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Purchased this rack to help with cookbook storage and so far, so good. Placed in foyer, just out of kitchen. Looks great with rich black iron, red oak/med. cherry top, (similar to most Mission furniture color) and wicker baskets. Baskets are relatively large and durable, holding books well so far. Easy assembly. Only complaint is a few scratches but will likely be able to cover with a bit of flat spay paint.
Many people love to collect favorite movies, programs and television shows on DVDs, whether it's a collection of classics, documentaries, children's movies or everything in between. Most people cherish their collection of DVDs, but you might not know it from the messy pile those DVDs make when shoved into a box or crammed haphazardly onto a shelf. If you've ever spent almost as much time searching for a movie as you have watching it, then it's probably time for you to organize your DVDs. Some attractive media bookshelves can be a great place to start.
Storing your photos on a digital picture frame is like having a continuously cycling photo album on a shelf or side table. When choosing a one, you want to make sure that it's easy to use and that it will display your photos in the way you want. Here are some of the best features to look for in digital photo frames for your home.
Whether it's a simple two-shelf bookcase or a floor-to-ceiling unit, a bookshelf can provide a very strong accent to home decoration. Unlike a complete room makeover or furniture rearrangement, changing and redecorating a bookshelf can be done quickly, and it can be done using your existing home decor. With a few simple changes, your bookcase can become the focal point of your room. Here are some tips on styling a bookshelf.
Whether you want a place to store books or simply display collectibles, bookshelves are the perfect solution. A bookshelf is a versatile type of furniture that goes with any room or decorating style. Aside from using them for books, use the space for storage by placing baskets for magazines, games, or videos in the living room. Place bookshelves in the bathroom to store extra towels and bath items. Take this list of bookshelf essentials into account before you purchase a set of shelves.
Decorating a bare wall may seem like an easy task, but the fact is an empty canvas sometimes intimidates would-be decorators. The key to making a bare wall into the focal point of a room is the right decorative accessories. Turn your bare wall into a pleasing backdrop or an extension of a decor theme in the room. A bare wall can also feature decorative accessories that blend form and function, such as lighting, floating shelves or a mirror.
It's not unusual for bookshelves to incorporate multiple materials for different features. If you haven't decided on wood, wood products, metal or glass bookshelves, look at their relative strengths and weaknesses. Look below to learn the best bookshelf materials. Wood: "Solid wood" is a common term for furniture made from lumber planks. Beware of making assumptions based on labels like "hardwood" and "softwood." Hardwoods are derived from deciduous trees and softwoods from coniferous trees; the terms don't connote their relative strengths. Balsa is a hardwood even though it is very soft, just as Douglas fir is a softwood even though it is very hard. They all make excellent, classic stock material for bookcases. Generally, harder woods are the heavier and more resistant to scratches. Still, softer woods, if treated correctly, will keep just as well as harder woods. Plywood: Made by stacking thin sheets -- "plies" -- of lumber and gluing them under pressure, plywood features grains that alternate direction for strength. Several grades are available, of differing cost. Top and bottom plies can be high-quality woods to create the appearance of fine woods, but edge veneer or molding is needed to complete the illusion. Particleboard: Wood chips glued together carry a much lower price tag than solid wood, and particleboard is denser and more uniform. It's a great choice when cost is the primary consideration. Bookshelves crafted from veneered composite boards can look and feel as good as real wood. MDF: Wood fibers, tiny chips and sawdust collected and glued into sheets form medium-density fiberboard (MDF). Low-cost MDF makes an excellent base for veneers; plus, its strength is consistent and it shapes well. Metal: There's a reason most library bookshelves are made from metal: Metal bookcases are resistant to moisture and fungus, their low-friction shelves are easier on books' bindings and metal's strength-to-weight ratio can't be beat. Their cost usually comes in below any other material. Glass: Glass bookshelves weigh more than other types, but if you plan on assembling your bookshelves only once, the style points can be well worth it. Tempered glass shelves (in wood or metal uprights, called "standards") give your home an unbeatable contemporary feel, and glass bookcases' smooth, transparent surfaces add brilliant levity to a decorating piece that might otherwise be notably opaque and heavy. View All Media and Bookshelves Back to Guides Directory View All Media and Bookshelves
Keeping your jewelry safe and in good condition requires quality jewelry storage. Jewelry boxes feature a variety of designs; some are dainty keepsake boxes and some jewelry armoires are as large as your bedroom furniture. What type of jewelry case or jewelry organizer is right for you? It depends on the size of your jewelry collection and what kind of jewelry storage needs you have. A jewelry armoire is ideal for keeping a group of chains tangle-free, but a small jewelry box or chest can adequately store a large group of rings. As you update and expand your jewelry collection, you'll want to update your jewelry organizer system to match. Jewelry cases feature a variety of styles. Many are beautiful furniture accessories made of oak, rosewood and other fine woods and inlaid with mahogany or mother of pearl. Others have the classic travel-case design, with a carrying handle and leather or fabric exteriors. Use this guide to choose a jewelry box for your collection.
