Check out these 10 decorating themes

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Here we have listed out top ten decorating themes, which you can use later on:

  1. Psychedelic theme: Those people who love to add vibrant colors in their homes then opt for psychedelic theme. Moreover this particular theme is inspired by 70s and you can decorate your house with swirly patterns, lava lamps, funky sofas etc.
  2. Asian theme: An Asian topic is for the individuals who need a relaxing and peaceful mood at house. Its all about simple lines which are complimented by natural elements such as rocks, bamboo, oriental rugs etc.
  1. Country theme: For this look, use floral prints or fresh pastels or you can even choose the rustic cottage design with plaid patterns and washed out greens. Usually this country theme is characterized by dainty rugs, wooden floorboards and along with frilly curtains. You can purchase the wicker baskets or teacups to match the look.
  1. Tropical theme: Beach lovers can replicate this look and feel by having neutral colored walls and place wooden furniture. Ethnic-style wood carvings are some impeccable components for this setting. Your little oasis is set when you have bowl of seashells placed in your living or bedroom.
  2. Contemporary theme: Contemporary theme means sophistication and that is not an exaggerated statement. In addition to that, the main focus in on the space and not much on the physical components. The color black, geometric shapes and smooth lines all portray this style. The general guideline here is “toning it down would be best”.
  1. Western theme: people would prefer this theme if they are outdoor lovers. Textured wall paint, natural wooden furniture, woven rugs, cotton or woolen sofas are components of this style. Antlers, cowboy gears and wrought iron lightings are western theme accessories. You can purchase them online or get from your friends.
  1. Moroccan theme: Sensual and exotic best depict the Moroccan subject. Dark and rich shades, intricate designs and earthy tones are part of this warm and exotic style. Some basic elements are glazed Moroccan pottery, wrought iron ornaments and handmade tiles. You can decorate your house with brass or silver lanterns.
  2. Gothic theme: Gothic theme will be perfect for you if you are inclined towards antiquity. The objective here is to accomplish a dark yet rich ambience. Maroon cushions, with dark wood framing, gold undertones form this theme.
  3. Hollywood theme: If you are movie buff especially like all those golden era movies, then replicate this style in your house. The basic pattern here is the striking white and black contrast. Jazz up your room with beaded lampshades, mirrored furniture and your coach adored with a feather boa.
  4. Safari theme: Those with adventurous personality; a safari theme perfectly suits them. Exotic animal prints, earth tones, woven baskets compliment this style.

Try out all those themes and make an effort to turn your house from drab to Wow!! Before that do a thorough research and purchase those décor items at flee markets or online.

 

Dealing with ants issues During a Renovation

Having a pest problem is the absolute worst, we can all agree on that. But having to deal with ants is probably the most nerve wracking thing when it comes to unwanted visitors. The main reason we say this is because ants are among the hardest to exterminate insects, especially if their nest are in or close to your house.

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The good news is that there are some steps you can follow in order to deal with ants. It’s obvious that these insects have a reason to bother you: food. ..

If they would be unable to find food, they would certainly look for another place to settle in. Even a juice stain or an apple or even a bread crumb is a delectable feast for these tiny, annoying creatures.

So the main thing you need to do is to tidy up the kitchen. You need to clean and disinfect all the surfaces that have come into contact with food. Call a Pest Control company as soon as you can to spray the area. You also need to get rid of all the crumbs and keep all your food covered or even sealed. If you have pets and keep their food bowl somewhere on the floor, you need to place that food bowl in another bowl with water. This way, if the ants want to get to the food, they will end up in the water, not roaming around dog or cat food.

When it comes to vacuuming, we strongly recommend that you use dispensable vacuum bags (paper ones) and throw them away as far away from your home as possible. Some people even burn the dispensable vacuum bags, to make sure that the ants don’t come back. Although we find this to be a bit too extreme, it has proven to be a very effective way of exterminating ants, especially when it comes to spies.

