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Decorating a Drawing Room

When we say the word ‘drawing room,’ the only thing that comes to our mind is a room that is well-decorated and cozy enough to entertain the guests. Therefore people are more conscious about their drawing room decoration as compared to that of other rooms. People avail the services of designers to make it possible. But it is a bit expensive. You can decorate your drawing room yourself by following some simple tips and looking for different effective ideas. Some of such tips and ideas are described below for your assistance.

Paint Color

Firstly all people think about the color of the drawing room. Different colors render different look to your drawing room. You are likely to use white color in your drawing room if you want your drawing room to look spacious. But for a cozy feeling, brighter and darker colors are proved to be the best like forest green color or chocolate brown color. In my opinion, white color is better than darker colors but it is definitely your choice that which color you want to use in drawing room.

Color and Arrangement of Furniture

Next most important factor is arrangement of furniture. Furniture and other accessories should be arranged in such a way that enough place is left for people to move. All the furniture should be lined up against the walls. Another option to arrange the furniture is to place it in such a way that furniture items face each other in the middle of the drawing room. Separate the furniture in different groups for different purposes like for reading and chat. Remember that the spaces between different groups of furniture should be clear enough so that people can easily move between them. The color of the furniture should also go well with the colors of curtains and cushions.

Lighting in the Drawing Room

Lighting of drawing room is the most important factor in my opinion. You should use a variety of lights in drawing room like a bright overhead ceiling light should be used at parties and table and floor lamps should be used for homely gatherings. Soft and bright lights should also be installed for conversation and reading respectively. To give a romantic look to your drawing room, use candle lights.

Curtains of Drawing Room

The curtains should give an imaginative look to your drawing room. The design and color of the curtains will depend on the color of doors, walls and furniture and other decoration items of the drawing room. As far as the fabric is concerned, the best fabrics for curtains are silk and cotton. For durability, use lining curtains and if you want to make them more attractive then use fancy tiebacks.

Flooring

The most suitable flooring for your drawing room is ceramic tile flooring, wooden flooring or white marble flooring. Ceramic tile flooring is the best as it is easy to keep it clean. It is stain-free and anti-slippery as well. Wooden flooring is long-term and doesn’t get cold in winter and doesn’t get hot in summer season. White marbles are also durable and stain-free and are easy to keep neat and clean.

Carpets

If you are not interested in using wooden flooring, tiles or white marble flooring, you can also use carpet to add the beauty of your drawing room.  If you have kids in your house, you should choose a stain opposing carpet. The color of the carpet should also be selected by keeping in mind the color of walls and furniture.

Flexible Arrangement

The arrangement of your drawing room items should be flexible so that it can be changed according to the requirements. So you should choose light-weight furniture for your drawing room so that it can be move very easily.

These were some ideas related to the decoration of drawing room. I hope you will find them very useful.

Tips to Take Care of Sensitive Teeth

Do you have sensitive teeth? If yes then you must be aware of the pain when your teeth are exposed to too hot or cold thing. Sensitive teeth come with a lot of pain and discomfort which make eating and drinking your favorite food impossible. Sensitive teeth are caused when gums are pulled away from teeth. When gums are pulled away, roots become exposed and have no protection. In this case, all you need to do is to consult a dentist but there are also some tips which you can follow to take care of your sensitive teeth. I have also gathered some tips to take care of sensitive teeth. Have a look on these tips:

