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Footprints in the Sand of Time

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The rat race that our life has become leaves not much room for us to savor precious moments of our life. We struggle to remember what we did last weekend, when did we meet our closest friends or who all attended that last party you threw for your birthday. Sometimes, we remember a few details but feel as if there was more to it than we remember and how good it would be to revisit those times and re-live the moments which define us.

Well, there’s a way out. The good old practice of capturing & printing those countless pictures which we invariably take with our handhelds & Digicams. Those lovely pictures will always be a beautiful reminder of the cheerful times that you have spent with your loved ones. Undoubtedly, photos are an invaluable treasure of our happy moments. So, why not preserve them?

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They say, “Things end, but memories last forever.” Each of those shots in your digital devices are a piece of your artwork. They are worth respect and a beautiful life. So, let’s just frame them! Frames are the “Cinderellas” of the art world; encapsulating the timeless bits of life. Before your photographs get into bad shape, or decay in digital format, just print them out, frame them and dedicate them to the beautiful walls of your house.

In a recent seminar, Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf gave a talk stating that the vast amounts of digital information may soon be lost in a new digital ‘dark age.’ Unless some new steps are taken, those digital versions may not always retain their crisp resolution, and may even be worse than the artifacts we have digitized. We don’t want it to happen to our priceless photographs, right?

So even if we have an ever increasing number of pictures, and we can’t frame them all (there are other home decors available as well), we can pick the best ones. The pictures that you never want to lose or the ones that are very close to your heart can be chosen to be displayed in frames and shared with family and friends.


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With beautiful embellishments, and attractive borders, photo frames provide a rigid structure to our photographs, and hold the entire package together. Our crazy love for the photographs have given rise to so many alluring frames which are readily available in the market. The wooden photo frames, intricately designed metal photo frames, or the crystal photo frames, looking out for a story to narrate!

Whether it is your debut parental experience, or a taste of your own childhood memories, tread softly because you will be preserving footprints in the sands of time!


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Let Your Light Shine

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“This little guiding light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,” what a lovely school rhyme! Don’t we all remember singing it during our school’s assembly time? But do we remember the meaning as well? When God created this earth, the first thing he said was “let there be light!” So, it not surprising we need light to help us in darkness, both literally as well as spiritually.

Those days are gone when candles and their stands were required when there was no electricity in the house, instead now we use candles for a variety of other recreational reasons. The purpose have totally changed and the most common use of lighting up candles these days is to create a warm and romantic ambiance. Since, we all take decorating our home pretty seriously, candles can be a nice option to adorn our house interiors, and make it the most revitalizing place after a long day of work. Imagine a mildly lit room with a candle where you are enjoying your coffee with soft music running in the background. Doesn’t the very thought take your stress away?

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We do not really require fancy candles to turn our rooms into a haven of comfort & relaxation when chic looking candle stands can add the perfect flair to candles of all kinds. Candle stands are unique and in-vogue interior design elements. You might think now that you already knew about it, but hold on, we have got something more interesting for you. Have you ever considered a guide for buying candle stands? Check this one out.

Here are five fantastic guidelines which will help you buy the perfect candle holder –

Size and Type of candle– Most of the candle holders are created for specific kinds of candles. When you want to show the shape of a pillar candle that is molded into a star or other geometric shape, look for pedestal or plate pillar candle holders or wide glass candle holders. Other stylish candle holder designs for pillar candles are brass or metal canisters that allow the fragrance of the candle to drift into the air.

Place- The location of the candle holder is another essential factor determining the purchase of an appropriate candle stand. There are many unique kind of candle holders in the market, like wall candle holders and ceiling hanging candle holders. So now your candle stand will have a new place to reside other than the table.

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Purpose- The reason for which you are using candle holders is equally important. If you are tired of paying those heavy bills and want to save some money on your power bill, select quality candle holders that enable the candle to provide the most light. Hurricane candle holders work well for illumination. If you enjoy the delicate fragrance of multiple scented candles, look for triple palm candle holders that concentrate the scent and spread it into the air as the candle burns. Tea lights create an aura of mysticism, and decorative votive light holder are often playful and fun.

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Decor of the room– For a room with a rustic atmosphere wooden candle stands are the best choice. For your living room, tea light candle holders can lend a great finishing touch, adding whimsy to your décor. While decorating your home for a formal occasion, antique silver finish candle-bras can offer a warm welcome to your guests.

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Accessories– When you shop for candle-holders, look for matching accessories. To keep your candle holder looking like new and free of candle drippings, pick up wax remover when you buy the candle holder. Check to ensure that the wax remover is suitable for the finish of the candle holder.

These considerations are quick and will help to narrow your choices while choosing your favorite candle holder. Here’s a secret- it is better to invest in a good candle holder with a longer shelf life rather than buying expensive candles which melt right there. So, make sure to buy fancy candle-holders for all kind of candles you use, when mounted on alluring stands, they will light a shine of sophistication.

So, this was our take on candle-stands. But you too can share your all-time favorite candle holders, and the way you let your light shine. We would love to hear from you!


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Evergreen choice — The Contemporary Style

Apart from all the beautiful styles available for Home Décor, contemporary stands different and most preferred. May be because of all the indigenized changes we can do to the existing styles and because of its ability to adjust with our favourites.

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Well, there is definitely some aww factor in this style because it is able to fit in itself the favourites of most of us. It is able to keep up with the changes in styles and comfort requirements of the present era.

There are again varied contemporary styles suiting your home. All styles change slightly with time and transform into another fascinating beauty. Contemporary design is the opposite of classic — it is bold and trendy and emphasizes popular design.

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In contemporary homes, shapes and textures take the spotlight. Natural materials, such as linen and jute, are often paired with curvy, geometric furniture and mix-and-match metal and wood. Another advantageous factor of contemporary house is that it is not afraid of color; bright, contrasting hues and stark black and white are both often found in this interior design style. This decorating idea always evolves to stay on top of what’s new. When it comes to contemporary architecture, dramatic details and shapes are must-have components, while indoor-outdoor living, open floor plans and natural light are also a key.

Basic tips that one can keep in mind is not to add too much of complexity in home décor. It may go off fashion soon enough. The idea is to stay with changes yet keep it simple enough to let it remain contemporary.

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Another practical idea is that our modern home decor must be functional. Not only should your rooms be simple with those clean lines and minimal artwork and accessories, but it should also be functional. This varies greatly from room to room but when you go into a room, it should be easy to access and use various items in it.

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The next important factor to be updated with contemporary style is to keep up with Technology. It is actually a lot more than simply stating “technology” and any electronics that are in your home should work with the space. It is wise to place them aptly and that all electronics is streamlined.

Open spaces are an evergreen force to make you feel lighter and less stressful. No matter which era are we in, peace and beauty are two of the most important requirements. Make sure there is enough space in your home to make you feel lighter. But unfortunately this may not be possible every time. This may not be possible in some homes that offer closed rooms instead of an open concept but you can create the appearance of open spaces by using color, fabrics and correct furniture.

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