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Interior Design Tips When Buying Dining Chairs

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Interior Designer Tips

Aside from the aesthetics, there are other factors that you must consider when purchasing dining chairs. Some may think that this is not a concern especially when the chairs come together with the dining table in a set. However still, it is best to worry today than to be sorry after purchase. Here are a few things that may actually help you with your decision making. So, read on.

Be Consistent With Your Interior Design

Consistency is a key to a good interior design. You need to consistently convey your ideas and follow your set motifs to ensure the best out of your planned interior designs. So be sure to have just one unifying idea in your room. Do not just purchase furniture just because they are on sale or they are appealing because with one theme, you can have a well-coordinated dining room design.

If you are planning to go for a fusion of tastes and designs, it is still essential for you to have all your interior elements, including your dining chairs, complement each other.

Coordinate Your Elements

Some people are often scared of having a monotonous design when coordinating the colors of their chairs to the rest of the elements in their dining area. The thing is – design elements do not need to be color-coordinated to create harmony. There are many other things that you have to consider than just colors. You have to look into the design, the age that you want to showcase and the motif that you want to follow.

If you are a beginner in interior designing, the first best thing is not to just go for the same colors but to go for the same style – whether modern, contemporary, Victorian or Gothic. There are still many other styles that you can choose from. Have the one that best fit your lifestyle and personality; and coordinate your elements according to such motifs.

You may also fuse certain motifs together provided that you will be consistent will your elements.

Consider the Space and the Lights

Convenience should be your number one concern when purchasing chairs for your dining room or area. So always take into account the space that you have.

If you have small space, it is always smart to buy seating that do not take too much of your space or they will only crowd your space. It will not induce convenience whenever you move from one part of the room to another. Plus, they can make your space look small and less appealing.

Also like space, your lights can make the entire room either big or small and your furniture can help you deal with the lights in your room.

For instance, if you are planning to have a bright dining room, you can purchase furniture that does not take much space or elements that do not dim the room’s light. You will have to buy dining chairs that are not too big to take up much space and light. If you have a big room and you need to lessen the emptiness in it, that is the time for you to buy bigger furniture.

Organic gardening – General Notes on organic horticulture Organic gardening systems

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Garden

Organic horticulture employs the crucial principles of organic agriculture for the successful herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants growing. These principles concern the management of pests in the garden, soil composition and conservation, etc.

General Notes

Mulches, Double Digging, compost, Vermicompost, cover crops, mineral supplements and manures are the main constituents of the soil mixture in this kind of gardening in contrast to the commercial farming. Organic horticulture expects to minimize the risk of insects, fungi, and diseases development with the help of maintaining the high quality of the soil. Nonetheless, sometimes it is still necessary to use insecticidal soaps and sprays, pheromone traps, or other pest-control means, created especially for organic farmers.

Experts define five fields of horticulture:

–           olericulture, which stands for the production and marketing of vegetables;

–           pomology that means the production and marketing of fruits;

–           floriculture, which is the production and marketing of floral crops;

–           landscape horticulture that includes the production, marketing, and      maintenance of landscape plants;

–           and finally, post harvest physiology that studies and practices the preservation and maintaining of the quality of horticultural crops

All these areas can utilize the key principles of organic gardening.

Organic horticulture employs the methods and uses data, which have been collected for thousands of years. Generally speaking, this type of gardening is based on the natural, long-term processes and eco-friendly, global approaches, in contrast to horticulture, based on the use of chemicals that speed up the processes and aim at the separate results and reductionist strategies.

Organic gardening systems

There exist various formal organic gardening systems that utilize peculiar methods. They are listed among the general organic standards, but are more specific than them. For example, Rudolf Steiner developed the so-called biodynamic farming. Masanobu Fukuoka, the Japanese writer and farmer, practiced Natural Farming, based on the so-called no-till system for the small-scale production of grain. Finally, intensive and biointensive techniques and SPIN Farming (Small Plot INtensive), developed in France, also belong to the small-scale gardening methods.

A garden in a container or growing box provides healthy, organic, and highly nutritional food. Moreover, it is also the means to share one’s experience, to improve local economy, and to offer better and more sustainable way of living. A small raised bed garden of 32 square feet is capable of supplying tasty, healthy, and organic greens to a family, requiring, at the same time, less water and fewer nutrients if it is based on the postulates of bio-intensive planting and square foot gardening.

In addition, the existing garden can be improved with the help of composting or vermicomposting. These methods allow getting the best organic fertilizers by reusing organic matter, which provides necessary nutrients to the organic garden. Besides, compost and vermicompost are always an easy way to improve the results.