Persian And Oriental Rug Sourcing

Persian and Oriental rugs are unique, no two are alike, even if several are created using the one design map, or ‘cartoon’ as it is known in the rug world. There is a myth going back the ages that weavers intentionally place mistakes in their masterpieces out of respect for God; as there is only one supreme being and only God can achieve perfection. Whether or not this is true or a charming excuse for any errors in a rug is debatable, but when tying hundreds of thousands or millions of knots at brisk pace small mistakes are bound to be made, meaning even if a rug is to be produced 10 times each will have slight variations from mistakes, to dye density, to wool quality. That being said, it is almost always possible to find a similar rug which will suit your tastes and requirements.

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Amish Furniture

The Amish build their furniture almost exclusively of regionally available hardwoods for reasons of strength, durability, and beauty of the strong character and variability of the grains. The beauty and uniqueness of hardwood furniture grains are the most positive and coveted natural variation exhibited in hardwoods. Every single piece of Amish furniture is naturally and visibly unique and exceptionally beautiful.

Strength and durability of Amish furniture makes it long-lasting. Most who purchase this American-made solid wood furniture expect it retain its beauty and functionality into the next generation and beyond. It becomes a family “Asset”. Such expectations are realistic especially if reasonable care is taken to protect it from harsh environments.

Hardwoods react to the surrounding environment. Most hardwoods are open grained which contribute to their beauty. This can also cause solid wood furniture to expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity even after protective finishes have been … Read the rest

Funky Furniture

Pieces Created as Art

One of the classic chairs found in the line of funky items is the giant molded hand. This item uses the palm as the seating area and the upward curved fingers as the backrest. Originally available only in white this item can now be found in a variety of bright colors including yellow, red and black. If feet appeal to you more than hands you can add a giant shoe chair to your rec room as a Funky Furniture piece.

The giant shoe is designed as a high heeled item with the front toe area forming the seat. This product comes covered in fabric available in solid colors and animal prints. Some models of the shoe chair have matching ottomans made in the classic round shape. This particular item is also a favorite of teen girls and allows them to express their individuality when used as … Read the rest

Choose Furniture For Small Space

  • Lightweight and Unobtrusive Furniture: When furnishing a tight space, one thing you should keep in mind is to keep the furniture pieces lightweight. You should also choose pieces that are sleek, compact, and unobtrusive. If possible, avoid buying large, bulky wooden furniture with extravagant furnishings. As a tip, purchase pieces that are low to the ground and designed with simple and straight lines. Lastly, choose pieces that let light stream through them as this will create an illusion of having more space.
  • List Essential Furniture: One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when furnishing a small space is adding a lot of small pieces to fill up every corner of the room. This results in a cluttered look, and makes the room look even smaller. Therefore, you should only select a few essential pieces. Choose what is necessary in the room and add it. For instance,
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Nursery Furniture Sets

On the top of the list of nursery furniture sets is a crib. Most children sleep in cribs until they are big enough to sleep in real beds. Most kids sleep in cribs until the age of three years. While buying a crib, ensure you invest in a quality and durable item. It should be sturdy enough to last for several years. Consider the safety aspects of the cribs. The drop side cribs were commonly used in the past. However, the drop side may become detached thus making children to be held between the mattress and the side. This could lead to suffocation. To overcome this challenge, more advanced and well designed cribs have been developed. You are assured of the safety and well being of your child.

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Bar Furniture

One very innovative way to add glamor to your house is to install a bar furniture. Such furniture will not just instill a sense of richness to the decor but will also be of high use. For the practical purpose, it can be said that it makes real sense to invest in such a bar. A lot of people, men and women, love to drink after a hard day’s work. It is completely sensible to own a personalized bar which will not only give you a sense of contentment but will also allow you to drink at your leisure hours. This gives you the chance to throw parties on random basis. Even when you are in the mood for a casual hangout, you can just invite some of your buddies and settle down at the bar with a glass in your hand. Some people even go on to install a

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Take Care of Scandinavian Furniture

  • The good news is, most authentic Scandinavian furniture is made out of quality durable materials like cloth, metal and Norwegian wood to mention a few. These need to be cleaned with all natural products that are environmentally friendly. Use a micro fiber cloth (found at most Canadian Tires) to polish the metals and wood. They leave the least streak marks. If possible, remove cushions and have them dry cleaned. This will help the wear and tear on the cloth materials. Have any tares or rips professionally repaired before sending them out to the dry cleaners.
  • Keep the furniture in a low traffic zone. These are show pieces like antiques. They can be enjoyed on special occasions and holidays. You do not want your drunk uncle spilling red wine on your newly restores Danish Teak couch.
  • Keep the pieces in a temperature controlled environment. Using them in a patio scenario or
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Buying Baby Furniture

If you’re buying furniture for a new born baby you’re not going to need much as the only necessities are a crib and maybe a change table. However, there are plenty of other items to choose from as well, but it’s up to you to decide whether you want to buy them at the current stage or let your kids grow up a bit.

It would be wise to buy furniture that is large enough to cater to kids of varying ages as your baby is going to grow fast and within a few months he or she will be a toddler! Usually parents opt for a 4 in 1 crib as this can be converted into a toddler bed and used for many years before you have to go in and buy a bed for your child’s youth.

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Effective Uses Of Floor Areas

Begin by Decluttering

Storage is crucial for the optimization of space. storage can help with regard to clutter. Make use of containers that can be stored underneath your bed or inside closets. Look for items in your home that are no longer used and have them given away (you even become charitable in the process) or put them away for storage.

Keep your main livable space spotless. It is important to learn organization skills when you have to declutter. Find furniture with built-in storages spaces.

Look Up

If you are worried about the unavailability of ample floor space, then look up. Remember that there is plenty of wall spaceĀ up there. Those walls weren’t’ built for your family photographs alone. The living room walls can also become the new home for your bookshelves. Coffee tables and center tables have also served as storage spaces for many homes.

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Wooden Kitchen Furniture

  • Measure Kitchen space: All the wooden furniture that you’d be using would have to be accommodated in the available space, so it’s a good idea to have exact measurements of space, including vertical space. This is a good starting point to determine exact numbers and capacity.
  • Study different types of wood: There’s a large variety of wood that can be used for your kitchen furniture. The commonly used ones are solid wood, plywood, mdf and particle-board. It’s a fact that solid wood, though the most expensive of the lot, is also considered timeless and classic, but medium-density fiberboard is also a good middle option in terms of sturdiness and cost-effectiveness.
  • Consider wooden shelving units: Wall-mounted multiple-shelving units are a very smart technique used in many modular kitchens these days. Consisting mostly of several cube-shaped wooden shelves, such a unit can act as both a storage area as well as a
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