Mirrors are primarily used for reflecting light in your house and as an aid for personal grooming. And you totally agree with the fact that you can’t do without one. But ever thought of or implemented ideas that use mirrors as home décor items? In one of the articles published by foxnews.com, you will find informational insights about dos and don’ts of decorating with mirrors. This will also help in guiding you about how and where to use these pieces for maximizing a room’s style. So, let’s talk about some amazing tips and ideas that famous interior decorators are suggesting on using fancy mirrors around your house. Read more
No matter how much time, money and the arty bent of mind you spend on the interiors of your home, if your balcony lacks an appealing visual aura, you are not too far along in the home décor game. You should make sure that the outdoors of your home are just as stylish as the interiors. Moreover, your balconies can go a long way in giving an insight to your style. So, never leave them undone. The first step to make your balcony look appealing is to choose its theme. And if style is what you are looking for, we heard you. Here are the 5 most fashionable themes that you can choose to give a total makeover to the outdoors of your abode.
Your style instincts are not only reflected by the kind of clothes you wear but also by the look and feel of the place you live in. Your home plays a huge role in letting people get a gist to your personality. And you need to make sure that they get a good impression about you and your tastes in home décor. So, this summer, bring out the interior designer in you and give a fresh new summer look to your dwelling with some ‘oh so amazing’ DIY home décor ideas that we have for you: Read more
Prepping your home for the holidays doesn’t mean having to spend money on decorations. Sure you want your house to look beautiful, but you can easily make Christmas decorations at home or upgrade your existing ones!
If you’re ready for some DIY, read on for some amazing ideas on crafting Christmas decorations out of household or inexpensive materials!
Make Snow Globes from Mason Jars
Make your own winter wonderland easily with mason jars and a handful of other materials. You can display the snow globes in the living room, bedrooms, and also on your dining table to lend a Christmassy feel to your home.
To make your snow globes, you’ll need:
- Mason jars of various sizes with lids
- Glue gun or any waterproof craft glue
- Waterproof figurines of your choice (trees, houses, animal or human figures, etc.) that fit inside the mason jar
- Pure glycerine
Clean mason jars and other figurines if required. Open the jars and place the lids on your work desk with the bottoms facing upwards- these will make the base of the globes. Arrange figurines on the lids and make sure they fit within the red band on the lid.
Once you’re sure of the placement of the figurines, glue them onto the lid one by one. Press figurines down firmly for about ten seconds and allow to set for a while.
Fill jars with water- don’t fill all the way to the brim and do consider water displacement by the figurines. Add a few drops of glycerin to the water; glycerin will increase the density of the medium and make glitter fall slowly when you shake the globes. Add a tablespoon of glitter each into all the jars – you can increase or decrease the amount of glitter and glycerin as preferred.
When your figurines have set, apply glue onto the rim and threads of the jar and close the lid tightly. Leaving the jars standing upright, allow the lid and figurines to set completely according to the instructions on the glue label.
Shake and enjoy your snow globes!
Christmas wreaths have become an important part of modern holiday decorations. If you’re planning to have a couple of wreaths displayed around your house, you needn’t purchase them as you can make your own easily.
Before you get started on your project, make sure you have the following materials handy:
- Foam wreath or cardboard cut in a circle to act as the base of the wreath
- Hot glue
- String to suspend the wreath. Alternatively, cut a hanger and curve it to hold the wreath- use wire metal hangers instead of wooden hangers.
- Ribbons, yarn, candies, herbs, straws, and whatever you can think of to make wreaths
Use a foam ring if you’re planning to make a three-dimensional wreath, and cardboard if you want a flat wreath. You can also use embroidery hoops or a wire wreath form.
Upgrade Plain Christmas Ornaments
If you’ve got tons of plain Christmas ornaments stowed away, you’re in luck. Try out these fabulous ideas to upgrade them!
- Collect pinecones and pine needles from your yard or neighborhood and arrange them in large transparent ornaments. Add in some tinsel and tie a red ribbon or string at the top for a festive look.
