Another year has gone. The industry trade shows are over, and the home improvement shows are starting. Every new year introduces new design trends, and 2007 is no different.
This year has truly introduces some innovative ideas that combine Oriental and retro styles, effervescent colors, and patterns that are guaranteed to create a strong emotional impact on anyone who enters the room. Forget buying a $5 000 chair to impress your boss. This year’s theme is about renewing the ‘hearth and home’ feeling, without actually going back and bringing forward the designs, colors, and motifs of our childhood.
The newest trend is DIY, Do It Yourself. Hand made furniture, accessories, and walls are the ‘new’ sophistication. This year’s decorator does not need to invest in a professional designer to create the room right.
Floral art is important, but it needs to stray away from the bold prints of the English Country style and take on a more Oriental look, full of earth and natural colors, muted pastels, and Oriental shapes or lines.
DYI home decorators need to avoid the temptation of going overboard and create a tropical or Feng Shui design. The new trends can blend some of these factors, but they should never dominate. The focus is on furniture not art, walls, or lighting.
The most important decorating skill that DYI decorators need to develop is the ability to mineralize. Home decorators who grab this year’s theme and overpower a room, or home, with the one design will have a home that is ‘out of style’ within a year.
The best way to incorporate themes into a home is to choose those elements that speak to your emotions and lifestyle needs. Then, add a few pieces or wall treatments. This lets home designers update their home each year, keeping their home up to date.
Home decorating themes build on each other, year after year. Remember the deep coppers and burnished gold tones from 2005. Take these elements and dry brush a deep plumb over them, or sponge a rich gold brown fabric paint to the trim on drapes, furniture, or lampshades, and you’ve updated your accents and artwork to match the new design.
One way the home owner can bring the 2007 trend to their home is by adding grasscloth to walls, instead of wall paper. This heavy weave type of wallpaper is not for everyone. It looks like colored grass, woven and pasted to wall paper. This means that seams will remain very visible. The lines can overpower a room, so they are best for a smaller area.
If this is too much, then adding wallpaper with a silk sheen and mottled pin stripe, will bring the 2007 theme to a room, without creating a home decorating blunder that is difficult to remove. One way to prevent this is by finding a short wall, and use a single strip to turn the wall segment into a piece of art. This can be done on a full size wall, dividing the wall into strips. However, before doing this, make sure you learn the technique well.
One last tip, never install the ‘Real McCoy’, hand painted silk panel wallpaper. Do not even use the local wall paper company. Phone around and ask for someone who has already installed silk wallpaper. Silk wallpaper is totally unforgiving. It is not sold in rolls but panels. If one panel is ruined, then the whole wall needs to be replaced, at a cost of $1 7 000.00.
However, if you wait until March, the market will release paper wallpaper that mimics the Oriental hand painted, or embroidered, designs.
So, you’re sitting in your favorite easy chair and the home decorating bug bites you. It’s time to stop procrastinating and paint that room or hang that picture.
But, as soon as the bug bites, you begin to feel its sting, because now you have to leave that cushy comfy easy chair and hit the hardware store to get the supplies you need.
Luck is shining on you today because – “There is an App for That”!
Say you want to paint the room, but you are unsure of the color. If you have a cell phone that supports internet applications then snuggle back in and find your color through that fabulous phone!
Yes, there is an amazing App that will take you from general colors to the specific color hues, so you end up with just the right color combination for that home decorating paint project.
To get started of course you must first download the App (it’s only $1.99) and then start by creating a file for the room you want to paint. Touch the screen to trigger the color scroller as it displays pallets of related hues and colors that compliment each other.
Touch the colors you like and drag them to a work area to manipulate them to see how they look together. Once the choice has been made, the App will identify color names and the manufactures (from the top 6 in the industry) and you’re done.
No more hours wasted starring at the color swatch sampler wall at the home improvement store.
So, what if your home decorating inspiration is a simple wall shelf or art hanging project, but once again, you are short a ruler, level or plumb bob to get the shelf level and the display plumb. No more excuses because “There’s an App For That”!
This App is the home decorators choice (only $1.99). It contains 5 handy home decorating tools: plumb bob, bubble level, steel protractor, ruler and a surface level. Inaccurate, eyeball measurements is a thing of the past. These tools can be summed up in one word: Handy. You’ll be looking for things to do now, just so you can play with them.
The ball moves, the plumb bobs and when you get it “just right” it will beep with smug satisfaction. These measuring tools look and feel amazingly real. It leaves you feeling like you are not using your phone at all – You gotta try it.
