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

Free-spirited Bohemian Interior Design

Bohemian decorating style is carefree, relaxed and free-spirited. It allows you to mix color and pattern with vintage pieces for a warm and whimsical space.  Bohemian style exudes warmth and embraces the wandering spirit for a worldly look that is chic and adventurous. Furnishings for a truly bohemian look should be vintage pieces found at antique stores, yard sales and...

5 Brilliant and Affordable Ikea Upgrades

Beautiful Ikea desk (housetohome)
1. Gorgeous craftroom desk Stacey Cartwright of Addison Meadow Lane used Ikea's Rast 3-Drawer Chest to create this gorgeous craftroom desk. The original chest was $25. Besides the chest the supplies they bought were: a quart of white paint, 6 carter wheels, a hollow core door, a piece of plexi glass, a plastic sheet cutter, some gold spray paint, some...

A Lighter Touch – Decorating with Pastels

Photo above - designer Susan Glick If you are ready for a lighter, brighter home that embodies serenity and calm, consider pastels.  When you think pastels, broaden the scope to the more evolved pastels.  There is more to this color palette than just baby blue and pink.  Pastels are simply less saturated colors that can give a room a very...

3D Printing – Taking Interior Design to the Next Level

3D printing is creating quite a buzz today.  It is used in manufacturing, construction, medical and research fields but is now emerging on the interior design scene.  Innovative designers are creating furniture and household items that are taking interior design to the next level – the future. In 3D printing, items are created by an additive process, in which layers...

Open Bathroom Concept for Master Bedrooms

Open bathroom concept
There is a trend in home design now for an open bathroom concept in the master bedroom.  This trend has evolved from a modern take on the home interior, where accessibility is key.  That’s not to say you still can’t have a modicum of privacy within this space.  It’s all in how you plan to use the space and...

New Year Decorating Resolutions

For the coming new year, plan on making a few resolutions for your home interior.  Try something new, get organized, purchase new furniture, paint, or install new light fixtures.  Experiment with trends and let them lead you to a new decorating path.  The new year is full of possibilities.  Refresh your home. Try a new trend.  Trends can inspire us.  There...

20 Original and out of the ordinary bookcases

Original and out of the ordinary bookcases
If you have always thought that a bookcase is an anonymous set of shelfs, looking these amazing pics you will definitely change your mind! Here you are 20 brilliant ideas for decorating every different room of your home with these incredible bookcases. 1. The "United States Bookshelf" Created by the  artist Ron Arad, for his exhibition at the Timothy Taylor Gallery,...

Add Character With a Wood Accent Wall

An accent wall of wood gives warmth to this space (home-designing.com)
A wood accent wall is an interior element that makes a large impact in any room.  It is a great way to incorporate style, texture and interest.  Wood also adds warmth to a space and creates dimension.  If you want walls that make a statement and will take the ordinary to a new level, installing a wood accent is one great way...

Redesigning in winter

Redesigning in winter season is a great idea as you can brighten your home and make it into a cosy paradise when everything outdoors is frozen and bare.  Winter is the ideal time to redecorate your house and there is no better time to sparkle your house as winters bring in the holiday season (mostly, the end of December). Outlined...

7 Ways to Create Island Style at Home

Island style is light, luxurious but casual, and fresh.  It calls to mind carefree days and the essence of warm ocean breezes at night.  Here are 7 ways to create island style at home.  Infuse your home with the relaxing, fresh appeal of the islands with laid-back luxury. The essence of island style is comfort, natural elements, light, and cool colors.  It is breezy and carefree.  To...

70s Retro Style for 2015

Retro refers to a design style that encompasses the flair of the 50s, 60s and 70s.  It is a style that is in the design spotlight for 2015, with the comeback of the 70s in fashion and decor.  Bright colors, shag carpet, geometric shapes and sculptural furniture all bring retro interior design to life.  Love it or hate it,...

Easy Math – Decorating with Geometrics

Geometric patterns are coming on strong in today’s interiors.  Decorating with geometrics adds fun and dimension to a room.  Furniture, floor and wall coverings, fabrics and accessories all boast bold and wonderful designs that give interiors a modern flair.   Photo courtesy of Housetohome.com Photo, Cardea Constructing via Bestofinteriors.com When decorating with geometrics it is best to keep an eye on scale.  If...

The Industrial Style Home Office

Industrial style home office
Industrial style is an appealing choice for the home office.  It offers a raw, down-to-basics aesthetic but can be infused with industrial elements that give it plenty of interest and character.  Drawn from utilitarian work spaces that have since evolved into more employee-friendly style, the industrial style home office holds its own charm.  Explore these home office designs that...

10 Ways to Upcycle Old Toys for Your Home

Upcycled toys create fun sculpture
If you're not quite ready to grow up and embrace all that is adult in decorating your home, there is a way you can bring part of your childhood into your home with great, if not quirky, ideas.  If you still have many of your old toys or have children that have grown tired of theirs, instead of tossing them...

Do it the Norwegian way

Are you one of these people that just adore the Scandinavian décor style? If you are, then you should definitely check out our next few tips on how to do it the Norwegian way. Fresh, simple, homey – if that’s the description of your perfect home then you should think about building and decorating a house in Norwegian style. To...

Sophisticated Feminine Interiors for the Modern Woman

Sophisticated feminine interior
There are many sides to the sophisticated woman.  She loves the classics but sometimes longs for an eclectic mix of style.  She sometimes wants to break free of preconceived notions and be bold and colorful.  Sophisticated feminine interiors are at once beguiling and chic.  They appeal with an overall sense of style but on closer observation you may discover...

Gorgeous Homes with Exposed Ceiling Beams

A subject of much debate, exposed ceiling beams are a popular feature in many older buildings which gives authenticity to period homes. A structural feature, exposed beams are now popular for the rustic and aged qualities they add to the home. A single beam, genuinely structural or a simple aesthetic feature, can create a wonderfully stylish barrier between sections of...

Modern Interiors For Every Taste

Warm modern interior
Interior design styles can be customized to fit any particular taste.  Here are six different interpretations of modern interiors that give you a glimpse of ways to focus your decorating goals.  Whether you are an art lover, enjoy color or prefer pure white interiors, there is a modern style for you.  If you love nature, enjoy the minimalist style or...