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  • 3 Most Wanted Moroccan Interior Design Elements For Home Décor

    Casbah Decor

    When it comes to home décor, there is no scarcity of interior design objects in the modern world. However, when it comes to unique interior design objects, they can be rare to find and obviously will be very costly. Thankfully, there is a group of interior design elements which are unique and are very affordably priced. Moroccan styled interior design is fast becoming a great trend worldwide. Moroccan interior design has gained huge popularity since the renovation of the Riad traditional Moroccan house. You can bring the marvels of the Moroccan interior design to your home by wisely choosing the home décor elements.

    moroccan-theme-decorThe Moroccan Furniture

    According to expert interior designers, home décor without unique furniture will be incomplete. One of the main advantages of using Moroccan furniture in home décor is it offers great functionality combined with unique looks. The problem associated with most modern furniture is that they will have unique style but most of them will have zero usability. This disadvantage is overcome by the use of Moroccan furniture. Moroccan furniture gives great value for money. According to real estate experts, homes decorated with Moroccan furniture will have great face value when compared to others.

    The Moroccan Lighting

    Lighting is a critical part of home décor because proper lighting will greatly increase the beauty of the room. You will be well aware that ambient soothing lighting will make any home look peaceful and calm. This is where Moroccan lighting comes into play. You’d have noted that Moroccan home décor will enhance peacefulness. This is made possible with the help of the lighting effects cast by Moroccan lighting fixtures.

    Decorating The Bedroom

    When it comes to Moroccan home décor, the opportunities to decorate the bedrooms are unlimited. You can apply both Moroccan lighting and place some unique Moroccan furniture in your bedroom to make the room look beautiful and unique. To add to the beauty of the bed rooms, you can throw in some Moroccan lamps which are cheap.

    Bottom Line

    If you are looking for unique interior design objects, the Moroccan ones are made for you. Head out to a Moroccan home décor store and see the vibrancy by yourself.

  • How To Create Japanese Cherry Blossom Cushions

    Bring a burst of Springtime in Japan to your living room… Breathe new life into your living space by creating some lovely Japanese Cherry Blossom cushions to brighten up your sofa. Place a Japanese screen behind your sofa or a vase of cherry blossom on your coffee table. Add some cherry blossom room fragrance perfume sticks and you'll evoke the heady scent of a Japanese Spring.
    Japanese Cushion

    Step One
    Cut out blossom (flower) shapes from organza fabric using a Versatip with a soldering tip.

    Japanese cushion making Step Two
    To create the individual blossoms, place three organza flowers together, then pinch them all together in the centre and touch the point on the back of the flowers with the Versatip and the soldering tip to fuse them into one blossom.

    Step Three

    Use a Glue Gun to glue the strung brown sequins onto the cushion cover to form the branches, planning the design carefully first if you want it to run across a number of cushions.

    Step Four
    Cut out leaf shapes from green fabric and use a Glue Gun to glue the leaves and blossom in place. (Alternatively, you could create leaves using lime green sequins). Add some sparkle to your cushions by using the Versatip to apply the hot fix gems to suggest blossom buds or more blossoms.

    Materials required:

    White and pink organza fabric (note that fabric must be man-made fibre only)
    Brown strung sequins
    Green non-fray fabric such as faux suede or felt or green sequins
    Clear hot fix gems
    Cushion pads with silk covers
    Dremel Versatip with soldering tip attachment
    Dremel Glue Gun

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  • Brighten Up Bedtimes with Tessuti

    Tessuti is a London based designer led company that specialises in selling gorgeous and unique printed fabrics by mail order. Characterised by bright, colourful patterns and high quality printed and woven fabrics they are the antithesis of mass-produced generic high street brands.

    The Dinosaur print featuring Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus is a sure shot winner for all inquisitive little boys and girls. Buoyant primary colours and dinosaur prints contrast wonderfully against a plain white background in this fun and friendly bedlinen set.

    Tessuti Dinosaur Quilt Cover

    Tessuti Dinosaur Quilt Cover

    For an exquisitely matching bedroom, take a look at the delectable Dino laundry bag (specially sized for small people). To complete the look accessorise with lively matching hangers in red, yellow, green or blue and make the room extra special by spelling out the child’s name with Tessuti’s wooden hanging letters.

    Their website, bizarrely, isn't ecommerce enabled so ordering is a tad old fashioned by telephone or post (yes, post!) but its worth a look as it does have some good quality product images so you can see what you will be buying when you pick up the phone! Tessuti can be reached on 020 8940 8808.

  • The Perfect Gift For..... Anyone!

    BlankieThe Blankie lap duvet is the perfect gift, available in 5 colour combinations in time for Christmas. It is wonderful for warming up the winter months without worrying about your heating bill or your carbon footprint!

    The Blankie has become extremely popular - its convenient size, feather and down filling and beautiful colours mean that it is an essential part of lounging in front of the TV as the nights draw in.

    Blankies are ideal for cosy sleepovers, naps, journeys, outdoor concerts, picnics and barbeques. Measuring 60" x 40" & filled with a 70% down and 30% feather mix, the Blankie is covered in 100% combed cotton, machine washable and tumble dry proof - great for the kids.

    Priced at £44, each Blankie comes with its own colour co-ordinated cotton stuff bag, making it easy to carry with you or tidy away, ideal for students and boarders.

    To buy a Blankie or for more information visit Sofa

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