Photo: Anna María LarssonTime for socializing We want 2020 to be a fun year. It will be the roaring 20's again, but with awareness. We want time to socialize and have fun together with those we care about. We decorate our homes more personally and we would rather have furniture with a story and history than something mass-produced which everyone else owns. Time has become a status symbol and having time for dinners, socializing and personal meetings is highly valued. And since everyone wants a home with a personal touch and their own style, then anything goes. This explains the many different colors that are predicted to be the trend colors of the year.ColorsThis year, there is no ONE obvious color that is the color of the year. Instead, we see several different colors named for this year's color. It is everything from different shades of yellow to a classic blue, more earthy brown burnt tones and pink. And that is probably it. Color is the very thing, everything is allowed! We want to create a cozy feel and a home to feel good in. White has gone from being the neutral standard to beige and gray tones becoming the neutral and "unpainted" instead. In the few places we have white, it is a choice rather than a standard.Although anything goes as far as color, some colors are still more trendy than others:Yellow
The Italian wallpaper manufacturers Texturae are internationally recognised for their timeless, modern and exclusive wallpaper collections, focusing on high quality, innovation and carefully selected creators. Senso del Colore is the result of an exciting and creative collaboration between Photowall and Texturae. Behind the selected wallpaper motifs are Italian designer Marta Lavinina and graphic design duo VZNstudio. The inspiration for the collection is drawn from the Fauvist art movement with its simplified expressions, pure colours and its characteristic emancipation of colour and shape. The motifs are minimalist interpretations with a wink to timeless art-deco in a modern colour scheme. We are presented with city silhouettes and landscapes in harmonious colour schemes with a focus on the artistic experience. The collection embodies Italian design and is a tasteful combination of modern style and function. All wallpapers can be tastefully combined with a refined elegance or in more daring combinations and are suitable for all kinds of homes.
Stylish hanging decoration for a kid's roomComplexity:SimpleTime Required:About 1 hourMobiles and hanging decorations can be created in many different ways. Working with wallpaper is both simple and neat. In the video below I show you how you can turn a piece of wallpaper into a lovely hanging mobile that is great for a kid's room. Photowall has several different wallpapers that are perfect for the purpose. Make sure to choose a wallpaper where you can cut out the entire design. For a kid's room there are many great ones to choose from, with animals that are perfect for this type of DIY. Galapagos Blue, Galapagos Green, Fish Pattern, Zoo, Retro Zoo, Bird from Peppercookies, Sea Monsters from Petit Griffin are a few examples of designs that would work.
Decorating your walls is fun and easy and yet can be difficult when it comes to deciding what to actually put on them. The popular choices remains to be wallpapers: they are very durable and comes in various beautiful designs. Hanging art works is also an option, as well as picture frames and wall stencils.
Texture and colors in interior designIn interior design, texture is defined as the sensations caused by the externals surfaces of objects received through the sense of touch. For instance, squishing soft carpet between your toes, running your hand along a rough wooden tabletop, or sinking down into leather couch cushions. Colors on the other hand is an international language understood by all. Colors change their character and influence our mood. Colors change their character when lightness and saturation are modified. Light colors are airy and make rooms feel larger and brighter. While dark colors are sophisticated and warm and they make rooms feel intimate.Color trend for 2018First and foremost, one of the colors that have been used for quite some time is millennial pink. The color has been officially named back in 2016 and became popular in 2017. However, it’s not going to be that hot this 2018. It may be good for another reason but not with the same intensity, but as an accent color. Then what is the right color to look for? Think retro! Think terracotta, browns, deep pinks, burgundy and teal, with splashes of bright blue and orange. In addition to these, modern colors for 2018 include metallic hues, which are perfect for the high tech style. Shiny surfaces, metallic details, shimmering accents, pearl finishes are design trends which are excellent for creating impressive home interiors. Think light such as pink quartz and sky blue. Home decors in light colors look bright, sophisticated and stylish. Relaxing natural green color is also one of the color trends for 2018. Forest and green grass wall murals, houseplants for Green wall designs, bamboo arrangements in glass vases and green tableware are best for adding green color to the home interior. Fabric in pastel turquoise colors, light or deep purple colors look fabulous, luxurious, and stylish.
