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French Interior Design and Decorating

French interior design is bold, sophisticated, and of course chic. A touch of French style can be integrated into your own home with the minimum of ease and you can choose how strong you want the look to be. Invest in some wall hangings or decorations if you want to add a few subtle touches but if you want to go the whole hog then investigate typical wall colours and flooring options as well as fabrics and furniture. An easy way to inject some French style into your home is through use of accessories. Venetian glass is a decorative choice not just for wall mirrors but for candle stands and picture frames too. Typical French country style accessories include wall paintings and adornments which are often painted white, crystal chandeliers or simple potted lavender plants. Roosters are a favourite in French country design and can be found on everything from cushion covers to wallpaper. Parisian apartments have a different feel to their country counterparts and the decorating styles found in Paris...

 


Sparkling Blinds in No Time

As with all investments for the home, you will want to keep any new additions from damage and ensure they stay in tip-top condition. Window blinds may not be the first thing that spring to mind when considering maintenance in and around the home, but they are an important commodity to look after if you want to hold onto them for the foreseeable future.Due to the position of blinds, they are prone to collect a lot of dust and debris, so the best way to keep them looking good as new is simply to clean them regularly. This should be a fairly straightforward task and cleaning instructions depend on which material your blinds are created from.Begin the blind cleaning process by dusting to get rid of any debris. The dusting attachment on your vacuum cleaner is an effective means of getting rid of all the unwanted dust. Vacuum each side of the blind to make sure you get all the dust from the front and back, and if you have a Venetian or shutter style then make sure you vacuum in between each slat.If you do not have ...

 


Add a Romantic and Old World Feel to Your Bedroom Decor With a Vanity Bench

One of the easiest ways to add a romantic or Old World feel to your bedroom's decor is by adding a vanity bench or set. By placing one of these vanity benches in your bedroom or dressing space, you can create a design element that cannot be obtained using other types of furniture. Vanity benches remind us of a past era where it was okay to slow down and to linger over everyday tasks like putting on make up or brushing one's hair. Today, this luxury can still be part of your day when you place a gorgeous vanity bench in your bedroom or dressing room. Not only are vanity benches practical, they are also very beautiful and come in a wide range of styles and finishes to coordinate with almost any d�cor. In fact, you can find a bedroom bench in all of the popular styles including English, Provence and Victorian, just to name a few. Take for instance the English Country vanity bench, armoire and mirror by Powell furniture. This vanity bench features elegant details like those found in finely crafted f...

 




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