How to pick the right color palette to paint a teenagers room

April 24, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Colors & Paints

A teenager is energetic and charming and one who has just started developing own preferences. So before taking any decision discuss with them what they want. At the same time put in your ideas too.

If you do not want to have a single colour then choose contrasting colours or 2 shades of the same colour. Keep in mind dark colours make a room look smaller. So choosing the colour of your paint is very important. You can also go for a theme like a bright and beautiful garden or an ocean portrayed by wavy blue colour texture with corals on the sea bed in the lower part of the wall. Use stencils for crazy impressions or paint lines and checks on one wall of the room.

The colour of the room must synchronize well with the furniture and atmosphere of the room.

Start working and amazing ideas will keep flocking.

Incorporate Feng Shui in your bedroom décor for inflow of positive energy

April 21, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Feng Shui

If you want to fill your bedroom with positive energy, use the principles of Chinese Feng Shui. The animal templates of Feng Shui, if followed properly will welcome positive energy in your bedroom and bring happiness and prosperity into your lives.

On the right side of your bed place a low table or a low nightstand. Feng Shui says that this signifies that the tiger is low on the ground and this means you are ready to jump into action at every given opportunity. This also means you will act whenever threatened. Taller items like dressers and shelves must be placed on the left side of the bed. This symbolizes the dragon higher above the ground and means that you will have wisdom and also the ability of think.

Never place your bed against a window. The position of doors and windows of the bedroom determine the flow of positive energy and therefore you must not put yourself in the path of that flow.

Give your bathroom the lost desire elegance with vanity lights

April 18, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

Do you want to give your bathroom a touch of elegance? If you do, then lighting the bathroom vanity would be a great idea. Vanity lights will not only brighten your bathroom it will also give a modern look to it. So, its time to jazz up your bathroom with vanity lights!

Coming to the basics of vanity lights, it is important to install vanity lights that will be able to handle high watt bulbs. For a lot of light around the vanity area, get fixtures that can shift down the light. Recessed and track lighting are really good options. For light above the vanity, you can get scones that come in a wide array of designs.

Track lighting is a very popular choice for vanity lighting. This lighting can handle LED bulbs which last longer and save energy. For a cozy, warm feel install lamps on both sides of the bathroom vanity. If you want something different you can place a chandelier on top of the vanity, it will look great.

Ways to accessorize a modern living room

April 14, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Living & Dining Rooms

A living room is probably the most important place in your life. It will invite and entertain your guests, it will let you watch Television, it will give room for your morning coffee and newspaper and it will let you lounge after a hard day’s work. All these make your living room the most important place.

Now, it is always a trouble to accessorize your living room as you have so many options and so little space. But doing a great job with the space you have is what matters the most. The three most important things to use are rugs, greenery and photos.

First of all, rugs are very important for any living room. Be it Arizona or Miami, you need a rug to decorate your place. Having greeneries will give you a pleasant and warm feeling. Finally, placing your family photos will give your living room the identity that it needs.

Ways to clean your bathroom glass shelves

April 11, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

A bathroom will never have the same kind of fresh appeal if it is not spotlessly clean. Your bathroom should look cool, welcoming and most importantly-hygienic. When you handle things like glass, you need to be careful. It is pretty obvious that every material needs to be cleaned in a different way. Many of us have shelves present in the bathroom which are made of glass. Know the right way to keep them clean and sparkling for a long time.

There are special solutions which are made for cleaning glass furniture. These are water soluble materials and are found in all leading stores and malls. Next is the material which you should use to scrub the glass surfaces of these shelves. When it comes to glass, you should use squeegees. Use lukewarm water and then wipe with a soft cotton cloth. These are made of the same material which is used to clean glass windows. Follow these simple rules and keep your shelves sparkling clean.

Choice of material for your kitchen counter

April 09, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Kitchen Design & Ware

The kitchen is a very special place in every one’s home. It is important to take some time out and think about the kind of material that will suit your kitchen countertops the best. If you want to give an elegant look to your kitchen then you should go for something which has an ethnic and contemporary look and something that goes well with the walls and the rest of the kitchen.

There are various kinds of materials to be used like marble, stainless steel, ply wood or even stone. You can use one type for each top like the vegetable chopping countertop, bake counter, island counter etc. or if you want your kitchen to adorn a single toned look then you can go for one type of material for all the counters. It’s completely up to you. You can even ask for some help from your interior decorator as well.

How to take care of your kitchen knives

April 05, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Kitchen Design & Ware

Knives are the most important utensils present in the kitchen. They are used daily for various cutting purposes. To make sure that they remain sharp and last for years, you need to take proper care of them. Sharpen them a few times in twelve months so that they always provide you a perfect cut all the time.

First step is to provide a good place to keep your knives so that they do not get damaged easily. The drawer or a knife block is the best place to keep them in. After every use make sure to wash and clean them using hot water. Some knives catch rust easily, so keep them dry when not in use. You should practice the right cutting techniques while using the knives on the cutting boards; else it can cause damage to the edges of the knives. Plastic and wooden boards are safer than the other board materials.

Ways to accessories a modern living room

April 02, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Living & Dining Rooms

In this modern era people love to decorate their living room and fill it up with the latest of gadgets and accessories. It is the most important part of your home as it catches the eyes of visitors first. You spend maximum of your time in the living room and even your relatives, friends and guests spend most of their time in the living room.

Accessories placement and choosing if done in the right way, living room can really look attractive. You can use sofa pillows which look very trendy and suit the color of the sofa. Throw pillows are extensively used these days, just choose them cleverly. Flower vases and show pieces can be placed over tables and other parts of the living room. Nice colorful and quality rugs and blankets can enhance the look of the room. Use curtains which are bright colored with unique designs and textures.