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Inspiration Board For A Florida Room Theme

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Decorating a room has gone from simply putting stuff here and there, painting your walls with bright colours that depict sunny days, or refurbishing old rickety furniture to give way to new ones. Decorating has become better and more inspirational especially for simple homeowners like myself who does not have any flair in interior designing. The many ideas you can pick in the web is enough to create an inspiration board for my Florida Room. But hey, what is a Florida Room anyway? Does it mean I have to be in Florida to actually have a Florida Room? Well, to put it simply, a Florida Room is an inspiration to get ideas from if you want to have a bright, sunny, and pretty colourful rooms. It is a tribute to the sand, sea, and the wind of sunny Florida. And if you like the summer fruits and tropical look of a perpetual sunny place, then you can go for the vibrant but still bright motifs of summer for your Florida Room inspiration.

A Florida Room inspired design will be filled with plenty of natural light coming through the windows, bluish hues around, nautical elements for added beach feel, and a whole lot of white splash or light coloured tones to set the mood.

Having a Florida Room especially if you live in a wintry place where it’s mostly grey and mood-altering, is a quick perk-me-up motivator. It pays to update your decoration or even do a make-over you can afford within your means to install a Florida Room in your abode. It can be a room, a patio, your backyard or all three! Put summer and the beach feel into your home with these ideas. So, are you ready for your Florida Room update?

 

Colours:

The usual tones will be somewhere nautical related. If you will ask me, I will be more than happy to throw splashes of other bright colours depicting summer like the warm hues of yellow, orange and even pink for some tropical fling. This depends on what you want to establish with the decor. If you feel like sticking with the sea breeze motif rather than the fruity, summery feel, be my guest!

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Decorations:

I am a great believer in DIY stuff. I usually make my own decoration. Since I am not from Florida but I am still exposed to the many sand around me here in the Middle East, I can create a semblance of the see with simple shells, sand, and a glass container to bring the sea into my home.

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You can also create decors by combining some of your kids’ toys such as boats and create a collection in one corner for that nautical feel.

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How about filling up a big glass jar with various shaped shells you’ve picked up from your last beach escapade?

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Are you good in painting? Try some DIY paintings to show your love for the beach and summer.

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Furniture:

Attaining that summery feel in your home may require you to get your furniture updated. However, I want you to stick to a tight budget so there is no need to replace those old furniture that you have. You simply update them if you like with throw pillow and blankets like the photos shown below.

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I hope you get inspiration for your next project at home. If you feel like permanently living in sunny Florida, you can always check out the many listings available from Douglas Elliman, a well-established real estate company in the US. They have some beautiful Florida properties on the market that are drool-worthy!

(Photo credits: pinterest, due credit given to respective photos’ owners)

DIY Fall Wreaths

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Can you feel the crisp and cool air now? It’s officially autumn! And it’s a beautiful time to enjoy the great outdoors and the ever changing colours of nature’s foliage. It is fun to dress up our doors too with budget Fall wreath decors you can make.

Below are easy DIY Fall wreaths you and your family can make to save money on decors. Materials are everywhere and if you are crafty, you can use some of your craft supplies too. All you need is a big imagination, some wires or even cardboards to use as base for the wreath, twines, fine wires, glue gun, glue and some glitters to add spark! Now, the rest of the materials can be found around you.

Creating the base of the wreath is easy. If you prefer to use a wire, make sure you add a mesh so it is easy to attach the leaves and other decorations. I would prefer to use a thick cardboard so I can just punch holes on the base directly rather than cutting a wire mesh to attach to the wire base. Here’s a tip when you can’t find a wire deco mesh – use an old metal clothes hanger.

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Decide on how large you want your wreath to be. You can be playful by going out of the normal circular wreaths. You can make a square, rectangular, oblong or any shaped wreath base you like.

Cut out your base to the desired dimension and start layering. I would normally not glue or attach the decorations right away. I will just practice on layering and placing them around the base to give me an idea of how it would look like when done.  You can start attaching when you are satisfied with the mock wreath.

If you’re using lots of dried leaves and other natural materials, you can use small amount of glue gun on the base of the leaf. Just dot the hot glue and be careful not to burn yourself. You can use hot glue on twigs and other small fruits like berries.  Use a small wire to attach the dried pine cones or small pumpkins onto the wreath.

If you will use cloth/fabric or burlap as layers for your wreath, then a wire mesh is best to use for the base so you can intertwine the fabric between the wires.

Add glue glitters on the leaves to make them look sparkly.

Complete the finishing touch with bows.

