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Funiture in Viet’ homes

30 Jul

This some images in CozyVill Hai Phong Plaza.

New Year decoration

8 Mar
New Year decorations form a very creative and innovative part of the celebrations. People in all parts of the world take active interest in decorating their houses and workplaces. New Year is the time to splurge in parties, enjoy festive drinks, relish sumptuous meals, follow customs and traditions and colorful New Year decorations.

Adorn your house with different decoration items to give it an impressive look. Here, are some of the eye-catching ideas for your sweet home:

• Create garland swags and hang it over the entrance gates, balconies and doors of other rooms.

• Light the guest area and the main entrance of the house.

• A New Year theme can be a good idea to give your house a splendid look.

• Decorate the party area with New Year imprinted and mylar balloons, ribbons and New Year cards to give the feel of the occasion.

• Golden and silver colors should be used maximum to jazz up the decorations.

• Items used in decorating the house should be color and must add a zing to the mood.

• Beautiful scented candles with champagne glasses can be placed on the dining table.

• Use white color table cloth to give an elegant look to your dining area.

• Wall hangings add grace to the house and surrounding areas.

• A patriotic New Year theme reflects the love for one’s native country. It can be a different idea for flashing out New Year’s excitement. Small flags or colors of the flag can be used indoors and outdoors to highlight the theme.

• Wind chimes hung upon the entrance charges up the New Year mood.

• Handmade decoration stuff an essence of the festival and the enthusiasm of people to celebrate it. Decorative paper flowers can be made or you can cut stars from papers and sparkle it out with various attractive colors. Hang the stars in the room and see the shine of the glittering stars.

Source: Newyearfestival

Living room decoration

18 Feb
Dozens of items are practically available which are sure to perfectly work with the living room arrangement that you seek to provide in your place. Below are some of the most recommended living room decorations and accessories to purchase and use.

The living room carpet is an important thing to use. It could be of any color of your own choice whether you prefer to match or contrast it with the wall colors of your living room. Ideally to choose neutral color as it is easy to blend along with the rest of the living room decorations.The use of window curtains always determines the character of the living room. They may be designed as luxurious, elegant, or simple appeal to the living room. The window curtains should be relevant with that of the size of the window.

Plants basically provide more oxygen in the living and it could bring you closer to nature. There is a certain ambience created by the use of plants as living room decorations. You may choose from herbal, potted, and hanging plants. Flower vases enliven the living room especially if the flowers are always fresh and colorful.

These living room decorations must very well blend with the rest of the designs employed in the area. They are important furniture in the living room since the primary use of the area is simply for entertaining visitors and your family members as well.

Floor lamp could accentuate and create some mood lighting in the living room corner. While the table lamp which are artistically designed may add interest and warmth to the overall appearance of the living room. They are likewise good tools when reading.

Books are not only used for reading but they could offer texture and balance in the wall arrangement as they are accordingly arranged on the shelves. Baskets or boxes could also be the storage tools for your reading materials as well as become decorations too. And artworks could provide ornaments to the plain living room.

Source: Livingroomdesign101

Spring decor trends brighten the home

6 Feb
As the weather continues to warm and nature starts to awake from its winter slumber, the world around us embraces spring. This time of renewal is also the perfect time to update home decor with the fresh feeling associated with the change in season.

Here are some popular decorating ideas and trends that reflect the longer days and new growth of the spring season:

Cottage charm Just like a relaxing day at a quaint bed and breakfast, decor can delight the senses with contentment and nostalgia. Interior designers and crafters alike are using intricate flower patterns to create unique household decorations. A soft blanket and pillow to adorn a favorite chair and black and white photos project the joys of yesteryear. Hand-painted buckets and antique watering cans bring the entire look together with a delightful country feel.

Zen infusion

Soft lines, warm scents and positive energy are all aspects of Zen-inspired designs. Think of enjoying a cup of green tea under a tree blooming with cherry blossoms and you’ll see where designers get their motivation. In the home, you can easily set the mood for romance or relaxation with a Zen-inspired display of hand-painted hurricane candle lamps. Choose colors from nature that match your home decor and fill with fragrant candles.

Inspiring hues

Soft colors are keys for spring decorating and you can find inspiration right outside your door. Blossoming flowers present shades of lavender, pink and tangerine. Sky blue coordinates well with the green shades of fresh grass and budding leaves. Warm yellows and browns are inspired by the sun and add a sense of peacefulness.

