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Home Decorating

Help! I need farmhouse decorating ideas!

I'm not sure how it is in the US, but here in the UK farmhouses, whether active or not, are generally associated with big rustic furniture, especially in the kitchen. My aunt has a farmhouse and an old style farm-kitchen, you know the deal - an Aga, mug hooks, copper pans and dried flowers. To top it off she bought some farmhouse style china from http://www.twicech armed.co.uk which a UK online store who sell bits like that.  (Apr 16, 2013 | post #59)

Home Decorating

Need your input on a design idea!

Hi Maroo, It's an interesting concept and not worlds away from the idea of a simple screen. Are you living in an open plan environment then, where privacy might be an issue? I picked up a period style couch from http://www.twicech armed.co.uk so personally I'd go with a sliding / folding screen, something that would tie in with my decor. On the other hand if your room has a modern feelthe a screen such as the one you've suggested should fit in perfectly!  (Apr 16, 2013 | post #3)

Furniture

What should I hang on my bedroom wall? :)?

You don't want posters! They get all torn around the corners.. You want something like a canvas. You can get a canvas made with your favourite photo on, or more than one! They're a bit more sturdy than a poster, but at the same time, cost a little more too. My room is quite small so I have a large map on one wall which is bordered with photographs I've taken travelling, and the wall oposite has two Oak wardrobes which I picked up from http://www.nationa lfurniture.co.uk and a set of shelves. Unfortunately I do not have the space for a nice canvas as the other two walls have the door and a window!  (Nov 29, 2012 | post #4)

Knitting

The benefits of theraputic knitting

Interesting video.. My mum finds knitting very theraputic, as it helps to de-stress! She finds that the social aspects of a kitting circle (hers is run by http://www.yarnfes t.co.uk and called 'Knit and Natter') to be an added bonus as she's made a lot of friends that way, people she can talk to, which in turn goes even further to de-stress!  (Nov 20, 2012 | post #1)

Printers

Kodak posts larger loss amid bankruptcy costs

Kodak are a funny company, there doesn't appear to be a concerted effort in any one direction. Straddling the market place between cameras and printers. I realise that their shift has moved to focus on printing, but why? Why do these retailers always want to be something else? A good example of this is HMV here in the UK.. They've only just got their act together and refound their roots after going off course chasing Apple's tail in the competition for highstreet electronics. Another area where Kodak and other printing firms are losing out is the cost of printing consumables. If they were to streamline their processes they could compete with smaller retailers who offer remanufactured cartridges. These are not only greener but could create a great buzz for a company like Kodak's corporate responsibility outlook. I for one shop for remanufactured cartridges from http://www.cartrid ges-directuk.com because they're fairly local to me. If I wanted to buy official cartridges it's sometimes cheaper to buy a whole new printer!  (Nov 20, 2012 | post #4)

Furniture

Buying Furniture Online

Here in the UK at least, it's important to remember that your rights as a consumer buying online are the same as those if you were to walk into a furniture store (say) off the street. Recently you may have seen a story in the national news (I saw on BBC @ http://www.bbc.co. uk/news/business-1 9910561) about some high-street stores not adhering to the statutory rights of consumers in their terms & conditions on their e-commerce websites, especially in relation to their returns policies. This should have acted as a stark reminder to all online retailers as to their obligations to their customers, and hopefully reassured members of the public like yourself that shopping online carries the same protection as on the high street in terms of statutory rights. You need to be careful which retailer you choose, I would recommend searching for the company name in Google followed by "Reviews ". This should give you a good idea as to how reputable the business is and the service you could expect. One retailer which I've had good dealings with is National Furniture, their website is: http://www.nationa lfurniture.co.uk n8st  (Nov 8, 2012 | post #30)