 

These are great ideas to help you with your DIY fall wreath project. (Photo credits: to their owners and taken from Pinterest)

Leafy wreaths

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Burlap wreaths

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Corn husks wreaths

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Dried fruits, flowers, pumpkins, acorns, pine cones wreaths

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Fall Mantle Decorating Ideas

It won’t be long and we will all bid adieu to the scorching summer heat. Autumn is coming! If you love autumn like I do and cannot wait to welcome it with open arms, let me give you some fall mantle decorating ideas and inspiration to begin with. If you do not have any mantle, these decorating ideas will also be great to your long table or wide window pane for that extra definition.

 

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You don’t have to spend so much to achieve most of these ideas. The key to decorating is to go through what you already have in your closet or crafty supplies. Just use colour schemes befitting of the season and probably add some lighting to the effect and there you have it, your very own fall mantle decor in style – and all within your budget!

(Photo credits: pinterest)

 

 

Spring Decors For Your Garden

It may still be frigid in most parts of Northern Hemisphere but do not let that hamper your spirit in welcoming the thought of  the burgeoning of spring.

March 8 is the official start of Spring season in the farmer’s almanac. However, we all know that with the continuous pounding of snow storm in the US and other parts of the northern continents, spring may still come a bit later.

Whether spring comes late or on time this year, make use of the time you are stuck at home to think of ways to beautify your garden with spring decors. Here are some nifty ideas to consider to make spring 2015 ultra fabulous!

 


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If you have old shovels and other garden tools in your shed or are not in use, simply use them as your accessories to add some spring decor touch near your porch or wherever there is a blank wall that needs some decor. Liven up that space with simple gatherings of flowering plants, cute lanterns and other figurines depicting spring.

 

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Do you have an old wagon, a crate or even a wooden barrel that you can use to up-cycle? Then convert them into lovely containers of flowering plants, bulbs and other small plants to signify spring. Add several terracotta pots in various shapes and sizes to add more earthiness to the scene.

 

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Are you crafty? Any spare saucers and teacups you can use to convert to spring decors and even pinwheels?  Just secure them together or drill holes and attach with a sturdy nut and bolt against a long wood or pole and place along shrubs and flowery bushes for a more whimsical feel. You can also buy pinwheels like the one below and spread all over your garden.

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 In the Breeze 24 Petal Triple Wheel Flower Garden Spinner

 

Add little figurines in some areas of your garden and they can certainly make your space interesting and lively. Use fairy villages or small houses like the one below:

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Fiddlehead Fairy Village – Fairy Garden Mushroom Tavern House

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Paint your pots with lively colors of spring like pastel green, yellow, pink, sky blue and other colors that show the nature of spring like the picture above.

 

Enhance Your Home With Natural Animal Skin Rugs

With winter upon us, it is time to warm up your home with luxurious enhancements, and nothing says warmth more than an animal hide rug. Animal skin rugs are the latest trend in home décor, with the ability to add warmth, texture, and a bit of natural eclecticism to your home. The natural color and markings of this interior design product make for a unique addition to your home. Three types of animal hide rugs that are particularly in demand at the moment are cowhide,reindeer hide, and sheepskin rugs. These rugs, while providing the same benefits, differ in color, texture, and size, ensuring that you will find something you love for any room in your home.

If you are looking for a natural flooring solution for any room in your house, animal hide rigs are the way to go. These rugs are made with few chemicals and made up of no synthetic materials, ensuring that your family and pets are healthy and safe. These rugs are also hypoallergenic and naturally resistant of dirt and germs. Because of the nature of these products, they are extremely durable and easy to care for. Animal skin rugs rarely need cleaning beyond a good shake to get rid of dirt. You can also use a moist cloth to wipe off spills and a plastic brush to keep the appearance looking fresh. You will almost never need to use a vacuum on these rugs. Without the use of dangerous chemicals in the production, these rugs last for years and require little upkeep. This investment in a product that is both durable and natural will benefit your home, as well as the people who live in it.

Of course, the best thing about an animal skin rug is its versatility within your home. These warm additions feel soft beneath your feet as a floor accent in front of a fireplace, bed, couch, entry way or even under a table or ottoman. They can also be used as throws on a couch, chair or other furniture. This luxurious look is a particular favorite during the winter months. If you are in need of a beautiful accent on your wall, these products can also easily be hung to create a warm, inviting look in rooms with vaulted ceilings or plain walls.

This winter, buy a product that will add a timeless, warm, and even eclectic look to your home. With a cowhide rug, reindeer hide, or sheepskin rug, you will be investing in a versatile home décor item, which will last for years, require little upkeep, and add beautiful texture to your home. The range of colors, textures, and sizes ensures that there is a style for everyone and every room, no matter what your taste or decorating needs. These unique rugs will turn your house into an inviting space that you are proud to come home.

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