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Gardens have changed a lot in the last few decades, morphing into multifunctional spaces where we eat, cook, work out, bathe, as well as grow plants. Here the garden trends you must know The rise of indoor gardens

Most herbs can be grown indoors as long as they have good light for 6-8 hours a day. Some varieties such as basil and thyme need a sunny north-facing window while shade lovers like mint are alright with lower light levels. Make your own indoor herb planters using recycled tins, jars, wooden pallets or guttering. Drainage holes are essential and you might need a tray beneath your planter to catch excess water. Make sure you plant herbs with similar watering requirements together.

Black and charcoal-painted fences and exterior walls

Painting boundary structures one dark colour is a relatively inexpensive way to disguise a mish-mash of different materials so they read as one, and gives tired fences and walls a contemporary lift. The popularity of dark coloured fences and walls in gardens looks set to continue this year and for very good reason. Black, deep charcoal or dark grey fences and walls make those structures recede visually, focusing attention instead on the plants in front. It’s particularly effective with green foliage, highlighting the different leaf shapes and colours. Industrial-style garden structures

The industrial style is a popular interiors trend for contemporary apartments and houses, and now that look is continuing outside.

Growing micro-greens

 

 

Cultivate your own micro greens on the window sill. Highly nutritious and easy to grow microgreens are seeds harvested a few days after their germination. You can grow an enormous variety of veges as microgreens  from salad greens to herbs and beetroot. Outdoor baths

A growing number of homeowners are now installing outdoor baths or showers in their gardens so they can lie back and watch the stars overhead or listen to the birds in the trees while in the shower. A big advantage of outdoor baths over spa pools or hot tubs is you don’t need chemicals because you refill the bath each time.

We will identify those trends while we take a look at some bedroom inspirations that make use of them. With that said, let’s dive straight into 10 Defining Master Bedroom Trends for 2017.

 

Surrealism

The mixture of extravagant patterns, wild materials, and surprising furniture pieces is making a comeback this year in the bedroom trends 2017 department. Look for pieces that make a statement for themselves, creative tiling and geometric patterns with a wide array of colors to create something that feels out of this world.

 Careful Mess Stacks of chaotically arranged books that seem about to fall off, asymmetrical lighting are one of the defining bedroom trends for 2017.

Golden Nightstands

It is very elegant and soothing to our eyes. Many of the top luxury exhibitors displaying their golden bedside table models.

Clean Mid-century Design

Beautiful clean pieces from the Italian designers of the 60’s and 70’s are on the rise, combine them with the overall white tones to enhance the wooden lines and you’ve got yourself one of the most talked about bedroom trends in 2017.

 

Concrete Walls There’s beauty in combining rough concrete walls with vivid modern furniture and light colors, the contrast makes it irresistible and from what we’ve seen this year, this is one of those master bedroom trends that’s here to stay.

 

Grey with a Glimpse of Color

We’ve seen it time and time again, but it looks like industrial bedroom design has come for real in 2017. Tiled walls, slim legged metallic furniture and heavy brown tones are everywhere. The antithesis of the previous white mid-century bedroom also seems to be defining the year.

Colorful Art over white

One has been on the high side of bedroom trends, but we couldn’t avoid talking about it since it’s been up there for so long and continues to do so. Pick some vivid, colorful art and make it even livelier through the use of white tones.

Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta is one of those mystical materials that seems to stay in style decade after decade. And terracotta tiles, in particular, are bound to be back in a big way this autumn. Warm textiles Textiles are also a joy when seen in surprising places. A woven wall hanging, for instance, or detailed wallpaper to create a country lodge feel. From a delicate white wool throw to a rich red woven blanket or tweed cushion, these textiles add richness, depth and texture to the room – and pair beautifully with terracotta and other earthy elements. Country colours Working with an autumnal color palette is all about the basics. Opt for deep plums, rusty reds, burnt orange, forest green, golds, and browns. Autumn colors can be introduced inexpensively through accessories such as wall art, rugs, cushions, bed linen, dinnerware, vases, table ornaments, small kitchen counter appliances and lamp shades. And a quick change of the couch slipcover is one of the best ways to incorporate the new season’s shades, without having to buy new furniture. Hygge Pronounced ‘hue-gah’, this way of life is all about creating a cozy den, a simple space, in which to live, love, share and celebrate. And autumn is the perfect season for living with a little hygge. So don the woolen socks, cozy up on the couch, and make yourself a nice warm cuppa. Add a spectacularly soft rug under-foot, dive into your most beloved book, and voila you’re home is as hygge as they come. Casually corked Cork is also wonderfully Nordic, adding to that hygge vibe, and sprucing up a space with a little intrigue. From a cork stool, to a cork wall in the kitchen to create a crafty feature that’s unique to your family, this material is sure to be seen in properties around the world this autumn. Pretty and practical, it rounds out our pick of the top trends to try.

 

If cleaning your house takes a lot of time and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, Here’s the solution!

BAKING SODA Next time you empty your bin, sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom it will absorb those nasty odors.

REMOVING WATER RINGS Use hair dryer to dryout water rings, there are caused by trapped moisture in the wood, so using a hair dryer on low heat directed at the affected area causes the moisture to evaporate, removing the stain.

