Diwali Home Decoration Ideas 2015
Oct13

Diwali Home Decoration Ideas 2015

Diwali, the celebration of the spirit of divine light that illumines our lives, has almost arrived at our doorsteps. To appease the goddess Lakshmi for blessing us with bounties and to drive away the evil spirits from our homes, it is imperative that we deck up our homes elegantly for Diwali 2015. We bring you a bunch of exciting Diwali home decoration ideas for prepping your space tastefully for the festival of light. Rangolis: An Extravaganza Of Creative Designs And Inspiring Colors   Home decoration with Rangoli has been prevalent since time immemorial. You can add new dimension to the conventional Rangolis by being creative, fun and ingenuous. The intricate artwork would become lively with eclectic filigrees inspired by delicate and enchanting designs floating around us; in jewellery art, natural alignments and designs published by graphic artists from time to time. Cool colours would allow the ornamentation to bloom to its full glory. Aesthetic quotient of rangolis can further be heightened by placing captivating flowers strategically. Floral patterns can be imitated from Kerala’s pookalam designs. Take it to the next level by adorning with colored rice and lamps. Diwali Pooja Room Decoration Ideas It is believed that the grace of Ma Lakshmi is transient and to make it perennial, special efforts have to be invested. The first step in this direction is to decorate the Diwali Pooja room atmospherically to make it vibrant with celestial energies. Lamp shades and lanterns promoting devotion can be innovatively aligned to coolly illuminate the throne of goddess, the light needs to be soothing to avoid the glare and make the mind turn inwards. Designs can be elegantly etched out on thermo-col to simulate columns and shades to house the throne of god. Decorative candles and joss sticks can be placed at the corners to make them glow with divine fragrance blended with illumination. Clay or brass candle holders can be filled with water and a platter sprinkled with flowers can be made centre-stage to hold the candles. Diya Decoration Ideas For Diwali Diya or earthen lamp when lit signifies the triumph of light or noble virtues over darkness or vices. Designer diyas in tempting colors, sequined finishes and sleek looks are available easily. These diyas would complement the home décor and confer a character of its own to your living space. You can have a centrepiece placed and then deck it up with diyas of attractive styles and captivating sizes. Diya platters can be used to have beautiful lamps placed side by side. They can be aligned in a captivating manner with flowers or garlands laid between them. You can also have festoons with...

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5 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Beautiful
Feb04

5 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Beautiful

Working on the outlook of your home interiors and exteriors has been a major issue with the home owners. How to get that look which will make guests applaud in amazement? That is the thought which strikes every home owners mind. There are a few common ways, such as, painting your walls or getting a new dinning set, but there are also home design ideas which do not cost a fortune, and you can still make the entire house come alive with a unique and mesmerizing look. Listed below are the 5 cheapest home design ideas that make your home more attractive: Plants and Flowers are Essential Nothing adds more elegance or freshness to your house than a pot of plant which is wonderful to look at and is completely organic. This will help you to maintain a soothing look regardless of wherever you keep it. You can keep a small plant in your kitchen or even in your living room. This gives the entire room a chic appearance and your guests will be simply attracted to it. However, you will have to take care of the plants, and that means watering and trimming them on time. Keeping plants in your home is very different from maintaining a garden because you cannot put off your duties even for one day. You will have to trip it when the time comes; get rid of the dry leaves, right on time. Remember, a ruined plant spoils the entire appearance of a space, so be proactive. Keep fresh flowers in your house. This adds fragrance and vibrancy in your home’s environment. Pick a vase and fill it with your favorite bunch of flowers. You do not have to add a lot of them just a few will do. And you can put a vase in any room you wish to. This simple trick adds elegance to both the interiors and exteriors of your home. You can go for artificial plants and flowers as well, but keeping things organic have its own positives, and the beauty is unparalleled. Make Room for Sunlight, De-clutter You can make sure that there is lots of sunlight pouring in during the day time. This gives the entire place a wonderful charm and looks great. It also makes the place more airy and fresh. You will find that certain room feel cozier, if it has been aired out well which includes the kitchen, the living room and even the bedroom. The wonderful conversations which you can have with your neighbor over a cup of tea in your kitchen while the sunlight beams in is a great feeling. Also...

