The TV Corner

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How to decorate a corner in your house meant for watching television

Decorating around a television is not hard, even if you have only got a corner in a house to spare for that. You use one wall of the corner for your television – just place it on a corner TV stand, and keep the other wall empty but place a few potted plants on the floor.

Antoinette Loveseat at Wayfair
The loveseat has a beautiful red and gold upholstery, along with magnificent carved designs on the wood; it can seat two people – perfect for a couple.

Kate Spade New York ‘words of wisdom’ accent pillow at Nordstrom
Get two cushions from this range – each of the cushions in it feature an expression, and plop both on the loveseat; get the navy one bearing the expression ‘Lean on me’ and the picnic green one bearing the expression ‘This is the life’.

Seiko Starry Night Melodies in Motion Wall Clock at Hayneedle
A very beautiful brown musical clock that has plenty of Swarovski crystals – place it on the wall and right above your television set.

Kitsch Kitchen Set of 3 Bird Planters at Trouva
The three planters can be used to house your favorite plants; it comes in three separate colors: black, white and orange and features a design by Ingela P. Arrhenius of birds and leaves.


Carrot Fritters

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How to make carrot fritters to eat as snacks

Carrot fritters are great as vegetarian snacks and also really simple to make. What you will need to make them are the following: four carrots, two red chilies, two eggs, two tsp. lemon juice, three tsp. flour, cooking oil and salt to taste.

To prepare the fritters, at first, chop the red chilies. The take a food processor and place the carrots in it to chop the carrots into thin slices. Following that, take a big bowl and throw into it the carrots, chilies, flour, lemon juice and salt. Then, mix the ingredients together well and make flat circles out of the mix by using your hands – the circles should not look like they will fall apart in the next step.

Add cooking oil to a frying pan and drop the circles into the oil. Fry them on both sides until they have fried well. Serve the carrot fritters hot.

A Dark Reading Space

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How to decorate a reading space with dark-colored interiors

A reading space in a house provides the reader with the sanctuary that he or she needs to read in total peace and quiet. If you have an off-center taste, then use dark colored furniture pieces to decorate it.

Capewood Bookcase With Sliding Glass Doors at Target
The bookcase has glass doors and four shelves to keep books on; choose the red colored one for your reading space.

J77 chair, black at Finnish Design Shop
The chair has been manufactured out of solid beech and is nicely simple; it celebrates Scandinavian design – get a single one to accompany a desk.

Lennox Writing Desk, Ebony at One Kings Lane
The writing desk is black in color and old-fashioned in design; it also features contrasting silver hardware – use the desk (and the chair) to take out books from the bookshelf and read in comfort.

No. 2 Viennese Footrest from Josef Jaworek, 1870s at Pamono
I liked this vintage ottoman because of its color combination – red and brown, and also its snake-like design at the bottom; the ottoman was made by a competitor of the Thonet company and is dated pre-1890 – place it at the foot of the bookshelf to act as an additional seating space for reading books.


Foods That Are Great For Your Heart

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Which foods to eat to have a healthy heart or if you have heart disease

Keeping your heart constantly healthy, even after you have developed heart disease, does not have to be a complicated process if you always eat right. But does that mean that you have to compromise on taste? No, it does not. There are a lot of different types of food you can eat, so there is enough to feel satisfied by in the long-term but always choose food that can fight the primary causes of heart disease, such as high cholesterol.

Vegetables: count in vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes, peas and carrots in your diet.

Carbohydrates: the carbohydrates which you should eat are potatoes, legumes, brown rice and oatmeal.

Fish: fish that contains omega-3 and are oily too, like herring and anchovies, can reduce triglycerides (or lipids) in your body; triglycerides are fat which provide energy.

Protein: sources of protein that are good for your heart are nuts, tofu and lean meats.

Fruits: include fruits such as oranges, papaya and pomegranates in your diet to keep your heart healthy.

The Room At The Dormitory

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What to pack for your room at college

Packing for college is a very simple task. Save yourself time by narrowing the packing down to what you really need to take with you because space at a room in a dormitory can be rather limited; spend more time thinking about how you can make and rule your very own clique at the hall of residence.

Whim by Martha Stewart Collection Set of 2 Paired Pillowcases at Macy’s
Choose the dog print: it is a set of two white pillowcases that together completes an illustration of a dog – simple and beautiful in design.

Cazares Stripe Weave 1200 Thread Count Egyptian-Quality Cotton Sheet Set at Wayfair
The bed sheet has a striped design and comes in an array of colors – choose the sage color for your bed.

Large Trunk at Dormify
A trunk to store all your college essentials: notepads, books, stationary, your favorite audio CDs and so on; choose the striking red one.

Two Tone VelvetLoft Bed Blanket at Berkshire Blanket & Home Co.
Pick the menthol one: the lovely blanket has two separate colors – a sea-blue type color on one side and a shade of cream on the other, it will add a luxurious feel to your new bed.

The Artistic Entryway

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How to decorate the entryway of your house in an artful way

The entryway is the first part of the house that guests lay their eyes upon when they visit, so it must be well-decorated. For that, choose artistic influences over plain pieces – it would look very boring and beggarly, rather than the really rich effect that art can bring about.

Wood chair with embroidered tiger at Gucci
A black chair that has a printed upholstery which features a ferocious-looking tiger’s head and the number twenty-five in roman numerals in red; add it to the entryway to have a place to sit when you must wait by the door.

Nikolai Writing Desk and Chair Set at Wayfair
A white desk and chair set that can be placed next to the black chair in your home’s entryway; the desk has wood carvings on its back and is made to look like a drawer with a black handle. Keep some stationary, like pens and rulers, and a big notepad, on the desk which can be used to jot down anything interesting guests share with you that you need to remember, or list errands for which you need to take the car out.

Teamson Sunny Safari Table Lamp at Saks Fifth Avenue
A very colorful table lamp featuring a giraffe, tiger and a monkey on a hand-painted base; place it on the desk to have sufficient light for writing purposes.

Contrasts (Framed Poster) at Juniqe
A beautiful framed poster of a bustling city; hang it above the desk on the wall to express your personal taste in wall art.

The Mouse House

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How to decorate with items that feature Mickey Mouse, his girlfriend and his dog

This summer choose interior design pieces featuring Mickey, his dog Pluto and his girlfriend, Minnie Mouse to create a cartoonish environment at your home. Just make sure that you integrate the items with some regular choices too.

Color Block Mickey Mouse Pillow, Mickey’s Shorts at Ethan Allen
A beautiful red cushion with a close-up of Mickey Mouse done in applique; it can be added to any bed to forever show how much you love Mickey.

Character Chest at Ethan Allen
A black chest with a painted panel image in monochrome on its doors; the image is that of Mickey Mouse and his pet dog, Pluto taking a photograph together using an old-fashioned camera. The chest is quite roomy because it has three drawers and it also sits on a shiny nickel frame; place it in your bedroom to add an appropriate amount of Disney magic to your personal space.

Big Moment Comic Pendant at Ethan Allen
The pendant has a monochrome print of a comic strip all around its shade; the print contains characters like Minnie Mouse – hang the pendant in the living room, over a coffee table so that it provides sufficient lighting to read some good books on a nearby couch.

Minnie Mouse Wardrobe Study at Ethan Allen
A print that provides an evaluation of Minnie Mouse’s fashion choices: polka dot skirts in blue and red, shoes in yellow and red, gloves and a red hat are just some of the items which are present in this art piece; place it on the wall in your study to make the room appear like a creative person’s retreat.