Springtime gatherings

Having a party for friends or family? A home filled with lively colors and floral motifs will greet guests with warmth and homespun hospitality. Sit down to a family brunch or dinner with a wonderful table setting featuring coordinating plates, mugs and serving dishes. Showcase delectable desserts and savory snacks on matching serving platters.

Fabulous flowers

A fresh bouquet or a potted plant brightens any room, but if you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry. Today, the quality of artificial flowers rivals their fresh counterparts. Visit your local craft store to find a variety that will match your home’s color scheme. Tulips, calla lilies and apple blossoms are all popular during spring, but choose the ones you like best and mix in a festive vase or watering can. For a fun twist, paint dots and designs on the petals to make them stand out.

Integrating new colors and small decor changes into the home will update the entire house with the welcome feeling of spring. Most of these changes are very affordable and easily achieved with some crafting tools and a small amount of time.

Source: ARAcontent

Beautify your home with curio cabinets

24 Nov
Having the right curio cabinet in your home is a great way to protect your prize possessions such as china, dolls, or other collectible pieces. Luckily, a curio cabinet doesn’t just have to be functional, it can also be beautiful. A beautiful cabinet can actually enhance the beauty of the pieces that you wish to display in your home.Curio cabinets are decorative pieces of furniture meant to store your collectibles, memorabilia, and other valuables. They are often ornately designed and well crafted. Curio cabinets are usually distinctive pieces of furniture in many homes; they can generally be described as tall, narrow pieces, with glass doors for showcasing your valuables. Traditional curio cabinets are designed with the utmost detail with classic lines and decorative accents. More modernized curio cabinets tend to use straighter, sharper lines and will look great in any home with the same direction in design.

The most common items placed within curio cabinets for showcase include: figurines, silverware, fine china, ceramics and porcelain, shot glasses, sports trophies and awards valuable toys, photographs, jewelry, wine and wine glasses, fine art, other sentimental collectibles and memorabilia. Curio cabinets are divided into several categories: contemporary, corner, wall curio, and traditional.

Contemporary curio cabinets are quite lovely. These cabinets are all well crafted and are available in a variety of finishes to complement any type of collectible including dolls, crystals, and more.
Corner curio cabinets are the only way that some collectors are able to share their collections with visitors to their home. Because of limited space, corner curio cabinets can help to maximize your space and show off all your beautiful pieces including china, knick knacks, and crystal.
Wall curio cabinet is also very popular, since it allows collectors to display their prized possessions without taking up all the floor space. Many of these well-designed wall units can be hung at any height on the wall, so your collectibles are off the floor and still in view. The wall curio cabinets often have the traditional mirrored piece in the back, as well as all the beauty associated with the traditional cabinets that your mother and grandmother were so proud of.

Decorating an apartment

21 Oct
The interior is scarce, the terrace overlooking the sea, it has few closets, tiny kitchen, two small bedrooms and your friends are delighted you invite them over.

It is the small vacation apartment, in which we will be immensely happy because being there signifies the freedom from the alarm clock, changing the umbrella for sunglasses and putting aside your diet.

The first rule to follow when we have to decorate a summer apartment, is that everything must be small, fold away, and should be hidden, as to not overwhelm the small space.

Surely the bedrooms are small, and you should furnish them keeping in mind that you must include closets and beds for the inhabitants and their friends. In this case, the solution to include additional beds without overwhelming the space is the placement of bunk beds. These can also be folding, which will clear the room once they are put away, allowing for more space for other activities.

Surely you will also not have much space in the living room or on the terrace to place a large dining room table, but the typical summer paellas tend to bring together friends and strangers around it. Book, fold-away and expendable tables will enable us to bring together all our friends, and in turn, we could put them away in a corner to clear the environment when not in use.

The kitchen is usually an annex to the living room, united or separated by a serving bar or mixed counter top.We will not have much space, but as we already know guests will appear out of thin air, so appliances must be the same as in a home of daily use. For this reason, there are many appliances in the market that are small in size, which will enable us to take a small sample of all of them, facilitating the work in the kitchen.

The living room can become a makeshift guest room if we have the foresight to place a sofa bed in it. Far from the torture of sleeping in a sofa many years ago, today there are certain models that can be used as a daily bed. In which the kind of mattress is up to the consumer, and their opening is done effortlessly.

The bathroom is usually not very big, however, there are many tasks performed there. One way to get more space for each one, is to eliminate the shower plate, in exchange for a working shower. This way the bathroom floor will be a huge shower when we are using it, but at other times, it will form part of the floor, allowing us better mobility of the space.

