Design ideas

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

5 Designer Tips for Your Home

Designer tips are a great way to inspire your home decorating.  Professional interior designers have spent years honing their skills and putting to practice the various elements of interiors.  These five designer tips merely scratch the surface, but they are important to the foundation of interior design.   When you are lacking inspiration or simply want to know what designers have to offer on...

Embrace Pastels as the New Neutrals of Interior Design

Living sophisticated with pastels. (shoproomsideas.com)
Move over white, tan and gray. There’s a new batch of neutrals in town.  Embrace pastels as the new neutrals of interior design for a refreshing palette in your home this year.  Transfer your taste for gelato and macaroons to your walls, furniture and accessories for a soothing and light take on color for your home.  Let’s look at...

6 Ways to Revamp a Bare and Dull Wall

6 Ways to Revamp a Bare and Dull Wall
You may not be able to afford a Van Gogh or a Monet, but that’s no reason to put up with a boring wall. As long as you live in your house, you will spend many hours of your life staring at the same wall, so you may as well make it interesting to stare at. You don’t need...

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...

How to Make Color Work for Your Home Interior

How to Make Color Work for Your Home Interior
Make color work for your home interior in surprising ways.  There is much to say about color and many ways to bring it into your home.  Selecting colors and employing them in your home can seem quite intimidating at first glance.  Let's break it down and explore the many ways to use color in your interiors. Primary Plus One If the use...

Pantone Fall 2018 Color Preview

pantone fall 2018
The Pantone fall 2018 color preview is out! You'll see that the fall trends offer some of the luscious and rich fall hues that you expect. However, you'll also find some unexpected jewel-tones and even a few shades you'd normally see only in the warmer months. Take a look! Pantone Fall 2018 Color Preview Ultra-Violet You'll still see the 2018's top color,...

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...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Metallic Wallpaper

Metallic wallpaper is elegant and sophisticated. The classic style makes it easy to use in almost any decor. But, you knew that right? So, here are 5 things that maybe you didn't know about metallic wallpaper. 1-Consider metallic wallpaper a neutral Metallic colors such as gold, rose gold, silver, or bronze are neutrals. You can pair them with virtually any color...

Top Tips For A Successful Design Project

Beautiful summery living room
Quality projects don’t just happen. Putting together a realistic budget is just one step to being successful in your next interior design project. An experienced consultant is a good investment. Realistic Budget The budget doesn’t have to be huge, but it should be realistic. To open a new business or move an existing one, is not cheap. It’s an investment. Just...

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...

How to Use Geometric Prints for a Powerful Statement

Geometric prints are happening. In fact, it's very right now! Because these prints make add dimension and color, you can use them everywhere. Here are some ideas on how to use geometric prints to make your own powerful design statement. Geometric Prints in Home Decor From wallpaper prints to luxe textiles to furniture, geometric prints are everywhere right now. Geometric wallpaper What's the...

Beachy Chic: Effortless Beach Cottage Style

Effortless beach cottage style is also known as beachy chic. People visit beach cottages for shorter stays. Yet, cottage owners decorate with a style that's unmistakable "beachy." Beachy chic is an off-shoot of shabby chic. Think shabby chic but add in a lot of aqua, turquoise, and sea-inspired pieces. You find a cozy, charming mix of upcycled furniture, distressed woods,...

Front Porch Decorating Ideas You Must Try

Front porch decorating is fun and fulfilling. In just a short amount of time, you can add a joyful welcome to all who visit your home. Because the front porch is where you make a first impression, make it count! Make The Door POP! Because the front door can be a focal point for your exterior, give it a pop of...

5 Home Renovations Before You List Your Home

Add these 5 home renovations to your "to-do" list before you list your home. When you tackle these jobs, you'll make more money when you sell your home! It's important to command the best dollar for your renovation budget. This is because home buyers want to see amenities and upgrades, and a lot of them. As the housing market is...

Pop Art Kitchens Inspired by Andy Warhol

Pop art kitchens inspired by Andy Warhol are hidden gems in interior design. They are uncommon but when you do find them, they dazzle you. As a native of Western PA, I grew up proud of this Pittsburgh-born artist. His graphic and bold use of color was his hallmark. He envisioned things in bright colors that the rest of the...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Interior Design

If you’re thinking about reworking your interior design, you have the ultimate blessing and curse- there are A LOT of ideas and information out there, just behind that search bar! It’s easy to get caught up in all of the Pinterest-y trends that pop up every time you venture online or get sucked into the vortex of DIY. Here’s...

10 Charming Ways To Use Up Leftover Wallpaper

After you've completed a wallpapering project, try one of these 10 charming ways to use up leftover wallpaper. Wallpaper came back big-time in 2017 and it's still trending for 2018. However, wallpaper can be expensive. Naturally, you want zero waste! Because these ideas use the wallpaper you already have on hand, they cost you nothing but time. In addition, they add...

5 Classic Paint Colors That We Just Can’t Get Enough Of

In a year marked by a color of the year as vibrant as Ultra-Violet, it seems appropriate to look at some classic paint colors. Don't get me wrong. Ultra-Violet is great. But not everyone finds purple a realistic color scheme. Because not everyone is ok with Ultra-Violet, let's take a look at 5 classic paint colors that we just...
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