November comes with the charm of fall and lovely family time and this is why this is the moment to consider decorating the table for one of the most beloved holidays of the year – Thanksgiving. In case you have a taste for traditional table decoration you should know that pumpkin, maple leaves and fruit are not the only items you can use to decorate the table. In the same time, if you choose to go for a more stylish approach be aware that the trends of 2013 call for something extra for Thanksgiving décor.
The traditional approach
Close to nature
Fresh cut flowers in the colors of fall next to classic wine glasses are the right combination for all white plates. You can go for a neutral table runner instead of a table cloth especially if the table is made of wood and has a vintage look.
A huntsman touch
If you are lucky enough to have some antlers around you can use them for a hunting party inspired centerpiece. Add fruit bowls filled with fruits in autumnal colors , green plates and green glasses on top of a blue and white tablecloth with a damask pattern.
If you are a party animal and like to host dinners and get together at night, then the outdoors of your home is the best choice.
Decorating outdoors is a part of entertaining your guests.
So here are 10 ideas on how you can spruce up your outdoors for entertainment.
1. Unbreakable Glasses
Evening is that time of the day when tripping and spilling are common happenstances. Get a set or two of trendy acrylic glasses that come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. This way you can add novelty and utility to your party ware.
2. Drink Markers
Get yourself a pack of drink markers that have different motifs on them to help personalize glasses. Choose from a range of motifs and designs that will add to the fun of your party.
3. Pendant Lanterns
Metallic pendant lanterns of the Moroccan type are the in things in outdoor decoration this season. Made from bronze alloys, these lanterns carry intricate designs which give rise to patterned lighting on the walls. Hence they are ideal when hung in and around patios. Use orange lights instead of the white for that typical wild effect.
Many people dream about having their own movie theater at home, but sometimes those dreams are shattered by the fact that those kinds of rooms are rather expensive. Instead of wasting a large amount of money on a separate room for movies, you should think about using a living room theater to meet all of your entertainment needs.
There are plenty of different ways in which you can turn your living room into a nice little theater, so you should not think that you will have to put a movie theater in another room in your home.
You can create a nice living room theater in your home without breaking the bank because there are really only a few different items that you will need to purchase. You don’t need to buy the highest end products when you are putting together your entertainment center, so you should always look for a good deal if you can find one. Many people are able to save money on their entertainment center by purchasing products that may not be the most expensive ones at the store.
You really get what you pay for when it comes to the best home theater systems, so you need to make sure that you are willing to pay top dollar for a nice system. There are many different brands to choose from these days, so it would be a good idea to do some research on as many brands as you can.
A recognizable brand usually comes with a good reputation, but it’s always a good idea to double check a product before you decide to buy it.
If you want to know where you can find the best home theater systems then you just need to do a quick search online. You can find most theater systems available at department and electronics stores, but you can also find good deals online at certain times throughout the year. If you can get a good deal on shipping then you will definitely want to do your shopping online for your home theater system.
Gone are the days then a TV was just a TV; a TV is high definition, it is plasma, LCD, etc, etc. Also gone are the days that you put a video cassette into a VCR and watched a movie.
Now are the days of the home theater; this is all about outsize screens to rival any multiplex screen, about a surround sound system that faithfully renders and amplifies every nuance of the film’s soundtrack making for an optimal viewing experience.
The home theater is also about the setting, the seating, ambience, furniture and here are some home theaters that make an extraordinary experience of the process of movie viewing right at home:
Featured there is a drive in home theater, which though spectacular, may not make a lot of sense to some people because one may not really see the point of driving into your own home to see a film. But for those that have the cash to spare; well why not! And there’s the black and white classic Casa Blanca for you!
More people are turning their backs on paying for movie tickets, by creating a theatre in their very own home and modern technology means that this is more affordable than ever before.
To get the best possible ambiance a home theatre should be a room just for this purpose, that way you can make a great atmosphere and recreate the feel of a space dedicated to watching the movies. Seating should be comfortable and work well with the proposed size of the TV screen etc.
A large wall mounted flat screen is the ideal answer but if budget restraints mean you look for alternatives, then there are plenty to go for.
If you can’t have wall mounted don’t forget you will need something to house the electronic side of things. It might be worth drawing a layout and planning what goes where before making any major purchases.
Work out who will be using the home theatre and what they will be watching. For example if it will mainly be used to watch sports then the décor can be geared up towards it.
An inflatable movie screen can make sense for many people, who are looking for a versatile movie experience that can be outdoors or indoors, or for those who are looking to have a community theater option, such as in an apartment building or for events like parties, church events, grad-nights, festivals etc.
Some inflatable screens are such that one can also project images or movies from any computer or laptop directly to the TV screen.
It makes a lot of sense for those people who have access to a lot of outdoor space, or a pool, since this is the kind of screen that is easily portable to different locations and inflated at the given venue.
These huge screens that come in two sizes mainly; 8 feet and 12 feet are an excellent option for when there is a poolside barbecue planned or a family reunion planned out of doors.
An inflatable home theater such as this one here would cost about $900 and includes a pair of 100-watt amplified speakers air pump which promises to inflate it in minutes and other things like ground stakes ground sheet, adjustable screen straps as well as volume control.
Purchasing a home theater system can be an overwhelming task once you sit down to think how much everything is going to cost.
With the price of a receiver ranging from hundreds to several thousand dollars and an LCD projector or plasma screen can cost thousands on its own, you may be ready to settle for second best once you purchase these components.
However, after spending all this money on a perfect home entertainment system it would be a shame to have to deal with bad audio sound because you did not consider speakers as well.
As speakers can be a tricky field to navigate here are a few suggestions to help guide you.
Well, the good news is since there are so many speakers to choose from you do not have to purchase high end speakers in order to receive high end quality audio which is a definite plus from the start.
Next, now that you can place your speakers into your budget you need to know what you should be looking for when it comes to speakers for your home theater system.
The benefits of HDTV will be noticeable in the coming years as more homes acquire the technology and it becomes more recognizable.
Television entertainment has not changed a lot in the last 30 years in regards to video and audio capabilities.
Some advancement has been made, with the introduction of large screen televisions and the eventual disappearance of VHS recorders and players.
This has been due, in part, to the inadequacy that the analogue system of the television broadcasting signals. There were limitations to the information that could be sent across the airwaves by the analogue system so advances were not necessary.
Now that satellite and cable television have been introduced, changes are starting to take place.
DVDs and Blu-Ray have taken over as the method of choice for consumers to watch their home entertainment, which has brought on the change of analogue to digital entertainment with HDTV being the recognition of this change in entertainment technology.
Many people actually see Blu-Ray as necessary to experience HDTV the way it is meant as Blu-Ray used at its highest potential creates a HD 1080i screen which is the equivalent of sitting in a movie theater.
If you want to experience the real fun of a home theater, you have to definitely decorate it perfectly.
Designing and decorating a home theater room is not an easy task when compared with other rooms of your home.
Here are few simple ideas to decorate your home theater room.
If you are installing big screen in your room, decide a theme that suits to theater room. Preferably go for darker theme like room darkening curtains, dark color furniture, etc. that suits to theater room perfectly.
Spacing is also one of the most important aspects to consider while decorating any kind of room in your home.
Don’t add too much furniture that makes the room full and have no space to move around. Look for the space and then decide what all you want to add to your theater room.
A home theater room looks incomplete without perfect seating and that’s where foam bags come into picture. It gives you utmost comfort and suits for people from all age group from kids to adults.