3 Amazing Wallpaper Uses

Beyond the wall…


It’s been quite a while, I’m sorry! Well needed rest I feel. Anyway, I’m back at it again with a new helpful and creative post to keep our designer minds popping and bobbing.

Wallpaper has always been my go to when talking about a quick interior change. The house walls are usually like skin, you change your skin and you look a whole lot different (this is the best analogy I could come up with after going missing for months.. nice.. haha). Moving right along, so here are 3 amazing uses for wallpaper that will give you house a new look and cost you less coin than you would think.

STAIRCASE BEAUTY

wallpaper on staircase
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There always those over dramatic wallpaper designs I see in stores and I just stare at them like, who in the world would buy this? Well, I guess we should now!!! A little goes a long way. Add an accent wall without getting permanent and it being on the side of the staircase definetly got a nod from me because it looked a little less busy and does not restrict other patterns you may wish to have in your space.

The good news is that there is more than one way to place a wallpaper on your staircase. Have a look at this!

Tropical staircase
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This looks absolutely gorgeous, and the best part is the placement is not at the top of the staircase so nobody will be ruining your beautiful style while the make their way up the stairs.

This particular picture did give me some tropical vibes because the blending of the pineapple images on the wallpaper and well placed vibrant plants, matched with those chairs ( I honestly don’t know what they are called) everything did come togethere perfectly. Goes to show that “one” thing could complete the look you might be going for and that “one” thing could be wallpaper.

WALL ART

Paintings can be very expensive, though totally worth it. I personally advocate for buying beautiful paintings mainly because I have amazing artists for friends, shout out to you Eileen Tamining, she draws people, birds, dogs to a pack of yogurt to absolute perfection, check her out. Anyway, sometimes when we are trying to get ready to save up that money for a beautiful drawing we could indulge in some allowed wallpaper cut into a beautiful frame DIY.

Framed wallpaper
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You can thank me in likes and subscriptions for this one, I’m not needy ūüôā Anyway, so a framed wallpaper gives you room to have absolutely anything on your wall (in high resolution if you’d wish btw), it literally depends on what you would want for your space. So go ahead and get to DIY’ing.

TRAY ACCENTS

Sometimes , you would want to shake things abit. Add some character to your normal tray with some leftover wallpaper. Doesn’t cost too much time or money but the impact is definitely something your guests will notice. Be sure to direct them to veebydesign for more awesome interior decor tips and tricks ( As LoganPaul would say, always plug!!)

TRay accents
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Tell me this isn’t stunning!.. I’ll wait!

 

So, that is all I have for you today, I am glad to be back and I’m glad my fellow designers are right back with me. Hope you enjoyed the post. Wishing you all nothing but good health, great success and warm hearts.

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Fringe Benefits

As inspired by the awesome winniethefashionista


She is among the girls killing it right now with her bomb fashion sense that even fashion bomb daily recently gave her the thumbs up. I am of course a lover of fashion in case you are wondering though I have my off the mark days (approximately most days of the year). I also do follow trends like a kid after candy and besides me being her friend I do more than occasionally end up on her site for some glorious style tips.

So on my usual stalking errands on her lovely site I did come across many wonderful pictures of her in a to-die-for fringe dress designed by Vivo and let’s just start with one I want that dress till to date and two I got insanely inspired to do a post on it. But calm down…. I am not switching into fashion blogging because I would possibly generally only talk about flats plus a red lip and also because Interior Decor is kinda my thing and better the devil I know right?

Winniethefashionista in a beautiful Fringe dress
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I love pushing my creativity as far as I can when it comes to various ideas and the opportunity to be inspired always gets my fingers typing at 1000 words per second to get it out and share with anyone willing to read ūüôā So let’s start getting into the fringe benefits of interior decor.

There are so many ways to add a fringe style to your home decor without looking like you have a bunch of stuff hanging around all over your house. It could end up looking messy and messy only looks good on a Saturday morning hair bun. So I shall gladly state the mantra I keep spitting out every single post, simplicity is always the best option, a little bit of something could make a space look absolutely magical and who in their right minds doesn’t love a bit of magic (except the Dudleys… shameless Harry Potter reference)

Glamorous
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There is a touch of glamour that comes with these cuties that has me obsessing over the shower curtain. We all know I love a gold detail and the gold details here made me hear all the bathroom angels sing.

