Office Decorating Ideas

Congratulations! You’ve landed the perfect job, complete with your own office. Now what? Of course, you’ll be spending time mastering the ins and outs of your new position. And you’ll be moving into you new office. You will, no doubt, have the requisite desk, file drawers and bookshelves. But what can you do to make your office truly yours? With just these few office decorating tips, you’ll be on your way to having an office of which you can be proud.

First, determine how much space is available within your office for your decor. Take some pictures of the office you’ve been assigned. Look at where the window(s), door, electrical outlets and computer jacks are situated. These will determine the possible furniture layouts. You may even want to draw up a scale floor plan with like-scale furniture. You can then try several arrangements to see which one you prefer – without hurting your back!

Once you have your furniture in place, your files in the file drawers, and your books and manuals on the shelves, you will see exactly how much wall, shelf, and floor space you have available for your personal touch.

Second, choose the correct type of image. If you are employed by a conservative company, you’ll want your office to portray a more conservative image. Conversely, if you work for a vibrant, innovative company, your office should communicate that same feeling.

Third, while keeping within the proper company image, be sure to include your personality in your choice of décor. Are you an avid sports fan? Do you spend your free time in the woods? Do you love to travel? Any of these, or many other, interests can be easily incorporated into your office decorating scheme.

Now that you’ve determined the space you have available for your personalized office décor, you’ve chosen the type of image that would work best with your company, and you’ve chosen the aspect of your personality that you would like to portray, it’s time to get busy selecting the actual items to include in your office.

A great place to begin is at a wall mural website, such as muralsyourway.com. You will find, literally, hundreds of ideas to suit your personality. If you are lucky enough to have a wall unobstructed by a window, door, or bookshelves, you may want to include one of their full-size murals in your decorating scheme. The murals also come in smaller sizes, which can be used as is or hung in a frame. Once you have a mural theme as your starting point, choose plants, vases, sculptures, picture frames, and other decorative items that coordinate with the theme and colors of the mural. Let’s look at a couple of possibilities – one with a conservative image and another with an innovative approach.

For a person working at a conservative company, with an interest in travel, imagine an office with a world map mural on the wall. Hung from the appropriate location on the mural are small framed photographs of the employee’s travels. On the bookshelves are items purchased during his/her world travels. There are several plants arranged in a group, each in a vase purchased at a different travel destination. This employee has succeeded in decorating the office to suit his/her personality while keeping within the conservative framework of his company.

This same person, working at an innovative company, could choose a full wall mural that consists of a backdrop of his/her favorite destination, perhaps a tropical beach. Décor would consist, in part, of family photos at beach destinations. Groups of tropical plants in vases covered in shells collected at various beach destinations would be grouped in various areas throughout the office. Window coverings would be constructed from a tropical print fabric – or even beach towels. Bookshelves, again, would contain tropical items purchased at various destinations. As in the case above, the employee has succeeded in decorating the office to suit his/her personality, with the added joy of feeling as if one is truly in the tropics!

As you can see, using just these few decorating tips, you too can have an office that fits your personality while keeping within the bounds of your company’s culture. Enjoy your decorating adventure!

 

Reclame

Online Home Decorating Catalogues

Home decorating is often seen as a necessity however, it should be an exciting experience. There are so many home decorating styles to choose from, so many colors, such a selection of furniture and accessories. Having to renovate or change your home décor should be a period of refreshing. The whole point in redecorating, whether necessity or not, is to improve your space in order to make it feel new and create an atmosphere that makes you happy.

Deciding on a home decorating theme may be difficult since there are so many great ones to choose from. Browsing online home decorating catalogues may help you to make up your mind regarding what’s best for your space. Online home decorating catalogues are quite convenient because they don’t require you to leave your home. Without stepping outside of your house, you can browse for hours, numerous online home decorating catalogues.

Because there are so many online decorating catalogues, you might want to narrow the search. If you’re looking for a particular item such as furniture, there are online home decorating catalogues which specialize in furniture only. If you are looking for accessories for a particular theme such as contemporary or French country, there are online home decorating catalogues that specifically deal with accessories for your home. There are catalogues for flooring, lighting, paint and any item you might choose to use in your home decorating project. The Internet provides a world-wide shopping center. Access to home decorating catalogues from all over the world gives you a selection that no department store could offer.

Picking items from online home decorating catalogues will provide you an opportunity to find unique items for your home. A great example of the benefits of online home decorating catalogues from other parts of the world is, using tuscan design for your decorating project. Because this is a theme that is derived from the cultural heritage of Italy, finding accessories or even fabric to fit the tuscan theme may compel you to shop from an online home decorating catalogue from Italy. If you live in North America, chances are you aren’t going to hop on a plane, go to Italy and shop for accessories and fabric. The online shopping option allows you to have the things you want for your home without going out and searching. With buy direct online shopping, it’s as simple as finding the articles you want, whether a pair of silver candlesticks or a terracotta jug, using various forms of payment, you can order these items and have them shipped to you from anywhere in the world.

How do you access these online home decorating catalogues? The Internet makes it very easy for you to find these catalogues. Using Google, Yahoo or any search engine will put you in touch with a very long list of online home decorating catalogues. If looking for a particular type of catalogue such as one specializing in furniture, simply perform a search for online home decorating furniture catalogues. Search engines are equipped to locate anything you need to find. If it’s on the Internet, the search engine will locate it for you. Once you find what you are looking for, pour yourself a cup of coffee, put your feet up and spend the evening browsing online home decorating catalogues.

A Luxury Featherbed Delivers The Ultimate Sleep Experience

Today’s luxury featherbeds are not your Grandma’s featherbed. In her day it literally was a bag of feathers. There are many featherbeds available, the majority are made of 95% duck feather 5% duck down (not considered luxury). Feathers are flat with a hard quill, down is the soft undercoating from the bird’s breast. Goose down is better than duck down, the down clusters are larger, and at least 50/50 down/feather is better than mostly feathers, which are hard and „crunchy”, and they tend to leak out of the best featherproof casing over time.

There are some truly luxury featherbeds available using white goose down and feather, with larger percentages of high fill-power goose down, and even all down. The fill-power is the measurement of the down cluster’s ability to loft up after compression. The higher lofting downs make puffier featherbeds. 650 fill-power or higher goose down for a featherbed is luxury quality. More down in your featherbed means a more luxurious look and an incomparable level of comfort. A down bed with all white goose down would be softer and the puffiest. More luxury to sink into.

The most common styles are baffle box, 3 compartment, or channel . It is better to have a baffle box to keep the filling from unwanted shifting, and at least a 3″ – 4″ baffle.

Always use a featherbed cover to protect your featherbed or down bed. Choose one that will accommodate the baffle construction to allow the filling (especially if it is a high percentage of down or all down) to loft up, and with zippers on 3 sides for easy removal. Fluff up, and turn over your featherbed weekly when you wash the cover. Send your featherbed to a down bedding specialist for cleaning every 3 or 4 years and for renovation after 7 – 10 years. Another good idea is to invest in some extra deep fitted sheets so that you get the full loft of your featherbed. A too tight fitted sheet will pull the featherbed down making it flatter. This would defeat the purpose of having a high down content luxury featherbed.

An investment in a quality featherbed or down bed is well worth it since it will deliver an unparalleled level of comfort for life with proper cleaning and renovation. Purchasing from a down specialist ensures a wide selection to choose from and knowledgeable staff. Choose a specialist that offers expert cleaning/renovation services so you will have your luxury featherbed for life.