I see many outstanding furniture items online and in the decor magazines, many of them which you can’t find in Kuwait furniture stores.
For example, the bright colors console tables (in the pictures below), something you don’t find all the time, but the first thing that came to my mind when I sow those bright console tables is that they are easy to create.
What I would do, is buy a simple console table from Ikea, or any kind of table I like and find fit to my purpose, and take it to a carpenter to paint it with whatever bright color I like.
Also, you are not limited by the drawer handles you get from Ikea, you can find from else where (Zara Home for example) a wide collection for drawers handles,
Similar tables found in Ikea Kuwait
My friends were coming over, I thought I would do something special to them, I wanted to arrange an outdoor seating on a short notice. Since I didn’t have time to go buy everything I need, I thought I would use whatever I have at the house.
I had a bunch of Casablanca flowers, I cut them really short, tied 3 flowers together and used a drinking glass as a small vase for them.
I didn’t have candle cups, so I used -again- a drinking glasses as a candle cups, and they were miss matching.
I borrowed the folding table and the table cloth from my mother. As for the chairs, I used my dining table chairs.
I loved the setting because it was quick and I felt smart for reusing things I already have, instead of buying new things.
You can get the folding table from Sadeq store at Hawally, Tunes street.
I found this useful idea on Interiakw blog on how to create a chalk wall or surface in one simple step, and how to incorporate chalk wall in interior design.
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Sara is Bahraini talented interior designer, I liked her post about DIY environment friendly flower arrangement I thought I’d share it with you.
My friend sent me a link of a blog post you will all love If you’r into organizing and Do It Yourself (DIY). Try this DIY calender that you can hang anywhere at your office or your house, and its very fun and easy to do.
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Framed maps matches everybody’s taste in my opinion, and they are suitable in any kind of space. If you are a map lover you can create your own framed map now, in any size, shape and style, instead of buying a ready framed map in decor stores, which can be expensive sometimes.
I bought The National Geographic magazine, and again I found a map attached to it, map of the Oceans, it has a color blue theme, that can match a boy’s room, an office or any space else where.
This issue is September issue, the writing in it makes it more appealing, you can frame it the way it is, or cut in half or quarters in any shape you like, it works in many different ways.
See the pictures below, and get ideas of how framed maps can be incorporated with interior designs.
Go to your nearest book store or book station, you can find all kind of maps at a very low price, after you decide what shape and size you would like to create, take the map to any framing store, you will find all kinds and colors of the card boards and frames that will match your living space.
Few months ago I made a map I found attached to The National Geographic magazine, it was the map of Africa, green and it matched my green theme living room.
To read the full post of the green map I created earlier click Here
Artificial flowers and plants are the worst choice for me. Flowers and plants are more than just a display at your place, they are soul and energy, they renew and refresh your surrounding air.
If you don’t want to spend much on flowers, or don’t have the time to take care of them constantly, then blossomed plants or flowery plants are the best alternatives for real flowers.
There are many blossomed plants and flowery plants, you can find them all at Al-Mashatel. These flowery plants can live as long as you take care of them, for years.
Following pictures are me planting a flowery plant step by step.
Flowery plant, lives for very long time, as you long as you take care of it
Clear vase from ABYAT, and a fake leaf to wrap around the insides of the vase to hide the soil when I put it inside later.
I wrapped 2 leaves around the insides of the vase. You can get a colored vase, then you don’t need to wrap anything inside the vase to hide the soil.
I filled half the vase only with soil
I placed the plant inside the vase
Once its planted, you only need to spray a little water over it everyday, that’s all.
Other blossomed and flowery plants.
Following is another blossomed plant I planted long time ago.
All of the previous plants are from Nour Nursery. Visit Nour Nursery at Al-Mashatel, Tel:24728515, Mob:66486253