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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5 Bedroom Decorating Ideas Lover's Can't Help But Obsesses Over!

5 Bedroom Decorating Ideas Lover's Can't Help But Obsesses Over! | City of Creative Dreams

In the matters of the heart; you tend to like what your lover likes. Same goes for home décor ideas as well. If your lover is a fan of good home décor; chances are that you will always be on the hunt to adapt new bedroom décor ideas that can leave your lover startled and in awe of your creativity skills.
When you are in a relationship; your bedroom décor is a direct reflection of it and speaks volumes about how serious you take it. Since you are not single anymore; your bedroom décor should be modified in the same way so as to accommodate two people very comfortably.

Moreover, it should exhibit tons of style and luxury at the same time so that you and your lover can enjoy quality time with each other in a peaceful and lovely environment. Here are the top 5 smart bedroom decorating ideas that would make your lover just go gaga over your home décor skills in no time.

1. Choice of Colors:
Your choice of colors will say a lot about your personality. While you are in a relationship; it’s recommended to give your bedroom a more soothing and calm ambiance along with the blending in of light and dark color combinations.


Black and white themed bedrooms are also very much in trend so you can opt for this theme as well. Similarly, you can go for different shades of white to give your bedroom a more neat and organized look.

2. Furniture Items:
While deciding on what kind of furnishing items you should put in your bedroom; you need to buy in two. The main item is obviously the bed and the second most important item is the couch or the coffee table that you place in your bedroom.


These days, matte furniture is very much in trend so you can opt for that. Moreover, a beautiful leather couch is yet another luxury item to be placed in your bedroom where you can sit, talk or read your favorite books together.

3. Bedroom Accessories:
Without the right kind of bedroom accessories; your bedroom décor will be incomplete. These accessories include bedspreads, cushion sets or matching pillow sets along with throw away blankets or elegant white Ikea down comforter sets.


The kind of beddings that you will choose for your bedroom décor will leave your lover asking for more and he or she will be a fan of your bedroom for life.

4. Lighting Equipment:
The type of lighting accessories that you will place in your bedroom will determine how romantic and comfortable you want your bedroom to be for you and your lover.


Bedside lamps, corner standing lamps with beautiful lamp shades and reading lamps on the study table will contribute a lot to your bedroom décor.

5. Mirrors:
This is a relatively new trend which has become immensely popular over the recent years especially amongst those couples who love to place a giant mirror in their bedroom for that private experience that they intend to enjoy.


You should also opt for a beautiful decorative mirror which can be placed on the front wall of the bedroom facing the bed and it will look absolutely stunning.

Guest post courtesy of Julie Austin. She regularly blogs at http://mybedcomforter.com/

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room | City of Creative Dreams

Light plays a key role in any home. When the sun sets, it is the lighting fixtures that are responsible for supplying your rooms with illumination. Of course, the same rules don’t apply for every room and setting the whole place up in terms of lighting does take dedication and know-how. Since dedication is something you’re going to handle on your own, we’ve rounded up a tutorial of sorts to help you equip your home with appropriate lighting.

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room | City of Creative Dreams

The Living Room
So, let’s start with the room where you most likely spend most of the time. The living room is your home’s common area, which calls for light layering. This concept dictates that the recessed downlights be replaced with lights that bounce off the ceiling – this will supply the living room with ambient illumination, which is hugely important for a variety of daily activities that take place within the living room, such as watching television, reading, using a laptop and playing board and card games. The best way to achieve quality ambient lighting that bounces off the ceiling is by integrating cove or valance fixtures into the room’s very architecture.

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room | City of Creative Dreams

The Dining Room
Although it is also a common room, the dining room’s lighting needs differ from that of the living room. While the living room doesn’t have a particular object that should be in the spotlight, the dining room’s primary focus is the table. In this room, the fixtures should be placed directly above the table, but the lights should be able to provide both ambient and task lighting. This is why dimmers are particularly useful here.

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room | City of Creative Dreams

The Kitchen
Usually, right next to the dining room, the main aim of kitchen lighting is to help with food preparation and cleanup, which means that this room craves functionality. There is nothing worse than weak, dim light over your kitchen counter – this causes instant frustration. The kitchen should incorporate a task and ambient lighting combination, keeping in mind that the focus of the former should be the counters and the area over the sink. To sum it up, the basic lighting plan for your kitchen should be as follows: a central ceiling-mounted light for ambiance, the undercabinet task lighting fixtures and a task lighting fixture over the sink.

