If you're a parent, you know how quickly all of the years of your child's life fly by. You will often find yourself asking where the time went, and how your baby, who used to be a small bundle of joy has gotten so big so quickly. But along with the minor heartbreak that comes with aging children comes new joyous moments as your baby comes closer to adulthood. A desire to redecorate his or her room, and rid it of "babyish" accents might be just one of the signs that your … [Read more...] about Choose a bright solid drape to take your child into their teen years
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Whether you're a bona fide art collector, a proud parent of a creative tot or are simply seeking to adorn your walls with something a little fancier, decorating with art is one joyous challenge of home design. Everything from placement and arrangement to the style and color palette you select will help to define the way you curate your personal collection. When you're embarking on a decorating or renovation project and are looking to keep the focus on wall art, have the hues of … [Read more...] about Use drapery to highlight your fine art collection
Nothing will make your home feel like a refined country estate quite like patterned drapery. These window treatments can make any house seem instantly warmer and more inviting since they have long been associated with farmhouses. In order to properly employ this look in your own home, make sure that you have selected the appropriate color palette. You should do your best to pick something that is warm and sunny, like a red or gold, since these are the hues most closely associated with a slow … [Read more...] about Make your home feel like a farmhouse with patterned drapery
Many people are afraid to use neutrals such as black, grey or navy when they're decorating their house. While these hues may be staples in your wardrobe, several homeowners feel that they are simply too strong to be used in a house, fearing that they will suck the light and life from an otherwise bright and cheery room. One particularly effective way to use navy, however, is to pair it as an accent against more subdued neutrals such as tan and brown. This refined color palette will lend a … [Read more...] about Navy blue is an excellent accent color for a neutral room
Does your house seem to have more closet space than it does square footage? Though they're handy for stowing away items that don't need to be seen around the clock, sometimes it seems like the space would better be used if it was a part of the house. If you're in this situation with your home, it's easy to turn an empty closet into a reading nook perfect for kids. The first step is to remove everything from the closet, and take off the closet doors. Next, you're going to … [Read more...] about Have an unused closet in your house? Turn it into a children’s reading nook!
When it comes to picking out the decor for your house, it is sometimes helpful to turn to the runways for inspiration. Whether it is a trendy silhouette, color or a pattern that's taken the fashion world by storm, clothing can be a great starting point for those who are decorating in a specific style. Couples who've recently moved in together might experience a point of contention when they are deciding how to outfit a common space like the living room. While women have … [Read more...] about Use androgynous fashion to inspire a unisex living room