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Easy Decorating Fixes

Easy DecoratingSometimes you don’t need to spend a fortune to fix a decorating mistake or problem.  In fact, easy and inexpensive solutions are more common than you may think. Here are six cheap and simple decorating fixes.

1) Paint.  Need to update a room or give it some flair. Paint is the easiest and least expensive fix there is.  With a gallon or two, about $50, you can give a room a brand new look.
2) Throws and pillows. Ok, so the sofa is getting worn and dated, but the budget won’t allow you to replace it yet.  What to do?  Casually drape some throw blankets across a corner and add some coordinating pillows.  Don’t just put the throw over the back, have go on the corner, draping so it falls across an arm, part of the back, and over a cushion.  We were selling our house and had redecorated the whole thing, but we couldn’t afford new couches even though the dog had snagged the fabric with his claws.  Throws and pillows covered up the problem spots and made the boring couches look romantic and inviting.
3) Area rugs. Have a problem floor or a spot?  Hide it with a rug.  We had refinished hardwood floors in our first house, but there was a water stain smack dab in the middle of the room that no amount of standing could fix. We didn’t have the money to replace the floor so we bought a small oriental rug instead.  While the rug seemed expensive at the time, it was cheaper than replacing half of the hardwood, added a warm luxurious feel to the room, and it has lasted nearly 20 years!
4) New cabinet hardware. Cabinets make a big statement in a kitchen or bath, but replacing them cost thousands of dollars.  For a simple way to update and dress up cabinets, simply change the hardware. Get fancy knobs that make a statement. Spend a little extra than you may normally because remember how much you’re saving by not replacing your cabinets.
5) Slipcovers.  Yes, slipcovers. No longer are these the horrid things your grandmother used. Now slipcovers come to be easily put on, sized to fit well, and designed to be attractive and modern.  Do a Google search, and you’ll be surprised how many you can find.
6) Sponging or rag painting.  Do you have a wall that’s been patched or had cracks repaired, but it’s just not as smooth as it once was?  A great way to camouflage it is to sponge or rag paint the wall. The inherent texture of these painting techniques can hide a multitude of plaster and dry wall sins.

See; you don’t have to break the bank to easily fix some decorating problems.

Choices In Sheepskin Rugs

There is nothing more stylish than a sheepskin rug and oh so cozy! You can buy traditional as well as designer sheepskin rugs. Add a little charm and a whole lot of warmth and luxury to your room. There are plenty of choices in sheepskin rugs.

Sheepskin Area Rug
Sheepskin area rugs are quite large usually around 6 feet in length and 3 feet in widths. They are perfect on the floor, displayed on the wall as an art piece, or hung over a sofa. They make a wonderful room accent.

Sheepskin Rug
A full sheepskin rug is an absolutely beautiful addition to a room. It will add warm, luxury, and coziness to the room like no other rug can. Sheepskin rugs come in a variety of sizes the smallest usually being around 6 feet long and 5 feet wide. Even these large ones look great used as a wall accent or flung over a sofa corner.

Designer Sheepskin Rug
Designer sheepskin rugs take the natural beauty of sheepskin and sculpt and die it into a work of art. The designer will contrast short and long sheepskin or may even mix different species to get the affect they are looking for. By mixing species you get a natural color pallet of white, black, brown, grey, and ivory. New Zealand sheepskin is very popular for these designer pieces. And of course artist also dye the wool to get a wide variety of color choices for their work. These large designer rugs are truly a unique a beautiful work of art that looks fabulous in a contemporary room, in front of a fireplace, or any other place that holds the right decor. Black and white combinations are truly stunning!

Bedspread
Many people choose to place their sheepskin rugs on the top of their beds. It’s a great look and easy to complete the room decor around. White is a stunning choice on the bed and every so classy!

Baby and Sheepskin Rug
Even baby can enjoy in his or her very own sheepskin rug. Made especially for baby they measure around 8 square feet and they are sheered to ¾” or less so safe for baby to roll around in. They are perfect for your young ones to crawl around on the floor, sit and play on. Sheepskin rugs have a way of settling down most babies that are fussing. It must be there warm natural coziness that does the job.

Pet Sheepskin Rugs
If there is a sheepskin rug for you and your baby then why not one for your pet dog or cat. The animals love to snuggle up on their own sheepskin rug and they might stay off of yours.

Sheepskin rugs are fairly easy to take care of. When you first get your rug it may look flat because of the packaging. But not to worry wool bounces back very quickly. Just give it a good shake and spread out. The fold marks will fade away over a few days.

To wash your sheepskin rug use only warm or cold water. You can wash it in a machine or by hand. If you use your machine use Woolskin Sheepskin wash which is designed for sheepskin. Don’t use any regular soaps or detergents.
Lye it flat for drying or you can stretch it over a close line. Do not place in the direct sun or near artificial heat such as a heater. It can damage the rug.

If the wool curls after you wash it. Not to worry that’s its natural state and you can brush it out while it’s wet so it dries with that luxury fluffy look.

Sheepskin rugs are in a class of their own with little competition other than perhaps rabbit or bear. There are few large rugs that are as beautiful as a sheepskin rug. So why not try it for yourself?