Dining Room Layout Basics

Dining spaces in any home needs special focus in terms of its décor since it’s that special place were your friends and family gather together for meals and bonding. Apart from being very comfortable, the space also needs to reflect a certain character and style. MoBEL tells you all that you need to know about Dining Room Layout Basics.

Dining Room Layout Design – The Basic Measurements

Dining spaces can be either of the two forms – a separate room for dining or a designated area in the living room that’s set up as the dining space. The basic measurement tips are as follows:

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  • Ideal space to maintain between the dining table and wall or the next piece of furniture, that would make the dining arealook spacious and comfortably set out, is 42 – 48 inches. If space is less, atleast 36 inches needs to be maintained so that people can move in and out of their chairs easily.
  • Table space per person required to be maintained for him / her to have the meal comfortably is 24 – 30 inches.
  • If you need to seat more number of guests for particular occasions, a better idea is to arrange for having smaller tables around rather than going for a bigger dining table.

 

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Large Dining Room Layout Basics:

Large dining spaces give you more flexibility in terms of the scope of choosing the Interior Décor style you want. Your furniture, their style and sizes, accessories would all depend on the décor style chosen. The layout basics are as follows:

  • The first step is to choose the dining room interior style fromTraditional, Modern and contemporary, depending on what suits your remaining home décor the most.
  • For the right furniture arrangement, one needs to start by placing the dining table in the centre and then placing all other furniture around it. In case of a separate dining room, place the dining table in the centre of the room, while in case of a combined living & dining room space, center the dining table under a lighting element.
  • Popular dining table shapes for large dining rooms are round, oval or rectangular. Once the dining table is placed, arrange all other furniture such as chairs, sideboards, etc around it maintaining the basic measurement tips given above. Avoid having round tables for seating more than 6 people. For a round table with that wide a diameter, it makes conversations pretty inconvenient.
  • If you still have space, throw in some more furniture that are either decorative accessories or have storage space for your cutlery, napkins and other dining essentials.

Small Dining room Layout Basics:

Layout options for small dining rooms are not much and the challenge lies in giving a more open and spacious look and appeal to the space. Some tips that one can follow include:

  • Have a small rectangular dining table that has an extended removable leaf. This would allow you to keep your dining space open and airy at all times while you can still seat more people by using the leaf extension when you want.
  • Seating around the table for daily living should be maximum of 2 – 4. Store your extra dining chairs all throughout the house which you can use when needed for larger gatherings.
  • Dining chairs for small dining rooms should always be armless so as to give the space a less crowded feel.
  • A round pedestal dining table also looks good in a small dining space since it makes the perimeter of your dining room / space look larger.
  • Place and arrange your accessories intelligently that takes up the least amount of space but still looks good. For example, display your favourite china not in a cabinet but on neat wall shelves. Not only will it gain you floor space but would provide a stylish visual interest to your dining space.

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So what are you waiting for? Now that you know all the Dining Room Layout basics, design your own dining space the way you want to woo your guests with it!

 

Themed Modular Kitchen Designs – The Latest Home Décor Buzz!

After themed weddings and themed parties its now time to have your very own modular kitchen designed around a theme – Yes, themed Modular Kitchens are the latest décor buzz in town! The most popular and trending themes that are making rounds in the kitchen scene worldwide are:

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Coffee Themed Modular Kitchen:

Trendy and super-cool,coffee kitchens are the latest fad that offers you a refreshing experience while you cook. A favourite of the coffee lovers or otherwise, this kitchen interior design is all about the dark panels and the wood finishes against light or pale yellow back splashes, accessorized by coffee mug displays, coffee quote posters and interesting themed décor such as candles nestled smugly inside a bowl full of coffee beans. Super trendy, it’s a corner of your house that your friends will surely love!

Beach Kitchen:

For the young and the fun loving, who want to make a cooking experience feel like a holiday, we have the beach themed Modular Kitchen Design complete with the aqua blues, the bluish greens, the white and the pale yellow hues all combined in a tranquil as well as exotic combo of cabinets, counter tops, backs plashes and centre islands for you to choose from. A strip of dolphin tiles, a few star fishes strewn here and there and voila! A perfect tranquil getaway while you cook!

