Archive for December, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Decorating Your Home for a Christmas Party

If you are hosting a Christmas party this year, then there are many things to arrange starting from the food, décor, drinks, managing the guest list to the set up and music as well. So if you want to create a Christmassy feel in your home for the party, here are a few décor ideas which might help. A Christmas tree is a must. You should decorate it aesthetically with lights, silver garlands, and a fairy on top with stars, gift boxes’ decorations, and balls.

Do up the mantelpiece which a traditional candlestick-stand. You can put up fairy lights around the room to bring a warm feel. You can also try and hang paper or felt snowflakes around the room for a snowy and festive look. Don’t forget to drape the tables with white laced cloth for the right feel. You should also not forget to hang up mistletoes around the room.

PostHeaderIcon Easy cleaning tips for your fireplace

It is very important that clean up your fireplace from time to time. If the fireplace is not maintained properly, there can be a lot of problems ad it may lead to fatal accidents as well. When you are about to get the fireplace cleaned, the first thing that you have to take care of is making sure that the area has cooled down.

Therefore, in case of the traditional fireplaces, all the hot coals have to be removed so that you are not burnt. In case of the modern fireplaces, it has to be made sure that the fireplace has remained off for at least a day. It could be hard to clean traditional fireplace. However, with the right tools, it would get easier. You have to make sure that you remove all the soot and the ashes from the fireplace. A vacuum cleaner can be very useful for this purpose.