How to Install a Wall-Mounted Sink

Wall-mounted sinks have a great, modern look and make a small bathroom, especially a guest bathroom, seem less cluttered and more spacious. Fortunately, mounting a wall sink is a doable project for most DIYers.

Prep the Wall

Once you’ve safely removed the bathroom vanity, if there is one, it’s time to prep the wall for your sleek new sink.

Start by measuring the size of your new sink and determining the ideal mounting height (usually about 30 inches from the floor, but this may vary depending on your sink or preference). That should give you an estimate of the area you’ll need to support.

Carefully cut a section of the drywall away and nail in blocking–either 2x6s or 2x8s–between the wall studs. If you have a tile wall or other wall covering, you’ll have to be very cautious to only remove tile that won’t show when your sink is in place. Replace and repair your drywall before beginning the sink installation.

Install the Sink

  • If your sink contains an assembly plate, you can use it for a template to drill your guide holes. Otherwise, use the sink itself to determine where to drill.
  • Drill your guide holes for the train screws that should be included in the wall assembly sink. Make sure you use a stone drill as you drill through the tile.
  • Prepare the water, drain and pop-up assemblies on the sink.
    Place the tap in the sink and attach with safety nuts.
  • Wrap a thin line with the plumber’s spatula under the edge of the drain unit’s case, then insert it into the drain hole and press to seal it off. Install the seal and the base on the bottom. Position the opening at the drain at the back of the sink. You can install your pop-up assembly there. Tighten the fuse nut-you may need to hold the case so it doesn’t rotate with the expiration-and remove the putty of another plumber from the case.
  • Push your sink plugs through the case into position. Put your swivel rod in the opening at the drain piece and guide the rod through the end of the rinsing pot. The swivel rod contains a plastic ball that fits into the opening and serves as a base disc. Attach a mother upstairs to fix her. Your swivel bar should still be able to move up and down.
  • Insert your lift rod through the tap of the sink so it runs down next to the swivel rod. Use the spring clamp in your kit to connect the swivel rod and lift bar. The lift rod has several holes so you can put them in the right position to operate the pop-up assembly. Test the assembly by pressing the lift rod down and making sure the drain valve is actually ramped up.
  • Install the assembly plate or sink by attaching it to your block with pull screws. Screw in the first screw and make sure your sink is standing straight before using the other screws. If you’re using an assembly plate, attach your sink to the plate.
  • Install the P trap and the drain arm at your existing drain. Connect your flexible hot and cold water feed tubes from the bottom of the tap to the cordon valves in the wall. The hoses are connected to either compression nuts or extended connectors-tighten them with a wrench clockwise. Turn the handle on your cordon valves counter-clockwise and then open the tap to flush out the lines. Make sure there are no leaks in the assembly at any point and that nothing needs to be tightened.
  • Your flushing kit may contain a cladding part for the plumbing pipes. You can attach this piece with pull screws after testing the pipelines and being sure there are no leaks.

If you encounter problems installing your sink, contact a certified, professional plumber.

Secrets to Finding Cheap Kitchen Cabinets

New cabinets typically make up a significant percentage of your budget—from 30% to 50%. As long as you want the full-service kitchen cabinet package, from design and planning to delivery and installation, this may be true

But there are ways around this financial heartache. Being creative, finding the right supplier, choosing economy materials, and doing some work yourself can seriously slash your kitchen cabinet bill. As with anything else, longer lead time and greater patience level will bring down your cabinet price point commensurately.

Free or Bartered Pre-Owned Cabinets

  • Pros: By playing the freebie or barter game, you can score drastically cheap (as in, free) used cabinets.
  • Cons: You will need to transport the cabinets to your home. Plus, you may even need to remove the cabinets from the other person’s kitchen. Quality can be dicey, so be sure to carefully study photos of the cabinets and speak to the owners.

Buyers of new kitchen cabinets always have a troublesome problem: They have to dispose of the old cabinets. Sending hundreds of pounds of plywood, MDF and artificial materials to the local waste station is hardly environmentally friendly. Not only that, disposal is expensive and messy.

Often the old cupboards are still present in the kitchen. The cupboards may have been removed from the kitchen by the owner, but they clog a garage or shed. In any case, the owner wants to get rid of the cupboards. You can use that desperation to your advantage.

