Decorating a studio

Decorating a studio combining beauty and comfort

Studies are those spaces in which we spend many hours, whether it is studying or working. For that reason and to guarantee the best performance, it is convenient to decorating a studio space that fits our needs.

The fundamental thing is to have a good table to work on since it will be the surface in which we will organize our materials and where we spend many hours a day. It has to be practical as well as comfortable, we have to feel comfortable and have everything at hand.

Western Furniture style

Mood Setting Western Furniture It’s Time To Kick Back Country Style!

So you’ve decided to go with a country western theme and add some Western Furniture.

There are many kinds of western furniture to choose from so let’s look at a few popular types to start with. For me personally, when I think of an old west bar room I think of squeaky wooden chairs.

Yeah, most people don’t want ‘squeaky’ chairs these days but that image sticks in my mind. Basically, everyone wants an ‘OLD WESTERN’ look and feel to complete their theme room because Western Themes look awesome!

Hand Carved – Authentic or Not

Western Furniture

Just think about it for a second. Hand carved chairs, bar stools a, d tables. Perfect for playing any game while hosting a party in your home game room.

Hand Carved Furniture has the look and feel of the old west and not that modern, comes from a manufacturer fake look. You want the real Old West not the “Plastic” Old West.

Log furniture may also be a great idea. Chairs and tables made with logs or carved from logs really would make you feel like you’re out on the range.

Then again furniture that gives you the western look you want whether hand carved or not will be a success. Now I’m going to contradict myself here because honestly it really doesn’t matter what the furniture is made of. Just as long as it fits into the western theme you’re creating.

Wagon Wheel Table

Western Furniture

You must not forget about the tables. There is no better way to enhance your cowboy theme room than with a wagon wheel table.

There are various wagon wheel table designs out there but sometimes they’re hard to find. You CAN find the wagon wheels themselves and build your own table. Talk about personalizing your theme room! No matter which route you go Wagon Wheel Tables make great poker and snack tables.

But don’t stop there. If you like the “Wagon Wheel” look you can find benches, lamps, chairs, chandeliers and more made from wagon wheels.

Crate Furniture

Western Furniture

If you wanted something a little different then crate furniture is a nice alternative. You can find some old western crate furniture online or make it yourself out of new crates.

Just paint and place a few in your game room for sitting. Not too many though. It’ll give you the look you want but may not be the most comfortable for your aging friends and family members.

Western Style Bar Furniture

Western Furniture

Don’t forget that you can always go with the regular bar stools, chairs and tables that have a western theme. Those would look just as good as wooden hand carved furniture.

Shades of brown always work nicely within a western theme room.

Some Other Furniture

Here are a few other ideas. A country love seat instead of a large couch would fit your western furniture look. An old wooden planked chest to hold all of your gaming supplies or a wooden cowboy hat rack.

This list could go on and on! It all really depends on your wants and needs. Hopefully, you now have some more cowboy theme room furniture ideas to work with.

Wood Floor Design for game room

Don’t Miss Out On A Thing: Add A Fun Theme / Game Room Flooring Idea Today

To Create A Look And Feel That Is Unmatched, Practical And Unique. Here you’ll find some of the best ways to floor your game room or just about any room and some fun ideas you may not have considered before.

And because you want to create a fun and comfortable room for both family and friends, Game Room Flooring is very important.

Therefore a nice flooring is one that not only matches your overall theme and design, but is also practical for your game room.

 

Flooring Questions To Ask Yourself

 

  • Do I want a flooring that won’t scuff?
  • Do I prefer a solid flooring like hardwood or laminate?
  • Is carpeting my room a consideration?

    Whether you know which flooring you’re leaning towards or not you’ll find answers and ideas for the various flooring types that will work in most home game rooms.

Flooring Options For Your Game Room

Game Room Carpeting
An Alternative For Game Rooms

Game room carpeting may be the perfect solution if you want something for the whole family!

Game Room Carpeting

The reason being that kids can play on it and if they happen to fall down they wont hit their head on hard concrete or a wood floor. Also if you have dogs or cats they too can enjoy the comfort of carpeting in the basement instead of the cold damp floor.

Another good point with game room carpeting is that you can stand longer with less pain in your feet, knees and back with a thick padding.

But is carpeting right for your home game room?

Plain and simple if you have a lot of moisture in your basement then you don’t want carpet there. Itll eventually become damp and mold may start to grow and then itll stink up your game room.

If you still want to go with carpeting then you must look into a good dehumidifier and talk to a specialist about other ways to rid your game room / basement of all that moisture.

Color, Style & Design

As you know with carpeting you have a large selection of color, style & design. And in a game room youll want something that is suitable for the whole family.

If youll have a lot of foot traffic, which I assume you will then youll want a carpet that blends the spills and dirt. Of course youll clean it but some things just dont come out.

Because of that youll want a nice tightly wound carpet that has specks of color in it. This way itll hide dirt and will hold a good look longer. A nylon or plastic type carpet would be perfect for a game room carpet.

Again youll want a tightly twisted carpet not something loose and shaggy or itll be very hard to maintain and that isnt good in a game room. A good durable carpet for your basement or wherever your game room is located is Berber carpet.

 

PADDING

When it comes to padding in your game room youll want the thickest padding you can get. There are a few reasons for this. For one youll be doing a lot of standing. Therefore the thicker padding with cushion will make it easier on your feet, back and joints.

Another reason is that if youre laying the carpet over a concrete floor itll hide the cracks and curvatures of the floor more easily. Also your room will be a little warmer with a nice thick padding instead of having carpet directly over a concrete slab.

It may cost a little more but in the end youll be happier you spent the money.

A Floor Tile Design That’s Right For A Game Room.

