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With New Year fast approaching, chances are life has gotten a little messy of late, what with all the excitement and seasonal get-togethers. It is also a time for fresh starts – including your love life. Whether it’s finding a new partner or reinvigorating your long-term relationship, change begins with tidying up your living space and scrubbing up your appearance. After all, a long year takes its toll on all of us, and facing the New Year is easier when you look and feel refreshed. This is the beginning of making an active change.
In general, actively seeking to look tidy and clean can affect your entire outlook and give you a positivity to carry you through the New Year. The Christmas break gives us all a little breathing space to make the changes we’d been planning to make all year but never got around to, like booking in a haircut or sprucing up our wardrobes. While none of things will actively make or break a relationship (that’s on you, we’re afraid) it can give you that boost of confidence you’ll need to approach a new interest or take the next step with your current partner.
You might also take some time to rethink your current look and make some changes. For example, 2014 was the year we reached ‘peak beard’ – and 2015 looks to be the year we’ll once again embrace the shaven visage. No one wants to be dismissed for a dodgy beard or told to remove it by a partner, so start the year by getting prepared. A good start for men would be to trim that beard into shape and face the upcoming year with neatened face fuzz, rather than a Mr Twit extravagance – after all you can always download a replacement beard from the Roald Dahl site if you really miss it.
Your surroundings will also play an important part on your outlook. A tidy living environment helps you keep a tidy and focused mind – and makes an immense difference to how your partner (or prospective partner) feels about spending time there. Plus, if you’re co-habiting, you probably already know how easy it is to bicker about even little household tasks, so a comprehensive tidying up session can actually do wonders for your relationship. Here are a few tips:
No relationship is based entirely on the state of your home or wardrobe, but by building up an all round strategy for self-improvement, you could start up or continue a relationships with renewed vigour – and face the new year with a lasting positive mind set.
There may come a time when you just suddenly get tired of your living room’s interior and would feel like you want to alter it into something more exciting. If you’re thinking of recreating and decorating your living room, trying out a different theme from most homes is a great idea for it to stand out. Since visitors would usually stay in the living room, you would want its design and ambiance to look both presentable and entertaining. To help you decide on which theme to do, here are the top 5 rare themes that would surely be loved.
If you’re fond of Hollywood movies and actors, then applying that Hollywood glam to your living room shall be a top choice. With this kind of theme, a classic atmosphere must be considered such as by first choosing a black sofa with red or gold throw pillows. Anything leather would be perfect as well.
You may also add other decors including a director’s chair, black and white pictures of yourself or of your favorite actor, and picture frames with film reel design for the border. To further embrace the Hollywood prestige, install yellow lights aside from the white ones or even put a red carpet for a more dramatic feel.
Having a jungle theme doesn’t mean a messy and a primitive living room. It can be interpreted as a tamed-like jungle where greens and animal prints would be used often for decoration. A black or white sofa is recommended while placing red, orange or green colored pillows. Growing some plants inside and putting on an animal print carpet or rug are also good ideas to feel the jungle or safari theme more.
The use of wood for all furniture would just be a right choice as well for this theme. This could also be applied for other ornaments such as lamps, side tables and picture frames. You may also put scented candles on the center table for a relaxing aura.
A beach-inspired living room would only be really impressive with a sky wallpaper on the ceiling or on the walls and sands for the ground. But if you think those would be too much, then selecting light yet fun colors may be enough.
For the main component which is the sofa, a white, blue, orange or yellow one is fit for the theme. With a light colored sofa, you may then choose a bolder color for the pillows for contrast and vice versa. Placing wooden objects, seashell decorations and plants would also be contributing factors to the beach theme.
If you’re young at heart or have kids at home who loves carnivals and such thrilling places, building a circus themed living room would be easy. You may get very creative for this theme such as by involving a lot of colors and patterns. But don’t go overboard because you won’t want your living room to look like an actual circus.
A highlight for this theme is to hang red and white stripe curtains on the windows or you could just paint those alternating colors on the walls. Your sofa, which is preferably made with a soft mattress, may be of any color since a circus is all about fun and color. But make sure that the sofa complements the color of the pillows. For the tables and picture frames, try finding a wooden majestic-like design similar to a royal one. You may also place a mirror on the wall to give a classy feel in the room.
