8 TIPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET IN SUMMER

8 TIPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET IN SUMMER

It is the season to bring out all your bright, airy dresses and keep away those heavy winter clothes! Here are a few tips to get your closet ready to enjoy the sun, blooming nature and at times a bit of rain!

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1. Store your winter clothes – store your sweaters, blazers, shawls…after getting them cleaned. Fold and arrange them neatly inside spacious organizers which can be tucked away in the attic, loft or under the bed. This way, they won’t take up space inside your closet. See: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-clothes-organizer

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2. Get rid of clothes that you no longer wear – no matter how trendy an outfit, if you haven’t worn it in over a year, it’s time to give it away or donate to a charity. For expensive clothes, you can either try to sell it online or to a second hand shop. Also if a piece of clothing is smelly, has stubborn old stains, itches or doesn’t fit, it is time to consider losing them. We know it’s difficult, but still!

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3. Special care for delicate clothes – when you arranging those sheer summer fabrics in your closet make sure the hangers don’t snag on silk or chiffon materials.

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4. Dresses with fragile embellishments – when you hang them in the closet, make sure they don’t get squished among other stuff. Try to give them some space.

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5. Hanging long dresses – make sure they don’t touch the floor of the closet…the hemlines will tend to get dirty!

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6. Summer accessories – Now is the time to show off those funky fashion jewelry, cool sunglasses, or that hot bikini you have been dying to wear. Use drawer organizers to keep even the smallest things, neatly and within easy reach. See: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-drawer-organizer

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7. Summer shoes and bags – shoes like sandals and flip flops are usually light, fun and are in bright, fun colors! They won’t take up much space inside your closet. Or use the closet doors to hang them up. Same goes for bags too and use big bags to hold the smaller ones.

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8. One last thing – Try and sort stuff in your closet according to color or type, whichever suits your need. So put shirts together, frocks together, a separate section for pants or long dresses and so on. This will make finding things easy!

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Photo credits: A Personal Organizer, Better Housekeeper, 24-7 Style, Andre Addekar, Coily Cafe, Green Philly Blog, Houzz, Kiki’s List, Mui Fashion, Style Blueprint, Red Neck Couture, Society Girls Blog

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COOL IDEAS FOR SUMMER STYLE HOME DECOR

Warm sunny days and nature in full bloom, just make you want to give your home, a vibrant makeover…don’t they? Here are some ideas to add some zing and freshness to your interior decor!

The oodles of natural light in summer, is a blessing. Let your rooms be flooded with it for a positive vibe.

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Dull, plain walls are a complete no no. Nature based wall art can magically transform any room. See what we have: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-floral-stickerhttp://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tree-sticker

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 Ombre wall panels or paintings in calming shades will look good too.

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You can use light, flowing curtains with bright, floral patterns to create a breezy look!

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In a room which is primarily white, adding pops of vivid colors will give it a lively appearance. Like a brilliant blue rug or lovely red sofas.

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Summer is the ideal time to decorate your house with greens. They can be succulents, ferns, herbs, flowers or even fruits! You can never go wrong with a touch of nature…

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You can also consider arranging some leafy greens in a large shell…the effect is unique.

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Floral centerpiece is a wonderful idea for dining tables or coffee tables. Use real or artificial flowers, anything that is easy for you to maintain. See what we have: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tigerlilyhttp://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-artificial-orchids

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Don’t ignore your kitchen. With a little tweaking, it can be a fun place in summer! Get crockery in multiple, bold and bright colors. Get trays and plates with patterns of flowers, fruits or veggies!

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Place-mats made from rope or jute looks good and are Eco-friendly. Choose table linen with simple and smart patterns.

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Think different when it comes to home decor. Floating candles and fresh flowers in a  shallow bottomed vessel, is not just for special occasions. They can make every summer evening charming!

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A candle lit dinner in the evening can seem more exclusive with this easy to make candle holders. Just partly fill some glasses or vases with sand and shells. Then stick in a few tall candles!

