East or West, Mani is the Best

Posts tagged ‘Tips’

Bedroom Designing Tips

Bedroom is the most relaxing part of home because it is a room where we spend most of our time. So it should be decorated in a way that makes it a peaceful and pleasant place to sleep in. Bedroom designing is a challenging task as it requires lot of aesthetic sense and a bundle of ideas. Many people find it difficult to design their bedrooms in a proper way. Some people hire interior designers for this purpose but some want to design the room themselves.

Here I am describing some tips and ideas that would prove very helpful in designing your bedroom to have a soothing and restful feel.

Wall Color

The color of walls is the most important thing to be considered while designing your room. If you want your room to give a soothing effect, then don’t use bright colors like bright red and deep yellow. The better choice would be the use of colors including light yellow, white and deep maroon. It would give a calming effect to your eyes.

Wallpapers

Paint is not the only option to give your room a good look. Instead of paint, wallpapers can be used. Again the choice is yours. If you have an intention to give your room a peaceful look, don’t go for bright and raucous wallpapers. There is a large variety of wallpapers available in the market. All you have to do is to spend a little bit of your time and choose the wallpaper of your choice.

Extra Cabinet

To keep your bedroom clutter free, find an extra cabinet inside your room so that it may look neat and clean.

Bedroom Floor

Now consider your bedroom floors. It is a good choice to use carpets and wooden flooring instead of ceramic tiles or marbles. Wooden floor or carpet would prevent you from stepping on the cold floor when you get up in the morning. But if you have already used tiles then rugs can be placed near bed. Keep in mind that colors and pattern of rugs should justify the color of room and other accessories placed in rooms.

Bed Covers

Another useful tip is using the bed covers of the same color as that of curtains. It will definitely give a feeling that you have got your room designed by a professional.

Use of Mirror

If you are worried about your room size, then don’t worry. If your room is so small then you should use mirrors on the walls. It will make your room look very spacious.

Lighting

As far as lighting is concerned, use lampshades and pin lights. These lights also serve as mood lights and give your room a peaceful effect.

I hope that above mentioned ideas and tips would surely help you to decorate your room in an elegant way.

Guidelines for Driving Safely

Driving your car safely can eliminate the chances of crashes and accidents that become a cause of severe injuries and sometimes death. It is mostly thought that chances of accident are increased when a teen or beginner drives the car. But in my opinion, this perception is totally wrong. Although it is true that teens are somewhat careless drivers but accidents can be caused by the mistake of drivers of any age. Therefore the adults and old are also required to follow certain instructions and tips to drive the car safely and avoid accidents. In this article, I am trying to give you some tips for safe driving which would prove useful for drivers of any age.

  • Over-speeding increases the chances of crashes and accidents so it should be avoided. Your speed should be very moderate while driving near a school, children’s play areas or construction areas. There are several other factors that can help you determine your car’s speed. The most important of these factors are dangerous road curves where the speed of your car should be considerably slow to avoid any mishap. The best way to control your speed is to follow the speed limits signs erected on the roads and observe them honestly. Don’t drive your car at a speed beyond speed limits.
  • Don’t forget to wear seatbelts because they can save your life even in case of accidents. If you drive safely, there are less chances of occurring accidents but sometimes accidents occur due to the mistakes of the other drivers. So wearing seatbelts will prevent you from getting serious injuries. The seatbelts are not only necessary for the drivers but also for other people sitting in car. Most importantly, you should make sure that kids are wearing their belts and are in their suitable child seats.
  • You should pay attention to everything happening in front or back of your car. Watching traffic lights and road signs is inadequate for safe driving. Watch out the activities of other drivers. Good drivers always keep an eye on what is going on in their surroundings and react promptly if they see anything disturbing them.
  • You should avoid distracting your attention from driving. Many factors contribute greatly in distracting your attention like loud music, talking on phone, listening to radio and all that. These sources of distractions can be proved very disastrous as they can cause accidents. To avoid these distractions, you can switch off your phone and lower the volume of radio while driving.
  • Keeping distance between the cars is another precautionary measure to avoid accidents. If your car is too close to the vehicle in front of you then it will become difficult to apply brakes in case of some emergency.

