Dec 25, 2008

Choosing a Fantasy Bed Kids Have Their Heart Set On

Kids who dream of being Cinderella, cowboys, race car drivers, and more will feel right at home in these fantasy kids beds.

Parents can help to make those dreams come true in their child's room. Wonderful fantasy beds expand a decorating theme for any boy's or girl's dream room.

Castles, dragons, fairies, and royalty are written about in books and captured in the hearts of children everywhere. But they don't have to stay in a child's imagination!

What little princess wouldn't love to sleep in a golden coach? Do you know any race car driver who couldn't slow down enough to dream in a colorful model car? A future sailor can rock gently to sleep in his or her own private boat.

There might be more practical solutions to childhood sleep, but the fun that a fantasy bed brings to a child's life will more than make up for the added expense. And you'll always know where you child is, since your child's friends will want to play at your house and plan wonderful sleepovers!

"Talk to your children and find out what they like. A favorite book or color may be the decorating theme you're looking for." Pam Hallaron, the interior designer of PoshTots said, he also advises that whatever style bed is chosen for a child, "Make an occasion for child to remember the new bed. Get them excited about their new environment and they'll love spending time there.

Whether your purchase is for your child's fantasy bed -- or fulfills your own fanciful childlike desires -- these beds will set the tone for a terrific, creative kod's room.

Before the kids have their heart set on a specific bed, make sure your room has space to keep the bed in. Some of the beds come in strange or oversized shapes. Remember that some styles beds will require custom-made bedding.

Your child will undoubtedly outgrow the fantasy bed before it's worn out. And the novelty of a "golden coach bed" might get old before your child changes his or her interest or goes off to college.

Be ready for the added expense and have a place to store the fantasy bed once it's outlived its usefulness, anyway, probably you have no trouble at all finding another youngster who would love to dream in the fantasy bed.

Decorating kid's room can be lots of fun. But what do you do when you need to get it done in a real hurry? Could you make the decisions, do the work, and finish in time?

* Original post: Choosing a Fantasy Bed Kids Have Their Heart Set On

Dec 22, 2008

Easy and Simple Christmas Decorations for Your Home

Do you love Christmas decorations? Then don't leave any area undecorated. Get ideas for Christmas decorating every area of your home, inside and out!

If you're like most people, you don't have much time left at the end of a busy day to do anything extra. But at this time of year, you want to do something to make your home look festive and special and create the wonderful Christmas holiday atmosphere.

You'll find some ideas here for quick and simple ways to add a festive look to your home without spending a lot of time or money. And you'll have time left over to really enjoy Christmas!

1st. Decorate Everything with Ribbons & Bows
Bows look festive and the ribbons you choose should tie together with the rest of your decorating. Choose ribbons in colors and patterns that coordinate with your decorating scheme.

Tie generous ribbons to chair backs, candlesticks, picks in plants, wreaths, garlands, basket handles, drapery tie-backs, stair railings, and doorknobs.

You don't have to stick with red and green. Choose plaids or florals that tie in. If you can't find anything that looks quite right, then choose metallic silver, gold, green, or red.

Choose a ribbon that you can untie and re-tie each year. This will save money in the long run, and you'll end up with a good collection.

When the holidays are over, untie the ribbons and press them lightly. The bows won't get crushed and the ribbons will be ready when you want to take them out the next year.
2nd. Turn Off Lamps
Arrange lots of candles on the dining table and dine by candlelight, even if you're just having leftovers. Every meal will feel special.

Burn a fire in the fireplace each evening and encourage family members to gather around and read, do homework, write Christmas cards, or snooze.

Arrange pillar candles in your bathroom, on the sink or around the tub. Take time to soak and enjoy! If you have little children in your home, you should be very careful with candles around the house. Always have an adult in the room.

3rd. Put Wreathes or Swags on Every Doors

Put a wreath or swag on every door you have. Of course, start with the front door to welcome guests.

Go on to the back door, inside and out. Remember over the mantle, and in all your front windows. Don't forget bedroom doors, inside and out.

Use real pine, holly, or grapevine, decorated with bows, berries, fruit, pinecones, raffia, ornaments, birds, photos, or candy.

4th. Use Holiday Tableware for Every Meal in December

Look through your cupboards and get out any dishes that look festive.

Discount stores often carry seconds of name brand porcelain, as well as fun designs that are not so common.

Start a set of holiday dishes with dinner plates that coordinate with your everyday dishes. Add new pieces each year, like salad plates and mugs.

Note: Be sure the pattern you select will be continued from year to year.

Buy 1 or 2 place settings each year. Before long, you'll be able to serve a feast.

If you're adventuresome, choose a different pattern and one place setting each year. Arrange the different dishes around the table and get lots of comments and rekindle memories. When they're not in use, the dishes can be displayed around the room.

To keep wreaths year after year, buy artificial wreaths that will last. Remember, you'll need room to store them!

When Christmas is over and it's time to get back to basics, you might find these organization and storage tips helpful. Get your ornaments, wreaths, garlands, and other decorations organized for next year.

