Those that are looking to add a lot of fun to their child’s room should consider the addition of kid’s rugs. There are some really amazing choices out there that your children will love. No matter if they are just babies or a blossoming teen; they will enjoy having a great looking room to call their own. It used to be that many parents just left their carpeting on the floor of these rooms to provide enough comfort and padding. But, today, adding a fun area rug to the room adds more dimension, character and makes their room, well, more like their own room! Of course, you can also purchase area rugs for kid’s playrooms or just for the area of the home that they tend to play in. There are several things that you should consider, though, when you purchase a kids rug. You do not want to just head out and just pick one up. You need to consider several aspects about the room, the carpet and your child before you do so to insure that you are making a wise investment. Here are some tips to help you to make the right choice. • Get the size right. One of the biggest mistakes that people tend to make when purchasing any area rug is assuming that they know what the right size for the rug they need is. The goal is not to think about it at all but to get out a tap measure and take some measurements. In a kid’s room, you may need to purchase an off size or something that is large enough to fit under their furniture. Getting the size right is your first step to finding the right area rug. • Next, consider the color. If you are designing your child’s room from scratch, you may want to start with the area rug. In many cases, your child will find and fall in love with the area rugs. They come in so many various colors and patterns that it is easy to really enjoy one or the other. You should consider the color scheme of your room as well as the patterns in the area rug. If the area rug will have butterflies on it, adding butterflies to the room’s dйcor works well. • Your child’s tastes. One of the fundamentals of decorating a child’s room is to make it his room. That means paying attention to the things that he really loves and adding them to his room. The rest of the house is yours to decorate, but a kid’s room should say something about them. If they have a favorite theme, such as cars and trucks, you will find a good amount of area rugs for this. You can even look for the child’s favorite cartoon characters as many of them are available on area rugs. • Educational options. Some of those that are looking to add area rugs to their child’s room want to add an educational element to them. This is an excellent way to teach them something without them really realizing that is what you are up to. It’s easy to do with all of the options that you have as well. Area rugs are available in a wide range of themes such as ABC’s and counting, space, and even those that teach things like sharing and friendship. This is a great way to add a theme to a room that is still fun and educational at the same time. • Quality. There are several things to consider when it comes to the quality of the rug that you will put into your child’s room. First off, kids are rough and tough as well as being messy. The area rugs that you purchase should be able to take what your child can throw at it. Consider the pile of the area rug as well. This is the height of the rug’s fibers. Longer will provide a thicker, more impact resistant surface for falls and bumps. Consider the material. Those that are washable are an excellent choice here. They should be comfortable as well. Keeping all of these things in mind is essential to providing your child with a kid’s rug that is perfect for them. Now, the higher in quality that the area rug is, the more costly it is likely to be. But, you can still benefit from the highest in quality. That’s because a high quality product will last longer and take more of a beating. If the rug delivers a smile to your child’s face, that makes it even more beneficial to your needs. Take your time when selecting the right area rug for your child’s bedroom or his playroom. The area rug can add to the fun of his room as well as the character it has. He will love it if you take just a few extra minutes to find the perfect rug for his room.
