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Follow these Ideas to Decorate Fish Bowls

Kids love to have fish bowls in their rooms and want them to be well-decorated and attractive. But they always lack ideas to decorate a fish bowl as most fish bowls are small and don’t have enough space to hold decorative items. But let me tell you that fish bowls can be decorated with much more items than you can imagine so get ready to help your kid decorating his/her fish bowl with wonderful items:

  • Plants are the essential and most common items which are used for decorating fish bowl. If you are unable to use live plants, you can decorate fish bowl with fake plants as well but decorating process with both types of plants will remain the same. Larger plants should always be placed towards back of bowl while smaller plants should be decorated at front. Don’t place plants in middle of bowl as it will not only block viewing but also lessen swimming space for fish.
  • Substrates are commonly used to decorate fish bowls as they contain nutrients which are needed by live plants. But if you are using fake plants, your substrate may consist of rocks only. These are available in different colors like white, fluorescent and blue and it all depends on your choice as any color of rock can look good in a fish bowl.
  • Substrates consist of smaller rocks but your fish may also love to have larger rocks as well. Smaller fish will be very happy to find larger rocks with holes in them. Holes not only provide space for swimming but also they also provide a space for fish to hide and fish feel that they are living in their natural habitat. Large rocks also give an interesting look to your fish bowl. These rocks should be purchased from pet stores because in pet stores, rocks are treated with special cleaners so that they cannot harm fish.
  • How can we forget shells for decorating fish bowls? Prior to putting water and fish into fish bowl, place shells in bottom of bowl so that they can lie properly at their right place.
  • Sunken ships, castles, fake fish and scuba divers can also be used as decorative items. These items are available in every pet store or even retail store. While choosing these items, make sure that they go well with the size of your fish bowl.

That was all about my ideas to decorate a fish bowl. Help your kids understanding these ideas and make this activity a fun for you and your kid as well.

Tips for Beach Wedding Decoration

Decoration for a beach wedding is same as that for other outdoor events. It can be a challenge but at the same time it is a great fun. Here I am going to give you some useful tips for beach wedding decoration which will be helpful:

  • Before buying any decorative element, you will need to consider a color theme. For beach wedding, such a color theme should be chosen which may not distract from nature. Bright colored items and decorations are not appropriate for beach weddings. Ideal colors for beach weddings are gold, soft pink, peach and light teal. Such colors create a romantic feel. Remember that every thing used for beach wedding decoration should be light and flowing.
  • Flowers are a must item for decorating a wedding venue. For decorating a beach wedding, use light flowers and do not go for roses as roses create a heavy look.
  • Use natural elements of beach for decoration. Sea shells, rocks and pieces of driftwood all prove to be the best and provide rustic accents. Glass bowls can be filled with sea shells for table decoration. Candles can not be used for beach wedding decoration as ocean breezes are unpredictable and burning candles with strong winds can lead to an accident.
  • Always look for strong and sturdy decorations because beaches are windier. Your decorations should not blow away with wind. You can add rocks and heavy shells at bottom of floral arrangements to provide them with support. Rocks also create wide bases for centerpieces and prevent them from toppling on to tables.
  • Arrange sand-friendly chairs for beach wedding instead of trendy indoor chairs. Decorate chairs with flowers, ribbons or tulle.
  • Night time beach wedding also requires proper lighting in spite of the presence of full moon and stars. You can place torches along the perimeter and use floating candles centerpieces on tables in order to provide light without using electricity. Cake and buffet tables can be decorated with light strands. Use battery operated strands instead of light requiring outlets.

While decorating a beach for wedding, you should remain in touch with all governing bodies to know about all rules regarding using that beach. Your beach wedding decorations should not violate some kind of rules.

Wedding Table Decoration Ideas

Decorating a wedding table is not only a necessity but a fun-filled activity in itself. You can choose from a number of ideas to decorate wedding table but before applying any idea consider theme and color scheme of other wedding decorations. Here are some really useful ideas and tips to decorate wedding table.

  • If your wedding is in summer or spring season, you can use potted plants and flowers for wedding table decorations. You can also place flower bouquets in vases to be used as table centerpieces. Placing bouquets as centerpieces is an older and traditional idea but you can set a new trend by using potted plants for decoration. Along with placing potted plants, you can also sprinkle flower petals and leaves on table to give a nice and refreshing floral touch.

  • Wedding tables should be properly illuminated with lights. The best light you can use is candle light. Candles are easy to use as decorative items as they are available in different shapes, sizes and colors. For wedding table decoration, use scented candles and place them in crystal or glass candle-holders. Another idea is to decorate floating candles in a glass bowl. Besides candles, you can also use twinkle lights and wrap them around wedding tables for a more beautiful and elegant touch.

  • Floating bowl centerpieces are also popular wedding table decorations. You can buy glass bowls of different sizes from crafts supply store. For decoration, fill bowl half with water and fill remaining half with other things like candles, flower petals, fresh fruit slices, sea shells and even marbles.