Wall mural in your home is the trend these daysIf you are planning to do something wonderful for your walls, then there are countless ways to do it. For the longest time, wallpaper has been widely used to make the walls of the rooms wonderful and interesting. Many homeowners settle in having their walls painted, but sooner or later, they will soon realize that what they have is a boring wall. Walls also need to be spiced up to make it lively and vibrant. One of the great ways to do this is to add wall murals. Wall murals come in various interesting and wonderful designs that may meet your requirements. Many wall mural companies nowadays offer their products that come in thousands of designs that are suitable to any room of your home. Wall mural vs wallpaperFor a long time, homeowners have been using wallpapers to make their walls vibrant. Many people were used of having their walls painted that at some point in time wallpapers were used to create an impact to the room. Wallpaper is durable and easy to clean and it also hides the imperfections of the walls. Wallpapers do not just come in different designs and pattern but materials as well.Meanwhile, wall murals also come in different designs and patterns. You can get wall murals with designs such as scenery, animals, flowers, practically almost anything. These days, with the advancement in technology, you can have customized wall murals with pictures of your family and loved ones.Wall mural designs have a long life as the paper that is used is treated with vinyl to make it more durable. All you need to do is to gently wipe the wall mural with a damp cloth once a week to make the mural bright. Create a feature wall with wall mural
The beauty of using wallpaper to your home interiorWallpaper is a material used to cover and decorate the interior of homes, offices, cafes, and other spaces. It is one of the aspects in interior design and commonly sold in rolls and installed on the walls with the use of wallpaper paste.Adding wallpaper on your walls adds instant personal style. From the various designs that wallpaper offers, wallcovering makes a design statement. It lasts longer than paint and cost efficient in the long run. When it comes to quality, wallpaper won’t get dented or chipped like paint. It is also easy to clean, therefore, any household items that you have can be used, such as sponge, plain water and mild detergent. Reasons why use wallpaper over paint Many homeowners prefer using wallpaper over other wallcoverings for several reasons. Wallpaper is known to last longer and more cost efficient in the long run. Cleaning it is also easier than other materials. It is also available in various materials that not only will have functional effects to your walls but will add beauty onto them. Wallpapers can be highly textured, giving the wall a sense of dimension and character.You may also opt to use a custom wall mural. This is a made-to-order wallpaper which is ideal for those who want to have an original interior design.As wallpaper has been known to be messy when applied on the walls, there is a type of wallpaper that can be applied easily without the messy paste. This type of wallpaper is called “Paste the wall” wallpapers.When it comes to aesthetics, wallpaper can do so much than regular paint. It is one of the creative ways to set up the mood in the room. It is a timeless element of character and imagination to a space. The right wallpaper for your interior
Wall decor transform blank walls into something lively and vibrant. They could easily make the room feel comfortable and livable rather than being empty and dry. This article will give you some ideas on the different wall decor that you would want to consider in your home.
Designing the interior means making the home vibrant and attractive. A suitable interior design could enhance the well being of a person as well as improving the functional performance of the body. Certain establishments, such as coffee shops and restaurants, invest in their interior so that they may be able to provide their customers the comfort while enjoying their meals.Wall décor is one of the important elements of interior design. It can make the wall attractive and vibrant especially for dull and boring walls. Wall decors can serve as inspiration for the room’s color palette. It can also be the focal point of the room. Texture can also be provided by the right wall décor, such as wonderfully textured wallpaper, as well as make the room appear finished. As long as you were able to pick the appropriate wall décor, they can be a perfect addition to the home interior. Relaxing wall decor for the bedroomIt is commonly thought that in order to make the bedroom look sophisticated, they should be added with expensive furnishings. You can actually transform the bedroom into such without investing in any of those expensive furnishings. Creating a relaxing atmosphere for the bedroom can help you get a good night sleep.Think about using soft and muted colors and textures to enhance the resting space and ensure that you are getting your recommended eight hour sleep a night. It has been observed that gray is a calming and peaceful hue. Painting the wall with gray greatly help in creating the desired bedroom atmosphere. For some people, gray may be a dull and boring color. It is therefore recommended that accents are added to the wall to make it vibrant and relaxing. You may also create a feature wall with the use of beautiful floral wallpaper or a nature-based calming design. This may also serve as a focal point of the room and can contrast the white bedding and natural wood furniture. An all white bedroom design looks classic as long as you know how to get the white right. Pastel palette is also a great way to add color to your scheme without being too empowering. Striped wallpapers are best kept wide to stop the room from being too busy. Living room wall décor that are amazingTraditionally, the living room wall is painted with the color palette which the homeowner thinks and feels the most appropriate. Painting is actually the easiest way to decorate the room. However, you may feel that plainly colored walls may be a bit boring and dull. This is where wall décor comes in. Wall décor on the walls of your living room can create a more vibrant and attractive atmosphere. This will also add style into the room that you will love. With the use of a little imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness, you can create a cool and wonderful wall art that can make a living room amazing.
