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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5 Items You Need To Make Your Home A Sanctuary

After a hard day of work, let’s face it, with all the hectic lives we have, at the end of the day we need to retire in a sanctuary called home. Returning to a restful, calming, and cozy den, living room, bedroom, or an outside patio, would be so well-deserved. Make Your home a sanctuary a luxury that can be designed and laid out easily.

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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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How to Get That Bohochic Vibe in Your Home

Bohemian-chic style is where hippie meets eclectic modernity. In the last decade, bohochic has become a popular interior style perfect for dorm rooms, living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. It’s a look inspired by adventure, girly colors and a care free style.  Are you wondering how to get that Bohochic vibe in your home?  Mismatched patterns, bold colors, and enchanting knick-knacks make your home boho and personal, not planned and perfect.

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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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Get the Look Sophisticated Glam Living Room

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Get the look: Sophisticated Glam Living Room.  We love it’s vibe and it’s light, bright and happy color scheme.

Sophisticated Glam Living Room

1.Sea and Sky by McAlpine
2.White Coral And Crystal Stand by Lazy Susan
3.Perforated Porcelain Dish by Lazy Susan
4.Burnished Silver Table Lamp
5.Robin’s Egg Chrysanthemum Linen Pillow
6.Surya Decorative Pillows
7.Horn Rod Pattern Rectangular Box by Lazy Susan
8.Champagne Fizz Fluted Votive by Lazy Susan
9.Silver Sea Star by Lazy Susan
10.Stacked Black Teak Side Table by Lazy Susan
11.Calypso Collection, Havana area rug by Jaipur

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

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Design Trend: Summer Time Favorite Picks For The Home

Carmel Decor’s president, interior designer Firoozeh Khorrami,  picks’ some of her favorite trends of July 2014.

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1. Aquazzura cutout Sandal

2.Zara Collection women’s rhinestone necklace

3. Canoa cut away smock mini

4. Agua Collection Area Rug

5. Cloud and Sky Vase

6. Celadon Vase Set

7. Woven Black Natural Tonal Baskets

Firoozeh’s picks for the moment.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor and the newest in summer time home trends at Carmel Decor.

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How to Create a Cozy and Comfortable Guest Bedroom with High Style

Having guests is exciting as you will get company and can spend some lovely time with them. However, it also means making their stay in your house a comfortable one. The guest room needs to be cozy and comfortable and show your guests that you are happy to have them. Here are a few tips to create a cozy and comfortable guest bedroom that spells style.

Guest bedroom – make it luxurious and comfortable
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of guest bedroom essentials is the bed. Invest in a good one that will ensure your guests get a good night’s sleep. Use clean and crisp linen for the beds. You don’t have to break your bank for getting designer linens. They are easily available at discount stores along with good quality towels. An electronic blanket would add to the comfort and also keep an extra blanket in the closet.


Pillows are a must have for a bed. They make the bed look inviting. So, get a few fluffy ones for your guests to relax. Use throw pillows with colorful designs to add warmth and brightness to the room décor.


Lighting always plays a great role in making a room look spacious and warm. So, make it a point to check the lighting arrangements.

When you think of decorating your guest room, you cannot ignore flowers and rugs.

Flowers are always a nice addition to any room. They make the room look bright and when placed in a guest bedroom, they tell the guests how welcome they are. So, keep fresh flowers in a beautiful vase and see how the room looks stylish.


An area rug in silk or wool will make the room look cozy and also express your aesthetic sense. Make sure that the rug matches the linen of the room.


Give your guests a space of their own in the guest bedroom by placing a table and a pair of chairs. The guests can relax and enjoy their private time.


Check that the bathroom has extra towels and bathrobes and the closet has enough hangers. Essential amenities like toothpaste, shampoo, soap and comb should be kept in the guestroom. To show your care and love, get a basket of toiletries and decorate it for your guests.

A small basket of snacks kept in the room will prove how good a host you are.

Your guests need to feel welcome in your home. Make the guest bedroom look special with your thoughtfulness. A cozy area rug or scented candles on a tray on the bedside table can make the room look cozy and luxurious and make you the best host.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a cozy and comfortable guest room at Carmel Decor.

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Modern Color Trends For The Home: Brown and Black

Using black and brown together in home decor may seem an odd choice but the clue lies in using the right shades and combining the colors aesthetically. Modern home design sees a lot of use of black and brown to create rich interiors that are warm and cozy and elegant.

Chocolate, cocoa or coffee, which brown do you like?

Brown is a versatile color. It can be gorgeous, warm or dull and when contrasted with the right color can look very vibrant too. So, choose your brown carefully keeping in mind the effect you want to create in your home decor.

Modern color trends involve using brown in a variety of shades. While taupe or red brown can be used for furniture, light tan suits the walls. For dramatic looks, nothing can match espresso or chocolate.
So with all these options of using brown, you know how creative you can get with your home decor.

How to balance brown and black


Use of color trends brown and black
calls for right balance. Too much of any of these colors can make your room look like a cave. You also run the chance of making the room appear small. The best way to use black and brown is mixing it with neutral shades.

White is a good option but it creates a stark contrast which you may not like. Beige or cream are subtle and yet brings out the best of brown and black when paired together.

Cream with its yellow undertone can make your rooms look warm. Use of pillow covers or sofa covers in brown, black and neutral shades will make your home look modern and elegant.

In fact, zebra designs are quite popular nowadays. You can get cushion covers and rugs in brown, black and cream combinations which look very chic. Have a few pieces in these colors and see how your room gets a modern look!


Brown and black works great as anchoring colors. Having a classic rocking chair in black or brown can help you to create a statement in home decor. You can coordinate it with tables and photo frames and rugs in different shades of brown and black.

Remember to use neutral shades on the walls or curtains to create harmony.

Pops of color for a modern look

One of the best characteristics of brown and black is that they can be combined with colors like green and blue in moderate amounts to make rooms look bright. In a room dominated by black and brown, you can place a flower vase in blue or green or even a small aquarium to add a touch of vibrancy. Even a single pillow cover in blue, yellow or green amidst brown-hued ones will make people appreciate your taste.

Use modern color scheme brown and black in different ways and see how contemporary your home looks.

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

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Red, White & Blue

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You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help celebrate the 4th of July at Carmel Decor.

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