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Gift Ideas For Kids & Teens With Disabilities

The holidays are such a magical time of year! Most people enjoy spending time with families, hearing the Christmas music playing in the stores and the general happiness and positive energy people are tossing around like confetti. For some parents the holidays can be a bit more of a challenge and not because of our grinch attitudes or dislike of the season. The holidays are different for some parents because the holidays are different for our kids. As a mother of three beautiful kids, a girl and two boys (both boys have disabilities) I know how unusual it can be to help your kids enjoy the season as much as others. Our oldest boy has ADHD and struggles to complete tasks or enjoy quiet, calm activities like others his age. Our youngest has Asperger’s which makes it a struggle for him to enjoy the wide range of emotions so many kids express this time of year. The holidays are not always easy for them simply because they experience things differently and don’t enjoy the same activities. Th

The best luxury upgrades for your home

Adding some luxury to your home doesn't need to be expensive. With these tips and tricks, you can easily add high-end features to your home. Whether you're looking to spruce up your home to sell or simply want a refresh, you can make highly effective changes that will make you fall in love with your home all over again.


Create space 

A simple and free way to add luxury to your home is to create space. Clean open spaces always have a luxurious feel, so the first thing you'll want to do is have a clear-out. Get rid of any clutter. Once you've gotten rid of unwanted items, you can rearrange and organize the items you know you'll use and want to keep. Ideally, all items will be tidied away off of countertops. If there are certain items you want to have out to have easy access, consider how you can present them. For example, if you need to keep your car keys on the kitchen top, could you buy a beautiful dish to keep them in to give the room a more polished and cohesive look?


Update light fittings 

Light fittings tend to be something people rarely change as they're easy to ignore. However, outdated light fittings can quickly make your space look old-fashioned. Go through your home and consider updating any old light fittings. Spotlights look super stylish but won't break the bank. When considering lighting, it's also worth thinking about what kind of mood you want to evoke. Low lamps give an ambient and cozy feel to any living space, so they could be a perfect addition to your living room.


Add high-end fabrics 

A super simple and fast way to add luxury to any room is to add high-end fabrics. This could be as simple as investing in some new high thread count bedding or buying some throw pillows to add to your couch or bed. Fabrics like silk and velvet add old-school glamour to your home.


Invest in storage 

Can you improve your dressing room? The answer for most of us is yes. A well-organized dressing room screams luxury, so organizing your clothes and investing in functional stylish furniture is a must. 


Add a feature wall

A statement feature wall is also a simple way to add a touch of class and bring a room to life.  Wallpapering one wall is considerably cheaper than wallpapering an entire room yet has significantly more impact. Choosing a dark sumptuous color like navy with gold accents is sure to up the price tag of your home.


Dress it up!

Lastly, don't be afraid to dress it up. Often, it's the small changes that have the biggest impact. Try to ensure that anything on show in your home is considered. Items that you need but don't want on show should be stored away neatly. 

Try adding vintage books to your bookshelves, hanging plants and vines in your bathroom, and a thick, decadent rug in your living space. These small changes will have a huge impact.


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