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I enjoy writing about interior design and trending furniture pieces. Furniture is fashion, styles are constantly changing!

How to Keep Your Dining Room Spic and Span

The following tips will give you a lot of help if you have been bogged on how to keep your dining room spic and span.

Do away with the mess or clutter. Before anything else, you need to eliminate items which are not intended in the dining room. If there are some items that you still need like bills, put them in a container and label it for easy access.

Play down decorations. Do not put a lot of decorative things as these invite dust. If you want to put them, group them and only display those that are good for certain occasions. Keep those that will not be used in a box and label them as well.

Dusting must be done on a regular basis. When dusting, make sure that you use the appropriate product for items made of wood, glass, brass, etc. Do not forget to dust ceilings, walls and corners. Furniture must be dusted from all angles. You also need to dust the ceiling fan if you happen to have one, but make use of a ladder. Do include cobwebs in your cleaning.

Dust windows and change the curtains. Windows get very dusty so it must likewise be washed. You need to change your curtains as well. Have a schedule in cleaning the windows and changing your curtains.

Clean the dining table and chairs after every meal. If this is done after every meal, dust will not pile up. This will also prevent any insects or unwanted flies to hover in the dining room. Seat and table covers must be changed and washed habitually. Empty china cabinet, buffet, drawers and shelves to clean them inside and out.

Vacuum or sweep the floor to end with your cleaning. When everything has been tidied, be sure to vacuum or sweep the floor. If there are any stains, mop or wash the floor. Again, use the correct cleaning material.

If the above are done habitually, you will find cleaning much easier and your furniture will not age quickly. Aside from that, you will not be helpless seeing your modern dining room furniture with a whole lot of mess. Invite the other members of the family to practice orderliness, too.

How to Choose the Best Sofa Bed

A sofa bed is a piece of furniture that you will welcome to be a part of your home. Made to serve two purposes, it can be placed in your living room without any worry of storage. As the name implies, it can be seated on and can be changed into a bed without difficulty. Having such furniture will provide your guest a place to sleep in the night.

However, you need to evaluate the characteristics of a good sofa bed.

First on your list is the comfort. The sleeper couch must be able to give the person sleeping on it a restful sleep. Sofa beds with thick mattresses are a good choice. When buying, ask the sales person on the material used for the mattress. It is not enough for it to be just thick, the fabric also matters. A breadth of 4 inches plus good quality circle back coils gives more relief. Check on the cushions as well.

Second to your list is the size. It must be just right for the room you intend to place it to. There should still be some space left for walking. The size will naturally depend on the dimension of the room.

Third is the material or fabric. Like any other couches, sleeper sofas come in varied assortments. Those that are made of linen are considered to be the most resilient. It is because linen can withstand the unfolding and folding of the couch.
When it comes to color, those that are in dark hues can survive stains and spills. If you prefer the lighter hues, ask the sales agent if it had been treated as this helps for its ability to resist spills and blemishes.

Fourth, it must be easy to maneuver. Since it has dual functions, pulling out the bed part must be trouble-free; the same way when it will be returned back to its being a sofa.

Your motive and objective on purchasing a sofa bed must be evaluated carefully as this will determine your needs. It is essential that you sit and lie on it to check how it feels on your back prior to paying for the sleeper sofa. Not to forget is that, it must complement the other furniture in the room.

Big TV Stand versus Small TV Stand

Are you wondering what size of TV stand is appropriate for your home? Well, here are some important information in choosing the appropriate TV stand for your home.

Dimension, naturally refers to the TV size plus the devices that will be kept. Check the height; ask for the measurement. It must not be too elevated or too little.

Style or design must blend in with the other furniture and decoration of the room. Remember that the purpose of buying a TV stand is to put order in the living room and to lessen clutter.

The material used can be made of metal, pressed board, wood, pressed board and glass or steel. Ensure that it will be able to hold the things you will put on top and inside of it.

Small TV Stand

The problem of having a big area will be solved with the small television stand. Although the furniture is small, it can still accommodate the unit as well as other entertainment gadgets that you have.

Here are some reasons why you need to purchase a small TV stand:

• Assembling a small TV stand is easier to set up
• It is suitable for apartments, townhomes or condos. Because of the small size of the stand, the TV can be placed in the kitchen or can inhabit a minimal area in any room
• It can easily be transported from the living room to the bedroom or any other room as it is built with roller wheels.

Big TV Stand

Being large, it definitely will require more space. This kind of TV stand can accommodate your entertainment paraphernalia and gadgets but also your books or other decorative items.

The reasons why you need to purchase a big TV stand are the following:

• You get more shelves for all your entertainment stuff including displays and books

• Since a large TV stand require a bigger size television, the viewers get to have a clearer and bigger picture

• It conveys that the woman of the home has superior taste

On top of these all, do not forget that what is important is that the stand is durable and will not be too harsh on your pocket.

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