Home Decor With You-Nique Style

Your Home is Your Castle

At day’s end you hoist the drawbridge and bolt the door, shutting out the flaming arrows and dragons of corporate battlefields yet to be conquered. Whether colossal or compact, it is your personal refuge and retreat, each room an individual fortress of protection, refreshment and nurture.

There Comes a Time…

Castle home decor need not be set in stone. From moat to mezzanine, pantry to privy, every living space in the manor deserves a little decorative Tender Loving Care. Each detail is worthy of attention to ensure the comfort and contentment of m’ Lord and Lady.

… and Here Ends the Medieval Metaphor

Though modern homes may incorporate a deliberate theme of Victorian or Antique, any home can fade into ‘comfortable slipper’ mode with an aura of Vintage Garage Sale. The occasional rare find in weekend back alley bonanzas is often lost amidst the tired but still-serviceable furnishings left over from days of yore.

New Year – New Look

New Years can be any day of your choice: a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or just… because! But where to start?

A Critical Eye will help you see each room as though for the first time. What is its role in your life? Make note of what you like about the room – and what you don’t. Write a list of how you use it, how much of your day is spent in it, and what could make it more inviting. Perhaps renovations (windows, lighting etc.)? Or just a few cosmetic paint and wallpaper treatments? Let your imagination explore every nook and cranny for possibilities without (for the moment) any limiting thoughts of cost.

Repeat this process with each room’s furnishings, fixtures and decorative touches. Filtering out any sentimental attachments will quickly identify things which have passed their ‘best-by’ dates. Of remaining items, which ones do you still enjoy? This sorting process prepares the way for ‘out with the old – in with the new’.

Magazines offer a wide array of possibilities, with creative modern designs and configurations – along with costs. Again, be objective about what you see; glossy images do not always transplant successfully!

Showhomes offer touch and texture to design, each furniture grouping especially chosen to highlight the design of the home itself. The relationship between size and space is an important consideration when choosing home decor. When every square inch counts, creative storage spaces in home decor are essential along with multi-functional pieces. Spacious rooms invite Big and Bold in furnishings and accents. Regardless of size, comfort need not be sacrificed for practicality.

You now have the basis for a plan, including a budget and time frame. Will you take a deep breath and do everything in one grand sweep? Or one room at a time? Which is the top priority? What will you keep? What will you replace? How much of the work can you do yourself? Where can you cut down on cost? Find the right combination of functionality and style – with a delightful touch of elegance – to reflect your special taste and personality.

Shopping for Home Decor and Gifts on the Internet

You do not need to struggle with the decision on what to buy when you are shopping for home décor for yourself or for a gift for someone else when you have access to the internet. You need not get out in the hectic traffic on the highways running from one store to another. You don’t have to brave the bad weather in the winter or burn up in the heat in the summer. But you can sit by a cozy fire when the weather is cold or in a pleasant room with the air conditioner on when the sun is hot. Just turn on your computer and go online. It Is All There!

Home décor is a great way to add elegance to any room in your home. There are so many home décor themes to choose from – a sophisticated elegance to the informal more relaxed atmosphere.

You will find home décor items made from wrought iron, wood, ceramics, alabaster, plastic, glass, pewter, porcelain, and polyresin.

Information on different décor themes:

Country décor can take you back to a more quiet less hurried time with a cozy atmosphere. This décor also makes for a cheerful feeling. You can live in a very modern world yet have the pleasant, unhurried, quiet atmosphere that makes you feel at peace with yourself. A country décor has that warm, friendly, inviting feeling that so many people love. It says “welcome” to your friends when they enter your home.

There are welcome signs to place in a yard or flower garden or at your front door. You can choose from plates, figurines, wall plaques, flower swags, clocks, lamps and many more items that will make your home “you”.

Many people enjoy the Southwestern and Native American décor. The bright colors of rugs, pillows, and wall hangings will blend in with the more subtle colors used in accent pieces. It is a reminder of days gone by when the pioneers traveled west; a time when Indians roamed the country. It also makes us think of cactus, deserts and vast stretches of land.

This décor is shown on lamps, bookends, vases and statutes. Figurines of horses, cowboys, boots and Indians are also available. Then there are the wind catchers, wolf and bear ornaments and much more from which to choose.

In doing research on shabby chic décor this is what I have found:

Shabby chic is another home décor theme that many people are interested in. Shabby chic took off in the 1980’s . It was fads and fashions that made “stylish fun” of poverty. Shabby chic is no particular style but balances the elegant with the old and worn. Anything and everything goes. For instance bathrooms don’t necessarily have to match. Articles of shabby chic look old with signs of wear and tear – the distressed look. You can find the shabby chic look in furniture, candeliers, mirrors, and votives and many other items as you browse the internet. The beaded lamp shades shaded go well with this look.

In other words, shabby chic is a blend of many different things. Everything is not distressed but mismatched – the worn look with the new.

Let’s don’t forget kid’s décor. Kids love color. Use colors your child likes and decorate the room with things that are important to him or her. If the child is old enough, he/she would enjoy helping to pick out the décor for the room. The room should show the child’s interests and personality. Children like pillows and stuffed animals as well as mirrors placed on the wall at their height. Remember pictures and plaques should be placed at their eye level also. However, you might want to place some items at a higher level where they would love looking at them when lying in bed.

Another home décor theme I want to mention is the magical, mythical and mystical.
This décor is especially interesting to the younger generation. I don’t know anyone of them that is not interested in dragons, unicorns or fairies. You can find all kinds of figurines, oil burners, candleholders, bookends, plaques, snow globes, and mirrors.
Also, look for nightlights, vases and fountains. There are other items that you will find as you check out the internet.

When it comes to lamps and bookends, you will find them for any décor. You will also find bookends and lamps that make great gifts for animal lovers, fishermen, kids and philosophers as well as others on your gift list.

With access to the internet you will find home décor gifts for holiday themes as well as making great gifts for birthdays, weddings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any day you wish.

As you can see home décor shopping by internet is the fastest, easiest way, as well as, perhaps, helping you decide what you want after seeing such a large selection.

Tips on shipping via internet:

Remember when shopping via the internet to check out the different websites shipping charges. Even though the cost of a product may be higher on one website than another, lower shipping charges might make the cost of the item cheaper in the long run.

Also, you might want to see if the shipper is listed with the Better Business Bureau and what kind of in-stock rating do the have. Last, but not least, it is best to not have items shipped to a P.O. box number because there will be no tracking number when shipped this way.