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Beach clocks bring sunshine to any room in your home. You can enjoy a day at the beach any time you want with great beach clocks and beach home décor. Think of how it will brighten up a room to hang a beach scene clock on your wall or have one that sits on your countertops or tabletops! Even on a cloudy day, you can enjoy the beauty of the beach and a relaxing coastal scene. If you love the beach and you want a great way to bring the beach right into your home, you can do so with great beach décor such as beach-inspired clocks.

Beach clocks can make a great addition to your:
• Sun room
• Beach house
• Kitchen
• Pool house
• Game room
• Bathroom
• Any room!

There are so many great places to display your beach clock and so many different types of beach clocks to choose from that you may decide one is simply not enough and that you need more. Creative individuals can think of many great ways to decorate their homes with beach décor such as beach clocks.

Beach Clocks as Gifts

They also make great gifts for just about anyone on your list. Brighten someone’s day by giving them a little beach décor. If you have someone that loves the beach, lives near the beach or that you want to give a little beach reminder to, you can easily do so with beach décor. Each time they look at this lovely beach clock, they will have happy memories both of the warm sunshine and sand beneath their toes as well as of you and the thoughtful gift you gave them.

If you aren’t a very creative person, that’s okay. You can still let great beach clocks help decorate your room. The best thing about it is that they look great anyway. The breezy, whimsical designs go with any decor in virtually any room in your house, so you don’t need to consult an interior decorator to feel like you’ve done the right thing.

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Don’t get them a toaster or a crock pot; make a statement with a unique wedding anniversary gift they will never forget. Are you looking for wedding anniversary gifts that will make a lasting impression? Perhaps you want a gift that is both unique and practical.

When you buy a wedding anniversary gift you can choose something neutral that will be perfect for both the husband and wife. Or you may get two gifts; tailored for each of them, a unique item that symbolizes the both of them together. Or perhaps you are looking to buy something for your own wedding anniversary. You want a gift that is truly special for your significant other. Below are some ideas.
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Unique Décor Online offers fabulous wedding anniversary gifts for that lucky couple in your life. Accessories for the home can include many things such as craft mirrors, metal decor, wall art and even an assortment of picture frames including:

• Buttercup frame
• Classic frame
• Midnight frame
• Pretty pink frame
• And many more

What better way for a couple to display memories of a wonderful life together than with beautiful framed pictures of their wedding and other special days? There are many great examples and ideas for you to choose from. You can find many unique, special anniversary gifts at online gift and home decor shops.

Centerpieces such as shoe art can make great home accessory gifts for a wedding anniversary. They are an elegant and unique gift item that will be cherished forever. They can even be passed on to future generations as family heirlooms.

Unique Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

When you buy a wedding anniversary gift for someone, it is a good idea to find something out of the ordinary that will surprise the receiver. After all, it is always nice to give a gift that leaves the person searching for the right words to say thank you. Below is a list of unusual gifts that would be great for a wedding anniversary.

• Gourd Art
• Unique clocks
• Metal wall decor
• Hand-painted glassware
• Fine art pottery
• Rustic decor accents

Lighting is another great wedding anniversary gift idea. They come in such a wide variety of floor lamps, table lamps even lamps with animal designs can be found. Lamps are something that is so practical that many times they are overlooked as gifts. However, they can make a dramatic change in the home and are a great way to express creativity.

Be both original and imaginative when you shop. Don’t be afraid to be different, the ones you buy for will definitely apperciate the refreshing change. Give the wedding anniversary gift that stays with the couple for many more anniversaries to come!

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What better way to decorate your home bar or game room than with home bar, bistro and café clocks! If you want to add some spice to your bar, create a great way for you and your guests to tell the time and set the right ambiance for your bar room or entertainment area, you can do so with great bar clocks. They are festive accessories that help make your bar or bistro complete. Your guests will love keeping up with the time by these creative, hand crafted clocks and there is something for every taste and style.

One of the hottest trends in decorating today is the home bar. You can make the most of yours with great bar, bistro and café clocks as decoration and functional items. There is something available for every taste and décor from the casual to the classy. You can find great wall décor items for your home bar that will have all of your guests in awe. These also make a great addition to a home café or billiards room as well. When you use your imagination combined with the creativity and artistry of these fabulous clocks, you can make a great bar room décor.

