Thursday, November 28, 2013

15 Unique Christmas Tree

            

       Bring right now Christmas atmosphere in your home with a unique Christmas Tree design. Make by yourself one and impres your guests. There are no doubts, it will attract the eye of every guest.

        Here are some creative ideas to inspire you to make your own unusual DIY Christmas tree! Please share your Christmas Tree with us ;)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Baby room

                                 

     Safety should be your primary concern. Therefore think about these tips all the way through the design process.

 

  • If you have a choice between several rooms in your house for the nursery, choose the one that is closest to yours so that you don't have to walk across the house in the middle of the night.

 

  • It is recommended to put the crib close to the entrance in order to avoid different incident (tripping over toys for example) when you enter in baby room in the middle of the night. But don’t put it near the window. Remember! It is very important not to let your baby to sleep with his head near the door. Psychologists say that your child must have visual contact with the door. The child should see who enter in their room, unless he would feel unsafe and uncomfortable.

 

  • The slats of the crib must be vertical, unless your baby might use the slats for climbing out. Pay attention to the space between slats! If the space between slats is big the baby can get his or her head stuck.

 

  • Do not place any shelving above the crib, because the things on the shelves might fall onto the crib.

 

  • Consider your budget. Of course, everyone wants the best for their children. He’s a child and you have to get used to the spots on the carpet, with drawings on the walls and so on... Because of this it is not necessary to buy expensive wallpaper, carpets etc. in baby room. You should focus on buying things that are first of all functional, beautiful secondly.

 

  • Drapes are inevitable things in baby's room, because they protect the baby from bright light during sleep. But it is not necessary to hang black drape or dark one. Make sure that drape covers entire window.

 

  • Cover any electrical outlets with plastic fasteners as a safety precaution.

 

  • Don’t forget about decorating the ceiling. Your baby will spend a lot of time on his or her back, looking at the ceiling. Be sure not to hang anything from the ceiling that could fall and hurt the baby.

 

 

  • When it comes to choosing a color for your baby’s nursery, keep in mind these things: the brighter the color the more energy your baby will have. You can still use vibrant, dark and light colors, just in moderation, such as accessories.

                                               Till the next time,

                                                                       Doina

 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

How Room Colors Can Affect Your Baby

 

 


Related post: http://upgradesigner.blogspot.com/2013/01/room-colors-and-personality.html

          When it comes to choose a color for your baby’s nursery, keep in mind these things: the brighter the color the more energy your baby will have. The darker the color the more sad your baby will be. The lighter the color the less your baby’s brain will be stimulated for healthy development. You can still use vibrant, dark and light colors, just in moderation, such as accessories. Colors could affect baby’s development process, therefore choose carefully and wisely.

 

  • Red should be avoided wall to wall. You may use just pinches of this color or paint a single wall, because too much red encourages aggressive behavior and a lack of focus. Of course the psychological effects of the color red depend very much on its intensity. Bright red can make your baby feel like the walls are closing in on you.


 

  • Orange-one of the most comfortable color. It’s a bright and energetic color. But use orange in moderation as it can be over stimulating.


 

  • Subtle yellow promotes concentration, memory and emotive thoughts. However, too bright yellow can agitate a baby.


 

  • Green is one of the most recommended colors for nursery. It creates a relaxed environment where learning is enhanced. The most popular decorating color symbolizes nature. Maybe you didn’t know but green can improve vision because it’s the easiest color on the eye.


 

  • Blue is also a calming color. If you have a rather fussy baby it is recommended to paint his or her room blue (not dark blue). And if you have a child who refuses to eat, avoid blue plates!


 

  • I don’t recommend you to have a white room for your baby because studies have shown that white promote secretiveness and those babies in a white room are withdrawn, shy, and don’t develop as fast as those with colored rooms. And of course are inevitable, therefore white is not a good choice.


 

  • Pink is a feminine color and it offers calming effects. Painting your baby girls’ entire room pink may cause a bit of a princess attitude and rebel one.


 

  • Use black in moderation. You can use dark colors only in a room with big windows and lots of natural lighting. Black absorbs the light, which can make it feel heavy and overbearing.


 

  • Purple-the color of royalty. Bluish purples can be serene and calming. Reddish purples demand more attention and can dominate a room, so it should be used sparingly.


 

  • Psychological effects of the color brown are often described as reassuring, safe and stabilizing. Little boys are more apt to say that brown is one of their favorite colors.


 

  • If you want to use gray, use a warm tone and mix in some brighter colors, with colors that “pop” like pink, turquoise, or orange, it will calm the other colors down just enough. Too much gray in nursery promotes sadness and loneliness.

          My next post will contain important tips every parent should know about decorating baby's room. Therefore if you want me to reach a particular topic or you have some ideas/experience please mail me on gdoinita94@gmail.com , let me know about it and I'll take that into consideration. Thank you.

                                       Till the next time,

                                                                     Doina

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Locker decorations

       Your locker represents your personality. By getting creative and implementing some of the following ideas you can show your individual style and taste. Put inside things you love, what makes you unique and what puts you in a good mood.

       There are so many locker accessories in stores. Office supply stores sell equipment specifically for lockers, but other items from around the house work well, too. Before buying useless things ask yourself “do I really need a rug or curtains in my locker?”. Even if they look cute I think this things are unusual, sometimes even bothering.

       Really useful accessories you can buy are locker shelves. They give much more space in your locker. On this shelf you may put a handmade box with emergency products. For example you may put inside a hairbrush, parfume or a deodorant, hair ties, some napkins, maybe a cream, mints (most of schools are really strict about gum)

       “Use wallpaper in unexpected places […] A great pattern or texture in small spaces can be a prodigious twist” (Lindsay Coral Harper). Therefore try to apply colorful wallpaper on the walls of your locker. But don’t forget not to wallpaper the ventilation of your locker, because it provides for the flow of air to aid in cleanliness. You may also hang a small calendar to the locker wall. It will help you to organize better your schedule. Just make sure everything is removable, because once the year is over you will need to take it down.

       Decorate your locker with things that have a special meaning to you and it will help you have a better attitude (pictures of your friends, your family; a crazy picture to bring you a smile right before a big test). You may apply them with magnetic frames. (I have already applied such kind of frames to refrigerator)

       Mirrors are great choices, as they are practical and they add some sparkle to your locker. You can search for those mirrors that have magnetic attachments.

       There are no doubts that a board is a must-have for any locker. You can write reminders to yourself, and your friends can write notes to you on it.

Make your own chalk board:

1. Take a photo frame with glass sheet (as in image)

 

2. Paint the glass sheet with chalkboard paint

 

3. Stick it on the inside of your door. Write on it anything you want (a reminder about a test or a motivational quote etc.)

     Don’t forget to keep your locker clean! But don't be too obsessive and don't spend all your school time on making your locker look good! That can bring up issues.

                                  Be creative and enjoy yourself!

                                                                   Doina