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A bachelorette’s guide to personalizing her room in a rented apartment

The Desk
Place atleast one object on your table that is made by you. One such idea is to create your own calendar and add personal touch to it.
For this, you could use an old spiral diary with atleast 12 pages, placing the diary such that its vertical edges form the base. Now, let us personalise each month –  mark each month on a different page and paste one of your favorite pictures clicked in the same month last year on each of those. You could choose pictures taken on a holiday, or the ones where you have the picture credits – basically anything that triggers happy memories.
You could place a little flap to cover each week, and lift it up every Monday to uncover the new week. Scribble one of your favorite quotes on that flap, or simply a lesson learnt in the week that just passed.
The Walls
Let us begin with the easiest piece, the wall with the largest window.
Besides choosing the right curtains and shades, personalize your window. Wind chimes are a beautiful thing to suspend by your w…

How to Create a Bedroom Your Kids Will Love

A new year is the perfect opportunity to give your children’s bedroom a refresher. This year, craft your children’s bedroom into one they’ll love for years to come. If you’re not sure where to start, or if you have some ideas but aren’t sure how to string them together, don’t stress — there are a multitude of options available. Whether you’re looking for ideas or inspiration, this list will give you some pointers on how to get started on designing your child’s new bedroom.
Beds & bedding
Depending on your child’s age, it might be time to consider getting a full-size bed in place of their twin bed. If you have the space, a full-size bed is optimal because it’ll give them a big enough bed to sleep in until they move out. In addition, full-size beds are great for accommodating for overnight guests.
Bring your kid along when you’re choosing bedding and let them pick a color scheme that they enjoy. There are plenty of design ideas and bedding options online if you’re not sure where to …

Reasons to Give Your Home a Makeover

Home renovations can be tough to estimate. People tend to wildly underestimate how much time and money they’ll need to spend to do things like renovate their kitchen or expand their garage. What you want to cost $10,000 may cost three or four times that. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try, only that you need to be realistic about what you’re getting into. That includes separating the good reasons for a home makeover from the bad reasons. Being bored isn’t usually a good reason. However, here are three good reasons to go ahead with that home renovation project.
Your Home is Unsafe
A leaky roof may seem harmless in the short-term, but a leaky roof can lead to mold, and mold can lead to health problems. And while you may not think it’s a big deal if one or two of your outlets don’t work right, it could mean the house’s entire wiring was installed incorrectly. Bad wiring puts you at a higher risk for a house fire, so that means you need to call an electrical contractor in Marlboro, NJ, ri…

Top Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

A kitchen remodel is an easy thing to put off. We get used to making it with what we have and sometimes plans get lost in the daily grind of life. With 2019 coming on, though, it's the perfect time to start a fresh new year with a fresh new kitchen. Here are some of the best kitchen trends to consider incorporating into your space.
Monochrome is over For a long time, the trend was to keep kitchens basically black and white. Many people felt this looked clean and functional, which, after all, are two things we prize in a kitchen. Through 2018, there has been a strong trend towards using plenty of color in the kitchen, and that trend looks to be gaining strength rather than losing.
Who is this for? If your kitchen is where people gather to talk, eat, do homework, or work, then this trend is for you. It's the perfect way to make your kitchen a welcoming place. Use the psychology of color to your advantage and encourage everyone to gather in the kitchen.
Make your cabinets slide Clu…

5 Beautiful and Useful Accessories for Your Letterbox

Even if most people these days opt to go about their correspondence digitally, there is still a steadily growing community of folks who are making letterboxes relevant again. They are the community that fancies the romance of letter-writing swaps and exchanging lovely pockets with small trinkets or presents.
Such creative activities can only go around through traditional post; hence, the need for a proper letterbox.
So, if you are among the many who still see great value in a letterbox, you may want to accessorize your letterbox and let it be an extension of your fun lifestyle. Doing so will not only make it an even more important contributory feature to your curb appeal, it can also serve other functions.
There are so many accessories that you can use for your letterbox.
If you head to Pinterest, you will see the different artistic designs people have come up for their own mailbox. Most of their accessories were purchased from hobby stores and hardware shops. But if you want to kee…

