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What to Look for When Shopping for a Dresser

  Dressers are important pieces of furniture that find a lot of use in our bedrooms. They come in many shapes and forms but must ultimately be designed for their utility. That’s not to say dressers can’t look good. Dressers can be aesthetically designed to fit into the decor of any bedroom. Here are some tips on how to pick a great dresser. Choose Material and Style  Choose what material you want, whether that be solid wood, veneers, or laminate. Choose whether you want a fully-assembled dresser or cheaper build-it-yourself option. As a rule, you should only choose style and colour after you have more practical considerations nailed down. Appearance is important though, as your dresser will be a focal...

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What is Rustic Furniture?

Rustic furniture is a term that used to describe furniture pieces that are either made out of natural materials, such as timber. The term also applies to furniture that is made by hand or appears to be handcrafted. It’s All About the Charm It is likely that when you envision rustic furniture, that you conjure images of a very homely, hearty interior – possibly a farmhouse, log cabin, or a home in the country. The term rustic furniture also implies that there was a respectful treatment of natural materials, a connection back to grassroots, and the concept and behaviors of simpler times without all of the fanfare. Rustic Furniture Pieces In recent years, there has been a kind of resurgence...

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Holiday Home Decoration Ideas

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means the time to start thinking of holiday decorating is now upon us. There are all kinds of ideas out there concerning how to decorate; which colour scheme to go with, whether or not to use copious amounts of tinsel, what classic decorations to stick with and which to ditch, all of these are things that may come up. So to help you out this holiday season, we’ve put together a small list of some of the best holiday home decoration ideas for the holidays. Glittery Goodness Yes, glitter is still in style and it’s here to help add some sparkle to your home’s interior this holiday season. The best colour to think...

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How to Choose the Right Mattress

We all need good-quality restorative sleep to keep us healthy and active during the day. The quality of your sleep is largely dependant on the comfort of your mattress. However, everyone has their own levels of comfort, as well as concerning sleep-related problems. Is it possible to find the perfect mattress? If so, how do you know which one is right for you? What to Know before you Shop Lucky for us, mattresses have come a long way in terms of variety over the years. Today you can find all sorts of beds that boast high-tech functions and gimmicky accessories. These options are all well and good, but the most important features to look for are the ones that will...

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How to transition from a toddler's room to a teen's room

It can be one of the big things on your to do list when you first discover that you have a new tiny family member on the way; decorating the nursery.  As your baby grows into toddlerhood, it brings new joy to update a few items and tweak the theme as required.  When your toddler has suddenly blossomed into a fully fledged teenager, (where does the time go?) they probably won’t be thrilled with the fading Winnie the Pooh or Superman decor that is a throwback from their younger years.   If you don’t have stacks of cash stashed away under your bed, your teen’s bedroom may not be the biggest financial priority on your list, but you can likely...

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