With Christmas just around the corner, many parents are hard at work thinking about how they will arrange all of the presents they plan to give their children - and where the ones Santa brings will go as well. Every family has a different tradition surrounding this holiday, so you have a plethora of options as to how you will prepare for the man in the red suit. But this time of year is also great for starting a new family tradition. Particularly if you have very small kids, they will love … [Read more...] about Set the stage for Santa with drapery
Archives for December 2012
Many older houses - especially those in the rustic style - have wood-paneled walls. Whether you live in a cozy cottage by the beach or an adorable cabin in the woods, many people find that this detail, though attractive, can be hard to incorporate into modern decor. Whether you're trying to work in a classic couch, or prefer your woodworking to be a different color, you can sometimes feel painted into a corner when you live in a paneled house. But it doesn't have to be that way. Rather … [Read more...] about I have wood paneling in my house, are drapes out of the question?
These days, space is at a premium in most homes, causing many homeowners to convert a garage or other utility space into a living area instead. When done correctly, these conversions can be extremely successful, with the converted area sometimes looking better than the house itself. If you're planning on doing one of these full-scale renovations, it's best to speak with a professional, even if it's just to get ideas. It can be hard to take on projects that involve electricity and … [Read more...] about Your drapery can make a converted space feel more like home
Even though Christmas is fast approaching, it's not too late to decorate your house as a way to get into the holiday spirit. Whether you have yet to do any decorating, or your house is so decked out in lights that it could be seen from space, adding holiday greenery to your doorway is a nice way to show your Christmas spirit. Christmas greens are one of the oldest decorations associated with this holiday, since they can even be found during the winter when most other plants are taking a … [Read more...] about Set a backdrop for the Christmas greenery on your front door
Perhaps your house has an extra room above the garage, an unused guest room or a spare space now that the kids have gone to college. These empty areas can be a great place for a home gym. If you have a workout area right in your house, you'll find that it's much harder to come up with an excuse not to exercise - plus you won't have to wait for a machine or pay for a monthly gym membership. With 2012 coming to a close, and New Year's resolutions just around the corner, perhaps … [Read more...] about Your home gym doesn’t have to be devoid of style
Mirrored furniture is without a doubt one of the biggest trends in home design today. Whether it's being used in a living room, bedroom or dining area, this unique style can really add a lot to the aesthetic of a room. Many homeowners are choosing mirrored accessories in addition to another furniture style in their homes. One of the best things about this aesthetic is its versatility. While mirrored accessories have their own look and feel, they can also be used as an accent in a room that … [Read more...] about Mirrored furniture will look bold and classic in your home