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Choosing Between Wood and Vinyl Plantation Shutters

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:17:16 -0600

Wood plantation shutters are the most traditional choice for homeowners, but vinyl shutters are becoming more and more popular. Here's a look at how the two compare.


Stenciling a Subtile Design

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:15:21 -0600

I have not done stenciling myself, so you can imagine how excited I was to learn that my daughter had decided to tackle this project on her own. We had talked about it and discussed colors and where it would be effective - the whole process - but I left it up to her to do her own creating. She will admit, it took her some time to gain the courage to jump in, and then the job had to be put on hold. I know how hard it is to get back to a project once it has been postponed mid-way through.


A Splendid Kitchen Needs the Best Tiles

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:08:23 -0600

The kitchen is one of the most important places of a house. It is constantly being used for some reason or the other. So you need to keep in mind that the tiles that you use for your kitchen not only score high on the style quotient list but also on the durability list and easy-to-clean list.


How to Burn Your Candles Evenly

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:20:11 -0600

Anyone who burns candles on a regular basis has experienced the frustration of watching the candle burn only in the middle. This creates a deepening cavern that leaves you with unburnable sides. To help you avoid this situation, I have listed some tips that will help you burn your candle evenly.


Saree Soiree

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:01:14 -0600

Antique sarees are a handmade history. The designs woven into the cloth evoke both the signature of the weaver and the occasion for which the fabric was made. Many women do not know what to do with their old sarees and simply sell it for the zari or hand them down. Instead, a little bit of creativity can bring life back to these wonderful sarees in forms that could add a dash of colour to our homes. The colours and textures on them work with a variety of decorating schemes, from spare modernism or ornate decor.


5 Easy Home Improvement Ideas!

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:03:11 -0600

Are you bored of your existing home decor? If yes, we have just the right type of interesting ideas that can help you beautify your homes without drilling a hole into your pocket. The reason to revamp the decor of your home could range from an upcoming party to the on-going festive season.


Countertops That Will Transform Your Kitchen Into a Sanctuary

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:22:40 -0600

One of the best places in the home to make into a sanctuary is the kitchen. Homeowners and guests gravitate to the kitchen as a place of warmth and comfort. Revamping your kitchen to provide you with even more comfort as you prepare meals and congregate around the table for conversation is one of the best home improvements you can make.


The Happy Interior Design Client And 4 Disaster Preventive Measures For Designers

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:22:24 -0600

Who is the happy interior design client? You have probably heard of the ones that were not ecstatic about the designer that they worked with during a major renovation in their home.


The Many Benefits Of Using Rugs Today

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:03:22 -0600

You can make your home comfortable, safe and beautiful by using rugs. These are great additions to your decorating plans.


Using the Power of That Mirror, Mirror on Your Wall

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:51:23 -0600

Mirrors have fascinated mankind since their origin; the images they project seemed magical to those who had been forced to go to a stream to see their appearance. Mirrors really are magical. They are an innate object capable of creating and sustaining movement. Why are we riveted to them? Because they do move us... they move energy.


Decorating With Window Blinds

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:41:07 -0600

Why choose to decorate with window blinds? They're fun, they look sophisticated and they give you control over how much light you want to let in. Before you go shopping for new window blinds, ask yourself a few questions to help narrow your focus.


How to Measure for Ready Made Curtains

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:08:33 -0600

Buying ready made curtains online doesn't have to be a real chore. As long as you're armed with all the correct information before you begin your hunt for the perfect pair of curtains, it couldn't be simpler.


Recycling Your Candles

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:41:28 -0500

If you're like many people who enjoy the scent and atmosphere that candles provide, you may have half empty candle jars or other types of candles throughout your home. Replacing those candles may be costly, but there is a way that you can get the most out of your candles without having to purchase new ones.


5 Important Tips to Choose the Right Roller Blinds for Your Homes and Offices!

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:59:00 -0600

For people who are struggling to figure out a simple yet cost-effective way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their homes, the roller blinds fit in perfectly as an excellent option. Thanks to the extensive variety of designs available when it comes to choosing a roller blind, you will not have trouble getting something that matches your requirements. Additionally, the stylish variants of window shades will also transform the way your house looks.


