Wonderful Wicker Furniture Weaves Magic in Your Home And Garden

What is wicker furniture? How is it made? Is it any way different from the cane or rattan furniture? These are some common questions asked whenever the subject of wicker furniture or cane/rattan furniture is mentioned. While cane furniture is made of individual cane poles fixed to frames, wicker is made from weaving natural vines and barks wrapped around frames. Both are very popular choice of furniture – for outdoors but nowadays for indoors as well. Until recently both rattan and wicker furniture were made from totally natural materials. The frames were made of strong and sturdy natural canes bent to desired shape by heating it to high temperatures. In Asia, even today, wooden and cane frames are used and traditional natural fires from bamboo, cane, and willows are used for weaving and the wicker furniture is totally hand-made from 100% natural sustainable green products.

But today, almost all wicker furniture are made using sturdy high-quality light-weight aluminium alloy frames or in some cases heavier steel frames. And the wicker used to wrap around the frames is mostly synthetic. Recycled plastic/resin, vinyl or vinyl/resin is used for making synthetic wicker material. Resin synthetic wicker equals the wicker woven from natural fibres in looks but is sturdier and ages more slowly. It is also naturally water resistant. A good quality wicker weave should be tight, uniformly woven, close together without any visible gaps and have a smooth finish. It is flexible but quite strong. But it is advisable to keep the wicker furniture under cover in shade in extreme weathers. It is easy to clean; just vacuuming it lightly and wiping with a moist cloth should be sufficient. Occasionally a lick of varnish may help. If the cushions can be removed, the frame can be quickly washed with water and wiped dry to remove any spills etc.

Here are some beautiful and wonderful looking wicker furniture pieces from Pierantonio Bonacina. Look at the flowing chaise lounge in natural shade. How beautiful the ottoman looks? Don’t you think you would like the hanging chair in your terrace? The corner sofa set will add to the beauty and ambience to any living room! Comfortable, chic and highly sophisticated-looking wicker furniture is light, strong and durable; looks very beautiful and elegant and is easy to maintain. Coupled with contrast coloured or elegant white cushions, they are things of beauty giving joy forever. When properly taken care of, the wicker furniture lasts for long years giving excellent service. Don’t you think you would love to have some wicker furniture at your home?

Wonderful Looking in White Wicker
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Wicker Easy Chairs
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Portable Wicker Hanging Easy Chair
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Flowing Wicker Chaise Lounge
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Cozy Looking Wicker Cabin & Ottoman
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Corner wicker Sofa Set with Coffee Table
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Comfy Two-Some in Wicker
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Wonderful Wicker Ottoman in White
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Pair of Wicker Side Tables
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Beautiful Kids Bedrooms with Modular Furniture

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Using modular furniture can be a great way to decorate your kids’ room. A makeover for the kids’ rooms can be quite taxing as we are never sure what the children may like to have and when their ideas change. Their likes and dislikes are acute and mercurial. They outgrow their decorating ideas so fast that it can be quite difficult to decorate their rooms.

What appeals to adults may never appeal to youngsters. What is liked by teenagers may look impractical and not good looking to the parents. Teenage girls have different choices and teenage boys’ taste may run entirely differently. So it is best to take the likes and dislikes of your kids before you attempt to makeover their bedrooms for them.

Modular furniture may be quite cost effective when you are doing the teens’ bedrooms. Include the children when you are discussing makeover ideas with your interior decorator. Many times if the kids have a chance of explaining what kind of décor they may like to have in their room at the start, the decorators may be able to incorporate the ideas while choosing furniture.

First ask the kids what kind of wall color or wall décor they may like to have. And give them a choice of what finish and colour scheme they will like their bed furnishing and wardrobes to be done. Ask what kind of area rugs or carpets they like. You can even decide on the kind of shelves – like floating shelves or free standing wall units they will like for their books etc.

The advantage of modular furniture is that you can expand or add to it even at a later date. You may choose to have storage built in – underneath or at the headboards – and you can add a matching work table separately or along the bedstead. You can have a trundle bed for your kids’ friend overnight stay or make it a bunk bed type.

Decorating the kids’ room must bring happiness and satisfaction to you and your kid both. By planning well in advance, you can avoid any stress of tension for you and disappointment and frustration for your kid. Go online with your child and look at the options available and discuss with your interior decorator for a beautiful makeover.

Here are some beautiful teen rooms from Corazzin Group ready for your choice!

Bedroom Done in Cream Green and Yellow
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White and Yellow against Blue Wall
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Teen Bedroom in Mustard White
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Orange and Cream Tones
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Mustard and Off-White Colour Scheme
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Finished in White and Gray
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Blue and Pink Color Scheme
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Beautiful Wooden Flooring Ideas

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Beautifully finished flooring can bring a touch of class and warmth to your home. Well-made flooring will bring focus on all the good points in your décor emphasizing a harmonious overall effect that can make a good looking home into a beautiful home. Wood floors add value to your property as well and bring appreciative praise from all the visitors.

What kinds of wooden flooring you can use in your home? Wooden flooring can be used indoors and outdoors and they can be solid wood, linoleum flooring or vinyl flooring; or you can have wooden floorings made of engineered wood or laminated wood both of which look very much like solid wood flooring even to the most tiny detail in look and feel.

Laminate flooring can look so much like a photocopy of real solid wood. It is a hybrid kind of a floor, a mix of engineered, hardwood and vinyl flooring. It is quite versatile and easy to maintain and stays clean. It is very economical and very quick for installation. But though it looks exactly like a hardwood floor, it is but synthetic and that is the reason many do not greatly like it.

