Published at Tuesday, October 16th 2018, 22:38:51 PM by Nathalie Bombelles. Area Rugs and Pads. Replacing hard wood floors and over all cleaning of wall-to-wall carpets can be a big job and is expensive. Area rugs are also good cover ups for floors or carpets that are stained and are hard to clean. But besides its bandage-like characteristic, area rugs as well as carpets can reduce sound wave travels inside a room. Unlike hard wood floors that tend to bounce off the sounds of your televisions or mp3 players, area rugs and carpets help suck up the noise. Sound reduction is helpful especially to those who live in apartment buildings. This would prevent your neighbors from knocking on your door and disturb you watching your favorite TV shows just to shut you up.
Published at Friday, December 14th 2018, 10:01:06 AM. Window Treatment By Robin Rapace. Before choosing the shades or shutters or any kind of treatment for the window go through the entire range of available window treatments in the market. Among the best manufacturers of customized window coverings are Hunter Douglas. They manufacture the entire range of window coverings from curtains to bamboo blinds. Their Roman shades, Plantation shutters, vertical blinds, Venetian blinds and window shades contain hundreds of designs that anyone can find exactly what they are looking for to decorate their windows.
Published at Friday, December 14th 2018, 09:57:56 AM. Mirror By Nathalie Bombelles. The shape of the mirror and how you hang it will also make an impact on your space. For example, hanging a mirror vertically will add height to a space while hanging a mirror horizontally will fill a wall. Also, adding a round mirror to a boxy room will liven up the space. The round shape adds interest by breaking up all of the straight lines. In addition, mirrors with an arched or richly ornamented top are an elegant way to dress up a space. Traditionally this shape has been used above a mantle. Mirrors are a fabulous tool to add depth and light to a room. This makes them a great idea for smaller spaces. Mirrors will make smaller spaces feel larger by giving the room the appearance of having more depth. Light from windows and light fixtures will reflect in mirrors and bounce back into a room adding more light to the space. A mirror in a room without windows will reflect the lights and make the room appear brighter. Another great idea is to place a mirror behind anything you want to highlight when you are displaying items. Mirrors catch your eye and will therefore show off the things in front of it.
Published at Friday, December 14th 2018, 09:57:49 AM. Pillows and Throws By Marine Jacquier. 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 Friday, December 14th 2018, 09:57:44 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 Friday, December 14th 2018, 09:57:37 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Fabien Dubos. Your rug pads help to soften sound and provide a buffer under your area carpet, as well as helping to prevent them from moving around. When your carpet slides around on the floor it is a serious safety hazard for the young and old alike; pads help prevent slippage. Moreover, rugs that move around and are not aligned with the floor and walls give the room a very shabby look and all your expensive décor can be ruined by an out of place mat. Here again pads are invaluable in helping to keep the rug in place. These pads help to extend the life of an area rug as well as protect carpets and floors. One of the main purposes of these pads is to preserve and protect the carpet.
Published at Friday, December 14th 2018, 09:57:20 AM. Mirror By Nathalie Bombelles. Mirrors are a great tool to add depth and light to a room. A mirror in a room without windows will reflect the lights and make the room appear brighter. They can also open up a small space by giving the room the appearance of having more depth. Oversized mirrors are a great tool to fill a large wall, while mirrored sets can create a unique focal point over a couch, mantel or console table.
Published at Friday, December 14th 2018, 09:57:14 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Quentin Bourque. Area rugs are a decorative and practical addition that can transform any room. Rugs may be used to distinguish rooms in an open floor plan, to add flair to a dull space, or even to protect expensive hardwood from regular wear and tear. Regardless of the reason for decorating with area rugs, these tips and tricks will help you choose the right rug for any room.