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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20 WONDERFUL WEDDING GIFT IDEAS!

Deciding the perfect wedding gift can be an arduous task whether its for family or friends. Obviously the more you know about someone, it becomes easier to choose something! But even if you don’t, here are some cool ideas you can go for….

A wedding gift basket or an indulgence basket comprising of wine, chocolates, dry fruits, premium tea or coffee, flute glasses and more is always a good idea.

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A wine box is also an elegant gift. Or even a decorative pair of flute glasses for champagne!

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A lavish jewelry box cum organizer will be very useful for the bride. Check out our smartly designed options that not only holds all kinds of ornaments but they also look fabulous! http://tinyurl.com/jewelleryorganizer 

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A smart dinner set always comes in useful when the couple is just about to start their journey together! It comes in very handy for entertaining family and friends too.

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A vintage tea set is a charming present and is a lovely encouragement to spend some cozy, lazy time together!

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A Venetian glass wine set is not just a beautiful gesture, it’s a very utilitarian gift too.

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Nothing expresses romantic extravagance like a home spa bath set! Or you can also get a pair of plush bath robes specially monogrammed with the couple’s initials.

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Preparing a delicious meal together is a great for a newly married to bond. So gifting them a copper cooking set can be a great idea.

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A juicer-mixer-grinder always comes in useful for busy couples!

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Does the couple love to travel and are always planning getaways? Gift them a pair of stylish, lightweight suitcases or travel bags.

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If you don’t want to spend a lot on a wedding present but are looking for something thoughtful, here are some cool options! You can get a beautiful ornate photo frame and frame their invitation in it. It’s a lovely gesture.

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Check out our wonderful collection for ideas: http://tinyurl.com/art-of-framing 

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A set of bed sheets and pillow cases is a very utilitarian gift. Add a touch of fun and feelings to it by customizing the pillow cases with embroidery or applique which says “Mr & Mrs” or “His & Her” etc.

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A spice rack complete with cute engraved jars is an awesome way to wish the couple an exciting married life!

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A beautiful customized ceramic bowl or plate that commemorates the wedding day is an inexpensive but very thoughtful gesture…

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A gorgeous bunch of good quality artificial flowers is an unbeatable decorative piece and will stay fresh all the time! Check out our beautiful real feel tiger lilies here: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tigerlily

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Does the couple love gardening? Or maybe you want to give them something, they can take care of together? Then a low maintenance potted plant or succulents are great options!

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A pair of fun looking mugs is a cool and useful gift. Or you can customize them with their photos too.

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Finally cash or shopping vouchers are always good when you are still in doubt. Or if they are both art lovers or bookworms, get them memberships at the art museum or library!

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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

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to think of a special gift for the special woman in your life! Check out some wonderful ideas to bring that spark in her eyes…

Wine is always a classic. Go for a very premium brand, or choose her favorite year or personalize the bottle with say, a digital print wrap that spells “Be Mine” or “Love You”!

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A woman can never say no to intoxicating fragrance. Gift her a great perfume or our Aromatic Tea Light cum Potpourri set (http://tinyurl.com/tealight-potpourri). Look forward to an amazing evening together 🙂

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Do you know what will be an elegant, useful and thoughtful gift? See our awesome jewelry organizers, perfect for arranging all kinds of ornaments and for carrying on travels! (http://tinyurl.com/jewelleryorganizer)

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If you know the kind of jewelry she likes, then go for it without a second thought. Else, depending on the pocket pinch you are ready to bear…choose a simple but chic silver ring or pair of cute diamond earrings or a fashion statement neck-piece.

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Who doesn’t love a luxurious and smart handbag? Immensely utilitarian and style statement too.

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Gifting fashionable clothes is tempting but slightly dicey! If you are certain of the right size, then buying that sassy dress might be a good idea. But if you have even a single grain of doubt, go for a beautiful shawl or stole to win her heart!

