Silk plants vs. the real deal

June 27, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Decorate home with plants, home decor tipsToday there are many who would go to any lengths to decorate their home the perfect way. Silk plants are superficial or artificial plants that once were the choice of only those who couldn’t take care of real plants or remember to water them directly. In those days silk plants looked stark fake and were the laughing stock of most. Today however, silk plants look as good as real plants and are used extensively for indoor decoration even by those who have a whole garden in their backyard.

Real plants on the other hand are the best without doubt if you can remember to water them well and take care of them by trimming the leaves, fertilizing the soil once in a while. Real plants not only a good accessory when you are decorating your house but they also improve the quality of the air indoor and you are sure to breathe in good quality air at all times.

Caring for your hardwood floors

June 18, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Flooring

Tips to maintain hardwood floors, floor maintenanceThe hardwood floors enhance the beauty of the house. It looks all the more stylish. But besides simply decorating the room you must also remain careful that the floor doesn’t get damaged. Here are few things that you must remember which will help you to increase the longevity of the hardwood floor.

You must have already heard that water destroys the wood. So make sure that you perfectly clean the water with a dry mop. You can use a vacuum to remove the moisture also. The vacuum must be properly set for usage on wood. You must remember that you move any furniture be careful as it may hamper the wood. It is always safe to put furniture pads which will reduce the damage of the wood. Dirt, sand and grit must not be allowed to accumulate over the wood. Avoid wearing shoes with high heels as it damages the wood. You can use carpets, rugs or door mats as then it will cover the wood and also save it from getting dirty easily. If you follow the above things your hardwood will retain its glow for long.

How to keep your antiques good as ever

June 10, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

Tips to maintain antiques, home care tipsAntiques are a wonderful collectable that connect people with the past and for many they may be a reason to remember the family history. Howbeit, since antiques are old and aged, they need care on a special domain to protect them from being damaged. The best way is to store them so that they remain as good as ever for ages.

Antiques must be stored in a place comprising of the apt temperature, climate and humidity, i.e. in a controlled environment. Nor a garage or an air-conditioned room will be suitable; instead a controlled storage bin will be the best option. Pest infestation that can destroy clothing should be avoided and light that can fade vintage fabrics should be prevented. A dark room with thick shades over any windows is a world-wide favourite. Vintage fabrics can be wrapped in an acid-free paper to prevent from acid damage. At last it’s always better to consult professionals so one can seek help from a storage company to see if they have proper storage box or storage units. Some business people specialize in the storage of antiques and provide special information and products for antique storage.

Bathroom lighting essentials

June 02, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Lighting

Lights option for bathroom, Bathroom lightingThe lights of your bathroom should not be very bright as it will tamper the soothing sense of your bathroom. You must fix lights so that they are soothing and the fixture designs must be complementary with the wall colors and the color of the floor. Professionals can help you figure out what lighting is best for you bathroom. Make it a point that you do not use large fixtures. Use medium sized lights and the lighting should be there at every corner of the bathroom. No part of the bathroom must be left dark and gloomy.

The lights must spread to all the parts equally. Windows must be there both for ventilation and light. Curtains must be present. You can also use separate lights for various parts of your bathroom like the shower, bath tub, basin etc. You can have fancy lights over your wash basin to make it look brighter. You can give a spa like ambience if you use soothing lights and flower patterns light fixtures.