Mantel decorating ideas for spring and summer

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Mantel Decorating

My favorite part of decorating the house is bringing in small personal touches that make me smile each time I look at them, or showing off a collection I’ve grown over time. Mantel decorating is a great way to do just that, because nothing is permanent! You can change out a mantel like you would a shelf and make it the centerpiece of a room.

Here are some great ideas to welcome spring via your mantel:

Love the mantle and pouffe

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If you are really open for change, painting your mantel and fireplace surround in a warm white is a great way to brighten it up for spring. Just make sure you are really committed if your surround is brick, as stripping paint off of brick is pretty darn tedious.

Loving this very clean and simple mantle with the white and gold accents.
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Mantel | Home | Design | Decor | Style | Fireplace...this looks very similar to our family room walls.  Like the chalkboard on the mantel

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You can’t go wrong with a quote. Make it something you want to remember each day or your latest mantra!  Got a cool set of pottery or ceramics? Showcase it on your mantle.

Adding a chic mirror above your mantle is a great way to make the most of precious natural light and makes a stunning focal point.  The coral on the mantle is also a nice homage to summer.  I always like to decorate with natural objects whenever possible.’
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Use your mantle as a revolving art gallery.  I have way too many prints and little pieces of art from my travels to have all hanging at the same time, so I rotate them every few months.  The mantel is a great place to do that.

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Super small spaces inspiration

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Small Spaces

Small spaces can pose a lot of challenges. You don’t have to give up great decor just because you live small! These tiny homes (mostly camper, rvs, and caravans) prove you can live stylishly, conveniently, and efficiently!

On old school bus turned super awesome RV...unfortunately for it to save you any money you'd HAVE to convert it to bio-diesel.
Sometimes the most difficult small spaces are the most exciting to decorate. It can be a challenge but you will be forced to come up with more creative ideas.

Yes, this is a French Caravan…
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I remember some of our best family trips were when we were crammed in a small space together. It’s amazing what living simply can do for a relationship.
tiny house, tiny house interior without a loft  This is a cute nook space for reading a book and drinking some coffee, and eationg a small brunch. I can see myseld now....
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I would love to have the opportunity to design and decorate my own little home on wheels!

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What would you put in your home on wheels?

Fun ways to Surprise your Hubby on his Birthday at Home

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I always try to make my husband feel special throughout the year. But when it comes to his big day, I try to think out of the box to feel him over the moon. As per my observation, I have seen that a wife is more excited to surprise her husband as compare to husband’s excitement on his wife’s Birthday. For the past few days, I have been planning for his 34th Birthday and have come across some very romantic, beautiful and fun ideas to surprise him.

To all the wives out there, depending on what your hubby enjoys, you’ll want to come up with your own surprises. But here are few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. So have a glance over this interesting list.

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  • Make a Video for him

A surprise is a surprise when it is least expected from your relatives, friends and family. I know the nature of my husband, and knowing that I would love to make a greeting video for him which includes all his old friends, relatives and yes the one and only me. This will not only surprise him but also he will be overwhelmed after seeing this video. And in case, if he is not there with you on his big day, you can Whatsapp him or post it on his social media.

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  • Say Happy Birthday with Flowers

It is not necessary to surprise him with expensive gifts. You can just give him beautiful bunch of flowers to make him feel special as flowers are the symbol of love, care and affection. Happy Birthday flowers will helps you to get flowers of your choice at an affordable prices.

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  • Dinner Date

My husband is a foodie and loves to eat food at home. I suggest and advice every wife to cook your hubby’s favorite dishes on his Birthday and then set up dinner date for two outside in the beautiful moonlight. This will be a romantic and beautiful gift from your side to your husband and you can share some special moments with the love of your life on his day.

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  • Write notes for him

Every day for a whole year write down one thing you noticed your husband did for you that day and appreciated. In all you should have 365 notes! For a gift, compile all of your notes and make a book with them just for him.

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  • King for the day

Treat your husband like a King on his birthday and fulfill all his wishes and wants on his special day which comes once in a year. He will feel loved on that day as you will remain attentive to all his needs and will take care of all his wants such as you will serve him with his favorite breakfast dishes in the morning, go with him to the movie-theatre for watching his favorite movie, serve him with delicious food for lunch and dinner and make him feel pampered all through the day.

So what are your thoughts over these birthday surprise ideas for husband? I am sure you must have liked these ideas. Do try these ideas to make your hubby feel special on his day.

