Thursday, October 13, 2016

4 Ways to Redecorate Your Bathroom

When was the last time you redecorated your bathroom? If it's been more than a few years, it's time to break out the polish and get to work. Not only will a fresh new bathroom make you feel better about your home, but it will also be healthier and more hygienic for your entire family. If you're ready to say goodbye to rust and hello to rejuvenation, here are a few tips for improving your bathroom.

1. Replace Your Tile

If you have porcelain, replace it with limestone. If you have vinyl, replace it with linoleum. Some people even have bamboo bathrooms, so the sky is the limit when it comes to material types! Just make sure that you don't limit yourself to conventional flooring ideas when you're looking for a renovated bathroom; if you can dream it, you can lay it down.

2. Scrub Your Fixtures

Between sinks, tubs and toilets, you've probably accumulated a lot of grossness around your frequently-used bathroom fixtures. The good news is that they don't have to stay dirty. White vinegar is a miracle worker that can clean just about anything, and where natural remedies fail, there are even stronger commercial-grade cleaning products. You can also find services like tub refinishing Durham NC for difficult items.

3. Paint the Walls

You'd be surprised by how much a simple coat of paint can change the feeling of a room. The secret is to use bright, bold colors instead of variations of the same whites and blacks. Paint your ceiling blue; stencil your mirrors with gold; give your windows pink-and-green trim. Treat your bathroom like any other room when it comes to color palettes and possibilities.

4. Add Decorations

Last but certainly not least, add some decorative pieces to your bathroom. Most people save "the good stuff" for guest-oriented places like the living room and the den, but your bathroom can benefit from a few cheap trinkets if nothing else. Hang a pretty shower curtain; put colorful mats on the floor; display a couple of ceramic frogs on your toilet bowl. You'll appreciate the final effect.

These are just a few ways to jazz up your bathroom. As you can see, you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on time-consuming remodeling projects to make a real change in your home. All you need is a little determination and a willingness to take risks!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Decorating With Plants

I guess decorating with plants is the easiest and cheapest way to decorate our homes.  It does not only make our homes environment friendly but it also makes us feel more relaxed and stress free.  If you have a green thumb, you will have a greater advantage since you can propagate your plants more easily.  I have found some inspirations online and I would like to share it here for anyone of you who wishes to freshen up your space.  I'm pretty sure that adding more plants in your homes would surely delight your senses.

Here are few of the design inspirations: 

I am in fact in the process of adding more potted plants at home especially that we have added a new porch outside our dining are and I can't wait to share my own design here in my future posts.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Space

When you have a nice yard and patio, you are able to enjoy many benefits. You have a nice place where you can entertain friends and family. You have a nice place where your kids can play. You have a perfect spot where you can enjoy your morning coffee. And you have a great place where you can plant flowers and vegetables.

Creating the perfect outdoor space takes a little bit of work. However, this work is well worth it. Some individuals decide to do all of the landscaping on their own. In order for the landscape to turn out right, you need to make a plan and then figure out each step in order to reach the end goal. Others decide to leave the overall planning to landscaping professionals. They will tell the landscaper how they would like the yard to look more or less when it is done, but the professional is the one who will put together all the details and actually do the work. After the landscaper has finished the job, you may decide to do the maintenance on your own.

The type of landscaping you decide on will likely depend on your interests. If you want a big yard where your kids can play, you will probably have trees set in the back of the yard and then a big lawn. If you are more interested in creating a relaxing space where you can enjoy the cool mornings, you may prefer something with more trees, shrubs, and flowers. You may even want a pond or other things in the yard that will attract wildlife.

No outdoor space is complete without a nice place to sit down and relax. The right outdoor furniture London Ontario is also going to depend on what you will do with your outdoor space. If you are primarily going to use the space to entertain guests, you will need a large picnic table or other furniture where many people can sit down. If you want a place to read and enjoy coffee in the morning, you will likely want outdoor furniture that is more comfortable to sit on. No matter what, the outdoor furniture you choose should be durable and easy to clean. You will want something that is attractive and will last for a long time.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fabulous Porch Sign Boards

I once told my family and friends that I prefer to stay in porches and outdoor rooms than inside the house.  That's because I want to see nature.  I love plants, trees, birds, flowers and butterflies.  I don't know but I do get a peace of mind and joy of heart every time I see nature.  It's very relaxing especially when you read a book, drink a cup of coffee or tea and listen to a soft music.  It really warms my heart.  I told my daughter that perhaps, I would be able to write a lot of things while staying on the porch.  I can't wait to see my new porch completed and perhaps, I would be decorating it with my own DIY projects.  I also want to have a small music player.  I am that simple, grand things like hot rails to satisfy my listening pleasure is not my kind of thing.  I prefer to use simple things, easy to operate and not complicated.  Maybe I would use such a thing if it's in line with my business or profession, for now I am contented with simple things that could still do wonders for me.

I hope to put up a porch sign, will be definitely choosing one from the above ideas. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Garden Stones

If you wish to decorate your mini garden but you are tight on a budget, the easiest way to do it is through garden stones.  Garden stones are not so expensive especially if you just need a sack or two. You don't even have to hire a professional to lay it in your garden.  This could be a good weekend project for the whole family.  

You see, from the above photo, a mini porch was transformed into a simple but lovely place just by the use of few garden stones, garden accessories and few potted plants.  It looks so cozy yet so simple.  I am now working on the new outdoor room just adjacent to our dining area, I am considering a zen inspired room and is planning to use a lot of stones in that area since I still have a lot from the last project.

I can't wait to post photos once it's done. :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Party Preparations

I was going through my photos in my desktop folder when suddenly I saw these pics of my daughter's debut party.  It was already one and a half year since we've celebrated her debut but until now, I still can very well remember all the details of the party and all the excitements we had felt during the preparations. Me and my son conceptualized everything.  We didn't hire a planner or an event stylist, everything was a DIY kind of thing and once again, our creativity paid off.

Party venue charges extra for the lighting effects but sound system was included in the package.  We wanted to bring a small band like acoustic band as part of the entertainment but we were advised that we have to pay extra for that.  It was not a practical idea so we just settled with the in house sound system.  They have a big speaker amp though and we thought that it was good enough, so we just commissioned a family friend who sings well to be our singer for the night.

The party turned out to be a huge success.  The party set up was done tastefully, simple but elegant. My daughter was so happy and cannot thank me enough. She had received a lot of compliments from her visitors and friends, citing that her party was one if not the most unique and coolest party they have ever attended.  Remembering how happy my daughter was during this very important event in her life just gave me that joyful feeling.  I am looking forward to more happy parties for her and probably this time, we would just be doing it in the house as we have already done a lot of home make over.