12 Quick Home Decor Tips

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This might be your first time designing your place, or you just decides to redesign for some reasons. Whatever it is, you want to make your home stunningly beautiful and comfortable at the same time. It is the moment for your home in Bonifacio Global City or anywhere in the Metro to look fab:

  1. Start with decluttering and knowing which things are to be kept

It will be a lot easier if you have identified beforehand which are things, furniture, and appliances you will still use, and which are to be given or thrown away. It will also give you enough space to move with.

  1. Establish what image or vibes you want to have or portray

Having a theme or concept will help you decide which things are to be kept or put in specific sections in your place.

  1. But don’t settle for one look or style

Even if you have a working theme or concept, having two or more is not wrong so feel free to decorate the way you want. Maybe you should also consider having a flexible design or look.

  1. Putting artworks will never do you wrong

It makes your place artistic and homey at the same time. Make sure to put it in the right height enough for you and your visitors to see. You don’t want to give the people some stiff neck while looking at those art pieces.

  1. It’s also the time to display treasured photographs

Photos are great decor. It’s also similar to your visitors having a tour of your special moments or memories.

  1. Adding different layers or hues of lighting to make your sleek

Experiment with the lights to amplify the design or overall aesthetics of your place. Not just in your.

  1. You don’t have to pick the paint color immediately

Other home designers say it’s better to pick the paint color last, and not first especially if you already have furniture and other things at home to work with.

  1. Having an open space is just pure fun (and for necessity too)

Isn’t it good to have an open space where you can invite your friends to play some board games and get a few drinks? Aside from that, you can also do the messy things like painting or eating (on the floor, why not). It also makes your place spacious.

  1. A full-body mirror is an excellent decor too

Seeing how you look is important. On top of that purpose, mirrors especially the big ones like full-body, trick your eyes and makes your place larger than the usual (when set correctly).

  1. Consider taking care of house plants

Having houseplants like herbs and fruit-bearing are economical and not just for aesthetics. Be sure to pick the plants that you know and believe that will survive as of course; you don’t want to have dead or dying plants in your house.

  1. Don’t forget to identify areas for socializing, living or personal spaces

Note: Not all are for everybody’s use. Save some for yourself or home bud’s privacy.

  1. Be innovative and decorate your place with a personal touch

We hope that these simple home decor tips are helpful for your designing adventure. Don’t forget to enjoy the stress and mess while working towards a magnificent place!

Eight Helpful Tips in Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget

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Did you just buy a condo for sale in BGC and is now planning on how to remodel your kitchen? Or are you planning to purchase a condo for sale in BGC and is a little confused on your remodeling plans in case you will push through with your purchase deal because of the financial constraints the renovation can bring? Well, that is tough.

Remodeling is always a challenge to homeowners how bought a second-hand property because remodeling always costs a significant amount of money.

The most expensive home improvement is always going to be the kitchen. It makes sense because a kitchen has many parts and variations. The good thing about it is, how costly the remodeling will always depend on how much the homeowner can afford. If you are financially stable, you can always risk for expensive remodeling plans. But if you are financially constraint, there are always ways to have high-quality improvement designs without spending much.

Check out these eight helpful tips in kitchen remodeling that will not hurt your pockets!

  • Create your grand kitchen remodeling plan. Having a plan is crucial, and it should be the first thing that you should do before everything else. It is important that you define what your goals and kitchen remodeling designs. Planning is when you will list all your materials and weigh their prices. You will not only see your kitchen design and expenses chart, but you will also be able to do an analysis of your whole remodeling plan if you write it down. With that, planning should be the first on your list!
  • Prepare! Do you think that planning was the preparation stage? Sorry to disappoint but planning is just planning. You still need to get your resources ready. Saving up money is the first thing that you should do for preparation. Since planning gave you the estimation of your remodeling expense, you already know how much you should save up. After saving up, prepare to canvass materials. Check out all the stores available in town and look for lower prices. There are always more reasonable prices!
  • White is timeless and chic. If those cabinets look stinky, you can always revive their look with some touch white paint. Painting your cabinets white can not only improve their look, but it can also improve their quality just like what every paint can do. The difference between having a white color other than using other colors is that white brightens up the place. Thumbs up!
  • Designs and accessories always work! Brighten up your kitchen with designs such as hanging lamps, flowers, fruit baskets, and more. Try also bright colors of designs to complement your neutral kitchen paints.
  • Repair and not replace your plumbing. Removing and replacing your plumbing is one of the most expensive remodeling that you can apply to your kitchen. You can always choose not to replace your tubes. There are workarounds like repairing them through using hardware tools. Let the pipes stay where they are and just check out your other options than removing them.
  • Add architectural upgrades! Added some structural twists does not have to be costly. Add architectural designs that can enhance your tables, cabinets, and sink. Enhancements such as adding bricks at the side of your tables or kitchen sink. Give your boring tables a whole new look!
  • Kitchen floors replacement do not need to be costly. If you aim at replacing your kitchen floors because they no longer look presentable, one choice is to replace them with cheap tiles or cheap marbles. The most affordable option though is just to hide your dirty floor with a mat.
  • Some dirt is just dirt. Maybe there are surfaces of your kitchen that you want to replace because you think you can no longer clean them. Unfortunately, all dirt can be washed or scratched away. Go to hardware stores and ask for tools are items that can help you clean the dirt away. Cleaning up is a cheaper option that replacing those tiles.

