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Meeting The Home Decor Challenge With Area Rugs

Home decorating is fun and after its completion is very fulfilling! The road to fulfillment however is a different story. Although the blessing of countless home decor ideas and alternatives are overwhelmingly good (homeowners have more options), they can also be confusing. Where to start? What to implement? What’s the best among the rest?

For example, a lot of the eastern European countries are heavily influenced by natural wood, particularly light grain woods. Wooden carvings are quite common in places like Poland and Russia and they are fast becoming used to adorn many walls in US homes.

One of the biggest influences worldwide that has crossed borders is the use of parquet flooring. This wooden floor material is available in different colors, grains and textures hence, it’s not surprising why it is easy to adapt. It can suit any theme. With an area rug to boot, parquet flooring has never looked this good!

Area rugs do more than just complement parquet flooring though. With a minimalist design becoming a top-notch theme, the use of area rugs as a home decor is becoming more and more popular. If you can’t go big with furnishings and accessories, then amplify your home’s beauty with these striking floor decorations.

The nice thing about parquet floor is its clean and polished appearance. With an area rug as a floor decoration, the flooring becomes more than just a material to step on, isn’t it? Specifically, if you place a white or cream-colored area rug that has an immaculate impression, it makes the floor look “untouchable.”

Parquet floor is a dynamic kind. Match it with a natural area rug or the shag kind makes it more striking. Display a light-colored area rug on a deeper shade of parquet material and the floor is even more emphasized. Additionally, the contrasting dark-light colors give the room a more eye-catching quality.

In selecting an area rug, ensure that its size is appropriate to the room. Smaller rooms will benefit with a circular rug. In other words, the rug’s size should be proportion to the room’s size.

The best shape for a larger rug in a medium to large size room is rectangular or oval. But bear in mind that you must have the open space in which to be able to display the rug for maximum effect. You must avoid standing anything on the rug and obscuring a full uninterrupted view.

There are times when it is acceptable to stand something on a small rug to give more impact. Typically this could be say; an oblong wrought iron coffee table with a clear glass top. In this instance it is important to match the rug to the shape of the object. So for example, a rectangular coffee table would be perfectly complicated sitting on a rectangular rug, providing of course that the rug is slightly bigger all round than the coffee table. Similarly, a round coffee table would look amazing sat on a larger round rug.

If you’re looking for a successful home decorating experience, don’t ever go without area rugs. With these decors, you’ll never go wrong. You will only be making your home better and better with each area rug.

China’s Bathroom Export Situation

At present, the sanitary ware export industry is experiencing increasing pressure, due to the appreciation of the RMB, the adjustment of export and foreign trade policy, technical barriers and other reasons. Companies are looking for effective ways to change the downward situation through the following three aspects: technical standards, pricing and costs. This effort is aimed at turning over the export crisis.

Behind the competition on design, marketing services, product quality, sanitary ware also staged a secret price competition. This has forced many large European enterprises to purchase building materials overseas, especially Chinese sanitary ware markets, but these products must be strictly produced in accordance with the relevant technical standards, such as with European large-scale building materials, construction machinery enterprises, and the China purchasing center in Europe. They purchase building materials strictly abiding by the relevant international standards and EU standards, and then through their 400 wholesalers sell the products all over Europe.

To break through technical barriers and ensure the products standard in the market, the manufacturer should establish product monitoring systems. In addition to meeting local technical standards, sanitary ware should meet the local residents living habits and ways of thinking also. At present, facing the increased export pressures, Chinese enterprises attach great importance to bathroom relevant international standards, making a substantial upgrading of product quality, to avoid the export disputes arising from the standard barriers.

At present, as a result of the appreciation of the RMB, the government carried out tight monetary policies and weakened the competitiveness of Chinese manufacturing, but companies’ acquisition costs are lower. Some bathroom companies expect to extend the industrial chain to deal with external changes. As well as continuing to produce faucet components, bathroom accessories, they also begin to use their own funds to develop the tub, porcelain and other products, to enter a whole bathroom product sales market and extend the industrial chain to increase their ability to resist risk.

Currently, the global tap market capacity is about 13-14 billion U.S. dollars; and the total market capacity of porcelain and bathtubs are roughly three times that of the tap’s: it is about 30 billion U.S. dollars. In market share, the market outside Europe and the United States is about 40 percent, the United States’ is about 30 percent, Europe’s is about 30 percent. Major domestic bathroom suppliers are striving to increase sales shares on the European market.

As to India, Russia and other large emerging economies, Chinese sanitary ware exporters are drawing up the appropriate marketing adoption to increase the exports. Industry experts at Tootoo.com pointed out that sanitary ware industries are facing great pressure on exports, but these problems can be solved. In fact, the government’s relevant policies are also hoping that enterprises can self-adjust quickly, and then improve themselves, and become more powerful in the face of fierce international competition.

Copyright (c) 2010 Steven Jiang