Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 01:03:43 AM by Marine Jacquier. Pillows and Throws. Another important quality indicator is the sturdiness of the trim. Cheap throw pillows have a tendency to unravel at the seams. Though double edge stitching is not common, it is a great sign of a quality throw pillow. For aesthetic reasons many well crafted pillows will only have a single stitch so don't rule these out completely. Just make sure that the trim is not already unraveling and that you can't pull it apart with a quick on the spot quality check before you buy. When shopping online this is a hard thing to detect but many websites now offer a zoom feature which will let you get close enough to see the trim quality. On the upside, shopping on major sites usually has the advantage of showing user reviews, make sure you read these to see what other customers experiences have been with the pillow you have in mind.
Published at Friday, October 19th 2018, 00:40:46 AM by Fabien Dubos. Pillows and Throws. Making throw pillows is an easy, yet enjoyable procedure, and after you've learned the running stitch and the backstitch, they are a breeze to work out. There are two different ways to do this; with a pillow form and with fiberfill stuffing. Either way is fine, it's just a matter of how you want to do it and how you feel most comfortable. First, to be able to choose what kind you want to make, you will want to know what a pillow form and fiberfill are, and the pros and cons between the two. First off, we have a pillow form. Basically a pillow form is a non decorative, rather ugly pillow that is stuffed inside of your fabric. It helps your pillow keep it's form, plus they're easy to use, especially for a beginner. The cons are that they can be rather expensive if you don't keep an eye out for sales and good deals.
Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 01:14:03 AM by Fabien Dubos. Pillows and Throws. 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 Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 09:28:43 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Marine Jacquier. Regardless of the shape of a room, you will likely find an appropriate area rug. Even a long, narrow room can benefit from a rectangular rug. Indeed, the shape of your rug will depend on the furniture in the room just as much as the shape and size of the room. For example, a long dining room table is complimented nicely by a rectangular rug, regardless of the shape of the room. Also, don't be afraid to use your creativity when choosing rugs which are available in a wide range of shapes from circular, oval, square and rectangular to more abstract shapes.
Published at Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 09:28:34 AM. Halloween Decoration By Magali Courbis. Spider Napkin Rings. Turn any napkin ring into a Halloween hit by using hot glue to attach the spiders from cheap Halloween rings to a napkin ring. These are very inexpensive and normally sold in bags at discount and dollar stores. A very small investment for a unique decorative touch. Placemats and Tablecloths. Go ahead and invest in either an orange or black tablecloth or placemats. This simple change adds instant Halloween charm to any table.
Published at Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 09:28:19 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Nathalie Bombelles. When buying a pad you will want to understand what area of the house it will be going in. A rug that will be in a high traffic area like a hallway or entry should use a thin, non slip pad. These pads typically are made of a rubber-like material and have a weave look to them. These grip hard surface floors very well, keeping your rug in place. You want a thin pad to prevent too much of a height difference to avoid any trip hazards and create a natural flow when walking. If you are putting it under a rug in a living room that will be creating more cushion and sound absorption, then you will want to use a thicker pad, possibly one made from a felt material. You can even find pads that are meant for use with outdoor area rugs which usually come mildew resistant. If you are using a rug to carpet application you will want to buy a pad that is made specifically for that.
Published at Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 09:28:10 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Fabien Dubos. Although the rug is what you see on the surface, there is much more that goes into the actual installation process. As you can imagine, a rug is not simply laid on top of the concrete or wood that is already in place. While this could be done, it is not something that you want to do if you want the job completed the right way. When it comes down to it, the rug pad that is used is just as important as what you see on the surface. If the correct rug pad is used, you will recognize this in a number of different ways. Of course, if the rug pad is left out, or a low quality option is used, you are going to notice this as well; just not in the same way.
Published at Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 09:28:02 AM. Halloween Decoration By Robin Rapace. Masks are an integral part of Halloween decorations. Decorate the room with masks of Halloween characters or famous monsters. You can also use some posters or paintings for decoration. Scary posters will be the right choice for Halloween décor. Lighting also plays a crucial role in Halloween decoration. You can create some lamp shades with black and orange handmade papers and hang them. Proper lighting is extremely important to bring the desired effect.
Published at Friday, December 14th 2018, 10:03:24 AM. Home Accent By Fabien Dubos. Lawrence Essentials has carved a beautiful rectangle bud vase, which is made out of resin. This vase makes lilacs look really elegant. Jan Barboglio's collections have two really distinct votive holders. The Basket Flower Candle Holder is made up of iron and holds a hand-blown glass for votives. This piece will add warmth to your home. The Rail Votive Holder is an iron railroad candle holder that can hold up to 12 votives. This hand finished piece is quite an embellishment.
Published at Friday, December 14th 2018, 10:01:22 AM. Home Accent By Magali Courbis. Your home accents and your wall hangings should not clash. It's not uncommon for many people to decorate using their wall hangings as the basis for their accent piece selection. However, sometimes a wall hanging just doesn't lend itself to inspiration. You might find that using new accent pieces as your inspiration gives you a better ability to blend your looks.