7 Ways to Take Care of Your Furniture During Monsoon

It’s that time of the year when you feel the rain by being your cosy best. Curling up in the couch reading your best author’s book might be your intentions. A cup of hot chocolate or tea will add up to the mood of monsoon. In this brilliant weather we must not forget our furniture as they need a lot of care and pampering from us. Below is 7 ways how we can protect and keep our furniture safe for longevity.

Dry it out

In no way you are supposed to clean your furniture using wet clothes. Wet clothes are breeding ground for termites as due to heavy moisture in the air the furniture can soften and get damaged easily.

Moisturising

Just like we apply strong moisturizers during winter and sunscreen during scorching heat of the sun in the same way our furniture need oiling and waxing(bees wax) during monsoon in order to remain smooth or else it will result in expansion of furniture.

De-humidify your room

We all know what humidity does to us. It is equally damaging for your wooden furniture. Use a dehumidifier to get rid of the moisture in the room and say goodbye to moulds on wood.

DIY the saviour

There are lot of moisture absorbing agents available in the market, camphor and naphthalene balls are few of them which keeps our furniture intact. They also keep away termites from making home in our precious furniture. Even neem leaves and cloves acts as a good moisture absorbing agents.

A big no to renovation

Monsoon is the time for maintenance hence do not try to paint or polish wood at your home during monsoon as it may adversely affect your wood. Try to get this done before the onset of monsoon or wait for it to get over until you start this enhancement.

Do not keep your furniture in direct contact with the walls

Our walls tend to absorb moisture faster and get damped during monsoon. In return it passes on the moisture to our furniture if kept in direct contact with the wall. Hence it is always advisable to keep the furniture few inches away from the walls.

Change the placement of your furniture

The intelligent thing to do during monsoon is to keep your furniture away from doors and window where it can come in direct contact with the rain water in the form of drops or leakages. Garden chairs that are nylon webbed or painted metal should be kept indoors during the monsoons to prevent them from cracking or from chipping off paint.

Wall Art for Modern Walls

Gone are the days when wall art only meant hanging fossils and skins of dead animals or hanging large size portraits of our forefathers. These days the concept of wall art has taken a huge 180 degree U turn and sync perfectly with the harmony of modern décor.

3d wall from Affreschi & Affreschi
3d wall from Affreschi & Affreschi

Affreschi & Affreschi is known worldwide for producing one of its kind frescoes on slim and flexible supports of wall made of Carrara & Travertine, in 1mm thickness. These plasters can cover large size wall, ceilings and even floors. Affreschi & Affreschi, introduces a contemporary style collection – 3D Wall. The walls looks real with the 3d effect and creates an illusion on our eyes. A wall art for contemporary settings.

This unique mirror sculpture gives a new dimension to your wall which creates an unique space and creates unique story on your wall. The deformed shape of mirror can be portrayed as modern art form redefining this modern dining room space.

Add character to a space and wall with Meystyle’s bespoke LED wallpaper and fabrics. Its an amazing collection of visual art which draws inspiration from world around us.

Metal art is a concept which looks visually very appealing. This collection of metal art from Artisan House gives oomph and a new dimension to your wall. Once you place this beautiful swan spreading its wings it symbolizes as if it wants to communicate with you. A conversational piece to behold.

The Creative Head of Spacio Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Wall art in modern home décor is a fine piece of cake which we all want to have. We as a curator on fine luxury interiors brings multitude of options for souls who loves to style their walls with modern art. From metal art to luxury wall frescoes and panels, we have it all for discerning pallets.

The first 5 things anyone coming to your house will notice about it

Home is where the heart is. Our home is our temple these are the few phrases we believe in. The way you look at your house may not create the same impact as your guests. Your guests will try to scrutinize every element present in your house. They will especially pay attention to the mess and clutter in your house. The good news is that while everyone will definitely notice mess, some people see it in a more positive light and it makes them feel better about their own less-than-perfect homes.

The wall is your canvass

The colour of your wall may invoke a strong response. If you are trying to use bright colours like red or brown,it will surely be a turnoff for many. Stick to neutral shades if you want to give the best impressions. A wall art gives a cutting-edge to the wall décor and accentuate its beauty in two folds. Our home grown brand Just for Décor www.justfordecor.com caters to some of the marvellous pieces.

The wall is your canvass
The wall is your canvass
The wall is your canvass
The wall is your canvass

Placing you Furniture right
The moment you enter someone’s house you are asked to be seated in a sofa or a chair. You mentally tend to place the sofa or chair in some other location considering the layout of the house. Hence placement of your furniture plays an important role in creating the first impression of your house. Spacio Furniture has solution for every aspect in furniture décor.

Placing you Furniture right
Placing you Furniture right

The Managing Director & Interior Stylist Mr. Navin Kanodia says “If you ask me I always look for the luxury items in a house. It may not be a masterpiece but a very selective piece which has a unique appeal of its own.

Let the light be your guiding star

Lights creates a sense of path in a house. It not only guides us in the dark but also plays an important role in decoration of a house. Natural light flooding a room is guaranteed to create a good impression, but if you need to fake it then the flicker of candles or soft spotlights will also look good. One must not use too harsh an artificial source of light as it is a big turn off for any household. http://www.justfordecor.com/lights.html has some lighting solution for your house.

