Creative Ways To Decorate A Small Balcony

July 13, 2016  //  Posted by: bobthebuilder  //  Category: Home Decor

Decorating a small balconyDo you have a balcony and feel like it’s the best place in your home? Is your balcony utilized to its full? If no then it’s the time to spice your balcony a bit and make it more adorable and beautiful. Decorating a small balcony is a challenge and hence people face difficulty deciding what to do. Many of the people don’t get any idea out of confusion and hence leave their balcony bare only. But decorating a small balcony is not that difficult as you think, you just need to opt for the right tips and tricks. Just use some imagination and you will be able to decorate a small balcony and convert it from a bare place to a cozy retreat. Here are some of the easy yet creative ways to decorate a small balcony.

  • Small balcony gives big troubles

When you have big balcony, you can have many things altogether but on a contrary having a small balcony and decorating a small balcony can be a matter of challenge. You need to get to know your space whether you have a square balcony or long and skinny balcony. Shape of your balcony affects a lot while decorating your balcony. Thus know the structure of your balcony.

  • Check your wants

While decorating your balcony, you must check your wants as in what you actually want to see or have in your balcony. Say for example whether you want a visual delight or you want barbecue or just a comfortable sitting place to have silent and cozy time to be spent. Decorating a small balcony will not let you have all those things together so you have a pick one thing you desperately want and other things which can be put aside.

  • Check out the rules

Many of the landlords or the management company has a big list of rules specifying you what things you cannot do with your balcony. Hence before you take any step while decorating your balcony, you better ask them if it is allowed or they have any issue with that.

  • Give your balcony a touch of nature

While decorating a small balcony, you can consider transforming into a small garden of flower and herbs. Staying at a height in an apartment will make you far from the nature and hence you can create a mini garden in your balcony. You can plant beautiful flowering plants and also colorful perennials which will enhance the beauty of your balcony. Add a stool and a soft cushion and take the feel of sitting in a garden with delightful smell of flowers and colors spread all around.

  • Add lighting

While decorating a small balcony, you can also consider adding lighting to your space. With cozy sitting, if you have right type of lighting installed in your balcony, it gives you truly tremendous time to be spend in your balcony. You can sit back and chill and relax with your friends or have some nice conversation with your partner in your balcony.





Decorating The Fire Mantel For Winter

December 31, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Fire Mantel For WinterWinter is generally the holiday season in most parts of the world. So during the holiday season you can spend your time in decorating your home so that it looks good when guests visit your home. One place that you must decorate in your home during the winter time is the fire mantel. This article will put forward certain décor tips that will help you beautify your fire mantel appropriately for the winter season.

If you want a simple yet elegant decoration for your mantel you can utilize silver candle stands and other silver décor accessories, glittery snowflakes and glittery birds that you can get hold of from the market to decorate the fire mantel in relation to the winter season. On the other hand, you can use reindeer showpieces, geometric mirrors and silver candlesticks and candle stands to give the wintry feel to the mantel in your home.

Since Christmas is celebrated during the months of winter you can use the Christmas theme to decorate your fire mantel. Utilize mini Christmas tree, stockings, stars, scented candles, broad ribbons, wreaths, lights and so on to completely transform the simple look of your fire place mantel. You can use fake snow to give your fire mantel a wintry look.

White colored decorative accessories such as vases, candle stands, show pieces and all can be perfect for decorating your mantel during the winter months. Evergreens, pinecones, white lights with paper-craft art pieces will look absolutely lovely on your fireplace mantel if you utilize them effectively.

You can just use all kinds of beautiful plants and flowers that survive the onslaughts of winter to decorate the mantel as these will symbolize winter season most efficiently. Hope these mantel décor ideas are useful for you and you can create a good impression on your guest during this holiday season.