  • Framed photographs of bride and groom can also be placed on wedding table to give a personalized look. For wedding occasion, engagement photos work best. Place bigger picture in middle and two smaller frames to ends of table to complete decoration.

  • Placing signature vases also prove to be very creative and exciting table decorations. You can have signatures of guests on vase to make it a life time memory of wedded couple. For this purpose, buy solid white vases. Place one vase in center of each table along with a number of pens and ask guests to sign vase along with a short message. For further decoration, vases can be filled with flowers.

  • Many items can be sprinkled on tables for decorations like flower petals, dried leaves, sea shells, glitter, beads and small stones. While scattering these items on tables, make sure that you have left enough space for placing plates and drinking glasses.

These were some of decorative items which you can use to decorate wedding tables. Hopefully, you will like these ideas and follow them as well.

Decorating Ideas for a Spa Party

Spa parties are a growing trend these days as girls and women of all ages who like to be pampered love these parties. A spa party is a great way of relaxing by bringing the comforts and treatments of spa in your living room. Or you can also use spa theme to decorate your party. If you are tired enough of daily routine and want to throw a spa party, you must do that but for this, you need to be very careful about your decorations. All decorative items would be needed to go well with spa theme. Don’t worry if you don’t have many ideas. I have gathered some ideas in this post which will help you in decorating your spa party:

  • Candles are a must item for spa party decoration because they can add a soothing and relaxing ambience to your party. For decoration purpose, choose fragrant candles which have soothing scents like that of vanilla. Don’t go for intense fragrances. Place candles of different sizes all around party area and turn down other lights to give a soft and delicate effect to party. You can also place mirrors beneath candles so that light can be reflected.
  • Plants have their natural fragrance as well as they add natural effect to your party so don’t forget to decorate a spa party with natural plants. You can scatter rose petals around party room and at the same time, you can place cut flowers in beautiful vases. Always use fragrant flowers such as roses for decoration purpose. Flowers can also be used to decorate party tables as centerpieces. To give a more tropical feel to your party, I will also suggest you adding large greenery plants.
  • Baskets can also be used as a decorative item. You can use decorated baskets to hold towels. lotions, moisturizers, water bottles and snacks as well. Party favors can also be placed in these baskets.  Decorative baskets are available in all colors and sizes so you can easily select them according to theme color of spa party.
  • For making dressing areas, hang white sheets of clothes from ceiling so that your guests can change into spa dresses. White color is recommended because it gives a simple and clean look and makes your guests feel more comfortable. Also drape white cloth on furniture like tables, chairs and sofas. It will not only become a way of decoration but also save your furniture from accidental stains.
  • Another item which I strongly suggest is indoor fountain. Sound of moving water gives a feel of tranquility and serenity. You can place a small tabletop fountain as a centerpiece if you don’t want to use a larger one.

These were some of the decorative items which you can use while decorating your spa party. I hope you will like my ideas and follow these as well.

Tips to Decorate Kids’ Bathroom

Decorating children’s bathroom is a fun filled activity as well as it has become a necessity because kids like to personalize their spaces including bathroom. Are you also planning to decorate your children’s bathroom? Wait!!! Have you got enough tips and ideas for this purpose? Well, I have gathered some of tips on decorating children’s bathroom which are described below. If you are interested, just have a look on these tips:

  • Have you thought about some themes to decorate your children’s bathroom? Yes it is the most important and first step towards decorating. Selection of a theme will depend on your kid’s choice. Some kids want only some basic accessories of bathroom in their favorite colors while some others want their bathrooms decorated with a proper theme having wall color, linens and all other accessories accordingly. So after deciding on a theme, buy some accessories like shower curtain and towels in colors which are well suited to the decided theme.
  • Another way to personalize a bathroom is to paint it differently. Choose a paint that has glossy effect as well as it is easy to clean. Most of the people complain about spoiled bathroom paint. Actually they make mistake of choosing wrong paints. Always buy a paint that can resist humidity. You can also paint cartoon characters in bathroom. For example, if your kid is a lover of Disney cartoon characters, you can paint Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse or Winnie the Pooh on the walls of bathroom. But make sure that you are not using too bright colors in bathroom and try using colors that can work with different themes. Light green shades are mostly liked by kids of all ages while bathroom painted in stripes pattern is liked by teens.
  • Painted walls can also be further decorated with stickers. These stickers are removable and reusable as well as they can stick to the painted walls quite easily. You can also apply these stickers onto the tiles of shower stall instead of walls. These stickers are also available in different themes like animals, sports, planets and sometimes they feature characters like spider man and superman. Again you will choose these stickers according to your kid’s age. If you have toddlers, you can use stickers featuring characters like Bob The Builder. If your kid is a girl then think about buying stickers featuring Barbie doll.
  • After painting walls with your kid’s favorite colors and cartoon characters, buy new accessories. If you have decorated a bathroom for toddlers, you can buy rubber duckies and if your kids are older, you can buy accessories like cartoon characters and toys featuring their superheroes.

