Category Archives: Home furnishings
Mid-Century Freestanding Fireplaces – Decorating a mid-century modern home can be an act of passion, adoration and love, if the names above are a part of your everyday vernacular. If you are a purist, decorating your home will not be cheap unless you are as patient as a saint and haunt estate and garage sales in the right parts of the city or have a close relative who passed away and had not changed anything in their home since the middle of the century.
If you are not patient, nor have a deceased relative, you have two choices: pay a lot of money and love everything you buy or buy artifacts of the mid-century that are not signed by the famous names above. None of the choices above are wrong. They all are able to meet a level of need, passion and pocketbook.
Bedroom’s Console Tables – While your average guestroom may not be big enough for anything more than a bed, dresser and nightstand, master bedrooms offer lots of space to spread out. As such, you have more flexibility when it comes to deciding which furnishings will work best in the room.
This can include non-traditional furnishings such as console tables, by the way. One of the reasons why alternative furnishings are becoming so popular is the fact that the lines are becoming increasingly blurred with today’s open floor plans. As such, there are no hard and fast rules regarding what furniture is supposed to go where.
Country style platform beds – The structure of these beds is already an pro in itself. Without a requirement for a box spring, which can be so expensive, you can picture how much savings that would translate to. Just the bare ease of a nice and warm mattress will be enough to give you a long, sumptuous sleep. And that comes without a back injury in the morning when you wake up.
You’ll be grateful for this when you contrast a typical bed with a box spring to a platform bed with only its mattress. The distinctive bed will need that box spring as foundation but a country style platform bed will only need itself for the reason that it’s already built and made to be stable on its own.
Picnic tables are the perfect solution for an afternoon or evening get together. They offer everything from different shapes of a picnic table, to ones that fold up in a box. Picnic tables and outdoor benches are great for kids because they are strong, sturdy, and can handle lots of abuse. Just remember the picnic tables on the playground when you were young; most of the time you were lucky if you didn’t get lots of splinters from them. Now they come in all kinds of materials such as wood, aluminum, plastic, steel mesh, PVC, and recycled material. There are plans that you can find online or from your home improvement store if you feel inclined to do it yourself. If you really want to get close to nature and have a casual day outdoors with the kids, forget the table and just get out picnic blanket.
If you just love that rustic look, and are finally ready to finally buy log furniture for your home, there are a number of ‘rules of thumb’ that can help you in making good choices. Begin by considering the overall style of your home. Do you have a log home that is overwhelmingly rustic? Or are you seeking to add a rustic touch to one or more rooms of a more conventional home?
Homes that feature large logs, spacious ceilings or are roomy in general require a different flavor of rustic log furniture than their more conventional counterparts. If large logs make up the walls of your room, or you have a fireplace made from monster rocks from Montana, you’ll need a massive log look for your furniture as well. Otherwise, your log furniture will seem dwarfed and insignificant.