A Fun, Unique and Masterful work of “Floor Tile Design Art” created by you in your game room is personalization you can’t go wrong with! Game rooms are fun and tile flooring makes for a More Enjoyable game room atmosphere.

There are various forms of tile flooring available, from carpet tiling to ceramic tiling and everything in-between to make the perfect Floor Tile Design.

IMPORTANT – Think about this for a second! Wipe the slate clean and start fresh like an artist does. There are many different colors and textures of tiling available and all you need to do is BE CREATIVE.

 

FOR EXAMPLE:

 

Create a “Checkered Floor Tile Design with your favorite two colors, just stagger them as it’s normally done. That design always looks GREAT. Take it a step beyond the stagger and create your favorite Design or Logo with the various tile colors available.

For Example: Create your Family Name or Initials in tile or arrange them to look like the floor of a basketball court or hockey rink. The main point with tiling is to THINK FUN & THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

Of course one color scheme is good but two is always better in a game room and three or more? It’s your game room, Your Personal Work Of Art and you’ll enjoy your Floor Tile Design that much more after it’s finished.

Various Types Of Tile Flooring

There are various types of tiling available to you besides the ones we mention below. Still the ones we talk about will most likely be the best for your game room because of color selection and durability.

Carpet Tile

– Is pretty easy to install and works in just about any room unless you use it in your basement. It doesn’t happen in every case but sometimes you may end up with a mildew problem when used in your basement. You can use self-sticking type or one that needs to be glued to the floor with a special type of flooring glue.

Cork Tiling

– Cork Tiling and cork flooring are becoming more popular these days. It is easy to install and are long lasting. Not only that but because it’s cork it’s easier on your feet and back because of it’s softness and cushioning. Although cork tiling does come in various color designs you may not find exactly what you’re looking for. Still it would be perfect for a room where you’re doing a lot of standing, like playing pool.

Inlaid Vinyl Tiles

– Although not the cheapest of vinyl tiles available, it is one of the best. It is easy to install and comes in an array of colors and designs. And because of it’s design the colors will never fade. Also you’ll never have to worry about someone spilling a drink on one of these tiles either because they’re easy to wipe down and clean off.

Resilient Tiling

– This type of tiling may be just what the game room doctor ordered. It’s great in areas where you’ll have a lot of foot traffic and also it’s not a “hard” material so it’s good in a room where a lot of standing will take place. When it comes to the design or color choice you have a very big selection. You can pretty much imitate any type of flooring with resilient tiling. From brick to marble and everything in between. Because of that this type of floor tile design can complement your game room theme better than other tiling types. You will most likely find that it comes in both sheets and self sticking squares. The sheets may be more expensive though.

Rubber Tiling

– It may not be the most popular form of tiling for a game room but it is an option and needs to be mentioned. It comes in various colors just like other types of tiling and it’s also long lasting. If you do decide to go with rubber tiling you have to be careful though. It does become slippery when it gets wet so you may want to consider a rubber tiling that is studded instead of smooth.

Vinyl Composition Tiling

– Overall this is probably the number one easiest and best type of tiling to use in your game room. Because of the price, strength, ease of installation and the variety of colors and designs available you may want to go with Vinyl Composition Tiling. They will look great in any game room and if one does get damaged it’s easy to replace. They are known to be scuff, burn and dent resistant which make them perfect for all the visitors you’ll have in your game room. Not to mention all the games that will be resting on them also.

What To Look Out For

You also need to look out for a the different aspects of tiling that will make it good for your game room not just the color and floor tile design.

For example always check out the tile ratings as some tiles are rated harder than others. The are 5 different types of tile ratings to choose from ranging from Group 1 – Group 5. Group 1 being the least hard used for light traffic and Group 5 being the hardest and great for heavy traffic areas.

Next check out it’s Porosity. If you’re going to place tile in a wet area, choose one that will withstand water and is less porous.

One more thing to remember is that tiles can be easy or hard to install depending on the type you choose to work with. You will most like need to make some cuts so find out beforehand if the tiling you selected is easy to work with or a pain in the neck.

OVERALL – We like to use tiling in our game room. It’s easy to maintain, the tiles last just about forever and if you do want to change the color or floor tile design of your room they are easy to replace for a new fresh look. Just remember to come up with a fun floor tile design before buying the tile. And also ask the store if you can take home samples to get a feel of what the final product will look like in your home.

Laminate Game Room Flooring
The Way To Go If…

You want that sleek and beautiful wood flooring look in a very busy area of your home like your game room!

Laminate Game Room Flooring gives you everything you’d want in a game room floor. From its durability to a hardwood flooring look and feel you’ll find it the perfect solution for your flooring needs.

Laminate Game Room Flooring

 

Laminate Flooring
What’s The Bid Deal?

 

The BIG DEAL is that laminate flooring is very versatile and durable. Therefore it’s one of the most popular flooring options out there right now. Here’s why…

 

THE COLORS

 

Laminate flooring or laminate game room flooring as we’re referring to it comes in an array of colors. If you’re looking for a specific color or color tone more than likely you’ll find it in laminate. Since laminate flooring is basically an imitation hardwood floor the colors you’ll find are of course wood-tone colors. For example some of the colors you’ll find are:

  • Maple
  • Oak Honey
  • Cherry Wood
  • Apple
  • Cherry Spice
  • Walnut

 

And many many other colors. Depending on the manufacturer you choose the colors will vary so look around and compare before coming to a final decision. Of course Laminate Game Room Flooring Color is important but there are other features you must consider besides the color. What about…

 

LAMINATE FLOORING LOOKS

 

There are two basic looks that you can create with laminate flooring, Wood & Stone!

With the “wood” look you have choices of just about every hardwood flooring look around. From maple to oak and much more. Each wood look has it’s own unique look and feel so you’ll need samples to look at to see how it fits into your game room’s overall look and feel.

