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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.

Top 5 Indoor Plants for your Home

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If you’re still confused on which indoor plants to look out for your home, we bring you the top 5 most recommended houseplants. These houseplants don’t just improve the air quality, bring good fortune, but even add charm to the modern interiors.

Whether you live in a grand villa, high-end luxury apartment, these houseplants promote good health and upscale the green quotient of your home.

Money Plant: Also known as Devil’s Ivy and Golden Pothos, the money plant is the most common of all the houseplants. These plants are abundantly available and grow very quickly. NASA identified a number of plants that cleanse the impurities out of the air and the money plant is one of them.

Tulsi or Holy Basil: Another common houseplant, Tulsi has mythological and religious significance for the Hindus. The plant is considered to be an incarnation of the Goddess Tulsi, offering divine protection. Commonly called sacred or holy basil, it is the principal herb of Ayurveda, the ancient traditional holistic health system of India. Keeping this holy basil plant at home improves vaastu, wards off evil spirit, brings good luck and prevents insects and mosquitoes from entering the house

Bamboo Plant: A symbol of good luck, the bamboo plant is widely used in both homes and offices as it is considered to be a great Feng Shui element. It stands for solidarity and oneness in the family. Bamboo brings together all the five elements of Feng Shui, which are wood, earth, water, fire and metal. Even, the specific number of bamboo stalks play an important role, say, 3 stalks for happiness, 5 for health and 8 stalks for wealth and abundance.

Areca Palm: The spirited palm is readily available all over India. It’s not just easy to maintain as it needs watering once or twice in three days, but is also very effective in cleansing indoor air toxins.

Plumeria Plants: This will bring in colour to your patio with red, yellow and white plumeria flowers. Easy to grow, this plant needs a warm, well-lit spot in a home or garden with minimal care and attention. The flowers of plumeria are widely used to make beautiful garlands.