Different types of interior paint finishes

April 28, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Colors & Paints, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Home Styling, Interior designs

Home Improvement, Home DecorThere are different kinds of paints in the market but when you choose paint for your interiors then it is advised to get a latex paint. A latex paint is very commonly used one at present. Other interior paints are flat paints, semi gloss paints, egg shell paints and gloss paints.

A flat paint is advised to be used in a room which gets less light as they absorb light instead of reflecting it. Also they have a small cluster in them and can be easily cleaned. For this reason these paints are used in areas which have higher traffic. An eggshell paint gives a sheen and gloss effect similar to an egg shell. When you choose a satin paint you will feel it much comfortable and easier to clean up when compared to other paints. So this will be very essential choice for your kid’s room.

Just choose one which will be perfect for each room.

Latest trends in home decorating wallpapers

April 25, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Home Care, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Interior designs, Wallpapers

Home Improvement, Home Decor,There is a wide range of wallpapers that you can use according to the latest trend. It is not necessary to have an old house or latest house to place wallpapers of your taste, just choose one and transform your entire house into whatever environment you needed. Some of the latest trends in home decorating wallpapers are put up in this article.

If you look for the wallpapers to put up in your daughter’s room then just try the new arrivals in Orientals with very feminine colours. Mostly light colours with some floral touch are welcomed by ladies. But you love some sort of masculine environment then choose bold masculine colors.

When you are confused about choosing wallpaper for your living room or hall then Metallics is the right choice. A pale background with some metallic prints obviously gives your house a great effect and shows it brighter.

How to avoid common mistakes with faux finishes

April 22, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Home Care, Home Improvement, Interior designs

Home Improvement, Home InteriorsPeople always think faux finishes are quiet easy but there are some chances of having mistakes while doing it. Especially when you paint, you have more chances of committing a mistake. First and foremost thing that you have to focus on is to have a very good surface. Only a good surface gives you very good results.

Always use very good quality paint and brushes. Trying to save money in this will give a very bad faux finish. Do not think that your job ends once you complete the finishing touches. There is still more to do. You have to use a water based sealer to seal the wall which will help in giving a great look. Try to read the label of the paint you are purchasing. This is very important to know whether the paint has oil in itself. Very common mistake that people do is in choosing a right climate. Always opt for dry season instead of wet ones.

Curtain Styles for your home decor

April 19, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Uncategorized

Ever since Internet has been entered into the drawing rooms worldwide, things have changed. Marketing online is any day cheaper than buying from physical shops. There is less chance for maneuvers and a well-laid plan in place for online buyers. You just have to make out your choices from the genuine and the reputed sites.That is important!

Naturalcurtaincompany.co.uk is backed wholly by reputation as it has a very stylized structure. The site ensures that secondary features do not worry you. Matters of delivery, genuineness, cost affordability; consistency and class are some of the secondary features.

Curtain, Drapery

Sample posting

You may check out the curtain samples online only. The curtains come in natural tones such as moon, strawberry, chalk, saffron etc. and are properly displayed in the sample section. You may also make a call at a specific given number and order a few chosen samples at a nominal price.

It will reach you fast and give you the feeling of satisfaction. The cloth is of fine value and colors do not disappoint. Natural colors are anyway quite distinct and cannot be matched by artificial tones.


You may keep the curtains hanging naturally or add certain innovations. Interlining and Blackouts are two effective novel ways to enhance the beauty of home. Stripes make the curtains look voluminous and so should be used on light tones.

There are other specifics, and you get advise on their better use. You can check other forums too to discuss how curtains should appear in different rooms. There is everything right with natural curtains and a bit of style adds glamorous touch.


At the site, you get made to measure curtains. Misshapen curtains look awkward no matter how good the cloth material is. It is the same as in wrong-sized cloths. You also get tips on how to make measurements of curtains.

You can then send your choice along with the exact measure. You will get your stuff dispatched to you within 3-5 weeks at very meager delivery cost.

Cloth materials

Though the site has been doing business in cloth and silk for long, it has added new ranges of curtain fabric. Earth linen, Kashmir crewel, Hopscotch, Sheer Stripes and a few others make up their number.


Off and on, rare mistakes are but human. And so there is a feedback section to take all such complaints. There is a neat attempt to make sure they do not happen again. There are email and telephone contacts too. That’s what we call convenience @ home.gty

Spice up the guest bedroom with rustic furniture

April 16, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Bedroom, Beds, Furniture, Home Decor

Home Improvement, BedroomLiving room and guest bedrooms can be done in sanguine colors. People use tranquil, calming colors for their bedrooms but like to spice up the guest bedroom a little. This also applies to the furniture used for a guest bedroom. Rustic furniture is a top idea today. Few smartly crafted rustic furniture from Reclaimed Wood is doing the rounds of Europe and Latin America. Pine, Oak and Cedar are preferred wood choices. Teak is also a popular choice.