Now the “stone” look is great also. Actually the stone look may be a better selection for your game room look and feel instead of the wood look. The reason being that the stone colors & designs will give your game room a more a casual feel. The colors range from light stone to dark stone and everything in between. From Brick to Limestone, Slate and more you’ll find a GREAT LOOKING stone colors and designs to make your laminate game room flooring something special.

 

LAMINATE INSTALLATION – Is It Easy?

 

I guess the answer to that question depends on whether you’re a “Do It Yourself” person or not. If you enjoy doing things yourself then laying down a laminate floor will be a do-able and more than likely an easy job. If you’ve never floored a room before don’t fret, laminate flooring is pretty easy to install even for first-timers.

One of the reasons Laminate Game Room Flooring is easy to install is because it can be placed over most floors already down. This way you don’t have to tear anything up. The list includes plywood, osb, concrete slabs and some other existing floors.

What makes it even EASIER is that most laminate flooring just snap together with no need for glue. It’s basically a tongue in groove type of flooring. Of course different manufacturers have different installation guides just make sure you know what you’ll need before buying the laminate design you like. Now we did say “most”. Because some do call for a damp cloth to activate an adhesive when placing the pieces together. Others may actually need a special glue for the plank edges to stick together. Whichever case it’s still easier to put down than most other flooring choices.

 

WHERE CAN YOU INSTALL IT?

 

Pretty simple answer here – JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. If you want it in your bathroom you’ll need to follow some strict installation instructions and only certain laminates should be installed there.

But for overall room use you can install laminate floors in the upper, main and basement floors of your home. Basically because the laminate floor isn’t actually attached to floor underneath it moisture isn’t typically a problem. You will just install a vapor barrier beneath the underlay and you have your laminate game room floor in your basement. Just remember to find out exactly what you’ll need before installing your floor because once again flooring guidelines differ by manufacturer.

 

THE UPKEEP

 

It’s really an easy upkeep. Just set aside time for cleaning and you’ll probably never have a problem.

Routinely dust mop or wipe with a damp cloth. If you have a spill all you need to do is wipe it up with a sponge. Pretty much that’s about it!

DO NOT – use soap detergents or something like “mop & shine” they may leave a film on your beautiful laminate game room flooring. Also don’t use abrasive cleaners that will scratch your floor. And NEVER wax or polish your laminate floor. If you still want to clean it with something other than water then a No-Wax floor cleaner will do the job.

 

ALWAYS REMEMBER

 

One final time, remember to read your manufacturers flooring guide in detail. You’d be amazed at how many people overlook little things like using a soap detergent on their laminate floor when that’s a NO-NO with most brands of laminate flooring. IF you follow the installation & upkeep directions then you’re on your way to having a beautiful laminate game room flooring down before your next Holiday get-together. Keep reading Tips on how to choose the right flooring colour

A Vinyl Floor For Basement Game Rooms
May Be What Your Room Needs

There is a number of determining factors you NEED to consider when deciding whether to go with a vinyl floor or some other form of flooring!

Vinyl Floor For Basement Game Rooms 

First and foremost A Vinyl Floor For Basement Rec Rooms is probably the best way to go for many reasons. IF your game room or rec room isn’t in the basement don’t worry because pretty much any room in your home would look great with a nice vinyl flooring pattern or design.

Whether you want a glueless vinyl flooring / self stick vinyl flooring, sheet vinyl or vinyl tiles they’ll all do a great job for many reasons. Lets go over a few below!

Why Vinyl Flooring

With so many different choices out there today why would you want to go with a vinyl floor? Especially a vinyl floor for basement game and rec rooms? Read why:

 

THE POSSIBILITIES

 

– Vinyl flooring comes in many different designs, styles, shapes and more. It also comes in sheets or tiles. Because of this you can pretty much make any design you want to in your room. A vinyl floor for basement game rooms is great because you can add your favorite sports teams logo or name or even design it to look like a hockey rink or baseball diamond. As you can see the possibilities are UNLIMITED

when it comes to vinyl flooring. All you really need is a good imagination.

WHERE TO INSTALL IT?

 

– Pretty much anywhere is the answer to that question! A vinyl floor for basement rec rooms is ideal because unlike some types of flooring vinyl can be used above OR below grade level. Also it can be placed over standard underlayment, concrete/cement slabs, ceramic tile and even wood or vinyl flooring that doesn’t have cushion to it.

 

NOT JUST FOR LOOKS

 

– YES you just created a work of art using vinyl flooring in your game room. Friends and family can’t help but comment on your great job. Well looks are important but maybe its longevity is more important?

Vinyl flooring is great for withstanding a high traffic area. That is why a vinyl floor for basement rec rooms is PERFECT for having parties! You know drinks and food will spill and it’s easy to clean up if you have a vinyl floor. Also since vinyl flooring isn’t a “hard” surface it’s a little easier on your feet and back when standing for long periods of time.

 

THE UPKEEP

 

– Vinyl flooring is also known as “resilient” so as this indicates it’ll last a while. Pretty much it’s resistant to indents, scratches, stains and most other problems that arise in the normal use. Because of this they usually keep their great looks for a long long time! All you really need to do is mop the floor to keep it looking great.

 

TWO TYPES

 

– The two types of vinyl flooring are called inlaid and printed. With inlaid the colors are put right into the vinyl sheets itself to give you a much deeper looking color finish. With Printed the color is basically printed onto the vinyl sheets, much like a printer printing onto sheets of paper.

 

BASIC INSTALLATION OVERVIEW

 

– “How to install vinyl flooring?” is a question you’ll ask when you’re ready to tackle your new flooring idea. Well here is a quick and basic overview of how to lay vinyl flooring. Make sure to ask a professional, buy a book or go to your local hardware store for installation specifics.

