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5 more mistakes when hanging pictures on the wall that you will no longer make

Mais 5 erros ao pendurar quadros na parede

If you don’t know if you’re making the first 5 mistakes I talked about earlier, go check it out, okay? Because today I’m going to talk about 5 more mistakes when hanging pictures on the wall that I don’t want to see you making again, okay? So, let’s go to them:

5 more mistakes when hanging pictures on the wall

Distance / heights between frames together:

Regarding the distance between frames together, I have seen 2 situations: Either the frames are more distant than they should be or they are too close:

frames too far away

In the photo on the left, the pairs of frames in the vertical are very distant and the whole set a little high. When the pictures are more distant than they should be, I feel that “the league is missing”, you know? The correct distance does not exist, but there is a distance in which the group ceases to be a group – like when friends stay away for a long time and then they can no longer resume their friendship (I’m already dreaming, right? Kkkk). Well, what you have to do is test a lot.

error - frames too far away

Here (photo on the left), in addition to the somewhat random distances, see that the white frames on the white wall end up not emphasizing the pictures (mistake that I will talk about below). If all or most had some detail of the frame in a darker tone (as I did in the first 3 at the top) this would enhance the whole.

frames at wrong times

In the photo on the left, all the frames are very high. In addition, everyone is distant and at different times, random and without any reason. In the photo on the right, I approached and lowered the 2 pictures above the sofa, forming a set. The small comic was more or less at a centralized height with them. And the picture on the other wall I just put lower. And look at the difference!

In relation to height: It is better that, if there is no reason not to do so, pictures in the same environment maintain a height ratio – either the same, either centering in relation to the largest, or placing them on the same “straight” by above or below, in short, some relationship.

error- frames with different heights

In this very beautiful room, it seems to me that the small picture on the right was placed there to make a set with the side table. But he got stuck on the curtain and – since he’s close to the big picture above the sofa, he looks out of alignment, a little strange. In the photo on the right, I thought that a smaller frame and aligned at the bottom, with the larger frame, the set would be much less strange. Do you agree?

5 more mistakes when hanging pictures on the wall that you will no longer make

In this photo, the group on the “tooth” of the wall is centered well below the other group, above the sofa. See how the sets look more harmonious when I place them all centered at the same height.

5 more mistakes when hanging pictures on the wall that you will no longer make - 2

Look how crazy, in the first photo: I think that to balance the volume of the pictures they put 2 pillows below the smaller picture! And that doesn’t make any sense! It would be better to put 2 frames, as in the photo below, right? (Of course not the same picture, but you understand, right?) Notice that what is above is more or less aligned with the top of the mirror on the right. And that gives harmony to the whole.

Frames with ordinary glass facing sunny windows

error- frames with glass in front of very bright windows

If you intend to place a frame facing a window where a lot of light comes from, either avoid frames with glass or use anti-reflective glass. I prefer paintings without glass in this type of situation.

Incorrect lighting:

When a picture is well lit, the lighting is smooth, homogeneous, dispersed throughout the picture in a well balanced way. There is no glare or shadows on the painting.

That said, see which group of frame photos is well lit… Do you have any questions?

Group 1:

error - wrong lighting in the frames

Group 2:

well-lit frames

Good lighting is one that does not attract your attention more than what it illuminates. Think about it.

Do not take advantage of the contrast or use it excessively

error - contrast between frames and walls

In the photo on the left, although the colors of the decoration match well, the pictures are very close together and the color variation of the frames ends up drawing more attention than the pictures themselves. In the photo on the right, as I said before, there is no contrast – the white wall and the white frames also end up not valuing the photos. It is necessary to find a middle ground: Frames should not overshadow art. But they must also discreetly limit and draw attention to what they display.

Hide the frame:

I wanted to understand the meaning of placing pictures so that they can hardly be seen. Does anyone understand? Other than that, I, as a painter, even though it is a hobby, would be very sad to see my pictures on the floor of a house. I don’t know who invented this fashion, but it doesn’t seem like a way to value art. After all, if you bought it, it was to show off in the best way, right?

error - Hiding frames

The attention to these “details” makes all the difference in the decoration of an environment. Pay attention and really spend your time to find the best way to display your paintings. This will make a big difference in the final result of your decoration!