- Using a paintbrush, paint the basic shapes like snowflakes and Christmas trees onto plain ornaments with glue. Sprinkle glitter and let dry. Shake off excess and you’ll have holiday-ready ornaments!
- Stencil detailed patterns or designs onto ornaments if you’re not comfortable drawing freehand. You can also punch designs out of cardstock and glue them onto ornaments to dress them up.
- To make color block ornaments, cover them with masking tape, and paint the exposed areas with enamel paint. You can also spray paint ornaments with gold or silver paint. Allow to dry before removing masking tape.
- If you don’t have the time to color block or spray paint ornaments, just cover them up in strips of washi tape.
- Make pompoms out of yarn and push them into clear ornaments. Make a handful of yarn-wrapped ornaments too. Just place a glob of glue onto an ornament, stick in one end of yarn, and wrap the whole ornament. Trim yarn and secure the loose end with another drop of glue.
- Swirl metallic nail polish or enamel paint inside clear ornaments and let dry.
- Coat the inside of a clear ornament with a decoupage medium and shake off excess. Add neon glitter and move it around the bottom. Add another color and shake it around the middle, blending it into the first color. Use a third color near the top if necessary.
- Fill clear ornaments with fake snow and place cheap beads or pearls inside. Consider disguising a bottle brush as a Christmas tree and place it on the fake snow. A paper tree cutout will also work.
- Roll strips of scrap paper or sheet music cut into strips and push into clear ornaments.
Now that you know how easy and fun making Christmas decorations can be, don’t waste your money on expensive decorations- save for the food, drinks, and gifts instead. With the tips and ideas given here, you’ll be able to turn old stuff or scraps into beautiful ornaments and definitely wow your guests this Christmas!
The temperature is dropping and so is the humidity. You catch yourself shivering in the mornings and the dryness is alright. This means only one thing: winter is coming! You’ve already started trying layered looks. After all, you’re a fashionista. You know when to don a light cardigan or a heavy coat. You know when it’s time for boots and gloves. You also know the best moisturizers and wintry makeup looks (dark lipsticks anyone?).
But what about keeping your home warm and your clothes dry? If you happen to live in the chiller parts of the country, keeping warm and dry is essential in this season. Limeroad brings you some tips and tricks to get you through the winter.
Seal Windows and Doors
Insulate your house by sealing all the windows and doors. You can get this done professionally, but if you’re in a pinch, DIY is the way to go. Lining your windows and doors with bubble wrap (from all that online shopping…recycling!) will keep out cold drafts. If there are rooms you don’t use much, you can throw a towel on the floor to cover all the cracks.
It is time for the sweaters to come out! They are essential to keeping warm. There are sooo many jumpers and cardigans to choose from that you surely can’t have too many! Fold your sweaters instead of hanging them to keep them from stretching.
Protect Your Boots
I don’t know about you, but boots are my favorite part of winter. They are fashionable and practical! Keep your boots standing tall even when you aren’t wearing them by using (used) wine bottles or (read) rolled up magazines – basically anything sturdy and cylindrical. This will prevent your boots from folding over and developing creases.
If you happen to experience trudging through snow, slush, or rain, keep your boots dry by putting together a DIY moisture-draining tray. All you have to do is fill a tray with pebbles, place your wet boots on top, and let the wet drain away.
Thaw Your Lock
You have just pulled up outside your house. You are freezing. All you want is warmth and cup of hot chocolate. But your lock is jammed frozen. Simply warm up your key with a lighter and let yourself in.
Hang Dry Your Winter Accessories…
…using a curtain rod. Because you’ll need dry gloves, scarves, and hats each time you step out. And throwing them in a pile will not help this cause.
Hope these tips help to make your home warmer and cosier this winter season!
There you have it: five easy ways to help you around the house in the winter!
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Can you smell the awesome aroma of the delicious savories being made in every household? Lanterns, diyas, and rangoli are everywhere. Of course! Diwali is here and celebrations are in full swing.
