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House-warming Do’s and Dont’s

Congratulations for a new home! Surely, after signing all the lines and the keys finally in your hand, you may be breathing a sigh of relief.

There’s no place like home that puts a warm smile on your face and gladdens family and friends. You now know it’s worth every pleasure to celebrate a new leg in your life. This calls for a celebration and what better than a house-warming to share all the happiness and joys of a new home.

As you’re planning for a house-warmings, there are a number of things you need to plan from inviting guests, arranging food to sending invites. It’s organising which is the real deal, so here are a few do’s & don’ts that’ll leave an evergreen memory for all on that day to remember.

1] Plan & delegate: Hawaiian luau’s are the best example where everyone willingly helps arrange,decorate, invite, cook, serve & entertain to create that perfect ambiance of warmth. The Aloha spirit & ‘Ohana’ that comes together, leaves you as the host to soak in everything special about this moment of celebration.

2] Go Green & Save: When it comes to any celebration, the host often brings out the best crockery & cutlery that’s the pride of a home maker. Then again, (going green) things like paper plates, recycled napkins, finger foods et al add _____________. Not forgetting fresh fruits juices, lemonades or infused teas that are really great & healthy. Think about natural lighting or CFL (compact fluorescent lights) that are really great energy savers.

3] Theme based Party: Allow you to explore your creative genius to innovate and brings out the lover, artist, musician in you. It could be a traditional Dawat e Khas or a Chaat & Chatorey Fest. From Bollywood to Desi-Dehati you could play with colours and shades, mix & match a riot of food, art music & what not to liven up the event. A modest garden party for an outdoor feel with a pond or pool, potted plants & hanging gardens with fragrant flowers, small garden tables could also be something fantastic.

4] Give-aways: The best thing for people to remember about you & your housewarming are ‘give-aways.’ The easiest gifts can be sourced from households articles to DIY kits that come in all shapes & sizes and an even better way to put them to use is create nifty take away gifts like decorated keepsakes or mementos to handy things like home grown greens & fruits to colourful wall hangings & posters.

House-warmings are a fun way to break the ice betweens family, friends, new neighbours, people who live down the hall or lane. The joie de vivre continues into lifelong friendships & builds trust that grow beyond walls, gardens & boundaries. House-warmings are the best place to shine in front of your guests, making them feel special & always welcomed into your new home. Congratulations, once again!

Creative Wall Decor Ideas

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If you’re tired of the pale, old, boring wallpapers, here are some cool interesting wall décor ideas you could explore to bring life and vibrancy into your personal space.
Reflective Glory – Mirrors

You can use mirrors to create a splendid style statement. They don’t just make a space look bigger, but even double beautiful views and invite the accompanying chi that comes with them. As per Feng Shui, round, oval or square mirrors should be mounted or placed in the southeast area of your home. This will attract positivity into your home ambiance. You can either place one huge designer mirror on the wall or use it along with other décor elements to create a harmonious balance.
‘Chalk it up’ – Chalkboards

26Here’s another interesting way to bring creativity into your everyday life – chalkboards! You can use this board for almost anything you like; i.e. writing an inspiring quote, wishing family members on a special day, birthday messages or reminding yourself of an important date or meeting. Other than the regular black or grey chalkboards, you can also go for pretty, multicolored chalkboards to add a pop of color to your library and kids’ room. Let the magic of words flow!

Light up your space – Candle-holders

Bring glow and warmth to your bedroom or living room with this artistic candle-holder. They make for an attractive décor element and help you dwell in old-world charm and glory. You can choose from vivid designs like round, square, leaf-shaped, peacock-inspired, Mughal motifs or florals and can place them singularly or in clusters. Make sure you don’t miss out on the scented candles as they can transform your room into a refreshing and relaxing haven. Try it out!

Whatever you may choose to add to your space, in terms of light and color, see to it that it befits your personality!