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Kitchen greens and all that’s ‘tween.
Spice up your kitchen with some red hot chillies, freshen up your space with all the mints and greens, add a pinch of tang with lemons and tomatoes and you have the perfect recipe to a gorgeous kitchen garden. Because going to the fruit and vegetable market to get your veggies is too mainstream!
Imagine, picking out fresh broccoli's from your balcony just outside your kitchen and making a fresh meal! The satisfaction of not eating all those insecticide and pesticide rich veggies is one thing and the edge it gives to your interiors is another! Kitchen gardens don’t just decorate your corners but they are so useful, you won’t believe it. And the colour they add to your homes is incredible.
When planning space for your kitchen gardens, keeping a 300-400 sq.ft area is a good idea. Roof tops or balconies both make a wonderful space for kitchen gardens. Gardens take home decor to a next level. If we think about the history of interior designing, kitchen gardens start from the time when people didn’t want to make an effort of picking eatables from the wild, so, instead they started growing fruits and vegetables in their own spaces, meanwhile also decorating their homes! And today kitchen gardens are coming back to households, all grown up! Since people are becoming so health conscious all over again. Plus they make a lovely and innovative space and pep up your interiors if done correctly.
Modern interior designing ideas suggest using pots and drums and decorating them in your own way to make your garden more personalised. You can paint your pots and you can arrange them in an interesting fashion. Colour coding your plantations is also a good idea, for example, all reds could fall in one line and greens could fall in another. Another interesting way of adding dimension to your garden is by adding platforms and giving heights to some of the pots. You can paint the garden walls to make it a part of the garden. To really lighten up your spaces, you can get hold of some pretty garden lamps and lights and hang them around your garden or over one of your really precious plantations. You can really play around and do anything that suits your taste, after all it’s your very own garden.
Just making a kitchen garden is not the end of it, it’s just the beginning actually; because taking care of all these green babies is a task. You have to be sure to not just water them everyday but feeding the soil is necessary to ensure a healthy growth. Meanwhile, keeping the garden clean is extremely important because all these tasks might end up leaving stains and stinks that you definitely don’t want in your interiors! You could start with the easier veggies like lemons and tomatoes and once you get the trick, you can pretty much grow anything. Make sure you’re really interested in gardening because ignoring your garden does not lead to anything beautiful!
The ease of kitchen gardens can surprise you. And the content of eating home-grown food is just great. So just try your hands once on a small plantation and have fun planning your brisk and fresh spaces and liven up your living spaces! Happy gardening to you.
Monsoon-ing your homes
It’s a pretty season indeed. It still feels like spring, it’s still hot like summer, and it’s raining like monsoon. It is time to make our home rain ready, the way we play with our wardrobe. It’s a tricky weather, this one. Don’t let the humidity hit your house, don’t let the black clouds dull it a bit, time to adopt a new set of interior design styles. Here are a few home ideas to keep up with the weather and change and toss a few things around to lighten up your interiors and decorate your space to make it as bright as a monsoon rainbow.
1.Start with the entrance. Be it a grande entrance or be it a cozy little door and porch, hang some leaves and owers, add some planters,paint your door up and emphasise rains in your home accent.Another sensible thing to do is put up a soothing canopy outside, saves you from sun, saves you from rain, saves your pretty garden and saves you the pain!
2.Why throw rugs are so important in monsoon is because not only do they save your pretty tiles and fooring, but they really add that colour you want. Use lots of mats and rugs in your space planning, weaved and printed, with organic patterns, botanic illustrations, make your house feel like it’s raining!
3.Create an ambience to cover up the humidity. Adding nice owers is classic interior designing. Tulips and lilies work wonders; one fun home decor tip, try planting their bulbs once they are done owering so you can enjoy them the next season as well! Here, the colours the key so to save up all the mess, faux plants work wonders to just liven up your interiors.
4.Season change calls for a change in the house textiles. Your toss pillows, throw blankets, sheets, curtains, table covers, everything needs to give the vibe of the season and all add to your indoor design. Weaves and macrame, crochets, fresh coloured block prints, oral prints with chambray, cotton and linen compliment the season well.
5.Table tops are so little and add so much to your interior spaces. For quirking up your dining room interior design, throw some brilliant and patterned mats, add a nice bunch of owers, bring in your vivid set of cutlery. Make sure you don’t miss match the entire setting though. You want to brighten it, not clutter it. For your sides and other tops, add colour through books, table throws and lively clocks and frames.
6.It gets really important to overshadow the monotones and dullness that monsoon might dawn upon your house. Adding lots of lights and lamps, candles, scented candles, and basically lighting up your interiors does it. You can also try some light strings and oating candles.
7.Your shelf display can also change a little bit just to match the entire vibe. Open shelves can be colour coded in springy colours, glass jars can take up most of the space to bring in more light and colour, shelves can be painted in bright spring colours.
Time to spring up your house decor to a perfect breezy monsoon home. Got a design idea? Time to try it and swoop them in your interior. Happy monsoon-ing! :)