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Chest of Drawers Ideas – Article For Interior Design Blog

The dynamics of home furnishings have gone up, and thanks to the internet, there is a flourishing wealth of ideas in home design, each unique from the other.

One of the focal points of home design has to be furniture. There are various styles available each attributed to different cultures, religion, or rather attached to a specific geographic location. In medieval times, kings and queens had the best furniture as did the noblemen. Nowadays, homeowners are inspired by such historical times such as the renaissance period while looking into cultures such as the far east in India and China.

Improvement and Transformations

With better equipment that is more accurate, carpenters are able to recreate accurate impressions of furniture similar to vintage ones. A core challenge that has a direct bearing on pricing is the material or type of wood used. Hardwood is more preferred but as a result of the conservation efforts and the time it takes to grow this type of wood, the pricing for this particular material goes up. One common method of capitalizing on this disadvantage is the improvement and/or transformation of old furniture. Actually, this is where the interior design skills prove to be a masterstroke of genius. Take, for instance, using an old shelf and converting it into a wardrobe or modifying to transform it into a chest of drawers( Some of the methods include;

  • Re-facing
  • Painting
  • Trimming
  • Coating with wallpaper

While you can add wallpapers, repaint, trim, increase the volume and so forth, you can come up with a new design for a particular utility. Using design to transform a shelf to eg:

  • A bench with storage
  • A kitchen island
  • An open shelf with closed drawers
  • Trimming it into a desk
  • Trimming it into a shoe rack
  • A mudroom bench
  • A dresser

Each transformation is unique to a particular design. A kitchen island will require a form of alteration where you trim the size to suit the kitchen outlay in terms of height and width. You will need a few additional features considering it will be subjected to a certain degree of heat or hot objects placed on its surface, like a stove. Perhaps covering it with a blackboard will do a lot to keep the stove from damaging the wood surface. Finally, you can install some hooks for hanging your skillet while adding pulls for your drawers where you keep some table wrap and cutlery. There is a myriad of ideas you can implement and convert a simple shelf into various forms of home furniture using the aforementioned methods.

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Fall and Winter Trends In Interior Design

The fall or better known as Autumn marks the transition from the hot and scorching summer to a cool winter season. During this period, you are more likely to stay indoors and for this, you ought to have a cozy and safe haven to retreat to.

This is where home interior decors really work the magic because you can fashion even the most lackluster of home appearances, into a remarkable piece of art. A key focus is mainly the texture of the surfaces and the blend of color that accompanies them

Fall and Winter Decor Tips

Since the cold weather in these two seasons usually necessitates a lot of sitting in warm spaces, comfort is a priority. One of the ways of achieving this is by investing in furniture accessories as well as ‘cool’ colors that add to the ambiance visually. Cushions, carpets (fur), and even house plants are part of what you should be looking for. Some of the recommended styles include:

  • Comforting Neutrals (colors)
  • Cane Furniture
  • Granny chic
  • Natural materials

Comforting Neutrals

The highlight of such colors is that firstly, they can never go out of fashion because there are four seasons annually. So, if you select a neutral color, you do not have to have home improvements or decorations in the spring, then again in the summer. Once you make this selection, it will add the same vibrant texture to your household regardless of the season. It just seems like the more pocket-friendly option nonetheless. For this, you can go with grey or a range of spice colors which are more earthy such as Dulux which looks more vintage.

Cane Furniture

When it comes to furniture, opting for cane seems more of an old school vibe but it seems to have had a resurgence in recent times. Its popularity is more on sofas, sideboards, and chairs and with brilliant carpentry, the shapes on footboards and even the headboards make such pieces a brilliant centerpiece for any room.

Granny Chic

It is a style that is considered as not-so-calm because it involves a lot of layering. That means that color and pattern are essential to pulling this off. In fact, the pattern aspect of the design is etched mostly in the layered wallpaper after which it is followed by the full-length curtains. As for the furniture selection that accompanies it, they are recommended in classic shapes which can either be modern or traditional depending on the homemaker’s taste.

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