Home Decorating

Marble Look Without The Marble Price

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Who doesn’t like the stylish, lavish look of marble in ones home? Unfortunately, we don’t all have the necessary budget to get the look of this gorgeous sought after stone. So we have a couple of quick on the cheap alternatives to get that marvelous marble look:

Contact Paper:

You can use a stylish marble contact paper to cover just about any surface you so wish to. It has an easy apply peel-away backing that can stick to just about any surface. You can cover a coffee table or even counter tops. Just avoid any areas where it can get wet.

Peel and Stick Vinyl Floors:

Installing a marble floor can practically bankrupt you, so if you want the look without breaking the bank we suggest peel-and-stick vinyl floor tiles. They are resilient and can be installed over almost any existing flooring. It makes a great DIY project. The average cost of these tiles will tun you anywhere from 0.80 to 1.00/sq. ft.

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Rustic Design Ideas

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Who doesn’t love the old school feeling of a Rustic design home. The ruggedness, the natural beauty, the smell of fresh wood. The log cabin look has certainnly made it;s way into modern day city life, and we love it. If your planning on confprming to the “rustic” look, here are 5 ideas that may help you:

1. Open Floor

Typically, Rustic homes are more open without too much clutter in the living space.

2. Natural Elements

Nature is everything when it comes to the rustic look. You want to Incorporate as many natural materials as you can. Wood (of course), metal, and stone in your interior. A stone fireplace just isn’t suggested its a must, also utilize tree branches and trucks as much as possible.

3. Simple Furniture

You want simple shapes and almost damaged furniture. Nothing should be perfectly symmetrical either.

4. Warm Colors

Rust and burnt orange colors compliment the brown rustic look beautifully.

 5. Fabrics

Burlap, linen, cotton and wool are great options. And of course a thick woven blanket or two will add that country texture you so crave.

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Wrought Iron Wall Decor

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Want a simple way to add style to your home? Wrought iron wall décor is the answer. For centuries mankind has turned to iron as a decorative material. Done right it can be absolutely gorgeous.

It works wonders for both basic homed decor as well as in furniture. You can actually build entire pieces of furniture from wrought iron.

Available in a wide variety,  you can opt for the traditional brown or black finishes, or match it up with your existing decor with a simple coat of paint.

You can mold these pieces into all sorts of shapes and sizes, be artful, creative, let your imagination run wild. If you have a very large space to fill or nice high ceilings, opt for some big pieces as space fillers. Don’t neglect your stairwell either, it’s a great place to hang some gorgeous iron.

Looking for a simpler way to implement wrought iron into your home’s ambiance, go with some delightful candle holders or iron framed mirrors. The possibilities aren’t endless, but they’re certainly abundant.


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