Why Invest in Wood Flooring?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

wood-flooring-designsWood Flooring: Giving Your Home Class, In A Natural Way

Decorating your home with wood flooring is a heavenly feeling. It gives you cool of nature and at the same time provides you with the charm of its beautiful furnishing and designs. Wooden flooring is available in multiple designs, textures, colors, etc. They make your home feel different, they make you feel different. Easy to clean and easy to install wood flooring are future of interior designing. An investment worth investing in.

Why wood flooring?

– Long lasting beauty and elegance to your home

– Easy to clean (with few chemicals)

– Avoid trapping of dust. Hence, they are the best choice for a dust allergic person.

– Gives you a softer touch to your legs and joints compared to the conventional stone or tile flooring.

– It’s also best for the environment. Doesn’t produce any harmful chemicals like CO2 while manufacturing.

– Finally, all in all it adds to the elegance of your house immensely.

hardwood-flooring-careThese properties make them the best in flooring. This is why the buyers of the house nowadays go for these type of flooring in their dream homes. People have really given great feedback about its maintenance time and installation and sleek looks. These extensive list of properties of theirs might have led them to make a bit costlier over other flooring, but why not spend now and enjoy the happiness it gives for the rest of your life.

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Bedroom Furniture and Decor

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

bedroom-furniture-suiteBedroom Furniture and Decor: How to Design a Bedroom

Before choosing your bedroom furniture, you should first find out how to design a bedroom rather than just fill it full of the best looking furniture you can find. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary – somewhere you can go to when you want a rest from all the worries and stresses of everyday life.

But even if you are too busy for that, you should at least make it a nice place to be in – even busy people spend more time in the bedroom than in any other room in the average home. So before jumping at all that great bedroom furniture you see in the shopping malls or online, take a little time to think of how to design a bedroom that you will feel comfortable in.

Your bedroom is not a living room or dining room where you feel you have to impress visitors – it is a place for you, and you have no need to impress yourself so make it for you and nobody else – except your partner of course! Here are a few tips you help you:

bedroom-furniture-designs_DSC5429Choose a Focal Point – The Bed!

Just like a well-planned living room, your bedroom works best with a focal point. That takes very little thought – it is the bed! You will spend almost 1/3 of your life in your bed, so take your time in choosing it. Your bed should be big enough for you and your partner, if you have one, without being so big that it totally dominates the room and makes it look small.

Neither should it be too small, where you and your partner cannot get your own sleeping space without disturbing each other. A bedroom should be big enough to allow a good king size bed without it looking too large for the room. Choose a style you like: whether it is slatted, is of a sleigh bed design or even if it has a large fancy headboard with all the bells and whistles makes no difference if it’s what you really want.

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Ways to Go Green

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

go-greenGo Green In Seventeen

Pantone’s early announcement of “Greenery” as the color of the year for 2017 is within the full range of Feng Shui properties. It tells us all about the wood element which is rooted in anything that grows.

Greenery, not just green, is all-encompassing and inclusive. It speaks of early spring and new beginnings and looks to the sun rising in the east. Wood, i.e. vegetation, comes in all shades of green, yet Greenery has the breath of freshness and health. Greenery is lush and bright as it pops with early buds fed by winter water’s long gestation.

Greenery is germane to nature in global dimensions, striving higher with rising energy and reaching out with new tendrils. As a role model, Greenery has a lot to say about connectedness and flexibility. It will find its path around obstacles in a loving embrace, and yet, in excess, it could become a deadly chokehold.

go-green-interior-designIn Feng Shui we love Greenery as a metaphor for motivation and decision-making with firm leadership and work-related orientation.

Therefore, as we move into the New Year during the darkness of winter yin, we plant the seed for happy yang with the birth of Greenery.