If you regularly check your local Craigslist For Sale/Free or For Sale sections, kitchen cabinets will invariably be turned up. Another good source is local Facebook groups or the Facebook marketplace. They find both hyper-local, neighborship-specific groups and citywide groups of people who want to sell or trade goods.

Owners of a free cabinet reward the person who meets their needs first. Criteria include: Quick responses to lighting; Promising to come soon; Loaded and dragged through yourself; And usually no drama and anger. You can even remove the cupboards from the house yourself. Please clarify this with the owner first.

If the cabinets are not in perfect condition, you have a solution. Used cabinets can be painted. High quality case paint can be expensive, but the high cost is mitigated by the low (or no) price you paid for the cupboards.

RTA (Ready to Assemble) Cabinets

  • Pros: RTA cabinets are the same quality as pre-assembled cabinets. The only exception is that you put them together at home.
  • Cons: Shipping costs can be prohibitive, due to the sheer weight of the product. If you have any problem with assembling furniture, this is not for you. RTA cabinet styles tend to be fairly traditional, so if you’re looking for modern, slab-door cabinets, you will find only slim offerings.

RTA stands for Ready to Assembling, a category of kitchen and bathroom cabinets that are mainly available through internet retailers. Once you place the order online, the cabinets are shipped to you packaged flat. Installation is easy because of the camshach locking and holding system that most manufacturers integrate.

Do you hate the idea of self-organization? Ironically, in many cases, you can buy assembly ready cabinets and pay an extra fee for the company to assemble the cabinets before shipping.

RTA will help you with shipping costs. Free shipping deals only apply to large orders, often 5,000 or more. Extras often cost more than their true value. Record players built into your cabinet cost more than if you purchase one separately and install it yourself.

Hardware bought through the switchboard manufacturer tends to be expensive. Buy your hardware, install it yourself and save money.

IKEA

  • Pros: No fly-by-night operation, IKEA is firmly established as a supplier of reputable, high-quality cabinets that often have a unique twist.
  • Cons: You must like contemporary style since this is the only style that IKEA offers. Plus, to make IKEA an inexpensive source, you must be able to transport the cabinets by yourself.

IKEA cabinets represent the confluence of factors that lead to a cost-effective cabinet: Self-assembly; Mid-density fiber plate (MDF) construction; And, above all, the ability to pick them up yourself.

In a vague sense, IKEA cabinets fall into the category of RTA cabinets as most cabinets are flat packed and need to be assembled. But IKEA deserves its own spotlight. For one thing, their cabinets have an unusually high design claim that other RTA offerings don’t offer. On the other hand, these cabinets can be bought and picked up in stationary shops.

This final distinction is crucial to costs as it will require you to avoid trying to jump through the tyre imposed by other RTA dealers by raising your purchase price high enough to accommodate free shipping to qualify. For the cost of a rental car (and possibly a local craft beer for your volunteers), you can use an entire kitchen with well-designed, fantastically cheap cupboards.

Showroom Display Cabinets

When shopping for cabinets, you pass by these things a million times and perhaps never consider that they may be just what you need. They are called kitchen cabinet displays, the type you see set up in home improvement stores, and more notably, local independent kitchen and bath design retail showrooms.

These fictional tableaux are meant to evoke a sense of what it would be like to walk through and use cabinets from major brand names. Because they are meant to show off the best that the manufacturer has to offer, display cabinets often come loaded with all kinds of bonuses, like bread-boxes, pull-outs, sliding spice racks, and more.

Finding display kitchen cabinets means persistence, leg-work, and adept social skills. But you will be rewarded for your efforts with big savings.

General Kitchen Lighting Types

In almost every room of the house, we use both general lighting and workplace lighting. A space where many of us especially want to provide both kinds of lighting in the kitchen.

Task lighting is lighting, which we use to see clearly what we are doing. Reading lights and desk lamps are two examples. General lighting is the lighting we use to illuminate the entire area, assist us in walking and find specific areas and additional light sources.

