A selection of Art Deco design and decor ideas for your home

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 It’s common for people to want to change up a space or completely revamp the overall look and feel of their homes on occasions, be it every few months or every few years. Freshening up your environment can make your home feel new but also improve your mood, alongside a whole host of other emotions. One such look which is a go-to option for millions of people and celebrities alike is the traditional Art Deco style which was particularly popular in the 1920s, ’30s, and ‘40s.

 Art Deco, or Arts Décoratifs in full, is a style that is associated with geometric patterns, bold colours, symmetrical designs, metallic finishes, extreme detailing, and other designs which essentially create a visually pleasing look. Certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, the iconic style is featured in fashion circles and even comes to life in the Deco Diamonds slot game too, a title which was designed with the Art Deco style of the 1920s in mind. It’s in the home where it’s arguably best suited, though, with some interior Art Deco delights being relatively easy to obtain or even create for yourself. It’s a style that can really change the appearance of a home, in particular, enabling you to give your 21st-century space a taste of the early days.

 With that in mind, below is a look at a selection of Art Deco designs and decor ideas for your home.

 Go glam with the lighting

 A sure-fire way of adding a sprinkling of Art Deco into a space is with the lighting. A way in which you can really maximise the lights in your house is by adding a geometric mirror into a room, therefore allowing a space to shine throughout the day and potentially creating the illusion of a full chandelier.

 Arch designs are popular

A rounded-top shape, be it in mirrors or windows, is a major element in Art Deco style. With that in mind, make sure you look to incorporate as many rounded-top shapes into your home as you’d like. Bathrooms, in particular, commonly feature a whole host of Art Deco-inspired rounded-top shapes which can really bring that classic feel into a home.

Creating symmetry is key

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 Shapes, quite clearly, play an important role in Art Deco, which is why creating symmetry is a major element to consider when creating an Art Deco-filled room. From the mirrors used to the headboard on your bed, the composition is crucial here. Make sure everything flows well.

 Mix patterns

Instead of adding fresh tiles to your home, consider bringing some old ones back to life with a good scrub and some polish. Of course, you need to be living in a home with original tiling in the first place, but if you do, then be sure to keep it and freshen it up to your standards. Whether it’s a bathroom or a kitchen floor, keep any patterns visible wherever possible. Patterns help contribute to the Art Deco feel considerably.

 Consider adding brass elements

 Brass elements can really add a touch of class to a room, particularly if incorporated into a chair design or through light fixtures and various cabinet designs too. These types of designs don’t need to be expensive either and can elevate a room to another level with a stylish twist.

 Geometric shapes are your friend

Arches aren’t the only thing associated with an Art Deco look. In fact, geometric shapes are commonly used in Art Design designs also, with subtle additions such as in the shape of a bed headboard adding some geometric shapes to a room.


Adding Personality To Your Office Attire

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There seems to be this misconception that being professional means wearing a black skirt or pair of trousers with a crisp white shirt. While there is no denying that this looks sleek and stylish, and is suitable for the workplace, it is not the only option you have available to you. If you feel like your current selection of workwear is holding your personality prisoner, read on for some useful tips on looking stylish and showing off your true sense of style in the workplace.

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Add a pop of colour

One of the easiest ways to add some personality to your work wardrobe is to add a pop of colour. There are many different ways you can do this. You can start off with a bold coloured handbag, for example. When you are feeling more confident, opt for a statement skirt or a pair of bold coloured trousers.

Glam up your look with your lipstick selection

It is not all about the clothing you wear. You can transform a ‘boring’ suit with a vibrant shade of lipstick, such as a coral or a pillar-box red. Needless to say, you will need to master the art of applying your lipstick immaculately if you want to pull off this look. Nothing looks good about colour smudged across the corner of your lips.

Wear a pair of statement trousers

In addition to the suggestions that we have mentioned so far, another way to add some personality to your work wardrobe is to wear a pair of statement trousers. We often have a tendency to fall into the habit of only wearing black trousers in the workplace. However, this is your opportunity to add some colour to your outfit. You can go for a bold pair of red or blue trousers, for example. This is a great way to create a bold look while ensuring that you still maintain professionalism in your appearance. It’s a win-win!

