Decorating Your Lounge

Firstly, decide on the theme you want. Then what colours will represent that theme best. This is the foundation to decorating your lounge. Whenever you go shopping, you will be focussed on only finding items that suit this theme. For example, if you decide on a Parisian theme, the colours you might select could be soft pink and cream. Find décor that is related to the Parisian theme and that are either soft pink or cream in colour. Find a corner suite that is cream, paint the walls a cream shade, find Parisian paintings and curtains, and select a coffee table that enhances this theme. A lovely pink and beige carpet will round off the look.

Select ornaments and décor items with the theme and colour scheme in mind. You might be attracted to a vase that is on sale, but is it the colour of your lounge? If it is not, then leave it. You must remain focussed. Maybe you’ve selected an oriental theme that is gold and red with a touch of black. Perhaps you see a set of artificial red flowers in a gold ornamental vase with black patterns on it. This will suit the theme. Anything you consider must match the theme, such as the paintings, vases, ornaments, picture frames, chandeliers and centrepieces.

Select lounge furniture based on the theme. If you are going for a modern relaxed natural theme then your colours might be brown and beige with a touch of silver. This is an easy theme because you have many options available to you. You have many brown lounge suites available to you. Add beige scatter cushions for the secondary colour. A brown wood coffee table with a brown and beige carpet will complement the lounge suite. Paint the walls beige and hang brown curtains with silver patterns. For the walls, you can add your photos to brown picture frames and create a photo wall of memories.

Design Conscious Home

Our abodes and homes interact with every aspect of our lives and the decisions we take. They can increase stress or when designed with a conscious intention they nurture us and magnify our connection to the world. To live fuller and positive lives we have to feel the positive interaction with the world around us.

Living consciously becomes even better when we create a Conscious Home. A home that is connected to our energy fields or aura and is a reflection of us and our life gives us the nurturing care that we need. Knowing the different fields of energies and how they are connected to the environment and the universe gives us the tools we need to create balanced interiors that inspire our minds and connect our spirit to the Divine.

Creating a conscious home starts with knowing yourself: what calms you, what drives you and what stresses you. You can create a space that supports you, gives you joy and inspires you to excel. Decorating beautifully improves your quality of life. By surrounding yourself with the five elements of nature – earth, water, fire, air and ether, your living space will come alive. Create a space defined with the beauty and charming energy of your beautiful self. Vintage doors from old Indian Havelis carry the energies of the old days, each inscribed with ancient symbols of the sundial and lotus flowers, elephants and vines, bringing the earth and energy elements into your home. Studded with iron and brass they balance the electromagnetic field by grounding the negative ions int to the earth. Armoires and sideboards that are handmade from these old doors are used for the same reason as well, apart from being unique and one of a kind.

Once you create a space, feel the flow of energy. The interiors should engage the senses and enrich the soul. The five senses of sight, smell, touch, feel and hearing should all feel balanced but how do you incorporate each one into your design? Colors play a vital role in sight so the keep colors calming and soothing like blues and greens. Vintage blue Jaipur doors were used to bring in the calmness and tranquility of water as Jaipur is a desert city. Play with water fountains nested with a backdrop of wall sculptures of Krishna and Ganesha, using water as a tool to bring in peace and prosperity.

Eliminate stress with lush potted plants that bring in the earth element. Keep your desk clean and organized, improving the flow of harmony and peace.

Personalize your living space with pillows and blankets, soft sari drapes and pashmina blankets. Wall art that gives you a tingling feeling when you when you see it- use them into your design. Select furniture that tells stories and reflects on you as a person, using it as inspiration to drive you to towards your goal in life.

Finally, create a space that enhances your daily practice of meditation and prayer. Harness your spiritual self- the prana, make your home a sanctuary and connect it with the Divine. The beautiful universe and its sacred elements raise your vibrational energies, deepening your connection and enhancing your spiritual growth – allowing the path to the heart to become vividly clear and evolving the person in you to become who you are.

Add Life to Your Dull Decor

Try a unique combination by playing around with the walls

All the four walls around make up for the home or a room. All you need to do is just be creative while giving them your desired colours. It’s not customary to do them in the old fashion way instead try painting different colours on different walls. This is one of the new and modern way of giving a completely different angle to your interior decor theme.

