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Retro Décor styles to Go For in 2022

I am quite suspicious when it comes to old-fashioned style. I am quite keen on going for pieces that have the 70s vibe. Last month, I got excited to have a new (old) heater from my husband’s uncle. It’s a vintage piece.

But the retro décor is not only the furniture that is found at our grandparents’ house. Unlike vintage, which really uses original pieces, retro is inspired by items and prints from previous decades, mainly from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, as an updated reinterpretation.

Not only the mix of strong colours, but also different materials and textures are some of the factors that make the retro decor so full of personality. But it doesn’t mean you need to make big changes in your rooms.

A mix of modern elements and vintage items will do. A few key items are enough. The change doesn’t have to take place in the whole house.

Where to start?

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To design your retro decor, it’s important to list all the items you want to buy, whether it’s appliances, small appliances, or decorative objects. Charity shops and online retro shops are places to go for.

You will find several options that can help you in this mission, such as paintings, lamps, lamps, dressing tables and much more! Enjoy!

kitchen

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I guess kitchen is ten best room to start creating a retro space. The main tip is always investing in appliances with a design from decades old. It can be a stove or the refrigerator, for example.

S appliances such as food mixers are also an option. In this case, always pick a nice corner to show it off. Another clever alternative is giving a retro finish to some appliances that are in in good conditions.

Investing in a retro fridge is also a great alternative. Colours like gem yellow, sky blue and red can guarantee the desired effect.

Living Room

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I don’t know about you, but I quite the idea of using pastel colours to make a room out stand. For this reason, I guess a pastel floral wallpaper would be a classic option for anyone looking to create a retro room.

In this case, it’s worth investing in retro furniture, such as dressers, bedside table, dresser with colourful drawers. Also, don’t forget the decorative items that can make all the difference, such as pictures, a lampshade and a yellow or red lamp, for example.

If you want to go further, what about a creative exhibition of printed photos? In this case, you can bet on both the picture frame and the picture clothesline. And, before revealing, it’s worth editing the files and turning them into black and white or applying the sepia tone, which refers to the old.

Hallway

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Another space that deserves a bit of retro vibe is our hallway. A rack for a retro room may be small and simple, but it usually has impressive details that make all the difference in the decoration.

If the environment is already very colourful, prefer the wooden retro room rack, preferably with round handles. Even if it’s in a neutral colour, it helps to complement the environment in just the right measure. Then just add decorative elements such as a frame and potted plants in vibrant shades!

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Best Colours to Prepare Your home for Autumn

The coldest seasons of the year are beautiful, aren’t they? They remind us of comfort, cosiness at home and give us the feeling of greater warmth.

Knowing that it is probably the best time to transform your home into an even more welcoming environment with the colours of autumn and winter is also quite exciting.

I guess when we think about Autumn, we automatically think about colours. The initial touch to go for is finding inspiration and bet on colours that refer to nature. They are fool proof tricks to provide sensations of warmth and comfort.

So, we decided to give you some tips on how to warm your home with the right decor tones.

Autumn Colours

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How many shades of brown, orange, and ochre do we see when we look around us in early autumn? Plenty of. And it’s gorgeous. We see the dry leaves lining the floor and the wooden branches gaining space on the horizon of our windows.

The days grow greyer and shorter, and all we want is to be on a cosy couch, with a warm blanket and a cup of coffee in hands. Tea for you, guys.

That’s the reason the predominant colours of the autumn decoration follow the aesthetics of this new cycle that nature shows us. Brown and yellow, earthy, and warm tones are great colours to add a special touch to your home.

The same feeling about grey. As well as cloudy days, the colour makes the environments cosier. They are tones that refer to nature, but in a sophisticated and elegant way.

Warmer Colours

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Coldest weathers are all about enjoying warm colourful layers. Intense and striking colors like marsala, navy blue and oil green are sure bets for a living room with a winter look.

The moss green, which reminds the trees in a paler tone, is also a very rich colour for the time. It will certainly make your autumn decor much more stylish.

