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In this day of modern living, we are constantly coming up with new designs and ideas to make our living spaces look better. The design of your home can dictate your lifestyle. Unfortunately, the only thing that is stopping you from having your dream house is your imagination and budget. However, you can still bring changes to your living space if you know the right elements to incorporate in your decor. Read below to know more about must-have home decor elements for your living space. Designing the entrance So many people often avoid taking the entrance part of a home seriously whereas this part will dictate how the inside of your home is going to look. Having a well designed entrance will impress anyone who visits your home. A simple shoe-wardrobe with a framed-mirror hanging over it and a flower vase on top can actually make a difference. Instead of…

The people of the Indian subcontinent have revered the name ‘Khona’ as a legend for hundreds of years. Agricultural production and advice based on nature have been the main focus of Khona’s poems. Let’s begin with a poem from Khona about what kind of medicinal tree should be planted in our homes. নিম নিসিন্দা যথা, মানুষ কি মরে তথা? Which roughly translates to, people rarely die of sickness in a home that has Neem Nisinda tree. A thousand years ago, Khona herself talked about the value of having a Neem Nisinda plant at home. Man is mortal, so the end will one day come. However, Neem Nisinda plants stave off many kinds of diseases. While there’s a very limited opportunity to plant trees in our brick-and-mortar life today, the concept of ‘rooftop gardens’ has recently become quite popular. Which is why today’s article is about such trees and plants that…

If us Bangladeshis are known for something, it’s our hospitality. Unlike in Western countries, it’s common in our culture for houseguests to stay for quite a while visiting. While we are good at showing off our hospitality skills, it’s also true that entertaining houseguests can sometimes be a tedious task. So, to make sure your guests have a good time, below is a list of tips on how to entertain guests that will brush up your hospitality skills and make you a good host. Create a meal plan Personally, I think it makes everything easier if you know what kind of food your guests prefer. It’s also advised to ask your guests if they have any food restrictions and allergies. Some people like having their coffee Black, others with cream and sugar. Have a conversation beforehand so that you can appear extra hospitable! Having a general set of expectations will…

When you have a moment, take a good look at your home’s entrance; does everything look alright to you? Does it need a makeover? Your home’s entrance is a part of your home design and says a lot about your personality as well as choice. That’s because it is the first thing outsiders see of your home form their opinion based on it. Also, changing up the entrance of your home is one of the better ways to increase your flat’s value and help it sell. So let’s hurry up and take a look at some simple and easy home entrance ideas to change it up. Replace the Door Both interior and exterior designs are vital elements in making your home beautiful. It is also true that learning the ways of interior and exterior design is no easy task. You need as much as aesthetic knowledge as affordability. Even though…

Offices and homes need various kinds of lighting. Traditional lights went out of use a long time ago. Even if it is a simple lamp, the design along with it should speak of newness. Nowadays, some people tend to match their lights with the theme of their interior decor. Matching your lamps with the color of your wall is likely to make your living space appear more pleasant. Despite the efficiency of White lights, warm shades have become very popular these days. Most offices and homes use warm lights but nowadays, people tend to switch it up with different sorts of lighting. Since Eid is right around the corner, who doesn’t need Eid decoration tips for this occasion? So, where can we buy our preferred choice of lights? Read below to know more about the light markets in Dhaka. New Market There is nothing you can think of that is…

As the month of Ramadan leaves us, Eid-ul-Fitr greets us at the door. Eid is associated with glitzy fervor, striking decorations and reuniting with our loved ones. We spend so much on ourselves when shopping but how about giving our homes a makeover? In this season of festivity, renew the look of your home with the list of Eid decoration ideas below. Curtains Pair up your living room with glamorous curtains this Eid! Nothing says festive more than bold, intricate patterns. However, it is important that you stay within a color scheme that matches with the rest of your interior. Think Golden, shades of Beige or even glossy Red. Along with upholsteries, replace your boring bed sheets with shiny, Gold embroidered bed sheets. Lights A few simple changes can transform the look and feel of your home. This Eid, show your home some extra care by getting new lights in…

Every student who has to move to a new place to study faces accommodation challenges. Now we all know about the tons of problems in regards to student housing. However, one of the major problems that often gets overlooked is the size of living quarters, which are usually quite small. But instead of focusing on the negatives, we’ll look at some decorating ideas for small spaces that students can apply. These student room ideas will help them make the most out of any small spaces and make it feel more like home. Decorate with Light Colors A bed, a table, maybe two chairs; a student usually keeps only a few items in his/her room. No matter how many items there are, try to go for a light outlook when decorating. While dark or cozy colors might seem tempting, it is the light colors that you should choose. Simply put, lighter…

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…