There’s no place like home. 

The phrase has always been true, but especially in the last six months. What used to be a place to return to after a long day now serves multiple purposes to people all day, every day. The home is now an office, school, restaurant, gym, playroom and more. 

And with most people around the world spending significantly more time in their homes than ever before, change has inevitably occurred. 

Spending so much time at home leaves people to look at their homes and want to make changes. Research has found that 70% of Americans have completed a home improvement project during the pandemic, with more projects planned for 2021. Consequently, sales and stock prices for companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Sherwin Williams have seen tremendous growth in recent months. 

Home design changes and improvements have long been linked to pandemics. In fact, the

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According to the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), India’s handicraft sector could suffer a pandemic-related loss of up to Rs.10,000 crore. The lockdown has triggered order cancellations and reduced marketing opportunities, leaving artisans in a particularly challenging situation. While movements, such as #CreativeDignity, have been working to bring relief and rehabilitation to these communities, the largely decentralized sector is also in need of a rejuvenation to align with the changing times.

“One result of worldwide social distancing will be a major increase in online retail buying. However, few craftspeople have the technical and economic resources or know-how to go online. Those of us in the craft sector have to equip ourselves to help them,” explains Laila Tyabji, chairperson and founder member of NGO Dastkar.

We chatted with 10 craft-centric home decor brands and marketing platforms to understand work has been like in lockdown, how they have adapted processes during

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 Even if you don’t live in a period home, traditional bathroom ideas, are always so inspiring and can definitely be recreated even in a contemporary space. Classic bathroom designs are just always charming and welcoming – so we have rounded up some ideas to get you inspired.  Whether you are designing a traditional bathroom from scratch or just looking to add some period bathroom touches to your space, here is our selection of traditional bathroom ideas. 

Find more inspiration on our bathroom ideas page.

1. Make a feature of bathroom windows 



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In a space with stand out original features – a beautiful stained glass window for example – opt for a light and neutral scheme. It’s an easy and effective way to make a traditional bathroom feel bright and spacious, while ensuring that an incredible

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“Home” means so much more these days. It’s not just where you lay your head at night — it’s also your office, movie theatre, Zoom conference room, and spa. And since you’re spending so much time there, it might be worth investing in a few of these 43 products that make your home nicer.

Take your couch, for example. This heretofore humble piece of furniture has become something of a workhorse, acting as a breakfast nook, “desk”, and, of course, your nap pod. Give it an upgrade with some faux fur throw pillow covers that feel super luxe (and so cozy) and this throw blanket that you’ll want to wrap up in at the end of a stressful day. I’ve also included some practical solutions, like a computer monitor stand that elevates the screen so your neck isn’t crunched over in your home office (ouch) and sleek storage bins that

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Think embroidery is old-fashioned? Here’s why needlecrafts, crewel, and other nifty stitches are making a comeback, and how to decorate your home with them.

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Needle crafts may seem like a throwback to the Victorian era—and pretty much the exact opposite of the way you’d like to decorate your home today. But we’re here to tell you that embroidery, crewelwork, and other nifty stitches are worth investigating again.

These looks are actually making a resurgence in part because people are getting tired of mass-produced, big-box home decor that has been dominating the market.


“Needlework shows more personality, less uniformity, and it matches the hot trend of self-expression,” says Drew Henry of Design Dudes.

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Bathrooms are like a sanctuary for relaxation and solitude. So, you might have a beautiful home but your taste could be questionable if you do not have an equally well-designed bathroom. You want to feel refreshed when you step out of your bathroom and for that you require a revitalising ambiance. We have mentioned below some ways that would help you accessorise your bathroom with a sprinkle of elegance. 

4 Simple Ways To Accessorise Your Bathroom

1. Simplicity is the key

It’s extremely simple to get overpowered with subtleties. Your focus shouldn’t be on elaborate designs and expensive pieces, rather concentrate on the little things that draw your attention when someone first enters your bathroom. 

  • First and foremost, ensure that your bathroom always smells nice. Place some pleasantly scented candles on a shelf, use fragrant essential oils or, use an automatic air freshener. 
  • Consider adding a beautiful rug on your
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Want to decorate with French tapestries that will transform your home with totally wonderful effect?
Then use the tips here on how to transform any room to one that you will fall in love with.
You can also read my post about the different types of French tapestries here for even more ideas.
If you love to add a touch of class that is unique to French home decor, then have a look at these 7 French tapestry ideas to get you started.
And we’ll also have a look at some interesting facts about the Gobelins as well.
To see the huge variety of French tapestries, see this page here for all in this category.
Let’s get started!

1. Turn your room into a French palace window or balcony opening

Castles and palaces shows off the elegant and distinctive look and feel of French decor.
Their architecture is grand

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Sure, the ever-functional bathroom is sometimes swept aside in favor of decorating more grandiose rooms. But your bathroom doesn’t have to be boring! It’s the little details that count, so we’ve rounded up seven easy DIY updates for every part of the room, from the walls down to the bottom of your vanity. They’re also inexpensive and quick—you can complete some of these projects in a day. Dust off your tools this weekend and make your bathroom look its best.

 

Pick out new paint

Pick out new paint.

A new color scheme instantly changes the mood of a room. It’s important to use color carefully in a bathroom, since a color choice can easily overwhelm what is often one of the smallest rooms in a house. Pale blues, greens and grays are popular picks for their calming, spa-like qualities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deck the walls with art.

Just because a bathroom is functional doesn’t mean it can’t

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It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home. That’s because for many families, it’s where you spend most of your time – whether it’s preparing meals, doing homework or chatting over a cup of coffee.

Kitchens are not just for cooking anymore. With the increasing busyness of family life and the popularity of open concept floor plans, the kitchen has slowly become the new living room. But if your kitchen is starting to feel outdated, it may not be your favorite place to spend time.

According to Home Advisor, the average cost of a kitchen remodel is more than $20,000. But luckily, there are some easy – and affordable – ways to give your old kitchen a fresh new look.Here are 8 tips to spruce up your kitchen without breaking the bank: 

  1. Paint your cabinets. You don’t have to completely replace all of the
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Dryer lint should be collected after each load of laundry to prevent a fire hazard. Here are some good uses for that debris in your garden and yard!

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When dryer lint piles up, it can become a fire hazard. In fact, 34 percent of home dryer fires are caused by failing to clean out the dryer, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. But before you toss that dryer lint, consider using it for one of these purposes.

  1. Start a fire. Dryer lint is flammable, which is why we’re urged to clean out the trap after each load of laundry. Collect it in a sealed jar to use as tinder the next time you start a fire in your backyard fire pit. For a self-contained fire starter, stuff cardboard toilet
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