Be a Sweetheart: 13 Ways to Romanticize Your Home

Let the romantic spirit infuse your home with grace, style and sophisticated sweetness. Display a treasured photo, pick up a lost art or try a DIY project — whether you want to romance someone special or show yourself a little extra love, these 13 ideas are great ways to get started.

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Make a statement with flowering branches.

If you usually choose flowers, try something different and reach for the most luscious-looking armful of flowering branches you can find — from a flower shop or, if you’re really lucky, clipped from the yard. It will make a stunning display and last a long time.

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Frame a meaningful photo.

Dig out your own wedding photos or those from your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding, and have one framed. Or pick a favorite digital photo and convert it to black and white for artsy, vintage flair suggests Navin Kanodia of Spacio.

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Make DIY art.

Have lovely handwriting? Pick up a prepared canvas and supplies at your local art store, and get painting! A simple repeated phrase, like the “I love you” shown here, would work well as a DIY project. Be sure to write out the text in pencil first, then paint over it to avoid mistakes — or use letter stencils instead.

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Bring home a classical bust.

Search local shops or visit Spacio Store for a piece of sculpture that steals your heart. While true antiques are quite expensive, you can find quality reproductions or midcentury vintage busts at lower prices.

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Take up the lost art of correspondence.

Create a writing haven for yourself, stocked with lovely papers and envelopes, your favorite pens, stamps and an address book. Write love notes, “bread and butter” thank-yous or longer letters to older relatives who may not be using email. We cannot think of anyone who is not delighted to receive a handwritten note in the mail!

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Romance your bath.

Don’t wait for guests to drop in to spruce up your bathroom. A pretty hand towel, a posy of flowers and a scented candle will please you every time you walk by.

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Look for a fresh spin on heart art.

Warm up a modern space with a nonfussy yet romantic print. A trend to watch for now is photography overlaid with semitransparent graphic art, like the artwork shown here.

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Put flowers in unexpected places.

Instead of the usual big vase of flowers on the dining table or in the living room, try creating a bunch of minibouquets to spread throughout your home. Place them beside your bed, on the kitchen counter, in the bathroom, tucked into a bookshelf or on a windowsill.

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Hang up a sign.
A petite chalkboard or zinc sign is the perfect place to write little notes that will cheer up all who pass by.

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Have breakfast (or at least coffee) in bed.

If breakfast in bed sounds unrealistic, set yourself up for success by planning to have coffee in bed instead. Set up a tray the night before with your favorite coffee cup, a napkin and a bud vase. In the morning, bring the tray and a carafe of coffee and hurry back to bed with the paper or a novel.

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Make the breakfast table more special.

If you don’t usually bother to set the table at breakfast, try giving it a shot. A cheery set of quilted placemats, colorful bowls, a pot of jam and a jar of wildflowers would be heaven.

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Go wild with wallpaper.

Papering your bedroom with a lush print will instantly make the room feel cozier yet somehow more spacious. Toile, like the one shown here, or a scene with birds and branches will give the most depth to the room.

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Set a table for two.

Tuck a tiny table and two chairs into an empty spot somewhere less expected — an underused part of the garden, by the window in your bedroom or tucked near the fireplace in the living room.

We hope you have liked the creative ideas shared by Spacio inspirationist. Give us your ideas so that we share it with others too.

Wood Or Carpet??

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Choosing the right flooring for your home may be a tough task to do as there are a lot of things that need to be considered. Carpet and wood flooring are among the best flooring options available in the market today.How can you find the right option?Spacio Designers share the secrets with you about few things to know that will help with your search.

If you are interested in choosing one from these two options, it is necessary to check out the advantages and disadvantages of each type of flooring to help you make an informed decision.

 

Pros and Cons of Carpet Flooring

Carpet flooring has its own share of good and bad points. Here are the advantages of using this type of flooring:

 

Stylish

This type of flooring provides warmth and color in any room. Carpet flooring also adds style and class as this comes with varied designs and textures. You can even find carpets with intricate patterns. Moreover, choosing a carpet flooring would also inspire the type of furnishings to add in any room, eventually creating the theme in a room.