Bedroom Floor Space Optimization

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:15:45 -0500

The cost of homes continue to rise each year so there is no question as to how important floor space is. People want to get more out of their investments as their families continue to grow, hence, you need to learn how to utilize floor space in your home.


Closet Design Ideas to Maximize the Available Space

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:14:54 -0600

Better storage space has become such a big necessity these days, especially with the current limitation in available living space. No matter how small, every area can be transformed into a space that offers comfort and efficiency with the right organization solution. Therefore, in setting up the interior space, closet space design is as important a choosing high quality building materials and the right kind of furniture.


Modern Furniture Design Represents a Bold Spectrum From Vintage to Eco-Conscious

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:50:12 -0600

Demands of modern life have strongly influenced furniture design for 2015. Eco-conscious materials have become desirable, and furnishings designed for smaller spaces has developed into a strong niche market. In addition, furniture with an eye toward technology is booming, with charging ports and device storage becoming a new norm. Not to be left out is vintage furnishings, which represent both green ideas of recycling as well as retro-cool styling.


Venetian Blind Repair

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:27:15 -0600

Venetian blinds are versatile, practical, and durable. It's no wonder they are such a popular choice for home and office window coverings. Nevertheless, even the sturdiest Venetian blinds can develop some problems - cords break and slats can be damaged. Fortunately, you can usually fix many of these problems in just a few steps, and you'll often find there are Venetian blind repair kits with all the materials you need. Let's take a closer look.


Glazing Techniques For Newbies

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:20:29 -0600

A lot of homeowners tend to shy away from kitchen and bathroom renovations. These people are under the impression that they will be required to replace the doors and cabinets completely.


How to Tastefully Use Leather in Your Living Room

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:31:43 -0600

Adding leather to your living room can be done in a variety of ways. Leather couches are undeniably comfortable, but an easier way to add a touch of class is to use a club chair. These are not only comfortable, they are attractive and allow for easy decorating.


Craziest Home Decor Accessories

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:15:23 -0600

Our list of crazy home decor accessories is dedicated for all those who wish to fill their minds and areas with imagination and creativity. Here is a chance for you to try daring and exciting new decor ideas. Art is nothing without its unique touch. Get inspired with our list of extraordinary home accessories.


Tips to Create a Great Dining Space

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:28:56 -0600

Your dining room doesn't have a boring room in the home, in fact brightening up the space can make it a more enjoyable room to make use. Many people turn their dining rooms into dark spaces which are unappealing, not functional in any way and seem as a place that is seldom used.


Dollhouse Decorating - Unfortunate Color Choices

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:25:12 -0600

Creative use of color can be a wonderful tool. Light colors tend to open up a room, making it seem lighter and more spacious. Dark hues can add depth and warmth. Using a dark color on a single accent wall creates visual interest, without making the room feel smaller.


Choosing Decorative and Effective Hardware for Your Home

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:25:22 -0500

New home or old, if you're looking to redo some of your home's hardware, the following may help. Whether you are looking for balance, beauty, or practicality and aesthetics, decorative and effective hardware for your home can bring a more pleasant feel for your family to live in and improve the resale value should you decide to place your house on the market.


Making Your Doors More Appealing With Window Blinds

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:14:14 -0500

Who says that window blinds don't have variants for your doors? He must really be wrong. A wide range of window blinds are actually available to enhance the looks of your doors, apart from regulating the light that enters your home, which is of course their primary purpose.


Bathroom Wallpapering: A DIY Project For All Ages

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:00:53 -0600

Bathroom wallpapering is a highly recommended DIY project for many homeowners. It is so simple that even kids can join in and help.


Modern Rugs Vs Traditional Rugs

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:12:18 -0600

It would be logical to assume that a modern area rug belongs in a modern setting and a traditional area rug belongs in a traditional setting. End of story, right? Wrong!


