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October 13, 2016

Throwing a halloween party for kids is one thing. Throwing a spooky halloween party for adults is another thing entirely! If you want to make this party fun for adults, you really need to go all out and make sure your bases are covered. Here’s what you need to do:

Decide Where To Throw Your Party

Where to throw your party is very important. Would you rather have it in a venue outside of your home? This could mean you can invite more people, and you won’t need to worry about your belongings getting broken or damaged in any way. However, having it at home is usually easier and a little more intimate. It all depends on the kind of party you’d like to have.

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Send Out Invites ASAP

Make sure you send out your invites ASAP. Some people have work and other commitments, which could stop them from attending if you don’t tell them about it early enough. Make sure you include what they should wear, where it is, and other important info. Choose a design that suits the mood of your party. Somewhere like Invitation Box could inspire you when it comes to design.

Come Up With Your Own Halloween Cocktail And Punch Bowl

As this is an adult halloween party, make sure you have your own halloween cocktail. You could choose something reminiscent of Snow White’s poisoned apple, or make your own. You could even have an acid green punch bowl. Make sure there’s plenty to go around and they go with the theme of the night.

Make Crowd Pleasing Snacks

You don’t need to feed your guests a sit down meal. You could simply create a few crowd pleasing snacks to keep everybody going. Have a mix of sweet and salty foods so that everybody can find something they like. You don’t necessarily need to make the food look gross either! There are lots of ideas online for you to use.

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Watch The Scariest Film You Can Find

Why not watch the scariest film you can find? You’ll all feel much braver if you’re together. Even if you don’t watch it properly, it could make a good background for your party. If you don’t want to do that, at least make sure you have a halloween playlist.

Consider A Murder Mystery

Murder mysteries could be a good way to give your halloween party more of a theme. You basically play it like one big game. You show up in character, and don’t get out of character all night. Different murder mysteries have different rules and things, so make sure you find the right one for you.

Set The Tone With Your Lighting And Decor

Use your lighting and decor to make an impact on your guests. Using traditional candles in old wine bottles looks great. You don’t need to paint everywhere orange. You can have a demure black and white theme, and include some metallic elements for a glamorous feel. You don’t necessarily need to spend much on decor if everything else is in place.

October 12, 2016

Like any form of art, interior design is constantly in a state of flux. Fashions come and go, and the whole discipline moves forward. Here we’re going to investigate how interior design might change next year. Let’s find out.

We’re Going To Have A Break From Plain White Bedsheets

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Up until recently, the fashion was to only use plain white bedsheets. But thanks to particularly adventurous designers, that’s all about to change. The fashion going forward will be to replace plain white sheets with many different patterned fabrics. Expect to see a lot more floral, spots, checkers, and dots. And also, a bunch of new patterns that you haven’t see before.

Pendants Will Take Over Your Lighting

Is the era of the chandelier dead? Perhaps. Now designers are moving onto the world of pendant lighting. Pendants, like chandeliers, are highly customizable. But they feel more at home in any room, unlike chandeliers. Pendants are designed to make a statement in any home, with their fake, LED candles and their long hanging chains. Time for an upgrade?

Pedestals Make A Comeback

Pedestals used to be a big thing among the aristocracy. It was a place for them to perch their priceless ornaments and heirlooms. But since then, pedestals have been in the wilderness. Now, however, they’re back, and cheekier than ever before. In 2017, we’re going to see pedestals become a mainstay of any interior design company looking to create an impact. Going forward, designers will use pedestals to exhibit modern sculpture, plants, and even pets.

Desks Are Back

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It’s interesting how technology defines how we design our homes. With the rise in iPhones, tablets, and Macbooks, people migrated away from their desks. Why bother using a desk when you could just do your work while lounging on your bed? But going into 2017, we’re likely going to return to the world of desks propped up in corners in people’s rooms. That’s not to say that desks are going to return in their familiar form – to the contrary. Desks next year will be glammed and glossed to the max. No, they probably won’t make you any more productive. But they will surely make you more stylish.

Grandma’s Tableware Returns

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Do you remember what it was like to go round to grandma’s house? The table was always traditionally laid with footed bowls and gravy boats. Well, it turns out that grandma was right in her choices. The gravy boat really is a useful item, and it really should be a part of any fully decorated table. Today’s fruit bowls and gravy jugs are a little more stylish. But one can’t help but see the influence of the 1950s and 1960s seeping in.

