Green roofs are a perfect solution for combining aesthetics and ecology, in cities as well as in rural areas. A concept booming in France but still little known to the general public. What's the point ? A roof covered with vegetation offers a number of environmental benefits. Thanks to its water retention capacity, it limits the risk of flooding in the city.
Who has never heard that the abundance of green plants should be avoided at all costs inside a house and especially in the bedroom? Nothing is more wrong! Scientific research, conducted in recent years, tends to show that some of these plants have an amazing ability: they are able to fix harmful particles that pollute the air in homes, thus playing the role of purifiers.
Glued or floating? The glued installation is mainly used for mosaic tiles - as well as for 15 mm thick planks. It requires a flat, rigid and healthy support. The glue can be applied either on the floor or as a backing for tiles. Floating installation is faster - only the grooves and tabs being glued - and allows the installation of an insulating layer.
The handles of stoves that keep closets closed, the stacks of dishes in improbable balance, or the scattered plastic boxes, does that remind you of your kitchen? Do not panic, the professionals have thought of storage systems to save space. Pans with removable handles The inventor of Tefal non-stick pans was the first to make our lives easier, by launching its Ingenio range: stoves and pans stackable thanks to their removable handles.
Back to school is coming to an end with its parade of promotional operations on notebooks, binders and other school supplies. The time has come to swap your swimsuit for a studious atmosphere and a beautiful workspace! Whether you exercise from home or are a student, the office is undeniably a high place of creation.
Long confined to lamps, chandeliers or suspensions, light is coming out more and more from the beaten track and invests all the furniture and decorative objects, transforming them at the same time into hybrid creations. Thanks to a few LED bulbs, the auxiliary lamps turn into light panels, the low tables light up from the inside, the screens start to shine and the columns get iridescent to transform the dullest of interiors into a real kaleidoscope .
Material 1 decorative bottle with square base 1 fully equipped electrical cord with fixing on bottle Definitive adhesive tape 1 pair of scissors 2 rolls of standard plastered strips 1 bowl Acrylic paint Tuareg blue and white 1 brush 1 orange lampshade 30 cm in diameter on 17 cm high Realization 40 'Preparation and installation of plaster strips Push the end fitting of the socket into the neck of the bottle.
Between the slightly cocotte private cabinet and a more contemporary Baroque style, everyone treats it in their own way in the house. The reappearance of the Baroque style is a curious consequence of the improvement of laser techniques. Now easy to cut thanks to the latter, plexiglass, steel and other materials can display complex shapes, scrolls or arabesques that were once difficult to imagine without the expert hand of a craftsman.
Not all convertible sofas are created equal. Some are sold for occasional sleeping, others for daily use. The difference ? First, the density of the mattress: below 30 kg per m3, the support is not firm enough and the back is toasting. It is also preferable that the mattress is made in one part.
Equipment 1 wire cutters Silver plastic coated wire 1 small electric domino 1 light garland 1 silver paint can 1 drill 1 bottle of fruit juice (1.5 l) 1 small electrician's screwdriver 1 hammer 1 nail 1 silver socket 1 silver switch Realization 10 '- Electrical connection With the wire cutters, cut the electric wire of the garland to 5 centimeters below the last bulbs and connect it to the electric domino.
The origins of the Baroque style The Baroque style comes straight from Italy. It finds its source between the XVIth and the XVIIth century, in different cities like Rome or Florence. Baroque comes from the term "barroco" meaning "irregular stone". Originally, it was an artistic movement which aimed to revisit the classic style, but in excess.
You have always dreamed of Sleeping Beauty, fantasize about the furniture of the Palace of Versailles, love everything that shines… Good news! No need to be wealthy like Croesus to acquire furniture or simply… royal objects. Furniture imitating that found in Versailles (dating from the 17th and 18th centuries) is more fashionable than ever.
With the botanical trend, the plant world is leaving the garden to find a place indoors. Followers of this new genre take the opportunity to recreate a decoration worthy of a real botanist's laboratory. Herbarium frame, vintage biology poster, collection of cacti, plants under a bell and terrariums… The study of plants has never been so popular!
Be careful with the choice of your doormat, because it is the first thing that we will see when arriving home. Plain or printed, in plastic or coconut fiber, there are models for all entrances and all doors. Dare to be original and send messages to your friends via your doormat!
In order to get away from a metro-work-dodo routine that is sometimes a little gray, we suggest that you set up a little escape area at home. In your hands, your memories of getaways, in your mind, this unforgettable feeling of freedom and on your wall, a fully customizable world map. Let's go ... Choose your space In your living room, to share your memories or in your bedroom, to brighten your dreams, find a small section of wall conducive to inspiration.
Tips When the ankle is badly held… With the ankle in place and the screw tightened, subject them to a tensile force. • If the ankle moves when you pull or when you tighten fully, try using a larger screw - this will cause the ankle to expand more. For light loads, you can just put a match in the ankle before screwing.
You have found an old wooden piece of furniture and you do not know how to go about restyling it? You are in the right place ! Cleaning, repairs, painting, customization and finishes ... We give you all the key steps to renovate and retype your vintage furniture. What give it a second youth ... Step 1: prepare Before thinking of renovating your wooden furniture, you must clean it!
It's official, you have decided to get started and put your accommodation on the famous Airbnb platform. What a good idea ! But although your reactivity and your sympathy are important criteria to attract visitors to stay in your accommodation, the decoration is also an essential point.
This is particularly the case for a bathroom arranged lengthwise. Although narrower, it can however be intelligently arranged, so as to offer a chic and practical atmosphere. A few keys to designing a long bathroom Used in everyday life, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home.
Summer has just started, it's official! And even if the holidays are not quite there yet, floats in the gentle air as an invitation to relax ... The evenings that are getting longer, the sweet scent of flowers, and the song of birds make you want to go on in the garden. If the great barbecue ball has already started, we have not yet found the ideal opportunity for a little moment of relaxation just to yourself.
The natural decor has its source in the countryside or by the sea. It is a mixture of styles, materials, which evokes the elements and the spirit of the open sea. To create a natural decor, start by choosing the colors, then harmonize the furniture and decorative elements. The colors of nature Your natural color chart begins with earth or mineral hues: ocher, gray, beige, clay ... It is enriched with woody hues: brown, brown, mahogany, bark.