Nowadays, general lighting is usually provided by electric ceiling lights. In the kitchen, this can be one of three types-built-in lights, surface fasteners and pendant lights. Each has its pros and cons, and many kitchens have more than one type.

Recessed Lights

Built-in lights disappear into the ceiling, creating a sense of openness and space. Many people also prefer them because they seem to need to be cleaned less. You can be a good choice for these reasons, especially if your kitchen is a finished space.

However, built-in lights require enough space over the ceiling for the case to be fitted. This means that the ceiling bars limit the places where you can install a built-in light. Installing built-in lights can also be affected by installation and wiring, especially if your kitchen is located below an upstairs bathroom. And since the built-in lights are above the ceiling, they don’t illuminate wide areas. Several of them are needed to fully illuminate the average kitchen.

If your kitchen has an unfinished, insulated attic, the good news is that you can use the cheaper and easier to install built-in lights earmarked for new construction. The bad news is that there are additional challenges in installing these devices. A built-in luminous case located in an attic must be both airtight (AT) and insulation compatible (IC) so that it does not serve as exhaust air for the warm air of your home during the heating period and does not get hot enough on the outer surface to the Damage insulation that comes into contact with her. Built-in lights, which are both AT and IC, are more expensive than comparable lights where this is not the case.

From the 1980s, built-in lights became the norm for kitchen lighting. However, this changed over the past decade when people realised that the combination of ceiling breakthroughs and the greater number of lights required may make this type of lighting less efficient than surface or surface or Pendant. Since then, two trends have emerged. On the one hand, manufacturers have redesigned the built-in lights to be much more efficient. On the other hand, electricians and homeowners have left the kitchen ceiling closed and mounted the lights either under or under it.

Surface Lights

Surface lights can range from small “mushroom” fixtures that hold a single bulb to 2′ x 4′ fluorescent fixtures with multiple tubes. Because they are on the surface, there is no issue with the integrity of the ceiling, or of what’s in the space above it. Surface fixtures can also light a wide area, although a small single-bulb fixture will not cover a very large area. The area you want to cover is part of the process of choosing a fixture. Surface lights are also, in general, easier to clean than recessed lights— it’s just that the dust that collects in a recessed fixture is less visible.

Surface-mounted light fixtures were the standard choice for most general kitchen lighting from the early 20th century into the 1980s. That’s when recessed fixtures first became widely available, and took the lead for a couple of decades. Then, with a growing awareness of the greater efficiency of a closed ceiling plus the design of more attractive units, surface light fixtures started to make a comeback. Today, many people are using a combination of different fixture types to get the illumination they want where they want it while keeping the system efficient.

On the downside, while surface lights are mounted “up out of the way,” they are still visible installations on the ceiling. They tend to break up the expanse, visually, more than recessed lights do. And they do require periodic cleaning because the dust on them is visible.

Pendant Lights 

Pendant lights are really a special form of surface lighting. Their big advantage is that they bring the light to the areas where you need good visibility. For this reason, they can also be used to illuminate tasks. The sensible installation of pendant lights can provide duplicate services by, for example, illuminating a work island and the surrounding area.

As pendant lights have regained popularity in recent years, they have initially become increasingly attractive due to their efficiency. The open metal umbrellas with a single nude light bulb are still available, but so are fittings with pendants. And there are styles that range from Tiffany to postmodernism. Many people choose to incorporate at least some of these versatile headlights into their overall design.

The biggest drawback of pendant lights is the biggest advantage-they hang down from the ceiling. You can stand in the way and need to be confined to areas where people can’t move unless your kitchen has blankets more than 8ft tall. In kitchens with high ceilings, pendant lights can get the light where you need it and help lessen the sense that you’re in the bottom of a well.

Like surface lights, pendant lights need to be cleaned regularly to remove the visible dust.

Built-in lights, surface lights and pendant lights are all available in models that accommodate a wide range of incandescent bulbs. If you have a specific type of lamp (light bulb) in mind for your general kitchen lighting, such as an MR 16 halogen lamp, you need to opt for lights that need that lamp.

Styling Tricks That Make A Small Living Room Seem Larger

If your living room is cramped and cluttered, the last thing you’ll want to do is hang out there. That is, unless you trick your eye into thinking your room is bigger than it appears. It’s not magic; it’s just smart styling. Get ready to Pin all these tips and transform your small living room into a comfortable, stylish oasis.