More Metal

In 2017, designers are going to start feeling a strong urge to increase bling. Next year, we’re going to see more metallic panels cropping up inside people’s homes. The actual metal doesn’t appear to matter all that much. Copper, gold, tin, silver – they’re all viable in today’s blinged up homes. Call it the Kanye West effect, but bling looks as if it is here to stay.

October 10, 2016

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There is a perennial decorating favorite of many interior designers, and that is opting for wood flooring over other materials. Wood flooring guaranteed a feeling of space and adds a timeless quality to each room you use it in. Today we’re going to take a look at the benefits of choosing wood flooring for your house.

1.)  Timeless and Durable

One of the great benefits of choosing wood flooring is that it will always look classic. Whether you opt for light or dark gray, natural browns or deep mochas, the look when laid is ageless. The material is also durable meaning your flooring will last for decades. Over a number of years, carpet gets tired and worn. But wood just gets better with age.

2.) Aesthetically Pleasing

We’ve already talked about the timeless quality of wood flooring, but let’s go one step further and say how aesthetically pleasing it is. For example, if you take a look at engineered timber flooring by Carpet One you’ll see how all the different color choices can bring a stylish look to your house. Wood floors work well in period style homes but equally as well in rustic cottages It can add character to each and every room. Wood can give a hip edge to industrial style homes and lofts and add a contemporary feel to traditional homes. It gives a boutique hotel style feel to bedrooms and a classic feel to kitchens. They look super chic in bathrooms and just as elegant in living areas.

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3.)  Hygienic and Easy To Clean

Wood flooring is a good choice in the home if you have pets or share your space with allergy sufferers, Carpet can trap in dust mites, dander, and dust. Whereas wood flooring is much more hygienic. It also eliminates any of the odors that carpet traps. Simply give your wood floor a polish and your whole room will smell fresh. This type of material is also easy to clean. A quick brush and a sweep and you’re done. And if you get mud or food spillages on wood it’s much easier to wash away than on carpet.

4.)  Environmentally Friendly

Wood flooring is also environmentally friendly as long as you choose the right supplier. Sustainable forest management means wood can be harvested without serious impact on the environment. Wood floorings also use less water and energy to make than other flooring choices. And is a renewable, biodegradable, natural, re-useable material. When you decide to switch your wood floor, it can be recycled or burned for fuel. Wood is also known as being carbon neutral. This means that as it grows it producing oxygen, and as it is used it stores carbon. All good for the environment.

Wood flooring is a great choice for your home interior if you want something that makes an impact and will always stay stylish. Beautiful solid wood can also increase the value of your property. And if you do want the added luxury of soft material under your feet you can always add a sumptuous silk rug as the perfect contrast.

October 4, 2016

You’ve spent months planning your wedding day, so it’s understandable to want to look your best. This is your big day, your time to shine. Every bride wants to look and feel incredible on their wedding day. Once you’ve sorted the venue and bought the dress, it’s time to pay attention to the details. Here are some essential extras that will make all the difference when you walk down the aisle.


When you’re planning your wedding day look, don’t just think about your dress and shoes. You may not need any accessories, but jewellery is often a winning addition. Think about the style of your dress, and what kinds of pieces would complement it best. If you’ve gone for a classic, minimalist look, you can use jewellery to add interest and make your look more unique. If you’ve gone for a statement dress, understated jewels can finish the look off perfectly. When you go to your fittings, try some options on with your dress, and see what you think. Necklaces tend to work best with strapless dresses. If you’ve got detail around the neck, go for simple earrings or a plain bangle.

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Hair and makeup

Most brides prioritise the dress when they think about what they want to look like on their wedding day. The dress is incredibly important. But you’ll also need to think about your hair and makeup. You want to look and feel a million dollars and professional hair and makeup artists can help you make this dream come true. In the run-up to your special day, organise some trials. It’s always a good idea to try different options and styles. Read some magazines and look online for ideas. If you see styles you like, take the cuttings with you. If you plan to wear a veil, a tiara, a band or floral crown, for example, let your hairdresser know. You’ll need to make sure that your hair can support the weight of any accessories you choose. It may be a good idea to take the pieces with you to a trial so that you can see how it will work together.

