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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...

5 Creative Ways To Makeover Your Dining Room

Let's look at 5 creative ways to makeover your dining room. Your dining room is an important place in your home. First, you gather here with family and friends to celebrate special occasions. Plus, you spend time with loved ones catching up on family gossip. Finally, you serve your guests home-cooked food to show your love in this room. However, it's...

Easter Decorations That Lend Importance to the Holiday

Easter decorations are amongst my favorite! While most people hear holiday decorations and switch gears to Thanksgiving or Christmas, lend importance to this holiday with fabulous decor. Of course, the fun and bright pastels, cute little bunny rabbits, and fresh flowers are stunning. This gives you, the hostess, the chance to dazzle your guests with a memorable display this Easter! Here...

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Home Decorating

There are 7 deadly sins of home decorating which you should avoid! When you commit these sins, they make your space look boring, stuffy, and outdated. On the other hand, they could make your home just look overdone or wacky!  Together let's take a look. Sin 1 - Painting Without Trying a Color Swatch First! The first deadly sin is painting...

6 DIY Projects Made From Reclaimed Wood

Savvy DIY enthusiasts created these 6 DIY projects made from reclaimed wood. Of course, reclaimed wood makes any project unique. So if you have good carpentry skills, you create unique design features like these! BENCHES MADE FROM RECLAIMED WOOD First off, you can start by crafting a bench made from recycled pallets for a first project! They are easy to build. DOORS You...

6 Adorable Uses For Mason Jars in Your Home Decor

Here are 6 adorable uses for mason jars in your home decor. Of course, we've talked before about how to use mason jars in rustic farmhouse decor. But there are so many ways to use them, that these are only a few! Mason jars are so affordable and have so many uses. With a little creative thinking and a bit...

The Top Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2018

The top hardwood flooring trends for 2018 are so easy on the eyes! You're going to love to hear that hardwood floors remain ever popular. Because of their durability and long wear, homeowners remain in love with hardwood flooring this year. Here are those top trends. GREY IS OUT, GREIGE IS IN Grey floors are losing popularity. Greige is overtaking the flooring...

Meet Oceanside: The Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color Of The Year

Meet Oceanside the Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year. This blue is intense, rich, and lustrous. This shade nestles itself someplace between the colors of deep indigo and peacock blue. Indeed, you can apply this shade anyplace in your home for a posh feeling. Last year's shade was Poised Taupe, a lavish neutral. On the other hand, Oceanside is a color...

My DIY New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

My DIY New Year's resolutions are simple yet complicated. Because I love DIY projects, they're fun to tackle. But for some reason, I always put off those bigger projects. I've been in my home for almost 4 years. The original owners built it in 1965, and they never updated it. What was state of the art at the time is...

Top 5 Reasons To Love A Tiny Home

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Here are the top 5 reasons to love a tiny home. As home prices have skyrocketed, people have fallen in love with this new concept. In fact, the idea of ditching a huge home has become quite appealing! So let's take a look at why so many people love tiny homes! A CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS: Because of the small size, tiny...

5 Practical Ideas for a Perfect Home Renovation

Looking for nifty ideas to spruce up your home? Yearning to add something exciting to your domestic life? Wanting to transform your place into something new and modern? You've come to the right post then. The Internet is a treasure trove of home improvement ideas from owners all over the globe. Let's take a gander at some of the more...

Why American Barn Homes Are Such A Hot Trend

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Here's a quick photographic rundown to show you why American barn homes are such a hot trend right now. Indeed, this barn home is rugged. The trend started in the USA in the heart of Texas. Why not? The barn home is sturdy and stands up to extreme weather. In fact, some would argue that they are sturdier than a...
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