Tips to eliminate common pests from the house

Are you tired of having to fight against the ants and mites that invade your house? Can not stand any more chemicals for eradication? In this article we propose some simple tricks and habits of life to eliminate domestic and undesirable pests.

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How to remove mites

Mites are generally responsible for many allergies. They are settling in beds, curtains, carpets or rugs. Not to be afraid, it is worth knowing that up to 2 million mites can be counted on a mattress.

  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter and wash carpets at least 2 times a year.
  • Try to decrease moisture and fungi, and do not overheat the house.
  • Change bed sheets every week.
  • Do not set potted plants in the bedroom.
  • Avoid double curtains as much as possible.

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The best sofas for small spaces

Is it possible to decorate mini apartments and flats without giving up style and comfort? Yes you can. Here we mention some secrets that can help you when choosing main furniture and with great protagonism, as is the case of the sofa.

We explain how to choose the perfect sofa considering your type of living room. And all this, without having to give up comfort and style. Take a seat and enjoy the best sofas for small spaces.

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Sofas in light colors

The first thing to keep in mind when choosing the sofa is the color. Remember that the light colors bring luminosity, which allows gaining amplitude. While dark tones absorb light, this makes the spaces appear smaller than they actually are. Read More

5 tips for a new look in your home full of simplicity and romance

It is always possible to get a new breathe in our homes and what better way to achieve it than with unexpected mixtures that break with the every day, with the normal and the known. Vases, sofas, cushions, vases in colors of dusty tones, pictures with natural images, chairs, textiles in sober colors, light and luminous and endless elements that you can find to convert and redefine a space, almost a sanctuary, naturality, simplicity and romanticism.

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Here are 5 key tips:

1. All in order!

The order is vital in the spaces, plus it makes everything look good and perfect, stabilizes the mind, everything flows more easily and improves your mood. To keep everything in order, you can opt for organizers full of design and colors that give your space the liveliness of nature. Read More

Common mistakes when painting wooden furniture

It is increasingly common to give new life to old wooden or disused furniture. This work is usually done by changing the color, placing new handles, decorating certain areas, etc.

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When we have to paint wooden furniture, many times we make common mistakes that can be solved if previously we have them in mind. So then we’ll see what these frequent mistakes are.

The most common mistakes when painting wooden furniture

Sanding the furniture

If we want to paint wooden furniture it is essential to sand the surface well. One of the most common mistakes is not to sand enough. And sometimes the proper sandpaper is not used. Therefore, this first step is essential to do it properly. Read More

Balconies, a space to discover!

Cities are growing more and more vertically. And it is precisely the lack of space in the challenge that has the small apartments to create terraces or balconies that offer sufficient outdoor space for people.

An atmosphere full of light, air and very good view; these are enough reasons to contemplate this place as an essential part of our home, take advantage of the fact that we have a balcony and decorate it to our liking and take full advantage of it.

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The areas on the balconies or terraces, talking about measures, as always vary. The materials and shapes of these are predetermined by the design of the building. No matter how much space you have, there is always a way to locate a chair or a table, where you can sit and enjoy the view.

Take advantage of this incredible space to make your own garden. Locates plants with pots of different designs, heights, and vertical gardens. It benefits, it is a habitat conducive to the growth and development of these. Add wood items, either on a table or chair.

The lighting of the space is also vital. Because it is a very pleasant place to be at night, drink a few drinks and relax looking at the city skyline, it is ideal to place some lamps hanging on the walls. This type of lighting is very fashionable and mixes well with home decor.

A great idea to save space and get the most out of the areas is to create fixed furniture. In a corner of the balcony, a space of furniture in L shape, which is usually made of wood with pillows or blankets to sit on.

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Have the classic crystal table in iron with a good chairs, which is always a success; you can also immerse yourself in even more different ideas, hang the bike in this space, the classic hammock that has forgotten a bit, colors, materials, tapes …

Finally, look what your balcony offers and according to it, go for it to decorate it under your own ideas.

Your dining table: Rectangular or round?

Dining tables are daily protagonists of important family moments, such as meals or meetings; however, at the time of choosing it is not clear what the ideal table for your space is.

Beyond if you like round or rectangular dining tables, the reason of its shape also responds to the type of space in which it can be located.

When you are going to buy your dining table the first thing that you should ask yourself is which position you will install it, that is to say, with what space it counts: does a vertical dining table fit in your space? Is it too narrow with a round dining table? Such questions should be asked when you choose.

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If you choose a round table, keep in mind that it steals all the space because everything revolves around them and therefore need a large space to look good and not saturated within the place.

There is nothing more uncomfortable than being at a dinner party and not having to leave your chair as many times as you want, so think about it very well. Read More

5 common mistakes in decorating shelves and how to fix them

Shelves tend to be often the centerpiece decoration, are always in sight, so you must first, keep them always in order and with the right elements. It is not good to saturate them or to waste space. First of all, select what you think you should go in space, according to the location of the shelf, whether it is in the bedroom or in another space, and then try these ways to decorate your shelves look beautiful, neat and stylish.

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1.Organized by groups

Error: Put several elements together in order to display a little of each of your tastes, without following an order or a decoration plan.

Solution: One of the best ways to accommodate your house, your closet and even your shelves, organize everything by groups or categories, so the job will be easier. For example, if you have a collection of encyclopedia, of any piece, perfect. It does not matter if they are in different sizes or colors as long as they are grouped together. Read More

5 rules to follow to decorate with color

Sometimes, to achieve a great change in the decoration of our houses, with a touch of color it will be sufficient.

But this attempt could be disastrous if we do not know how to do it properly. To avoid any mistakes, keep in mind these 5 rules that you must follow to decorate with color properly.

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1. If it’s your first time using color, go slow. Seeing the chromatic palette at the paint site can be overwhelming. If you are first in painting section, avoid strong tones and avoid using the color in large quantities. Start with a single wall and see how you feel. Inspire yourself with shades that catch your eye to reference images and let yourself be guided by your instincts. Read More

Ideas for Decorating the Kitchen

One of the rooms that can generate more doubts when giving a face to our home is the kitchen. The decoration of kitchens is an art and there are many elements that must be taken into account when decorating the kitchen in a way that is functional without losing in beauty and style.

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If you are thinking of completely remodeling the kitchen of your house, in this article we explain everything you need to know to end up having the kitchen of your dreams, are you ready?

Large Kitchens vs. Small Kitchen Decorating

When designing the new kitchen, it is not the same consider a decoration large kitchen that a small kitchen decoration. Read More

Six tips to protect plants and shrubs from Frost

The intense cold of winter can have devastating consequences on outdoor plants, whether grown in pot or garden soil. But there are ways to protect the specimens or at least mitigate the effects of low temperatures. This article offers some of the main techniques to prevent plants from being harmed or even dies from intense colds, such as coating them with plastic, reducing irrigation, grouping the specimens to create microclimates and placing padding on the garden floor.

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Protection for plants to withstand the cold

The winter cold, especially when temperatures drop below zero degrees, affect can cause death of the plants. But not only damage to living beings, but that can also break the flowerpots. This is because, when frozen, the water retained in the containers expands its size. To avoid these negative consequences during the coldest time of the year, some recommendations, such as those listed below, should be kept in mind. Read More