Monday, November 28, 2016

4 Common Shapes of Dining Tables and Choosing Your Ideal Option



There are several reasons for choosing to buy a new dining table: an expanding family, relocation, and home renovation. In some cases, a homeowner may want a new one because the existing table is somehow grizzled. One important aspect of picking the appropriate table is the shape. Many people may view it as a trivial consideration, but if a shopper wants something that fits squarely into their space, they would want to give the table's shape a lot of thought. Here are four common shapes for dining tables and a few insights into selecting the ideal pick.

Rectangular

A rectangular table is a popular and traditional choice. It's usually available in different materials and finishes. It is easy to work it into a modern setting to create a beautiful and charming space. For a perfect family meal, it's advisable to choose a narrow rectangular table as it keeps people together. Wide options tend to be impersonal and less welcoming. A long, narrow table is also a functional option for homes with large families.

Oval

Buyers may want to go for this shape if they occasionally host guests at their house. Oval dining tables lend a sense of occasion to any meal, and it also boasts a luxurious touch. It is thoughtful to pick one that has pedestal legs as this helps to eliminate the leg-banging problem. An oval table lacks sharp corners, meaning it's possible to add in last-minute guests. The curved edges of this table make it a good option for small spaces that also act as thoroughfares. They encourage people to move freely and conveniently.

Round

A round dining table is an ideal choice for a small family, and good options accommodate up to six dining chairs. It offers a setting for useful conversations because it keeps people close. Moreover, this shape is compact, meaning it can easily fit in small spaces. For example, the kitchen area or space in the living room will be a great fit for this table. Round tables that feature a glass tabletop are celebrated picks because they take less visual space.

Square

The downside of a square dining table is that it occupies considerable space, but it's a fitting option that makes conversations easier. If a dining room is large enough, then it makes a reasonable addition. Smaller square dining tables work well for smaller families, but a person may want a larger size if they share the table with guests. For a square table, opting for curved chairs will help complete the look.

When looking at the several dining table shapes, one should try to imagine the look and feel they anticipate. The size of the dining room or space where the table is going to sit should be regarded when choosing the shape. Additionally, a shopper might also want to consider the type and style of dining chairs that suit a particular shape. For example, armless chairs are the standard chair options, but stools also fit oval tables well. Shoppers should take the time to weigh the available options and settle for a shape that enhances their space while making meals more enjoyable.



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9527235

Friday, November 25, 2016

Martha Stewart's Tabletop Holiday Decor



Martha creates a lighted holiday scene inside a glass jar. It's so easy, and the jars are perfect to use as a centerpiece or in pairs on your mantel.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sunbrella Performance



All Sunbrella fabrics are engineered to combine the highest level of design and performance.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Making A Home More Interesting



Making a home more interesting can include using garage sale finds to accessorize and decorate a space, like old picture frames, colorful throw pillows and eclectic vases. Layer different textures to create interest in a home with tips from a professional interior decorator in this free video on home decor.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How To Decorate For The Cape Cod Home



Decorate for a Cape Cod home by adding soft, white furniture, natural floors, nautical pieces as well as accessories with green and blue colors. Add texture and character to a Cape Cod style home with tips from a professional decorator in this free video on home decorating.

Monday, November 7, 2016

October 2016 High Point Showroom Tour



Peter F Saloom leads you on a tour of our High Point, NC showroom during October's furniture market.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Shaw Floors Transforms Special Needs School With Designing Spaces



Colorful carpet tile and vinyl flooring from Shaw Floors are featured in the Designing Spaces of Hope transformation of a school for children with special needs.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

SmartStrand Forever Clean - Extraordinary Durability



New SmartStrand Forever Clean offers exceptional durability that preserves the style, beauty and appearance of your carpet.

See why SmartStrand Forever Clean is the toughest, easiest to clean carpet on the planet.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sunset Point Dining Furniture Collection



Sunset Point offers casual waterside cottage style with a dash of chic, an air of sophistication and a splash of color. Three designer finishes, sweeping scale and soft organic cathedral white oak veneers make this 35-piece collection as stunning as it is inviting.

Monday, October 17, 2016

DIY: Scary Halloween Lantern - Home Decor



Today I will show you how to make a scary Halloween candle lantern to decorate any room in your home! It's also very easy to make and it will only take a few minutes!


Things you will need:
- Long drinking glass
- Coloured transparent paper
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Normal crafting glue
- Hot glue
- Blackboard paint
- Brushes
- Chalk

Friday, October 14, 2016

Shaw Floors Color Of The Year 2017



Announcing the Shaw Floors Interior Design Color of the Year for 2017! The Shaw Floors team of design and color experts discuss how you can use it to create a fresh, new look for your home.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

How To Choose A Perfect Dressing Table



Brief History of Dressing Tables

Dressing tables used to have some aristocracy attached to them. They are also known as vanity tables for the same reason. In the old days, royal women were fond of spending considerable time near a dressing table. Gradually, the dressing tables found their place in every household. Now, it's an essential furniture for every household. This piece of furniture is a nice way to add some glamour into an otherwise dull bedroom. It's like your close companion with whom you spend some time everyday. You need it to fix yourself early in the morning without much clutter or fuss.

If you are looking for great vanity tables, you should keep two things in mind - to suit your taste and meet all the functionality.

Choosing a Perfect Piece

Three things that come first while choosing such a table are: condition of your bedroom, your choice of design, and of course, your budget.

The Space

A dressing table generally finds its place in the bedroom of any general household, but some are installed in a separate dressing room. And the equation changes there; the type of furniture for an exclusive dressing room and a bedroom are somewhat different. Next comes space. Queen Victoria's dressing table, though very elegant, you can't place it to fit in a small space such as a modern apartment. Availability of space and the location is very important for choosing a dressing table. You have to look for the ones that are not very large in size or very elaborate, yet have good finish and functions.

The Condition

If you are going for a luxurious (and expensive) one, you should expect durability of the same. So, the choice of material is very important as the heating and moisture of the bedroom affect the durability of any furniture. Room climate does affect the color, finish and strength of the furniture in the long run. In addition to that, the existing decor of the bedroom plays a role in choosing one type of table over the other. The background and color of your bedroom must match with that of the furniture. Because it's not wise to buy a dressing table first, and then change the home around it. Changing the home is definitely more expensive than changing a piece of furniture.