First you’ll pretty much need to remove everything in the room. This includes molding, taking doors off the hinges and of course all the furniture in the room.

Once everything is removed you’ll need to prep the floor. Make sure the floor you’re laying the vinyl flooring over is clean and free of cracks and dirt. If not then clean it, fill in the cracks and smooth out any bumps. If you’re going over a floor that’s already down make sure it’s clean, even and smooth.

Now depending on the type of floor you’re going over you may have to lay a new sub floor down before you can lay the vinyl flooring down. Again make sure to talk to a specialist before doing this project.

After you’ve cut your flooring to fit the room you’ll need to apply adhesive so it will stick. MAKE SURE you know which adhesive goes with the type of vinyl flooring you’ve chosen. There is a variety and you DON’T WANT to get the wrong kind or you’ll be redoing your job.

Once you’ve glued it to the floor try not to use it for 24 hours because the glue needs time to dry and bond tightly. After at least a day has gone by you can replace your games, pool table, pinball machine, jukebox and so on. Just MAKE SURE that you roll them on plywood or something hard otherwise you may end up damaging your new floor.

What Do You Think

After going over some of the various reasons for having a vinyl floor for basement game rooms. And after a basic introduction to the installation process, is vinyl flooring for you? It’s definitely easier to work with than wood flooring and pretty much easier than other types of tile flooring also since vinyl is easily cut to the shapes you’ll need.

The main ingredient in any good flooring plan anyway is the creative idea you come up with. And that is true whether it’s a vinyl floor for basement entertainment purposes or in your busy kitchen. Just be unique, be creative and come up with a look that goes along with your whole game room theme. This way no matter what – vinyl flooring for your basement or whichever room you decide to lay it in will look GREAT!

A Wood Floor Design
That Looks And Feels Great

And Can Withstand The Elements Of Game Room Action Is What You’ll Need!

Wood Floor Design for game room

You know what we mean by game room action don’t you? If you don’t then let us explain. Having grown up with a game room and other family members currently having game rooms we’ve seen pretty much everything that can happen in a home game room. If you’re just creating a game room for show then there are no worries. BUT if you plan to have get-togethers with family and friends you may have plenty to worry about. That’s why you’ll need a wood floor design that can hold up to just about anything.

You’ll have kids running and screaming. Drinks will be knocked to the floor. Food will be crushed into the floor. Chairs pushed across the floor. Billiard table that may need leveling, a juke box that needs to be moved for a moment to change a record, pool sticks being banged on the floor and pool balls falling on the floor and on and on we could go. We didn’t even scratch the surface of “game room action”. You get the idea though.

So make a wise decision and keep in mind who’ll be using the game room. Wood flooring is harder to keep up than other types of flooring. Some wood scratches easily and also there are some rooms where wood flooring shouldn’t even be installed. With all that said a wood floor design in your game room would still look awesome! Just make sure it’s practical!

Here is some helpful wood floor design information:

Important Wood Flooring Information

There are various types of wood flooring out there. Too many to really go into them all here. But there is some important information that you need to know before installing them in your game room.

There are two types of wood flooring that can be installed in your home. They are called “SOLID WOOD” or “ENGINEERED WOOD”. 

 

Solid Wood Flooring

 

Is a type of wood flooring that should be installed above ground. That means not in your basement because it can’t adjust easily to humidity and moisture and your wood floor design will be ruined easily. Although it can still be installed on concrete as long as it’s above ground level.

There are basically three types of Solid Wood Flooring. Strip, Plank & Parquet. Each has it’s own unique qualities and come in an array of colors to match just about any room.

 

Engineered Wood Flooring

This type of flooring can pretty much be installed anywhere therefore is perfect for your game room in the basement.

It’s made of various types of wood or different grades of the same wood placed together to become one piece with high heat and pressure. Two types of Engineered Wood are Wood Laminates and Synthetic/Plastic Laminates.

Types Of Wood Flooring Available

There is a large selection of wood flooring designs available these days. They come in both Domestic and Exotic styles. Here is a list of what you’ll most likely find:

 

Domestic Woods

Ash White / Beech / Birch / Cherry (Black) / Douglas Fir / Hickory-Pecan / Maple Sugar-Hard / Mesquite / Oak (Red) / Oak (White) / Pine-Antique Heart / Pine-Southern Yellow / Walnut American Black.

Exotic(Imported) Woods

 

– Bamboo / Brazilian Cherry / Bubinga / Cork / Curmaru / Cypress (Australian) / Gum-Spotted / Gum-Sydney Blue / Iroko / Jarrah / Mahogany (Santos) / Maple-Brazilian / Merbau / Oak-Tasmanian / Padauk / Purpleheart / Sapele / Teak-Brazilian / Teak Thai-Burmese / Walnut, Brazilian-Ipe / Wenge.

Which Type Is Right
For Your Game Room & You

Well there are a few last things to consider and lets touch base on those together right now.

When it comes to COLOR you really have no worries. You can find just about any color of wood that would match your room just right. If you can’t find the exact color you want just remember you can always stain and finish the wood you’ve chosen to get your desired color.

Also as you probably already know, all wood isn’t the same even if it is the same type of wood. What we’re trying to say is that there are “GRADES” of wood available. Clear, Select & Common. Clear wood is supposed to be free of any defects. Select wood will contain it’s natural state with knots and color differences. Common wood pretty much is wood in its natural state. Color variations, knots, wormholes and so on. You’ll also see these referred to as “First, Second & Third” types of wood.

