Americana is a very popular style of decorating that is appealing to many homeowners because of its casual nature. You can’t scroll through Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest without seeing a home inspired by one of the many forms of Americana décor!
The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home. It’s where your food is stored and prepared, and is probably the room in your house where you work the hardest. Therefore your windows should allow you to feel comfortable and at home while you toil away. Your window treatments need to complement the space and reflect your style, but at the same time they need to be durable and easy to clean.
It is very likely that kitchens, especially those that include a dining place, are the most important rooms in a home. Families gather around the kitchen table to talk about what they’ve done throughout the day, share a meal, plan family trips and to even do school homework together. However, despite their importance, we generally don’t give kitchens the attention that they deserve.
Kitchen windows are particularly neglected: we tend to take them for granted and don’t really think that there are things we can do to either improve the way they look or to make sure that the ones we have are the perfect fit for our kitchen.
The sunshine and warm weather are the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family in the evening or over the weekend.
Vintage is modern. Although this sentence might sound like a paradox, it is actually true that today more and more people turn back to the past times in search for inspiration for their work today. This process has been going on for a while in many branches of art and one of them is definitely interior design. While cutting-edge homes of today are instructed to follow the strict guidelines of minimalism and sterility, some designers turn to the old-look design and many people do accept their tips on how to make you home look fresh, bright, positive and vintage.
Do you ever wonder why hotels and fine dining restaurants seem more extravagant, soothing, and more comfortable than a fast-food joint? Well, apart from the food and the way furniture are set up, the big difference can be attributed to lighting elements. Try coming to a restaurant hours before opening; with all the white lights on, and you will be surprised to see that it is probably not as special and as swanky-looking as you may have thought.
The kitchen is the most used area in the home, whether its family, friends, holidays or just entertaining the kitchen plays an instrumental part in creating a warm and cozy environment in the home. Windows in the kitchen are always a pleasant feature since they allow lots of sunlight to enter the space where so much activity will take place. Window treatments are the cheapest and easiest way to add color, style and character to the kitchen.
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The kitchen is a place where everyone wants to be. It’s where families gather and friends cook together. It’s the room with more memories than any other. It’s where your grandmother taught you how to make her baklava. It’s the room your dad was painting the day you broke up with your first love and he comforted you with your favorite snack. Kitchens should be a safe place for you and your family, but they should also remain beautiful.
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A common piece of furniture found in different rooms in the house is the table. Whether it is a center table, dressing table or dining table, it graces living room, bedroom or dining room respectively. Whichever table it is, functionality and space to display objects are its key characteristics. All these furniture surely add up to the functions of the house and moreover their chic designs and exquisite polish would enhance elegance in your home. Available in different materials and designs, such tables do harmonize with the rest of the furnishings in your home.
A kitchen island is one of the most useful devices for the kitchen. A multi-purpose thing which will not only look good but also be of immense use. It basically provides you with the right mix of storage space inside the kitchen as well as gives you enough place to work. Lack of enough work space in the kitchen is often a problem faced by many people. So, if you have been smart enough to invest in a kitchen island, your kitchen now would not just be a place for cooking but could also be used for serving food for informal occasions.
Proper lighting has a direct bearing on the functionality of your kitchen. With well-placed sources of illumination, you transform your kitchen into a place where you can work, eat with your family or perform any other activity with pleasure and in comfort. If there isn’t enough light in your kitchen (if, for example, you have only one central lighting fixture), the atmosphere will be cold and unpleasant. In addition, the kitchen loses part of its functionality and some work places, such as countertops, sink, range, kitchen island… may fall into shadow. You have to install extra local lighting to cover these places.
Curtains, even very ordinary ones, can greatly enhance the look of your kitchen. With kitchen curtains you control how much sunlight is allowed into this special room of your home. Good, natural lighting is a basic requirement for your normal work process in the kitchen.
With kitchen rugs you can…
- bring warmth, color and a cheerful mood to your kitchen.
- hide old flaws, if you have any, on the kitchen flooring.
- revivify the flooring, if you think it isn’t attractive enough.
- keep the flooring in good condition, protecting it from damages and stains.
- prevent, to some extent, dropped objects from breaking.
- make your work in the kitchen more pleasant, feeling their warmth and softness under your feet…