Bean Bag Chairs are a great way to dress up any room. They are great in a child’s room as the perfect support for the video player or as a nest for the reader in your family. Bean Bag Chairs work great as extra seating in your family room, they can be easily stored in a closet and pulled out when the kids have friends over or when you host a party. Sitting in a bean bag chair is a cozy nest for your guests and is much better than sitting in a hard chair. Bean Bag Chairs come in such a wide range of fabrics these days that they do not have to be hidden away; they can be a part of your dйcor. With the high quality fabric and the unique designs available choosing a Bean Bag Chair that suits your room is as simple following a few simple steps. 1. Fabric With the wide variety of bean bags available on the market, there is a wide variety of fabrics available. Vinyl is very common in bean bag chairs, although some people feel that vinyl is too sticky and not as comfortable as cloth bean bag chairs. Vinyl is easy to wipe up and keep clean which is a definite advantage. When selecting vinyl ensure the fabric uses lead-free vinyl inks. Other bean bags come in leather, fun fur, microfibre, denim and cotton. If possible when choosing a fabric, look for a bean bag chair that has a liner so that the cover can be removed and washed periodically. Regardless of the fabric you prefer, look for a high quality fabric. The fabric should use lead-free vinyl inks and stand up to wear and tear as they are pushed and pulled in all directions. Since they sit on the floor the fabric must be durable to ensure the bean bag lasts for many years. The seams should be double stitched with clear nylon for added strength as you do not want the bean bag chair to spring a leak. The zippers should be locking to ensure the safety of children. The zippers must be locked to keep children from being able to open the bag and ingest the fill. As well the bean bag should be double zippered to ensure the safety of the bag and to keep the fill inside the bag. 2. Size When looking for a bean bag chair, look at the shape that best suits your needs. Bean bag chairs with a pear shaped design offer better back support because they are taller and cover more of your body. The flatter pancake shaped bean bag chair works great for two people or as a coffee table substitute. The pancake works better as a lounger than as a chair. Some bean bag chairs are designed specifically for children; they are smaller and adjust better to small bodies. Look at shape and dimensions of the chair when making your choice to ensure they meet your needs. 3. Fill When choosing the fill for your bean bag chair look for high quality recycled polystyrene fill. You want a bean bag chair that has enough fill to offer support but enough give to be comfortable. Polystyrene fill is the best as it is soft enough to provide great comfort but is also strong enough to withstand lots of compression without losing its sponginess. For the benefit of the environment, choose 100% recycled polystyrene. When choosing fill be sure to look for polystyrene that is fire retardant or complies with flammability standards. 4. Design The greatest thing about Bean Bag Chairs is the range of designs available for an affordable price. You can select just about any design and fabric you want and some of companies will even do custom designs for you. When designing a room in your home you can use the bean bag pattern as a guide to build the rest of the room or use the bean bag chair as a highlight. If you need to raise money for a project, have a bean bag chair customized to advertise your favorite sports team or cause. The greatest thing about customization is the sky is the limit with what you can do with a bean bag chair and the design.
Are you STILL thinking about painting your walls with color? Many people are afraid to make the leap from 'builder's beige' to a more daring color choice. What holds you back? Are you afraid the color will be too strong? Not match your furniture? Or you'll become tired of it and have to start over again? While you're debating the work involved you are missing out on one of the basic elements of design that can change the entire look of your room for under $50. Your tired furniture can become new again and a mismatched room can have designer flare! So, how do you choose the right color? The first recommendation is to choose a tinted neutral. Why is that? Instead of choosing rich, deep colors for your first project, you will likely feel more comfortable with a neutral such as beige or gray which will not date the room or create a jarring palate that you will easily tire of. However, when you go to your local home improvement store you will be faced with a sea of color swatches - hundreds of versions of basic beige and gray to choose from. So before you go, consider these steps to choosing the right color for you. If you like the feel of a warm and cozy room - think of fireplaces, brown leather and sunsets - then you'll want to start with a beige tone. Now, consider your furniture and accessories. What colors do you see? If you have a lot of black or navy you may wish to choose a beige with orange or pink undertones to keep the look warm. If you have browns or reds in your furniture, select a cooler beige with ashy tones to avoid 'overheating' your room. If you prefer a cooler, airy look - chrome, glass and shades of icy blue - then select gray tones. Some stores will have a 'true gray' color swatch which you can use to compare with their designer selections. On comparison you will notice that each gray has undertones. Some will have blue or lavender tones, others may have green or even a hint of pink. Using the same guide as stated above, identify the main colors of furniture and accessories in the room. Use green or pink toned greys with cool toned furnishings to avoid it from feeling like an ice box. Use blue or lavender undertones in rooms with warmer colored furnishings. If you are really torn between beige or gray, than the easiest color to work with is green. Keeping it in a muted tone will make it very easy to live with, and will work with most color palates. Painting rooms with color will bring the finishing touch to your home - don't