If you’re looking for a top-notch way to decorate with cool wall art, whimsical bar clocks or bistro décor, you can do so by checking out the great bar, bistro and café clocks gallery over at UDO. Don’t forget that these great bar clocks also make wonderful gifts for anyone on your list. If you know a beer lover, wine connoisseur or a person with their own home bar, you should consider these as great options for gifts.

ladybugclock1.jpgDecorating a kid’s room isn’t like decorating the rest of your home. You need to take a slightly different approach; one that will make the child feel warm and comfortable in this room. The bedroom is like a sanctuary to most children. They spend a considerable amount of time there playing, reading and of course, sleeping. When they have friends over, this is likely where they will hang out. They might play games, listen to music and more all in this room so it is important that while decorating, you choose themes and ideas that will make the child most comfortable.

What are some ways you can decorate your kid’s room with style that both they and you will love? Here are some ideas for you:

1. Talk to your child. Take time to learn what they like and what they would like to have in their rooms. Learn about their favorite colors and their favorite things so you know how to decorate a room they will love to be in.
2. Let your child help you. What better way to ensure you develop a room they love than to let them help you with it?
3. Keep it organized. Remember that children are going to have a hard time with clutter and with keeping these picked up so the more you can help them with organization, the better it will be. If there are furniture items you can buy to help with organization, this will help considerably.
4. Wall décor- Don’t forget the walls. Children love to have something colorful and nice to look at. You can even get wall art that is practical such as decorative mirrors and whimsical child clocks.
5. Wall coverings- For a child’s room, you should keep your wall coverings as simple as possible. While you want to complement the room, you also want to keep it simple for your child to manage and not have drapes that will get in the way or become damaged.
6. Plan your lighting- Just like in other rooms of your home, you may want to have more that one type of lighting here in your kid’s room. You can have a main light for reading, playing and other activities and a softer, more relaxed light for getting ready for bedtime or even as a nightlight. There are also many great decorative nightlights for you to choose from.
7. Display handmade items- Allow your child the freedom to show off things they create by hand. Allow them to decorate their walls with posters or handmade crafts and display handmade items in their room. This shows that you are impressed with their craftiness and also makes the room more personal for them.

This is not an extensive list as there are many more great ways you can decorate your kid’s room. If you are looking for more decorative pieces, there is a great kid’s gallery at UDO. Have fun!

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Kids clocks can be a great way to complete the look in your new children’s room. If you are spicing up an old room, designing a new room or even looking for a great gift for a child or parent of a young child on your list this year, you should consider unique kid’s clocks that really complete the room.

Kids love the clocks because they look great and they can also help the child that is learning to tell time. You can find clocks in bright, fun colors and patterns that children of all ages will love. There are some tailored to boys and others tailored to girls and some that can work for either male or female rooms or that are also great when two children share a room. Clocks for kids make unique wall coverings that help turn a plain wall into a childhood dream. Give your room a happy energy with a kid’s clock like those found over at Unique Decor Online.

Remember that clocks aren’t just for telling time and these kids clocks really prove that. They make a fun, exciting way to complete the decor of any children’s room. Whimsical clocks for kids also make great gifts for baby showers, nurseries, and child parties. Think of the people in your life that you normally shop for and then think about the occasions when they might benefit from a gift of a child-themed clock. Your options are limitless when it comes to the age-less kid designs.

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Having a guest bedroom is great for when visitors come over to spend the night, but decorating your guest bedroom with style and comfort can be rather challenging. You want it to be comfortable and relaxing, but you also need a theme that is universal so it will be comfortable for people with different taste. For instance, male guest would most likely find an all flower and floral design a little uncomfortable.

Therefore, the first thing that you need to do when deciding on guest bedroom décor is to figure out a theme that would be comfortable for all guests. Consider what you would find comfortable and relaxing if you were spending the night at someone else’s home. What would be the things that would make you feel most comfortable and what would be uncomfortable to you.

The first thing that you don’t want to do is put all the furnishings that you don’t need or want in other bedrooms in your guest bedroom. This will simply make it look like a storage room instead of a guest room. Anything that you have no use for should be eliminated and you should buy items for your guest room just as you would any other room in the home. After all, you don’t want your guest to feel as if they were sleeping in a garage. You also want to avoid putting a lot of personal items in the guest room.

