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5 Easy and Important Improvements for Your Workspace and Home Office

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.




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Simple Architectural Ways to Bring Outdoors to your Indoors

Doesn’t the feeling of being close to nature bring an instant feel 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).

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How to be more Creative and come up with Ideas when you are stuck?

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?

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Easy Ways to Bring Outdoors to Your Indoors

Doesn’t the feeling of being close to nature, bring an instant sense of happiness and freshness? The fragrance of fresh flowers, the calmness of the greenery, the chirping of the birds and the walk on the grass – all touch our senses deeply.

As spring is around the corner, how about letting “in” your outdoor spaces? There can be architectural methods to do it while you are still planning your built space or renovating it. Or you can try simple interior and décor modification that can indeed bring “in” your outdoors.

Follow these tips and ideas to bring your outdoor space “indoors”.

Interior & Décor Modifications

Open up

Whether you have large windows or small ones, open them up to bring a fresh, airy feel to the whole room. This way you can appreciate the sounds and smells outside while being inside.

 

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Points to Ensure Before Designing Your Terrace Garden

Terrace garden series (Part I)

If you are lucky enough to have a rooftop terrace, why not make the most of it? Turning your unusable terraces into Terrace gardens can act as an extension of your homes or offices.  A terrace garden can bring you close to nature. They can be an active or passive recreational places for your family and guests.

But before starting to design and build one, ensure to keep in mind the points listed below.

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How to Design a Terrace Garden?

Terrace garden series (Part II)

If you are lucky enough to have a rooftop terrace, why not make the most of it? Turning your unusable terraces into Terrace gardens can act as an extension of your homes or offices.  A terrace garden can bring you close to nature. They can be an active or passive recreational places for your family and guests.

Now that you have checked the Points to Ensure Before Designing Your Terrace Garden, it is time to start designing your terrace garden.

 

Layout

The first step is to finalize the layout of your terrace garden. Keep in mind the purpose for which you are designing a terrace garden. It is needless to say that,  simple layout design works best for small areas. Adding too many features or activities within a small area will not let you enjoy the terrace garden to its fullest. A simple concept sketch is all you may need to work out your terrace garden design layout.

For larger terraces gardens, try to zone various activities. Incorporate various seating areas at strategic locations on the terrace garden.  Hire a professional if required.

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Interior Design Styles to Match Your Personality (PART III)

A room depicts the personality of the dweller. It is always a good idea to design according to various interior design styles, incorporating your like and dislikes. A room designed and decorated according to your personality type will make you feel more comfortable.

In this THREE part series (PART I & PART II), I give you different interior design styles for various likings and personality types along with main features.  Do try to incorporate them in your existing room or keep in mind while designing a new space.


PART III


 In this part, I will cover the Eclectic and the Pop Interior Design Style through infographics.

ECLECTIC

For the lovers of Variety and diversity

Eclectic Interior Design Styles

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Interior Design Styles to Match Your Personality (PART II)

A room depicts the personality of the dweller. It is always a good idea to design according to various interior design styles, incorporating your like and dislikes. A room designed and decorated according to your personality type will make you feel more comfortable.

In this THREE part series ( PART I & PART III), I give you different interior design styles for various likings and personality types along with main features.  Do try to incorporate them in your existing room or keep in mind while designing a new space.


PART II


 In this part, I will cover the Modern , Minimalist and the Industrial Interior Design Style through infographics.

MODERN

For the lovers simplicity, purpose and function.

Modern Interior Design Styles

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Interior Design Styles to Match Your Personality(PART I)

A room depicts the personality of the dweller. It is always a good idea to design according to various interior  design styles, incorporating your like and dislikes. A room designed and decorated according to your personality type will make you feel more comfortable.

In this THREE part series ( PART II  & PART III), I give you different interior design styles for various likings and personality types along with main features.  Do try to incorporate them in your existing room or keep in mind while designing a new space.


PART I


 In this part, I will cover the Classical, Traditional and the Rustic Interior Design Style through infographics.

CLASSICAL

For the lovers of rich and Luxurious feel.

Classical Interior Design Styles


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10 Ways to make your room look Bigger and Spacious

Everyone who lives in a city apartment can relate to living in small spaces. With rooms becoming smaller, who wouldn’t want their rooms to look bigger and more spacious? But achieving this can be challenging at times. Here I give 10 you easy, simple and efficient ways to make your room look bigger and better.

1.  Less is more

For your small space, be it your bedroom, bathroom or even a wardrobe, “Less is More” is the key mantra. Keep in mind to do away with all that is unnecessary or too many in your space. For example, consider placing just one wall art instead of a photo wall with 10 photo frames. Consider having less number of chairs in your small dining room. Minimize the number of souvenirs on display. In short, minimize the clutter in the room. This step can be intimidating for a lot of us, but trust me I emphasize on this the most, as it will instantly and with least investment enhance the look of the room. The lesser number of items in the room will make it look more organized and in turn a lot more spacious.

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Notice how minimal items are placed in the room. An appropriate amount of vacant space is left on the display shelves too.

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