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3 P’s for constructing a Dream Home

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Hmm! As we all know, everyone has a desire of owning their homes. When a person possess his/ her own house, it is like a dream come true for them. I too have many dreams for my home. A year back, after a long time planning, me and my husband decided to build our own custom home, as we were not able to find any home build by contractors up to the mark and our choices and need. Before getting into construction, we made up a draft and checklists that we need and we wished for our home. It took almost a month to ponder upon the things that we should always keep in mind while construction. Here, I am going to share some tips and tricks for the ones who are thinking and planning for their own homes construction.

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  1. Planning

Before you start building your home, you should make a proper plans of budget (you have kept for your home construction) and other expenses. You must know that what you are going to do is affordable or not? Once you’ve determined you can afford to build the house you want, purchase your house plan and head to the bank to arrange for financing. Keep in mind that home construction lending is a little different than regular mortgage financing. First you’ll need a home construction line of credit that will be used to pay subcontractors and suppliers who perform work and provide supplies. Once your house is constructed, you will need a residential mortgage to pay off the construction line.
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  1. Prevention

It is a long task and requires a lot of care. Once you have get into the construction phase, you have to be vigilant enough to keep all the things accurate. As, while construction, some little happen can occur, so you should have a backup plan for them. For example, while construction, use of heavy machinery can cause damage to floors. So, use of road mats would prevent the ground inside/outside from being destroyed by heavy construction equipment that would be brought during construction.
custom home

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  1. Process

When you are done with the proper planning and have also taken the prevention measures, it’s a time to get into the process of construction. Finalize all the stuff and materials and do all the procedure of selecting the best furniture and set up and choose the lightings for the home. You can make a punch list at the end of construction that shows what needs to still be done or what needs to be repaired on the new construction. You and your partner will create this list the week before closing when you go through your final walk through. You should be taking notes every time you visit your construction site or do a walk through. The final punch list will help you to manage the final process with ease and comfort.

The above mentioned 3 P’s will help you people in the construction of your dream home, where, you have millions of dreams to spend a happy, cheerful, lavish and blissful life.

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Home Decor Ideas with Provincial Furniture

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Home Decor Provincial Style

Home décor is becoming a passion for everyone, especially women, these days. Everyone wants to be unique in his/her own manner. One wants its home to be classy, elegant and set in a pure decent style. To set up a dream house for themselves, people are following latest trends and fashions. Provincial Furniture is in trend from 17th and 18th century. It is elegant, shapely, textured, detailed and boasting an old world charm. These are the characteristics of the beautiful provincial look. Don’t mistake it for an overwhelming, heavily ornamental style. It is not. The genuine Provincial style is all about refinement, diversity and harmony and used as a way to enhance your home décor can make your guests say “oh wow” even in today’s modern era.

Home Decor Provincial

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Here I would present some unique ideas to decorate your home with provincial furniture.

  • Focus on Details

Do not mess up your décor with detailed fittings and fixtures either. A few eye-catching, accurate ones suit a Provincial style much better than having your home look as ragged out from an historic residence.

  • Keep it Simple and classy

One or two antiquities or distressed painted furniture items used as feature pieces make for a great way to style your home in Provincial charm. The catch is to mix the old with the new and keep it simple not gaudy. An antique provincial Victoria table or chest of drawers next to a modern lounger or a fashionable metal bed is one way of adding appeal without going loud and extravagant.

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  • Rustic Touch

If you love the rustic look, it’s easy to add in stuffs made from candid rustic materials into a Provincial-inspired décor. They sit well with the imperfection and quaint nature of this style as it provides room for a little vision if you love a rustic or country impact. Things such as stone, metal and timber can all be introduced. This light fitting, for example, adds colors to the décor without stealing the show. Distressed painted furniture can also make an appearance without causing offense.

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  • Pastel and soft colors

When it comes to finding the right colors for your provincial interior, choose a neutral background palette and add splashes of simple, faded colors. Taupe, ivory, sage, grey and other calm descriptions are the way to go. Such a refined color palette is set off beautifully with an ostentatious chandelier is welcome in any room of the house. They will provide relax and calm air to your home. Provincial interiors look best with pastel colors such as peach, lavender, old rose, lilac or periwinkle.

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  • Lightings and Accessories

Satisfactory lighting elements are the final touch desired to give provincial feeling to your home. You can use wrought iron brackets, table and wall lamps made of brass or other fleecy metals, crowned with glass or fabrics lampshades. Just as it is the case with colors, simplicity and old romanticism should be highlighted at all time.

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To keep a provincial touch in your home, it is necessary to think all do’s and don’ts to keep your home chic, decent and modish.

This post in partnership with Hudson Furniture