Let The Light Pour In

If your living room has access to a ton of natural light, don’t block it out with dark curtains. Let it pour in to make the space feel more airy and open. Even if you don’t have large windows and tons of sunlight, choose lighter shades to maximize the light you do have. 

Play With Scale

Don’t be afraid to make a big statement in a small space. A lot of little things in small spaces can make the room feel cluttered. So stick to a few larger parts for comfort and one for a spotlight style. In this living room, we love how the shapeless chandelier creates contrast and intrigue.

Take Advantage Of High Ceilings

Even if you lack the area and the area, you can achieve a lot of mileage through high ceilings. To take advantage of this vertical space, accentuate tall windows with high curtains and a show-stopping wallpaper. Curtains above a window give a small room airiness and height. Maintain the design of the curtain, but use more fabric for the fullness.

Choose A Large Rug

Choosing a larger rug—even in a bold pattern—is a trick that makes a room feel bigger. Unlike smaller rugs, the large size doesn’t visually break up the floor. This can also help anchor the space and give you a good staple piece to design the rest of the room around. Corner seating can also help you get more mileage out of less surface room for a longer traditional sofa.

Paint Your Walls White

Keep walls and floors all white to brighten up the space. Large artwork on the wall is eye-catching, yet not the leastbit cluttered. That way you can make a colorful piece of furniture the focal point of the room, so it’s not like the walls are closing in on you. 

Float Your Furniture

Resist the urge to push all of your furniture up against the walls. If you create space behind the furniture, it makes the room look wider than it is.

Living Room Decorating Tips to Follow

Between entertaining and Netflix-binging, you undoubtedly spend a lot of time in your living room, and it is easily the most important room in your home when it comes to decor. A living room is often the first room we decorate and the first room we show new guests during a tour. A beautifully decorated living room both draws you in and compels you to stay. But because of the high stakes, making those big design choices can be a stressful proposition.

Though there are a few fairly obvious basics (a living room should have chairs, entertainment and provide comfort), several key steps can help you achieve a truly dreamy living space. Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’re ready for a living room makeover, these essential decor tips will guide you as you design and create a living room that’s both beautiful and functional. 

Select the Right Furniture

Whether you’re starting from scratch or renewing a space you’ve lived in for years. It’s important to check what furniture you own and whether you’re brutally honest about whether it works for your space. Renovating your living room is a great opportunity to find out what’s important to you. For example, if a gorgeous section like this one by Emily Henderson is a must, the key is to find a section suitable for space (and yes, even small spaces can make for certain areas).

If you’re holding on to a centuries-old sofa or a no longer functioning reclining chair, it’s time to let go and start fresh. The right furniture, both in terms of size and style, can create or destroy a living room.

Designate a Focal Point

The focus of your space is where people’s eyes fall when they first walk into your room. If you don’t have a natural focal point like a large fireplace or a large coat, create one with an oversized mirror, piano or extra-large artwork, as in this stunning room by Studio McGee.

Once you’ve chosen your focus, decorate the space around it to create a cohesive feel. Just be sure to pay attention to the mood that exudes your focus. For example, if you have a beautiful fireplace, a quick renovation can change the entire look of your living space and give a fresh, updated feel.

Pick Your Color Palette

Whether you’re monochromatic or want to use a few complementary colors, your color scheme is a key element for a seamless aesthetic in the living room. This eye-catching living room by nest _ twenty _ eight starts with a base of white and black, adding a touch of mustard yellow and neutral birch to keep the look harmonious. Keeping an eye on a colour palette while putting together each piece of your living room can keep your look simple and clean.

Balance Function and Beauty

This living room from My Scandinavian Home is equal parts beautiful and functional, which is essential to creating a gorgeous living room. It’s okay to want a dazzling space, but you also have to live in it—and it is important to ensure your room works not only for your tastes but also for your lifestyle.

If you need additional storage, look for attractive pieces that conceal your knickknacks while blending well with your other decor. Likewise, an ultra-stylish couch may catch the eye, but what good is it if it’s not comfortable? The most important element of a wonderfully designed living room is that it’s a place you’ll actually want to hang out in.