Barn yard Kitchen:

For the adventurous few, a modular kitchen theme that’s become very popular is the barn yard look…the complete rustic and homely corner to chill and cook and of course impress guests with! The favourite colour here is the typical ‘barn red’ – to be used as ascent wherever possible. To top it off, having animal decorating pieces such as hens, pigs, etc as wall hangings or motifs on pottery, coupled with rustic looking pots, pans & dishes work together magically to create the barn look and feel.

4 Steps to a Budget Modular kitchen Design

Let me guess…you have this dream modular kitchen design in your mind but your budget strings are tied too tight, right? Well, needless to say you are not the only one who is looking for ways to build a fab kitchen within a tight budget. The good news is that…yes, it’s possible and you’re at the right place to know exactly how!

In order to keep your modular kitchen prices down, you need to know exactly which components eat into your kitchen budget the most. The four main kitchen components that pull up the cost are –

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Kitchen Cabinets:

One of the major kitchen budget eat-awaysare your cabinets but the material used for the same can play a major role in keeping a check on the designing costs. The best option for kitchen cabinets are always solid wood shutters, which are usually made of teakwood, pinewood or any other solid wood and have a smooth and even finish. However these are the most expensive. Polished shutters also cost as much as the above since they are made of oakwood, rosewood or teakwood and are waterproof. Alternatively one can go for the plywoods, both commercial as well as marine, which are far less in price but are long lasting.

Kitchen Countertops:

The second component to affect your budget is your countertop and if you can play this card smartly, a 1 lac modular kitchen can be very much up your sleeve. As per latest trends, the new Tristone surface is the most suitable but also the most expensive. In case of Indian households with a 1 lac budget, one can go for granite, which is heat resistant, durable and easy to maintain, followed by other materials such as laminate, quartz and marble.

Kitchen Flooring:

This is another component that heavily eats into your budget since kitchen flooring is far more expensive then other flooring. Moreover, you need to go for a hygienic flooring type that can be cleaned easily. Popularity wise, traditional wood or stone are the most sought after kitchen flooring but again the most expensive. Marble on the other hand, is very popular but very costly and requires regular maintenance since any major spill tends to stain it permanently. To have a budget modular kitchen design, you can go for ceramic tiles that are hugely popular due to its durable, anti-skid and cleansing-friendly nature. Other flooring options to go for include porcelain and mosaic.

Kitchen Accessories:

The five main kitchen accessories include the wall and base storage unit, the drawers, the sink, the doorknobs and the cutlery trays, etc. Choosing the design and style of the above mainly depends on the space available in your kitchen. However, in order to keep from overshooting your budget, keeping some of the accessories in steel, playing around with brands, etc might be a good idea. Going for a well-designed but basic stainless steel or a porcelain sinkinstead of a mineral quartz onefor example will help you get your dream modular kitchen design well within your budget!

8 Top 5 Curtain and Blind Styles to Choose From!

Curtains, shades, blinds and all kinds of window Treatments are undoubtedly one of the most important elements of Interior Design. They hold and blend the colour schemes used in the décor, set the tone of the room and also go on to create a bold style statement if done up right. In some cases, they are also used as primary accents that build the character of the entire room layout and décor. But in order to achieve that, one needs to know the various types of curtains, shades and blind stylesso that one knows exactly which to choose for making your room look good to glam!

Top 5 Curtain Types to choose from:

Curtains are unlined and lightweight fabrics that are used to cover windows in order to filter out light, sound, draft and also as a decorative component. The most popular curtain types include:

Cafe Curtains: This curtain style includes covering only the bottom half of a window. In some cases it is paired with a valence (drapery style on the top part of a window) for a stylish and different look to a room.Cafe-CurtainsSheer Curtains: A style that we all love, the translucent fabric that gives a stylish and chic look to your room. It filters light, provides a certain amount of privacy and is often combined with heavy fabric drapery for ornate interior designs.

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Lace Curtains: This gives the same effect as the sheer curtains with the exception that these are made from lace fabric.

