I love candlelight. How many candles would I need to light up a room without burning my house down?
Opt for hollow wax candles, as all you need to do is refill them when they burn out. One candle is more than enough to light up a dining room table, but it depends on how much light you want; never isolate a single section of a room with them. Instead, create clusters and place candles of different sizes around different parts of the room.
I found an incredible mirror at a flea market, but it’s very bulky and looks too big in my tiny apartment. How can I incorporate it into a room without it dominating the space?
You can put the mirror in the smallest corner of the room and paint the corner in a contrasting bright shade. Make sure there is nothing else hanging on that wall and never put the mirror in the centre of the room.
Balcony beauties: Comfy seating
I would like to create an outdoor seating area on my balcony. Should I just furnish it with tables and chairs, or can I use accessories outside as well? If so, what can I use?
There are plenty of accessories for the outdoors at garden shops across the country that cater to such needs. A tried and tested accessory is a bird bath. Try a beautiful version in carved cast iron. You can also pick murals for the walls, or decorate with sets of weather-resistant masks and resins. Terracotta figurines also look exquisite and are easy to maintain.
Our study has become overrun with paperwork. What storage options look stylish? I can’t stand filing cabinets.
Wooden camphor boxes are in vogue. You can also create panels on your wall with inbuilt cupboards that look suave and stylish—these are the best bet for a neat and minimalist look.
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