Luxurious Design Ideas For Your Dream Home

Can you make your home luxurious looking with lavish interiors at a budget? Many of us think that we need to spend a lot of money to get our house look grand and well-appointed. It need not necessarily be that you have to spend a lot of money on expensive items or provide too costly items. We can create a stylish looking sophisticated home without burning a hole in our pockets.

What can be called luxurious décor? Rich and ornate chandeliers, luxurious contemporary ceiling fans, masterpiece paintings, curios, high quality designer sofas, plush deep pile carpets, and a big spacious house will all go to make a house look grand and luxurious. But how can you make luxury affordable? How can you create a classy and chic décor without going bankrupt?

First you have to make the home look spacious. Whatever is the size of your home and rooms, you can make them look spacious, clean and uncluttered. Throw away all the unnecessary items that you have accumulated over years and which you do not use. Check right from the storage, kitchen, bedrooms, living room and patio – and weed out all the junk that you have accumulated.

Go for simple and classic style furniture. If you have some good furniture that is antique, try to get them restored. Well-maintained antique furniture makes your home look elegant. Likewise throw away all old cushions, pillows and throws ruthlessly. Get lively coloured cushion covers and drapery too. Use sheers and laces along with brocade and silk curtains.

Get the wall décor right. Discuss with your interior decorator what will look rich on the wall. Ask him for colours and patterns which will look unique and not ordinary. Get the silk finish paint for your walls. When you have installed all the lights you will need, the satin/silk finish wall décor will glitter and bring a rich look and ambiance very easily.

Get only natural fibres for upholstery purpose. Pure cotton, pure silk or pure wool will look impressive as upholstery fabric as well curtain material. Have a lot of lights around the rooms. When light reflects off the well-polished furniture, it adds definitely to the value of your home. And always pick and choose really personal and pricey decorative items.

Here are some beautiful looking interiors from Asnaghi. The gilt and gold, chandeliers and carpets, curios and collectibles make it a dream home.

Well Lit Beautiful Dining Area
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Sofas and Cushions in Graceful Green
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Simply Elegant Dining Table
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Rich Upholstery in Lavender Silk
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Gilt and Richly Carved Sofas
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Formal Dining Room with Crystal Ware
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Fan Shaped Upholstery in Ivory Silk
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Dining Area Lacquered In White

Brocade Chairs and Ornate Table
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Sleek Looking Eclectic Kitchens for Small Homes

Kitchen is a high traffic zone where all of us meet at least twice daily if not more frequently. To have an aesthetic looking kitchen can start our days in a better mood. Imagine how dreary and dull kitchen can dampen our spirits first thing in the morning and make our day not interesting! It is most important to have a delightful looking kitchen with sleek and elegant looks.

Small houses and studio apartments need to pay more attention when they furnish their kitchens. If they happen to have not an efficiently designed kitchen where the homemaker can spend time without feeling fatigued, they need to get a minimum makeover. They need to incorporate changes that will make the kitchen better planned, with more practical storage for added comfort.

Having a floor to ceiling size storage units can be a boon for home makers. Instead of having all the shelves of uniform height, they need to vary the heights of shelves to compactly fit the items without wasting vertical space. You can leave the top shelves at the top near the ceiling level with more height to store extra boxes and containers that are bigger in size. This is ideal for beautiful house designs.

You can make the wall shelves wider – wall to wall and not make the shelves too deep – not only do they take more space, having more than two deep rows can make it difficult to reach the items that are kept at the back. But under the kitchen counter, you can have deep drawers – to utilize the space fully beneath the counters where you can store large containers and pots/pans.

Today drainage boards and drying racks are coming that can be drawn across the sink and folded back when not in use. Likewise cutting boards can be drawn across the sink and folded inside when not in use. Shallow sliding panels with small ledges can be of use to house spice bottles and small tins that can be fitted to the kitchen cupboard doors or even on the hob splash backs – within easy reach when cooking.

Get some hooks fitted underneath the shelves for hanging up mugs and cups. Bar shelves for holding your stemware can also be accommodated under the shelves. Here are images of compact kitchens with sleek looking kitchen counters and sophisticated kitchen islands from Scavolini. Check at the optimal use of space and chic overall ambiance!

White Stone Finish Island and Cooking Counters
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Maroon Cabinets and Brown Splash Combo
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Glass Blue and White Combo
blue and white comb kitchen

Dark Brown with Maroon Combo
dark brown kitchen cabinets

All Cream with Chrome Fittings
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Cream Cabinets and Dark Brown Counters
smart looking kitchen designs

Nut Brown and Cream Combo
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Blue Top Cabinets and Maroon Combo
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Nursery Furniture – Comfortable, Cosy Cribs And Other Accessories

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Unlike old times when there was not much choice in the nursery or toddlers’ furniture, today high-quality nursery furniture and toddlers’ furniture are available in wide range. Designers have given a lot of thought and planning for nursery to teen-age furniture designs and themes; not just cribs, beds or drop-side cots, but storage furniture and nursing chair for mother etc.

