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Mistakes to avoid while decorating

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Any space can be turned attractive putting together the resources available, personal taste and style. Not all decorative tips can suit your space. There certain things that you should stay away. It is important to learn about the trends before starting with decorating your space. It is common to include top things that can later create a disastrous recipe. First, make a list of what should not be done while decorating your home.

Furniture

Always choose furniture that meets your space requirements. Over sized or small sized furniture can turn your space clumsy and cramped. Measure the room before buying furniture. First, decide where the furniture will be placed. Plan your arrangement before selecting the pieces.

Heavy prints

While selecting furnishing for your rooms, it is not advised to choose fabric just because you like it. The color scheme and pattern to go well with the furniture and the theme of the room.

Floor mats

A carpet can add grace to space and can connect the objects in the room. While laying a carpet choose the right color and pattern. Tuck the corners of the carpet under sofas, tables and other units to give a neat appearance.

Moving furniture to the wall

Many feel that leaving the floor space in the middle open can make your room look big. But on the contrary, adding pieces to the middle of the room can give a cozy and attractive appeal when compared to emptiness.

Arranging collectables

Displaying all the collectibles from your travel can clutter the place. Ensure you pick only a few and start arranging in the space to make it attractive.

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Green remodeling can turn your abode into an eco-friendly ensuring a saving in all aspects. There are prefabricated rooms made of superior quality materials. The models are readily available and are affordable. Floors can be reclaimed using durable, flexible and reclaimed wood. This means that no fresh trees to create new floors. Flooring is not just restricted to the reclaimed wood but also the use of formaldehyde-free adhesives and VOCs. The price of  reclaimed wood can vary from the wood source and the effort taken to transform the previously used wood into flooring. Check the label before you invest in reclaimed wood.

Capture the passive energy of the sun through concrete flooring and thickened interior walls of plaster or brick. This can save sun’s energy and release at night. Temperature fluctuations are stabilized in the room making it comfortable even when the fire goes off. You can also use insulation instead of passive solar design. Black colored roofs absorb more heat when compared to lighter ones. Color changing tiles are used on the roof to control the indoor temperature based on the outdoor temperature. Themeleon tiles can reflect 80% of the sunlight reducing cooling cost when compared to black roofing.

Terrazzo made of recycled glass chips set in concrete slabs turning your counter top green. It is highly durable and comes with endless options for color. The glass is made from recycled bottles, windshields, etc. making it a greener option. It is tough enough to handle a hot pot and is easy to clean. Rainwater runs away all the pollutant including fertilizers and salt into the storm drain. To avoid this, arrange plants shallowly to absorb the rainwater. This cuts down on erosion and prevents flooding apart from improving the water quality. Rainwater gardens are available using native plants.

Fireplaces are messy and produce pollutants that can lead to respiratory disorders. Eco-friendly vent gas fireplaces are replacing wood fireplaces. Direct vent uses air for combustion and converts most of the fuel into heat. Moreover, there is no need for a chimney in this case.Ut can be vented in both vertical and horizontal position.