8 Cool Wall Shelves to Revamp Your Home

Many things at our home are too beautiful to be hidden behind the closed doors. If displayed, these items can instantly update a barren space with their color, texture, patterns, energy etc. Why not incorporate open wall shelves at home to display your possession? Wall shelves are one of the most easy and usually inexpensive ways that not only add decorating element to the space, but also help you keep your home organised.


Revamp your home with few of the wall shelving ideas given below. You can choose according to the need, availability and decor of your space.

A platform for everything – Floating shelves!

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Floating shelves are the most popular and ideal for showcasing your the collection of your favourite souvenirs, arts and framed photos, books, potted mini house plants, accessories and anything that inspires you and worth limelight. One spot for all! Isn’t it? Just keep in mind the function and flow while creating the space and you are good to go.

Eye-catching wall boxes

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For me wall boxes are the most elegant ones. I just love how beautifully it appears on the wall, creating individual geometric pattern or by intersecting with each other. They are easy to build and causes less damage to the wall. You just need to hang them properly on the wall.

Long and short display rails

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Mix of different lengths of open wall shelves enhances the feature of a space by providing uneven pattern to it. Perfect to showcase your collection of arts and show pieces. Acts as a functional storage for books and magazines too!

Narrow shelves to create gallery a wall

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A gallery is one of the most easiest and affordable way to revamp any space of your home. Narrow shelves in the wall allows you to display huge collection of arts and framed photos and let you rearrange them instantly as often as you like.

Display those beautiful dishes on the wall painted plate rack

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This plate rack is another interesting way to decorate your dining area wall with unique designs element – the dishes! Works as a storage for plates and trays too. Beautiful enough to grab the attention of your guests, isn’t it?

Wall spine with built-in lights

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This vertical wall shelves made with pine boards is really a cool idea! The built-in lights of this stylish wall spine acts as a spotlight for your precious collectibles and artwork. The lower cases is a perfect to stack the piles of your favourite books. A must have wall shelf! 🙂 

Mini wall shelves for bathroom essentials

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Perfect to store daily bathroom essentials, at your arm’s stretch. Settle mini shelves in a recess wall of your bathroom and you are good to go. It enhances the feature of your bathroom too.

Shelves for the ignored corners

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Why waste the leftover wall space of your house? Bring them in use by installing short shelves in the wall. Can be a great storage for small appliances and cookbooks in the kitchen and for dishes in the dining area. Fake built-in shelves on the recessed wall on either side of your bedroom’s wardrobe or fireplace in the living room can provide a great platform for book storage and showcase for your collection.

 

 Where do you have open wall shelves in your home? If not, are you inspired enough to incorporate one of the shelves above in your home? Tell us in the comments!  🙂

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Arrange A Perfect Dining Table For Friends, Family and You!

A perfect dining table is what we think of at very first, when it comes to setting up a dining area. Unfortunately, factors like inadequate space, inadequate furniture, tight budget etc. hinders one to arrange a perfect dining table and seatings as per the requirement in a small apartment. But, you don’t need to lose hope. If smartly played, nothing is impossible!

Check out these smart tips below for an easier way to achieve a perfect dining setting for your friends,family and you.

Oblongs for narrow space

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Oval shaped dining table is ideal for narrow dining area. Specially when you are longing for more seats. It’s lengthened to fit perfectly in a narrow room. The rounded corners of the oval dining table visually seems to occupy less space, providing more seatings and a cozy and intimate setting unlike a rectangular table.

Involve those Banquettes in family meals

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Planning a family meal for a small group of friends and relatives? However, the number of guests are more than the number of dining seats available? Don’t worry! Team up your dining table and chairs with the banquette to let your guests squeeze in, at the table to foster warm conversation centered on food. Don’t forget to add some beautiful throw pillows for more comfort and arrange some botanicals on the table for a fresh feel.

Separate dining space from kitchen and lounge areas

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Any home decor is incomplete without rugs. And when it comes to open-plan space, a rug is a must to define a dining area. It not only helps to separate the dining space from the kitchen and lounge areas around it, but also adds warmth, texture and pop of color to the space making it more inviting. Just pick up a nice rug that compliments the decor and place it under the dining table and chairs and you are done!

Sanitise as often as you can!

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Most of us, unintentionally end up having an over cluttered dining table loaded with piles of books, magazines, mails, unpacked shopping bags, laptops etc. Don’t do that! Remove anything that does not belong to the table to achieve a neat and organised dining room. Nothing can be more refreshing and inviting than a clean, clutter free space.

Accessorise your dining table to impress 😉 

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Can’t afford to spend much on those costly artifacts, painting, chandeliers, crockery sets to flaunt to your guests? Don’t worry! You can still impress your guests with multiple arrangements of budget friendly and refreshing house plants and candles. Try grouping arrangements in odd numbers and in oversized glass jars for a bold and dramatic look.

Combine with island to save space

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No need to go for a separate dining room if you’re living in a small studio apartment with an open-plan scheme. Combine a table with an island and team it up with benches on both sides to provide enough seats for the whole family. It’s a great way to save space. The table also acts as an additional counter for food preparation.

 

Hope this dining table tips are useful enough to you. Do share your ideas and experiences with us in the comments below! 🙂 

Bohemian Decor -An Everlasting Colorful Trend!

Do you love cheery colors, patterns and mix of various textures in your home decor? Do you like to break the decorating rules? Bohemian is the hot new home decor style for you. There’s no rule in this decor style as it’s not restricted to any cultural approach.

