November 17, 2011
Interior decorators are rapidly drifting toward the contemporary style, and we can see why! The contemporary movement gives off such a tasteful and sophisticated appearance that could make an everlasting impression from any guest. Luckily, contemporary characteristics are extremely easy to replicate, making this an exciting home project that can be done at your own convenience. Here are a few steps to spice up your current theme and make it a contemporary masterpiece.
First, in any contemporary theme, every item has a purpose! Whether its a candle holder or soap dish, it will be sure to stand out.
When choosing colors, you want naturally easy hues WITHOUT any decorations. Unnecessary decorations could ultimately be the downfall of your project. You also want to stay near warm colors, since most contemporary designs have a more eternal, natural appearance.
After choosing the colors, the placement of the colors becomes more important. Contemporary styles take the simplicity of “blocking” the colors. This means each color has its own division of space, whether each wall has its own color, or you split the colors up. For instance, using a brown for the walls, a separate color for the windows, and even another separate color for either a bed spread, towels, etc.
Another interesting aspect of a contemporary theme is the attraction to straight lines. When choosing furniture, stay away curves! Contemporary strives to implement the various straight lines and angles, rather than curves, so try your best to keep curves at a minimum!
When heading toward the decorating of the windows, SIMPLE IS SWEET! Contemporary designs adore practicality and classicality. Leave the window open and bare!
Next, by simply bringing some of the outdoors in, you can achieve your contemporary theme! Adding bamboo, or wood into the room will help bring out the natural decor of your newly renovated room. Even add a comforting texture to the walls or accessories for an ultimate contemporary feel!
With its growing popularity, contemporary themes are taking over, don’t get caught behind! If you are ever thinking of redecorating your bathrooms, TheBathOutlet.com has intriguing contemporary bathroom items, to compliment your new design.
October 3, 2011
Are you looking for a romantic get-away, complete with stars included? Close to home and on a budget (well, sort of)? If you said yes to any of these questions, look no further because you’re in luck! Who needs a 5 star hotel, when you can have one in your own backyard, or rather, bathroom. This bathtub by Wild Terrain Designs is the ultimate in terms of comfort and hygiene, not to mention it really knows how to “light up” a room.
This skillfully developed electronic Tub-E will not only set the mood, it will give your bathroom a complete makeover! The swirling stainless steel stairwell encompasses what would normally be an easily accessible “hop right in” tub. Like ancient travelers used stars to navigate through the oceans at night, tiny LED lights will guide you up the chrome staircase to your awaited destination. And for those crisp fall days where luke-warm water is not an option, the Tub-E also includes a built-in heater underneath the seat so you can adjust the temperature any way you like it. The electric system also includes one-touch programming with various automatic features such as fill, empty, and clean options. After all, who wants to get on their hands and knees to clean those hard-to-reach places of the tub if you don’t have to? Available in both copper and stainless steel, you’re sure to fall in love with this intimate one-of-a-kind bathtub.
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September 8, 2011
For the design-conscious mind, making a choice between modern and traditional bathroom fixtures is a tough one and it’s often the first choice to make. Yes, the decision might be largely based on the design scheme of the rest of your home – but just remember, the bathroom can have it’s own unique personality! Something else to consider is the starting point. If you’ve got an empty bathroom with four walls and nothing but tiled floor to work off of, you’re in luck. In this case, you can start with a toilet, bidet, or if you’re ambitious enough, a bathtub.
Which brings me to the focal point of this post. If you’re not going to fit in a jacuzzi in your bathroom, you might think you’re left with no choice and must install the usual, trite ceramic tub that you see in every bathroom. This is the furthest thing from the truth! If you are open minded enough, with a decent budget, you’ll find that there are many original and unique bathtubs on the market. Granted you might have to look for unique tubs in places that you haven’t before – but that’s the exciting thing about shopping for your home. Here’s an example of a scintillating, decorator ceramic bathtub that I found online.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Look at the counter space available for shampoos, sponges, towels, and in this case – fruits. There’s just something so soothing about the look of this free standing tub, isn’t there? Here’s another look:
Notice the unique fusion of contemporary & classical styling. At least to me, the legs on the corner of this tub give it an elementary, old-school English feel. But the bathtub in it’s entirety feels conspicuously modern. It’s a hard balance to manage, but I think this tub does a great job of it. The black painted porcelain on the face of the tub brings a table-like feel to the tub. Here’s a few more pictures of the tub from Italian manufacturer Bisazza.
Granted, the all-white version of this tub makes it look a little less trendy – but that’s a small price to pay for the overall look of chic cleanliness. Of course, these are just some ideas on bathtubs you can start looking at!
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