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Indoor Outdoor Rug Shopping Part-2

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First Read Part-1

RUG SIZE

Determining the proper size for a rug is just as important as finding the right colour and design. To start, simply measure your room; then follow our room-by-room measuring guide to find the best fit. Keep in mind that we also offer custom-sizing for hard-to-fit areas.

Family Room: The general rule for sizing a rug is to allow 12 to 18 inches of flooring to frame the rug. For a small room, 12 inches may be more than enough space. One large rug works best in a large room because it does not visually divide the room. However, if the room has several furniture groupings, each can be organized with rugs compatible in size and colour but not necessarily matching.

Dining Room: In a dining room, measure the length and width of the table. The rug needs to be large enough to allow chairs to be pushed back from the table without falling off the rug. This means that any of the chairs can be in a more conversational position before and after the meal without moving off the rug. Allow 30 inches on each side for side and armchairs.

Bedrooms: In bedrooms, one large rug is luxurious, but the bed will cover most of it. Smaller equal-sized rugs used around the bed are another option. The soft comfort of a rug is most appreciated when stepping in and out of bed.

Hallways: In hallways, the length is optional. Try to place a runner striped indoor outdoor rug so it does not end in the middle of a doorway. In a very long hall, several small runners can work. They do not have to match but the colours should coordinate.

MATERIAL

The type of material used in a rug plays a key role in how it feels and how well it performs. Basically, there are two fiber types: man-made and natural. Natural fibers include: wool, silk, cotton, jute, coir, and sisal. Man-made fibers include: nylon, polypropylene, acrylic and viscose.

Let’s take a closer look at each:

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Wool: The most beautiful and luxurious choice of all, 100 percent wool is used in most quality rugs. Wool is a natural fiber that is highly regarded for its strength, durability, crush resistance, clean ability, comfort, and beauty. Wools is considered the superior fiber for striped indoor outdoor rug.

Nylon: This man-made fiber provides a less expensive option than all-wool or silk versions. Look for treatments such as stain protection.

Polypropylene: Polypropylene is a thermoplastic resin made from propylene gas. Rugs made of polypropylene are often heat-set to minimize luster and improve softness.

Silk: This is the most expensive rug fiber and even the smallest addition to the content can raise the price. It is also a natural fiber and adds high luster to the end product. Visit our Persian Renaissance collection for fine examples of silk used as accents. These rugs beautifully illustrate the dramatic effect silk adds to the design.

Viscose: Viscose is a shiny, silk-like fiber made from wood pulp. On its own, Viscose is susceptible to matting, but when used as an accent or in a blend, Viscose makes a wonderful substitute for higher-priced silk.

Cotton: Cotton is a strong, supple fiber that is used in the warp and weft (rug foundation) of many rugs. On its own, cotton soils easily and can shrink in washing. However, it makes an exceptional backing material because it helps rugs keep their shape and lie flat.

Jute, Coir, and Sisal: These fibers are derived from plants. Although aesthetically appealing, they have a coarse hand and are susceptible to stains.

QUALITY

Trying to evaluate the huge amount of rug types on the market can feel overwhelming. It is easy to be misled when comparing hand-made to machine-made and woven to tufted rugs. What you need to take into account when buying a quality rug are the identifiable signs of quality:

Craftsmanship: A variety of methods are used to craft rugs, and quality varies within each category. To determine the best, consider the expertise of the weaver along with the fiber type, pile density and height, finishing treatments, and artistic quality.

Materials: For good looks that last, it is best to choose wool. This luxurious fiber is the standard by which all other fibers are measured. Although it is typically more expensive than man-made fibers, it is well worth the price. Visit Material Choices for more information on natural and man-made fibers.

Artistic Quality: The more skilled the artisan, the better the rug – regardless of the weaving method. Whether hand-knotted, flat-woven or machine-made, quality and price are directly related to the time and talent of the weaver.

Pile Density: Density refers to the amount of pile yarn used in the rug and the closeness of the weave. In general, the denser the pile, the better the performance. Take your fingers and try to wiggle them into the pile. The more difficult it is to get to the bottom, the denser the rug. Keep in mind, density alone is not a good measure of performance quality; fiber type and pile height need to be considered as well.

Finishes: External finishes are often applied to enhance a rug’s features. If you are buying a striped indoor outdoor rug, especially one that is hand-made, you want to make sure it has been permanently mothproofed. Since wool is naturally soil resistant, it doesn’t require further treatments.

Indoor Outdoor Rug Shopping Part-1

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Choosing the right colour, design and texture is a personal taste. One of the best places to start is by asking yourself a few questions. Is your room formal or informal? Do you want an indoor outdoor rug that defines your decorating scheme or one that supports the decor? Are you looking for bright or subdued colours? What shape best fits your space?