One other thing you need to do is keep an eye out and get rid of spies. Ants are very social insects and have a very well structured social ladder. Before settling in somewhere, they send out some spies in order to scout the environment and assess if it is suitable or not. So if you see a couple of lost ants, do not let them get back to the ant – hill, because they will come back with the rest of their “family”. Ants have a great sense of smell, so you must understand that they actually do have the ability to remember their way back and invade your home.

These are just a few ways in which you can deal with ants. We are well aware just how unpleasant this experience can be and this is exactly why we will follow up these tips with other tricks that may come in useful. You just need to keep your cool and realize that this is a very solvable issue.

 

Tips to Find the Right Interior Designer

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Looking for an interior designer? The task can be a bit overwhelming when so many options are available. You must find an interior designer who understands what you need a do things according to that. You may have thought everything on your mind about how the interior will be, but finding the right designer to implement that design can be difficult. You may also have heard about an interior analysist; the job is different from an interior designer. However, your project will decide which service is needed in your interior decoration. So here are some tips you can follow to find the right interior decorator.

Interior Stylist Vs. Interior Designer

When it comes to interior decoration, there are many professionals from whom you can seek advice. If your house needs a renovation, you will need help from interior stylist, designer and color consultant. You also have to consider the cost of hiring each professionals as it can be very high. If your project requires and have that scope, you should definitely seek advice from all of them. Interior designers are responsible for the decoration of interior environment. An interior stylist finds suitable objects to make your interior even more beautiful.

Color Consultation

The color of the interior is the most important thing in any kind of interior decoration. If you can’t decide about the color combination, you can seek advice from a professional. A color consultant will make this a lot easier for you. A color consultant helps you to decide about the color scheme of a certain room. The color scheme is a difficult thing to choose. So it is better to seek advice from a professional about the color. The color of the interior can change the mood of your house. So you have to be careful about the color selection.

Why Color is Important

Color is the most effective tool for your interior decoration. The color of your interior speaks for itself. You can do everything with your decoration but if the color selection is not right, it can ruin everything. So why take the risk, hire a professional to do this job for you. Color has the power to give life to your interior design. It can create separate atmosphere in each room just the way you always wanted. It is possible to get overwhelmed with so much options available. So leave this task for the color consultant.

Maximize Output

So after you have taken consultancy from the expert, it is time to find out the output. Before starting the decoration task, there are so many things to consider, like choosing the furniture, color and displaying the collections. Once all of these steps are taken care by experts, you will find the difference. When consulting with a professional be sure about the outcome of the whole project. Keep an eye on the progress and make sure everything is going according to the plan.

 

Elegant Front Door Ideas

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The entrance of your house is the first thing visitors will notice in your house. So the entrance shouldn’t be something ordinary. There are so many ways to change the look of your entrance by making small changes. Entrance is the way of entering your house and leaving it, so it is a special part of your house. There are many clever door ideas available which you can apply in your house. Those ideas are cost effective and very elegant. Here are some door ideas you can try with your entrance.

Glass Door

You can use many different material for a front glass door. Glass doors are elegant and very stylish. The design of your glass door should be according to your house design. If you have a large yard in front your house, a glass door will be suitable for that house. In most cases glass doors are made with different types of metal and glasses. Glass doors are now the most trendy way to decorate your entrance. Try it and you will see the difference for yourself. If you are planning to decorate your entrance within a budget, glass door might be the right choice for  you.

Wood Doors

Classic wood doors are always the safest choice for a elegant and trendy front entrance. But the old wooden door style has been replaced with modern ones which are more stylish and elegant. There are hundreds of clever wooden front door ideas which you can apply. A modern day wooden door combines many features which makes it even more useful. Glass materials can also be used with wooden doors and they bring a luxurious look to your house.

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Using Proportions

Never be afraid of trying new things with your front door, in fact new ideas makes your door look different and classy at the same time. Proportion is something which can be used for front door decoration. You can play with different proportion to see which one suites your entrance decoration. Dry a door within a door but of different proportion.

