IKAT Pops Up Here And There In Interior Home Decoration

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This unique and vibrant pattern is showing up on throw pillows, curtains, upholstery, crockery and wallpaper. You may have already encountered Ikat on apparel but introducing it as part of home décor is definitely a current trend that will only add further interest to your interiors.

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Commonly known as a tribal print or pattern, IKAT comes from the Malay word meaning to bind or wind around.

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It is the result of a procedure known as resist dyeing. Through this process only parts of the fabric are affected by the dye resulting in a pattern that works with every style. Check out the following applications of this playful print.

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I’m sure you can accommodate evergreen IKAT somewhere in your home.

Ways to Impress a Woman With Your Bachelor Pad

The dream of many bachelors today is to have an interior design theme that virtually entices a woman with a statement of pure untainted masculinity. His idea of interiors is usually straight forward and uncomplicated – which is fine. But for those of you, who feel confident in achieving that interior bliss, try the following:

• Hang great artwork


One large colourful print, a canvas painted in 2 colours or a group of black and white prints /vintage posters will sophisticate any room pronto

• Roll out an interesting rug

Rugs are an easy way to brighten your décor and add a vivid focal point. Be it traditional, oriental, contemporary, sheepskin or shaggy. They can also cover up ugly floors and be transferred from room to room.

• Jazz up an empty corner

Why not place a tall indoor plant – caring for a living thing will reveal your sensitive side. A lofty sculpture or a beautiful ceramic vase would be great alternatives too.

• Eliminate clutter

Unsightly wires, board games, gadgets and gizmos can easily be concealed in sleek entertainment centres.

• Introduce a feature wall

Paint one wall behind the bed or the television, for example, in a rich colour like a dark putty grey, sage green, chocolate brown or dark red. As well as colour, texture can also enhance a feature wall – 3D particle board, natural materials such as stone or wood, wallpaper.

• Add a headboard

A great looking masculine headboard with clean lines and a luxurious texture would definitely make a bold statement. Popular textures include suede, velvet and leather.

• Personalize your area

Display objects that reflect your hobby or passion, use colours you love and make it look lived in and comfortable

• Get the lighting right

Create different atmospheres with the help of dimmer switches, up lighters, table lamps, floor lamps. If your budget allows, then invest in an automated lighting system which allows you to control various mood settings at the touch of a sensory panel

• And finally gentlemen without this tip, the above do not stand a chance – keep your pad CLEAN and smelling FRESH!!

GOOD LUCK!!

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