Monthly Archives: October 2012

  1. Mystique & Mystery of Mirrors

    For century’s people have been suspicious of mirrors, their reflective, distortive and infinite qualities and mirrors have featured in horror stories and mythical tales throughout the ages. A broken mirror is deemed to give the culprit seven years bad luck, a superstition that dates back to the Romans who were the first people to use glass for it’s reflective elements. This curse is said to be derived from a culmination of cultural beliefs with the Greeks, Chinese, African and Indian cultures all believing that a mirror can confiscate the soul. The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui advises against the use of mirrors in bedrooms due to the amount of energy that they can consume and reflect back into the room. Even children’s fairy tales depict mirrors with magical powers e.g. “Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all” and stories such as Through The Looking Glass and so forth. Through various readings from around the world and from across the ages, it cannot

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  2. Why use an architectural designer for your project?

    You know it’s time to improve your home from the inside out, but where should you begin? Many people dream of renovating, building extensions or converting their existing space but simply don’t know how to take the first steps. The cost of hiring an architect can be daunting, as can the prospect of applying for planning permission. Luckily, there’s an easy, convenient solution all these issues and more: hiring an architectural designer! What is an architectural designer? In the world of building design, there are many different kinds of specialist you can call upon when it comes to transforming your home or commercial space. Among these, architectural designers are a great choice for projects requiring creative use of available resources, as they are experts in coming up with creative, bespoke solutions to all your renovation needs. Hiring an architectural designer may be the best move you make towards converting your abode into the home of you

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  3. Using Mirrors to Create Imaginary Doorways at Home

    Mirrors are an excellent tool when trying to create a sense of openness. If positioned correctly they give the illusion of a room being bigger than it actually is. When placed on a plain wall they bring a room to life by reflecting back light and images of everything around them; making your ordinary room instantly seem more interesting. Often understated, mirrors can become a decorator’s secret weapon. In this article we are going to explore decorating with mirrors to create the image of a doorway in your room. We suggest doing this in rooms that need to appear bigger, perhaps a room used for entertaining or if you live in an apartment that feels a bit cramped. 1.     Pick the mirror style Begin by doing your research on what type of mirror you wish to buy, mirrors are available in an almost unlimited variety of frames, shapes and sizes; the market is truly your oyster. To create a sense of space and to replicate a doorway or portal we advise you pick a large

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  4. Top Tips For Choosing and Installing A Mirror Above Your Fireplace

    It is the case in most homes that where there is a fireplace, there will be an open space on the wall above it. In order to avoid this space from looking bare, many will choose to decorate the area in some way. This could be with oversized mantel ornaments or a family photo, but one of the most popular ways to add dimension to a room is with a mirror. There are a few reasons mirrors work so well in this instance. Not only do they automatically make the room look larger, but they come in such an array of styles that they can really enhance the other furniture in a room, including the fireplace that it sits above. However, poor selection could also mean distracting from your other interior selection so ch
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  5. Are You Using Mirrors In Your Kitchen Effectively?

    Mirrors are great for all rooms in the house, they have a fantastic ability to seemingly increase the size of a room, as well as contribute massively to the overall design and theme of the space. Finding a mirror that matches each room naturally is a great way of not only incorporating it for its usual functionality, but also as a feature that contributes and adheres to the rooms theme, and what better room to enhance with a mirror than the ‘heart of the home’: the kitchen. Design Why should a kitchen be all about functionality? This is the space in which we sit with our families to enjoy dinner or start the day with a hearty breakfast, it goes without saying the design and appearance of the room should be enjoyable and welcoming. By enhancing the theme in your kitchen with a matching mirror, you will create a look that shows dedication and planning that brings the whole room together. For example, if your table and chairs have a Venetian style design with det

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  6. Exclusive Mirrors Say Thank You To NHS Staff

    As a small token of appreciation for the fantastic work that our country's NHS staff do, Exclusive Mirrors are proud to be supporting NHSDEALS. This is a website that gives a little something back to NHS staff. We often take our NHS for granted and the great people that dedicate their lives and work within it. If you know anyone that works for the NHS then please make sure that they are aware of this website as they could save on their daily purchases. Health Staff Discounts Check out the webiste: http://www.healthstaffdiscounts.co.uk/ .

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  7. Six Proven Strategies to Make Your Home Look Spacious

    Small rooms can be very confining and uncomfortable for some people. But renting an apartment or getting a home with very large rooms can be quite costly too. So how do you deal with it? There are a few proven tricks that can make your small room or home look bigger without hurting your wallet too much. Here they are: 1. Use mirrors: If positioned properly, mirrors can make your apartment look bigger. They reflect natural and artificial light and make an illusion of doubling the space. Glass furniture like glass tabletops can also give the room a more open and spacious look. 2. Use strategic colour schemes: Aside from making your room lively or dull, your choice of colours can also make your room either look smaller or bigger. Lighter or paler hues make a room look brighter because they maximize the effect of natural light, unlike dark colours that absorb light. Some suggest having a lighter c
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  8. Stylish Bedroom Getaway: Low-Maintenance Decor for Your Room

    At the end of the day, when it’s time to check-in for the night and head to bed, sliding under soft covers is heaven on earth. Dreamland will never feel as good as when your bed and your surroundings create a relaxing and stress-free environment.  

    Keep It Simple

    Creating such a haven can be easily accomplished by purchasing a few simple items that won’t break the bank and put your budget into a tailspin. Incorporating items you already have and giving them a once-over can turn old standbys into updated and trendy décor options for your bedroom oasis. Keeping the décor low-maintenance also adds to the comfort zone and allows you to enjoy the peace and serenity of the bedroom with all the stress, aggravation, and hectic schedules of the day left outside the bedroom door.  

    Bedding

    Keep it simple and elegant by investing in quality linens. By spending a little extra for high-end bed products that hold up longer through daily use and multiple washes a
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