Pay Attention to Lighting

Dent lighting of your living room can be challenging, but can also bring the entire look together. We suggest a combination of different types of lighting, such as those seen in this room from Decorholic. These include overhead (though a living space with plenty of natural light may not require this), accent and work lighting to help you read the latest thriller.

Once you’ve decided what you need, you can focus on finding light sources that fit into your decorative scheme.

Avoid a Showroom Feel

It’s easy to rush to a big box store to decorate your living room, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But for the ultimate wow effect (and to avoid your living space mimicking a showroom) it’s important to avoid buying every piece from the same store. This gorgeously modern room from Marion WD weaves in both personality and beauty. Each piece, especially throughout the gallery wall, feels specifically selected for the space. It may take a little extra time to curate each piece from different sources, but the end result will feel much more unique and purposeful.

Kitchen Improvement Ideas You Can Get Done for Under $100

You can create a functional and inviting kitchen your entire family will enjoy without spending a fortune. The average cost of a kitchen remodel is $12,700 to $33,200. Instead of breaking the bank, get rid of that remodeling itch with these ten DIY kitchen updates, all for less than $100.

Refresh the Sink

Give your chrome sink a fresh look when you paint it. Use sandpaper and a $4 can of spray paint designed for metal to freshen up your sink for a fraction of the cost you would have to pay as a replacement. If painting isn’t your thing, upgrade the tap, a central point in your kitchen. Choose a stylish tap or design that suits your personality.

Hang a New Light

A decorative light enhance the look and feel of your kitchen, costing just $30 to $90. Choose an original, rustic or chrome light to match your existing décor or kitchen colour. Alternatively, you can add a statement floor lamp or hang battery-powered LED lamps for $8 under or in the cupboards-two smart and inexpensive ways to increase lighting and a cosier and more welcoming kitchen too Create.

Paint the Cabinets

A coat or two of paint or stain allows you to update your cabinets on a budget. Refinish all the cabinets in the kitchen with a kit for around $75, or focus only on the doors, trim, or shelves to cut costs. For best results and to maximize your time and money, spend adequate time on prep and follow these tips:

  • Thoroughly clean each surface.
  • Fill in nicks or holes with wood putty.
  • Sand the surfaces between paint or stain layers.
  • Allow the paint to dry completely.

Create a Colorful Backsplash

A splash of colour on the wall catches the eye and creates an exciting atmosphere in the kitchen. You can create a DIY ceramic backsplash for $25 per square foot or a stainless steel backsplash for $36 per square foot. You can also choose tile, adhesive or panel color. When completed, your colored or textured backsplash will be visually appealing over your sink or behind your oven.

Change Hardware

Your cabinet handles and drawer pulls may seem insignificant, but they make a big impact on your kitchen’s appearance and style. With your new hardware, a few tools and a bit of time, you’ll add personality and style to your kitchen. The average kitchen has 40 drawer pulls or knobs, so browse your local big box store for an affordable set of hardware. For fine vintage, decorative, or colorful hardware, check out local estate sales or a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Expand Storage

Customize your kitchen and maximize its space when you transform an empty wall, cluttered drawer, or unused cabinet into storage for pantry items, cookbooks, or pans. The cost of this kitchen improvement depends on the size, type, and finish of the shelving units, single shelves, pull-out trays, lazy Susans, and other storage options you choose.

Dress Up Decor

Now it’s a wonderful time to update your kitchen décor and make sure the space reflects your personality and style. For a few euros, replace worn rugs, boring curtains and collectibles you no longer love, with a new floorRuner, bright fabric curtains and beautiful artwork.

Bedroom Organizing Tips to Use Right Now

If you’re looking for tips on how to organize bedrooms, you’ll usually find a set of easy-to-understand, then performed advice that falls into one of these three categories:

Tips for organising wardrobes that pose as tips for organising bedrooms. (I have a separate list for the below). Your closet is not your entire bedroom.
Ridiculous, like using an old desk as a bedside table. what? Most people’s bedrooms aren’t big enough to have a desk (!) As a bedside table. Using a piece of furniture, which you also work on as a bedside table, is not suitable for sleeping. Her bedroom is not used to sort the mail. Unless you live in a tiny apartment and have to split your space into zones. I think your workspace should be as far away from your bedroom as possible.
Focus too much on décor and beautiful pictures rather than actual tips for organizing, undressing and maximizing the storage space in your bedroom.
These bedroom organisation tips focus on avoiding clutter, designing small spaces to tighten, and creating a quiet atmosphere in your bedroom. The following tips for organising bedrooms can be applied to bedrooms large and small.