No Money and Guests Are Coming for The Holiday's - 6 Zero-Cost Tips for A More Beautiful Home

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:27:30 -0600

There are times in life, despite our best efforts, when things happen and we must just make the best. If you're like me nothing dings the household budget like inviting guests over, especially around the holidays. Somehow the money you'd set aside for that new rug, throw pillows or a new piece of art gets tapped and you're left feeling insecure about your home's appearance just days before guest are scheduled to arrive. Never fear. There are a handful of quick tips that cost zero (or almost zero) dollars but will help to transform you home into something about which you can feel proud when holiday guests start arriving.


Unique Cubes Solve Clutter Issues

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:52:03 -0600

It seems like no matter how hard we try to keep our homes free of clutter, it can feel impossible at times. Unless you have time to tackle all of the problem areas on a regular basis, clutter is hard to avoid. Counter tops, dining tables, desks, dressers, and any other flat surface or drawer can easily become overrun with a never ending list of things.


How To Organize Your Dining Room

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:44:08 -0600

During the holidays it is especially important to be organized so you can entertain. In this article, we teach you how to organize 10 tricky items in your dining room.


Remodel Your Home to Add Value

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:15:42 -0600

Your home is indeed a huge investment. Choosing a great home takes time and effort. Adding value to your home by remodeling can make your investment pay off both for you and for prospective buyers if you make the right choices.


How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Space

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:39:36 -0600

The great outdoors is ingrained in the Australian lifestyle. Whether it be a friendly cricket game, leisurely Sunday BBQ or dinner party, some of the finest gatherings of family and friends take place in the great Australian backyard or verandah. Whether you own a humble balcony or backyard filled with luscious greenery, the fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces has never been more prevalent.


The Role Of Backsplash - Is It Decorative Or Practical?

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:32:48 -0600

When you are about to redecorate an entire room (or your entire home for that matter), it is best to begin with a master plan. Know how to proceed by deciding on the chief aspects of design such as color scheme, flooring, window options, ceiling height, the role of backsplash and other small details, furniture and appliances.


Decorating A Kid's Bedroom - Where To Start?

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:16 -0600

Where do you start when you decide to redecorate your child's bedroom? Most kids spend lots of time in their bedrooms - their own private den! Whether their imagination is taking them on Safari, into a castle or to a battle on the seven seas, inspiring it with great bedroom ideas for kids is a brilliant way of fuelling this creativity.


Making Interior Design Product Selections

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:59:18 -0600

Selecting products for an interior design project is an overwhelming task. Wade through the selections with the assistance of professionals and these tips!


Enjoy the Rich Tradition of Indian Rugs in Your Home

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:35:51 -0500

Indian rugs are beautiful options for your home or office decor. Give your walls or floor some color and pizazz and find out where you can obtain one of these wonderful pieces.


The Latest Trends in Luxury Decorative Throw Pillows

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:33:01 -0600

Luxury decorative throw pillows that are available in the market today can wonderfully spruce up the look of your interiors. To get the ideal look, you must choose the style and pattern well.


Custom Home Entertaining in Style and Comfort

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:54:18 -0600

Your home entertainment centers and theaters probably got a much-needed injection of excitement following the holidays. Did you score a new curved or 3-D television in December? How about a new Blu-Ray box collection of your favorite series? You have all the fixings for a great home entertainment system, but your entertainment center is seriously left wanting.


How to Give Your Bedroom a Romantic Makeover

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:55:48 -0600

We've all seen pictures in glossy magazines of bedrooms that look so totally beautiful you'd do anything to stay in them. We're talking about those rooms that ooze style and sophistication and look like they cost a fortune to makeover.


Five Things to Think About When Planning Your Home Design

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:57:47 -0600

Whether you are seeking to remodel, expand or purchase new, you probably have a home design in mind. There are five major points to consider in your planning.


Staying Safe and Secure With Top Quality Roller Shutters

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:16:10 -0600

Still having second thoughts about your home security? If yes, then you must install a security shutter door as it's the best precaution you can take to safeguard your property. Installing security shutters definitely helps in ensuring security and achieving peace of mind that you always wanted. Also, they can provide you benefits like privacy, protection and improving home value. In general, roller blinds are bendable doors and window barriers that are formed from joined covering of metals such as wood, aluminium or galvanized steel. They can be easily installed and are available in different sizes and styles as per the home design.