CLEANING OBJECTS AT YOUR DISHWASHER Try cleaning this objects at your dishwasher it will work; Vases, Toothbrushes, Makeup brushes, Plastic toys, Dish Racks

USING FLOUR TO CLEAN SPILLS The flour will absorb and control the spill quickly, making it much easier to clean up.

LIMP ROLLER TO CLEAN DUST lint rollers were designed to pick up the dust and debris from your clothes, and they work perfectly on other dusty areas.

MAKE YOUR OWN SOLUTION Save money (and the environment) by making your own home cleaning solutions with stuff that you probably already have in your cupboards.

FIND A GOOD PLACE FOR YOUR GARDEN

Be sure the location gets enough light, but avoid placing it in an area where too much scorching sun or hot summer winds will force you to constantly water.

TEST YOUR SOIL Test your soil if it needs a fertilizer or a Treatment Improve the soil by recycling materials such as grass clippings and leaves found around your home.

BE SIMPLE Strive to keep your garden simple. Simplicity is the key to a low maintenance garden. Adding some extras such as water features, wildlife feeders, and such, for example, requires more maintenance. Plant fewer types of plants, but plant them in mass. They will have the same requirements and you can provide necessities such as the proper amount of water and fertilizer all at once.

ADJUST THE FLOWERBEDS Keep your flower beds narrow so that you can reach the plants easily. If you have a wide bed, provide stepping stones or a path which makes easy access possible.

PROVIDE GROUND COVERS Consider using ground covers instead of grass to cut down on landscape maintenance. Lawns require constant mowing, watering and treatments for weed control and fertilizer. Using ground covers helps eliminate those chores. Ground cover is especially good for steep slopes on your property as it helps prevent erosion. Many ground cover plants do well in shady spots where grass often doesn’t grow well, yet requires little or no maintenance compared to grass. Most ground covers are low maintenance plants that can be grown easily and are simple to maintain. Ground covers that possess flowers also add color and beauty to your yard.

PROVIDE EDGING

Provide edging around beds and trees to help make mowing easier. You might also think about planting ground cover or using gravel around the base of a tree to keep from having to weed there.

ENSURE GOOD QUALITY Purchase good quality plants that are either native to your area or easily adaptable to your climate. Check your plants for pest damage and be sure they are healthy. Strong healthy plants will grow more easily and make less work for you.

DON’T PUSH THE FURNITURE AGAINST THE WALL If you have a larger space feel free to arrange furniture in such a way that conversation areas are created in the middle of the room, leaving several feet between the walls and the furniture.

CREATE CONVERSION AREAS If the room is too large, create multiple conversation areas as much as possible.

FIND BALANCE IN ARRANGING Balance is always important in decorating, and when it comes to arranging furniture and determining where to put items in your living room you’ll want to consider both size and placement of the various pieces.

USE THE RIGHT SIZE Choose what fits you the most and what is the most comfortable.

PROPER LIGHTING Lighting needs to be placed at different levels in order to be properly balanced so use it liberally throughout your room.

PLAN AHEAD When it comes to arranging furniture it’s best to plan ahead. Either use an online floor planner or old-fashioned graph paper to sketch out your desired floor plan. It’s the only surefire way to know whether or not things will fit the way you want.

Having a hard time eradicating pests? Here some things you should do to have a  pest free home. Make seasonal checks Rodents seek shelter during cold winter months, so it’s important to check your homes for areas that may be susceptible to entry by tiny animals. Remove any wood piles or debris Small animals and insects often take shelter in moist and dark areas. Don’t allow soil or mulch to build up around the foundation. Firewood should be stored away from the home. Trim tree limbs and branches near the home Animals like squirrels and raccoons can scurry across them to make their way into your attic. Hiring a tree service companyto cut back overhanging limbs can remove a possible point of entry. Seal holes or openings in windows and doors Seal holes or any openings to prevent insects to enter your home Secure containers indoors and outdoors Make sure garbage cans and recycling bins are sealed and placed away from the house. Always clean the kitchen Clear food from all surfaces, clean dishes every night, and sweep floors of crumbs. Always disinfect your kitchen Schedule regular inspections Even if you’re not aware of an infestation or pest problem, have a professional periodically inspect and treat your home before one occurs. Ask about potential problems with termites, bed bugs or rodents.

 

Worrying for the cleanliness of your house? Having a germ issues at your home? Here are some tips for a germ free home

Scheduled Cleaning Cleaning a little every day is the easiest way to clean your home. Utilize fans Concentrate on a high moisture area is the breeding ground of bacteria. Eliminating the excess humidity and humidity will help you Wash your beddings Wash the bed sheets, towels and other it is the home of dust mites. Clean curtains and ceiling fans these items can trap dust and germs you must clean it often Separate cutting boards Separate the cut boards for raw meat, it is also important to clean cut boards after use Store your toothbrush Leaving tour toothbrush in an open area In your bathroom counter can cause it to become infected with germs Disinfect your sponge sponges are filled with germs and bacteria so it should be cleaned or replaced often Change the filters you must clean your aircon and vent filter to eliminate germs in the air