Monday, July 28, 2014

My Rain Drenched Garden!!

Life is full of beauty. Specially in rains. Feel it.....rain is grace....!!
And when I look at my rain drenched garden feeling is inexplicable....smell of wet soil, raindrops on
flowers, garden that appears lush and green, pretty blooms knelt and lay lodged due to heavy showers and then they rise and smile when Sun peeks from the clouds. It's beautiful sight.
Sharing some pictures of my rain drenched garden..........

Balcony Garden


Balcony Garden

Don't you love my yellow fairy lily and my Bani Thani pot....I love looking at them and it adds dash of yellow in my all pink garden.

Balcony Garden

Love those raindrops making Vinca look even more beautiful.

Balcony Garden


Balcony Garden


Balcony Garden


Balcony Garden

9 O'clock in different colour. It blends perfectly with the colour of planter.

Balcony Garden


Balcony Garden


Stay tuned for some exciting news coming up next in my blog!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Decor Ideas For Dining Room

Dining room is a place where after a long tiring day you meet with your family, eat food together, converse and also entertain your guests.
 So this room should be decorated in a pleasing and inviting way, after all your home speaks about you !! So let me share some quick and easy ideas to give a new look to your dining room. 

Walls in dining room can suddenly change the look of room .....Agree!! So it should be done very carefully. First determine the color scheme. Creating a focal point is in trend so go for it, you can do so by creating a textured wall. Paint one wall in bright and bold color and rest of the three walls in lighter and similar shade. Wallpaper is an another good idea to spice up the wall. Just check out the bold colour used on walls in below picture. 

Dining Room Decor Ideas
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Add height to dining room by hanging plush curtains just near the ceiling. Choose color and pattern of curtains according to theme.

Dining Room Decor Ideas
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Paintings on wall either single or in cluster is always a best option to add instant drama. Relaxing and calming paintings will do a wonder.

Dining Room Decor Ideas
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One large mirror or cluster of small mirrors can not only adds the beauty to space but also creates an illusion of bigger space. 


Dining Room Decor Ideas
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Hang a pendent light over the dining table for contemporary look or chandelier for traditional look and light will reflect from mirror hung on the wall to make space look even more brighter.


Dining Room Decor Ideas
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Placing a glass top dining table near windows has its own advantage. Glass windows invite sunshine into the space, and are echoed in the glass-topped table to make your dining room look magnetic. Round dining table is a best option for small spaces. It encourages conversation and gives a cozy feel. 

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Keep a shelve or a cabinet to store  accessories, crockery, napkins etc. This way you can not only organize stuff but also can enhance the beauty of dining room by putting lamps and flower vase on this cabinet/shelve or you can display your beautiful collection of crockery. To add drama paint the wall of cabinet in some bright colour. 

Dining Room Decor Ideas
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Make most of the material spill proof in the dining room to keep it neat and clean. Accessorize dining table with candles, vases or basket full of fruits for touch of elegance and to keep 

Dining Room Decor Ideas
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These are the few simple tips though it doesn't stop here use your creativity, go beyond imagination and achieve the desired look for your dining room. Happy decorating!!! In case you have missed earlier posts on decorating your home find them by clicking here



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Trash To Treasure Decorating

What can be more satisfying than reusing and recycling!!!
To me, it feels great when I give a new lease of life to stuff that is no longer useful or has become trash. So what do you need to turn that trash into treasure!! Well, it's just a creativity and imagination. It not only saves money but gives new life to an old & dying objects.
Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Use old furniture: You can upcycle or repurpose your old furniture in many ways.
Turn headboard into a nice outdoor bench with some carpentry work. An old door can be used as a wall panel that has sconce fit on it and can be placed either side of the bed. Making shelves out of an old door is a very smart and useful way to reuse.

Old Door Turned Into Bench, Shelf, Wall Panel

Cable spool can be turned into a nice breakfast table. Just give it a fresh coat of paint and put glass cut in circle shape on it.
An old table can serve as a dresser you just need to add a mirror and drawers.
While old dresser can be used as a bathroom vanity.
Worn out furniture can easily be given new look by painting them in some new color.
Sometimes replacing old upholstery with new one gives a whole new look to the place.
Sewing machine works well as a desk or nightstand. Old ladder can serve as a towel hanger in bathroom. A photo frame can be used as a tray.

Repurposing, Recycling


Use Old Crockery & Utensils: Are you bored of your old kitchenware then repurpose them and you will start loving them all over again.
Old teapot makes a very beautiful planter grow succulent in it and it looks lovely placed on center table. A wonderful way to transform teapots is to make a bedside lamp of it. Stack teapots or some cups then install shade and wiring on the top of the stack. Needs some skills though.

Teapot Lamp and Planter

Empty mason jars (Jem/jelly jars) have umpteen number of uses. Use them as votive/candle holder, vase, pen/brush holder, chandelier and liquid soap dispenser.

Recycling Ideas
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Spoons bent and nailed on a wooden panel can serve as a tea light holders and create warm and welcoming ambiance. Whereas forks bent and nailed can work as hooks. Colander can make a very beautiful pendant light. Paint those big old metal trays and hang them on wall to work as magnetic message board. 
If you are not using your frying pans/skillets then think something different paint them, drill a hole in the center and install clock mechanism it will make a lovely clock for your kitchen.

Repurposed Spoon, Colander, Tray, Frying Pan


Use old Clothing: Before donating your old clothing wait a minute and think you can turn them into fabulous home decor items.
Make a beautiful cushion cover out of old shirt or embroidered kurta.
If you have some fancy and colorful cloth then you can cover old photo frame with it to give it a totally new look.
Several old colorful fabrics sewed together can make a beautiful quilt. A rag rug can also be woven with these fabrics for adding instant drama to your room.
Old shawls or duppata can be turned into an eye catching wall hanging by adding some beads or stones.

Some other stuff: 
There are many other objects that can be turned into something useful and beautiful. Use old newspapers to weave a basket or tray to keep on center table. You can make newspaper wind chime to hang in garden or make coasters to surprise your guests. Cut 8"-10" broad stripes of newspaper, roll them with the help of round thin stick and glue the end. Now start weaving until your desired shape ans size is achieved. Paint it in acrylic color of your choice and then apply varnish. It looks same as wicker basket and strong enough to hold some fruits, flowers of light home decor accessories. For complete tutorial on newspaper tray click here and for newspaper wind chime click here

Newspaper Wind Chime, Decorative Tray, Coasters
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Empty soft drink cans can be reused or upcycled in many ways like as a vase, pen/brush holder, planter, wall sconces and candles.
Old tires painted in bright colors make beautiful hanging as well as garden planter. One more use is turn it into ottoman with little creativity, put hardboard or ply on one side and attach legs on the other side, glue twine or rope all around it.
Even coconut shell and plastic bottles can be turned into a hanging planter.

Recycling
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Have you ever turned some drab into fab.....do let me know. Would love to see it or may be you will be featured here on 3D :)))
Everything around you has more than one purpose. Use your imaginations and creativity to create best out of the waste. Happy Decorating!!







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