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  • Animal Night Light – An Ivy and Wilde Review

    The animal lamp is quirky, creative and has an innocent, light-hearted feel to it. I didn’t purchase it for myself though, I purchased it for my daughter from Ivy and Wilde. Recently she’s had trouble sleeping in the dark (I think she’s been reading too many horror stories!) so I needed to find something that would relax her before bed, but still look nice in her room. Being a young girl, I wanted something more playful and quirkier – rather than a normal boring lamp.

    With my daughters other adorable toys!

    Being slightly old-fashioned, I tend to buy on the high street as opposed to online, so I was a little apprehensive to make the purchase. But the free shipping was a nice little persuader, and the rabbit looked adorable. I work as an interior designer so my own house, as you can guess, is very purposefully designed. The products I buy all add to the ‘look’ I have gone for. With my daughters’ room, I wanted quirky-meets-girly. The rabbit in itself could very well be placed in an adult room, but with the soft hues and minimal design of my daughters’ room, the rabbit casts a lovely warm glow – especially at night.

    The shipping went smoothly and arrived quicker than I expected. With a little trepidation, I opened the package. The first thing I noticed about the night light was the size – not big enough to be imposing but still took the focal point of the desk that I placed it on. It fit well into the room, especially because of the neutral colour. I could see this working well for either gender, because it doesn’t particularly radiate a girly or boyish feel. My little girl took to the night-light immediately – she barely gave me time to screw the LED bulb in! While this is both cute and annoying, my daughter is a little finicky when it comes to decorating – I guess she’s a mini me. But it seemed to appease her inner fussiness – especially when night came around and we turned off the main light to see how the night light stood in her bedroom. As the product description states, the low-key light it gives off is perfect for bedtime. It provides enough light to be a comforting fixture, without being bright enough to disrupt sleep. We’ve had some difficulties recently when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep, but the night light is definitely helping her feel comfortable when the sun goes down.

    Being a lightweight structure really impressed me too. It was easy to lift up and assemble the LED bulb into, and also means that if my little adventurer decides to faff with the night light, it won’t cause too much damage if it falls on her! It definitely feels less than 2kg, but it doesn’t take away the high-quality feel of the night light. It’s definitely child-friendly, and I would 100% recommend this to other mums looking to add a little flare of quirkiness/cuteness to their child’s bedroom.

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  • Free Hosting – Are They Really Free?

    The truth about free hosting is that it is not free at all. There are free hosting services that charge you for the privilege of using their services. In addition, you need to be aware of the fact that any free service can also be exploited by hackers to steal your personal information.

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    So where does one get the service of a managed hosting provider? Many small and medium-sized businesses use the free web hosting services to get started on the internet. However, getting a managed hosting is not as easy as it may seem.

    First, one needs to know how the free hosting works. There are certain rules that govern how the free hosting works, and these rules are very strict. Even if you use the system to host your website, there is a chance that the entire system may be destroyed or corrupted due to virus attacks, hackers, viruses, or just poor maintenance.

    If the system is a private domain, there is a high possibility that your hosting service could be hacked and any personal data of yours stored. As a result, you should consider using a dedicated server instead of a free hosting service.

    With a dedicated server, you will get a technical support, hosted bandwidth, and an email account. And because of this, you do not have to worry about the free hosting service to shut down your site in the event of a problem.

    The best advantage of using a dedicated server is that it allows you to customize the whole system. You can install your own operating system, or you can purchase a separate operating system package from a dedicated hosting company.

    Personalization gives you an opportunity to add special applications or add-ons to your site. In addition, this allows you to choose a customized security.

    On the other hand, when you use the free hosting services, all of the systems use the same operating system. This means that if you choose a customized system, it would cause a disruption in the internet for other users.

    When the system is customized, it will be up to the developer to maintain the system and update the system on a regular basis. Also, when you use a free system, you do not have to change the operating system of the web hosting, and you can run your own system.

    These factors are not present in the free hosting. In addition, the free hosting services do not allow customization.

    If you go with a managed hosting service, you can customize your system as much as you want. Since this is a managed hosting service, you will be able to control the entire system.

    As a result, you can add and remove applications, scripts, and settings on your web hosting. And because of this, it is easy to customize the system according to your needs.

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  • What is the Best Paintball Gun?

