It’s January, and you may just now be finally getting the rest of your Christmas decorations put back into storage for next year. Holiday decorations are so magical and wonderful, and you might be feeling a little sad about your regular decor after putting everything away. But there are many ways you can decorate your home after the holidays that are still fun.
Still a winter theme
It is still winter for at least another few months, so you could actually keep some of those winter decorations out if you want. Personally, I’m all for the decorations I can leave out for half the year instead of having to go through the work of redecorating every month. My baseboard heater covers stay on all year long and match my baseboard colors, so I never have to change them. Snowmen and Pinecones are still great decorations and can make your place feel just a little festive.
Get the right pillows
One way to instantly change the feel in a room is through throw pillows. They can be in all different kinds of colors and styles, and they make your place feel more cozy. If you want to keep the feeling of joy in your home, just pick out some new pillows for your couch that seem fun and are something you can enjoy throughout the rest of the winter.
Remember, Valentine’s Day
It might feel a little too soon if you like to wait until February, but Valentine’s Day is about a month away now, and you can get out some decorations for that. Christmas is a decorations-all-over-the-house kind of holiday, and other holidays tend to just be a thing or two, but you don’t have to be that way. Go crazy with Valentine’s Day if it lifts your spirits.
Most people don’t realize how much scents affect the feel of their home. While decorating is important, the smell can make or break your whole design. Not only are candles decorative and can complete your look, they also smell wonderful and can give your room a whole new feel. You could even sneak in a pine tree smelling candle if you are feeling really nostalgic for Christmas.
One thing that can really change the look in your room is decorating your table. Get a new table runner and some kind of centerpiece that can be displayed year round. It will not only add to your current decor but will be something new and exciting you can enjoy every day.
One way to really beef up the design in your house is through artwork. You could get a large canvas, and make a piece of art yourself. It will give your room a sentimental feel and will have the exact colors you want to use, so you don’t have to worry about everything matching. Or, you could go buy some beautiful art to hang in your home. New art on the walls might be just what you need to get over the post-holiday decorating blues and start to feel happy with your decor again.
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Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.