If you have a new boat, or an older one that needs redecorating, read this article to give you some ideas on how you can make your vessel look like home! Sometimes new boat owners are just like new car or truck owners. They rush out and buy the latest gadgets and decorative items they can find to put on or in their new vessels. Actually, though, in order to decorate your boat, you need to be careful that you don't go overboard, (no pun intended). So, here are a few tips to help you along:
The first thing to do is to sit down and soak up the atmosphere of your boat. It doesn't matter how long you have owned your vessel. You need to get a feel for it. And, as you're sitting there, look around at the walls and at the existing decorations. Then, the next thing you need to do is to take a walk through in and around your boat. Ask yourself these questions: do the existing decorations match your tastes? Do they beautify your boat? Or, are they boring and just look like clutter? What needs to stay and what needs to go? Are there too many decorations on the wall as well as around other places on your vessel? And, ask yourself the most important question of all: do they make your boat feel like home?
By now you should have a pretty good idea of what you want to get rid of. But, you still have to decide how you're going to decorate your boat to give it the look you want. You can, of course, give it an ocean related theme. You can buy small, decorative anchors, plastic cranes and seagulls, mermaids, ship steering wheels, and hang or set them around. Or, you can buy useable items that will not only represent the ocean, but will also come in handy. These items include welcome mats, bedspreads, pillows, throw blankets, bottle openers, lamps, shelves, and hanging lights.
Or, if you don't want a solely traditional ocean theme, you may choose to intermix some of the above mentioned items with items that remind you of home. For example, you can look around your home on land and find some pictures, knick knacks, wall hangings, and other items that you like. Take some of those from your land home and place them in your boat. Then, when you look at these items, you'll be reminded of your warm, cozy home.
You can take some of your favorite books and place them in a small book shelf on your boat too.
Or, hang up some fish netting and hook pictures of your family onto it.
As far as furniture goes, make sure that you choose small pieces that will fit well in your boat. Avoid large, stuffed, clumsy chairs and love seats that take up too much space. Since your space is really limited on a boat, you'll have to make the most of it.
Or, here's another tip: try decorating your vessel in your favorite colors rather than in a theme. That means, if your favorite color is yellow, you can buy yellow curtains, rugs, decorative dishes, and the like. These items don't have to be solid yellow color- that might be boring!- but at least have some of the color in them.
To help keep your boat feeling like a homey atmosphere, and free of clutter too, periodically take a walk through and take inventory of your decorative items. If you find that you don't use certain items, such as throw blankets, pillows, and hanging lights, it would be a good idea to do away with them, no matter how much they add to the decor.
Less clutter means a cleaner boat too. You'll have an easier time sweeping, dusting, and mopping your vessel if it has a limited amount of items on it.
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.
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