Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We LOVE Lighting! Add light like a PRO.

     Lighting is one of the easiest ways to update a room.

     The variety of unique and creative lamps available for your home have come a long way through the years. In deciding which style best compliments your home and fits your needs, there are three things to consider: Function, Size and Style.

     Table lamps are a necessity for ample illumination everywhere
 from the living room to the bedroom. 
One style is the rustic farmhouse which is certainly not new, but it is still very hot. 

With a taste of down home country flavor, rustic lighting brings the Old West to your home with a touch of nostalgia. 

Style. For that rustic charm with a laid back feel, 
select motifs that involve nature, like trees and wildlife
that every nature-lover will appreciate. 
They're available in standing lamps, 
which can ramp up a dark boring corner in any room!

Function should be considered, when deciding where to 
place it in your room, will it be used for reading or more for a decorative accent? Position lamps to accommodate an areas activities 
while enhancing the existing furnishings as well as the color scheme in the room.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Choosing The Right Mattress When You're Over Forty

     A good nights sleep is essential for your mental, as well as your physical well being. As we age our bodies require different needs in the comfort level of our mattress. You can improve the quality of your life by improving the quality of your mattress. 

     Most people only shop for a mattress once every eight years, the technology in the manufacturing process is always evolving, as new developments in foams become available on the market. 

     Traditional Memory Foam has been designed so that your body is cradled while you sleep. What this does is help to increase blood circulation and reduces the amount of stress on various joints throughout the body. 

     Some mattresses offer a layer of Gel Foam along with the Memory Foam which offers an extra layer of support as well as a cooling affect for menopausal women for a good nights rest. 

     Just like traditional Memory Foam, Gel Foam will help stop motion transfer when couples sleep in the same bed and will cradle the pressure points over your body.

    There are a variety of different options to choose from in the line of Lumbar-Cool Chronic Pain Relief mattresses on the showroom floor. Depending on your personal comfort level and physical requirements. 

    The best way to differentiate between the comfort levels is to get up on the mattress and lay in the same position as you would normally sleep, resting for several minutes.

With the right mattress, you'll be waking and feeling the rejuvenating effects of sleep.

Your coffee is calling!!


Written By, Katee Joliet
Barter Post Trade-Up Store | Rainsville, AL 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Styling With Accent Pillows Like A Pro

    You don't have to dress your living room furniture like a fully loaded pizza in order to add visual impact with the use of accent pillows..

    Your color palette should consist of the solid base color on your furniture, two lighter patterned neutral and two darker patterned neutral pillows. This combination creates a pleasing visual impact for the eye without introducing an abundance of color.

   You also have the option of adding a pop of color in a different pattern, solid or shape of another accent pillow. Placing it in front of the others or in the corner if on a sectional. 

    You can choose a color that is already in use in the room, adding a pleasing appeal to the visual flow.

   Another popular option is to add a fabulous throw blanket or afghan in corresponding colors/patterns. By either placing it folded at the end of a sofa behind the accent pillows or on the end of a sectional. This helps to draw everything together for an inviting  place to sit and relax or to entertain guests.

Accent pillows are an affordable way to recreate your living area throughout the year. Giving your spirit an emotional boost-       
 Hey who couldn't use a boost now and then?

Written By: Katee Joliet                                                
Designer Pillows AVAILABLE at Barter Post - Handmade - Quality
        Dress up that drab living room for way less than retail!

Barter Post | Rainsville, AL (256) 638-1555
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