Interior Designs – Kenne Bunk Community Garden Amazing Ideas to Decorate Your Dream Home & Garden Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:53:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Three Tips for Picking the Right Furniture for Your Living Room Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:07:59 +0000 When you decide it’s time to make some changes in your living room, or maybe you move into your first home and want to set up your space to be excellent right from the start, it helps to have an idea of what type of furniture you’re going to want and need. There is a lot that goes into picking furniture, it’s not just about color or texture. You also want to consider who is going to be using that furniture.

A living room without furniture isn’t much of a living room. You do want to consider the decor in your room, the colors of the carpet and drapes/curtains, and you want to consider the meanings of colors as well. If you want a happy living room then you want bright happy colors.

Furniture for the Guests

Having enough space for all of your guests to sit is an important part of having an inviting living room. You don’t want to have a living room that is just full of chairs. Starting with your couch and loveseat as bases for seating you can then add a little something more depending on the space you have.

You might want a recliner, which is a great chair for anyone that works all day and wants someplace comfy to relax and watch TV after a long day. This type of chair usually ends up being one person’s favorite seat, though, so you’ll want some nice chairs, like these wing chairs, for guests that spill over from the couch and loveseat.

Comfy Spots for the Family

Your couch, loveseat, and that recliner are all going to be wonderfully comfortable family spots. A couch allows a space for kids to climb all over everyone that visits. And it and the loveseat give you a spot to yell at the dog and cat to get down as well.

Kids may also enjoy something fun like beanbags as furniture. They let them sit on the floor in comfort, are fun to climb around in, and they easily stack out of the way when they aren’t in use. They are also available in all sorts of fun colors and styles. You can even get them for your kid’s own rooms!

Party Time Setup

If you host parties at your home, whether you’re selling Tupperware or having the family over for Thanksgiving, you need to have some excess sitting room for guests. Even if you’re having a meal in the dining room there will often be a move to the living room, whether it’s simply for comfort or it’s for a family holiday movie.

Invest in a good card table, or craft table, and some folding chairs. These are easy to store away, even in a small closet, but they open up to give you space for gaming, a kids table, or a spot to play cards.

Introducing Scandinavian Style into Your Home Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:18:03 +0000 With winter, well underway, there’s never been a better time to look at introducing some bright, fresh Scandinavian styles to your interiors. As one of the most up and coming interior design styles today, Nordic interior design is an extremely popular style choice, with so many beautiful features and elements that make it stand out above the rest. Here is a selection of different ways in which you can introduce this fabulous interior style to your home and create a unique look that will enhance your home in these cold, winter months.

Light and Bright

There’s no better way to lift the mood and tone of your home than to create light, bright interiors. When it comes to Nordic style, the key to success is keeping everything light and bright. With a country that has such dark, dull winters, Scandinavians love to keep the bright, happy atmosphere within their home and this helps to keep spirits and moods high too. Painting your walls with a neutral colour scheme help to achieve this feel, with whites, creams and greys as very popular colour choices throughout Scandinavian interiors. You can also introduce keep this light, bright atmosphere going throughout the evening time, by adding some essential lighting features to your interiors that will keep your home warm and inviting all day long.

Introducing Additional Colour

Whilst sticking to a neutral colour palette for your core is key, you can always introduce additional colours through items such as curtains, furniture and other materials. To keep in line with the Nordic style, sticking with pastel colours will help you achieve the right atmosphere and feel within your home. Pastel pinks, blues and greys are perfect for keeping your interiors soft and delicate, whilst still having stylish, bold features that create the perfect Scandinavian look.

Adding Oak

One of the most iconic Nordic features within any Scandinavian interiors is oak furniture. Light oak furniture is ideal for this type of interior design, as the materials are strong and durable, yet the colour is soft and gentle, with a light, fresh finish that enhances the overall theme of the interiors. You can find all kinds of beautiful furniture pieces made from a light oak, which will add character to the room as well as help the whole look draw together perfectly. Similarly, oak flooring is a very popular choice. By adding light oak floorboards to the interiors, you are adding more natural material to the overall look that will enhance the Nordic feel. You can then look at staining or varnishing your floorboards to give a rustic edge that will also protect and enhance the material, enabling it to last for many years to come.

