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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Oh my goodness, writing for this week's topic inspiration made me want to spend money!
http://austinstar.hubpages.com/hub/Whic … rustworthy
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!
I have a lot of hats and so I chose the topic, "Are Hatstands Worth It? http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/3306c9
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.
I like this topic too. Looking forward to read all the entries.
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
So many tips here! I've definitely used some of these tricks. Great advice, Arlene.
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."
Excellent tips. By the way, I love your pillow; it is adorable.
Here's my take on comforters, considering winters are round the corner.
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!
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.
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 ) It's called "Iconic Furniture and the Barcelona Chair".
http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … Chair?done
Thanks, Denise 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.
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
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
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.
Here's mine for the week ^_^
http://rosyelsawali.hubpages.com/hub/Th … th-Storage
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
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
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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
Queries about Furnishing a Child's Room? This hub has it all
http://ruchira.hubpages.com/hub/How-to- … hilds-Room
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