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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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.

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5 Home Design Trends That Stand The Test Of Time

With the start of every season, I run to the news stand to pick up my favorite fashion magazine.  I come home and lounge in my favorite spot on the sofa and devour every page of these magazines from cover to cover.  Always looking for the seasons hottest trends in fashion, art, architecture and home decor.  There are many styles that start off as a trend; pieces we like to wear or have in our home for a year or so than toss and move on.  Some trends are short lived, here are 5 home  design trends that stand the test of time.

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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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How to Mix Patterns In Your Home

Mixing colors, layering patterns, adding textures can be both interesting as well as add dimension, personality and warmth to any space.   Can’t decide between stripes, chevron and a bold floral?  It’s a daunting task one that has many baffled.  How can you mix beautiful colors and gorgeous patterns in one space without making your room look like an eye sore?   Various patterns and colors don’t need to match they just need to go together.  Proper mixing and matching of prints will brighten up any home.  Here are a few simple tips on how to mix patterns in your home like a pro for creating an original vibrant decor.How to Mix Patterns In Your Home

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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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The Art Of Using Picture Frames In Home Decor

There are many ways to decorate the interiors of your home. You don’t need to spend extravagantly yet have your space to look chic and stylish. With the art of using beautiful picture frames in home decor and with family pictures.  Picture frames have that unique ability to personalize the house in more than one way. Especially because of all the memories that you have framed will always be fresh in your mind since you are seeing them daily. Continue reading

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In style

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Instyle
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Celebrate in Style

Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration for people with or without Mexican roots.  It’s a day that excitement fills the air as millions enjoy parades, dancing and savoring the many tastes of Mexico. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with some of the ideas below

Start by decorating your home with bright festive colors.
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Welcome guests to a fiesta table with bright hued settings.
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You can’t have a fiesta without a pinata?  We love these Pinata cookies with a surprise filling
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Wow your guests by hanging these beautiful paper flowers, not as hard to make as you think.
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with great Mexican food

As we read through the many decorating ideas we ran across more delicious recipes and wanted to share a few with you to try this Cinco de Mayo.
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Healthey Mexican food is easy to make like these easy bake Taquitos.
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We are all trying to eat lighter and healthier.  Try this Lighter Chicken Enchiladas recipe, delicious and perfect for your health conscious guests. Celebrate Cinco de mayo in style
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Celebrate Cico de Mayo at breakfast with delicious breakfast tacos and burritos
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Try any or all of these easy decorating ideas and delicious recipes.  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style and enjoy the holiday a little more this year.

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Modern Interior Decoration Ideas

Carmel Decor offers modern interior decoration ideasSouthern California is the Mecca of modern interior decoration ideas. With the beautiful landscape and fair climate, it’s ideal for modern and casual indoor / outdoor living. Modern interior decoration ideas are all about combining pattern and textures, color, line and shape, proportion and light to create the ultimate interior space. Whether designing a living room, bedroom or dining room these elements play a key role in the end product.

A good floor plan

Modern interior decoration ideas starts with a good floor plan. Consider the function of the room, who will be using it and how often, what kind of lighting you will need and what time during the day will the space be used most. Next work on the traffic flow and the furniture plan, working out the traffic flow is directly connected to the comfort level of the space. Once these items have been settled the real fun begins.

Modern Interior Decor Texture and Pattern

Applying elements of design is vital to creating a beautiful modern interior space. Texture and pattern can communicate a design style.  Modern interior design textures are usually smooth surfaces and glossy materials. Look for luxurious materials like soft leather, polished chrome and lush textiles. Carmel Decor shag area rugs are not only soft to the touch but also add visual texture, take a look at the Olin Shag area rug. Furniture and accent pieces should be tailored; like the Carmel Decor Lazy Susan White Glass side table with polished chrome base; it has a smooth shiny surface that reflects its sleek and simple design. Pattern much like texture can enhance and add character to what would be an ordinary room.  However pattern has to be balanced out; the size and scale of your space and the pattern must correlate or it will over whelm the space. Rich contrast adds decorative appeal. Consider throw pillows, and throw blankets in contrasting colors with your sofa, Carmel Decor’s Classic cable knit pillow, along with Carmel Decor’s Geometric Pattern throw blankets are perfect for creating decorative appeal as well as a cozy comfortable area.

Complete the room with good lighting adding a warm glow and elements of fine quality accents.  Read all about Modern interior decoration ideas on the Home Sweet Home blog.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create Modern interior decoration your home on Carmel Decor.

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