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Garden Bird Houses: A Sanctuary for My Feathered Friends

I'm a dedicated nature lover. Anything I can do to ensure the well-being of my feathered friends makes me happy. Observing avian wildlife in my backyard is even better. This is why I own several birdhouses. My favorite is the acrylic birdhouse that clings to my French patio door. This birdie sanctuary is transparent and crystal clear. It allows me to view nesting birds without disturbing them. The themed birdhouses I've purchased at various garden stores and specialty shops add a splash of color and exciting decor to my yard. In my small collection are farmhouse themed birdhouses, nautical themes, colonial themes and even a birdhouse "mansion". As you can tell, these birdhouses bring me as much pleasure as their intended occupants. You might say these pieces are "for the birds", but I know they're more than that.

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Choose An Upholstery Type And Style That Is Durable And Aesthetically Pleasing

If the dated furnishings in your den have pretty much worn out their welcome and you would like to furnish your retreat with some brand-new upholstered furnishings, deciding upon a fabric type, color, and material should not be taken lightly. You will want the furnishings to add some depth and warmth to the room but not overpower the room or fade into the background.

The Fabric Type Is Foremost

Your lifestyle and the people or pets who make up your family need to be taken into account so that you purchase a fabric type that can live up to your expectations. Silky, thin, or loosely woven fabrics will be most suited for furnishings that are going to be used by a minimal amount of people at sporadic times.

These types of fabric can tear easily and will not have the longevity that burlap, cotton, or closely woven fabrics possess. If you are dead set about purchasing furnishings that are upholstered with a delicate fabric, blankets, or slipcovers should be placed over furnishings when they are going to be used excessively.

The Color And Pattern Are Important

If small children and pets are living with you, staining can become problematic and will be more evident if you select a fabric color that is light. Darker or neutral colors will complement many styles, including contemporary, retro, or classical, but they can also add somber undertones to a room if much of the decor that is surrounding the furnishings is drab and contains gloomy-looking designs.

If you prefer upholstery that contains a pattern, the size and design of the pattern are the two main elements that should be thought out carefully. Bold-colored prints may seem attractive when you are shopping for furniture, but are you really going to like looking at all of those tropical flowers or stars soon after the novelty of either pattern has worn off?

Trendy patterns can also be tempting, but fads come and go and you may be disappointed months or years from now when you are stuck with upholstered furnishings that don't seem as chic they as did when they were purchased.

A pattern that contains designs that are not too big or too small and that are pleasing to your eyes should be selected. Make sure that the pattern is one that you and your family members enjoy immensely because you and they will be looking at it whenever your time is spent in the den. 

For more information, contact a company such as By The Yard.