Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 01:54:07 AM by Marine Jacquier. Pillows and Throws. When it comes to decorative pillows, the levels of craftsmanship nearly outweighs the vast designs and patterns available. If you are ready to upgrade your interior and want to add some quality to your decor there are a few things you need to know to help you select the best pillows for your money. The most vital aspect in determining pillow quality is the exterior construction; this should give you great immediate insight into the overall quality of the pillow. You'd be surprised at the shady work you can detect simply by examining the seams. Are the stitches evenly spaced from the edges? Does the pattern uniformly align at the seams, is it aligned in the middle? An easy way to tell a mistake from a unique design element is to compare two or three of the same pillow while you shop to see if they are all the same, as they should be. Also spend time examining the shape, if it is supposed to be a square throw make sure that it is. Many massed producing, quantity-over-quality dealers churn out cheap uneven pillows that are just square-ish.
Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018, 01:38:51 AM. Pillows and Throws By Robin Rapace. First off, decide what size you'd like your pillow to be. Let's just say, for the purposes of an example, that I wanted to make a throw pillow that's seven inches square. Now you need to add a half inch to each side (in other words, a whole inch.) That's the size you'll end up cutting your fabric. Mine will end up being eight inches. That gives you enough room to sew around the edges. Cut two pieces of fabric in this size, then place the two right sides together. Pin one side, making sure that the two pieces are secure. Then, using a basic running stitch, sew to the other end one half inch from the edge. Backstitch a few times before ending with a knot. Continue this around two of the other sides, leaving one side open.
Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018, 01:38:49 AM. Wall Decor By Quentin Bourque. In a home built with traditional, symmetrically lined wall features, you can use decorative features to add style and interest to the space. Exotic colors, patterns, and even textures can go a long way toward making the space seem interesting, without disrupting the sense of unity which this architectural choice makes inherent. If your home has contemporary walls, scattered at random intervals lightly throughout the space, consider using a single color or pattern to bring unity to the area. Even if you can't help but change up the tones on the various walls, you should at least use a unifying factor, such as a single type of decorative piece, or a single color used on all of the trim and molding. This will ensure that the space doesn't get too disparate.
Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018, 01:38:39 AM. Pillows and Throws By Quentin Bourque. The interior of your throw pillow is also important and should be well inspected. Most quality pillows are two separate pieces, the cover and the actual pillow. A removable cover is quite handy when it comes time to clean the pillow, and can be reused after years of wear have flattened the original interior pillow. Also note that good fill materials should flatten easily but not permanently. You can test this by giving a little punch to the center of the pillow, if the pillow does not budge then it is made of cheap synthetics that will stay flat forever once they do get a little wear. If the pillow takes a moment but eventually gets it's swagger back this is a good indicator that the pillow can be easily fluffed and will spring back to life over years of usage. Fill materials usually range from synthetic polyester to full on goose down and everything in-between. Down pillows are excellent, but if you are purchasing one be sure to inspect the insulation quality of the feathers. Feather tips sticking out of the pillow are a good indicator of expensive materials coupled with shady craftsmanship (not to mention getting poked).
Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018, 01:38:37 AM. Fall Decor By Nathalie Bombelles. Candles have become ever popular accent today. Look for texture like beeswax, and subtle colors ivory, gold, bronzes and coppers to add a gleam. Available in a wide range of hues, scents, shapes and sizes - you can mix and match to suit your taste. Remember to vary the heights and use odd numbered groupings for a more eclectic and festive feel. Include an array of shapes too, cylindrical, square, triangular, and round are among the most popular. Avoid placing candles on the same surface where there is a lamp - good rule of thumb is to avoid using candles where you have another light source. Use scented candles sparingly and with care so as not to compete with each other. Many are made without scent, particularly for those persons who may be allergy sensitive.
Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018, 01:38:34 AM. Mirror By Marine Jacquier. To make the mirror aluminum powder is evaporated onto the exposed surface of the glass in a vacuum chamber and then coated with a few layers of waterproof protective paint. There is a low aluminum glass mirror that is made from a silver coating and two layers of protective paint. The unique thing about this mirror is that it's clear, smooth, light transmissive and reflects accurate natural colors. The glass is heavily used for framing exhibitions and presentations when precise color representation of the artwork is of great importance.
Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018, 01:38:32 AM. Pillows and Throws By Magali Courbis. As you shop for the pillows, check to see that the casings are removable and of a washable material. This way, you will have no problem using them in a house full of small children who have a tendency of soiling everything around them. Some casings will require to be hand-washed while others will be best dry-cleaned. Depending on what you can afford, go for the best.
Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018, 01:38:30 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Fabien Dubos. rug and into the pad. Rug-pads are very absorbent, so they will soak up any spills that happen to the carpet. It is easier to clean up the spill on the rug because most of the spill is caught in the pad. And pads are easy to clean because they are machine-washable. Plus, it is cheaper to replace a stained pad that it is to have to buy a car. Another plus to the pad's absorbency is that it also will protect the floor from getting stained by a spill.