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, 150,000 people stormed las vegas to see the latest high Definition entertainment and other electronic gadgets for the home. Having a media room used to be reserved for the rich & famous sitting in their 50-seat screen rooms, drinking Cognac and smoking cigares. Well, No More! Ordinary people like you and I can now afford our own Media Room with HDTVs, surround sound and all the bells & whistles. There are now DIY solutions for the rest of us. To set up your own media room, first choose the room with the least amount of lights; usually the basement which no longer is the domain of ping pong tables and dusty toolboxes. Place your TV away from any windows and place a 10-watt incandescent or fluorescent lignt behind the TV to reduce eyestrain. It also helps to paint the walls in a neutral color like gray. Now that you have the Big HDTV set-up, you need to accessorize it. Yes, what's the right furniture for the room? Well, let's start with the seating: There is now a distinc furniture caegory called "Media Room Furniture". The chairs offer abundant choices in padding, motion and sizes. Most designs have double-feature comfort with soft materials that absorb the sound waves better thus giving you a better sound quality in the room. For the Entertainment Center, avoid dust, poor ventilation and stacking up electronics on top of each other; this can block vents and reduce performance. Close cabinet doors when the system in not in use and look for furniture with adjustable shelves to make sure you have enough room to clean your different components without having to pull them out. If you live in the South where it gets pretty hot in the summer, I recommend a small media fan that turns on automatically when temperatures rise. Finally, have fun decorating your media room with a theme. Whether you like dolls, coins, computers or past presidents, have fun decorating with paintings, memorabilia, oe whatever to give the room its own personality. Visit rkea today to find the right furniture at great prices. With hundreds of categories and thousands of different pieces, you'll have fun picking out just the right piece of furniture for your media room.
A well decorated home is one unified whole with rooms that blend and relate to each other like members of a family. The goal of any room arrangement in your house is a simple grouping of furniture pieces that work toward its purpose, dining, sleeping, working, or relaxing. Create easy access through your rooms with 3-fott-wide passages that suggest where you want traffic to flow. Use entry furnishings constant with the rest of your home. When you are dealing with furniture the whole collection must take priority over individual pieces. It is easy to fall under the enchantment of an antique piece of furniture, but you have to consider how it will fit in with everything else. Plus, you have to ask whether it meets your needs. Everybody loves to buy new things, but before bring in new furniture you must figure out whether to take advantage of what you already have. You may want to restore or renovate the external appearance of furniture if it is shabby or drab. Decorating is not merely throwing out the old and brings in the new objects. New furniture is certainly attractive, not to mention pricey, if you were to search secondhand market and antique stores, you would probably come across some surprising pieces of furniture that add a touch of distinction to our home. Remember that some old furniture has more personality than new designs and can be a source of inspiration as you seek to create your own decorating scheme. Old furniture is adequately interesting to be the central feature of a room but be sure never to mix antique furniture with different styles. The general rule is that if you have one very quality piece of antique furniture, the other, more reserved pieces, should stay out of the limelight. In bigger rooms you can place two or three pieces of antique furniture without overdoing it. Decorating a home is a lifelong process that changes as you adjust. It’s an unfolding experience that lets you express yourself. Enjoy the time you spend doing it.
The bedroom is one of the most important rooks in the home and is associated with rest, relaxation, and comfort. One needs to be sufficiently rested to perform well during the day. According to the laws of Feng Shui, If the main door of a home is directly opposite the bedroom door, the occupant of that room will face legal problems. Position a small decoration or a piece of furniture to interrupt the line of passage. If you have bunk beds in a bedroom they should follow these Feng Shui Rules. One's head should not touch the ceiling or this could result in ill health. The top of the mattress on the bottom bunk should also be at least 16 inches off the ground. It is not favorable to keep a clock immediately behind or directly in front of a sleeper. Clocks should be placed on either side of the bed. If you have your clock on the headboard it should be placed on a stand beside the bed or on the floor. A light bulb directly above the head of the bed will turn the sleeper in to a nervous wreck. If hung above the centre of the bed, it will cause stomach disorders. The light should be placed to the side of the bed. The dressing table should not be placed at the foot of a bed as it adversely affects health. Move the dressing table to any other position. You can draw on the strengths of the elements by choosing a headboard that corresponds to your element as shown in the paragraphs below. Square or rectangular shaped headboards are for people who represent wood and earth elements. It is also good for professionals, as it encourages stability and offers support. Oval or wavy-shaped headboards are ideal for people who belong to the element water and also for artists, musicians and designers. Angular headboards or those with spiked points, these are not recommended for anyone. It relates to the element fire. It prevents people from getting a good night's sleep.