A photo can be considered to be one of the most indispensable item in one’s life. It captures the memories and special events and these bring smiles on our faces. Picture frames are the best way to protect your photos from both natural and human damages. Aside from protecting picture from damages, picture frames also serve other functions as well. Picture frames add more definition and color to the pictures that do not have much brightness and vividness. It also elevates the picture through the different setting that are provided through different custom photo framing services offered by various framers so that your picture looks well elevated and focused. Frames likewise allow you to have your own personalized and custom framing according to your preferences. It also make your room look stylish by using different picture framing ideas. This may include dedicating a whole wall of one room to add style. Bold colored frame add color to the room for interior purposes. Wooden picture frames for a rustic home appearanceIf your interior style is inclined towards the warm and folk style, consider a wooden frame to complete the atmosphere in your room. It is recommended to arrange the pieces face down on a flat surface. Arm them so that the corners mate and milling edge is on the inside. Hold the corners where the angles are attached with clamps to join the sides.Apply paint and let the finish of your new wooden frame to dry thoroughly before applying it on the wall. How to hang small picture frames in the living roomWhether you are hanging photo frames or canvas prints or any art works on your walls, it is important to know how to hang them correctly. This is to make them look their best on your walls.
Wallpaper design for kidsChildhood is a magnificent chapter in the life of a person. The simplest thing can ignite the creativity and imagination of the child. One of the best things that parents can do is to encourage your kids to practice their imagination and creativity with the things your kids are seeing around them. One of these is the decoration and design of their rooms.There are various ways on how to design your kid’s room. For instance, by adding wallpaper with the right design. There are so many wallpaper design for kids that are available in the market nowadays. These wallpapers have designs that are suitable for the rooms of your kids. However, choosing the appropriate one may seem to be challenging. There are many factors to consider in selecting the right design for your kid’s room. Will it be space or cowboys? Castles, princes and princesses? Or cartoon characters? Whatever design you and your child select for the room, it is one of the ways to bring out the best from your child.Effects of room design in kidsBefore, the focus in designing a room is more on aesthetics. The goal was to create the most fashionable or the most beautiful interior design. Nowadays, the focus is to the effect or influence of the interior design to the well being of the person. Studies have shown that a well made interior can improve or increase personal efficiency, improve the mood, and develop talents. This is also true with children, and therefore recommended that the design for the kids room should be carefully considered.It is advised that every child should have a place where they can stay alone. A place where they can do something productive and practice their skills and talents. The room should consider the five senses to create a harmonious relationship with everything that surround the child such as colors, lines, images, texture, and others.Many elements in interior design can affect the senses of the child. For example, colors, lines and texture is known to affect the visual perception and tactile sensation of the child. Shapes can likewise influence the behavior of the child. For instance, if the child is emotional and can get excited easily, then the room should be dominated by round shapes and soft textures.Wallpaper design ideas for kidsHere are some wallpaper design ideas for kids that you will truly love:• Color – psychologists have proven that color can inspire and influence certain aspects in the life of a child. Colors are known to inspire, excite, soothe,, heal and agitate children. It is important to pick the right color of the wallpaper for your child’s room as the color will have significant effects to their brain development and behavior.• Alphabets and numbers• Scenery• Animals Wallpaper • Plants and fruits• Patterns Wallpaper• ShapesThere are many other wallpaper designs that are available for the kid’s rooms. It is recommended not to treat these designs as merely designs. Most of the designs can be interactive in which parents may ask their child to identify the things that are printed on the wallpaper. For example, try asking the child to identify the kind of animal as you point them.
