Things We Love III—3 Easy Ways to Beautify Your Home with High Style

We have started new blog series a week ago –Things We Love. Each time, we focus on several ideas and things to elevate and transform your home in a rather construction-free way. You can click here for series I and click here for series II. Read on for another 3 new ideas to beautify your home.

  1. Swapping out your old side tables, bar chairs with Lucite furniture. You are going to be amazed how these adorable Lucite furniture fresh up your space with visual interest in no time.
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9 Benefits of Acrylic Furnishings

One of the trends in home furnishing industry in 2020 has continued going strong is acrylic furnishings. They are just like glass, crystal clear, light and airy, injecting a very chic, versatility vibes to any room without adding too much visual weight. If you are looking forward to update your home this summer in a clean, modern and glamorous fashion, do consider acrylic furnishings–it can be a bench next to your king bed, a coffee table in your living room, a desk or chair in your study, a chandelier or a tray, etc… We feel excited every time when we incorporate acrylic pieces to our design projects.

So what exactly is acrylic material? Acrylic material is often referred to as Acrylic glass but it does not contain silicates like more common glass products. Acrylic is a chemical polymer and we often refer to it by the brand names: Lucite ( DuPont ) and Plexiglas (Rohm and Haas). The more clear and polished they look, the better quality they are. Polishing is the key process which enhances clarity and luster. Most large pieces and structural furniture components will be polished on a wheel by hand while smaller items may be flame polished. Now you know that hand-polishing always has the finest result. The material was developed in 1928 in several different laboratories by many chemists, such as William Chalmers, Otto Röhm, and Walter Bauer, and was first brought to market in 1933 by German Röhm & Haas AG (as of January 2019 part of Evonik Industries) and its partner and former U.S. affiliate Rohm and Haas Company under the trademark Plexiglas. The earlier application of acrylic material was in aviation. The acrylic bubble canopy was used on aircraft such as the Supermarine Spitfire and Westland Whirlwind, which gave better all-round visibility and reduced weight. We now know how durable acrylic material is!

 There are 9 benefits of acrylic furnishings:

  1. Acrylic has been classified as non-hazardous under OSHA regulations since it doesn’t outgas or release toxins when used as directed:—-Don’t expose to flame and don’t expos to acids.
  2. It is very durable and has much higher impact strength than glass. Under high impact, it will not shatter and if it does break, it fractures into large, dull-edged pieces .
  3. Acrylic can be used over a broad temperature range and has superior weather resistance compared to glass and other forms of plastic.
  4. Acrylic can be formed in a number of ways and create all shapes of beautiful design.
  5. Acrylic is lightweight and approximately half of the weight of glass.
  6. Acrylic takes little or no visual weight of any spaces.
  7. Acrylic furnishings will help update your home with a modern and sleek look.
  8. Acrylic furnishings will not inhibit lighting and this allows more daylight in the home and help promote wellness at home.
  9. Acrylic will help showcase other design elements in the space such as pops of color, patterns, textures.

Care of  Acrylic Furnishings?

Direct sunlight in a climate controlled environment will not discolor high quality acrylic. But it is always recommended to consult manufacturers recommendations for performance.

Cleaning

—Carefully dust surface with a fine duster

—-Use a clean soft cloth dampened with water

—Do not use the same cloth for other surfaces

—Avoid glass cleaners and solvents. Use ammonia free cleaner all the time.

Scratch prevention and restoration

—-Use anti-scratch pads on objects placed directly on acrylic surface.

— Novus 1/2/3 is highly effect product to get rid of scratches.

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9 Ideas to Decorate Your Home with Books in High Style

If you have a lot of books just like us and often wonder where  you put your ever-growing collection once you’ve run out of space on your shelves, please bear this thought in your mind that books don’t just belong to your home library.  That being said, yes,   you can use books to decorate your home in creative ways.   And yes, decorating your home with books can bring a soul and add a tasteful artsy flair to your home, making your home come alive with full of personality.  Plus, Interesting books intrigue a conversation  when you have guests come over or calm you down when you are home alone.   Today, we are going to share 9 ideas to decorate your home with books in high style and purposeful ways.

In an  Entry:

An entry is where you want to wow your guests but at the same time to make them feel inviting and warm.  A stack of books have a magical power to ground any space. So  displaying beautifully covered large-format books together with stunning collectable decor objects and artwork in your entry often can help achieve this goal.  The key here is to choose large books with beautiful  cover design and colors that  nicely contrast or are  cohesive with the rest of the house.

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A stack of black-and-white books  echo the black-framed artwork above to create a neat yet chic entry vignette.

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A stack of black-and-white books pick up  black from the artwork and urn bases.

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