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Photo courtesies: Uberlyfe, Decoist, HGTV, Martha Stewart

29 BEAUTIFUL DECOR TRENDS FOR A GIRL’S ROOM!

When it comes to designing and adorning the room of your little princess, let your creative juices flow! Involve her in the decision making and encourage ideas. Here are some trendy ideas that can help you…

Add life to the walls with pretty floral wall stickers. Check out our collection here: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-floral-sticker

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Large mirrors make the room look big! Don’t miss the vintage clock in this room.

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Race car beds are not just for boys…this hot pink specimen is sure to steal your girl’s heart.

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Observe the vertical use of space with this bunk bed. There is enough space to store or play under the bed.

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This room has a funky doorway made in the shape of “Hello Kitty”!

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And here is the bedroom of a girl, who is clearly a huge fan of the famous kitty!

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The blue tree like structure in the corner of the room adds a surreal touch. Note how you can hang stuff on it too!

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Want to live the candy pink dream? Here is an idea for a fairy tale bedroom…

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Your little girl’s room doesn’t need to have pink all the time. This fresh shade of green can look great too. Note the utility of the futuristic bed.

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Adding a hint of indoor greens can perk up any room. Also use sheer curtains for a dainty look. You can also see: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tigerlily

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How about a blue and white decor? It’s soothing, calming and stylish. Infuse some ethnic or traditional prints to get a unique look.

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A uniquely painted wall can be interesting…

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Broad stripes in different shades or colors look super cool!

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And polka dots are so much fun…

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Does your little one love swimming? Then here is the ideal decor for her. The headboard of the bed is a storage unit but has a large space to display a magnified picture of your daughter, swimming! Don’t miss the funky bedding.

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Here again, is the room of two sisters who love the beach. Check out the slightly rustic decor and use of blue and earthy notes!

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There’s no harm in getting a little wild. The animal print of the beds in this room adds spice!

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Want to feel like stepping into a tropical forest, every time you enter the room? Choose large, colorful floral prints for the furnishing. Don’t miss the cool monochromatic rug in this room.

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The room below, combines blue and green to create a vibrant, off the beaten track appearance.

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Here is an example of how, oodles of natural light can make even the simplest rooms look amazing!

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There is room for getting ready, storing all possible stuff and to sleep in a cozy bed. Cool bedroom idea if you are short on space!

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If your little girl wants to identify her “territory” then see the clever idea below. Notice how the colors are brimming with life!

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Pastel shades of green coupled with white and pops of pink, look elegant and pretty.

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And well, pink and purple will never go out of fashion…observe the bird-like shelves too.

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If you have loads of space, then the idea below might be the one for you!

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Paisley print bedding jazzes up things in a primarily white based room…

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Like something out of the box? The multicolored paper lanterns in this room are pure fun!

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Beauty in diversity is the motto of this room. We just love the gorgeous colors and patterns of the cushions, bedspread and window shades!

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Opulence has no limit. So if, ultra luxury is your watch word, then this bed crafted like a carriage is the ultimate choice for your princess!

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Photo courtesies: Home Designing, Houzz, Digs Digs, Geelve, Kidroom Design Picture

WHITE WEDDING DECOR IDEAS

Don’t you just love white weddings? They are so classy and eternally romantic! Here are some creative ideas for such a fairytale wedding

The first thing that comes to our mind is flowers. Go for all white flower decorations with lilies, orchids, hydrangeas, roses and gardenias. You can set the tables with gorgeous candelabras topped with tons of blooms and white pillar candles. Or you can also create a canopy like floral structure with numerous votive candles producing charming illumination. Make sure that seating arrangement is plush, comfortable and in white or any metallic finish.

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Beautiful centerpieces are obviously a must. Combine the pristine white flowers with silver, white ceramic or crystal vases and cozy white candles for a magical feast! If you want a hint of color then try adding ripe lemons to the flower arrangement! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-flowers 

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For a more dazzling effect, you can use silver disco balls and white string lights with flowers.

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To make the look of an all white wedding more exciting, you can add touches of gleaming metallic color to the décor. Like these goblets and place cards are gold accented and white linen napkins are gold embroidered. Platinum or silver accents will add that sparkle too.

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Invitation and menu cards can be in classic black and white combination. Or they can be engraved in gold and silver for that opulent touch.

