DECOR | The Daily Star
  • Decorating a teenager's room

    Thanks to Hollywood and other existing norms, we often relate teenagers and their rooms to be their den, a place for meditation and salvation, either flamboyantly decorated in hues of pink and peach, or overladen with clumsy posters of celebrities with loud music blaring from speakers.

  • Living Room decorating ideas

    'Decorate'-It-Yourself everyday!

    ‘Less is more' is the motto for modern day home décor. As a matter of fact, the idealised 21st century home is clutter-free and decorated with minimalist furniture.

  • Divide and rule

    A brilliant way to spice up your living space making it more useful is by adding more dimensions, and a great way to do that is through room dividers.

  • Using flower as decor

    From adding a pop of colours to complementing the subtle aesthetics of your homes, the art of flower arrangement is one that can instantly make your abode perk up. In fact, the Japanese have a whole artform called Ikebana, dedicated to the delicate art of flower arrangement. While you don't quite have to spend hours mastering

  • Giving class to the glass

    While we are always much excited to style ourselves in new clothes and makeup with the every season's trends, we seldom come up with ideas to decorate our living spaces. After all, home is where the heart is, and the décor of your home tells a great deal about yourself. A very simple technique used to give your house a creative makeover within a short budget is to play with

  • Bringing Out the Eid Spirit

    Amidst all the divine chaos surrounding Eid preparations, the last one to get our attention is our home. Have you thought about what look you are going to give it? What ambiance will greet your guests? Or what interior will welcome you back from delicious food infused Eid get togethers? If not, it is still not too late to give it a thought. We got your back!

  • Entrance Décor: Win Your Guest's Heart

    The front door is definitely the first thing to an entryway, but is not something we can always change easily, especially if it is an apartment. What you can do is change its surroundings. Warm welcome signs are always nice, especially for guests. And so are wreaths; opt for faux flowers, or greens that add some life to boring old doors.

  • Pro tips for a twenty-first century home

    Start with the mise-en-scene. Like a movie set, the floor plan and lighting are vital to the decoration. A modern house has a strategic base; electronic lives now call for strategic power socket planning. Even the best seat in the house needs a charger for your phone nearby. Socket distances should be convenient to accessibility, and all of this must add to the aesthetics.

  • Mirror Mirror on the wall, décor it all!

    We all know the story of Snow White and that infamous mirror that spouted prophesies, causing the princess much grief at the hands

  • Designs in drapery

    Curtains are the most popular form of window treatments in Bangladesh, but which sort of curtains are in vogue at the moment with the Dhaka dwellers? The key words are gorgeous yet classy, with a touch of modern sophistication.

  • A Zen retreat

    When it comes to décor and home renovations projects, we often overlook this highly pivotal area of personal space. The bathroom is definitely a place to relax and rejuvenate.

  • Kitchen cabinets

    Those who live and breathe cooking shows and competitions by now have hit the harsh reality — the TV kitchens are leagues apart from the cooking spaces we have at home.

  • Home rejuvenation

    The living room can undoubtedly be considered the most important room in our house.

  • Illuminating the reading table

    For the nature lover ready to embrace the raw earthy side of yourself, take a look at table lamps at Aarong where you will find wooden bases of many different heights and you can choose shades of different colours too to create your choice of lamp.

  • Bringing back the vintage

    Have you been considering refurbishing your home? Or are you shifting homes and want to bring about a new look? Consider going old school — the classiest and easiest decor theme to opt for your beloved abode.

  • The magic of multipurpose furniture

    Multipurpose furniture mostly relies on a folding mechanism, innovatively designed so that parts can be extended or stored, according to one's requirements.

  • Furnishing with flair

    The soul of any room lies in the details, and every detail is clothed in a specific material. Smooth or rough, hard or soft, polished or distressed, texture makes a room visually unique and invites you to linger.

  • Pick the right dinnerware

    The dinner table is the focal point of any special gathering. Whether it is for festivities or a formal occasion, the table setting is an art form that reflects the host's personality.

  • The story of clay pottery

    The history of Bangladeshi pottery as an art form is an old one, dating as far back as the Mohenjodaro and Harappa civilisation.

  • A Creative Play Zone

    Childhood is the loveliest time for a human being. It is the time of unending affection and care.

  • Ottoman architecture, architect Sinan

    Istanbul, the city that straddles the continents Europe and Asia, and one of the major cities of Turkey located in its Marmara region, is a phenomenal bridge between the eastern and the western. Istanbul was known as Constantinople or polis for a long time even after the Ottoman conquest in 1453.

  • Planning the Perfect Picnic

    Like the feeling of love, picnics appeal to all the senses. The serenity and intimacy offered are altogether unpredictable.

  • Boho Décor

    Bohemian style is not limited to your clothes and accessories. Take those colours, prints and textures that you love and display them all over your home to express your bohemian soul.

  • Dining Chic

    A well furnished dining space should not only be visually striking but also feel good to the touch. Imagine a dining room that is most comfortable, where people can enjoy, lingering over delicious meals and conversations.

  • Christmas's handmade greetings

    I have never had the chance of visiting Singapore during Christmas, until this time when faced with a medical emergency.

  • Colourful doors

    Although doors rarely provide much of a design bang, they do contribute substance to a room. Exterior doors require more heft then interior ones.

  • Smart living

    The living room is the main area which collects many different aromas from many different places. These conflicting scents create a whirlpool or vibrations, each one clashing with another. Aromas in the living room come from chemicals in furniture polish, window

  • A gender neutral bedroom

    Moving can be tough. Moving in with someone of the opposite gender can be an ordeal. Yet, with a little improvisation, it is possible to make Mars and Venus work together.

  • Creating privacy

    Home is where we can retreat from the stress of the world, snuggle up, and be ourselves.

  • Eid time rejuvenation

    Once again, it is that time of the year when our home needs a change in its outlook. Come Eid, our hearts are warmed with the festive season.