How To Get the Most Out Of Your Candles

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:22:05 -0600

Purchasing candles over and over can become quite expensive. To ensure that you get the most out of your candles, regardless of style or size, I have listed the following tips.


Interior Design Considerations for the Modern Home

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:44:05 -0600

Modern homes and apartments vary in design and basic structure, but they share a common attribute-limited space. The typical concept of what a typical home is has since evolved. Now, when we think of a home we do not just see in our mind's eye the traditional idea of a roomy house where each occupant has his or her own bedroom.


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Fall

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:53 -0500

The seasons in Southern California certainly exist, but they change on more subtle terms than they do for our neighbors to the east. We embrace those subtle changes just the same. With Fall and Halloween upon us, I enjoy seeing many of the elaborate decorations people put up around their homes and front gardens; I do miss the little goblins that used to roam the streets, but I understand that safety is far more important.


Paula Abdul Knows Her Stuff!

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:09:52 -0600

It's hard to know what to do when your design style doesn't mesh with your partner's. But, with a little finesse, just like your relationship, your design can blossom!


New Parent? Why You Need Blackout Curtains and Other Lifesavers

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:57:01 -0600

Before children life is different. Your time is yours, you're free to do with it as you choose, and that spare room isn't used to house an insubordinate amount of plastic toys, but is a room for you to enjoy as you please.


Choosing Flooring Material: Six Beautiful Options

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:00:29 -0600

The design world is becoming increasingly diverse by the day. One can get easily confused when choosing flooring material but if you know your options, the project becomes a lot easier to accomplish.


Curating Your Personal Art Gallery: How to Choose Art Pieces for Your Home

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:34:03 -0600

Original art pieces bring character and beauty to your home. With help from your local art gallery, you can build a tasteful collection that brings life and color to every room in the house.


Accessories As Necessities

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:08:10 -0600

In decorating, form should always follow function, and it is a happy circumstance when form follows function and form is made beautiful. We achieved this goal with the addition of the new copper mail box that arrived Christmas morning. The house had an inefficient mail slot in the wall of the entry, and the slot probably served its purpose well enough in the 1930s, but with all the unwanted mail, catalogs and magazine subscriptions, not to mention the bills and cards still making it to our household, the slot in the wall was insufficient to say the least.


Dollhouse Decorating - Negative Space and Thinking Invisible

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:41:21 -0600

An important principle taught in art school is called "negative space," the space that surrounds an object in an image. It is important in defining boundaries and brings balance to a composition. In a dollhouse miniatures, you can use negative space to give the impression of openness.


Give Your Home a Sense of Continuity With a Harmonious Color Scheme

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:17:16 -0600

To provide a sense of continuity, a home's color scheme should flow from room to room. Does that mean that the color for each room must be the same? Of course not.


Three Things to Look For in An Interior Designer

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:18:35 -0600

Knowing what to look for in an interior designer contributes to the success of your home improvement or commercial renovation projects. This article will help you find the right designer by enumerating the qualities that you need to look for in an interior design professional.


Office Space Planning: A Professional Perspective

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:51:10 -0500

The good space is crucial in employee productivity so it must not be overlooked. Office employees sit by their desks while interacting with the rest of the office population. The surroundings will play a huge role in making or breaking their work day.


Transform Your Decor With African Highlights

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:03:38 -0600

The decor of any area can determine how attractive it appears and just how inviting it is going to be to your visitors. Everyone yearns to have a space that is personalized and unique. One of the best ways that you can achieve this in your space is by adding African highlights to it. Fortunately, there are so many African accessories that you can choose to make that unique transformation that you want to make a difference.


Functionality and Decorative Suspended Ceilings Are Possibilities

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:55:40 -0600

When choosing a certain type of ceiling for any type of building, it is going to be important to understand the many features of it and how it is going to benefit the building. Some features are more beneficial than others. Suspended ceilings have many aspects of functionality and decorative possibilities for each use


How Curtains Can Help Soundproof Your Home

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:32:14 -0600

In the battle against external noise (and even internal noise if you're living with a noisy teenager!), extra long curtains can really make a difference. It may sound a little on the crazy side, but curtains aren't just about making your windows and rooms look good.