Many of us love to have discounts for our purchases regardless what we are buying. However, there are many occasions when the discounted goods may not be of good quality, and that is a tradeoff that consumers sometimes suffer. Thus, it is very important that as consumers shopping for mini blinds, we should seek out good quality mini blinds at the lowest price, and not just shopping by looking at the price and compromising on the quality. You can purchase mini blinds from hypermarts like K-Mart, Wal-mart at very low prices -- often for less than US$20. But before you buy them, please do check the quality first. You'll be pleasantly surprised... Sometimes if you're lucky, you can find a couple of gems among the discounted items. Alternatively, you can shop online. Indeed, it's advisable for you to do your research on the Internet first before you buy. One good place to start is to visit the manufacturers' Web sites e. g. Bali, Hunter Douglas, Levolor, Louver Draper and Comfortex. From there, you can do a comparison on the different types of mini blinds - aluminum, vinyl, wood, faux wood, or even custom-made, to see which is most suitable for your needs. On the Internet, you can easily compare the types, the materials, the colors and the designs that are available from the various manufacturers. You can see which type of mini blinds you want and you can take note of the type and check them out at your local stores. Depending on what you need, you may notice that it is much cheaper to buy over the Internet. To save costs even further, you can opt to take the measurements and install the mini blinds yourself, instead of hiring someone to do these for you. This is not as difficult as it sounds actually. The mini blinds can be easily installed and the online retailers will ship the step-by-step installation instructions together with your mini blinds. Doing your own installation is the one of great ways to get discounts on mini blinds. Do give it a try if you can! Copyright 2006 Taylor Fox
As a homeowner, you don’t need to have a large budget to give your home a remodel look straight out of the home and garden magazines. Any motivated do it yourselfer can redecorate a room and have it looking sleek and fashionable for under $1000. Remodeling with a budget in mind not only saves you money, but also increases the resale value of your home. You can change the mood of your house just by painting and changing colors, especially uplifting your spirits during the cold winter season. Painting your house is a simple to do home improvement project that's easy on your budget if you do it yourself. Don’t go after the most expensive paint you can find. Expensive doesn’t necessarily always mean the best quality paint. A good rule of thumb as to how much you will spend painting just one room around 300 square feet will be less than $200, including necessary supplies of rollers, paint roller tray, duct tape and paint brushes. Other materials such as a drop cloth, paint bucket, or rags are optional. You can use old blankets that you don’t mind getting paint on, or use cardboard. Rags can be replaced with old towels or damp paper towels, and paint buckets will only be necessary if you plan to mix paints for faux finish painting. Using wallpaper is another way to change the look of a room without breaking the bank. Proper wallpapering can suit anyone’s need and budget, and can help to change the mood as well as adding elegance to a room. You can make a room appear larger or smaller just by choosing the right wallpaper, giving an illusion of height for rooms with lower ceilings. Using wallpaper can also add a design and pattern that is very difficult to accomplish with paint unless you are a talented artist. The average price for a single roll of wall covering is about $12. The price is affected by the type of wall covering, how elaborate the design, the exclusivity of the design, and if it’s made by a famous designer. Faux finishes are all the latest rage and are really easy to do. Almost anyone with just a little desire and some simple practice can create attractive faux finishes. Just get a simple guidebook to get you started and you will be creating beautiful faux finishes in no time.
