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Sleeping On Good Beds

Dec 14, 2007
People usually tend to make two kinds of mistakes. The first mistake is that they don't quite use the space that they have, and the second mistake is that they either put in too much or too little. An example of the former is a large sofa set in a tiny corner, or in the opposite case, too little into too much, such as a chair or cushion in an area with space for a couch. These two kinds of errors come along with two kinds of personalities: the 'minimalist' and the 'pack rat'.

The minimalist likes to keep things simple, like a single picture in a large room, or couches all in black, and a few red cushions. They enjoy form, contrast, open space, and a sense of freedom. The pack rat is the opposite of the minimalist. The pack rat likes to have many objects brought together, different colors, multiple forms, shapes, sizes, a sense of life and nature in the home. When a pack rat and a minimalist live together, this inevitably leads to a collision of style, for where one person feels the need to fill an empty corner with an extra recliner, the other wants to leave it open and feels that it would just add extra clutter.

When the time comes that you've decided to rearrange your house, you should therefore consider the following points. The first thing to do is that if you and your spouse are bumping heads as a minimalist and a pack rat, first sit down and try to come to an agreement about where the limits for each of your styles can meet. This is going to mean sacrifice on both sides, but it's a necessary step.

Once you've both come to an agreement, the next thing is to look at the space in the living room. How are things already being used? Is that leather recliner in the corner really necessary? Is it blocking the entrance in and out of the room? If you moved it at an angle would things improve, or if you switched it with a smaller chair in the opposite corner? What if your removed it altogether? Know the space in your house and learn how to use it.

Remember, the actual rearranging of things doesn't have to be drastic. Sometimes small changes can make a big difference, such as separating that sectional sofa which just divides the living room space. The basic point to keep in mind is that in choosing how to use the space, think about where each piece fits, how to best use it, and how it fits with the whole.

There are many views as to the sleep quality of the mattress. I won't discuss this topic but I will say that the memory foam is of good quality - whichever memory foam mattress you do buy, make sure its density is 5 lbs or more as anything below this will not really give good enough support. Also, consumer reports seem to indicate that the Restonic memory foam mattress sleeps a little soft, which is fine for those that prefer soft. The Tempurpedic mattress has a 5.25 lb density and sleeps a little more firm. If you can, try to compare at least two or three different brands before you buy.
About the Author
Jon Caldwell is a bed specialist. You can check out his bed design ideas at http:// http://www.bed-designs.com/bed-designscat/beddesignscat.php
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