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Creating an illusionary entry way-Icon Homz

Foyer areas are those that separate the entrance to a home from the living space. A designated foyer space keeps off the dust/grime from the footwear from entering the living room, allows privacy and can be used to store the essentials needed just before you leave the home. What’s more, it can also be tastefully decorated to have a pleasant entryway for your guests!

However, for those of you whose main doors open directly into the living area of the home, there is no reason to feel disappointed. With a little imagination, you can create an illusionary entryway!

Creating partial partition: A decorative shoe-rack cabinet can aid as a partial partition between the entrance and the living area. Alternatively you could try using other materials such as glass, MDF or even bamboo screens to make a foyer.

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Using furniture to divide the area: Your sofa or arm chair can be placed at an angle that creates a barrier-like partition. If the space permits you can even place a short cabinet or console touching the back of the sofa to define the area.

Creating a half-wall: A wall just half-way done can serve as a great divider without having to compromise on the light aspect.

Using elements: When none works, use elements like area rugs, potted plants, or a small ottoman that are strategically placed to create an illusion of an entryway.

We hope you find these tips useful and are inspired to create your own wonderful entryway.

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Décor for your home this spring-Icon Homz

Spring heralds warmth in the weather and bursts of colour with lovely blooms all over the city. The mood change is apparent from the cold and dull to the sunny and cheerful days. How about bringing the same cheeriness within your cozy home?

Home décor is an evolving process and it need not be an expensive affair to change the look of your home according to the season or mood. Here are top 3 inexpensive and pretty ways that you can reproduce the ‘spring’ effect within your home:

Adding colours: Yes, since spring is about cheerful colours, it’s time to give the beige, blacks and whites a little break. Adding colourful cushions to your existing furniture can bring about a stunning and warm effect to your living room.

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Let the greens in: You need not have to have a green thumb to have lovely fresh looking plants around. Low-maintenance plants like the fern, snake plant or Devil’s Ivy can easily thrive indoors with very less attention. This way, you can have nature and freshness alive and kicking right beside you and as a side-effect- a beautiful surrounding.

Fresh blooms: The market is filled with fresh blooms in myriad colours. Bring in some fresh flowers and out in a vase, jug or old bottle to instantaneously liven any nook or corner. Trim the stems and add a crushed asprin to the fresh water to keep the flowers looking fresh for a longer duration.

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Give the old a new look-Icon Homz

Tired of your old furniture, want a new look for your house and yet do not want to spend a fortune on new furniture? We’ll give you tips on how to warp the old in a new and vibrant look.

Restore the old: Your old wooden almirah might be a few decades old. With the surface peeling off at certain areas, it probably is quite an eye-sore. However, you do not yet want to sell it or give it away to the scrap dealer since it is very sturdy and holds a lot of stuff than the new-age cupboards might.

You can scrape off the existing wooden polish, apply a coat of primer and then give it a fresh coat of paint of your choice. If you are artistic, you can even add some hand-painted motifs; else can rope in a local carpenter to add some hand-painted tiles to give your furniture a new and classic look.

If you like some DIY experiments, you can do this at home, else there are a few stores that would happily transform your furniture for a fee.

You can learn more about the DIY tutorials on restoring furniture here and here

Transform the old: Before discarding any old piece of furniture or home décor artifacts, try to think out of the box and see if the old can be broken down to make something entirely new. For example, an old book rack can be broken down to make floating shelves or a baby cradle into a coffee table or swing for adults. Similarly old wine bottles can be painted or weaved in colourful threads to transform them into vases or artifacts.

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Ideas to create beautiful partitions-Icon Homz

Using glass: If you are worried about privacy but also do not want the partition to obstruct the natural flow of light, you have a number of options in textured glass, frosted glass or even stained glass that can be cut in the dimensions you need to carve a beautiful partition wall.

A well-defined space serves as much utilitarian value as aesthetic. There might be many instances where you might have wished that a particular area in your home could have been utilized better for want of a clear demarcation from the rest of the house or space. Here are a few tips to create beautiful partitions:

Using MDF boards: Lovely cutwork or jaali work on MDF boards can make for some lovely partition walls. Not only are they easy to create but also score high on aesthetics. They can be mounted on a shoe-rack or a side-board to give that increased area of privacy and demarcation between a foyer and a living or even between a living and dining area.