With those thoughts in mind, let’s dig a little deeper to explore the wonderful world of colour, design, and texture.

COLOURS

Colour is an elusive and complex medium. Nothing can change the look of a room more than colour. From paint to floor covering, it is what binds the room together. In fact, some consider colour the pivotal element that can make or break a room’s design.

Since floor covering accounts for almost thirty percent of a room’s colour, it is important to determine the role it plays in your decorating plan. If your striped indoor outdoor rug is going to be the dominant element, choose a patterned rug with distinctive colour combinations. Use shades from the rug to select paints and accessories; then carry those colour themes into adjacent rooms with coordinating rugs.

If your rug is going to play a secondary role, then keep it fairly neutral. It can still be patterned, but in subtle tones that complement other furnishings and fabrics in the room. Should you decide to use your rug as a backdrop for other furnishings, selecting a textured rug – with a ground colour slightly lighter or darker than your walls – helps it quietly blend into the decor.

DESIGN

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Selecting the right rug is a very personal one when it comes to design. Whether traditional or contemporary, what matters most is how the design makes you feel. The best decorating always reflects the personality of its owner.

Patterned rugs bring an air of richness and intimacy to larger spaces. They also provide instant personality and character, allowing you to create a certain style. A traditional, striped indoor outdoor rug may conjure up an English country garden, while a geometric rug creates a modern mood. Mixing patterns can be tricky. Remember, if the patterns are related by form, colour or texture, the mix is more likely to succeed.

When used together well, complementary patterns are excellent at defining spaces. Use them to create conversation areas in large rooms or to separate a dining area. Don’t be afraid to use them under tables where spills are likely to occur. Patterned rugs are much better than solids at disguising spots and stains.

TEXTURE

Colour can be used to achieve drama and impact, but there is nothing like texture to elevate a room that lacks design. Texture is all about how something feels when you touch it. Everything in your home makes a textural contribution – be it rough, smooth, nubby or silky. A room decorated with chrome furniture, glossy paint and slate flooring might be described as “hard-edged and cold”. Warm, cozy textures, such as wool, are linked with comfort of home.

Blending textures can help balance a room. Cool surfaces such as leather, glass, and stone can be offset with the warm textural effect of a rug. A wool loop pile can be paired with a rich wall colour to bring warmth to a room that doesn’t receive much sun.

KIDS AND PETS

Since pets, like children, are prone to accidents, you’ll want to make sure your striped indoor outdoor rug is easy to clean. The best, most natural, choice for combating everyday mishaps is wool. Wool rugs are naturally superior because they have built-in stain resistant features. The scaly structure of the wool fibers holds dirt high on the pile, making vacuuming more efficient and effective.

In addition to fiber type, colour choice can make a difference as well. Multi-colour patterns are an excellent option if you have pets or small children because they mask spills as well as every day wear and tear. If you’re looking for solid-colour carpet, remember that light colours show dirt the most, while dark shades show more lint, dust and pet hair. In fact, if you have a shedding pet, you may want to match your pet’s hair to the carpet colour. Although it sounds ridiculous it can help make you home feel a little cleaner.

Noise is another factor to consider when you have kids and pets. Expanses of hard surface flooring can reverberate household noise. Using plush textiles along with fabric upholstery and window coverings can help absorb sound waves and make your home a more peaceful and relaxing place.

More Read On Part-2

Metal Notebook

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personalised notebooks
personalised notebooks
personalised notebooks
personalised notebooks
personalised notebooks
personalised notebooks

In this unique and exquisite personalised notebooks you will write everything cheerful in your life. As time goes by, this notebook will fill your memories with happiness.

Dimensions: 94×144mm
Material: Paper+tinplate
Pages: 224 pages
Carried Standard: QB/T 1438-2007

  Shipping assurance


  If you have not received your item in the specified timeframe, we will assist you to track the item and provide full refund if you need it.
  If your item is not as described, we will contact the vendor and take neccesaary action. We will need some proof from you in form of pictures. On confirmation full refund will be provided or item will be replaced.
  If you want to return the item, you have 30 days to do so. Please send the item back and once received, we will provide full refund.

Source: https://pandealo.com/office-supplies-notebooks-metal-notebook

Teething Tips

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Babies don’t stay small for very long. They really do grow up incredibly quickly.

Those gorgeous newborn babygrows you bought don’t fit your little one any more. Your baby seems more irritable and crotchety than usual. He or she is dribbling and drooling all the time and his fist is permanently in his mouth. Your baby is probably teething!