    The paintball gun can vary drastically. There are many different types, brands, models and different colors. Each is different in performance and range. So it’s important to know the key points to look for when shopping for a paintball gun.

    To help find the best gun for you, there are several points to consider. You should start by looking at the size. Each gun is different in size, so make sure that you consider the size of the barrel and other accessories that go with it.

    Other things that should be considered are the trigger, battery and other’s accessories. For safety, it’s important to purchase a gun that has a high security design. Many paintball guns also have a shield to add security as well.

    Easy switching and adjustments are important to your gun. It’s important to keep the battery on for an extended period of time. By doing this, you’ll find that you’ll have a more comfortable experience playing the game.

    One important point to consider is the condition of the gun. You should be careful not to buy a paintball gun that is poorly made. Poorly made guns may break easier than a well made gun. It’s best to buy a gun that is made to last and be reliable.

    Safety is an important point to consider when buying a paintball gun. If you purchase a new gun, it may have some limited ranges. You may also find that it can get dirty very quickly. So, always keep in mind that this kind of gun is designed to be used outdoors.

    Every type of gun has pros and cons. So, there is something for everyone. As long as you do your research and comparison shopping, you should be able to find the best gun for you.

    Most popular guns are still reliable but they are made to work well in high winds and hard-pounding areas. So, these are good for outdoor play. An assault rifle is a good choice for rough terrain. It’s best to get one with a scope, so you can take your spot a little easier.

    A carbine style gun is good for indoor or indoors as well. Because of the low profile, it’s easy to conceal. Plus, you’ll find that you can find a larger gun for indoor play.

    Each gun has its own personal taste. That’s why it’s important to do your research. Read reviews and do comparisons between the different products before making a final decision.

    It’s also wise to find out the prices of the different brands of guns. Be sure to compare price and performance before making your final decision. Sometimes you may be able to find a great deal if you just do your research.

    With all the choices available, you should be able to find the gun that fits your style. You can also find the best gun for you. Always compare prices and compare the pros and cons of the different guns to get the best buy.

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  • Which is the Best Paintball Gun For Beginners?

    Paintball gun training is one of the most important elements of a successful paintball game. The safety rules you follow during the game, your team’s behaviour and the type of equipment you use are all influenced by the gun you use. A gun has to be used correctly for the rules to be followed. It should also fit your style of play.

    There are four basic types of paintball guns – recoil operated, pump, bolt and airsoft. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, but they all have something in common.

    Rebound operated paintball guns are very simple. They use a valve to control the air pressure behind the ball. When the valve is opened, it causes the air pressure to build up and shoot the paintball forward. When the valve is closed, the air pressure drops and it is pulled backwards. These are used in indoor or a small skirmish play and are ideal for beginners.

    Because of the powerful action of the bullet, these guns tend to shoot fast balls and it is not recommended for beginners. If you want to shoot fast balls then you will need to use other types of paintball guns. For example, an electric gun is a great choice because it is lightweight and does not use any gas. This type of gun is ideal for a person who is looking to get more time in the game before moving on to bigger guns.

    Pump paintball guns are a great way to get a lot of playing time. If you are a beginner this type of gun may not be the best choice, but if you are just looking to play casually and enjoy the game, then a pump gun is perfect. You can start playing with these types of guns by buying a starter pack.

    Starting out with a starter pack is a great option because it will get you started on the right foot. These packs give you a couple of different guns, some accessories and paintball gear. You will probably find that the first few times you use the gun you will need to practice for a little bit before you can get the feel of the gun.

    An Airsoft gun is another popular choice for beginners. Airsoft guns are used with paintball and when you first get the gun you will have a lot of fun with it. But these guns are not meant for long-term use and for long-range play. If you want to play more challenging games and want to learn how to play longer, an airsoft gun is not the best choice.

    Bolt guns are designed to be used with airsoft guns and pump guns. They use the same principle as airsoft guns but they are smaller. Although these guns are lighter than airsoft guns, they are not as accurate and are not recommended for most beginners.

    An electric gun is a great option for the intermediate or expert player. It is like owning two guns in one and gives you the power of both. The main difference between an electric gun and an airsoft gun is that with an electric gun you can shoot at longer distances and also shoot more accurately.

    An airsoft gun is a similar gun to a paintball gun but does not use any propellant. It uses BBs instead of paintballs, which allows you to improve your aim and accuracy.

