Five Ways to Make your Home More Attractive

Five Ways to Make your Home More Attractive

The sun is shining, and summer is approaching, but it has reached that time of year where your home is crying out for a little pick me up. But don’t stress, we have all the answers here to help you give your home that TLC it really needs before the dreaded winter months arrive. With just five easy steps your home will be spruced up in a matter of no time!

Step 1: Apply a Fresh Lick of Paint

 

A quick and easy trick for brightening up a dreary home is to apply a new colour scheme. From simply applying a fresh lick of new paint, your home will be instantly transformed.

 

Whether you are looking for warm, cosy tones to heat up your living space or fresh, clean colours to encourage light and openness, there are endless options out there on the market to choose from.

 

If you have a specific colour in mind, do not hesitate to experiment with it. Head over to B&Q where they have a fabulous Valspar paint mixing service which lets you run wild with your imagination with the use of colour matching technology.

Step 2: Revamp your Heating System

 

One simply way of adding interesting features to a home is to modernise the current heating systems that are in place. This is something that often gets forgotten about however, it is amazing the difference a vertical white Saturn designer radiator can make to a room.

 

Trade Radiator have endless options of radiators to choose from, ranging in various sizes, styles, finishes and heat output. Adding new radiators, a bring life to a room, giving it interesting focal points for visitors to admire.

 

So, what are you waiting for, there is no time like the present! Upgrade those rusty old radiators for something that is more sleek and charismatic. You most definitely will not be disappointed.

Step 3: Add interesting Art

 

Adding a splash of art to your home doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you are looking for something a little outside of the box or something that ties close, personal meaning to it, this is a great way of adding colour and energy into a home.

 

From your children’s school artwork to striking photography, artwork can become the key feature of any room. The great thing about art is that there is no specific place for it, you have complete freedom to scatter your beloved framed pieces wherever you wish in your own home.

 

Wall art is another exciting way of bringing excitement into your home. Let your creative juices flow as you fill your wall with some of the most interesting and engaging pieces you can find. This will bring a sense of texture to a bare wall and make an empty room appear finished.

Step 4: Bring the Outdoors Indoors

 

Plants are one of nature’s greatest assets. So why not bring the simplistic beauty of nature into your living area. Plants are cheap and cheerful ways of bringing a sense of zen into a busy household.

 

What’s more is that plants are good for your health as they are not just visually beautiful but also freshen up the air by eliminating harmful toxins. If gardening is not really your thing but you enjoy this idea, start small with easy growing plants such as succulents as these are low maintenance and suited to most homes.  

 

If you are struggling with choosing the perfect flowers or plants for your home, take a trip down to your local Home Base where they have endless options for you to browse for both indoors and outdoors.

Step 5: Surround yourself with Scents

 

Yet another effective way of making small yet powerful changes to one’s home is to add a host of engaging smells. Candles are a wonderful way of bringing light, scent and comfort into a house for a low price.

 

Whether you add a couple of tea lights around the living room or a centre piece candle in the dining room, your options are endless. Let your inner interior designer run free as you brighten up forgotten about corners of your beloved home.

 

Scented sticks are a common trick used by many home owners to bring around fresh smells and a sense of relaxation. Longer lasting than normal air freshener sprays, your long lasting scented sticks will keep your house smelling spectacular all year round.

Say goodbye to your cyst

If you’ve been living with a cyst for some time and are desperate to have it removed, there are many options available to you. A cyst is a common fluid-filled sac which sits under the skin. They can be caused by clogging of sebaceous glands, infection or around earrings. Often they can disappear without treatment, however, some can become enlarged and rub against clothing or look unsightly. They will only be painful if they become infected. The small lumps can grow slowly anywhere on your body, so don’t be alarmed if you come across one. There are many options to have your cyst removed, however, make sure that you do thorough research to assess your choice before going ahead with treatment.

Most cysts are perfectly normal and safe but you should get approval from your doctor in case they may be cancerous. You could be sent for tests or have a biopsy to assess and analyse its properties and internal structure.

Radiotherapy 

One of the most popular techniques is radiotherapy which is non-evasive to the skin around the cyst. Be reassured that this radio skin management offers local anaesthetic around the area whilst the treatment gradually breaks down the cyst before it is carefully removed. Many opt for this procedure as the result can often be minimal with little or no scarring. You can return to your daily lifestyle shortly after this treatment although you may require sutures. It’s important to have a consultation at a reliable and recommended clinic. You can search for ones in your area or you may wish to travel to find a clinic that you feel comfortable with. Check out Snowberry Lane clinic who offer a comprehensive patient service for the removal of cysts.

Treat at home

If you feel confident enough to treat your cyst yourself at home, this is simple and straightforward. Start by thoroughly cleaning the area of the lump and around it with antibacterial soap and use medical gloves. Before you begin, remember it is important not to squeeze, scratch, drain, open or puncture the lump. The effects of this could be nasty as it will inflame the lump and could push any existing infection deeper into the skin. Begin by applying warm, wet cloths to the lump and leave these on for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat this for 3 to 4 times a day. You may prefer to use a heating pad or fill a hot water bottle to use. Ultimately you are aiming to add moisture and heat to the lump by increasing blood circulation to the area to speed up the healing process. Don’t use boiling water and test the temperature before applying in case you burn the skin. Keep an eye on the cyst – if it starts to leak pus, add pressure with a bandage to keep the drain flow. Chain daily and if you notice a large amount draining or it becomes red or painful please visit your GP immediately.

