Friday, March 24

Mood Boards- A welcoming and relaxing living room- How to create mood boards.

Mood Boards are a great way to convey our ideas on design and fashion which can be difficult to communicate sometimes. So if there is difficulty in expressing some idea, the best way to go is creating mood boards.

What is a mood board?

"A mood board is a combination of images, texts, colors, quotes that define the mood and the style of the project". It is a tool to bring out the ideas inside our head and to present it. Mood boards come in different forms. There are also 3D mood boards that enable us to design a 3-dimensional view of a room. This is very convenient if you are planning to remodel your house.

All you have to do is use the mood boards to see how the room will look like or if the furniture that you have been dreaming to buy, suits your living room layout.

Types of mood boards:


Creating a mood board digitally using illustrator is easy for most as it can be done even online using several free online mood creators, and also managing the pictures online or digitally is a lot easier.

Source: Slideshare


Having physical format mixed with printed photograms gives a very crafty feel to the whole process.
It is more like a mixed media art.

My Mood Board:  A welcoming and relaxing living room

I decided to do a mood board design project and decided to work on the living room. I wanted to create an inviting, peaceful, fun space that would be great to entertain friends and family.

This is what I came up with for the living room. These mood boards are 3D boards Which are based on a theme.

Pic: Sahithya
This is  a more classy, chic living room with a pop of color.
Pic: Sahithya

For more inspirations on Living room ideas check here: arhaus

Monday, March 20

How to pack the suitcase for travelling

Travelling can be long or short, but you will have to pack the suitcase anyway. The only problem is not to take unnecessary things in your luggage.

What do you need to take with you?
Depending on the place of destination, you should take the things which correspond to the season and weather. If you are going to the sea, then you should mostly take light clothing and a few evening outfits. In case if it is the excursion tour and you will have to walk a lot - it's better to take more comfortable things.

Before you put everything in a suitcase, it will be good to decompose all things and look at them detached. Clothing for the trip should ideally be chosen in such a way that any shirt could be combined with jeans, and with a skirt, and with slippers. Here is the approximate list of items you can forget about, but should definitely take with you:

  • Shoes
  • Lingerie
  • Accessories (belts, scarves, hats)
  • Cosmetics
  • Jewelry
  • Medicines
  • Phone, recharger
What shouldn’t you forget?
Do not forget you need that the most important things you have to take are documents, money, tickets and keys to the house. All this is better to be put in a small bag-purse. It should not be of a bright color - so as not to attract unnecessary attention. Also, grab a pack of dry napkins, wet wipes, an antiseptic for hands and a pen.
How not to take unnecessary things?
The easiest way to properly pack your suitcase and take everything you need is to make a list of what you need to take with you a week before the trip. Moreover, the list should be as detailed as possible. Once in a few days, look into it and cross out the things you think unnecessary, as well as add something. Therefore, you will have time to think everything over, weigh and avoid the turmoil.
Two days before departure, you can put all the things from the list in a suitcase. If there is free space left, you can use it in two ways:
- to fill it with unnecessary things that you will "probably" put on;
- leave it unfilled - then you will have a stock of space for souvenirs, gifts and things that you buy during the travelling.
Also, before you put everything in a suitcase, you can put all the things on the floor. At this stage, you can easily get rid of a part of the baggage. To make sure, when you have already collected your suitcase, find in it a thing or even a few things, without which you can manage on a trip.
By the way, the list of things that you composed while packing the suitcase, you can take with you on a trip. It will be much easier for you to pack your things on it before you fly home - it will help you not to forget anything at the hotel.

About the author: You will hardly find a better writer than Melisa Marzett, who works for Her posts and articles are full of inspiration, joy and wit ideas.

Monday, March 13

DIY wall decal makeover : Dress up the blank wall

If you live in an apartment, it is against the rules to permanently affix decor onto the walls. I had the same problem. But there was a huge bare wall staring at me and I wanted to dress up the bare wall. Artistic inspirations can be found even in the everyday ordinary items that we use.
I saw a lot of decals online, and one particular geometric pattern stuck my eye. It was a simple triangular pattern in rose gold color, that brought out the modern look.

I thought why not DIY it. I had a lot of newspaper waste that had the rose gold color sprayed onto it from my dollar store frame makeover DIY. I just cut out those parts that had a good coat of the paint sprayed over and cleaned it a little with some tissue paper, as I had used these newspaper to prevent the paint from falling on the carpet.

I then measured, and cut some triangles. I applied some glue to the other side of the triangle and stuck to the walls. It looks amazing and was surprisingly easy and totally free of cost. It took me jus 15 min to complete this and my wall doesn't look empty and dull anymore.


Take some newspaper that has some spray painted on it already.

The newspaper that had spray paints on them. So i cut Triangles from these paper and stuck them to the wall.

clean the paper with some clean cloth. Then, Measure and cut some triangles and apply glue to the other side of the triangle.
This is how it looks!!

Stick them to the empty wall, and see the change for yourself.!

Wednesday, March 1

DIY Dollar store frame makeover

If you are following my blog, you must be knowing that I love to shop in dollar store to do my DIY items. The other day when I was in dollar store I saw a huge collection of frames all for just 1$. They were nothing fancy, but anything can be made fancy with just a few tricks.

So I bought 3 big frames that they had. I wanted to hang these frames in my dining area. I didn't want to hang it as such, so I bought a rose gold color spray paint. I love love the rose gold color. They instantly make anything look super rich. I also had a handmade paper with me which I wanted to put it in the frame.

So here is the step by step process of how I converted the cheap dollar store frame to something that looks like it is bought in pottery barn.


Buy Dollar store frames:

STEP 2: Remove the frame carefully, and save the paper that comes with the frame.