You can always add a lot of fabrics to your rooms as well, giving the quite elegant and welcoming vibe to the space using blankets, pillows, curtains. All of this will make your corner even warmer and cosier.

Classic Colours

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Colder weather is also a perfect time to use basic and times tones. It is possible to keep the elegance and always keeping in style without making extreme changes.

This is the palette where graceful white blends perfectly with camel colour, elegant grey flannel, red and black caviar. Gold and damask rose provide finishing elements that are sure to appeal to all product categories and levels of the market.

Cravings Colours

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I love the way we can play with colours and using a more creative way to style spaces. A thought-provoking palette that will tempt the eyes with spicy reds, sweet flamingo oranges, and deep purples.

The neutral flavours of butter rum and cappuccino warm the palette, while the green brings the freshness of the treetops. These tones will draw on sensory experiences to inspire new sensations.

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Inspiring Tiles Décor Ideas

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I never thought that I would say something like this but, choosing the best tiles are quite essential part of your home improvement project. Highly functional, the tiles allow you to create a decor that matches all styles. So, why not investing in the best ones?

In a constantly evolving designs, tiles, are highly functional and decorative materials, that have left the background of a bathroom or kitchen space to take up the spotlight space indoors and out.

Tile is an essential element in the interiors of our home. If a few years ago, it was seen only as a simple covering for walls and floor. But nowadays, it’s a game changer when it comes to decoration.

To prove it, we share some different ideas for applying tiles in your home, providing harmonious and warm environments. Enjoy it.

Cottagecore

What is exactly cottagecore? Cottagecore emerges two trends.  It is possible to do this while keeping the design reduced and neutral, allowing the rest of the interior decoration to speak for itself. It is inspired by the design of rural lifestyle. It embraces the peaceful and calming style of English countryside.

Nature

This kind of title is the one for who wants to connect your inner and outer space by choosing earthy and/or green colours. It’s easier to style a bathroom and kitchen with this kind of coating.

Natural Stone Tiles

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Natural stones are easier and cheaper than laying stone. Furthermore, it is an alternative for introducing tiles on the walls of a living room, a hallway or even a bedroom. You can opt for an exposed stone model, which will give a very industrial style to your space. But of course, you will find several options on the market to imitate the rustic stone.

If you don’t feel comfortable using this tile at the whole house, choose only one wall of the room to cover the stone, so as not to create too heavy and too cold an environment. It’s perfect in the living room the sofa or television wall will look good.

 Portuguese Style

This kind of tiles are quite popular in Brazil. It’s almost like a it is a way to pay homage to the past and our history. Plus, Portuguese tiles are so beautiful that they will not disappoint in your decoration.

If you think it is quite overwhelming, choose to feature it in a part of your bathroom or kitchen, for example. In this case, you can’t go wrong with this style in bathrooms. It never fails.  

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Best Ideas to Decorate Your Beach House

When we have a second home by the sea, everything you want is to make it as comfy as possible. After all, that is your home away from home as well. Combining style, practicality, beauty, and functionality is the key to decorating this environment.

Beach houses are generally places where we are rarely alone. We usually receive friends, families, to have some relaxing time, fun and to rest as well. informality, fun and warmth. All these elements must be analysed when decorating it.

Check out some tips on how to decorate the beach house:

Outdoors

When we talk about an open, airy environments that will be the place where people will be spending most of the time, it’s also important to think about the correct size of furniture. Balance and proportion are necessary to avoid that feeling of discomfort and overcrowded environments.

Coating

When it comes to coating, the secret is investing in practicality. Evaluate well the material used and the functions of each environment.

 Non-slip flooring and easy to clean in environments where the circulation of people is greater, such as porcelain tiles, cementitious floors and even burnt cement, are the most indicated.

Very rough textures and wallpaper need to be used sparingly, and these are quite popular techniques to use in the house.

For bathrooms, the best tip is to use tiles as a covering and make use of the marble niches inside the box, which, in addition to being practical, are very charming.