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room | City of Creative Dreams

The Bathroom
Lighting fixtures within the bathroom aim at pure functionality – this is a room with the main focus on personal grooming, and in order to be able to view yourself in the mirror properly, you need to be careful with shadows. Mounting a central ceiling fixture is a common mistake many homeowners make – it will, quite logically, cast shadows on a person standing in front of the mirror. Lighting both sides of the mirror is the smart way to go. Naturally, you’re going to need a bit more than illuminating your mirror, which is where the wall-mounted fixtures come in. Make sure that you choose an electrician who is available 24 hours every day if you need professional advice and general help when installing your bathroom fixtures – the bathroom requires precise lighting placement.

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room | City of Creative Dreams

LED Lights
Going LED is not only the most eco-friendly option (these bulbs spend less energy than the regular ones) but also a pocket-friendly one. LED lights tend to pay off in the long run. In addition to providing illumination, they are as close to natural light as lighting fixtures go!

Equipping Your Home with Proper Lighting, Room by Room | City of Creative Dreams

Although we hope this tutorial will get you going in terms of your home’s lighting needs, you should always consult professionals before engaging in “lighting remodeling”. Focus on the very purpose of each and every room within your house and choose the fixtures accordingly.

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Guest post courtesy of Diana Smith.



Hi, I am Diana Smith. I am a full-time mom of two beautiful girls interested in home decor and latest DIY projects. On my free time, I enjoy exercising and preparing healthy meals for my family. Follow me on Twitter and Google+

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Friday, February 24, 2017

The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party #78


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Welcome to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link Party - this is a weekly party where bloggers and readers can be inspired by creative, informational and fun posts from tons of blogs around the web. You will find yummy recipes, awesome creative projects and more. It is also a great way to meet and mingle with bloggers you find here. Best of all, the posts you share at this link party will be shown on different blogs each month! Can you say “Show me the Traffic!”

We are so glad to have everyone (new visitors and returning party goers) joining us this week. This wouldn't be a party without you. Let's dive into this party and see what you have been up too! 

Guess what! This spot right here could be yours. You now have the chance to guest host for the month. No long commitment, share your blog with others and an easy peasy party. Send a email to cityofcreativedreams@hotmail.com if your interested.


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Destination Weddings on a Shoestring Budget


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Destination Weddings on a Shoestring Budget

Destination Weddings on a Shoestring Budget | City of Creative Dreams

With the exception of the arrival of your children, your wedding day is likely to be one of the most meaningful, memorable events of your life. If you and your future spouse have decided to eschew the traditional combination of a church wedding followed by a catered reception, a destination wedding may be your best choice. Whether your budget is small because you have decided to marry quickly or you simply would prefer to save the cash for your honeymoon, getting married in a beautiful, exotic or highly entertaining locale is possible on a shoestring budget.


Choosing a Destination 
While many people dream of escaping to Hawaii to get married, those trying to make their nuptials happen without breaking the bank may want to consider sticking closer to home. For example, couples from the Midwest may opt to head to Chicago, Indianapolis or even one the incredible beaches that surround the Great Lakes. Each of these places possesses their own unique charm, and for couples who do not have to travel a significant distance to reach them can get married with plenty of money left to enjoy the city, take a honeymoon or even set up their new home together.


Making Your Plans 
Once you have selected a place to get married, you will need to determine whether you would like to plan something sweet and impromptu or work with the professionals to create the destination wedding that you have always wanted. Both approaches have benefits and pitfalls, making it important to weigh the decision carefully.

Sweet, impromptu weddings can take place almost anywhere and at virtually any time of the day or night. This choice is great for couples who want to get married in a city that they love, spend a few days and head home to begin their new life together. Many soon-to-be married couples head to places like New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles for weddings like these.


A true destination wedding typically sends the couple and a few of their closest friends and family members to the coast, a spectacular Vermont inn or a city that truly knows how to have a good time, like Las Vegas. Try searching for "wedding getaways in Vegas" or "wedding packages in Atlantic City" for an exciting escape wedding; most packages can be customized to fit even the smallest of wedding budgets.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY | City of Creative Dreams

With change comes new adventure. I wish that my adventure would come along with a plane ride to an island somewhere actually anywhere but I will settle with a day trip out of the city with the family. I came across these tween coloring books over at Michael's Craft Store and bought a few for my siblings. I wish my son would love to color but he always asks me to color it for him lol. Maybe it is just not his thing. Since my work hours will be smaller, I am looking forward to really digging deep in my life and getting it more organized.





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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hire Professionals For Striking And Designer Kitchens

Hire Professionals For Striking And Designer Kitchens | City of Creative Dreams

The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home and therefore its remodeling requires a lot of thought, new ideas, and the right implementation. Only the professional can help you to get the designer kitchens you are looking for. No matter whether you are looking for a complete renovation or just a part of it, the kitchen designers can definitely render excellent assistance. As they are experienced and familiar with the latest trends, their suggestions can definitely make a difference, thereby putting an end to all your worries. There is no denial to the fact that hiring professionals for this job is a superb idea, but you need to locate someone who is skilled, creative and definitely knowledgeable to accomplish this task well.

