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Discover innovative and creative design ideas to transform your home. Learn what is trending and the basics of interior design.

Styling a Glamorous Interior

Infuse life and glamour into your home by adding luxurious touches.  Velvet and silk fabrics, luminous chandeliers, mirrored or gilded furniture, lustrous wall coverings and metallic accessories can be seamlessly incorporated into your interior for a refined home with glamour.           A lush velvet sofa is an instant path to glamour in the home.  Combined with mirrored furniture and metallic...

Bring Your Walls Alive with 3D Panels

Textured 3D panels highlight the walls of this dining area
3D wall panels are a wonderful way to perk up your walls, adding dimension and interest.  Textured panels come in a variety of patterns, colors and materials.  These embellished panels create walls that make a bold and stylish statement in your home.  Explore the many delightful characteristics of texture and bring your walls alive with 3D panels.  No special...

Modern Interiors for Art Lovers

Art dominates this room, providing color and depth
Art is all around us:  in nature, buildings, art galleries and homes, to name just a few.  For art lovers, no home is complete without some form of art.  Here are some modern interiors that display art, making it the focal point of the home design.  These are modern interiors for art lovers. A mix of art and sculpture. Carrying a theme or color to...

Do’s and Dont’s of Brightening a Room

  There it is, your perfect home in the ideal location with all the space you need. There's a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a decent size closet. The main floor has the open floor plan you've desired since you was a kid. One problem though, after your new buyer's excitement has passed, you've realized there are some...

Turn on the Charm with Cottage-style Decorating

Cottage-style decorating is casual, comfortable and charming.  It is timeless and fresh.  Infused with items that you love, cottage-style decorating defies rules to make a home an informal, cozy space that exudes a carefree warmth.  You can achieve cottage style by combining vintage-inspired fixtures and details, stained or painted woods, textiles with mixed patterns and treasured collections. With a mixture...

Using knits in your home décor for warmer winter

If you’re not a big fan of the cold months, check out our next few suggestions for using knits in your home decor for warmer winter. When it’s raining or snowing outside, the only thing that every person on the planet wants to do is to stay home under the cozy blanket. Sometimes that’s not merely enough tough. If you...

An Interior Design Tribute to Blue

Blue is a favorite among many for home interiors
Blue is the hot color of the moment, but it has been a long-time favorite for many.  Blue is a versatile color that can create various moods in a room.  Soft blues are calming and serene.  Turquoise evokes island waters.  Navy blue is a classic neutral.  Deep, violet blues and cobalt are striking and bold.  Let's explore blue in its...

Unique Bathroom Vanities to Add Character

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One of the best ways to add individuality to your bathroom is to add a unique vanity.  Whether you are updating, finishing a new bathroom or simply want to change things, consider unique bathroom vanities to add character.  Here are a few imaginative bathroom vanities to inspire you to reinvent your own. Repurposing furniture and other items is a great way to create a...

Upgrade Your Backyard with an Outdoor Kitchen

If you like to grill and entertain often, or just enjoy the ease of meals outdoors, designing an outdoor kitchen could be a project for you.  They can be simple or on a more grand scale, depending on your needs. Outdoor kitchens are a definite plus when entertaining and can be the centerpiece of your backyard or patio. Outdoor kitchens can...

The Versatile and Stylish Settee

The settee originated in the 17th century, evolving from the armchair.  It was considered social seating because it allowed two people to sit together.  Now the use of the settee ranges from group seating at the dining table and kitchen to an alternative to sofas in small spaces and in cozy nooks for reading or entertaining. The settee is smaller...

35 amazing gaming room set ups

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ARTICLE LAST UPDATED: June 2019 Everyone who has ever played a computer or console game must have tears in eyes after watching the gallery below. Amazing style and decoration of computer desk and the whole room is a dream of many gamers. Children are usually not able to build such a room, but some spoiled adults proved that the childhood...

Designing a Space in Your Home for Your Dog

Your dog is a part of the family so why not carve out a little space in your home for your four-legged friend?  A warm bed to snuggle, a little nook to hide out in, a place for eating and supplies, and the facilities to bathe your pet will make your beloved Fido feel more at home. A warm bed...

Making the Most Out From Your Fireplace

Fireplaces are a common feature in many homes, especially older buildings. They can be a grand feature that is the main focal point in a room, and although many are no longer in use following advances in heating technology, the frames and fireplace areas can be used for a number of alternative purposes. Traditional log burners are popular because of...

How to Design an Elegant Minimalist Home

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. Minimalism is all the rage for good reason — recent studies indicate those who surround themselves with clutter experience higher levels of stress. And who wants that? The clean lines of minimalism instantly put the mind at ease, and those who follow the ancient art of feng shui find...

The Most Popular Rooms

See what is trending in interior designing these days and opt for one of these looks. Check out some design ideas for your living room, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and outdoors. A Backyard in Malibu This Malibu backyard has a custom-made banquette which surrounds a teak and steel lava rock fire pit. Colourful covers and pillows can be used in order to...

Reclaimed Wood – Let it Tell a Story in Your Home

Reclaimed wood gives this room character
More and more people are opting for reclaimed wood products in their homes.  From accessories and furniture to beams, walls and flooring, used wood is making its way into homes.  Not only is reclaimed wood a smart choice environmentally, but it makes a strong statement decoratively.  By using reclaimed wood in your home, you are helping the environment while...

8 Ways to Use Recycled Bicycles in Your Home

Bicycle wheels make an interesting table
Upcycle takes on a whole new meaning when you actually use cycles to create new items.  If you take a closer look at the bicycle you will see the artistry that goes into its design.  The round perfection of the wheels are mirrored by the round gear sprockets, and the spokes of the wheel mirror the clean lines of...

What is Wabi Sabi Style?

Wabi Sabi Style
"What is Wabi Sabi Style?", you may be asking yourself. At first, you thought it was something on a teppanyaki menu. But, you then had an embarrassing moment and found out it is a cultural ideal that the Japanese have embraced for centuries. Well, at least that's how it went down for me! Wabi-Sabi Ideals The wabi-sabi ideal is one which...
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