27 UNIQUE AND ROCKING HEADBOARDS TO TRANSFORM YOUR BEDROOM!!

27 UNIQUE AND ROCKING HEADBOARDS TO TRANSFORM YOUR BEDROOM!!

A creative and interesting headboard for your bed, can add magic to the plainest of bedrooms. Here we have collected some cool ideas that can inspire you to do it yourself or get it customized.

Reclaimed Wood Headboard

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Wall Decal Headboard – see http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-wall-decor

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Headboard Decals for Headboard

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Photo Frames for Headboard – see http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-photo-frame 

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Headboard with shelves

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Huge wall art as headboard

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Headboard cum storage unit

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Books can give you more than knowledge

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For those who love the beach – oars and fishing nets steal the show

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Old doors as headboard – keep the worn look or paint them, both will look great!

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Add twinkling lights to wooden headboard

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Large or ornate mirror as headboard – will make the room look big too.

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Geometric Pattern on the wall for headboard – bright or contrasting colors can be very attractive

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Chalkboard painting as headboard – use chalkboard paint on the wall and then draw your favorite design!

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For those who love to play – hockey stick headboard

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Tufted Headboard – the old classic is still hot

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Do away with headboards, hang curtains!

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The extravagant aquarium for headboard – for those who love the sea!!

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Photo courtesies: Architecture Art Designs, Adore Your Place, Freshome, Homedit, HGTV, Nautical Cottage Blog

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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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The wall of Memories

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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Beach Themed Photo Frames

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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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The Staircase of Happy Memories

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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Frame Anything and Everything

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.

More than Just Photo Frames

Ideas for Old Frames

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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Add Some Color to the Frames

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!

Add Some Personal Touch to Frames

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.

The Magic of a Giant Frame

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

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

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

THE ULTIMATE ECO FRIENDLY BABY CRADLE!

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Yes…that’s a cradle!! Created by a company in New Zealand, it seems to have popped out of a fairy-tale…

Nature friendly materials like wood, natural latex, bamboo and wool have been used to put together this incredible luxury spot for your little one. It goes without saying that such a unique innovation will not be cheap. The soft, plush mattress itself is worth $2,500!! But then again, the feeling of sleeping in the lap of such comfort is priceless 🙂

If you are someone who loves and cares a lot about the environment and is of course ready to splurge without a second thought, this one is definitely for you.

Photo credit: Trend Hunter

7 UNIQUE SHELVING IDEAS!

A shelf is the first thing that pops in mind when you think of storage…but why only stick to the tried and tested types? Here we will show you 7 completely out of the box designs for shelves which will make you go “wow”!

This is a real Jaguar with its heavier parts removed and set up against the wall to act as a shelf!

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This one is an interesting compilation of “crosses”…easy to get done too.

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This fold out shelf is actually a mural painting, sectioned into multiple panels. Just a simple mechanism can convert it into a storage unit from wall decor. Incredible!

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If you think pipes are just functional and can’t be a thing of beauty, think again…this space saving shelf cum coat rack looks super cool despite its simplicity.

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This shelving unit uses taut cables fixed on a wooden frame, to hold books, magazines, clothes and so on…won’t be able to support very heavy items though.

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This wall unit celebrates the beauty of “differences”…and we love the space created for the guitar 🙂

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“Hole in the floor”…sums up the idea behind these unusually designed shelves which look as if their bottoms have been sliced off!

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So now it’s time for you to “feed us back”! Let us know which one you liked the most and why…also we would love if you share your ideas and inspirations with us 🙂

Photo courtesy: Oddee and Houzz

INVITE THE MOON TO YOUR NURSERY…

The joy that parenthood brings, is priceless! And is there anything in the world you would not give to the apple of your eyes, if he asked for it? Obviously, you will want to give him everything…even the moon!

And that’s not just a saying, you can make it a reality with this crescent moon shaped crib created by a French wood designer.

cute-baby-cribThe crib is very comfortable and peaceful and is sure to induce a good night’s sleep. The string of lights lends a starry look to the decor and will appeal to the baby’s imagination and curiosity. What we think will go fabulously well with this innovative piece is, our “Sweet Dreams” wall decal… 

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See more here: http://tinyurl.com/oq33f8r

So there you go…all set to transport not only your baby, but also yourself to fairyland 🙂

Photo courtesy for the crib: Trend Hunter