Other common Christmas decorations include plants such as mistletoe, holly, and poinsettias. Although church and state have been separated, many cities still sponsor secular decorations in their downtown areas such as banners and Christmas trees.

* Original post:  Easy and Simple Christmas Decorations for Your Home

Dec 17, 2008

Home Decoration Fashion Trends in This Autumn and Winter

Nowadays the modern decoration concept has taken a transition to care for home furnishings and home decorations, and bedroom "soft decoration" has gradually formed a hot topic that people concerned about increasingly. 

As to start with "soft decoration", you could only get a warm and romantic home. At this gold autumn, the home decoration began to entered its prosperous time, many friends began busy and they are bound to in the face of numerous home decoration products and room design styles, so which kind of home design should to choose?

Top 1. French Romantic Style

The living room is cozy and quiet, sun lights sprinkled in gently, relying on a large soft fabric sofa watching beloved book, enjoying the afternoon sunshine, warm, calm, on the white table there's a hot self-grinding. Romance is exists in these home furnishing flakes, in which raw white color of furniture is more important details.

Top 2. Modern Fashion Style

Modern decorative arts has inducted the creative ideas of modern abstract art also its fruits into the modern interior decoration designs, thus strived to create unique but simplified decorations, these designs are simple, popular and fresh, which are more closer to people's daily life.

This style design featured and constructed with curves and nonsymmetrical lines, such as footstalks, buds, grape vines, insect wings and various of elegant and waved physical patterns in the nature, which were been applied in decorations of walls, balusters, traceries and furniture.

Top 3. Continental Court Style
Continental's court style design particularly about extravagant habitudes, in a European luxury style design house there are commonly full with laces, complicated creases and luxury brand European-style furniture, thus to create a luxurious style, with soft bed, complex crafted crystal lights, a resplendent bedroom with thick European flavors just constituted.

Continental Court Style curtains are generally fitted with double design water wave valance, curtain cloth commonly use those flashing fabrics in elegant pale gold and raw white color.

Top 4. American Pastoral Style

American pastoral style put simplicity at a premium and uphold freedom designs, which was reflected in simple, leisure, green plants, rattan Dining Chairs and network decorations, it is elegant and comfortable, in this style, wooden furniture are generally been kept with their natural wood grains and painted with gloss paints; curtain fabrics are mainly used fabrics with patterns of flowers in the nature, natural colored stripes or pure white voiles, which are concise, fresh and natural.

Top 5. White and Black Style

Black and white style design will go an exaggerated or a minimalist route, if you choose this style design for your home decoration, which will help you to subvert the traditional home decoration style immediately.

The white and black series curtains are mainly themed with classical white-black color, whose decent patterns and geometric textures will soften those stiff and blunt expressions in the room.

It is worth noting that during the course of the room arrangement, you should take care and apply the black color with a moderate scale, too much dark furniture would bring pent-up feelings to peoples in the room. Otherwise, be equipped with several orange cushions or some red furnishings in a small area, which will mitigate those cold and serious atmospheres in the room.

Top 6. New Chinese Style

The decorative material of new Chinese style mainly are wood material, which particular about carving, painting, elegant sculpt, each furnishings are all reflects grand and luxurious characters, each decoration could arouse people to recall their past times, and produce a yearning for a good future.

Chinese-style curtain mostly use fabrics with thick colors, whose texture and patterns are full with national flavors, and the patterns of which in pursuit for simple, grand and exquisite styles, especially those Chinese elements such as tassels, clouds emblems and Mandarin collars and so on, which are applied in the New Chinese style decoration frequently.

* Original post:  Home Decoration Fashion Trends in This Autumn and Winter

Dec 14, 2008

In This Winter, to Create a Home Full of Warm with Soft Decorative Furnishings

On this cold winter, would you like to make your family feel double warm when they back home? At this hard time that we are suffered with a sudden drop in temperature, to spend more brains to change the soft furnishings in your home and to create a warm variation in your house.

Living Room
To replace all the cool coats of sofa cushions, and pack them with cases in warm-colors that matched with the color of sofa, thus the cold atmosphere in the living room will be driven away at once.

Bedding Room

Remove the light elegant window curtain and hang up a red chenille curtain, which could produce warm feelings in your bedding room right away. Furthermore, your could put a soft texture teddy bear on the bed, or deck the bedside with some decorations in warm color, and your bedding room will full with warmth immediately.

In general, the bedroom need to furnished with beddings in warm colors, but if the bedroom has already been decorated with a very warm curtain, there could be some breakthroughs on the selection of bedding items on the contrary, for example, you may choose some elegant color tones that popular in nowadays, such as patterns of pink flowers, which could bring your bedding room fresh vitality that alive and kicking.

* Original post: In This Winter, to Create a Home Full of Warm with Soft Decorative Furnishings

Dec 9, 2008

New York Home Textiles Week (January 2009)

Time: Friday–Thursday, January 23–29, 2009

Address: 230 Fifth Avenue, and 7 W New York.