Shop based on brand

There are some brands that are known for their vibrancy yet always maintain an air of professionalism, You will never find anything too low cut or inappropriate for the workplace. Shopping based on brand is a good option for those who are unsure regarding what they should and should not wear to work. There is nothing wrong with injecting some vibrancy or prints into your workwear wardrobe; you simply need to make sure you do so in a classy and sophisticated manner, and this is where brand selection comes into play. A piece of clothing from the Fendi brand, for example, is guaranteed to make sure that you look and feel amazing in the workplace.

Finish off your look with a statement handbag

We all know the importance of adding a beautiful bag to our outfits. After all, a bag contains all of your important belongings. They often say that women have everything but the kitchen sink in their handbag. There are so many different styles of handbags on the market today, so you are bound to find something that fits in with your personality and gives you ample space to store all of your belongings.

Incorporate new trends into your work look

One of the best ways to keep your office attire interesting is to incorporate a few of the latest fashion trends into it. Of course, not all fashion trends are going to be suitable for the workplace. Sheer clothing and cropped tops should certainly be left for out of the office. However, there are bound to be some trends that you can include in your work wardrobe to give it a striking and stylish upgrade. Current fashion trends for spring/summer 2021 that can be used in a work wardrobe include Crayola shades, pastel colours, check print, feathers (subtly – nothing OTT!), the XL tote and floral dresses.

As you can see, there are a number of different ways you can use your work wardrobe to let your personality shine through. If you follow the advice that has been presented, you can make sure that you look professional while also giving people a glimpse of your true character too. It is important to remember that just because you need to be professional in the workplace does not mean that you need to dress in a boring manner. There are a lot of different ways that you can spice up your look and show off your true sense of style in the workplace, and using the tips above is a good place to start.



How artificial intelligence can help business owners

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Artificial intelligence also known as machine intelligence or AI, is the future and it is here to stay. In other to stay competitive and manage your business effectively, small business owners will need to think of how best to implement artificial intelligence into their business. The 21st century has ushered new technologies the past would have dreamed of and it has also reintroduced old technologies and made them more effectively. All business owners should be interested in how artificial intelligence can help improve their businesses.

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How Artificial Intelligence can help business owners

Here a few ways artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to help improve businesses –

Automating customer communications

Many businesses now use AI to automate a portion of their customer communications. This takes the pressure off the customer service agents and allows the AI handle some tasks. You would have likely come across a form of artificial intelligence customer service while dealing with companies online or over the phone. Many companies make use of this AI feature really well and it works. It saves money in the long run as well as time especially now with the current state of affairs. It is a lot easier to handle many enquiries online or over the phone without speaking with an actual human. This is so handy for non complicated customer enquiries and it improves the flexibility and responsiveness of a business.

Vision inspection systems

Another way AI can help businesses is with vision inspection systems. This is a handy tool to have especially when handling print and packaging. There is a range of machine vision systems that help businesses with quality control, sorting, guidance and inspection. This can help businesses protect their brand, increase quality and lower costs.

Automative inspection solutions

Artificial intelligence also provides automative inspection solutions through inspection machines and systems. This is so handy for the engineering, automative and associated industries. It improves the quality of the production while reducing the fail rate and guarantees highly efficient production.

Automate the sales process

AI can help businesses with sales when infused into the customer relationship management (CRM). Being able to automate the sales process to a certain extent takes the pressure off sales agents and allows them focus more on other sales tasks. Having an AI-infused CRM helps businesses maximise lead generation results which allows them generate more leads and acquire useful marketing and sales insights.

Supports Human Resources tasks

Artificial intelligence can help businesses with Human Resources tasks by streamlining the hiring and onboarding process. AI can also help with acquiring feedback from new employees in other to improve the hiring process. This will help the business save time and money while focusing on more important tasks.

The benefits of artificial Intelligence for both product and service based businesses are too numerous to mention in one blog post. It is the way forward for businesses all over the world. AI saves time, money and protects the quality of your brand.

Do you run a business? Have you implemented AI into your day-to-day running of the business?





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