10 tips to create a peaceful corner in your home

cantinho para relaxar com plantas

What would be a corner of peace? A space that is, for you, quiet, cozy and comfortable, no matter how big it is. The important thing is that you are surrounded by things that are good for you to see, feel, smell, touch, drink, eat – positively activating all your senses, involving you in the relaxing and calm climate you are looking for.

10 tips to create a peaceful corner in your home
Photo: Site Decorfacil

In addition to involving the body, this space should take your mind to a state of security, tranquility, reflection, balance and connection with your inner peace – the one that we all have, but that the problems, rush and daily tensions end up making us forget .

corner to meditate
Photo: thedailycrisp

But how do you decorate an environment that provides all this?

How to make a corner of peace in your home

In fact, everyone has their own idea of what a space can be that can provide these sensations and states and, of course, that is what should guide you to decorate that place.

reading corner
Photo: blog keltainentalorannalla

Next, I’ll give you inspirations that may or may not “hit” with what makes you feel good, but that make many people achieve this:

  • Colors and lighting

The cool colors – blue, green, violet have the ability to calm most people. In fact, green (yellow + blue) and violet (blue + red), as they have warm colors in the mix, should be chosen with care, preferably the understated, less vibrant tones.

corner to relax
Photo: blog demotivateur

Besides them, white, off whites, woods and earthy “neutral” colors are a good choice in a peaceful corner. And some people feel good with soft orange tones.

Use the color that gives you the most comfortable feeling on the walls or accessories. But don’t overdo the amount of different colors, unless you feel better.

corner in the garden
Photo: blog vidaloucadecasada

Natural lighting is always welcome, as are lamps with a warmer color temperature, which give the feeling of warmth. Prefer lamps with diffused and / or indirect light. They are even more welcoming when they are weaker, keeping the environment in dim light.

corner under the stairs
Photo: blog keltainentalorannalla
  • Body comfort

It is easier to feel relaxed when you are well seated in a seat that gives your body comfort. So it is important to choose this seat according to your personal taste, where your body feels good. Fluffy pillows made of fabrics that are pleasant to the touch are also welcome. Many love hammocks or futons and rugs.

rest corner
Photo: Emily-Henderson
  • Ambient temperature

Of course, it is impossible to have peace of mind feeling very hot or cold. A corner of peace should have a temperature that is comfortable for you.

candles and plants
Photo: papelsemente
  • Smells

If you like, candles, incense, diffusers, pleasant perfumes and in small quantities are desirable. Lavender, the aroma of coffee, chamomile, honeysuckle, vanilla, cinnamon, rosemary, in essential oils are soothing. Perfect smells for a peaceful place.

crystals and incense candles
Photo: ganeshaincense
  • Affective objects

Having photos and objects close by that remind us of happy situations, loved ones, pleasant trips always provides us with a positive and peaceful state of mind. If you have a religion or are attached to the values of one, having symbols around it does you good. Books that interest you – but not related to your work – may be available if you like to read.

reading corner
Photo: cepaynasi
  • Nature

Being in or near an area where there are trees, birdsong, the sound of the river or the sea is always good for our spirit. If this is not possible, plants and small fountains can be substituted. Wood, bamboo, natural fibers can also be used to decorate a peaceful corner.

corner with plants
Photo: Arquiteturadoimovel
  • Music

Many people feel relaxed with soft, low-volume music. If so, choose the ones you like and enjoy.

corner to relax with plants
Photo: CasaAbril
  • Privacy

Your corner of peace at home should be chosen so that you are not interrupted at all times or that unpleasant noises are disturbing.

corner to relax green
Photo: decoradornet
  • Activities in a corner of peace

A massage, scalding feet, pleasant and light reading, meditation, yoga – in short, relaxing and pleasurable activities for you can and should be exercised in your little corner of peace.

scalding feet
Photo: gazeta-rs
  • Intention

It is not part of the decoration, but it is perhaps the most important point for you to have your corner of peace. Ideally, it should always be used with that intention of peace and relaxation, so that it becomes, in your mind, the representation of the tranquility you need.

corner to relax
Photo: iazamoveisdemadeira

Much peace for you. And try to involve everyone who lives with you to use yours or create your own peaceful spots. This is extremely healthy, especially in the difficult times we are living in.