Wood can also be cut in different types of ways. Depending on the angle a board is cut will make a difference in how it will look. Basically there are three types of cuts. Plainsawn, Quartersawn and Riftsawn. The most common cut is the Plainsawn. Quartersawn is more expensive as you get less board per log cut but it will wear more evenly. Riftsawn cut is like Quartersawn cut but it’s cut at a different angle.

So What Does All This Mean?

Basically what it comes down to is this. Solid Hardwoods will most like require more upkeep than Engineered Wood Floor Designs. Although they can always be re-sanded and refinished to get that new look all over again. Solid Wood most likely will last a lot longer than Engineered Wood if kept up properly.

Wood flooring is great and it seems everyone out there wants a wood floor nowadays. Just remember to pick the one that is right for your floor level whether above or below ground and that will hold up with all the game room action you’ll be having.

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Home Wall Murals

Turn Your Room Into Something More With Amazing Home Wall Murals!

Home Wall Murals are EASY to create and there is a variety of ways to get them onto your walls.

If you have a game room and you’re looking for a way to spice it up or if you feel like waking up on the beach every morning then you must give home wall murals a try. They can take you to far away lands like Japan or a Tropical Paradise. Or they can get you into the game with your favorite sport wall murals. Heck you can even have large murals made from your own photos believe it or not.

Think about it for a second. You’re creating your one of a kind game room and instead of adding a ton of posters and pictures to every wall you leave one wall blank and add a cool wall mural that goes along with your room theme.

Home Wall Murals: Give Your Room The Respect It Deserves!

You’ve worked hard to make your room a beautiful work of art and that goes for bedrooms, bathrooms and game rooms. Now you want to add something to it that goes above what “average” homes have and a fun mural will do just that.

Don’t be afraid of wall murals either, they’re pretty darn easy to get on the wall. You can do it yourself with stencils or paint by number kits and if you’re still feeling a little shaky then you can even have a wall mural made out of your favorite digital photograph.

So get in the game, the jungle, that far away exotic land or wherever your heart desires and get serious about adding some murals to any room that you need to wake up. Or take an existing room you love up a notch in creativity and fun.

How To Draw Wall Murals
That Are Easy To Draw And Look Great !

If you want to learn How To Draw Wall Murals then keep on reading. Wall Murals make just about any room come alive especially Home Game Rooms and Children’s Rooms. They’re actually pretty easy to draw and paint so don’t shy away from adding a wall mural to your room. Tackle the project head on and when you’re finished you won’t believe how great it looks even if it’s your first time drawing one.

How To Draw Wall Murals

Drawing a wall mural is basically like painting by number and everyone knows even young kids can paint by number.

And yes there are even paint by number wall mural kits available but this page is about how to use an overhead projector for creating your wall mural.

Using An Overhead Projector

One of the easiest ways to add wall murals to your home is with an overhead projector. So what you’ll first need is an outline sketch of the mural you want to draw. You can find sketches or pictures of murals you want to draw just about anywhere. For example from computer graphic software, coloring books, magazines and so on.

The key to making a good mural this way is your tracing ability. You need to find the outline you like and then trace it onto a transparency sheet with special transparency markers. The reason you do this is so that with the use of an overhead projector your traced picture will show up on the wall.

So you’ve traced your picture onto a transparency sheet and you now have it on the projector shining your trace onto your wall. This time you need to trace that same picture onto your wall with a pencil. Just try to do this in one step otherwise you’ll have to line up the drawing again placing the projector in exactly the same location. And remember you can make the picture on your wall as large or as small as you’d like depending on the distance the overhead projector is from the wall.

If you don’t have access to an overhead projector don’t worry, most office supply stores have them to rent or buy and sometimes a library may have old ones to borrow or sell so it’s a good idea to inquire with them.

PAINT TO USE – Use acrylic paint to color in your wall mural as it looks the best. Although it’s recommended you may have to go over your paint job more than once to get your desired look. It is ok to use regular wall paint if you’re doing a “large” mural but for details stick to the acrylics.

Your first try may not come out like a Picasso but don’t worry most of your family and friends won’t even know you did it yourself. You can always redo your murals easily and after you’ve done a few you’ll wonder why you’ve never added one before.

Create Amazing
California Redwood Wall Murals!

California Redwood Wall Murals

You may find it a bit difficult to find California Redwood Wall Murals but don’t worry you can create one EASILY ENOUGH.

There is more than one way to get a nice looking wall mural onto your wall. From painting by number to taking your own photographs below you’ll learn about some ways to get the painted wall mural of your dreams into your home.

Some ways are EASY TO DO. Other ways are more difficult. But in the end with a little patience you’ll be able to come up with the best way to get California Redwood Wall Murals into your home.

Fun Ways To Create: California Redwood Wall Murals

Easy To Do Projector Transfer

This is one of the easiest ways to get your California Redwood Wall Murals onto your walls. This is especially good if you can’t find a Redwood Wall Mural Painting Kit.

Basically you take an image of the California Redwoods either from a photo you’ve taken, a magazine, picture book or wherever you can find one and transfer that image to a transparency sheet. Local copy stores can usually do the transferring for you. Once you have the image of your California Redwood Mural on transparency all you need to do is get an overhead projector to project that image onto the wall of your choice.

Move the projector nearer or further away for the wall to get the desired size of your mural and then paint. It’s easiest to use Acrylic Paints which can be bought just about anywhere and for a base use a coat of latex paint.

Easy To Follow Stencil Kits

You may not have given stencils a second thought but there are a variety of Stencil Wall Mural Kits out there. For a California Redwood Wall Mural you may find it difficult to find exactly what you need but you can use various stencil wall mural methods to create some aspects of the Redwood Wall Mural by purchasing individual stencils themselves to add a little spice to your work.

Paint By Number Wall Mural

Again there are a lot of paint by number wall mural kits out there. They come with a pattern that you EASILY transfer to your wall then with your paints you simply paint by number. Is there one specific to California Redwoods? Possibly but there are a number of paint by number wall mural kits for forest and wooded scenes that may be what you’d want.

