How to choose the right floor for your home

Posted on: 07 October/  Posted by: Ivana BojanicNo comments.

          

Flooring
Flooring

The floor is the most used thing in our home, because we walk, run, move furniture, clean, etc. And it’s something that deserves a lot of attention before you decide which flooring is good for your room.

Always start with your budget.

This is the first thing you should do before buying anything. When you define the budget for flooring, you will know what to look for, because of the limit.  Be flexible! We all have some unexpected expenses when we renovate the house.

Style

Your style has an important role and we should combine it with the whole environment. How? If you are a fan of industrial style, wood or gray tiles are an excellent choice. You can read more about that on this post https://interiordesignparadise.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=9097&action=edit

Industrial style flooring
Industrial style flooring

Most elegant homes have black or dark gray floors.  Scandinavian style requires light food, and this is a popular style. The biggest accent in the Scandinavian style is to be natural and functional. 

Lifestyle

Before you decide do you want to buy laminate, hardwood, vinyl, tiles, carpet, think about your lifestyle? 

How to pick the right floor?

  • Do you spend a lot of time in that room? 
  • Is that space with heavy furniture?

For high traffic areas, tiles are great because they are long lasting. Hardwood is also durable, but if you want a cheaper variant you can buy laminate.

Flooring for high traffic areas
Flooring for high traffic areas
  • Do you spend most of your free time in the kitchen? 

Kitchens are always wet areas because of cooking and washing the dishes. So, the easiest way to maintain the floor is to buy tiles. They are perfect for wet areas.

  • Do you work at home and you want to make an office in the room?

If you have a lot of meetings and phone calls you should consider choosing a floor that can reduce noise. Hardwood, laminate, carpets are ideal for home offices. 

  • Are you an eco-friendly person?

Bamboo flooring is a common choice. You can also buy cork, linoleum, wool carpet, etc.

  • Do you have a pet?

The most important thing is to buy a wear-resistance floor, such as laminate or vinyl floorings.

These are some questions which can help you to decide which floor is the best for each room. 

Pet-friendly environment

Pet-friendly flooring
Pet-friendly flooring

For homes that have pets, the best choice is wear-resistance flooring. Wear-resistance floors are made to stand up to different conditions. The benefit of this floor is that you don’t have to replace it for many years, so you will save money and time. There are many recommended industries and products for this kind of flooring

The most common pet-friendly materials are laminate and vinyl flooring. They also have to wear-resistant layers for durability. 

The ideal floor for children’s bedrooms

You have to consider that children spend a lot of time playing, running through the entire home. They often spill something on the floor or scratch it, it’s good to put something easy to maintain. Carpets or vinyl are recommended as resilient floorings. The best choices for resilient floorings are carpets or vinyl.

Carpets
Carpets

Material

Flooring material
Flooring material

Depending on the purpose, you will choose an ideal material for your floor. Areas that can be condensed, like bathrooms or kitchens, tiles are the right choice. 

The most common material in rooms is wood. You can also buy material with a wooden look, laminate, vinyl, tiles, etc.

We compared hardwood and laminate and you can find more information here https://interiordesignparadise.com/house/hardwood-floor-vs-laminate-which-one-is-the-winner.html

Ambient in the room

Another reason people choose wood is that the room looks cozier, especially dark wood. It’s a magnificent combination with light walls or furniture. Light colors will make the space look bigger and brighter. White floors make that clean look. Otherwise, dark floors make the ambient elegant and luxurious.

Now, when you know what you should consider before you choose the flooring, you are ready to make a perfect home. Because floors make a totally different look in your rooms.

How to decorate children’s room to make their kingdom

Posted on: 28 September/  Posted by: Ivana BojanicNo comments.

“There is something very appealing about a room which one occupied as a child; it brings back one’s childhood more vividly than anything else I know” – D.E. Stevenson

Children's bedroom
Children’s bedroom

Every child dreams about having their own place. While they grow, children spend more time playing and creating in the room. You can make a perfect room for your child by following these tips. 

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Organize pictures using these tips and get a beautiful look in your home

Posted on: 17 September/  Posted by: Ivana BojanicNo comments.
A gallery wall
A gallery wall

One picture is worth a thousand words. – Albert Einstein


A house without pictures on the wall looks empty. Pictures bring your life memories into your living space. Every room in your home can be decorated with some photographs, paintings, or artwork on the wall. Before you do it, let’s go through these steps which can help you to decide what your ideal decoration is.

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7 simple ways to revive your home

Posted on: 08 June/  Posted by: Ana PetrovicNo comments.
Refurbished and revived living room
Refurbished and revived living room

You are not alone in feeling dissatisfied and complacent with the appearance of your home. It’s easy to become tired with how your home looks and feels after living in it for a long period. Home renovation is frequently regarded as something extremely exhausting and expensive. The reward at the conclusion of the adventure is fantastic, but the difficulty you’ll face along the way makes the whole thing look pointless. The thing is – this project is only as complicated as you want it to be, and even the simplest of efforts can breathe a new life into your old home if you know exactly what needs to be changed. Here are a few suggestions.

