Design Advice

With so much to think about, the most difficult remodeling question is often ‘where do I start?’ Well, are you planning just to renovate or do a complete remodel? A renovation is considered a redesign of the space you currently have, while remodeling means changing the use of your space through complex design changes and construction. Once that question is out of the way, you can look at home décor and interior decorating possibilities.

Home decorating ideas should align with your preference in room design and style. If it’s a modern motif then the home décor should involve geometric shapes and asymmetry producing a look that’s best described as sleek and polished. But there are several interior decorating styles to match a variety of tastes and price-points. From eclectic and contemporary to traditional and transitional, there’s a look to suit everyone’s tastes. Visit our specific design pages for more home decorating ideas and expert advice from award-winning designer Marc Thee.

BATHROOM ADVICE

Bathrooms differ between size, layout, and type. Maybe it’s a spacious master bathroom or a smaller powder room. Nevertheless there are bathroom ideas to fit all tastes and styles, from tile flooring to paints and accents there’s a diverse selection of options out there. As Marc Thee often advises, a good starting place for bathroom design is to begin with something you absolutely love. Whether it’s the tub, a mirror, or a certain texture, use it as inspiration. If the new bathroom décor coincides with what you originally loved then chances are the overall design will be appreciable too.

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BEDROOM ADVICE

The bedroom is a great space to invigorate or renew because it doesn’t require the same precision in color and furniture as other rooms. Plus, color in the bedroom doesn’t end at paint on the walls. Bedroom décor like side tables, lamps, and throw pillows are complementary elements that can be easily mixed and matched. Playing with color tones and textures in the bedroom can produce a layered complexity to the overall bedroom design. Vibrant, lush colors meshed with cooler tones work well to deliver the contrast that’s important to any interior design project.

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CARPET ADVICE

The world of carpet is expansive and, when viewed from afar, it can appear quite daunting. Well, let us simplify things with some basic advice. A general rule in carpeting: the denser the better. Carpet can be found in six pile fibers and come in a handful of dye methods, each of which offer their advantages, disadvantages, and price-points. An LA Carpet expert can walk you through each of them in finer detail. As flooring options go, carpet offers one of the widest selections, from the characteristics just mentioned — density, fiber and dye-methods — to the most visible aspect: the look.

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DINING ROOM ADVICE

Dining room design should stem from what’s happening in the adjoining rooms and spaces. In modern times, the place where we dine is typically adjacent to the kitchen, where the food is prepared and cooked. Dining room décor should thus balance with the design and look of your kitchen to provide a sense of continuity and flow between the spaces. Unifying the space is merely a practical design decision.

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HARDWOOD ADVICE

It’s no design secret that flooring can tie a room together, and nothing makes a stronger statement than hardwood. There’s no material more aesthetically appealing and warm as hardwood flooring. Wood is natural, rich in tone and character, and has a unique display of knots and markings that can’t be reproduced. You can divide hardwood floors into three broad color categories: dark, medium, and light. Hardwood can be further viewed as either brown- or red-based. Since flooring coexists with furnishings and room décor, choice of hardwood coloring is crucial in creating an environment that favorably works with your desired color palette.

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INTERIOR DESIGN ADVICE

There isn’t a Bible on interior design, though some designers would have you think there was. For your first bit of interior design advice know that function, mood, and personal taste are primary ingredients to the most successful and appealing home interiors. Home interior design stretches far and wide, as it’s as diverse as the number of products that exist in today’s market. Flooring, furniture, lighting, pillows, art, and more enter into the fray, but a key point is to keep it simple and begin with a focal point- or the part of the room your eyes are drawn to.

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KITCHEN ADVICE

The kitchen is more than a place to prepare meals; it can be the focal point in family get-togethers, styled as a unique and distinct part of your home or as something seamless that coexists with the surrounding rooms. From casual and traditional to contemporary and transitional, kitchen designs run the gamut of today’s standards of style and taste. The first thing to consider in any kitchen design is the footprint. How big or small is your space?

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LIVING ROOM ADVICE

For most, the living room is where families and friends spend most of their time when visiting. To say it’s an important space in the home would be an understatement. The living room should be a place of comfort, where relatives and guests can be entertained and socialize. By keeping this in mind, living room ideas easily flow and, with proper planning, can be matched to your lifestyle and tastes, no matter your budget. And at LA Carpet, we can help bring that vision to reality.

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TILE ADVICE

There are so many tile options on the market that stepping inside a store can be exhausting. But as flooring ideas go, tile can be inexpensive and impactful. When used in the bathroom, square footage is usually much less than what would be found in other rooms. Further, note that ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles are different products with distinct qualities, though they may appear similar to the eye. Ceramic tile is great for wall and floor tile applications and is softer than porcelain. Porcelain tiles, on the other hand, have a much more hardened surface and come in glazed varieties with matte and glossy finishes.

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