An organized home not only looks attractive to the eye, but only ensures that you easily find the things that you are looking for.
You need to know some tricks which will help you maintain things in order.
Bookshelves definitely allow storing your favorite book collection, but they can also be used for stacking magazines; Albums and special event photographs; collections like antique glass, shells, unusual baskets and other obsessions. Place like items together, so as to locate them easily, rather than searching every shelf. If the bookshelf is close to a desk, then use the nearest shelf for storing desk necessities such as pens, paper, pencils, notepads, staplers and few reference books.
Baskets not only serve as decorative items, they are also useful for storing different types of items like shells, firewood, crayons or fresh fruits. They work in every type of house, be it traditional, contemporary, formal or casual. Use these inexpensive and charming baskets to store a range of items orderly and efficiently.
3. Kitchen Storage
Halloween decoration is so much fun, as you come out of your usual décor and design unusual things, which set the festive mood of the year.
If you are planning to throw a Halloween party, all you’ll need is your creativity and some crafting materials to create a perfect Halloween environment. Here are some refreshing ideas which will spook up your fright fest.
To create a killer entrance, line up the pumpkins on the door way and place the ravens on top of bare branches, using pumpkins as the base.
To conjure a creepy looking dessert, frost sugar cookies topped with royal white icing. Use piping of black icing to create cobwebs, beginning from the center of the cookie.
You can use mini pumpkins to create spidery votives. Scoop them out and stuff them with tea lights and affix some pipe cleaners.
Create dark shadows using candlelight in the window corners. Cobwebs, White tapers, candelabra and flying bats enhance the eeriness.
Carve out a scowling jack-o-lantern and fix it on top of dressmaker’s dummy. Drape it in tattered cheesecloth and place it in the foyer.
Traditionally, floors options have included tiles, hard wood or carpeting. But today many options are available to highlight floors.
Creative use of these and the right combination of interiors will bring a new dimension to your rooms without much effort or investment.
In this direction, we suggest a few techniques of using area rugs which are a great way to add effortless elegance and freshness to your décor
Perfect the size
The basic trick to getting the area rug decoration right is by choosing the perfect size. As a rule select an area rug that is smaller in dimensions than the area covered by its furniture. It should be just enough for the first two legs of the furniture to be placed on the rug, leaving the rest on the floor. This gives space for movement and clearly segregates the area.
Patterned area rugs add interest to the otherwise monotonous décor. They can vary from animal prints to psychedelic patterns done in bold hues. They balance the other elements in the room by drawing attention to the pattern. If your room is small and has very few accessories and display pieces to show off then a nice, patterned area rug is all that you need.
Accent rugs are an excellent way to tie pieces of furniture in your room together and emphasize accessories that are worthy of visual attention. Adding an accent rug to your room can also make it feel larger or give it a cozy feeling, depending on the type of rug you choose.
To make your room feel larger, add a rug with a geometric print or a vertical stripe. If you want to make a cavernous room feel cozy, add a dark-colored rug or a rug with a horizontal stripe in warm colors. Contemporary spaces typically benefit more from one large rug and transitional and traditional homes usually benefit from multiple rugs with complementary patterns, colors or designs.
Plants and Flowers
Adding potted plants and flowers to any room in your home can instantly help to make the room feel more vibrant and full of life. While fresh plants and flowers can add a nice touch to your home, silk potted plants and silk flowers are much easier to maintain and you won’t have to replace them on a regular basis like you would with live plants.
Preparing your garden for spring is the best thing you can do in fall giving you a head start post winter landscaping.
When having a garden, people have to tend to it all year round which can be rather time consuming. In order for your yard to look beautiful with low maintenance, consider fake grass to create that sensational all year round atmosphere.
Here is how you can prepare your garden during autumn.
Fall is the best time to spruce up your lawn and take up the annual maintenance work required for a healthy lawn. The benefits of planting a lawn in fall are that the weather prevents weeds from sprouting. And when spring arrives the lawn greens up automatically and is healthier as it is resistant to drought and disease. Aeration, applying fertilizers and reseeding the patches are three things that you could do to keep your lawn ready for spring.
Whether you are a first time house buyer or simply looking to find a better deal on your home insurance then considering ways to lower your house insurance premiums will ensure you get the best possible deal.
Firstly, it is essential that you accurately calculate the worth of all your contents and the most efficient way to do this so as not to underestimate the amount is getting back to basics with an inventory of all your belongings from the obvious televisions and jewellery to easily overlooked clothing and carpets.
Too many families guess the worth of their contents and leave themselves without sufficient insurance cover; taking the extra time to make a thorough valuation will ascertain accurate contents insurance coverage.
In addition to contents insurance you will also need to acquire building insurance which is a separate policy. This is the valuation of the actual building and the cost it would take to rebuild it which usually less than the sale valuation.
Often at times your mortgage provider will try to sell you their insurance policies but you are not obliged to purchase them. Always do your research and compare cost and policies from the leading companies.
The plumbing system of a house works a little like veins around the body; they transport vital fluid to all parts of the house, following the laws of nature, with fluids and gases desperately trying to seek their own natural levels.
Sometimes too of course, house pipes tend to rupture and burst which unfortunately courses a water emergency.
Although a burst pipe may not seem sound that serious, there can actually be fatal consequences to not taking a few simple, yet thoroughly important steps:
1. Turn off your water supply. In most houses you will be able to find the stopcock underneath the kitchen sink. If you cannot find this, you will need to work out as to where the water enters your home.
2. Once that you have turned off the stopcock, you must now drain the water system to ensure that no more water will find its way to places that it shouldn’t be. You can do this by turning on all of the cold taps and flushing the toilet.
3. The next task that you have to undertake is to switch off the central heating and once that the water has been shut off, flush the hot water out of the system through the hot taps.
Medicine cabinets are an essential part of any home and as indispensible as they are, they need to be designed in such a way that your kids do not gain access to them.
So here are 10 chic lockable ideas that can store your medicines in style.
1. Porthole style
If you have a small bathroom then this porthole style mirror is the ideal one to give the feel of a mariner’s deck. Added to it is a secret space lodged inside that stores your lotions and potions. A childproof lock is all you need to make it family-friendly.
2. Compact multiuser lockers
This is a takeoff from the classic medicine cabinet with the inclusion of a door less cubby underneath to keep kids items handy. The rest of the shelf is covered in a two-sided mirror door. The interior is well designed to fit in all your medical and first-aid stuff and special railings to keep them from tipping over when you open the door.
3. Reminder shelf
Not all families are bound by the rules of neat and tidy spaces.
But this need not restrict the interior designer in you from having a well designed home.
Here are ways you can make your cozy space not only attractive but also family-friendly.
Frame art work
Your children too have an artist in them. See how the creative side in your young ones can be highlighted, by framing some of the best art work done by your children at various stages of growing up. Give a personalized touch to special family spaces such as the kitchen or the informal dining space adjoining it, by putting up these select pieces on the walls. Include lighting fixtures that throw in adequate light on the frames and make the artwork look fresh and bright.
Open floor plans
Open floor plans come with the advantage of including every member of the family in all the activities of the house. It does not compartmentalize spaces and gives a feeling of approachability to its dwellers. Movements and adjustments can be easily made in wide open spaces. Opening up the kitchen to a family room, having a mezzanine overlooking the living room are some such examples.
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No matter how picky you are http://www.bedsos.co.uk can accommodate your dreams. Fabulous leather beds with a classic or glamorous design are perfect for any bedroom decoration especially if you are tempted to make the investment last a few years. Of course if you are a green spirited consumer you can choose faux leather beds instead of real leather beds.