Furniture

Furniture needs to be more resistant to both the action of the sea and humidity. Pay attention to materials: treated wood for furniture and, in the case of sofas, a good idea is to use protective covers. It’s better to prevent than regret.

It is worth investing in creativity and mixing materials, such as demolition wood, lacquer, patina finish or a mix of colours when painting, for example.

Rustic Design

Choosing pieces that add style to the décor and use in everyday life is a tip to give a space decoration a boost without filling the house with things. Here it is worth investing in benches, seats, tables, and wood panels.

Creative Vases

It’s the perfect opportunity to bring nature into the home. Use pots of all sizes and colours and arrange them however you like, but beware: some plants need sunlight to survive, so be careful.

Other items can be added to the decor to bring personality to the home, such as mirrors, pictures, picture frames, shells in glass jars and even strings.

Comfortable Sofas and Cushions

Outdoor chairs are a great choice for warmer evenings, so it looks perfect by the pool and garden.

The pillows bring a cosy feeling, in addition to helping to bring a little style to the home environments. Choose the fluffiest ones, as they often end up becoming a pillow for lazy afternoon naps.

If you think that this kind of project has many details to remember, the best thing to do is making a list of what can’t be missing from your project and decorating the beach house. And don’t forget to call friends family for the grand opening!

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How to Décor your Hallway

What are your first thoughts when thinking about a décor project for a corridor at your home? This can be a bit tricky. I do confess that decorating a hallway is a process that often comes up with some challenges since it’s usually a narrow and sometimes, a dark space.

But of course, when using creativity and good decor tricks, you can make the most of it. In addition, a hallway is a place in the house that works as the entrance to your world, it is not necessary to be afraid of strong colours or more unusual decorative objects.

Just always remember that the first and most fundamental tip is to make sure that whatever you’re planning doesn’t take up too much space. After all, it is a space used for passing through. With that in mind, check out some ideas that show you how to decorate a hallway of any size.

Monochromatic

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Monochromatic is something quite personal. The technique itself creates an environment with a lot of personalities. When combined with the carpet coloured in shades it can guarantee a very fun environment.

Choosing two colours: one for the sidewalls and another for the back wall can be another idea to give more life to the space.  As well as when applying it to the ceiling, the colours can certainly make the ceiling look higher.

Mirrors

The use of mirrors makes a big difference in this environment, bringing more natural light and much more spaciousness to the space.

By placing a mirror at one end, facing the opposite wall, the passage seems much longer. Natural light is enhanced by the round mirror, with golden edges to decorate with the decorative objects on the shelf. Mirrors are winners!

Wall Artwork

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Creating a gallery wall is the most intuitive way to decorate a hallway! With a lot of creativity and some personal touch, you can always make your corridor stands out with some posters and frames, for example.

With dark tones to create a neutral base, the environment accommodated several super coloured frames that left a very cool air.

Collage

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Here is another winner. But for those who think that creating a gallery leaves a very serious atmosphere in the environment, there is an even more relaxed option: collages!

The trick gives a more personal touch to the environment and can be done either with magazine clippings or with original drawings and watercolours. To make the rider even fresher, why not leaving one of your favourite accessories or pieces of furniture there too?

Functional Furniture

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The best way to solve low storage space is using functional furniture. In addition to being original, the solution gives residents more storage options. IT also can give the space a lot of personal touches if chosen the right piece.

Bicolour Walls

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As mentioned before, the walls of this corridor became the protagonists and made the space, which is usually forgotten, much more pleasant and joyful. The use of dishes on the wall, an original option, made everything even more fun!

Scandinavian Style

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Scandinavian style is always about being simple and essential. If you combine the right colours such as green and black, the result can be a nice surprise.

The dark palette of blacks and greens immediately connects to the environment at the side, with a heavier Scandinavian accent, which works the same colours, but in a different way: green completely covers the wall while black mixes with white on a floor with geometric patterns. The result is cool and elegant.

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Scandinavian Inspiring Décor

Being inspired by the Scandinavian is not a new thing. It’s simple, adaptable, and functional. A rue winner when it comes to interior décor ideas.

