondering how you can use radiant orchid in a room design without going overboard? Here are a few ideas to get your wheels spinning!:
If you have a neutral color pallet in your room design, it’s easy to add hints of this fun color for a fresh look. Swap out a few of your current throw-pillows with some using radiant orchid among other neutral tones. Add a vibrant throw in your living or bedroom. Incorporate hints of the color in wall décor, picture frames, art, area rugs, place mats, towels, a small accent wall, or even frame interesting fabrics using this vibrant color. Reupholster a furniture piece such as a chase lounge or ottoman. Just remember, too much of a good thing…is just too much!
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Are you having design problems? Take a look at RealSimple.com’s 19 Design Tips for some excellent ideas! If you have some of your own, leave them in the comments!