White Plains, NY---Home Textiles Market Week, set for Friday–Thursday, January 23–29, 2009, offers buyers a selection of expanded resources, extended lines, and a myriad of other new products. The market will take place in New York City at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 90, 92 and 94, 230 Fifth Avenue and 7W New York. The market will include Best New Product Awards, industry-specific events and seminars as added value for winter market participants.

More than 500 better
home textiles suppliers, featuring the newest bed and bath fashions, table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics, will present their lines to attendees.

"This market offers an unparalleled breadth and depth of bed, bath, and home linens and accessories, unlike any other U.S. market," said Penny Sikalis, GLM vice president and home textiles industry veteran. "We make concerted efforts to incorporate the right mix of companies and product lines in response to buyer demand."

At Javits Center, Sferra will expand its booth space extensively to accommodate the launch of a new licensed designer, and other exhibitors, including SDH, Patricia Spratt, Tabula Tua, Entablature by Dransfield & Ross and Zoeppritz, will relocate from other locations. At 7West, new exhibitors include Carol Nevin & Design South Africa; Cote Bastide; Douleur Nature; Grace Home Fashions; Harman; Home Treasures; Kevin O'Brien Studio; KKP Fine Linens; Light of Mine Designs; Mahogany by Ra Home; Malaika; Orian Rugs; and Serena & Lily. New tenants at 230 Fifth Avenue include AG Casa Inc.; Carnation Home Fashions Inc.; Golden Sheets Factory Inc.; and Microtex.

Pertinent educational programming scheduled includes "Color Pulse 2010," sponsored by IFDA (International
Furnishings & Design Association); and "Home Trends: What's Now? What's Next?" Complete details of these and other events are available online.

* Original post:  New York Home Textiles Week (January 2009)

Dec 7, 2008

Good Ideas about Air Fresheners

Here are some good ideas about air fresheners:

Car Air Fresheners

Car air fresheners displaying your logo make an excellent gift for a promotion.

Lightweight, flat, high profile, low cost, personalised air fresheners make an ideal promotional product. Just perfect for increasing the response to your mail-shots and becuas ethey are light they won't cost any additional postage.

Fragrances: Lemon, Vanilla, Lavender, Wild Cherry, Honeysuckle, Forest Berry, Pine Modern.

Paper Car Air Fresheners

Paper car air fresheners are light and small, excellent for mailing.
Attract More Attention!
Increase repeat business
Multi-purpose promotion - Maximize budget
Create awareness and excitement in target products or services
Incorporate coupon or store information.
Co-op advertising opportunity
Cross Sell - Motivate customer to visit web site to view other great offers
Add value and increase enthusiasm for promotion!
All for pennies a piece!

Duracraft Vehicle Electronic Air Fresheners

I imagine this is the perfect gift for any mom who chauffeurs sweaty little athletes to and from practice. No need to suffer through the stench. Pair with a couple of scented oils and plug it in for a breath of fresh air.

Golden Retriever Air Fresheners
Golden Retriever gifts for use in cars, homes or offices. These Golden Retriever picture air freshener gifts have a double sided image. The Golden Retriever air fresheners have not been tested on animals.

Custom Air Fresheners

Custom air fresheners are a cost efficient and effective means of drawing attention to your company and message in a BIG way!

You can demand the seller imprint your design, logo or message in any color on any shape deodorizer to make your car air freshener unique.

It's an effective advertising specialty item re-introduces your product, service, and message time and time again to your current and future customers. So your air fresheners are professionally made from the best raw materials available in the world and so it's great act as an original gift for a host or hostess. 

* Original post:  Good Ideas about Air Fresheners

Dec 2, 2008

Too Thin Models are Not Permitted to Step On the T-stand

Sometimes you should pay a high price for the beauty. Models who want to become more and more slender while they maybe are suffering from hard days which are beyond to your imagination.

However, does the "super ribs" equal to beauty? This sick taste of beauty in the fad group has bought bad influences on the health of young peoples. So, nowadays, say "No" to those "super ribs" has gradually become a new trend in the model industry.

Excessively skinny fashion models will be barred from a major Madrid fashion show later this month for fear they could send the wrong message to young Spanish girls, local media reported.

Madrid's regional government, which is co-financing the Pasarela Cibeles, has vetoed around a third of the models who took part in last year's show because their weights are too little.

The authorities collaborated with a Spanish health organization to come up with.

Several models at last year's show provoked a row when they claimed their careers would be under threat if they put on weight.

Organizers said they wanted to "help ensure public opinion does not associate fashion, and fashion shows in particular, with an increase in anorexia, a disease which, along with bulimia, is a mental and behavioral problem".

It was the first time such restrictions had been imposed on a fashion show, although a recent wedding dress exhibition in Barcelona banned fashion models who took a dress size below 38 (British size 10, US size eight).

* Original post: Too Thin Models are Not Permitted to Step On the T-stand