Use the space under your bed wisely


Under the bed, the storage space is large because it is not visible, but is still very accessible. There you can only store a few items-I recommend things like wrapping paper or extra bedding in an adult bedroom and books in a nursery-or you could be strategic and get the contents of your dresser rolling under The bed to make room in your bedroom.

Here’s a guide to using underbed bearings, and I’ll include some feng shui tips in this guide.

Artwork on walls! 

Especially if you have a small bedroom, put your artwork on the wall rather than your dresser, bedside table or washing table. Keep these rooms free and your bedroom looks tighter.


Break the room down by major pieces of furniture and organize.

Disassemble the room after large pieces of furniture and arrange them.
Arrange the cupboard under the bed (remember to first organize and unravel the storage space), dressers, dressers, bedside drawers, bedside tables, bedside tables, wardrobes, wardrobes, bookshelves, bookshelves, etc.


Get your closet under control.

Even if your bedroom is immaculate and your wardrobe is no longer under control, the quiet, quiet state of the bedroom will be disrupted.

First of all, you should clean up your wardrobe, either through a full organization of the wardrobe or through a quick run in the closet.

Consider a blanket rack. 

If you have a plethora of throws and quilts that you use regularly, and you have the floor space, consider a pretty ceiling rack. This makes it possible to make the bed and get the bed ready at night ( “flip around “). You won’t be tempted to just throw everything on the floor.

The best place to find one is an antique or secondhand shop.Baskets for cushions

Baskets for pillows. 

The same applies to litter cushions. While men never do this, women-myself included-want to make the bed as comfortable as possible by using as many throwing cushions as possible. Use baskets to contain these while using the bed, peel off the bed and do the laundry.

Maintain a functional but clutter-free night table. 

Instead of importing a desk, choose a bedside table that meets your needs while taking up as little space as possible. A small dresser where you can store clothes is a great trick that many professional organisers use with customers in tight conditions. If you don’t have room for a small dresser, try a sleek bedside table with lots of drawers.

P.S. This is how you quickly organize your bedside table

Make sure you have a hamper in your bedroom. 

Either in the wardrobe, next to the wardrobe or near the wardrobe, a laundry basket helps keep your clothes in the cupboard and is not distributed throughout the bedroom.

You can choose one whose look matches your décor, or you simply use a simple basket.

Finally, a garbage pail or trash bin. 

Again, look for a small attractive bin to keep in the bedroom. Look specifically for a bucket as a large container doesn’t work, but you need a spot where you can throw handkerchiefs, scraps of paper and any other small waste that gets into your bedroom.

How to Choose an Area Rug

When dressing a room, look not at the furniture or walls, but at the floor! Sometimes a carpet is enough. A carpet can be the defining feature of a room or perform a function. No matter what reason you want a rug, there are plenty of questions to consider before buying a rug. Read our comprehensive guide to making sure you buy the best carpet for your space.

Types of Rugs


Knowing the technical language helps you to buy intelligently. These terms refer to carpet construction methods.

Toiled: Yarn pieces are punched through a base and then cut to create a smooth surface (called flor). Tofted carpets throw off more than others.


Hooked: Although it’s similar to a tufted carpet that yarn slings are pulled through a backing, the yarn isn’t cut, leaving a swung flor.


Cnotted: Yarn pieces are often tied by hand to chain fibres on a loom. It’s the most labor-intensive way to make a rug.


The braiding: Lengths of fabric, yarn or natural fibres are braided and then sewn together.


Flat woven: Often referred to as kelims or dhurries, they are woven either by hand or by machine on a loom. There is no support, so they are lighter and reversible.


Shag: Each tufted, woven or knotted carpet with a long pile of plush.

How Big Should My Rug Be?

