How we decorate our homes has a great impact on how we feel spending time there. It is now widely believed that our home decor can subconsciously affect our mood as well as our mental wellbeing. Hence, interior design is something we should carefully think through.
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The line between fashion and interior design is becoming blurred so if you have a favorite fashion designer, chances are that they already have a home line you can use to decorate your house or flat. This is great news! However, the most important thing about interior design is that we feel pleasant and at peace in our home environment.
For this to be achieved, our home décor must reflect our personal style and fashion tastes. Only then will we be able to create a true oasis for ourselves, a sanctuary in these trying times amidst the pandemic.
In this guide, we will show you how to use interior design to reflect your personal style.
Think About Your Lifestyle
Before you start throwing out your furniture and replacing it with new items, take a moment to think about your lifestyle in general. Are you a person who revels in elegance and stylish items that look like they came out of a magazine? Do you love wearing couture and designer clothing and turning heads at parties, or are you more the type for joggers and sweatpants of generic brands?
It may sound silly, but you should consider this in order to create a home that makes you feel comfortable and peaceful. If you do spend most of the time with your hair made up in a casual bun and your joggers on, then perhaps you wouldn’t feel comfortable and at home in an elegantly decorated flat with expensive, yet uncomfortable furniture, and vice versa.
If you enjoy wearing fancy attire and you prefer elegant, white sofas, maybe you wouldn’t quite feel like you’re at home in a casually furnished, farmhouse-style home.
Comfort Or Style
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When it comes to choosing an outfit, do you go for comfort or style? Are you someone who follows the latest fashion trends? Someone who never wears high heels and even if you do, you can’t wait to go home and change into your favorite trainers?
You should approach interior design in the same way by asking yourself a few questions. Do you prefer soft or bold features? Cozy boho chic or the simple, clean Scandinavian style? Or are you more into bare bricks of the industrial style?
This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve both comfort and stylishness if you allow your personality and your tastes to guide you. For example, if comfort prevails in your book - but you also want a dash of style in your bedroom, you can pick one of the numerous wooden bedroom furniture sets that provide both. They’re cozy and comfortable but also timeless, hence, suitable for every taste.
Another great thing about wood is that it can fit into any kind of home décor so you can express your creativity and complement your bedroom with minimalist, mid-century modern, French Country, or traditional style details to create a space that truly reflects your style.
Bold Colour Or Neutral Palettes
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White, beige, and grey flats look stunning in magazines, however, is it really for you? If you’re the type who prefer bold colours such as purple, red, green, your interior design should reflect that. If you surround yourself with the colours that you usually love wearing, you’ll be much more relaxed at home.
Maybe you want to add some feminine accent to your home such as pink details in the form of art, flowers, etc. Some pink or velvet-coloured cushions would be an excellent addition too. On the other hand, if you usually avoid flashy hues and always pick the “sure thing” when it comes to your outfits, honour your taste and pick colours that feel natural to you.
Creativity Or Simplicity
Maybe you’re the type of person who can make any ordinary outfit unique by adding some interesting details such as jewellery or accessories. Or you might be someone who feels best in a plain simple outfit such as a classic white T-shirt and black trousers, no accessories.
If you enjoy simple, minimalist décor, you shouldn’t force yourself to add home accessories such as bohemian-style rugs or materials such as fur and leather. Remember that the focus is on creating a home that reflects your personality and taste. On the other hand, if you find immense joy in collecting rare, handmade pieces, souvenirs, and combining various textures, you should think of your home as a white canvas ready to be painted.
With the help of the internet and social media platforms, figuring out your personal style and incorporating it into your interior design is not difficult. Create a board on Pinterest, write down a list of your priorities, and consider your fashion style. With these tips, you’ll easily create a home that screams YOU.
It’s difficult to imagine that it’s already been a year since the outbreak of the coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of our daily lives, from the way we perform our daily duties and commute to school and work to the way we shop for everything from groceries to clothes and other essentials.
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In the times when social distancing has become a norm and working remotely has become an alternative arrangement for a number of employees, it comes as no surprise that many people are doing their shopping online as a way of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Given the many advantages online shopping has over the traditional in-store shopping and the fact that it’s a much safer alternative in times like these, e-commerce is expected to only gain in popularity during the pandemic and beyond.
Below, everything you need to know about shopping online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Are The Advantages Of Shopping Online?
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First things first, there are many reasons why online shopping may be more beneficial for consumers compared to the conventional method, especially in times like these. For starters, shopping from the comfort of your home is far more convenient. You have more control over your spending, there’s no sales pressure, and there’s more variety – which is a big plus, especially if you’re shopping for clothes and want to get in on the latest trends.
You’re also able to get better deals this way, and you have the option to send gifts as well. There are no crowds which reduces the risk of catching COVID, and you can easily compare prices to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
Which Product Categories Are In Demand?
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With online purchases rising, it may be interesting to take a look at the product categories that are in demand. According to a survey, product categories that have experienced a 6-10% increase are electronics, household items, gardening, furniture, and cosmetics. While some websites choose to focus on only one or a couple of product categories, others are more general and sell products from multiple categories.
