The classy and stylish glass doors shown below are the brainchild of an Italian company OTC Doors which surely would leave a huge impression on you irrespective of whether you’re coming or going. This stylish contemporary glass door collection comes in wide range of different systems, including mounted to swingers and sliders. The collection also comes in a variety of cool colors and styles like designer prints and wall papers which are personalized by sandblasting or engraving into crystal or clear glass. You could also provide your own design and make your own door by providing some own image or wallpaper. We love the Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe designs, but choose your own inspiration or go with OTC Doors’s own selection of dainty vines and floral, subtle curls and splashy motifs that are only showed up by their vibrant colors.
Bedroom is our sanctum sanctorum. Our most private and personal place in the house is our bedroom. This is where we retire from outside world, to relax from daily grind and recharge ourselves to face another day. With bed being focal point of the bedroom and bedroom furniture, we should have no qualms to get the best bed we can from the market. The quality of sleep depends not just on the mattress you are using. You need to choose the correct bed-base to support your weight comfortably and give you long years of excellent service. A well-built bed-frame with great looks is the first step in shopping for your bedroom furniture. Since we spend one-third of our lives in sleeping, there should be no compromise whatsoever on the quality.
What are the options you have for bed-bases? Good quality bed-frames or bedsteads, both are excellent options. Actually the choice is up to you! The main difference between a bed frame and a bedstead is that bedsteads come with headboards as well as footboards. A bedstead keeps the mattress more securely and looks quite magnificent and impressive; and with a comfortable and good mattress will assure you of painless, refreshing and energising sleep that will rejuvenate you. A metal bedstead frame is a very solid piece of furniture. You might have seen some in old Hollywood flicks with Victorian-kind of themes. The bedsteads come with a solid topped base, with a spring edged base or with a slatted type base. If you want built-in storage space, that option is also available. Headboards can be custom-made to suit your needs. A beautifully crafted bedstead with an excellent finish can become actually an heirloom piece!
Here are some classically beautiful and magnificent looking metal bedsteads from Original Bedstead Company. These bedsteads come with simple clean-cut lines and sport very elegant and trendy looks. They can look magnificently opulent and grand with old-world charm or can come in minimalistic and stunningly simple modern look. They have such beautiful finish and ornamental with intricately carved details etc, the bed automatically does take center-stage in the bedroom. You know, the Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamen had a bed made of ebony and gold! Even if we do not go for a gold bed, we should buy a sterling quality bed – not only a good bed but made great by excellent craftsmanship! Please talk to your interior decorator in detail to know what kind – a bed or bedstead – will suit your bedroom. And enjoy a great-looking masterpiece right in your bedroom!
As children grow, their tastes and likings also change a lot. What appealed to them when they were young and pre-teens are no longer of interest to them but they are interested in something fresh and fanciful. As they grow, they love a youthful and chic look with a sophisticated finish where they can bring their friends easily and happily.
Youth want rooms where they like to stay their waking/sleeping hours while inside the home. Here is where they stay doing their home work, projects and other study related activities. Here is where they relax, listen to music, go online and chat and connect on the social media and generally enjoy themselves. Here is where they bring their friends for group activities.
Though girls might have liked Barbie doll like décor in their younger days, they might have outgrown it and may want something more upend and modern. Likewise the cartoon or jungle themes might have been outgrown by the boys when they are turning into grown up guys. So their rooms also should reflect what they are today and what their needs are today.
Small or big, each teenager loves privacy and that their room is self sustaining. They like to have their work area, media center, play station and study area all within the same room. If they have been involved while the room’s décor is being planned and once they feel that the room is theirs, they may keep the room tidy and neat all on their own.
Here are some images of teen room designs and ideas by Eugene Zhdanov. You can see the how stylish and elegant these rooms are and how well floor and wall space are utilized to create a harmonious and happy blend. The wall colors are a mix of neutral and lively vibrant shades creating a pulsating and elegant stylish effect.
One of the rooms has the work area elevated on a platform which can hold the trundle bed when not in use. There are other storage shelves also built in to the platform for extra storage. The other room has a window seat converted into a work credenza holding a computer and other study related material with an executive chair.
Bigger rooms can have seating accommodation like sofas and accent chairs along with study area, beds and work-out areas as shown here? Which of them is your favorite?
Now that spring is in the air, you will be spending more and more time outside. You would love to have nice seats to sit and enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze – enjoying some snacks and long cool drinks. But do you have enough space to relax in your garden? With gardens tools occupying more space and children spending more time outside playing, there sure will be a space crunch in the garden, porch and patio areas. Outdoor storage containers can do double duty as benches and ottomans for nice and comfy seating as well as to store things handy and ready. You can store garden tools, seeds, fertilisers and water hoses. You may keep seasonally used personal effects like raincoats and gumshoes, and children’s playthings and sports goods. Most of the times, they can be used as dumping place for whatever we think as clutter or extra inside the house.