Keep Things Neat

Scandinavian interiors are always neat, tidy and chic, therefore you need to ensure you have plenty of storage and space to store all of your bits and pieces that may cause the room to look cluttered or messy. To achieve the perfect Nordic style, interiors need to be fresh and tidy. Keeping items such as blankets or throws neatly folded on the arm of the sofa, cushions positioned neatly on the seat and curtains draped back with stylish curtain holders is exactly how the interiors need to be to keep that fresh, stylish look with a neat finish.

Tips for Identifying Your Interior Design Style Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:33:25 +0000 A person’s home is a reflection of themselves. Why settle for being complacent with simply “stuff” when you could make your home an entire exhibit of everything that encompasses you.

Many people admit that they would love to have a more “designed” interior in their home, but simply don’t know where to start. They’ve looked a few magazines, and they’ve been to IKEA a few times, but don’t have a singular vision for how they would want to execute a look and feel.

The first step to making over your home is identifying your personal style. Follow these tips for identifying your style, and you’ll have an original interior design style in no time.

Take a Look at Your Closet

One of the most self-revealing things you can do to identify your personal style is taking a look at your closet. What do you see a lot of?

If you’re seeing a lot of rocker tees, chances are you might have an edge, and appreciate a hip vintage feel. In that case, you’ll probably want to head to the thrift store and start looking for some cool classic pieces. Maybe you can even update them with some DIY tips.

Spend Time On Pinterest

If you don’t know anything about interior design, then go to the place most people go to learn about it. Good old Pinterest! By creating boards on Pinterest of types of decor that you enjoy, you can start separating them into subcategories.

Perhaps you have seen some photos of interior design labeled French Country decor that you really resonated with. Now you know what it’s called! Start a board called French Country Decor!

Clear Out The Clutter

It can be difficult to set a vision for how we want to see our homes if it is full of a mish-mash of colors, textures, and no cohesive theme. Clear out everything, if you’re serious about this with only the necessities being left out. Sell what you don’t want, and put the rest in the garage or attic.

Ensure your storage space has proper ventilation and the windows are all in good shape so you don’t risk your belongings getting moldy or water damaged.

Start Making Price Comparisons

So you’ve found yourself liking retro vintage decor with classic 80’s pieces with lots of brown textures, but also minimalist modern with lots of chrome and stark white.

Now is when you begin to search for pricing on your identified interior design style. You may begin to realize that modern chrome furniture is considerably out of your price range, and you may just be a vintage lover after all.

If you find yourself loving two different interior styles, let pricing be your determining factor. Then run with your interior design style and never look back!

Make Cheap and Cheerful Changes to Your Kitchen Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:36:09 +0000 It’s not always necessary to replace your whole kitchen and empty the contents of your wallet in the process in order to get a new look for your kitchen. Giving your kitchen a new look can have many benefits, from lifting the atmosphere, brightening the space you have and also creating a really fresh, welcoming feel. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home, and therefore it’s important to ensure your kitchen feels and looks good!

Switch up the Cabinets

Your units are collectively one of the largest features in the kitchen, and how they look has a large impact on the kitchen overall. Dependent on the material of your kitchen units, one cheap yet very effective option is to re-paint them. Re-painting your kitchen cupboard doors instantly adds a brand new look to your kitchen, which will lift the atmosphere and make you feel as though your kitchen is brand new. If you don’t think re-painting is the option for you, staining your kitchen cupboard doors is just as effective, as some materials will work better with wood stain or varnish than they would do with paint.