Tips to decorate a new house within budget

People often drool over the images of beautifully decorated rooms, outfitted with the best accessories and furniture worth hundreds of dollars. Watching home décor magazines and well-built places help one get motivated to design their new house with the best available accessories however the budget can be the biggest hindrance. Not everyone can afford antique home décor accessories or the luxurious furniture worth thousands of dollars, but one can easily enhance the complete look of the home by focusing on even the minor details and tips provided. Here are few suggestions and guiding tips which might help one to decorate the home in the best possible way by staying in budget.
1. Look for the ways to utilize the home décor accessories and furniture you already have Although setting up the old furniture is not as exciting as the new ones, but rather than dumping them it is better to utilize the available stuff in the most possible way. With little makeover, one can easily transform the…

Top Tips For Home Improvement

Start with a plan

One of the worst things you can do when it comes to home improvements is to start a project without having all the major details already hashed out. Take into consideration cost, time, materials, and design - try to be as realistic as you can from the beginning. Having a change of heart is a costly business, so make sure you know exactly where you want everything to go before you start and, with things like tile choices, be definite that you’ve made the right choice before beginning.

Whatever time frame you give yourself to complete your project, add extra, and the same applies to your financial budget. That way you don’t get any nasty surprises or, if you do, you’re prepared for them.
Make sure you have insurance

You’ll always hear horror stories of someone who started a DIY project in the home and hadn’t realized that their insurance had run out, they’d forgot to renew, they didn’t check if the work they were carrying out would be covered. The list is endless and if…

How to revamp the interior and exterior of the house with style?

House is considered as one of the valuable possession for every homeowner and is the place where one spends most of their time. One always wishes to keep the house look amazing and beautiful inside-out. A well designed and maintained house not only improves the curb appeal but also increases its value. One can design a new house as they wish but the old house can also be converted into a beautiful palace with some renovation in the interior as well as exterior.
The exterior of the house helps to enhance the curb appeal. The look of the outdoor space of the house can be easily magnified with some greenery as its appeals to the most inner core of the out lookers heart. One can either set up the garden area in the available space outside the boundary of the house or can opt for the artificial or fake grasses, although opting for fake grasses can be quite expensive. However, the natural garden will demand proper care and service while the artificial one will not require watering, mowing…

Decorating Basics: All About Wall Art

Decorating a room is something that most of us have no formal training in. It’s just something that seems to be expected of us at a certain age. We become adults, and our rooms are supposed to look elegant and mature.
But there’s a long and winding road between dorm-room chaos and catalog-quality interior design. We’re here to help with that confusing path! Right now, let’s focus on a simple and powerful thing that you can do to make your room more beautiful: hanging the right wall art
Why wall hangings matter
First things first: why should you hang anything on your walls?
Because it looks good, of course, but there are other reasons which are a bit more satisfying. Good art can actually be good for our mental health. Our minds respond to the spaces that we’re in, and art makes those spaces more pleasant.
The right art can set the tone for your room. Just as movie posters in a movie theater or oil paintings in a museum define the look of those spaces, so does your choice of wall hangi…

Latest Interior Design for Bedroom

Interior designing of a residential property is both an art and science of beautifying the interiors of a space or building to attain a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the resident. Every space of the home combines to makes a home feel like home and one such special space is the bedroom and when it comes to interior design the bedroom always deserves the latest in-trend things. Some people prefer their bedroom to be dark while others want it to be bright with a good source of natural light. Some people get their bedroom designed according to the feng-shui while the other prefer to design it according to their personality.
Most of the homeowners prefer to design their bedroom in creatively luxurious way. The creatively luxurious bedroom is all about crispy and freshly laundered bed sheets, clutter-free space, customized lighting, unique style furniture, creative paint work, designer floor etc. which provide a sense of modern look, comfort and let the individ…