Monday, May 27, 2019

Decorating Your Place With Artificial Cactus

Cacti décor is one of the popular décor trends nowadays and you can do this with the help of a real or an artificial cactus. The artificial cacti are easier to handle because you don’t have to water them or trim them on a regular basis.

All you need to do is to place them in an area of your liking and then clean them once in a while. We've talked to different décor experts and created a list of ways in which you can decorate your place with artificial cactus so let’s take a look.

Place them in a Group 

Although you can place a single cactus at any place in a room and it will look good, recently placing a group of cacti in pots has become a trend. You can also place different cactus plants in different pots or place them together in a single pot to decorate a room.

Cacti don’t require much maintenance anyway and when you're using artificial cactus you don’t even require a little bit of maintenance. All you need to do is clean the plants once in a while.

Try a Terrarium 

Placing artificial cactus in a terrarium is another beautiful way to decorate your home. One of the biggest advantages of this technique is that you can also place real plants along with the cactus in a terrarium.

You can make the combination as simple or as complex as you want. Just keep in mind that the other plants should complement the artificial cactus plant. Place the terrarium at a place where people can easily see it and admire your sense of home décor.

Use Bigger Plants 

Normally people go for the small artificial cactus as they think that the taller plants wouldn’t be as attractive but this concept is sometimes wrong and larger cactus in a room can act as a tree would in your home. Instead of placing a number of smaller plants you can place a tall one and make the room, balcony, or the doorway look more beautiful.

The most important thing is the pot you're choosing for the taller plant as well as the placement of the artificial cactus. It would be great if you can place it next to a window if you have one in the room. Instead of placing it at a central location; try to place it in a corner of the room to make the room look more spacious.

Create a Large Planter 

Placing a group of artificial cactus plants in a large planter is another way to enhance your home décor. You can place small pebbles around the planter and also include a few original plants, giving a fresh look to the whole planter.

You just need to keep the artificial plants clean from dust and that’s all the care they need. No more spending hours to maintain your plants because the artificial cactus plants can be the central point of your decor.

Just purchase a plant according to the space in your room because you don’t want to buy a huge one for a small room as it wouldn’t compliment the overall look. Look at your overall color pallet and decide which color pots you would like to have. generally when decorating in the Southwestern style the more earthy tones tend to be more popular. It's really what makes you happy so experiment and remember you can always change things out if you don't like it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7 Best Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

We are undoubtedly living in an era of innovation, information, and technology. Today we can achieve pretty much everything we can imagine. With all of this innovation and technology thing going in the world right now, have you ever wondered why am I not living a greener, more energy-efficient life?

    An energy-efficient home saves you thousands of dollars in electricity bills, but more importantly, it helps you play your part to lessen the global warming phenomena. That’s why today we bring to you the best possible ways to make your home more energy-efficient.

      Keep A Check On Your Thermostat:

    The thermostat helps keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. While using the AC or Heater may be necessary when you're at home, make sure you adjust the temperature when leaving the home. This can save a lot of energy and can reduce your electricity bill significantly.

Save Water:

        Today many areas suffer from severe water shortages, and if we continue to waste water at the same pace, we might end up worsening this water shortage issue.

    Surveys suggest that with a little bit of modification in our daily habits, we can save the water from waste. Use low-flow showerheads while bathing, turn off the tap while brushing and run your washer with a full load of laundry. These minimal changes can make a huge impact.

Use Better Lights:

    By better, we mean more energy-efficient and economical bulbs and other lighting options. Use LED bulbs, they might look pricy at first, but think about how much they can save you in the long run (by consuming less energy). Throw away your old incandescent bulbs and choose the greener options.

Unplug The Electronics:

    Never forget to unplug the electronics (your DVD player, TV, mobile charger, etc.) when not in use. Because plugged electronics continue using energy even after you switch them off.

    Plugged electronics are called energy vampires; all of them collectively can make up to 10% of your total energy bill.

Solar Panels:

    This one is a bit different from the above-mentioned steps because this will need a considerable investment of both your money and space. Solar panels can easily reduce your electricity bills to half or even less by using the renewable energy of the sun.

    Some areas even provide tax cuts to the people trying to go green. But you have to talk to a a professional first to help you choose the best size and model for your home.

Buy Energy-Efficient Products:

    There are many efficient appliances in the market today that can save you thousands on your electricity bill in the long run. Buy TVs, refrigerators, Air Conditioners, etc. No need to buy them all at once, but gradually replace your old, less energy-efficient appliances with the more efficient ones.

Use A Laptop:

   According to several studies, laptops are shown to use 80% less energy than a desktop computer on a monthly basis. And since most of us use our computers daily and quite intensively too, we highly recommend replacing your old desktop computer with a laptop.

There are many more ways to save on your energy bill but these seven have proven to be the best we've found to give you the energy savings that can make a big difference. Please comment below to share what you've done to save energy and maybe we can help make this world a better place for everyone.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

5 Best Artificial Plants For Home Décor for 2019

Plants bring life to an environment and it can be difficult to grow real plants, but there is an option and you can easily decorate your home with artificial plants. There's no hassle involved in maintaining these plants so you don’t have to give a lot of your valuable time once you have arranged them properly.

There's no need for watering them, and they won’t wilt or die along with being attractive for a number of months or years. The artificial plants come in various shapes, colors, and sizes so you can easily find the right one according to the space you have in your home.

We've created a list of 5 best artificial plants for home décor for 2019 so let’s take a look.

Beebel Ivy Hanging Leaves

Silk ivy hanging plants are one of the best artificial plants for home décor in 2019 because the leaves look very real. These hanging vines will add delicacy and elegance to your home. Most leaves are pretty soft because they are made from special fabric and the stem is made from plastic making it long lasting.

There's only downside to this plant is the fact it won't grow, but you that's a benefit if you don't have a green thumb.

Artificial Japanese Fruticosa

It gives a minimalist feel but the sophistication and the elegance is what everyone looks for in their home décor in 2019. This artificial plant or tree is easy to handle and it can be placed anywhere. Usually, the original version of it is placed in temples all around the globe.

You can add your own pot and the leaves of this plant also look quite real. You can add some stones or moss at the base to make this small tree more attractive.

Artificial Sago Silk Palm Tree

Palm trees are pretty famous all around the world and you can easily spot them at different beaches making the view more esthetic. Now you have an artificial palm tree which can easily be placed inside your home and you don’t need sunlight for it to survive. This artificial plant has lush green leaves and it looks pretty lively.

Normally it comes with a small basket as a base, making it look more beautiful and it is also pretty lightweight so you can move it around to different areas without much effort.

Artificial Agave Plant

The agave artificial plant is an ideal choice for home décor with its lush leaves pointing in different directions and its lively appearance. Most people won't be able to tell whether it’s artificial or real and may want to touch it to tell the difference.

As it is lightweight so it can easily be set up anywhere and you can sprinkle some water every now or then on its leaves to make it look even more real. There is no maintenance required so you can keep it for months or even years without any hassles.

Artificial Boston Fern Silk Plant

The Boston fern silk plant is another great artificial plant for home décor in 2019 because everyone has such a busy schedule so finding time for maintaining a real fern is pretty hard due to the fact it like moist environments. This particular artificial plant is generally smaller in size, but looks quite elegant no matter where you put it.

It gives an exotic look with its lively leaves and once you have re-arranged the leaves you don’t have to do anything else in order to set it up in your home. It is easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance once in a while which isn’t difficult at all.

So there you have it, the 5 best artificial plants for home decor in 2019. We would love to hear what you have to think and what your favorite plants are for this year so be sure to leave a comment below and follow our blog for more tips and news.