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May 23 2016

Traditional vs Industrial Furniture

Although there are many styles of furniture available, many fall into two categories, and that’s industrial and traditional. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to selecting either, but each does have their pros and cons, and will fit into the interior design of your home in a number of different ways. As such, there can be a number of factors that need to be considered when deciding which particular style to opt for.Materials UsedThe first difference you will find between industrial and traditional furniture is...

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May 23 2016

The Top Ten Commonly Used Furniture Pieces

Many of us like to look for quirky and original pieces to give our home that little added character, but what types of furniture do people generally fill their house with? Hopefully, this list should provide you with some insight.Coffee Table A staple within many homes, the coffee table is a must for finishing off any living room. They come in a number of different designs, and offer a multitude of uses, housing coffee cups being just one of them.Image: WikiMedia, available under Creative Commons.Garden FurnitureWhile no-one can ever rely...

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May 23 2016

Things to Consider When Caring for Your Upholstery

When it comes to giving our furnishings a new lease of life, then we can simply have them reupholstered, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t extend the lifespan of our furnishings by ensuring we care for our upholstery in the right way.Of course, there is no magic wand that can be waved to make caring for our furnishings an easy endeavor, after all we use our furnishings day in and day out, so they are going to be open to general wear-and-tear, but the following insight should allow you...

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May 23 2016

How to Choose the Right Kind of Blinds

Regardless of whether you’re moving to a new home, or upgrading your décor in a current one, the selection of appropriate blinds can be confusing and cumbersome if you don’t have the right information to hand. The following information should provide you with some guidance on how to seek out blinds that are to your liking, while offering practicality around the home.Understanding the TerminologyMuch of the confusion associated with the purchasing of  blinds is the terminology itself. While some of us may recognise one or two terms, remembering all the...

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May 09 2016

What Are the Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer?

When it comes to our home, it generally acts as an extension of who we are and what stage we are at in life. For example, the décor of a house for a family may differ to that of a bachelor. As such, instilling the right kind of design to ensure that you are able to truly express yourself can bring you great comfort.Decorating our home is always an exciting project. It allows us to inject a new lease of life into a home that may be showing its age...

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May 09 2016

Things to Consider When Buying Luxury Curtains

Our home is a reflection of who we are, and if we enjoy luxury items, it stands to reason that our curtains will be no different. However, with luxury must come practicality, as there is very little benefit in investing in curtains that look the part, but aren’t destined to last, as it will likely cost more to replace them in the long-run.As such, there are a number of factors to consider before making the final decision on what kind of curtains you’re going to purchase. The following pointers will...

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May 09 2016

Ensure Your Curtains Fit Every Time

Curtains are by no means lacking when it comes to material, styles and length, but there are still instances where the curtains we buy just aren’t suited to the purpose they were made for. While many windows are generic in size, there are properties that may have a more complex layout, or even a quirky design.While we could probably make do with such curtains, it doesn’t really give us that sleek and professional look many of us want when fitting curtains.Of course, it’s not only homeowners who may have bespoke...

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May 09 2016

Considerations to Make When Buying Hotel Curtains

Hotels offer visitors a break from the norm, and often look to give guests the best experience possible. Depending on the clientele of the hotel, the smaller details can also be overly-important, such as the furnishings and how the curtains are fitted.As well as offering customers luxury, a hotel also needs to ensure that the curtains it purchases are fit for purpose.Consider The Type of CurtainsWhile there’s the material of curtains to consider, there’s also how the curtains are going to hang. For example, tab tops and eyelet tops...

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May 09 2016

Do Your Children Have Trouble Sleeping? Why Not Consider Blackout Blinds?

Children are renowned for being mischievous, and it’s a trait that we wouldn’t change for the world, in most instances. While we understand children will be children, it’s also important that they get the right amount of sleep to ensure they stay focused when required.Of course, parents will also try to ensure their children settle at a reasonable hour, but due to their mischievous nature, they don’t always want to comply.One of the reasons for children staying awake could be due to excitement. They may have made a new friend...

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