Bean Bags: Are they an Alternative of Home Sofas?

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Bean bags have gained quite much popularity in the recent years across Pakistan. Their use is not just restricted to homes but they can also be spotted in several offices these days. Globally, the bean bags became immensely popular in 1970s but unfortunately, they fell out of favor in 1980s for being uncomfortable.

However, they have been re-introduced lately with new designs and fabrics, which are comfortable and durable. To put it plainly, a bean bag is a versatile seating option that comprises dried beans, expanded polystyrene, and PVC pellets. They are immensely popular among all age groups as they have many uses and are available in different sizes and colors.

The ergonomic design, modern manufacturing technique, and appealing colors make them coveted pieces of furniture, which completely sets them apart from traditional chairs and sofas. Owing to these features, both interior designers and architecture companies in Lahore love to embellish interiors with vibrant bean bags.

So What are Bean Bags Made of?

The bean bags are made out from a variety of fabrics. The four most popular fabrics are:

1: Faux Leather

As the name clearly suggests, the faux leather bean bags are made of PVC that offers you close to the real feel of leather without worrying about the price tag. The faux leather with leather grain embossed into it makes one feel as if they are sitting on the real leather.

2: Faux Suede

If you are looking for a bean bag that is extremely soft, then faux suede bean bags is what you need. These bean bags mimic the velvety underside of a real animal hide. Another good thing about faux suede is it’s easier to care and maintain. Above all, they are inexpensive and ultra-comfortable.

3: Polyester

In case, you wish to enjoy the day in the open, then outdoor bean bags, made of 100% polyester, is the way to go. They are water resistant and can be easily wiped clean. They come in a rainbow of colors and are also an ideal choice for kids’ bedrooms and playrooms. The polyester bean bags can be placed in a garden, terrace or on the rooftop. But, make sure when they are not in use, they must be kept indoors.

4: Cotton

The cotton bean bags are colorful, soft, strong and practical. They come with different removable colors for kids as well as adults. These cotton covers are easily washable and are the most popular choice for kids’ rooms.

Types of Bean Bags You Can Find Today

When it comes to the shapes and styles, you may find an extensive variety of bean bags that include the chairs, couches, oxford cushions, retro classics, sofa beds, giant, tri-gamers, deck chairs, loungers, stools squares and more.

Coming back to the question, are the bean bags an alternative of home furniture? Well, they are not! The bean bags have their own utility as they are a relaxing furniture and cannot replace the formal one.

A Look at the 21st Century Bathroom Accessories

There is no doubt about the fact that our trips to the bathroom are mostly utilitarian. You’re in, and you’re out (barring those occasions when things go horribly awry). For many of us, it’s best if our bathroom experience remains ordinary but the modern-day technology has resulted in some fantastically functional bathroom accessories that can make your life much easier by improving your bathroom break tenfold. To help you add flair and functionality to this overlooked area of your home, we at AmerAdnan® Associates have rounded up some nifty additions that will make your next bathroom trip totally seamless.

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1: Heated Towel Rail

There’s nothing more annoying than having to wipe your face with a towel that is already soaking wet. A wet towel is not only irritating but is also unhygienic. According to dermatologists, one must make a very gentle use of a clean and dry towel after face wash, as the wet towel placed in the towel rail carries germs that can cause various skin diseases. This amazing accessory makes use of electricity to keep your bathroom towel dry all the time. With its built-in heating system, the moment you place a wet towel on it, the heated towel rail takes about ten minutes to dry it up. It is for this very feature architecture companies in Lahore suggest their clients install this accessory in their lavatories.

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2: Jet Towel Hand Dryer

We all know the traditional electric hand dryers are nothing more than just cozying up your hands, as every time, you end up drying your hands with the pants. But with this latest innovation called the Jet Towel, it’s now possible to dry up your hands in a matter of seconds. Having this amazing accessory in your bathroom can make your bathroom trip a lot more convenient.

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3: Automatic Soap Dispenser

Also known as the touchless soap dispenser, this hi-tech bathroom accessory is a must have in your 21st century home. The modern automatic soap dispenser does not require you to press a button for dispensing the soap. Instead, it makes use of a sensor that automatically detects as you extend your hands towards it. Besides, it dispenses a moderate quantity of soap to make sure that there’s no wastage. Owing to this, more and more interior designers in Lahore are now using them in both commercial and residential projects.

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4: Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser

The automatic paper towel dispenser integrates a sensor that automatically senses the palm of your hands and dispenses a paper towel swiftly. At times, when drawing a paper towel from a manual dispenser, we get excessive paper towels, which results in wastage. An automatic dispenser ensures there’s no wastage of paper towels and your bathroom experience remains more relaxing than you have expected.

We hope these four twenty-first century bathroom accessories took you to a virtual bathroom tour you had never experienced before. If we’ve missed anything, please feel free to let us know in the comments below.

The Growing Trend of Accent Walls in Pakistan and Beyond

The accent walls are a great way of breaking up bigger rooms and to help to instill a sense of extraordinary in an otherwise ordinary room. If you look at the modern house designs in Pakistan, you are sure to find accent walls in almost all rooms including the bedroom, living room, and the drawing rooms, to be specific.

