Exterior Home Design Trends for 2020

While some trends manage to stay relevant for decades, new yearly trends can help you make the most of your home’s value and curb appeal. If you’ve been considering an exterior makeover, make sure to heed consideration to what the top trends are for 2020.

Whether you are contemplating the selling of your home next year or just updating the look, investing in the outside of your home will deliver a return in both resale value and enjoyment.

The top trends of 2020 are about bringing new approaches to tired spaces.

Exterior Living Spaces

In 2020, expect gazebos, outdoor kitchens, and more outdoor features to become a must. Outside living areas have been growing in demand, and are set to erupt in 2020. It’s not enough to have an open-air patio or yard, today’s homes also have an innovative outdoor living space that enhances the curb appeal of the property.

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Living room design ideas, interiors & pictures

Good living rooms have some things in common. They are harmonious, elegant
and fit in with the taste and personality of the people who use it.
You can have endless possibilities and ideas to decorate your living
room. But you need to start with the basic question: what do you want
to use it for?

It
can be a place for social gatherings, or a space to watch TV together
in the evening or also can be used as a dining space when a room
separator is implemented. So, before buying furniture for the living
room it is important to take care of the functional needs.

Where
can I find ideas to design my living room?

If
you need inspiration for designing your living
room, professionals at homify can help you. Our website
provides
you pictures and ideas that help you to design or renovate your
living room and style

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How to Use Lighting as an Interior Design Element

By Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan

You don’t have to know everything about lighting or spend tons of money to make rooms look light and lively. You do need to know the basics of functional and decorative lighting and how to get help for planning and buying lighting. Lighting design is broken down into three kinds of illumination: general lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting. Mix all three types to achieve decorative lighting.

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Decorative lighting creates mood (an overall feeling of serenity or playfulness) and meaning (communication; sometimes this includes signage, such as Exit). Flat, functional lighting (such as the kind in your office) puts people on the alert. Decorative lighting, on the other hand, brings out the shape of objects, the “feel” of texture, and important keynotes.

A decorative lighting scheme has variation in light

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15 Ideal Designs For Low Budget Living Rooms

Living room is a special room for your family and friends to gather and chat in every free time. Therefore, everybody wants to create not only a comfortable but also harmonious environment by our special effort. The ideal living room should show your eyes ‘beauty, your characteristic and your living style. Normally, a living room has a coffee table, a sofa and a love-seat, even some picture, rug, television, lamp, etc. You can design your living in your own way. However if you had a limited budget, you should consider carefully many factors such as furniture, decorating things, wall paper or even a rug. You should try your best to minimize the amount of money, but still remain comfortable and cozy.

If you are looking for the ideal designs for low budget living room, take a look at my ideas which are very

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7 Elements of Interior Design

The problem with Interior Design is a lot many people confuse it with Interior Decoration. While the former refers to designing an entire living space from scratch, the latter refers to decorating an existent living space with added furniture and upholstery. Interior Design is indeed a science that is bound by its own elements and principles and yes, it is not as simple as one imagines it to be! Generally interior designers go by the rule book that states that ‘There are 7 elements and 7 principles of Interior Design’.

We are going to cover all the 7 elements of interior design in this article, followed by an article explaining all the 7 principles. Let’s begin!

1. Space
Space is one of the most important elements of interior design. Space acts as a foundation on which the entire interior design plan is built. Hence it is essential that the designer

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33 jaw dropping exterior home design ideas

Natural wood may be the classic choice for home siding but don’t let that fool you into thinking wood is boring or predictable. Here are 36 examples of extraordinary houses made even more stunning with their creative uses of real wood. 

1. An Origami Inspired Wooden Facade

The use of different shapes and angles is a great way to make a big impression in architecture; the Archive house in Norway is a perfect example of this. The Kebony clad exterior is a completely new design, featuring dramatic lines inspired by the Japanese art of origami. The Archive house is a stunning creative achievement that draws your gaze and holds it. 

2. A Countryside Retreat Reinvented 

A farmhouse seems anything but modern and aesthetic, yet AR Design Studio completely reinvented just how stunning a countryside home can be. The Farmer’s House is a complete remodel/overhaul of a home on a private

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School of Design and Creative Technologies

Degrees + Programs

B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies

In this interdisciplinary major, creative expression merges with technological innovation across four emphasis areas: Game Design, Digital Visualization, Projection, Lighting and Interactivity (PLAI) and Music and Sound. Graduates of AET will be prepared to create digital content, lead production teams and develop new applications of technology in the evolving entertainment industry.

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B.F.A. and B.A. in Design

The undergraduate Design program empowers students with a rich, multi-faceted educational experience that poises graduates for careers in the design profession, professions with a design component or a strategic focus and entrepreneurial endeavors. The B.A. in Design is intended for students who desire a solid foundation in design techniques, aesthetics, research methods, history and theory, but who prefer the flexibility and breadth of a liberal arts degree to the more studio-intensive pre-professional B.F.A. degree.

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The M.F.A. program at The

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Interior Design Portfolios – Carbonmade



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Make the Most of Your Living Room and Dining Room Combo

Living room decor, brown loveseat with wheeled coffee table

Open floor plans and small spaces can make it difficult to delineate the living room and dining room. With no walls in between, the two rooms can merge together and pose a unique decorating dilemma. But here’s the good newsan open floor plan has more potential than challenges. The key is to maintain a consistent style and use furniture and accent pieces to define areas.

Here’s some quick living room/dining room combo ideas and how-to’s to turn a living/dining room combo into a beautiful space.

 

small cabinet and lamps

How to Maximize Small Spaces

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of creating a living/dining room combo, let’s talk small space living. Small is the new big when it comes to house trends. Tiny houses are cropping up everywhere as more and more people embrace the “less is more” adage.

There’s a lot to learn from tiny house design. The key

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Kitchens and Baths by Grande Decor

  • Mary and Dan

    Mary and Dan

    “Grande Decor was the best company I ever hired for work on my home. The results on my kitchen renovation were better than we ever imagined. No question – email – phone call was ever not answered promptly. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone.”

  • Judy and Doug

    Judy and Doug

    “The first words we hear when people enter the addition is “Wow”. The workmanship is top notch and I can’t think of thing that I would change!”

  • Maureen and Matt

    Maureen and Matt

    “Grande Décor was extremely professional from the initial planning to completion. They were able to adhere to the timeline and budget that they designed. Their team is reliable and prompt. We are thrilled with our new kitchen”

  • Elayne and Scott

    Elayne and Scott

    “We have had 3 bathrooms remodeled by Grande Decor. They are wonderful! In our master, they were able to reconfigure our bathroom and bedroom to maximize the space. Joe

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