Boy's Room Decor- Transforming his Nursery to a Big Boy's Room that will Grow with Him

Your baby boy is no longer a baby and his room needs to be transformed from a baby's nursery to a big boy's room. You've put hours of thought and attention into decorating his nursery so that it would be perfect for him as an infant and now you want to do the same for him as he grows. But, be careful, you do not want to be updating his room décor every three months as his interests change. And a little boy's interests change often, sometimes overnight. How can you create a room that is perfect for him now, yet will grow with him? Here are some tips to decorating your boy's room to please him now and later:

· Wallpaper and Paint – If you had decorated his baby nursery with wallpaper and now want to remove it, you have discovered it is a lot of effort! For a big boy's room to grow with him, choose wall décor that is easily removed and changed. For painting a boy's room, select a basic color that is not too babyish: basic blue, green or white will provide a solid back for decorating his room.

· Wall Borders – Another alternative to painting or wallpaper is a room border. Be sure to choose a colorful border that will suit him now and in the future. Avoid the popular characters and heroes of today for your permanent wall décor as they will soon be pushed away for a new and better cast of characters. A basic sports border or colorful design will serve you best.

· Wall Décor – This is where decorating gets fun. There are so many selections of wall décor available for a boy's room today that finding colorful, personalized wall décor is easy and fun. Keep in mind wall décor can be easily removed and updated as your son grows and his interests change. Be creative in your wall décor selections by seeking out unusual artwork such as growth charts, intrate picture frames, treasure maps or artistic renderings of our world.

· Rugs – Even if your carpeting is bland and non-descript, your child's floorspace can be transformed into a fun place to play. Children's rugs can be moved, changed and folded, allowing another area where you can keep your boy's room décor updated as he grows. Children's rugs are one place you can indulge his delights at any point in time. A Scooby-Doo rug can be tossed side and replaced by a baseball rug easily.

· Children's Furniture – As you will likely not want to be investing in new furniture for your child every year, you will want to choose a boy's furniture that will suit him now and not become outdated as he grows. Select furniture that is sturdy and high-quality. A traditional, classic style can be made more exciting through a creative use of boy's room accessories such as funky clocks, cool lighting and lamps, decorative dresser knobs and fun outlet covers. Boy's …

Fairy Bedroom Decor Ideas

Fairy Bedroom Décor can be fun for not only your child but also the adults as well, as you can bring your child's dreams to life by creating a wonderful and inspiring haven for them to enjoy. Decorating with Fairies has never been easier with all of the wonderful accessories you can buy. There are lamps, wallpaper, pillows, shams, comforters, blankets and so much more. You can get traditional fairy designs that remind you of old English bedtime stories, or the more modern look of Tinkerbell.

Imagine a place that is not only fun for your little girl but also appealing and relaxing for you, a world full of magic and wonder all inside of her bedroom. A place where wishes can come true and you can reach the stars with only a thought. Picture your little girl's bedroom going from boring or drab into a fairy land adventure, with the help of some well laid pieces of furniture.

When getting ready to start transforming her bedroom, you need to have a basic idea of ​​what you want and how it will be placed. A good way to start is to paint the walls a solid white, or other color your little girl prefers. Depending on whether the room has hardwood flooring or carpet, you can choose a rug the same color as the wall or one with a pattern where colors are bought together.

Once you have your basics done you can then start looking for wall trimmings, such as borders, clocks, pictures and other decorative items, including shelves with fake vines decorating them. There are figurines that sit, some that hang from the wall and ceiling and even ones you can use in place of handles on dressers and doors. When decorating the walls you can put a clear coat of paint with glitter in it, giving it a magical sparkle. You can also paint plants on the wall that go up to the ceiling and then have hidden fairies through.

When looking for fabrics for the room you want to remember that Fairies are light magical creatures that are delicate and little, so use lightweight materials. You can take a sheer material with anything fairy on it, such as flowers or sparkles, and drape this over the curtains on the windows, and from the ceiling to about half-way down to the bed to give the bed and bedroom a hidden and special feel.

Depending on how much you want to spend you can get endless bedroom sets and furniture to match the fairy theme. If you want some control and spend less, you can buy a bed set in a soft color and then accent with pillows or throws to match. If the bed is made from wood and you do not want to change the color of it, you can get stick on accessories that can be moved around. These will give the bed a magical feel without actually painting it.

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Hand Tufted Rugs Add Beauty to Any Decor

The hand tufted rugs are also referred to as the full cut or latex rugs which look like the hand knotted rugs but there is a lot of difference between these two types of rugs as far as their production is concerned. The tufted oriental rugs are made using tufting gun that is a basically operating tool. The tufted rugs do not need any special skills in production but on the other hand, the knotted rugs require skill of tying knots properly and neatly.

