Home Decor Guide: Makeover with Mirrors

A well-placed mirror can open up a room, alter a view or reflect your personality. Thinking of renovating your home or just simply refreshing it, you can say it with mirrors—let your décor speak for you. Tight spaces expand and rooms seem roomier when you prop up a mirror in it. It’s a classic Interior Decorators’ trick to create instant, if not real, footage.

A Mirror makeover helps in spreading the beauty of any room by bringing in more light and depth into the room through the reflection process. Paraphrasing a renowned interior designer, ‘Mirrors are like decorative windows that you can move around and place as you like’. Mirrors have several benefits which include reflecting and emphasizing scenes and colors from the surrounding art-pieces and adjacent walls working towards creating a special effect setting and increasing the luxury component of your room.

Home Decor Guide: Makeover with Mirrors

Home Decor Guide: Makeover with Mirrors

Mirrors can be put to many effective uses through some of the practices detailed below:

Mirror Art – A bold and gorgeous Mirror can be the focal point of a room. Even a large Mirror can bring simplicity to a space if used correctly. [Read more…]

Why Designers Love Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring, with the help of recent technological advances, has quietly graduated from being just a practical, dull and drab flooring substitute to being a high quality, stylish and versatile flooring choice. Especially since well-known designers are putting their stamp on the usage of this easy care and affordable material.

Vinyl floorings are available in a huge range of patterns and colors with high-luxury Vinyl mimicking all kinds of surfaces right from stone to wood to mosaics and metallic. With the help of modern technology, the images are digitally printed onto the Vinyl giving it a very natural and realistic effect.

Why Designers Love Vinyl Flooring?

Why Designers Love Vinyl Flooring?

Thanks to technological advances in printing, Vinyl now packages durability and water resistance with high end finishes. Also, it also lets you craft a maintenance-friendly and an easy-clean home. So if you are in any doubt regarding Vinyl flooring, the following benefits may help you decide. [Read more…]

Jhoolas: The Essence of an Indian Living Room

Jhoolas or swings have traditionally been part of many ancestral Indian homes. Indian style interior design is amongst the most exotic, interesting and complex décor styles to work with. Traditionally Indian pieces such as the swing- ‘Jhoola’ can bring a playful and decadent vibe to your living room space.

India is known for its vibrant styles of decoration. Putting up a swing / Jhoola gives an Indian essence to the living room. These Jhoolas can be made of wood, cane or metal. Bold fabrics on these swings give a distinct look to the living room and are really enjoyable.

Jhoolas: The Essence of an Indian Living Room

Jhoolas: The Essence of an Indian Living Room

Dating back to various generations, swings have been a part of our culture and interiors always. When you step into a south Indian home, you will find a traditional Jhoola which is usually a bamboo swing. Rajasthani homes will generally have a Jhoola with bold florals and will be suspended from ceiling with neat cuffs to match the traditional Indian architecture. [Read more…]

How to ‘Mix & Match’ Old Artworks and Antiques in a Modern Theme Décor

One of the biggest misconceptions about interior design is that a room has to be a particular style, either vintage or modern or contemporary or antique. But in reality rooms filled with a mix of old and new pieces are often the most livable. Get a little innovative and you will be successful in marrying the old and the new, with a wee bit of imagination and experimentation.

How to ‘Mix & Match’ Old Artworks and Antiques in a Modern Theme Décor

How to ‘Mix & Match’ Old Artworks and Antiques in a Modern Theme Décor

Match the old and the new-

Marrying your old furniture with new contemporary pieces looks really attractive if done properly. How about using an assortment of old chairs around your contemporary table or placing a modern lamp on an old antique side table? This contrast of old and new draws attention to the individuality of each piece. And yes, vintage look gives that aged lived-in quality and warmth that new items don’t. [Read more…]

Smart Shelving Ideas for Your Living Room

Does your living room need an overhaul? Have you lost that loving feeling for your living room? Chances are it does not have enough storage space. Keep your living room clutter free with storage that is handsome and handy. Some of the ideas below will help you to get that relaxing vibe again and help you remove or organize the unappealing clutter.