According to interior designers at AmerAdnan Associates, when the accent walls started trending, a few years back, many considered it as a passing fad, but things have happened opposite to what was expected. The trend of accent walls proved, it has staying power.

There are different ways of creating accent walls that can be done by the homeowners whereas others might simply serve as inspiration. What matters is that you must choose an accent wall design that works best for your space.

The interior designers in Pakistan usually do feature walls in a deep hue such as black. AmerAdnan® is of the opinion that a single wall painted with rich dark colors creates a great visual depth in a room which helps to make it appear bigger than real. Painting, papering, handcrafting, stickering, etc. can be done to create highly inspiring accent walls.

Many architects in Pakistan these days recommend brick and wood paneling to create natural accent walls in different rooms. In case, you are a renter who’s wishing for an accent wall but is afraid to make any modifications, there are removable wallpapers for you.

When opting for accent walls, always remember to use recommended color shades because using the wrong color can completely ruin your space. The expert interior designers are of the view that a home’s color palette and décor must be cohesive and planned ahead.

You can opt for a modern geometric accent wall, world map accent wall, dark accent wall or a stone accent wall. See the images below to create a popular type of accent wall in your abode:

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Modern Geometric Accent Wall

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World Map Accent Wall

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Dark Accent Wall

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Stone Accent Walls

Bedroom Furniture Tips – Wardrobe Buying Guide

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No matter, how chic and well-furnished a home is, a stylish wardrobe is always welcomed by its dwellers, the reason being is everyone at home wants his/her personal space for placing all the clothes and accessories. However, there are different things that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing a wardrobe, so as to make sure that it fulfills all the requirements.

Thanks to the great designs and styles crafted by modern-day furnishers, homeowners can now complement every room and enjoy the best storage space in their dwellings. The interior designers in Pakistan these days recommend portable wardrobes for smaller rooms. Why?

Because they can drastically change a room’s setting and make homeowners’ living experience more enjoyable.

Types of Wardrobes You Can Get Your Hands on

As mentioned above, there are many things one must consider when choosing a wardrobe, since furnishers craft wardrobes in different styles to suit dissimilar requirements.

  • Double-Door Wardrobes

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The double door wardrobes are the conventional style wardrobes that are commonly found in every other home today. They either comprise a single-clothing rail or a split one. Some of these have top interior shelves and some have a bottom shelf. Whereas, others offer both to provide extra storage space. Besides storing valuables, some double door wardrobes also come with a drawer at the base along with a lock to ensure security.

  • Three-door Wardrobes

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The three-door wardrobes are bigger and offer a lot more storage space than those with two doors. These wardrobes are made for larger rooms, especially those without fixed wardrobes. The interior of 3-door wardrobes typically houses a full-length hanging rail as you open the first two doors. While the third door conceals a separate portion of shelves for placing different items or folded clothes.

Behind the third wardrobe door, there is often a drawer or two. Just like the double-door wardrobe, a three-door wardrobe also has drawers at the base. The top and bottom shelves are also often found in the 3-door wardrobes.

  • Sliding Wardrobes

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The sliding wardrobes are not very commonly found, but they are certainly the most graceful and stylish kind of wardrobes around. They not just look classic, but also save the space that is required for their doors to open. Since these wardrobes come with the sliding doors, they are an ideal choice for smaller rooms where there isn’t enough room. The interior decorators in Pakistan also call them an ideal and practical choice for rooms that are tight on space.

Which of these wardrobes would you consider for your room? Let us know in the comments.

Choose An Ideal Color For Your Home With This App

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Choosing the right color palette for the entire house is a one of the tasks that has haunted homeowners for years now. Considering the fact that the entire effort relies on one thing alone – our imagination. And to be honest, it’s tough for most of us to imagine how exactly a space would look like after a paint job.

Although a seasoned interior designer in Pakistan or few tips and points can aid you to find a cohesive color scheme for their entire house, but what if you have a visualizer app?

Yes, a visualizer app that can allow you to pick any color and see your walls transform in real-time on your smartphone screen.

Dulux Visualizer App

The Dulux Visualizer App is introduced by Dulux. The leading paint company has launched this app to end the long suffering of the homeowners, who can now experiment and be certain of their perfect palette.

Visualization

Equipped with real-time panoramic video visualization and improved color picker, the Dulux Visualizer App has made the color selection process more easy and social. There are hundreds of colors for you to choose from.

All you need to do is download the free app on your Android or iOS device, then pick a color and the tap the screen to transform your walls. You can always save the visuals as videos or images.

If you think that’s all it offers, then think again!

The ingenious Color Picker feature empowers you to take inspiration from anything around you, be it your favorite painting, colorful cushion or else. Once you have found the perfect color, the app will seize it and find an instant match, so you can view it live on your walls.

The possibilities are enormous!

Social Sharing

Struggling to narrow down your color selection?

Dulux Visualizer App gives you the power to save and share your ideas with your friends and family over social platforms such as Facebook. Your family and friends can also have a go at it, so they can send back some color suggestions to you.

