A good night’s sleep is essential for being energized and well-rested, but sometimes even if you do sleep the recommended 7-9 hours, you might not wake up refreshed and at your best. Unfortunately, I’m talking from personal experience here. A couple of months ago, I was waking up more and more tired every morning because my husband was snoring all night long and I was frequently waking up during the night. He had tried different solutions and snoring devices but unfortunately, nothing helped.
The pool area is the place where you relax, spend time with your family and friends, or simply take a few hours for yourself and indulge in some “me time”. However you may choose to use this space, debris and bugs simply don’t match that ideal scenery. Unfortunately, I have noticed that these little buggers enjoy the water as well, and that is when I realized there must be something that can fix this problem. Of course, the pool filter and pump do work their magic by filtrating the water, but you need an additional helper for collecting the larger pieces often found in the pool. Fortunately, the solution is quite simple – I am talking about skimmer baskets. Stay with me for a more detailed explanation on what skimmer baskets are and how they work.
Today’s society brings people, chairs and desks closer together than ever before. Most people spend at least 8 hours at work, strapped to their chair. So, it is only natural that each worker should share a good working relationship with his/her chair. That being said, one great way for the employees to stay healthy and productive is to include ergonomic supplies in the form of chairs into the picture.
Do you feel like your outdoor space lacks a little something to set the mood? A fragrant addition to your garden can be a great way to create a pleasant ambience that will make you want to spend more time outdoors instead of in. And when it comes to scented plants, gardenias always come to mind first.
Due to their intoxicating scent, lovely, white flowers and evergreen leaves, the gardenia’s many varieties are some of the most popular shrubs. Starting from early spring, this hedge will reward you with flowers throughout the summer and into mid-fall. What more could you ask for? However, in order to enjoy this shrub in its full glory, you need to treat it right. So, here are a few tips on how to keep your gardenia happy and healthy.
Know Your Variety
While all gardenias generally have the same requirements, some varieties can have additional needs. With that being said, it’s helpful to know which variety grows in your garden. For instance, one of the most popular varieties, the Gardenia Florida can reach heights up to 1 metre, which is great if you use it as a hedge along the borders. To promote thick and bushy foliage, prune straggly growth in early spring and them prune again after flowering. On the other hand, if you want to use the Gardenia Florida as a small decorative element, you may want to prune it more often. Other popular types of gardenias are Radicans, Augusta, First Love, Mystery and Kleim’s Hardy.
Plant in the Right Spot
Gardenias have tropical origins, which means that they can handle the sun. However, they still need protection from the scorching mid-day sun. Considering this, north and east-facing spots are ideal because the plants can get a lot of morning light and some late afternoon light, but won’t be burned during the hottest part of the day. Also, make sure that your gardenia isn’t planted in a crowded spot where there are competing roots. With that being said, it’s best to place them along pathways, fences or the corners of your house.
Meet Its Water and Soil Requirements
Gardenias grow best in soil that is moist and well-drained. The trick is to keep the soil consistently damp but not soggy by watering your gardenias with 2cm of water each weak. Whenever it rains, skip one week of watering. Be careful not to overwater your plants as this can cause problems. As for the soil, in order to improve its drainage, you can apply a layer of organic mulch. Organic matter such as peat moss and manure can also provide the soil with nutrients that help improve the plants’ growth.
When it comes to arranging and rearranging our living room spaces, as the most frequented in a home both by homeowners and visitors, often we would like to have more say in the interior décor to be able to pull off that personalised look in the comfort we want.
Luckily, the variety of designer modular lounge provides exactly that, your share of LEGO fun in your very own living room. Who said LEGO is just for kids?! Also called sectional sofas, modular lounges available in different styles, from traditional to modern, provide a great deal of freedom with the way you arrange your seating.
Warm and comfy, this is one of the first things that comes to my mind when talking about my home. And believe me, getting it to the desired point cost me a lot, especially time and energy as my budget is always quite limited (chuckles). But one of the main things that helped me bring out its beauty were stripped LED lights. Read More
Whether you live in a huge house or in a micro apartment, you probably know how poor organizing can lead to an extremely cluttered space. I sure do. Well, instead of getting rid of the things I needed or hiding them under my bed, last year I decided to find a more reasonable solution for this problem and resolve it the stylish way. With the help of my friend who is an interior designer, I have managed to keep a great number of my personal things and store them properly. And, except for being functional, the home storage products I opted for are also quite appealing. Read More
When it comes to decorating your bathroom, the items you choose should not only add beauty and style to the place but also be practical and functional. In order to do so, you have to consider which items are essential and how they can be used to create a nice and polished look. To help you choose from the many options, take a look at the list of items that are simply must-haves.
The basic item that no bathroom can’t be considered complete without is a mirror. That being said, a big mirror above the sink would be the perfect fit if the bathrooms is spacious, whereas a small freestanding one with a wall-mounted, magnifying mirror can come in handy if you lack space. A mirror that comes with a decorative frame, stand or a cabinet can also up the style game.
Soap Dish Holder
Another essential item that has a practical purpose above all is the soap dish holder. You can find lots of choices of soap dish holder online in different shapes, colours and made from different materials. In order to avoid replacing it fast, I would recommend you to consider stainless steel or brass soap dish holder as they can retain their beauty and quality for a long time. When it comes to the styles and varieties, you can look for a soap dish holder online as that’s where you can find not only better prices, but also more choices in the blink of an eye.