Smart Shelving Ideas for Your Living Room

Smart Shelving Ideas for Your Living Room

Fill a wall with shelves

Smart shelves provide a combination of storage space for DVDs and books, as well as surfaces that can be used to display photographs and accessories. Breaking shelves into areas makes sure that they don’t overwhelm the space. Paint the back of a shelving unit in a bright stand-out color so that your wall of books becomes the focal point of your living room. [Read more…]

The Perfect Nursery for Your Toddler

The decisions that come with having a baby and raising a tiny human being are endless. And also can be quiet daunting. Designing your little one’s nursery can actually be fun. The most important thing that you can do in creating this space is to design a nursery that will bring a smile to your face and help you relax and enjoy. After all, you are going to spend a lot of time in the room.

The Perfect Nursery for Your Toddler

The Perfect Nursery for Your Toddler

Here are a few ideas to set up a beautiful nursery for your growing kid-

Opt for neutral wall colors– Gone are the days when pink was the color for girls and blue for boys. Give your child the space to grow up in a world without any preconceived notions and limitations about gender. Instead use colors in accent pieces such as toys, pictures and rugs to add that vibrant color touch. Natural shades and soft colors affect your mood and will give your child a lot of space to work with accessories of different colors. [Read more…]

Home Décor Trends That Will Rule 2017

With the dawn of a new year, everyone wants to do something new and different, it could be new resolutions or shedding a few pounds, taking up a new hobby or completely revamping their living space for renewed inspiration. So what’s new this year, as the year has just begun the new trends are asking for lush colors, plush textures and modernistic takes on traditional designs that make a perfect environment to create a ‘new you’.

Home Décor Trends That Will Rule 2017

Home Décor Trends That Will Rule 2017

Some things which were so much in vogue last season are just so outdated or way too overdone; things which were ancient/antique have suddenly become very happening. Nothing stays forever, change is inevitable. Each year brings something new in home décor, and those who to keep up with the trends would not like to miss out. [Read more…]

Design Tips for Renting Out Your Home

Owning a great rental property can make you stand out from the crowd and will make sure your property is rented out as much as possible as you like it to be. Short term rental sites are gaining popularity and hence property owners are putting more consideration in curating their spaces to cater to guests. Whether you are renting out your vacation home for a long term or putting your city home in the market for a short term, your space should be designed in such a manner that once a client walks in he/she just wants to live there. You should give your home a luxurious look and feel and at the same time, make the guests feel at home.

Design Tips for Renting Out Your Home

Design Tips for Renting Out Your Home

A little effort can go a long way to make your place appealing and hospitable to renters.

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Planning ahead is the key if you are reconfiguring or designing from scratch. Figure out the pivotal layouts by identifying the best features of your home. Sketch, map and decide which area is ideally suited for what function. Give each space a job. Make sure you can cater to target audience that means you cater to kid-friendly features or providing laptop friendly workspace with office amenities. [Read more…]

Selling Your Home? Do Not Ignore These Kitchen Problems

Buying a house is a serious business. Whether it is a recently built estate or a modest fixer-upper, getting a lowdown on your potential home is of tantamount importance. When it comes to selling your home, your kitchen can be your deal-breaker. At an open house most buyers will spend time trying to check out the finishes of your kitchen, appliances, the fixtures and most importantly, the amount of space and storage space.

Selling Your Home? Do Not Ignore These Kitchen Problems

Selling Your Home? Do Not Ignore These Kitchen Problems

Having an inconvenient and inadequate kitchen can be a curse to the home owners. Before you may have fought enough battles with your kitchen, but the buyer of your house doesn’t have to feel that way. Just think of your kitchen as a product and find out what most people like to see in a kitchen? [Read more…]

Go Creative with Your Big Blank Wall

When you see that big blank wall in your home, what is the first thought that comes to your mind? You might think of making it a statement wall by painting it in a different shade and hanging a huge artwork. You could also think of making it a gallery wall and put framed moments of your life. These are some common ideas to decorate the big blank wall. But what if we ask you to step out of the box, get inspired by everything and put creativity on your wall.

Go Creative with Your Big Blank Wall

Go Creative with Your Big Blank Wall

We have compiled a few offbeat ideas to help you add personality to your blank wall-

Framed Wallpaper- Wallpapers are the most popular ways to decorate a blank wall. But that doesn’t mean that you must use it in the conventional way. Cut out parts of wallpaper and put them into chic frames. Hang or stick these framed wallpapers on the wall with a decor item over it or maybe just blank. This creative take with wallpapers looks chic and sophisticated for a bedroom. [Read more…]