Weekly Topic Inspiration: Home Furnishings

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  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Until the time came for me to furnish my first apartment, I didn’t think there was much to home furnishings. Now I know better. What advice might you share with furnishing first-timers or those looking to redecorate? Share your tips as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge!

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    How to Restore Furniture
    How to Build a Garden Storage Bench
    Are Hatstands Worth It?
    College Dorm Linens
    How To Give an Old Couch New Life
    Grand Home Furnishings on a Budget
    How to Maintain a Silk Bedding Set
    Where to Find Cheap Bedroom Furniture
    How to Determine Quality of Home Furnishings Online
    Wood Restoration 101
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    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my goodness, writing for this week's topic inspiration made me want to spend money!
      http://austinstar.hubpages.com/hub/Whic … rustworthy

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Recently, we met this guy who had a sister who just moved into her new custom home in Southern California.  She furnished her home with appliances and furniture from the East Coat.  When it came to paying for all her home furnishings, she realized that it was way way cheaper to buy online than locally.  And, she got everything that she wanted.  Something to think about!

    2. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have a lot of hats and so I chose the topic, "Are Hatstands Worth It? http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/3306c9

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I wouldn't mind having a hatstand in my home, but the very few hats that I have are caps used for fishing or gardening.  I had a friend who worked retail and bought nothing but hats with the money made from her job.  No hatstand.  She displayed all of her hats on wig stands, but each of those hats were in top condition.

    3. inggo profile image58
      inggoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nice! I definitely love this topic!!

  2. snakeslane profile image83
    snakeslaneposted 6 years ago

    I love this topic. smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Me too...should be interesting.  smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Fantastic! So glad this looks good. I was a bit worried that furnishings might sem a bit dull, but the more I look into the subject, the more I realize there is a LOT to write about!

  3. livingpah2004 profile image83
    livingpah2004posted 6 years ago

    I like this topic too. Looking forward to read all the entries.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    I have spent years writing while on my couch, and I have come to ignore the gaping hole in the leather that was made by our puppy.  It was a pleasure to write this because the subject hit home with me.

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/How … h-New-Life

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So many tips here! I've definitely used some of these tricks. Great advice, Arlene.

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Simone!  I'm sure everyone has better things to do with their money these days than paying the high prices for furniture repair or completely going out and buying a new replacement.  One day, I will cart the couch down the street to the upholstery shop.  Until then, I'll play "hide the gaping hole in the middle of the couch."

    2. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent tips. By the way, I love your pillow; it is adorable.

    3. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good one, Arlene.

  5. Lipnancy profile image92
    Lipnancyposted 6 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great considerations!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good pointers.  Love the 'theme' idea.  smile

  6. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 6 years ago

    Here's my take on comforters, considering winters are round the corner.
    http://cashmere.hubpages.com/hub/Buying-Home-Comforters

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You've convinced me to look into duvet covers, cashmere. I had thought one was only permitted to have them with duvets, but obviously they'll prolong the life of basic comforters, too!

      1. cashmere profile image82
        cashmereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I find it much easier to cover quits and comforters with covers too because my boys tends to dirty anything on the bed so fast, its not even funny!
        I'd much rather be washing the covers than the entire comforter.
        Plus I tend to use my thick old bed-covers that get used in summers as covers by having the tailor stitch them into covers. It gives you the added option of two totally different looks when you flip them on either side and makes good recycling sense.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nice work, chashmere.  smile

  7. psdwpintegration profile image36
    psdwpintegrationposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for useful tips of home improvement.

  8. Trish303 profile image73
    Trish303posted 6 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      These are SUCH good tips, and I've seen many friends take this approach (and put together some great rooms).

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Trish-your hub is fabulous with easy and practical saving tips!

  9. EuroCafeAuLait profile image82
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years ago

    Hi Guys,
    I love the retro look, so I did a piece on iconic furniture, minimalistic home furnishings and the Barcelona (Chaise) Lounge.  Sure learned a lot smile)  It's called "Iconic Furniture and the Barcelona Chair".

    http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … Chair?done

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very coooooollllll hub!  Loved it!  lol

      1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image82
        EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Denise big_smile  The marshmallow couch was at the Atomium, a space age-like structure (looks like an Atom) built for the 1952?? world's fair in Brussels.  You can climb inside it, there is a restaurant and "super cool and speedy" elevator.  Unfortunately, I missed it when visiting there in January.

        1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image82
          EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          (the couch!)

  10. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    My hub is about shopping for bargains on good used furniture. I love a deal, and I love vintage furniture.

    http://sherryhewins.hubpages.com/hub/Wh … -Furniture

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good hub smile

    2. EuroCafeAuLait profile image82
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That old piece of furniture looked great, I would love to arrange my sweaters inside it!  Bet is makes a nice sound when opening and closing it, too.

  11. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    My hub contribution took a bit of a different path.  Not exactly furnishings, (what can you add to a bathroom except a new toilet seat)  but the importance of aesthetic appeal in the bathroom.  Here are some storage and decorating tips:

    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/B … r-Bathroom

    1. watergeek profile image96
      watergeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You'd be surprised what you can add to a bathroom. Mine has a small gold and brown speckled marble sink counter. I bought and refinished a wooden switchplate and matching cupboard knobs and it looked really cool.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Cool--hadn't even considered that area of a room.  Yes, simple changes make a big difference sometimes.  smile

  12. profile image48
    mackllinvingerposted 6 years ago

    great tips ..
    thanks

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      smile  Thanks for reading.

  13. Rosyel Sawali profile image65
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 6 years ago
    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very cool hub! smile

  14. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    My fine furniture needs some attention, and it looks like it's going to be this weekend!

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Car … niture-101

  15. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    I just published my hub for the weekly topic.   I wrote about the easy way to give your furniture the shabby/distressed look: for dummies!!  It's my first real home furnishing project that I've actually changed the look of something.  I'm thrilled!

    You can find it here:
    http://donotfear.hubpages.com/hub/How-T … mmies?done

  16. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Hey everyone! Fantastic Hubs this week! Our new theme is up. The focus: customer service and satisfaction.

    I hope you'll give it a go! Both on the giving and receiving end, we have all had firsthand experience with this subject and I'm sure each of us has something interesting and useful to share. wink

  17. LetitiaFT profile image82
    LetitiaFTposted 6 years ago

    Okay! I know I missed the deadline by two hours, but I've been working on this for longer and I've just got to post it! After all, it was the first time I participated in the weekly topic. Here goes:

    Where to shop for home furnishings in France
    http://letitialicious.hubpages.com/_3d3 … -in-France

  18. Ruchira profile image66
    Ruchiraposted 6 years ago

    Queries about Furnishing a Child's Room? This hub has it all smile

    http://ruchira.hubpages.com/hub/How-to- … hilds-Room

 
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