About “Dress Your Home”:

Have you ever walked into some one’s home at 7:00 a.m. or 10:00 p.m. and felt everything was where it was meant to be? Well-kept. Organized. Nice smell. A feel-good home. No strewn-around newspapers, clothes lying on the sofa, keys on the table, or rumpled sheets.

This blog is an attempt to create a feel-good home. A home you would long to come back to after work. Rooms that reflect your personality. Organizing ideas even for the smallest of spaces that have room for everything. Choosing the right accessories that will give a spacious feeling.  Ideas to showcase your collectibles. Decorating walls with your child’s craft or your own creations.

My personal philosophy is that a designated place for everything leads to no clutter at home. No clutter leads to an organized way of living. Bright rooms complements that and leads to a happy living.

“Dress Your Home” blog will feature home improvement tips, house tours, DIY projects, and showcase tons of products to dress your home :)

Why the name “Dress Your Home“:

What’s the hardest thing in the world to name? A baby or a blog?

Zeroing in on a name for this blog took me about a week.  In retrospect, the only other thing/person that took me this long was a name for my son. Even 10 days after he was born, we were going back and forth between 3 names. So much so that I had all 3 options listed during his christening ceremony and settled on one much later after a lot of consensus, opinion poll and deliberation.

After deciding I wanted to start a blog on home decoration, a few words played on my mind:  home, decor, design, ideas, art, craft etc. It was challenging to NOT use any of these oft-repeated words in blogs on this theme and still come up with something relevant, catchy, and meaningful.

I am extremely influenced by zebra stripes.  Every home improvement design project I’ve executed over the last 2-3 months has variations of animal stripes in different colors. As a natural progression, I had imagined a zebra-striped background/header for this blog.  It didn’t take long to realize how flashy and distracting a lime green-striped header would have been.  But I still held on to the “stripes” obsession and wondered, if instead, I could buy a domain with the word “stripe” in it.

How was lemonstripes.com for starters ? Yes, sounded cool..I jumped at the idea and in one of my characteristic dramatic ways jumped off the bed at 11:00 p.m. to see if it was available . (I have an affinity for flashy colors like lemon green, orange, yellow).

Unfortunately, this was taken.  And so was orangestripes.com. In a way, it turned out good as I started raking my brains and wondered what was it that I really wanted to showcase in this blog. All I could visualize was happy people living in normal houses beautifully transformed – whose walls were decked up with complementing curtains, accessories, color play, planters, beautiful paintings and DIY art projects.

The choices were clear:

Dress Your Walls? Umm. No.

Dress My Home ? Maybe

dressmyhome.com was taken as was dressyourhome.com. But I felt very strongly about “Dress Your Home” and since a great deal of what will be written here will be on the Indian market, I settled happily for the domain dressyourhome.in.

About me:
My name is Lakshmi Nagarajan. An engineer by education from one of the country’s premier institutes, started my career coding and spent a few years doing just that – enjoyed every bit of that life. Switched careers to finance and did two levels of the CFA program. Now, I work as a financial writer. I’ve been blogging since 2002. Some of my other (now defunct blogs) include reflections and LG Rules.

9 Responses to About

  1. anandhirajan says:

    Hi lakshmi, I happen to visit your blog thru colours dekor.I found it very interesting and inspiring.I will be delighted if you could visit mine too

  2. Sriparna says:


    YOur blog is an answer to all my queries about home decor.

    Its one of the best in home decor I have ever seen :)

    Keep up the good work

  3. laksh says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Sriparna.

  4. Chilla Padmaja says:

    We want to have snakes and ladders tiles for our complex, can you suggest us and send the details.

    Thank you

  5. Shani says:

    I am I tourist in delhi and lookin for old (second hand) small frems for paintings on the walls do u now were can I get them? Do ther is a flee market in delhi?

  6. laksh says:

    Hi Shani,

    I’m afraid I can’t help you much here with authenticity as I do not live in Delhi. Any readers out there from Delhi who can answer Shani’s query?

  7. megha says:

    i live in modest size room 300 to be appropriate. we want to change flooring to white colour. we have a senior citizen at home so do not want slippery tiles material. what do you suggest that meets our requirement and is not very expensive. we stay in mumbai.

  8. laksh says:

    Hi Megha,

    You can go in for matt finished vitrified tiles of a larger size like 600 mm * 600 mm. Matt finish tiles are often not slippery while giving a rich look. Just walk in to any branded tile showroom – to find one on a budget, you can pick similar tiles of other players from a non-branded showroom. Hope this helps.

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