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Festive Makeover for your home

Come October and you know it is the start of a brand new festive season. And being the season of makeovers, your home is a space that must not be forgotten. Also you can just make additions and think out-of-the-box to add that touch of festive fervour to your home decor. Celebratory Cues The festive season is the perfect time to make your house look impressive and give it a lap of luxury. The house should look warm, welcoming and

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Storage Ideas For Your Home

Your home is the place where you keep everything important that matters to you. Naturally it is important that each item has a designated place so that you can organise what matters right. This is where storage solutions can help by being both effective and efficient. Store right Increasing urbanization has led to serious space crunch be it residential units or working space. With decreasing size of residential spaces, organizing all those bits and bobs lying around the house, including

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Home Balcony Decor

If there is one space in a home that brings the outdoors inside it is your balcony. Naturally, this is the one space that can be a retreat from the humdrum of urban life. Apart from plants, the balcony is a space that can be so much more. If you are wondering how, read on as we tell you how you can do up your balcony to create a space that is your own. A Cosy Nook Even if your

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Art – Investment and Home Decor

Homes are intrinsically personal spaces and are a reflection of who you are. One way in which you can reflect your personality is to use art in home decor. And wait, art has another dimension – of investment. Yes, art is a great way to make your money work and your home dazzle. Being Arty So how does one choose art for a home?  Well simply speaking, colour is the key. Pick artwork that contains some of your room design’s

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Oriental Home Decor

Homes are an extension of who you are and just like you change with time it is a great idea to work on enhancing your home decor too. An interesting way to do this is to do up homes with an Oriental theme. If you are wondering how, read on. Asian Influences Asian-style interiors instantly evoke an image of serenity and tranquil calm. Asian interior decorating ideas are stylish, classy and elegant. Modern interior design trends inspired by Asian interiors,

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Colour Balancing in Homes

The importance of colours in a home can hardly be over emphasized. However while this is an important decor element, it is also something that can clutter your home if not done right. The key then is to balance colours and experts tell us just how to do it. Do it Right To begin with light to medium colour palate usage is safer than darker and bold colour palette in order to balance and harmonize the decor. Choose a colour

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Conversation: Dr Mattheos Santamouris, Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales, Sydney

As homes become smart, there is an urgent need to innovate and create home grown technologies that will benefit the built economy of the country says Dr. Mattheos Santamouris. There are many challenges in the built environment today and it is said that the population of world is around 6.5 billion currently and will reach 10- 11 billion by 2050 and most of this will be in Asia especially India and China. This means that we will approximately need 1

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Doing up Your home with Pantone Green

The start of a new year, means new beginnings in many ways and your home must not be too far right? So why not do up your home this New Year in the colour of the year Green? Wondering how? Read on. Go Green Pantone, the famous colour company from New Jersey has declared a zesty green as the colour of the year for 2017. Tony Bopaiah, Head- Brand & Product, Homestudio.com says, “the colour green is considered the most

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Home Security Solutions

Imagine this scenario. Your son has come back home from school and the front door is locked. The child calls you and you are able to unlock the door through your phone to let him in. Sounds bizarre? Well not really. This is what a new age home security solution can do. An important aspect of home automation, security solutions is fasting gaining ground as the most preferred smart home solution. Solutions Galore                         Single sensor alerts, standard security system alarms,

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Metallic Home Decor – how to do it right!

Bling It On While doing up your home you can seek design inspirations from many sources and an interesting options is metals. Yes, metallic home decor is a trend to watch out for and with the upcoming festive season, a great way to give your home a makeover.   Metal Matters Bling is very much in and can create a niche corner in your home. “We can include shiny metals by having candle stands, small décor items and wall décor

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