Gothic can be turned chic and elegant instead of being scary and all dark for the living room’s setting. The color black would be used frequently but what makes this theme fashionable is the one color that would be used along with the black such as red, white, violet or whatnot.
To achieve this style, having a chandelier would be a great help or it shall be required. Keeping a mirror and picture frames with floral design or minimalistic borders are also suggested to add life.
Amid these design tips for a unique living room theme, what should also be highly considered is the comfort you and the visitors would feel while staying there. The admirable arrangement and art would be put to waste if they could not serve their purpose well. So decide on a theme that meets your personality while also offering a comfortable and interesting experience to everyone.
Julieane Hernandez is a freelance writer and a hotel and restaurant management graduate turned designer. She’s an advanced tri-athlete during weekends. She’s been in the industry for about 6 years now and She’s learned so much from all the experiences she’s been through. Follow her on twitter and google+ .
Whether you had been in a long-term relationship, or were simply a happy single not looking to meet anyone new, chances are, your home might reflect the comfortable state of mind that you were in. Living alone can lead to these comfortable bad habits, habits you’ll want to break – so it might be time to give your home an overhaul too, and make sure it’s in the best state possible. This won’t only make sure that there won’t be any embarrassment if you decide to invite any potential romantic interests back to your home, but a clean home will also have a positive impact on your mind, helping you to see things more clearly.
Luckily, if you are one of those people who feel easily overwhelmed by impending cleaning chores, there are plenty of cleaning tips available online. And to make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the most important ones.
In order for anything new to start, you will have to get rid of the old. This doesn’t only mean detaching yourself from old emotions and memories, but also getting rid of any physical items that might stand in the way of something new. This can be as simple as throwing out all those dresses that you impulse bought, but never wore, or as complex as actually going through every single room and put anything you don’t need anymore into a box. This might also involve throwing out items that remind you of your ex, so don’t underestimate this process, and stay strong. This is also a good opportunity to tidy your flat too, and make sure everything is in its designated place – make sure to use all your cupboards, not your floors, for storage.
There’s nothing nice than getting ready for a date by pampering yourself and having a nice bubble bath. Taking the time to make yourself feel good gets you into just the right mindset to meet someone new. But to get there, you might have to scrub your bathroom first – no amount of scented candles and bubbles can make up for a dirty bathroom. Use a bleach-based bathroom cleaner and a toothbrush to really clean your bathtub, and scrub those bathroom tiles until they shine. Use warm water and dish soap for the mirror, and scrub the sink with a sponge and a sink cleaning solution – your bathroom will be ready to be your personal bubble bath haven in no time!
Cooking together is a great date idea, as it allows you to really get to know the other person through a fun and relaxed activity. But if you’d like to volunteer your kitchen for the dinner date, you should make sure it’s clean and shiny to impress your date – and make the cooking process enjoyable, too, since no one likes to cook in a messy kitchen. First, make sure you’ve cleaned every single dirty dish in your house. Next, clean the kitchen sink with a sink cleaner, and all the kitchen surfaces using a sponge or cloth and a simple surface cleaner. Last but not least, make your oven shine – remove the racks and soak them in warm, soapy water, and use a kitchen cleaner for the inside of the oven. Happy scrubbing! We promise it’ll be worth it.
You’ve decluttered and tidied up your home and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom – you’re almost ready now! All that’s left is to clean all the surfaces to really make your home shine and get rid of old dust. Depending on the kind of floor you have, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from a carpet, and a dry dust mop for wooden floors or tiles. Clean your floor with a wet mop in the kitchen and bathroom, and get rid of any dust and dirt on desks and cupboards – and then you’ve done it, congratulations! All that’s left to enjoy the dating game – you deserve it.
Take one good look at your living room today, mothers and housewives. Go ahead. Just take a peek. Does it make you go “Yeah!” or “Ugh!”? If it’s the latter, it means that it’s time for a living room makeover.
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