Home Decoration Resources
Home Decorating Articles from SheKnows
Learn how to do the following with this handy website by SheKnows: choose a color palette for your home; arrange a narrow family room; furnish and decorate for a big family; arrange a comfortable living room; turn a dresser into a bathroom vanity; install a vanity; design a home office; arrange a family photo wall; decorate your entryway for under $100; redecorate your family room without buying anything new; paint a room; paint your kitchen table; repaint furniture; refinish a dresser; make luminarias out of paper lunch bags; decorate your foyer; make over your master bathroom; redecorate your family room in a weekend; decorate your apartment on a budget; fix up your kitchen on the cheap; fix up your bathroom on the cheap; revamp your basement; and much more.
Feng Shui for Interiors
An e-book about feng shui. Chinese landscape paintings influenced my spatial perception. The interiors play with solids and voids to produce a movement to the looking eye. There is a natural flow and rhythm in this movement. Browse through the book to learn about seasonal feng shui, lighting, design elements, office interiors, home interiors, Eastern and Western design information, principles of feng shui and how to decorate using feng shui principles.
20th Century Architecture And Design Photos
This site, run by the Library of Congress, has more than 29,000 photographs of the Northeastern United States, New York City, and even Florida from 1935 to 1955 by famed architectural photographers Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner. Scroll down and click on Collection Connections to get a good idea of how to navigate this impressive collection of some of the greatest historical photographs ever taken. Look at scenes of financial landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange (1955) or Macy's Department Store, or tour middle and upper middle class homes of the area through an extensive collection of stunning photographs, or view the 1939 New York World's Fair through some of the most breath-taking photography you have ever seen. Each photo comes with a well-written and informative description. This is a truly unique site, filled with superlative images of a time gone by but thanks to sites like this, never forgotten.
Do Include Water Fountains in Your Decorating Scheme
Water fountains can be included in both indoor and outdoor decorating plans. With the variety of sizes and styles available, it won't be difficult to find an indoor fountain that will fit in with your existing decor. You may want to plan your backyard around a large outdoor fountain that acts as the focal point around which you will plant flowers and place your furniture. Not only will the garden fountain provide you with a soothing sound to calm even the most troubled nerves, but the motion is very relaxing to watch.
Faux by Kathy
Faux finishing is in and this site gives you the tools to learn faux finishing techniques by choosing a faux finishing school. Classes include introduction faux painting, confidence in color, faux painting countertops and floors, weekend faux finisher, Venetian plaster, running a profitable business, faux painting thrompe L'oeil, faux painting murals, professional faux finishing, and faux painting furniture. A section on faux finishing lingo including definitions of words such as matt, eggshell, semi-gloss, high-gloss, antiquing, alkyd, crackle finish, cutter, color wheel, negative technique, hue, latex paint, grain, sponging, stippler and ragging is included.