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5. English Ivy (Hedera helix):
It is one of the easiest to grow plants which can drastically improve the air quality of your room. It is known to absorb toxins in the air and reduce airborne molds, thus proving beneficial for those with respiratory allergies.
Care & Maintenance:
English Ivy is an evergreen climbing vine which has a tendency to spread as long as it has some support. It requires medium to bright light and can’t tolerate standing water.
Ever wondered if the plants you placed indoors can be more than just for beautification? Yes, indoor plants can improve your quality of life in many ways. Here I’m listing the eight plants that can be grown indoors to give you beauty with many other benefits.
Lavender is an aromatic herb which purifies the air. It is known to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as slow down your heart rate. Lavender oil is extensively used, but why limit to just that when you can plant Lavender indoors and take its benefit all through the day and night. The lavender plant will make your place feeling fresh, relaxed and purified. It also repels insects.
Care & Maintenance:
Lavender grows well in hot and dry conditions, so make sure the pot has good drainage with slightly alkaline soil and is placed in a sunny location (ideally towards a south facing window). The best part is that you can propagate lavender from plant cuttings.
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Keeping in tune with my previous post which gave ideas to utilize space under your staircase creatively and efficiently (Read it Here), I now have interior design ideas with loft beds which can double up the space you have.
Loft beds can be especially useful if your are living in studio apartments or wish to have a dual use of same space. Loft beds can free up the ground plane giving you more flexibility of use.
With space being a scarcity, it is, of course, a good idea to utilize awkward and underused spaces in your house to the fullest. The space under your staircase is one which can consume a lot of real estate value and thus needs to be used efficiently. Here, I give you a list of creative and efficient options by which you can transform the space under your staircase to use it to the fullest.
1. Stylish & Convenient Storage
The simplest way to use the staircase is by having it used as an extra storage area. But efficiently utilizing the space can maximize the storage that can be done in there. Below are some of the coolest storage ideas to incorporate if you are looking out to carve out some extra storage room in your house.
As the concept of coworking spaces is booming, we bring to you ten coolest and trendiest coworking spaces and ideas that you can emulate.
It’s that time of the year when you can enjoy outdoors the most. If you do not have a garden or a backyard, or not even a terrace; you can still enjoy the outdoors by giving your humble and neglected small balcony a much-needed makeover.
These easy to incorporate simple design ideas and tips will instantly make your small balcony your favorite place to hangout. Continue reading
If you long for a roof terrace garden, or a relaxing balcony nook with plants, but you are not sure about the plants to plant, well, then this quick and concise guide to choosing plants can get you started.
Selection of plants can be a difficult task if you are beginning with it. They come in all shapes, sizes and color. There are endless varieties to choose from. But what is important is to choose plants according to their characteristics and factors that can determine that they flourish. Here, I give you the essential factors that can determine the plants you choose and some plant varieties that you can opt for your terrace garden or balconies. Continue reading
Looking for easy improvements, that heighten your productivity at work? Here I give you five easy and important improvements that you can make to your workspace or home office to be more productive and healthy.
Doesn’t the feeling of being close to nature bring an instant feeling of happiness and freshness? The smell of fresh flowers, the calmness of the greenery, the chirping of the birds and the walk on the grass – all touch our senses deeply.
If you are remodeling your space or constructing a new one, these ideas will come handy to bring your outdoors to your indoors.
(Or, if you are looking for just interior and decor modifications, check out our article here).
If you are having a hard time being creative, you are not alone. There are “good days” for creative people, and then there are “not so good days” for the creative people.
By good days I mean, when ideas are flowing in, you have more design ideas than you actually require. Your brain is all charged up. Basically, life is good. But then, there are not so good design days too. The days when there is a shortage of ideas, and you are struggling to come up with a single design. You end up sitting at the desk for hours at a stretch, but nothing works. You are having difficulty to please you, client or boss.
Yes, we all have been through it. It’s part of a designer’s life, right? But what can you do to overcome the drained and anxious feeling you have on “not so good” design days? How can you be more creative and come up with decent ideas?