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Gathered Curtains: This style involves using curtain and drapes that are pulled up half their heights and are tied to the sides.

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Bishop Sleeve Curtains: These types of curtains are very much trending and involves having vertical panels of the curtain where it is pinched up at regular intervals to get a series of blousy sections followed by a gathered pleat.Bishop-Sleeve-Curtains

Top 5 Shades & Blind Styles:

Unlike curtains, shades and blinds are window treatments that fit inside a window frame. Various options exists which can be used to create a stylish and modern look to your home. Some of the most popular options are given below:

Balloon: This refers to the old stage curtain style where series of draw strings hang vertically across d width of the window, that gathers up the material when pulled. Festoon style or the ‘London shade’ is similar to the Balloon with the exception that both the edges on the two sides are not gathered. Hence, Balloon gives a semi circle look while Festoon gives d style a tail.

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Cellular: This style involves a crisply pleated fabric shade that folds up neatly together when drawn. Basically in this style, the shade is made into a honeycomb providing insulation to a certain extent since pockets of air are held in between the honeycomb structure.

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Roman: The Roman shade is a chic style where the shade creates a flat panel when closed. The folds are spaced and occur at regular intervals and overlap each other when they are drawn up.

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Roller: This style consists of a simple and flat shade which can be pulled down at any height and again rolls up to the roller at the top when it is drawn.

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Blinds: These refer to shades made out of wood, metal, plastic or fabric that remains suspended in a string mesh. When drawn up, the entire treatment goes out of ones view.

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Catchy Cook Spaces – The Top 3Trending Modular Kitchen Cabinet Colour combos this Season!

So you have just moved into this snazzy new apartment of yours, and you want to use that dash of colour in your Modular Kitchen Design to make a style statement. Well, not a bad idea at all…apart from the fact that you are going crazy choosing the perfect colour scheme for it! So, to make your life a bit easier, here goes…the Top 3 Modular Kitchen Colour Combos that are trending this season, for you to choose from!

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Bold Blue &Pail Blue:

The latest trend in creating a catchy cook space – Using two shades of the same colour! If you have a large open modular kitchen design, use a bold blue for your central island cabinets and thereafter work towards a sky blue hue for other cabinets on the outer perimeter of the wall. Set off against a white background, this colour combo will be both serene as well as modern.

Bright Red & Midnight Black:

One of the most dramatic shade combo this season, this is sure to turn eyeballs and make a statement amidst your circle. Black cabinets at the background with a bright red island at the centre, balanced with light coloured countertop & backsplash is definitely the way to go!

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Cool Grey & Hot Orange:

Third on our list is this ultra-modern modular kitchen cabinet colour scheme that lets the neutral grey come alive with the fiery intense orange at the foreground. Having a few open shelves and painting the backs of them with a lighter version of the same grey gives an illusion of depth.

So what are you waiting for, choose the trend that suits your modular kitchen design the best, and let Mobel do the rest!

Trendiest Curtain & Drape Styles – The top 5 Window Treatments for your home

Let’s get this straight…curtains might have seen the light of the day for its utilitarian purpose such as providing privacy or filtering light, sound and draft, but in modern times nobody can deny its crucial role as an Interior Design element. Not only does it set the tone and look of any particular room but also goes on to create a bold style statement with its various drapery styles and window treatments.

Curtains Vs. Drapes –   Know the difference

Curtains are the unlined, lightweight fabrics that one uses to cover a window. Curtain styles are primarily simple and the length usually is till the window sill or sometimes down to the floor level.

Drapes on the other hand are the heavy and lined fabrics that are usually used to frame a window over and above a curtain. Draperies are fixed and almost always till the floor length. Use of patterns and intense colours, coupled with its sheer bulk and the drapery style makes it something that gives your room a bold statement.

Top 5 Curtain Styles for a glam Interior design:

Pinch Pleat Curtain: This refers to the curtain style where three narrow pleats are pinched together at regular intervals to give the curtain a trendy look.

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Pencil Pleat curtains: This style is all about creating folds in the fabric in such a way wherein thy are gathered tightly and spaced narrowly so that it resembles a row of pencils all along the breath of the curtain.

