Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 13:29:01 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. If you're a regular reader of Freshome, this pick probably won't be all that surprising. Faux finishes already got a shout out in one of our earlier roundups. However, out of all the faux options on the market — from marble to metallics — faux-wooden tiles are a clear front-runner. It's not hard to see why. While true wooden floors are an aspiration for many, their price can often keep them out of reach. This manufactured version is more durable and offers a nearly identical aesthetic for a fraction of the cost. Additionally, since these designs are printed, there is more freedom to cater to individual tastes.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:36:18 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. Then, in the 1980s, we suddenly got sick of bathrooms that had something to say. Ever since then, we've been covering our bathrooms in safe, quiet choices such as beige, gray and plain white. A neutral bathroom isn't all bad. But these gorgeous, graphic tile treatments make us want to kiss quiet bathrooms goodbye. Triangular tiles laid in a 3D cube pattern trick the eye into seeing more depth and keep a tile half-wall from looking monolithic.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:33:40 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. Most guests would rather spend their night tossing and turning than disturb their hosts by asking to adjust the temperature. That's why it's so important for guests to be able to make their room hotter or colder at will. To do this, focus on the type of bedding you provide. Choose sheets and blankets that create light, breathable layers. Then, keep a couple heavier covers on hand so guests can access them. Aside from textiles, be sure to include a fan for those who like the room to stay cool.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 14:14:43 PM by Aubine fontaine. Bedroom. There is no right or wrong when it comes to personal comfort, but for this review we split the difference and searched for the best mattress at a medium firmness. For comparing prices, we looked only at queen-size mattresses, the less expensive of the regal options. In our research, we learned a few interesting tidbits about mattresses and sleep itself. Most important, expensive doesn't always equal comfortable. Several companies specialize in custom mattresses for a specific comfort type, but these are simply not worth the everyday shopper shelling out money for. More often than not, you're better off going with an affordable mattress with a lenient warranty and return policy.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 14:00:09 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. The easiest way to achieve that goal is through your color palette. While the dominant shade in each room should still be fairly neutral, French country's reliance on subdued hues means you can stretch that definition a little bit further than usual. Focus on colors that are inherently warm and subtle — such as tans, creams and soft yellows — to fill this role. Where your accent colors are concerned, you'll want to choose shades that harken to French country's traditional roots. Choose colors such as rust and antique white, which will infuse the room with a subconsciously historical feel.
Published at Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 13:39:26 PM by Belda Leclerc. Decorating Ideas. When creating a look that centers around one consistent color, it's important to rely on your other design components to create differentiation. Be sure to include a variety of distinct shapes, patterns, prints and textures to help break up the monotony.
Published at Monday, September 25th 2017, 14:10:17 PM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. Brands like Somfy now offer motorized shades, screens and pergola awnings that can diffuse light, keep bugs at bay, block a breeze or create shelter from the rain with the push of a button. Somfy's systems can also be integrated with most smart-home technology and automation systems for seamless operation.
Published at Monday, September 25th 2017, 14:07:27 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. Thus far in our Defining a Style series, we've talked about trendy styles such as Nordic and industrial design. This time, however, we want to talk about an aesthetic that has fallen out of favor in the last few years, but is more than ready to come back. It's time to talk about French country.