The Design

By design, here, we'll consider the style, shape, size, color and finish, though design as such doesn't fit to any solid definition. It's as much liquid as the ever-changing trends in fashion. Every design cannot match your requirements. The console, the mirror, the drawers, the lift-up lids, the pedestal and other accessories, all have something special about them - in terms of design. You have to pick one from multitude available types. The material and finish are the final considerations.



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8277274

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Mohawk #CushiontheFight



Mohawk Flooring partnered with Susan G. Komen to cushion the 3-Day for over 6,000 walkers and crew members in cities across the country.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Leather And Microfiber Sofas - Which Is Better?


If you are in the market for a sofa, the choices are limitless. Designs have come a long way-and so are the materials they are made of.

Two of today's top choices for sofa fabric are leather and microfiber. While choosing one over the other remains a personal decision, the reasons you will base them from will depend on the type of usage you have planned for the couch.

If you want a sofa that you will love to use everyday, microfiber might be the top choice. Microfiber is basically polyester made from very thin strands. The strands combine to form a suede-like fabric that is very smooth and soft to the touch, not to mention stays relatively cool to the skin even in hot weather. Microfiber also has a good natural ability to repel liquids so maintaining one is not that big of a drawback. However, being porous and absorbent, microfiber needs constant cleaning because it attracts dirt and debris-the same reason it is popular as a cleaner.

On the other hand, leather has been around for ages and has always been associated with luxury. A leather-covered sofa will with no doubt look beautiful with whatever interior theme your house may have. Leather is also very comfortable, but there seems to be a short objective debate on this one. Leather is especially comfortable on cool-weathered places as it takes on the temperature of the atmosphere. For tropical climates, leather can be very hot and make you sweat more-it is non porous and gets sticky in hot climates. As for maintenance issues, with normal use, maintaining leather is as simple as wiping it and using an occasional leather conditioner.

To make decisions easier, microfiber leads the comfort race and leather leads the looks and low-maintenance race. Of course, this is not absolute because both also score some points in the other's strengths. But, the above advantages and disadvantages should easily guide you into ultimately deciding what's right for your home.



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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Instant Demo #4 Starts Clean



Would you let dirty carpet into your house? Shaw Floors cleans carpet before it comes home with you, so it starts clean and stays clean. Learn more by watching this short video!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Instant Demo #7 Floorté



Have you ever wondered if your subfloor was protected from water? Floorté's LifeGuard core keeps liquids from seeping below your floor, giving you one less thing to worry about in your home. These Resilient floors are also made to look like wood, stone and ceramic but can go places those floors can't.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Landara by Tommy Bahama Home



There is a sense of serenity where the land meets the sea or the mountains meet the sky that reinforces our natural impulse to relax. The attraction is both inspirational and emotional. Tommy Bahama Home celebrates the lifestyle of refined destination living with the introduction of Landara, an intriguing collection whose elegant style, exquisite detail and eclectic blend of materials draw inspiration from the world's most coveted retreats.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Instant Demo #5 Hardwood Heavyweight



Are you looking for a durable hardwood? At the core (literally) of our cutting-edge engineered hardwood is Stabilitek, the latest technology from the Shaw Hardwood Innovation Lab. We tested and tested - and tested again - to make sure our new technology could truly stand up to the EPIC Plus claims. And does it ever.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Modern Living Room Design Ideas


You've cleared out all the clutter! But what do you do with all of the open space? A living room can feel bland and too open without the proper design ideas. You need some suggestions for giving your important space a more updated look for your family and company.

But first, when should you stay away from a theme? A living room needs to be welcoming for you and your guests. However, if the purpose of decorating is to resell your home, stick with traditional colors and avoid personal accents. More people will be able to visualize it as their own.

Bright colors and artwork spaced properly can give your living room a trendy, metropolitan look. A modern style can be more about aesthetics, how things look, than their actual function. Choose furniture that features simple, curved lines. Carefully select only one or two warm accent colors, so as not to overwhelm the eye. These colors could be featured in items such as throw pillows, lamps, or an area rug.

An American country look can be achieved with exposed brick, warm woods, and pastel colors. Vintage furniture often features rustic, hand-carved detailing. Use pastels or earth tones, and clean lines. Floral or domestic motifs will tie this theme together nicely.

Contemporary styles emphasize both soft colors and textures. Colors are warm, and in the medium -shade range. Pale colors are known to be not as fully relaxing. Textures could include floor tiles and soft sofa fabrics.

The Mediterranean look can be popular and easy to create. Colors will reflect those found in nature, such as sky blue and sea green. Make use of archways and terracotta tiles. Furniture can extend from simple and functional to bronze, wrought-iron, and formal.

Asian styles can include a variety of colors and textures. For Japanese, go for a calm, meditative look. Soft blue, gray, brown, or green will complement subtly used hints of brighter colors and flowers were artwork. Chinese style can be achieved using bold colors such as red or gold to accent dark woods.

Whatever style you choose, pick only one, see it through, and don't go overboard. If the room is not comfortable, it is not livable. Keep your thoughts clear for what the room will be used for. Factor in where the light and space in the room is coming from. Choose one or two choice elements you love, rather than cluttering the room with every piece you like.

If you don't want to invest in a completely new room, you can still change things enough to create a new look. Switch out pillows and pictures every three to six months to reflect the change of season. Change your curtains. Put new slipcovers on an old sofa. Use a wallpaper border instead of painting the whole thing. New lighting fixtures, or even new bulbs, can change the tone of your living room.



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1650002

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Monterey Sands by Lexington



Relaxed neutral backgrounds, a comfortable blending of natural materials, and light wood tones all serve to create an environment that is pleasing to the eye...and the soul. Monterey Sands finds its inspiration in understated West Coast style. Clean architectural lines lend a fresh look to the casual elegance of transitional design.

The collection is crafted of Grey Elm veneer, gently wire-brushed to highlight the distinctive grain lines. The sandy brown Cambria finish is rubbed with an oyster white finishing glaze to accentuate the depth and character of the wood. Custom hardware and decorative metal accents feature a rich burnished bronze finish.




