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Feng Shui Tips for Decorating Your Home

Feng Shui Tips for Decorating Your Home

by Guest on Jan 2, 2010

The Chi, (or energy flow), should never be made stagnant at this point. Pictures and ornamental decorations in this area should be pleasing and round leafed plants in pots attract prosperity into the home. Another tip to remember is that if you have doorways from front to back that are visible, the flowing of energy should be stopped from escape. A Feng Shui cure for this problem, can be by placing a plant as suggested to the side of the entry: thus creating an environment to capture the Chi flow. The essence of creating good flow and attracting harmony, involves placement. Continue reading →

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Simple Ways to Transform a Room on a Budget

Simple Ways to Transform a Room on a Budget

by Guest on Jan 12, 2010

If your room has the same look over a long period of time, you obviously feel unhappy and bored. There are indeed simple ways to transform the entire look of your room without having to spend lavishly. This can be done by changing all the furniture and accessories in that room, or by certain other cost-effective means. Continue reading →

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How to Stain Furniture

How to Stain Furniture

by Guest on Jan 13, 2010

Staining an unfinished piece of furniture or refinishing an older piece is a great way to have a quality piece at a fraction of the cost. The process is fairly simple and depending on if you have to remove an old finish or not isn't that difficult to do. Below are some steps you can take, to stain furniture and achieve a professional looking finish when you are through. Continue reading →

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Beautiful Restoration Techniques for Teak Furniture

Beautiful Restoration Techniques for Teak Furniture

by Guest on Jan 19, 2010

Teak wood furniture is very beautiful, and an especially popular choice for outdoors. While brand-new teak wood furniture has a beautiful honey color, over time and exposure to sun and the elements, the color of the wood changes to a silver-gray. While some people actually prefer the silver-gray color of aged teak wood, there are some simple restoration techniques you can use to restore the original color of the wood. Continue reading →

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Creating a Modern Bedroom

Creating a Modern Bedroom

by Guest on Jan 22, 2010

Do you want a modern bedroom but do not know where to begin with all of the options available? That is a common stumbling block that most individuals face when planning this design. First it is important to understand that this design originated in major city loft apartments and spaces that have been converted from old warehouse buildings. Taking that into consideration it will actually make your planning process much easier. Continue reading →

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Livening Up Your Living Room

Livening Up Your Living Room

by Guest on Jan 22, 2010

When wanting to make a significant change to your living room without completely changing the design, you should consider changing your living room furniture. There are many reasons that an individual would choose to make such a significant change to a room without wanting to change the design completely. The most popular reason for this dramatic change is to replace worn out or old pieces with newer pieces. While the furniture of any room is a focal point, changing it can give a fresher look without completely changing the design. Continue reading →

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Budget Ideas for a Whole New Look

Budget Ideas for a Whole New Look

by Guest on Mar 26, 2010

With fresh trends in interior design that are enjoying great popularity, you may be coveting a different ambience for your own living space. Fortunately, a whole new look can be achieved for very little cost and some creativity. Here are some ideas for a budget makeover for any room. Continue reading →

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The Origins of Shabby Chic Furniture

The Origins of Shabby Chic Furniture

by Guest on May 28, 2010

Shabby chic is most definitely less shabby and more chic.

Shabby chic has been a popular decorating style for the past 20 years and which home owners and interior designers are becoming more and more fond of.

Shabby chic talks its influence from the New England style along with French. It is more often associated with the French style but increasingly amongst interior designers, they are seeing the ties with the very popular New England style as well. The shabby chic style is very creative, individual and romantic. Many furniture designers now are taking the basic elements of a shabby chic home and combining it with a touch of glamour to create a modern, comfortable style. 

Bland shabby chic is not, it is very much a statement in terms of interior design. It is a statement in quite a different way to many styles of furniture in that it is the shape and form of the pieces ... Continue reading →

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3 Ways to Dress Up a Metal Folding Chairs

3 Ways to Dress Up a Metal Folding Chairs

by Guest on Jun 8, 2010

Metal folding chairs can be a great addition to a game room, family entertainment area, or simply for guest use. They are often the cheapest and simplest choice for various events, such as weddings, birthdays, parties, and similar types of event that feature larger crowds that will need seating. However, they can be unattractive, and take away from the decor of the event without some dressing up. Here are three ways to dress up a metal folding chair. Continue reading →

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Modern Canvas Art in Interior Design

Modern Canvas Art in Interior Design

by Guest on Jul 6, 2010

Art can be a way of giving an interior the wow factor without the need to spend thousands on painting and decorating. Decorating, wallpaper and paint costs can amount to a fortune. Labour costs add quite considerably along with wall preparation and the many hidden costs that can occur when decorating, especially the case in older houses. In contrast, a piece of artwork is extremely easy and quick to hang giving instant satisfaction with no hidden costs. Continue reading →

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