Towel Bars or Rings
These items are necessary so that all the towels are neatly kept and at reach. Clean, sparkling chrome towel rings can match almost every bathroom or you can find more unique ones if looking to adorn a more rustic, shabby chic space or mid-century modern bathroom.
They are compact and classy and a real saviour for all of us who like to stock up on cosmetic products. They give you the chance to keep things organised and achieve the effortless clean look. You can hang it on the wall or place it on the corner of your wash counter. Or, you can use apothecary jars if you are in need of storing different things in an organised way. For instance, you can use them for storing cotton balls, swabs and cosmetic pads, or you can use them for decorative purposes as a candle holder along with some fragrant potpourri mix.
Gardening is one of the most common hobbies, especially during spring and summertime. Whether having an indoor or outdoor garden, nothing can be more rewarding and soul-warming than seeing your “babies” flourish and bloom after all that hard work. Luckily, now you can still enjoy all the satisfaction from the results without having to put in that much effort. If wondering how, the answer is pretty simple – self-watering planters.
If you want to add a different vibe to a room but you don’t feel like redecorating and you are on a budget, I got an idea: decorative pillows. They are the perfect accessories to change the look and feel of a room in a matter of seconds. Just put a carefully chosen set of pillows on your sofa and watch how it transforms from a monotonous piece of furniture into one that you’d want to spend your entire day relaxing in.
For the best deal, look for decorative pillows online as that way you can make your own set by shopping from different shops if you want, but you’ll still be able to see whether they pair well together or not. Plus, you can easily do this while sitting on the sofa that you plan to place the pillows on. They are usually available in a vast array of sizes, shapes, colours, and patterns which means you shouldn’t have a problem finding ones that will fit your interior. However, there are still some unwritten rules you should follow if you want to use your new cushions right. Since they have the power to make or break the vibe and look of a room, here’s what to keep in mind.
Neutral Pieces of Furniture
When you are buying new pieces of furniture whether you need a sofa or an armchair, make sure to buy ones in a neutral colour. Black, white, tan, blue, navy and brown, can be easily matched with most other hues which will make it easier for you to create a well-put-together interior. Furniture in neutral tones makes it easier to transform your interior with the help of details. For instance, changing the decorative pillows would be much easier and cheaper than changing the actual sofa. There are new trends every season, and if you want to keep up with them, it will be easier for you to just add a new colourful throw or cushions to your neutral-coloured bed.
Size, Colour, and Patterns
Don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns and add a pop of colour in a room. A carefully chosen pattern will add a layer of visual interest to the decor if your furniture is in neutral colours and there are not many different hues in the room. As I already said, shop for decorative pillows online as that’s the best way to find pillows of the same style but in a different size. This way you will add more depth and layers to your sofa. Plus, these variations in hues, texture, and size will make the room look more luxurious, warm and cozy, and honestly, who doesn’t want that?
Yes, owning a house isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, because let’s face it, the space is bigger than an apartment, and bigger isn’t always better, especially not when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.
Even so, I wouldn’t change it. How else would I get to enjoy a grand outdoor space? Since I love it as much as I love the rest of my house, I wanted the degree of sophistication I have in the interior, so the first thing I did was get myself a charcoal letterbox. It wasn’t an easy choice because the options are plenty and all equally charming!
Often the left out detail of outdoor décor, I wasn’t going to be one of those people who fail to see the style potential of a letterbox. Knowing it’s a piece that is meant to send a message and not just receive it, I started paying letterboxes more attention.
What I love about mine, other than its unique design and how seamlessly it fits in with my house, is the fact I get to customize it with succulents, and it’s exactly the planter box feature that prevented me from buying my primary choice, the flush mounted.
Simple yet elegant, the modern design of the letterbox didn’t stop me from wanting to spice things up the traditional way either. Growing up camping, some of my best childhood memories are around the campfire, so when you don’t have as much time to go bush for adventures, it only seems logical to me to bring them to your home which is what I did thanks to getting my built-in fire pit.
Of course, I also had to go with a more natural look (or should I say wilder?!) with the help of plants, planting them without minding the shapes, combining big ones with small ones randomly, counting on more bushes and some gravel to make it look more like an actual campsite. What’s great about it is it’s all mine and I only have to step out the door to immerse in it!
I still keep my outside mirror, and even though it seems like the outcome would be quite a mess, it’s a nice mix of the old and the new. Now at night I am mesmerised by the magic the fire creates, particularly when the mirror reflects it. It feels like the outdoors can’t get any cosier than that. Who would have thought fire and mirror could set such a tone of sophistication!
Building your own house is certainly the best way to make the home of your dreams a reality. But unlike buying a home where you get to just pick one and move in, building one requires you to be part of every step of the process. If the idea of building a house from the ground up feels daunting, you can consider modular construction as the fastest and least stressful way to make your dreams come true. Modular, or also called, prebuilt homes are built in a factory before being shipped to the site and assembled. This innovative construction process offers a number of benefits for the homeowner, like for instance. Read More