What would you expect from outdoor storage benches/containers? Wet or warm climate, snow or sleet, rain or shine, they must keep the interiors dry and keep the stored things safe from elements and other hazards. They should serve as additional seats in garden looking pretty with low maintenance year-round. And these containers do that and more. These are usually manufactured out of sturdy but lightweight stuff and withstand the vagaries of weather. There are sturdy wooden containers – long or square; there are metal ones like of aluminium or iron, and there are durable and long-lasting plastic containers. But before deciding on what kind of outdoor storage containers you want, think of what are all the items you will be storing in those containers. All have the options to double as seats with or without cushions and withstand the rigours of 24/7 direct or partial exposure to elements.
Talk to your interior decorator and know what may be a perfect fit for your porch, garden or patio. See what will suit the outside decor and style. How the outdoor storage benches will fit into your landscape designs. How they can add to the overall ambience and in particular, enhance the beauty of the garden and attractions of the porch or patio. How it can help you to keep the house, porch, patio or garden clutter free and well organized. Here are some beautiful and highly utilitarian outdoor storage containers from HAYNEEDLE. Look at the regal looking bench with handles and lift-up lid. How nice the small wicker containers with detachable cushions on the lids! And those plastic containers are quite large and have very comfy seats indeed!
Are you ready to bring home an outdoor storage container/bench which will look perfect and be of great use in your garden?
Wicker Containers with Detachable Cushions on Lids
Once the children grow-up they love to have their rooms furnished the way they want. Actually very young children are not all that keen about how much you are spending on furnishing their room. All they are expecting is that it comes up to their idea of a dream room for themselves. So it is best to involve them in the process of choosing furniture, furnishing and accessories for their rooms.
With the space restriction that comes along with the small spaces we have today, many a time siblings have to share room. Sometimes kids’ room size can be really small – maybe just a minuscule area. Even if it is only a tiny alcove or a attic like room, a child would love the privacy his room gives and loves all the more to have a space all his own.
The operating principle will be space optimization. You have to try and make a study area, sleeping area as well as storage area in one tiny room. Bunk beds are great even if you have only one child. The lower area can be utilized as a table with storage space underneath and the upper portion – neatly furnished as a bed with safety rails etc.
Today beds come with underneath storage options that can contain any likely clutter usually happening in small spaces. You can check out beds with trundle options for accommodating your child’s friend occasionally. Floating shelves and floating desktops are good options leaving precious floor space free for that open uncluttered look.
Presently children furniture section has grown in leaps and bounds. Entire stores are selling furniture exclusively devoted only to children. Separate furniture design lines are devoted for kids’ furniture, right from baby stage, toddlers, pre teens, teens etc differently for boys, girls and twins etc, much to the delight of both parents and the children.
Here you see some very pretty-looking kids’ furniture from Kids’ Room. The corner bunk-bed with a sturdy-looking ladder and a designed safety rail will be particularly attractive to your boy. The popular below-bed storage option is very welcome in both boys and girls rooms for storage. And the open floating shelf above the writing table looks pretty as well functional.
I am sure you are keen to makeover your kids room in a way it makes you happy and leave the child hugely satisfied to have what he/she exactly wanted!
Room dividers are popular and quite useful accessories for both smaller and bigger rooms. Their popularity is because they are both functional and decorative as well. They are light, portable and can be set up in a jiffy. Most room dividers are transparent and/or translucent and do not block light but still can offer privacy when you need it.
Traditional Solid Wood Finish Divider
What are room dividers? These are furniture accessories – consisting of three or four panels, flat framed in wood or metal usually. Each of the panels is hinged to the other so it can be folded for easy storage. Panels can be in single piece or consistent of smaller panes. The covering material can be wood slats, fabric, glass or paper.
Sleek Sado Black Asian Screen
What are different styles of room dividers available? Most of the room dividers are made of metal, wood or acrylic/polycarbonate frames. They are covered and accented with designs printed on paper, embroidered or printed fabric or etched in glass. Mirror accents are also available which can make the room look more spacious.
Simple Brown Wooden Divider
Room dividers – portable or mobile – are very useful in your living room. You can use a three or four-panel dividers to screen off a dining area from the sitting area. If you are having a studio apartment or a small home with open kitchen, a room divider is useful in breaking up the kitchen area away from living quarters to present a clutter-free look. Dividers can be used in the outdoor area in the garden, poolside and terrace also. It can provide nice shade on a sunny day or provide some privacy when you are sunning yourself in the garden.
Memories Screen Personalized With Photos
Room dividers are cost effective and easy to install. No need of any construction, drilling, nailing etc. They are off the shelf furniture accessories – elegant and inexpensive and serve both utilitarian and decorative purposes. They can blend harmoniously with any kind of home décor and add ambience to your home anytime.
Elegant Black Bookcase Shoji Divider
Here are images of some very beautiful portable room dividers from iRoom Dividers. These are called shoji screens – traditional kind of Japanese screens that look very pretty and chic. With light colored wooden or metal frames, they have white rice paper lining. They do not block light but provide privacy. The Venetian type wooden slatted is better suited for outdoor areas. Which is your favorite?