How To Improve Your Home With Decor: Tips + Schemes

Collected in one post tips on organizing an art gallery at home, placing carpet in the interior, choosing stylish curtains for the kitchen. Bonus – serving patterns that come in handy

Still not sure how to hang pictures and combine them with decor items? And limit yourself to one lonely frame? Experiment with a designer mirror in the center of the wall and cool posters around. Sorry for the walls – narrow shelves will do. Arrange an exhibition of paintings or photographs on them – simple and understandable schemes to help you.

How to choose curtains for the kitchen

Want to freshen up your kitchen interior? Change the textile design of the window – the atmosphere will sparkle with new colors. Keep in mind that kitchen curtains should not only be beautiful and match the style of the interior but also not hide the space, be easy to remove and not interfere with cleaning. It is not necessary to contact professionals; you can decide on the design yourself.

Determine the size and location of the carpet in the room

Many consider the carpets to be a relic of the past and recall the Soviet times with irony. It’s time to look at this type of flooring from a new angle. A large carpet will look great in the living room, but in the bedroom, you can throw two rugs on the sides of the bed. To make your choice easier, study the detailed diagrams.

Making the bed like in a good hotel

A beautifully made bed is an absolute must-have in any bedroom. She will transform the atmosphere and become a feature of the interior. We are sure that you will like neat bedspreads, stylish pillow compositions that are welcomed by residents of good hotels. Where to begin? Clear step-by-step instructions will help you.

How to set the table beautifully

Scientists have proven that a nicely laid the table and warm company increase appetite and pleasure from eating. To turn an ordinary breakfast, lunch, or dinner into a small holiday, beautiful service, and the correct arrangement of serving items are enough. If you want to simplify the preparation process – use our schemes.

Many do not even try to save savings, citing small incomes. Meanwhile, the secret of successful personal finance management lies in the ability to control your expenses. Experts advise how to achieve this:

  1. Estimate your net worth

The best way to calculate your net worth is to evaluate your property and calculate your debts.

Add up the value of everything you own: cash, savings, retirement accounts, property and car values, valuables such as art and jewelry, and more. These are your assets. Then, assess all your debts – whether it be a mortgage, car loan, consumer loan, or credit card debt. Add them up and subtract from the total value of your assets. This will be your net worth – everything you own.

If your net worth is positive, don’t relax. It takes discipline and cost control to always do this. If your net worth is negative, don’t panic. This is not a verdict, but just the current situation, which can and must be changed. Obviously, you should work harder, save more, spend less, and pay more actively.

  1. Keep a budget

It’s pretty easy to create a budget. You just need to make a list of all your expenses and income. This list will help you focus on your financial goals – whether it’s spending more reasonably, paying off a loan or credit card, or saving for emergencies or retirement.

On one piece of paper, write down all of your monthly income – salary, pension, alimony, or investment income. On another sheet, start writing down your expenses. This, of course, is more difficult, since you will have to track all expenses, even small ones.

An elementary record of expenses often allows you to take a fresh look at your spending, think about their need and value. The new-look will help to eliminate unnecessary expenses without compromising the quality of life.

  1. Normalize expenses in line with income

To live within your means, you need to stick to a budget. If you cannot control your small expenses, follow the so-called strategy of “limiting mandatory expenses to 60% of total income.”

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Mandatory expenses include food, clothing, household expenses, insurance premiums, recurring bills (credit card, loans, car, and housing payments), and all taxes. If your compulsory expenses are more than 60% of your income, you will have to cut some of them.

The remaining 40% of your income should be divided into four parts: set aside 10% for retirement savings, 10% for long-term savings (for a down payment for a home, for example), 10% for savings that may be needed for unexpected expenses and 10 % – for “interests and entertainment.”…

Six Quick Ideas For Preparing Your Home For The New Year

The festive mood should not be expected, but created by yourself. Even if there are only a few days left for this, you will have time!

Start by cleaning

Dare to do some spring cleaning – it really matters! The cleanliness in the house will create a field for creativity and will give a feeling of pleasant lightness.

Do a wet mop, tidy up open and closed storage systems, and get rid of unnecessary items. And to make things go faster, involve all household members in cleaning.

Refresh textiles

Decorative pillows with bright pillowcases, warm blankets, and new bedding will add mood and comfort – small updates really work!

The festive table will look even more cozy and solemn if you spread a neutral fabric tablecloth and a bright accent runner on it. It is convenient to put decor and main dishes on such a path. This will make the table look neater and even more festive.