Replace Handles, Knobs and Pulls

Your kitchen units aren’t complete without a shiny set of handles or pulls to finish off the look, and sometimes these parts can become worn and dull. Investing in a good quality set of handles, pulls or knobs for your kitchen units, doors and other places that may require some ironmongery will benefit your kitchen hugely. Small changes such as these often have larger impacts than would be expected, adding a new burst of character to your units and emphasising your kitchens style. If your current handles are still in good condition, but look slightly worn or unloved, giving them a quick polish will bring their life back and create a fresh look for your units.

Introduce a Lighting Feature

Many kitchens today use spotlights or diffused lighting, which both work really well. If you feel your current lighting is doing the job, but looks a little plain, introducing a new lighting feature will completely transform your kitchen and add a touch of character. Your current lighting will work perfectly alongside a statement lighting feature, such as a chandelier or even a simple shade that has a little bit of character and style to it. If your ceiling lighting is fine the way it is and you’re not sure that a new statement feature will work for your kitchen, you could look at introducing smaller lighting features such as standing lamps or even lighting for the centre of your table or worktops. Adding this kind of lighting will enable you to keep your kitchen lit and inviting without having to have all of the lights on at the same time. Your lighting plays a huge part in the overall feel of your kitchen, adding to the atmosphere too.

Adding New Appliances

Whilst replacing all of your kitchen appliances would become a very costly task, there may be smaller items in your kitchen that have lived their lives and are ready to be replaced. Items such as your microwave, toaster and kettle can often become worn and faulty after lots of use, so it may be time to invest in a new set of appliances like these. You could even look at introducing new appliances such as a smoothie machine, blender, coffee machine and so on.

Decorative Touches

Your home’s interiors are the one place where your personal style and interests can shine. Your home will reflect you and your family in many different ways, which is why it’s important to create a home that is well suited and right for you and your family. There are a number of ways in which you can inject personal style into your kitchen, and add bursts of character and life. Decorative touches can be cost-effective and still create a strong impact, such as introducing features such as paintings, or photographs. Items like these emphasise the style of your home and will tell a story about you and your family to anyone who visits your home. Other additions such as candles, cookbooks, organisers and small touches like that will not only help you with your daily routine, but also add to the homely feel that your home has, and create a cosy, inviting atmosphere that is ideal in any home.

5 Ways to Add Some Flare to Your Master Bathroom Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:51:59 +0000 When it comes to home improvement, one of the more fun places to add your own quirks and customizations is going to be your master bathroom. It’s a more private area, so you don’t have to worry about having a neutral theme, and it’s not a big area, so you can do small things that have a big impact.

In terms of cost, the range goes from the DIY project that will put you back more time and energy rather than money, all the way to a complete overhaul and installation of new luxury items. Consider the possibilities throughout that whole range.

Install a Custom Sink

The centerpiece of many master bathrooms is going to be the sink. So if you’re going to start anywhere, start with a custom sink. There are amazing designs that combine practicality and personality, and the level of detail that’s involved is completely up to you. The overall design of the main sink can really be memorable to guests as well as constantly comfortable to you, or you can really get creative with form or function as well (consider an old-time design).

Look For DIYs

There are a million DIY bathroom projects for you to test out – all waiting for you behind the curtain of the internet search engine. Every single part of a bathroom is up for grabs on a small scale when you think about what tools and skills you need to take things on, so a few hours on YouTube and you’ll feel like a master. One of the most common ones in this arena might be to create a custom tile pattern somewhere as a decorate splash plate.

Think Color Scheme

Overall, you’re going to want to make sure your master bathroom follows a color scheme. It’s one of the areas in your home that you don’t want clash and chaos, because where you take your shower and brush your teeth isn’t going to be a place where you want to incorporate chaos into your life. Think gentle colors, and design accordingly.

Add a Luxury Tub or Shower

On the more expensive side of the spectrum, there’s adding a luxury tub or shower into the mix. You can see beautiful showers with two shower heads, or tubs with heated water jets. If that’s what makes you feel good, then go for it, though you might want a professional to take those on!

