Thursday, February 18, 2021

Tips For Purchasing Furniture Online!

This post is provided by Jacqueline Diaz.

Shopping online has become the new thing nowadays. It may seem that there are some products you can easily buy and reorder using online sites, but some purchases may prove to be intimidating. Furniture can prove to be a big purchase for your home. And a shopping view that cannot be seen can be terrifying. So you have to take the initiative and surf the internet for options, designs, and brands. Like making an online purchase of anything, taking time to acquire the details is crucial. Here are some useful tips for purchasing furniture online.

Prepare Yourself

You should have in mind what you require before shopping. Below are some of the things you should have in mind in advance.

1. Budget Determination

Before shopping, it is advisable to check what amount of money you are comfortable spending. Also, it is important to save some money for assembly and shipping charges.

2. Take measurement twice

It is important to know your particulars, therefore to be on the safe side, it is advisable to take some measurements, write them down, and repeat the process twice. This enables you to choose pieces that will work for the space you have.

Look For The Style That Pleases You

When you are not certain about what style to go with, an option is to browse the internet for similar spaces to yours and check what looks, finishes, and styles they have used and if they interest you.

Costs Of Shipping

You can get information about the shipping policies of the stores on their About or FAQ pages. Review the policies thoroughly before making any purchase from that website. Online stores such as amart furniture store employ different companies like UPS and several others for shipping and offer handling and shipping rates that vary. Some stores charge high shipping costs or introduce a fee for handling to recover the low prices they sell their products for. It is advisable to purchase a piece of furniture after you have reviewed their handling and shipping costs first.

Choosing A Website That Deals With Furniture

The operation of the internet can be described as if it is a market place. Certainly, not all retailers from the internet are reliable and reputable. Purchasing furniture from popular websites that are secure can help you keep your financial information intact. This also minimizes the chances of a problem arising after the purchase is done. You should take your time and research several websites keeping in mind the furniture you want to purchase. This helps you get a deal that suits you.

Price Comparison

Most retailers operating on the internet sell items that other retailers also have. You can browse through these websites and compare the prices of the furniture you want to purchase. Write down the price of the furniture, shipping costs, and the probability of the store to charge for re-stocking and return shipping.

Purchasing furniture online saves you money and time, although you have to browse through stores like amart furniture store and several others to avoid scams. Also, browse through several stores for deals that suit you. It is advisable to use trustworthy sites, look for low prices and go for the method of shipping that you would not regret when it is time to do some upgrades in your future.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Chinese New Year!

My lovelies, wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Chai!





May the year of the ox brings you good health, good luck and prosperity!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sponsor- Thank you!

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Stylish Ideas To Refresh Your Bedroom!

This post is provided by Sarah.

Not sure what style to try next in your bedroom? Are you bored of beige and tired of gray? Well, there are plenty of different styles you could try that will add freshness, vibrancy or glamour to your bedroom. Here is a few ideas to add some zing to your décor.

Paint Your Walls In A Bold Color

With paint becoming more popular than wallpaper in modern bedrooms, smooth walls are a necessity to get a good finish. If your walls are bumpy, dotted with cracks or starting to crumble then you are not going to be able to get that beautiful finish with your wall paint.  

Replastering may fix the problem, but it is tricky job that is best left to the experts. The cost to plaster a room will depend on the size of the room and the demand for plastering services in your area. Once done though, you will see the difference immediately. Your paint finish will look smooth and stylish.

Freshen Up With White

Another trend that is growing with interiors fanatics is the white floor. Whether it is with sanded and painted floorboards or with tiles or vinyl, the white floor adds a fresh, bright feature to even the darkest bedroom. 

Why not go all out with a minimalist finish and add luxury white bed linen and sheer curtains? A white floor makes the ideal backdrop for Scandi styles, coastal themes or just a great setting for a large area rug.