Let the light be your guiding star
Let the light be your guiding star

Greenery is a big thumbs up

Freshness and greenery catches people’s eye. Flowers, In-house planters spread a very positive vibe around the house. However if your arrangement is wilted and tired looking it might spread a negative wave to the guest in your house.

Greenery is a big thumbs up
Greenery is a big thumbs up

Let art and books be the king and queen of your house 

Any artwork you have hanging on the wall will capture people’s attention, so it’s crucial to give a good impression. Many people pointed out that taste in art says a lot about the individual’s personality, so it shouldn’t be too generic. Similarly, people reported being happy to see a well arranged bookcase with titles that say something about the homeowner.

Let art and books be the king and queen of your house
Let art and books be the king and queen of your house

These are some of our observations. One must free feel to add points as per their understanding.

Decorating Niches

Decorating niches create a focal point in the house with designer savvy appeal. Often built into a home’s original design, these permanent architectural features add visual interest. You can raise its aesthetic appeal through color, texture, light and decorative objects.

How to decorate the walls of a recessed niche

A recessed niche can have a great visual appeal when painted in a different hue other than the original wall colour. Opt for bright bold colors — lime green, ocean blue and mandarin orange — to create a lively, bright space. Create dramatic color contrast by applying black paint to a niche surrounded by pristine white walls. Add metallic paint, patterned wallpaper or a stencil design to provide a visual surprise to a niche’s back wall.

Lighting it rightly 

Displayed art object be the focal point of your house using artificial lighting. Creating a space in the upper wall of the niche an artificial light can be adjusted without occupying any extra space. For multiple niches on a single wall, wiring a can light into each area creates a stunning, radiant wall.

Creating a stunning art wall

Recessed niches is the perfect place to place your favourite piece of art. It can be a sculpture, a pottery or a stunner looking piece of art. Eye pleasing visual weight adds dimension to the niches.

decorating ideas for living room wall niche Elegant Decorating ideas for living room wall niche images about niche
decorating ideas for living room wall niche Elegant Decorating ideas for living room wall niche images about niche

Make an impression by adding pottery art to your niches. It changes the dimension of your living room. Get credentials for your interior design thought process.

Your staircase can be the best perching spot offering visually stunning niches. Just add a dash of green to accentuate it.
Your staircase can be the best perching spot offering visually stunning niches. Just add a dash of green to accentuate it.
You can have many statement pieces of art displayed at your niches. It glorifies your wall up to two notch.
You can have many statement pieces of art displayed at your niches. It glorifies your wall up to two notch.
With your wall niches in place, just adding a light to each one will make a big change to a room.
With your wall niches in place, just adding a light to each one will make a big change to a room.
Adding mirror make your niches look lively. It really brightens up the dingy corner of your niche.
Adding mirror make your niches look lively. It really brightens up the dingy corner of your niche.
Your staircase gets a pleasant makeover with these amazingly beautiful niches.
Your staircase gets a pleasant makeover with these amazingly beautiful niches.
This African inspired décor pieces in the wall niches looks extremely pristine in this yellow coloured wall. Its adding an unique dimension to the wall.
This African inspired décor pieces in the wall niches looks extremely pristine in this yellow coloured wall. Its adding an unique dimension to the wall.

Creative Head and MD of Spacio Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Decorating niches can be a very interesting task as you can create your own visual appeal in the house. Niches can be used for a myriad of purposes, but always add style while not stealing away any usable space. At Spacio a person can be spoilt with options as we value the idea of wall niches.

5 Tips to make durable bathroom paint

Compared to another room in the house, the bathroom tends to privilege. Because the flow of hot water and steam will make the bathroom more humid than other rooms. It requires a special wall coatings that can strengthen the layers of the wall, although constantly exposed to moisture, or even water.

bathroom-wall

Spacio Designers suggest  5 best tips to make your bathroom paint more durable

 

1. Adequate air ventilation

 

Make sure your bathroom has adequate ventilation. Without ventilation, high humidity can damage the paint in the bathroom. You can make a window that can be opened, or use an exhaust fan. In addition to keeping the paint in the kitchen, exhaust fan can also reduce vapor, the dew in the bathroom mirror, and dry wall. The exhaust fan for about an hour after you take a bath.

 

2. Gypsum is installed neatly

 

You can use gypsum as a coating bath, especially if the concept of “dry bath”. Two things should be noted: First, use a moisture-resistant gypsum board is relatively stronger than regular gypsum board. Second, make sure the installation is correct. Do not let the sanding process leaving different textures. Ask finishing level 5 to get the best results.

 

3. Refine gypsum corner

 

If you are using gypsum cover, make sure the bathroom has a perfect angle. Use pro corner bead to create the perfect angle.

 

4. Durable paint

 

If you decide to repaint all or part of the bathroom wall, make sure the good quality paint is durable for the specific locations. These include the area around the window, or other surface that is often used as a “storage rack”.

 

5. Good lighting

 

Lastly, make sure you give natural and artificial lighting sufficient in the bathroom. Lighting plays an important role in the appearance of the bathroom. If the sun dominates the lighting, you should check out how the “fall” sunshine all day. Although both have a lot of natural light into the bathroom, but it can also be confirmed painting mistakes in it. Moreover, if you choose the paint shiny (glossy).