Archive for August, 2009

Using Glass Jars as Decorative Vases

nullWe are almost always using glass jar that we dispose-off after use. Due to the fact that they do not rot, they are mostly left to litter the environment when they could be used in a more constructive way of maybe recycling them and using the container as beautiful vases for decorations. Because of their variety in terms of shapes, sizes and color; they make a fantastic accessory in a decoration experience. As for the uniquely shaped jars, they compliment other interior decorations nicely after doing minor restructuring on their form.

We prepare them by just removing the papers and labels in their outer part for instance by applying some adhesive remover or any other substance which can assist us on that. After that, you can know create you own arts on the vase or even wrap them with ribbons nicely or apply decorations like stickers, etches paintings or glitters on their surface.

What are Satsuma vases?

nullAfter a successful combat mission Himazo Yoshihiro came back with what ended up being the greatest work of art as far as pottery as a genre of artistry is concerned. Japanese were taught thereafter by the Koreans who were brought with their tools and equipment from the battle field to launch mass production of a wide range of pottery containers like vases and their decorations. This is how the Satsuma vases came in to being.

Satsuma vases are small tall vases in different shapes and sizes adorning some of the most appealing decoration in the world. Their images are particularly noticeable which are mostly images of the life and times of the 18th and 19th century. These imageries are mostly animals, flowers, plants and landscape among other figures in those centuries and are in very excellent details. These vases popularity has been attributed to the various designs that they are made of.

Choosing the Right Drapery Fabric

Drapery, Home Furnishings, Home Improvement,While giving your window a perfect look, you should beware of the kind of fabric you select. There are several factors that should be put into consideration so that each time you look at your window; you will stop for a moment to admire its elegance.

First of all, you should consider the weight of the fabric. It is upon you to decide whether you prefer a light or heavy drapery fabric.

Another factor to consider is the feel of other fabrics on the furniture, table coverings or pillows. It would be more appealing that your drapery window fabric gets to have the same texture with other fabrics in the house. You should also ensure that your drapery fabric blends with the style of your room.

The most important factor would be the color scheme in your house. The color of your drapery fabric should be in harmony with the colors in your room.

Buying patio cushions

nullAlthough patio cushion are a little bit expensive, they are known to last longer than any other type of cushions. It is however better to spend some extra cash in buying something that you know will last for sometimes, so you have to get what you paid for. The reason why patio cushions are expensive is that they have to be waterproof. This is so because they have to withstand some little light rain.

Another quality of the patio cushion is that they have to be comfortable. The material needs to be soft to the skin and thus require an outdoor fabric with some special properties. It must be thick enough so that you feel comfortable and never to feel the hard chair through the cushion. Moreover, it must be capable of drying quickly. If you want to know the best cushion are those that are built with quick drying foam or dragon and thus will cost higher than the standard foam.

Things to Consider When Creating a Shower Unit

nullOne of the most important things you have to consider while creating shower unit for your bathroom is the space available so that it can comfortably and neatly fit into the bathroom. You should take exact measurements of what all should be included in the bathroom including shower cubicle, sink, cistern and toilet. You should make sure that there is enough gap between each item so that you may stand at the sink comfortably and do not get bumped onto the toilet seat.

Second thing you have to consider is the place where your cubicle door will be there. Make sure that you can open it easily without knocking it against the toilet or the sink. By considering all these things, you will be able to create a perfect shower unit in your bathroom which will be very comfortable and easy going for you.

Types of Luxury Showers

nullBathroom is a place where we take time for ourselves to relax and showers are a great device to give most of the relaxation to our body and mind. Basically, there are three types of luxury showers: walk in showers, shower cubicles and steam showers. Walk in showers are simple kinds of showers in which people walk in beneath the shower and have a bath. Shower cubicles are very luxurious in themselves as they provide you complete privacy from the outside world and they are available in a huge range of designs, styles, shapes and sizes. Modern shower cubicles are fully equipped with facilities such as massager, MP3 players, FM radio and telephone.

Until now, steam showers were only used by health clubs, resorts and spas for professional purposes only. But now, they are made available for residential use also. Having a bath in the steam shower is extremely helpful in relaxing and soothing a person’s entire body and mind. Steam showers are also available with different modern facilities and are available in different shapes and sizes which can match any size of a bathroom.

Outdoor Furniture and Glider

nullIf the weather is breezy and air is fresh, nothing can stop you from spending some time outside in your garden or patio. Glider is one of the most important outdoor furniture pieces which can allow you to enjoy the beautiful weather conditions in ultimate comfort and ease. It will be a piece on which you will spend some really romantic moments with your beloved.

The dependability and durability of a glider are the measures that signify the efficiency of your outdoor furniture. Outdoor furniture and glider are available in different designs and styles and you can choose the one that best suits the interior of your patio or exterior of your home. Whether you are going to place it in your porch, patio, yard or garden, it will give a very luxurious feel and look to your space. These can be available in simple wood designs as well as in elegant metals having sculpted backs. The style of a glider meshes excellently with almost any outdoor space and thus, this will prove to be a brilliant investment for your home.

Decorating with Asian Inspired Furniture

nullIn the last few years, Asian inspired furniture has become very popular in almost every part of the world. This is a visually appealing style of furniture that has been the traditional décor of the East from historical times. From chairs, tables and stools to lamps, there is a huge variety in Asian décor. Because Asian inspired furniture pieces are very durable and strong, they will have a long lasting impression for an entire lifetime.

The best thing is that Asian Inspired furniture suits almost any style of home décor and they are environmental friendly also. While decorating your home in Asian style, you will realize how this kind of décor is inspired by nature and its gifts. Patio furniture styles are also available in Asian Inspired décor so that you can decorate each and every part of your home, including your patio and garden. All in all, Asian inspired furniture is heavily relied upon layers of color and texture, making a beautiful look to any room of your home.

Baby Room Decoration with Feng Shui

nullWhen we consider decorating our baby room with proper Feng Shui setup, then the first thing we need to do is to place the bed of the baby in the correct position. It should be covered with a wall at least on one side rather than placing the bed in the room’s middle with no support of a wall. Sharp objects should be kept away from a baby room because in I-ching, sharp objects signify fire element and may make the baby very dynamic which will make it difficult to calm down the baby.

The lighting in a baby room should be neither too dark nor too light. Also make sure that the baby room is free from any undesirable, bad or unusual odors. This signifies the earth element which will cause disturbance in the digestive system of the baby. All in all, while decorating your baby room, make sure that it is equipped with good Feng Shui so that the baby may feel more content and you can become a better parent.

Heated Bathroom Mirrors

nullIf one of the most common problems that you face regarding your bathroom mirror is formation of mist, steam, fog and condensation on its surface, you will do well to invest in a heated bathroom mirror. The especially designed demist pads fitted in these mirrors prevent any form of condensation on the mirror surface ensuring good visibility, while their classy look and design do much to enhance the décor of the bathroom.

Once you invest in a heated bathroom mirror, all you need to do is press a button to prevent your mirror from steaming up. While you can choose from a plethora of options available in the market and on online stores, you can also order custom-made heated bathroom mirrors so that they are in complete harmony with the interior design of your bathroom. So enjoy a fog free experience in your bathroom as you shave or put on makeup.