Vintage look

The front door of your house provides a great opportunity to change the entire look of your house. The front door is a special area which is mostly highlighted in any house. You can try a vintage look with your front door. It will give a vintage flavor to your whole house. Try a vintage looking door in your entrance and see the result. Your house will get an elegant look with a vintage door.

Paint

The role of a fine painting is very important for any type of decoration. It is the same for front door decoration also. Be careful with the paint of your front door. The right paint will make your entrance look beautiful, the wrong selection can mess up the whole thing.

Above are some ideas you can apply to decorate your front door. There are other ideas also like installing doors of different heights, using different materials in door decoration etc.

 

Window Treatments Ideas

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The task of home improvement is not an easy one, especially when you don’t know the secrets of it. There is no need to spend a lot of money to re innovate your house. There are some simple rules you can follow to give you home a new look. Window treatment is one of that, it is considered the most clever way of improving the interior of your house. A window treatment task is simple and cost effective, but the result is surprisingly good. So if you are thinking about a window treatment, here are some ideas for you

Contrast Curtains

This is a clever idea for a cost effective window treatment. Contrast is something which is getting popular now a days. Even your other decoration need a touch of contrast for a spectacular interior. You should use the idea of contrast in window treatment also. Use long curtains with contrast to change the look of your interior dramatically. There are some fine contrast available in market for your window curtains. Don’t go for plain designs as they will give your interior a boring look. Go bold and use contrast in your curtains.

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Swing Curtains

These kind of curtains are getting quite popular now a days. This method is not very conventional but why go for the usual things. A window treatment is about experimenting with new things. Swing curtains will give your interior a vintage and elegant look. Use these curtains in your master bedroom and see the difference for yourself. Swing curtains are perfect for a colonial themed house.

Panel Screen

Fretwork can also be used in window treatment. The panels instead of curtains will bring an elegant look to your house. There are different types of panel screen available in the market. These screens are easy to use and the decoration cost is also very low. So try panels instead of curtains. You will get lot of sunlight with panel screen and the house will be bright.

Stained Glass

What is more royal than a long wall of stained mirror. The idea may seem a bit costly but the result is surprisingly good. Stained glass will allow you to save a lot of space and it is also very beautiful form of interior decoration. There are different types of stained glass available in the market. You can try stained glass idea for your window treatment. It will increase the appeal of your house.

Hanging Paints

This idea is also very effective for a window treatment. If you are an art lover and you have a collection of wonderful paintings why not hang those in front of your window. Turn your house into an art gallery using those paintings hanging in front of the windows. This window treatment is perfect to give your house an artistic touch. There is not point of storing your favorite paintings in a store room. Instead use those paintings in front of windows and give your house an elegant look.

 

 

Best Decoration Ideas for Christmas

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There are many different ways of celebrating the Christmas. People all over the world celebrate it with different events. You can arrange a party, a dinner or inviting your friends in the occasion of Christmas. Whatever you are planning to do on this Christmas, you need to decorate your house according to that. The task decorating your house on Christmas occasion is not an easy one. Especially if you don’t know about the budget and plans. However, you can survive the house decoration task with some simple tips. You don’t need a lot of budget for decorating your house, just proper planning is needed. Here are some tips which may come handy

Wrapping Up

What should be the focal point in your home Christmas decoration. If it is the tree, then you should decorate according to that. A perfectly designed tree can be the main focus of your decoration. The good thing is, decorating a tree is something you can do yourself. You just need some wrappers with different shades of colors. Make sure the colors are bright like purple and pink. Put the gifts around the tree. This will create a perfect environment for your Christmas party.

