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  • A Guide to Choosing the Bathroom Mirror


    No bathroom is complete without a mirror. We certainly have not been into a bathroom without a mirror, and we do not anticipate that many people have. The bathroom mirror is essential for daily activities and also adds that extra bit of light to the entire space. Getting the best mirror for the bathroom is a challenge itself. Check out the quick guide on choosing the ideal mirror for your bathroom space.

     

    Sizing: First and foremost is the sizing of the mirror. To find the best size for your space, consider both function and proportion to ensure the vanity area is well balanced and visually pleasing. For design purposes, the mirror above the vanity is usually not wider than the vanity unit itself. Ideally, a mirror and vanity are the same width so both the items line up perfectly in the bathroom. Along with the width, the height of a mirror only has to reach 30 centimeters above eye level. However, if the bathroom space allows for more height, it is always better in viewing different angles. The larger, the mirror, the more open a space appears to be.

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    Single vs. Multiple: The next step to consider is whether to have a large single mirror or multiple smaller mirrors within the bathroom. In bathrooms where there is a wider vanity with more than one sink, there is the option of having a mirror that goes with each sink. This is usually an option for two people sharing a bathroom, where there are two different sinks. With taller, slimmer mirrors, the heigh of the bathroom is emphasized, which can complement high ceilings within the bathroom . However, a single, large mirror adds more light to the bathroom space.

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    Lighting: One particular factor which is not always considered regarding the bathroom mirror is the lighting. The main lighting above the vanity, which includes the scones, can either be place alongside the mirror or on the mirror itself. Oftentimes, homeowners opt for narrower mirrors to fit the sconces on either side. However, there is the option of placing the fixtures directly on the mirror itself.

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    Framed vs. Frameless: Framed vs. frameless mirrors ultimately comes down to design preference. Frameless mirrors are great for adding a modern touch. The are also more economical, while framed mirrors give some character and make the space appear more ornamental and decorative.

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    Shape: Finally, shape also comes down to design preference. The most conventional and popular option is the rectangular mirror, which can be custom sized to suit any space. However, round mirrors are a great option to bring some softness to a bathroom. They make a great option for a powder room or a guest bathroom, which is used less often within the one. Round mirrors are also a great choice to showcase the wall finish. The curved lines tend to emphasize the shapes behind it.

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    Choosing a bathroom mirror comes down to preference, purpose, and proportion. Once these three factors add up, then the perfect mirror will be added to your bathroom!

  • Choosing the Best Rugs for your Home


    It is that time of the year where we bundle up in our warm clothes to stay cozy inside our homes. During these winter months the home interior gets cold and drafty, making it a little chilly indoors. However, there a few tricks to create a warm space within the home, and even specifically the kitchen-without costing too much. One of the most common ways to warm up a space is to add an area rug. With most of our floors being marble, it is extremely cold on our feet. Therefore, an area rug can definitely warm up the area, both visually and actually. However, the key to choosing the perfect rug- based on the type of room is the challenge. Below are a few tips in choosing the ideal rug, depending in the rooms within the home.

     

    Bedroom: One of the most luxurious feelings in the winter is waking up and stepping onto a plush rug. An area rug in the bedroom instantly adds richness and coziness to a space at the same time. When choosing choosing a rug for the bedroom, neutrals are a great option as the bedroom space has many patterns all over with the wall hangings, sheets, and covers. However, pattern rugs work very well to add some visual interest of the remaining bedroom elements are a bit more subdued. In terms of rug placement, it should be as long as the bed, and placed approximately two feet away from the bed itself. In the bedroom, rugs are also great space dividers, For example if there is a small sitting area within the room, having a an area rug designate two different spaces within the entire room.

    Bathroom bedroom or including basement or media room Image Credit: Kylie M Interiors

    Kitchen: Many people don't think of placing rugs in the kitchen. However, being one of the most active rooms in the home, it doesn't hurt to make it a little cozy. As mentioned in a previous blog, the best rugs for the kitchen are the flat weave rugs, which can easily be cleaned, yet still be comfortable to stand on while conducting kitchen tasks. During the winter months, kitchen rugs can easily add warmth with a pop of bright colors on the floor!

    Riviera stripe stripe kitchen rug Image Credit: Williams Sonoma

    Living Room: In a living room keep in mind that small rugs make the room look even smaller than it is. With larger furniture in a larger room, the smaller rugs make the furniture look awkward and cluttered. Therefore, it is best to go for a larger rug, where the legs of the couch and the chair sit on top of it. The living room is a great place to play with colors and textures to complement the furniture and create a designer appeal.

