Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • 6 Easy Tips To Creating The Perfect Home Office

    If you’re thinking about turning a small corner in your house into a home office, look no further. The HomeCentric shares with you 5 easy, functional and really fun tips to creating the perfect home office.

    1) Pick a space where you won’t be disturbed: A home office needs to be a place where you can get things done. Ideally, a den, spare room, attic or basement are the perfect places to create a home office. But should you not have that space available to you, choose a quiet little corner in the house- under the stairway maybe, where you can get your work done without being disturbed.

    2) Get lots of light: Ideally, the perfect home office would be right next to a large window to let in lots of natural light. But if that’s not entirely possible, make sure your work area is well-lit. Task lighting gets the work done, but you can’t really have a home office without a table lamp.

    3) Lots of shelf space: If you’re tight on space, you might want to invest in plenty of shelves in order to keep your workstation clutter-free. Your workstation should include your computer, a table lamp, a telephone and maybe a couple of framed photographs to add a personal touch. Shelves are where the papers, files and documents go. Out of the way, but well in reach.

    4) Get an ergonomic chair: Think about it. You’re bound to spend to spend long hours on your office chair and well, it’s going to be a less than pleasant experience if the chair you’re sitting on is uncomfortable. This might be a bit of a splurge, but one that is completely worth it. Invest in an ergonomic chair and you’ll be glad you did!

    5) Pin-up boards: Or inspiration boards. Call ‘em what you must but they’re something a home office can’t be complete without. Use this pin-up board to put up pictures that inspire you, pictures that make you happy, photos of people you love and admire, inspiring quotes, reminders, notes to self etc. This could be your ‘something personal’, a space that is your own in a work place.

    6) Get some color in there: You might be tempted to use sleek and fuss-free white and black colors to decorate your home office, but you need to get some color in there. Color (along with variety!) is the spice of life. There’s nothing that a vase full of brightly colored flowers or a bunch of throw pillows in your favorite colors can’t do to add life into what could be a dull office space. Lucky for you, The HomeCentric makes pillow covers in all kinds of fabrics, styles, shapes and sizes so you can fit these right in just about wherever you like. Throw pillows can perk up any space in the house, so go right ahead and buy yourself something pretty today!

    Are you ready, now, to start creating your perfect home office? Of course you are!

  • Contemporary-style bedrooms are the way to go!

    Sleek, modern and sexy- what contemporary interior design is all about. Sharp edges, geometric design, smooth metallic surfaces, black and chrome elements scattered throughout the house are the very definition of contemporary interiors. Over the years contemporary interiors have gained popularity in modern homes. This design style is functional and minimalistic so if you are someone who prefers a fuss-free, hassle-free environment, this interior style is right up your alley.

    Here’s how you can get a contemporary bedroom in 5 easy steps:

    1) Choose your window treatments wisely: Picture your bedroom like this. Sliding doors to let in all that natural light or, in a perfect world, overlooking a magnificently lit up skyline. Choose from cool and crisp white drapes in rich silk fabrics, Roman shades, blinds and shutters. The window treatments you choose can make a room change the look and feel of a room. It can make a room appear bigger or if chosen wrong, can make it look smaller. Pick your window treatments taking the size of the room and the rest of the furniture into consideration.

    2) Picking the right color palette: You might think that cool colors are the way to go when decorating a contemporary bedroom and while that’s always a safe bet, don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit. Mix cool neutrals with hot and bold colors like brick red and ochre to make a statement. Additionally dark walls give out a bold, confident vibe. Choose from deep purples, olive greens and rust to truly make your bedroom stand out.

    3) A splash of color: Every bedroom needs a splash of color. Even contemporary rooms need color to liven up the space. One of the best ways to do this would be to add pillows! Silk pillow covers to complement the existing décor could work very well in a contemporary bedroom. Our favorite choices for pillow covers for a contemporary bedroom include silk, velvet, suede and leather. The more the better is what we always say!

    4) Hardwood floors: Have you always leaned toward tiled floors? Think hardwood floors are too much work? Think again. Hardwood floors add a cozy, romantic touch to a bedroom so if you want your bedroom to be a lovely combination of confident and welcoming, hardwood floors are the way to go. Tossing a shaggy white rug at the foot of the bed makes all the difference.

    5) Recessed bedroom lighting: Lighting makes all the difference and no contemporary bedroom is complete without recessed bedroom lighting. These lights can be used to illuminate artwork or picture frames and can also be dimmed to create mood lighting. Recessed lighting helps you create whatever mood you want and is the perfect choice for a contemporary style bedroom.

    Get started decorating your contemporary style bedroom and while you’re at it, let The Home Centric help!

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