These were some useful guidelines for having a safe drive. Follow them and safe yourself and others from severe accidents.

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 for Designing a Website

In this modern age of technological advancements, website has become an important source of communication and interaction. There are an innumerable number of websites so it becomes very difficult to attract the user towards your website. Therefore, the design of website should be attractive enough to influence the minds of users so that they start visiting that website again and again.

This article would enable you to design an attractive website. All you need to do is to follow some simple instructions given below.

Taking Help from Templates

Templates are proved very helpful in guiding a new and inexperienced designer. Taking help from a template will enable you to design a website that would not only be user-friendly but also attractive and influential.

Color Schemes

Color combination is the most important factor to be considered while designing website. Try to use those colors which are used in your company logo. Always use maximum two or three colors and try to stick with them because use of excessive colors will mar the outlook of your website as well as users will get confused with improper combinations of several colors. The color schemes which I would like to recommend are blue and white or white, red and yellow.

Keep Website Away from Special Effects

Using unnecessary special effects may spoil the beauty of your website. Users and visitors will be distracted by excessive special effect and most probably they might get switched to another website.

Legible Content

Content of website should be legible and easily understandable. The font style should not be so complicated as to mar the legibility and content should be written in such a way that the user finds it easy to understand. The background should also be of proper color so that users can read it properly. Also make sure that the links are visible before and after visiting the site.

Friendly Navigation System

This is one of the most important points to be considered. Every page of the website should have proper navigation. It will help the visitors to find what they are looking for. Most of the websites have their navigation bar on the left and top. So it is recommended to use the same location for navigation bar as most of the people are familiar with this location.

Site-Map and Search Option

For making it easy for the visitors to locate the required information, your website should also have a site-map and search option especially when website contains more than 15 pages.

This article is quite informative and will help a lot to design an attractive, good-looking and effective website.

Tips to Avoid Sunburn

Sunlight is beneficial for health but excessive exposure to sunlight can cause sunburn. Sunburn not only harms you in summertime but it can also affect you at any time of year. Sunburn becomes a cause of many problems like pain, redness and irritation. Frequent sunburn can lead to serious problems like aging of skin and skin cancer. But it can be prevented by taking some simple precautionary measures. Some simple steps are listed below. Following these easy tips will prevent you and your family from severe sunburn.

Use of Sunscreens

Before going into the direct sunlight, always protect your skin by applying some sunscreen lotion. It is recommended that a sun block with a PF of 15 or greater must be used. Always remember to apply sunscreen lotion half an hour before going into direct sunlight.

Sitting in Shady Areas

If you want to sit outside to enjoy warmth of sun, try to choose some shady area where direct sunlight can’t harm your skin.

Use of Sunglasses

To protect your eyes from sunlight, you can use a good pair of sunglasses. It will help you to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of sun.

Proper Dressing

If you are required to stay in sun for a reasonable length of time, make sure that you are dressed properly. Apart from the sunscreens, your clothes can be proved to be very successful in blocking sunlight. To keep your facial skin protected from sunlight, use hats as they are better than wearing sunglasses.

Self-Control

If you are feeling a little bit cold, you can wear warm clothes instead of sitting in sunlight. You will have to practice self-control if you want to avoid sunburn as it is always said that prevention is better than cure.

I hope that the above mentioned tips would be helpful to prevent sunburn but in spite of following these tips, if you still suffer form sunburn then moisturize your skin as much as possible. It will help to prevent harms like untimely wrinkling.

Tips to Treat Depression without Drugs

If you are suffering from depression then you will be definitely aware of the fact that it is very hard to cope with it and it is very difficult to get rid of it without medication. But here I am going to provide you with some tips that will help you a lot in dealing with your depression without taking any medicines.

