Sometimes the old neutral rule just doesn’t cut it. Add a spot of colour to your interiors and feel your mood instantly lift! Don’t be afraid to be bold, and go for something all over and patterned, or clash bright tones together.
Ready made eyelet curtains are great as they enable you to change the look of a room in just a few minutes. Nowadays, most people’s homes have styles that tend to be drawn towards a spontaneous ambience. This makes readymade eyelet curtains more popular. These curtains contrast in design from the old fashioned dense material which is often more related to unofficial home spaces such as living rooms, home offices or home libraries.
Eyelet curtains have uncomplicated, orderly features where they are only hung on windows or across glass doors. They hang by just having the eyelets on the uppermost part of the curtain penetrated by the curtain rod or by making use of snap rings that are put over the curtain rod through the smaller eyelets. Unlike other dense looking formal fabrics, the density of curtains that have eyelets lace is certainly the lightest. When it comes to colours, violet eyelet curtains are among the most sought after. This material is less dense and comes in an array of fabrics such as rayon, silk and cotton. With this you can easily transform the appearance of your room by choosing a fabric of your liking.
If your wish is to have a surrounding of dark room, you have at least two alternatives at the minimum as these curtains are made of relatively unadulterated materials. In most cases, a lined eyelet curtain that has an extra layer of material stitches on the reverse side of the curtain to prevent incoming light from accessing the room should be your first choice. But if you do not like this idea you can incorporate blinds at the back of curtain. There is also a possibility for you to close the blinds as a way of not only preventing light from entering your room but also from being viewed from outside.
The eyelet curtains perfectly fit any room, be it your living room, bedroom or even kitchen. The good thing about curtains that are hanged in the kitchen is that they are unbelievably adaptable. In addition to this they are easy to hang, remove and replace. This makes it easy for you to wash them anytime you wish.
A short curtain frame resembling the curtain can also be incorporated if you desire to hide the blinds when they are not in use. This short round curtain frame brings about an aura of sophistication to the overall ambience of the room.
Regardless of the purpose you may have for each room in your home, remember that ready made eyelet curtains can change its look in just a few minutes.
When it comes to dressing up your home, we all want to create replicas of what we see online and in magazines. Celebrities homes are often adorned in beautiful one off furniture pieces, artwork and designer fabrics, so how do we create this look for less? Good news is that it’s possible. You can source all of these things, in replica form, for much cheaper. This article will hopefully give you a few tips on how to do this!
My first tip is to check what’s underneath it all – you never know what secrets and surpirses your home might be hiding. A little intelligent and careful guessing and you can uncover old fireplaces, bare stone or brick walls, real wooden floorboards and beams. This is especially good if you live in an old house, but be careful; check with structural plans, and don’t knock down anything without consulting a professional first. You could end up damaging your home beyond repair.
You can create a really beautiful effect in any room with collections of similar items. Stick to a theme, and keep an eye out in charity shops, antique stores and car boot sales. Bear in mind everything can be re-painted and re-upholstered. If something is the right shape and the wrong colour, don’t worry, as it can be easily fixed with a sander and a new can of paint!
Finally remember that relatives and friends are a great source of treasures. With a little asking around you can find antique quilts, homemade cushions, stores of vintage fabric and neglected antique furniture. People are always willing to give up their clutter, but one mans trash is another mans treasure, if you know how to up-cycle and sew!
Now that the weather signifies spring is well and truly on its way, the blossoms and blooms should be making their ways into our homes. And rightly so, as they add a fresh scent, and a new, clean feel to our interior designs. Pick and mix flowers that pull colours from your wallpaper or the details in your room, and finish them off by adding a curious and intriguing vase; coloured glass works well, as well as old jugs and water pales. If you have a simple glass vase you can fill it with fresh fruit or glass pebbles for a unique and beautiful look.