With the technology advancement and state-of-art manufacturing techniques, a stunning range of furniture are available today at furniture stores and online children furniture shops that are a feast for the eyes and a treat for our imagination. There is traditional looking nursery furniture also available for the more conservative minded.

The designers are out to please the would-be mothers totally. There are not only chic looking and sophisticated furniture, but there are collections like with fairy-tale themes, nursery rhyme themes, magical-world themes etc. The theme runs through whole sets for nursery furniture like cribs, storage pieces, wall decor and other accessories.

Good quality nursery and children furniture need to satisfy the stringent safety standards set by the government. No top heavy furniture that may get tilted, no sharp corners or no unfinished exposed surfaces that may hurt the tender skin of a baby/child and lead-free, safe paints and lacquer are used. And whatever fabric used all need to be fire-proof.

Today the trend is to do the nursery/kids‘room wall decor in accordance to the kind of furniture you have chosen for the room. If you have chosen the fairy-tale themes or magical land etc, the wall decor is done to suit the furniture so when you enter the room, along with the complete furniture set and the matching wall decor, you have a life-like scenario totally.

Here are some beautiful nursery room furniture sets from Bellini. Look at the pretty-looking set in pink with matching shelf and cute toys. The furniture sets are all solidly made conforming to the safety standards and at the same time looking very pretty and picturesque.

If you are shopping for your baby, check online and go for sturdy and good quality furniture which satisfies all the essential safety standards as per regulation. Especially for the new mother-to-be, it can be an exciting time planning all the new furniture that can make up the new nursery. So enjoy your shopping and have a good time!

Your Sweetie Pie Cot & Favourite Toys
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Sports Theme Looks Great
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Spacious Looking Nursery with Solid Furniture
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Pretty Looking Pink Theme
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Homely Looking Nursery
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Elegant Looking Crib with Matching Shelf
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Beautifully Done Crib and Storage Shelves
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Maintenance Streamlined with Storage Accessories & Organizers

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From foyer to kitchen, storage is an important aspect of home furniture. Small apartments or big houses, organizers and storage cabinets play a vital role in keeping houses look spic and span. Consumerism is on the rise and people sometimes compulsively accumulate things and without extra storage space, keeping things organized is not possible.

Formerly there used to be bigger and more spacious houses with huge sized attics, barns and cellars. We had the luxury of stashing everything – right from an out-of-fashion dress to not-in-use furniture in the cellars or attics. Winter vegetables, fruits, cheese, and liquor – all used to be stored safely in the cellar without feeling any problem or space squeeze.

But today things have changed and we do not have cellars or attics to store. In fact, our homes are minuscule in size, we have difficulty in finding enough storage space for even monthly grocery stocking – leave alone yearly stocking like they were doing formerly. Even the huge garage where we used to stash things is a thing of past and we have just a basement parking spot for one car!

The need for extra storage furniture is a must for us to organize all our things. Extra storage space will prevent stuff getting strewn everywhere, and help us assign places for each and everything so we will not have a hard time finding whatever we want quickly. We can easily keep the house tidy and neat when each and everything has its own place.

Developing habits of tidiness and orderliness can be very helpful in good housekeeping. A weekly cleaning out of shelves and sorting the stuff helps greatly in weeding out the unwanted and useless stuff and keeping the essentials. Many postpone clearing out stuff periodically and end up feeling frustrated to find old stuff still hogging space when they want space for new purchases.

Here is some storage furniture from Bedroom Furniture. These organizers and storage accessories are very helpful to streamline your maintenance tasks. You can stash a lot into the six wicker baskets like bed linen, towels and other sundry items. The beautifully upholstered ottoman can look neat in the living room at the same time stashing your extra cushions, throws or rugs.

No doubt you are also having storage crunch often. Periodic spring cleaning and having enough storage accessories and organizers will help greatly in making your home well-maintained and beautiful!

Wonderful White Dresser with Drawers
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Wicker Basket Storage Shelf
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Upholstered Ottoman with Storage Facility
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Storage Bench in Walnut with Baskets
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Storage Seater in Oatmeal Finish
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Elegant Looking Dresser with Drawers
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Chocolate Colour Chest of Drawers
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Bring Fresh New Look to Your Home with New Furniture

Replacing old and worn out old furniture is essential part of maintenance. No furniture however good is the basic material made from or the high quality upholstery used can last forever. Wear and tear happens and renovating successfully what can be salvaged can only postpone purchase of new furniture as sometimes renovation may be more costly.