The ‘Festival of Lights’ gives you a great opportunity to spread joy, love, and happiness; making an attempt to bring a smile of the faces of our loved ones. Exchanging gifts is an age-old tradition followed during this festive season. With each generation, the nature of gifts has undergone a mighty transformation. While gifting a Diwali box of mithai still holds a numero uno position amongst gifting options, these days we resort to many other innovative gifts to impress our acquaintances.
Join the innovation bandwagon and check out these amazingly unique options that we have in store for you. It’s your gift, so it better stand out from the rest of the crowd!
Serenity in Gold
Glam up the living room this Diwali by gifting yourself this! This serene and peaceful Buddha masterpiece is a classy piece of craft that we have specially picked just for you. Match along some gold white cushion covers and a floral intricately carved out wall clock to give the home a golden makeover.
Bright and cheerful buddies
Introduce the corners of your home to these bright and cheerful buddies. These aromatic candles with imperial holders and majestic vases promise to give a palace like look to your lovely den making it look both stylish and spectacular!
Give this Diwali a touch of royalty. Pick up these imperial silver delights to add a dash of sophistication to your amazing household. Or gift these to your friends and acquaintances and hear them go gaga about your choice and taste.
Brightly hued in Traditionalism
The best way to add a splash of traditionalism is to include elements of red and maroon to the entire living space. How do you do that? Well, choose this ethnic bright pillow cover set or this deep red lampshade. Compliment them with dull gold showpieces to complete the fashionable look. Think about this as an ideal present to gift mom-in-law, there you go, some positive brownie points make their way to your kitty, this Diwali!
Magic of Silver
Give your bedroom a queen’s makeover by weaving stories in silver. A silver hanging light, silver cushions and crystals – is all you need and you are ready to dive deep in a serene silvery slumber.
Tell a tale under the candle light
Planning to enjoy a delicious sumptuous dinner with your soul mate this Diwali? Let’s these pretty products help you in planning that delicious meal. A complete table setting ready to be picked just for you!
Tranquility in Blue
Colors have a unique quality to affect our mood. Feel at peace and in a tranquil state – choose these blue hued recipients to do the honors. Perfect for a casual get together, these will surely add cheerfulness and happiness to the dinner table.
Café at home
Create some serious me-space for yourself, this Diwali. A mug of hot coffee, a good read on this simple table set-up gives you ample opportunity to introspect and find your true self.
Make this Diwali special and unforgettable for yourself and your family by choosing one of these amazing gifts. Happy Diwali! Hope you have a rocking one!
You know the process of doing up your home is never technically over. Just when we think that now our house looks just perfect something new or some inventive idea catches our attention. And with me the thing is that until and unless I incorporate it in my house I run here and there like a freak.
There are a lot of things that can be worked into something totally breathtaking and different for the house. Like you may use some old dupattas or sarees for making colorful curtains, you may hang your old laundry baskets on the wall for stockpiling your towels. And like this there are a lot of fun ways of doing up your home while still being on a budget. In fact you don’t even need to spend for some of them.
Benefits they have? Well, you save a lot of money, your contribution will give you a feeling of contentment and you would feel even more connected with your house.
Let’s have a look at some of these very expressive and ingenious ideas.
Capture your memories in the jars
We all use glass jars for something or the other. You would definitely have a huge family of these jars which you must have stored in the safest place possible in your house to be reused sometime. Well now it’s time to show them some sunlight.
Bring out different sizes jars and just shove your memories in them. A really cool and effortless way of decorating the photo booth of your house!
An organizer for your beauty essentials
You know what it just exasperates me to the core to swim through my make up box because it is so cluttered that I have to look for things like a maniac. To save us all from this trauma there is this uber cool idea.
Just buy an organizer from the market and divide it into sections and store your beauty essentials in it.
Hanged till used
Every time I reach the drawer in my kitchen to grab a knife I’m scared of cutting my hand. So, to keep knives safe just hang them on the magnetic strip. They might have to struggle a bit as they would be hung all day but then it is all about survival of the fittest. ;D
Does the sound of drilling holes in the wall make your heart sink for various reasons? Do not worry. You can still make your house rock. Just grab hold of these photo murals, which make the room look bigger and make a statement too.