Match Artwork to Your Personality

One of the easy changes you can do to add some good flare to your bathroom is put up creative artwork. Of all of the places in the house you can put some entertaining and humorous material, your master bathroom is going to be the primary target.

Accessories to Revamp Your Home Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:43:15 +0000 Moving into a new house can be an exciting yet tiring process. There is so much you need to do in order to settle down and get back into everyday swing. Your new house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom and furnished. Every home needs furniture and accessories to brighten up the interiors of the house.

There are many accessories you can include in order to make your house look nice and bright. You can shop either in store or online for designer rugs sale. Either way choose some accessories that will enhance the look of your interior.

  • Rugs: Rugs are an essential accessory for most rooms in the house as they not only add some texture and colour but also help to bring the room together. Adding a rug to your living, dining or sleeping areas can add a layer of warmth underfoot, align the room with the rug being the focal piece and keep everything else simple. You can find rugs in all different kinds of shapes and colours. Depending on the amount of foot traffic the area gets, you could choose a dark or light coloured rug.
  • Cushions: Cushions might not be an important accessory on everyone’s list but are fun to add to your living room or even in the bedroom. You could use them to add some colour or texture in an otherwise boring and monotonous room. Cushions come in different shapes so it’s important to check you use the right size for each room.
  • Curtains: Curtains are a multi-tasking accessory. They help to block our light, dust and give you a sense of privacy while also being a beautiful accessory. They can be found in various colours and materials so look out for fabrics like lace, silk, velvet and cotton. Every room should be decorated with a different type of curtain as not all curtains look good in all the rooms. Bathrooms and meals area could be covered with lace curtains or even opt for blind while bedrooms and living rooms could use with a bit more privacy so layer your lace curtains with another thicker one, preferably one with patterns or something in a bold colour.
  • Sofa covers: sofa covers are another great accessory that is often not very popular. If you want a quick and easy way to update your current look, add some patterned or textured sofas covers which can easily cover small defects in your lounge furniture. For a quick DIY, you could even get some patterned throws and cover your sofas or lounges with that and tuck the ends into the sofa to keep it in place. Add some cushions and you have got yourself a new look in under 10 minutes.
  • Flowers/Indoor plants: A great way to bring the nature indoors while brightening up your interiors. You could choose to add natural or artificial flowers but don’t overdo it and add a vase or pot in every corner of your house. Add them sparingly but choose blooms that would make the most impact.

Add the above accessories to your property to change or update the look and feel of the interiors.

Add Style to Your Room with Beautiful Rugs Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:32:34 +0000 Wish to add sophistication, functionality and color toyour room? Go ahead and spread a rug. There are several ways by which you can decorate your home with a rug. In fact, it can end up completing the look of the room by beautifully tying different pieces together and they look visually artistic and beautiful when done the right way. These floor covers come with the beauty to bind a room, add warmth, and delightfully define it andeven help in layering the overall décor of the room.

How Rugs Can Help You Enhance The Décor of Your Room?

When it comes to embellish your room with a rug, there are different ways by which you can use it:

Rugs Can Be Used To Define an Area

You can make use of rugs to separate areas or it can even be useful to define one such as the dining section or seating area. This would be quite useful in case of rooms that are larger as well as for studio apartment since it adds definition to the rooms.


Help In Creating Variety

These work towards creating variety in space. If you are planning to use two rugs,try avoiding two which are of the same size as it cuts the room into two, visually. To reveal a sense of variety, go ahead and use these products of different sizes.

Get the Walls Dressed Up

Get a little more creative by searching for decorative rugs for sale online. Make the best of them by using them as wall hangings and display them creatively. Such a decorative piece is also used to create a focal point and it does work out beautifully without adding any extra effort.

Work towards Creating Harmony

If you plan to use more than one rug, try to get ones that complement each other, so far as style is concerned. Otherwise, it will create quite an unpleasant and unappealing effect. When there are a lot many warring patterns, it will wither away the harmonising effect of the room.