Designer Kitchens

In order to get beautiful and designer kitchens, you can rest upon the professionals as hiring them can be beneficial in a number of ways.

Their expertise in kitchen renovation One of the basic reasons for hiring the professionals is their skills and knowledge about the field. As they have been into this field for a long time, therefore, they can provide you better assistance and at the same time connect with mind-blowing solutions as well. Thus you can look forward to supreme services and great outcomes which are the top priority of any homeowner. All this is possible only if you have hired experts who are experienced and familiar with the latest trends too.

Information about new products and ideas A kitchen designer is 24x 7 into this field so they are much familiar with the new trends and products which are launched in the industry. As an outsider, you might not have the desired knowledge which can definitely be a big factor when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. This is the reason that you should rely on the professionals only as they are well versed with all the trends and can guide you on what is best and most suited for your kitchen.

Quality services coming your way – If you wish to make the most out of your investments then hiring the professionals is the best option. It is because you can grab top quality services that make a huge difference to the work as well as the end results. Every homeowner wants the best results and therefore they do not want to compromise in any way. Thus, if you too want to get the supreme results then hiring the professionals can be very helpful.

Designer Kitchens

Choosing the right style – Nowadays a lot of fresh styles are available when it comes to kitchen renovation. The professionals can definitely help you in opting for the best style that suits the kitchen and makes it look appealing too. Also, they can suggest some new things as well which can enhance the overall look of the kitchen.

Excellent planning – Renovation or remodeling is based on planning and its correct execution. In order to ensure timely completion of the project, it is important that everything is well planned and executed accordingly. This will result in minimal changes and also the work will be done in a faster manner. The professionals can certainly help you in a complete manner as they can plan out things in consultation with you thereby saving a lot of time.

If you wish to get the best from the kitchen designers, you will have to sit with them, discuss your needs and budget and accordingly plan how the renovation will be. In this, you will be able to see a beautiful looking kitchen that will dazzle your home and make it more impressive.

Guest post courtesy of Oliva Wilson

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Tips To Choose The Right Wedding Glasses As A Gift

Tips To Choose The Right Wedding Glasses As A Gift - City of Creative Dreams

Choosing the right set of glassware for a wedding event can be pretty difficult. It is available in a department store, goods store, and also over the internet. You can easily go by the suggestions of the store keeper to buy the wedding glasses but you need to remember that the choices vary from person to person, and so you need to consider the choices of people.  Here is a collection of tips that you can follow to get the best glassware gift for the wedding.

Research and Educate Yourself
  • One of the first things you need to do is carry out enough research on the different shapes of glasses that are available.
  • Compare the shape of one glass to another. The shape of the glass is one of the primary characteristics of a glass.
  • It is the shape of the glassware that will determine the exact look of the gift. So, make sure that you carefully consider the shape of wedding glasses.
  • If you are confused as to which glassware is suitable as a gift, then check the online catalogues. There are numerous sites that provide your idea regarding this.

The Available Storage in the House
If the couple whom you are gifting the wedding glasses lives in a city, then you need to also consider the storage space that they have in the property. Think about the available storage because storing glassware in improper place can cause damage to it.

Consider the Material of Glassware
When you purchase glassware, one of the important things you need to consider is the glass material. Different kinds of glassware are made of different material. For example, the soda glasses are usually the most inexpensive ones and are available in various colors. There are also crystal glasses that are most appropriate when considering the classy glasses. The lead crystal glass has more refraction compared to the usual glasses. Thus, it shines and sparkles making it the ultimate dining luxury.


Determine a Budget
Before you go on to buy the glassware, you need to have a proper budget in mind as well. This will enable to have a good idea on the type of glassware that you want to get for the wedding couple. In fact, if you decide on the budget, you can get all the gifting items in an appropriate budget.

Check for the Functionality
If the glassware is not selected properly then it will become faulty in the later stages. It can look stylish and elegant in a store but you need to also make sure it will also serve your purpose well. It will be good to make sure that you check the glass well so that there are no cracks and leakages in the glass. This way you will be able to determine if the glassware is sturdy and stylish when there is liquid in it.


Compare the cost well
Wine glasses are a common choice but not every couple may prefer it. There are some couples that may like to have beer glasses in their collection. Hence, you need to take the couple's choice into consideration while purchasing the glassware. Even if you plan to go for a particular set of glasses, make sure to consider the other wide ranges of options available in the market.

Make sure that you are buying from a reliable seller. For this, you can check the online feedback of customers and get a good understanding about what they are best known for. When you keep the above-mentioned points in mind you can go for the best wedding glasses.

Guest post courtesy of Joseph Webb

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