Dressing Your Bed

The bed is most likely to be the dominant feature, so bar choice will probably determine the way you decorate the rest of the room. There are hundreds of options bed and bed head design, from historic bateau list and Victorian wrought iron to traditional fabric and four catered beds or sleek contemporary divans.

If you watch television in the bedroom, both head hard and footboard will be affected: headboards need to be easy to clean as heads propped against them will make them grubby quickly wood or iron is deal, if however, you intend to have a fabric cover, make sure that it is easy to remove for cleaning. Covers that are slipped over the top or tied at the top and sides are the best options. If you have an iron bed head you may also prefer to make a padded cover to slip over the top as a softer surface on which to rest your head. Footboards should be low enough so that you can see the television comfortably, and it is also worth remembering that tall people will find footboards restricting.

Having chosen your bed, the next important question is how you dress it, and because new bed linen usually has to be purchased every few years, you may want to opt for a single theme, such as stripes, checks, roses, or a color like blue or plain white so that the linen cupboard doesn’t turn into a ragbag of impulse buys that don’t team and tone too successfully. Imposing a broad discipline means that you won’t be left with a bed covered with the handsome black and cream duvet cover from a modernist period that clashes violently with the cottage roses on the romantic, spur-of-the-moment-purchase pillow case.

However, new bed linen is fun, and is a quick way of transforming a room. So a successful way to plan the decor is to keep the bedroom itself very plain and allow the design and color of sheets, quilt covers, blankets and bedcovers to make the style statements. Piles of blankets, eiderdowns and collections of cushions can add to comfort and cosines, and make your bed a real refuge. They can also be swapped around quickly and easily so that you can ring the changes in your bedroom.

Bed dressings, too, are becoming increasingly fun especially once a four-poster is brought into play. The frame can be left bare to great effect, particularly if the bed itself is dressed stylishly. Or any combination of curtain and even tenting can be employed to create a room within a room. You may just prefer fabric to hang down the back of the bed, feeling that to be totally surrounded would be too claustrophobic. Alternatively, by suspending a metal ring from the ceiling above the centre of the bed, create a tented canopy with fabric running in swathes from the ring to the top of the frame. Continue this exotic treatment by winding the rest of the fabric Strips down the poles, or curtain all four sides, holding back the sides with tiebacks.

For something a little more restrained, empty your bedroom of everything other than the bare essentials and try to keep it that way. A wrought iron bed frame simply dressed with a monotone duvet cover, stripped floorboards, creamy canvas roman blinds and a single, well-chosen picture on the wall would be the perfect, restful haven. In these days of frenetic living, computers at every office desk, and all those opportunities to rush hither and thither, what could be better than sleeping in such an environment where all possible distractions have been removed – a space designed for restoring and recharging the batteries. lf there are items that you feel you really must have in your bedroom, store them in cupboards or stacked storage boxes. Whatever else you do, keep all clutter hidden away – and definitely not under the bed. In feng shui practice, a cleared space in the bedroom gives restful sleep and restorative energy.

The Benefits Of Handheld Massage Health

We are all aware of the beneficial effects of a good massage, and we know it is also healthy besides pleasant and relaxing. Therefore, if you are looking to eliminate stress and tiredness and to simulate your senses, you can think of a handheld massager for health.

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Not everyone has time to go to the massage saloon, and even money might be a problem. The handheld massager is the perfect alternative to benefit of the rejuvenating effect of a massage at any time you need it.

How to choose the right massager for health

Choosing a brand or a model is not always easy, considering the different skin textures we all have. Not always the most expensive brand is the right one, so look for handheld massager for health reviews and compare the prices that you find online with the ones of massagers for health in shops near you. 

Benefits of handheld massagers at home

Besides the time you save with this device, it is pleasant to use in couple, and your boyfriend will surely appreciate a massage at home now and then. Of course, you can also ask him to offer you relaxing and pleasuring moments. Don’t worry about his clumsy hands. Some of the handheld massagers online will give you smooth sensations, even in the hands of an amateur.

A handheld massager must be used on yourself as well. Choose the shape that is suited for the areas where you want to massage the most. If you are looking to lose weight, you will need a device that can easily access all the parts of the body. If you are a professional sportsperson and you are only looking to rejuvenate your muscles after a long training session, you will look for a device with a longer head, which can easily reach your legs and back.

Things to consider when looking for a handheld massager for health

  • Type of user – when you are looking for a massager, you must consider the user before anything else, and how frequent you want to use it for. There are major differences between the models used by professionals, and the simple ones that we all have at home
  • Types of massage – some devices intensify the sensation by rotating the wheels on the targeted area of the body. Others associate infrared rays with ultrasound and vibrations. There are devices making a profound massage with balls and others that incorporate different types of massages in a single device   
  • Area of the body – generally, handheld massagers for health concentrate on a certain area of the body, and the functions are associated with that area. Every massagers has recommendations and warnings that you must carefully read before using

As we are talking about the benefits of massage on different parts of the body, here are some benefits of massage at home made with a handheld device: neck massage helps you recover more easily after a long day, massage of shoulders help you after staying at the desk, on a chair, for a long period. Massaging the abdomen helps eliminating cellulite, while massage of legs will bring a whole bunch of benefits on the entire body.

How to Make Old-Fashioned Popcorn on the Stove

Microwave popcorn does not compare to the old-fashioned kettle-popped variety made on the stove. It is not nearly as crisp or as flavorful no matter the toppings or seasonings. This was the only variety available before the invention of hot-air poppers and commercial poppers like those in movie theaters. With a gas stovetop this old-fashioned can still be enjoyed. Not only does it taste better and have a crispier texture, it also saves a considerable amount of money. Follow these directions for old-fashioned popcorn on the stove, and try a cheaper and tastier alternative to microwave popping corn.

Necessary Supplies

To make old-fashioned popcorn on the stove you will need a aluminum kettle with a lid and a handle, popping corn and oil or shortening. All it takes is enough melted oil to cover the bottom of the kettle. Also necessary is a stovetop with a flame and a big bowl for serving this crisp and tasty snack.

Procedure

Begin by melting shortening in the kettle or heating the oil over a medium to low flame. Once it is completely melted, add one or two kernels of corn. Put the lid in place. When the test kernels pop, the oil or shortening is hot enough to make good old-fashioned popcorn on the stove.

Immediately add enough popping corn to just about cover the bottom of the kettle, and put the lid firmly in place. Do not just let the pan sit. The oil will burn. With the lid in place, shake the pan forwards, backwards and side to side. The popcorn will begin popping as the oil continues to heat, and it will pop with enough force to push the lid off the pan if it is not held firmly in place.

When the popping significantly slows, turn off the flame and pour the popcorn into a large bowl. Top it with salt and melted butter, or one of the following tasty homemade toppings for old-fashioned popcorn.

Tasty Topping Ideas

Countless seasonings can be used to add flavor to old-fashioned popcorn made on the stove. After enjoying this popular snack made on the stove either with or without flavorful homemade toppings, nothing else will compare.