Home Decor

How to Make Your Bedroom More Romantic

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Welcome to February, the most romantic month of the year. It’s that time of the year when love is in the air. When couples plan for a very special evening or romantic date at a fancy restaurant or some other romantic get-away.

But, while sketching out a plan for that special evening, they sideline the most romantic and intimate place in the world – the bedroom.

Yes, your favourite corner in your home, the one place where you go to rejuvenate your tired body and soul or to get away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. This room can double up as the perfect hangout for an unforgettable evening. Following are a few tips which you can follow to enhance positivity and the love quotient of your bedroom.

Go clutter-free: Admit it, we all use our bedrooms as store-rooms. We tend to dump everything from dirty laundry to empty pizza boxes in it, and this kind of clutter proves to be the biggest hurdle in the flow of positive energy in that room. A messy bedroom is not just a magnet for attracting negative energy but also a big turn off.

This messy situation can be avoided by following a few simple guidelines, like, put all the large items in big boxes and stack them in a closet or under the bed. Stack papers in tall baskets with lids and if these baskets are a bit fancy, they can double up as décor too. The more straightened up a bedroom you have, the lesser will be the stress which comes from the constant reminder that you have stuff to take care of.

27The colour effect:Colours change emotions. Colours can cheer up your mood, they can soothe you and calm you. Thus, choosing the right colour for your bedroom is of utmost importance. How do you make sure that you don’t end up choosing colours that will make you run away from your bedroom the moment you step in it?The main factor to be considered here is your preference and what you are comfortable with. Forget the current trends, forget about what your neighbours have done, just focus on what’s right for you and your family. Choose shades that you won’t be bored of after years, and if you are not sure which ones you like the most, look for a catalogue of colours online or tear one out from a magazine and experiment with it. If you wish to go by the Feng Shui, the best colours for a bedroom are pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, lavender or terracotta.

Deserving décor: Usually we use fancy décor for our living room or dining room, where we expect our guests to be. The bedroom tends to get less attention. There is nothing wrong in wanting to flaunt our best décor in front of our guests, but our eyes need the visual pleasure too.
Pick the décor you like the most and do up your bedroom according to it, without cluttering it. Keep the fancy stuff for the living room. But, keep what you like for your bedroom. This will add a more personal touch to your bedroom and will exude your emotional connect with your space, which in turn will allow your partner to feel at home and get comfortable in your comfort zone. The one thing recommended would be to keep things in pair like flowers, mandarin ducks, pictures, pillows. This will help enhance the feeling of romance in your bedroom.

Aroma therapy: Keep some sensuous scents handy to be used on special days. Fragrances like Jasmine, Rose, Neroli, Sandalwood, Cedarwood are considered as aphrodisiacs. Spray your linens with refreshing fragrances or create an ambience that says ‘love’ with scented candles.
Try these simple techniques that will help you amp up the romantic quotient of your bedroom not just for Valentine’s Day but for every season and celebration of the year.

Home Decor Trends 2013

blog11-206x300The times have changed and so has the attitude of people towards home décor. Previously, the saga of home decoration which included curtains, accessories, artistic elements were completely in the hands of women. But these days, men have stepped in this zone and want to customize their space with unique themes.

There have been various trends like Mughal mania, Mediterranean soul, Color fusion which have redefined the concept of home décor in 2012. This year is more about individuality and attaining that sublime balance between man and environment.

Conservation, convenience and cost efficiency will play a key role in defining the trends of home décor 2013.

Eco-friendly wallpapers have emerged as an ‘in’ thing. More and more people are looking forward to this trend and make their space environment friendly.
        
      

blog2-225x300Bamboo flooring is also increasing in popularity and first on the list of responsible citizens.

Many families like to bring the rich ethnic touch to their abode. They use different motifs like tribal art, Rajasthani paintings, traditional toran, artistic tabletops and lamps to reflect their roots proudly and stay connected to their place of origin.

While color continues to find expression in the modern home interiors, 2013 will see it as a time to attain the right balance and tune in to a soulful harmony. Herein, the vibrant shades will be placed against a contrasting palette to be at peace with oneself and mother nature.

Green, Yellow and brown will continue to dominate the color chart in home décor trends 2013.

Being a year dedicated to environment, ‘nature’ will be heartily welcomed inside home in the form of houseplants, feathers, floral prints and kitchen accessories.

So, whichever trends you are gonna follow in 2013, keep in mind the aspect of being environmentally responsible.