8 steps to organize the house

8 steps to organize the house

In this period in which we, privileged, are at home – thanking everyone who continues to work, wherever they may go, to keep us alive – we must have already realized how important an organized home is for our comfort, productivity and emotional balance.

If you have time and need to organize the house, how about, together with the other residents, do this?

messy house - let's organize the house
Photo: Follow the colors – Strange world

I will give you an ordered list of activities that can be done environment by environment, at the time of each one: It is not necessary to do everything at once, we can do environment by environment!

And you can be sure: This is a good physical exercise, it keeps the mind from harmful thoughts and still has a great result: A house where everyone will feel and live better.

List to organize the house

  • 1 – Select, in each environment and separately: What can it be donated, fixed up, sustained, thrown away, what shouldn’t be in the environment (for example: It’s not very good to leave perfume in the bathroom) and what is not properly saved (for example: having more than 2 unsecured toilet papers in the bathroom, socks mixed with underwear, etc.).

house organization phrase

  • 2 – If possible, already allocate donations, Throw away whatever has to go to waste and have it fixed everything you can now. In case it’s not possible, keep these things separate and ready to send wherever you can. AND take to the correct environments all items that are not from that space.
  • 3 – Define the locations for everything that must be maintained. This is when you may need to use a lot of creativity: You’ll need to think about functionality, sectorize, and even create space where you don’t have to organize the house.
organized corner
Photo: Apartment therapy
  • 4 – At this moment, take the opportunity to take a look at the painting, lamps, lamps, sockets, switches, taps, locks, handles – who knows, there is something that is not working well and you did not even notice? Having everything working is part of the task of organizing the house.
  • 5- Separate what is frequently used to place by hand and what is little used in places that are more difficult to reach. Then find space for everything …
storing clothes bags in small space
Photo: Vmdesignblog
  • 6 – If there is no space, think of solutions to create space (shelves, wall brackets, organizers, partitions in drawers, pots, baskets, ways to save space, etc.)
  • 7 – Think of ways to make it easier to see (labels, transparent jars, labels). In cabinets and niches: Larger objects at the back, smaller at the front.
organized closet
Photo: Architects
  • 8 – There is no point in tidying it up so that it is hard to keep it tidy. Part of the idea of ​​organizing the house is the need for solutions that make it easier to stay organized for a long time and be easier to organize going forward.

List of room items, certainly incomplete ? , and tips

  • In the kitchen / laundry area: Appliances, brooms, pans, baking dishes, forms, dishes, food cans, cutlery, crockery, spices, ironing board, cleaning products, cleaning accessories, laundry baskets, dustpan, buckets, basins, clothespins clothes, food (pantry and refrigerator), dish towels and cleaning, aprons, table cloths, glasses, gloves, rolls and other kitchen accessories, garbage can, sink and tank accessories, thermos, meat boards and etc., trays, coffee sets, lunch, dinner, fundue, rugs, etc. Store as much as possible in the refrigerator in jars.
organized refrigerator
Photo: Architects
  • In the bathroom: Products that should be in the bathroom for general and personal use (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, toilet paper, towels, etc.), trash can, cotton buds, cotton, first aid box (see expiration), razor, hairdryer, carpets
  • In the rooms / office: Shoes, accessories, jewelry and jewelry, makeup and accessories (see validity), bed linen, table and bath, medicine (see validity), more and less used clothes in different places; Different drawers for lingerie, blouses, pants, shorts etc. In addition, household clothes and clothes, pillows, books, toys (ask the children to select what can be donated, for example), magazines, office supplies, school supplies, documents (select, organize, throw away the that is no longer needed).
organization ideas
Photo: Decoradornet Women’s Stuff
  • In the room: Organize CDs, games, controls, electrical wires, books, magazines, decorative objects (removing excess is always interesting).
  • In the garden, yard or balcony: Take care of the plants, change pots, give a general overview of the tools.

Really, organizing the house is not easy, it takes work, but it makes life a lot easier, make sure of that!

How to keep your home organized and safe in quarantine

How to keep your home organized and safe in quarantine

At this moment it is crucial that you keep your home organized in order to face more safely this invisible enemy that is only defeated with constant attention, organization and cleanliness.

