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5 Furniture Arrangement Tips

5 Furniture Arrangement Tips

Furniture arrangement can break or make a room. Cram too much furniture within one space and you will create a bad eyesore, which will look very awkward. While furniture is mostly used to create a focal point within a room, that is, where all the attention is directed, this does not have to always be the case. You can use accessories to divert attention from the furniture. For instance, the chandelier is a great accessory and despite providing the illumination, it plays the functional role of accessorizing a room. Tightly fitting furniture has a way of making a room look like a dollhouse. 

Here are some other tips to guide you when arranging a room: 

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Selecting Hardwood Furniture

Selecting Hardwood Furniture

Selecting hardwood furniture can be overwhelming, especially for first time homeowners. Many people find it hard to distinguish between hardwood and softwood. Most importantly, there is a wide spread misconception that furniture made from hardwood lasts longer than that which is made from softwood. Some examples of hardwood furniture include maple, ebony, poplar, walnut, teak, rosewood, mahogany and oak. 

Here are some tips that you should stick by when selecting hardwood furniture:

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How to Treat Wood Furniture for Longer Lifespan

How to Treat Wood Furniture for Longer Lifespan

What can you tell customers who come to you seeking advice about how to maintain their wood furniture? Of course, you cannot ignore to them. Here is some advice that you can offer them:

Take care of your wood furniture and it will take care of you for years to come. Have you ever visited a home and found ancient furniture that looked as good as new? Well, it does not come easy, it calls for some thorough cleaning and maintenance measures, and this is no easy feat. When buying your furniture, ask your dealer to supply you with a maintenance manual and furnish you with a few personal maintenance tips. 

For starters, avoid using harsh detergents to clean your furniture. Instead, use mild detergents and warm water but most importantly, avoid letting the water seep into  your furniture. Avoid using fluffy cleaning clothes and use an old toothbrush to get rid of debris off your furniture. Alternatively, you could use paper towels to wipe dust off your furniture. In case of residual moisture, use an absorbent cloth. 

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How to Repair Hardwood Furniture

How to Repair Hardwood Furniture

As a furnishings expert, you will be asked many questions regarding repair of furniture by many of your customers. What will you tell them?

A number of factors act as damaging elements to hardwood furniture. Some of the damages are lenient while some are downright expensive and others may render your treasured furniture obsolete. For instance, superficial damage is easy and quick to repair and most importantly, it does not dent your wallet. In fact, you can repair superficial damage on your own, but if you are not the handy type, then you might want to rely on the services of a technician. 

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Home Stands and Their Uses

Home Stands and Their Uses

Stands offer additional storage at home. They also enhance the interior décor of any room. They are found in various models, styles, sizes and in different materials too. In addition, their specific characteristics define their usage. For instance, there are stands for TV sets, monitors, laptops, books and even tablets. Home stands improve the usability of the electronic items and for books; they increase flexibility. Thus, knowing the different kinds of stands available can help an interior designer help his/her clients to spruce up their living space. Let us look into the most common types of stands that you may need in your home.

An ergonomic notebook computer stand is designed for notebooks, rather than for monitors. This stand gives you a comfort platform workstation.  Often, laptops force the user to bend more when they are working. The ergonomic notebook computer stand ensures that you do not succumb to strains. It is an asset in apartments and in small home offices. It also comes with a mouse pad, USB hubs and a set of fans to keep the laptop cool. This stand offers comfort and acts as a health check as well. 

People who work with PCs or desktop computers are not left out either. Adjustable height dual monitor stand is made to allow a user to use two monitors simultaneously. It enables you to adjust the heights depending on your own preferences. You can either place the monitors on top of each other or side by side. Since the stand is adjustable, you can use it while sitting or standing. These stands are also flexible, wheeled so that you can move them from one place to the other.

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