Some people just have an appetite for color. Whether they choose bold clothing, accessories or home furnishings, it seems that for some, bright hues are always preferable to their more subdued counterparts. It's lucky, then, that people who have a good taste for bold shades are also especially adept at mixing them in an aesthetically pleasing manner. This can be frustrating for color-lovers who live in rented spaces or dormitories that they're not allowed to paint. But paint is not the … [Read more...] about Mix and match your drapes to add a colorful element to a space you can’t paint
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Whether you occasionally pay bills, or are used to doing the entirety of your job from home, you know the importance of having a comfortable and inspiring home office. It is important for this area of the home to be sufficiently secluded from the rest of the house to prevent distractions from family members. Placing your home office in an area that is secluded will also help to ensure that it is farther away from distracting noises and other potential to sidetrack you from your work. You're … [Read more...] about A roman shade is ideal for a hard working home office
Decorating your kitchen can be a challenging task. While it's likely that you have a specific style in mind, it is extra important to emphasize function for this space, since cooking must be accomplished here. However, when devoid of any stylistic interest, your kitchen can be uncomfortable, and could discourage members of your family from spending time in this place. It is common that homeowners play it a little too safe when first decorating their kitchen, and then struggle to add warmth … [Read more...] about Help! My kitchen is too utilitarian!
The college dorm room is a place of firsts for many young people. In addition to the joys and challenges of being a college student, this is often the first time in someone's life that they will live communally and get to decorate their own space. While this is usually a lot of fun, it can also be a daunting task for those living on their own for the first time. If the idea of sharing space with someone who until recently was a complete stranger to you is difficult to accept, a little … [Read more...] about Decorating your dorm room doesn’t need to be overwhelming
A formal dining room, while very nice for designated family meals or holidays, can often feel a little too stately for everyday use. In many houses, such rooms are actually used only once or twice a year and usually sit empty and unseen most of the time. If you're finding this problem with your dining room, you may be able to update its decor and make it more accessible. If this room becomes one that you really like, rather than a fancy addition to your house, you're likely to use it … [Read more...] about Updating a formal dining room can be as easy as changing your drapery
When you think of a canopy for furniture, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a four post bed. However, you can take the canopy out of the bedroom to make any area feel more cozy and comfortable. A good area to consider employing a canopy is in a bright area like a sunroom. By using window treatments to surround a seating arrangement in this kind of room, you create a spot that is not only a small, pleasant escape, but you also add a hint of whimsy to the area. Place a small table or … [Read more...] about Using window treatments to make a canopy in your sunroom