So, I have selected tips that will help you increase the safety of home hygiene so that this danger stays away from your family. No panic, acting smart. logical and quiet. That’s what we need.

The entrance to the house is the main barrier

The house organized for the battle against the Coronavirus is the one that uses the largest arsenal to prevent the enemy from entering the territory (yes, let’s face it as a war). So, start at the door!

I put in yellow which is extremely important.

What you need to modify at the entrance to the house:

  • Having a shoe rack at the entrance to the house (outside is best) OR
  • If you can’t leave your shoes outside, put a floor cloth with a mixture of bleach and water on the door (outside or near the door).
organized house
Photo: athomeinlove
  • Get a way to leave it near the door: alcohol gel and / or a spray with soap and water or detergent or bleach solution (20 ml / liter of water), paper towels, trash (with bag and lid, preferably with pedal)
  • Also have a container close to the door to place: Keys and cellphone and another to put money in banknotes and coins that you happen to receive on the street or when paying for deliveries.
  • Being possible to create a place for hang bags, would be great.
organized house to face the coronavirus
Photo: decnet

Upon arriving home from the street:

Make one of the 2 suggestions below:

  • 1) Define “street” shoes and leave them outside – There is a possibility that you have the virus on the sole of your shoes. It is not a huge possibility, but if you can do it, do it. If not, remove them as soon as you enter and leave them near the door or in the shoe rack (It should be cleaned daily with a cloth moistened with water mixed with bleach or soap).


  • 2) Use the floor cloth with the mixture of bleach and water on the door – Mix half a cup of coffee (20/25 ml) of bleach to a liter of water – to rub the soles of your shoes well. Once a day, wash it separately and / or replace it with a clean one with the same mixture.
  • 3) Rub alcohol gel with a paper towel (or spray with soap and water or detergent) on the door handles, keys, cell phone and everything you touched when entering.
organized house to face the coronavirus
Photo: CasaAbril
  • 4) If you have the place to put bags, put it there. And anyway, sanitize them too.
  • 5) I suggest leaving it in the street bag or separate container all the money you received on the street. When you go out into the street again, take it, preferably.
  • 6) Do not touch your face at least during this cleaning period. In fact, avoid touching your face as much as possible.
organized house to face the coronavirus
Photo: decophoto
  • 7) Another suggestion given by many experts is remove clothes from the street as close to the door as possible and put them in a bag to be washed separately. But I know this is complicated. So, after doing the steps above, do the following, avoiding touching anything until you get there.
  • Go to the bathroom closest to the door, wash your hands with soap / soap that way you already know, clean the bathroom door handles with soapy water or alcohol gel and leave the clothes in a separate washing bag and take a good shower. Remove rings and cords (it is best to avoid using them) and wash them as well.
bathroom organized home to face the coronavirus
Photo: homeadore

If you arrived with street purchases (or received deliveries):

Follow steps 1 to 6 and do the following to safely store them:

  • Have an area in the kitchen – a countertop or table – only for receiving purchases, if possible. And a trash can next to it, in addition to a specific sponge to be used in it and specific dish towels or paper towels.
organized house to face the coronavirus
Photo: decoracao-e-Projetos

An organized house is sectorized. And in the case that we are facing it is especially important to have in the kitchen, this sector or area that will receive the bags still not sanitized. This area should always be cleaned, with water and soap or detergent, after cleaning and storing the purchased products. DO NOT USE THIS AREA FOR NOTHING OTHER THAN THIS. And how to sanitize?

  • Place products in the reception area, remove and dispose of plastic bags (I consider this the best solution, even though it is not ecological – so as not to run the risk of storing bags with viruses).
  • Sponge with soap and water or bleach solution (20 ml for every 1 liter of water) in all packages. Wait a while (30 seconds to a minute) and remove the excess with the paper towel or dish towel. Keep it.
organized house to face the coronavirus
Photo: creative projects

ATTENTION that in this case, aesthetics is the least important. You have to create a minimally functional environment to solve sanitation more safely – the focus is your home organized to face the coronavirus in the best way!