Wallpapering Basics - Little Things You Should Do

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:13:16 -0500

The basics to knowing how to wallpaper and how to prepare yourself properly to ensure you make it easy on yourself. Little tips from a professional.


Interior Designing of Houses Intricately Reflected Through the Fireplace

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:12:20 -0600

Unlike in previous eras, today the fireplace or inglenooks are supposed to be interior decor structures rather than simply providing warmth inside the house. Even though this concept is present many people land up in a pickle as far as their fireplaces are concerned.


Using Wall Mirrors in Your Modern Home

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:41:59 -0600

Wall Mirrors in a modern space can help in adding depth and openness to a room. Used as focal points, backgrounds or accents, wall mirrors are an underutilized tool in the decorating toolbox.


What Is The Utilitarian Look?

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:59:19 -0600

The last decades, people have been witnesses to the rocky economy that engulfed the nation as well as the different movements requiring environmental awareness. These very things have ushered in the pared-down look in many homes and offices. This unfussy yet highly functional look is what's known as the utilitarian look.


Choosing the Right Cabinet Hardware

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:17:45 -0500

If you're planning any sort of renovation project, you could easily overlook cabinet hardware such as handles, knobs and hinges. However, it can have a major impact on the overall look of your space.


4 Ideas for A Perfectly Relaxing Master Bedroom

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:21:59 -0600

Regardless of the time of year (though doubly so during this the holiday season), the home should be a retreat from the general madness with which the world beats us up. And if the home itself is to be a safe-haven, then the Master Bedroom should elevate this concept to its highest form and provide the home-owner with a momentary, but none-the-less meaningful, respite.


Child-Friendly Lighting: Going Beyond The Night Light

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:30:19 -0600

Selecting the right kind of lighting for your kids' bedroom is an important part of your decision making process. The consequences of a wrong decision - as you already know - can lead to sleepless nights for both you and your children.


Small Changes in Your Home That Make a BIG Difference

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:49:01 -0600

A house is one of the single largest and most important assets you can own, not only because of its cost, but also because it gives you and your family shelter and also a place for your family to create memories. If you are lucky, your house won't need much maintenance, and looks as spectacular today as it did when you bought it. However, it is more likely that there are some areas of your house that could use improvement.


Custom Furnishings Have the Capacity to Perfectly Fill a Niche in the Home

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:31:12 -0600

Spanning a broad range of roles, custom furnishings are not the exclusive mainstay palatial estates. Unique works exist for a range of budgets, and possess the artistry and quality to outshine and outlast the array of furnishings available from big box stores.


Creating the Perfect Nursery for Your Baby

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:11:38 -0600

Piecing together the perfect nursery for your child can be an amazing experience filled with joy and excitement. But this doesn't necessarily mean that you will want to repeat it over and over again as the child grows up and their tastes (and yours) change. Good news in this case.


The Most Popular Brand of Decorative Laminates, Sunmica

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:46:21 -0600

Sunmica is the most popular brand of laminates especially in India. It is one of those decorative laminates that is used generally on wooden furniture as an overlay.


5 Essential Steps to Decorating Your Christmas Tree

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:00:17 -0600

With the right Christmas tree selected for your home, make sure that you're able to decorate in style by following these five essential steps. Each step will help your tree sparkle, whilst the placement of decorations can help add depth to your tree.


Tiles Speak Volumes of Your Home Decor

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:52:38 -0600

Whether you're at home, at office, at a companion's home, at a bistro, at an inn, at school, at school, at a shopping center, at the airplane terminal, completely anyplace (unless you're a scout in the wilderness in a camp, in which case you wouldn't be perusing this article), you will discover tiles around you. Regardless. We may not address them as an issue, however I don't think we'd be open to living without them.


