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Is Your Home As Comfortable As You Deserve It To Be?

Is Your Home As Comfortable As You Deserve It To Be?

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A comfortable home is not something that’s simply nice to have. It’s something necessary to have. We all live relatively busy lives, we must earn our keep and we all have to put work into sustaining and creating beautiful memories with our families. You might add pets and hobbies to that list of personal obligations. At the end of the day, we are usually utterly and thoroughly spent. This is where the gentle embrace of our home should come and hug us from behind, allowing us to relax and fade into comfort. This allows us to stay sane day after day, but more than that, to feel protected, to feel actualized, as evidenced by the Maslow hierarchy of needs.

 

Is your home as comfortable as you deserve it to be? It might not be that obvious if it is. In order to take care of this circumstance, you might consider the following:

 

The Bedroom

 

The bedroom is the hub of comfort in your home. If it isn’t, it should be. The living room might be the place we can merrily discuss the day and share silly laughter with our families, but we all know then when we’re at our most tired and vulnerable, the bedroom is always there to nurse us back to refreshment. It’s unfortunate that many people neglect to decorate or prioritize this room from the beginning. Doing so can lend even more comfort to this room, and helping you relax, recharge and be close to your partner.

 

When was the last time you purchased new lighting for the room? Perhaps small LED strips under the bed will help you to gain that healthy and interesting glow. Maybe some gentle fairy lights placed around your bedhead in order to give the room some of that magical appeal will do the trick. Maybe its time to renew the carpet to be both comfortable and look beautiful. Ridding yourself of the wine stains or scuffs that can occur over years of use, can refresh your spirits. A bed that’s timeless can often give you real pause for comfort and thought, helping you rest in a long-term fixture you can feel identified with. The bedroom is one of the most excellent sleeping partners you can be in possession of, so be sure the room gently nurses the message of comfort to you, so you can rest easy.

 

The Living Room Sofa

 

The living room sofa is often something many people get wrong. This is the place you’ll relax and joke with your family, perhaps watching television on a Friday night or having your child proudly show you their new video game. But comfort is all in the sofa. A hugely, soft cushioned material isn’t always the best choice for real comfort, as there’s a difference between comfortable and comfortably supported. It might be that you’re opting for space with an L shaped sofa  or perhaps durability with leather that could support you more appropriately.

 

With these simple additions, your home is sure to take comfort into the stratosphere.

 

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How to Use Carpet & Rugs in Your Home for a Stylish Look

By Guest Blogger, Steph C.

How to Use Carpet & Rugs in Your Home for a Stylish Look

Are you looking for a way to transform your house into a warm, welcoming place with a touch of elegance? All you need is carpet and some rugs. What follows next is a combination of basic design skills and creativity which we all have. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Determine which areas will require rugs and which ones will need carpet

It is the very common practice to use a carpet to cover wide areas such as the floor of the sitting room and a rug on smaller areas such as in place of a doormat. You can also place rugs under the furniture provided they are large enough, or even right beside your bed. DO NOT use a brightly colored rug at the door since it will easily get dirty thus becoming unattractive.

  • Choose carpets and rugs that best suit your place

There is a wide variety of Carpets and rugs in the market that you can choose from. You might end up with a carpet that makes the environment of your house looking like that of an office, which is something that you want to avoid. Therefore before choosing one you’ve got to consider a few things such as how it blends in with the internal surrounding of your house and the material it is made of, among other things. If you have no clue about how to choose a perfect rug or carpet for you place you can always seek an internal designer’s advice.

  • Design and creativity

This is a very important part that you can’t afford to ignore .It is what will bring out the uniqueness of your house when compared to other people’s houses. A small piece of advice, go with what you like and not what is considered normal. I prefer a combination of carpets having different patterns with rugs of different shapes. If you choose to go for a hand-woven carpet or rug make sure that it is finely woven to ensure durability. If you want to layer carpets of different patterns then do so using those of the same hues. For door rugs it is best to use a rough textured rug for the door mat and a soft textured one for the bedside rug. Fur and cotton wool provide soft textured rugs while sisal and nylon provide rough ones.