    Finally, an airsoft gun is a great choice for beginners because it is lightweight and easy to use. If you are looking to have fun, this is a great option.

    Paintball guns are very popular and are great for beginners. A good training program will allow you to choose the type of gun that is best for you and your game.

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  • The Pro Blogger

    A blog for prostitutes is exactly what it sounds like – a blog dedicated to prostitution. The internet has made it possible for anyone to have their own blog and speak to the world as they wish. Blogs are becoming increasingly popular as more – especially for sex workers. If you are looking for an escort blog, make sure that you don’t go too far off the beaten path!

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    An escort blog usually falls into one of two categories: The first is the business website that is run by the owner of the escort agency. In this case, the blog is built on the Internet and only has a limited audience. The second type of blog is the sex worker’s personal website, which is a website specifically designed for the blog, not the escort.

    The title of the blog – in terms of your blog, how many readers it has – can be whatever you like, but one general topic that has become quite popular is business. There are blog blogs for everything online and this one should be no different. Any sex worker, escort or not, knows that there are many different types of business. Whether you need to find a new client, cut costs, or can’t afford a client, a blog for prostitutes is your best option.

    In terms of writing, it’s time to start thinking about the place you want to publish. The first place to look is for your niche. Many sex workers own their own agency or work as an independent contractor and wouldn’t benefit from a website that caters solely to escorts. You can either choose to use the blog as a regular home for your business, or put up your own blog in place of the regular website.

    If you decide to do both, it’s time to get yourself a professional blog. Not only is it a good idea but the potential for traffic is great, given the recent surge in blogs for sex workers. A professional blogger will typically have their own blog built using WordPress. It can be configured to look as professional as any blog out there, but it’s usually modified to make the most of their theme. All they need to do is set up the blog’s domain name and put in the basics, and it’s up and running.

    Many amateur bloggers choose to post their blogs on a particular web hosting company, but it’s important to get a professional for a couple of reasons. First, because a professional has the expertise to build an attractive looking blog that has all the bells and whistles that the average blog doesn’t have, it can mean that more traffic can be directed to your own site.

    Also, it’s a lot easier to find a person who has a full-time online job than a lot of others who have blogged for a living. If you’ve decided to get into blog blogging, don’t just settle for the next blogger – do it right!

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  • Vessi Footwear Review – A True Waterproof Sneaker?

    Have you ever heard of Vessi Footwear? They’re a Canadian company that sell some pretty snazzy shoes, worldwide. Vessi’s main selling point is the waterproof element of their shoes. I hail from the depths of Scotland and one thing we have lots of, is rain. One thing we Scots need is waterproof gear! It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid hiker or simply an urban millennial like me, you need to waterproof yourself to beat the weather.

    Vessi claims to have designed the ‘perfect waterproof knit sneaker.’ Now personally, I’ve never had a pair of sneakers that are waterproof. If I want that type of gear, I normally stick to my trusty wellies. But how cool would it be, I though, if I could have the lovechild of the two things? Comfortable running shoes that I can use in any weather? Apparently, the material is made up of ‘nano-sized pores’ that are too small for water drops, but large enough for sweat and heat to pass through. Personally, sweaty feet don’t plague my life. But for someone who has this issue, a breathable shoe could be very important. You don’t want your shoes stinking to high heaven, after all.

    So if Vessi is really all they claim to be, surely it will withstand the gruelling Scottish climate? I had my doubts about this. I mean, have you ever been to Scotland before?  The shoes I chose retail at $135 USD, or £104.24. This is a little hefty for me – normally I stick under the £20 region, or $25 USD. But if the shoes lasted the distance, the initial cost wouldn’t matter in the long-term.

    So I took the plunge and ordered the Women’s Skyline in Stone Grey. It does state that they run a ½ size big, so I made sure to order a smaller size. The shoes arrived way earlier than anticipated, which was fantastic. Luckily, it was pouring it down when they arrived, giving me a chance to test them out. They were insanely comfortable, with springy soles that provided plenty of support. The colour was a lovely shade of grey and the material on the shoes was of really good quality. After a thorough jog in the rain (and lots of puddle jumps) I can vouch for their waterproof-ness. For anyone who loves to explore the outdoors, I absolutely recommend these sneakers. Well worth the cost, Vessi Footwear!

