Summer decor ideas for your home
News from Times of India:

As the temperature soars, enjoy your share of cool flowing space in summers and enjoy being at home

Colours of life: Didn’t they say, first impressions lasts long. Spruce up your front door. Add a dash of color to your life, paint the door in bright colours if you want to make a bold statement. Even if you are living in an apartment, you can put some terra-cotta figurines and potted plants on the front, thereby creating a warm atmosphere.

Recycle fabrics and textiles. Lighten up any room by trading heavy fabrics for light and airy ones. As the temperature soars high, take down your old drapes in dark colours and replace them with an open flowing weave such as chiffon or light cotton. Add more life to your decor by adding crisp white, a bright solid or even floral patterns.

Clean up your kitchen: Spruce up cabinets with a fresh coat of paint. Put some flowers in the kitchen to give a feeling of freshness. Give your imagination a push and you can indulge in some bottle art. If you are wondering what are we talking about? Then just take out some old used bottles and then paint then in different hues. Or you can even put shells, pebbles in a bottle.

Declutter: You want a feel of free flowing space. Then decluttering is the answer. Store away things which you don’t need…………… continues on Times of India

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The DIY Designer: 11 bedroom decorating ideas anyone can do
News from Nooga.com:

How many times have you been browsing through a home décor magazine and caught yourself drooling over a perfectly decorated bedroom?

My hand is totally raised over here.

After wiping up the drool, I take a closer look at the space. I realize that the wall art had to cost at least $ 500, the antique furniture at least a couple of thousand, the mirror $ 300 or so—and we haven’t even talked about the bedding, lamps, window treatments or other accessories.

I love the dresser in my bedroom. However, the pulls needed a little freshening up. I easily made them over with Rub ‘N Buff. (Photo: Jenna LaFevor)

I can’t remember the last time I had $ 500 to spend on wall art.

Oh, wait, that’s because I have never had that much of a budget for art.

I’m in the “rest of us” crowd—that crowd that still wants a beautiful bedroom but doesn’t want to take out a second mortgage to afford it. Anyone else with me? So for the rest of us crowd, here are 11 bedroom decorating ideas that anyone can do.

Keep existing furniture and give it a simple makeover.
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