Kitchen remodeling is costly and hard, but again, it is not impossible to find a workaround on this. Just be resourceful enough to see beyond the ordinary means.

Top 5 Tips to Create a Gorgeous Winter Bedroom Look

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With the climate turning colder by the day, individuals have a tendency to invest more energy inside, getting a charge out of the magnificence of the cool season and the solace of their insides.

There are a couple of things cozier when cool climate lands than a thundering flame in your room fireplace, opening a decent book and cuddling up in an agreeable, warm bed.

You don’t have to totally rearrange your bedroom, layering your bed with a thick duvet or sofa-bed, and additional cuddly blankets will help you winterize your style and give an appreciated break from severe climate.

  1. Color Scheme:

With the climate turning colder by the day, how would you plan to keep warm? Some may look to additional layers for warmth, while others will style their homes with hues that are comfortable for the season.

Color Scheme

You can also utilize the existing color of your bed room by different ways. If your boudoir is white you can add bright bedding set or add colorful throw pillows to give the room a warm and bright feeling.

  1. Bedding:

Sleeping in the winter can be a delightful affair if you’re bedding is keeping you warm and comfortable. With only a couple transforms, you can make your bedding winter-prepared. The correct winter bedding ought to trap your body sufficiently warm to keep you warm however stay sufficiently breathable that you remain agreeable.

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Wool bedding is warm and delicate, and also inexpensive. With comfortable winter bedding, the cooler evening time temperatures make for a lovely night’s rest.

  1. Blankets And Comforters:

A blanket is another unobtrusive approach to add a touch of warmth to your current sheet material. In case you’re utilized to bedspreads and comforters, attempt a down or manufactured down duvet. Include a fleece blankets for additional warmth if your home is very chilly.

Blankets And Comforters

In many homes, wool sheets and a down sofa will give enough warmth, yet for lodges or homes with low warmth, a fleece blankets will be welcome. Put the blankets between the top level sheet and the duvet so it won’t aggravate your skin.

  1. Heaters:

A few houses and condominiums may have rooms that in spite of the adequate warmth conveyance all through the home might experience the ill effects of warmth misfortune or a feeble vent.

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In these sorts of ‘cool rooms’, getting an extra wellspring of warmth turns into a need, yet unattractive radiators are not generally met with an assertion. For this situation consider in infrared box radiator which additionally serves as a delightful furniture piece.

  1. Fireplace:

We as a whole love the enchantment that is focal warming in our homes. There are most likely some who don’t know about the world without it! While nobody is grumbling about this comfortable cutting edge wonder, the great old fireplace has certainly taken a hit in light of the tech jump.

Fireplace

Happy and comfortable, cozying by a fantastic fireplace on a cool winter day brings out some lovely and marvelous recollections. If you don’t have a fireplace in your bedroom you can install one without any drastic renovation due to modern technology.

Author Bio:

This post is written by Julie Austin. She loves traveling, home decorating and hanging out with her friends. She regularly blogs at http://mybedcomforter.com/

Top 5 Simple and Effective Techniques To Improve Your Home Design

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There’s no better way to make your home look attractive and welcoming than improving the design of your home. But sometimes, creating a home can also be challenging and overwhelming. Just because you like a particular design, that does not mean it would also look good in your home. Obviously, you need to think about a lot of things for you to ensure everything design would match with each other. It does not matter if you’re living in Manila properties or any condos in the Philippines, you can definitely achieve your desired outcome.

Keep in mind that there are also certain techniques when it comes to home design. That means you do not just combine a particular design without another without knowing whether it looks appealing or not.  To give you an idea, we list down some tips on how you can design your home according to your tastes or standards at home.

  1. The right interior designer

If you are new to home design, it is advisable for you to hire an interior designer. Again, your goal here is to achieve the right design for your home without committing costly mistakes. However, you also have to be careful when it comes to choosing a particular interior designer. A little background check will do to ensure that that particular person is legit in home improvements. Also, you can ask your friends whether they have someone to recommend. When they recommend someone to you, that only means that that particular interior designer is good and legit.

  1. Have a plan

When it comes to home improvement, having a plan on what to do is the best option you need to consider. Of course, you cannot start working on your goal if you do not know on what and what not to do with your home. Before you start working on your project, make sure you have a clear view in your mind of your finished home design. Without having a plan would lead you to commit costly mistakes. And done thing is for sure; you definitely don’t want to redo your work all over again.

