How to Measure the Square Footage of Carpet

Buying a new carpet can always be tricky, as long as it involves sizes, measurements, and some cuts. Though, the trickiest part about buying a new carpet for your house is definitely when you are needed to get the proper sizes for the carpet.

Therefore, how to measure the square footage of a carpet?

It is quite simple. But in order to do this successfully, people should know exactly how they would like to decorate their house with the carpets. Should the carpets be in the classic style, covering all over the floor? Or should they cover just certain parts of the floor?

Basically, if you go for the whole room option, you might have to keep in mind the following things from the following lines.

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Beautiful White Residence In London

This white painted residence seems like it’s detached from the Hollywood. Without a trace of joke, this modernistic house if the ideal house for every family.

Located in a residential area of London, the Balham house compiles successfully the minimalist style – using mostly the white color with reminiscences of some bold good looking colors – with the large windows, windows that are wall sized, and therefore, they’re offering lots of natural light.

Even if the house is mostly decorated in a minimalist style, pseudo vintage furniture is allover the house, in places like the bedroom and the living room, as well as there in the main halls. Sophisticated contrasts are also in certain spots of the house, spots like the fireplace and the bedrooms and the living room where not all the furniture is white. In fact, in the living room and in the main bedroom, there are couches and wooden bins colored in brown, facts that make a very pleasant contrast in the rooms.

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A Modernist Forest House Finished in Stone

In the times of yore, the forest houses had the freedom of choosing whatever they liked in the forests, but with the ecology depleting the modern designers and architects have a tougher task in hand. Check out this modern forest house finished by Zecc Architecten in the woods Soest, the Netherlands. The facility keenly presents itself as a detached modern forest house by choosing an exterior material that almost replicates a stone. Add to this effect some wood details and the overall structure definitely connects with the pine trees surrounding the facility. Also, large expanses of windows have been purposely used to get in great views of the forest house. The house looks like a natural element in the neighbouring forest, as it is covered with natural stone and wood and this ecological approach makes it look normal there and not out of the ordinary or unusual.There are no boundaries like tall fences and the house faces the woods directly, having the interior garden filled with grass. The interior design is very modern, but the whole ensemble is great, even though a bit contradictory: natural and modern at the same time.

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Bluff Farm House by Australian Richard Cole Architecture

If you are on the look out for contemporary farm house ideas here is one finished by the Australian firm Richard Cole Architecture. To be precise, it is called the Bluff Farm House and it is located in Hunter Valley of New South Wales. This is the kind of the house which sets a modern tone in a rural setting although this particular house does not ignore the strong pastoral appeal of the site. What more can you ask for when you have a grassy, hilly terrain overlooking a meandering river, all set in a valley. The farm house in particular gets a glass-enclosed exterior that features a contemporary, overhanging roof, which provides some shade from the hot afternoon sun.

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Ideas to Decorate a Music Room

No other room in the house than a music room can be more relaxing. Right? After all, it is known the fact that the main purpose of the music, generally speaking, is to relax the listeners or at least, to amplify some of the feelings.

So, if people have this opportunity, they should decorate a room of their house as a music room.

First of all, and the most important of  such a music room is the music system and the sound system as well. If you can afford to decorate a music room, then you should also afford to buy a high quality music system. Well reputed brands like Sony or Technics should be the perfect choice for your music room. As concerning the surround system, if possible, it is recommended to not buy the classic system of 2 speakers near the music system, unless the furniture or the seats of the room are placed directly in the front of the music system. People should go for the classic surround system of 4 or 6 speakers placed all over the room, speakers that will ensure the high quality of the room.

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How to Choose Area Rugs to Complement Your Home’s Decorating Style

The aspect of a room depends in a big proportion by the rug that is inside it. This is why choosing the proper rugs in order to complement a home’s decorating style is definitely mandatory for any household.

Therefore, ho to choose area rugs in order to complements the home’s decorating style? Here are some tips.

If the living room is decorated in a classic style, with nothing extremely modern, then a Victorian rug should suit perfectly. Victorian rugs are usually flowered, with lots of colors, and are quite large. Therefore, they are perfect for classic living rooms, as long as they suit the other pieces of furniture.

If we are talking about a minimalist room, then rugs should not be placed in that room. Though, small carpets that might change the total aspect of the room can be placed, but nothing else more.

For the rooms that are decorated with crafts or pieces of art like statues and paintings, people should search for William Morris rugs. These rugs will definitely suit such a room, as they are known for the symmetry and for the fade colors, factors that can influence dramatically the aspect of such an arts room.

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Japanese Garden Furniture

As the Japanese culture is continuously developing among people all over the world, it is no wonder that people are looking forward to decorating their homes in a classic Japanese style. Whether we are talking about Japanese beds or Japanese gardens, we are talking about the same process that is developing in all over the world.

First of all, in order to get the Japanese garden you have always wanted, you must talk with a specialized designer. Or, if you consider that you might do it yourself, then you must learn something about the Japanese garden furniture.

First of all, the Japanese garden furniture is characterized by the bamboo furniture. Every garden that is decorated in this style should have a table and some chairs made of bamboo. Usually, the price for such a set – a bamboo table with 4 bamboo chairs – is somewhere near $250, VAT included. Does it worth? We say that it surely does, as it is mandatory for every Japanese stylized garden to have such a set of bamboo table and chairs. A nice accessory for such a set is a bamboo umbrella. With a special design, this umbrella can reach even 3 meters if it is opened at its maximum wideness.

Another accessory that is definitely a must have for every Japanese garden it is represented by the stone sculpted statues. Figures like Buddha or Japanese fighters will suit every garden, as long as they are properly placed. The disadvantage of such a statue is the relatively high price: a stone sculpted statue of Buddha may reach even $600 or even more.

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