  • Use an amp

Besides providing a good music experience, an amp on top of rug can create such classy scenery. It also provides a high quality audio playback system for your home library. The good thing about these is that they come in a wide variety with different features which means, what you need is what you get. You can try out the CUBE lite amplifier to mention but a few.

Finally, to bring out that stylish look in your house you just have to be simple and open to trying new things. Do not overdo it.

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This guest post is from Steph Clarke who is part of the content & community outreach team at LandofRugs.com. Steph is obsessed with interior design trends and how new technology influences design.

Happy and Homely: Make Your Abode Amazing

Happy and Homely: Make Your Abode Amazing

There comes a time in our lives where our home needs a little tender loving care. There are drawers full of junk and your sofas are getting slightly tattered and torn. Nobody wants to have a disorganized house, especially when you are due to have family or friends around to visit. You worked so hard to buy your home that you need to remember to take care of it when it needs that extra attention. You can make some tiny tweaks to your rooms and belongings to make your house feel homey again. Choose the areas that need the most attention first and you will soon have all the problem areas fixed in a flash.

Luscious Lounging

Your sofas bear the brunt of most of your home activities; they are there for you and your friends to sit on each and every day. Whether you’re sat tapping away on your laptop or you’re eating dinner on your knee, they can become tired and uncomfortable pretty quickly. Check out Altson’s sofas and update your seating arrangements from ancient to astounding. You will soon be able to lounge around in luxury again.

 

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Clean and Clear

When was the last time you had a good old clear out inside your cupboards, closets and drawers? It is often said that a cluttered home makes for a messy mind, so in order to get back on track you need to start throwing away all that old junk. Try not to be too sentimental about objects you don’t really need to keep. If you haven’t used it in the past six months then it probably deserves to be thrown in the trash or to be sold online. You could make some money whilst you’re spring cleaning too if you do find some old bits and bobs that other people might be interested in. It is always worth having a regular deep clean in order to keep your house fresh and decluttered.

 

Outside Overhaul

Our gardens and outside areas often get a little neglected in the winter time. The weather can be chilly and you simply don’t want to go out there, but before you know it spring will appear and you’re left with a topsy-turvy outdoor space. Think about having an outdoor clear out before it gets too late to salvage. You might want to plant some new flowers or buy some new garden furniture whilst it’s on sale. There are a variety of different plant species which actually thrive during the colder seasons, so see if any of these could brighten up your backyard. There are many beautiful things you can do with your garden, even in the winter months. No matter how cold and dark it gets don’t forget to give it some attention!

Give your home the mini makeover it deserves and you won’t feel so overwhelmed by the bits and bobs that have built up over time. Enjoy your new comfortable seating and thrive in your newly refreshed backyard. It will soon feel like brand new again.

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How to Design the Perfect Kid-Friendly Living Room

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Design the Perfect Kid-Friendly Living Room

 

If you’re just expecting or already have kids who are starting to venture into the living room on their own, it might be the right time to give your space a little kid-friendly makeover. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your whole aesthetics. Only a few barely visible changes will be enough to have a both beautiful and kid-friendly living room.

Washable paint

If you’re raising future painters that are still discovering their ideal canvas, don’t be surprised when you come home to a new wall design. However, if you invest in washable paint instead of your traditional one, you will be able to clean up the mess with mild soap and a damp cloth. There are even some flat matte paints that allow you to touch-up the pain without any visible brush marks. However, if your kids are really persistent with surprising you with wall murals, you can opt for chalkboard paint. Paint one wall and let your kids safely express their artistic tendencies.

Kid-friendly flooring

Kids are not very careful when eating, drinking and carrying stuff, and a lot of things will end up on your floor. So, make sure to invest in flooring that is washable, such as tile, wood or laminate. If you want to let your kids play on the floor, then you need something much softer. Luckily, there are carpets made of seagrass or jute that are durable and low-maintenance. You can also opt for small area rugs which you can toss into the washing machine every once in a while.