  • I know that if you are having sensitive teeth, you will be brushing your teeth twice a day. But do you use the right method to brush your teeth? Always remember that rough movement of brush on your teeth can make the condition of your sensitive teeth worse.
  • Eat foods which are rich in calcium like milk, cheese and yogurt. Some other fruits and vegetables like cucumber, beetroots and almonds are also very good for taking care of sensitive teeth.
  • Potassium nitrate is good for sensitive teeth so buy toothpaste having potassium nitrate in it. While buying toothpaste, ensure that it is especially made for sensitive teeth.
  • Use a mouthwash regularly. For sensitive teeth, nothing is better than a mouthwash containing fluoride. If you are getting confused in selection of an appropriate mouthwash, you can consult your dentist about this.
  • As I mentioned earlier that calcium is a great element for the treatment of sensitive teeth but if calcium containing foods are not working for your sensitive teeth then ask your dentists about taking calcium supplements.
  • Don’t eat foods that contain excess acid or sugar as these two are harmful for sensitive teeth if taken in high quantity.
  • If you are indulged in habit of smoking or taking tobacco then eliminate these habits as early as possible because they can cause irreparable damage to your sensitive teeth.
  • While choosing a toothbrush, make sure that it has extra-soft bristles. And also take care not to brush your teeth horizontally.
  • If you are having sensitive teeth, avoid using too hot and too cold drinks and foods like coffee and ice cream. Also avoid eating candies, wine and taking sour foods like lemon or grapefruit as these can cause trouble for you.

I hope that you will not only like these tips but you will also follow these to take care of your sensitive teeth.

How to Deal with Uneven Skin Tone?

Skin is that part of body which we cannot hide and imperfections like uneven skin tone therefore become very embarrassing. Uneven skin tone also makes you look older, tired and unhealthy so it is very important to get rid of this to groom your personality. There are a number of cosmetics and commercial products which can be used to deal with uneven skin tone but it is always better to seek help from nature. Natural home remedies are there to help you out. Some of these are also listed below:

  • Lemon juice is a great remedy for uneven skin tone. Take a cotton ball and use it to spread undiluted lemon juice over problematical complexion.  Let it dry. You will feel your skin tight and this remedy will prove very helpful in curing uneven skin tone.
  • Lemon juice in combination with honey is also a popular remedy for uneven skin tone. Make a solution of one part honey and one part lemon and apply it to affected area. This sweet solution will work as a magic for uneven skin tone.
  • Mix dried and grounded orange peels with one cup of yogurt. Apply this mixture gently on your skin and let it to stay on your skin for ten minutes. After that rinse off properly.
  • Yogurt can also be used with lime. Make a paste of yogurt with lime juice and apply it on your face. After leaving it for few minutes, wash your face with a normal cleanser.
  • Harsh skin cleansers, sun warmth and dry skin can also cause irritated and red skin. This inflamed skin can be cured by using olive oil. Omega-3 acids in this oil can relieve skin redness.
  • You can also prepare an oatmeal cleanser as it has skin-calming effects and also contains minerals which prove helpful in relieving redness and inflammation. Grind oatmeal using a coffee grinder and make a paste by adding water in it. It will turn into an exfoliating face scrub. For making a skin-whitening facial mask, you can also mix oatmeal with yogurt.
  • Make a baking soda scrub by mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water. Put on this scrub on face in a circular motion and let it stay for a minute. Finally wash your skin with warm water.

These are some of the most popular home remedies for uneven skin tone. You will definitely find them effective but besides these remedies there are some other things which you can do. Eat healthy and add fruits and vegetables in your diet to keep your skin healthy. Exercise is also good for blood circulation which finally leads to healthy skin.

Effective Tips to Start a Business Blog

Starting a business blog is quite helpful for businesses especially smaller ones because blogs provides a chance to stay connected with customers. Are you also thinking of starting a blog for your business? Great idea! Go ahead. Don’t you know how to start a business blog? Don’t worry. I have a number of tips to start a business blog for you. Just read this post:

  • For starting a business blog, you will first need to define the main purpose of your business blog. You will have to decide whether your blog would be a marketing tool, a communication tool or would it just serve as a company website.
  • After deciding the purpose of your business blog, coordinate with your web designer in order to host a blog. If you will feature a blog on your website, your customers will find it easy to access you as they will not need to memorize a different website address.
  • Before writing for your business blog, consider about whom you are and what your business is.  Your blog does not need to be a blog related to your business only and it should never seem to be an advertisement. You will need giving a voice to your blog by setting a unique tone for your posts. If you are providing products or services to customers, use casual way of communication. If you are a supplier providing goods to other businesses, you should consider adopting an authoritative and respected tone.
  • Now you will find a writer because in your busy schedule, you may not find time for weekly postings. For this purpose, I will suggest you hiring a freelance writer having enough experience and skills. If you don’t want to hire a writer, you can give this responsibility to any of your team members who has good writing skills.
  • Make postings on your business blog regularly so that readers visit your blog on regular basis. You may either make a posting on weekly or daily basis but important thing is that you must be very consistent.
  • Customers will definitely leave comments on what you write. You will receive mixed comments including both positive and negative. Monitor your comments regularly to improve your blog. Respond to comments by customers and delete the spam.
  • Your customers should know that you are launching a business blog. Make them aware of this fact via email or you can also announce it on your website. Promote your blog by adopting different ways. For example, you may offer free services to a customer who leaves the best comment.

