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ClassicShagMixBlueA carpet in your living room could surely improve the looks and the mood.  Have you ever experience falling asleep in the plush comfort of a Persian carpet? Or enjoy the intricate and artistic pattern of an oriental carpet?  There is no doubt that a well-chosen carpet is an asset to your home.   But buying a carpet requires a lot of patience and care.

Shopping for a carpet is seems like choosing a husband; it requires patience, care, and trust.  Your decision should not only be based upon the look and the feel, you should know it inside and out before deciding if it is really the one.   It is actually called an intelligent decision.

To make an intelligent decision when purchasing carpet, you need to know some carpet stuffs like fiber type, carpet pile, face weight of fibers, fiber density, twist and tuft bind, and durability rating.   Without knowing these features you are doomed to divorce your carpet sooner than you think.

Fibers Type

There are four primary fiber used in carpeting.  They are nylon, polyester, Olefin fiber and wool.  Among the four fibers nylon is probably the most widely used, it is tough and resilient.  Carpet made of nylon fiber is the best choice for a high-traffic room used every day.  Nylon is resistant to dust and soil.

Polyester is the softest fiber available in carpeting.  It is the best choice for a room used for entertaining guests and bedroom which are not heavily trafficked.  Polyester fiber accepts coloration very well, that is why polyester-made carpets are usually have vibrant colors and designs.

Olefin fibers are a very strong fiber. It is extremely stain resistant, as often the color dyes are actually heated and fused into the actual fiber.

Wool is most luxurious but the most expensive carpeting available.  It is a natural fiber that accepts color well, but it also stains easily.

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Yeah, pet cats are cute and cuddly, but they also leave a little (sometimes big), annoying surprises around the house especially on the sofa cushions.   Here’s the six ways to clean up kitty’s hair and odor out of your sofa cushions.

1. Instant Deodorizer: Scoop kitty’s dirt out of the box, then get some baking soda, and shake it over the remaining litter.  For Fido pad, cover with a thin layer of soda, let it stay for about five to ten minutes, then finish it with a handheld vacuum cleaner.

2. Stopping The Stains: Remove the “surprise” on the carpet with a stain and odor remover which can be bought from pet store.  Make sure to thoroughly remove the stain and odor, because the odor makes the pet to revisit the same spot, it becomes their “territory”.

3. Anti-fur device: A handy tool to get cat’s hair off your sofa and other upholstered furniture is to have a rubber gloves.  Put on a clean rubber gloves, dampen and run your hands over cushions.  Cat’s hair will stick to the damp rubber gloves.

Warning: Use dry gloves for furniture with silk covering.

4. Remove the paws: Muddy paw prints on your carpet and rugs?  Don’t panic and don’t throw your rug or maybe your cat… Relax and let them dry, paw prints will come off easier if you vacuum later than if you scrub them now.

5. Kibbles Keeper: If dry foods in a paper bag keep spilling, repackage it in a jumbo plastic container with lid.

6. Unseat Smells: If you are a couch potato so do your pet cat, lessen sofa odor by slipping dryer sheets into envelops and tucking then under the cushions.

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My Rose Colored Customized Living Room

My Rose Colored Customized Living Room

A home is the reflection of the personality and sentiments of the people living on it.  Your living room should be the mute “spoke-person” of who you are.  If your living room doesn’t speak of who you are, then it is about the time to make your home look and feel your own.  It is the time to customize!  While it is easier to customize the kids’ room or the master bedroom, it is quite a challenge to pull off the same trick on the more common space, which the entire family commonly shares – like the living room.  Yes, it might be hard to input the personality of each member of the family on the customization but it is very doable.  Here’s the guide on how help you customize your living room:

Pick You Colors

Color reflects mood and personality.  The sunny, tropical shade suggests a happy atmosphere.  A dramatic shade of red radiate touch romance and the basic black and white combination gives a no-nonsense professional appeal.    The color you should choose to dominate in your living room must reflect the people who live inside the house.  Before ordering the wallpapers and paints, ask yourself. What kind of atmosphere do I want to create?  What atmosphere that would best describes my family? Then, let colors follow the suit.  Just remember that whatever color you choose, it has to blend with your furniture and other fixtures in your living room.

Rearrange The Furniture According To Your Taste

Choose a piece of furniture that would serve as the focal point of your living room.  That way, you can set other pieces of furniture around it.   Make sure that your arrangement allows free movement and easy traffic in the busiest part of the living room.  Avoid the cluttered look.

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