Going For Gold

Gold is all the rage in bathroom makeovers, but why not add the same principal to your bedroom? Gold metal bed frames, gold framed pictures on the walls and gold light fittings are simple but chic ways of adding a touch of class.

Go for added glam by wallpapering a feature wall with an art deco pattern that incorporates gold. Or upcycle your bedside tables by spray painting them in gold.

Add Warm Textures

Adding texture to a bedroom is a different way to change the style of your bedroom. If you have brickwork or wooden beams you can expose, this is a fantastic way of adding texture. But you can also try hanging tapestries or crocheted decorations to the walls, or using tufted and fringed soft furnishings. 

Think about other decorative accessories such as natural woven baskets and dried flowers to add texture to the bedroom.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

 



Thanks for your support throughout the year! Let's bid 2020 goodbye and welcome 2021 with new hopes and dreams. May the coming year be the most fruitful year of our lives. Most importantly, stay safe and healthy! Happy new year, my lovelies!

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Sponsor- Thank you!


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Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!

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Photo credit: Rose Hill Design Studio

Happy holidays, my lovelies! Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a blessed new year. Most importantly, stay safe and healthy! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

How To Achieve A Dazzling Smile!

This post is provided by Luca Yates.

According to a survey, forty percent of people are unhappy with their teeth. This self-consciousness causes many to hide their teeth, covering their mouths when speaking, or smiling for photographs with their mouths closed. Many people think that once they have reached adulthood, it is too late to do anything about it, but this is far from the truth. These tips will show you some ways you can improve your smile and build your confidence.

Straightening

When you think of braces, chances are you picture the unsightly lumps of metal on teeth that many teenagers are all too familiar with. The good news is that there is now another way. Clear braces are an alternative for straightening malaligned or crowded teeth with minimal effort and visibility. Companies such as Straight My Teeth offer customized invisible braces delivered to your door that can be worn during the day or the night. Appropriate candidates usually see a difference within a few months.

Whitening

A certain amount of staining is to be expected on all teeth, as a result of food, drink, and, in some people, smoking or certain medications. Although you can buy whitening toothpastes and home-whitening kits, professional whitening is the best option as it is safer and provides better results. First, the teeth are cleaned thoroughly to remove plaque and tartar, then they are usually coated in a special gel before being exposed to a special light or laser. 

Veneers

Veneers are thin layers of medical grade porcelain which are bonded onto the front of existing teeth using a dental adhesive. They are usually used to improve the look of cracked, broken or damaged teeth, and can also be made in a lighter shade to improve the color of teeth. They are custom-made to match the rest of your teeth and therefore look quite natural.

Composite Bonding

People with decay, cracks or worn-down teeth often consider composite bonding, a process which uses a resin closely matching the natural tooth color. After preparing the natural tooth by removing any decay and applying an adhesive coating, the resin is applied to the tooth and molded into the correct shape. This is then hardened by a UV light before being finished and polished.

Implants

Dental implants can be used when a tooth, or teeth, have been lost. This procedure is more intensive than the others listed, and involves a titanium screw being placed into the jaw for the crown or denture to attach to. The procedure is done under local anesthetic, and sedation if preferred. Over time, the jawbone fuses to the screw, making the implant permanent and very natural-looking.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to keep your teeth healthy. Regular brushing, and using mouthwash and floss will help to keep your teeth and whole mouth clean and healthy. A healthy diet is also key to keeping teeth and gums healthy and strong, so regardless of whether you choose to have one of the procedures listed above, ensure you look after your teeth too.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Enrich Your Life By Reconnecting With Nature!

This post is provided by Luca Yates.

With the advancement of technology in recent years and the increase of mass production in food, many of us feel a need to reconnect with nature.

If this sounds like you then you are not alone. Getting back to nature can be an incredibly rewarding experience. You do not need to give up your smartphone and go to live in the woods to get reconnected with nature.

Here are some of the best ways you can reconnect with the outside world.

