HOW TO: SHOP FOR KITCHEN RUNNERS

Now that you have spent a fortune on the high-end stainless steel appliances and customized your cabinets and even splurged on countertops for the finest finish, what do you think is missing to complete the look⁉️

      ***Runners and runners again for sure.***

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Can anyone deny the warm and cozy feeling of a runner on a kitchen floor?


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Many runners come in different sizes.First of all, you have to decide where the runner will work best! I often pick the hallway between the island and the longest cabinet wall to accommodate a longer runner. Because, in terms of size, I believe when runners are concerned the longer the merrier 😊

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Secondly, make sure to settle on the style and color pallets, otherwise, you will go mad trying to choose the final product among many many many beautiful runners out there.

My initial inclination is usually towards contrasts with the kitchen style or color, so let's say you have a kitchen with rather contemporary cabinets, I would suggest buying a really authentic piece to accent.

And if the colors in your kitchen are rather dark and woody, I would look for bright colors and attractive patterns. But, don't forget, it is also wise to keep the flooring color in mind for a blending look.

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IF your kitchen has enough walking space, don't hesitate to buy two identical or even similar sized or colored runners to enrich the feel of warmth.

Another tip of the trade is to buy a normal sized rug and get it cut in half for 2 smaller runners!There you go, you have your customized piece already 😉

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You can find runners everywhere for almost every price depending on size and style. Besides bespoke rug companies, furniture stores also carry adorable runners. And then again, online shopping is always easy and it is possible to get a great deal on a nice piece of kilim.

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SO what are you waiting for??? 

GO and shop the look and color you want to spoil your kitchen...


HOW TO : MAKE GALLERY WALLS

IS your home complete with all the necessary furniture, fabrics and lighting fixtures and yet does not feel like home⁉️⁉️

That is because no space is finished without wall art!!!And how you display your art can either make or brake your interior. So read on to make your walls party...

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NOW, you either have too much art and not enough walls or vice versa...

You might have many different sizes and types of artwork to hang around and not enough  wall space or you can feel hopeless finding enough pieces to hang with an abundance of bare walls.

And Don't PANIC! I have been through the same dilemmas and believe me, different types of walls and artwork have driven me crazy enough till I know how❗️❗️So follow to see tips for a well curated ART WALL...

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Let's start with numerous works of art and limited wall space.

First, you have to carefully select your favourites because it is not about clustering your walls with frames and paintings. Indeed, you want to look for quality arrangement to better display your pieces.

Once you decide what you want to hang , you should start to lay them on a floor area about the size of your wall. You will see how they will fit more clearly.

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If you are having problems visualizing, I suggest you search the internet for reference sheets on gallery walls. There are great guides for DIY ,so you can easily figure which style you like more.

 

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Horizontally wide walls will require more spacing and maybe more square sized frames. But, of course spread vertical and horizontal pieces to avoid a boring wall.

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Vertical walls on the other hand are better for tall frames with a mix of smaller pieces. Keeping the overall area tight will make your walls seem longer but make sure to stretch outside the grid a bit for diversity.

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WHAT IF your scene is the opposite? Let's say you have any type of wall but not enough artwork or major pieces.My first tip would be to head for a gallery wall with anything you like including wall decor ,clocks , and mirrors and even bookshelves.

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Still not satisfied?? Then, go and invest on smaller budget friendly pieces like framed photos or watercolors.Or just hang your own b&w family photos with black frames.

Trust me, with the guidance of a template,you will achieve a professional look almost anytime.

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You can easily find them on Pinterest , so get inspired by amazing gallery walls and familiarise with the ones that suit your walls the best.Again, make sure to lay them on a similar sized floor space to get the overall feeling before you nail anything. I doubt that you will want to see more painters once you are settled into your new home, so think before you hole your wall❗️

 

Once you are done , you will enjoy the feeling of being in an actual home.                                    SO COME ON and GET YOUR ART TOGETHER!

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More Tips:

Similar thickness in frames result in a clean and crisp look.
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Mixing frame colours is always adventurous and can easily be more interesting.

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Place your big statement piece first to easily radiate around it.

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Black frames work best on black and white  pictures and photos
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