Whenever I think of any design, be it interior design or product design, a few things very naturally come up in my mind. These are in the form of uestions. The best part is, answers to these questions can give rise to a very successful design in itself. Let's see how. If I am planning to design a piece of furniture, let's say a double bed, immediate I start relating to what I already know about double beds, some picture/image I have already seen, something I have seen in some furniture shop, etc... Then I start thinking about what material I should think about, the budget, dimensions, age group of people who are going to use it, etc... If you answer these questions one by one on a paper, you will get a blueprint of the design process, so that you can convert in into technical drawings, with all the joinery details and finally the product. Amongst above mentioned questions some are directly related to function of the double bed as a piece of furniture. What does this mean? When I ask myself, what should be the dimensions of a double bed? I have very little freedom to decide the dimensions of the bed, because there are certain norms to be followed in order to serve it's basic function and that's comfort. But what if I say that I will keep the overall surface area of the bed same , but make it round in plan. Will it be ok.. Now here I am trying to achieve both function and aesthetics, without sacrificing the comfort of the person who will use it. So during any design process there will be times when the designer need to take some decisions where he has to keep aside his wildest ideas and pay attention to function first. That's why the true success of an interior design project is a good balance between function and aesthetics. Expressing this kind of balance through design is not an easy task, because function is universally accepted, but aesthetics, not always. What does this mean? Beauty is always relative. A washbasin has a common universal function of an appliance to be used for washing hands, but it's beauty is relative. What is beautiful for me, might not hold true for you. So a design expression can have a unique style of the designer himself. It is possible that the designer is more comfortable with certain kinds of materials/finishes/color schemes, etc.. which can reflect in his designs. In spite of these personal touches a good designs always caters the needs of the user first. A good designer has a certain kind of convincing power in his/her style which he uses to expresses in the design without sacrificing the likes/dislikes of the user. There are designers who are more comfortable in designing only a certain kind space such as bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, public spaces such as restaurants, clubs, gymnasiums. Of course this is entirely of a personal choice, but there is this same message in their designs, shell out your ego and design for the best parameters with worst possibilities taken into considerations. This is what gives birth to a great design. I hope this article was helpful. Copyright Shrinivas Vaidya
Closets seem to be one of the messiest places in our homes. This is the place where we throw all of the junk that we want to get rid of in a hurry. We think if we cannot see the unorganized space with all the clutter, all is clean and fine. However, it is not so fine when we go to open the door and everything comes crashing out at us! This will make it hard to find anything at all in there. There is a way to get your stuff put in its place with a closet organizer. These are wonderful and handy items to have for just about any closet. You can find the larger organizers for large closets and there are the smaller ones for the closets that do not have that much room. For the bedroom closet, you can get neat closet organizers that have openings or sweaters and other clothes to be neatly folded in them. There are also ones that have special rods for hanging in your closet and making it easier to hang more clothes on. Another great idea for the bedroom closet, are more shelves. These will be a blessing when you are trying to store something out of the way. You can put as many shelves in one closet as you can fit. For bathroom and linen closets, there are closet organizers that allow you to store more towels and make room for blankets and pillows. These are a great thing to have in order to make sure that you have enough room for all of the towels and guest blankets You do not have to worry about storing them in another part of the house or not being able to find them when you need to. There are shoe closet organizers that you can use in just about any closet in the house too. These are perfect to hold all of your shoes that you do not wear as often or you can put your whole collection in one. It is up to you. They are just wonderful at keeping them off of the floor so that will have more room in the closet. There are the closet shoe organizers that hang on the door, or some hang from a rod in the closet. There are also shoe-shelving units that you can buy for your closet organizer. These are shelves that sit on the floor of your closet and you simply stack the shoes on them. They are perfect for anyone that has extra room on the floor instead of on the rods. You can find these to be in many sizes and they will really make your closet a lot neater. Having a neat closet is going to make your life a lot easier. This is especially true in the morning when you are trying to get ready for the day. You will want to find your clothes fast. There is no reason why you should have to live with a messy closet, when there are so many closet organizers available to help you out. For more info visit: internetorganizer. org/