It’s quite a unique style in the best of way and it blends so well it made me wonder how I don’t have this in my bathroom already because all shower curtains should look just like this if not better.

When I think of fringe, I envision Bohemian Elegance or Persian Perfection. Styles that are so unique and beautiful that if done right your house just might feel like another country. Of course fringe chairs used to be all the rage back in the day but I genuinely believe this can be brought back with a bit of a modern twist to it. For instance, there would be less print on the furniture just a solid color with the fringe to spice things up a bit, this is up for debate… I can hear some of you yell noooooooo while reading this haha don’t worry it brings back some old day memories for me too but take a look at this though..

Beautiful Fringed Accent Chair
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There is a touch of Gatsby that comes with this particular fringed chair. The fringes don’t have to be thick, they can be thin, light and very elegant.

The accent chair is still very modern if you ask me, so there is no style lost here.

The lovely wall art played on my heart strings as well. It fit perfectly with the whole theme of the space magnificently bringing the look together.

Black fringed chair
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If you are into the Victorian feel and look you can have a black fringed accent chair and who said the fringe only goes at the bottom? (loudly whispers NO ONE)¬† Black set on lighter surfaces always plays such a wonderful part of bringing some sense of character to a space. So don’t be shy and go ahead and try..( this is my cheesiest line yet lol )

And finally, the fringed chandelier!! I loved this so much. Especially for a bedroom. It has a luxurious look to it, well.. not compared to a diamond chandelier but yeah…. it’s definitely cheaper and nobody can DIY a diamond chandelier so I rest my case.

Fringed Chandelier
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Hopefully you enjoyed reading this lovely fun post, be sure to check out my other posts as well. So go ahead and enjoy yourself some interior decor fringe benefits.

Signed,

VBD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That Exciting First Move

Tips for your very first home…

Hey hey everybody I have been a bit preoccupied with work so my posts have seriously suffered but I’m here now , and I already regret not being here sooner. I had so many thoughts I wanted to share but I kept procrastinating, for some reason.

Open Counter Kitchen
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Picking a place to move into is definitely something that requires a lot of time, decision making (which I lack immensely ) and some serious commitment.

Tip one: Start zoning into a particular house one month to your move. If you start admiring one house 7 months to your move, you won’t really get it, because you aren’t really prepared to do the necessary like for example immediately managing ¬†2 months deposit payments most importantly. And real talk, that house won’t wait for you for 7 months ¬†and if it does there’s something wrong with that house so don’t spend any of your coin on it.

Tip Two:¬†Always pick your chair design after you have a house on the lock down. You wouldn’t want to get an L-shaped that would literally take all the space in your house. That would be so annoying jumping over a chair every time you need to get to the other side. So you can have a number of particular designs in mind while picking a house so that at the end of the day you always have the advantage when trying to decide what you want.

Grey L-shaped chair
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Tip Three:¬†Do not shy away from buying yourself some fun stuff¬†while you plan to move out. Save up for a screen,¬†¬†maybe a fridge (doesn’t have to be the biggest) a carpet ( we don’t use the massive one’s anymore, thank God, so I’m sure the modern sized ones should be good enough) and also how about you set aside some savings to treat yourself to Zuku (wi-fi is life, how else will you read my blog???)

And finally not to bore you guys with all these tips,¬†Tip Four:¬†Be comfortable with whatever you are doing. Don’t stretch yourself too thin and take your time. Moving out should be fun and anything else that makes it negative will down the whole experience. It’s a great step, ask for advise, take some and leave some and have yourself the pleasure of finally getting to enjoy and test your independence.

Beautiful Small Space
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Signed,

VBD.

DREAMY HEADBOARDS

Planning to move out: BEDS


Getting a good, fancy looking, inexpensive (preferably free) and durable bed has not been an easy task, I don’t know why I thought it would be in the first place and it is definitely safe to say I thought about sleeping in one of my old sleeping bags and just hipster my way through life, but I went through online therapy (involves me googling stuff while chewing down some popcorn or amigos) and I came across some amazing stuff that I am more than excited to share. So let’s share a dream on these extremely dreamy headboards!

