As with most elements of home decor, choosing the proper Oriental or Persian area rug can be a difficult task. You just will know it when you see it! Most area rug purchase are made that way and your choice of rugs can easily help you define your home decor theme.
Area rugs come in various styles, such as; bright primary colors or muted earth tones, busy patterns or simple designs, you'll find an Oriental or Persian area rug that does exactly what you want.
Oriental and Persian area rugs have common patterns found in; traditional floral or curvilinear, arabesque motifs, palmettes, vines, flowers, vases, arches and gardens. There will be a medallion with spandrels and borders, or an open field with borders. Tribal rugs are often plain, or have some traditional geometric design.
You will also find some which are directional rugs, like prayer mats, or with an illustration, like a painting.
The great thing about Oriental and Persian area rugs is that they look natural in almost every room of the house. The most usual places to find them are the living room, dining room and master bedroom. We have countless stories of clients who begin by buying for their main rooms, and then just cannot stop! Rugs in foyers, family rooms and studies, runners in corridors and on steps, and smaller mats in bathrooms are just a start. Then, after they fill their homes, they do their offices!
Since handmade area rugs are proven to be superior to machine-made carpeting, they last longer even in high traffic areas such as corridors and elevators.
There are no rules that state where to place a particular style or pattern of rug, although carpets that have an open field are usually preferred in situations where a dining or coffee table would sit right over the medallion. In these rugs most of the visual interest is in the borders.
The color scheme of an area rug is usually the most important factor in choosing where to place it. The colors of the rug need not be exactly the same as the curtains or upholstery, they should just echo them in some manner, and be in the same range of primaries or earth tones. For example, if your drapes are rust, your rug does not have to be rust. But small accents of that color would complement the drapes.
The most important thing to remember is that there are no rules, other than that you should be pleased with the look and quality of the area rug you choose.
An allergy is a symptom of a malfunction of the immune system in the body causing a person to respond to a certain substance in a hypersensitive way (causing the allergic reactions). Allergy relief can be offered by different types of medication, avoiding the typical substances or surroundings (or even pets) causing the allergy. Allergy symptoms are wide ranging but the most common symptoms are:
A runny nose and sneezing (due to an inflammatory response after exposure to the allergen, the cause of your allergy).
Itchy skin or itchy eyes ( the body's immune system cannot cope with exposure to the allergen and tries to defend itself against the substance, causing itchy eyes.
Severely allergic people suffering from for example bee sting or wasp allergies, can have serious allergic reactions to stings by these creatures, possibly resulting in a life threatening anaphylactic shock or death when treatment is not applied in time.
Differences between allergy, intolerance and sensitivity Allergy: Proper allergies are caused by the body's response to a certain, usually harmless, substance. The immune system tries to fight off the body's oversensitive reaction to the substance and tries to fight it, causing symptoms that are typical for allergies in the process. Allergy symptoms can usually be treated with allergy medicine. A doctor can prescribe the best allergy treatment for people with serious allergies and most of those people benefit from allergy medications. Intolerance: Intolerance is an extreme sensitivity to a type of food, substance or drug, but the response to the substance has nothing to do with the body's immune system. Symptoms can be like those of an allergic reaction but allergy testing will more often than not show that the patient is merely suffering from intolerance. Intolerance reactions of the body can usually be delayed and this is not the cause with typical allergic reactions. Sensitivity: More and more people suffer from adverse reactions of the body to the chemicals surrounding us (think of chemicals and pollution in the air, smoke, cleaning products and beauty products, soap and many more products). People can grow sensitive to these substances and the sensitivity can cause (often fairly mild) allergic symptoms such as itchy skin, headaches or a rash on the skin.
Symptoms of allergies
As allergies can cause more symptoms than just a runny nose or an itchy throat and watery eyes, there are many signs to look out for when you suspect that you might be suffering from an allergy. More often than not allergy patients will also experience a feeling of a raised body temperature doing allergy attacks. Other symptoms are: Sneezing: Sneezing is caused by irritation of the tissue in the nose, prompted by the defence mechanism of the body during an allergy attack. The body's immune system is alarmed because a substance that it has developed intolerance for is on or close to the body. By sneezing the body is trying to get rid of the allergen. Wheezing: Wheezing, an allergic reaction likened to asthma attacks, can make breathing difficult for a short period of time. Allergy testing and an investigation into the symptoms of your possible allergy can help to define whether you are dealing with asthma or an allergy. Sinus pain: A headache with a lot of pain and a sense of pressure behind the forehead and the eyes. A runny nose: Caused by excessive sneezing and irritated nose. Itchy or red eyes: Airborne allergens such as dust and pollen come in contact with the eyes, causing an allergic reaction of red, watery and itchy eyes. Allergy relief is available in the form of eye drops containing antihistamines.
Try buying one size larger which will usually give you the right not too tight fit.
Stretch fabric is crucial for comfort especially since at different times of the month you may need more ease.
Uncluttered look - flat front, no pockets or embellishments, is a very flattering look and prevents bulk around the hips.
Be careful with low rises on slim pants because you always have to be careful with how your walk or sit. A relative medium rise will give you more flexibility.
Apply a sense of proportion to your look. For example it is difficult to wear fitted on both the top and the bottom. Try soft blouse, easy fit jacket or long sweater with fitted pants. If you choose to where fitted on top and bottom remember that wearing the same color on top and bottom elongates the frame.
Avoid light colors or patterns on the bottom as they tend to add pounds. Unless you are a twig save those beautiful prints for the top or wear menswear type patterns on the bottom.
Heels always make your pants more flattering.
Tips for wearing slim pants
Don't be afraid to wear slim pants -even if you don't have the perfect figure they actually make you look taller and leaner if you do them right.
Try wearing a form fitting hip length tunic which can help you hide your problem areas. A cowl neck or pattern around the top will draw attention away from problem areas
Don't underestimate the power of dangling earrings and powerful accessories.
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