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Sometimes the smallest of changes can make a huge difference in the way your room appears. Here are 10 easy ways to give your room a makeover without having to go through the hassle of completely redoing it.
Clear the mess:
The first, most important thing to do when considering giving your room a makeover is to clear the clutter. Getting organizers, removing the mess, clearing out space and arranging everything in a proper way, is the way to begin redecorating your room.
Add a touch of green:
Adding a plant in your room gives it a freshness and vibrancy that changes the feel of your interiors. It brings energy and life into your room and brightens up the ambiance. If you don’t have a green finger, adding artificial greens will also help.
Rearrange the cushions:
A few cushions of different shapes and sizes can add color and character to the room. Different patterns and bright colors can go a long way in changing the feel of the interiors.
Rearrange the furniture:
It is amazing how just rearranging what is already there can change the whole feel of your room. Play around with the way your furniture is set up. Remove the rug, change the placement of your bed side table, move your bed a little and your room will have a whole new feel.
Cover the blank walls:
Adding a few paintings or pictures to cover up the blank walls in your rooms can make a huge difference. Graphic prints are another option that can be considered. The way you decorate your room speaks about you as a person and adding art or photographs to your wall can make a huge difference to your interiors.
Change knobs and handles:
Replace your old boring handles on drawers and almirahs with quirky, decorative ones. The little pop of colour will add a whole new dimension to your room.
Don’t be scared to experiment:
Not everything in your room must match. It gets rather dull and boring, when everything matches. You can experiment and play around with the color and patterns. There need not be a particular color scheme at play. Having fun while doing up your room is the best way to give it a makeover.
Accessorize your room:
Add a vase to your room. Put some frames on your table. Decorate the little trinkets you have been saving up and give your room a whole new feel and vibrancy to it.
Play with the curtains:
The curtains give a lot of character to a room. Changing the curtains or experimenting with them can do a lot to change the feel of the room.
Experiment with the lighting:
Ambient lighting goes a long way in changing the feel and atmosphere of a room. Adding a few candles, or a new lampshade will change the essence of the interiors.
It is always a good idea to start re-decorating your room. We at Plüsch Décor have a whole range of products you can choose from when you start re-decorating. Do visit us at Plüsch Decor to check out our collection.
With the present condition of our planet recycling is hugely important to sustain and take care of it. However, our efforts to recycle need not be restricted to the government, the municipal authorities or waste management companies. We as individuals can also contribute and help and have fun while doing so. There are awesome and creative ways to recycle your old stuff which you can take advantage of.
Every time we clean our house we wind up with a lot of stuff that we simply throw out without reconsidering that it can be reused and recycled to make something useful. Sometimes trash is not just trash, and it can be transformed and used in a million other ways. And if you can’t make something useful out of your old stuff, you can still probably make something beautiful!
Being committed and responsible towards caring for your environment and planet is the duty of every individual and we should all do our bit towards it. Here is one way you can use waste to transform it into something useful.
DIY vases from old bottles:
Did you recently have a house party and have a lot of bottles lying around? Transform your trash into beautiful vases that you can use to decorate your house. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to create something using waste.
Things you would need:
- A few bottles, or mason jars
- Warm soapy water
- Acrylic paints
First of all, start by collecting all the bottles. The more variety you have in terms of shapes and sizes the more you can experiment and play around.
Soak the bottles in warm soapy water and give them a good wash. Remove all the labels and stickers that are on the bottle.
In a bowl mix some acrylic paint with a little bit of water. Take a syringe and fill it with the paint. Empty the paint in the bottle and spread it coating all the sides evenly.
When all the sides of the inside of the bottle have been covered evenly in paint, turn the bottle upside down and leave it to dry. All the excess colour will drip away and the bottle will be evenly coated.
Once the bottles have all been painted in the same or assorted colours according to your preference, they can be used as vases.
We hope you enjoy making these vases. Jute ropes, motifs,etc,can be used to decorate the vases further. Let your creativity guide you in enjoying this process of creating something useful and beautiful.
For more vases and home-décor items you can always visit us at Plüsch Decor.
Home Décor as we know it today is a long and evolutionary process that came into being after intense sociological changes that occurred throughout history.
It is common knowledge that home décor has surely evolved from the early ages when cave dwellers started painting on walls. These paintings would be made from colourful dyes that were extracted from plants. Soon it is believed the aesthetic of decoration with elements of personal sentiment or just artistic richness were coveted. But it took a long time for home décor to come into existence in its full form.
In the ancient ages, décor was indeed a luxury around the home that only the ruling class had access to. Throughout civilisations it has been seen that the rich and ruling strata of a society could afford investing in home décor. Be it lavish artefacts with stones and materials sourced from all over or intricate works of art that adorned the floors and walls of the rich, décor was limited to a certain section of the society.
