What is Home Improvement?

Basically, home improvement or what better known as home renovation, is a simple process of making additions and repairs to your home in order to improve and strengthen its structure as well as appearance, thus making it truly one of a kind.


How to Create a Victorian Guest Room

In an age where many people are choosing to decorate their home using contemporary styles and designs, others are choosing Victorian designs. Designing a Victorian guest-room is an extremely fun and creative way in which you can make your rooms come alive. Due to the creative Victorian era there are literally hundreds of different ways in which you can choose to design a guest-room.

Many of the colours that people used at this time were deep reds and purples that give a warming effect and also add depth to any room. There are so many different ways for you to choose and they do not necessarily have to be expensive. If your budget is modest then you may want to consider searching for second hand curtains and materials. Even if these items do not look at first appear Victorian, there are different ways in which you get creative and with just simple stitching around the edges of soft furnishings such as bedroom rugs and duet covers bedding you can really create that Victorian look you are aiming for.

Decorating the windows is also a really fun way in which you can become creative with your Victorian guest room is with traditional and simple ready made blackout curtains which look heavy and rustic, just as we once saw in Victorian times. Hang them from wide diameter curtain poles to help distribute the weight of the curtains evenly. Look out for Victorian inspired end finials for your curtains poles, such as acorns.

Many people also seem to misunderstand and think that Victorian decor is expensive. This simply isn't true as many materials that we have in our households are more than sufficient to create a Victorian look and feel. It is simply down to how you do it and utilise the materials you have to hand!

One thing that you need to remember is that when decorating your home it should be a fun and exciting time. Don't feel stressed that you have to spend lots of money or even rush into creating a great looking Victorian guest-room. Simply put aside a small budget and gradually construct and create the things that you want to use. These might be simple little ornaments or soft furnishings that previously seemed useless and even if they don't currently appear Victorian, a touch of artistic flair can really add a Victorian feel to almost any ornament or decorative piece you may already have in your house.

Online curtain stores have a wide range of curtains poles in various different styles, designs and diameter sizes to suit curtains of different weights perfectly.


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