These were some simple but really useful tips which you should keep in mind while starting a blog for your business.

Getting Rid of Acne Scars

Acne is a problem that is faced by most of the people especially youngsters. Ladies are more conscious about their beauty than men and they undergo a lot of treatments to get rid of acne. Pimples and acne are removed from the skin as a result of these treatments but they leave scars and spots behind them. If you are also suffering from the same problem then you should use some tips and remedies. Here I will give you a list of some home remedies which you can follow to get rid of acne scars:

  • Make a mask of apple and honey and apply it on your face to get rid of acne scars. Don’t you know the method of making the mask? Well!!!!!! I will tell you. After making a fine paste of apple, put four to six drops of honey into that paste and apply this paste on your skin. Rinse it off after fifteen minutes. This paste is quite beneficial as it will not only close your pores but also lighten your complexion and your skin will start looking more glowing than ever before.
  • Acne scars can also be removed with the use of baking soda even in some chemical treatments for acne scars, baking soda is said to be used. If you are also interested in using baking soda for treatment of acne scars then mix baking soda with some drops of water and make a paste. Apply this paste over skin and scrub this paste over scars for one to two minutes. After that, rinse it off.
  • Cucumber juice is also very effective for treatment of acne scars. It is a natural beauty gift for a perfectly glowing skin. Apply cucumber juice daily as it will close your skin pores. It will lighten skin tone and give you a fresh and beautiful look.
  • A paste of honey and milk is also recommended for treating acne scars. So make a paste of honey and milk and apply it over your skin twice a day. You will feel after sometime that acne scars have started fading.
  • Lemon juice is highly suggested for getting rid of dark acne scars as it lightens the spots. Take a cotton ball and pour some drops of lemon on it. Rub your face with this cotton ball and make a habit to do this daily to get a glowing and clear skin.
  • Vitamin C plays an important role in getting clear and vibrant skin. The best sources from which you can get Vitamin C are fruits so try to eat as many fruits as you can because besides making your skin healthy, they will also keep you fit.
  • You can also use tomato face mask to get rid of acne scars. Take a tomato and make two slices of it. Rub your skin with one of the tomato halves. It lightens the acne scars and increase skin elasticity. Wash your face after rubbing for 20 minutes.
  • Egg whites are also good for this purpose. Massage egg white on your face with a cotton ball. Egg whites make scars invisible as they have powerful healing qualities.

Follow these simple and easy home remedies for getting rid of acne scars. All the things mentioned above are available at home at all times so you don’t need to go anywhere to get these things.

Spa Room Designing Tips

Are you thinking of designing a spa room in your home? If yes then you must know the fact that spa rooms should be designed in a location which has lot of natural light and fresh air as well as open space. If you don’t have an extra room in your home for making a spa, you can even turn your bathroom in a spa room by designing it with necessary accessories and equipment. Are you wondering how to do this? Just read the instructions given below:

Clean the Space: Spas are expected to be calm and peaceful so clear the space where you want to set up a spa. Remove clutter and bulky furniture and clean all surfaces. But don’t clean marble surfaces as there is a different method to make them clean. Take one part white vinegar and one part warm water and use this solution to clean surfaces made of marble.

Adding Architectural Features: Now consider about collecting some architectural accessories and elements to give a serene feel to spa room. To decorate a spa room with rustic and country features is a great idea indeed. For example, you can have bare wooden ceiling beams in your spa room.