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For an outdoor wedding or an elegant cocktail party, a clear topped see through tent will look dramatic! You can suspend white and platinum glowing globes to get that enchanting, shimmering lighting.

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If you are going for all white drapes, they have to be spotless and very good quality. It’s crucial to choose linen which looks bright, has different layers or textures to create an interesting look. Subtle white on white patterns can look great too!

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Want to go over the top and steal the show? An elaborate ice bar will be an unique showstopper with the couple’s monogram on it!

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The bride’s bouquet can have any white flower she loves. It can also have a hint of pink, plum or occasional strands of fern.

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When it comes to the food, it will be almost impossible and not really appealing to have an all white course! So ideally you can make a few items “white themed”. An eggnog cocktail or even a pink cocktail with dainty white decorative stirrer will be great!

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Delicacies in white sauce or cookies and pastries with white icing and edible silver pearls can be another choice.

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The cake can be all white or a delectable and glimmering combination of silver and white.

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The bridal gown will obviously be a glorious shade of white. But it would also be a great idea to get white dresses for the bridesmaids!

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Finally the thing to keep in mind is that white has many shades or tones. It can be diamond white, pearl, antique, eggshell and more! So explore and see what will look best for the special day.

Photo credits: Bridal Guide, Gallery Hip, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Style Motivation, Huffington Post, JLM Couture, Pixshark

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PRECIOUS JEWELRY

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Whether you bought that gorgeous pair of earrings yourself, or were gifted that sparkling bracelet by a loved one or were passed on the famous necklace your family has owned over years…jewelry has always been close to a woman’s heart! So it’s good to care for them so that they can be cherished for generations…here’s how:

Tips for wearing jewelry:

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1) Never wear jewelry while performing tasks like house cleaning, cooking, gardening to avoid damage from chemicals, sweat etc.

2) Apply makeup before wearing jewelry to ensure minimum exposure to chemicals in perfume, sprays, lotions and cosmetics

3) Never wear jewelry in swimming pools or spas, to avoid reaction with chlorine water which can cause discoloration or permanent damage.

4) Never wear jewelry during any form of contact sports to prevent physical damage.

Tips for cleaning jewelry:

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1) Remove any ornament before bathing because soap can make it appear dull over time.

2) Professional jewelry polishing cloths or svelte is best for cleaning jewelry. Tissues or paper towels might cause scratches.

3) Regular cleaning is ideal. Remember that alcohol solution can do wonders but bleach is a disaster! Use warm water while cleaning.

4) If jewelry is damaged or broken, don’t clean it before repair…the problem might worsen.

5) Since prevention is always better than cure, regularly check your ornaments for loose stones or any kind of damage.

Tips for jewelry repair: 

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1) Try to prevent any damage as much as possible to keep costly repairs away. Regular inspection helps!

2) Before trusting a jeweler with the repair, check for reviews and referrals of their work.

3) Be careful when the jeweler quotes a price for the repair. They should ideally have a standard price for a particular repair.

4) Learn exactly how the repair is going to be done.The procedure should be explained to you clearly so that you know, it will be done correctly.

5) While picking up a repaired piece, ensure that it has been done as requested and there are no flaws. Also the item should be perfectly cleaned and polished.

Storing and organizing jewelry: 

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1) The best way to keep your jewelry safe is to organize them neatly in a jewelry box. At Uberlyfe we have a host of boxes to suit myriad needs…compact, travel friendly ones, large spacious ones for use at home and even locker sized ones for the bank!! Available in different styles, colors and designs, they are simply awesome for all your “precious” requirements. All boxes are made from premium MDF with leatherette outside and velvet inside.

Check them out here: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-jewelrybox 

2)  To prevent tarnishing of ornaments, keep anti-tarnish strips in the organizers to absorb oxidants!

3) Maintaining a detailed description, value and photograph of each jewelry piece is very useful in any unfortunate lost or stolen situation.

4) Always use an organizer while travelling with jewelry to prevent any damage or misplacement.

Photo courtesy: Why of Fashion, Indian Roots, Maipearls

DECOR IDEAS FOR FESTIVE OCCASIONS!!

