A Waterford crystal vase is both a priceless part of every Waterford collection and a beautiful decoration that adds class to every home. It catches the light magnificently and it’s also a great conversation starter. They are classy and elegant.
I want to give you my top 7 tips on how to decorate your Waterford crystal vase to beautify your home and impress your friends.
1) Decorate slender Waterford vases with roses or daisies. A vase filled with fresh, colorful flowers makes your home look warm and inviting. Make sure to change the water often to prevent any stains on your vase.
2) A simple yet stunning trick is to add satin ribbons to your vase.
3) Fill up your Waterford vase with some water and put in some swimming candles. Much more beautiful than a regular candle. Candles make great decoration, especially if you light them in the dark, but removing the wax carefully from crystal is not a task that everybody loves.
4) When the snow falls, put some ferns and pine cones around the vase. White or gold fabric will add a great and elegant atmosphere to your home
5) In summer you can get some fresh fruits like limes, oranges and place them around the crystal vase. Be careful if you want to place them inside. If you want to be on the safe side, make sure to put some fabric between the crystal and the fruits to prevent any stains.
6) You can even combine your Waterford crystal vase with other Waterford products! Put your vase in the middle of two candle holders and you will get a simple yet elegant composition.
7) When the leaves are starting to fall from the trees, go out for a walk and collect some nuts and colorful red and orange leaves. This is one of my favorite ways of decoration as it perfectly catches the seasonal atmosphere!
I hope you enjoyed my personal Waterford vase decoration tricks. Go ahead and add some beautiful decoration to your vase right now
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If you are planning to paint your bedroom, select the color AFTER you have your bedding picked out (and preferably purchased). Taking a small piece of the actual bedding set into the clerk at the paint store will give them an accurate color to work with.2. Prints verses Solids
This is a matter of personal choice and lifestyle. Solid bedding looks sophisticated but often isn’t very wise, especially if you have pets or kids who sometimes share your bed. A print can “hide” a multitude of bits and pieces and hairs on your bedding (until laundry day). Animate a boring room with a bold print. Prints can be large or small as well. The larger they are, the bolder they look in the space. Essentially the bedding is clothing for your bed. A bed is a large piece of furniture so a large print will really pop on a bed. A smaller print will be a more subtle choice. Which do you prefer and what do you want your bedding to say?3. Fabric – Cotton, silk, satin, polyester, bamboo
Many people love cotton, especially Egyptian Cotton. Cotton allows air to penetrate and it also wicks sweat from your body. It is comfortable next to your skin. Silk is another natural material. It feels luxurious and comfortable but can be difficult to clean so it’s not always practical. Polyester is a man-made material which doesn’t breathe well but is super easy to clean and can take on the look of cotton, satin, or anything in between. Satin is not really a fabric type. It is a “weave” that looks shiny and luxurious. Satin can be a wide variety of fibers. It is generally thought of to be shiny and slippery. Difficulty in cleaning makes it not so practical. Bamboo is a newer fabric. It is a great choice as it is softer than cotton, naturally anti-bacterial, naturally anti-insecticidal, and very eco-friendly. It is easy to clean, more absorbent than cotton and wears very well.4. Thread Count – What does this mean? What is the perfect selection?
Thread Count is the number of threads per inch woven into the material. Higher thread counts in cotton are softer and more lavish. Thread Counts can range from 100 – 1000 or so. Higher thread counts are higher priced. Fabrics that are closely woven are much warmer and, sometimes, uncomfortably hot. The biggest disadvantage to high thread counts is that they wear out more quickly. Generally, for bedding, a thread count of 200 – 400 is the most practical.5. Size – Measure and be sure
Be sure you know the measurements of your bed. Knowing it is a Queen Size isn’t enough anymore. There are now Extra-Long Queen and Olympic Queen sizes. Besides, if you are getting a fitted sheet you will need to know the depth of your mattress. Fitted sheets can fit 13″ – 24″ deep mattresses. That’s a wide range. You don’t want a “deep” fit on your 13″ deep mattress and you don’t want a 13″ deep fitted sheet on your 24″ deep mattress either.6. Price – What is a good price and what is “cheap”?