In case, you are seeking Lahore architects’ opinion, feel free to share your ideas with an expert to gain direct advice.

Getting Started 

The moment you are done with the selection process, the Visualizer app will ensure that you could start the paint process easily and quickly. Since it allows users to buy paints and find Dulux stores through it, so you can turn your vision into reality in quick time.

Looking to Buy a New Rug? Don’t Overlook These Tips

Rugs, these days are considered as one of the necessary home items. They not just complement or cheer up a home’s décor, but also provide a great deal of comfort and coziness. Apart from all the benefits, the rugs also work as protective shield for carpets in spaces that are frequently used like living rooms or corridors.

AmerAdnan Associates – the leading interior design and Construction Company in Pakistan suggests the use of rugs in high-traffic areas of home.

The rugs are mainly categorized in two types, the center rugs and the runner rugs. As the name clearly suggests, the center rugs are made to be placed in the center of a room or beneath center table of the living or drawing rooms. Whereas, the runner rugs are specifically made to be placed in the corridors .i.e. high-traffic areas.

Once you choose out of the center or runner rugs, it’s time for you to choose the construction type of rug that you buy. Below is a guide that will help you buy just right rugs in Pakistan.

1: Hand-Knotted Rugs

Hand-Knotted Rugs

The hand-knotted rugs are made of individual threads that are twisted around the warp. They are extremely durable and offer amazing looks. The hand-knotted rugs are dense, textured, and plain in color and require intensive hand-work before they are finally made. Due to the intensive labor work, their price is also on the higher side. In fact, they are placed among the most expensive rugs.

2: Hand-Tufted Rugs

Hand-Tufted Rugs

The pile of hand-tufted rugs is made by tufts of thread pushed through a pre-formed backing. After pushing the tufts through the backing, they are fixed into place with another backing of the latex. The reason behind popularity of hand-tufted rugs is their immense durability. These incredibly hardwearing rugs are manufactured in many shapes, designs and patterns including the traditional designs.

3: Flat-Woven Rugs

Flat-Woven Rugs

Also known as flat-weave, they are made of different materials, but cotton/wool blend rugs are more common. The flat-weave rugs are manufactured mostly through the traditional loom-weaving technique. The flat-woven rugs showcase regular design patterns that include stripes. Besides bring inexpensive, these rugs are far lighter in weight as compared to the traditional handmade rugs. It is why many homeowners these days prefer flat-woven rugs in their home furnishing.

So which rug would you prefer for your home?

AmerAdnan’s® Guide to Buying Headboards for Your Bedroom

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Buying a bed with a complete frame is usually considered as a good idea, however, a bed with a separate base and a headboard is sometimes a good choice, especially for a master bedroom. Generally, it’s the people who adores to change and upgrade their home interior every other year opt for beds with independent headboards.

The reason being is a headboard can be upholstered or changed easily without having the need of change the entire bed. In this article AmerAdnan Associates® will guide you about the headboard choices available in the market and they can fulfill your bedroom furnishing needs.

What are the Different Types of Headboards?

Just the way markets are full of different types of beds to cater different needs, similarly you will find an extensive variety of headboards to pick one for your bedroom. There are plain headboards as well as the upholstered ones. Read below to know about the various options in detail.

Metal Headboards

As the name implies, they are made out of metal, usually the iron which is painted or polished artfully is used in this type of headboards to give a wonderful look. The metal headboards are available in many styles ranging from contemporary to traditional and classic. In fact, you can even find headboards with traditional iron bedsteads style to make your room look wonderful.

Wooden Headboards

The wooden headboards are purely made out of wood. They are available in different shapes, but plain square and traditionally carved styles are widely appreciated and thus have a huge demand. The wooden headboards are smart and compact and ideally complements a room, particularly where homeowners are looking to accentuate the woodwork.

Upholstered Padded Headboards

These are available in many colors and design patterns. According to expert interior decorators in Pakistan like AmerAdnan® the upholstered padded headboards are unlikely to undergo wear and tear to the same extent as other items of furniture.

They are upholstered using velvet, printed cotton and many other types of thick and durable fabrics. While you go buying upholstered padded headboards, make sure to not compromise on fabric quality, foam and the depth of design to make sure that you get the best value for money.

Leather Padded Headboards

The leather padded headboards bring a great deal of luxury to your bedroom. They are usually made out of black or dark brown leather, but to best complement a home’s interior décor, leather headboards are also available in different colors. When it comes to upholstery designs, there are traditional buttoned boards as well as contemporary ones to match your furnishing needs.

What are the Standard Sizes of Headboards?

The headboards are available in different sizes, but the standard sizes you can find in the market include:

  • Single: W90 x L190 (cm)
  • Small Double: W120 x L190 (cm)
  • Double: W135 x L190 (cm)
  • King Size: W150 x L200 (cm)
  • Super King Size: W180 x L200 (cm)

Depending on how large your room is and the wall where you are going to fix the chosen headboard size. To ensure value for money, you can do accurate measurements and buy the right size of headboard for your bedroom.