Many of us completely neglect our outside space when it comes to designing our home. Whether it is because we don’t use it, or we have little of it, it is still worth creating a beautiful outdoor space. Gardens are perfect for entertaining guests in sunny weather, and even if you only have a small courtyard or balcony, there;s still plenty of things you can do to make a beautiful welcoming space. Why not try sourcing some beautiful ceramic pots? Or if your garden is larger you could used some really abstract furnishings you wouldn’t usually think to put outside! Check out our guide;
Search antique shops for unusual items such as old chimney pots, mannequins, old watering cans and glass lanterns. Fill them with flowers or grow a crawling plant such as a clematis or climbing rose up them. They’ll eventually become a mature grown part of your garden.
If you live somewhere where it doesn’t rain often, or you have a sheltered area, you can consider soft furnishings and fabrics. Add a beautiful fabric canopy (you can dye an old bed sheet yourself and add a beaded trimming) and add cushions to a bench for a middle-eastern style relaxing area where you can have dinner al-fresco or evening drinks with friends.
For a whimsical and beautiful warm evening decorate your table with candles, lanterns and bowls of fresh fruit and flowers, then set it all off with bunting and outdoor fairy lights strung across trees and adorned onto the shrubbery. You’ll be surprised quite how magical it can look.
There are many fabrics to choose from when decorating the interior of a café but PVC tablecloths or as they are otherwise known oilcloths.
PVC tablecloths are made from 100% cotton fabric and have only a clear PVC protective coating. There are also many advantages of using this particular material, as it is long lasting and extremely hard wearing. On purchase, if they require any alterations, there is no need for hemming, simply cut to desired size. Some retailers offer made to measure fabrics in order to save you the bother of fitting them yourself. They are available by the roll, by the metre, or as ready made tablecloths as squares, rectangles, ovals and rounds. They are perfect for a café or restaurant as they are easily cleaned and are suitable for inside and outside use.
If your concerned about them looking cheap you will be happy to hear that oilcloths can have a matt finish and a soft drape effect to avoid that plastic look. The PVC coating applied is not too stiff so that the cloth can hang better. Despite this soft drape effect, these cloths are extremely hard wearing and will give many years of service. They are strong enough to cut a hole or a cross in them (without the need for edging) for a parasol.
PVC tablecloths are in fact a perfect and logical choice for a café or restaurant.
Article written by Hazel Miller
Aren’t these plates beautiful? They are printed so that when they are aligned they create a flowing almost living effect of hummingbirds drinking nectar. They’re designed by Peter Ting, a designer who likes to combine contemporary with classic.
This week’s look is this stylish shabby chic bedroom; with floral accents and hints of dreamy Moroccan colours. Good news is if you like this look, we’ve created this little guide on where to find everything you need to make the look!
A fan of retro, punk or rockabilly style? Then Plastic Land is the best place for you to find unique and beautifully designed accessories for your home. Check out this list of our favourite pieces that are available online now.
Hide your treasured possessions in this Skull Shaped box, to deter thieves. Regardless of being a bit spooky, this box is incredibly stylish and on trend.
Pile up cupcakes under this gorgeous glass bell jar, decorated with a rainbow of butterfly illustrations, or use it to keep a pretty bouquet under.
Jazz up your table settings with these glass octopus napkin rings. They’re a far cry from something you found in a Christmas cracker.
These ninja salt and pepper shakers promise not to disappear and/or try to assassinate each other in the middle of your dinner party.
Hopefully guests won’t be too surprised when they find an octopus lingering at the bottom of their tea.
November 22, 2011 | | Leave a Comment
Blue pops. It shines out of everything to meet your eye, and adorns the best features of your room. When decorating, be aware that when you decorate using bright colours isn’t something to shy away from. As you can see from the picture above, blue even looks good outside your home, electric against a white wall blue can draw your eye to the favourite features in your home. Another great thing about blue is that it brings light into the room, when teamed with white or green it an remind us of a summers day even in the winter light. If you want your home to always feel happy and sunny, stick around this colour scheme. If you don’t want a whole wall of blue, it looks great on luxury fabrics such as velvet, chiffon and silk, especially in bright cyans and brooding midnight tones. Blue also has connotations of the british countryside; add a dash of duck egg blue into a country home and you instantly get a beautiful heritage look. However you use blue, do experiment as you might be surprised!