Set the Color Scheme

For color scheming of your room, you could use your most preferred one. While if the furniture pieces have been already set, beforehand, the rug could again be used to bind in or accent the existing colors.

Control Volume

You can utilise a pieceto either brighten up the volume or somber down as well. If your room’s wallpaper or upholstery has an ornate style, you could anytime, select a piece which has a more subtle outlook. However if the upholstery seems to bequite subdued in itself, you should opt for patterns which are bolder and has a busier outlook. This will create a more interesting look to your room.

Get Artistic with Different Shapes

No the rug does not need to be rectangle all the time! Just as the way you group your furniture, go ahead and select the shape of the rug that you wish to add to your rooms. Try to figure out which shape would work best for your room and then decide settle for oval, square or round, if only it complements the arrangement of your furniture. If you still wish to stay on safer grounds, you could always settle down with rectangular ones.

3 Things That Will Help Your Mattresses Last Much Longer Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:16:19 +0000 With the amount of time the average person spends sleeping, it just makes sense to take care of your mattress the way you would take care of any other expensive and important belonging. Sadly, mattresses often get forgotten when most people think about areas of their home they need to upkeep. But with the amount of money you’re likely spending on a nice mattress—sometimes upwards of $2,000—you’re going to want to protect that investment.

To help show you how, here are three things you should do that will help your mattresses last much longer.

Use Protection

One of the best things you can do for your mattress is to start off your relationship on the right foot. When you purchase a new mattress, recommends protecting both your mattress and your pillows with washable covers. These covers will help to keep sweat, oil, skin cells and other irritants out of the interior of your mattress and pillows, keeping them cleaner and fresher for longer. Especially for those who suffer from allergies, using protective covers on these items will not only make your mattress healthier, but will help your health as well.

Keep Unwanted Pests Out of Your Bed

While some people think that using mattress and pillow covers means they can be more lax about laundering their sheets and pillowcases, Rosie Osmun, a contributor to the Huffington Post, shares that sheets and pillowcases should be washed every one to two weeks in order to keep both yourself and your bed clean. You should also be washing your mattress protector for the same reason. By doing this, you will be helping to keep unwanted pests out of your bed, like dust mites, bedbugs and other harmful pests that can ruin your mattress and ruin your sleep.

The Best Cleaning Process

Periodically, your sleeping situation needs a little more care than the typical washing of your sheets. When you’re ready for this, suggests vacuuming your mattress first, then deoderizing it, followed by conducting a spot cleaning to help with stain removal. This cleaning process is the best way for you to care for your mattress on your own.

Mattresses shouldn’t get getting wet, so try to avoid putting very much liquid on your mattress. If you feel your mattress needs a deeper cleaning than this, contact a professional who has all the tools necessary to thoroughly clean your mattress without sacrificing the integrity of the product.

Taking good care of your mattress will help you make the most of this important investment. Use the tips mentioned above, like protecting your mattress and keeping it clean as thoroughly as possible, to help prevent having to make this large purchase more often than is necessary.

Home Improvement through Climate Control Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:35:36 +0000 One way to approach the idea of home improvement is to highlight the importance of indoor climate control. After all, you can have the best decorations and design in the world, but if it’s uncomfortably hot or cold, then you can still be just as miserable as ever.

So, in terms of this climate control improvement process, five angles that you can approach the situation from include finding the best solutions for heating, cooling, humidity, the sealing of doors and windows (to maintain these ideal conditions), and then putting fans in places that make the most sense to move air around as necessary.

The Solution for Heating

Being too cold if your home environment is a lousy way to feel good about where you live. And yes, in certain areas of the world, heating is definitely expensive. Which is why you might consider buying an infrared heater, and then just using it in single rooms as necessary. They are fairly inexpensive to purchase, are efficient with converting electricity to heat, and extremely easy to control to within a degree of your desired heat level. All in all a great home improvement purchase, especially during the winter months.

