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Torchieres are Elegant and Space Saving Light Fixtures
By James Allen · 12 years ago
The torchiere is a lighting fixture that has gained much popularity over the last ten or so years, with its slim elegant design and availability in a wide range of prices, it's easy to see ...
Wall Lighting for Every Room in your Home
By Jim Allen · 12 years ago
Wall light fixtures, such as sconces and wall lamps, are often overlooked when lighting purchases are made. Why is this? Some may be hesitant of the installation factor - wall fixtures need to be mounted ...
Let Your Personality Color Your Home Decor
By James Allen · 13 years ago
Setting out to decorate a new home or redecorating your current abode without a plan can be like driving around an unfamiliar city without a map-you may end up somewhere, but it's probably not where ...
Bedroom Furniture Designed for Function and Beauty
By James Allen · 13 years ago
Unless you're a chronic insomniac or a video game-obsessed teen, the piece of furniture you spend most of your time in is your bed. Granted, most of us are in some varying state of unconsciousness ...
Teen Bedroom Furniture Solutions
By James Allen · 13 years ago
Of all the creatures on this magnificent planet there is perhaps none more odd and difficult to understand than the human teenager. While plentiful in numbers, observing the teen in the wild is a near ...
Cottage Style Furniture and Decorating Tips
By James Allen · 13 years ago
There are three keys to successfully furnishing a Cottage-style room: white paint, slipcovers and creativity. White paint breathes new life into mismatched, old and discolored furniture and creates a unifying theme that lets all sorts ...
Contemporary Coffee Tables Add Style and Flair
By Jim Allen · 13 years ago
Whether you're looking for a place to rest your feet after a long day at work or a stylish piece of furniture to add some sophistication and a modern flair to your living room, contemporary ...
Versatile Bedroom Furniture Chests
By James Allen · 13 years ago
The chest of drawers has long been a staple piece of bedroom furniture all over the world. This functional piece adds much needed storage while also providing some display area for photos and trinkets and ...
Get an American Country Look in Your Home
By James Allen · 13 years ago
Create a country cottage look in your home by following one of these guides, or mix and match the styles to create a look entirely yours. There are no rules when it comes to these ...
Get a European Country Look in Your Home
By James Allen · 13 years ago
If you find traditional furniture too formal for your lifestyle or home and contemporary furniture too…well…contemporary, you might consider a country look. Before images of knotted chairs bound with rope and twiggy tables leap to ...
Inexpensive Bedroom Furniture for the Contemporary Look
By James Allen · 13 years ago
If cost is holding you back from purchasing new bedroom furniture, there are alternatives out there that will let you update your look without putting you in the poorhouse. Even as the Swedish company with ...
Sofa, So Good-The Tale of an Underappreciated Piece of Furniture
By James Allen · 13 years ago
I am there for you after a long day at work. I am there for you on the weekends, when all you want to do is plop yourself down and let the television wash over ...
Are You Ready For a New Bed?
By James Allen · 13 years ago
Are you tired of your plain old boring metal bed frame? If you're on the prowl for a new look in your bedroom, make one of these beautiful beds the centerpiece to your bedroom furniture. ...
The Colonial Look Returns You to a Simpler Time
By James Allen · 13 years ago
The Colonial look is steeped in tradition, but with distinctly American undertones. Here are some tips and guidelines to make this look a reality in your home. You have a bit of elbow room to ...
Create a Tropical Island Retreat in Your Home
By James Allen · 13 years ago
The tropical look provides an island retreat awaiting you as you walk through the front door. Close your eyes and imagine the colors you'd see walking along the shore of an island paradise. Use soothing ...
How to Get a Decadent Victorian Look in Your Home
By James Allen · 13 years ago
Victorian style is a traditional look that is the result of a medley of influences, including classical, Oriental, Gothic and Italian. Victorian style is synonymous with bold color and arresting combinations. Persian blue, deep reds, ...
Create a Tuscan Retreat in Your Home
By James Allen · 13 years ago
The Tuscan look evokes pastoral simplicity and an inviting atmosphere that recreates a country retreat inspired by nature. Pick pure, simple colors that remind you of Tuscany at sunset, the inspiration for this popular country ...
Quality Furniture Starts at the Joints
By James Allen · 13 years ago
A telltale sign of quality furniture is what kind of joints are used to combine the different wood elements. Avoid furniture that uses simple butt joints, where two pieces of wood are glued or nailed ...
Get an Antique Look without the Antique Price
By James Allen · 13 years ago
With the exception of unfinished furniture, pretty much all of the solid wood and all-wood furniture on the market is treated or 'finished' in some way. Most of the woods used to manufacture furniture take ...
Kitchen Lighting Options
By James Allen · 13 years ago
Perhaps no other room in your home provides as many lighting options as the kitchen. Just about any type of ceiling or wall mount can work here, which can be both a good thing and ...