No one wants to believe that the décor in their home is outdated yet these things can sneak up on us without us even realizing it. Sandy Smith of Australia wrote an article titled “Building and decorating trends that date your home the most” that looks at several specific interior design trends that have outlived their welcome – and many indicate that your home is outdated. She writes, “Not every design trend is going to add style to your home. Think back to the days of carpeted walls, spa … [Read more...] about Is Your Décor Dated? If You See Yourself on this List Then it Might Be
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If you’ve been paying attention to the interior decorating trends of 2016 then you’ve likely noticed that natural fibers are making a serious comeback. In article in the Tyler Morning Telegraph, Natural fiber for interior decorating isn't just a fad, does a great job of summing up where this trend came from and how you can use it in your own home. Lindsey M. Roberts writes, “The word "wicker" might bring on flashbacks of the dusty rattan seating sets of the '70s and '80s or the last wicker … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at the Natural Fiber Trend
Few people enjoy cleaning yet most of us accept that it’s something that needs to be done. But what if you discovered that the way you were cleaning was actually making it harder to get your house clean? A recent article in HouseBeautiful, 9 Ways You're Making Cleaning Harder Than it Needs to Be, has some eye-opening ideas on what many people do to make their chores more of a chore. Here are some of the most interesting to us. Lauren Smith writes: Making your own cleaner We know they're all … [Read more...] about Are You Making Cleaning Harder Than It Has to Be?
Do you wish the interior of your home was more interesting? Are you looking for ways to create a truly spectacular and unique home? At Half Price Drapes, one of our favorite tips is for you to layer colors, fabrics, and accessories. It creates rich interest and is a great way to let your personality shine through. That’s why we were excited to see an article in the DJ Journal titled Use whatever you have on hand to create layered décor, which includes some unique tips. Stephen Thompson writes, … [Read more...] about Learn How to Layer Fabrics and Colors for an Eclectic Décor
Many people who want to decorate with bright colors are intimidated by the process. They want stunning, bold décor but they’re afraid their choices will be overwhelming or won’t come together the way they’re imagining. An article in the Chicago Tribune, Design advice from a pro who's not afraid of color, addresses this issue head-on. Laura Pearson writes, “Hone in on favorite hues: Taylor documents many of his daily color inspirations on Instagram via the hashtag #MakeYouSmileStyle, and … [Read more...] about How to Decorate With Bright Colors
You want the interior of your home to look put together and to inspire you daily, but you also want it to reflect who you are and the things you love. The Detroit News published an interesting piece titled Solutions: Home should reflect those who live there and it includes some unique ideas. Jeanine Matlow writes, “Though some may know Thom Filicia for his amazing home makeovers on the Emmy-Award winning hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” his brand covers everything from residential and … [Read more...] about Tips to Help Your Home Reflect Your Personality