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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How To Decorate With White: Tips And Tricks To White Decor

Timeless designs, tranquil atmosphere and comfy feeling can only come with “White”. You heard it right – White is one of those unique colors that have been universally used in various interior works. Be it is a commercial space or residential, white has always played a vital role in enhancing the decor of the space.
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White Is Not Boring
Pristine, pure, and chic- white decor makes a dramatic impact that seems always right. The perception has changed, the way people used to think of white as a non color. Today white is beyond that, and has proved umpteenth time from classic to contemporary everything revolves around white.  The color provides an ideal setting whether your taste is rustic, urban, contemporary or classic. It not only looks chic but your space appears to be airier and bigger. It acts as the canvas to showcase your other decor elements, creating an inviting look.

White Can Be Cozy
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If you are looking for a space that relaxes you when you come home slogging hard at the office than white is the shade that will do the justice. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a stress free life at home, adding natural texture area rugs along with some contemporary art pieces will liven up your room. White is the dependable shade that gives you that comfy and cozy look. Every day you will look forward to spending time in that room as it provides you with that natural serene atmosphere.

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1.Shadow Leaf Throw Pillow 2.Bone Block Frame by Lazy Susan 3.White Alabaster Vanity Tray by Lazy Susan 4.Silver Cement Frame by Lazy Susan 5.Bone Rod Pattern Rectangular Box by Lazy Susan 6.White Jack 7.Perforated Porcelain Dish by Lazy Susan 8.Greek Key Metallic Silver Embroidered Throw Pillow 9.Basket weave Bone Box Set

White simplifies your space. White decor emphasizes the space instead of the surfaces. Some people try to satisfy the decor of the space with insipid color schemes, it isn’t that it doesn’t work at all, rather why not embrace the space with the color that you will love to see every day.  Accentuating your other accessories with the shades of white will not be difficult, as you will get endless options to match with the element.

Not All  White Match- Make Selection Carefully
Truly said, not all white makes an excellent match since there are lots of different shades in white available. Choose it carefully since a majority of the other decorative selection depends on the primary shade of white you choose. Accessorizing with white might be easy but it does require just as much of careful attention as with any other color scheme.

Texture, Pattern, and Layering With White
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Use texture and pattern to add excitement and warmth to what would otherwise be a boring and cool color pallet.  The use of natural materials like natural fiber area rugs as well as contemporary area rugs really help bring the color white to life.

Is White A Practical Color Choice?
All white palettes might look pristine in an interior decoration magazine, but is it practical?
You probably need to consider every aspects before you choose to decorate your space with white. For instance if you have small kids, and pets or a partner who spills coffee often, how will you make white feasible?  Use a shabby chic style for your interiors, like slip covered sofas and chairs that can be washed. Select area rugs made from natural fibers that are easy to clean, throw pillows and throw blankets can be washed or dry cleaned.

White Can Unify A Space and Soften Architectural Mishaps  
The best part about using the white is you can cover up the decor mistakes easily. Warmer lights and layered lightning will make the clutter look cool. Upholster all your mismatched furniture pieces in white and give your room a unified look. It gives a uniformed, contemporary look that you can have in the most affordable ways.

White is the most refreshing shade of all that can evoke cleanliness and purity. It also provides your space a sophisticated and confident look. Before you decide that your space will never do with the shade of white, think about the above mentioned factors for your interiors.

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

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How To Choose An Area Rug For The Living Room

Having an area rug in the living room transforms the space. It adds comfort and style and also creates a distinguished look.

When selecting a Living room area rug keep in mind a few factors like the layout of the furniture and their colors and also the traffic pattern. Apart from these, you should also consider your lifestyle and the general decor of the room.

Add style to your living room with an area rug

Selecting area rug for the living is not an easy task as a trip to the market would reveal. With so many choices in materials and shapes and designs, you are bound to get confused. However, if you can decide on the floor plan of the living room the task becomes simpler.


If the sofa is set against the wall, you need a big area rug that would cover the space in between and also fit under the front legs of the sofa and chairs.


On the other hand, if the sofa is set in the middle, you need a much larger rug to cover the living area.


Modern home decors use rugs in an innovative way. You may place several small rugs in the living room thus breaking the monotony of space and also adding pop of colors to the living room decor.


The area rug should gel with the color palette of the living room. If the sofa and the table are of solid colors, go for a patterned rug. The secondary color of the rug should coordinate with the color of the key furniture pieces like the sofa or drapes. Similarly, if your living room already showcases a lot of colors on the wall, drapery and the furniture, choose a neutral colored rug to achieve harmony.