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Up for some spicy romance? Gifting aromatic bath oils and exquisite bath salts is a fabulous idea!

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Moments of love should stay in your hearts forever. Gift our floral, gorgeously finished photo frames…cherish togetherness with your dream girl. (http://tinyurl.com/frame-of-love)

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If you have a creative streak, try these ideas. Make a keepsake box with cardboard, felt, ribbons etc. You can also make heart shaped soaps from colored glycerin soaps usually available. Get the word “LOVE” stamped on each of them! A simple idea is also to tie a chic silver belt around a bright red cushion and dangle a tiny frame with your picture inside. Or pack a romantic movie, a light blanket and a packet of popcorn in a dainty basket for a lovely evening.

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Nothing’s sweeter than chocolates…but make it unique. Make small, round paper cutouts for the paper cup base of each chocolate. Write words of endearment and appreciation on each cutout. She will smile every time she has a chocolate!

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Nothing says it better than flowers…specially if you have created the arrangement yourself or a flowering plant in a stunning porcelain pot will be great too.

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And if you can take her on a vacation, then there’s no better gift possible. Share, connect and enjoy!

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Photo Credits: UberLyfe, BHG, Esquire, Fashion Lady, Houzz, Timeout, Paradizo

IDEAS TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE!

It’s that time of the year again! And it hit me when a friend asked what my resolutions were going to be for 2015? Then again I am notorious for not sticking to my resolutions but I am famous for planning the party!! So here are some ideas that we at Uberlyfe think, will simply rock the revelry you are planning when this year ends.

First things first…bare walls no matter how beautifully painted, will not set the mood for a party. Our “HAPPY NEW YEAR” wall decal will instantly make the difference! Or if you just want your walls to look gorgeous but no theme, choose from our beautiful floral stickers for an unique interior. http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-newyear; http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-floral

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A very creative idea is to display a collection of different clocks at a “hard to miss spot” in the room where you are partying. Better, set the alarm for midnight and wait for the fun 🙂

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Streamers, paper lanterns or pom poms are a must! Shiny, colorful or bright and white…go wild with options.

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Lights are very important…we think when effectively used, they can create magic! For instance if you frame a large mirror with string lights as shown below, the look will be enchanting. Candles are great too, see what we have: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-tlight

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Balloons never go out of fashion. Create some quirky decor with them. Hang snapshots of the best moments from the last year from a bunch of balloons. Or use golden paint or glitter to customize funky messages on dark colored ones!

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If you have a bit of glitter or some shiny paint, you can add zing to everyday stuff and make them eye catching. Like the stems of these wine glasses were painted in fun colors and the blue crystal like adornment around the rim of the glasses is colored sugar!glass

To stand out from the crowd, paint shiny numbers on the drinks glasses…10, 9, 8,7…just like a countdown! Use cool, glittering stirrers to add some spice. You can make your own too with some cardboard, glue and glitter.

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A sparkling disco ball never fails to cheer things up and is a must have if you are planning to dance the night away…

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Lay out a beautiful table for your hungry guests…i have always noticed that using contrasting colors create a more interesting look. And it increases the visual appeal of the food, don’t you think?

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Customize the food…and you won’t believe the number of compliments you will get! Cookies that resemble clocks or champagne glasses will be hard to resist. If you are serving cupcakes, make clock cutouts from stiff paper and stick them on the top!

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So what are you waiting for? Get ready for an amazing year ahead 🙂

Photo credits: Uberlyfe, Buzzfeed, DIY Home Decor Guide, Fashion Qe, Martha Stewart, Woo Home

HOME DECOR IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS!!

It’s the season to be jolly and with Christmas just around the corner, let’s get ready to make our homes look gorgeous and inviting 🙂 Here are some ideas which you can try out for a merry time…

The outside of your home should look as beautiful as the inside…so string lights, garlands, wreaths or greens work amazingly.