A nicely renovated room
A nicely renovated room

1. Get rid of the unnecessary items

Revive your home by getting rid of the clutter
Revive your home by getting rid of the clutter

This seems quite unnecessary to say, but before you start doing anything, or bringing in anything new, it would be smart to sell, or give away pieces of furniture, or decorations that you don’t want to possess anymore. Maybe you own that old armchair since forever and you simply don’t like it in your interior anymore. Maybe the carpet reminds you on 2012, when you didn’t feel so great. Whatever the reason – those are just material things, they are meant to be changed from time to time. Organizing a garage sale, or donating unwanted pieces to a friend, or a humanitarian organization may be good options before you start getting new stuff.

Renovation in progress
Renovation in progress

2. Paint the walls

Revive your home by painting the walls
Revive your home by painting the walls

A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to shake things up in your home. Changing the color of a room can have a significant impact on its look. Changing the background will transform the entire room’s vibe and set the tone for whatever you wish to do in the future. A ultra white coating can dramatically improve the appearance of a tiny room by visually expanding it. Orange and yellow tones can encourage movement and energy in the living room, while lavender can bring a calming atmosphere in the bedroom. It is known that blue and green tones can help you relax, while you should avoid reddish tones, at least for more than two walls in a room.

3. Bring the light in

Appropriate lighting can revive your home
Appropriate lighting can revive your home

Altering the way a space is illuminated, like changing the paint, can drastically transform its ambiance. Layered lighting creates a moody atmosphere. Combined with bright paint, light with the same characteristics opens up small rooms. On the other hand, if you want to achieve more industrial look, so called Edison light bulbs would make a great choice.
For less technical changes, there are always candles that you can strategically deploy in the room which lighting you want to improve. Among great variety of brands, scents and colors, it is going to be an enjoyment to make arrangement that would lit and change the ambient of your home.

A candle-lit corner in a living room
A candle-lit corner in a living room

4. Say yes to colorful patterns

Now that you’ve set the right backdrop for changes in your interior, it’s time to get down to business, and what better way to start than with beds, sofas, and curtains, which make a big first impression for anyone who walks in the room? Patterned fabrics make a huge change in an overall look and they are so fun and easy to play with. Your beloved old sofa can stay, but in a completely new color and pattern. Think about flowers, dots and stripes, their combination, think about vintage style, or maybe more contemporary motifs – anything is allowed as long as you are happy with the fresh new look.
Patterns can be used not only for the furniture and cushions. Even the walls and floors can be adjusted to your new ideas. The selection of printed wallpapers is unlimited nowadays, and a colorful rug may be a bold move, but it is known that fortune favors the brave!

Floral pattern sofa will revive your home
Floral pattern sofa will revive your home
Patterned cushions
Patterned cushions

5. Establish focal points

A beautiful focal point
A beautiful focal point

Generally, focal points are parts of a space, or even single, remarkable pieces of furniture, that attract all of the eye and dramatically alter the dynamics of the entire area. Impressive paintings, large writing desks, unique works of art, etc, are good examples of focal points in your home. Be careful not to overdo it by choosing a big sofa, for example, and placing it in a central part of the room in a way that other elements stay unnoticed.

Focal point in a living room
Focal point in a living room

6. Re-organize and move the things around

Reorganizing your space might help you clear your thoughts and make things more comfortable for you. Prioritize the things you use the most, and everything you don’t use often can go in drawers or even the attic (if you have one). It will make your life easier if you can simply access the things you need on a daily basis.
Rearranging the furniture is maybe the most obvious advice, but the one most of the people wouldn’t even think about when renovating their homes. Simple moving the furniture can do miracles and completely change the vibe in your home.
You should experiment with it until you find a combination that works for you. Before moving any furniture, it’s a good idea to map out the re-arrangement on a paper.

Revive your home
Revive your home

7. Relax, be patient and enjoy the ride

Revive your living space
Revive your living space

When making even small changes, it is possible to experience stress. Whether you decide to make a bigger renovation and maybe even hire workers, it can be pretty hectic, dusty and dirty until the work is over. Don’t let all that discourage you and give you the feel that renovation will take forever.
Good things usually take time, so prepare yourself for that and be ready to make changes to your plan along the way.
Don’t stress, take time for yourself and look forward to your beautiful new home!

We also prepared a gallery of some interesting examples of just refurbished homes. Enjoy!

A beautifully refurbished living room
A beautifully refurbished living room
One dreamy living room
One dreamy living room
A nice way to revive your home
A nice way to revive your home
A beautiful corner in a living room
A beautiful corner in a living room

History of the living room

Posted on: 05 June/  Posted by: Ana PetrovicNo comments.

Living rooms represent a central hub for most families. From entertainment and relaxation, to simply having a conversation with our friends and family members, living room is a safe space for many of us. That’s why it might be surprising for you to hear that living rooms are relatively a new thing.

Humans are social creatures and family-oriented homes had existed for centuries. So, how come it took living rooms so long to come about? Well, short answer is that only fairly recently people started having disposable income and free time, mostly thanks to industrial revolution and then, subsequently, better working rights. Anyway, with more time and money, people started thinking more on how to make their living spaces more enjoyable and pleasant. The result was – a living room. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves…

Living room
Living room
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