STEP 3: Use the rose gold spray paint nd paint the frames


I got this handmade paper in an exhibition which I loved. I wanted to use this in the frame. So instead of getting a picture frame, I used this paper that had amazing texture to it in the frame.

so I just cut a small rectangle of the handmade paper and stuck on the white side of the paper that came with the frame.

STEP 5: Put the paper back to the frame and Tada!

This is how it looks in the dining hall! I love it. What do you guys think? leave your comments below!

Total cost Just 1 $ :)

here is the youtube video on how I did this. watch, like and subscribe :)

Tuesday, February 7

DIY-Easy Origami butterfly

In my last post, I told how much origami was helping me to get focussed. So after I finished doing the 3d-origami-wall-hanging, I let it hang in the dining area. But there was something missing in the space. The wooden wall felt empty.

That's when I decided to fill the wall with origami butterflies. Butterflies always remind me of the vibrancy and happiness. The joy these little insects carry. Their transition from a larva to a beautiful insect is dazzling.

This is the simplest origami of butterfly. There are several variations to this. But I found this to be easy and nice. Will be posting a video of how to make these origami butterflies here soon.

Thursday, January 19

Winter Fine arts

Shannon's Winter Online Fine Art Sale, which starts at 2:00 PM EST on the 19th, is one of the biggest online-only art auctions! The auction will feature mostly American and European 19th and early 20th century paintings. With the help of Invaluable, anyone can access and bid on these beautiful works from the comfort of their home!

Here are a few lots to check out:

Lot 109: Still Life with Oysters, Whiskey and Biscuits
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Condition Report: Canvas: Not Applicable
Condition: Good
Restoration: Very Minor
Frame: Reproduction
slight bow to board, overall craquelure. 

Lot 108: Portrait of a Gentleman
Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Condition Report: Canvas: Lined
Condition: Good
Restoration: Considerable
Frame: Old
Scattered crazing throughout. 

Lot 76: Sam's Block

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Condition Report: Canvas: Unlined
Condition: Very Good
Restoration: Very Minor
Frame: Quality Reproduction 

Feel free to check out other exclusive fine art and decorative art up for auction on Invaluable.

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Friday, January 6

15 Things To Do When You Can`t Fall Asleep

Very often it may happen that it becomes difficult for us to fall asleep. Do not start to panic and simply follow the simple tips that we have collected and they will help you to fall asleep without problems.
  • Choose a comfortable pillow. It should not be too large or too small. Of course, some people can sleep without a pillow. It would be good use orthopedic pillows, as they are the most comfortable.
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  • Choose a comfortable pose. Comfortable pose is very important for sleep. So, you have to lie down comfortably, so that nothing interfered with your sleep
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  • Try not to twist and lie in one position. This happens because of over stimulation. It seems that you want to sleep, but you can not find a comfortable position. In such cases, lie down (for example, on the back) and do not move. At the same time, try to relax your body.
  • Figure out whether you are relaxed or not. In order to sleep - we need to be relaxed. You will be unable to fall asleep quickly, if our muscles are tense. It is necessary to relax the muscles, especially the neck and neck area and head. Sometimes we do not even know that we are tensed.
  • If thoughts do not allow you to sleep – make an agreement with them. Sometimes it happens that we can’t get rid of some thoughts or worries. However, it is very important to clean your mind from any thoughts in order for a good night sleep to come.
  • Meditate. Try to remove all the thoughts from your mind and listen to your body. Listen to the peace and silence. 
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  • Mind your breathing. It's very simple - it is necessary to monitor your breathing. Breathe calmly, deeply, and monitor: inhalation, retention, exhalation delay. Concentrate on your breathing and get rid of the thoughts!
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  • To sleep calmly - do not drink stimulating beverages before bedtime. Do not drink before going to bed such drinks as: coffee, tea, yerba mate, Puer, energy drinks, etc. It is best to drink a glass of warm water or warm milk (you can add honey).
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  • Ventilate the room before going to bed. During the whole day the room can accumulate too much energy and, therefore, it is desirable to disperse it. Who wants to sleep in the swamp? Namely, the swamp can be compared to stagnant energy in the room (bedroom). Open the window for 5-10 minutes, in order for the fresh air, oxygen, and stagnant energy to enter the room.
  •  As a minimum, wash face before going to bed. To wash off the accumulated energy for the whole day (not always pleasant) - it is desirable to take a shower or bath. You can simply wash your face with warm water before going to bed. It is necessary to wash the eyes, ears - those organs through which we perceive the most of our world, and in which remain prints for the whole day. Therefore, wash the accumulated negativity and go to bed.
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  •  Calm down before going to bed. In order for the sleep to be calm and strong, and the process of falling asleep was not long - do not watch militants, horror and other exciting video before going to sleep. Also, do not listen to a rough, heavy metal music - listen to calm, pleasant motives (the most useful are the sounds of nature).
  •  Go to bed on time. You should take going to bed at the same time every night as a rule. Your body will get used to a certain regime and it will be easier for you to fall asleep.
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  •  Turn off all the distracting devices, such as the lamp, TV, or any other devices that can interfere with your sleep. 
  •  Try to add the fragrance of lavender, bergamot, marjoram, sandalwood or geranium in your room. It will not simply make the air pleasant, but will also help to relax the body and calm down your nervous system. 

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  •  Put on a comfortable pajamas. It is very important, thus you could feel yourself convenient.
These tips may seem simple, but they are truly helpful. Following them, it will be much easier for you to fall asleep.

About the author: Melisa Marzett is a talented writer, and a very creative woman. Her manner of writing is amazing and you can check for her articles at as she is currently working for this company. The way she represents her thoughts is worth respect.