5 Dos and Don’ts When Decorating Your Home

June 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Here are some of the things that you must do when decorating your home: If you have collections of certain objects, group them in one location so that they could be easily seen. If you will display them separately, there is a good chance that they might not even get noticed. Control the flow of traffic. Provide ample space between coffee tables and sofas. Also see to it that those who might want to go into the kitchen for soda won’t have to pass right in front of the television and block your view for several seconds. Use plants or flowers as they provide you the feeling of peace and relaxation. Make sure that the vases are stable so that they won’t be easily toppled down. Make the place cozier with appropriate lighting. Table and floor lamps always do the trick. Install dimmers for overhead lights. Prefer using energy-saving bulbs [...]

5 Ways to make your bathroom look bigger

March 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Any leading bathroom retailer will feature a wide range of luxurious fittings, but how can you make the same effect at home – while keeping costs to a minimum? Modernize, revitalize and enlarge your bathroom by implementing the following tips: Implement pale colours – Firstly, of fundamental importance, is to ensure the colour of the wall is pale. Try magnolia, warm pastel yellow or spring green on the walls, as these colours will give the illusion of a larger area. Use brighter colours for additional decorative features, such as towels. Don’t forget the flooring, as a pale colour on the floor will be receptive to creating a more spacious appearance. If replacing the floor is not a viable option, add a rug or large mat to the bathroom. Done correctly, this could be just as effective, with the bonus of being cost effective and quicker! Use larger tiles – A [...]