Thinking of multi-functional rooms within your domestic confines seems to be a highly pleasurable experience since one is hardly able to bond with the entire family in this contemporary and competitive world. Multi-functional rooms help one to do so.

Many decorating, home care, renovation magazines display various designs and tips that can be executed to decorate a spare room in your home that can be employed as a study room, a library, a guest rooms, a home office and a play room as well. However, many a times, many of us do not even have the opportunity to embellish and multi-use a spare room. Yet, there is nothing to be despair about, because there is a solution to it; you can create a space in your home that would serve with double duty.

One of the best ways to create a guest room is to simply purchase a sleeper sofa or a day bed that would serve as a seating sofa during daytime and a sleeping place for the guests at night. People usually think that a mattress might do the work, but then they are not as comfortable. These sleeper sofas are far more comfortable; and, should be the primary aim on the part of the host.

Another alternative to it could be the built-in-banquettes that can be laid out in the dining or the living room. However, you have to ensure the size of the banquettes that should be long and wide enough for all the guests to be easily accommodated. In order to make them more comfortable, add thick upholstery, so that the guests enjoy their stay overnight.

Coming to the increasing trend of a home office, many people face some issues regarding constructing and designing a functional home office area since it cannot be folded up when not in use. However, if you have a large closet that is spare and spacious enough, it can serve as the perfect space for a home office area. The doors can be left open during the day time so that there is plenty of space for a desk, office items, storage and other equipment.

If a large closet is not available, why not avail any corner of the room and illuminate it enough that it may serve as the perfect place for a home office area. Making use of a corner for this purpose would free you of any other hassle.

Coming to the idea of a study or a library, one always has the desire to have a private area in the house so as to relax, sit down and do the most private chores, execute interests like reading and even daydreaming. Now, you can easily get hold of a bookcase that can be placed strategically in any corner of the living room, dining room or even a bedroom with a comfortable easy chair and a good reading lamp that would help create an instant library.

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It is important to identify your individual style and requirements before commencing any redecorations in your home or property. Identifying your decorating style will seriously impact on the options that are available and to the outcome of the job. When the job has started adjustments and alterations can be costly.

What is the reason for redecorating? If you are looking to update to sell your house it is advisable to think twice about choosing wild colours or print. Potential purchasers may be put off by seeing a house decorated, matching your tastes but that may be distasteful to them. New purchasers can immediately warm to a house they can see themselves in and at the same time can have a bad impression, forcing them to look elsewhere if they are not prepared to put the work in to redecorate.

Professionals are equipped with a vast range of information, experience and knowledge and will be happy to give tips and advice so that you get the best possible end product. They will offer guidance on paint, finish colours, specialist finishes and coatings. Design is individual!

Other advice when employing a time-served and high class painter and decorator in your home is to look for an experienced, local individual with accreditations. Are they registered with the Painting and Decorating Association? Members go through a rigorous vetting process and must abide by the Association’s Code of Practice ensuring customers are provided with the security and reassurance that they are using a professional company. Can they show evidence of public liability cover? This will mean they are covered should any accidents happen in your home or property.

Painting and decorating your home can be tailored to suit any budget. Wallpaper choices range vastly and expensive wallpaper does not necessarily mean a better finish. It is important to inject your personality into your home. This can be done through design or by finishes like pictures and possessions, allowing for easy alterations and updates.

Decorating accessories can be as simple as displaying books, showing signs of intelligence and can be a conversation starter. Take into consideration ordering your books in colour and height if possible; making the collection appear organised and structured, increasing sophistication.

Design choices can be complimented by flowers. Fresh, dried or pressed flowers can be used to create a focal point in your home, whilst making it friendly and welcoming. Fresh painted walls can be accented with candles, figures and other personal touches. Lighting choices will also impact hugely on the overall outcome and aesthetic appearance of your newly decorated room. When spending money on your home or property it is critical that the finish is exactly what you require and envision. Distinctive design will turn a house into a home! … Read More