In Carpets Versus Hardwood Flooring, Carpets Win

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:41:33 -0600

Be realistic about options for carpets versus hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring-while beautiful and appropriate in certain areas of the home-simply isn't as utilitarian as you think. Obviously, carpeting in the kitchen and bathroom is unpopular. But the bedrooms, living rooms and dens? Here are a few reasons to take a closer look at carpet:


Interior Designers Make Homes Beautiful To Live In

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:53:53 -0600

The article is written on interior decoration and how interior designing can embellish a home. An interior designer of repute would explore possibilities of enhancing the beauty of a home. Hence interior decoration is absolutely essential for an attractive look and feel.


How to Be the World's Best Interior Design Client

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:14:03 -0600

All relationships take work including those you develop with your design team when creating a new interior for your home. Take the time to understand your role as a good client and you'll elevate the finished project in ways you never imagined.


Window Decorating Ideas for All

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:14:05 -0600

Your windows are the perfect place to add a bit of pop to any room. You certainly want them to be functional, but they can also make a great, eye-catching decorative piece without spending a bunch of money. So, whether you want elegant draperies, simple fabrics, or modern shades, you're sure to find the perfect window decoration for your living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.


Colour Psychology For Interior Design

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:04:50 -0600

Shopping for your homes interior paint colour can be confusing simply because of the huge range of shades and colours available on the market today. Choosing a paint colour that best represents the overall 'mood' you want for your home can help narrow this search down.


Creating a Guest Cottage in Your Greenhouse

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:34:52 -0600

The joy of having friends and family visit can sometimes be overshadowed by the stress of providing a suitable place in your home for them to stay. Creating a guest cottage in your greenhouse will provide your guests with a relaxing place to stay, and allow you to enjoy the visit without worrying about having enough space for everyone.


7 Biggest Interior Design Mistakes That Newbies Make

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:57:39 -0600

Are you ready to step up the style in your home? When diving into a design project, there's a lot more to consider than just picking the right paint colour. In addition to having a good sense for colour, pattern, and scale, there are some design basics to keep in mind. As a designer, I have seen some home owners make pretty big mistakes so here's seven design faux pas you'll want to avoid when decorating a room:


How to Buy Curtains

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:09:32 -0600

A lot of thinking goes into buying a curtain for your home. Factors like aesthetics, the fabric and the length and certainly privacy concerns too have a lot to do with our ultimate decision. At least that's what I consider when I make a purchase for my home.


Retro Vs Modern Signs - Which Is Your Style?

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:18:05 -0600

There has been an explosion of interest in vintage style signs for the home and in business. Designers such as Cath Kidston and Red or Dead have created an ever expanding market for quintessentially quirky products that reflect a design essence from the past. They are cool but still manage to evoke a comforting confidence that takes you back through previous generations of memories that most of us are too young to recall and yet still have a fondness for.


Turn Your Walls Into A Talking Point With Wallpaper

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:33:14 -0600

Wallpaper has made a triumphant resurgence over the past few years and now we're simply overwhelmed with choice when it comes to wall coverings. With it's unique beauty, durability and versatility, wallpaper has the power to create far greater a visual impact than seemingly plain painted walls. Whatever your style may be, there is a wallpaper to complement and enhance your interior design scheme!


How to Burn the Perfect Candle

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:21:29 -0600

Burning your candles effectively can be somewhat of a tricky process. No matter what type of candle you are burning, the tips I have listed will ensure that you get the most enjoyment and burn time out of the candles you have purchased.


Basement Home Theatre Designs (From Prepping To Laying Out)

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:32:11 -0600

Have you noticed how more and more homes are now enjoying basement home theatres? These are becoming increasingly common because they can offer a great amount of entertainment for the whole family.


Places We Often Forget To Decorate

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:13:41 -0500

Why should we just stick to decorating the bedroom and the living room? There are other sections of a house that need some serious considerations. In this article, let us take a look at the places we often forget to decorate.


Let Lighting Be Interesting

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:07:48 -0600

Lighting is a necessity, but there is no reason it can't be beautiful or unusual or interesting, depending on the setting. Here are some interesting and economical lighting applications.


Silk Flower Arrangements: Benefit From Greenery, Even If It's Fake!

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:39:53 -0600

Silk flower arrangements and artificial greenery can lift your spirits, calm your mind and sooth your soul. Although living growing plants are gorgeous, many of us simply don't have time for the fuss and muss. So bring in the comfort and joy of nature---with replicas!