Quality hand tufted rugs that make use of good quality dyes, wool as well as glue can prove to be a nice option for contemporary decorations as they offer a great variety of designs, styles and colors to choose from. These rugs require proper maintenance and cleaning at proper intervals. Vacuuming serves to be one of the common and widely used techniques to clean these rugs. But while doing so, it is imperative to ensure that you do not indulge in over vacuuming the carpets. It is wise to use medium power supply and do not rub against the rug. This will help in safeguarding the fibers from early deterioration. Also, daily washing of these rugs is advisable so that they can remain fresh and clean.

The hand tufted carpets are made without tying of knots into foundation but instead, through pushing of acrylic or wool yarn with the help of a main backing that creating the desired tuft. After that, latex glue is used in order to hold these tufts in proper place and then another foundation is applied which is followed by covering by the final cloth in order to safeguard your floor. The last level includes shearing tops of looped tufts in order to make a pile. The pile's height is known by the amount of cut off yarn and the amount to which the first loop was pushed.

Just like other types of rugs, the hand tufted ones can be destroyed due to growth of infestation. And so it is crucial to aerate not just the rooms where the rugs are placed, but even the rugs themselves. At times when such prevention steps do not work, it is better to use special products readily available in the markets to eliminate the infected areas.

It is also important to note that these rugs need to be kept away from direct sunlight. But as you can not do so all the time, it is better to use curtains while leaving home for extended time spans or when direct sunlight is coming on the rug. Moreover, it can be useful to rotate or change the direction of the rug at frequent intervals in order to protect its color from fading. This fading can be faced due to over exposure to sunlight. …

Treating Your Dog Like Family

There are many people today who have pets that they think of as their own flesh and blood and one of their own family members. Pets are more than just a pet; they are a companion, a best friend and a family member. There are many people who love their pets enough to treat them as they would treat any other human being. Animals should be treated with respect and courtesy, just like we do for another human being. Animals feel physical pain, emotional pain and experience emotions just like humans. There is no reason at all that animals should be treated any differently. The only difference is they cannot communicate the same way that humans do. That doesn’t mean we cannot show them the respect they deserve. Dogs need their own space just as humans do, a place they can call their own home.

According to ASPCA.org, about 44 percent of households in the United States own a dog in their home. It’s estimated that there are about 78 million dog owners in the United States alone. Many people have also adopted dogs in order to help care for them. There are many dogs that end up going to the shelter every year due to abuse or abandonment from human beings. Animals have gone through a lot of distress by not being able to have independence. Human beings willingly take these animals and decide whether or not they are going to make them their pet or not. No animal truly has a say-so in what is going to be decided of their fate. It is humans who has the advantage. Due to this issue, it is important that people do what they can do treat their dogs equally and provide a home they can call their own.

There are many things that humans can do for their pets to make their pets happy and feel comfortable at their homes. One of them is making sure that pets are truly happy in their environment. According to Moderndogmagazine.com, dogs have the same hormone oxytocin that humans do, which is responsible for emotional states such as feeling love and affection for others. There has been studies that dogs feel what humans can feel in the emotional states. Therefore, giving your dog their own space in their own home will help to make your pet more comfortable and happy in their environment. There are many quality dog kennels available on the market that you can have specially customized, just for you dog. Your dog will have their own space to run in and out of, run inside if they get cold, and just a comfortable place they can freely roam and call their own.

Take the time to help your dog reach ultimate happiness and comfortability by thinking about what is best for them. What all pets want is freedom and independence, just as humans do. Give your dog a place that they can feel proud of.

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Does Your Fireplace Make Your House Warmer Or Colder

When you see the picture of the perfect American living room in a home, there’s a cozy room with a couch, recliner and a fireplace burning beautifully. People love to sit by the fireplace watching the flames encircling the logs. Not only does the fireplace add warmth but it adds atmosphere. Unfortunately a fireplace in a home is not perfect. There are many issues that make a fireplace very inefficient.

When a fireplace is burning, it radiates warmth into the air around it. But it also creates a current that actually pulls that air out of your room and up through the chimney. So basically warm air is escaping and your fireplace has to work even harder to warm your room. Yes, there is a damper on a chimney that supposedly keeps the inside air from escaping and the outside air from coming in. But most are not constructed very well and the seal around the edges of the damper still allows air to escape.

There are some things you can do to fix this problem. There is a damper that you can buy which is installed at the top of the chimney. This damper acts like a storm door and has a seal so that the air cannot sneak around it. You can get such a product online and you can install it yourself if you’re comfortable going on top of your roof.

Another option you have is to change your wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace. You can get a gas fireplace insert which can look just like a regular wood burning fireplace. These heaters have artificial logs that look just like they’re burning. Depending on your home construction and budget, you have several options on how to install and vent the fireplace. Most gas fireplaces use propane or natural gas sources. Many homeowners go with this type of change because they get tired of having to keep cut wood around and disposing of the ashes. A gas fireplace eliminates that need.

You can also replace your fireplace with an electric heater. There are portable electric heaters that look just like fireplaces. You can get an electric fireplace heater that has a fan which can very efficiently heat a whole room quickly. Electric heaters are very efficient in the way that they heat a room. 100% of the electricity that is used is turned into heat and put back out into the room.