Dreamy Light Grey HeadBoard
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I will be the first to say that I am currently dealing with the world’s ugliest headboard, don’t get me wrong I still sleep like a baby, just not the North West kind of baby sleep, you know? which any normal 24 year old adult would wish for. So being broke and fairly creative most of the time, I have ended up looking for some cheaper options to deal with this pesky situation, and you already said it, DIY!¬†All day errday….

Dreamy DIY HeadBoard
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I am utterly obsessed with this simple yet brilliant idea. First of all it looks like so much fun to do, second it’s beyond unique with the different mix of patterns. So to get this awesome style, just use¬†18×18 or larger pieces of plywood…wrap each one using quilt batting because it has the cushion-y look to it. Et Voila! You have a beautiful headboard!!! If you are looking for some more character how about some Ankara wrapping, that would be such an awesome themed headboard. So don’t be shy just DIY! (I am the Queen of corniness.. and binge eating).

Well sometimes, you might want to just close your eyes and spend a dime or two. Uber your way all the way to the furniture store ( it’s 35% cheaper so you know I am in on that haha…) and buy yourself something nice, something you’ve probably seen in one of the many E! Reality Shows, I have mental screenshots of a particular show¬†(KUWTK), its crazy… I just like what I like!

Beautiful Pattern HeadBoard
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The mirror on top of the headboard is such a lovely touch but considering the headboard is rectangular in shape as well, I’d have probably picked a circular shape and had it at the very center.

The print on the headboard matches well with the print and the vibrant colors on the pillows. This gives the room a very youthful feel.

But of course you would be wondering where to get such amazing headboards. Well, wonder no more I found something for you guys and for me too !

Slumberland HeadBoards Nairobi Kenya
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I visited  the Slumberland Kenya Limited website and I was beyond excited by the modern and diverse headboard styles they had there, available for all bed sizes!!!!!! (Major Key)

HeadBoard Ranges and Styles
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So how about you check them out! Buy a few things here and there, get fancy. But before that Subscribe, Like, Comment and Share!

Sweet Dreams

Signed,

VBD

 

Wallpapers and Other Short Stories

Flower Wallpaper

For all your quick wall decor fixes….


Beautiful Wallpaper
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Who loves quick fixes? Me!!! And you know wallpaper is the mother of quick home decor fixes.

Sometimes you want a change, and the change is way more expensive than you can handle at that time, but nonetheless you still want that change, and then you dream about wallpaper and suddenly that change is possible. Won’t HE do it!

I get bored really fast with most stuff (except food) and the wall color is no exception for me. One minute that red looks like decor fire and the next, i’m just having a hard time enjoying the space. In such situations you can switch things up without having to spend a whole load of money and time.

With wallpaper you have the option of choosing to fully express yourself. Put the craziest pattern or design that would look beyond bizarre if it was all over the place but looks just perfect being busy on just one side of your space.

Floral Wallpaper Home Decor
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Everyone has interests and preferences and sometimes we think they cannot be expressed in our home decor, which really shouldn’t be the case.

Your home should be an extension of your personality.

So with that said, I am definitely obsessing over the nature feel I am getting from this particular wallpaper. The nest like hanging lamp shade completes the look stunningly and if it hasn’t been said before, I’ll say it now, this floral wallpaper is definitely in character.

Of¬†late I’ll admit I have been feeling the more mature feel to my room. You know?, a candle here ( not lit, not even out of the box or the supermarket actually, I own no candles), matching pillow cases ( most of the time) and close to good quality bed sheets.So naturally, the wallpaper is something I found being a pretty good grown girl addition. At first, I was a bit undecided, there is color, pattern, texture!!!! I was all over the place then I let go of the idea of commitment (unlike wall paint) and it made all the difference. I was able to view the different designs without restrictions or what ifs.With that said, hope you enjoyed the read, I try not to make them too long so i just end them abruptly like all bloggers should, have a look at¬†my online found faves, don’t forget to like, comment, subscribe and share!

Bedroom Wallpaper
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Golden Wallpaper
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Mature Bedroom Wallpaper
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LET YOUR CREATIVITY BE SEEN IN THE CHOICE OF YOUR WALLPAPER…

 

 

Signed,

VBD.

