If you’re thinking of renovating your bedroom or living room, the walls are an interesting element to consider playing with. Gone are the days of monotony where every wall had the same cream/white paint. Apart from having innumerable paint color options from almost every brand like Asian paints or Berger, here’s some other ideas to spice up your walls.
Staying with paint, you can look into either contrasting the color of one of your walls from the rest or adding in a pattern/texture. Your paint company can share plenty of options with you. Typically texture walls typically cost around 2x the cost of a regular paint job.
Wooden panel walls used to be a sign of luxury in the old days, and you surely find plenty of wood panel walls up in the hills given the temperatures. They are back again with a modern twist and lend some serious character to your room. From charcoal finish to the more traditional teak grain here are a few wooden wall options for you to consider.
If you want to give your space a slightly unfinished or warehouse feel, exposed brick walls are a neat option. We would suggest doing it in slightly larger rooms because your room could end up feeling a bit smaller. Today there are a number of brick tile manufacturers with different sizes and finishes that you can buy and install to create an exposed brick wall. Be sure to think of the other elements in your room such as the lighting, flooring and ceiling to complete the look.
If you want more choice of designs, wallpapers are the way to go. Pick a color theme for your room and visit a wallpaper vendor. They’ll have plenty of options to show you.
Decorating a nursery is always very special because you are about to welcome a new and wonderful life into the house. This space should therefore be soothing, interesting, stylish, and comfortable for your little one and you; after all you both will be spending a lot of time in this room. Here’s a guide to what you need to know while putting together a happy place for your baby.
Kids Room Design:
Consider putting the crib close to the entrance so that you don’t have to walk around things or risk tripping over something when you come to watch over your baby in the middle of the night. Avoid putting the crib right next to the window. Never place a crib near anything that dangles, like a curtain or blind trimmings, as the baby can tangle itself in these.
Baby Crib: The crib should be the focal point of your baby nursery. You should invest some time and choose its Shape, finish and durability wisely. Make sure the crib does not have any sharp edges or corners.
Baby Bedding: Your baby deserves a healthy environment. Look for bedding that’s soft and 100% cotton that has been produced without chemical pesticides, to keep baby’s sensitive skin protected. It’s important that you read up on SIDS before you decide upon the pillows and bedding for your baby.
Changing Table: You can keep the changing table close to the crib. When the baby has wet accidents, you don’t want to carry the baby across the room so be sure you have all the essentials close at hand.
Consider using nursery wall decals with colors that are calming and nurturing. This could also be influenced by your nursery theme. Anything goes, from flowers to butterflies, or something more modern, such as blocks or stripes. You should also consider using washable paint, so that it is easy to clean if the baby tries honing its artistic skills on them.
Babies spend a lot of their first two years on the floor- crawling, playing, and falling. Wooden flooring is warm and appealing, but one needs to ensure it is splinter-free. Wall-to-wall carpeting in the nursery is a good idea, even though cleaning and maintaining it can be a challenge. Choose a very low pile, a loop carpet, or commercial-grade carpet which is easier to vacuum and keep dust free. Instead of going for a wall to wall carpet, you could also cover some parts of the nursery with rugs.
You may choose to use socket covers or modern sockets that have built-in automatic shutters to stop children sticking their fingers or other objects into them.
Choose curtains and blinds without cords. If you do have cords, tie them high up and out of your child’s reach. Always open windows from the top and fit them with locks to prevent your child from opening them from the bottom. Ensure all your kids furniture is placed away from the windows as your child may be tempted to climb onto them.
Young children often end up hurting their fingers between slamming doors. Ensure all your doors have door slam stoppers to protect your child’s fingers.
Tips for Kids Furniture:
Use stable furniture that won’t topple over in your child’s nursery. Remember to close drawers to prevent your child from bumping her head or trapping her fingers. Put latches on any lower drawers to prevent your baby to open them. Attach protector cushions to furniture corners so that your child doesn’t hurt himself.
Most of the furniture you install in this room should have storage space to store toys and books. Toy storage should always be covered with a lid so that the toys don’t gather dust, as babies tend to put toys in the mouth very often.
Keeping these points in mind, we really hope you enjoy setting up your nursery and welcome the little one.
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With Diwali round the corner, many of you must be wanting to get a fresh coat of color on your walls. Here are some tips to keep in mind and some ideas.
Tips to keep in mind before you get your house painted:
Light colors work everywhere, but if you are planning dark colored walls, you must ensure the room gets lots of natural light. Painting a basement den deep blue might sound relaxing but can turn the room into a dungeon!
If you are tech savvy, you could take pictures of the rooms in question and get them in desired color to show everyone what the walls would look like.
Complementary colors work well when adjacent rooms open into each other (try two shades of the same color for a neat effect). You can go for bold contrast when crossing a barrier (like a door).
Carefully consider the gloss level. The shiny gloss paints are easy to clean, but make blemishes stand out. On the other hand, flat paints help disguise wall blemishes but can be difficult to clean.
Glossier paints work well where there’s lots of steam or cooking (bathrooms and kitchens) and in high-traffic areas. Flatter paints are preferred for large walls and ceilings.
Plan your interiors accordingly. Dark and bright colors look good on clutter free walls, whereas light and flat colors go well with all colors and help balance out the clutter.
You could also go in for textured walls. In fact highlighting one wall in a room may be a good idea. Just ensure that the wall has a single highlight, a TV or a painting or one element complimenting it.