How To Incorporate Winter White Into Your Home Decor

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:25:24 -0600

Decorating with white was a common retro look during the era of old Hollywood glamour. However, decorating with white is tricky and can be impractical considering the amount of actual living that goes on inside contemporary homes.


Define Borders With DIY Wall And Ceiling Textures

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:01:28 -0600

Did you know that there are numerous ways to make the ceiling and walls of a home look more stunning? You can create wonders as well as tricks on these important parts by simply adding the right kind of textures.


Message Boards

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:05:22 -0600

There are message boards of every size, shape, color and material, but here are a few ideas you can make yourself- probably out of materials you have around the house. Several years ago, my husband and I did a modest remodel of our kitchen. We took down the over-the-island cabinets and found another home for them; I love recycling!


Add A Little Color And Pattern To A Room With Throw Pillows!

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 08:52:46 -0600

Give your room decor a new feel and look; add decorative throw pillows to your room. You can be sure of finding a wide range at an affordable price range online.


Quilt As an Important Part of Decor: A Quick Review

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:43:11 -0600

During the Christmas season, decorating the interior of a home can honestly be one of the best artistic works in a festive season when we all try to do our best in decorating our houses in several ways. Interior decoration adds aesthetic appeal to a house and turns it more attractive with festiveness.


Decorating Outdoors With Candles

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:20:43 -0600

When it comes to decorating your home with candles, you may think that they can only be used indoors. However, they can be used to create a dramatic effect outdoors as well. For some great decorating ideas, continue reading.


Buying Curtains for Your Bedrooms: Some Tips

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:31:55 -0600

After a hard day's work, you need a good night's sleep. And the bedroom, where you retire to rest must be conducive to sleep. Garish colours and bright paint can be counter effective.


Considering Granite Countertops For Your Home? 3 Tips For Choosing Your Granite

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:37:52 -0500

If you are thinking about installing granite countertops in your home, there are a few things you should know beforehand. Here are three helpful tips to help you choose the perfect granite for your home.


Homewares to Make a House a Home

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:55:21 -0600

When you move into a new house, you want to make it homely, make it feel lived in and ensure it's inviting when you get home after a long day and when you have guests over for a meal. It's not easy to turn any house into a home, especially modern homes that are designed to be minimalistic in style, leaving you with a few options to create a spectacular place you can feel comfortable in.


Effective Conference Room Layouts!

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:21:17 -0500

This article discusses about the different types of layouts to be considered whilst designing a conference room. It discusses the various factors to be considered before designing a conference room, including the team size, the purpose of the conference room and the office layout.


Tips In Flipping Hand-Me-Down Homes

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:45:58 -0500

The real estate industry - no matter how badly the recession has treated it - is still a bustling industry where you can safely invest your money. The key to doing it is to invest smartly, though.


Too Many Legs

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:23:18 -0600

How not to decorate (or, do as I say, not as I do). Thoughts and advice from an imperfect decorator.


Four Types of Blinds to Make Your Homes Look Even More Beautiful!

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:19:28 -0600

When it comes to window treatments like roller blinds, making the right choice requires you to take into consideration several factors like the existing interiors of the place, the purpose that they are expected to serve, the amount of money that you can spend etc. However, even before you start considering these factors, you need to channelize your energies to understand the different types of blinds available in the market. After all, this is the basic information that will simplify your process of choosing.


Light Up Your Home With the Right Lampshades

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:26:40 -0600

Although small in size, lampshades have important visual impact in any room's d?cor. Spend some time thinking and planning before you go shopping to make the right choice.


New Year, Old House, New Styles

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:23:16 -0600

2015 has turned its second page. With it, many of us are still formulating in their minds the goals and ambitions to accomplish along with the resolutions we promise to fulfill this year. Asking some homeowners around, a majority of them dream of having a new house.


Glass Candle Holder Decorating Ideas

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:18:38 -0600

Glass candle holders are a great way to showcase your candles. They can be decorated in many different ways which will guarantee that they match your home decor. If you're tired of looking at your plain glass candle holders, I have some great decorating ideas for you.