Maintenance Tips For Your Bamboo Plants

August 22, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

indoor Bamboo Plants, home decorBamboo plants are one of the most sought after choices when it comes to indoor plants. These are ornamental and a perfect fit for your classy décor. Have you too got bamboo plants to beautify and freshen up your living space? Well, that’s good but make sure to follow proper maintenance tips here. The article here is a short note on how to care for your indoor bamboo.

First of all, you must be right with the potting. Embed the plant in a sturdy pot filled with a soli mixture involving clay, pebbles and rock. This particular soil mixture ensures proper drainage which is important as otherwise saturated water can damage the bamboo roots. The pot should be spacious enough so that the plant gets its desired freedom to grow properly. The rule of the thumb is to keep minimum 2” space in between edge of root ball & side of your container. Get pots with hole underneath assuring smooth drainage. Bamboo plants prefer rich well drained soil.

Then, yes, bamboo plants need solid watering, especially when you are keeping it indoors. Actually the soil tends to dry up at great pace while kept indoors. Whenever you see the leaves coiling it signifies the plant seeks water. Misting is also essential when it comes to indoor bamboo plants. Bamboo is used to the hot and humid climate and hence added to watering, you have to feed the plant water sprays every now and then to keep it all moist.

You must know that bamboo plants require both sunlight and shade. Thus, don’t place them under broad sunlight- the tip is to set the pot where it can get partial sunlight and shade as well, at the same time. Last but not the least, your bamboo needs chicken manure regularly in little quantities.

Inexpensive Ways to Redo Your Decor

February 07, 2013  //  Posted by: viewmybuild  //  Category: Home Decor

We all like to refresh our home’s décor from time to time, whether it’s changing things up from winter to summer or just doing an occasional reboot to keep things interesting. But redecorating can be so expensive, it’s easy to feel like it’s a project too big to take on.

Luckily, there are actually a lot of little tweaks you can do around the house that can give your rooms new life and personality—all without breaking the bank. Try these ideas on for size:

Throw pillows. Throw pillows come in every pattern and color imaginable and are a great way to quickly switch up the feel of a room. Whether they’re on your sofa, your bed, or that window seat on your staircase landing, changing out throw pillows from time to creates new pops of color that can evoke a whole new mood. (It’s best to keep your main pieces of furniture neutral colors so that you can try as many different pillow combos as possible.)

Slipcovers. Is your sofa super-comfy but showing signs of its age? Rather than buying a whole new piece, if the structure of your sofa and chairs are in good shape, slipcovers can easily make them look new again. And, as an added bonus, many slipcovers are washable, which can be a huge help if you’ve got kids and pets (or someone spills something at a party).

Duvet cover, Home decorDuvet covers. Like slipcovers, duvet covers are an easy way to redo your bedroom with one simple switch. Instead of buying a new comforter every time you get tired of the look of your bed, buy a high-quality duvet insert and change covers when your tastes change. As with slipcovers, duvet covers are more convenient to clean because they can usually fit inside a standard top-loading washing machine, unlike bulky comforters that often require a front-loader or a trip to the Laundromat. Your bed is such a central part of your bedroom that giving it a new look can breathe new life into the whole room.

Rearrange furniture. If you really want your home to feel different, try rearranging the way your furniture is grouped. Not only will the room take on a whole new look, but you’ll experience the room differently, too. Maybe you’ll get a new view of the garden with your sofa on one wall instead of the other. Maybe changing around the furniture in your family room will make the room seem twice as big. For bonus points, try swapping furniture from different rooms for greater variety.

Accessories. As with throw pillows, accessories can quickly give a room a different personality with minor expense. Try some new vases, wall art, lamps, or figurines in a different color scheme or style. Mix genres like classic and contemporary for a truly personalized, designer feel. The more the décor in your home reflects you and your personality, the more even subtle changes will look like a professional design scheme!