The Roman Empire in particular is remarkable when it comes to luxury home décor. From mosaics, to rich tapestries to pioneering a central heating system for their homes, it is truly commendable as to how home décor and planning was an integral part of their lifestyle.
As the Middle Ages came flooding in, home décor became more about culmination of everything that was happening all around. With the Renaissance taking centre stage, and new discoveries and artistic expression finding its way, home décor got a new face to it. Art was nurtured by religious institutions along with the ruling classes which meant that hanging art around the house started to become a proper element of home décor.
In India, with the Mughal empire ruling with full swing, a lot of cultural exchange took place. New designs and means of decorations along with architectural novelty started to seep into the styling sensibilities of people. Due to India’s variegated social and political history, the various cultural elements that found its way into peoples’ home is truly fascinating. Owing to the British Raj, a lot of Anglo-Saxon elements of décor made their way into our households.
It’s important to look at home décor from an international purview, owing to the fact how things that trend abroad leave their mark in our country as well. The Industrial Revolution was a turning point in Home Décor. That is when items of home décor were finally a public commodity owing to mass level production of exceptional craftsmanship and simultaneously, the items being affordable enough for the common people. In the turn of the 19th century, feminist author Mary Haweis wrote “One of my strongest convictions, and one of the first canons of good taste, is that our houses, like the fish's shell and the bird's nest, ought to represent our individual taste and habits.” This paved the way for something as revolutionary as the profession of an interior designer. Home décor slowly became a hobby and eventually spiralled into a full blown profession that it is today, for many people.
In the 1920s home décor was all about the excesses that were perpetuated by the “American dream”, the grandeur of the Art Deco era and not to forget the emergence of Hollywood movies. This met with the Bauhaus movement in Europe which was all about having a modernist take on one’s home.
As the 30s came knocking, came also the Great Depression which severely cut down on the excesses of the previous era and made home décor more about functionality and efficiency than about putting up a fantastic display. This mental frenzy stayed till late 40s until after the World War came to an end and people finally could be at peace. The concentration of family orientated design was more, paying attention to the kids’ rooms and a room for the family to be together in. Bright florals paired with pastels were all the talk back then. Wallpapers found their way into walls and carpets also became a regular in households. With this came new inventions that made their way into the households and started to become a part of how the décor of a household is planned out.
Cut to the 60s and we’ll be able to chart the ascension of home décor into a different frenzy altogether. Owing to the influences of the Hippie Culture that started blooming all over, a lot of bright, happy colours coupled with a wide range of prints started to make their way into homes. Artists like Andy Warhol revolutionised the print and art culture that dominated households. The weird additions to styling and home décor continued all the way through the 90s. In the 90s VCRs, DVDs and television in the living room became standards all throughout. The world became an oyster with rapid globalisations and the internet making everything easily accessible.
As we approached the 2000s our sensibilities regarding home décor started to stabilise and focused more on functionality that is packed with elegance. The excesses of the earlier decades are gone and we have increasingly looked towards smart furniture and accessories within the house that goes with the smart technology that we have learned to embraced.
With increased space crunch and refined sensibilities in today’s world, slim trimmings of the excessive home décor trend of the earlier decade was necessary to complement our new necessities and sensibilities. It’s all about comfortable and contemporary elements in the house that redefine our sense of utilising our spaces.
To decorate your home with the same sense of contemporary chic, visit Plüsch Decor to browse through a wide range of exclusive products made just for the décor fanatic in you.
As the year slowly nears an end, it’s time to think of make overs of the serious kind! A serious makeover, requires serious pondering. The most important aspect is to go down to the basics and start from scratch. When you think of makeovers, it’s important to look at the bigger picture. The end product must be the absolute essence of your vision. And that starts with envisioning the colour palettes you want to work with.
Therefore, today we are going to present to you some of the hottest colour palettes that are trending this season and you can consider for your home.
When it comes to determining colour, Pantone is the go to reference. For the year 2016, Pantone released two beautiful pastel shades called Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue. Together they created a peaceful yet charming combination, hence soon becoming a popular colour palette. For the upcoming year 2017, Pantone has predicted an array of colours and combinations that we can expect to create a buzz. We’ll talk about a few of them that absolutely caught our eyes.
At Ease Palette
The At Ease colour palette is a brilliant mix of both earthy and delicate colours. The feel of the colour palette will at once make you feel centered and breezy. It is perfect for living rooms that leave a space for conversations. Things like succulents and vases would look perfect as the central decor items to bring out the most of this combination.