    Decorative rugs living room rug in a living space Image Credit: Mommy Essence

    Area rugs are a great way to tie a space together and make the home look more cozy. Through these winter months, consider area rugs to design and define spaces, yet still add warmth at the same time. Keep these tips in mind to give your home that instant designer touch!!

  • 4 Timeless Color Schemes for your Bathroom


    Defining the look or appearance of a bathroom can be extremely challenging. There is often a hesitation on which colors go well within the bathroom, yet still complement the rest of the home, and will work for years to come. Below, are 4 different color schemes that give a timeless look to the bathroom space and work for years to come.

     

    Grey Scale: As boring as it sounds, various shades of grey work very well within the bathroom. The grey tones can be a mixture and paint and textures to give the bathroom space some orientation. The grey colors can be complemented well with bathroom decorative items, such as plants or colorful towels to balance and brighten the space. Grey is an extremely soothing shade and it will create an uplifting and relaxing atmosphere within the bathroom space.

    Spa like grey bathroom Image Credit: Design Trends

    Mocha and White: Any combination of brown and white mixes modern and classic within the design. The brown or mocha tones warm up the bathroom space, making it look more inviting, while the white adds depth and highlights various areas of the bathroom, giving the space visual interest. Whether it is a creamy white or a stark white, it is a great shade to highlight various features such as the bathtub or vanity wall.

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    Blue and Yellow: If there is a preference to step away from the neutrals and add some color to the bathroom space, the first place to look is towards the outdoors. Bringing some outdoor colors inside, such as blue and yellow to create an everlasting color scheme within the bathroom. The blue and yellow is a mix of the sun in a clear blue sky. With a color combination like blue and yellow, the bathroom can have a cooler feel, with blue being the dominant color-balanced with pops of yellow; or warmed up with yellow being the dominant color balanced with pops of blue. The pops of color can be added in the form of towels, bathroom mats or even other movable accessories.

    Blue yellow bathrooms yellow baths Image Credit: Pinterest

    Black and White: Black and white anything is classic and takes you back to the 1920s and 1930s. However, black and white interiors are definitely timeless within the bathroom. Black and white can be complemented with chrome fixtures and hits of bright colors to give the bathroom space a contemporary design that will stand the test of time!

    Dotolo bathroom double vanity Image Credit: HGTV Home

    A timeless color scheme in the bathroom is definitely possible. With the ideas above, one can get extremely creative and defining a space that is unique to them and their tastes. Start with your bathroom interiors today!

  • 5 Ways to Make Your Indoors Pollution-Free


    The air pollution in our beloved city has been horrendous this whole week. The toxic air definitely affects our health and we should all have a safe place to come, where the air is clean. The best way to do so is by making the indoor air of your home clean and pollution free. With extensive pollution outside, chances are that the pollution inside is even worse-which can really impact the physical and mental health. To make your home pollution free, check out the tips below:

    Ventilation: Ventilation in homes reduces the moisture levels. The best way to allow for ventilation without opening the windows is to install vents that cycle and purify the air. Another form of ventilation is the exhaust fans which help carry the pollution form inside to the outside. One of the most common areas where ventilation becomes an issue is in the kitchen: due to extensive cooking. The best way to avoid indoor pollution is to ensure the chimney fan is on.

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    Dust Furniture: Dusting furniture is a daily activity in Indian homes. However, it really works in reducing indoor pollution. Keeping furniture clean reduces mildew, mold, and bacteria from developing within the home. Therefore, with dusting furniture ensure the every service and crevice is clean to a pollution-free zone within the home.

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    Keep Dustbins Covered: Dustbins can get disgusting and full of nasty particles. Ensure that all dustbins and trash cans are covered for hygiene purposes and to prevent any exposure of bacteria. To avoid indoor pollution, also ensure the dustbins and trash cans are cleaned on a regular basis.

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    House Plants: In preventing indoor air pollution, houseplants are your best friend. They can purify and rejuvenate all types of indoor spaces and clean the air within the home. It recommended to have at least one plant per 100 square feet within the home for efficient air cleaning. One of the best plants to filter the toxins in the air is the Peace Lily-which requires moderate sunlight or the Lady Palm which prefers bright, but indirect light. Another plant is the English Ivy-which is ideal for rooms with computers-or even the Spider Plant, which is ideal in the kitchen around the gas stove.