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Goblet Pleat Curtains: This style is similar to the pencil pleat with the exception that at regular intervals, a part of the fabric is left ungathered and blown outwards so that it gives a look of a goblet. Sometimes, the fabric is stuffed with stiff paper to give give the curtain the best goblet look. Out of all the pleated curtain looks, this is the newest and trendiest to have.

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Tabbed Top Curtains: The Tabbed Top look is one of the most popular styles doing rounds nowadays due to its simplicity and convenience. This informal look is achieved by sewing loops of fabric on top of the curtain panel and then simply hanging it from a rod.

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Shirred: The shirred curtain style refers to tightly bunching the fabric all along the curtain rod.

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Top 5 Drapes to give character to your Interior décor:

Jabot: A panel of pleated fabric, tapered in length, which hangs down on both sides of a window. It can also be used in sections. Perfect for making a style statement without going overboard.

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Swag: A panel of pleated fabric hanged in semi circles, horizontally along the top length of the curtain. Styles include single swag or multiple swags depending on what suits the room. A swag is typically combined with a jabot or a cascade to achieve a more grand or ornate look.

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Cascade:A combination of swag and jabot where a panel of pleated fabric creates a swag style and then hangs down on one side of the window.

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Scarf: The scarf drapery style is all about taking a long panel of fabric, draping it all along the top part of a window and letting it fall to the floor on both the sides.

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Valence: Any kind of drapery treatment done on the top part of a window, typically to cover window hardware sections. Valence is greatly used as an decorative element in any interior design project.

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3 Steps to choosing the Right Living Room Furniture!

Let’s face it, the living room is one of the most important places in a home since its where the family spends the maximum time together. Also, it is the place where your guests come in. Hence starting from your best family time moments to what the outside world thinks of you are all crucially linked to your living room, specifically boiling down to basically two points – how it looks and how comfortable it is.

To achieve both of the above, the most crucial thing is the right furniture! Choosing the right furniture for your living room in 90% of your Interior Décor done! However, with so many themes, styles and options to choose from, it might be a daunting task. All you need to do is to follow these basic three steps to choosing the right furniture and getting the perfect Living Room Décor!

1.Identify the Focal Point: The focal point of a living room is that particular spot which begs attention right when you enter the room. The logical first step to choosing the right furniture is to first identifying this focal point since the tip is to place your furniture from and around there.

2.Decide on the Interior Design Theme: This refers to the interior design theme that your furniture would need to reflect. The three basic themes are:

  • Traditional: To achieve the traditional look, you need to choose furniture that looks ornate and elegant. Traditional furniture are more formal and includes features such as ornately rolled arms, skirted bottoms and overall curved outlines. Material is usually wood while colours usually range from ivory to rich hues.
  • Modern / Contemporary: This look consists of furniture that has straight, clean lines and looks very sleek. Usual material includes Metal and glass while colours range from white to any other neutral colour.
  • Casual: The casual theme is all about being cozy and comfortable. This includes comfortable seating in bright colours making use of prints, patterns and anything & everything that is casual and creates a friendly ambience.

3. Choose your furniture: Now that you know your theme and exactly where to place your furniture, choosing the exact pieces would be child’s play! The various elements of living room furniture are:

  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • Ottomans and Stools
  • Coffee Tables / Side Tables or Accent Table

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The secret is to focus on the ‘livable part’ of the décor. Hence go for two sofas facing each other or one sofa and two swivel chairs facing it to encourage interaction. The swivel chairs along with a few ottomans and stools here and there creates the comfortable feel as well as can be moved around to give a new look each time. Coffee tables and other occasional tables which are movable also create a congenital atmosphere since you know that there’s always a place nearby to keep a vase, a lamp or merely to keep your drink.

So what are you waiting for? Now that you know exactly how to go about choosing the furniture for your living room…go ahead and get it!

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Home Furniture for Your lovable Home

Furniture is among the most fundamental objects in all homes. An individual takes great interest in planning as well as designing all parts of their home for it to truly reflect their standard of living.

