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Explore the trends, ideas and elements of interior design to make your interiors come to life.

Turn Your Loft into a Home

When you think of a loft you no doubt imagine an open industrial space with high ceilings and large windows that look out over the city.  For many, this is the perfect place to call home.  The challenge is in decorating the space.  Decorating a loft is all about space management.           When faced with a blank loft space, decide...

Bring Flair to Dining with a Creative Tablescape

Whether planning a party or just having a quiet dinner, an inspired tablescape can add enjoyment and flair to any meal indoors or out.  A plain table can be transformed into an inviting place to gather in a variety of fun and creative ways. The foundation of the tablescape is linens.  Use a tablecloth or a runner down the length...

10 Quick Changes for a Whole New Interior Look

Photo courtesy of Coastal Living Decorating challenges abound when faced with making a change to your current homes’ interior.  Either you have grown tired of the way a certain room looks or the room is no longer fitting your needs.  The choices are many, making it difficult to decide where to begin or even how to go about making changes. ...

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...

Let Nature Inspire Your Home Decorating

Fresh.  Light.  Natural.  If these words describe the look and feel of the home you want, there is a place where you can get the inspiration needed to begin the process of turning your home into a space that is fresh, light and natural.  Simply look outside. Nature abounds with the materials, colors and textures you can bring into your...

First Impressions – Inspiring Ideas for the Foyer

Photo above courtesy of HGTV.  Loretta Willis, designer You have heard it said time and again.  First impressions matter.  When guests step into your home you want them to feel welcome and comfortable.  When you come home from a long day, you want to feel that you are stepping into a sanctuary; a place where you can wind down, relax...

From the Runway to Your Home

To truly get a grasp of current trends in interior design, you need not look further than the fashion runway.  This international mecca of style dictates what you will see in the home interior market.  The runway is the place to get a sneak peek at what colors, patterns, shapes and styles the home market will show for any...

Refresh Your Home for Summer and Create an Oasis

Sunshine and warm breezes beckon you to come outside and enjoy the summer.  Why not bring that taste of summer inside.  With just a few simple changes you can transform your home into a summer oasis and enjoy a brighter and more relaxed environment all season long.           Living room photo courtesy of Cote de Texas; Striped slipcover photo courtesy of...

Multi-purpose Furniture for the Thrifty

  One of the newest trends in interior design today is the emergence of multi-purpose furniture.  These pieces reflect today's fast-paced world and respond to an ever-changing need for functionality in the home.  Designers are filling the marketplace with cabinets that can be used in the dining area, as entertainment centers or as office storage.  There are a multitude of pieces that serve a...

Your First Non-dorm Home

You must be board of watching the plain white walls all around you along with a white board, mini fridge and plain long sheets. In this article we have discussed some decorating tips for your new grown-up home. Paint The colour of the wall is the most essential aspect in any home. Even though most of the rental properties do not...

Fun Room

Every house should have a fun room. These are leisure ready entertainment rooms that can be turned into your favourite getaway in your own house. Club Room We should start off with a club room. The club room is designed as a space for playing games and socializing. Woven cane chairs can be used and they can surround custom based tables....

Revamp your Kitchen Lighting

Revamp your kitchen lighting by using some of the ideas that have been discussed in this article. Chandelier In order to create a French kitchen you must get a crystal chandelier with high gloss kitchen cabinets. Inspiration from Bazaar There are some people out there who use kitchen to hangout and entertain. To get a bazaar-inspired kitchen try to use lanterns at either...

Indoor Doors that Separate Your Spaces

Although the open concept, where the kitchen, dining room an living room are continuous, is the "in" style for most houses, some home owners still want privacy. There are also other rooms in the house the necessitate doors, like bedrooms and bathrooms. Rather than picking a dreary, plain wood door, try finding a door that can further the ambiance...

Fabulous Fireplace Backsplashes

Want a new way to spruce up your fireplace? Do you have extra tiles from when you remolded your kitchen or bathroom? Rather than having a plain brick background for your fireplace, you can create different auras with a backsplash! Depending on the tiles you choose and how you lay them out, it can be a cozy, down to...

Eclectic Tile Designs

Tiles are a quick and easy way to decorate your home without worrying about what a spilled drink or fallen spaghetti will do to it. Tiles are one of the best floors you can have in your home as they are sturdy, smooth and easy to clean or replace, unlike carpeting or hardwood floors.  Most homeowners just consider tiles...

Simplify Life with Laundry Chutes

Are many of your bedrooms, bathrooms and linen closets on floors above your laundry room? Carrying laundry in heavy baskets down multiple flights of stairs several times a week can really hurt your back, not to mention get to be a drag. Thanks to some ingenious and creative minds, a solution has been found. One of the greatest ways...

DIY Light Fixture Ideas

Over time light fixtures can become blah, boring or just outdated. All of the unique or wonderful looking light fixtures can put a major hole in your wallet, though, so what can you do? Cheaper ones aren't always the best looking, and sometimes all the thrifts stores have are beaten up, rusty ones. Luckily, there is a way to...

Different Uses for Decorative Alphabet Letters

Sometimes all your home improvement needs can be found in some unlikely places... like a craft store! Although these places are typically only good for seasonal decorations like wreaths, they do have some random tidbits that you can use in creative ways to spruce up your home. Better yet, items in these stores are often cheap, so you can...
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