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Here at DBS, we offer professional and thorough floor maintenance services. Our floor cleaning services are available on all types of flooring including VCT & vinyl, ceramic tile & grout, carpeting, hardwoods, and concrete. Here’s a full list of services we may
Here’s a list of services DBS can provide based on your specific flooring.
VCT & Vinyl Flooring
Stripping & Refinishing – protects the floor from damage and optimizes appearance
Removal of all old floor finish (stripping)
Thorough cleaning and rinsing of the bare floor surface
Reapplication of several coats of new floor finish
Scrubbing & Recoating – protects the floor from damage and optimizes appearance (cost-effective alternative to stripping & refinishing for well-maintained floors)
Machine cleaning of all old floor finish (scrubbing)
Thorough cleaning and rinsing of the clean floor surface
Reapplication of at least 2 coats of new floor finish
Buffing and Burnishing – restores the shine to finished floors to keep them looking their best (frequency varies depending on traffic and desired result)
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Machine Scrubbing – Thoroughly cleans and removes stains, soil and grime from ceramic tile and grout.
Machine cleaning/scrubbing of all tile and grout to loosen dirt, debris and grime
Vacuuming all tile and grout to remove loosened dirt, debris and grime
Rinsing of clean floor surface
Sealing of tile & grout (optional)
Hot Water Extraction – The most thorough and cost effective carpet cleaning available (recommended by most carpet manufacturers).
Stains are pre-sprayed with a cleaning agent
A solution of hot water and detergent is sprayed into the carpet fibers
Carpeting is agitated to loosen dirt and soil
Dirt, soil and detergent is vacuumed (extracted) out of the carpeting
*Dry/waterless options are available (inquire with your DBS representative).
Restoration & Refinishing – Our process removes scratches and wear, and restores the beauty of your hardwood floor, with no dust or odor.
Resurfacing – Our process provides you with the most cost-effective method of resurfacing and maintaining your concrete flooring. Floor coatings come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, and you can walk on the floors 24 hours after completion.
The most widely recognized mattress you will discover is the spring mattress. The bed is reasonable for any individual who needs their body upheld. In the event that you are the kind of individual who battles to get up in light of the fact that there are an excessive number of spaces, the firm spring furniture is ideal for you. The firm spring highlight is likewise better for your portability while you rest. Pad beat full size memory foam mattress have an additional layer of padding sewed into the mattress. In spite of the fact that the bed is firm, it is additionally sufficiently delicate for you to make the most of your sleep without awakening with back or neck torment. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for any individual who requires additional solace without sinking too far into the bed. The material utilized will help anybody battling with agony or distress.
Latex mattresses are a type of foam with various properties to the memory foam. The latex is impeccable to help you with back agony. The immovability is sufficiently hard to bolster the individual yet sufficiently delicate to feel greatest solace. Gel mattresses are another division of the full size memory foam mattress. With this bed there is more temperature control, which is missing in the memory foam bed. It’s awkward to rest in on the off chance that you have back and strong torment however it’s more terrible on the off chance that you are always moving hot from around to locate an agreeable position. The ruler mattress size will contrast contingent upon the outline and style. The normal ruler mattress measures 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. The bigger (Olympic) forms measure 66 creeps by 80 inches long.
Advantages of Ruler Mattresses
Its greatest advantage is the additional resting space. The Olympic size is very speaking to the individuals who need an open bed yet don’t have the space for a lord bed. For tall individuals, mulling over this king size bed mattress implies your hands and feet no longer need to dangle out from the bed. Hanging hands and feet frequently cause deadness the next morning.
The measurements of the ruler bed will enable you to put extra furniture in a little room. For instance, you can put a bedside table contiguous it. With an extra large or California ruler bed, it may not be conceivable.
Extravagant mattresses are inconceivably delicate and ideal for any individual who finds delicate surfaces agreeable to consider. The extravagant may not be the same as memory foam but rather will take the state of your body to some degree permitting you a straight spine as you rest. Mixture king size bed mattress are two placed in one. The springs have been joined with memory foam to guarantee you have appropriate support and solace. The half and half make is less demanding to move around in while you rest without stalling out inside the memory foam. The most ideal approach to ensure a bed set is ideal for you is to give it a trial. While it might be advantageous to purchase on the web, it can likewise be hazardous. Make a point to lie on the bed in different positions, and pause for a minute to look over your body to check whether the bed is hitting any weight focuses or bringing on distress. A bed is among the most well known furniture out there and ought to be the principal household item you ought to consider for your solace.