Thursday, 8 August 2013

Styling The Interior Décor Of Hotels & Resorts

Hunter Douglas
People always think about vacations as a relaxing time. They book hotels & resorts to spend some relaxing time out of home, away from the stressful work and just chill out. However, these hotels & resorts have to make special arrangements to make their guests have a relaxing time. Today, we have the tips for the hospitality industry on how they can make the interiors of the hotels & resorts magnanimous.

Here’s what you have to do:

The First Step:
Start with the thinking process. Think about the unique theme with which you would like to welcome the guests. The theme should be such that the visitors or guests get soothing feel as soon as they make their first step inside the hotel. You can pick up lively theme, colorful theme, environment theme, or you can also show creativity and play with different things like mirror. The tourists visit different country during vacations to explore a new life, and if they’ll get to see the beginning from where they would be putting up, then it is great from promoting tourism aspects.

The Second Step:
Next step is of execution of your planning. You now have to work upon styling the interiors. You can creatively use the upholstery to give a unique touch to the interiors.  There are several curtains, blinds, wall coverings, and hunter douglas, which you can creatively use to style the ambience. Never sacrifice upon the quality when making purchases, as your guests from high status would not appreciate that.

The Third Step:
UpholsteryYou can say that this is the final touch, which you would have to give to the interiors. Once you are done with the walls, windows, & furniture in the second step, you have to shift your focus towards the flooring part. Use different carpets, rugs, & mats for the grace in the ambience.

At every step, you will have to add your creative input so as to come up with elegance & freshness. If required, you can ask for help from each & every staff of the hotel for contributing in re-decorating the hotel with their relevant inputs.

Additional Tip: While styling the décor, think from the aspects of the guests. Choose only those aspects that would please them.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Cleaning Tips For Upholstery

It is important for everyone to have in mind the kind of lifestyle he has before making the choice on the kind of the upholstery to purchase. The kind of lifestyle varies because some people keep pets or their rooms are often stained while some people stay alone and therefore no much dirt is accumulated. Whichever the case, there are some considerations before finally choosing an upholstery. Cotton for instance is a good choice since it is long-lasting and resistant. Though some dispute that it does not resist stains and normally it wrinkles easily. Microfiber on the other hand is known for its comfortable soft and suede feel which accommodates products that can enable it become more resistant to stains. It is normally preferred by a family that values comfort though in some cases minor accidents can occur due to sliding.

Some synthetic fibers like acrylic and polyester are also easy to clean and strong. They are also well known to be resistant to forces of static. There are fibers like olefin which apart from being resistant to stains; it does not get along with high temperatures. Yet for all the years, nylon has proven to be the only long lasting fabric that can act as a replacement to other natural fibers. It is therefore important to put in mind on the kind of fibers that are not going to give you a problem when it comes to cleaning. Wool, though preferred by many for its warmth and comfort is not a fiber that will be easily managed and the only way to maintain it is by dry cleaning.
Another important fact to base on is the nature of the top finishing. The user should be fully aware of the brands that are in the market for upholstered furniture. It is important to ensure that curtain is also catered for as they form part of décor in any home surrounding. The users are however advised to do some research before landing on the best method of maintaining upholstery assets.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Is your child's room aptly decorated?

CurtainsIt is rightly said that a child is the father of man. And the coming generations prove this fact all the more better. Each and every child knows with precision about his likes and dislikes, his wants, his areas of interests at a very tender age. This is actually good in a way. So it is again a better idea to provide the child with such an environment that concurs with his or her interests. You can start this with a very basic way – by aptly decorating your child’s room.

Generally, it is the tendency of most of the parents, that, they sideline the importance that the room holds for a child. They indulge into great interiors for the different parts of the homes – from the smallest lobby to drawing areas to living rooms. Curtains follow a theme, artifacts are aligned with the theme, wallpapers, carpets, upholstery everything goes with the theme. So if you are investing so much time in the other areas, why to spare your child’s room? Is it just because he is only a child, he might not have a clarity of his choice? Or probably children tend to create a mess, we can think of revamping their place once they behave like grown- ups?

wallpapersBut don’t you think it will be too late then? It is a better idea to make your child understand that how much you care for him or her, make your child conversant with his or her likings by providing the right atmosphere for him to play, to study, to recreate or simply to relax. Remember, this might not cost you much but your child will become happy to find a corner that would be his own. All you need to do is get curtains that show his favorite cartoon character or scene or get his favorite color. If he likes outdoors, then get beautiful wallpaper that has a landscape or any other activity your child is interested into. All this sounds very simple and it is actually very easy to do all this. So when are you planning to get your child his/her room aptly?