The faster life moves, the more we yearn to slow down and simplify -- both our lives and our surroundings. Monterey Sands is designed to bring harmony to your home, offering a soothing escape. We invite you to let the world slip away and surround yourself in comfortable understated style. Make your home your hideaway.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Motorized Shades Overview - Hunter Douglas



Motorized operating systems from Hunter Douglas Window Fashions offer unmatched convenience, reliability and enhanced child and pet safety. For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Vertical Blinds - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Hunter Douglas Vertical Blinds.

Vertical blinds are well suited for windows that are wider than they are tall and slide from side to side. Hunter Douglas offers a large selection of blinds made from sheer, woven and room darkening fabrics, as well as from vinyl, faux wood, genuine wood and aluminum.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Instant Demo #2- Spill Test



Spills are inevitable, but how can you protect your carpet from everyday life? Shaw's R2X Carpet Stain and Soil Repelling System.

R2X is the industry's most innovative carpet stain and soil repelling system and the product of years of research and testing. Shaw's exclusive R2X system goes beyond conventional repellents that only protect the surface of the carpet.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Shaw Floors Redesigns Teen & Master Bedrooms with Designing Spaces



Watch the redesign of two bedrooms–one teen bedroom and one master bedroom–featuring Shaw Floors on Designing Spaces

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Vignette Modern Roman Shades.

Beautifully designed front and back without gathers, cords or grommets, Vignette Modern Roman Shades from Hunter Douglas are distinctively elegant.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How To Clean Roof Runoff Stains



Stubborn stains, such as roof runoff, can require a strong degreaser to complexly be removed from Sunbrella fabrics. Watch this video for a quick demonstration on removing roof runoff from Sunbrella fabrics.

1. Spray grease removal solution
2. Wait five minutes
3. Agitate with soft brush
4. Rinse with water
5. Spray with soapy water
6. Agitate with soft brush
7. Rinse with water
8. Air dry
9. Retreat fabric with water/stain repellent finish

Visit Sunbrella.com/clean for more detailed instructions on how to clean Sunbrella fabrics.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ivory Key by Tommy Bahama Home



Inspired by the pastel homes, crisp whitewashed roofs and lush landscape of Bermuda, Ivory Key embodies the casual and colorful side of Tommy Bahama, with a distinctive quatrefoil and diamond design, complemented by a fresh palette of captivating island colors. Blending traditional elements, leather-wrapped bamboo and raffia accents offers a spirited take on refined island living. The look is sophisticated but the lifestyle is casual and cool -- the essence of the Tommy Bahama brand.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Mohawk Makes: Magic Caramel Popcorn



Enjoy your movie night with this magical recipe for caramel popcorn. Perfect for families, let your kids gather round to “watch the magic” as you add baking soda and see the caramel mixture expand. (And as a parent, you can enjoy the seemingly magical stain resistant qualities of SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet. It’s not magic—it’s SmartStrand.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Luminette® Privacy Sheers - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Luminette Privacy Sheers.

Luminette Privacy Sheers are available in a side or split stack design, these vertical sheer window treatments are especially suited for larger, rectangular windows and sliding glass doors.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How To Clean Dried Ketchup Stains



If you encounter a ketchup stain, no need to panic. Learn how you can remove this common condiment from Sunbrella fabrics in this short video.

1. Remove dried pieces
2. Spray with soapy water
3. Spray with bleach water if necessary
4. Agitate with soft brush
5. Rinse with water
6. Pat dry
7. Air dry

For more detailed instructions, visit Sunbrella.com/clean.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pleated Shades - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Pleated Shades.

Pleated Shades feature an exclusive fabric collection filled with bold colors, beautiful textures and stunning prints and patterns, all designed to be as functional as they are beautiful.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Applause® Honeycomb Shades - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Applause honeycomb shades.

With a wide array of fabrics, pleat sizes, colors and textures, Applause honeycomb shades enhance any décor and provide superior energy efficiency.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Monday, July 4, 2016

All It Takes To Win



Watch the documentary Uncharted Waters to go behind the scenes with US Sailing Team Sperry athletes as they strive for a chance to compete against the world’s best sailors.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Twin Palms by Tommy Bahama home



Celebrating the signature style of Tommy Bahama, Twin Palms takes refined island living to another level, with exciting new designs, bold colors, dramatic patterns and a mix of natural materials.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Choosing The Perfect Dining Table And Chairs For The Home


In the world of today, decorating has taken on a whole new lease of life. Instead of home owners turning towards interior designers to help furnish their houses, they are choosing to do it themselves. This is largely due to the current economic conditions. Everyone seems to be much more guarded with their money.

Existing home owners are trying to optimize their houses where possible. This is a change from previous conditions, where many would have upgraded to a new house. New home owners obviously need to furnish their houses, however many are choosing to decorate only one room at a time. All home owners want furniture that is high in quality whilst being cost-effective.

Many people do not know where to start without any sort of decorating experience. It is suggested to start by deciding on which room is to be furnished, the essential pieces of furniture required and a budget. It is likely though that some of these decisions will change further down the line.

Room Functionality

Home owners must decide on how their dining rooms will function. Based on this decision, home owners will likely choose to decorate their rooms differently. For example, some people use their dining room as their everyday place to enjoy meals. This room will get a lot of wear and tear. Papers, mail, groceries and coats will be thrown onto the dining table and chairs. On the other hand, although not quite as common today, there are some home owners for whom the dining room is more formal. For them, it is a separate area that is only used for company. A person's best china is used in this room. This room will not get as much use as a less formal dining area so more delicate items can be chosen, rather than opting only for the most sturdy.

Furniture Required

Once it is decided on how the room will function, it will need a dining table and chairs. Home owners may purchase separate pieces such as a table from one collection and chairs from a completely different collection. Likewise, dining room sets are also available where the whole set can be purchased as one item. For people with more confidence in their decorating skills, purchasing separate pieces is fine. However, for those that are not so confident, purchasing a set might be easier. Also, by mixing and matching pieces, the room may have a more eclectic look. On the other hand, purchasing a set may have somewhat of a more formal appearance. Again, this is up to the home owners to decide.