Flower wall mural as a therapy in the roomSeeing plants and flowers indoors is not just about improving aesthetics. Plants and flowers can subconsciously make you feel calm and relaxed. Many research has been done on the benefits of plants and human health. Studies have shown that they have health benefits, such as increased productivity in the workplace. Fortunately, no negative outcomes have been observed. Flowers that have healing powersFlowers are known to have healing properties due to their fragrance and color. They can bring more emotional, physical, and spiritual beauty into our lives. Here are the most common flowers and their healing properties:1. African Violet – these are wonderful for healers and psychics since they are good cleansers of old, heavy energies.2. Daisy – the flower can take care of you and lift the stress from your shoulder. Daisies can also deliver peace to our lives so that we can focus on the more important things.3. Dandelion – these yellow flowers can heal anger, resentment, bitterness and jealousy. They are also good for making your dreams come true.4. Gardenia – they are best for anyone with chronic stress. The flowers can clear stressful emotions and remind you that it is time to play and smile.5. Lilac – a wonderful calming flower that fights the stresses of everyday life. Perfect for anyone with anxiety or depression.6. Orchid – these flowers can lift you up. It reminds us that we deserve nothing but the best and that should be the focus on achieving.7. Red rose – the flower is an epitome of love and passion, and a romantic gift. It can melt blockages in our hearts.Flower murals in the roomWall mural is one of the most innovative inventions in making the room attractive and lively. Many designers and homeowners are so accustomed with the use of paint and wallpaper in decorating the rooms. However, nowadays, the use of wall murals is becoming a trend. Not only that many companies manufacture and offer these murals, but they are easy to use and that there are tons of designs to choose from. Flower wall murals allow the freshness of spring or the warmth of summer to radiate in your home. Flower murals will add color and will blend well in any type of decor. The different flower mural designs can evoke different effects to the home interior. For instance, rose wall mural as well as orchid wall mural can give a classic and refined look. While red poppy wall mural can give your room with bright splashes of color. Lavender and sunflower wall murals on the other hand can give you a country style living feel. Flower murals are best installed in the bedroom or the bathroom as these wall decors can illuminate and brighten up the said rooms. These can also serve as an artwork piece when used in the living room or in the office. Brighten up your day with flower wall murals and enjoy the therapeutic effects they provide.
Of course, we want the best for our family. We prepare healthy meals, provide them with shelter and proper education. When it comes to decorating our homes, we also want something that they will appreciate and love. Therefore, we incorporate wall art in the interior the whole family will love. Wall art is often treated as an afterthought in interior design. Usually, wall art gets dealt with after the paint has dried on the walls and all of the furnishings have been fixed in their respective places. Unfortunately, there are times that this is not dealt with at all. If wall art is treated as such, you are missing out on amazing design opportunities. When the appropriate wall art has been carefully selected, it can transform your home into something amazing and wonderful. Canvas wall art that looks good in the living room
Wall art and interior designWall art is one of the important elements in interior design. It can actually make the room lively and vibrant. In many instances, wall art is treated as an afterthought. This means that it is only thought about after the paint has been dried or the other decorative elements have been placed in their respective positions. Well, this should not be the case as wall art can do a lot in a room. The right wall art can add texture and set the mood in the room. Well, if you have a boring room or dull walls, just add a great wall art and your lives will change forever. For instance, the living room with a large canvas print on the wall can draw the eyes into it, making it the focal point of the room. Amazing room with trendy wall artBeing trendy does not mean that the design cannot be timeless, but not trying trendy designs can be a little bit disturbing. Trendy wall art can do a lot of things in your homes. Sometimes we are just hesitant of something that we haven’t tried yet. But trying something new adds spice to our life. For example, if you go to another country, it would be a shame if you would not try their own cuisine. Eating the country’s food may be new for us but at least you can finally tell yourself that you ingested part of their culture. Enough with food as it may make our stomachs growl. This may also be true with trendy wall art. Trying something new and something “in” may change our own perspective about wall art and its importance iin the construction and design industries. Say WOW with these trendy wall art ideasOne of the popular trends today in wall art is to play with black and white combo. Picture frames with thin and sleek black edges is a great piece to display black and white photos. Play with various sizes and shapes to maintain cohesion. You may also want to add wildlife into your home with a classical trophy displayed above the fireplace or a framed small antlers with decorative fabric flowers to display a beautiful and artistic image of an animal. Or make an accent wall using jungle animals wallpaper featuring your favorite ferocious creatures that would reflect that wondrous atmosphere in your room.Add flavor into your home by framing some images of local places or people.. it is recommended to pick images that emphasize emotions. In addition to these, a simple space with sophisticated and delicate appearance would look great with an abstract painting. An abstract canvas print that focuses on color or texture can be a great focal point of a living room, especially if it contrasts the color of the walls. For you to be able to achieve true harmony in a room, all design elements should be able to complement each other. Try to avoid matching elements to everything else. Shapes, textures, materials and colors should be carefully selected. Balance can be achieved in eclectic design with wall art. In this case, over sized painting of a framed picture is ideal to bring together everything else in the room. In addition to these, over sized paintings and wall art are used in modern and conemporary interior designs to complete décor which is minimalistic and austere. For example, a simple dining room with black and white design, clean lines and no unnecessary elements.
