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5 Easy Ways to Beautify Your Home for Eid Al Adha 2018

The Eid holidays are almost upon us once again!

And if you’re welcoming family and friends into your home, we’ve got creative home décor ideas that you can do without breaking a sweat.

1) Showcase handcrafted décor and details – Whether you’re into DIY or not, adding small details that you’ve made with your very own hands adds something extra special to your home décor.

Hand-painted pillows and frames, folded paper flowers, or hanging wall and ceiling lanterns are just a few that you can try!

2) Say your greetings in an artistic way – Greet your guests with a creative “Eid Mubarak.” Cut out letters and hang them up. Design and make your own greeting cards. Spell Eid Mubarak with fairy LED lights.

There are limitless ways to say Eid Mubarak artistically – all you have to do is let your creative juices flow!

3) Add traditional decorative items – Eid holiday celebrations are also an appreciation of Islamic culture. Sprinkle some star and moon accents to your living room and dining room, or foyer and hallway, for a cultural and festive atmosphere.

Traditional carpets, colourful and patterned plates, and silk handstitched pillows are other beautiful interior elements you can add to your home.

4) Play with lights to set the mood – The lighting in your home can help enhance the mood and ambiance of your place. Brighten up conversations in the room by adding Moroccan lamps in your living area. For a contemporary touch, some creative string lights or light balls can do the trick.

5) Make your dinner table the highlight of the event – Take special care with your dining table arrangement. Whatever you’re serving to your guests, they will enjoy it even better with a well-thought table arrangement. From adding vibrant silk table runners, to traditional tea pots and table lamps, you can transform a simple Eid dinner to an unforgettable affair.

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4 Smart Furniture for Saving Huge Space at Home


The era of big bulky furniture has long come and gone. Even with the luxury of space, most people now prefer sleek and seamlessly designed furniture that does not occupy too much space.

If you’re on the hunt for such furniture, or if you would like to build your own, here are some great examples of smartly designed furniture that will help you save lots of space at home.

1 – Beds with built-in storage

Imagine all the floor space that your bed occupies in your room – and how many items you can still fit in that area! And you don’t have to just chuck in your things under your bed anymore. Beds with built-in storage space are designed to provide proper organisation for your stuff, so they’re not placed haphazardly.

From spare comforters, blankets and pillows, to seasonal clothes like bulky coats and thermal jackets, your bed can now hold them all – smartly!

2 – Stairs with shelves or storage space underneath

Have you ever seen Harry Potter’s room under the stairs of the Dursley’s family home? Well, that’s a good example of utilising space under your stairs, although you shouldn’t really put a kid to live in there. You can transform the space under your stairs into a coatroom, hidden shoe rack, or storage space for cleaning items such as vacuum, duster, mop, etc.

Some creative inspirations even take it further – by transforming the steps of the stairs into pull-out drawers!

3 – Pull out pantry cabinet

Pull out pantry cabinets are one of the brightest storage ideas in the modern world. They don’t use up a large amount of space, but they offer A LOT of storage space for all your pantry items. Most of these are designed to be inconspicuous, so if you’re concerned about the aesthetics of your kitchen, this is perfect for you.

You can use it as your spice rack and storage for dry food items such as oats, cereals, cookies, wine, tea, peanut butter, chia seeds, honey, condiments and more!

4 – Multi-purpose furniture

Beds that transform into sofas. Bunk beds that have built-in study tables for kids. Coffee tables that double as office desks at home. Sofas that turn into dining tables. The list goes on!

Not only are these ingenious, but they also allow you to save space and money in the long run. Because you no longer need to buy two to three furniture pieces to serve different purposes. Now, you can opt for a single piece of furniture that serves various purposes!

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6 Trash Finds that You Can Upcycle to Beautiful Wall Shelves


From trash to treasure – that is the concept of upcycling or repurposing, a lifestyle trend that has gained movement across the world, including Dubai. The trick is to find items that would most likely end up in garbage by now and refurbishing them to serve a new purpose or function.

If you’ve been looking to dispose of some items in your home, while wanting to add more space, here are six cool upcycling trends you might want to join.

1 – Cabinet & dresser drawers

Old drawers from a cabinet or a dresser that you’re no longer using can still be salvaged. You can keep their rustic look or you can repaint them to give them a brand new look.

2 – Stack of crates and pallets

Most of the time, a stack of pallets and crates just end up in the dump. But a dash of creativity, coupled with time and effort, can transform these into artsy wall shelves that look great and give you more space to showcase your picture frames, mugs, and other collectibles.

 

3 – Cheese & wine boxes

Don’t throw away your cheese and wine boxes just yet. With a little bit of artistic touch, you can give new life to these items. Instead of buying a new shelf, you can add a strap to your wine or cheese box and instantly make your own! This can house your scent candles, small picture frames or that mason jar with pretty flowers.

4 – Door & window panels

Have you installed a new door or windows? You might be wondering what to do with your old ones. Here’s a pro tip: Scratch away their surface to smoothen it, paint them and hang them onto your wall. Door and window panels make for a great focal piece in any living space, while giving you that extra space to showcase decorative items in your home.

5 – Bed frame & old furniture

If your old bed frame has been sitting in storage for a while now, you can spruce it up and turn it into an eye-catching book or wall shelf instead. This project can also be applied on any old furniture you might have – you just need to let your imagination be free!

6 – Plumbing copper pipes, old suitcases, wooden tree branches

Copper pipes, plumbing fixtures, old suitcases and even wooden branches can be transformed into stunning wall shelves and book cases! All you need is to think outside of the box and work with what you have.Need more inspiration? We’ve seen outrageous repurposing projects that transformed a whole boat, a set of skateboards, a piano and a guitar into beautifully decorated smart storage spaces.