Laminated flooring can be perfect for your home and office and they are much longer lasting than a carpet and easier to maintain. The finishes are stunningly varied. It can even resemble a stone floor and the top layer is always well protected with a clear protective layer that can stop any spills from seeping into the floor. It is synthetic multi-layer flooring.

It is important to have quality protective sealing as this will make the flooring look better for longer time. Spills must be mopped up immediately and water should not be allowed to stand for longer duration. Today laminate floorings are treated for environmental safety concerns and these do not release any volatile organic substances that may pollute the surroundings.

Engineered wood floors have multiple layers of ply that are effectively layered and pressed together with strong adhesives. The top layer will be a hardwood layer of veneer which is again glued to the core layer. These are more resistant to moisture than laminate flooring and even better than solid wood flooring. The top layer can be refinished for a quick makeover very easily and economically.

Here are some beautiful flooring options for you from Squarefoot.Co. Check out what appeals to you?

Outdoor Suited Flooring
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Lively Looking Living Room Flooring
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Laminate Flooring – Teak Finish
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Laminate Flooring in Honey Oak
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Engineered Wood in Cognac-Ash
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Elegant Looking Children Room
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Oak Finish Engineered Flooring
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Bar Stools – Best Dining Seat Arrangements for Small Houses And Apartments

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If you are strapped for space in your small home or studio apartment – especially in the dining area, do away with the dining chairs and dining tables. Barstools can be the best alternative that will save space and look neat and elegant in your apartment. You can stack them one over the other when not in use – all the more reason you should opt for bar stools. A studio apartment can have open kitchen running into living room without any specific dining room per se or even a designated dining area. Today’s small houses that have only one bedroom and kitchen cum living room also will face the same problem of not having separate dining area. Best idea is to use barstools at the kitchen itself using a counter top as dining table. Using free standing kitchen islands can be a good idea. But you must take care to get a slim and compact kitchen island that can do multiple duties as kitchen-work space, dining area, storage space and even your own and kids’ home work space when needed. If you get a slightly taller island – as tall as a bar-counter-height kitchen island, it will be perfect.

Contemporary bar stools come in quaint shapes and vibrant colours. When you go for good quality bar stools, they come with all kinds of guarantees. Metal, wood, polycarbonate stools, and wood-metal combo – all look great and are very utilitarian. They can be used at a bar table as well as kitchen counter tops. Light weight and stackable, they can be stored when not needed. Here are some beautiful looking barstools from Casamania. They look light, sleek with classic and clean-cut designs. Very comfortable looking, but they are not space hogging. With footrests and back supports, some look so elegant and stylish, will add ambience to any room in your home. Perfect for a small home!

I am sure you are also keen to get some bar stools like above. These will be convenient to use not only in your kitchen but also if you have an additional kitchen in the backyard or poolside, they can come handy. They blend nicely with any kind of furniture and you will love them once you have them. You can be sure of finding them very useful in your small home or studio apartment!

Sleek Looking Stylish Bar Stool
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Simple and Sturdy Stools
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Innovative and Attractive Stools
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Comfy Seats At Bar Table
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Colourful and Cute Looking Bar Stools
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Black And White Bar Stools
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Multi Functional Dining Table

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In the first instance this table cannot get any simpler in design. But voila it transforms into a smaller or bigger structure as per your requirements. Want to carry on your business, just turn up one part and turn it into your office desk. Do you have guests over? well extend the table to fit them all. This simple yet extremely functional black table is designed by Cecilia Olsson. Check it out.

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Bright And Best Looking Modern Kitchens

If you are going to buy a home or rent a home, what rooms are first checked as the most important rooms? Kitchen and bathrooms are the most importable attractions when you are buying or renting a home. Kitchen is where the families gather for meal times and this is truer now in small homes and apartments where kitchen and dining areas are adjacent to each other.

Big or small a good layout is the most essential basic need for the kitchen. Kitchen is a high traffic area where every family member will frequent and children stay here forever. This is where the friends and visitors come in for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. When the layout is good and well planned, even a tiny kitchen can accommodate quite a lot of people coming and going.

The highest priority while layout of the kitchen is planned is that chef or whoever cooks in the kitchen gets the most comfortable area for cooking and attending to other all cooking related tasks. A island in the center or L shaped counter where one of the arms is reserved for preparation of meals and related tasks like cutting veggies, preparing joints etc is an excellent idea.

Having the utilities near by is another important thing. It can aid in keeping the kitchen clean and clutter free with quick and efficient disposal of garbage and used utensils into the dishwasher etc. Many kitchens have twin wash areas – which are again a great help to keep the kitchen spotlessly clean and pristine.

You can opt for a traditional vintage look – this will look pleasing especially if you have a large kitchen area and your home has a classic décor. Warm looking wood cabinets and floors can make the kitchen look homely yet impressive. You can actually have a dining table-chair set – especially if the room is large enough with enough elbow room etc.

Here you can see a number of images with various styles and layouts from Snaidero. The kitchens look spacious with very efficient lay out and well lit and look sleek and sophisticated. One is a galley type layout whereas most of the kitchens are variations of L shaped kitchens or U-shaped kitchens. All kitchens enjoy the additional comfort of roomy and comfortable islands which in many instances double up as dining area with high stools instead of dining chairs. Which kitchen is your choice?

Wood Veneer and White Combo Kitchen

Wonderful in All White with Wood Flooring

Trendy Looking in Wood and Brown Color

Totally Modern with Curved Kitchen Counter

Steel and Wood with White Wall Décor

Sleek Looking in Wood and White and Black

Sleek in Steel and Red with Black Counter

Modern Kitchen in Wood and Black Finish

Kitchen Looking Good in White and Light Green

Blue Gray Walls and White and Black Combo

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