There is no doubt that this is the style that best suits modern homes around the world. It is the natural simplicity, adaptability and functionality of this style that makes it so perfect for a modern home with space and little or not use.

But it is not only for larger and spacious homes. Scandinavian styling can also bring spacious interior a cheerful, refreshing appeal that makes our life easier too.

It’s a style designed to keep things organised and efficient, which is a great idea when you have no time.

Scandinavian rooms always look much bigger than they really are, because they use a neutral background and embrace a minimalist decor pattern.

The best projects are inviting and give the space a calmer vibe, without deviating from the style, theme, or overall ambience.

To make things better, it’s not difficult to set a stylish Scandinavian design. Here are some tips for decorating your home using Nordic design!

Invest in White

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White was always a colour that is considered easy to match. It goes with everything. Most Scandinavian rooms tend to have a white background, which makes perfect sense.

This kind of style itself largely adopts neutral tones to maximise natural light and this is an idea that works perfectly in the small dining area.

This connects you with the space around you, gives you design flexibility and allows you to easily switch to a different style in the future.

Adaptable

The Scandinavian style is quite adaptable. The neutral base of the Scandinavian style allows it to be combined with others in a very natural way.  

It allows you to experiment with different decorations, seasonal tones, and trending patterns with ease.

Spacious

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Space is everything when it comes to Nordic design. The work between form and functionality ensures that the house following this style maximises the available space.

The use of adaptable furniture can be a way to ensure that the style works even when there are visitors; Using furniture such as folding tables, which can be closed, or round tables, which allow you to place chairs without consuming additional space, for example.

Simple Silhouettes

Simple and charming silhouettes are a quite impressive combination. Unlike Provencal, Scandinavian has simple lines and straight lines that even highlight geometric shapes. The less far-fetched and cleaner it is, the better. So, it’s easy to form the combinations, isn’t it?

Clean Furniture

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Clean and improvised furniture is one of the greatest features of the Scandinavian decoration. If we can use furniture that is composed of different styles in an improvised and balanced composition, we will have an amazing result in interior design. How can we go wrong with it?

In addition to furniture with simpler and straighter lines, wood is also very common in Scandinavian decor. Below you can see a room with Scandinavian decor where the wooden furniture matches the Gray sofa and striped rug.

Perfect Composition

It’s impossible not to fall in love with this kitchen, which mixes materials and light hues. The environment is part of a small apartment with integrated environments and is beautiful with its minimalist woodwork and no handles.

The countertop and half of the wall received a granite with a grey background, which served as the basis for the accessories that follow the same neutral palette.

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Interior Design to Boost Your Mental Health

What are you looking for when you think about home décor? First, we would like to invest in quite functional and aesthetically pleasing house or apartment.

But what about the quality of life? Do you think about your home in favour of your well-being? What else can a home decor project contribute to your daily life?

In time like this when we were confined at home our relationship with time and space has changed. If before we didn’t have time because of routine and responsibilities, now we have plenty of time in hands.

This quarantine can bring mental disorders related to anxiety or depression to many people, so it is important that we keep ourselves entertained and take care of our mental health. Have a tidy and organised home is part of this deal. Plus, interior design can boost your mental health.

If you pay some attention to this from now to go, will start to see your home differently from now on! So, let’s get down to business and see how interior design can improve your health.

Personalise it

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There is nothing more personal and cosier than placingphotos of family and friends and display decorative items that have meaning. Adding things to the space that bring a memory to mind and a smile on your face is a great way to lighten your mood and make you feel truly at home.

Natural Light

Let the light in! Natural light is not only an instant mood booster, it can also be beneficial to your bank account. It reduces energy costs with unnatural lighting and saves money. Allow light into the room to help relieve stress and anxiety, and naturally boost your immune system.

Aromatherapy

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Smells, scents, and different aromas. Using scents to create a comfortable and refreshing environment is part of the game. Aromatherapy is an ancient therapeutic technique that uses the properties of essential oils to restore physical, psychic, and spiritual balance. It’s powerful.