Let's face it. People spend a good deal of time looking at their plasma TV stands. Considering it is the piece of furniture that displays your most popular home appliance, the TV stand gets a lot of attention, and browsing for new plasma TV stands is an important task. There is no better way to turn any room in your home into the perfect gathering place for family and friends than to place a big screen TV at the head of the room, but you'll need television stands for all the big screen TVs in your home. When you are picking out a flat screen TV stand for any room, you have plenty of options. Here are some ideas on the types of television stands you have to choose from.
The very popular shabby chic decorating style goes by many names, including country cottage and rustic style. While these types of shabby chic home decor have slight deviations in terms of palette, patterns and finishes, the essential philosophy of shabby chic design is valuing well-loved and distressed items over new ones. Decorating in a shabby chic style might only involve adding a few repurposed shabby chic accessories, such as family heirlooms, do-it-yourself projects and flea market finds, to your home decor. Read on for tips on shabby chic decorating.
Create a peaceful, fragrant atmosphere in every room when you buy candle holders for your home. Whether you want votive candle holders to create a simple table centerpiece or rustic iron candle holders you can pull out on special occasions, you're sure to find the perfect decorative candle holders for your space with the following suggestions. Read on for tips on finding the best candle holders for your home.
John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, Judy Blume, Maya Angelou, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and Mark Twain: What does each of these authors have in common? They have all written books that have been banned at one time or another. Combined, they have written some of the most influential novels in modern history and broken many records on bestseller lists. While a book can be banned for any number of reasons, banned books don't necessarily live up to their nefarious image. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about banned books.
Refreshing the paint, switching out textiles or using different furniture hardware can quickly transform a plain bedroom into a room that reflects your unique style. For a more comprehensive bedroom decor makeover, counteract the coolness of plain white walls and bland overhead lighting with a new coat of paint, furniture, accessories and finishes that create a cozy feeling in your bedroom.
A computer desk provides a central location for your keyboard, computer, monitor and computer peripherals. Today's computer desks come in a wide range of prices and designs to suit everyone from the business executive to the college student. The focus is on selecting the right combination of amenities to enhance your specific needs and computer tasks. From sophisticated work stations to pull-out computer carts, by carefully comparing style and function, you'll find a computer desk that suits your needs. Take a look at this article to learn answers to frequently asked questions about computer desks.
For many kids, having a bunk bed in their room is the stuff of dreams. Whether they share the bunk bed with a sibling or just use the extra bunk when friends stay over, kids enjoy the feeling of sleeping high up in the room, as if perched in a treehouse. However, bunk beds tend to dominate a room, making them challenging for integrating with a bedroom's decor. Consider your options in kids' beds, and then use some innovative strategies to make them look their best in your kid's room. Below, you'll learn some excellent tips on decorating kids' rooms with bunk beds.
Kids are only young once, so let them have fun. Kids' furniture doesn't need to be serious, as long as it is safe and meets their needs. From beds shaped like sports cars to chairs shaped like crowns, fun kids' furniture helps children feel like their bedrooms are their safety zones. Be sure to let your child participate in choosing furniture, especially if you're helping a toddler transition from a crib to a big bed.
The addition of a striking bathroom cabinet can upgrade your bathroom from forgettable to fantastic. The bathroom is by no means a room known for its decoration fashion, but all that can change with the quick and easy addition of a bathroom cabinet. These fashionable bathroom cabinets aren't getting the credit that they deserve. Their deceptively simple and straightforward function often goes ignored and forgotten. Below are a few important reasons why you should own a bathroom cabinet.
Make your home an elegant retreat when you buy indoor fountains to display in any room. Whether you want tabletop fountains to dress up your dining room table or indoor wall fountains for a stunning entryway, a few tips can help you decorate your home stylishly with decorative fountains. Read on for ideas on displaying indoor fountains.
A china cabinet can be a focal point in any stylish home, but with so many options, sizes, and finishes available, how do you pick the right one for your living or dining room? These tips will help you pick out the perfect china cabinet to match your taste, space, and budget.
Preparing and serving home-cooked meals is an incomparable joy, especially when it all goes smoothly. The secret to ensuring a smooth, effortless meal is adequate space -- storage space for dishes and utensils and space to serve the entrees. That's why buffets make such popular pieces of dining room furniture. And thanks to their size, shape and storage utility, buffets are also versatile accent tables that are useful just about anywhere. Vocabulary might have something to do with the reason buffet tables aren't put to more use outside the dining room, but this dining room furniture can be used in many different ways throughout your home. Consider these tips when buying and using buffet tables and other dining room tables.
One of the best parts of the holidays is finding the perfect gift, especially when it's for a baby's first Christmas. Whether you're looking for something special for your own baby or interested in giving a gift to friends and family for their babies, baby toys are the perfect holiday gift to give. There are lots of varieties of baby toys, each with a different purpose. These tips can help you narrow down your search and choose the best baby gifts.
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