Choice of home furniture isn’t a simple task and is among Bedroom Setthe overwhelming challenges you must face. Therefore, be careful ahead of buying anything for your home. The days are past when house furniture happened to be crafted from wood only and the present day furniture is crafted from wood, glass, steel, leather, plastic, granite with the list tending to be never-ending. With many options at your disposal, you can pick diverse themes for all parts of your home to make it appear distinctive and special.

With time the furniture design has also changed. However, it’s always prudent to pick the latest or contemporary one instead of opting for an old-fashioned one. There’re such a lot of varieties accessible in contemporary furniture, whether it’s the living room furniture, Bedroom Furniture or the dinning room furniture, that one is able to easily smarten up their house.

Your Living room is among the vital parts of your home where families as well as guests spend a lot of time together and thus archaic furniture in the living room possibly will make you self-conscious while welcoming your guests and relatives. Decorating your living room by means of leather sofa together with superb sprawl chairs will certainly make your room among the most stunning and charming places.

The Bedroom is a place where every person spends his leisure time and relaxes himself. Thus the furniture theme must be extremely eye-pleasing and gorgeous. You can go for bedroom sets made from wood / plush leather and you may also opt for contemporary benches, dresser, and wardrobes, which add to the room’s attractiveness.

Dining place is a place for meetings and discussions besides being the place for dining. Gracefully designed glass tables or skillfully carved wooden tables are among the contemporary furniture items which will certainly give your dining room or kitchen a charming look.

We are among the top Furniture Stores in Kolkata and Bangalore for buying different varieties of contemporary furniture for your home. You can choose from a wide range of products designed to suit varied tastes. Buy great quality furniture at reasonable prices at Mobel. Go ahead and make a beautiful home!

Features That Make the Modular Kitchens Unique

These days, the sizes of homes are getting smaller day by day and as a result, the space concerns for kitchens have become really important. As the kitchen is the only area where home dwellers spend most of the time while being at home, thus it needs to be roomy and hygienic as well to keep up both health and well being of the residents. The necessity for limited spaces in the flats or homes has contributed to the emergence of modern kitchens.

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With the evolution of modular kitchen designs offered by mobel homestore, it has become possible to bring out a huge change in the way which the kitchen appears. Therefore, more and more homeowners are now replacing their traditional kitchens with the elegant and sophisticated kitchens. With the incorporation of different stylish kitchen design ideas like cabinets, storage facilities and some other types of modern accessories, the modular kitchens are bringing convenience and comfort to the homemakers in various ways. As a result, the conventional kitchens are fading away from the modern lifestyle.

There are different types of accessories that the homeowners can include to the kitchen areas as per their preferences. Some of the important accessories that can take the kitchen interior design to a new level while making the activity of cooking a great fun are:

  • The hobs or cooking ranges, which can be fixed into the granite countertops.
  • Cooker hoods for eliminating the smoke from the kitchen space
  • Pull out drawers or the units where one can store various kitchen essentials
  • Shutter spaces to store crockery like the bowls and plates clean and safe
  • Adjustable shelves in stores which can also be used for the purpose of storage

So, the modular kitchen designs India is the ideal solution for every home with limited space. Besides, here different types of designs and varieties can be integrated or disintegrated quite easily. Another great thing about these kitchens is that these are very durable and therefore last for a really long time.

Now let’s have a look at some other great features that make these kitchens unique as well as the must have for every modern home:

  • The modular kitchens can be fitted with different types of accessories to make these kitchens more modern, more sophisticated and well equipped. The accessories like the sleek glass work, elegant fittings, trendy wood finishes joined with some latest gadgets. Besides, it is also really easy to install these accessories as most of the fittings are ready made. These kitchen accessories last for a really long period in case they are bought from any authentic dealer.
  • A complete range of designs and colors are found in this type of kitchen design. Besides, it is also possible to lay these designs in various ways to broaden the shape and style of entire kitchen space. The most popularly used kitchen shapes are L shape and U shape ones.
  • Different types of stylish and chic hardware like vibrant colored doors, stainless steel doorknobs etc. can also be included in this type of kitchens even in case of the modular small kitchen design.