Mirror mirror on the wall
I don’t know why but I have a feeling that if your mirror looks good it makes you also look good every time you peep into it for some compliments. All you need is the egg cartons. So just bribe your egg delivery boy and take a few egg cartons from him. Cutting out these beautiful flowers out of them wouldn’t be difficult for you right? Just paint a few and leave the rest to their natural look. Your beautiful mirror is ready.
The gorgeous shelf
With a color splash you may turn an old and boring wooden box into a lovely hanging shelf. Place a few obsolete or antique things on it to give it a retro look.
Storing heels with love
If you are a shoes freak like me, then this one will really help you. You definitely don’t like your shoes spread all over the floor no matter how much you love them right?
But, in case you have a space crunch in your room, just turn the cliche shoes boxes into these funky stash options. Click the pictures of your shoes and stick on top of the box. They will look so good that you can even keep them at your bedside and use them as a lectern.
Wouldn’t you feel amazing if you wake up to a cool looking bathroom? It would pep your spirit and give you a reason to wake up early. You may take help of your carpenter or even make it yourself and store your bathroom supplies in it.
So these are some of the really easy and really simple do it yourself creative’s with the help of which you can give a personalized touch to your house.
Has it ever happened with you that as soon as you opened your wardrobe the heap of clothes hugged you? Well, for me it is an everyday affair. Every morning when I happily open my cupboard everything inside the cupboard is on my head all of a sudden. I’m so sure this is the story of most of you girls out there, right?
Well, most of the times we don’t even know that certain clothes, accessories and shoes even exist in our wardrobe. So many times brand new clothes which I have not even tried once come in my hands.
The whole idea of cleaning my cupboard gives me a mini heart attack. I stone in my place when my mom asks me to do it.
And you need to do it as the season changes.
Since winters are approaching, here is a quick guide for all my similar habit sisters to organize your wardrobe
Dump the Obsolete Clothes
It may sound a little heartbreaking, but the truth is that the clothes which you have not worn for ages because you think are no more “in” will not be able to ever get onto you again. So, have a huge heart and start donating your obsolete clothes. This will make a lot of room in your closet. Also, it might give you a reason to shop for some new clothes.
Look for storage options
You can invest some money in buying the storage solutions which help you see every single thing that is present in your closet. There are baskets, containers and hangers which may be used for storing your clothes.
Organizing sweaters, lingerie, shoes, etc can be quite a daunting task. So there are certain solutions for this. Let’s check out how to declutter your wardrobe.
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In case, your wardrobe is spacious enough to hang things, then try to hang as many things as you can. We wear what we see so it is important that we see things.
Fold your sweaters and hang them on the hangers or just keep them in the wardrobe. This will help them retain their shape and not become lifeless. Another important thing for your woolens is cedar. It prevents the moths from breeding in your woolens.
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Organizing jeans is not a difficult task if you have just 2-3 pairs. But, in case you are a jeans paramour you need to find a way for organizing them. The best way is to segregate your second skin by color. Organize them from bright to like shades.
Skirts, pants, shorts
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Hang these little goodies with the help of clips. Just fold the sides in so that the outside of the clothes does not get clips marks. It will also give uniformity to your wardrobe and make it look clean and neat.
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For your winsome dresses, arrange them by color and then go by strapless to long sleeves. Organizing them by length does not make any sense.
Bags, hats, scarves
Do you like bags to be seen in the cupboard? I know what stops you from showcasing them. You are worried about dust damaging them. But, the solution for this is to store them in clear bags so that they are away from dust also and you can easily see them too. So, just enjoy your view.
For hats, the best solution is the hat box. Just click pictures of your hats and stick them on the boxes so that you don’t have to juggle things each time you need one.
I think scarves are the biggest culprit when it comes to spoiling the organization of a wardrobe. So, just fold them according to their material and place a newspaper cutting in between two scarves. This will not disturb the establishment of others.
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A good way of tabulating shoes is to keep the toe of the right shoe and heel of the left one out. This way you will know exactly what the shoes look like. Next just arrange them by color.