Wallpaper, a timeless piece of home décorWallpaper is an interior décor material used to cover and decorate the walls of homes, apartments, and other spaces. It is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall with the use of wallpaper paste. Wallpaper is now back and for many good reasons. Wallpaper today has more options than before, and there are more benefits to using wallpaper in the rooms as compared with paint.Wallpaper is considered to be a timeless trend in wall decoration and can set the style and mood of the room. This decorative item became popular during the Renaissance Period especially in Europe. Nobles during this period, use tapestries to decorate their walls since they are the only ones who can afford it. Wallpaper is used by those who cannot afford tapestries which have similar designs as with the tapestries. Throughout the years, wallpaper has evolved in terms of quality, material and design.Nowadays, the purpose of wallpaper is the same as how they were used in the past. It is used to cover and decorate the walls of the interior. Many homeowners prefer the use of wallpaper to cover the imperfections of the walls. In addition to these, wallpaper is easier to clean than regular painted walls.Why use wallpaperHowever the house or space is built, there will always be some imperfections in its walls. When it comes to hiding imperfections on the walls, wallpaper has proven its worth in doing its duties. Unlike before, removing and replacing wallpaper is relatively easy. There is also a wide variety of patterns and designs available in the market that can provide the homeowners with more options.If compared with regular paint, wallpapers can initially cost more than paint. Since it lasts longer than paint, wallpaper can be more cost-effective. On the average, wallpaper can stay on the wall for about 10 years.The different types of wallpaperThe type of wallpaper used in a room initially depends on location. For example, if you are planning to apply wallpaper in the kitchen, then the proper wallpaper to use is something stain-resistant and washable. In the playroom, nursery or kid’s room, you will need a wallpaper that can withstand scrubbing. While in the bathroom, wallpaper should be moisture resistant. There are basically three kinds of wallpaper: prepasted, nonpasted, and self-adhesive.Prepasted wallpaper are those which are precoated with adhesive and do not need wallpaper paste when installing it. Instead, water or prepaste activator are needed to activate the dry paste film. Nonpasted wallpaper, on the other hand, do not come with prepaste, therefore you need to apply an adhesive to stick it on the wall. Self-adhesive wallpaper have their own adhesive, usually a sticky film. It also does not need any activator as it is like a sticker which has its own backing that can be removed when installing it.What color and pattern to considerActually there are tons of colors to choose from, however, the color that will go best in the room depends with the mood and style you are creating. In addition to this, studies have shown that colors have significant effect to the behavior of the room occupant as well as to the growth and development of the child. In picking the wallpaper color, start by considering the furniture, floor and accents for inspirations. If you have a cool-hued furnishings, use colors that may contrast them and avoid wallpaper with blue undertones. Light colors on the other hand can create a visually larger room and can provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Never hesitate to use bold colors if it is necessary.When it comes to wallpaper pattern, it does not only add to the aesthetic of the room, but also it can influence the ease or difficulty of the application. In choosing the right pattern for your room, remember that horizontal patterns make the room appear wider, while vertical makes the ceiling appear higher.Here are some of the wallpaper trends nowadays:1. embossed and textured wallpapers2. graphic wallpapers3. abstract wallpapers 4. metallic and metallic accents5. large scale black and white