Festivals are happy and exciting occasions when we get together with family and friends. And the spirit of celebration touches our homes too!! So let’s see how some easy but smart ideas can make your home, gorgeous and welcoming 🙂

The main door of the house is the first focal point. Whether it’s Christmas or Diwali…adorning the entrance with garlands, wreaths or even tall vases of flowers can look awesome!

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Walls should never be left blank and boring…our amazing wall decals can animate any interior wall in seconds! Simple to apply they don’t damage your walls. You can also use them on glass surfaces, mirrors, lockers, tiles or any smooth, dry surface. Take a look at what we have, here: http://tinyurl.com/p52zal9; http://tinyurl.com/poduvq5

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A great way to make your home come alive is with bright, vibrant furnishing. Colorful, funky cushions can give a stunning makeover to an old sofa! Curtains in bold, vivid colors or prints can do the trick too…

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Don’t ignore what is beneath your feet though! A beautiful, plush rug or runner can be so welcoming…

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Lights can steal the show no matter what the occasion! String lights, paper lanterns, antique lamps, candles, diyas (on Diwali)…can transform the ambiance magically! They can be bright or suffused depending on the mood you want to create.

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 Floating candles or flowers or both in a shallow urn of water look extremely pretty. You can also make it a daily ritual to spread positivism around the house!

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 Fragrance is a major charmer when it comes to creating a fabulous memory…use floral, fruity or other delicious smelling incense or candles to make it “feel like heaven”…

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No festival is complete without food! So table presentation is crucial…bring out your best linen, place-mats, napkins, crockery and cutlery to create a memorable eating experience. Flowers in vases or submerged in water or floating aromatic candles can add an extra spark.

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 Finally…the delicacies that you have so lovingly prepared will earn many times its worth when presented in a creative and eye-catching manner. So whether it’s a salad or meat or dessert, attractive presentation is always a winner 🙂

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 Photo credits: Miss Craftsy, Zansaar, Houzz, Prismma

9 MUST SEE TRENDS IN BEDROOM DECOR

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your haven…where you want to be yourself without worrying about how others will judge you! We think it’s a great place to experiment with different creative ways of decoration. You can choose a look that will reflect your taste, personality or dreams 🙂

Here are some great trends that are garnering popularity this year:

Floral wall decal or sticker is a great way to instantly get a fresh, lovely look. Especially, a large piece of art looks elegant where everything else is designed in a simple way. More ideas here: http://tinyurl.com/musg86s

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Combination of shades of gray, white and black always look classic. Take a look at this room …an indoor plant or an ornate chandelier can just add that luxurious but homely touch to this sophisticated bedroom!

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If you love the rooms in luxury hotels, you can get that look as shown below. Works best if your bedroom is large. Note the kind of furnishing and lighting used, to replicate the look. Soft lights, huge beds, extravagant headboards, large windows will enhance the feel.

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Ethnic prints specially Moroccan has been offering universal appeal for some time. These unique designs are easy to incorporate in curtains, rugs, cushions, bedspreads or any upholstery covering. See how this room combines the “flavors” of Africa with a brick finish wall.

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Green and yellow shades when used in combination with white or black, can create interesting looks. While mild shades of green can exude a tranquil feel, yellow has the power to cheer you up in a second. If you love bright or neon shades, just remember to use them in small doses for the right effect.

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Using natural materials like wood, metal, stone or brick is very much in this year. Like in this room ,thick planks of wood act as wall decor behind the bed, The irregularly shaped rug lends an eccentric look!

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Tartan is a pattern which is excellent for a rough, rustic yet comfortable bedroom. With an old world charm, it’s easy to use for pillows, bed covers, curtains or other furnishing. Coupled with a wooden wall, it looks gorgeous!

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Blue never goes out of fashion and is a safe bet too. Soft pastel blue, navy blue, bright blue and even electric shades look stylish and work together beautifully.

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Finally, never underestimate the power of white…very few things are as magically peaceful as an all white bedroom. An old fashioned four poster will make it look all the more quaint!

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Most importantly, no matter what the trend is, a decor idea that reflects what you are and makes you long for your “nest” is all you need to be happy 🙂

Photo credit: Freshome and HGTV