Babies generally start teething around 4 months old but some won’t start until they are over 8 months. Believe it or not there are some babies who cut their first tooth without you even knowing about it. However most babies will have the odd sleepless night crying and dribbling

Symptoms of Teething

  • Flushed Cheeks
  • Pulling at ears and/or chewing their fingers
  • Clingy and irritable
  • Dribbling
  • Messy nappies
  • Nappy rash

Your baby may have all or none of these symptoms. Every baby is different.

As Mums and Dads, we hate seeing our baby unhappy and uncomfortable and we’ll do anything we can to help them.

How To Help With Teething

Keep Baby Dry

It can be a good idea to use a barrier cream on babies chin and neck area. Bibs will help keep their clothes dry.

Make sure you buy babygrows as they are much softer on your baby’s skin. Lots of babies get very sore skin under their mouth and chin when they’re teething so the softer the fabric, the more comfortable baby will feel. I really love this organic bamboo bib. The little elephants are so cute and the fabric is the softest ever.

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Choose a Good Teether

Sophie The Giraffe is a very popular teether. It doubles up as a great toy too though. The main problem with Sophie is that she can’t be put in a dishwasher to sterilise as it will affect her squeak. So if you want a teether you can sterilise or put in the dishwasher, then the Comotomo Silicone Teether is your best bet.

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Sucking when feeding can sometimes cause your baby pain when he’s teething so you may have to change his position lots when you’re breastfeeding. If your baby has been weaned and is eating solids, give him something hard to munch on. Dry toast perhaps or a breadstick?

Of course you can always speak to a pharmacist as they will have some useful tips and can advise on the best over-the-counter remedies.

Whatever you do though, just remember the most important thing is lots of extra-special hugs and cuddles while baby’s feeling unhappy!

 

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Snug As A Bug Suit- Falling Water – Organic Cotton Clothing

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newborn sleepsuits
newborn sleepsuits

New for AW18, our Snug As A Bug newborn sleepsuits is a reversible double layer outerwear piece ideally suited to baby wearing.

The new Snug As A Bug Suit is the perfect outer layer on chilly days, with 2 layers of organic cotton clothes. The design comes with an all-over print on the outside and stripes on the reverse. Is a reversible double layer outerwear piece ideally suited to baby wearing.

Why we love it:

  • Suited to baby wearing
  • Reversible (print/stripes)
  • Thumb holes to keep hands warm
  • Hooded
  • Made from 2 layers of the best quality 100% organic Fairtrade interlock cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Unisex

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

PAPILLON PILLOW CASE

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Papillon Vintage personalized pillow cases for kids adds a Parisian touch of chic and elegance to any room.

Each pillowcase is printed on soft and luxurious double brushed microfiber fabric and is offered in a choice of eight vibrant colors.

Perfect for interior designers to add decorative touches.

Available in Two Sizes

Standard/Queen Pillowcase – 20”x 30”
Euro Sham – 26″x 26”

  • Machine Washable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Breathable, stain and wrinkle resistant fabric
  • Designed, printed and finished in the USA
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personalized pillow cases for kids

Organic Cotton – Girly Stripe Designer Babygrows

Get ready for a great night’s sleep! This striped designer babygrows is soft, great quality and made from 100% organic cotton.

Even kids will look forward to bedtime when they get to wear one of our fab stripy sleepsuits! This lovely organic babygrow features some of our fab chunky stripes in cool rainbow shades, finished with bright pink trims. Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton – no chemical nasties, great for delicate skin. This super-soft and snuggly sleepsuit comes in sizes suitable for babies from 0-12 months, with an envelope neckline and popper leg fastenings to make it easy to pop on and off!

  • Machine washable
  • Leg popper fastening
  • Envelope neckline
  • Super-soft to the touch
  • 100% GOTS certified organic baby clothing
  • Made with AZO-free dyes
designer babygrows
designer babygrows

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

SNORING BEAUTY, SLEEPING BEAST PILLOW CASE

his and hers pillow cases

 

personalized pillow cases for kids
personalized pillow cases for kids

These soft and luxurious pillow cases come in a set of two and are printed on double brushed microfiber fabric in lasting and vibrant colors that will brighten any room.

Perfect for engagement gifts, wedding gifts and more.

Standard/Queen Pillowcases (set of two) – 20”x 30”

 

Look and Feel Natural with Organic Baby Clothes

Where Organic baby clothes came from

The few people that I know that are purchasing organic baby clothes started out or were introduced to the whole eco-friendly or a green world environment thru organic foods. After we discovered the benefits of organic food to our bodies it was only natural to look for other ways to benefit from this concept. Organic food has been with us a long time and it enables us to not only ensure that we are not consuming chemicals and pesticides in to our bodies and destroying our immune system. But at the same time it, means that the ground that these products are grown in is also not contaminated with these same chemicals and pesticides.