Bedding is sold in all kinds of different packages. Pieces can be purchased independently or you can buy collections. Prices range for sizes, qualities, fabrics, etc. As an example, finding a new Queen Size Bed in a Bag set for under $50 is probably a “cheap” set. (It will wear quickly). However, finding a new Queen Size Sheet set for around $100 is not unheard of. Also beware the “cheap” bedding as it will often pill (get little balls of bunched-up fiber) when laundered, making it unsightly and you will need to replace it that much sooner.7. Bed in a Bag – Is this a good choice?
Bed in a Bag Ensembles are the easiest way to get Professional results. Bedding in a Bag Ensembles generally include matching sheets, comforter or duvet cover, pillow cases, and pillow shams. Some also include a bed skirt and curtains. It is so nice to open one bag and have everything you need in it to do the whole room!
Not only that, but many duvet cover bed in a bag sets have a reversible duvet cover. You get a “deal” with a bed in a bag set because the items would be more expensive if purchased separately but also, it’s like getting two sets in one! Simply flip the duvet over for a whole new look. (Also, duvet covers are much easier to launder than comforters are.)8. Warmth – How warm do you and/or your partner sleep?
My husband and I tend to “sleep warm”. I always keep this in mind when shopping for bedding. When given the choice of warmth, I choose a cooler cover. Body heat must be maintained at the perfect temperature to have a restful sleep. Having to flip the covers off in the middle of the night interrupts the sleep cycle.
Especially when choosing a duvet or comforter, choosing how warm you like to be is important. Usually when two people share a bed they produce double the body heat.
When one person sleeps alone, they may need warmer covers.9. Mood – What emotions should your bedroom promote?
If you suffer from insomnia, would you prefer to make your bedroom a relaxing spa? Do you like it to be romantic? Do you want to express your personal tastes?
Choosing the atmosphere you want in your bedroom will help you choose the style of bedding that will make you happy.10. Accessories – Minimal or lots?
Do you like a lot of pillows on the bed? Do you like stuffed animals or other accessories on it? What about when you sleep in the bed? Do you want to take the time to remove a bunch of accessories before getting in? Perhaps you prefer to keep it uncluttered, allowing you to just slip into bed each night without having to remove stuff? Remember, the easier it is to make your bed in the morning, the more likely it is you will do it.
Again, this is a personal choice.
Keeping these things in mind while shopping for bedding will make the choice much easier for you and you will be happier with the end result that suits your lifestyle and personal choices.
Home interior decorating allows you to showcase your interests; interests in furniture, art and even different cultures. When thinking of renovating your home, use the chance to create something straight from your imagination. Home decorating is a great way to make immediate changes in a person’s space.
Browsing sources about home interior decorating designs will give you a better idea of their characteristics regarding color, furnishings, flooring and accessories. Ideas for decorating a home? There are lots. The key is finding one that suits you and those that live in your home.
It doesn’t matter if you’re no celebrity with money to splurge on home decor, there’s a style you can create with your meager budget. If you want to decorate your home but can’t afford an interior decorator, here are two of the most common ways to do it yourself..
1. Color Play
When people think about making changes to their home, either one or two rooms or the entire space, most often they imagine color. Generally people choose colors they are fond of or those which correspond with pieces of furniture.
How to use colors for interior decorating? Try black and white. When searching for ideas for decorating a home, one idea which is perhaps overlooked is decorating with the two basic colors – black and white. Black can be added as a trim to furniture and walls, like a frame to emphasize form and shape. White is a staple of contemporary home decorating and often used for room accents such as curtain and candles.
You can also decorate with colors to denote seasonal changes and holidays. If you love Mardi gras and you would love to feel like celebrating it daily, you can go for gold, green and purple accents. White and pastel colors are always welcome in a living room that receives a lot of sunlight, and these colors will also remind people of spring time.
2. Choose a Classic Decorating Style
There are several styles involved when you look for interior decorating themes. The classic styles include minimalist and shabby chic
Minimalist style has become known as the most modern way of decorating. If this style is for you, go for symmetrical lamps or lighting that can be conveniently mounted on the walls. Use a table runner to add color to your dining table instead of a big centerpiece.
For the shabby chic home decorating style, you need textured elements on fabrics and accessories. Soft upholstery and simple wooden furniture that are mostly covered in throw pillows or upholstery are elements of shabby chic.
When you come up with your unique home decorating technique, share it with friends so you can go shopping for furniture together. There are many opportunities to share home decorating ideas, like parties and discussions over coffee in a classy cafe.