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There’s no other day in your life when it’s more important to choose the right underwear. You want to feel confident and comfortable in what you’re wearing. The lingerie you choose may depend on the style of your dress. You may need a strapless or backless bra, for example. Before you make a final decision, try and take a similar style along to a fitting with you. This will enable you to see how the shape and fit works. Once you know what you want, take a trip to the shops or browse styles by brands like b tempted underwear online.

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On your wedding day, you want everything to be perfect. Of course, it’s essential to find the dress of your dreams. But don’t forget the little things. Accessories, beautiful underwear, and stunning hair and makeup will ensure you look your best on your big day.

September 29, 2016

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We all have our dream houses. In our minds we’d picture how the rooms, living rooms, and garden would look like. We’d like our houses to reflect our personality and would definitely want a say on every nook and cranny so that all our wants and specifications will be met. If we can spend as much money as we can, then it’s best to hire the services of interior designers, architects, and other professionals. If we do so, the result will be a beautiful house that’s well built and furnished with furniture and fixtures that blend and look well together at the same time fully functional.

Let’s not neglect our bathrooms and kitchens though. For bathroom sinks and fixtures, kitchen, and other consumer-friendly products of high quality, always rely on Plumbtile. This family owned business is the leader in the decorative plumbing marketplace, offering innovative customer-friendly products and superb service at competitive prices. Visit their website and you’ll see the very latest in plumbing fixtures, accessories, door and cabinet hardware, ceramic tile, stones etc. Plumbtile has more than 750,000 brand name products.

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Customers won’t have a hard time shopping because they can do so by category or by brand. Get to see products that reflect elegance, luxury, quality, and functionality under the categories of Bath; Kitchen and Bar; Knobs and Pulls; Glass, Tile and Stone; and Lighting. For those who want to shop by brand, Plumbtile features the largest collection of premium brand names available for kitchen and bath remodel like Abstract Designs, American Universal, Danze, Classic Brass, Grohe, Jeffrey Court, Hot Knobs, Five Elements, Modern Objects, Paul Decorative, Vola, Sonia, Terra Designs and a lot more. They likewise have a collection of Huntington Brass fixtures.

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September 28, 2016

We all know that a good night’s sleep is very important. It can help us feel energetic throughout the day, and can stop us from getting grouchy at people! But there are actually loads of other fantastic benefits as well. Want to learn more about why you need to get your seven hours of sleep each night? Read on to find out all about the amazing benefits of a good night’s sleep!

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Improves Memory

You will find that if you continually sleep well, your memory will improve. That is because your mind is very busy when you are catching some shuteye. It is helping you to strengthen your memories while you are asleep. Not only that, though, but it also goes over new skills you have learnt and practices them in your mind! So if you want to improve your memory skills or learn a new skill, make sure you are getting enough sleep each night!

Lose Weight

Research shows that sleeping well can also help you lose weight. And those who get enough sleep each night find it harder to put on weight. When you don’t sleep enough, your body gets hungrier throughout the day. So if you sleep well at night, you will find that you are less likely to snack and overeat throughout the day. Sleep can also help to increase your body’s metabolism.

Improves Your Mood

If you are comfortable at night, you will sleep for longer. This can help to improve your mood and you will feel a whole lot less irritable. Want to know how to get super comfy during the night? You could find more information at websites with a memory foam mattresses guidebook.

You’ll Live Longer

A lot of studies show that those who have regularly interrupted sleep have shorter life spans. But, this is also the case for those who sleep too much. There are some signs that show too much sleep shorten an individual’s life. So it is very important that you get this balance just right. Most people require between six and eight hours of sleep each night.

Less Stress

Sleep is one of the best ways to combat stress. Those who have plenty of sleep regularly have a lot lower levels of stress. And this has its own benefits. Individuals who are a lot less stressed have better-controlled blood pressure and cholesterol levels. All in all, this has a great effect on your heart health. If your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are in check, then you aren’t at risk of suffering from cardiac disease.

Prevent Depression

Other studies show that those who get plenty of sleep are a lot less likely to be stressed. It can also help individuals to control their anxiety as well. By getting plenty of sleep, you are ensuring that your emotions remain very stable.

So, as you can see, there are a whole bunch of reasons why you need to be getting plenty of sleep. Just think of it as a great excuse to sleep in more!