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    Essential Oils: Essential oils such as cinnamon, oregano, rosemary, thyme, clove, lemon, and tea tree will keep indoor areas bacterial and mold free. When the essence of oils is released into the air the atmosphere automatically becomes easier, fresher, and cleaner to breathe.

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    Indoor air pollution is even more harmful than outdoor air pollution. With a few simple precautions your home can become the pollution-free zone to escape to at the end of the day.

  • 5 Ways to Give the Bathroom a Mini Makeover (without Renovation)


    We all like to upgrade our spaces from time to time, but refuse to do so mostly do to inconvenience. However, whenever we visit a hotel or a model home, we can't help but admire the beautifully styled bathrooms, which we understand can be a challenge to manage in everyday homes. However there are some easy style tricks one can add to their bathroom space to give it a mini makeover, without dealing with the hassles of renovation. The list below starts with the most simple and easiest ways to upgrade the bathroom, and ends making some moderate changes to the space.

    Adding some Greenery: As mentioned in a few previous blogs, plants are a great way to make a space feel more new and lively. A living plant in the bathroom adds great color and can look beautiful as well. Indoor plants such as bamboo shoots go very well humid environments, which makes the bathroom a perfect space for it! Place it at the corner of the vanity countertop to keep it out of the way, yet still adding color to a space.

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    Changing up the Textiles: Another easy way to make a change is to mix up the towels and bathroom mats. In a bathroom, the towels are the most visible items, and typically fade away with time and more use. Upgrade the bathroom space by adding some fresh bath, hand, and face towels. Either have a set or mix and match and create your own color scheme within the bathroom. Even changing up the bathroom rug can immediately make the room look new. All types of these textiles will add instant color and allow for an immediate upgrade.

    Changing up the Textiles Image Credit: Pinterest

    Replacing Countertop Accessories: Even switching out the countertop items can bring an instant change. Changing the soap dispenser or the cosmetic items on display doesn't even require any extra shopping. One can easily use a mason jar or a beautiful vase to place their bathroom essentials, yet still have them on the countertop.

    Replacing Countertop Accessories Image Credit: Pinterest

    Changing Cabinet Hardware: A more moderate makeover idea is to switch the hardware. Just with a simple switch out the entire look of the cabinetry can change, making it look more modern or classic or transitional. Changing something as small at the bathroom handles can dramatically make a difference and possibly give the look of a whole new bathroom! Changing Cabinet Hardware

    Mixing up the Sink and Shower Fixtures: Just like changing out the hardware, replacing the shower and sink fixtures updates the look and even adds a more comfortable water flow. A brand new shower head brings a fresh feel while using it and creates a more spa-like atmosphere within the bathroom itself.

    Mixing up the Sink and Shower Fixtures Image Credit: Homesfeed

    Upgrading the bathroom space can be an extremely simple task. A few simple and small changes can really transform the space and make it look brand-new. In thinking about updating the bathroom space, remember it is the details that make all the difference!

  • 5 Ways to Light Up Your Home Interior Naturally


    We all love some decent lighting at home. However, most homes have a few dark corners and nooks that can add gloom to a space. A poorly lit home can cause an unpleasant space indoors and make being at home less desirable. Although there are a variety of artificial light options, the key is to find the best way to light up the home naturally. Natural light is excellent for daytime hours, as it saves energy and makes a space look more welcoming. Below are 5 ways to add more light to a home naturally.

     

    Lots of Windows-The most obvious idea is having lots of windows. Ensure every room in the home has a natural light so no artificial light is required to be on during the day! Let light seep in thru the windows in the daylight hours to make a space feel more alive. In having a lot of windows, there are a variety of options: There are the conventional windows, there are clerestory windows, which sit above the eye level, high on the wall-yet still brighten interiors; skylights which are windows that bring in light from the sky! Skylights instantly illuminate a room, and are a great idea for bathrooms. Since they are facing upward, there is still the bathroom privacy, yet there is natural light at the same time!

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    Intelligent Window Coverings-Going with a lot of windows in the home, the next step is choosing the right window covering because that can make all the difference in how much light the windows give off. Drapes can be heavy or light depending on preference. However, lighter colored drapes allow light to reflect through when it is daylight, without being too interfering or disturbing any sleep. In more public areas of the home, sheer drapes are an excellent solution. They also provide the same, natural light without being blinding.