Paint for Spa Room: Choose a soothing color for your spa. Suggested colors are cream, blue, light yellow and sage green. Give your spa room a semi-gloss finish as it proves to be the best for humid conditions. If you have wooden or stone walls, then go for a decorated varnish so that they can be protected against moisture.

Spa Equipment: Furnish your spa with necessary equipment. You can do by fixing an ordinary soaking tub or shower head of waterfall style. But if you want to be little more luxurious and lush then you can get a steam shower, a massage table and Jacuzzi tub.

Spa-Themed Accessories: Last but not the least; purchase some spa themed accessories like organic towels, candles. Along with candles, you can also use wall scones and pendant lamps for providing sufficient light. Also fix a shelf in spa room so that you can place jars, moisturizers’ bottles, masks, oils and conditioners.

I hope that these tips and ideas will prove enough for you to design a spa room. Follow these and make your spa room source of envy for all those who visit your house.

How to Overcome Unwanted Thoughts?

Unwanted thoughts are quite annoying and irritating as they result in lack of concentration and cause mental fatigue and tiredness. If you are also suffering from such unwanted thoughts, then you will definitely know how bothersome these thoughts are. If you haven’t overcome your trouble yet and are looking for some good tips then read this article because I am going to help you out by giving you some useful tips.

Write your Thoughts

Writing proves to be a good therapy for those who suffer from unwanted thoughts. Writing your thoughts in a diary or notebook will keep you relaxed and soothing as it will help you to transfer infuriating thoughts from mind to the paper. If roots of unwanted thoughts are connected to any past event, a harsh childhood experience or an unsuccessful love then writing these memories and thoughts is really very very effective. When you start writing your unwanted thoughts, feel yourself free to write whatever comes to your mind because you are going to write to express your feelings and not to impress someone. So don’t take care of making spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Your only purpose is to let your bad thoughts flow out of your mind.

Distract your Attention

When unwanted thoughts come to your mind, the best way to overcome them is to distract your attention. It would be just like fighting fire with fire. Make a better use of your idle time by following any of the following activities:

  • Start watching your favorite movie. The trick is to see that movie that can not remind you of your unwanted thoughts so it may be a comedy movie. Don’t watch a romantic movie if you are preoccupied with thoughts of bad romantic experience.
  • Play any sport you like. Sports are not only god for physical health but also very good to keep your mind clear of bad and unwanted thoughts. Playing a game for an hour or so will divert your energy and thoughts somewhere else.
  • Start reading a book, magazine or even back of your favorite cereal box. You will see that it would be really helpful in eliminating unwanted thoughts. Instead of bad thoughts, feed your mind with some fruitful and healthy thoughts.
  • Go to some beautiful park and start walking. Trees, clean air and tweeting birds will have a consoling effect on your mind and body and positive thoughts will start coming to your mind.

Have a Restful Sleep

A good and restful sleep can also prove to be very effective in order to get rid of unwanted thoughts and memories as deep sleep helps to shut down thinking process and helps to regain lost energy which was wasted due to thinking about bad and frustrating memories.

Clear your Mind of all Worries

Sometimes bad thoughts are also caused by stress and worries like thinking about a difficult exam or thinking about debt or mortgaged house. It is natural to worry about these things but don’t let them interfere your relaxation and comfort. If you are a natural worrier then definitely you may be suffering from bad thoughts but keep in mind that worries are not a solution to any problem. Instead an optimistic behavior will help you overcome your worries.

Share your Thoughts

You can also overcome your unwanted thoughts by sharing them with your spouse, friends or parents. When you share these thoughts with your family members or friends, they will provide you with a better solution to cope with these thoughts and help you to see brighter side of life.

Consult a Psychiatrist

Sometimes these unwanted and bad thoughts may be quite serious and require consultation with a psychiatrist which may help you out through different treatments including group therapy, hypnosis, individual counseling or even medicines.

If you are suffering from unwanted thoughts, never take them for granted, try to overcome them with above mentioned tips and if they continue then consult a good doctor in your area.

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