Oak

When home owners decide on how they will purchase their dining furniture, by piece or by set, the selection process will begin. Immediately, home owners will notice the huge selection. Starting with the wood, a homeowner can choose from oak, pine or walnut to name but a few. For the dining area, an oak dining table and chairs is highly recommended

Oak is an excellent wood for dining tables and chairs. It is a strong, durable and beautiful material. Oak furniture including an oak dining table can hold up to the demands of daily life or the parties held throughout the year. While oak itself comes in many varieties, the two main ones used for furniture are white oak and red oak. White oak is the one primarily used for furniture since its strength is greater than red oak.

In addition to the colour of the oak, a homeowner can choose to have solid oak dining table and chairs or oak veneer furniture. On the surface, oak veneer furniture may appear to be the better buy, but it is much lower quality. Oak veneer furniture is a combination of solid oak and other type of materials such as plywood or particle board. These materials are pieced together via various methods including glue. Oak veneer furniture's quality and durability is not up to the same standards of solid oak. Solid oak will withstand the test of time and may very likely never need to be replaced. If it is affordable, a solid oak dining table is the way to go. dining room sets, regardless of functionality, need to wear and handle well.

The decision on what to buy is ultimately up to the homeowner. With these few guidelines, it should make the process easier to begin. Home owners can now take pride in decorating their homes themselves.



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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Modern Rugs and Traditional Rugs, What Is Best?


Ancient rugs can't be used today, but since we can make traditional rugs the same way, we can enjoy the old style. Traditional rugs also inspire modern rugs, though modern rugs have a new twist to them that makes them different.

Getting a new modern look for a room is as easy as buying a modern and fashionable black rug and using it to match with the rest of the room. You can have a great new look in no time. Modern rugs are definitely not at a loss for new ideas and they come in any shape and size you want, and in different prints. You won't run out of places to put rugs, since they can go in any room like the bedroom, the living room, or even the kitchen. You can have rugs customized so that they can fit into the space that you need them to. Finding lots of designs isn't hard with modern rugs, since they come in almost any design you can think of. If you have cloth that you want to turn into a rug, this is completely possible with customization.

When choosing a rug, you have to think about how much you will use it so you can decide on durability as well as what you need it for so you can decide on size. The color of the furniture and the walls in the room should be considered when getting a rug. Looking for a modern black rug is quick and easy, all you need to do is check major store outlets. You can make your home look welcoming and beautiful as well as elegant and practical with traditional rugs. Every room in a home can be made better by adding a traditional rug that has a great design like an oriental-inspired design or something with a complex pattern and lots of colors.

Shaggy rugs were one of the most popular additions to the home in the twentieth century. A lot of people like modern d?cor, so they throw away the idea of buying a shaggy rug. Although people who think this, they have the wrong idea. This great accessory should be remembered all the time since it is so fashionable.

At Rugs Online, the variety is huge, choices are limitless. Different styled rugs are available at Rugs Online. In just one online store, you will find that you have options and plenty of rugs to choose from. An assortment of choices is available at Rugs Online. Various designs, colors and styles are available at Rugs Online. However, make sure you will order what you need because these rugs are not cheap. The prices are also dependent on the design, more often than not, they can get quite expensive. But choose wisely, you might end up with an expensive rug with no use or place at your home at all. Be careful in buying rugs though and do not get carried away. Different prices for different designs, so make sure to choose wisely. But you are assured that the price is just right. According to most customers, the rugs are really worth every penny. A good choice would entail a perfect rug for your perfect home; therefore, every cent is worth it. However, based on what other customers have posted, the rugs are definitely a value for you money. With the best choice, you will surely be satisfied.



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/5625295

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Alustra® Woven Textures® - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Alustra Woven Textures.

An innovative alternative to solar screens and woven wood shades, Alustra Woven Textures beautifully showcase natural textures and woven patterns, transforming a room by stylishly filtering natural light. Select a roller shade for a clean, simple appearance or the classic dimension of a Roman shade.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Skyline



Imagine yourself in a swanky Wall Street bar at 5 p.m. on a Friday, surrounded by young professionals and the beautiful polished wood of a grand and elegant bar. Gold accessories, mirrors and candlelight add shimmer and sparkle to the scene. That's the high-style drama embodied in the Skyline by Hooker Furniture collection that captures the big-city excitement and energy of Manhattan, LA and Chicago.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Laminate Flooring: Style, Performance and Value



Celebrity designer Chip Wade discusses the features and benefits of Mohawk's laminate flooring.

Monday, June 13, 2016

How To Clean Roof Runoff Stains



Stubborn stains, such as roof runoff, can require a strong degreaser to complexly be removed from Sunbrella fabrics. Watch this video for a quick demonstration on removing roof runoff from Sunbrella fabrics.

1. Spray grease removal solution
2. Wait five minutes
3. Agitate with soft brush
4. Rinse with water
5. Spray with soapy water
6. Agitate with soft brush
7. Rinse with water
8. Air dry
9. Retreat fabric with water/stain repellent finish


Visit Sunbrella.com/clean for more detailed instructions on how to clean Sunbrella fabrics.

Friday, June 10, 2016

How To Clean Severe Pizza Stains



Whether it is Chicago or New York Style, toppings from your favorite pizza can leave sticky stains, especially if they are not removed quickly. No need to worry though. Watch this short video to learn how you can remove this messy stain from Sunbrella fabrics.

1. Remove dried pieces
2. Spray with soapy water
3. Agitate with soft brush
4. Rinse
5. Pat dry
6. Spray with strong degreaser
7. Wait 10 – 15 minutes
8. Repeat as needed
9.Vacuum excess powder from degreaser
10. Spray with soapy water
11. Agitate with soft brush
12. Use wet vacuum for seam-to-seam cleaning

Visit Sunbrella.com/clean for more detailed instructions on how to clean Sunbrella fabrics.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Shaw's Living Room Transformation On Designing Spaces



Watch this busy and active family tackle a living room makeover on Designing Spaces. Tracy Daves, Shaw Floor's Interior Designer, talks about designing a room for the whole family from the floor up.

See what floor this family chooses to fit their lifestyle.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sheet Vinyl: Amazing Function And Fashion



Celebrity designer Chip Wade discusses the features and benefits of Mohawk's latest sheet vinyl flooring products.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

SmartStrand Forever Clean: Slow Motion Spills



SmartStrand Forever Clean is the world's easiest to clean carpet. It features an advanced spill shield that keeps spills on the surface of the carpet, making them easier to clean.

