Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Differentiating the Various Types of Pillows

Homeowners might not be privy to this information, but there are, in fact, quite a number of pillow variations located across their respective homes. While all pillows have the same function– to provide comfortable seating or bedding for its users– you can still differentiate the various types of pillows by their size and design.

Smaller pillows are called throw or toss pillows; as their name suggests, these pillows are generally placed in people’s couches, chairs, and beds. They come in an assortment of designs and sizes– most throw pillows are under 24 inches long, and are often adorned with embellishments. Continue reading →

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Tips on Replacing Your Rocking Chair Cushions

Why do your grandparents love sitting outdoors in their rocking chairs? Simple: there is something comforting and relaxing about staying outdoors and observing nature while sitting in a chair that steadily rocks back and forth. To make your outdoor rocking chair more comfortable, some necessary touch ups might be in line. Continue reading →

Decorating your Patio Nautical Style

Feel like lounging on the high seas? If your answer to that is “aye,” then an authentic nautical-themed patio should be right up your alley. To get your redecoration project started, here are some things you could try.

Maintain a base palette– When talking about a nautical theme, colors that embody life at sea would dominate everything—from striking navy blues to clean whites (reminiscent of the deep blue sea and bright sky), combined with khaki accents (akin to the rope and riggings of a ship). Keep this palette going and you’ve got the basic nautical feeling down pat. Remember, however, to sprinkle in some other colors like red to keep the overall motif lively and avoid predictability. Continue reading →

A Guide to Choosing Outdoor Furniture Cushions

Updating your patio furniture’s looks for the season is can be quite the challenge considering the fabric is often exposed to the outdoor elements. If you’re a bit concerned about picking the right ones, however, here are a few handy tips.

Measurement– Of course, what good would a brand new cushion do if it wouldn’t even fit on a chair? To avoid this dilemma, make sure that you’ve adequately measured and jotted down your furniture’s length and width. It’s a simple step, but important nonetheless. Continue reading →