How to Teach Children About Money in 7 Easy Steps

  Money can be a touchy subject for kids and parents alike, but it's also a topic that needs to be discussed. We want our children to understand the value of money and how it works, but it can be tricky to discuss these concepts without sounding preachy. As a parent myself, I've found that making learning about money fun is one way to get my child interested in the topic without worrying about them feeling like we're pushing an agenda or being lectured at. Here are some fun ways that you can teach your child about money : Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. This works especially well with older children who already have a grasp on financial concepts like spending, saving, budgeting and investing. Let them create their own games using whatever they want as currency — anything from marbles to candy to paper clips could work! If they want to make up actual rules for using this new currency (f

Design Ideas for Small Living Rooms

You probably can’t stop pinching yourself to test your lucidity.  It’s because you can hardly believe that you’re not dreaming, that you’re turning the key, unlocking the door to your new pad.  Finally you have a place you can call your own.  Although your living room may seemingly not be big enough to do a decent burpee, you can still do something to make it look spacious and comfortable to move around in.

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Go glass.  Opt for glass pieces of furniture, as these reflect light, giving off the illusion of space.  And because they’re see-through, it has a barely-there effect to it.

Modular matters.  Choose modular types of furniture, such as an L-shaped sofa.  This is something you can fit snugly in a corner of your living room, while still giving enough seating space.

Storage makes sense.  Instead of the usual coffee table, you can get one of those ottomans which double up as a box where you can stash stuff away.  Try to maximize empty spaces around the living room by setting up shelves along the side of a wall, for instance.

Wispy window treatments work.  You’re lucky if you have a big window in your living room.  Instead of going for heavy curtains or blinds, choose light and sheer fabric as drapes.  Bright light entering the room makes it look big, naturally.

Faint flooring is fab.  Whatever type of floor you have, an area rug will add character and texture to your living room.  Choose one in a light color.

Just because your living room is small, doesn’t mean you should scrimp on comfort and style.  You can bet that even the best Interior Designer in London will tell you that.  With a little imagination and ingenuity, you can transform your limited living room space into a haven of movement and style.


  1. these sure are very handy tips, i hope i can apply them when i finally get a place of my own someday!

  2. I like the idea of putting mirror in a living room because it makes it look bigger.

  3. Space can really be hard to manage so those space saving storage can really make a house a lot bigger.

  4. Space really matters and it could make one small living room looks spacious. How I wish we could have our own home and apply these principles or ideas for a small living room. Thanks for the inffo.

  5. you're most welcome Sir Gil :)

  6. correct, space saving storage can also eliminate clutter

  7. I love mirrors, aside that it can project a bigger look, I can also monitor my visible wrinkles whenever I am mad ahaha

  8. Like the interior, cozy and appealing!

  9. Rochkirstin SantosOctober 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    I once wanted to be an interior designer because I like experimenting with space of different areas. These tips are really workable. :)

  10. These are really very sensible tips to create more space in a home. I'll try those that will not require much work though for now.

  11. This one is a good tip for people who owns condo.

  12. How timely, thanks for the tips. We have small living room and anything that will help us beautify our home though it's small would be wonderful.

  13. This is certainly applicable to our place, that living room is straight to the kitchen.

  14. Wonderful ideas! I'm go for the mirror! makes everything looks bigger and bright! same goes for sheer fabric curtains...


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