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How to Design a Stylish and Functional Entryway

As the first thing your guests see when they visit your home, your entryway should reflect an inviting ambiance and leave a lasting first impression. It’s the first piece of the design puzzle and therefore sets the look and feel of the rest of the house. To welcome your guests in style and make your living space inviting and comfortable right from the start you need to pay attention to the layout of the entryway. Smaller spaces such as entryways call for smart arrangement of furniture and the right use of colours. Continue reading

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Designing the Perfect Family Nest

Starting a family is one of the most beautiful periods in one’s life and it means a new beginning and new challenges are ahead. The idea of bringing a new life onto this world may be frightening at first, but it’s such a rewarding and wonderful feeling that all the worries are wiped out once you hold your little one in your hands. A few months ago I found out I was pregnant and I couldn’t be happier. My husband and I are married for three years now and we spent the first year travelling and just enjoying in romantic moment together. The next year was time to focus on the career, but at the start of our third year together, we started talking about expanding our family. We were ready for the next step and when I told my husband the beautiful news he was thrilled. Continue reading

An Eye for Beauty & Functionality: Outdoor Umbrella Types

A good outdoor umbrella is not only a beautiful addition to your outdoor space, but it will also help keep you cool during the hot days while protecting you from the harmful UV sun rays. If you are in the market for an umbrella for your outdoor space, it is important that you get familiar with the different types available so you can choose the ideal shape and style to fit your patio, deck, or any other outdoor location.

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To find great deals on outdoor umbrella consider shopping online instead of the traditional brick and mortar stores. Online you will have a unique opportunity to do some preliminary research and window shopping before purchasing your outdoor umbrella. You will also be able to make a list of what you are looking for, what you can afford, and preferred companies before you venture out to your local store.

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Caravan Mattresses Buying Guide

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your overall health. Poor sleep can have negative effects on both your physiological and physical well-being and can lead to many health problems. Depression, anxiety, obesity, sever headaches are just some of the negative effects of poor sleep. The truth is that sleep can have a great influence on the quality of life and we all know that it is the vital source of energy for every living thing on this planet. Besides you should know by now that sleep and beauty go hand in hand. There is on better way to nurture your natural beauty than with well-established sleeping routine. Well you really can’t have a great sleeping routine without the right mattress. Besides an old or bad quality mattress is usually the main reason why people don’t get the right amount of sleep. Continue reading

How To Find The Perfect Bedside Cabinets For Your Room

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Each piece of furniture plays an important role in the atmosphere of a certain room. The design, the colour, the size all these are important matters when buying a furniture. When it comes to arranging a bedroom, we know that the bed has the main role and the focal point in the room. But, in order to make this living space even more stylish yet functional, you need few other essential furnishings such as wardrobe and bedside tables.

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Top 5 Vanity Units

Decorating your home is always thrilling. Even adding one small tiny detail can lift your mood and make your dream for something more. My Mom has always said to me, dream, but work hard, and you’ll see how fast your dreams will come true. And she is right, I felt it on my skin. So folks, don’t be afraid to dream, as dreams really do come true.

In fact, the beauty of life lies in small things, and the beauty in your home lies in small details and wisely made choices.

When it comes to the bathroom, vanity units are of vital importance. They are the focal point in every bathroom, so they need to be carefully chosen. When it comes to this, online stores have a large selection of vanity units that can meet any personal taste and requirements. You just need to find the one according to your free space and personal preferences.

Speaking of which, I did a little bit of a leg work, and discover the most breath-taking vanity units on the market that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Above Counter Bathroom Vanity Ceramic Basin Sink – Della Francesca

Above Counter Bathroom Vanity Ceramic Basin Sink – Della Francesca

Refresh and make your bathroom like a luxurious 5 star hotel with this wonderful oval vanity unit. This is an extremely elegant and appealing ceramic above-countertop bench-top basin that is ideal addition to any bathroom because of its shape.

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The Advantages of Leather Furniture

Certain things are definitely worth paying extra dollar on them, to get the best option. Leather might be one of them. The leather is known as the „home decor“ that might be on the pricier end of home furniture options, but that is for good.

When it comes to leather furniture, there are many advantages connected with it. Here is a small list of reasons why you should choose leather instead of other material.

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How To Know The Age Of Your Antiques Furniture?

Owning a piece of antique nowadays is a real privilege. It is a reflection of some old, significant period of time when our grand grand parents and ancestors lived, thus making it priceless to having inherited something antique that dates from times that will never come back.

No matter if it is a mirror, a wrist-watch, or maybe a piece of furniture, it could be considered as an antique only if it is more that one century old. But, how to determine the exact age and thus the exact value? There are many experts who can give you that information about when your piece of antique dates from, but also there are some other ways by which you can get an idea by yourself.

In this article, we will be focusing on the antiques furniture and how you can identify its age, if you are an antiques furniture owner.

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  • First thing to do is look at the nails. If the nails of your furniture are square and uneven in appearance with beaten heads, then this is a confirmation that you are having a piece of antique. This type of old nails were made made by hand and they were used before 1820. Hence, your antiques furniture as well.
  • Another hint for your furniture’s age identification is to look at the glue. Antiques furniture was made with natural glue produced of animal products like fish, hide and bones. After completely drying, this glue becomes crystallized and this can be only seen at antiques. If this is your case, mystery resolved.
  • You can also look at the bottoms, backs and insides of your furniture. The furniture has been handmade if you see some manufacturing irregularities, such as non-matching elements, or rough wood surface, since in ancient times people were using hand planes in order to smooth out the wooden surface. By busting this theory, you should feel proud that you have something antique that dates from the early nineteenth century or beyond.

Hopefully you will find some of these tips helpful for the identification of the piece of art you are having at home. Remember, living with antiques is a way of living, a symbol of sophisticated taste and fortune.