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5 Essential Elements For Rustic Farmhouse Decor In Your Living Room

If you love a cozy feel, take a look at these 5 essential elements for rustic farmhouse decor. Indeed, the rustic look is happening. Now! It combines rustic decor with cozy comfort. In fact, it looks charming, warm, and inviting. So kick off your shoes and take a seat. Let's look at the essentials that give you the rustic farmhouse...

Feel The Heat: Tropical Design Elements That Art “Hot” Today

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Feel the heat with tropical design elements. Indeed, the the trend is "hot" today. Don't fear the tropical look. We aren't talking about your Granny's parlor in Florida. We are showing you the modern, casual look.  When you incorporate small pops of the tropics in your decor, you will get that easy feeling. In fact, it's easy to go insta-tropics with...

Mixing Patterns In Your Decor – Follow These Five Easy Tips

Mixing patterns in your decor is easy when you follow these five easy tips. Patterns add visual interest. This means that you will have a more high-end looking room. In addition, mixed patterns add color and warmth. TIP 1: USE ODD NUMBERS OF PATTERNS First, use odd numbers of patterns. Odd numbers are more pleasing to the human eye. Start with three...

The Modern Way To Use Red In Your Home

There is a fresh, modern way to use red in your home. Of course, red is a traditional color. Indeed, it's classic. However, decorators are using reds in fresh ways to keep the look modern. Modern red is a rich, rustic barn red. In addition, bright cheerful reds trend...well, red hot. Traditional in shade, decorators have made this classic new...

5 Smart Ways To Use Mirrors In A Small Home or Apartment

Read on to learn 5 smart ways to use mirrors in a small home or apartment. Because they reflect light, mirrors can make any room look bigger. In fact, decorators use mirrors to achieve many styles. From modern to glam to country chic, you should be using mirrors! First, consider mirrors for the kitchen. Cabinets are instantly updated. Narrow kitchens...

The Art Of Layering Textures In Your Home

Join me in looking at the art of layering textures in your home. The look of layered textures is fabulous. In fact, it's downright posh! Also, layers add a feeling of cozy warmth. It invites you to curl up in a blanket. Perhaps it makes you want to curl your toes into a warm run. Indeed, I do love this boho...

Top 5 Wallpaper Trends In 2017 – Contemporary Options In Wallpaper

Let's look at the top 5 wallpaper trends in 2017. It's true! Indeed, decorators are choosing wallpaper. Because the choices are almost endless, you can choose almost any color, pattern, or texture. In fact, you can choose from more wallpaper than ever before. The wallpaper trend is hot. Of course, you might think wallpaper is stodgy. However, wallpapers trend hot...

Transitional Decor – Blending Traditional Homes With Contemporary Flair

Decorators use transitional decor to style older home. Decorators get this style by blending traditional homes with contemporary flair. It's an elegant style. In addition, you can redecorate instead of renovating. Many of us live in older homes. At times, the urge is to gut the home. However, it's easier to redecorate. Adding modern flair adds new life. But you retain...

Sunroom: A Fabulous Escape From The Winter

A fabulous sunroom can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. A sunroom is a retreat where you can escape to in the winter and dream of the summer months ahead. Because we crave the sunshine during the winter, a sunroom is a perfect addition to  your home. A sunroom is a place or rest and respite. This...

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery – A Vibrant Burst of Energy

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Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery. This vibrant green adds a vibrant burst of energy no matter how you use it. Greenery is a fresh, citrus shade of green. A touch of yellow warms it up and adds vibrancy. Because of the yellow, it has a sunny, tropical vibe. Of course, you can use this color in any...

2017 Interior Trends of Greenery and Butterflies Evoke Fresh New Beginnings

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When we think of Spring, we often imagine new beginnings in the form of buds on trees, sprouts coming up through the earth and wildlife in abundance.  Two 2017 interior trends evoke fresh new beginnings in particular.  They are Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, and butterflies.  These two trends work well together for a fresh design duo. Fresh Color Awakens...

Textured Wall Treatments That Are Surprisingly Easy To Pull Off

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Textured wall treatments are surprisingly easy to pull off in your home. In fact, they can make a simple and elegant statement...no paint brush required! Because textured wall treatments are very eye-catching, make them the focal point of a room. Choose one accent wall to treat. Indeed, a single focal wall keeps the look fresh and modern instead of fussy. Of...

Gray Floors – A Lust-Worthy Design Trend

Gray floors are a lust-worthy design trend--jump on this hot trend right now! Homeowners everywhere are lusting for gray floors. This is because they are chic and trendy. Moreover, they provide a neutral anchor in your room. Designers choose gray floors because they make the other elements in the room pop with color. Because of the gray base, whites appear...

De-Clutter Your Home in 2017: A New Year’s Resolution

De-clutter your home in 2017, this is the ultimate New Year's Resolution for most homeowners.  De-cluttering will improve your life. This is because you free yourself of things. In addition, you will stop wasting time trying to find the things you lost in the clutter. Banish clutter with ease by starting simple. Label boxes with tags: Donate, Trash, or Sell....

Accent Pillows–Add A Punch Of Color To Your Home

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Accent pillows offer an easy way to add a bright punch of color to your home. In fact, you can add color in just a few minutes. In addition, you can change them often to keep up with hot color trends. Accent pillows are convenient. For example, you might rent an apartment. Of course your landlord may ban you from...

4 Great Ways to do DIY Concrete Products

Concrete is one of the oldest building materials that has been available to man. The earliest form of concrete was used around 6500 BC by the Bedouins who roamed around and inhabited the areas south of modern day Syria and north of Jordan today. The Greeks and the Romans used it in the classical and the middle ages. Parthenon and Pantheon...

Home Bar Designs for the Ultimate Entertaining Feature

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The home bar is a unique feature that provides a space perfect for relaxing and enjoying gatherings with family and friends.  It can be as simple as a wall-mounted bar or corner set-up for smaller spaces, to a large and elaborate design.  A bar can be installed in the living room, as part of the kitchen or in a finished...

6 Great Reasons to Love an Open Floor Plan

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The open concept home offers many advantages to modern living and design.  This style of home appeals to a broad spectrum of home buyers.  Those wishing to down-size and simplify their lives may find the open concept welcoming.  If living with a multitude of walls and divided living areas begins to feel claustrophobic, this type of home layout is ideal.  Here...