Just do not pursue the goal of buying the brightest options; textiles should seem to merge with the general atmosphere. Go for the time-tested colors: red + green, white + gold/silver.

Hang the garlands

The decorative potential of everyone’s favorite garlands is much more than just showing off on the tree. Whole compositions on the windows look advantageous: for example, a garland in the form of a curtain or fringe. You can also place small lanterns in a transparent vase as decor and place them on the windowsill or dining table.

Choose garlands with a golden or silvery glow. Colored options will not look so stylish. And be sure to think over the correct arrangement of the decorations so that extension cords and interlacing of wires are not visible in a conspicuous place.

Decorate the tree

There are no strict rules for decorating a Christmas tree – it all depends on your imagination and tastes. Nowadays, it is popular to decorate a Christmas tree not only with traditional Christmas balls and figurines.

Satin ribbons, artificial flowers, beads, soft toys, feathers are used – everything to make the tree look lush, and you want to look at it.

Add decor

New Year’s decor is not only a decorated Christmas tree. It is important that every corner of the house is filled with a festive atmosphere. We definitely exclude traditional tinsel, paper snowflakes, and multi-colored figures of symbols of the coming year.

A large mirror or window can be decorated with a homemade green garland made from spruce branches tied together. You don’t need to hang a Christmas wreath on your front door. It can be positioned over a fireplace, on a console, or on a dining room wall. Pay attention to vintage candelabra, decorative candlesticks of unusual shape – they look wildly stylish and will perfectly fit into a festive atmosphere.

The main thing is to remember the measure and make sure that all elements are combined with each other.

Fill your home with New Year’s aromas.

If you have an artificial Christmas tree at home or not at all, feel free to use home scents and aroma candles.

The best “New Year” options are the smell of cinnamon, vanilla, pine needles, chocolate, and citrus. They will take you back to your childhood and allow you to smell the coming holiday.…

6 Cool Bathroom Ideas Trending 2021

We talk about new models of toilet bowls, minimalistic appliances, hidden storage systems, and stylish lighting. And not only

Everything is changing – and bathroom decoration is no exception. We share the solutions that are most popular with designers.

Minimalist faucets and accessories

Pipes along the walls, metal hoses, massive valves look organically today only in retro interiors.

The trend to reduce visual stress to a minimum is not bypassed by the bathroom, where taps are only a delicate part of its design.

Floor-level shower

The shower room, which is only produced by a glass door and a counter with a watering can, is a new trend in bathroom design. The absence of a nut or podium is convenient, practical, and, of course, very beautiful.

Best of all is the shower drain, which is flush with the finished floor and has a modular design. From above, the ladder is closed with a decorative lattice or glass decorative panel – all kinds of shapes, materials, and colors.

What is another advantage of ladders:

  • The drainage system is easy to assemble for each specific shower. Consultants will help you choose the “filling” of the system, take into account whether the shower will be located in a private house or in an apartment, how many liters of water will pour out per minute, and other important characteristics.
  • There are drains in different lengths: from 50 cm for a small shower room to wide corner options. Plus, there are ladders that are cut to the desired size, to the individual size.
  • The ladder is easy to clean from hair and small debris because the covers are removable.

Storage areas behind colored panels

Instead of a pencil case, niches, and open shelves, there is a storage system that intelligently hides everything from the eyes: cleaning accessories, and household chemicals, and cosmetics, and towels, and even a laundry basket.

Moreover, such a one-piece design serves as a color accent at the same time.

Toilet terminal

Not only stylish and modern but also ideal in terms of comfort and hygiene. Behind a thin front panel made of safety glass, there is a tank, all water and electricity connections, and even an air filter.

And most importantly, most of the tasks associated with the installation of Smart-WC are solved because the toilet terminal can be combined with almost all toilet bowls and toilets with a bidet function!

The flush button is customizable to your wishes: if you want, it will work automatically, if you want it from a light touch of your hand.

Hangers

We always say this: the more lighting scenarios in the bathroom, the better. After all, you must admit that the same bright overhead light is not suitable for a morning shower and evening relaxation in scented foam.

In addition, such elegant and visually lightweight hangers are suitable even for very tiny bathrooms, being both an additional light source and a stylish decoration.

Toilet shower

The hose hanging on the side of the toilet is already in the distant past. Today there is a technologically advanced and visually neat alternative to a hygienic shower – a “smart” toilet with a bidet function.

If you think that such a technique is difficult to operate and maintain – don’t jump to conclusions and pay attention to the smart shower toilets. They don’t need an electricity connection; they don’t need a boiler and a water tank. Moreover, such toilets are easy to install and easy to maintain.…