Her furniture arrangement is as much a factor as room size. Let your room guide you to find the right carpet size for your space.

Living room: You want either all the furniture to sit comfortably on the carpet or all the front legs to be on the carpet.


Dining room: Let the chairs guide you. The carpet must be so large that the chairs remain in the chair even when pushed back from the table.


Bedrooms: The carpet should frame the bed. This means that you need 8 × 10 for a lady and 9 × 12 for a king. The front feet of the bedside tables can sit on the edge.

What If I Love A Rug That’s Too Small?

If a rug is too small, layer it. Because bigger often means more expensive, it can be tough to find the right rug in the right size (in your price range). So layer a small statement rug on top of a less-expensive one that covers more area. One popular combination is tight-weave jute or sisal (IKEA has them for less than $140) under a showpiece.

What If My Room Is Really Big?

A large, open area benefits from two or more carpets. ‘ A rug can make a statement: The breakfast table is there. Come and sit down together in this place, “said Los Angeles based designer Greg Roth of Home Front Build. If you want to cover most of the floor, leave a bare border on the wall. A good rule is to stay 6 to 14 inches away from the wall and stay in a large room at the wider end of the area.

Rugs for High-Traffic Areas

In busy areas and homes with children or pets, carpets can be seriously beaten in the area. Does your house sound? Consider these factors when buying a rug for a busy range:

Durability: Places such as entrances, stairs and corridors require a tight braid or a high numbered (100 to 150 per square inch). Hand-tufted or hand-knotted carpets can withstand the pressure. Or try nylon or wool. Avoid plant fibres (jute, hemp, sisal, bamboo) and silk as they decay slightly.


Cleanability: “Outside carpets look great and you can take them outside and squirt them off,” says Los Angeles-based interior designer Betsy Burnham. Find one made from recycled polyester or polypropylene. If you prefer natural fibres, a wool carpet with a vivid pattern also works. “I like to use the Stark Antelope series very much. It’s completely neutral and you can never find a stain, “says NYC designer Lilly Bunn.

Consider Area Rug Shapes

There is no judgment that dictates that your carpet must be a rectangle. Look for carpets of different shapes that complement the furniture and space of your home.

Furniture: A carpet should reflect the shape of the furniture that will sit on it. For example, a round dining table goes well with a round carpet. Do the same in the living room. If you have a rectangular furniture arrangement, “a rectangular carpet that encompasses the entire grouping makes the most sense,” says designer Annie Sleek, f
Ogerer by Dash & Albert.

Space: Another strategy is to let the choice of shape of your room determine. ‘ If a room is tight and long, avoid a round (or square) carpet. It alienates the corners of a room, “said Bob Margies, director of the installation of Merida Studio, maker of handmade natural fiber rugs.

How to Clean an Area Rug

The work is not over if you have opted for a carpet shape and size. Carpets in the area can get dirty quickly, so it’s important to learn how to keep them clean. Learn to remove stains and clean a rug.

Remove carpet stains: Melissa Maker, founder of YouTube channel Clean My Space, recommends combining 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1-piece liquid soap. Pat off the spot with the mixture and let it penetrate. Pat with a paper towel to pull out the stain; Rinse with water. Repeat if necessary. Make sure the carpet can be safely treated by testing a hidden area first.
Eliminate carpet smells: “A light spraying of baking soda-left for 30 minutes, then sucked up-and lifting a rug on sack horses or chairs on sunny, airy working days,” said Jim French, director at Beauvais Carpets.


Vacuum rugs: Turn your carpets regularly to make up for wear and suck weekly without a brush bar.
Refresh vintage rugs: Pro carpet restorers like Detroit Rug Restoration clean and disinfect your carpet and then send it back to you.

Tips for Landscaping with Plants

Plant rooms

Trees, shrubs, perennials and one-year-old trees are the most important building materials in any garden. Add a rim with colorful shrubs, such as hydrangeas or rhododendrons, on your patio to enclose the room a bit and make it more intimate. You will be amazed if you surround a simple shrub border.

Dental trees have the same rich effect. Crab, crepe myrtle, berry and pistachio are boldly present at any time of year, creating ever-changing living walls. Under plant trees with shade-loving shrubs, perennials and one-year-olds for more privacy.