Replacing all old furniture may look daunting cost wise and effort wise also, but many a time planning for replacement of all the furniture in one room at least is essential to make the look homogenised and colour co-ordinated. Getting the same upholstery colour or wood finish will be very difficult over various periods of purchase.

If we manage to plan for similar color scheme, and style of the furniture, we can renovate the rooms separately one at a time without having too much trouble to colour coordinate the rooms. With attention to the wall décor colour scheme and furniture style and upholstery details, we can make the same colour scheme run through the entire house.

What are all the items you can add to make the house look like new? Adding an accent chair or an accent recliner to add to the seating arrangement can enhance the ambience of the living room tremendously. A beautiful coffee table or a console table also can add to the general look of the room nicely.

Bed frames of solid wood are most suitable for your bedroom. A good solid and sturdy bedstead will support the mattress very well and give long years of service without any problem. You can have relaxed and restful times that will make you ready to face another challenging day. A firm supporting bed can assure you a back-pain free sleep.

Entertaining is a great favourite activity with people who have a large circle of friends. Beautifully upholstered dining chairs can make the dining room so appealing and inviting impressing your guests and visitors and make the dining experience rich and very happy. Along with beautifully done sideboards and étagère, your dining room furniture may look beautiful.

Here are some beautiful furniture items from Councill. The beautiful dining chairs and table will add grace to any dining room. What a beautiful bed you can have for your bedroom! I am sure you will certainly like those accent chairs or sofa sets. Please check out what suits you and take it home!

Tan and Brown Sofa Set
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Four-poster Bed in Solid Wood
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Delightful Looking Dining Table
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Comfortable Sofa Set for Living Room
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Beautifully Upholstered Easy Recliner
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Accent Sofa in White with Button Details
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Accent Chair in Wicker
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Wonderful Wicker Furniture Weaves Magic in Your Home And Garden

What is wicker furniture? How is it made? Is it any way different from the cane or rattan furniture? These are some common questions asked whenever the subject of wicker furniture or cane/rattan furniture is mentioned. While cane furniture is made of individual cane poles fixed to frames, wicker is made from weaving natural vines and barks wrapped around frames. Both are very popular choice of furniture – for outdoors but nowadays for indoors as well. Until recently both rattan and wicker furniture were made from totally natural materials. The frames were made of strong and sturdy natural canes bent to desired shape by heating it to high temperatures. In Asia, even today, wooden and cane frames are used and traditional natural fires from bamboo, cane, and willows are used for weaving and the wicker furniture is totally hand-made from 100% natural sustainable green products.

But today, almost all wicker furniture are made using sturdy high-quality light-weight aluminium alloy frames or in some cases heavier steel frames. And the wicker used to wrap around the frames is mostly synthetic. Recycled plastic/resin, vinyl or vinyl/resin is used for making synthetic wicker material. Resin synthetic wicker equals the wicker woven from natural fibres in looks but is sturdier and ages more slowly. It is also naturally water resistant. A good quality wicker weave should be tight, uniformly woven, close together without any visible gaps and have a smooth finish. It is flexible but quite strong. But it is advisable to keep the wicker furniture under cover in shade in extreme weathers. It is easy to clean; just vacuuming it lightly and wiping with a moist cloth should be sufficient. Occasionally a lick of varnish may help. If the cushions can be removed, the frame can be quickly washed with water and wiped dry to remove any spills etc.

Here are some beautiful and wonderful looking wicker furniture pieces from Pierantonio Bonacina. Look at the flowing chaise lounge in natural shade. How beautiful the ottoman looks? Don’t you think you would like the hanging chair in your terrace? The corner sofa set will add to the beauty and ambience to any living room! Comfortable, chic and highly sophisticated-looking wicker furniture is light, strong and durable; looks very beautiful and elegant and is easy to maintain. Coupled with contrast coloured or elegant white cushions, they are things of beauty giving joy forever. When properly taken care of, the wicker furniture lasts for long years giving excellent service. Don’t you think you would love to have some wicker furniture at your home?

Wonderful Looking in White Wicker
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Wicker Easy Chairs
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Portable Wicker Hanging Easy Chair
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Flowing Wicker Chaise Lounge
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Cozy Looking Wicker Cabin & Ottoman
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Corner wicker Sofa Set with Coffee Table
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Comfy Two-Some in Wicker
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Wonderful Wicker Ottoman in White
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Pair of Wicker Side Tables
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