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  • Rip Current Safety

    Professional Ocean Lifeguards from around the world can agree that rip currents (also referred to as rip tides, undertows and rips), are the primary causes of drowning along populated beaches. A rip current is defined as an area in the surf zone where ocean currents turn and move away from shore, heading out to sea. These rips can become very dangerous for swimmers; if they are to become trapped, it will slowly pull them out to sea. This guide offers instructions on how to safely exit and identify rip currents.
    To insure a safe and fun day of swimming at the beach, a beachgoer must learn to quickly identify rip currents. Surfers will regularly locate rip currents so that they can use the pull of the rip as a faster way to get through the waves. There are certain indicators to look for in order to locate a rip.

    The first thing to look for is churning and brown water. A rip current is usually as wide as a swimming pool, so the part that is flowing out to sea is churning up the sand on the way out, making it brown. The brown, sandy water will look different when compared to an area with no rip current.

    The second indicator of a rip current is that it is far deeper in a rip than in other spots of the ocean. This is because the fast water that is flowing out to sea in the rip, is creating a deep underwater trench. There is no way to look through the water and physically see that it is deeper in one area than another. The way surfers and lifeguards determine where deep spots are is by watching the oncoming waves. When a wave enters a spot where the rip current is, it will enter the deep water and as a result the wave will flatten out and not break.

    The third indicator of a rip current can be objects such as piers, jetties, cliffs, and out-coves, that are build along beaches. Whenever a person comes along one of theses objects, they can assume that directly next to it, on either side, is a rip current. The reason for this is that ocean currents will generally move sideways down a beach. Meaning, that when you jump in the water you will end up down the beach a ways. When the current moves along the beach and then it abruptly runs into a jetty or pier, the current bounces off of the object and heads straight out to sea. Swimming next to jetties and piers is almost always discouraged.

    Now that we are prepared with the knowledge to locate a rip current, here are some instructions on how to safely exit a rip current. When stuck in a rip current it is important not to swim to shore against the flow of the rip. In identifying tip number two, it is stated that most rip currents are no wider than a swimming pool, so swimming consistently parallel to shore can be the best way to exit the rip current. When informing others of the dangers of rips, I often compare a rip current to an escalator that is going downstairs. If you try and go the wrong way on the escalator, you will keep on walking until you get tired and give up, never making any progress. It is also important to understand that the water in a rip current is typically deeper than in the surrounding areas, so attempting to jump off the bottom can often be worse than simply swimming sideways, and then in.

    Rip currents can be our enemies and our friends. A surfer does not simply get pummeled on his/her way through the surf line. Rather, they dive under the waves and paddle in rip currents to assist them to where they need to go. Understanding these dangerous currents can change the entire way that one views the ocean.

    Up next on my blog: Review on tactical flashlight amazon. Please watch out for the post’s release next week!

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  • How to Get to Koh Pha Ngan from Bangkok – Take a Plane, Bus and a Ferry with Nok Air

     

    I’m one of the millions of people who come to visit or live in Bangkok, Thailand who, up until recently, hadn’t been to Koh Pha Ngan. Koh Pha Ngan is one of Thailand’s most popular backpacker islands and budget destinations but, as Koh Pha Ngan itself doesn’t have an airport, it’s a huge hassle to get there from Bangkok so I’ve never bothered. But, a couple of months ago, I learned about Nok Air’s new travel package of all-inclusive Flight plus Hi-speed Catamaran in partnership with The PNW, which gets you to Koh Pha Ngan in just a few hours and I was sold.
    Who is Nok Air? – For those not familiar with Thailand’s low-cost carriers, Nok Air is a small but reputable low-budget carrier that flies to various destinations all over Thailand. Its flights are basic but extremely cheap and their service is good.

    What is the Nok Air to Koh Pha Ngan Travel Package? – Until Nok Air started doing the Koh Pha Ngan travel package, getting to Koh Pha Ngan required taking a flight to Surat Thani, then finding a local bus to take you to the ferry for Koh Pha Ngan. From there, you had to rustle up your own ferry or local boat and, with ferry times not always convenient by the time you got there, getting from Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan could be all day of a job.

    Recently however, Nok Air instituted their own Koh Pha Ngan travel package. As inexpensive as just about every other Nok Air flight, it consists of a flight from Don Muang Airport in Bangkok to Surat Thani in Southern Thailand. From Surat Thani, you’re put on a private air-conditioned coach that drives you to Tong Sala Pier.