Flourabundant is a colour palette for the ones who know how to take the bold way out. Rich pink, mauve and fuchsia tones are used to instill a fun and flirty element into your surroundings. This colour palette will shine the brightest in a room. A perfect place where you expect a lot of activities and parties to take place. Quirky household products like glasses or accessories with fun prints would go absolutely well with this palette!
The colour palette Reminiscence is for those who know how to appreciate timeless beauty. As the name suggests, this colour combination evokes an old world charm juxtaposed against our daily, modern lives. It’s perfect for a study area that houses your accolades or things from the past. Choosing the right source of light with the help of quaint lamps or candleholders can bring out the perfect ambience this colour palette tries to conjure.
Behr introduced 20 new colours compressed across three broad categories for the year 2017. The categories are Comfortable, Compressed and Confident. The palettes have been curated with an eye for detail and intrigue, to best fit one’s personality like an old sock.
This entrance has been created with the colours of the Comfortable Palette. The pastel shades of pink, grey and the bright yet subdued touch of yellow defines the indulgent essence that can be created using the colours from this palette. Notice how the use of white decor items compliments the colour tone.
The Composed palette is all about deep earthy colours and jewel tones. This bedroom that has been constructed according to the palette, thereby giving out a mysterious yet reassuring vibe. Also, it exudes an aura of serenity combined with the right amount of luxury.
Are you aware of the term “Subdued Drama”? No? Well we just invented it because that’s exactly the kind of aura the Confident Palette gives off. The bold and rustic colours mix together to give off a sultry and sublime effect, without much effort. This Kitchen area has been done up with the colours of the palette and it has just the right amount of extravagance and fun! Also, pairing it with funky glassware and crockery will add the right amount of jazz to this palette.
Apart from these wonderfully exciting colour palettes, one particular colour has absolutely made us go weak in the knees and that is Copper Pink!If smartly and modestly used, especially on your metal arrangements, this colour can add the right dash of class and finesse to your delicate surroundings.
These colour palettes are bound to make you dizzy with ideas and an influx of creativity. The best way to choose what suits you most is to calmly flip through each option and narrow down to what comes closest to your ultimate vision for your home.
Meanwhile, it’s also important to pick up the right items to decorate your space that adds to the flavour of your choice of colours. Check out some home décor items and explore what can go best with your choice of colour palette, at Plüsch Décor.
With a crisp turn of winds, Fall has officially fallen! As October marks the beginning of Autumn, we decided to help you get a seasonal makeover for your home. When we think of fall, we get these warm and cosy images of beautiful porches, with pumpkins and of course Halloween! But when you think of Fall and home décor, what pops into your head?
Here are a few things that pop into our heads when we think of Fall home decor.
The colours associated with Fall are supposed to be cosy and rich in tone. They reflect the seasonal change of natural life around, and add the right amount of warmth to your home. Shades of Orange and rich Reds are most definitely in! Along with them, it’s safe to also explore some daring colours like Mustard, Terracotta, Butternut, and Coffee! Prussian blue is the trump card (the only one worth using!) that can completely add a royal touch to the shade cards you’re already playing with.
Fall is all about bringing the rustic into the house. A good mix and match of potpourri on display is one of the best ways of commemorating the change of season. Use elements from the season- twigs, leaves, nuts- to effectively channel the feel of Fall. A good potpourri is not only aesthetic to look at but also gives out a beautiful fragrance. Add spices like Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon into your potpourri to bring out the smell of Fall. Dried Orange peel is one of the best additions to your potpourri this season.
We’ve told this time and again, playing with lights in your home always changes the tone of warmth required. Candles are big this season. Ditch the artificial lights, bring out the beautiful candle holders or baskets and deck up your home with a wide array of candles. Spice-fragrant candles are of course the number one choice. Also go for coloured candles, to add the right touch of aesthetic drama. The candles can adorn your mantels and corners with ease and charm, undoubtedly.
The change of season demands a change of upholstery around the house. Fall signifies the homecoming of Winter. Hence, while choosing fabrics for your upholstery, that’s the number one pointer to be kept in mind. Faux fur is one of the most quirky additions this season, which can work on your rugs and carpets. The other big fabric to do up your home with is plaid linens. Plaid can work on your curtains, cushions or even your couch depending on its tonality. Always go with the sombre tones of plaid for Fall.
This Fall, work on an extravagant yet simplistic centrepiece to completely level up on your home décor game. A Fall centrepiece most definitely includes everything natural- Candles, Seasonal Leaves, Exquisite wreathes, Seasonal fruits in a basket, Hay- they can all be decked up around your mantel or front porch or even your living space in the most rustic fashion. The use of Pumpkins and Lanterns adds to the drama in the most autumnal fashion imaginable!
A seasonal makeover can always be hectic and stressful. Breeze through pluschdecor.com to go through our products and pick up some items to add to your Fall makeover, minus the hassle!