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The Entrance

You are likely to have many guests and friends during the occasion of Christmas. So create an entrance which is both elegant and beautiful. Surprise your guests with some fancy entrance decoration. You can put an old vintage lamp in front of the door. Choose the color carefully when decorating the entrance. You should go with green as it represents more natural environment. White and silver are also very elegant in gate decoration. Remember, the journey of a great decorating story starts with the entrance of your house. So make it beautiful and memorable.

Lights

This probably is the most commonly used Christmas decoration item. The occasion of Christmas is all about brightness and colors. The lights used in the decoration will decide the excitement of the whole environment. Christmas lights are available in many different colors. Also make sure you are using different sized bulbs which are very effective to create a party atmosphere. A Christmas event is incomplete without lights. Try to maintain caution while using glass bulbs.

Below is ideas for your christmas decorations:

 

Dining

After all the partying your guests are likely to get hungry and you definitely want to surprise them with a grand dining. So matter how simple your dining party is, with some simple tricks you can turn it into a fine and elegant dining. Just the right touch of an experience hand is required. There are many different things you can do to improve the dining decoration. Use metallic spoons and silver napkins. Use napkin rings you can arrange those. Ornaments will also a touch of royalty to your dining arrangement.

These are few tips you can follow. Other small tasks like a grand entrance, elegant decoration of the mantel, welcome bells are also very effective in Christmas decoration. Christmas decoration is difficult or costly, you just need the right planning.

 

Renting a Limo Bus for Your Work

Your big event is just around the corner and you decided to rent a limo Bus so that you can travel in style. That’s a great way to have a luxurious and enjoyable trip. However, there are a lot of things to consider when renting a limousine. In our last article you found out just how important it is to do your research, to prepare and to compare different services and companies.

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… Here’s a list of other tips that may come in handy when renting a limo Bus:

  1. Get it right

It is highly important to get the right vehicle for your event. There are certain aspects that can make you decide easier, such as the number of people who will be joining you on the luxurious trip. In our last article we mentioned that deciding how many people you need the limo for is crucial. Equally crucial is to rent a limousine that also has two or even three spare seats. You never know how unexpected guests may appear. Trust us, you surely don’t want to squeeze 10 persons in a 8 person limousine. In this particular case, bigger is better. Being prepared for the worst case scenario is never a bad idea. When comparing different limo companies, Ontario limo buses have usually bigger buses than the rest of the provinces.

You should also pay attention to what type of entertainment the limousine rental company offers. Not all of them come prepared with music. Some do have radio or satellite radio access, but that’s pretty much it. So if you want to listen to your favorite mix you should be prepared to have it on a CD or on your iPod, otherwise you’ll be stuck to listening some uninspired radio commercials.

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  1. Safety first

When renting a limousine your first concern should be safety. Before asking about rates, types of available vehicles and services, you should definitely ask the company to show you their license. If they fail to show you a proof of their qualification or seem to postpone this moment, then you should definitely go somewhere else. Every company that deals with renting cars should have the proper insurance and should definitely be licensed to perform this type of activity. Remember that the safety of your party is the most important. Don’t get tricked into booking a limousine from a company that doesn’t have the proper levels of insurance, because you will surely regret it in case of an accident.

  1. Communication

When you first get in contact with the rental company make sure to fill them in with all the details of your trip. Let them know if you have a certain route you would like to take and how many stops you will need to make or for how long you will be stationed at each stop. These pieces of information will help them calculate the price as well as meeting your needs.

 

Awesome working environments

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It’s been quite a while since large companies have realized that the key to a successful business are the happy employees. And since the things that make an employee happy have gone well beyond financial gains, companies now do their best to create unique working environments. Since a relaxed employer means an effective and productive employer, there’s no wonder we have offices with slides or game rooms built in. Here’s a list of 5 companies who have gone out of their way to keep the people working for them satisfied.

  1. Selgas Cano

Selgas Cano is a Spanish architecture firm based in Madrid. This company stands out when it comes to unique working places, as it’s more based on creating a relaxed environment rather than a fun one. The offices are situated in a forest, away from the crowded city and are built half underground and the other half above ground. One of the walls is, of course, made entirely out of glass, which makes the use of artificial light completely redundant. I can’t see how anyone would not be productive in this type of environment.