  • Vegetables and fruits should be washed with soap and water / detergent.
  • Vegetables should be placed in water for 10 minutes with a few drops of vegetable sanitizer or bleach that inform on the label that it can be used to sanitize vegetables.
  • Wash used dishcloths with soap and water separately.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Sanitizes the bench or table.
house organized to make conronavirus sick
Photo: CasaAbril

When receiving street purchases:

ATTENTION is required. Do not receive purchases by doing anything else. Focus. Have your credit card or cash in hand. Do not touch your face during the whole process, until you clean yourself. In addition to the organized house, you must control the organization.

  • Meet the delivery man keeping a distance between 1.5 to 2 meters. Be polite but talk the least.
  • Take the delivery avoiding touching the hands of the delivery man (avoid this all the time)
  • Take straight to the reception area in the kitchen and come back to make the payment without touching anything.
  • Hand over the credit card or cash (prefer to have the exact amount). Normally use the machine for payment.
  • If you receive change, put it in the money container at the entrance.
  • If paying by card, use a tissue moistened with alcohol gel to clean it. Do not blow the card to dry the alcohol gel.
  • Sanitize the handle and your hands (with alcohol gel or soap / soap water.

I know, it seems impossible madness. But the more you can follow these tips, the safer you and your family will be. The good thing is that the big problem is that this part is the most complicated. In the rest of the house organized to face the virus, there are only a few points of attention:

Other care in the house organized to face the virus:

. Clean the house once a day: Sweep and use a damp cloth with a common disinfectant or diluted bleach.

. Allow ventilation – Leave the windows open. It is also important that you get sun for at least 15 minutes a day.

I did a lot of research to write about the house organized to face our common enemy. I hope I helped and, despite not having knowledge about infectious diseases, I looked for reliable sources, some listed below.

Research sources and more information:

Everything for you to spend less on the electricity bill!

Everything for you to spend less on the electricity bill!

From turning off the lights when leaving an environment to using solar energy – which, according to the Reviewbox website, if only 10% of available solar energy were used, we would be producing more than 150 times what we consume – I’ve selected almost everything you can make to spend less electricity on your home. Your Luz account will download even this time !!!

Photo: ideasdecor

  1. Questions you may have:

a) How to know what uses the most energy?

Just about everything that uses a lot of energy get hot. Some equipment even has fans to prevent overheating.

b) How do you know if you are not paying more than you actually spend?

You or an electrician can check it for yourself. energy leak in your electrical installations: Turn off all lights and turn everything off. Wait about 2 minutes and see if the number on the meter has stopped changing. If it continues it is likely that you are having problems that are increasing the value of the account. Call an urgent electrician to find out if it is a problem inside your home or the meter.

photo: LuizPaulo

ç) ICMS, Flags and White Tariff – How Can They Impact Your Electricity Bill?

  • Charging has different values ​​for ICMS depending on the total expense (more than 40% of the value of the electricity bill is composed of charges and taxes) and we still have the flags that increase or decrease the amount to be charged depending on the season. Check the website of your local distribution company to learn more. (or see this default template)

Picture: Light

  • Since January 1, 2019, the option to white fare It is available to those who consume more than 250 KWh /. THE white fare does the cost changes in value according to the day and time of consumption. It is offered for homes and small businesses, for example, and is advantageous for those who may choose to spend more energy during off-peak hours (6 pm to 9 pm) (Read more on aneel’s website)

d) How to calculate your average daily consumption?

See on your meter the value you are showing today; Tomorrow see the value it will show. Decrease tomorrow’s value by today’s. This is your consumption of the day.

And looking at the old accounts you can have the daily consumption of each month. Just divide the reported amount of consumption in the month by the number of days of the month. Of course in summer months spending tends to increase. And you can, looking at last summer’s bills, get a rough idea of ​​how much your pocket will weigh this summer…

If you want to make a simulation to get an idea of ​​how much energy you should spend, the CEEE website has a simulator.

2) Tips for the house in general:

Think about savings from construction or renovation – A house built to take advantage of the best ventilation and lighting on the ground greatly helps to save energy – because it will be better lit by the sun and less hot! Large open windows (for summer) and good sealing system (for winter) also help a lot.

Photo: decorfacil

– In a makeover consider adding even a small aperture in dark or hot environments can greatly improve air circulation and brightness

– Mirrors placed in front of windows can increase the presence of natural light. – but do not put it if the sun hits them directly, as it will be uncomfortable to see.

