Care Right For Your Decor

Care Right For Your Decor

We bring to you easy tips and tricks to care for investable decor items to make them last a lifetime:

1. Crystal Chandeliers
Chandeliers are absolutely gorgeous to look at and instantly transform the way a room looks. But you must be extremely careful while cleaning them. Always use a soft, cotton cloth. Dry tissue papers leave behind scratches which then results in the light looking fragmented. Do not use any kind of harsh soap or dishwashing detergent on the chandeliers. Not only will this dull the crystal, it could lead to the frame corroding. If the chandelier is a large one, take it apart before cleaning and later put it back again. Remember to switch the lights off before cleaning!

2. Expensive Artwork
Rule #1 for maintenance of any artwork is that it can never be exposed to sunlight directly. Exposure to sunlight leads to the pigments and colours losing their sheen over time and spoils the canvas faster too. You also have to protect the pieces from humidity, ask the artist or gallery for ideal storing temperature. Be wary of woodworms, termites etc. since they can do irreversible damage to the frame or the artwork itself. Regular pest control is a must. Lastly, wipe the artwork with a clean, soft cloth to remove dust.

3. Bronze Figurines
To restore the lustre or even maintain it in the first place, clean the bronze figurines and articles with a soft cotton cloth and a paste made from baking soda and lemon juice. You could also use a paste of vinegar, salt and flour to get rid of the green patina. Clean in gentle, circular motions but do not rub vigorously. For corners and crevices, use a soft bristles toothbrush to rub the paste in. Don't polish them too often. For regular care, it is better to wash it gently in lukewarm water and pat dry with an old cotton t-shirt.

So venture forth and buy that eye-catching artwork for your living room. We promise you, it's worth the effort.

 

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Get your home festive-ready!

Get your home festive-ready!

Everyone wants their home and décor to be envied and praised by the guests. Keeping that in mind, here are some useful tips to make your home festive-ready -

1. Light it up -
No festival is complete without a lot of lighting to make your home bright and lively. Invest in a beautiful chandelier for the living room or if you're on a tight budget, you can go for economical bamboo or paper ceiling lamps and lanterns. Liven up your dressing table or kid's room with some fairy-lights and enjoy the magical glow! Pro tip - Always go for yellow lights as they give more warmth and make everything (including you) look better!

2. Quick-fix with festive decals -
If you don't have enough time or funds (or energy), you can give a quick revamp to your living space and walls using the trendy and easily available wall decals. You can opt for something religious and festive like God/Goddesses decals or something abstract like a family quote or family tree with photo frames or anything else you relate to. Do keep in mind that if your wall's paint has faded or is very old, you might want to give it a touch-up so that your decals are enhanced and look attractive.

3. Flower power -
Indian festivals always have lots of flowers. You can add a floral touch to your home in many different ways. Invest in artificial flowers or an artificial flower toran for your living room. You can even get into the DIY mode and make/paint your own vase or glass bottle to keep fresh flowers in. You can even change your curtains to a floral print or if you're planning to change your sofa/chair covers, you can go for a floral Chintz print.

Though there is a lot you can do to make your home look festive, always keep in mind that the colour combinations should complement the overall look and feel of your home, and it should not look over-done or cluttered. You can also buy some incense sticks or potpourri so that your home is fragrant and guest-ready! Happy festivities!

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Evolution of the Cave

When it comes to decor, one inevitably turns to a woman. That is because the house, for centuries, has been thought of as a woman's domain. It is her turf, and she gets to have her chintz sofa and cute wall art. But things are changing, more and more men are staying at home for longer periods of time and they want, nay, deserve a place where they can go unwind.

Read on to know what you can fit into the converted space to get low whistles of approval next time you call the guys over:

1. A gigantic TV
Did we say gigantic? We meant GIGANTIC. At the end of the day, when you sit down with a keg, you know you don't want to squint at the television, trying to make out if that play was a foul or not. So invest in a widescreen LCD/LED and set the mount at a decent height for easy visibility which will fulfil all your media needs.

2. A good entertainment unit.
This is an absolute must. Scour the stores or build your own unit, but it must have sturdy shelves to hold all the gaming equipment and consoles along with built in compartments for wirings and plugs etc. Select one that doesn't take up too much space at the same time because it is a man-cave and not a mansion.

3. A Kergerator
A Kergerator is a converted refrigerator used to store kegs. This allows one to keep a keg for an extended period of time, a few months generally. It is easy to DIY, pick up a kergerator conversion kit and be that much closer to the perfect cave.

4. A recliner or couch
It just isn't the same if you're clutching a drink and sitting on the carpet now, is it? Venture forth and get home the comfiest couch in sight for you'll need them for when you're entertaining. Bean Bags are a favourite for lounging for hours or you could always get proper recliners à la Joey and Chandler!

5. Wall of Fame
Last, but definitely not the least, is your wall of fame. The wall of fame is where you will pay ode to all the memorabilia collected over the years. It will proudly display your Star Wars' light-saber, your vinyl collection, and the old Gameboys. It is every bit of personal trivia that's gone into making you and it definitely needs to be as special as possible!

Now that the knowledge has been shared with you, pick up that floor plan and start building your haven.

 

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