**Create Custom California Redwood Wall Murals**

Possible “THE BEST” way to get the mural of your dreams on your wall is to have it custom done. Yes they’ll cost more than do it yourself mural kits but the results will be amazing and they’ll last.

There are companies that will create custom murals from your own artwork or photos. Of course you’ll need to either transfer that photo to them electronically or mail it to them. If your digital image isn’t of high quality it may be hard to get a large sized mural, the same goes with photos, the smaller the photo the smaller the mural, as simple as that.

Usually these murals are hung similar to the way wallpaper is hung. Also some may be pre-pasted while others are pasted prior to hanging. Of course you’ll need a smooth way to hang this type of wall mural. If you don’t have one you can EASILY CREATE one with “Liner Paper”. This paper is blank wallpaper and it will create the smooth surface you’ll need to hang your California Redwood Wall Murals.

REMEMBER

Before purchasing any type of mural kit make sure you read all the specifications that come with it. Also it’s “VERY IMPORTANT” to hang your wall murals on a smooth surface. You don’t want any cracks or bumps as it’ll make it difficult to hang and easier to ruin in the long run. And note that the best type of paint to coat your walls before hanging your California Redwood Wall Murals is a flat latex paint.

Adding a California Redwood Wall Mural is just another GREAT GAME ROOM DECORATING IDEA for your home.

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Hawaiian Wall Murals Will Take You There 24/7!

Hawaiian Wall Murals

Yes, Hawaiian Wall Murals will have you thinking you’re sitting on the beach. All you need to do is put on a little luau music and sit back with your favorite fruity drink and you’ll be whisked away to beautiful Hawaii even if you’re sitting in your room as the snow falls outside.

There are various ways to get some wonderful Hawaiian Themed Wall Murals into your home and none of them are really that hard. Although some can be a little time consuming they’re well worth the effort.

From paint by number mural kits, basic stencils, pasting, hanging or creating your own custom Mural you’ll find a way that’s right for you below.

Hawaii Is Calling So Pick Up The Phone
Fun Hawaiian Wall Murals That Brighten Your Home

Hawaiian Wall Murals To Hang!

One of the simplest ways to add a wall mural to your home is one that you buy already done. There are various ways to hang the mural but the most common is to paste it on your wall. You’ll need a flat wall and must prepare it by painting two coats of flax white latex paint. This will help the murals stay on for years.

Hanging wall murals are very bright and vibrant and just as good as ones you could hand paint yourself. If you don’t want to go through a lot of trouble with wall murals or don’t consider yourself an artist then a Wall Mural that’s store bought is a great way to go.

Project Hawaii Onto Your Walls

Simple and effective, projecting your favorite Hawaiian image onto your wall will help you get the perfect mural for your room.

Basically you turn your favorite Hawaiian picture whether from a magazine, book or photograph you’ve taken and make it a transparency sheet for an overhead projector. Most office supply stores can create these for you.

Next borrow an overhead projector from a friend, library, office supply store or purchase one if you want to do a lot of murals and get to work. All you need to do is project that Hawaiian image onto your prepped wall and start to trace. If you want the image larger move the projector further away, smaller then move it closer.

And the best paint to use for any wall mural is Acrylic Paint found at just about every hardware store. Also remember to coat your walls with a flat white latex paint to hold the picture/paint better.

Paint By Number Hawaiian Murals

Just like a color by number coloring book, paint by number murals are the exact same concept but on a grander scale. Some of these paint by number mural kits even come with the paint and patterns included. Simply attach the pattern to your wall and follow the paint by number instructions. You may or may not find the right image for your Hawaiian wall murals but if you don’t then the next way to create your mural will help.

**Custom Hawaiian Wall Murals**

Custom made Hawaiian Wall Murals may actually be the best way to go. They are made from photos you’ve taken so it makes the mural even more special. Sometimes it’s a little more costly but well worth it since you have history with the mural.

There are companies that can build custom wall murals right from your artwork, digital photos and even regular photo-paper photos. Most companies will accept electronic photos over email also and if not you can always send your Hawaiian image into them. But remember the smaller the photo you send the smaller your mural will be as an image can only go so large before loosing it’s crispness.

Hung like wallpaper they may or may not come pre-pasted. Again ask the manufacturer how they send their murals to you and what you’ll need to do to get it looking perfect on your walls. Don’t forget to prep your walls too. And IF you have a bumpy wall there is a solution, a paper called “Liner Paper” will cover bumps and cracks giving you a smooth surface to hang your mural.

Stencil Kits

For adding onto your Hawaiian Wall Murals you can always go with a stencil kit. Some come with total murals while others have stencils to add objects and pictures to your already existing wall mural.

And Always Remember To Follow Directions

Always read directions before hanging your Hawaiian Wall Murals. As each company has specific ways to hang their murals or paint their murals. You don’t want to make a mistake and have to redo them. Use flax white latex paint to prep walls and always make sure you have a flat surface.

Create Exciting
Paris Scenes Wall Murals!

Paris Scenes Wall Murals

Paris Scenes Wall Murals can be created in a few different ways. All of which is easily done with a little time and patience.

Whether you’d prefer a simple to do Paris Scene that is done with a paint by number mural kit, a stencil mural or even a one of a kind custom mural there is a way to add your wall mural that will suit your needs.

Again some ways to create murals are easier than others but it’s really about the end result that matters! Adding Paris Scenes Wall Murals to a room in your home is about to BECOME EASIER THAN YOU 

Simple To Create: Paris Scenes Wall Murals

Easy To Follow Stencil Kits

For Paris Scenes Wall Murals you may want to use a stencil wall mural kit or individual stencils themselves to enhance your “Paris Scene”.