For instance, if you visit shoppster.com and other similar sites, you’ll be able to find everything from homeware to clothing to electronic devices. Having everything in one place and just a couple of clicks away is less time-consuming, and websites like these can easily become your go-to place for practically everything you need. They’ll often offer loyalty programs which you can use to get various discounts and get the most bang for your buck. On the plus side, companies are working on enhancing their e-commerce experience, so shoppers may expect improvements in everything from delivery times, product descriptions, and product reviews and ratings.
How Are The Delivery Services Handling The Increase In Online Shopping?
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Aside from being a practical and efficient way to get everything you need in a hassle-free and stress-free way, shopping online is also the safest option at the moment. With the number of online orders increasing at a rapid pace, one can’t help but wonder how this increase in online shopping is affecting delivery services and the processing and packaging of online purchases.
Keeping up with the latest updates from the department of health and following all the guidelines is mandatory for delivery services. By taking precautions and enhancing safety measures, they’re able to keep the mail personnel healthy and prevent the spread of the virus. That being said, it might be best for customers to request the mail carriers to place the packages on the floor. That way, there’s no physical contact, which is much safer for delivery personnel, and the method is being increasingly applied for both fashion purchases and food delivery.
What Are The Precautions For Opening Boxed Shipments?
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Other than avoiding transmissions by hand, it’s best for customers to take additional safety steps to prevent the spread of the virus for their own peace of mind. This is especially important if you’re taking care of an elderly person or someone with a chronic condition, in which case it’s advisable to wear disposable gloves when handling packages and mail.
When it comes to online fashion purchases, your safest bet would be to wash any new clothes that have been delivered to you. Although spreading via fabric is not the main way the virus is transmitted, there’s no way of saying how long the virus can survive on fabrics, so taking an extra safety step before trying on new clothes is recommended.
An effective response to the public health crisis, shopping online helps you remain healthy and safe during these tumultuous times while also saving time and money in the process.
Now that you’re aware of the advantages of online shopping and all the health-related questions are answered, you can let go of any concerns you may have had about online purchases and shop safely and worry-free during the pandemic.
The catwalks may have been closed, but that doesn't mean that fashion is at a standstill.
Everyone and their dog have an Instagram profile these days, so learning how to showcase your fashion designs on popular platforms is a valuable skill. Of course, simply creating a Facebook and Instagram profile for your brand is a great step, but there’s a lot more effort involved in actually making a successful marketing campaign and reaching your target audience.
So, what are the steps that you need to take to promote your brand successfully on social media? We can tell you. Just keep on reading and you’ll learn some pretty nifty tips and tricks.
Hashtags For Instagram
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It’s pointless to post on Instagram without using hashtags. With each post, you want to make sure you put all the relevant hashtags in the description box, and do try to pick the hashtags that are currently trending.
There are several programs that can help you check which hashtags are currently trending, with some of the most famous being BrandMentions and Brand24. These are social media monitoring tools that help you discover trending topics for any keyword that you type in, so use them to figure out which hashtags to include in your Instagram posts.
You do however need be careful not to overstuff your post with irrelevant hashtags. It might be tempting to put every trending word in there, but using too many hashtags and using hashtags that are unrelated to your actual post will lead Instagram to mark you as a spammer and you may even get banned you if you aren’t careful.
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The best way to showcase your new collection is through event promotion. You can organize a big sale on your website, give out special coupons, or let people know about any fashion shows that might feature your new collection. But how do you make these kinds of posts stand out on your social media? The answer is - with a lot of visual content. Create sliders with photos of models wearing the new collection, and include photos with relevant info about when the collection is launching. You really don’t need any special skills to do this. If you have a good slideshow app and enough photos of your fashion garments you can make these types of posts in practically ten minutes, and then share them all over social media.
Create A Style Guide
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Along with cool new garments, why not give your potential customers some free fashion advice? This way, you get to show off your new collection by giving people ideas how they can wear different pieces from it, and this can inspire them to go to the store and buy them. Not only that, you’re engaging your audience – by giving advice away for free, you’re giving them something of value. They’ll be more likely to trust your brand and want to buy from it.
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Giveaways are a great way to get more people to see your fashion collection and to like and follow you on social media. When you organize the event, let people know that there will be several lucky winners who can win a piece from the new collection, and that you will draw them at random. All that people have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on the post and like and follow your brand on Facebook and Instagram. This way, you’ll increase traffic to your page and reward your followers with something special that will make them want to keep coming back to your brand.
Work With Influencers
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Choose good influencers to advertise your brand. You don’t have to work with big influencers either – micro-influencers might have small followings, but their audiences tend to be very engaged and trusting of whatever the influencer tells them. If you want to establish a good relationship with an influencer, send them the garments from your collection. If they end up liking them, they’re likely to showcase them on their YouTube channel or social media profile, which is a huge advertisement for you.
Alternatively, if your partner is on the hunt for a new job or seems unhappy with his current wardrobe, a fashion makeover is exactly what he needs. This doesn't mean giving up on his characteristic and unique style but simply improving it with a few tips that every man should know.
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