There is a large selection of modern area rugs in animal prints available today that can make a living room look outstanding. A living room which has beige, coffee or brown as the dominating color, will look wonderful with a zebra printed area rug.

While choosing rugs, pay attention to the traffic the room receives. Wool and natural fibers like sisal, jute and sea grass add a soft touch to the decor. Rugs made from these materials are sturdy and can withstand heavy foot traffic.


Take a look at Loloi area rugs for your living room a beautiful choice considering their collection and variety. A handmade Oriental rug is perhaps what you are looking for in a living room area rug to make your home stand apart and make every guest appreciate your choice.

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

Happy decorating,
by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Summertime Inspired Color Schemes

I love the summer season; the long lazy days spent at the beach, summer night’s dining outdoor are just a couple of my favorite things to do. During the summer we spend a lot more time outdoors, it’s when the patio and backyard come to life. Now is a great time to rethink the patio and freshen it up with a new color scheme. It doesn’t have to be a major overhaul but a few decorative changes using summer as inspiration.

Bold and Tropical

when the temperature goes up the bold vibrant colors of the tropics become more and more eye-catching. Tropical color scheme is a classic summer color palette, red, orange, yellow, bright greens and blues liven up a drab patio. A tropical color scheme can be traditional or contemporary, combined with neutral colors like white, black, creams and beiges will showcase your style. With a few accessories like an outdoor area rug, throw pillows and a couple of planters you have instantly created a playful tropical outdoor oasis to enjoy all summer long.


1.Zamora Indoor / Outdoor Loloi Area Rug 2.Abstract Flower From Vision III Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pillow 3. Botanica Container from Cyan 4. Daisy From Vision III Indoor / Outdoor throw pillow 5. Orange Tread Stool by Lazy Susan

Elegant Pastels

enjoying an evening under the stars; pastels are perfect for creating a romantic outdoor living room. Coral and aqua mixed with whites and neutrals is a sophisticated and elegant summertime color scheme. Beautiful throw pillows, soft throws, candle light and fragrant flowers set the mood for a magical relaxing evening. Add accents of driftwood and branched coral to remind you of the ocean.


1. Fire Coral and Crystal Lamp with White Sueded Shade 2. Coral Wave from Vision III Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pilow 3. Fleur De Lis Mercury Holder 4. Coral from Vision III Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pilow 5. Barn Basket 6.Green Valley Transitional Loloi Area Rug

Nature and Industrial

The best place to draw inspiration from is nature especially during the summer months. Natural materials like sea grass, pebbles, sea shells plus all the many shades of green on the trees. Relaxing in a patio with this color scheme will calm and sooth your soul. Added accents of industrial style accessories and furniture will make your space come to life.


1. Open Grid Stool from Cyan 2.Dragonfly from Vision III Collection Inddor / Outdoor throw pillow 3. Naturals Bones Mosaic Storage Box Set 4. Crochet Tile from Vision II Collection Indoor / Outdoor throw pillow 5. Natural Split Rattan Spoke Tray 6. Farmhouse Oiled Bronze Table Lamp 7. Veranda Collection Lime Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug

Take a look at your outdoor space and add a fresh touch of summer to it with your style.

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

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by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Getting Started On The Garden


Gardening is a great hobby. It is not only a relaxing activity but also makes your home look beautiful. To make your garden a patch of soothing colors, you need a bit of planning. Here are some ideas that will make starting a garden easy.

The initial work


Do you want to plant only flowers or have plans for a small vegetable garden too? Different plants need sunlight in different amounts and you need to assess the exposure your plot gets. It is also a good idea to put up the fences to protect the young saplings from rodents. I am sure you don’t want your roses or chrysanthemums to be trampled by pets.


If you are interested in landscape design, you should mark the areas for flower beds and decide the colors you want your garden to display. Choose colors that go with the outside décor of your home.


With the temperature soaring, your flowering plants would do with some shade. So plant the flowers that do not need much sunlight near the fence or on the eastern side of the house. Remember, in May your garden will require more watering. It is better to go for plants that are drought tolerant.

Landscaping the garden – a few ideas


The landscape design you choose must gel with the outdoor courtyard. In the summers you can go for a lovely color palette thrown in with creepers and bushes. While choosing plants for your garden, apart from colors you should also adopt a mix of early bloomers and late bloomers. This will ensure that your garden is always flowering. Early bloomers like bleeding hearts and peony and roses will add colors to your garden. For late summer, set aside hollyhocks, bee balms, and snakeroot. The choice of plants will make your garden look pleasing to the eyes.


When landscaping, never overdo with flowering plants. Keep enough spaces between flower beds to create a clean look. A landscaped garden needs a lot of weeding, raking and trimming.