If you planning to buy new furniture for your living room, then most probably you have already thought about the furniture layout in your mind or else you have probably thought of repeating the same old layout with only the new furniture pieces. In this article I will show you a simple method to create the most efficient layout for your living room. Before we begin there are a few points that need to be considered. A living room is always a transition space. This means that entrances to all other rooms are located in living room. Other bedrooms, dining room, kitchen etc. are accessed through living room, that's why a sufficient "circulation space" for family members is a must. So here is what you can do to create the most efficient layout for a living room. 1) Take a plane white paper. A4 size is also enough. 2) Draw a sketch plan of your living room on this paper. While drawing this plan it is important to show the following things in it. *Entrance door *Entrance doors to other rooms *Window positions *Minor column projections (if any) *Swing of the doors (inside or outside the living room) *Presence of staircase *Fireplace (if any) 3) Take a pencil and draw lines starting from entrance door to all other doors and window positions. This is the natural travel lines for any person using the living room. If the room is empty without any furniture these are the lines any person would follow to reach other point in the living room. 4) Now start placing the furniture units like 3 seat sofa, single/double seat sofa, coffee table, end tables lampshades, bookshelves, TV unit, etc.. Depending upon your budget you can go for any number of these units. While placing these units it will always be seen that the furniture obstructs the pencil travel lines drawn in the third step. But that's OK for now. Now make as may combinations and arrangements of the furniture units as possible. Think out of the box while doing this. Try to do something different. Remember if you try you will easily come up with at lest 10 layout for that same living room. You will be amazed at how many combinations are possible. Also imagine the furniture pieces you already have or can you replace that table in the bedroom with the one in the living room. How about keeping it vertical rather that horizontal in the plan. Whatever you do keep one thing in mind. Always keep the human ovement "unobstructed". People passing through the living room in other rooms must be able to pass without cutting vision if you are talking to other person in the living room. That's why those pencil lines have been drawn. After you have drawn the furniture pieces on the living room plan, modify the travel lines. Now these lines will be around the furniture, especially at corners. The travel lines will now take the shape of the furniture at the edges. After this short exercise you will have probably 5 different layouts on paper with. Select the one in which you see the following points of interest. *Travel line lengths are shortest. *Travel lines do not pass trough the furniture. Apart from the efficiency there is another factor called as visual balance while designing a furniture layout. Finally does it look good to YOU. Are you comfortable with the final layout. The visual balance is achieved by making the most use of all walls of the living room with decorating elements such as paintings, color schemes, etc. So if you follow a system from the beginning you will be definitely be able to create a beautiful living room in the shortest possible time. I hope this article has helped you to find more creative ways of doing this job more efficiently. Copyright Shrinivas Vaidya
Has your bedroom stayed the same for the last 20 years? Do you want to make it into a fun, cool bedroom, but without spending money on new furniture? We have some ideas for you to do just that - re-do your bedroom on a budget! - Coat of paint. Nothing freshens up a room like a new coat of paint. Make it into a weekend project and involve your kids - you can do something together, and at the same time, create a whole new bedroom that you need. We don't recommend painting the bedroom walls into bright colors. Beige, peach, light and pastel blues and greens work best. Make sure that your new wall color coordinates with your furniture, as you are not buying new furniture. - Organize your bedroom. Sometimes all a room needs is organization, to look completely different. Many bedrooms are full of kids toys, old clothes and even dishes, that should be in the kitchen. Put those items away, and organize the rest of the room to make it look very different. - Rearrange furniture. Sometimes the best way to decorate without a budget is to use the same furniture, but rearrange it, and add something else into the mix. Walk around your house - you will find a chair in the basement, or an ottoman in the family room, that will look great in the bedroom. Use those to create a whole new bedroom - with your old furniture. - New wall art. Add a splash of color to the room with some new wall art (or borrow some art from another room). Another idea is to frame some of your kids' drawings, or draw something yourself. - New bedding, pillows, bedspreads. It is amazing how much you can change a room by adding just one new item to it. Pick some new bedding or a bedspread that you really wanted, and splurge on them! You will have a great looking bedroom in no time. Remember, updating a room does not mean buying everything new for it. Use some (or all) of our ideas to completely re-do your bedroom. You will be glad you did.