Important tips to clean granite counterparts

January 27, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

granite counterparts, counter topsGranite is known to be a hard stone and no matter where you use them, in your sink, on your floor or on the kitchen or bathroom walls, granite is bound to enhance the beauty of the place. Granite however is a porous rock and it is because of this reason that they tend to get discolored with stains once the surface sealant wears off. Here are a few tips that can help you get rid of the stains:

• Maintain your granite counterparts by cleaning them regularly. This will make sure that the stains and further discoloration of the granite does not stay.

• In case the discoloration refuses to go, use some baking powder or mild detergent along with warm water and scrub the stained area with it. This will help deal with the problem.

• If none of this works then use poultice. Poultice is best when dealing with granite.

Custom window treatment options

January 17, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Want a new makeover for your entire home without altering the existing paint or previous furniture? You can prefer a custom window treatment for your house which will definitely enhance the beauty of your dwelling abode. You can use window curtains with drapes or else cornices for windows. One important tip to keep in mind while giving a window treatment to your house is that to ensure about the light control including the UV protections.

Even privacy cannot be overlooked during this treatment. Don’t forget to see through the maintenance and self operation options. Choose your needed blinds, shutters and shades from an authorized manufacturer. Select the right accessories including bed linens and window coverings .follow a style and trend that perfectly match your lifestyle. You can also employ certain professionals who will guide you and render

Venetian vs wooden blinds

November 19, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

 wooden blinds, blindsVenetian blinds are versatile blinds which you can choose for your window covering. It is mostly found to be attractive than the traditional curtains and numerous other types of blinds, e.g. vertical blinds and rollers. They are easy to use and as they are tight-fitting and horizontal but also they are very easy to clean and maintain. Also they can be installed with ease. Starting from small bathroom windows to big drawing room window, they fit for one and all.

It depends from person to person and choice to choice to choose and use between Venetian and wooden blinds. Both can be found to escalate the beauty of your home. However, bear in mind, that all it depends is not the cost of the material but the mix and match of the designer that can really have a splendid effect on the beauty of the house, comprehensively.

Decorating with neutral shades

September 17, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Home decor ideas, home decorWhile making the design of the rooms, it is very important that you play right with the colors. Therefore, in order to get an interesting color scheme you should play with the subtle hues, the quiet ones and the more prominent one. A certain balance has to be struck between the colors to get the right appeal. The neutral colors should be the base of the scheme.

Then, you could go with patches of various colors over the base. The neutral colors could be white, shades of gray and could be cream as well. At times they could be shades of ecru, brown, fawn or beige as well. If you are thinking that the décor will be austere or dull, you are not right. You can get a very calm and soothing effect with the scheme of neutral colors for the room. More and more people are going for this theme for getting a relaxing feel.

Why invest in a digital photo frame

September 05, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Digital photo frame, home decor gadgetsA few years ago people couldn’t even imagine the extent of technological advancement which we are seeing these days. Photo frames have always been an object to decorate the house and also to keep memories alive. These days you can opt for digital photo frames. They can be as small as a keychain or as big as a television set. You can keep more than one picture there are decorate your room with your favorite memories.

You can annually change the picture or you can set the digital photo frame in such a way so that the pictures are changed after certain time intervals. You can select the size according to your needs. You can get various designs for them too. You can get them for a wall hanging frame or for your table top too. Horizontal and landscape forms are available. The prices are also very reasonable for something so amazing.

How to Add a Dash of summer to Your Home

August 17, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Summer home decor, home decorIf you want to give your home a summer makeover, you can actually come up with a lot of great ideas. There are a lot of magazines which could guide you regarding the décor which would suit the surroundings of your home. There are several summer themed colors which you can experiment with. The combination of blue and yellow would look great in any room, giving it the feeling of a beach like surroundings.

The curtains and the bed sheets can be in those shades. Have a nice gift basket and keep fresh fruits there. This could be kept in the kitchen so that it gives a nice country home feeling. Jute rugs and mats also add the essence of summer in the dining room and kitchen. If you are thinking about repainting, try earthy colors like brown or even matt wine red. Use these ideas and give your home a great summer look.