Using beads: Though a little expensive option depending on the kind of beads used, this can add notches to the glamour factor when used as a partition. Beads come in different varieties such as crystal, steel, bamboo or even plastic. These beads when woven into strings can be used as curtain partitions.

Using glass: If you are worried about privacy but also do not want the partition to obstruct the natural flow of light, you have a number of options in textured glass, frosted glass or even stained glass that can be cut in the dimensions you need to carve a beautiful partition wall.

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Paint the right way-Icon Homz

Looking to paint your home and not sure how to begin? Read on for some simple and easy steps that will ensure you land up with a beautiful home and satisfied soul.

Level the imperfections away: Paints do not automatically cover up all the blemishes or unevenness of your wall. In fact they do tend to highlight these, if any. So, make sure you do your groundwork and level off your walls with a putty and primer before you begin the actual painting.

Invest on sample colour cans: Colours do have a way of seeming different on the shade card when compared to the wall. This could be because of the way the room is lit and also with the number of coats. Hence, make it a point to invest in sample cans to try out a shade in the room before deciding.

Equipment matters: If you are going the DIY way, keep in mind that equipment is of prime importance. It is advised to use brush-strokes in the corner areas first and then roll off the rest of the wall to have a uniform appearance.

Amount required: The area of your room along with the number of coats of paint that you want will decide the amount of paint required. Although the local hardware shop can guide you on the exact amount, it is better if make your purchases in batches.

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Paint-finish: Decide before hand what kind of finish you’d like to have. The kind of usage also plays a deciding factor. For example you might want to go for a glossy finish in a kid’s room because they are more durable and also easy to clean and have a matted look for your outdoors.

So, now that you’re equipped with valuable tips, we wish you a happy and colourful journey towards a beautiful home.

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Dealing with a small living room-Icon Homz

While a large house might figure in most home-seekers’ list, getting your dream dimensions to fit in to the budget and other criteria may not be possible for all. So, if you’ve landed yourself a smallish living area and you are worried about how you’d entertain guests, help is here.

Small spaces, if furnished correctly, need not be a deterrent to host large gatherings. The trick is to use the correct size, colour and placement of furniture and other elements.

Keep the furniture lines clean and easy on the eye: Ornate designs, tall back-rests, a big-frame, all of these spell disaster in smallish areas because they make the space looked cramped up. Instead, go for lighter looking furniture, with lower arm-rests, and delicate design.

 

Use of lighter colours: off-white or white gives a feeling of expanse and can make the room appear larger. Use a combination of light and accent colours for the walls and the upholstery.

Choose right kind of furniture: Your sofa set should not overwhelm the space in any way. Sectionals work wonders for small spaces. Sofa-beds, ottomans that can double up as coffee tables, stools that can be tucked away under the centre table, all are ideas to utilize the space in accordance with the number of guests.

 

Arrangement matters: Having an easy moving traffic is very important when space is sparse. Place furniture in such a way that it does not obstruct the movement.

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Doors that have a story to tell-Icon Homz

As per Feng Shui, main doors are important elements that need attention since they are literally a doorway to all the energies that enter the house. So, it is necessary to make sure that your home attracts only good energy.

Doors that open to your home should also speak for the home and the home owner. You can style your doorway in many ways.

Sufficient lighting: an entrance to one’s home should have sufficient natural light. Additional lights need to be installed that can be lit during dusk. White lights are said to attract good luck and opportunities.

Colour: Some countries are superstitious about certain colours on the main door, such as this. Feng Shui permits the colour red as it signifies positivity. Colours like blue, green, and yellow are also quite popular in many countries.

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Architecture: You may opt for heavy and ornate doors or a more contemporary and chic design but make sure that it does not clash with the interiors of your home. The main door should be a precursor to what the guest can expect from within the house.

Greens: Adding of plants around the entrance or at the pathway or even having small pots of low-maintenance shrubs outside the main door not only brings a positive feel, it also adds to the overall appearance.

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Embellishments: Lovely door knockers, handles, brass bells, attractive and unique name plates, torans, etc can take a plain looking door to a new level. Most homes in South India have intricate rangolis drawn outside the main entrance. These are said to invite Goddess Lakshmi.

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So, what story does your door have to tell? Do let us know if you’ve liked the above ideas.

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