Photo: zapimoveis

– In balconies and gardens think of use solar light fixtures or photoelectric cells. They help save energy and beautify.

– Buy appliances with the Procel Seal of Energy Saving – Appliance rated “A” works the same way and uses less energy than one rated “B”, “C”, “D” and “E”. Those rated “A” are more expensive, but the economy is worth it, especially considering equipment that has a long life.

– Avoid leaving the lamps lit during the day or when no one is using the room. This also applies to equipments like TV, video game, coffee maker, microwave, computer, printer, notebook etc. that are not being used. Disconnect. Teach the children to do the same.

Use lamps with dimmers or timers wherever possible and comfortable.

Light ceilings (and light walls) reflect light better, allowing for less powerful illumination

Photo: Final Dash Architecture and Interior Design

Set the TV to turn off by itself if you see TV in bed

Keep chandeliers, light fixtures and ceiling lights clean

Avoid turning fluorescent lamps on and off oftentimes.

Avoid using extensions and benjamins to connect various devices.

Photo: engerey

– If you travel for days the ideal is turn off the main switch – it will also be safer for your home

When renovating or building, use the best materials and parts you can for the electrical installation.. And make sure the qualification of the responsible professional. Do not skimp just because “the thread will not be seen”. What is not seen is what has to have the longest life and what can destroy your home without warning.

– Every 2 or 5 years at most make a general overhaul on the house electrical

Very old appliances In general they use much more energy than the current ones.

3) Tips for specific equipment:


Avoid long baths Electric showers are used.

Change it the shower key for “summer”As long as possible (and don’t forget that cold showers are good for your health). And attention to change the key before entering the bath, to avoid shocks or even burn the shower resistance.

Keep the shower in good condition. This is the item that uses most energy in most homes.

Air conditioning:

Make sure when buying that each device has the necessary capacity and enough for the size of the environment

At installation, prevent the air conditioner from standing on walls that catch direct sun and keep the clean filters and clear air outlet

Keep the seal (if any) perfect and when it’s on, close all doors and windows including curtains if the sun is hitting them.

Set the thermostat to mild temperature (25/26 degrees) and not too cold

Knife annual maintenance and while it goes, use fan. The economy is very big


Buy refrigerator compatible with your need. The bigger it is, the more it uses energy: A 284k refrigerator uses 20% more energy than a 210m one.

Avoid opening and closing oftentimes.

Refrigerators should not be too close to the back wall or “tight” on the sides. Follow manufacturer’s manual. This can even impair their functioning.

Adjust Refrigerator Temperature on Colder or Warmer Days

Do not line the refrigerator shelves. This impairs the air circulation inside it.

Do not put the refrigerator next to ovens and stoves without thermal protection between them and for the same reason (avoid hot areas), Do not put the refrigerator where it hits the sun.

Keep door rubber in good condition. To test, close the door with a sheet of paper stuck. If it falls or you can easily remove it, the rubber is not good.

If you are going to be away for a long time, empty it and leave it off

Photo: Renata Cafaro

Washing machine:

Accumulate clothes to wash to near full load if possible

Keep machine and filters cleaned and serviced annually

Use the right amount of soap. Prefer liquid soap, which less soils the machine

If you have how, use clothesline instead of dryer. Wind and sun are still free


Accumulate clothes for ironing. This is also one of the most energy consuming items to use.

Iron clothes that need low temperature last. So you can turn off the iron just before.

Photo: homebuilding

Mobile phone charger and all devices that have a timer or lamps when unused

Avoid leaving your phone charging overnight.

Unplug this equipment when not in use.: Consumption is low, as is the consumption of these other equipment, but imagine the amount of appliances in a city?

4) Think of solar energy!

If you can, install a solar heating system – You find ready-made kits in all sizes. One to heat the bath water will be a big savings!

Photo: Tesla Solar Roof (see more here)

Already the photovoltaic solar generator systems produce electricity that can be used throughout the home from the sunlight that reaches the solar boards that form the solar panel (and now we have the solar roofs!)

And that energy can be used by you and even distributed to be used by other homes. In the latter case, you receive credit from your local power company. See more about this in this video:

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