If you do not have that much time in your hand, go for simple designs. A few plants arranged in a flower bed along with a nicely trimmed lawn are enough to greet the summer.

I hope these tips on starting a garden will help you to create your own green heaven. Start with small ideas and when they flower well, go for large plans.

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

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by Firoozeh Khorrami
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Carmel Decor’s 10 Most Popular Contemporary Area Rugs

There is no easier way to change the look of a room than by adding or changing an area rug. Contemporary area rugs have timeless style and are durable.  They are kid and pet friendly can be be easily cleaned, come in solids, stripes, floral, in every color under the rainbow.  Contemporary area rugs are inspiring, in a variety of eye catching designs and happy colors. And we have a large selection to fit any budget. Here are Carmel Decor’s 10 most popular contemporary area rugs.

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This is a small selection, visit Carmel Decor to find an outdoor or an indoor contemporary area rug that inspires you.

You can find beautiful poufs and ottomans, decorative pillows, wall decor, contemporary area rugs and home accents at Carmel Decor.

 

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Setting A Beautiful Table For The Outdoor; Dining Al Fresco

5c3b4fd8694725f7af6b12251073a8b8Make summer days and nights more memorable by enjoying a meal or snack with friends and loved ones al fresco.  Why not savor the long summer days and cool evenings in your favorite outdoor spot.  Forget about using paper plates and plastic, bring out the china, summer is way too short.

c6efcc43889863ab9399e26d5cc60856There is no better excuse to throw a party than summer.  If your dining room is too small for a large dinner party than why not throw one in the back yard where there is plenty of room.  Put a long table together and get creative with the table setting.

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43b876f28c8b56af85e2fe3fbecf40399Why wait for a special occasion, why not have every meal al fresco.  Treat your outdoor table just like your indoor one; there are so many ways to decorate the table, use colorful tablecloths and dinner plates; don’t forget to add candlelight.  There is no better way to make your outdoor room glow than with the soft light of candles.

I hope this has inspired you.  Do you have any ideas to share?  We would love to hear from you.

You can find beautiful decorative pillows, wall decor, area rugs and home accents  to help decorate your outdoor dining room Carmel Decor.

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Flag Day – How To Decorate Using Red White and Blue


Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th, and it commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777. The official start of the summer season is Memorial Day, closing on Labor Day, with the 4th of July and Flag Day in the middle. The stars and stripes is a popular theme used in interiors and home accessory. Sometimes in its full glory and sometimes very abstract.



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With a few accessories you can celebrate the American Flag.
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With a few accessories you can celebrate the American Flag.
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With a few accessories you can celebrate the American Flag.
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The summer months are a great time to display the American Flag. Do you display the American Flag in your home? Have you used red, white and blue to decorate any room in your home?

I hope you can use these ideas to create the room you’ve been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor and rugs to decorate in the patriotic theme at Carmel Decor. Do you have any tips you’d like to share with us?

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Tips On Decorating The Patio For The Summer Season

For the past week we've been enjoying the most wonderful summer weather, warm days and beautiful cool evenings. There is only 3 weeks left to the official start of the summer season, this is the perfect time for freshening up your outdoor space. Here are a few tips for decorating your patio for the Summer season.Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use.  If you have a covered patio or porch, use it as a living room. A covered patio is a great; because you can place more decorative objects in the area, and it shades the hot sun.  A covered patio can be used in the spring and fall months since it provides cover for the rain.  How about placing a sofa and a couple of lounge chairs in the patio so you can enjoy a cold drink with a friend.{Baja Collection Multi - BAJ-9}

Include an area rug to give the patio warmth; there is a large selection of outdoor rugs available at very affordable prices in traditional and contemporary styles.

 

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Hurricane lamps and lanterns add the romantic glow of candle light.


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Garden stools and poufs are great to use as side tables or for additional seating.

Bring your old furniture back to life by adding a few decorative pillows and throw. During the summer months when the sun shine is hot and bright use the brightest colors like orange, turquoise and apple green.

If your plants in containers that are overgrown or dried up, this is the perfect time to replant, transplant and add fresh color to the patio. Replant your old planters with the season's brightest colored annuals.

 


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Add accessories that personalize your outdoor space. Cover large wall areas with decorative outdoor wall sculptures and art. Just like your indoor spaces art work adds texture, color and interest.

Hang an outdoor chandelier for extra glam.  A fan is also great for air circulation during the hot summer months. Make sure all the items you select are safe for outdoor use!

I hope you can use these ideas to create the outdoor room you've been dreaming of. You can find beautiful decorative throw pillows, wall decor and area rugs for the outdoors at Carmel Decor.Do you have any tips you'd like to share with us?

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