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Lighting options for a child-friendly home

Lighting is a matter of great importance in a home – particularly I a home with kids. Here are a few tips on how to make your home child-friendly through the effective use of lighting. Brightness Having bright rooms in a child-friendly home is essential. Not only will a room feel more welcoming and provide a warmer and friendlier environment for children to feel comfortable in, bright rooms also help with safety which parents will understand plays a big day-to-day role. The brighter and well-lit a room is, the less chances of your toddler bumping and hurting themselves. A brighter home will allow you to see any potential health and for these reasons, you will also want as much natural light seeping through windows in your home as possible. Flexible Lighting Naturally, it’s not possible for a home to be well-lit and bright all the time. During the evening and night times you will require dim lighting, particularly when trying to get your child to sleep (we know how hard that can be). Therefore flexible lighting options are recommended and lights with dimmers being a good option. That way, one lighting option can serve the purpose of brightening or dimming a room without having to invest in a number of different lamps. Lampcommerce provides a great choice of flexible lighting options and the Artemide range has the perfect lighting...

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you’ve been to more than your fair share of baby showers, your own included, you’ll be well aware of just how difficult it can be to pick out gifts, especially if your focus is more on the baby to come as opposed to the mum-to-be. The process of picking out a gift is in itself difficult enough, but the challenge is further compounded by the fact that you probably don’t want a scenario where you’ve picked out and wrapped a gift that’s exactly the same as someone else’s. I get it, it perhaps makes for a good bit...

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Cancer Fighters Don’t Have to Go it Alone with Brantano’s Initiative

What does a popular shoe retailer have in common with cancer? Well apart from the fact that Brantano, the footwear retailer in question, is getting fully involved with a leading cancer care charity, the relationship between cancer and a shoe retailer serves as a powerful symbol of the various degrees of support cancer sufferers require. What is otherwise a regular, everyday choice for you and I – that being heading down to a Brantano store to pick out some shoes to add to your collection – should also be an option for patients fighting cancer. It’s not so much...

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5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Selling your home can be a challenge but there are some things you can do to help the process run smoother. One of the first steps when selling your home is considering improvements that can be made to increase its overall value. What can you do to sell your home at the highest rate possible? Take a look at these few suggestions to get your house values at the highest possible price.  Update the Bathrooms.For half-bathrooms and guest bathrooms, make small, inexpensive updates. New faucets and light fixtures can instantly update the space. Get rid of dated wallpaper and...

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How to fly with children

How to Fly with Children Parents never have a day off – and even though they would love to enjoy a lovely getaway with all the family, they can’t bring themselves to step on a plane with their little ones. Travelling with children is never easy, but there are some things you can do to make the experience a lot more enjoyable for both you and them. Book a Night Flight Many people don’t really like to fly during the night, but it can often be the best option when you’re flying with children. You can really tire them...

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Name: Katie Dodd
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Welcome to Life's a Peach! I'm always looking for new and exciting ways to improve my lifestyle - so I thought I may as well blog about it, so I can share what I've learned with others.

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