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Home decor items are not just a way to beautify your abode. They also help to assess your age. Before you touch 30, it will be wise to keep a couch, candles that you burn and much more in your house.

Here are a few items that should be placed in your nest by the time you are 30, reports huffingtonpost.com:


* A real couch: A couch is the hub of your social life, where friends gather to talk and hangout. It’s where you spend most of your alone time when you are awake. Buying a real couch is an investment and one that shouldn’t be rushed into lightly. Couches should be stain-resistant, and must fit the space. Couches shouldn’t dominate but need to reflect your personality.


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* Candles that you actually burn: Many people like to keep candles for years to decorate house. And even when they got covered with dust you didn’t burn them. It’s time to burn them. The thing about candles is you can replace them with other candles and they are cheap too.

* Fresh flowers: They not only make your house beautiful, but if you buy flowers your friends will assume someone brought them to you.

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* Matching towels: The thing about towels is that we only tend to replace them when we move. A new colour scheme requires a couple of new towels. So, by the time you are 30, chances are you have two tan towels, two brown towels, two towels in four shades of green — none of them match and all of them have some life left in them. It’s best to get rid of them. (Bollywood Country)


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Smart living is also about smart breathing.

By Himanshu Agarwal

While smart homes are typically about connected and automated devices and appliances, making it a super convenient and comfortable living experience for residents, there is one connection that we often seem to miss when we speak of smart homes -- the inextricable connection with the indoor home environment.

After all, smart living is also about smart breathing. Unless we breathe clean and pure air even within our homes, smart living remains an incomplete aspiration. Therefore, as we pivot big time to a modern lifestyle with nearly 24/7 gadgets, utilities, and network dependency within our homes, a sense of balance with respect to the indoor ambiance must also be attained. And this balance necessarily means breathing pristine, unadulterated pure air even at homes.

Don't forget we breathe 24/7 even when living in smart homes


Of course, in this time and age when we are actively using some smart device or the other within the premises of our smart homes most of the time, the point that we are also breathing 24/7 need not be as labored. However, the question is: whether the quality of the air that we are breathing indoors is commensurate with the aspiration for this so-called quality of life and experience of living in high-class homes. In other words, even as we think we are living the 'high life' using all the fancy gadgets and increasing convenience in life, unless we breathe the right air, the desire and dream of quality living will not find true meaning.

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