Green Areas

Green is great! And plants are the perfect way to get nature’s vibrations indoors. Fill the room with leaves and herbs that not only look beautiful but also make the air cleaner. There are a variety of species that require minimal maintenance and do not need constant care, such as succulents.

Decluttering

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Clutter can cause overstimulation and unnecessary stress. It can make the rooms distracting and make you feel overwhelmed.

Take the time to organize your home and reorganize the things that were on your mind. If you’re not a fan of cleaning, hire a company or person that will help you organize your life and take the mess off your shoulders.

Cosy it Up

There’s no better feeling than coming home after a stressful day to relax, put your feet up, and let go of whatever is creating tension in your body. This is heaven!

Making the space cosy and comfortable is an important part of making a house feel like home and consequently, allowing tension to be released.

Some parts of your house should be a place where relaxation is natural, including blankets, sheets, pillows, and comfortable touches that make you feel that an extra dose of calm is vital.

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Creative Ideas to Style Your Balcony

If you dream about having a house or apartment with balcony, it’s always important to remember this can also be a space to style. Especially if you believe that the space is not being used well.

Balcony is an environment that can be easily decorated, and that, when well taken care of, becomes one of the nicest parts of the house!

There are several alternatives to make your balcony amazing, even if it is big, medium, or very small. The idea is to make it a well-being space, ensuring that, whoever spends a few minutes there, feels truly welcomed.

After all, it is there that you spend some quality time with the people you like and love. Or even for that relaxing break in the day where you’ll read or enjoy your own company.

Be Creative

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The secret to making your balcony amazing is to use your imagination and creativity! Think about personal touches that can make this space unique and enjoyable. Through it you can find perfect elements for decoration and comfort of this environment, as you already know, it does not go unnoticed by any guest.

If you use the balcony as a space to have some meals, your biggest concern must be about the right type of furniture to be used. You will need furniture that is made of material that can withstand the variations of time. Durable pieces that will also bring a bit of character to this space.

If you choose wood, bet on plants for decoration, they give a wonderful charm to the ambient.

What we can point out is that regardless of the style of the balconies, there is always something to be adjusted, since we are talking about integrated environments. So, why not investing in different pieces to make it more comfy, functional, and enjoyable for the whole family? Here are some tips on how to style your balcony.

Artwork

I don’t think you need to know it, but artwork gives life to any kind of room at your home. And thanks to the diversity of prints that match any type of balcony, you can style it according to your personal taste in arts.

From the youthful, relaxed atmosphere to the modern and luxurious. The frames can vary a lot according to your style and environment proposal. Pictures, posters, fun frames, with phrases, drawings, photography or even a painting can create a perfect environment and they all bring colour to your balcony.

Barbecue

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For those who have a more spacious gourmet balcony, the traditional barbecue must already be part of your plans. And you can decorate it to become the highlight of the porch.

However, if it is smaller and does not have it, the alternative is to opt for electric barbecues, which, let’s face it, have many existing models. And one of them will fit your space and style.

Just remember to prioritize the space of the barbecue so that it has easy access to a counter, where the ingredients for preparation will be kept. A sink on the side for cleaning will also make the work easier. It’s quite important to have space for guests and food lovers enjoy the outdoors barbecue on your balcony.

Vertical Garden

I know you will all agree with me, but among so many pleasant things in this life, is picking a spice in the vegetable garden! Growing your own food is rewarding. And the good news is you don’t need an allotment or a big garden for doing it.

Can you imagine yourself there cooking on your balcony and having the condiments of your choice in your hands? In addition to all the natural beneficial properties for the body, this also brings a great deal of love and flavour to your dishes.

You can make your balcony looks amazing using a small vertical vegetable garden! It takes up little space, allows easy access to spices and contributes to the decoration.

Balcony Bar

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If you are that person who likes to welcome friends at home for a wine, a beer or your favourite cocktail, a bar on the balcony is everything you need to make your house more complete.

This idea is having a bar with a structure to store the wines lying down, and the drinks on the shelf. There was even space for a bench, and they used high stools!