Basically like smaller stencils but on a larger scale you outline and add designs to your walls. Again there are whole kits or individual stencils that will help you spice up your Paris Scene Wall Mural.

Simply Project An Image Onto Your Wall!

Yes this is a very efficient and simple way to add Paris Scenes Wall Murals onto just about any wall in your home. Once the walls are prepped of course.

All you need to do is find your favorite Paris Scene either from a magazine, book or photo you’ve taken and turn it into a transparency sheet. You can create transparencies at local copy/office stores usually.

After you have your image on a transparency all you need to do is set up an overhead projector that can be bought and sometimes rented out. Next simply project your Paris Scene Image onto your wall and begin to trace. This is a really easy way to create Paris Scenes Wall Murals. Plus you can decide on the size you want, move the projector closer to the wall for a smaller mural and further away for a larger mural to outline.

And remember to keep your Paris Scenes Wall Murals looking sharp use Acrylic Paint usually found in just about any department or hardware store. Also make sure the base paint for your wall is a flat latex paint.

Wall Murals And Painting By Number

When you were a child you probably had a color/paint by number books. This is the exact same thing but on a larger scale. There are Paint By Number Mural Kits that come with patterns and sometimes the paint also. All you need to do is tape up the pattern and follow the painting instructions for each area to paint. Will you find Paris Scenes Wall Murals in paint by number kits? Yes but they may not be the exact scene you want and in that case take a look at the next solution.

**Creating Customized Paris Scenes Wall Murals**

A little more expensive way of adding Paris Scenes Wall Murals to your walls is having murals custom made. It may cost a little more but the finished results should look amazing and last a long time.

Various companies create custom murals direct from your artwork and photos both digital and hard copy. You can either transfer the photos to these companies electronically or send them your hard copy photo or art print to copy. A drawback may be that if your digital image is small in size or your photo is 3×5 the Paris Scenes Wall Murals the company creates may not be large enough for your liking. Talk to the company directly and see what their size requirements are. Basically the smaller the image, the smaller the wall mural may be.

Although they’re relatively simply to hang you want to be careful and take time when hanging these custom murals. Basically hung like wallpaper they’ll either come pre-pasted or you’ll have to add a paste just before you apply them to the wall. And remember you need to have a smooth surface to hang your Paris Scenes Wall Murals also and if you don’t there is a solution. You can use “Liner Paper” which basically covers bumps and cracks giving you the surface you need to hang or paint your mural.

Don’t Forget

Please don’t forget that when buying any type of wall mural kit to make sure you read all the directions and small print. It’s very important to know what you exactly need to do to make your wall mural look its best. Make sure you have a smooth surface, that’s very important to keep it looking great. Also it’s best to coat your walls with a flat latex paint before adding your mural. One coat for sure and two to be safe, this way your Paris Scenes Wall Murals will have you drifting away for years to come.

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Outdoor Terracotta Planters

When buying a container, you should think not only about its appearance, but also how to reliably fix it. In addition to dropping flowers in a box outside the window, there is another option – to buy baskets that are fixed on the hook. Whatever you choose, is it a basket or a container, they should be arranged so that the window opens and closes freely. The site https://getpotted.com/ has all the necessary products for growing flowers outside the window. Pots with flowers outside the window on the loggia or balcony – this is not only an interesting design solution, but also a way to save and increase the number of plants. If the installation of the suspension is carried out correctly, it will be convenient to take care of flowers without disturbing the neighbors of the lower floors. The most important thing that you should pay attention to when installing boxes is a properly selected holder. 

Some people prefer outdoor terracotta planters attached to the facade of the house with metal fasteners. But this option is often inconvenient: a lot of plants can not fit in the pot; it is difficult to secure it securely. Therefore, we recommend using flower boxes with a more standard color for these purposes. Materials from which they were produce are different:

  • Ceramic.
  • Plastic.
  • Wood.
  • Metal.

To extend the life of wooden boxes, on the outside, cover them with the paint of any neutral color of light tones. The color of the box should not be distracting. If you choose a white color, or any shades of brown, then the box and flowers in it will merge. On the background of a box, flowers or greenery will be in the foreground, and the box will be able to emphasize their perfection. From the inside, the box is recommended to burn a bit with a blowtorch for a longer life of the wood. The most popular choice is outdoor terracotta planters. Terra cotta in Latin means “burned land.” This is a reddish-red color, the color of baked clay. Terracotta color refers to dark orange shades. Terracotta is included in the range of “warm” and “cozy” color shades. This is a red-brown range, in which colors range from brick to caramel, cinnabar and light brown. Terracotta, brick, rust color creates a feeling of home, peace, coziness. These shades are very close to each other. Pottery – pots, jugs, cups, dishes – all this mean thing in the house. A brick is also means the warmth of the house. The characteristics of the terracotta color are the disposable, reliable and traditional. So this color is more popular for windows pots.

Important factors are holders for pots, because it will be the safety of your planter. Holders can have both mobile and removable design. In this situation, a beam of reinforcement and a crossbeam is installed on the cornice. This will strengthen the holder of any design on the balcony without the use of additional mounting. Modern holders at Getpotted.com are equipped with specialized hooks, which allow strengthening the structure on the rails of the loggia or balcony.

You can stop the choice on wooden or ceramic flower boxes – durable, presentable, able to protect the bulbs, hibernating in the street, from frosts. But remember: filled with ground mixture, they become quite heavy. Choosing a box for flowers, it is important that the plants feel comfortable. In the heat, their roots should not overheat: high temperatures dry the root system of the flower and it dies. Pay attention to the durability of the material and take into account that an attractive price for thin plastic – quickly burns out in the sun and loses its appearance. And he is unlikely to protect the roots of plants from summer heat.