Go Exploring

This one is vital if you really want to reconnect with nature. Get off the beaten track and go and explore the world around you. Leave your smartphone at home if you feel that technology is encroaching too much in your life and simply enjoy being out in nature.

It is worth making sure that you know your route inside and out before setting off if you do choose to leave your tech behind. Always take a map even if you do take your phone in case of poor signal. The last thing you want is to get lost with no way to call for help!

Exploring your local area can be a great way to start, as many people are unaware of the beauty that lies right on their doorsteps.

You could try foraging for wild garlic, berries, and flowers- though you should always be sure that you are not trespassing when you do this.

Eat Fresh

One great way to get back to nature is to be more mindful of the food that you are consuming. This can have great health benefits as well as giving you peace of mind about what you are eating.

Where possible only eat meat that you bought from the farm which raised and slaughtered the animals. Doing the same for fruit and vegetables is important so that you can have a real understanding of what you are consuming. Knowing where your food has come from will help you be confident that it is of the best quality and as natural as possible.

You can even get your four-legged friends involved if you want to ensure that the whole family benefits from a switch to natural foods. Try this raw dog food feeding guide from Bella and Duke for some great inspiration on how a natural diet can truly change your dog’s life.

Cultivate Your Garden

This is a great way to connect with nature without having to go too far! Creating a vegetable patch in your garden can be a really rewarding way to reconnect with the outside world- and to help in your goal to eat fresh.

Gardening in general is a great way to improve your mood and health, and has been proved to have fantastic mental health benefits. This can be the perfect antidote to any feeling that technology has taken too big a part of your life.

There are plenty of guides available online to help you with your first steps. The sense of accomplishment that you will feel when serving up your first plate of veg grown in your own vegetable patch will make the hard work well worthwhile.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

How To Create A Luxe Hotel Bed In The Comfort Of Your Own Home!

This post is provided by Faisal.

Traveling is hardly stress free under the best of circumstances, and these days the prospect of heading out of town or getting on a plane is even more fraught. While you might not be able to explore a foreign city this year, there is one part of the vacation experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. With a little effort, and a few key purchases, you can turn your bedroom into a serene paradise worthy of the most luxurious five-star hotel. Read on for tips on giving your bed the luxury hotel treatment.

Choose All-White Bedding

The finest hotels typically choose all-white bedding, and for good reason. Not only is white bedding easy to wash, but it also looks fresh and clean, so guests can feel confident slipping between the sheets. Additionally, white bedding is soothing to the eye. There is something about the sight of a fluffy white duvet that makes you want to snuggle in for the night. If you are looking to create the hotel feel at home, consider picking up a white cover for your current duvet.

Select Plenty Of Pillows

When was the last time you upgraded your pillows? If it is been awhile, consider giving yourself the gift of better neck support this year. Take a page out of the luxury hotel design book and opt for at least four standard-sized pillows. While down is a popular choice, those with feather allergies should opt for fiber or an alternative filling. The most inviting beds also have plenty of accent pillows, so choose a wide selection in different colors and textures. 

Opt For Egyptian Cotton

Of course, when it comes to designing hotel-worthy accommodations, appearances are not everything. The most high-end five-star hotels feature bedding that is as comfortable as it is attractive, so consider swapping out your current sheets with ones of Egyptian cotton. Made from 100% cotton from the Nile River Valley, real Egyptian cotton sheets feel smooth yet crisp. For the ultimate in luxury, opt for Pure Parima’s Hotel Collection Ultra Percale Sheet Set. Made of crisp matte percale, these sheets are perfect for bringing hotel opulence to the home.

As a bonus, Egyptian cotton can help you rest easier. In fact, the fabric is a favorite choice among allergy sufferers and problem sleepers alike because it is both breathable and moisture wicking. 

You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars a night to sleep in the lap of luxury. With a little inspiration, you can create a bedroom paradise that you will long to retreat to at the end of the day. Happy decorating!