When it comes to guest bedroom decorating the bed is the biggest piece of furniture and probably the most important. How many times have you spent the night as a guest in someone’s home and woke the next morning stiff and sore because the bed was so uncomfortable? This is why the bed needs to be suited for guest and it should be a full or queen size bed for the most comfort. Consider this when choosing a bed for your guest room. If you wouldn’t want to sleep on it regularly, then don’t buy it.

The linen is also very important so use sheets and blankets that are comfortable to sleep on. Consider the texture of the linens you use for the bedding. They should be soft and comfortable. Have extra blankets and pillows in the room for easy access because some people prefer to have more than one when sleeping. Also choose a comforter that goes with the rest of the guest room décor. This is the one thing that will make your bed stand out, so choose it wisely. A solid color reversible comforter would be a great choice because it gives you two color choices for variety and it would be suited for everyone’s taste. Many people may find a leopard or zebra print comforter a little uncomfortable.

Even if your guests are just staying one night it would be nice for them to have a place to put their clothing. Therefore, your guest bedroom décor should include a dresser and nightstand. Have a reading lamp near the bed or if you have the space place a comfortable chair with a reading lamp beside it in the bedroom. A decorative mirror is a necessity so your guest can prepare to meet the new day in private.

Guest bedroom decorating should also include a radio and small television set for their convenience. You should also include an alarm clock so they can have a way to wake up when they are ready. A bouquet of flowers and a night light can even be a nice touch. It is also a good idea to have a set of guest towels in the bedroom so if they need one it is available and always include a wastebasket.

Remember that guest room décor should be relaxing and cater to a general theme that can be appreciated by all guest men and women. Your goal is to have a guest room that is comfortable and inviting so your guest will feel relaxed and at home.

Decorating your college dorm room doesn’t have to be a task you fear. Are you preparing to move into a dorm room? Are you searching for ways to make your room more homely and inviting? This is going to be your home away from home while you are expanding your education, so it needs to be comfortable and relaxing. It should also relay your personality and show your fun side. There are many things that you can do to help improve your dorm room décor that is both inexpensive and fun. Here are some suggestions for decorating your college dorm room that you can use to create the atmosphere you desire.

Hopefully, you will room with someone with similar taste but if not, that’s okay too. The number one thing to remember is to respect each others choices and work together. You each have your own space in which you can do whatever you want. Make the most of the space you have and use your imagination to make it suit your style.

The biggest item in your dorm room that grabs the attention of everyone that steps into the room is your bed. This is also the main place that you will be spending most of your time while in your room. Therefore, the comforter is one of the most important items you will purchase when decorating your college dorm room. You need a comforter that reflects your personality, but one that is easy to clean and very durable. Reversible comforters are very popular because you have two great designs in one.

Whatever color and design you choose will also set the stage for the rest of the dorm room décor. Add a few throw pillows and you have a great center attraction for your temporary home. Here is one piece of advice that you should consider. Make sure that you measure the length of your bed before you buy any bedding to ensure you buy the right size, as not all dorm room beds are the same length.

Your dorm room will also be your study area where you will be doing research and preparing for test. You will need a good sturdy table for your computer and place it in an area of the room that feels relaxing and comfortable. Buy a lamp that provides adequate lighting for studying as this is very important and gives you another opportunity to buy something that expresses your personality.

The next biggest decision of your dorm room decorating will be what to do with the walls. You don’t want to do anything that is going to create a problem and that you will have to pay for later, so the first thing that you need to do is check the dorm rules to learn what you can and cannot do. Posters are the number one way to decorate your walls and they are inexpensive and easy to find. You can buy poster adhesive that will not chip paint or put holes in the walls, but still securely hold your posters up. You can also buy special hooks that will not damage the walls as well.

Buy frames to go around your posters to make them more attractive and unique. You can find these in a number of distinctive designs or be creative and make your own. Memo boards are a great way to display pictures of family, friends and anything else that catches your attention.

One thing that is well-known is the fact that dorm rooms are very short on storage space. That is why dorm room decorating includes finding decorative ways to add storage to your room. You can do this by purchasing plastic or wire storage bins that take up little space but that provide a lot of room. You can buy bed risers that will lift your bed higher to make more room for storage under your bed. Closet organizers can give you more room and look great as well.

Using the suggestion above will help you get starting making your dorm room the perfect sanctuary while you are attending college. Have fun and be creative and you will be amazed at the results that you can achieve.


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