Thursday, April 7, 2016

How to choose colors for your home

Whenever we enter a place, our mood is either enthusiastic or low. Ever wondered why does this happen? Why is it that certain places set up your mood? The answer to this is - Color. We are not aware but certain colors prep up your mood. That’s the reason when you enter hotels or banquet halls, you feel good and relaxed.

Defining the right color combination is very important. For example, the colors used for the living area may be different from those used in the kitchen or the bedroom area. It differs on personal choices about how you want each room to be.

The living room should be welcoming so use subtle colors which would be easy on the eyes. The kitchen area should spell health and energy so choose colors which will make you feel better and spend more time in there. Shades of yellow and orange work very well with kitchens. Bedrooms have to be calming and cozy, so use colors which would have a calming effect on you.

If you are doing up the color yourself, experiment on a small patch. Take a paper, apply some amount of paint on it and place it on the wall you want to paint. Let it stay there for a couple of days. Observe the color at different times of the day and night and note the effect it has. This is an easy way to choose a color. We tend to choose a color at a different time of the day and assume it to give the same effect throughout which is not possible. Colors show up differently under different lighting conditions.

Lights affect the appearance of colors a lot. A similar color may look different given the exposure towards light. People use indirect lighting to accentuate the effect of color in their room. But the same color when spotted in white light seems non-attractive. When you want to paint a large area in multiple colors, you can use automated remote controls to switch ON/OFF the lights and draw/open the curtains and see the difference.

So use these simple tips for choosing the right color and make your home look attractive.

Friday, February 19, 2016

How to make your Smartphone work for you in the right manner

Smartphones are a part of our daily lives now. Rather they form most of the part of our lives. We are completely dependent on the smartphone now. Our phones are the first thing we see when we get up in the morning and the last thing while going to bed.

So if this is the thing that we spend most of our time with, why not make it work for better? Actually the purpose of creating cell phones has not been justified as yet. People use their cell phones for all the wrong reasons except for what it should be used.

The automation solutions that are introduced today are designed to work in sync with smartphones via a smart app. This should be aptly used and put to use in a proper manner to work it best for you. We have the smartphone in our hands all the time. We do social networking, search places, do online bookings, payments, etc. everything through the smartphone. So shouldn’t we be able to control devices at our home too with the help of a smartphone?

With the help of a smartphone, you can monitor and control electrical devices such as lights, fans, ACs, etc. Now you do have remote control for the same but it gets misplaced sometimes and then you have to hunt for it. But your smartphone is something that you always have with you. So it becomes easy to operate through a smartphone.

The remote control can sometimes be a double edged sword. With children at home, they can have easy access to the remote control. They can operate a remote control as there are buttons which can be pressed easily. On the other hand our smartphones are password protected denying them easy access. So if they press a button which switches ON something, you can switch it OFF with the help of your smartphone remotely.

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