September 5th, 2014
This week, we take a peek at window treatments and how they can change the look of a room.
Don’t know where to start? Here are 50 Favorite Window Treatments from My Home Ideas.
Kitchen windows can be awkward because of their placement between cabinets or on top of sinks. Architecture | Art | Design has some simple and chic ideas.
Is that sliding glass door giving you window treatment anxiety? Don’t worry! Centsational Girl has some great solutions.
HGTV reminds us that window treatments are not just for windows. Here are a few ideas for using curtains in some unique places.
August 29th, 2014
Area rugs can be used in any room to add a splash of color or to tie a room together. Here are our favorite area rug tips and tricks to help you choose the perfect area rug for each room in your home!
No matter the shape or size of your room HGTV has great tips for Choosing the Best Area Rug for Your Space.
Houzz gives 11 Area Rug Rules and How to Break Them!
Find out the latest Area Rug DO’s and DON’Ts from Room Fu.
Better Homes and Gardens shows How to Clean an Area Rug, to make sure your area rug lasts year after year!
August 27th, 2014
There are very few ways to warm up a space better than the rich tones of reclaimed wood. While reclaimed wood floors are growing ever more popular, even something as simple as a panel or shelf brings a great natural element to a room — and it works in anything from contemporary to traditional, adding character and warmth. Tables are an easy solution when adding reclaimed wood, but there are so many ways to incorporate this environmentally friendly trend into your home.
There’s nothing like the weathered and time-worn feel of reclaimed wood floors. Whether you’re restoring old floors found underneath a layer of carpet or purchasing something like the Mohawk Hardwood pictured here, there is something nostalgic about a floor that has been lived on.
Reclaimed or pallet wood accent walls are becoming more and more popular as well. The texture and warm tones bring a coastal driftwood feel to this seaside home.
If you aren’t ready to commit to an entire wall, framing a door or window with a thick beam can warm up a room very quickly. This Dutch door adds just the right touch of coziness!
Don’t think your options are limited to structural changes though! This old shutter adds a charming divider between rooms. It’s weathered pain job just accentuates its history.
August 22nd, 2014
Back-to-School: Organization and décor ideas for Your Home Office
Find the look your looking for in your home office with Stylish Home Offices from House Beautiful.
Not enough space for a home office? HGTV has 14 Small Home Office Ideas.
Get organized and stay that way by using Real Simple’s 21 Ideas for Organizing your Home Office.
Get Inspired! Whether you have a room all to yourself or just a small nook, Country Living has Great Home Office Ideas to accommodate any home.
August 20th, 2014
Flooring is generally replaced every eight to ten years. What do you do in the mean time when you’re ready for a change? Instead of investing in new furniture or a big remodel when the bare bones of the room are still in good shape, just redecorate from floor to ceiling by changing the rug, walls and lighting.
Turn it up! With a fresh coat of paint in a quirky color, a few simple, but elegant lamps and a new area rug you can completely change the look and feel of a room for a fraction of the price.
Tone it down! Simplify to clean lines and neutral colors. White walls with the right lighting have a calming effect on a room. A picture window and pendant lights illuminate this room perfectly. Add a neutral area rug to keep your toes warm in the approaching cooler months and enjoy your new living room!
The transition between being a little girl and a young woman comes with the desire for a new bedroom. A new coat of paint, a brightly colored chandelier and a fun rug can instantly turn around a room. Add some throw pillow and fun prints on the wall to personalize it in a flash!
Already have a brown leather couch? Perfect! Add a floor lamp with a rusty patina and an animal print rug for a more Rustic theme. Simple accessories add to the charm and keep this makeover fast, easy and much less expensive than a full out remodel.