Decorating your home is both exciting and overwhelming. It may seem like a problem that’s unique to Americans but the truth is that people all over the world struggle with the same issues we do. We ran across this article in the Shanghai Daily titled Trials and tribulations of home decorating that showed us just how universal some decorating issues are. Lu Feiran writes, “When Shanghai resident Luo Xinan was jarringly awakened at 7:30am by the racket of pounding and drilling, she sighed and … [Read more...] about Decorating in Shanghai: Some Problems Are the Same Throughout the World
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Antiques can be intimidating to restore. You don’t want to do more harm than good and it can feel as though your family heirlooms and other antique items are fragile. We ran across an article in the Daily Herald titled Learn how to restore and maintain your antiques that gives some great tips for beginners. Carley Lintz writes, “Do you have an heirloom table you've always wanted to restore? Or a flea- market-find that needs some TLC? Before you reach for that can of shellac, you might want take … [Read more...] about Simple Tips for Restoring Antiques
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the budget to hire an interior designer for every room in your house? While you may lack the thousands of dollars in disposable income you’d need, you can take advantage of plenty of interior design tips online. At Half Price Drapes we were especially interested in a recent article in Vogue: Jill Kargman’s Interior Designer on How to Achieve Your Own Odd Mom Out–Inspired Space at Home. Brooke Bobb writes, “Interior designer Lauren Geddes Duff is all about … [Read more...] about Interior Design Tips From an Expert in the Field
No one wants to believe that the décor in their home is outdated yet these things can sneak up on us without us even realizing it.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looks at several specific interior design trends that have outlived their welcome – and many indicate that your home is outdated.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
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?