Thursday, September 8, 2011
Getting organized is just this simple: Figure out what you have, decide what you need, and find the right places to put things. Check out these cheap tips and clever solutions for minimizing the mess in your home's challenging areas.
Declutter the Closet
The most private and personal space in your home, your bedroom closet, should be organized in a way that works best for you. But a few generalities apply. Most of you closet space should be devoted to things you wear every week. Keep out-of-season clothes and special-occasion garments in another closet if possible.
Love Your Laundry
An organized and attractive laundry room can elevate a dreary chore into a satisfying accomplishment. Start by corralling cleaning aids in tidy containers within reach, and keep several laundry baskets at hand for sorting.
Sew Cool (hii ni zile tray za mayai) what a DIY..... it is so niceeee
Make a pretty sorting organizer from an egg carton. Dress it up with a quick coat of spray paint and fill it with all those little things that come out of the dryer, such as coins and buttons. Add a made-to-fit pincushion, a needle, and small spools of thread, and you have an instant mending kit.
Kwa wale wenye furnitures za zamani, unaweza ku mix na za kisasa, ili mradi tuuu uzikarabati, kama kuzipiga polish etc..... na ukazipanga kwa mpangilio mzuri na zikapendezaaa. please, consider color relations.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Turn your bed with a beautifully designed headboard. When scouting out the perfect piece, consider unique materials, finishes, and colors to add personal panache to your bedroom. Or, flex your DIY skills and make your own! (DIY - Do it your self)
A headboard doesn't have to be a boring slab of solid wood. Think outside the box and use the headboard as a way to add interest to the room. Here the white headboard provides the perfect contrast to turquoise walls, and the background helps the geometric design to pop
Pick a Print
With a plain bedspread and neutral wall color, the headboard can be a perfect place to add a print. Pick fabric that blends in with the wall tone and bedspread for an elegant look. Or for a bolder statement, try a bright contrasting color. The large print in the fabric here breaks up a serene, monochromatic gray palette.
If you have a headboard you love, but the wall color just doesn't do it justice, try adding some paint. Here a purple rectangle "frame" painted on the wall behind the bed allows the creamy tufted headboard to stand out on the neutral wall.
Consider using a curtain panel as a headboard. They take the room to new heights by extending the eye upwards, and add a jolt of pattern to a blank wall. Simply install a curtain rod on the wall above your bed and hang a curtain from it, using decorating hooks for extra panache.