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Greens will look good inside your home too…specially it will help create a warm and cozy mood at the dining area. You can simply use them to adorn the table or kitchen island. And if you have pendant lights, it will look lovely if you just entwine garlands around them…

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Clever wall decor can set the mood beautifully. Check out our quaint Christmas themed wall decals to instantly make your home ready to welcome Santa! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-christmas 

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You can never go wrong with flowers…they look enchanting no matter where you keep them. Go for some lovely real or faux arrangements in bright hues and let the magic happen.

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Decorating your doors or windows with wreaths, shiny baubles, toys, streamers or strips of greens will enhance the appeal of your house, manifold.

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Tall clear vases or large glass bowls, can act as great mediums to showcase your creativity!! Just fill them up with fun Christmas ornaments or layers of colorful fruits and leaves…

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Christmas is never complete without gifts. Why not get a little innovative while wrapping them? Maybe you can stick Christmas ornaments to the wrapper or the name tags can be paper cut outs in fun shapes!

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Don’t forget the socks if you have kids at home specially…the happy surprise on their faces will be worth it.

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A joyous occasion needs delicious food to keep tummies content. And if you present it gracefully…then nothing can stop you from becoming the perfect host!!

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This is the time to bring out your favorite crockery and cutlery…remember the right colors and accessories can do wonders. And if you are the proud owner of some family silver, get them polished and gleaming and show off happily!

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Last but obviously not the least…let your imagination run wild when it comes to decorating the Christmas tree…glittering ornaments, funky baubles, toys, fake birds, streamers, lights, lace, flowers, the sky is the limit. Don’t shy away from trying out a different theme or color scheme.

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Have a very Merry Christmas 🙂

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GIFT IDEAS FOR A HAPPY DIWALI!!

The festival of lights brings all our loved ones together…it’s a time to spread happiness and optimism! But it is also an occasion where we rack our brains over the nuances of the home decor, the Puja, the delicacies to be prepared and specially the gifts we want for family and friends. But we think there’s no reason to lose sleep, over the “joy of giving”…when we have such fabulous ideas up our sleeves 🙂

Our Aroma Tea Light Potpourri set is perfect when it comes to creating a charming, fragrant atmosphere in your home. It comprises of 1 big potpourri bowl surrounded with 5 tea light candle holders for some “perfumed lighting”. You can create any arrangement of your choice on the circular wooden holder that we provide with this!

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Our elegant and chic stainless steel tea light candle holder set comprises of 3 holders in different sizes. They stand out, courtesy their beautiful finishing and robust build. These are available in a chrome finished look and Austrian crystal studded look..

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Our “Lazy Bowl” dry fruit serving set is a really useful gift for any festive occasion or party. It comes with a “cherry wood finish” turntable, where the premium stainless steel bowls can be conveniently positioned for easy access by your guests! The bowls have highly polished exteriors and matte finish interiors. So you will just need to rotate the turn table and pick what you want…serving nuts, dry fruits, snacks or nibbles becomes classy and smart!!

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The Puja Thali sets that we have for you are simply wonderful means of expression, when it comes to wishing luck and prosperity to your near and dear ones! They come with mini bowls, bell, Agarbatti stand, Puja Samagri kit … everything in a gorgeous packaging. The plate included in our Ganesh Ji Puja Thali set has Lord Ganesha’s silhouette artistically engraved on it. They are an awesome addition for any Mandir!

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A beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha or Goddess Lakshmi will always remain an auspicious and heartwarming gift.

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Dry fruits and chocolates… beautifully gift wrapped, can never fail to spread good cheer! Good to know…macaroons are gaining immense popularity in recent times..

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Even those among us who are crazy about diets and fitness feel helpless before those myriad mouth watering sweets without which Diwali is incomplete. So gift a gastronomically exciting collection of sweets to a health freak friend…and watch him melt 🙂

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Have a very Happy Diwali!!

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