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Top 10 Home Decor Trends For 2015
Jan30

Top 10 Home Decor Trends For 2015

Don’t we all love a makeover, be it personal or one related to our home decor! So, if you have something similar on your mind, why not coincide it with the New Year? The year 2015 is here now and it can be the perfect opportunity for you to undertake an interior decoration project in keeping with the latest trends. Want to know what’s hot and what’s not….read on to find out! 1.  Blue is the in-thing: One of the first things to know when it comes to interior decorations is the right color choices to make. As per the latest trends BLUE is the king! You can choose anything from royal blue to navy and never go wrong. Everything from azure to turquoise has a calming effect on the senses and reminds us of the most serene natural spots such as the sky, tropical beaches, or a beautiful mountain lake! No wonder, everybody is going gaga over this hue, and now so can you! If you want, you can pair it with other colors such as Greek blue goes fantastic with pink or grey. Also, nature inspired shades, such as, golden yellow, moss green, or muted violet refresh and animates your interiors, and hence is ideal choices too! 2. Fusion of materials, patterns, and style: Fusion seems to be the byword in interior decoration for 2015. Go ahead, mix-and-match with confidence to bring out startling results, all the while remaining on the right side of trends. The aim is to create interesting, comfortable, yet stylish living spaces that connect the old with the new beautifully. Organic shapes, curved soft lines, and natural color schemes, adding spectacular accents are much in demand for the interiors. 3.  Wood for that rustic appearance: Visiting the Nature and taking inspiration from it has become the favorite with interior decorators. Metal, stone, and salvaged wood are the most popular materials being used nowadays. Designers recommend all kinds of wooden material since 2015 as rustic, natural, stained colorful, warm and glowing golden varieties. You may also use luxurious marble and elegant granite. 4.  Organic designs and natural themes: Interior trends for 2015 point towards glass design for walls and green spaces having large windows. The aim is to bring in natural themes to the room with the help of vibrant paint, floral wallpaper, fabric, prints, room colors, interior water features, and nature inspired patterns. Team this up with white, black, beige, light grey or fresh green shades. Modern designs display plants and flowers with integrated planters for bed headboards, modern tables, and contemporary chairs. Trellis designs as dividers for rooms are natural decorative items...

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Smart Choice – Vintage Style Kitchen
Dec23

Smart Choice – Vintage Style Kitchen

The “retro” style is again making its place in modern kitchen, represented by simple and cozy cabinets with vintage chairs or contemporary kitchen cabinets with a touch of retro style. Both the styles perfectly complement any home décor and exude a pleasant charm that will make the ambiance warm and welcoming. Wood kitchen cabinets in sheer retro style, vintage decorations, and special lights and fixtures are well designed to create the perfect interior décor for everyone. The vintage style kitchen looks so warm and inviting that you will simply fall in love with it. These retro design ideas will certainly inspire you to have your dream kitchen. Vintage Kitchen Appliances One of the easiest ways to decorate your modern kitchen in retro style is with vintage cookware and accessories. Coffee makers, mixer grinder, toasters, and other kitchen appliances are available in an attractive vintage style that can accentuate charm and warmth of the space dramatically. For a distinct flair, you can add appliances featuring space-age designs of the 1950s and 1960s, available in a wide range of bold and beautiful colors such as green, yellow, red and orange. Pick the ones that perfectly blend with interior décor of your kitchen and stylize it in sheer retro style. Throwback Kitchen Style of 1930s 1930s Throwback style is again in vogue, making place in today’s kitchen without sacrificing its modern space, design and functionality. It is featured by a center island that beautifully replaces much of the counter space to incorporate a cloth washer and dryer that was once a part of the vintage kitchen in 1930s. Green glass tiles, farmhouse sink, vintage kitchen appliances, and large hanging lighting fixtures from ceiling add a perfect retro style. For added beauty, you can keep seasonal flowers in a glass vase to exude pure throwback style. Retro Kitchen with Brick Hearth Vintage style becomes louder and prominent when you add an exquisite brick backdrop to the cooking hearth of the kitchen. This evokes sheer Colonial style and makes your kitchen beautifully vintage. The brick hearth perfectly blends with modern gas burner and electric oven, without sacrificing the stylish look and appeal. You can add an ornamental wooden mantel to hide the vent hood, while bronze tarnished lighting fixtures, antique copper faucets, and beautifully honed soapstone counter will give the finishing touch to your kitchen. Vintage Style Kitchen Cabinets To get a perfect vintage look, invest in whitewashed kitchen cabinetry, ideal for storing kitchen utilities. A massive see-through whitewashed cupboard, with glass door, may stand at the center stage, exuding a nostalgic feel of the lavish storage unit of 1950s. The see-through storage solutions...

