With the variety of shutters to choose from today, it may be wise to stick with an old school style. Window shutters date back to, you guessed it, the era of plantations and farming in the United States. They have become a tried and true accessory to many windows. With their sturdy design, temperature regulating qualities, and privacy aiding qualities without deminishing your ability to see your property, it’s no wonder they have lasted through the ages.
Plantation shutters are still incredibly useful for people living in warmer climates. They have wide louvers, which allows for them to be opened up for maximum airflow without as many slats being in the way. These wide slats also allows for the homeowner to easily view their surroundings just by opening them. Since it is expected that the homeowners would use the shutters frequently, they have a sturdy design on the interior of your windows. This makes them incredibly easy to use because you won’t have to reach to the exterior of the windows to get to them. Their desgin makes them very useful in homes with large windows, like the ones found on plantation homes in the Southern United States. Exterior shutters would have to be too large to make the feasable for every day use. The adjustable angle of the slats allow the homwowner to adjust exactly how much light they are letting in.
These shutters are beautiful and give a classic feel to any home. Their design is economically sound with it’s ability to control light, air flow, and privacy while remaining sturdy and easy to access and use. It is a wonderful choice, even above those wanting to use tradition ahutters. They’re sturdy, good for large windows, easy to clean, or even repaint. It’s hard to deny the beauty … » Read more
If you’re decorating this year to freshen up your home d?cor prior to
the autumn and the colder darker days and are wondering how to invest your hard
earned money on pieces which will really last as well as create a massive
difference for your home interior and style, then you should think about buying
new cow hide rug. In recent years these wonderful, natural and hard wearing
home style accent pieces have been making a dramatic comeback for contemporary
home style choices.
Most people don’t even think about these rugs for their houses simply
because they believe that they only really belong on the floors of enormous
old-style country mansions which have deer antlers about the wall and a trophy
room and library but they couldn’t be more wrong!
Cow hide rugs are a fantastic accent
piece for your home d?cor that suits well many different types of houses and
apartments plus they are just as complimentary in your own home – which is
probably a trendy and modern studio apartment because they are in a more traditional
old style farmhouse. In addition, they combine heavy old Victorian furniture
and also complement modern minimalist furniture that is very popular with those
who are looking for a more contemporary, contemporary ‘chrome chic’ look. For
those who have a home filled with IKEA flat pack furniture you’ll be amazed how
a cow hide rug will accent this minimalist style approach whilst not subverting
Cow hide rugs are by their very
nature unique because of where they come from – the skin of a cow. No two skins
are identical so no two cow hide rugs are ever the same which means your very
own rug will be unique. Similar to leather you may also have a cow hide dyed to
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The clinical gleam of the leading interior design trends over the last
decade has left something of a mark on the state of the average household. The
walls are left out of color, left with a little more than the color of soft
eggshells to warm the room. Damage is very bad in the bathroom. The general
rule seems to have been, for a long time: ‘If it’s white, it’s sparkling.’ And
God forbid anyone to visit your bathroom without seeing the sparkle.
The newest injection of life goes back to the black bathroom design.
Some homeowners are now removing old white tiles in return for hotter ebony.
Black is a good color for the bathroom, because it maintains the same clean feel
as white while providing a touch of extra wealth, but problems arise when the
room sinks in black just for the sake of it.
One word of warning: a completely black room can feel very small. But
how can you make a bathroom look spacious without using white too often?
The best way to overcome this puzzle is to use the use of black and
white. The black interior bathroom tiles look fantastic in contrast to the
white color of the entire room, along with the sink and towel rack.
It’s important not to beat white, so in general, have a little less than
black, and this is the focus of the room. This is why it is a good idea to
decorate the main features of black, rather than walls, ceilings and floors
(although in some cases, black marble floors can bring subtle grandeur to the
room, but if you want to go for that type of repair, keep the rest the room
If you’re interested in going a little further than just a
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