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Lingerie gets entangled with each other the most. It looks really very messy. In order to not let this happen, arrange them by size, color and make. You can get lingerie organizers to keep them in place.
These are some very nifty ways of systematizing your closet so that you can find things on time and admire your wardrobe too.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra has made her plush seaside bungalow in Juhu, a home. It is called Kinara and is decorated in the most contemporary style with a few traditional accents. We bring to you some rare pics of her home, so you can decorate yours in a similar fashion by picking up products from our exclusive ongoing home sale.
A spacious area which is well-lit and moderately furnished. The idea is to throw around a rug, add a huge planter on a side and decorate the wall a certain way to enrich the area without cluttering it with too much furniture.
Pop of Colour
Dedicate an area for casual family gatherings or a place to unwind or relax. Pick up floral prints for upholstery. Colours like orange, neon yellow are sure to break the monotony of the house. Throw around printed cushions for a delighted ambiance.
Buy lovely printed or plain cushions to lend character to your home. Different kinds of prints speak a different kind of mood to uplift your space.
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The Television Lounge
A big screen to catch all the favourite movies and soap operas is a perfect spot for entertainment in the house. Keep the area light in hues of ivory with minimalist furniture. Take note of interesting chandeliers and light effects in different corner of her home.
Throw the most special BBQ party at home with our stainless steel barbeque skewers.
It has to be the favourite place for young boys and girls in the house. Decorate the back of the bar with interesting wall art. See how Shilpa Shetty Kundra has picked signed cricked bats from the cricketers, wall frames, interesting paintings etc. Keep the area lighthearted for a fun-time with friends over drinks.
Buy a super cool plastic wine cooler to add to your bar to update it with something practical and stylish. Your friends would never complain chilling at your home.
The interesting mocktail serving set is the perfect idea for your bar.
You can create a slightly diverse atmosphere in your home by picking on extremely different techniques to decorate your space. Adding gold accents can make the place look formal for guests. Check out the interesting centre table and the beautiful carpet completing the area.
Add silver accents to your kitchen with exclusive ice cream bowl sets. Serve your guests in style with interesting silver gold accents.
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Nothing like a beautifully handtufted rug to add colour to your space.
Browse the multiple colours and pick your favourite, that matches your home to make it even more beautiful!
If you have kids in the house, then it is a great idea to keep a lot of free space for them to play indoors. They might want to run or cycle around inside so keep the decoration minimal. Add a bold statement in form of a huge lampshade to add character to the room without crowding it. Two small pouffes and a table is enough for sitting.
Have your kids enjoy at home with a beautiful and multi-coloured compact kids’ table and chair set.
Reflect your own tastes
It is very important for your home to reflect the taste and preferences of the people who own it. And that’s why we endorse the idea of decorating a wall with playing cards if that’s what you genuinely love. This is a cool idea for decorating your home during the many Diwali get togethers as well.
Add a lot of visual interest into your home with amazing wall accents like these.
We all love the open skies and greenery around the house. So, why not have a beautiful area within the house where you can lounge and enjoy the sunshine. Try the bohemian look for an area like this. Pick outdoor furniture to create a small seating area for friends and family.
Buy beautiful photo frames and decorate your memories in them and adorn on the wall. Trust us, it will be your favourite area in the house and sure to bring a smile on your face every time you look at it. You could also choose this area to be an alley in the house which is often frequented by all.
It is always a good idea to decorate your home with religious accents. It is sure to remind you of God at all times. Like Shilpa has put out her faith in Lord Balaji on the walls of her home, you can display your love too in your home lending it a supremely positive vibe.
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Add religious accents to your home with innovative products like this-
Watch out for some innovative pieces to add to your home. For instance the tripod lampshade is a great pick which is sure to be appreciated and talked about by guests when they come visiting. When you travel around the world, it is a always a nice idea to pick things you feel you won’t find back home and could actually be a keepsake.
Adding some interesting yet useful items to your home is a good idea always. That’s why we recommend that your kitchen must have the practical strainer and chopper.
Take a look at our interesting products on sale that could add a refreshing dimension to your space.