Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Golden Rules Of Eating Fruits

By Shabnamahsan

Fruits are the manifestation of nature’s love for men. They are excellent for keeping our bodies hale & hearty. To derive the maximum benefits we should follow some guidelines

Eat With Skin

Apple, guava, peaches & other thin skinned fruits have their nutrients just below their skin which will be eliminated if we skin them. So we must eat them with their skin on.

Cut & Eat Immediately

If we leave fruits after cutting they react with oxygen & lose their vital elements & become breeding ground of a lot of germs. So eat fruits soon after cutting them.

Eat Before Sunset

According to the Ayurveda there are certain type of fruits like banana, guava, papaya & all those fruits which have their pulp somewhat watery should not be eaten after sunset because by the dusk they become heavier & difficult to digest. The ideal time to eat fruits is the breakfast time.

No Knife

The use of knife in cutting fruits should be minimal so as to preserve the vital nutrients which get destroyed by the sharp edge of the knife.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

How To Make Small Room Look Larger - Part 3

Light Effect

Well light room looks bigger.

Make your window draper with thin cloth to bring natural light into your room. You can use blind to allow sunlight into the room.

To provide good illumination without clutter add some recessed or track lighting which resides in the ceiling.

Instead of space-consuming table and floor lamps use wall lamps to save valuable floor space & avoid clutter.

Magical Mirror

Mirrors are interior designer’s favourite for years to make small room appear big & bright.Clever use of mirror can increase the perceived size of room.

A large mirror placed opposite entry way or a bright window reflects natural light & makes room airy & open.

A large Mirror hanged at wall or stand against the wall can create the illusion of more space.

You can put mirrors on closet doors & add depth to the room.
                  Use these tricks & your imagination to transfer your small room into a cosy retreat.I'd love to hear from you on how you do it on comments below

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How To Make Small Room Look Larger - Part 2

Size Magic

You can be surprised how by just scaling your furniture can transform your small room into bigger & airy. Avoid large overstuffed pieces which eat floor space making room smaller. Move the larger pieces of furniture against the wall.

 Use multipurpose furniture like sofa which can be turned into bed at night

Or extendable bed which can be tucked away when not in use.

A big dinning table use a lot of floor space.Instead of big dinning table you can use sleek dining table that can be hid under the bed when not in use.

Use open arm & exposed leg sofa & chairs to allow light to pass beneath them making room bright & spacious. Incorporate some glass in your furniture like glass top table,to lighten up the space.
 A visit to your local furniture shops which deals in small apartment furniture can give you many decorating ideas to make your small room more spacious. Hidden space saving furniture is ideal for small room. Use multipurpose furniture

Friday, June 18, 2010

How To Make Small Room Look Larger - Part 1

Living in small house is a challenging task. We feel the need to stretch out our small space & make our room look larger. It is possible to fool the eye & make rooms look larger by some decorating tricks.

Cut The Clutter

Take a critical look at your room & see if there is anything that is not necessary. Remove the unnecessary items. A cluttered room looks small than it really is. Get your room clutter free .Arrange things neatly & hide or keep out of sight items which are not in everyday use.

We want to display our collectables but it’s wise to divide it in small groups & display one group at a time. It’ll give the room a neat & fresh look.

Enhance Floor Space

Increase floor space by keeping as many items out of floor as possible & make full use of space saving closet organizing & storage compartments like shelves & racks.

We can create more floor space by using wall space but remember that too much items on wall will make the room appear cluttered & small. Use table skirts & hide knick knacks under them.

Instead of using a lot of floor by keeping several pairs of shoes, use shoe rack to keep them in a small place.  

You can easily hide your shoes under the bed with this shoe rack to make your flour clean 

Designate and clear the pathway. The room will appear larger if you can see the floor.
The floor should also be done in light colour to give the illusion of more open space. You can use light coloured rug or oversized light coloured ceramic tiles.

Wood strips or diagonal ceramic tiles create the longest possible straight line in the room which will make the room appear wider.


Colour plays a very important role for small rooms. Light colours give the illusion of more space whereas dark colours absorb lights & make the room look smaller. To make a room brighter & airy paint the walls with lighter version of your favourite colour as light colours are reflective which maximize the effect created by light.
If your room has low ceiling, painting one foot around the ceiling the same colour as the wall, creating a border, will make the wall appear taller.
If you paint the moulding a lighter shade of wall colour, the walls appear to recede making the room look larger.

Paint furniture of same colour as your wall & choose your furnishing of same colour. The large furniture will blend with the space & give the illusion of a wider room.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Drive Monsoon Dampness Away From Closets

After burning heat monsoon is arriving.I just love rain,but rainy season brings with it a lot of dampness.To remove the dampness from closets and  cupboards,tie10-12 pieces of chalk together with a string and hang inside the cupboards. They will absorb the moisture if any.


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