Although it's a night filled with candy, playing dress up and carving pumpkins, Halloween isn't just for kids. Adults across the country are throwing grown up Halloween gatherings equipped with fun and festivities. You can achieve the perfect Halloween ambiance with a set of black curtains. Check out some below tips on how to achieve a mature "haunted" house to impress all of your guests. Choose dark colors: "Stay away from anything cute," interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn told the … [Read more...] about Get festive with a chic “haunted” house
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You've heard of optical illusions, but did you know they can also be used to decorate your home? A few strategic home design ticks can actually create the appearance of a larger room. These tips are especially great if you live in a city apartment where space is limited. Don't fret about your small area and check out a few helpful interior design tips below.Mirror imaging: "Mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and … [Read more...] about How to create the illusion of an open space
Many of the top design trends of your parent's generation are making a comeback in the home sector today. One of these styles is the prevalence of wallpaper, a home attribute that was once thought of as outdated."Over the last eight or nine years, I've slowly seen a wallpaper resurrection," Ivan Meade, principal designer at Victoria's Meade Design Group, told LeaderPost.com, a Canadian news publication.Although wallpaper has its roots in the hippie era of the 1960s … [Read more...] about Is wallpaper making a comeback?
You've heard the saying light as a feather, stiff as a board, but have you ever thought about incorporating the element into your home design? Given the rising popularity of this trend, you should consider using feathers this season."Feathers blend nature and glamor," retailer Devin Kirk told Newsobserver.com. "The two worlds rarely collide. For some they represent flight and evoke feelings of lightness and freedom." We've outlined a few fun ways to add this … [Read more...] about Light as a feather: How to decorate with a feather motif
While working from home sounds tempting, it's actually a task easier said than done. However, updating your home office can help make you more productive, especially in today's busy world filled with so many distractions. Take a look at some helpful tips on how to create an inspiring and efficient wok space.Add personal décor: It's acceptable to add flair to your home desk, just as you would do if you worked in an office. However, it's best to keep distracting objects … [Read more...] about Work hard with a stylish home office
Do you want to be the "hostess with the mostest?" You can start by improving your kitchen. Giving your cooking space a modern update will increase your house's value and could even lead to you whipping up new recipes. Top interior designer Madeline Stuart revealed her stylish tips to Architectural Digest. Take a peek at some of the suggestions below. Before you know it, you could be the next Rachel Ray.Be a material girl (or guy): Choosing the right material for … [Read more...] about Get creative with your kitchen