See for yourself, in this montage of slow motion spills.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

You Know What's Awesome? Beauty with Cause.



What began as the sponsorship of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway has evolved into a multi-faceted program for St. Jude and Shaw Floors. Now, Shaw's Carpet Cushion for St. Jude raises money with every purchase.

Shaw Floors has been honored to support St. Jude and their work to find cures for children fighting childhood cancer around the world. Shaw identifies with work based in research, innovation and creativity that plays a larger role in the world.

Learn more about our involvement with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital today.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Luxury Vinyl Flooring: Upscale Luxury At Affordable Prices



Celebrity designer Chip Wade discusses the features and benefits of Mohawk's luxury vinyl flooring.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vintage West



The spirit of the American West inspires the rustic yet refined Vintage West collection by Hooker Furniture. The striking masculine collection, featuring a dramatic dark charcoal finish with silver accenting and decorative nail trim, celebrates the courageous frontier spirit. Influenced by the designs of antique doors spanning several centuries, the signature style element of the collection is a carved, raised octagonal motif with decorative nail trim.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Quick Truth #3: Stains & Soil



Do you know the difference between staining and soiling your floors?

Chris Yarbrough talks about the difference and how Shaw's R2X® carpet repels soil and stain. The R2X system goes beyond conventional repellents that only protect the surface of the carpet. With R2X, carpets are armed with total fiber coverage, offering complete protection from the top to the bottom of the yarn.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Quick Truth #2: Repel Stains



Shaw Carpet with R2X protects carpet fibers from dirt and spills, keeping your carpet clean. Watch how Shaw's R2X treated carpet repels liquid and stains.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Quick Truth #1: Keep It Clean



See what innovations from Shaw changed the game when it comes to unmatched stain resistance.

Shaw's R2X Stain and Soil Repellant protects carpet fibers from dirt and spills. Keeping your carpet clean.

Monday, May 2, 2016

True Vintage



A bold expression of the feminine heart and home, True Vintage is a transformational collection inspired by vintage artifacts, classical motifs and exotic antique doors. Crafted of natural Pecky Pecan in a whitewashed driftwood tone, True Vintage exudes a soft, ethereal feeling with a dream-like charm and aspirational quality.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Floorvana : Inspiration Anywhere



The world around us drives trends and styles. With Shaw’s Floorvana color-matching app, you can now capture and connect your inspiration with the perfect flooring for all of your rooms through patent-pending color-matching technology.

Get our free color-matching app to use wherever inspiration strikes.

How does Shaw’s Floorvana color-matching app work?

-Take a photo of your room or use another inspirational photo.
-Upload the photo to the Floorvana color-matching app.
-Select anywhere on the photo to gather color schemes and create your perfect color palette.
-Choose your floor type (hardwood, carpet, tile, resilient, etc.).
-Browse through matching floor options via the color app.
-Save your favorite floors and colors.
-Use the flooring app to find a local flooring dealer near you.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

R2X Carpet Stain And Soil Repelling System Float Test



R2X is the industry's most innovative carpet stain and soil repelling system and the product of years of research and testing. Shaw's exclusive R2X system goes beyond conventional repellents that only protect the surface of the carpet. With R2X, carpets are armed with total fiber coverage, offering complete protection from the top to the bottom of the yarn. This total fiber coverage offers unprecedented protection against household spills and everyday soiling. With R2X, spills that reach the base of the yarn don't penetrate and wick back to the top as they do with conventional solutions.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Royal Kahala By Tommy Bahama Home



Royal Kahala, named for the spectacular oceanfront enclave on the island of Oahu, represents the most refined and elegant of the lifestyles within the Tommy Bahama Home portfolio. The collection evokes a sense of romance and intrigue through the fusion of eclectic design, exotic materials and rich finishes... a connoisseur's approach to island living. For more information, visit us at www.tbFurniture.com

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Shadow Play By Lexington



The trend in interior design continues to move in a decidedly contemporary direction, while lifestyle aspirations are becoming increasingly casual. This juxtaposition creates a unique opportunity for a fresh approach to styling that blends elements of both.

Shadow Play features clean lines, a relaxed taupe-gray finish, contemporary hand-forged metal designs in burnished silver leaf, and soft textural fabrics on custom upholstered seating. The result is a sophisticated take on casual contemporary style.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Marazzi - Summerville Glazed Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile



The allure of aged French limestone inspires Summerville™ large-format porcelain tile by Marazzi. Achieved with the latest 3d technology, enticing colors and veining emulate a weathered look for enduring appeal, while the softly worn surface and rustic chiseled edges combine to suggest the wear that naturally occurs with centuries of footsteps. Using a single palette or innumerable color blends, Summerville allows you to dial up the contemporary or accentuate classic elegance. Excellent for floor, wall, or backsplash applications in indoor our outdoor settings. Also suitable for wet room applications like kitchens and bathrooms! This collection features 3 beautiful colors to choose from, 3 large format sizes, and multiple decorative accents and trims are available for coordinating any project.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dreaming Of The Perfect Interior?


Whether you have a blank slate or want a complete redo, or just a few perfect pieces, or changes to make your interior just the way you want it, Wirth Furniture has your secret weapon: Kim Wirth, Interior Decorator.

About Kim Wirth

Kim Wirth's title is Interior Decorator (and also, owner. . .), but her expertise is far beyond that. Kim will design interior spaces to meet and even exceed your expectations. From personal residences to multi-unit complexes to commercial buildings and even new environmentally friendly spaces, Kim has done them all with the most important attribute: Happy Customers!

 Kim has had a flair for design since she was 15 years old and has been helping people with their design needs for three generations of customers. Her goal is to give you design help on an individual basis based on what you want and your lifestyle. She works with contractors and architects as easily as individuals--and not just locally, but all over California. She's even designed spaces and supplied furniture and accessories for homes in Guam and Hawaii. Her years of experience allows her to design spaces with just a floor plan and an interview.

 Kim has also done decorating for commercial buildings, a 32 unit Bed & Breakfast complex in Mendocino, and a huge number of homes and businesses throughout Northern California. She can design custom furniture and have them hand-crafted by a local craftsman she has used for years with wonderful success. It doesn't matter if it is one room, a whole home, a kitchen, or a large business, Kim provides her brand of personal service and so many people have become friends as well as customers.

