Archive for October, 2013

PostHeaderIcon Enhancing the look of your bathroom

bathroom decorAfter the hard days work a bubble bath in your own bathroom sounds like the ultimate comfortable thing. The kind of relaxation which the bathroom gives no other room in the house gives. So it is important for you to make sure this place is not all dirty and doesn’t put you off at the end of the day. If you want to give a complete new look to the bathroom by changing the flooring or wall tiles it may result in a long bill which may seem heavy on your pocket.

One new idea can be making the bathroom look as fresh as your garden. Now that we have agreed on not overspending instead of painting grass and flowers on the bathroom walls and using new tiles with grass and plants on them we could easily do with wallpapers having this same kind of design. Wallpapers which have flowers plants and grass painted on it can be rolled on the walls of the bathroom and the ceiling can be decorated with colourful blossoms. Vegetable clings and flower clings would work very well with the kind of look we’re aiming to create. Little flower pots can be bought and used to put in the toiletries to complete the look.

Pepping up the look of your toilet by adding a funky coloured covering seat sounds like a good idea. You could also go ahead and buy a new seat keeping in mind the style and comfort of the former. Toilet seats are not very expensive hence it would not be much of a pocket pinch for you also.

The shower curtain is another accessory that could change the looks repeatedly. Dark shades of black and purple can be used to portray a dark mood. Red can be used when in a sensual mood and so on.

PostHeaderIcon Best colors for your bedroom

bedroom colorHave you decided to get a fresh coat for your bedroom this time? Well, paint is the first word whenever planning a bedroom make over and nothing attests a renewed look than a jolly roll of shade. When it comes to bedroom, you have to several hues to pick from but again not every shade on the color wheel is going to work here. The article here highlights on the best tones that would be perfect for your bed chamber.

Blue

You can never go wrong with blue when you have planned it for your bedroom. Blue is the shade for tranquility and serenity- hence a blue bedroom comes up with the ideal ambience for relaxation where you would love to lay down after a hard day’s work.

Green

Next to blue, it’s green which dominates the color lists for bedroom. Green carries a refreshing and energizing effect that help to keep you super charged. There are varied shades of green but mint green is the apt-most choice when it comes to bedrooms.

Pink

If you need to add on little vibrancy in your bedroom, pink is the ultimate choice- more precise French fuchsia pink. The color is a wonderful display of rich pink sheen but within a limit- it won’t ever appear overwhelming and too hot for a bedroom.

Ivory

Ivory is a great choice if you planning a pristine look for the bedroom. It’s especially brilliant when you have a comparatively smaller bedroom. Actually, small rooms demand lighter shades as light tones work to create an illusion of space inside, making it more airy and bright. In case you feel, ivory would be too stark for the room, pep it up with fuchsia or red. You can use these bright tones on any one of the walls (the focal wall) for a regal contrast.

PostHeaderIcon Adding class to your staircase

staircaseThe staircase of your house is the only portion that is constructed for the longest period of time. Renovation of the staircase can turn out to be a very tedious job as this activity generally includes breaking down of the whole staircase and starting from the beginning. So it is better for you if the staircase is designed right from the initial stage of building your house. A good research regarding the types of staircases that can be set up will add a classy look to your house.

Choosing a proper design for your staircase depends on the area you have for it. The space required for a winding staircase is usually not available in apartments which are small in size. Ornamented knobs and caps are available to add a charm to your staircase. The hand-carved knobs and caps should be chosen keeping in mind the theme of the interiors. The newel posts and railings are also available that will compliment the furniture of your house.

It is not necessary that only ornamented knobs and caps or newel posts and railings are the only way to give your staircase a classy appeal. As the staircases have multi-leveled dynamics, you can do some experiment with the illumination as well. If the stair lights are set up over the runners, a superb effect can be experienced which can totally change the look of your staircase and thus the entire house.

It creates a great impact not only to the staircase but also the whole house, if materials alternatives are chosen for the posts and railings. Metal rails have a lot of variety starting from artistic to clean or antique to commercial. Wooden banisters which are curved bring back the old-world charm into your house. It is advisable for you to go for the newel posts which are even the largest. Home owners who have innovative ideas can surely go for the newel posts for an appealing staircase undoubtedly.

PostHeaderIcon Best aides while you are fighting the carpet stains

carpet stainsYour carpet is certainly one of your most treasured possessions. Carpets or rugs are classy additions to any home, accentuating the overall look of the house by a great extent. However, as the carpets are kept bare on the floor all the time, these are highly susceptible to unsightly stains and marks. But not to worry, carpet blemishes are well removable if only taken care on time. The article here highlights on the best products that would help in fighting the carpet stains.

Vinegar

This is one of the viable aides while treating a marked carpet. If the stains are light, a mix of vinegar (half cup) and salt (2 tablespoons) would work to get rid off it. For darker and larger stains, use borax (2 tablespoons) with the mixture. After you apply the solution on the carpet, let it dry which would be then followed by a good vacuum cleaning. For tougher stains on the carpet, mix vinegar (1 tablespoon) with cornstarch (1 tablespoon) & rub the paste on the stained area with a dry rag. Let it rest for a couple of days- then vacuum.

Salt

This is another very useful product to free the carpet from salt. Red wine stains on white carpet definitely create some of the nastiest remarks. But don’t worry as there are ways to get rid of it easily. As soon as you spill red wine on your carpet, dilute the red shade with white wine. Then, clean up the area with cold water and sponge. After that, sprinkle some salt on the area & wait for ten minutes. Finally, vacuum up the entire mess. In case, you have got sauce marks on your carpet, mix salt with rubbing alcohol (1:4) & rub it well on the sauce stain.

Ammonia

You can remove the carpet stains by an ammonia-water (1 cup ammonia & 2 l warm water) solution.

PostHeaderIcon Best aides while you are fighting the carpet stains

carpet stainsYour carpet is certainly one of your most treasured possessions. Carpets or rugs are classy additions to any home, accentuating the overall look of the house by a great extent. However, as the carpets are kept bare on the floor all the time, these are highly susceptible to unsightly stains and marks. But not to worry, carpet blemishes are well removable if only taken care on time. The article here highlights on the best products that would help in fighting the carpet stains.

Vinegar

This is one of the viable aides while treating a marked carpet. If the stains are light, a mix of vinegar (half cup) and salt (2 tablespoons) would work to get rid off it. For darker and larger stains, use borax (2 tablespoons) with the mixture. After you apply the solution on the carpet, let it dry which would be then followed by a good vacuum cleaning. For tougher stains on the carpet, mix vinegar (1 tablespoon) with cornstarch (1 tablespoon) & rub the paste on the stained area with a dry rag. Let it rest for a couple of days- then vacuum.

Salt

This is another very useful product to free the carpet from salt. Red wine stains on white carpet definitely create some of the nastiest remarks. But don’t worry as there are ways to get rid of it easily. As soon as you spill red wine on your carpet, dilute the red shade with white wine. Then, clean up the area with cold water and sponge. After that, sprinkle some salt on the area & wait for ten minutes. Finally, vacuum up the entire mess. In case, you have got sauce marks on your carpet, mix salt with rubbing alcohol (1:4) & rub it well on the sauce stain.

Ammonia

You can remove the carpet stains by an ammonia-water (1 cup ammonia & 2 l warm water) solution.

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