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Advantages and disadvantages of wood floors

The engineered wood flooring is a classic in decoration; without any doubt, they give a touch of elegance and warmth, they are ideal for rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, offices and living rooms, the options of wooden floors that are available in the market are very varied, finishes, textures, formats, and colors to your taste.

Many people think twice before putting this type of floor because they believe that the maintenance is very complicated, although in reality the duration and good appearance depend a lot on the quality of this. As everything has its advantages and disadvantages, I tell you about some.

The beauty of a wooden floor can combine with any space.

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Advantage

* Natural aspect of your spaces and warmth to the environment.

* Wood is not very sensitive to ambient temperature, that is, it is an insulating material.

* Longevity: With the proper care, this type of floors offers high resistance to the passage of time.

* Hypoallergenic: These floors do not absorb dry dirt such as pollen, hair, dust and any dirt, no matter how small.

* Design: Currently, you can add texture and color to the wood to achieve unique finishes, its different formats give great ease to make designs that with other material would be very complex.

Wood acts as a natural insulator, protecting your home from the cold and heat.

Disadvantages

* Specific care: Even the most durable floor requires care, wood can deteriorate due to:

– Exposure to water, sun, and humidity

– Scratches by traffic or furniture

* Difference of tones: In case of having damage in a certain area, due to the naturalness of the material can slight differences of tone.

* Lack of maintenance: If your wooden floor does not receive maintenance, insurance will begin to suffer a loss of brightness, even stains, which are cosmetic damage that by an oversight can lose its appeal.

The wooden floor does not accumulate dust mites or any other potentially allergenic element.

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Maintenance

A great advantage is that the wood can be treated and rejuvenated many times, whether natural, laminate or covered floors, can be renewed with different techniques to maintain its appearance of new. I share some tips you can follow:

* It is important to have frequent maintenance.

* Do not use abrasive chemicals

* Avoid contact with liquids

A well-kept wooden floor can last for many years.

If you are convinced that this type of floor is a very good option for your home or, you already have it, do not worry, you can write me so I can tell you about the right products like discount flooring to keep them more alive than ever.

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Replacing your windows and doors: everything you need to know

Getting new doors and windows for your home is probably a project that seems quite daunting. However, with some planning, forethought and choosing a reliable contractor, the job can be completed easily and can make your home more comfortable and more appealing. Replacing doors and windows can be an opportunity to increase security and insulation and give your home a facelift all at the same time.

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Size and style

First, you need to look at your home and note what type of windows you have. Are they all the same size? Are they traditional or modern? Do you like the style and want to update it in more contemporary materials, or do you want something different? Considering these things will make it easier to make the right decisions. A reliable contractor will be able to help with these issues, and also advise if your windows conform to standard sizes, or whether you need bespoke options. This may be an opportunity to fix or replace sash windows, which can appear complicated. For more on how sash windows work, see this report from The Guardian.

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Modern materials

In the past, window and door frames were generally made of wood. Timber is attractive, but can require a lot of maintenance. Contemporary choices include vinyl or metal, which do just about everything wood did, but without rotting, decaying or frequent repainting.

When you are replacing windows, this is a chance to think about double glazing, and its benefits for security, energy efficiency and temperature control. Windows can be frosted or tinted as well for extra privacy. If you want to find out more about the options for replacing Dublin windows and doors, it would be a good idea to look at a reputable supplier, such as http://www.keanewindows.ie/, to see what they have to offer. A good company will be able to give you plenty of advice and guidance for replacing your windows and doors.

When you invite a company to come and look at your home, make sure you ask how long the project will take. If you need bespoke windows, you want them to be finished before the old windows are taken out. It may seem like quite an undertaking, but once you have your new windows and doors, you should be very happy with the results.

Using Radiators to Complement Your Interior Design

Using Radiators to Complement Your Interior Design

Decorating your home is an exciting process, and it allows you to really put your mark on a room. The walls, flooring and fabric accessories are often thought of first, but have you considered your radiators? They may seem like more of a practicality, but designer radiators can be a defining factor in the aesthetics of a room.

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Why Are Designer Radiators Important?

Most people choose either a classic or modern theme when decorating their homes. The radiators should fit with this style to achieve the look. Designer radiators come in a wide range of styles and finishes to fit in with any decor choice.

If you’re planning to sell your home, interior design is one of the defining factors when viewers make a purchase.

Horizontal Designer Radiators

Horizontal radiators have a sleek design which is perfect for fitting into a subtle interior theme. The radiators come in a range of designs, including round edges for a simpler look that fits in with both modern and classic themes. Horizontal radiators come in a range of materials, including stainless steel, brass and cast iron. They look good and can also come in finished black. Aluminium radiators are a popular choice and have many benefits. Companies such as http://apolloradiators.co.uk/Category/3/header/3/radiator-ranges have many on offer.

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Vertical Designer Radiators

Vertical radiators are found in kitchens and bathrooms, but they’re sometimes found in living rooms too. They come in a stylish rectangular shape, so they are perfect for maximising space in small areas. Vertical radiators provide the same amount of heat as horizontal models, despite being smaller. Continue reading 15 dining and kitchen room designs for small spaces

There’s a lot of choice with vertical designs, as they’re more visible than horizontal radiators. It means designers can really focus on the style of the radiators, so you can find elegant, retro or classical models. They also come in a range of materials, including brass, stainless steel and aluminium radiators. The best thing about vertical radiators is the colour choice. There’s something for every taste, and they make an excellent addition to your interior aesthetics.

Designer radiators have become popular amongst the public and will continue to be the choice to complement a room’s aesthetic appeal. By taking the time to decide which would fit best for your room and décor, you’ll create the perfect environment.

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