For a nominal fee, Kim will come to your location in the area and consult with you and give you a plan to look over. She has the expertise and the passion for her work to insure you will be pleased with the result from initial consultation to completion of the job.

Give Kim a call today at 530-662-0291. 

About Wirth Furniture 


Wirth Furniture started business in downtown Woodland in 1946 and the store spans three generations with grandson Zach Wirth now the manager of the store with David and Kim as owners. Wirth Furniture and Interiors has grown and thrives because of the high quality products and personal service that Wirth has become famous for all around Northern California. With customers as far away as Guam and Hawaii, Wirth serves their customers locally and at great distances.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Island Traditions By Tommy Bahama Home



British Colonial styling is iconic for blending timeless traditional lines with exquisite custom hardware, hand carved details, indigenous natural materials and the rich aged patina of fine mahogany. Drawing inspiration from the British West Indies, Island Traditions offers an inspired view of casual elegant living, embracing the warmth and familiarity that we all aspire to convey in our home décor. In keeping with British Colonial styling, designs feature hand-hewn tops, turned posts, breakfront profiles, raised panel moldings and hardware that showcases an artisan's touch. Enjoy a new take on traditional living with the relaxed signature style of Tommy Bahama.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Oyster Bay By Lexington



Today's casual transitional styling blends lighter wood tones, natural textures and relaxed shades of ivory, taupe and gray, with designs that embody a feeling of laid-back sophistication. Oyster Bay offers a casual, comfortable and understated interpretation of luxe living.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Vertical Blinds - PermAlign® Vertical Track Explained - Hunter Douglas



This video examines each component of a PermAlign® vertical track.PermAlign is used on Somner, Crosswinds® and Vertical Solutions Vertical Blinds.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Island Traditions By Tommy Bahama Home



British Colonial styling is iconic for blending timeless traditional lines with exquisite custom hardware, hand carved details, indigenous natural materials and the rich aged patina of fine mahogany. Drawing inspiration from the British West Indies, Island Traditions offers an inspired view of casual elegant living, embracing the warmth and familiarity that we all aspire to convey in our home décor. In keeping with British Colonial styling, designs feature hand-hewn tops, turned posts, breakfront profiles, raised panel moldings and hardware that showcases an artisan's touch. Enjoy a new take on traditional living with the relaxed signature style of Tommy Bahama.

Friday, March 18, 2016

25 Of The Best Space Saving Design Ideas For Small Homes



25 Of The Best Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Homes:

25. Hideable Dog Bowl Drawer
24. Cat Litter Box Inside A Living-room Table
23. Combination Changing Table And Care Product Storage
22. Four Chairs In One
21. Fold-up Picture Table
20. Ping Pong Table Door
19. Ironing Board Mirror
18. Fusion Dining And Pool Table
17. Convertible Sofa
16. Wall Bed And Sofa
15. Painting That Doubles As Jewelry Storage
14. Window Blinds Folds As A Rack
13. Beautifully Stacked Chairs And Table
12. Stairs With Drawers And Shelves
11. Modular Furniture For Students
10. Hollow Chair
9. Fold-down Table
8. Knife-within-a-knife
7. Open-and-close Barbecue
6. Bookcase Staircase
5. Dining Table And Chairs
4. Sofa Bunk Bed
3. Stair Drawers
2. Understairs Storage
1. Chairs And Tables That Fit Into A Shelf

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Finial Company - Glydea For Motorized Draperies



New from The Finial Company: Somfy motors create a motorized traverse rod system for draperies, controlled by a hand-held remote, wireless wall switch or central home automation system. Now available through Duralee Sales Representatives and Showrooms.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Innovation Is Revolutionary: Truth Is Awesome



Chris Yarbrough talks about the latest LifeGuard Technology from Shaw. LifeGuard is the culmination of all of the great Shaw innovations, wrapped into one product. Nylon-faced carpet, treated with R2X Stain & Soil Treatment and finished with a commercial-grade LifeGuard backing system that is waterproof.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

White Hot: Shaw Floors 2016 Color Of The Year



We've watched the runways, interior design trends, accessories and lighting for the coming year, and it all points to one look: White Hot.

It's stunning when paired with black. It makes a classic statement when paired with blue. And new for 2016, whites are showing up as a counterbalance to rich, saturated colors. We're also seeing entirely white rooms where it's not just a trim color but the focal point. White Hot is the perfect canvas for almost any color.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Nylon Is At The Top Of The Fiberhierarchy



Nylon is the best-performing carpet you can buy because it is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent durability and flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles. It is the most commonly used carpet fiber and can be found in a wide range of both cut pile and loop pile styles. It has great color flexibility and uniformity, and many nylon yarn systems are exceptionally soft.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Consider Four Unique Home Decor Styles


Where we live is a showcase of who we are. Our home reflects our personality, taste and lifestyle and these show through in the style of home décor that we adopt.

There are a wide variety of home decor themes to choose from that are as diverse and unique as we are. Just a few authentic pieces, which can be obtained online are enough to bring out a theme. What we decide to display serves as an aesthetic statement to our guests and create a favorable setting that keeps us feeling at home and comfortable during our waking hours. Here are a few unique home decor styles to consider.

Gothic Decor

Gothic design originated from the medieval period in Europe and is characterized by an ornate yet dark decorative style. Gothic home decor integrates gargoyles, dragons, vampires and other creatures of the night. Although this sounds foreboding, it is a great way to create diversity when blended with other styles. Gothic decor adds a touch of wonder and even whimsy to your decor. Gothic style can be found in lamps, clocks, statues, sculptures, wall and even candle holders. There are artists that specialize in this median and create remarkable looking art.

Egyptian Decor

Egyptian home decor incorporates the bold designs, intricate patterns, and ornate sculptures from Egyptian antiquities. Rich colors such as gold, bronze and turquoise dominate the Egyptian palette. Depending on your budget, Egyptian decor can consist of antiques or faithful reproductions. Statues and sculptures of Egyptian deities are common. Egyptian style candle holders, urns, vases, mirrors and other home accent pieces are quite striking.

Asian Decor

The Asian style of home decorating incorporates design elements from Japan, China, Thailand, and Indonesia. Using any one influence could suffice although combining different design traditions creates a richer texture. The colors red, black, and gold are typically used. Asian decor often includes depictions of the Buddha and of the indomitable Asian dragon.

