How To Care For Your Area Rug 101Rug Padding

When selecting a rug the placement area and care of your rug are just as important as color and style.  You don’t want to select a rug for a high traffic area that can’t handle the wear and tear; you also need to take good care of your decorative area rugs so you can enjoy your area rugs for years to come. We wanted to share this article on how to Care for Your Area Rug 101 Rug Padding

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Modern Interior Design Ideas For your Living Room

Have you been wanting to update your living room?  Are you looking for modern interior design ideas for your Living Room?  Modern design is based on the philosophy that form follows function, and less is more. So design and decoration was striped of ornamentation and we started to see new materials and colors used.  Clean lines, warm woods, and bold color is the staple of Mid Century Modern Design and it has inspired designers up to present day.

Modern Interior Design Ideas For your Living Room

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Area Rugs 101: What You Need To Know Before Buying An Area Rug

I didn’t know much about area rugs when I started working as an interior designer.  Over the years I have learned a thing or two and would like to share them with you. Area rugs 101: What you need to know before buying an area rug.  Area rugs are traditionally known for their elaborate patterns, designs and colors, as well as their complex weaving styles.  Area rugs are made to serve a decorative function also as an art form.

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8 Accents To Spruce Up Your Home This Fall

Cozy up with accents to spruce up your Home this Fall.   Adding small accents around your house can help welcome the most colorful season of the year.  There’s no need for a complete overhaul, just a few accents can transform your home for the comfiest time of year.

8 Living Room Accents to spruce up Your Home This Fall

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Alternative Uses For Area Rugs

Last weekend at the flea market I found the most beautiful vintage kilim.   It was in disrepair from neglect and time, but fortunately the colors were still vibrant and exciting.  I had to have it, so with a little haggling I was able to buy it at a good price; good enough so I would not worry if my plans for it did not pan out as well as I’m hoping.  First order of business was to figure out what I was going to do with it?  There are so many options  so many alternative uses for area rugs.

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5 ways to get the layered rug look

How to get the layered rug look

the layered rug look Customize your living space by layering rugs of contrasting patterns, colors, and textures. You can add richness  to your unique ensemble of furniture and decorative pieces while covering more empty space.  That beautiful rug that doesn’t cover nearly enough of the living room floor? It does not have to be a problem. Are you daunted by the task? Here are 5 ways to get the layered rug look.

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Using Area Rugs In The Kitchen

Add a Touch of Class to your Kitchen Decor.  Using Area Rugs In The Kitchen

Using Area Rugs In The Kitchen

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The kitchen of a home is the center of all activities. So it is essential that you take all care to make it the best and safest place in your home. If you have an open kitchen with the dining space beside it then you need to plan the decor of your kitchen in conformity to the adjacent dining area. But if your kitchen is separate, then you can dress it up the way you think it will be a healthy and convenient place for you and all the members of the family who often visit the kitchen when they get the aroma of tasty food.

Using Area Rugs In The Kitchen
A modern kitchen is usually fitted with the necessary wall units and storage aids and other accessories that keep the kitchen neat and easily accessible. But have you thought of using area rugs in the kitchen? It adds life and color to this important room of your home and reflects your style of living. If you are considering area rugs for the kitchen, here are some important points to consider when choosing the contemporary or traditional area rugs.

Using Area Rugs In The Kitchen
First of all think about the essential areas where you need the rugs like the area near the stove, refrigerator and the sink. The area where you step out from the kitchen or step in should also be covered with a strong and heavy rug so that when you enter the kitchen in a hurry you do not slip nor will the kids fall when they run to taste the delicacies that you prepare for them.

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The second important aspect of choosing the area rug is the quality and the material of the kitchen rugs. For the inside of the kitchen you need to place stain-resistant, waterproof and shockproof rugs for safety reasons. A washable rug is appropriate for the doorway but it has to be of a heavy material so that it stays in place or make sure to use a good quality rug pad underneath the area rug.

Using Area Rugs In The Kitchen

But if you have your dining area adjacent to your open kitchen, then you need to consider the decor of the entire space and your dining table style and color. Use kitchen area rugs that enhance the beauty of your home and coordinates with the furniture color and shapes.