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10 Cozy Bedroom Decor Ideas
Nov17

10 Cozy Bedroom Decor Ideas

It’s irresistibly tempting to give most attention on designing living space in your home, but a cozy bedroom has the power of an exquisite sleeping space…sweet dreams. Add a spark to your boring bedroom with fantastic decorating ideas, vibrant hues, beautiful color schemes, and much more; make it an abode of peace, harmony and happiness. Here are 10 adorable bedroom decor ideas that will make your bedroom more cozy and comfortable. Idea 1: Add Colors to Your Bedroom Hues play an important role in making your bedroom feel warm and cozy. Add warm colors like yellows, reds, oranges and even earth tones that can make lavish rooms feel intimate and most welcoming. Pick an item in your bedroom, such as color of the pillow, small carpet, photo frame or painting, and look for different shades in that hue to paint the walls. For instance, if you are thinking of painting the bedroom walls red, choose from different shades in red. While considering colors for your bedroom, remember that it can vary depending on the light. Therefore, consider how the colors look in natural and artificial light. Typically, natural lights expose true color of the paint. Don’t shy away from being dramatic. If you prefer darker hues, experiment with beautiful combinations of reds and browns, browns and gold, yellows and oranges. Afraid of painting the whole bedroom in darker hues? You can paint one accent wall with a vibrant color, and others in light shade of that hue to make the room appear more intimate and cozy. Idea 2: Beautiful Accents for Your Bedroom You don’t have to clutter your bedroom with decorative items to make it look cozy and beautiful. Simply adding exquisite inexpensive accents to your room can make it most inviting and comfortable. For a lavish hardwood floor, you can place a deep pile rug or shag next to the bed that will not only make your feet feel good, but also makes the room cozier. Plush duvet cover or a comforter in warm hue can transform feel of your room remarkably. Love books? Make a cozy reading nook in the bedroom with a luxury ottoman, placed right next to a floor lamp. Luxury throws or even inexpensive fleece or handmade knitted blankets and quilts can add a homely comfort to the bedroom. Add plush pillows in different shapes, sizes and textures to make the room beautifully coordinated and also add uniqueness and spark to it. Idea 3: Experiment with Lights to Make Your Bedroom Feel Warm Lights can induce a beautiful, inviting feel into your bedroom. So, if you are happy with just one, consider adding...

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Interior Design Ideas for Small Homes
Oct04

Interior Design Ideas for Small Homes

Designing Interior Space for large apartments is rather easy than; doing up a small home. However, unlike what you believe, the most challenging thing about small homes is not lack of space, but how things are set amid that space. The key mantra is to get more out of a tiny corner in your home or a small room…and of course, less is more! Rather than cluttering up the space with too many things, design smartly that will enhance the aesthetic appeal and functionality. Here are some fantastic interior design ideas that will accentuate style and personality of your small home. Embrace Multipurpose Furniture Choose furniture pieces that aren’t simply beautiful, but are versatile as well like a table that can be used as a desk as well as a dining table. Get deep sofas or daybeds that can open up as guest beds. Furniture that can be easily rearranged to transform functionality of a room, such as folding chairs, flip-top or collapsible tables, or Murphy beds, are must-buys for small homes. To hide off less needed things, a storage bed or ottoman can be perfect. Instead of having one big center table in your living room, have two small ones with round edges. This will allow better traffic flow, making it easier to move without knocking your knees now and then. For kitchen, use multi-storage cabinets, installed on walls, on beneath the sink or gas oven to save a lot of space. Pick Light Hues The color of the room plays an important role in either brightening up or spoiling its style and design element. In fact, it is an important factor to be considered in designing small homes. Dark colors on walls as well as for furnishing often make the space look smaller and gloomy. Try cool pastel colors that not only enhance the overall ambiance of your home, but also makes it look much larger. For small spaces, consider light reflecting glossy shades. Make sure that there exists a perfect harmony between colors on walls, furniture and furnishing. This will further make the space appear larger, having an immediate effect on your emotions and mood. Brightly lit room with vivid colors also makes smaller homes appear larger and more beautiful. Trick Your Eye Make your small home to look more spacious and beautiful by creating the impression of expansiveness with floor-to-ceiling curtains, designer sleight of hand, see-through furnishings, and of course, perfectly placed mirrors. Use mirrors in empty walls. It’s a classy way to show-off more space since mirrors make the room look larger than it is. Make sure that the mirror is positioned in a...

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