Keeping Cool When It Matters

And now that you have heating under control, cooling is the next major topic, especially during the summer in hot climates. And where installing central air may be an option for some people in certain kinds of homes with the ducting system already in place, other folks can work with things like window air conditioning units, or even ductless heat pump systems, which do both heating and cooling, in fact. Do a cost benefit regarding both price and maneuverability when deciding this particular home improvement project.

Humidity for the Win

And if your home is either too dry or too wet feeling, that can be a problem as well. Dry air causes coughing, frizzy hair, and just a general feeling of discomfort or even unease in some people. To that end, buy a humidifier and your climate problems will melt away with the push of a button and in a stream of mist.

Sealing Doors and Windows

So now you have your heating, cooling, and humidity levels set. The next step is to make sure that your house stays at the desired levels efficiently, and that means your next home improvement project is to seal all of your windows and doors! This is an easy and cost effective step, but it does take some know-how and some practice to do correctly.

Fans with a Plan

And sometimes you don’t have to take extreme measure to fix things like heating, cooling, and humidity, but rather just some conditional smarts. In other words, in many cases when there’s some level of discomfort involved in your home somewhere, just having a few fans blowing will do wonder. Ceiling fans and oscillating floor fans can be exactly what you need in many of these instances.

Incredibly Simple Ideas To Add Elegance To Small Spaces Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:46:34 +0000 You want to give the house a fresh air but don’t have the budget for a full redecoration? We’ll let you in on a small tip: you don’t have to invest a lot of money to achieve an elegant look. You just have to identify those spaces that are forgotten and work with them.

What do I mean with forgotten spaces? Well, these are spaces we don’t usually include in the grand interior design. For instance, the space under the staircase or that long hallway at the entrance; all these (and more) are spaces that could be changed and used to liven up the atmosphere.

To give you a head start, we’ll discuss a few incredibly simple ideas that not only will bring new life to your home but will also create more storage space. So, let’s see a few ideas that (we hope) will amaze you.


The First Step: Choosing The Right Colors

When you deal with such small spaces, you must select the correct colors. Otherwise, the result may not be as aesthetically pleasing as you might think. To help you out, here are a few useful tips to consider.

Today’s specialists recommend using powerful colors that attract the eye and create both space and style. However, if you don’t feel ready for this, you can start small. For instance, you can start with changing the wall color under the stairs – to see how it goes.

The Second Step: Identifying Forgotten Spaces

Space Under The Stairs

Starting with Harry Potter’s bedroom and ending with a home office, the space under the stairs has a lot of uses. You just have to know how to use it.

First, it can be an amazing space for storing things. For instance, you can put together a great wine case or (if you’re not into wine that much) a bookcase. The possibilities are limitless as long as you use your sense of design, and you decorate the space with grace.

The Home Office

The room where we discuss family affairs or where you run side projects. However, even if it may remind you of work, this space should not be forgotten. An elegant home office with subtle touches of luxury and great organization can be inspiring.

The best part is that you don’t need an entire room for this area. You just need to make sure the office space is well-delimited. You can do this with several elegant room separators or by using a small area that is already delimited (a corner or the space under a window).

The Laundry Room

Who would ever think about adding a touch of style in the laundry room? It’s just a place where you squeeze a few machines and hope for the best. But things don’t have to be this way: this room has great potential!

For instance, you can use powerful colors and, if you love organized spaces, here is where you can go nuts. For instance, the space behind the door is amazing for hanging things. Also, the space above the washer can be organized by adding shelves and creating areas for towels, detergents, other cleaning products, and so on.

The Kitchen

Why the kitchen? Because here too you’ll find tons of small spaces that can have a better use. For instance, the space above the sink – if you don’t have a window, you can easily add shelves where to store all sorts of small things.

You can also create a nice area where to hang all the pans and other tools right between the counter top and the cabinets on the wall. There are a plethora of gorgeous kitchen design ideas on a budget, and all you have to do is look for them.

With a bit of imagination and some effort, your home could look amazing! There is no need to invest a ton of money on redecorations to create a cozy atmosphere; you just need to use all the spaces correctly.