A home is the best place where you can use your creativity and innovative ideas to make it the best place to live in.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you decorate your kitchen at Carmel Decor.

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How To Make Your Home Office Modern And Sophisticated

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It is really a great feeling to own an office and work from home in an inspiring environment. It is your home office and you have all freedom to make it the most glamorous home office of your dreams.
Are you planning to remodel your home office area in a new contemporary way or you prefer the vintage style? Well, whatever decor style you wish to use in your working area, there are certain things to note.
Your home office must function well for your business
Color scheme and decor.
Comfort factor.
Your budget.
Your preferences.

The decoration of your home office must create a healthy atmosphere and motivating place to work that will help you in your career. It is a place where you will meet clients too and so it must have a welcoming ambiance. A beautiful and functional home office can bri  ng about great changes in your life. Work it out systematically.Carmel Decor Home Office 1

How to go about adding glamour to your home office

  1. Make the workplace airy and light and clutter-free.
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  2. Use a contemporary rug to cover the floor
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  3. Accentuate the room with  sufficient furniture that is required according to the function of your office.
  4. If you have planned to paint the walls, then go for the lighter shades especially if the space is small. Use furnishings according to the color of the walls. Remember to make them lively to give a refreshing feel when you relax on your chair in between work to frame new ideas and plans. To get a more glamorous look, you can use silk or velvet curtains and contemporary wall art to achieve a stylish look.
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  5. For the accessories you can keep a contemporary style wardrobe or rack or a wall unit to store your files and important documents.
  6. Lighting arrangements should be carefully selected and placed in the most convenient places so that there is enough light for everybody to work.Glam up home office
  7. To make your home office all the more attractive and glamorous use selective items that will portray the high standard of your thoughts and ideas that can help you to achieve your dreams.
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A home office is the place from where you grow. So pay heed to all details in creating a dignified and unique workplace for yourself.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create the perfect home office at Carmel Decor.

Stacy Koch
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Easy Organization Pointers to Keep Back-to-School Tension at Bay

Back-to-school acts as both relief and stress. The former is because as a parent, you can have a bit of time to yourself, now that the children will spend a certain portion of their time in school, whereas it is stressful due to the amount of work you have to do. However, if you proceed in a systematic manner, it isn’t really that much of a monster!

Here are a few easy organizing tips to assist you:

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Back-to-school can be chaotic to say the least. Music lessons, book clubs, sports activities – there is a lot to be done. Use dry-erase calendar art decals that double as a bulletin board and wall art, which help to maintain a schedule. These are made of vinyl, so the peel-and-stick system allows them to be put up anywhere.Carmel Decor School Organization
Inspect your house from top to bottom and clean it thoroughly. It is evident that children will bring dirt and dust in the house, so ensure the mudroom has sufficient area rugs so they can wipe their shoes before entering indoors.Carmel Decor School Organization 6
There will be abundant homework, which requires a filing system to keep track of everything. You can use storage baskets for homework and projects – there can be an “In” and “Out” system so that you know what is pending and what has been completed. There are different kinds of storage baskets available – some can even be used to store sports equipment too such as a soccer ball, badminton racket, or roller skates.Carmel Decor School Organization 5

Create a study-friendly spot for your children – the area should have sufficient lighting (not too bright though) and a comfortable stool for sitting. Nowadays, poufs are also being used frequently in children’s rooms because they are cozy and comfy.
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Ensure that the child gets a good-sized work surface and don’t forget to unplug the TV or shut off the wireless router, during study-time.

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Plan ahead so that you don’t have to rush in the mornings. Think about the following morning and chalk out a schedule. For instance, breakfast foods should be easy to reach. You should also lay out school clothes the night before.

If you have more than one child, consider jotting down a bathroom schedule so that each kid gets an equal amount of time (one kid shouldn’t spend excess time as it delays the schedule).

There is no hard-and-fast rule in this case because each household operates differently. All you can do to lower the stress and chaos is to stick to a fixed routine as much as possible and make modifications when needed

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you organize your home at Carmel Decor.

by Firoozeh Khorrami
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