Friday, 3 August 2012

How to Renovate your House with Designer Furniture

In my conception, anybody can change the entire look of his house with the help of designer furniture. Designer furniture is versatile and with just a few pieces of it in hand, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. If you ever got to work with it, try to depend on your individual style and taste. I’m sure you will be dumbfounded to know that that was the most important tip that I just gave you. However, it will also assist to depend on some of the basic rules of interior designing. Before you start, you need to make a plan for choosing the right pieces of designer furniture. What are your plans – are you willing to renovate your dwelling completely? You only think of buying just a few decorative pieces? Do you have a plan to replace just a couple of old pieces with new one? Here, you must also ask yourself what type of pieces will be right for you. If you want your shopping to be contented and easy, I suggest that you make a shopping list before leaving home.

Whenever you go buy furniture, keep in mind to create a harmonious balance in between every piece. That’s the main rule that you should stick by. Each piece of furniture must have a connection with the other. You can also have an assortment of colors, designs, and styles but it mostly depends on the settings. What you must keep in mind is to pick items that create a cozy and graceful environment. One should have a comfortable feeling while sitting in that area. With the help of designer furniture, you can be able to create three main types of balances. You can achieve the formal or symmetrical balance in the room by mirroring everything. For example, you have a coffee table placed in the middle of two chairs. If you have a focal point in the room you can create a radial balance around it. For instance, your coffee table is surrounded by main furniture items. You also have a choice of making an asymmetrical balance, but each and every piece must be arranged in a proportionate way given their color, size, and shape.

You just cannot neglect rhythm! In fact it is really important while working with designer furniture. You may be thinking, “Oh, that’s easy! I just need to put different designer items on different spots of the room to get the job done?” But I tell you, that is not as easy as you think it is. You will have to create patterns so that there can be some harmony and balance in the setting. There are so many ways to create patterns. It is up to you whichever pattern you want, you can either go for color pattern, shape pattern, or even object pattern. For example, you can have a square coffee table or square cushions on the couch. You can also create pattern by placing a brown vase, a brown rug, or a brown side table, anywhere in the sitting room. Shortly, you just have to cut loose your imaginations in order to create a dreamlike ambience. 

Friday, 20 July 2012

How to make Designer Pillows

Do you know how much a good quality sheet set costs? That is surely going to cost more than you would expect. Its price is not less than the money an average man earns working half a week. I guess you too must have noticed that these sheets are nothing without their matching pillow cases? And in order to get these matching pillow cases, we are going to need some more of these sheets, which obviously means, spending some more money. In our time, I don’t think we can afford to waste our money. Unquestionably, the key of our survival is being easy on the pocket.

This writing is all about making designer pillows without spending much of your money. I am sure it is going to be beneficial for you. In the first place, this doesn’t make any sense to me why to pay so much for them when you can make them at your home without any problem? If you ask me, that is one of the easiest things of what I can make by myself. This is not going to need a pattern so this saves your money right away. Roughly, this will save like 5 to 16 dollars.

Tips – How to Sew a Case  

The sides of old sheet wares are normally in better condition, and can surely be used in making many other things. Don’t you think these sides and ends can be used in making a nice pair of cases?

Buy a single sheet in the contrasting or same color rather than buying extra packs of the cases whenever you go buy a new set of sheets from the market. If you ask me, I think four pillow cases can be made from one single sheet.

Don’t forget to check clearance sales! There is a high probability that you will find a big variety of flat sheets having no mating fitted sheets in these clearance bins. You can definitely use them to make some perfect pillow cases.

What do you think of presenting your own made designer pillows to your friends as gifts? Don’t you think these handmade gifts are something ideal to gift on occasions like housewarming and weddings? You don’t have to spend much money or put some effort in making these cases.

Sizes of Finished Cases     

- Standard 21 inches x 32 inches
- Queen 21 inches x 36 inches
- King 21 inches x 42 inches

Instructions to make these Pillow Cases    

First decide a size and then cut the fabric 6 inches longer and 1 inch wider than the size you desire to make. Cutting a piece of 27 inches x 38 inches will be okay if you want to make a standard size case. Now press the bottom after turning it up ¼ inches and then turn up a 5-¾ inches hem, and sew.

If you have got a sewing machine that overcasts the raw edges of a fabric with a V-shaped stitch, that will make the work even easier. You can use it to sew up the side and across the top of the pillow case. If you don’t have it, you can still keep it from raveling by using a straight stitch and then zigzag along the edge. Press it after turning the right side out.