PLANNING TO MOVE OUT

There’s a first time for everything…


At first I was a bit skeptical about this post, since it’s more on the planning and not on the actual moving out but after a sweet conversation with a friend ( hey friend!) I was like, you know what!, the planning is just as exciting so why not share my thoughts and hopes with you amazing folk!

I have been dreaming about this since forever (I refer you to my previous hinting posts haha) and when it finally came to the point of actual planning I literally had to tell myself

You are not a kid anymore Vee, you are finally growing up!

And this honestly felt better than that time I got a neat Nakumatt¬†voucher to buy my first Harry Potter book (got the book but didn’t use the voucher). I used to hate picking out curtain fabric with mum at that always busy¬†place at Capital Center but¬†now I’m busy adding it to my to do list, asking mum about it, making time and stuff. Anyway, let me not bore you guys with my “who would have thought”¬†statements and let’s get into my current interior decor options, shall we?

I want a style that speaks volumes of my character and personality, so with that said anyone who knows me would know that means a lot of solids and some minimal print.(This is however subject to change because sometimes you are a woman and sometimes the woman changes her mind and most of the time I am that woman changing her mind)

I would have loved my own personal white house, but I am a very practical human being (it comes with age, my birthday was a few days ago) and I consider that my very jovial 6 year old niece visiting my white house would bring a lot of change, particularly on the white. So I settled for majorly the not so light solids and maybe bring out some life and light through a couple of print throw pillows, interesting curtains and some necessary accessories.

We all already know Dinku knows what’s up in terms of affordable quality furniture. So you already know I was way up in their website.

dinku 1
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They were without a doubt¬†my very first choice¬†when it came to where I would get my very first piece of furniture at a good price. Being my first time I didn’t want to go testing waters and drowning in awful choices.

dinku 2
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Personally, I will go for either a dark grey or black chair¬†when the time comes for me to make my purchase, this is because I plan on playing with a light shade of grey as my living room carpet, it’s a theme I plan on building¬†throughout my space,¬†with a pop of a few bright colors here and there, like a mixture of dark red, dark grey and light grey towels in the bathroom sounds pretty amazing to me.

towels
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I know this is not exactly what I’ve talked about above, but I just wanted you guys to see the blending that comes with these very attractive colors. The red pops perfectly in this grey walled bathroom, matched with the lovely white cabinets and towels. I will of course spare my guests the watch present¬†in this particular picture, instead I shall shame them for staying too long in the bathroom like any other normal host would.

So this is either going to be an extremely long post or I can just stop here and promise to write soon about the more exciting things to come. I will definitely try my best to put the links of most of my purchases (that excludes most if not all of my electronics unless Luthuli Avenue has a website) and I hope to talk to you guys soon.

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Signed,

VBD

Floor Decor Kenya

Awesome Website Alert…


floor decor kenya
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Have you guys seen the new, amazing Floor Decor Kenya website???? Perfection! Nothing is better than a friendly user interface when it comes to shopping online and that is exactly what the Floor Decor Kenya website had in mind. I have heard of horror stories where someone logged in to their favorite online store and got lost in the search button. (I have given such horror stories too) So you already know when i logged in to my favorite original Pergo laminate floor online store I was more than excited to easily navigate and pick my next laminate ventures.

fdc products
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I am such a lazy browser merged with a serious inclination to colorful pictures, in short I love me some pictures, no words. So if anyone is trying to sell me something, take a note from Floor Decor Kenya and literally show me what it is I am about to drop some coins on.

Customer confidence is necessary in any business and sometimes this is neglected especially during online situations. I usually like seeing previous works to be able to build my confidence in the product and service. It is never easy just taking someone’s word from it through an online chat service but a combination of videos, line up of customer satisfactions and an able chat service for whatever queries I might have, I feel I am in good confident hands regardless of the fact that I am receiving my service online. This makes it easier for anyone looking to shop on this website from any part of the country.

confidence

So how about we make a stop by the new Floor Decor Kenya Website and get our original Pergo laminate floors through an easily navigable website with a clean, polished and organised look complete with proper and accurate pictures for your desired product.

Be sure to follow them on Twitter, Like them on Facebook and Subscribe to them on YouTube.

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Signed,

vbd.