    At Tong Sala Pier, you board a high-speed catamaran (one of those cool two-hulled boats with a gap underneath it) and after a few minutes wait you’re whisked away on a 45 minute high-speed boat ride that drops you off at Koh Pha Ngan. From start to finish, Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan the entire trip, depending on which flight you take, takes from six to seven and a half hours. A far cry from the 12-15 hours by doing it yourself. Nok Air does two flights a day – a 7:15 am flight and one at 11:40 am.

    How Much is the Nok Air Travel Package? – Like anything else Nok Air does, their prices are always budget. Currently on most days, the Nok Air Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan travel package costs between 2,690 baht ($91) and 3,300 baht ($104) one-way, depending on which level of ticket you buy. This includes the flight from Don Muang airport to Surat Thani, the air conditioned bus and the high-speed catamaran.

    The higher priced ticket is the Nok Plus level, where you can change your flights as many times as you want – perfect if you get to Koh Pha Ngan and love it so much you want to stay longer.

    Don’t forget, Nok Air is one of the few airlines that still flies out of Bangkok’s old airport, Don Muang, and not the new airport, Suvarnabhumi. So don’t book your flight then head off to Suvarnabhmi to catch it. The two airports are an hour and a half to two hours apart. You’d never catch your flight.

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  • Can a Book Be Both Traditionally Published and POD Self-Published?

    I self-publish and love doing so, but self-publishing is not for everyone. It is a lot of hard work, but than again, so is being traditionally published. My advice? I say to try for both!

    If you self-publish via POD than you have printed up this book’s “first edition” and when you finally find an agent and the agent finally finds you a traditional publisher, you will only be able to offer “second edition” (also known as “reprint”) rights. Generally, unless the book as sold over 10,000 copies a publisher will not buy second rights.

    The average book sells just 500 copies. (at the average 4% royalty of wholesale price that averages out to: $1,000 – $1,500 total pay for you the author for the entire life of the book)

    Rarely does a first book make over $2,000 for its author.

    The average life of a book is 3 months. (meaning the publisher pulls it off the shelves and stops selling it just 3 months after it went to print)

    In order to keep you book in print past those 3 months it must become a “bestseller”.

    In order to become a bestseller, you must sell an astronomical 10,000 copies in that 3 months time.

    Most publishers DO NOT promote your book. The books that become bestsellers had an author that put a lot of their time and money into marketing the book themselves. Most books, regardless of publisher, sell only as many books as THE AUTHOR promotes. This is true wither you publish via Scholastic Books (with it’s 100 new titles each month, including Harry Potter) or Twighlight Manor Press and its 10 books every other year.

    Basically, all a book publisher does is list your book in their catalog and hope that bookstores choose to stock it on their shelves.

    Books (such as Harry Potter – traditional published- and Eragon -self-published-) get famous, not from the publisher’s promotion, but from THE AUTHOR’S having gone out there and told everyone under the sun how great their book was and paying large amounts of their own money for advertising in such newspapers as The New York Times. In the case of such authors as J.K.Rowlings, Christopher Paolini, Steven King, etc., we are talking hundreds of thousands of dollars of the author’s private pocket money, (money they already had BEFORE book’s release.) Eragon, a self published book, became an over night best seller because of a single one day full page ad in The New York Times, that cost Paolini’s parents over $14,000! Within a few weeks, he had big name book publishers begging to sell the reprint editions.

    So you see. What you the author are willing (or can afford) to pay for a marketing campaign is going to determine how many book you sell, not who you choose for a publisher. Keep in mind that when you see ads for book, either in newspapers or on TV, those ads were paid for by the author him-herself, NOT the publisher.

    Most writers, once hit in the face with the harsh reality of these facts, never attempt to write a second book, which is why there are so many one-book authors out there.

    On the other hand a self-published POD book never goes out of print and you earn 100% of the profits off the retail price.

    If you are willing to promote and market your book hard enough, you’ll make more money in the long run by self-publishing, because you can keep selling your book for the next 10 or 20 years.

    If you want to do both POD self publish AND traditional publish, than you MUST do it the other way around. Traditional publish first and POD later.

