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Interior Design Colour Schemes for the Home

Around the home Homes are usually divided into particular activity areas. One room, where one may spend much of one’s leisure time is the living room. This is a room that should be restful enough for relaxation yet stimulating enough … Continue reading

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Choosing Colour in the Home: Carpets, Colour and Texture

Carpets and colours Whether to nave patterned or plain carpet is often debated. From the standpoint of colour scheming, plain carpets may be easier to furnish around. A costly item that may have to last for years, a carpet is … Continue reading

18. May 2012 by admin
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Interior Design: Creating Illusion of Size with Colour Schemes

Proportions In a narrow room, where one exists, leave the picture rail and bring the ceiling right down to it. Concentrate colour on the lower part of the walls; this will bring the eye down to the colour level and … Continue reading

17. May 2012 by admin
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Interior Design: Experimenting in Colour

Experimenting in colour One needs to experiment with colours. Try, as far as you can, to see how colours will mix and blend. Obtain colour cards of paint colours, get samples of wallpaper and swatches of material to give you … Continue reading

13. May 2012 by admin
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Decorating with Neutrals and Accent Colours

Working with neutrals The only three true neutrals are white, black and the in-between of grey, but there are also the accepted neutrals or naturals — the broken whites, creams, beiges, taupes and soft browns of stone, wood, undyed linen … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Interior Decorating with Greens, Blues and Violet Colours

Colours on the cooler side of the colour wheel often appear far from cold. Many of them mix easily together and there are fewer strident colours, making them a ‘safe’ choice on which to base a scheme.     Green … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Interior Decorating with Reds, Oranges and Yellows

These warm colours will make a room seem cosy and intimate but, if the colour values are too strong or bright, the result can be overpowering, almost claustrophobic.     Red Red is the colour of vitality and energy — … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Decorating and Understanding the Colour Wheel

Understanding colour Colour is the most powerful decorating tool of all. It creates mood, atmosphere and impact and is usually the first thing we notice about a room. It can be used to stimulate and to relax, and can bring … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Country Style Interior Designs

The feel is one of timelessness, of rooms that have seen generations come and go. The themes are rural — animals, flowers, the countryside and country pursuits — and materials are natural rather than man-made. Covering the simple, country cottage … Continue reading

12. June 2011 by admin
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Interior Design Glossary

  Where meaning differs, the US term is cross-referenced to the British term. Accent lighting The use of lights such as spots or wallwashers to highlight architectural features, objects or displays. Acetate (cellulose acetate) Strictly speaking, any of a family … Continue reading

03. June 2011 by admin
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