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In designing a home, I must say, every homeowners dream of fine luxury and decors in the grandest scale. But it my opinion, whether one is decorating on a budget, achieving a cozy and pretty home is doable.
Knowing a design plan -inspiration, theme, color, structure, and a little creativeness- may work wonder in having a home worth an envy. Plus, playing with accessories can transform a simple home into something that spells elegance.
Here’s the top 5 home accessories that can beautify every home.
- Mirror. The magic that a mirror can bring to every home is a mystery no more. It can draw light to the tiniest of room. Large mirrors can transform a room to make it look spacious and brighter. Even small mirrors places in a small corner table can cast a great complimentary accessory.
- Candle. Candles are known to effect mood and enhance feeling of relaxation. In homes, lighted candles can transform the overall look of any room. Even unlit candles are by far and large the most common home accessory preferred by many homeowners. With many colors, size and designs to choose from and along with candle holders, too, homeowners can incorporate them with their design ideas.
- Teapots. Because tea drinking have been a tradition for many centuries, every homes have in some ways few teapots in their cupboards. From there, teapot design has spread quickly after many generation. It is such a sweet thought having teapot as a centerpiece especially when it holds a family’s history.
- Vases. Whether vases made from crystal, glass, and ceramic, they complement every home with its great home decor value. It adds depth to every home especially those porcelain-made vases with elaborate hand-painted designs. Vases can be just as great atop a mantle, or can be a vessel for fresh flowers or synthetic blooms. Vases are fantastic decorative accessories that are highly regarded for their elegant touch.
- Plants. More than the relaxing feeling that candles can suggest in every individual, plants can generally make a lovely accessory because it not only ease off harmful chemicals around, but it improves air circulation around every home. Plus, a single plant can effect positive mood making an individual to feel less stress. There are many variety of plants that are easily cared for indoors. Try incorporating plants as home accessory, it will make every room look fresher and natural.
I don’t know what happen with my post last night but I had trouble editing it out. Would it be my connection which runs like a tad too slow?
I did post yesterday about this sewing machine which I lovingly adopted since mom died some 9 years ago. I bought pretty nice fabric the other day and meant to start sewing them into curtains. I said, I have learned Dressmaking in high school but I am no master sewer. I only sew simple things that has simple cuts.
Yesterday morning, I already cleaned and oiled my mom’s old Singer sewing machine. This machine was seldom used now. I guess, many other hobbies, DIY’s,chores and blogging ^_^ has always kept me busy. Dust have build up on its casing , that is why oiling is important.
Never let your sewing machine un-oiled even when you are not using it. It is important to clean and drop some oil in its parts.
There are small holes in its base part where you can drop oil.
Never missed out on its foot pedal, too.
Oiling will keep your sewing machine running smoothly and be rust-free.
Do not forget also to clean out its bobbin house with a clean cloth from time to time. Doing this will make smooth stitching and threads running straight towards the fabric.
This is me in 1986, I was in high school then when I had Dressmaking as a subject (Practical Arts). As a requirement for graduation, we were tasked to finished a dress (we need to choose from casual dress, evening dress or sports wear) and wear it on our school’s fashion show.
When the dressmaking subject started, I abhor it, besides the fact that I couldn’t make the sewing machine run, pattern making is one laborious task for me to do. But painstakingly, I did both, or else, our teacher would give me a failing mark on the said subject. Mom will be furious. She was looking forward for my high school graduation.
Sorry that I haven’t had photos for that fashion shoot. I sewed a pair of shorts and a blouse. I would love to do a gown, but satin fabrics were costly. I do have this shot of bridesmaid’s gown I sewed for my niece back in 1991. As you can see, it looks like it fits me, but, zipper’s at the back was unzipped. I just like to have it fitted on me for photo opps ^_^.
I was very thankful that I have learned how to sew. I have made quite few items for my kids, saving me more, because RTW’s cost much. When the kids grew up, and thus, prices for fabrics/textiles soared up, too. I have since stopped sewing things for them, except for PJ’s which I periodically made including some for nephews and nieces…
Here, in our house, I have done simple curtains, pillowcases, sheered bed covers. This is my latest project, again, a salvaged curtain. I have no budget for expensive fabrics. I would just buy whatever’s cheaper and something that I would mix and match for the window.
But, yesterday, me and my SIL went bargain hunting and luckily I did find some to my liking. This fabric was on sale for $3/yard. I instantly fell in love with the pattern and the contrasting colors of old rose, gold and gray. Can’t wait for my sewing machine up and running…
But, but…when shall it be? When blogging always gets in the way ^_^. More hands, please…or more time???
I am excited to start the curtains. Have already oiled my mom’s old sewing machine…have transferred this machine to my place since mom passed away…
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