    Your best bet is to hold off on the POD right now, and focus on finding that agent. Let the traditional publisher buy the first edition rights, get paid your advance and your royalties, let them sell the first edition, than next year after the book has gone out of print, you bring it back out as a POD reprint and continue to sell it for the rest of your life. (Many authors do this and after writing four or five books, they have a pretty steady monthly income coming in.)

    If you want to have a bestselling book and boost it in the internet, try getting web hosting services. I defnitely recommend you read Canadian web hosting reviews to learn more.

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  • 10 Glamorous Dining Room Decorating Ideas

    The very idea of decorating a dining room says something about us. We don’t eat to survive. To us dining is a social activity that adds color and beauty to life. In our decorated dining rooms, we celebrate anniversaries, holidays, birthdays. To inspire your decorating, here are my favorite glamorous dining room decorating ideas. I hope they add sparkle and grace to your family’s special moments.
    #1. Elegant Rug

    Begin your glamorous dining room decorating from the bottom up. Invest in a beautiful rug that extends 2 feet outside the perimeter of your dining room table and leaves at least 2 feet of space from the wall. If you have a round table, look for a round rug, and avoid buying a rug that’s too long for your table. Like a picture that you fit in a frame, your dining room table should fit perfectly in the rug.

    #2. Glamorous Table

    The right table for your glamorous dining room with nice wooden dinnerware decorating depends very much on the size of the room. For smaller rooms, a glass table is ideal, as the view of the stunning dining room rug through the table will grant an illusion of space. A simply carved wood table will add glamour to a mid-sized dining room. And an ornate wood table or stone table will complete the beauty of a large dining room.

    #3. Complimentary Wall Prints

    Wall art plays a vital role in glamorous dining room decorating. Look for prints or art that will repeat the patterns and colors present in your dining room rug. Then frame your art to match the style of your dining room table.

    #4. Painted Chair Rail Pattern

    This glamorous dining room decorating idea works both for dining rooms with chair rail molding or without. Use a long fern leaf (either fresh or silk) to stamp a horizontal pattern midway up the walls all around the dining room. Use latex paint in a color to match your dining room decor, brush paint on the leaf, then press it on the wall, repeating the process as you work in a line. Be sure to tilt one leaf print a little up, then weave the next one as if in a garland just below with a downward tilt.

    #5. Chandelier

    Light plays an important role in glamorous dining room decorating. The light fixture should hang low over your dining room table, to create intimate light. Choose a light fixture that matches the style of your dining room table. An imitation glass chandelier (or crystal if you can afford it) should hang over a glass table. A vintage or mission style light will match a wood table. And a Victorian chandelier will best fit an ornate or stone dining room table.

    #6. Corner Candelabras

    This is my favorite glamorous dining room decorating idea. Using swag hooks, which you can find at a garden center, to ang four candelabras from the ceiling at each corner of your dining room. You can buy chandelier candelabras or you can make them, following these simple instructions.

    #7. Glamorous Mirrors

    To increase the pools of flickering light in the room, add a glamorous mirror to your dining room decorating, but do not spend a fortune on an expensive giant mirror. Instead look for small mirrors to match the style of your dining room decor. Hang them in a cluster to form a large square, rectangle or circle.

    #8. Drapery

    Perhaps the greatest impact in glamour dining room decorating will come from adding matching drapery at the entrance or entrances to the room and over the window. I recommend buying the fabric yourself at a fabric store and hemming it all around. The top hem should be widest and you can thread an ornate wood poll through it and suspend the drapery from ornate shelf brackets. Be sure to look for glamorous tasseled curtain tie-backs at the fabric store.

    #9. Centerpiece

    The center of any dining room decorating project is, of course, the centerpiece ornamenting the dining room table. I especially love the feral forest arrangements from Martha Stewart. You can plant moss and mushrooms in an elegant bowl that matches your dining room decor, or you can glue the bark of a tree around a simple bowl, as if your centerpiece is growing out of a stump of wood.

    #10. Cadenza

    If you wish to add a cadenza to your glamorous dining room decorating, move your dining room table further away from the wall by a measurement equal to the depth of the cadenza. In this way, your table will still appear centered in the room. In addition, be sure to move your overhead lighting to hang exactly at the center of the table. Use a lighting chain to conceal the electrical cord, and hang the lamp by a swag hook.

    For more dining room decorating ideas, see my 10 dramatic dining room decorating ideas. And for all around inspiration here are 63 home decorating ideas and projects.