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A guide to buying a king size bedspread

A guide to buying a king size bedspread

The king size bed is not just for sleeping, nowadays, but watching TV or spending time with the family. This is not a new concept. Louis XIV was "inordinately fond of staying in bed", and the famous Bed of Ware, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is 18 feet 6 inches wide and 12 feet long. Since it is so large, the king sized bed needs bedding that does not draw attention to itself but helps it fit in with room.
How to make Roman blinds

How to make Roman blinds

If you fancy something different from furnishing your window area with curtains, then why not consider using Roman blinds for the windows. These can not only sufficiently block out the light but can also serve as beautiful interior design accessories. However, they are not cheap and making your own is a good money saving option. This DIY guide on how to make a Roman Blind will show you how.
Where to find designer curtain fabric

Where to find designer curtain fabric

Curtains can add warmth as well as style to any room. At first, they were purely practical, but as mankind's knowledge of textiles improved, so did the quality of the curtains. They became symbols of wealth as they continued to keep the cold at bay, and were made of linen, cotton, wool, silk and other fabrics. You can make your own curtains with designer fabric that you find at fabric stores online, in town, or elsewhere.
A guide to buying room size rugs

A guide to buying room size rugs

The history of rugs dates back to the history of mankind. Animal skins were first pressed into service as rugs. Next, came mats and rugs that were woven from natural materials such as reeds. Weaving flax came next, with pile weaving in 2000 BC. Weaving and making knotted rugs with wool began in Asia and pile rugs in 1000 AD. Room size rugs are available nowadays in all of these styles.
How to remove stains

How to remove stains

Are you looking for some tips on how to clean the house? If so, then one of the areas that you will probably need most help with is how to remove stains, especially from the carpets. The fact is that with the right solutions and a bit of effort, just about anything can be removed from carpets. In this article, find out how to remove stains.
The pros and cons of low-E glass

The pros and cons of low-E glass

One area in the home that you should pay special attention to are the windows as this is where a lot of heat can be lost. There are several ways to reduce heat loss through the windows, one is installing double glazed windows and the other is to use low emissivity or low-E glass. Here are some pros and cons of using this material.
How to choose cotton sheets

How to choose cotton sheets

Cotton's close relatives are okra and hibiscus. Cotton use may be extended back to 7000 years. This cotton was grown in Mexico, Pakistan and Egypt, and it was woven as early as 3000 BC. Merchants from Arabia brought cotton to the attention of Europe. It was known to the entire world by 1500 AD. Equipment for spinning developed in 1739, in England. In 1793, Eli Whitney's cotton gin helped to bring cotton fabric to the rest of the world.
How to make curtains yourself

How to make curtains yourself

Curtains are easily available ready-made nowadays. They can be obtained in different designs and styles. A less expensive and more personalised way to get your curtains is to make them yourself. This article will describe how to make curtains yourself.
How to care for bath mats

How to care for bath mats

Bathmats have a long history as they are descendants of all sorts of rugs and carpets. The first mats were made 2000 to 3000 years ago. The oldest mats were funeral mats made of natural fibres. While some of the bath mats were made of bamboo or coir, the ones which are mostly used nowadays are made of cotton or are plastic or rubber-backed. Hence, caring for them properly is important.
Where to buy a brown duvet cover

Where to buy a brown duvet cover

Duvets are loosely quilted feather beds that have been used in Germany for many years before they became popular in England. By the 1800s, the duvet began to be popular in England as well. The duvet continues to be popular in England today. A duvet cover helps to make the duvet easy to care for in that it can be washed frequently without having to wash the duvet as well. Buying a brown duvet can be accomplished in more than one way.
Where to obtain discount fabric

Where to obtain discount fabric

Fabric has been a part of our history ever since mankind began harvesting and weaving flax in 5000 + BC. From flax, men turned it into cotton, wool and silk, then began making fabric from chemicals creating rayon, acetate and more. When you are a tailor, a seamstress, a costumer or someone who enjoys sewing, buying fabric at discount prices is a boon. Fortunately, there is more than one source from which you can find quality fabric without paying a fortune.
Why use Hardie board?

Why use Hardie board?

Many home-owners have chosen to use a Hardie board to protect the exterior of their homes. It's not only sturdy and strong but it also has the appearance of real wood, which is very popular. These are just a few of the reasons why using this product is a great choice.
Where to buy train bedding

Where to buy train bedding

In 1630, rails were roads made of planks. In 1700s, the first steam engine was built and the first railway in 1750s, Middleton. At first, trains travelled at six to eight mph, increasing to the whopping 210 mph, today. Train train bedding became popular as trains became story characters. This article describes where to buy train bedding.
Where to buy kitchen mats

Where to buy kitchen mats

Although kitchen mats have ways of tying in the decorative feel and theme of a room, it is not only used as decoration. They are very useful in winter and act as a buffer between bare feet and a cold floor. The kitchen is the one area of the house that experiences the most traffic. This means that you will want to look for kitchen rugs and mats that will be useful. This article describes where to buy kitchen mats.