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How to Arrange Furniture in a Bedroom — for Maximum Style and Comfort

When it comes to modern bedroom layouts, placement is everything. The latest trend, and also the one that offers the most amount of flow, is to arrange all the pieces — the bed, nightstand, dresser, and vanity — in a way that all the furniture pieces create an attractive presentation when viewed from each angle in the room. This gives it all a museum-like quality, yet it should also be comfortable.

In this article, we’re going to cover several major tips, including the oft-asked question of “Where should a bed be placed in a bedroom?” So, get ready to totally rethink how you go about arranging the various pieces in your bedroom — and that all starts with the bed.     

The Bed: It’s What it a Bedroom, Right?

Bed placement is the first thing you’ll want to consider when rearranging your bedroom (or arranging it for the first time). The bed is the single largest piece of furniture within a bedroom. Therefore, it holds both visual weights and it takes up quite a bit of floor space.

Typically, a king- or queen-size bed will be placed with the headboard on the wall opposite the door to the bedroom. But, depending on your floorpan and the amount of space you have, you do have some leeway in terms of bed placement (more on that later). In fact, placing the headboard against the door-facing wall has become such a standard layout concept that it’s even listed in the Dummies guide to bedroom furniture arrangement.

With all the possibilities to consider, it may be better to cover the “don’ts” of bed placement before we get into some modern bed placement concepts. The “don’ts” include:

  • Never place a bed where it obstructs a walkway or door
  • Beds should not be placed next to
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Professional Tree Surgery Services

Having a beautiful garden full of flowers plants or vegetables is something many of us aspire to but sometimes find difficult to achieve especially if there are problem areas that are difficult to put right, but with the right help and guidance it can be far easier than you may think to create an attractive and easy to maintain garden for you and your family to enjoy.

If you are finding that problem trees, overgrown bushes or deep rooted weeds are making your garden unmanageable or even causing damage to your property you may want to contact a local business offering Tree Surgery Services if you live in the North East, Newcastle based tree surgeons Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd are definitely worth considering as they are able to offer expert advice for many garden problems.

With over fifty years’ experience working within the industry Stan Timmins has built his reputation by striving to offer practical and permanent solutions to problems that many of us face in our in our gardens and making sure that each job gets done properly first time, with professional qualifications in a wide range of horticultural subjects he has the knowledge to offer expert advice about most aspects of tree surgery, tree management and other arboriculture issues.

Trying to undertake works such as tree removal or the removal of ivy or other deep rooted weeds yourself can not only prove unsuccessful but can also be dangerous or cause damage to property as well, by choosing to use a specialist tree surgery service you are able to minimise the risks and make sure the job get done properly.  Stan Timmins and Sons Ltd are fully insured and make sure that all work carried out complies with all legal safely regulations using best practise methods to ensure … Read more

You’ll Love These 5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Pergola

When you’ve had your pergola for a few years, you will probably find yourself looking for ways to make it your own, ways to create a desirable and comfortable environment.

If your pergola, patio or veranda is older and in need of perking up, there are many ways to enhance the look after you have made sure all the cobwebs have been removed, the dirt wiped away, and the floors swept clean. A pergola is a perfect way to turn your backyard into a great new living area; if you think your old pergola is beyond repair look for top quality pergolas and patios at Sunscreen Patios & Pergolas in Sydney.

1) Furniture

The furniture you place in your outdoor area dramatically contributes to the feel and comfort of the space. Old, faded plastic chairs and chipped tables will not make a welcoming invitation. Greasy BBQ equipment and peeling and dry timber will not encourage family get-togethers. If you can’t afford to splash on some new furniture, keep your existing furniture clean and in good repair and this alone will help remarkably to perk up your pergola. If your budget will allow, then set the mood of your outdoor space with the perfect furniture. Do you prefer to dine alfresco? Then buy a lovely dining set to complement your home. Teak, bamboo or cane furniture will set the tone for a tropical oasis.

2) Lighting

An old light fitting, clogged up with moths and dead flies is not exactly the best way to set the mood. Lighting has a strong influence on the ambience that your outdoor area will have in the evenings. For a retro, tropical feel you could assemble a line of Tiki torches, or for a romantic hideaway, you could place an array of candles, sconces and … Read more