    Intelligent Window Coverings Image Credit: Shades of Beauty Decor

    Gloss Finish: Whether it is the kitchen cabinets or flooring, gloss finish is brilliant for bouncing light around the room. As a finish, it is reflective, instantly brightening up a space and giving the illusion that there is more light than their actually is. Therefore, in adding more light to your home interior, consider a gloss finish for the kitchen, wardrobe, or even the floor. For more on the gloss finish in comparison to matt, click the previous blog post.

    Gloss Finish Image Credit: Estro Kitchens

    White Walls: In naturally lighting a home, colors matter a lot. While choosing the general color scheme for a particular room or a home, lighter colors, especially white work very well in adding instant light to a space. White walls make a space look open and airy, and it brings in extra light without adding an extra light bulb!

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    Mirrors: We have definitely mentioned mirrors in many previous blogs. Nevertheless, just as what was stated before, mirrors are a great way to transform a space. A large statement mirror adds glamour and reflects light. If the mirror were placed opposite or next to a window, then it would create the illusion of more light than there actually is.

    Mirrors Image Credit: Light and Wire Gallery

    Natural light in any interior is a definite must have. It creates a more welcoming space and adds some beauty indoors. While considering the interiors for your home, find a way to bring in the light....naturally!

  • How Home Decor Affects Your Health


    For decades, countless psychology studies have proven that our mental health greatly depends on our surroundings, including the places we live and the inside or our homes. In fact, practices such as Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui circle around the concepts of having the best possible interior solution for good energy and positives. Therefore,  within the home, certain types of interiors are meant to uplift or de-stress us. In other words, interior design is more than just decor and aesthetics, it affects our mood, behavior, and mental well-being. Below are some key aspects of interior decor and design that can affect our well-being

     

    Lighting: Lighting is key within a home. The best form of lighting is natural lighting, coming in through the windows. It creates a more welcoming atmosphere and instantly brightens up a space. Natural light has also been known to increase productivity. However, for darker days and evenings, the right type of lighting is essential. In a place like the kitchen, having task lighting is needed for moving around and doing chores. For more on kitchen lighting, check the previous blog post. However, for areas such as the living room or bedroom, lighting is best if certain locations are lit up rather than the entire room at once. Overhead lighting makes it difficult to relax at the end of the day, but if a specific area is more lit whenever required, then it allows for better relaxation and de-stressing towards the end of the day. Spot lighting works very well for those who require a brighter light to read a book or get some work done.

    Lighting Dim overhead lighting with spot lighting in living room. Image Credit: Interior Design 4

    Textures: Many textures bring a calmness to a space. For example, natural wood adds warmth and also signifies strength, but stone signifies health. Even the types of textures within a space subconsciously affect the thought process. If a room has countless rough textures and uneven surfaces, then it is a sign of independence. A key example is the hard flooring and stiff furniture that is visible in an office lobby. That whole ambiance automatically creates a tense atmosphere.

    Textures Image Credit: Architecture Art Designs

    Colors: As mentioned in countless other blogs, colors definitely impact the mood. For more blogs on color, especially within the kitchen, check out our colors blog category. All colors have different meanings. Warmer colors such as red, orange, and yellow, are bright and vibrant and give off a lot of energy. They even increase appetite and creativity. Greens and blues and pastel pinks are more calming shades, making them optimum choices for more private or quieter space such as the bedroom. Then the neutral shades such as whites, greys, and browns add an elegance and communicate stability and comfort, which is why these shades are always used to balance out the brighter shades within a room!

    Colors Image Credit: Pinterest

    In a home, all colors, textures, and lighting come together to create a cohesive unit. This cohesive makes an interior solution your home. Therefore, finalizing your home interiors, start at the first point: what makes you feel good and go from there!

  • 2 Reasons to BOOK NOW and Get Your Dream Home This Navratri!


    We are already at the end of August, and festival season is just around the corner! For us at ModSpace.in, the year has simply flown by, and we cannot believe that it is nearly the final quarter and the festivals are about to start. In light of the upcoming celebrations, we are running a special delivery scheme, where if you book and finalize an order with us before September 5th, then it will be delivered to your doorstep during Navratri.

    Have an Auspicious Navratri with New Modular Furniture: Navratri is one of the most auspicious times of the year. We are all involved in upgrading and cleaning our homes to embrace this wonderful time and gear up for the Diwali festivities. Give something special to your home this year with some brand new furniture. Once the order with its specifications is finalized before September 5th, then the following couple weeks go into productions and the order is then ready for delivery during Navratri!

