Posts Tagged ‘furniture’
Often described as the heart of the home, the kitchen is a space which requires careful planning to get right. Used as not just a place to prepare food, but also to eat, chat and generally hang out, there are lots of different factors to consider when deciding on the layout.
Kitchen islands are usually high on most people’s wish list, but there’s a new kid in town which is threatening to take over; the peninsula. If you aren’t sure what the difference is, or how to decide which one is right for you, here’s the low-down and what you need to know.
Understanding the difference
The two terms may sound confusing but they are both named after geographical features which make it easier to remember which is which.
The Sunday Times is one of the most influential and widely read papers in Britain, and every year the publication likes to release a rich list of those attaining great wealth in the UK. Compiled on an annual basis by Philip Beresford, this list gives some interesting insights into the wealthiest people in Britain, in addition to showcasing the industries in which they work.
Several of those in the Furniture and Furnishings sectors have noted particular success for this year’s Sunday Times Rich List 2012, as shown in the infographic below. From Sir Philip Green in 17th place, down to the joint 949th positions of Tony Brown and MichaelPass, there are many iconic furniture providers in the top 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK. For easy reading, each individual’s wealth is represented by the size of their associated circle, offering a simple scale for you to draw out some important insights from this creative Furniture and Furnishings sector infographic.
That apartment seemed like everything you ever wanted when you first moved in, but it is quickly feeling more and more cramped by the day and you are now battling claustrophobia you never had in the past. Does this sound like you? Well, you are not alone.
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So many people struggle with trying to make their small spaces stop feeling so cramped. You know what they say, get rid of the junk to increase the amount of space in your room. However, the problem is, you might just not know what to get rid of, and you might get rid of the pieces that are most beneficial to you.
Since whether the space is small or not, you will still need to have furniture, it is a necessary, albeit daunting task to furnish your small room. It is possible though, all it takes is a good understanding of the types of furniture that are there and which ones you can use to your small room’s advantage.
Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your escape from the cares of the world. It can be a lot of fun to design a tropical themed bedroom oasis. Imagine vibrant flowers and swaying palms as you are transported from the stressors of your busy day into the private retreat of your bedroom. There’s no need to hop on a plane and travel thousands of miles to be completely immersed in a peaceful and soothing atmosphere. The tips that follow will help you to create your very own paradise with a tropical bedroom theme.
Although you might think that there isn’t a big difference between a western style of decorating and Native American or southwestern decorating styles, they are actually quite distinct from one another. Although they might share a similar color palette at times, each of these decorating styles has its own focus and sense of design. While southwestern and Native American decorating styles tend to be more casual, there is often a certain elegance and even extravagance to a western style of decorating. If you’d like to add the look of the west to your home, here are four ways to add an authentic look and feel.