 

Excellent Insulation

Carpet flooring options provide excellent insulation in a room. Whether a hot or cold temperature is experienced, carpets can help maintain the temperature in a room. Moreover, this type of flooring can significantly decrease the power bill.

 

Sound Insulators

Carpets are also good sound insulators. This type of flooring can absorb sound. The sound is isolated in a specific room and cuts down the echo effect.Here are the disadvantages of using carpet flooring:

 

Dirt Magnets

Carpet flooring tends to attract dirt, mites, bugs, and germs. In line with this, carpet cleaning is considered a tough task to do.

 

Respiratory Problems

Carpets hold dust; and dust can be hazardous for infants, elderly people, and people who have respiratory ailments and allergies.

 

Mold Growth

Carpets also tend to hold moisture, which eventually develops into mold. This can also become a serious health hazard.

 

Pet Problems

Carpets are not pet-friendly or can pose risks to household pets. Removing any results caused by these risks can become a difficult task.

 

Pros and Cons of Wood Flooring

Like carpet flooring, wood flooring also has advantages and disadvantages. Here are the positive points of opting for wood flooring:

 

Durable Options

Wood flooring is a durable option as this can withstand heavy traffic in a room.

 

Long Lasting

This type of flooring can also last long without requiring frequent repairs, replacement, and refinishing.

 

Versatile Flooring

Wood flooring is also considered a versatile option. Moreover, this type of flooring comes in 3 different styles, which include plank, parquet, and strip.

 

Easy to Maintain and Clean

Wood flooring is easy to clean and has low maintenance. Regular cleaning must be done using the right cleaning materials.Here are the negative points of using wood flooring:

 

Tricky Installation Process

Wood flooring installation is considered a tricky process. In fact, this must be installed over a sub-flooring. This requires a professional installer to handle the task.

 

Expensive Option

Wood flooring is considered one of the priciest flooring options available today.

 

Easily Damaged

Sharp and pointed objects can easily damage wood flooring.

 

Choosing the Best Flooring!

Before deciding on a house flooring option, it is best to do your homework and research on the features as well as the pros and cons of each type of flooring.

Comparing the features of various types of flooring is also necessary to determine the best one to install in your home. Whether you choose the carpet flooring option or wood flooring option, both options can add beauty, value, and functionality to your home.

The Best Bathroom Position as Fengshui

The three most important parts of a building according to Feng Shui is the main door, bedroom, and kitchen. The main entrance door as the energy into the house.

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Quality of energy that comes into the house is determined by the quality of the sector and the direction toward the location of the main door. While the bedroom, as the occupants of the house to spend considerable amount of time and still or rest (sleep) makes the energy in the room has a big influence on residents.

The kitchen is a source of energy in the home, because the stove or furnace is located here. If the location of the kitchen and the stove is wrong, then the strong negative impact against the home owners. So, what about the layout of the bathroom?

Although not included in the three most important parts of a building according to Feng Shui, the bathroom is still worth noting. Some important notes related to the arrangement of the bathroom according to Feng Shui include the following:

1. The bathroom is not located in the center of the building sector.

2. Pit toilet may not lead directly to the door of the bathroom. Understanding which are found in the wider society, pit toilets must not lead to the street (front of house). It is so not true.

3. The bathroom may be placed under the stairs, as long as there is adequate ventilation.

4. Avoid positioning the bathroom door directly opposite the bed and kitchenette.

5. Although sounding clichéd, note the cleanliness of the bathroom. Many people realize it, but dismissed it. The odor from bathroom will make negative aura the surrounding energy.

However, if using the San Yuan Fengsui approach, proper bathroom layout can only be done after knowing the right direction toward building (how many degrees) and in the construction of the building. Because of both the data, determined the map of energy of a building.

In principle, the bathroom is placed on sectors where energy is bad. Why? Because someone in the bathroom just a minute or within a short time. This is different to the bedroom so bad energy is smaller impact on residents.