  1. Google

We are especially referring to the Google office in Zurich. It’s become common knowledge that Google has one of the most young and creative teams. And no one could ever say that they don’t value their employees. Yes, this is the one with the slide! Apart from that, the office also has a fireman’s pole as a means of “transportation”. Should we also mention the aquarium, the library or the fact that there are countless kitchens and a cafeteria with free food?

  1. Facebook

The Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California seem to resemble a theme park more than a working place. Taking a leaf out of Google’s book this company has definitely managed to create a completely unique working place. Unique is also the way the ideas for the new offices were pitched. The people at Facebook actually used their own social network to ask their employees what new cool features they wanted from the new office. To sum it up, Facebook employees have places where they can skate, DJ stations, games rooms and big, open spaces where they can work and play.

  1. Youtube

The Youtube headquarters in San Bruno, California seem to be unreal. Apart from the big, open spaces employees can also enjoy riding Segways indoors, gaming and even indoor mini golf. Of course, that’s not all the Youtube headquarters have to offer! There are also countless kitchens packed with food, so nobody ever has to worry about snacks! And if you feel like you ate more than you should have, you can spend some time at the gym (yes, they also have a gym) or even work on those extra calories in the swimming pool.

 

Solar powered Christmas lights for your house

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It has become quite old fashioned to use traditional holiday Christmas lights. With advanced technology and discovery of utilizing solar energy has led to the creation of cost effective solar powered Christmas lights. These products are gaining popularity among the people due to its eco-friendliness. Solar powered Christmas lights are fast replacing the Christmas light bulbs. These bulbs are complicated to use, have unsightly extension cords and finally you get an expensive electric bills. Have you been wondering how these solar powered Christmas lights work? They work by transferring the energy from the sun to electricity.

Key factors while deciding quality solar powered Christmas lights

Due to so many benefits of these solar powered Christmas decorations, more people are opting for them. Due to the growing demand, many companies are producing various kinds of solar Christmas lights. They all vary greatly in color, size, construction, design and wattage.

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  1. Opt for more LED lights

To enhance the look of the outdoor Christmas decorations, more people go for long strings of interconnected lights. You cannot achieve the desired look, if you select eh lower quality strings. This is just a single strand units with a total of about 90-100 LED lights. Make sure to always find the Solar powered Christmas lights with solar panels that have the capacity to provide energy for up to 300 or more LEDs.

  1. Check for those which are compatible in all climates

During winter season or on cloudy days, some of the lower quality Christmas light does not work. That is because; they do not have another alternative to conserve battery charge. Once the rechargeable batteries are out of power as there are no UV rays to recharge them, the solar lights won’t work at all. Power preservation mechanism is present in the top quality solar powered Christmas lights. Due to which they can conserve energy even on cloudy days.

  1. UV-resistant lights

Some of the inferior quality solar lights are not UV-resistant. With continual exposure to sunlight, especially during warmer climates, the plastic units can crack or burn out completely. Hence it is advisable to always go for UV resistant nylon materials, as they last longer even in direct sunlight.

  1. Brighter is better

Some of the low quality lights become dim within few hours and they it takes longer time to get charged. Before purchasing the solar powered Christmas lights check the customer reviews of various manufacturers. See if other users have commented on brightness of these lights. Apart from the customer reviews, checking the peak wattage of the solar panel and the battery temperature range are a good method to determine the LEDs efficiency.

  1. Select replaceable LED bulbs

Most of the solar powered Christmas lights come with either non replaceable or replaceable bulbs. Of course led lights last much longer when compared to the incandescent bulbs, but it is always better to have the option of replacing the burnt out solar powered LED bulbs. When you opt for replaceable bulbs, and then make sure the internal parts are corrosion resistant.