  1. Hone your home improvement skills

If you decide to do some DIY home design projects, then this is the perfect time to unleash your creative side. Again, there are a lot of home design ideas you can get online. Or perhaps, you can buy some home design magazines from your nearest bookstores. It is up to you on how you want to make your home the way you wanted it to be. Just make sure to that you know what and what not to do when it comes to home improvement to prevent any costly mistakes and headaches later on.

  1. Decide to DIY or not

Before you start the project, decide whether you want to go for a DIY or not. This is to make sure that you know what you want to do for your home. However, if it is your first time doing some home improvements, then you should also know your limits. Do not do something impulsively that would only lead you to make mistakes. Perhaps, as a beginner, you can start small, and then keep calm and DIY if you wish.

  1. Choose the improvements that add the most value to your home

As we all know, there are different kinds of home improvements. There are those cheap ones, and there are also improvements that can add value to your home. Of course, if you know and understand how real estate works, you would probably go for a home design that would increase your home’s value. Of course, think about how you can improve the flooring, rooms, and any other things you can improve at home.

7 Romantic Getaways in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia is one of the most romantic locations in the world. The luscious greenery and uniquely colorful flowers and plants make it an often-overlooked paradise. In addition, the Asian culture is soft-spoken and chivalrous making every encounter leak with romance. If you and your partner are looking for a romantic escape, consider one of these romantic getaway ideas in Southeast Asia:

romantic getaways in southeast asia

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a gorgeous Indonesian island with scenery that comes close to looking like a postcard. Couples can explore the lush jungles or camp out on one of the white sandy beaches. Bali is famous for their island monkeys and guests can visit the Sacred Monkey Forest for a fun interaction with these native creatures. Whether you want to relax and soak up the beach and spa, or are looking for a more action-packed trip, Bali has the best of both worlds.

Also Check : 5 Luxury Beachfront Villas in Thailand 

Luang Prabang, Laos

This landlocked country lies at the heart of Indochina. The fact that it does not border the peninsula makes it unique to Southeast Asia. The country is rich in culture and history and has a tourism slogan of “Simply Beautiful”. Luang Prabang in Northern Laos is one of the most visited cities in the country. The charming town has preserved its heritage and is home to former royal palaces and more than 30 temples. Nestled in the mountains, the city is absolutely breath taking. Outside the walls of the city tourists also enjoy hiking to the stunning Tad Fane Waterfall and the infamous Plain of Jars.

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Koh Samui, Thailand

This Thai island was once a thriving fishing community and the simplicity and charm of the age still exists today. Koh samui is also one of popular beach wedding destinations in the world with the exquisite traditional Thai ceremony. Couples can explore the Ang Thong National Marine Park that boasts several secluded lagoons or enjoy a relaxing day at one of the island’s famous spas. Mainland Thailand is also a great spot for adventure. Many tourists enjoy the famous riding elephant tours or the notorious Temple of Reclining Buddha.

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam is the perfect destination in May-October during its dry winter season. Couples who enjoy the romance of rain could also explore the historic country during monsoon season from April-November. Popular tourist attractions and sites include the caves of Ha Long Bay and the Marble Mountain region. Vietnam is also one of the great holiday destinations in southeast asia. The country celebrates holidays based on the lunar calendar and hosts a wide range of festivals throughout the year. The New Year’s festival is one of the most popular and is enjoyed each year by tourists across the globe.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

This country is loaded with gorgeous romantic temples which is perfect for the more adventurous couple. Siem Reap is one of the country’s most vibrant cities and boasts a French Colonial atmosphere that is completely conducive to a romantic getaway. The city offers plenty of off-road exploring mixed with delicious restaurants and unique shopping experiences. Watching the sun rise and set from the famous Angkor Wat temple site is a must-do for any visitor. For a taste of the local culture, tourists can also visit Artisans Angkor which is a local trade school for disadvantaged Cambodians. They craft and sell beautiful pieces which can later be purchased in the school’s shop.

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Perhentian Island, Malaysia

The Perhentian Islands are located on the coast of Malaysia and offer seclusion and privacy for any romantic getaway. The relatively underdeveloped islands give off a castaway feeling while still offering enough civilization and activity to make for a fun trip. The islands offer luscious jungle greenery perfect for hiking and picnics. Scuba diving and kayaking are also popular activities on the islands.

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El Nido, Philippines

El Nido is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. The weathered limestone of the islands creates a protective barrier and keeps the coves and warm tropical waters of crystal clear complexion. The island is pretty secluded and requires an eight hour bus ride from the nearest airport or the expense of using the island’s private air strip. The white sandy beaches are perfect for a day of sun-bathing and the aqua water is conducive to scuba diving and snorkeling. The Pagsanjan Falls are a popular tourist site as well as the WWII monument and memorial at Corregidor Island.

These are just a few of the many romantic weekend escapes for couples in the Southeast Asia region. The culture and scenery of these mysterious tropical getaways is an experience that can’t be missed!

About author: Riya is an inspired writer. She is delighted to work with many aspiring small business owners. Riya loves cooking, crafting and yes! Sipping a good coffee. Check out her twitter, @sanderriya.