There are many way to celebrate Greenery, and we would like to share our Feng Shui tips to get you going on a green path:

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Outdoor Patio Decorating Ideas

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

outdoor-patio-decoratingPatio Decorating – Ten Simple Patio Decorating Ideas

When Mother Nature begins to warm, thoughts of outdoor entertaining, including B-B-Qs, poolside parties, lunch (or brunch) on the patio, tend to get us thinking of decorating ideas, specifically deck or patio decorating ideas.

Decorating doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor to spruce up an outdoor patio; a few simple changes can do the trick without breaking the bank.

With a plethora of decorating magazines on the stands, interior/exterior decorating websites and design blogs, it’s easy to want more than what the budget will allow. So it is always a good idea, as you formulate decorating ideas for a patio, to determine what your budget can afford.

As you assess the outdoor area in need of a makeover create a list of things that need attention. For example, is the patio furniture looking a bit tattered? Are decorative plants healthy and thriving? What patio decor items could be added or replaced? Maybe a coat of fresh paint to outside walls or a trellis with climbing vines to make an unattractive area more appealing.

Reviewing visual resources such as garden and patio magazines and interior design websites can help generate ideas; use photos to assemble a theme or style suited to your desired effect.

outdoor-patio-waterfallIf you, a friend or a family member, have a talent for crafty work, do-it-yourself (DYI) instructions are readily available for almost every type of patio, or deck, decorating project such as an in-ground pond or water fountain, a stone path or a mosaic tile table top. The options are endless. It helps to have a general plan before you begin to keep the entire project manageable.

Here, then, are ten simple and affordable patio decorating ideas to freshen or change an outdoor entertaining area:

1) Repaint or refinish outdoor furniture; consider a new color for a big change.

2) Hand painted canvas cushion pillow covers for outdoor furniture; use colors and designs to match or complement a theme.

3) Place larger potted plants of various sizes placed in unusual containers around the perimeter of patio area. Search out chipped pottery pieces at garden stores for marked down prices; a chip or two can be easily hidden or camouflaged.

patio-decorating-seating4) Group furniture together creating one or more cozy/intimate spaces.

5) Consider making or purchasing a hand painted canvas rug; these are great for outdoor patios or decks and many artists will offer a wide choice of different designs with custom color options.

6) Add decorative lighting using unusual items; add garden lanterns or string twinkle lights around a tree or under the eaves of a garden umbrella.

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New Look and New Designs for Marshfield Furniture

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Marshfield Furniture has added a collection of new designs that appeal to those looking for a more modern, contemporary look.

This video tour of a Marshfield Furniture showroom also features some of their newer transitional and traditional furniture designs.

Marshfield Furniture Review

Cindy Hodnett of Furniture/Today and its Design Today online magazine visits with Bill Mork and Allison Anderson of Marshfield Furniture, who tell her that the upholstery producer is moving beyond its urban rustic look by adding more modern, transitional and traditional styles.

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The Benefits of Window Blinds

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

hunter-douglas-window-blinds6 Benefits of Using Blinds for Windows

Adding a window blind is a great idea to change the appearance of the rooms. But most of the people who think of buying blinds are in dilemma that why they should at all buy a window blind. There are several reasons that we think that should prompt your decision of buying blinds the reasons are as follows-

• Several styles, shapes and patterns of the blinds are available. While one chooses they would get a wide choice in the blinds and can match them according to the colours of their room and office. The types of blinds are roman blinds, mini blinds, cordless blinds and the vertical blinds.

• The window blinds help you to control that amount of light that enters your room. This is because you will be having the freedom to cover the window partially or totally. This can be in any place be it in your room or living area. So, if you are sleeping you won’t be awakening by the light outside when it is morning.

interior-design-home-center• There are wide ranges of materials from which one can choose. This would also differ in terms of style and price. You can also match it with the interiors of the room. The faux wood blinds are both good and affordable options for your traditional wooden interiors. Other blind materials are aluminum, plastic, bamboo, normal wood and several others.

• Maintaining the blinds is quite easy and simple. A wiping with a wet cloth can clean away the dirt and dust from the blinds. Unlike the curtains, they do not need regular washing.

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