Organic Fabrics Come From Two Sources

organic baby clothes
organic baby clothes

The fabric that our clothes are made from comes from two sources. Man-made, such as polyester and nylon which use oil and other chemicals and the other is natural materials that come from plants like cotton or animals like wool. Man-made fabrics cannot be organic because they are made from chemicals. Natural fabrics on the other hand ensure that the environment has not been damaged. Fortunately clothing manufacturers are wising up to this growing concern amongst the eco-friendly and fashion conscious customers.

Organic baby clothes Come in Wide Range

A wide range of organic fabrics are now available and as more and more companies are recognizing the importance of organic baby clothes there are more choices than ever before. There is also a wide range of natural fabrics. Bamboo clothing is quite popular and even has thermo-sensitive properties. We can also take this organic clothing concept one step farther by looking into the behaviour of the companies that are manufacturing the clothing. It is easy to investigate a company’s reputation on-line. You can not only check out their reputation but you can also take a look at how and where their products are manufactured.  Do they use carbon off-sets or fair trade practices. If you’re buying organic clothing, you probably want to know that the company you are buying from employs companies that use ethical work practices. Look for companies that manufacture in the US or Canada or companies whose factories are third party audited using the Business Social Compliance Initiative or BSCI monitoring system. This system is based on the labour standards of the International Labour Organization.

Buying Organic baby clothes

Buying organic or eco-friendly clothes means more than just buying fabrics that look and feel great. The way that the company operates should go back as far as the recycling of office paper. This should also include both plastic bottles and cans. Each and every decision that an environmentally friendly company makes should reflect that belief. It now falls on the consumer to dig a little deeper to make sure their money that we spend is going to a company that really deserves it. If you happen to have organic clothing but you’re looking for a new style you might consider donating your clothes to a local non-profit or charity.  Having a clothing swap with friends where you all bring clothes to trade with one another is an awesome eco- friendly concept. Your waste can be another person’s treasure.  Gently used clothing, or clothing that has been worn before, is great for the environment because there is no manufacturing for a product that already exists. That means no carbon dioxide emissions, smaller carbon footprint and less clothing going to the landfill. Looking for organic baby clothes, men, babies or kids is just another step forward to achieving an environmentally friendly world.

How Long Should I Swaddle My Baby

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Baby Swaddling

Since time began, parents have swaddled their babies. Mums and Dads through the generations have wrapped their babies up before putting them down to sleep. So what is swaddling?

What is Baby Swaddling?

It’s an age-old method for making baby feel safe, secure and ready for sleep. When a baby is born they have a startle-reflex which can make them jump all of a sudden in their sleep. But if baby is tightly-wrapped in a lovely comfy baby swaddle then he or she won’t be jerked awake by these perfectly natural sleep ‘twitches’!

If you wrap your baby snugly in a baby swaddle blanket then it will create a kind of light pressure all around his body. And it is this sensation which magically mirrors the feeling baby once had when in your womb. This makes baby feel safe and relaxed and usually sleepy.

We mustn’t forget that there are always exceptions to every rule and not all babies are the same. So yes, not all babies like being swaddled, regardless of how fancy an organic baby swaddle blanket you have. You could buy the softest bamboo swaddle out there, but some babies just don’t settle when swaddled. Fortunately though, the vast majority do like the sensation of being cuddled closely. And with a bit of luck your baby will hopefully be one of these.

The Lullaby Trust have some guidelines which they suggest parents follow when swaddling their baby.

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baby swaddle

Swaddling Your Baby

  • Don’t swaddle baby above the shoulders
  • Don’t swaddle too tightly.
  • Keep an eye on baby’s temperature and don’t let them over-heat.
  • Use a swaddle made of a thin material
  • Do NOT place a swaddled baby down to sleep on their front!

How Long Should I Swaddle My Baby

There isn’t exactly a set age to stop swaddling. Some babies will love being swaddled for a long time whereas others may get frustrated by having their movement restricted when they’re as young as two months. Baby’s safety is paramount however and as soon as your baby is able to roll over onto their front, you must think about stopping swaddling. If a baby can’t roll back onto their back then it is unsafe.

How Do I Stop Swaddling?

Try to get baby used to a few different sleep ‘triggers’ such as a warm bath, soft music and a feed in a dim room. A baby with a good sleep / bedtime routine will settle more easily without a swaddle. Swaddle less tightly in the run-up to stopping swaddling and perhaps leave baby’s arms out and only swaddle from the chest down. You may have a few nights where baby is less settled but it will soon pass.

Most mums who swaddle swear by it, but as I said above, it’s very much up to you the parent or your baby. Happy Swaddling!

Source: https://www.tillyandjasper.co.uk/blogs/news/how-long-should-i-swaddle-my-baby

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