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3 ways to do up your fireplace mantle

The fire place is one of the most important places in our house. Not only does it keep us warm but it is also an important piece of home décor. No house can look good, warm and inviting unless the fireplace is not done up properly.

If you have been thinking of doing up your fireplace mantle for quite some days now but have been short on ideas then here is a list of the three best ways you can do up your fireplace mantle:

1)      Choose your style. If you are a nature lover and want that aspect of your nature to reflect on your mantel then make sure your fireplace mantel is full of flowers, preferably real ones. You can also get hold of bird’s nest to add a bit of drama.

2)      Decorate your mantel differently during Christmas and other festive seasons to give it a different look.

3)      Go for seasonal decorations, they never go wrong and your guests will never get bored.

Solar pool covers for your home

Solar pool covers,Home DecorSolar pool covers are the most demanded item in the recent times for people owning a pool. Solar pool covers has a variety of benefits which are very effective for you and your family and also eco friendly to our environment. The basic objective of solar pool cover is to warm up the water of your pool using solar energy as its source.

The wide array of benefits attached to solar pool covers are; first they are extremely durable and can tolerate extreme climatic changes. You will find a variety of solar pool covers with different thickness. Choose the solar pool cover keeping in mind the climatic condition of your place.

It is extremely environment friendly and at the same time reduces a lot of your heating costs. Solar pool covers do not produce any toxic residue or emit any harmful gases or deposits thus making it eco friendly in nature. Plus with solar pool covers you can enjoy swimming even in the winter seasons.

Tips to remove sticky floor tiles

sticky floor tiles, floor tilesRemoving a sticky floor tiles is a job which needs little hard work and concentration. Unfortunately sticking tiles is much easier then removing these tiles.

Pry the edge or corner of the damaged tile using screw driver or scissor. Try to find the loose corner then pry upward. Only when a single tile is removed you can easily remove others by using scratcher.

Give a little cut at the corner of the tiles using knife or any sharp object, then use the heat gun to provide heat at the bottom of the tiles so that the glue used during sticking it is diluted and then remove the tiles using scratcher.

While removing the tiles wear gloves and use adhesive dissolver to dissolve the sticky material. And wearing gloves will safeguard your hands from heat gun, scratcher and the glue.

Work systematically throughout the room. After removing you will surely feel like mission accomplished. After using the remover solution, wash the underlying floor with water and soap.

Give an artistic dash to your home with glass tiles

Decorating your home with detailed and conceptualized plans is an effective way to give an enchanting look to it. Exquisiteness of the material and quality should not be compromised especially while choosing tiles.

It is best to choose among a wide range of glass tiles as they are highly versatile in texture and appearances. Widely different colors and patterns are there to explore in glass tiles. If you want to give an artistic look to your home décor you can order for custom made artistic glass tiles. They are made by expert studio glass artists and add more beauty to your interiors. These are made in small amounts and hence are exclusive and truly one-of-a-kind.

If you are daring to experiment you can opt for factory tiles such as filed tiles, accent tiles or by mixing and matching different kinds. Custom art glass tiles give your house a whole new artistic look.

What does your home décor say about you?

Something that you have to understand is that the importance of home décor can never be over emphasized. After all, your home décor bears testimony to your taste, reflects your personality, heritage, preferences and culture. It is the home décor with some personal touches that transforms a brick house into a lovable home. A beautifully decorated home shows how classy and sophisticated your taste and preferences are. Therefore, spending a little time of planning your home décor is definitely worthwhile.

When it comes to home décor, you can go in for ethnic décor, tribal décor, oriental décor, vintage décor or contemporary décor in keeping with your taste. If you are in love with antiques you can go in for an antique home décor. However, you need to keep in mind that this décor may burn a hole in your pocket. So, choose a home décor that would be great and also not that expensive.

Cushions to add comfort to your home décor

Cushions do not only signify comfort but also a dash of style is attached to it. It makes the house look more comfortable and adds an element of elegance and warmth. Cushions are also very helpful to people having back pain or injuries so that they don’t have to rest on a hard surface.

You will find a variety of cushions that can be placed on the divan, floors, tools, sofas and even on beds. You can even make floor cushions and pillows that can serve as a sitting arrangement if you have less space in your apartment and can be a family activity as well. Chair cushions, if you look up on the internet you will find are of different types, and kinds, of various shapes and designs, made of a wide array of fabrics such as cotton, polyester, velvet and silk textiles. It attaches an ethnic value to your home and reflects your warm and loving nature.

Give you bedroom a beach inspired décor

Does the idea of sun kissed beaches and the serene blue sea make your heart soar? Then the good news is that you can now decorate your very own bedroom with a beach inspired theme! The trick is using the right kind of accessories and a dash of creativity and imagination. Start cutting out posters and pictures of beaches, coconuts, shells and decorate them around at a corner of your room or around your mirror.

Collect shells or buy them from flea markets and use them as decorative items. Choose blue or sandy wallpapers for your walls. You can also add the effect by hanging up your surfboard behind your door. Also don’t confine yourself to just the walls. Table lamps and nightstands can be decorated with small shells and cones. You can use Christmas lights to give your room a sunny look. Use bamboo curtains to give the room a natural edge. Altogether make sure you use your creativity as much as you can and you’ll bring the beach to your home today.