Another idea was is to create a bar attached to the wall just above the sink, and this way placing another item, such as a mini-fridge and mini bars that are very compact.

Balcony bars are easy to adapt, any corner can be a perfect space for it. The size of the balcony is not that important if you find a way to adjust it to all your needs. Right?

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How to set up a reading corner

Creating an ambient for reading can bring benefits to the routine. After all, reading is a quite healthy habit, and it brings numerous benefits to our daily life. It stimulates creativity, improves concentration, expands vocabulary and writing skills and, on top of that, it has the power to transport the reader to another universe.

It’s not surprising to know people are creating environments to relax at home. We do need a space to relax. A corner or a room where you will forget the day-to-day shenanigans.

Finding the Ideal Space

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A reading corner can be done anywhere in the house without needing much change. Check out the tips and enjoy!

It doesn’t matter if you are thinking bedroom, a balcony or just a tiny space in the living room. The most important idea to follow here is that your reading corner will be cosier and comfy.

Think about accessories like ottomans to support the feet, blankets, and pillows. If you can’t find this corner, you still can find a perfect solution thinking about a solution is to distribute futons or pallets on the floor for the moments. Pillow, a suitable lamp on a small table will do the trick too. The ideal is to find a quiet, comfortable, and light place.

Essential Items

I remember thinking about hygge corners in the house as the ultimate interior project to go for a couple of years ago. That was trendy. And it probably is still now, for a simple reason – the accessories and items that transform your home.

It’s always worth remembering that it’s good to use creativity and what you already have at home. Sometimes it means that a key piece such as a sofa, a chair, or an armchair that were forgotten but now they fit perfectly in the space.

Be patient when choosing the key pieces, checking which is the most comfortable option, so you will avoid future problems such as back pain. Remember you are looking for a comfortable place to read with peace of mind.

Another essential furniture piece would be some support for the books, it can be a bookcase, a magazine rack, or even a bedside table to accommodate all the things you need. Get creative and make it happens!

The Perfect Lighting

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Lighting is essential to create a nice environment at any room of your home, so why it would be the same when it comes to the reading corner? This ideal lighting can be perfected through a good lamp, pendant, or lampshade.

Natural lighting would be the perfect match in this case. It is clean, efficient and eco-friendly. But if you have no options, the yellow lamps are the most suitable for this moment. That’s why it’s worth planning your little corner on the porch or in the garden, so you’ll be able to enjoy natural lighting and, on top of that, observe nature.

Play With Décor

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Décor can change the mood of any room in your home. How about using your creativity investing in a good decoration when it also comes to the reading corner? The reading corner is your safe place at home, a place of refuge for us, whether to read, have a cup of coffee, or even to rest.

Therefore, with little furniture and objects, we were able to give it a new character. You can place a shelf with little plants, or distribute them on pendants, or simply choose some pictures you like and put on the walls. Even small accessories are welcome.

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Decluttering | How to Know What to Keep

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As you begin your decluttering adventure, it’s important to set some criteria for determining what’s worth keeping and what isn’t. Here are two major questions to consider:

Do you (or someone in the household) use this item? If you’re deep inside a closet and find the ironing board you haven’t seen in seven years, get rid of it. If you have a complex, hulking food processor that you used once in college to make hummus ditch it. Only keep these types of items if you use them on a regular basis and nothing else will do.

Do you (or someone in the household) love this item? Sentimental items are tricky things. If you’re keeping the ugliest placemats you’ve ever seen in your life just because your late aunt gave them to you, don’t feel bad getting rid of them.

Someone out there will absolutely love them and give them the place of honour they deserve at the table. On the other hand, if your baby blanket is in complete tatters, but you love it with all your heart, that’s a no-brainer: You keep it.

Transform your space this month with some serious decluttering. You’ll enjoy a great feeling of accomplishment as you make a fresh, new start in an optimized, organized home, where you’ll feel better, sleep better, and find things more easily. Make your checklist today and get started on a thorough home detox for a clutter-free life.