Either you can opt for different colours on different walls or you can paint just a single wall with your favourite colour. This is one of the ways of shifting focal points in your room. It’s just not the colours which needs to go up on the walls in the present modern-day. You can also add textured velvet cover or a beautiful wallpaper which can sync in well with your other decor elements in your room.

Lighting always has a role

Believe it or not, but the lighting is something which is always going to play a major role in defining the beauty of your decor. you can go classic by opting for the traditional lamps and place them over the table placed just aside your furniture if it is your living space. In case of your bedroom, you need to place the lamp just aside your bed. You can always be creative and come up with few home elements with some electrical components installed in it at any lamp shop. Moreover add some exciting and colourful fringes, beads and ribbons to give them a unique look.

Adding a splash of colour to your floor

Give your floor a fashion statement with colourful and modern-day rugs and carpets. They come in a variety of colour and design options and you can choose one which suits best to your existing decor theme. Why not be playful and choose a large multicoloured area rug for your living space. Try creating a sense of unity by having few vibrant decor elements just around the corner.

Try creating a beautiful interiors with mirrors

Sometimes small elements can bring the biggest of the changes into your decor. Traditionally in old times, mirrors were considered to be the prime source of light as they were used at different angles to reflect the sunlight and lighten up the caves. Though you wouldn’t find primitive men living in caves today but you can obviously use this technique to light up your interiors. The mirrors are not just used for lighting up the interiors but they can be a creative element in any decor if used smartly.

Ways to Customize Your Workspace

A touch of nature

A bit of greenery in your workspace help you to be in a calm and relaxed mood. Plants for example succulents are an easy and affordable way to add color and calm to your office and also they require relatively low maintenance which makes them perfect for an office setting. If you enjoy watching trees near your window then add your own touch of nature with a small indoor plant or a vase with flowers.

Find inspiration in words

Encourage your workers to face challenges and overcome them. Choose words that motivate them to take the uncertain path. Make a list of your favorite inspiring quotes and messages. Take a print of it and put it where your employees can see it. You can also keep notes for your employees using colorful noteholders.

Controlled riot of colors

In this era, color plays a unique effect on humans. Color has the ability to evoke an emotion or even transport us to another time. It is the power to have a direct impact on productivity, performance, and comfortability. Even you without knowing it, your productivity may be hampering with dull surroundings. Spruce your surroundings with a well-balanced mix of warm and cool colors. Warm colors create high energy and cool colors can give you a calming environment.

Picture perfect

There’s saying that ‘A picture is worth a thousand words. Add a photograph to your wall of someone you love, which could be a source of relied even on a busy scheduled work. Or you can add a large piece of an art that inspires you and also frame it with a lightweight window molding so that it looks like a faux picture window.

Mini Library

Another efficient way to keep all your company books and documentaries is by building you a Mini library. With a hint of some bold colors, you can make them look more elegant. Make your bookshelf creative with different sizes or shapes to hold different sizes of books or novels or photo albums of the company.

Modern Architecture

Nothing says modern like open concept living spaces. One of the best ways to change a home’s feel is to open up the living, dining and kitchen into one large living space. Not only is this style in demand, but it also is very functional. The idea of open concept living areas gives the home a social environment.

Eat-in kitchens are a must, as it works directly with the open concept living space. It is a functional design that allows social interaction between the kitchen and the table. It is perfect for entertaining and if you have children it lets you keep an eye on them while you cook, watch the game, or clean up.

Metal and wood staircases not only give a very modern look but they are also highly functional. They are much safer than wood stairs and they allow for a variety of accent materials such as wood, glass or stone stair treads. Modern styles work well with high end accents and they give the home an elegant feel. Metal stairs can be used indoors and outdoors. One signature look of the modern home is the clean lines of metal handrails that are used on balconies and stars.

The most defining feature of modern style home is the simple use of industrial materials such as stone, concrete, steel and glass. Many modern architects like to use new materials that are strong and last long. Using clean simple lines with different materials give this style it’s clean look. Some accent features that are common in many home renovations are using stone tile for walls, thick glass for doors/ balcony handrails, and even reclaimed materials such as wood from old barns and buildings. Even industrial style barn doors on a open track are used.