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How To Creatively Use Chalkboard Paint Around The House

Blackboards or chalkboard walls are very versatile and can be used functionally but also for decorative purposes. You can integrate them in every room of the house even take them outdoors. Use them for writing messages on, notes, recipes, grocery lists, draw something beautiful on them or let the kids doodle and have fun with them. Wherever you decide to have such a feature, there are numerous different ways in which to use it and we have compiled a list of examples and ideas for you to take a look at.

At the entryway.

A framed blackboard can make a lovely decoration for your home’s entryway

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Vintage Door Knobs And How To Give Them A New Purpose

It’s been a while since I haven’t seen people who have door knobs in their homes or apartments. To be honest, I really like them and since I was a child I wondered how they functioned. Now their time has passed. Let’s say you still use door knobs, what would you do in this case? Maybe you would replace them, but then what? I always thought that anything broken or old-fashioned can be reused. It’s in my nature! Because I’m always an adept of recycling or repurposing things, I’ve thought about sharing some ideas with you.

1. Use door knobs to create decorative table numbers for your wedding.

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12 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Decorate Your Home With

Plants are very often used in interior décor and we tend to think that’s only due to their beauty and to the fact that they’re green and so they make the space feel more fresh.

But there’s another reason why plants were brought indoors in the first place: so they can purify the air.The air inside our homes is usually more polluted than the air outside. Trees and vegetation take care of the purifying process outdoors but we can also use them to improve the air quality indoors as well.

1. The English Ivy (Hedera helix).

The English Ivy was listed by NASA scientists as the best air-filtering houseplant. It’s very effective when it comes to absorbing toxins and it’s also very easy to grow as it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. This plant also allows you to display in numerous different ways, either as a hanging or a floor plant.

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iSaloni 2014: Favorites From Salone Internazionale del Mobile

The design world is abuzz with fresh design ideas and inspiration from this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile (iSaloni) event, which just wrapped up in Milan Rho. The event has been held, successfully and inspiringly, each year since 1961 and is the “global benchmark for the home furnishing sector.” (As evidenced by the high standard-setting names in design on display and as vendors.)

iSaloni serves as a highly valuable tool for the interior design industry worldwide, as half of the hundreds of thousands of visitors come from all around the world.

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Enjoy The World Upside Down – Fun Decorating Ideas

Sometimes it’s fun to break the unwritten rules and to do the exact opposite. In interior décor, this can result in some pretty great ideas. Let’s see how people used this concept when decorating their homes and how displaying items upside down can change the look of your own home.

In a small home office, a great idea can be to have a pull-out table or desk. This one looks like an inverted drawer. Pull it out whenever needed and hide it afterwords. It lets you save a lot of space.

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Killer Homemade Cleaners Made From Vinegar, Baking Soda And Lemon

Store-bought cleaning products can be harsh on your skin and they’re not as natural as they want to seem. So why not make your own cleaners? It’s actually very easy. You can either use vinegar, baking soda, lemon or a combination of these and you get killer universal cleaners to use around the house.

10 BEST USES FOR VINEGAR

1. Did you know vinegar makes a great hardwood floor cleaner? Just mix half a cup of white vinegar with a gallon of warm water and wash the floors with the mix. However, don’t use it on floors with a waxed finish.

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Houses That Love Nature – For A Better World Where Trees Can Get A Second Chance

Every time a new house or a new structure gets built, nature usually has to suffer. Trees are cut down every day for the purpose of architectural development and nature gets destroyed little by little. But not all projects are like that. Some architects actually try to preserve nature and to give trees a second chance. We managed to find a series of inspiring projects that promise a whole new world.

Villa 153.

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