Rustic furniture gives a look of antique. It creates a beautiful antique feeling that can be used in combination with chic, contemporary designs. The idea is to ensure that the contrast catches everyone’s eyes. Rustic furniture can be modeled as you want. It presents a sparse look from outside despite being gaudy towards its frames and hinges. You can also try many kinds of wickerwork and wooden styling.

Tips on teen bedding

April 13, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Bedroom, Beds, Children's room, Home Decor, Home Improvement

Home Improvement, BedsBuying sheets, pillows and other objects for your teen’s room can fill you with great energy. You begin to anticipate the cherubic look on his face. This is why it is important not to mess up his life and dreams. There are a few tips on teen bedding which are worth considering.

Black and white is in vogue and so are floral and faunal prints. This means you can try concrete prints with a bold animal or flower look for your teen. Retro designs are also doing very well. If you are thinking of some texture for the sheets, then there is nothing that would beat a velour or satin. These provide great comfort. Appearance wise, even corduroy is not far behind.

If your child has suddenly outgrown his bed, you can just attach the bed with teen bedding. It will add the space that he might need.

Looking at Different Bedroom Cupboard Designs

April 10, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Bedroom, Furniture, Home Accessories, Home Decor, Home Improvement

Home Improvement, Bedroom,Bedroom cupboards are a hotly debated topic. A few like them in antique. Of course they contrast it with contemporary doors. Others might like it in rustic furniture made from Reclaimed Wood.

Still others have a tendency to go the Retro way. There are many others who like it in chic, elegant style of today. However they might like them, one thing is for sure that the bedroom cupboards speak a beautiful language.

You should be very careful about the size of the cabinet and cupboards. If the aim is to store objects then you can have a relatively middle sized one. If your aim is to store as well as display then bedroom cupboards need to be really well-sized. Also then, you can use various sophisticated materials to showcase your treasures. Glass, metals and new chic materials are considered best for the display part of the rack.

Create a calming Feng Shui bedroom retreat

April 07, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Bedroom, Beds, Feng Shui, Home Decor, Home Improvement

Home Improvement, Bedroom, Feng ShuiFeng Shui has been an inspiration for many. In fact, the Chinese science has ensured that people live in a harmonious environment blessed with peace and tranquility. It also strengthens their positive energy and lets them absorb maximum out of their immediate atmosphere.

Feng Shui makes your bedroom a calming retreat. It uses colors and shapes for the purpose. For instance, those who have a brewing ambition shall paint their bedroom red. It will give them peace as well as ambitious hopes. Those who have problem sleeping shall use blue and purple. It gives them better chance of fighting insomnia and instills sound sleep in them.

Shapes are also very important according to Feng Shui. Feng Shui recommends us not to use spiral or pointed objects as these objects take away the peace from us and propagate negative energy. Feng Shui can really tackle a lot of sleep disorders.

Make your small bathroom look bigger

April 04, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Home Improvement

Home Improvement, BathroomCreating an illusion of space is among the very difficult things to do yet if you have the right kind of interior designer then it is possible to make your house look bigger. This is especially true for your bathroom. If its suffering from space constraint and you cannot increase its acreage then you can at least make it look bigger.

Bathroom wall mirrors reflect light and thus give a feeling of space. Also, you shall de-clutter it completely. Use vertical layers of stands and wardrobe sets for this purpose. Try to use small objects as much as possible. It would leave free space in the bathroom.

Use disguised lights. Try to hide them behind tapestry, pods or bathroom cubicle. This way, they will diffract light and create an environment of diffused lighting. This obviously adds to the total space count. These are a few of very smart ways of increasing bathroom space.

Tips on Creating Theme Gardens

April 01, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Gardening, Home Decor, Home Improvement

home improvement, home decor, gardenGardens are aplenty. Make sure your garden stands apart from the crowd by designing it around a theme. You may pick up any theme you want for your garden. However, it is recommended that you select a theme that you are familiar with. This will help you give the nearest shape to the garden. While there are several themes to choose from including landscapes, waterfalls, Chinese, Hanging, and roof top gardens, some people also opt to go for vegetable gardens.

Whatever theme you choose for your garden, there are two most basic things to implement. The first is that you should have some knowledge, from where you can start gathering information. This information will then help you design the garden and help you with all the equipments you will need. Suppose your theme is an animal park, you will need metal shapes of animals on which, your creepers will grow and appear to be animals.

The second and the most important is that you stick to the theme. You should not start with one theme and then upon seeing some other theme, you change your mind. This will lead to nowhere, spoiling the entire labor your put in till now.