There are very wonderful publications available right now for the readers and enthusiasts in home decorating. Let's see how to choose the right home decorating magazine. What are the bare minimum factors that a magazine should include? 1) A home decorating magazine is nothing without photographs. It is a common saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words", that's why a home decorating magazine must have color photographs, that are relevant to the text written. But here is a little secret about these photographs that go in a decorating magazine. All these photos are captured by expert and professional photographers and these experts have been trained to make look these interior spaces good and impressive. If you actually physically visit the places in the photographs, you might get a different impression about the space. So what's the point here. While selecting the home decorating magazine see that you get photographs by experts and also some real life photographs captured by non-experts to show the real thing. 2) Does the magazine focus only on a certain area/niche of decorating such as wallpapers, furniture, color schemes, interior lighting then don't go for it. Such kind of "focused on a niche" magazines is good if you are an expert yourself in that niche. For example if you are an expert in "interior lighting" then it would be nice to look for lighting magazines to improve your knowledge or even as a place to advertise your services. 3) What kind of articles does the magazine publish? Who are the writers? Are there any "how to" articles that help fixing a specific problem? Of course this is the job of the editor of the magazine, but as a reader it's your job to see what do you get against your investment. 4) Are there different sections reserved for the ads of the merchants that go in the magazines? How many pages have been reserved for the ads. It can't happen that a magazine is 100% without ads and neither should it, but check for the ratio of pages of quality information against number of ads. 5) Check some previous issues of the magazine. When was it first published? Is it consistent in providing quality information from then onwards? Is the publisher consistent and efficient about maintaining the schedule of the publication primarily promised. 6) Finally look for a general look and feel of the publication. You don't have to be an expert in this. A well managed company will always have a wonderfully designed and packaged magazine for their readers. I hope this was enough to start your own detecting alarm in your mind to look for the right home decorating magazine you are looking for. Copyright Shrinivas Vaidya
Are you shopping for a memory foam mattress? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the jargon that's out there? There are really only three main things you must know, in order to get a mattress that will serve you well for years to come…temperature sensitivity, density and the thickness of the memory foam layer. Selecting the correct memory foam mattress is an important decision, and by adopting these tips, you will have no anxiety about selecting the correct one. In fact, you'll know more about memory foam and how to select a good mattress than most mattress store salespeople. Select A Mattress With Temperature Sensitivity Not every memory foam mattress that's available, on the market, will be sensitive to temperature. But, temperature sensitivity is one of the most crucial features that makes a memory foam mattress so unique and so downright comfortable. When shopping for a mattress, if you are able to buy one that adjusts to the temperature, please do so. You will find that the mattress will absorb your body heat and soften up. The same is true when the environment is cooler, the mattress will become firmer. It's easy to check for temperature sensitivity. Just place a zip lock bag of ice on it for a few minutes and it will be much firmer under the ice than on the rest of the mattress. Select A Mattress With The Correct Density One of the main things to consider, when choosing the correct memory foam mattress, is the density of the memory foam. The density of the memory foam can be described as the weight, of the mattress, measured in a cubic foot of memory foam. For example, if you were to cut a piece of memory foam into a 12 x12 x 12 shape of a cube, or giant dice, and take its weight, the resulting weight would be its density. There are various theories, whirling around out there, about which is the correct density of a memory foam mattress to select. Some mattress sellers will try to sell you something in a 3 lb density range. However, it is better to select a memory foam mattress between densities of 5.0-5.9 lb., because at densities lower than 5.0, the mattresses will not support your lower back, shoulders and hips. Beyond the density of 5.9, memory foam mattresses will be too dense to allow for proper support. If you like a futon, that's what it might feel like at this density. Select A Mattress With Enough Top Layer When going out to purchase a memory foam mattress, it is important to select one that has enough memory foam on the top layer. Usually it is best to get a mattress that has been manufactured with at least 3.5 inches of memory foam as its top layer. The importance of selecting a mattress with the correct thickness of memory foam on top, cannot be stressed enough. If this layer is too thin, then the person ends up sleeping, partly, on the underlying polyurethane foam, and runs the risk of an uncomfortable night's sleep. Select A Mattress Under Warranty Another great idea when selecting a memory foam mattress is to buy one with a warranty. Buying a product under a warranty is not only a great idea for a mattress but for anything in general. These mattresses can be purchased with a 20-25 year limited warranty, giving you the ability to have any defects repaired or have the item replaced. Having a warranty on your memory foam mattresses can make you feel much better about purchasing one. Overall, this might seem like a lot of information to digest, but keeping these tips in mind, when selecting your memory foam mattress, can help make it easier for you to decide on the right one for your needs. Getting a great night's sleep is too important to sleep on anything else but a memory foam mattress!