African Decor

African decor is not particularly colorful but it is very interesting. The African theme draws its inspiration from nature. Its main distinguishing feature is the use of the continent's cultural symbols and patterns. They are present in everything from woven decorative fabrics with tribal motifs to exotic art and craft pieces. African decor consists of tribal masks, sculptures and vases. The colors used are natural earth and rainbow hues.



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Monday, February 29, 2016

Life Happens - Adventures



Get inspired at http://shawfloors.com
Play is the work of childhood, and we’re all about a good adventure. You’ll have zero worry and awesome creativity happening on your waterproof floors.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Solera™ Soft Shades - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Solera™ Soft Shades.

Solera Soft Shades feature a unique cellular construction with a complete fabric offering in fashion forward colors, textures and patterns.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shaw Floors Master Bedroom Transformation On Designing Spaces



Watch to see a master bedroom transform in just one day with a beautiful engineered hardwood floor and the addition of a one-of-a-kind, custom bound area rug from Shaw Floors Cut-A-Rug program in this excerpt from Designing Spaces.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Nylon Carpet is Durable: Truth is Awesome



Chris Yarbrough gives us an inside look at the most durable fiber for carpet, nylon. Nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent durability and flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Custom-Sized Area Rugs From Shaw Floors Cut-A-Rug Program



At Shaw Floors, we love to do things that mean YOU can be the creative genius in your own home. So let’s Cut-A-Rug! Now you can get the rug you want by choosing the size, style, color and boarder that will transform your room with the style and warmth of a custom rug. It’s an exciting design trend we’re thrilled to bring to you as an option for your home.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nylon Is better: Truth Is Awesome



In overall performance characteristics, nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent durability and flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles. Nylon also has great color flexibility and uniformity, and many nylon yarn systems are exceptionally soft. Though not inherently stain resistant, most Shaw carpets made with nylon feature a stain-resist carpet treatment for protection against household spills and stains.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living



Outdoor living today is a natural extension of your indoor space, with built-in features like outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, bars, video screens and an array of plush seating. Tommy Bahama offers designs across a diverse range of styles to create an environment that is uniquely yours.

Monday, February 8, 2016

How To Create A Vintage Style Home Decor


Vintage style is most definitely a buzz right now with many on trend homes embracing a modern vintage theme. Old school glamour and rustic quirky furniture encapsulates all that we love about vintage style. Although vintage style may seem costly it's not all about searching for those one off unique crafted pieces. Vintage can be achieved with carefully selected furniture both large and small along with the right accessories. Be as creative and imaginative as you like when selecting your vintage pieces this will allow you to create a truly unique design in your home. If you're sold on the idea of a vintage style home read on to check out our simple tips on ways to introduce a vintage theme into your home.

Statement wallpaper

When creating your vintage style its best to create a specific focal point in your room wherever that may be so you don't overpower the entire space. Wallpaper is a great way to easily create a feature and can create a fun, striking look without being overbearing. Opt for patterned wallpaper such as a shabby chic floral print or a 70's geo metric style to create the perfect vibe. Geo prints or even tartan are great if you're after a retro vibe these wallpaper are often the perfect way to inject some colour into your room also. There's also the option of going for a printed wallpaper such as an animal print instantly adding interest to your wall.

Rustic Furniture

Rustic style furniture is the ultimate in vintage styling. Exposed brickwork and natural wooden beams are a desirable look that many of us wish we had unfortunately we're not all lucky enough to enjoy the luxury of these natural features. However all is not lost as there are many ways to include rustic pieces with fairly minimal effort. Wooden shelving and plaques or distressed units have a very similar effect without having to make any drastic changes. Allow these pieces to truly stand out by adding subtle accessories around them and position them against a natural wash wall. Ensure the room receives lots of light and instantly you will feel a vintage vibe with the illusion of very minimal effort.

Mirrors

We believe no room is complete without the addition of a mirror. If you're looking to create a vintage feel a specific kind of mirror should be used. There are 2 specific types of mirrors that can be used to create a charming vintage feel. The first is more of an elegant vintage style; think elaborate frames and lavish ornate detailing. However if this is too overpowering you can always go down the route of a more subtle vintage feel such as wooden distressed frames and natural pale colours. Whichever style you select if you piece with other vintage accessories or even on a quirky wallpapered wall a mirror will increase light and space and complement the overall feel of your living space.

Accessories

Every room requires subtle accessories which help tie the design together. When considering vintage accessories think outside the box. Quirky pieces such as a lamp or even a patterned cushion can all add pops of style to your living space. If you're into DIY you can even create the accessories yourself. Choose some retro fabric and craft your own cushion, pillow case or throw for your living room or bedroom. Consider everything even down to the smallest items such as your tea cups and lamp shades. Switching up your lamp shade to a striking geo metric print or adding a new retro cup to your dining room table set can all contribute to the vintage vibe. Whatever accessories you choose continuing the theme throughout your room will gradually create the vintage feel you're after.



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Friday, February 5, 2016

Archivist Video



A design archive that captures epic European and American style elements spanning continents and centuries, Archivist exudes a larger-than-life ambience. With a world-traveled pedigree, Archivist embraces both grand opulence and beloved, comfortable and simple forms.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SmartStrand Forever Clean Now Features All Pet Protection and Warranty



SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet now features All Pet Protection and Warranty, the only carpet protection system that covers all pets, all accidents, all the time.

Now SmartStrand is an even smarter choice for pets and pet owners.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Promote Good Health and Positive Energy Flow in Your Home



Feng Shui Architecture 
Feng Shui home decorating has become a popular technique in the modern world. Although this practice is centuries old, many people turn to it to optimize their homes for personal growth and well being. You can either alter an existing home, or if you plan to build a home, make a point to do so with Feng Shui home decorating in mind. By using the right layout, you can create a private space that promotes good health and positive energy.

Plan Each Room
Position is everything in Feng Shui design. If possible, this should be taken into consideration before your home is built. Long before you worry about Feng Shui home decorating, consider where each room will be placed. A Lou Pan, or Chinese compass, is often used to determine the best location for each room in the home. This compass determines the direction of qi flow. Even if you do not have a Lou Pan, you can use a traditional compass much the same way.

