Archive for October, 2013
When you hear the word, davenport, what comes to mind? Here is a hint: if you ask your grandparents, they might tell you it’s something they take a nap on. If you guess sofa, you’re correct (if you said, couch, you’re still right, but most English-speaking nations refer to it as sofa .
Just like the names we give our furniture, early American furniture styles and English furniture styles have greatly evolved over time. The furniture of the Middles Ages, for example, was ridiculously heavy (made of oak) and lavishly ornamented with carvings. Conversely, the furniture of the mid-20th Century were marked by clean, simple lines that evoked an open feeling.
Regardless of your aesthetic preference toward types of furniture styles, furniture is most often the third most expensiv
Did you know that footstools first became popular in Ancient Greece and the Byzantine Empire? At that point, they were created to match thrones for magistrates and kings. By the 17th century, though, the common person was also using the footstool as a way to keep feet off cold floors.
Today, footstools are often one component of living room furniture sets. Trying to get your living room to come together in a cohesive manner? Here are three tips for better home decor.
1. Living Room Area Rugs
Rugs are a multifunctional addition to any room. They can help balance out design, provide warmth to reposed toes, and create an atmosphere of elegance and comfort. When you are looking for an area rug, consider the dimensions of your room, and the orientation of the furniture. Ideally there is u
You can learn a lot of things from books, and you can get a lot of ideas from pictures. But when it comes to DIY home improvement ideas, the how to videos home improvement sites provide is absolutely invaluable to getting the job done right the first time
There are tons of sources of inspiration online, but you may not grasp right away the way it all works, or how you can put it all together. If the poster of the idea provides written instructions or helpful hints, the chances are nearly 50-50 that they are any good at explaining anything in writing. That particular skill is in disappointingly short supply online.
But even if the instructions were written by professionals, and the books published by major home improvement chains, there can still be gaps in the information that might not be apparent to
Though the fall season is upon us and winter will be here soon enough, it is not too early to begin planning ahead for the warmer months, when you’ll likely want to begin relaxing outside once again. Particularly if you live in a state that typically experiences very hot temperatures, such as Arizona and California, you may find that investing in sun awnings for patios is a wise choice.
When the sun is shining on a gorgeous weekend afternoon, the last thing you want to do is be cooped up inside. Instead, you can enjoy the weather from underneath the awning, shielded from the heat. Even if the weather is inclement, but you still want to enjoy the rain from outside, outdoor patio awnings can solve the problem by keeping you dry.