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The key to create a lasting, positive first impression on your guests with your house is to dress up your living room. By putting in effort to design a stylish, luxurious space, you’re bound to amaze anyone who steps foot into your abode. If you’re inspired by the hotels and resorts you’ve patronized while globe-trotting, this article is for you.
The big blank wall in your new home is haunting you. There are various ways to fill up an empty canvas - do you buy a singular, prominent painting, or purchase a placeholder that can be changed every few months, or create a mixed media gallery wall? Indecision causes procrastination, and perhaps after shopping around for quite a bit, you can't seem to commit to anything.
Trays are the most versatile decorative in your home accessories arsenal. They come in multiple colours, shapes, sizes, styles and forms that can organize your items and elevate your style. When hosting an afternoon tea with your girlfriends or dinner drinks with guests, beautiful trays come in handy for service and cleaning. If you’re still doubtful of how a decorative tray can change your life, read on for Picket&Rail’s foolproof styling tips below!
To remove the waxy mess, you don't need special tools or lots of time. Patience and a kitchen goes a long way. Here are 4 methods to remove candle wax that will surely work, for jars of all shapes and sizes.
At Picket&Rail Lifestyle, our candles are made with 100% soy wax and we wear it with pride. With more research into paraffin wax as of late, it is obvious why people are making the switch to soy, especially if you have young, growing children at home. The differences between these two materials are worlds apart!

This trendy item has in fact been with us for centuries and have a colourful place in human history. So, here are ten random facts about hourglasses that will surprise and excite you to own one!

There is an art to hanging artwork on your wall. This knowledge might have been exclusive to the art industry, but with the popularity of interior design, this knowledge is now commonplace. To simplify the process, we have summarised our points into a simple infographic for easy reference but you can read more about the explanations and the tricks our mind plays on us below! These guidelines are pretty simple to follow and amend. Do walk around your home to see if they obey these rules. This would sharpen your art sense too whenever you're out dining in restaurants or browsing an art gallery.

Interacting with art expands a child’s ability to comprehend the world around them, and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication. Art helps to develop the right side of the brain, it also cultivates important skills that benefit a child’s development. But art goes far beyond the tangible statistics measured by studies — it can become a pivotal mode of uninhibited self-expression for your child. Art matters the same way language matters — or the way breathing matters! Therefore, hanging wall art can be your child’s first engagement into the creative arts that accompany a laundry list of benefits.  

Visiting a museum, living artistic experiences or taking part in a creative activity is beneficial to your personal psychological and physical wealth. But what is the use of having art around us in everyday life, in our home? The benefits are many and often they can be enjoyed in a seemingly passive way, almost by an osmotic process by which art comes into our minds and our lives. The choice of a piece of art to be kept at home is linked to a chemical process similar to the early stages of falling in love: the aesthetic sense that strikes us activates the “preferences” and personal taste. Our point of view is put at the center of our choice, and this results in immediate benefits, particularly on our decision-making attitudes.

What does your dream bedroom look like? It would probably be covered with many decors consisting of paintings, wallpaper, botanicals, sculptures, and more. However, to fully enjoy the best look of your bedroom, table lamps are needed to highlight these areas of interest.

Animals hold meaning in feng shui and are believed to invite prosperity, health, and good fortune into your life when placed in an auspicious area in your home. They are also a great physical manifestation of your core beliefs and can serve as a reminder to be true to yourself. If you’re unsure about which animal you identify with to select the right animal accent, then this article is for you!

The art world can be an intimidating one to break into as an average collector, but what if it didn’t have to be? At Picket&Rail, we plan to bridge the gap between art and functionality on our platform, so we’ve collaborated with Silian Art® to bring Singapore’s favourite framed licensed prints and wall art collections! We carry 3D artabstract artarchitectural line artcartoon artclassic chinoiserie artcontemporary artcrystal embellished artfauvism artplantlife artphotographypop artsea-inspired arttropical artvintage reproductions and world maps. Take your pick!