Monday, January 29, 2018

Area Rugs - Some Things to Consider

Buying an area rug is a task that you should certainly enjoy.  But, be aware, there are things to consider when making this purchase as is true with all your home furnishings.

Area Rugs are good natural insulators.  They cut down the noise levels in your home and offer comfort to your tired bare feet.  They add color and style to your room and can be the centerpiece of your room.  They can serve as the focal point and help set the overall look of your room .

Area rugs come in many sizes.  Determine the size of your area where you will put this rug and then you can shop more confidently.

What shape of area rug do you need/want?  There are rectangular rugs, octagon rugs, square rugs, round  rugs and of course, runners.

What color will you use?  This is a very important consideration as you need to coordinate the color of you area rug to your home decor and color scheme.

What rug construction will work best for you?  Rugs are woven in many different styles and fabrics.  Wool rugs are considered the most popular and more durable than others.  You can also look at Cotton, Jute, Bamboo or Nylon rugs for you home. 

Pick the  area rug that works best for your home decor.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Garden Accents and Decor

Believe it or not, Spring is just around the corner.  With thoughts of Spring, our minds turn toward the outside - our gardens, our backyards, our porches, our decks and our patios.  What can we do to make these a place of serenity and beauty.

Let's look at some of the things regarding our outdoor garden accents and decor. 

Your garden should reflect you -  your personality, your charm. your whimsy and your tastes.  Dress your garden with accents as you would a favorite room in your home.  As with your room, be careful not overcrowd your outdoor - whether garden, patio, porch or backyard.  You won't be able to enjoy it if it is full of "busyness".  One good thing about garden accents & decor is that they can be changed or rearranged to give you variety in these areas.  Your garden accents & decor are a fun way to make your garden area your own!

Your garden accents depend on what you like and the size and type of garden you have.  If you find something you really like for your garden, use it!

Such things as: 
  •  Gates - free standing or part of an existing fencing can add detail to your garden.  This can be a wonderful place for a special wreath or for decorating the entire area.
  • Pretty decorative planters made of many materials can add just that touch you are looking for to complete your decor.
  • Furniture - your garden furniture should be inviting to sit and enjoy your garden area.
  • Bird baths and bird feeders - both are an enjoyable addition to any garden.
  • Statues, large or small, give interest to your garden and are easily found since they are very plentiful. 

Water fountains, gazing balls, stepping stones, even sundials and much more are all available to make your garden come alive and give you that restful, comfortable feeling as you enjoy your time outside.  Remember the garden accents & decor make a wonderful addition to your enjoyment this Spring.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Office Chair - Which One?

The home office chair plays a very important part in our productivity, so let's take a quick look at what makes the best chair for our home office.  Certainly, it needs to be comfortable, give support to our backs and adjust to our specific needs, but also lend itself to making our work flow more productive.  You may want a chair that matches your work area, maybe a very stylish chair  to match your home decor or maybe one of the commercial office chairs that should last longer and have more support features to it.

How do we choose what 's best?  There are many styles, types, fabrics, colors and support features that are all part of your selection.

There are low-back, mid-back and high-back.  There are office chairs with adjustable features like the adjustable arms, height and back positions.

What and how much will you use this office chair?  How much this chair will be used is one of the biggest areas of consideration when buying your home office chair.  Do you need the swivel office chair?   How big does it need to be - you need to make sure the size of your office chair does not take up too much of your office space.

Whatever you choose, it is for you to make the determination for which home office chair is the best for your comfort and productivity.