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Add A Little Feng Shui To Your Parry Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: June 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Add A Little Feng Shui To Your Parry Home

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Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that balances energy and harmony in a space. It is used to make a home vibrant, but also brings in peacefulness. For instance, the office in your Parry home should have vibrant energy, while a bedroom needs soft energy. Feng Shui is a bit different than conventional decoration and you do not need to apply all of the tips, but many of the ideas do make sense when it comes to decorating your new home in Pittsburgh.

The first step in Feng Shui is to declutter. Discard all the things that are piling up in the room and causing it to feel uninviting to you or your visiting Pittsburg neighbors. Be aware how much clutter takes away from the appeal of your new home and also keeps you from doing the things that you need to do.

Once your home is clutter free, you want to make sure the air is fresh and that you have good light coming into the room. If you have heavy drapes on the windows, consider removing them or pulling them away from the window so that light can enter into the room of your Parry home better.

Know what colors suit each room of your home. Red is a strong color that stirs energy, so it would not be good for sleep. For a color this strong, think of the entryway, dining room or home office. Blue is suited better for the bedrooms as well as earth colors like yellow, beige or gray.

Be conscious of the furniture placement in the rooms of your home. Placing a large furniture piece, like a sofa, in the entrance of a room acts like an invisible wall and blocks you from wanting to enter the room. You want the rooms to your feel like you are inviting your guests in, not keeping them out. The beds in the bedrooms of your home should face the doorway so that you are able to see who is entering the room.

Water is also another element used to add a sense of calmness and peace in a room. Think of adding a fountain or fish tank to a room of your home.


There are more in depth ideas found in Feng Shui, but these few ideas make sense from a design perspective and something you may want to consider when designing your Parry home.

Design Basics For Your Parry Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: June 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Design Basics For Your Parry Home

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Most of us generally evaluate by things by sight and appearance. Our homes are no different. The style of your Pittsburgh new home is more than just design. It describes your personal style, so it important to think what is the best way to set up your Parry home that shows who you are.   Here are some tips that can be used to show your Parry home at its best.

When selecting a paint color for the rooms of your Parry home, don’t forget the ceiling. It may seem a little unconventional to you to paint your ceiling anything but white, but today the ceilings are being treated as a fifth wall. Go two to three shades lighter or darker than the color you choose for your walls. This brings warmth to the room of your Parry home and once you see a difference it makes in the room, you will never have white ceilings again.

To add personality to the room of your Parry home, add good art pieces. You may not have invested in good art pieces before, but you will be surprised at how it can transform a room. A beautiful painting is something that can add color and life to any room.

To make the rooms of your Parry feel spacious, don’t overload the room with furniture. Choose the appropriate size of furniture for the room. Same goes for the bedrooms, makes sure that the beds aren’t too large for the space. This only makes the room appear smaller and takes away the space next to the bed for side tables.

If you have children, consider slipcovers to protect your furniture. Slipcovers have come a long way in style and fit, if you haven’t checked them out in a while. It also provides you with an opportunity to change design styles whenever you desire.

If you like the challenge of designing your own space in your Parry home, then we hope these tips have been useful. If you need a second opinion, hire a professional who can help steer you in the right direction and style your for home exactly as you envision it.