5 Interior Decoration Secrets for the Novice

If you are facing an interior decoration project but have very little experience, or perhaps skill, in this area, it is important to do as much reading as possible. As, the more you learn, the easier the process will be in the long run. So, overall, here are some good ideas to help any novice pick up some interior decoration skills with very little effort.

1 – DIY Isn’t All Bad

Doing it yourself is something which a lot of media makes fun of or makes out to be very difficult. But, is it actually? Probably not as much as you might expect. And certainly not so much that you can’t do it yourself.

If you are looking to DIY a few things in your decoration, then make sure you do your research first and foremost. Understand what needs to be done in order to create the desired effect, watch a YouTube video for visual cues (if possible) and keep your first attempts small if possible. That way if you do make a mistake then you can rectify and make it better over time.

2 – High Ceilings Work

High ceilings are incredible from a home design perspective. Why? Because low ceilings work to make our spaces feel small, cramped and restrict our design capabilities. In such cases, it is important to at least try and reduce this feeling of smallness. How? Do not paint your ceiling and walls different colours. One, uniform, colour gives the sense of continuity and … Read More

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My Mom Needed a Good Therapist

My mom was having a hard time adjusting to life without my dad around. He had a massive heart attack almost a year ago. I know grief is different for each person, but she was really concerning me. I asked a good friend of mine about the therapist she had seen when she was having some family issues, and she told me to to https://www.carolinebronte.co.uk/counselling/windsor/ to learn about the woman who helped her with her own problems. Granted, losing your husband of nearly 45 years is definitely hard to get over, but I knew that my mom had a lot of good years left in her. I just did not want her to be miserable.

I thought she would put up a fight with me when I told her I wanted her to see a therapist that my friend had recommended. That she did not do that was just further proof to me that this was something that definitely needed to be done. I miss my dad like crazy, but I have a husband and three children so I have to focus on them. I just wanted my mom to see that she has us and so much more to live for too.

When she met the therapist, I did not see any changes in her for the first few weeks. When she accepted the weekly invite I always give her for a Sunday meal, I am not sure who was more surprised. About a month later, she took me … Read More

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3 Developments That Make Daily Living Easier

Going about your day-to-day life, you may not think much about how everything around you came to be. How is your house kept cool or warm, for example, or what went into deriving materials for your house and the village, town, or city where it is located? Throughout history, important inventions you may not often consider have changed how humans live.


If you are like many people today, you probably rely on GPS (Global Positioning System) to get from here to there. However, before there were satellites circling the planet, explorers depended upon compasses. Most likely developed around 1050 B.C. by the Chinese, the first compasses were developed for spiritual growth as well as for navigational assistance. They were constructed of magnetic iron ore called lodestone.

In 1825, the electromagnet ushered in the creation of the current style of compass. For countless intrepid sea captains as well as overland adventurers, compasses combined with celestial objects have pointed the way for millennia.


Coke is a porous, carbon-rich fuel that burns cleanly. Often coke is derived from heating coal in specialized ovens, but petroleum coke,or pet coke, is created from crude oil. Coke has many uses.

  • Iron ore smelting
  • Fuel for house stoves to prevent heavy air pollution
  • Blacksmithing
  • Roasting malt barley for single-malt Scotch whisky (Orkney’s Highland Park distillery)
  • Heating industrial furnaces

Coke ovens require specialized parts such as coke oven door plugs because the process for creating coke requires high heat.


Though concrete may not sound … Read More

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