Sunday, March 31, 2019

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 24


Light up Your Child's World: How to Choose a Lamp for Their Room

If your child isn't old enough to decorate their own room, then it's up to you. Here are a few tips for choosing the best lamps for the job.
Lamps are an awesome way to light up a room. There are so many different styles and options, and it can be a little hard to choose which lamp to get. Well, don't worry! We're here to help you!
There are a few things to consider when deciding on which lamps are a good fit for your child's room. Keep reading for some great tips on choosing the perfect lamp!

Consider Your Space

When choosing the right lamp, you want to make sure it works in the space you are going to put it in. If you're just starting to put your child's room together, you may want to do things that will change the room drastically, like painting, first. One thing that won't change, though, is the size of your room.
The size of the room will inform how much light will be needed. For a small room, one large floor lamp might be enough for general illumination. You can supplement it with one or two smaller lamps to give a nice ambiance. 
Is your child's room going to have a theme? Keep that in mind when selecting lamps. You can be as creative as you want! Have an underwater theme? Maybe try a multi-bulb tree lamp with a blue bulb that you can turn on for that under the sea vibe!

Pick Lamps That Work with Your Furniture

What furniture you incorporate into your child's room is also a great way to inform your lamp choices.
Do they have a desk for coloring or studying? A desk lamp is a good idea then. Use a desk lamp to add general ambiance to the room and as a dedicated activity light source. Having a dedicated light source for the desk can help reduce eye strain while your kid colors or reads.
The same goes for you! If you have a rocking chair set up so that you can read your kid a bedtime story, a reading light is a wonderful thing. Rather than reading with the overhead light on and keeping your kid awake, you can focus the light primarily on the book. That way you can see, and your kid can slowly drift off to sleep in the lower light.

Don't Forget the Nightlight

A nightlight is the quintessential child's room lamp. A small bedside nightlight can be fun and also functional.
Children are often not as aware of their surroundings as adults, so having a small light on at night can help them get around when getting up to use the bathroom. Some kids fear the dark, and even those without a major fear usually feel more comfortable with a little bit of light.
Nightlights come in all kinds of cool and cute designs, and you can find the perfect one to fit your child and the theme of their room! 

Lamps to Fit Your Style

So now that you've given it a little thought, get out there and find the perfect lamps for your child's room! We have a large selection to choose from, give us a call if you have any questions!
That's all for now!  May sunshine fill your day!

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 23

Hi Everyone!  

Upgrade Your Windows: 5 Amazing Trends for 2019

New year, new look. Here are a few beautiful window treatment trends that are happening in 2019.
Ever seen an odd-looking house? More often than not, the problem is with the windows. They might not look suitable for the house or they might seem outdated.
Don’t let your home fall into the same trap.
Finding the right windows that match current trends can turn into an uphill battle. In fact, the average expenses on windows are at $4,516, with maximum cost reaching up to $11,116.
Knowing the expected values for your budget, you need windows that are both trendy and energy-efficient. Here are some window treatment trends designed to enrich your home with both a trendy and environmentally-friendly approach:

1. Black Window Frames

Using black window frames would be a good start in veering towards the dramatic and modern look. White window frames tend to be more traditional when it comes to style.
Since black works well with every color combination and home style, it continues to sit as a solid choice. It also helps with letting other designs pop out and shine. For instance, the use of black window frames can enhance printed or patterned window treatments.
You can complement black window frames with light colored curtains for a play on harmony.

2. Window Decals

One of the window treatment trends that you can try out is window decals. They are also a step away from traditional window treatments, leaning towards a different approach.
Look for something unexpected or a bit unusual but appealing for you. Stained-glass looking window decals are a good example of this. The easy-to-install nature of window decals makes it a great alternative to regular drapes.

3. More Glass, Less Frame

Another trend that continues to dazzle at this point is in having larger windows. More home buyers would aim for fixed windows and even corner windows. This provides a wider view area and more towards natural light.
A great number of window manufacturers are doing away with grids to achieve this. All thanks to this particular approach with windows.

4. Fewer Window Screens

Going with the trend mentioned earlier, the pursuit now also extends with having more of the windows and less of window screens. This design allows more sunlight into your home. It also makes the window look less like a set of prison bars.

5. Trendy Color Combinations

When it comes to trends, both traditional and modern, color palettes continue to influence designs. In this case, these trends can go in two different directions.
One is to go towards a brighter approach with white and soft beige. The other approach is towards a darker palette with the use of dark brown and dark grey, which work well with wood.
Check out the style of your home first before deciding what to pick. The key here is finding the right combination that blends well with your home.

Go Modern with These Window Treatment Trends Today

In pursuing modern home trends, you can do so much that is within your home’s style and budget. With these window treatment trends and suggestions, you might be able to enrich and enhance your home’s overall style with these contemporary aesthetics in design.
When it comes to enriching your home, especially with windows, we have what you are looking for. Feel free to contact us and we’ll get you started.
That's all for now!  May sunshine fill your day!