 

 

 

Best hotels to stay in when travelling with work

For us career ladies travelling the world on business, we want somewhere comfortable and pleasant to rest our head at the end of a busy working day. As long as there is a good hairdryer, nice lighting and a comfy bed we are sorted, right? Don’t make the mistake of choosing a hotel that has none of the above. Let’s look at the best hotels to stay in that has everything the modern career-woman needs for a successful trip to keep you fresh and looking good.

Houston

The Hilton Americas-Houston is one of the best-located hotels in the Texan city. Directly connected to the George R Brown Convention centre, this stunning hotel offers the business traveller class, comfort and all the amenities a busy traveller needs no matter the length of the stay.  Corporate facilities include fully-equipped meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, video-conferencing, in addition to an ATM machine, foreign exchange desk, salon and room service. It’s the perfect stop for those visiting Houston. Of course, the Hilton brand already has a successful reputation for being one of the best accommodation providers out there, so if you go with high expectations at Americas-Houston, the TripAdvisor winning residence is likely to exceed them.

Paris

It’s dubbed the city of romance, but Paris has a buzzing commercial centre and is known as a global corporate hub. Many of the biggest names in finance, retail and of course fashion and the arts have set up their European bases here. If you’re lucky enough to have a spare few hours to browse in the designer fashion houses of Hermés, Louis Vuitton and Chanel venture down to Champs-Elysées – you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail, traditional French food, cakes and pastries at the many cafés and bars here too. For your professional needs, Fraser Suites, located in the commercial district offers stunning luxury serviced apartments with a designated business centre, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour gym and award-winning customer service.

Sydney

Soar above the city, in comfortable home-from-home living with Merton Suites in the heart of Sydney. Designed with three times more floor space than the average Australian hotel room, Merton is located in the bustling commercial district – perfect for your commute to your company offices or convention in the city. A full gourmet kitchen greets you on arrival in your suite in addition to well-appointed living and dining spaces. Consisting of 178 stylish suites, ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites the added extras will enhance your stay –an an indoor pool, salon and spa will keep you feeling rejuvenated, fresh and ready to go. Onsite parking also gives you flexibility with onward travel or if you hire a car from the airport, you can travel through in less than half an hour. What’s more, the hotel is located to close to the famous Bondi beach and other sunbathing spots, there’s no reason why you can’t catch some of the late evening sun at the end of your day – bliss!

Beautiful Beachwear

With any luck we will get to experience a long, hot and balmy summer filled with dreamy long days and plenty of sunshine. And just in case that doesn’t quite materialise, many of us have guaranteed ourselves some sunshine by booking a holiday to some foreign climes that boast better weather than we do! One thing that we do need for both of these situations though is some fashionable and practical beachwear that will have us looking and feeling fantastic and we have fun in the waves and soak up those precious rays. The high street really does have some great pieces available and at great prices too so you don’t even need to spend that much to get some gorgeous things for the beach. If you’re not sure what to buy this season, then check out some lovely pieces with affordable price tags right here to give you a bit of inspiration. Continue reading

Charming Accessories

No matter what the time of year is, most of us are fans of adding to our look and making it more individual with a few choice accessories. From bags to scarves to hats, jewellery, nails and more, we love to customise our style.  Accessories are also a great way to update your wardrobe without having to invest in many new clothes, and that is another reason as to why we are such big fans of them! Continue reading

Summer Sportswear

Whether you are a yogi, a gym bunny, a team player or are simply a fan of the sportswear and sports luxe trends that have been popular for the last few seasons, summer is the perfect time to update your sportswear with some lighter and brighter pieces that will look great no matter what your shape or size. One of the reasons that we are such big fans of sportswear clothing is the fact that it is so supremely comfortable, and then add into this the fact that it washes easily and quickly, and you have a trend that is as practical as it is fashionable! The high street and sports brand do some great sportswear pieces that are obviously great for hitting the gym, but that also look great at the same time, so if you are looking to tap into this key trend, then check out some of the lovely pieces that are available to buy in the shops and online this season. Continue reading

Practical Fashion for Festival Season

Summer is one of the best times of the year what with all of the sunshine, longer days and just generally better mood. It also means that we are out and about more with our family and friends and various events from weddings to county shows. The start of summer also heralds the arrival of the festival season and what with plenty of festivals on our own shores to those in Europe and further afield, it is the perfect time to enjoy some great outdoor experiences. Continue reading

Sandals for Summer Days

After a while our clumpy trainers and heavy winter boots and shoes can start to feel like prisons for our feet, so with the arrival of the lovely and sunny summer months it is such a nice feeling to finally be able to free our feet! There is no better way to liberate your tootsies and feel light and airy at the same time than with a pair of gorgeous summer sandals.  Whether you prefer heels or flats, you can always be certain that they will look great in the summer months and with such a wealth of choose to choose from both online and on the high street, you can also be sure that there is the ideal pair of summer sandals out there for you. If you are looking to buy a new pair of sandals for the coming season, or have some holidays booked, the check out this article to find some inspiration before you go shopping. Continue reading