Another inconvenience is that the fireplace is usually in the room with the thermostat. The room with the fireplace becomes very warm and the thermostat turns off the heat. This makes rooms in the rest of the home cooler because the fireplace is not heating them. This may cause you to look into getting a portable space heater for other rooms in your home.…

Celtic Hair Styles, Grooming Decor and Hygiene

A lot of people have asked me about Celtic hair styles for both men and women. They want to know about everyday lives and how they looked.

Celtic Soap – The Romans noted that the Celts were very particular about bathing and grooming habits. They smelled great, as they we know they washed their hands and faces with soap in the morning, as well as bathed fully with soap in the evening. Afterwards they applied oil with scented herbs on their skin. In the Brehon laws there is clear descriptions as to when the elite ‘security’ warriors have to bath as well as foster children’s brats had to be washed every other day. A brat was a kind of cloak Almost ritualistic in belief. It is said that it is the Celts who introduced soap to the Romans who used the oil and sticks to scrape off their dirt previously.

Celtic Hands – In Ireland, the hierarchy persons had to have their fingernails kept well-groomed. The warriors were considered hierarchy and would be shamed if he kept his nails ragged. Women sometimes dyed their nails crimson as we see from the story of Deirdre who makes a statement that crimsoning her nails refers to joyous occasions and thus she will no longer do this when some boys die.

Celtic Facial and Body Hair & Makeup – Make Celts were sometimes with or without a beard or moustache, depended on the tribe and position. Some soldiers and lower class Celts had moustaches, often curled up at the ends, but without the beard up to the medieval period. The beards were often forked – Irish artwork very few others show an unforked beard, and instead with a square cut to the bottom. Other beard styles show one single long beard on chin, sometimes with a square cut to the bottom.

Prominent persons were either clean-shaven or had both a beard and a moustache. The moustache later became know to the aristocracy and worn alone, which carried through to the medieval period. Diodorus of Sicily – “Nobles shave their cheeks, but they let the moustache grow until it covers the mouth.” As said there are several tribes so this all depends on the area. Caesar noted that the Celts shaved their bodies except for the head and upper lip.

In the myths we can see many things they did, but one must read through the many to find these gems. For example – Berry juice, would sometimes be used for ladies eyebrows black. Irish missionary monks were also known to paint or dye their eyelids black. The cheeks were reddened using a plant called ‘ruam’ — could be alder berries but it is unknown. It is not clear whether both men & women reddened their cheeks.

Celtic Hair was long according to Cesar and a few other sources by the free classes and for both men and women – Irish artwork.

Warriors, on the other hand – (Roman sculpture of the ‘dying Gaul’ …

Surreal Art Like That Done By Joan Miro Can Be Perfect Nursery Decor

The work of Joan Miro has been referred to as having childlike organic forms, though not exactly childlike in form his images none the less have a huge amount of appeal thanks to their organic yet flat and solid nature. Because of their colorful and solid composition such works of art can make good decoration for your nursery, and would defiantly make such a room unique among those of children. Such paintings as his however need a frame unless your walls are a neutral color as one of their primary compositional powers comes from the internal color scheme and so can be detracted from by external colors.

For many the idea of using such surreal art as wall art for kids seems strange however pictures do not necessary need to add a story to add interest. The Painting “Daybreak Tagesanbruch” is a strongly composed picture of green, red, yellow, and blue who’s flat simplicity makes it both easy to examine and fascinating as a design element. Like a little creature standing between the worlds of dawn and night as the sun on rising this painting has a strange energy that could fit very will in any child’s room.

The “Melancholic Singer” like the painting “Daybreak Tagesanbruch” is a multicolored series of shapes, however it has a larger area that could be considered a sort of odd negative space in which the paint of the picture can dance like a wild flock of birds. One of Miro’s more interesting paintings “The Melancholic Singer” typifies the type of imagery normally associated with the painter, a strong work of art its power lays in the its unique way of moving across the page, a form of movement that would add energy to any nursery décor.

“Lune Verte” like the “Melancholic Singer” dances across the page as a series of broken images coming to overwhelm the negative space that is so much larger then they are with pure energy. However in this picture the solid flat images normally associated with Miro’s work have help from what is perhaps one of the few times he truly did what a small child would do. This painting is dominated by yellow scribbles that circles over his many flat organic forms. The sheer energy of this painting helps the viewers to see how much fun Miro had painting it, like any child has just placing color on a canvas, yet unlike most children one can see how firmly Miro plans or at least understands the composition of his paintings and how such things move the viewers eyes around the canvas. It is this skill that makes Miro a great painter, the ability to.

It’s interesting to note that although Miro’s most powerful compositions do seem to be the broken dances across negative space, this is not necessarily his most common form of painting composition. His painting “Compositions” though in color and style choice is much like the two previously mentioned paintings it is much more solid, as it …