These tools are used with the Eight House theory as well as the Flying School theory. The Eight House theory is used as a general guide and incorporates the compass direction and the person's birth date to determine the best layout. The Flying School theory provides more detailed information and is generally used after the preliminary Eight House reading.

Ceiling Height 
Ceiling height comes into play with Feng Shui home decorating. Although a high ceiling may create a feeling of openness, this design choice is not recommended for all rooms. Some rooms, such as sleeping areas, are intended to feel more intimate and cozy. In these areas, avoid high ceilings. Exposed beams are also considered a poor choice in Feng Shui home decorating. It is believed that the visibility of a beam can lead to a poor flow of qi which can result in relationship and health issues.

Shape and Focus 
Most home designs feature square and rectangular rooms. Although this sounds common, it is actually an idea shape for the flow of qi. When an oddly shaped space is incorporated into a house design, the qi will not flow evenly. This cannot be compensated for with Feng Shui home decorating. The uneven flow can create a lack of focus in the room, which can lead to many other problems in the inhabitant's life.

Another similar problem involves circular staircases and other unique designs. Much like an oddly shaped room will cause qi to bounce and flow improperly; a circular staircase will cause it to spiral. However, this can actually prove beneficial if correctly place. Make a point to position circular staircases near a positive source in the home. This will distribute the positive energy throughout the area. When the staircase is placed near a negative source, then the negative energy is instead distributed. This can have a severe impact on all Feng Shui home decorating in the living space.

These are just a few of the Feng Shui home decorating techniques that will help you optimize positive energy flow in your home. Next you need to consider what type of furniture you will want to put in your home and that will be covered in a future article. Remember; Feng Shui home decorating focuses on harmony and position. A well designed home can result in a pleasant environment that nurtures positive energy and happiness.



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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our Carpet Starts Clean and Stays Clean: Truth is Awesome



Wonder how to keep your floors clean? Having them cleaner from the beginning is a huge step in the right direction. Shaw Floors is the world's largest manufacturer of carpet and our internal experts train flooring retailers, Shaw employees and consumers alike. Get an insider view as Chris Yarbrough talks about how Shaw Floors start clean and stay clean for the lifetime of the carpet.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Accessorizing And Decorating Your Home Theater


So, you've bought the big screen TV, the surround sound speakers and various home theater equipment and you have them installed and ready to go. But what's missing?

If you're installing a home theater, you need to think beyond the system components and consider the furniture and accessories you want to add to the room to create a really cool environment for your entertainment pleasure.

Just like decorating any other room, the accessories are what will make your home theater stand out from the crowd. Here's some things to think about when considering your home theater decor:

1. Think about what kind of look you want in your home theater. If the room is a dedicated home theater, you can pretty much pick whatever look you want. If you want to go with a movie theme, you can do that. If you want Old World elegant with a big screen and speakers thrown in, you can do that too. If the room is serving a double purpose, such as an office/home theater or living room/home theater, then you need to keep that in mind when decorating. Most people wouldn't want giant, framed movie posters for horror flicks within eyesight of their dining room. And if the room is also used for children's play, safety considerations might dictate decorating.

2. Choose your theme first - maybe you already have a collection of old movie posters and you want to work around that. Or perhaps, you always wanted an indoor garden of sorts. Either way, picking your theme should be the first thing you do before you rush out to the store to buy accessories. Knowing the theme in advance will help guide the rest of your decisions from colors and wall hangings to furniture and lighting.

3. Start a collection. A popular theme for decorating home theaters is to fill it with old movie memorabilia. This can be really fun to collect and it could even be considered an investment as the items you use may well go up in value. Some things you can collect for your home theater include: movie posters, autographed photos of movie stars, an old fashioned movie popcorn maker, movie props and other memorabilia from old movie ticket stubs to real movie theater seats. One thing to keep in mind when collecting anything is that condition is of the utmost importance so buy the best condition items you can afford. It is better to get 1 item in excellent condition, then to get 10 that are in fair condition.

4. Don't forget the rooms real purpose when selecting furniture and lighting. Make sure lighting enhances the movie experience. If the room is used for another purpose too, think about a combination of lights to make it work for both instances. Low lighting is ideal for movies, but it's not so hot for kids trying to do homework on a coffee table. You also want your furniture to be of the utmost in comfort. It wouldn't be much fun to watch a movie on your expensive new home theater system if you are not comfortable, would it? Luckily, with the selections today, you can get both comfort and style in your home theater furniture.

5. Make your home theater feng shui friendly. Keeping some basic principals of feng shui in mind when designing your room can help you attain a relaxing atmosphere. Don't put seating with the backs to the doors. Try to set the room up with a nice flow and workable space for walking. Don't try to cram things into the room that won't fit properly. Make sure to keep your home theater organized, a room that is filled with piles of junk and a mess will not create a relaxing atmosphere. Instead, it will serve to remind viewers who live in the home of any and all work and projects they need to do. Keep the room decorated and nice, but don't over pack it with junk. Make sure you hide the wires and have plenty of storage cabinets to put your DVD's in.



Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/193001

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Duette® And Applause® Honeycomb Shades - Operating Systems - Hunter Douglas



Learn about all of the operating systems available for Duette and Applause honeycomb shades.

With a wide array of fabrics, pleat sizes, colors and textures, Duette and Applause honeycomb shades enhance any décor and provide superior energy efficiency.

For more information please visit http://www.hunterdouglas.com

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The History Of Karastan



The Karastan journey began at 2:02 p.m. on April 28, 1928, when the first rug came off the company’s patented Axminster loom. From this moment forward, the Karastan name became synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and innovation.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Floorte - Imagination



We’re always inspired by how creativity fuels play. You’ll never have a worry with waterproof flooring like Floorte. Let awesome ideas come to life all across your home. Get inspired at http://shawfloors.com.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Take Five By Lexington



Designs in Take Five are painstakingly crafted from exotic Santos Rosewood and Zebrano veneers in a warm and lustrous hazelnut finish. Elongated elliptical hardware, with soft serrated edges, accents the styling with a bright brushed-brass finish. Custom bases in brassplated stainless steel provide a dramatic contrast to the richness of the woods and serve to complement gold hand striping and burnished gold leaf on signature items. Carrera marble is featured on select table tops, and several bases incorporate polished acrylic.