Your new next door neighbor, the summer arts park is here in your Backyard at 8th & Penn, open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-9pm! Enjoy free live performances, dance nights, local food trucks and more as you swing through the season!
For free family fun in the Cultural District, the Backyard at 8th & Penn is the place to be this summer! We’re kicking off July with the Backyard offerings below, but you can always stay up to date and find out more at TrustArts.org/Backyard.
ESSENTIAL BEDROOM FURNISHINGS, LIGHTING, AND COLORING
You may not think so, but your bedroom is probably the most important room in your home. It’s the place where you get to unwind and relax after your busy day and, if you’re lucky enough, to grab an extra snooze on the weekends.
YOUR BED AND MATTRESS
Your bed is the reason for the existence of this room and should be the focal point. However, there’s no need to get carried away with what’s fashionable at the time; your priority should be comfort.
As far as comfort goes, the mattress is by far the most critical part. There’s a bewildering array of choices out there, so you may want to check US-Mattress to help you decide what’s best for you. Bear in mind that a good mattress should last you ten years or more if well cared for, and don’t be afraid to invest in this – you’ll be grateful for it when you sleep well in comfort.
Although we often think of the bedding, pillows, cushions, and rugs as the soft furnishings of a room, you would do well not to forget the curtains, especially for a bedroom. Depending on where you live, these could range from decorative to more functional.
For instance, if you live in an inner-city environment, you may find you need heavier curtains to block out light and noise. Even if you live in the countryside, you may want to block the moonlight streaming in through your windows at night.
As far as your bedding goes, opt for soft and cozy to lull you to sleep. You may prefer bright and bold colors or more delicate embroidered finishes. If you’re unsure what color scheme to choose for your bedroom, look for tips for the best and worst colors for sleep, especially if you’re one of those unfortunates who struggle to get to sleep at night.
Your choice of soft furnishings will already have set the tone for your master bedroom, but there are still some subtle touches you can add to create a space you’ll be delighted with. Lighting, fragrance, and music can all have small but profound influences on the ambiance of any room.
LIGHTING AND AIR
Lighting may be the last thing many of us think of. After all, bedrooms are supposed to be dark, aren’t they? The truth is, we still need some light in our bedrooms, whether it’s just ambient light for mood or slightly brighter, more focussed light for reading in bed.
Your choice of lamps and light fittings can add interesting detail to your bedroom. This is an area where you can be creative and get the overall effect you desire.
It’s a good idea to ensure there’s fresh air in your bedroom. There’s no need to worry about the cold in winter if you have heavy curtains. A few sprigs of soothing lavender in a small vase near your bed will undoubtedly add to the ambiance but remember to place it where you won’t easily knock it over.
There’s a lot of information out there, but whatever you do, remember the master bedroom is your space, so make sure it suits you and your lifestyle at the http://www.starloftspgh.com
I can’t believe it’s the end of February and we are 2 months into 2021. And then we get weather like THIS?! The Simon and Garfunkel song Feeling’ Groovy pretty much nails it. While I’m humming that tune, I still have this weird sense of speed, Twilight Zone, Groundhog Day and grooviness all intertwined into this weird existence I call “living in Pittsburgh during a pandemic.”What to do about it?
Wear a mask.Wash your hands.And, as my mom used to tell me over and over as a teen, Don’t touch your face. StarloftsPgh has a great system to help these efforts. Pizza and beer.One in each hand.Very hard to touch your face. Today is Pizza Tuesday AND, As a bold safety measure, we are recommending a takeout from Gaucho Parrilla.
Perfect timing! But that’s not all!! I got promises for you…~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I wasn’t sure if this day would ever come.The day where there is only 1 more day until it’s over.I mean, this has been so crazy that I think I need a drink. Perfect timing. TODAY IS MARGARITA MONDAY!! It’s almost like this was meant to be.If you feel like I feel, have one tonight.If you don’t feel like I feel, you should have one anyway. But there’s more…. Even though it might be officially over tomorrow, I got asneaky suspicion its not really gunna be over. Call me crazy.Come Wednesday and Thursday I’m pretty sure I’m still gunna need another drink. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered…Because I got a sneaky suspicion I’m gunna need a drink then too. Margarita Monday just might be the best thing about this 2016 election season.