Durable materials

If you want your furniture to have a long and happy life, make sure your pieces come in durable and easy-to-maintain materials. There are many stain-resistant fabrics on the markets today, so you’ll definitely find something you love. Leather is also a great furniture option. For instance, lounges made of leather can be easily wiped with a wet cloth every time an accident happens. Also, keep in mind that the darker colors can take more beating than the lighter ones.

Ample storage

If you want your living room to be tidy without too much work, you have to have enough storage to put away your kids’ toys when they aren’t in use. Most people opt for decorative baskets because they are cheap, portable and very practical. However, you can also go for something more stylish and permanent like double-duty furniture with built-in storage. Benches and window seats usually come with hidden storage below the seat. There are also coffee tables and ottomans that can fit some of your kids’ trinkets and create an uncluttered and stylish look.

Create a cozy corner

If you want to keep most of your living room reserved for adults, then creating a cozy corner is a must. Simply designate one corner in your living space and fill it with fluffy pillows and lazy bags that are perfect for afternoon naps and reading seasons.

Make it fun

No matter the interior style and the atmosphere in your living space, it should really be the place where every member of the family feels comfortable and happy. So, make sure to decorate the space with at least some kid-friendly accessories. For instance, putting up the kids’ artwork on the walls next to your “grown-up” art is a great way to start. Make sure not to use too many fragile decorative pieces, and opt for nature elements (pinecones, seashells, driftwood), wooden figurines and bowls, and a lot of kid-friendly books. Hanging family photographs is another way to decorate your living space with beautiful and personal items.

As you can see, a kid-friendly living room doesn’t have to look like a kindergarten. With just a little bit of planning, it can be a stylish, functional and cozy space every member of your family will love.

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Creating A Personal Style For Your Home

Creating A Personal Style For Your Home

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Forget the notion of keeping up with your neighbors. It doesn’t matter what size tv they have in their living room, or how great their new garden furniture looks. You don’t need to copy or better them with some misguided feelings about competition. Your home should reflect who you are with your personal preferences. Whether it is the place you enjoy coming back to at the end of each working day, or if you are at home full time, it should be your haven of happiness and pleasure.

So, if you would like to make your home unique and personal to you, here are a few ideas to stir your imagination.

On the outside


No matter what the size of your garden, populate it with items that suit you. If you are into all things fantasy, purchase sculptures and statues to fashion your garden into a landscape J.R.R. Tolkien would have been proud to call his own.

Who cares if every house in the street is painted in the same shades of white? If you have a favorite color, hire a painting company to make your house stand out from the rest.

Interior décor

Again, use whatever color you fancy to paint the inside of your home. Bathrooms are traditionally painted blue, for example, but you can go with whatever color of the spectrum you fancy. Provided you do not intend to sell your house anytime soon, feel free to mix and match colors and decor in every room of your house.

Works of art can add character to any room. Whether you prefer landscape paintings or something abstract, there will be something available for your taste and budget. You may consider yourself an artist, so add your own creations to your home. If you are a keen photographer, blow up your work to poster size and frame them to add to your walls. One room of the house could be a personal gallery displaying your work, perfect for showing off to any visitors.

Personal collections

Many people enjoy collecting things, including models of vintage cars, vast DVD collections, and classic works of literature. Whatever you enjoy, display them in your home. Any valuable items should always be kept in a glass cabinet to avoid accidents, but anything else can be displayed on shelving. Of course, your items will still hold personal value to you, even if they are not of monetary worth, so you may still wish to add a ‘Do Not Touch’ sign to keep away sticky fingers.

Creating a personal space

You may share your home with family or friends, so you may not be entitled to furnish every room in the house to your liking. If this is true, try and create a space in a suitable room that is all about you. For example, if you enjoy reading, set up a bookcase and comfortable chair for your relaxation time. If you do have more control over the house, have a designated room for your hobbies, such as a movie room with a projector and large screen.

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