    Have an Auspicious Navratri with New Modular Furniture Image Credit: Pinterest

    Celebrate Diwali in your New Dream Home: With your furniture delivered and installed in Navratri, you will have something a little extra to celebrate during Diwali. Bring the Festival of Lights in your home and decorate the brand-new furniture through the entire festival season!!
    Finalize and book your order with us before September 5th, and get your dream home this Navratri! Call us at +91-7042335104 or contact us to book your showroom visit!

    We look forward to seeing you!!

  • 3 Tips for Making the Ideal Multigenerational Home


    In India, most of our homes are multigenerational. Although there is a growing increase in the nuclear family, multigenerational homes are still a majority. Multigenerational homes come with a lot of advantages, where grandparents can be assisted by their adult children, and grandchildren can be babysat by the grandparents. However, in having a thriving multi-generational household, the overall home design should be the right layout, where all personalities and generations can harmoniously live together under one roof without getting in each others way. Below, are 3 tips in creating the ideal multi-generational home.

     

    Defining Communal vs. Private Areas: The first step is defining the private and public areas of the home. The private areas are the spaces where an member can get away from others for some solitude. In a multi-generational home, having the private areas are important to ensure everybody has their own space. Typically private areas are the bedrooms and bathrooms. However, rather than having all bedrooms next to each other, one generation's private space could be on one floor, while the others is on another floor, or one generation's private space could be on one end of the house, while the other's is on the other end of the house. Bedrooms should be seen as private retreats for any household member to retire and relax as and when they need to. The communal or public areas are the family gathers or comes together to share tasks. Areas such has the kitchen, dining room or living room are ideal for socializing and relaxation for every age group in the home.

    Defining Communal vs. Private Areas Image Credit: Home Design

    Flexible Design: Flexibility in designing a home means that the all rooms should serve a secondary purpose if and when it is required to do so. For example, although a bedroom is a private space, it can have a small sitting area for a quick conversation within the home. Another example is the a home office can be used as a guest bedroom to accommodate any over night guests whenever required.

    Flexible Design Image Credit: Iriosi

    Final Finish: When it comes to the overall appearance of the home, it is best to go with a timeless and practical approach. Ensure that the materials chosen are high-quality and easy to maintain, yet still reflecting the family's taste within the home. In the public spaces, go for more classic designs, which are suitable to all tastes and preferences, while in the more private spaces, the generation or individuals can decorate their space according to their tastes and needs, to make the room their own.

    Final Finish Image Credit: NYC Interior Design

    If designed well, multi-generational homes make for great living spaces. With everybody under one room, it definitely adds to the family-like atmosphere within the home.

  • Interior Decorator vs. Interior Stylist vs. Interior Designer: What is the Difference?


    Interior decorator, interior stylist, and interior designer are all terms we use interchangeably in normal conversation. However, each designation comes with their own job roles and responsibility with some overlapping in between. While seeking professional help and putting your home together, ensure you choose the right service for the correct job. Below, the differences of a interior decorator versus an interior stylist versus an interior designer.

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    Interior Decorator: The interior decorator largely focuses on the aesthetics of a space, with special attention to how colors and fabrics can work together in making the space look nice and come together. Decorators also advise on furniture ideas and finish options within any given space. An interior decorator is the ideal solution for those who want to change up their home without disturbing the existing structure. In doing so, the decorators work closely with their fellow vendors to deliver exactly what the homeowner is looking for.

     

    Interior Stylist: An interior stylist is the more glamorous occupation out of the three. They are best known for showcasing their work in magazines and other visual media, and their primary job is to make a space look beautiful. Similar to the interior decorator, making a space look beautiful is done by adding and editing various bits without changing the structure. Stylists typically work on a freelance basis or they are seen working at home or furniture stores.

     

    Interior Designer: The interior designer is the most common profession for putting together Indian homes. Unlike the designer and the decorator, the interior designer goes through significant more training, and is more qualified to make a wider variety of home changes, including structural changes such as adding or removing walls. They can design a room from start to finish, working closely with an architect or builder to deliver the best solution for the home. At ModSpace.in we offer full interior solutions with our modular furniture. While choosing the modular furniture, you have the option of adding on the room interiors, courtesy of our interior design partners. Nevertheless, interior designers generally charge more than interior decorators or stylists because they have more to offer and more options to give.

    Image Credit: Same Home Decor

    Whether it is an interior decorator, interior stylist, or interior designer, all of them are professionals in upgrading a home space to make it look more aesthetically pleasing. While choosing the aesthetic professional for your home, ensure the interior professional is the right, qualified individual for the home.

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