Also known as Boho, bohemian gives you the freedom of combining different decorating styles from modern, retro, vintage, moroccon to even hippies and gypsy. Intensely decorative Boho is one of the most colorful and lively trend that allows you to mix various colors, patterns, objects and textures. Ideal for the ones who want to create personalised, artistic, colorful, warm and cheerful atmosphere at home.

A collection of bohemian style decor is here for your inspiration. Don’t hesitate to use these ideas in your home decor. Get inspired, Go Boho! 🙂 

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Tips to Decorate a Welcoming Dining Room

 It is said that food tastes better with the right people and at the right place. A dining room is your space where your friends and family can cherish some good food and strike great conversations. Being the heart of the home, a dining room’s decor requires special attention.

 Transform a dull dining room into a beautiful gathering place for friends and family with these decorating tips.

Start with the furniture for a beautiful foundation

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Create a well integrated dining space by bringing in elegant and traditionally matching table and chairs. You can also opt for an eclectic look by creating a mix and match seating. Mismatched chairs, banquette seating or even wingback chairs around a simple table create a casual and cozy atmosphere in the dining room. If you have enough space, add a versatile buffet or an intricate cabinet that acts as a serving table, storage for essentials and a piece of decoration.

Go all out and loud with lighting

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Eye-catching chandeliers are the hallmark of a well designed dining room. Pendant lamps or chandelier hung over the center of the table bring drama to the room. Add wide mirrors to create an illusion of more space and maximize sunlight reflection during the day while creating a magical effect at night.

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Add warmth and soften the mood of the dining room by bringing in the fabrics. Give an instant definition, elegance and warmth to a dining room by adding a nice rug to the floor. Provide cohesiveness and add a pop of color and pattern to the space by bringing in upholstered chairs and slipcovers. You can also add soft cushions and pillows to the solid wood chairs. Cushions and slipcovers are an easy solution to switch according to seasons and for instant and inexpensive makeover. Add a luxurious feel with cotton velvet tablecloth or you can go for budget friendly linens. Use complimentary curtains to give a sense of depth.

Creative table settings

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If you want to offer a memorable and impressive meal to your guests focus on creating a well-dressed dining table. Stock stylish serving dishes that can be used on various occasions. For a unique table setting every time layer in colorful linens, candle lamps and other creative details. Bring life to your dining area by adding natural botanicals, indoor plants and candles to the table.

 

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Make a statement in your dining room with eye-catching details. Paint the walls with bold and vibrant hues of red and orange or complementary colors like pink and green. Add an interesting pattern to the walls with striped paint treatment. If you opt for neutrals, create a dramatic contrast by hanging bold colorful artwork on the wall. Display bright seasonal accents, collection of artifacts, dishes and items that bring a sense of personal history to the space on the buffet or cabinet. Mixing cultures and design style adds drama and makes the room more energetic.

 Get inspired by the ideas to create a warm and welcoming gathering space for family and friends. Don’t forget to share the decor tips and ideas of your extraordinary dining room!

Pillows for an Instant Makeover of Your Home

Deep down the heart, we all crave for changes from time to time. But, reupholstering the furnitures or painting the walls a different color is not a solution we can go for more often.
Want an instant makeover? No need to redo the entire space. Just add few decorative pillows to refresh your room in the most easiest and affordable way.
They can be both practical and stylish. Here are few things to keep in mind while picking up the right pillows for you to suit your style and comfort.

Consider size

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Standard square (about 18”) works well on sofas with typical dimension. For a more comfy and loungey feel use oversized pillows(about 24”). For a delicate side chairs go for smaller ones (about 16”).

 

Try texture

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For a visually interesting look you need to keep a mix of textures. Choose from various range of nubby linens, velvet and silk upholstery, leathers for a tactile contrast. Faux feather can be used for extra comfort.

 

Play with colors and patterns

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The mix of colors and patterns of the pillows helps you achieve a polished look. For a large sofa, two solid color pillows that contrasts the color of the sofa can be placed at the both ends. Pair each of them with pattern pillows that pulls the color of the sofa. If you are mixing patterns, make sure they have at least one common color and patterns should vary in scale so that each of them stand out on its own.

Choose your shapes

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Square, rectangle, round and bolster are the four basic types of pillow shapes. Squares provide full back body comfort while lounging. Rectangular supports the lower back or neck. Consider bolster for a leather sofa as they don’t slip down. Round shapes soften the sharp lines of sofas. Use large square pillows for puffy couch. But, you can always go for a mixture of two or three shapes to add variety to the space.

Number of pillows

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Add three or five decorative pillows on a large sofa. You can go for four as well for a symmetric look. For a small chair choose one pillow while a rocker or a love seat may get two. However, this is just a hint. You can always add multiple if you crave more comfy feel.

Go with the theme

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The theme of your room determines the choices of fabrics, colors, textures and patterns of throw pillows. For a classic setting pick up velvet, silk, ornamental and decorative throw pillows. Arrange a group of two different texture or patterns pillows for traditional look. For an eclectic look you can have each pillow in different fabric. Contemporary design prefer limited palette, large geometric prints, monochrome, or no prints at all. Fabrics such as cotton and linen is preferred and large pillows are spaced apart in modern theme.

Pillows are the easiest way complete the space and give that home-sweet-home feel.Stamp your personality onto the space by picking up right pillows that compliment your home decor.