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Craft large planting beds

Large, extensive plantations should be created when landscaping with plants. Plants scattered here and there on a front yard do little to unite the space and create a cohesive look. Instead, bring plants together in large planting beds. For example, call three wildlife shrubs to anchor a place along your property line. Add ornamental grasses and a variety of perennials among the shrubs. Close planting with a simple cut frame and spread a 3-inch-thick mulch layer over the entire room. The maintenance is simplified by the mulch and the continuous border. You create an oasis for wildlife while defining your property line.

Know your Zone

Unlike bricks, patio pavers, and garden art, plants are sensitive to location. Know your planting zone to ensure the plants you invest in have a long, healthy life in your landscape.

Plant from the ground up

A lush landscape begins on the ground. Plant low-maintenance perennials and small shrubs at the feet of large shrubs and trees to create several interesting layers. Through this interplantation, you also reduce maintenance work, as the undergrowth plants shade the soil and prevent weed seeds from sprouting. Minimize maintenance by covering the soil with a 3-inch thick layer of torn bark or other organic mulch material.

Don’t overlook winter

It’s easy to focus on the flower show of spring and summer and neglect the winter months when designing a landscape. However, this approach creates a lacklustre landscape for 4 to 6 months a year. Instead, a landscape is offered for the whole year by adding a variety of evergreen plants that add valuable colour and texture throughout the year. Look in your zone for hardy shrubs that provide winter fruits for wildlife, or have a unique winter color or texture.

Frame views

Use landscape plants to direct your eye. The view from the inside of the house to the landscape is just as important as the view from the landscape to the house or adjacent landscapes.

Consider size

When choosing trees and shrubs for your landscape, the size of the tyres is crucial. These long-lived plants are often a sizeable investment, and care should be taken to ensure that they don’t grow out of a room quickly. Plant breeders develop small varieties of tall trees and launch them every year. The same goes for shrubs. Visit the small types of wood plants for your countryside together with the staff of your local garden centre.

The Best Boho Bedding To Buy Right Now

Crisp white bedding isn’t quite your thing? Tired of seeing beds with pricomable piping duvets and ultra feminine ruffles? We hear you! For those looking to create a versatile, artistic oasis in their bedroom, there are plenty of cool and cosy options for boho beds.

You can take a DIY approach by mixing and combining prints and patterns from anywhere, or creating a sophisticated bed linen set that channels your free-spirited nature. (Yes, boho linens can also be challenging!) From funky flowers to rich colours and tons of texture. So you can add a bohemian touch to your bed.

Not So Basic White Bedding

White bedding doesn’t have to be crisp and formal. With floral embroidery and tufting, this comforter feels decidedly uncomplicated and fresh. A mix of textures is essential for a boho bedding blend. Therefore, we recommend combining this duvet with pillows and sheets of different texture and color.

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Textured, Tasseled Throw Pillows

Speaking of colours and textures-a boho bed is not complete without throw cushions that add character and life. We love this collection of Marisol cushions from Anthropologie, which is available in different shapes and different colors and details with tassels. Throw these on your bed with a mixture of firm and patterned cushions.

Printed Peacock Sheets

Arget has just launched a new in-house budget line called OpalHouse, which is rich in bohemian spirit. We’re most excited about the highly affordable collection of printed cotton percale sheets, which cost just $35 for a full-size set! The peacock print captures a boho and even a bit of exotic feeling we love, and would be so much fun with one of Opalhouse’s printed blankets.

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Yellow Floral Print Quilt

If you’re looking for a bold and cheerful take on the boho linens, we have another favourite find from OpalHouse to consider-this pretty and bright steppe blanket in marigold yellow with a continuous floral pattern and contrasting Pressure hem and edges. It’s sweet and feminine and we could see this fits perfectly with an equally bohemian rattan bed rack.

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Medallion-Print Quilt and Shams

The world market is one of our focal points for everything eclectic and bohemian. So it’s not surprising that their bed collections are all inspired by this artistic global energy. This medallion linen is a classic bohemian design and offers enough colour and seasoning so you can combine them with simple white sheets while still maintaining the desired boho vibe.