  • Proper diet is very important to overcome any kind of disease whether it is depression or something else. So you are required to take proper and balanced diet along with some multi-vitamins. When you will eat well and take a balanced diet, you will feel yourself healthy and fresh and your body will start functioning properly.
  • Regular exercise is also an essential part of treatment of depression. Exercise gives you and your body a strong feeling and at the same time, it will improve your mood for long hours. Keep in mind that exercise should be done on daily basis if you really want to get rid of annoying depression.
  • Sunlight also helps to keep your mood good and fresh resulting in a better mental condition, so try to get some sunlight daily for 10 to 15 minutes. It will be more than enough for treatment of depression.
  • Try to take sufficient and restful sleep at night as lack of proper sleep can also give rise to mood swings and depression. For proper functionality, your body and brain needs a sleep of almost 7 to 9 hours which will definitely change your mood. If you find some free time during day, you can also snooze for sometime.
  • Depression can make you isolate from rest of the world so try to make friends so that they can keep you busy when you feel depression. Remember that isolation can make depression even worse so chatting with friends or making plans about some activity can prove to be the best medication.
  • Refined sugar should be cut out of your diet. The reason is that depression is mostly caused by low serotonin level in brain. So when a depressed person takes sugar, it changes the mood by increasing serotonin level but remember that this improvement is temporary and you may collapse later.
  • Make a habit to record or write your feelings, thoughts and moods. You can use a diary or a journal for this purpose. In this way, you will be able to understand what feelings and thoughts are causing depression. Moreover when you will write down your feelings, you will feel fresh and satisfied which will help to overcome depression.
  • Prayer also plays an important role in improving mood of a depressed person, so take a little time daily for prayer. I am sure that it will really work for you.

Apart from following the above given tips, you should also seek help from some professionals and don’t feel hesitation in telling your feelings and thoughts to your doctor or concerned professional. Doctors, psychiatrists and other such professionals will definitely help you out.

Tips to Prevent Dry Skin

Are you having a dry skin and looking for some tips on preventing it? No worries…..I am here to give some excellent and effective tips on getting rid of dry skin. Follow below mentioned ways of preventing dry skin and stay beautiful and attractive in a way you desire:

  • You must have noticed that your skin becomes more dry and tight during severe winter. If it is really so then make sure to wear gloves, high boots and hat while going outside during winter season. Are you getting surprised that why I have recommended so. The reason is quite simple. It is not only your facial skin that requires care but your body skin also needs to be protected from harsh winter winds. Especially for your face, I would recommend here to use oily creams that can provide essential moisture to your skin for its protection.
  • People among you having dry skin must already have used moisturizers for their skin but I am sure that a few of you know the method of applying moisturizers properly. Here I am going to give you an important tip. After washing face, apply moisturizer when your face is still soggy. Following this step would help your skin to keep moisturized for a longer period of time. During winters, apply moisturizers half an hour before leaving home because freshly applied cream will cool off your skin when it comes in contact with cold air.
  • Another factor that can dry your skin is the air coming from air conditioner. Although it feels good but it may cause your skin to become very dry. In order to prevent this, you can put an air humidifier in room and apply moisturizing cream regularly.
  • Sometimes taking hot showers regularly can become a cause of dryness of your skin. If you want to get rid of dry skin then make a habit to take bath with lukewarm water and after taking bath avoid scrubbing yourself with towel. Instead you should pat the body gently to dry it.
  • Washing hands, face and body with soap can also be a reason for the dryness of skin because soap washes away essential oils from your skin surface. So wash your hands and body with soap-free cleanser or a soap having glycerin in it.
  • If you have applied make up on your skin, don’t try to remove it with water and soap but remove it with a good quality cleansing milk.

This was a bundle of useful tips about prevention of dry skin. Hopefully they will work a lot more for you.

Tag Cloud