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

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THE ART OF FRAMING IT!

We all love to showcase our family photos, happy memories, vintage posters or treasured art collections on our walls. But it’s an art to create an amazing visual impact on observers (especially guests) and lend a character or personality to your walls. Here are a few ideas to inspire your creativity…

A collage of black and white photo frames will always have a timeless charm. They can be of same or different shapes.

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Even a collection of only pristine white photo frames in different shapes, designs or themes will look extremely classy. Take a clue from our awesome collection: http://tinyurl.com/art-of-framing   

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A staircase is a great place to display not just photos but also a bevy of different kinds of frames. Experiment with wooden, metallic, golden or silver finish or any arty frames.

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Did you know that your love for art can liven up your bathrooms too? You don’t have to display only traditional paintings or photos. You can choose to frame a bright vibrant piece of cloth like in the first image below. Or you can choose to frame any random, quirky photo that catches your fancy, like the second image below!

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Empty frames even old ones can be so useful for an interesting piece of wall art! Just affix enlarged photos on them or simply stick decorative papers over them. Another cool idea is to get the glass etched with short words of your choice.

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Combine our eco PVC tree wall sticker with photos to create a unique and charming display. Or arrange 12 different photo frames around a wall clock as shown below.

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If you want to add some color to a collage, get innovative. Create bright borders with chart papers for each frame for that spunk! If you are decorating your child’s room, create framed art for pictures of animals, flowers, fairytale characters, cartoons or your little one’s own artwork.

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If you love some DIY or a personal touch to frames that cherish your fondest memories, this one is for you. Add a hint of paint, ribbons, satin bows, paper flowers or dainty junk ornaments to adorn even plain or old frames. Be surprised by the transformation!

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Use stencil lettering along with photo frames to create an emotionally touching or expressive collage!

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Lastly, a giant photo frame which exhibits all your favorite moments from special occasions, vacations, family picnics or a friends’ night out…can look wonderful and impressive.

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Photo credits: UberLyfe, Blog of Picbackman, Guiding Home, Top Dreamer, Pixshark, Dream Home

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

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.

wreath There’s something exquisitely charming about antique lamps that never ceases to delight! Simply light them for that dreamy ambiance or instead stand out from the crowd by creating a beautiful arrangement of flowers, berries and leaves inside them…

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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 🙂

Photo credits: Uberlyfe, Southern Living, Neon Happy, HGTV, Real Simple, Paper Blog

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:

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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

WINTER MAGIC IN YOUR BEDROOM!

When the summer heat makes you go crazy don’t you wish you could be in some place icy cool? It’s true that turning on the air conditioner will lessen your misery…but why not go a step ahead and create a winter wonderland in your bedroom? Let us show you how…

Check out these bedrooms here; see how the penguin wall décor gets half the job done. It makes the room look like Antarctica! See more: http://tinyurl.com/kv4tr3w

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The color of your walls can contribute in a major way, when it comes to creating the snowy, chilly ambiance…artificial, shimmering, silvery snowflakes hanging from the ceiling looks simply awesome!

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You can go for a combination of different shades of blue and white while choosing the bedding, blankets or cushions…it will enhance the general feel of the room. Kids will specially love the ones with “cool” motifs on them like igloos, penguins, polar bears or snow. Digital prints on plain sheets or covers are also another option. If the color of the curtains and furniture follow the same rule, like maybe white bed or dresser and pale blue curtains…it will be amazing.

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This bed shaped like an igloo, will definitely steal the show in any “ice age” bedroom! You can either look for one or get it done…

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Some not so big, but fun décor or utility pieces can do wonders too…large stuffed toys, clocks or night lights designed like penguins, faux fur polar rugs, willow bear chair, quirky doorknobs and much more!

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So now that you have already got a peek into the world of snow, you will know what elements to bring together and create your own magic. Needless to say, we are already going brrrr… 🙂

Photo courtesy: “Kids Theme Rooms” and “Theme Room Ideas”

CAN YOU EVER HAVE ENOUGH SPACE?

Yes you can, if you know how to get more out of the space available already!! Most of the sleep we lose over where and how to keep everything, is mainly because something is wrong with the way we organize things. And all of us go through this phase almost on a regular basis. Exasperating right? This is exactly the reason why we came up with different organizers to make life clutter free and easier…

Our large organizers with divider and double flaps are perfect for sorting and organizing different items like books, magazines, stationery, clothes, toys and anything else you want. We have sober colored ones which you can use in any room of the house and we also have vibrant, animated ones which kids will love! The cool thing is you get to choose the size of the bin as per your need. We also have toy storage boxes which look like houses, simple square ones with cute animal motifs on them and even octagonal ones.  See more:  http://tinyurl.com/napv2e9; http://tinyurl.com/kqtnd2y; http://tinyurl.com/krdrns8

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Since we love to play around with designs and colors, we chose adorable combinations for all our toy storage units! It’s hard for an adult to resist them so you can’t blame kids. Why our storage bins are a clever choice to contain any mess? Well the reasons are many! Besides being lightweight, they are collapsible too. So if you are not using it just fold it and tuck it away. They are absolutely safe for kids, being made from soft canvas material. If you are worried about how to keep it clean, don’t fret…a damp cloth is enough to give it a good wipe! These robust bins will last for a long time.

There’s another place where space crunch can make life miserable…your closet or wardrobe. Do you face the problem of clothes spilling out when you open the closet door? Do you hunt madly for every small thing especially when you are in a rush to go to office? Or maybe suddenly one day you discover something buried deep under that you didn’t even know existed? If your answer is “yes” to all these questions, we can definitely help you!

Our clothes storage boxes and inner wear organizers are the solutions you are looking for. Light weight with adequate storage capacity, the clothes organizers are perfect for stashing away both winter woolens and summer shirts. They are collapsible and made from 100% polyester fabric. Steel frames make the box sturdy and help you to stack clothes neatly. The great thing about these is the “viewing window” on 2 sides! So you can easily see what’s inside without opening the box at all! Also, your options become flexible when it comes to keeping the box somewhere…you don’t need to restrict yourself to the closet. Just keep it wherever you have a little space like under the bed or in the attic or the loft. Now that’s pretty smart!

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The 3 piece inner wear organizers are ideal for managing under wear, ties, socks, scarves, handkerchiefs, belts, or any small accessory. They are lidded and will fit in any drawer…this way you will know where to find what. See more: http://tinyurl.com/lnekw9r

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We also have locker sized luxurious jewelry boxes where you can arrange all your valuables. Rich leatherette finishing and velvet inner lining gives it an elegant look. It comes with a mirror too where you can admire yourself decked in those priceless gems! Most importantly, the different types of slots will help you organize necklaces, pendants, earrings, finger rings, bangles and even silver or gold coins…See more: http://tinyurl.com/n6smjfy

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Now that you know there are so many ways to make everything fall in line, don’t wait for the miracle to happen by itself. Just a look at our collection will show you that, where  there is a will, there is always a way to get more out of space and more out of life…