Five Unique Home Design Ideas

First and foremost, your home should be functional. It is super important to make sure that your home works well for your lifestyle. But it should appeal to your aesthetics as well. Its an extension of you and should reflect your personality. That’s why you should try and incorporate your style and uniqueness – at least in small ways, if not in the major architectural design. You don’t need to create a cool stair-slide or indoor pool to make your home look unique. You can do it in simple ways that won’t cost you a kidney. Here are five ways for you to make your home go from ‘ordinary’ to ‘original’.

Find a Unique Rug

A rug or a carpet is a piece of decor that grounds a place. A rug may not be the first thing you think of while picking up a souvenir on your travels, but if you come across one that you love, don’t hesitate to pick it up. A beautiful rug reflects the culture and art of a place. For example, an antique rug or Persian rug like the one in the picture below goes well in any room of your home. Just make sure

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Trending Interior Design Themes in 2021

2020 will probably go down in history as the most challenging year of the century! But thankfully, every New Year brings with it the promise of new beginnings and renewed hope for the future. We’re looking forward to a better 2021, and are all set to check out the new trends in the world of interior design for the upcoming year!

Here’s a sneak peek for our readers.

WHAT’S IN….

Yellow and Gray

Pantone’s Colours of the Year have always made it to the top of designer’s look books everywhere, and this year is no exception. The sunny yellow of ‘Illuminating’ and the subtle shade of ‘Ultimate Gray’ are sure to make their mark in homes across the world! Use this lovely duo to refresh and renew your spaces.

Granny Chic

Yes, it’s time to raid your granny’s attic again! Comfort and old fashioned charm are trending, and your grandmother’s lace doilies, vintage cutlery and paisley prints are making their appearance in upmarket homes. Country style lifestyles that are in harmony with nature have been re-popularised, with an added emphasis on handmade craftwork, embroidery and cottagecore themes.

Tropical Themes

Many of us have given annual vacations a miss in 2020,

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Choosing the Right Chimneys for your Kitchen

Let’s paint a picture to make you drool: the sizzle of vada in hot oil, the cooker whistling away, the aroma of dry roasting chillies in the Tava… the Indian kitchen is a symphony that excites all the senses. But the problem is that all the heavy scents can linger long after we have devoured the meals. That’s why the chimney is a crucial part of Indian kitchens. It absorbs the oil, smoke and scents of cooking. It also protects your kitchen cabinets, tiles and other surfaces from getting soiled by sticky fumes.

With all the different types of chimneys available in the market, how do you choose one that’s right for you? Here’s what you should consider before investing in one:

Chimney Size

The size of your chimney depends on the size of your stove. If you have a smaller stove with one or two burners then you can go for a 60 cm chimney. If your stove has three or more burners, it’s better to go for a 90 cm chimney.

Suction Capacity

Consider your style of cooking while deciding the suction capacity. Suction capacity varies from 700 m3/hr to 1600 m3/hr. If you use the kitchen

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The Best Tips to Design Your Pooja Room According to Vastu

Your pooja room is a sacred space in your home – a space for meditation, calm, and positivity. This positive energy is known to energize the mind, body and soul of the entire household. Religious books, idols, images of deities, and other spiritual belongings that you keep in this room need to be protected from negative energies. So it makes sense to design this revered space according to the principles of Vastu Shastra. Whether it is a room or just a shelf in a room, how do you make your mandir Vastu-compliant? Let’s take a look at some of the most practical pooja room Vastu tips.

Identify the Right Direction and Location

According to Vastu principles, north-east is the divine direction and you must place your prayer room in this direction. This is meant to channel in maximum energy from the sun. If that space is not available, you can place the pooja room in the east or north corner of your home. But never the south. You should face the east or north direction while worshipping. If yours is a multi-storeyed home, it is a good practice to keep the pooja room on the ground floor. Suppose you have

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Pack Away Your Woollens the Right Way

If you live in the North or East of the country, you probably have a whole stash of heavy blankets, jackets and other things you require to brave the cold, cold weather. Sure you’ll be using them regularly during the colder months, but when the temperatures are shooting up, simply stuffing these in your wardrobes is not enough. In fact, you should be taking great care of your woollens throughout the year because they tend to collect dust and microbes due to moisture. They may also become moth-eaten or become duller after being stored away incorrectly. Here are our tips to make them last as long as possible:

1. Clean Up Your Wardrobe

Before you begin organizing, pull out everything from your wardrobe and start fresh. Wipe down the insides completely – Ensure that the shelves are properly dusted, vacuumed and cleaned with a wet cloth followed by a dry cloth, leaving no moisture behind. You should also air it for a day. Line the shelves and drawers with newspapers or chart paper. If you are using plastic boxes, suitcases or metal bins, clean them with a wet cloth and let them dry in the sun. Make sure that

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How to Create Workout Area Without Expensive Pieces of Equipment

Staying out of public spaces like the gym has become the norm in recent times. Adapting to our environment is the only way forward which is why we have we are here to inspire you with some innovative ways to stay fit right at home. 

And if you think that your home is too small or that you don’t have expensive equipment, don’t worry! You don’t need any costly equipment (or venture out to buy new accessories) for these ideas. How do you make do with the equipment and furniture that you already have, to create a neat home-gym or workout area in your home? Read here how you can create a perfect workout area without expensive pieces of equipment.

Pick a Good Space for Your Home Workout

If you can’t dedicate an entire room for a gym, it’s ok. Just choose a space which has ample natural light and ventilation. It could be a portion of your guest bedroom or a balcony that has some privacy. It could be a part of your basement, your entertainment room, or any other peaceful space that doesn’t get much footfall. It’s a good idea to choose a spot that faces outdoors

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