I hope you will like my ideas and will surely apply these to decorate your kid’s bathroom.

Ideas for Decorating Home Spa

Spa always proves to be a relaxing and attractive addition to a home. Mostly in homes, spas are created in backyards so sometimes they look awkward. To blend your spa into the landscape, you need to do some decoration of your home spa so that it may look an elegant part of your home. Are you also planning to decorate your home spa? If yes then you must need some exclusive ideas to make it possible. Yes!!!! I have got some wonderful ideas to decorate a home spa which I want to share with you:

Make your spa romantic enough to create privacy. You can do so in a number of ways. You can either place a decorative screen next to your spa or build a wooden fence. Building an arbor is also a good idea but if you are going to build an arbor, consider hanging strings of lights from it to make it more elegant. Also place or build a bench into arbor to place towels and items like that. Placing a bench will also provide seating for guests who may want to converse you while you are in your spa.

Another idea is to decorate your spa by building a deck around it. This will not only give your spa a good look but also make it easy to enter and exit your spa. To make your spa even more useful, you can place a fireplace on deck near your spa so that you can dry off your body after getting out of water.

My personal favorite idea to decorate a home spa is to use plants for decoration as they give a soothing and tropical feel. I will recommend you to pace palms or other potted plants around your spa or you can also plant fragrant bushes and trees like jasmine. If you also have a wall adjacent to your spa then hang shelves with wall and then place flower pots on these shelves. Instead of plants, you can also decorate your spa with trailing vines because they will beautify your ugly looking wall as well as they will add to the ambience of your home spa. If you have planted vines then you will also have to take care that vines are kept pruned so that their leaves may not fall in water or in spa.

Candles are also an interesting and simple way to decorate a spa. To create a romantic feel, you can use floating candles or otherwise you can decorate the edges of spa with votive candles. Here I will again like to add that you must be careful while decorating your spa with candles. Make sure that there are no chances of getting burned. Don’t place candles near enter and exit area of spa so that you may enter and exit spa carefree.

That was all about my ideas for decorating a home spa.  Follow these ideas and make your home spa look more romantic, soothing and elegant.

Decorating a Fish Tank

Are you looking for some fish tank décor ideas? If yes then you have reached the right post. I have a number of useful ideas to decorate a fish tank. Decorating a fish tank is a fun filled activity as well as a necessity because a fish tank is not only a home for fish but also a decorative element of your room. I have also a fish tank in my room and I have decorated it beautifully using unique and different items. I just want to share these ideas with you people so that you can also have a beautiful fish tank in your interiors.

Ideas for Fish Tank Decoration

Here are some simple but practical ideas for decorating a fish tank:

  • You can use pirate chests and ships to decorate your fish tank. It is a wonderful and unique fish tank décor idea for a boy’s room. To build up your design, all you need to do is to place purple or deep blue gravel in fish tank and then add pirate ship wreckage. If your tank is small then you can enhance fish tank décor by adding plants around ship wreckage. But if you have a large tank in your room then you can use a number of other pirate-themed items. For example, you can place a pirate chest in front of your tank or place a skull adornment. After doing this, you can add plants around each item to enhance their presence.

  • If you have a fish tank in your kid’s room then decorations like that of Little Mermaid or SpongeBob are the best options. You can place a little mermaid sitting in the center of tank having plants around her or create a scene using all the characters of any other cartoon film which is most liked by your kid. You will also require taking care while selecting a color for gravel. For a Little Mermaid-themed tank, you will need blue gravel while for SpongeBob, you will need yellow gravel. The cartoon themes are not limited to these two characters as there are a number of other characters. One thing that I must add here is that you are require using only those decorative items that are approved for placing in fish tanks and don’t use dolls and other items as they can discharge chemicals in your fish tank.

  • To create a natural looking fish tank, you can use stones and wood items but it will require some extra efforts and judgment. Found rocks and wood should not be used as they can contain germs and parasites which may kill your fish. Instead of it, purchase wood pieces and tank stones. You can also place tank stones over regular gravel to add depth and give a more natural look. To give a finishing touch to your nature-themed fish tank, you can add live plants at the back of tank. Placing plants at the back of fish tank will also provide a place for fish to rest and hide. If you don’t want to purchase live plants for your fish tank then you can also buy plastic plants to decorate your tank.

  • Another great idea to decorate a fish tank is to use architectural tank decorations. These decorations will be expensive but they will make your tank look elegant and well-designed. Architectural tank decorations include structures of famous landmarks like Great Wall of China and Egyptian Ruins etc. Architectural pieces add depth and beauty to fish tank so start this process by placing sand colored gravel and then place the largest decoration item towards the back of tank. Place the pieces having different sizes in front of biggest piece to give an effect of layers. Plants are a necessary item for fish tank decoration so you are suggested to place some live or artificial plants in fish tank.

Aren’t these ideas great? Of course!!! You can use any of the above ideas to decorate your fish tank in a matchless and elegant way.

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