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How can you define ‘good design’? More importantly, how can you incorporate that design into your home? While decorating, the rule of 3 in decorating can be a powerful tool you can implement in your home’s interior. To break it down for you, the rule of 3 implies that things arranged in odd numbers seem more visually appealing to our eyes. You can try it with groupings of 5, 7 or 9 as well (however, the rule of 7 and 9 can make a room look too cluttered). The human brain is automatically wired this way; we tend to think the use of odd numbers somehow makes anything better organized and more natural. There’s a reason why this guideline is often used in terms of photography and architecture as well. Read below to learn more about the rule of 3 in interior design and how you can use it on…

The concept of a home office is really taking off. It is particularly popular among freelancers and entrepreneurs who run e-commerce businesses. As such, any apartment for sale or rent that has the infrastructure for a few home office setup ideas instantly becomes more attractive to certain buyers or tenants. So today we’ll be taking a look at what arrangements can be made to set up a home office before selling or letting your property. Temperature Control Setting the right comfort level is essential when it comes to maximizing the productivity of home offices. This right level is not just determined by seating arrangement or orientation; temperature plays a big factor. Different people prefer different temperatures. Some feel at ease when the room is toasty while others prefer a bit of a colder room. As a property owner, when it comes to how to setup a home office, you can…

So, you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom. Renovations of any kind is a time-consuming, tiring process. When it comes to remodeling an aspect of your home that has to be extremely functional but at the same time, relaxing with a touch of luxe, it can seem like an even more daunting task. We tend to take our washrooms for granted whereas practically, this is one of the places in your house that has to be high in terms of functionality. For the next time you’re renovating your washroom, here are the things you should avoid along with some bathroom renovation tips. Changing plumbing from where it is Moving your bathtub or plumbing pipes is definitely going to cost you a lot of money. Unless there’s any technical problem, there’s no need for you to relocate your pipes or bathtub. One of the best bathroom renovation tips is to keep it…

You always remember the house you walk into that makes an indelible impact on you. Something strikes you immediately when you enter it and it’s often hard to put your finger on why that is. The fact of the matter is that style and taste are subjective and each person will have a unique idea of what works. Having said that there are a few recurring ingredients in homes that come together well and I will address these below. A blend of unique things Combining the weird and the wonderful, the bought and the made, should be your starting foundations. Items you picked up travelling the far reaches of the world should sit beside old sentimental pieces. These things should make you remember the good times, laugh, maybe even cry but at a minimum they should be thought provoking. The stories that surround us act as creative fuel to inspire…

There are people who will attempt absolutely nothing around the house that involves a tool and there is the other extreme, people who insist on doing it all by themselves. There are many routine tasks that you should really consider hiring someone to do. Perfection by professionals cannot be underestimated. When it comes to your home, you have to live with the mistakes you make. The crooked shelves, the slanted clothes cabinets, the uneven mirror, every day you will look directly at the error of your amateur endeavors. Here are five tasks we would implore you to hire someone to do for you. Hanging art On paper this seems like a small task, but don’t underestimate the art at hand. It can be a lot more complex than you imagine at first. Firstly, art has to be hung at a certain height. This is usually 57”, representing the average human…

If you’re throwing a party for Eid, we can help you with some tips for decorations. Think bright colors and plenty of sparkle… Light up the room Fairy lights help create the perfect atmosphere for Eid. While multi-colored fairy lights may be tempting, the neutral kind give off a much more inviting glow, so it’s best to avoid the brightly-colored ones. You can create a den in certain rooms using white sheer fabric. Place fairy lights over the fabric to create a magical space to sit and enjoy Eid snacks and the company of your loved ones. If you want some peace and quiet for a while you could place a dead end in the den; this could also function as an intelligence test for your child. Candles Candles placed in safe and carefully-considered positions throughout your living room will give off a beautiful flicker. Scented candles are particularly pleasant,…

Interior design fashions tend to be a classic case of art-imitating-life, and so far 2016 has been a year of extremes; presidential nominees with right-wing opinions and ‘Brexit’ forcing a major shift in the political landscape for Europe and the world. Oftentimes, when a major event occurs you will notice a change in how people decide to decorate their homes. In some cases it is a defensive tactic, where bold and brass colors are used to express a we-will-not-be-beaten mentality. So, how have events in the first half of 2016 forced a change? Materials, colors, textures, and patterns form the foundations of interior design and observing how they take influence from seismic events such as financial crises or political changes are important. Bold as brass and made to last 2016 can be described as a year when people decided to go back to their roots. As such, items that offer…

Halloween is fast approaching, so find out how to decorate your home! If you’re planning on celebrating Halloween, here are some tips for decorating your home. Are you excited about the spookiest night of the year? Perhaps you’re planning a party? Maybe you’re just considering giving some trick or treat kids a fright! Bproperty’s here to help you make the most of this opportunity to be gruesome. We’ve prepared 10 spooky tips for Halloween home decoration. Innovative Pumpkin Carving Look up some unique pumpkin carving designs. There are many techniques you can use to make your pumpkins look even spookier, such as molding and drying wax onto them to create a scary lumpy texture, or creating different surfaces for the light to fall through. The uglier and more unique your pumpkins the better. Orange Globe String Lights Put orange globe string lights behind white blinds to give your home a…

With the holiday season fast approaching, it will soon be time to make your home more beautiful than ever! Make your home sparkle and shine and give your family and house guests a feeling of magic. What color scheme should you choose to make your decorations stand out? What should you do well in advance and what can be left until later? Bproperty is here to lend a hand! Decorate with subtle lights in the foliage outside your home Many people choose to decorate the outside of their home before decorating the inside of their home. This is a great way to get your kids excited for the indoor decorations! One of the best tips we know for a tasteful yet clever Christmas look is to push some outdoor fairy lights into any small shrubs or trees that surround your entrance way. When it’s dark, turn them on and stand…

With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to get up to date with what’s in and what’s out in Interior design for 2017. The last year saw many natural materials enter the home. There was a desire for a reconnection with nature from city dwellers, who sought a breath of fresh air in the midst of the concrete jungle. It was the year the sharing economy boomed; we shared workspace, taxi cabs, holiday condos and apartments; our spaces had to serve many functions, be adaptable and smart – just like us. Instagramming, tweeting, Facebooking, all became part of the job, whether it was personal or professional PR, with many online entrepreneurs working from the comfort of their own homes. The bedroom was often required to function as a study or even, in the age of ever decreasing apartment SQ meters, sometimes also the bathroom and/or kitchen. We saw palms…