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Autumn is a time to transform your living room

Autumn is a time to transform your living room

Autumn is the time of year when our living rooms start to be transformed from being not-often-seen pit stops between hectic summer outings into cosy, warm nests where we can hide for long periods from the gloomily, darkening evenings and onset of chilly winter temperatures.


Our living rooms - often taken for granted for most of the year - simply become sources of comfort in their own right: Wrapped-up refuges from the coming inclement weather and cosy, lamp lit lairs where we can gather with our loved ones, friends and family to enthusiastically debate what to watch on the television.


After all, many of our rooms have their seasons, but at this time of the year the calendar belongs to one room and one room only - and that is the sitting room, the withdrawing room, the living room. Call it what you will.

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Creating the right lighting for your bedroom

Creating the right lighting for your bedroom

Good lighting can have a significant effect, breaking or making a room's ambiance, so it pays to make sure it's right for you.

This is particularly important in the bedroom.
There's nothing worse than going to bed with lighting that sets you on edge. We all want to design a glow that flatters while having the wattage to see what we’re doing.
Here are two easily applied procedures to help you decide: mix light sources at various levels to give you choices, and determine what lighting is appropriate for what you will be doing in your bedroom space - dressing, applying make-up, reading.
Before you start to decorate your bedroom consider the lighting.
Where will the furniture be placed?
How will you avoid unsightly and dangerous trailing wires?
Is the room to be used just for sleeping or will it be used for other things, like dressing and making up?
Is it big enough for you to spend time in it doing other things during the day?

Every room should make a statement, so choose things that will draw attention to your favorite pieces of furniture - for example, your bed, your dressing table, that antique cheval mirror that rotates within its frame.


Lighting can also make your bedroom appear fresher, bigger, fresher and more chic, as well as adding value. Where bedside lights are insufficient you can silhouette objects or create another light source in a bedroom with up lighters.


Bedrooms are meant to be cosy spaces where you can retire from the stresses of the world. To create this sort of insular ambience situates reading lamps or sconces near the bed—but don't make the mistake of pointing the light directly at it.

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Choosing the right garage doors

Choosing the right garage doors

Garage doors quite simply can add value to your home. When you think about it it's not as surprising as it may at first appear because when people drive by and see your garage and its doors they can create first impressions and generate curb appeal.


If your house was built from about 1930 onwards the chances are that it was designed for the motor age, for drive-in accessibility, and if your garage was constructed next to or as part of the house it is possible the garage doors account for up to 30% of your home’s front façade.


This is probably why upgrading garage doors has become such a popular project for people improving their homes. Indeed in cost-versus-value reports, the replacement of garage doors has been shown to increase the value of a home.

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Creating the perfect sitting area

Creating the perfect sitting area

A bedroom is a place of calm retreat and thus deemed to be cozy and welcoming. Arranging furniture appropriately around the room is very important in order to have sufficient space to move and feel at ease.You should make maximum use of the dimensions of your room and space available to properly plan the exact place to put a piece of furniture.


An ideal addition to a bedroom would be a sitting area that allows you to relax and do some non-strenuous activities before bed. You could either want to watch a good movie, read a good book or simply curl up with a relaxing drink and have some interesting conversations before bed. One can picture the idyllic lounge area but it will all depend on the amount of space one wishes to allocate to that intimate area. You should also choose appropriate lighting for you sitting area. If you are using it for reading, you will require a well-lit room. You can choose an overhead lamp or a ceiling lighting for the whole room, depending on your preference.


A person who has a very spacious bedroom can afford to have a wide sitting area with lounge chairs or love seats in front of a TV screen. Alternatively, one can also opt to put wide sofa seats or simply some chairs.A small desk can also be included if you want to make notes, check your mails or indulge in some crossword puzzles. It all depends on the purpose of the sitting area and the number of people you want to accommodate. If you have kids, it can be a place for them to watch TV instead of sitting on your bed. However, if there is a lack of space in your room, you can instead simply put a chair or a couch. This modest piece of furniture adds an amazing touch to your entire setting and brightens the whole room.You can also choose to invent your own intimate sitting area by simply putting a small mattress in a corner of the room over a rug and make it comfortable by accessorizing with pillows and cushions.

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Choosing the perfect theme and bed sheets

Choosing the perfect theme and bed sheets

The color you choose for the walls of your bedroom is as important as the bed linen that clothes your bed. Your bedroom should have a main theme, depending on the things that appease and define you. It is advisable to choose a theme that naturally draws you in and induces you to relax and feel most calm as the bedroom is your safe haven. For example, a person who loves the seaside may choose to paint his walls the color of the ocean and add wave effects. For kids, you can use glow-in-the-dark star shaped stickers to adorn the ceiling and walls. If you are not sure about a color theme for your bedroom, the best thing do is to look into your wardrobe. You will definitely find the colors that suit you the most in there by your choice of favorite clothes.

Furthermore, the bed linen can either match or contrast the overall theme of the room. Bed sheets come in a variety of colors, designs and fabrics. Choosing the right fabric for your bed sheet is of utmost importance for your comfort. Some types of fabric you can choose from are listed below:


Cotton is the most widely used fabric as it is affordable, very durable and soft. Egyptian cotton is the most luxurious and high quality cotton because of its long fiber. Other popular cotton types which have very smooth textures are the Pima cotton and the Sea Island cotton.


Polyester is another material that is used in bed sheets. It is usually interwoven with cotton to provide a more durable fabric compared to a purely synthetic polyester fabric. The latter is usually very stiff and uncomfortable. Fabric blends are typically combinations of different types of fibers including cotton, silk and polyester, in order to produce more long-lasting fabrics. They are very popular and widely available.

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