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Making Smaller Rooms Larger with Designer Touch-II

In the previous edition of “Making Smaller Rooms Larger with Designer Touch”, [Add the link of the 1st blog] we have shared different tips upon how to make the smaller rooms look bigger. By playing with certain tricks in the available space, a visual effect can be created that not only brings the designer feel but also makes the room look spacious. Continuing with the same, here we are again with some expert tips by expert designers; have a look at them:

·         Choosing Color:
Colors have great power of playing with the space. Where warmer colors make a space cozy & compact, on the other hand, the cool colors give a vision of enlarged space by making walls recede. White color in that case is good to make the room look bigger, lighter, & airy. To add the special element, you can pair the white walls with the tones f earthy neutral & blue, as this would give a beach-like, seaside vibe.

·         Being Bold:
When it comes to playing with the space, no doubt, furniture plays a great role, but have you ever played with its boldness. Choose drama & color while selecting the furniture and go bit over-sized, as this would also give a spacious effect. With embracing the space with such bold look, nobody focus upon the space & rather pay attention to the elements placed in the room.   

·         Playing with pattern:
Trick the eyes by playing with patterns in the room. With patterned wall coverings and rugs or carpets, you can create a connection in the walls & floor that would give a bigger feel. But do remember that whenever you play with the patterns, then avoid getting the furniture in similar pattern.

·         The lightening effect:
Wall CoveringsNow pop up the lights in the room and make it look bigger. Emphasize upon the high ceilings with lights & for this, you can use chandelier. Also, to play with light, mirrors give great help. Here’s a trick with mirrors that you can follow. Place a symmetrical arrangement for the mirrors & apply the mirror directly to the wall surface & use moldings as frame. But place them smartly where there is a beautiful spot to be reflected.  

So, here you have all the tips to make your small look graceful, bigger, and designer. All the best and execute them smartly.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Graceful summer styling for your living room

When redecorating any room, most people become overwhelmed by the amount of choices there are on the market...seemingly for every little thing you could possibly think about.

Two of your biggest choices are your wall coverings and carpet. These two features alone can change the whole feel of the room, give that needed update to a tired room and accentuate features already in place. However carpet and any wall coverings can have the opposite effect and make the room totally ghastly!

When considering wall coverings, imagine what they will look like in different lights – natural, electric and shadow/night. This is easier with paint as you can have sample pots and try different areas of your wall, but when it comes to wallpaper it’s a little harder to have in situ. Stick at trying as it is important. With a living room you want it to feel welcoming, calm, relaxing and delicate so avoid strong colours as these may be hard to match to.

People seem to have forgotten about wallpaper as a wall coverings option. Please don’t fret – wallpapers of yester-year have disappeared, bringing new, better quality options in their wake. There are different thicknesses and patterns to choose from so have fun with it.

Summer brings us sunshine, warmth and fun so try to reflect this with your living room. Lighter colours (but not too light as they will become cold) on your wall coverings can help to achieve this. Stick with warm colours such as the reds, oranges and yellows (making sure they aren’t too bold or garish). You can hit on the white option for your wall coverings but make sure you accessorize with warm colours, and try to get a rich coloured carpet to match.

If you are heading in the ‘summer’ colours direction I mentioned above, then your best idea for a carpet is either a different colour of these (for example – you have chosen beautiful red walls, try to get a muted yellow or orange carpet) or stick with white, but if you do this, do remember – white is terrible to keep clean and looking new!

Wanting a graceful, yet stylish living space is achievable. Just realise your options for wall coverings and carpets are endless. Choose wisely and you will be rewarded. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Making Smaller Rooms Larger with Designer Touch
Do you have small bedrooms at your home which are not letting you experimenting much with the designer feel? No worries, we have come up with exclusive tips that you can use in your small rooms and give them a larger feel and that too with designer affect.

The tips for your small rooms are:

·         Horizontal Effect:
Visual tricks play a crucial role when it comes to playing with the space. If you have to make a smaller room look bigger, then firstly keep the horizontal theme into your mind and plan accordingly. You can use horizontal wooden planking on the walls & similar carpets on the floor. Also, if you are on low budget, then get the wallpapers for the walls in horizontal patterns. This would really work well and would create a feel of larger rooms.

·         Combine the outdoors:
You are really lucky if your bedroom has access to outdoor space. You can beautifully maintain the connection between the outer space & the room. What you can do is use beautiful window treatments or draperies with selectively chosen upholstery to pull a panel. But be careful while selecting the height of the draperies; they should not touch the floor and allow to see the continuity of the floor under the panels.

·         Matter of art
If you have something else to focus upon in the room, the perimeters of the room are hardly noticed. Yes, for this, you can choose certain piece of hanging art for the walls that would give an effect of expanded space, but yes, do not overdo it by covering all the walls.

·         Highlighting height: rooms have high ceilings; if yours also have the same, then better take full advantage of it. For taller rooms, one of the best tips is to get beds with good height, as it calls attention to the volume. You can use wooden four poster bed to call the attention in this case.

There are more tips for you. to read more click on “Making Smaller Rooms Larger with Designer Touch-II”