Fortunately, the summer apartments, count with the added space of the terrace, an extension of the interior, which sometimes can function as a second living room, or as an dditional dining room where almost all the good times of summer are spent. Must be why we don’t complain about the tight sleeping arrangements.

Source: Made in Deco

Room colors

21 Oct
While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, it affects every day of our lives. Room color can influence our mood and our thoughts. Colors affect people in many ways, depending upon one’s age, gender, ethnic background or local climate. Certain colors or groups of colors tend to get a similar reaction from most people – the overall difference being in the shade or tones used. So it’s important to choose wisely.

Color has the power to change the shape and size of furnishings as well as the shape and size of the room itself. However, selecting colors is not difficult if you equip yourself with some basic information about color and its effects, so let’s find more about room colors, and how these affect your mood.

Paint is a fairly inexpensive way and transforms a room more quickly than anything else you can do so you can afford to experiment a little.

Understand that colors behave in three basic ways: active, passive, and neutral, and you can easily match every room’s colors to your personal desires and taste and to the room’s purpose. Light colors are expansive and airy, they make rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colors are sophisticated and warm; they give large rooms a more intimate appearance.

Red raises a room’s energy level. It’s a good choice when you want to stir up excitement, particularly at night. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression. Red has been shown to raise blood pressure, speed respiration and heart rate. It is usually considered too stimulating for bedrooms, but if you’re only in the room after dark, you’ll be seeing it mostly by lamplight, when the color will appear muted, rich, and elegant. Red, the most intense, pumps the adrenaline like no other hue.

Crimson can make some people feel irritable. With red invoking feels of rage and hostility is a color that should be avoided as the main color of a room. Sitting for long periods of time in a room this color will likely breakdown any peace and harmony you are striving to create in your home. Ancient cultures used the color red to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.
Yellow captures the joy of sunshine and communicates happiness. It’s perfect for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms, where happy color is energizing and uplifting. In halls, entries, and small spaces, yellow can feel expansive and welcoming.Yellow although is a cheery color is not a good choice in main color schemes of a room. People are more likely to lose their tempers in a yellow room. Babies also seem to cry more in a yellow room. This color tends to create feeling of frustration and anger in people. This color is the most fatiguing on the eyes.In chromotherapy yellow was believed to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
Blue brings down blood pressure and slows respiration and heart rate. That’s why it’s considered calming, relaxing, and serene, and is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. Be careful, however: A pastel blue that looks pretty on the paint chip can come across as unpleasantly chilly when it’s on the walls and furnishings, especially in a room that receives little natural light. If you opt for a light blue as the primary color in a room, balance it with warm hues in the furnishings and fabrics.

To encourage relaxation in the rooms where people gather family rooms, living rooms, large kitchens consider warmer blues, such as periwinkle, or bright blues, such as cerulean or turquoise. Blue is known to have a calming effect when used as the main color of a room. When going with blue go for softer shades of blue. Dark blue has the opposite effect. Dark blue evokes feels of sadness. So refrain from using darker blues in your main color scheme. Stay with the lighter shades of blue to give you and your loved ones a calm effect.

Green is considered the most restful color for the eye. Combining the refreshing quality of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, green is suited to almost any room in the house. In a kitchen, a sage or medium green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages unwinding but has enough warmth to promote comfort and togetherness. In a bedroom, it’s relaxing and pleasant.Green also has a calming effect when used as a main color for decorating. It is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax. Also believed to help with fertility this is a great choice for the bedroom.

Purple in its darkest values (eggplant, for example) is rich, dramatic, and sophisticated. It’s associated with luxury as well as creativity, and as an accent or secondary color, it gives a scheme depth. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality to bedrooms as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly.

Orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic color. While not a good idea for a living room or for bedrooms, this color is great for an exercise room. It will bring all the emotions out that you need when jumping into your fitness routine. In ancient cultures orange was used to heal the lungs and increase energy levels.

Neutrals (black, gray, white, and brown) are basic to the decorator’s tool kit. All-neutral schemes fall in and out of fashion, but their virtue lies in their flexibility: Add color to liven things up; subtract it to calm things down. Black is best used in small doses as an accent , indeed, some experts maintain that every room needs a touch of black to ground the color scheme and give it depth.

To make the job easier, you can rely on the interior designer’s most important color tool: the color wheel. Remember that color choice is a very personal matter. You’re the one who has to live with your new paint color, so choose a hue that suits you, your family and your lifestyle. And after investing time to select just the right color, make sure it continues to look that way long-term by investing in a top quality paint.

Source: Freshome