Adding something spectacular to your front door entry is not always easy. I recently helped someone with this very dilemma .. using artificial grass, artificial boxwood and more! I have to admit I was quite surprised with the different looks that can be achieved using something that has not always been popular (at least […]
Fall decor should be as easy as putting on an extra sweater. As the days get longer and your home feels cooler, a little preparation now can go a long way in getting your home ready for fall. 6 Quick Ways to Transition Your Décor into Fall Guest Post by Kacey Mya It seems […]
Converting your basement into a media room makes a lot of sense. It’s not only convenient and a great way to add another valuable room to your home but going to the movies has become more costly than ever. A movie date for two can easily cost upwards of $60 including tickets and treats, and […]
Housewarming gifts are the perfect opportunity to do something special for anyone owning their first home. In fact, it can be the most exciting time in a person’s life—a chance to put down roots, literally and figuratively. And, if they’ve been renting for a while, they’re probably chomping at the bit to get the chance […]
Image Source: Pinterest.com Believe it or not your garage doors can greatly impact the curb appeal, as well as, the overall appearance of your home. Most homeowners underestimate the effect of a well designed garage door. Whether it sits at the front or at the side of your home, if it follows your roof […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Designing Your Kitchen for Maximum Practical Comfort Guest Post – Max De Viet – UK kitchen design expert Kitchen design is vital because kitchens are still the hub of any home. The kitchen is where the day begins and ends; where friends and families gather. For every day practical reasons as well as long term […]
Beat the Summer Heat Guest Post by Kacey Mya According to early forecasts by The Weather Network, weather throughout the U.S. is expected to be hotter than normal this year. With summer weather is currently looming just over the horizon, homeowners and do-it-yourselfers are racing to beat the heat. Clean Any Air Conditioners and Fans […]
Blinds and shutters are an increasingly popular choice among homeowners. They are affordable, durable and look great wherever you install them. There are a great number of styles and materials to choose from.. and you know what they say; ‘The more choice, the harder the choice’. Tell me to choose from two or three options […]
7 Ways to Refresh Your Home with Summer Decor Guest Post by Kelly Mahan and Patricia Leitao With summer nearly upon us, it’s time to refresh your home! Store your winter blankets and break out the soft sheets. Get your grill out of the shed and dust off your outdoor furniture. Summer is the perfect […]
7 Steps to Build A Durable Storage Shed Guest Post by Harry Caesar The best way to keep your house de-cluttered is to have the right storage space inside and outside your home. If you are lucky enough to have a large lawn or garden area, then any kind of storage shed could be perfect […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Everyone wants a knock out kitchen renovation, with the biggest impact and for a low sensible cost. A clever way to do this is by only changing your kitchen cabinets. Updated kitchen cabinets can give you an incredible transformational look without knocking walls, changing your kitchen layout, moving or updating appliances.They can be new, painted, […]
Roller Blinds – Shade Designs for Windows Roller blinds don’t always sound like the ‘must-have’ accessory; but you would be surprised at just how well the roller blind does when it comes to decorating. They can look not only elegant, but can make your rooms look finished and surprisingly expensive. Source: pinterest We all know […]
This is a great time of year when outdoors and indoors merge again and we make the most of both areas; using them as one. Take the outdoor wood fireplace; practical, so intimate and a decorating dream. It’s an inbuilt focal point for any sized outdoor area and is wonderful at creating ambiance. Keep Your […]
19 Amazingly Retro Furniture Makeovers Guest Post by Jamie Dalzell There’s no style that fits the upcycling and painted furniture craze better than Retro Furniture; it’s the very definition of taking something old and giving it a new, modern lease on life! And if these amazing retro furniture makeovers are anything to go by? There’s […]
There is no greater eye candy than a magnificent staircase to make a massive first impression into a home. Staircases can be great statement pieces but also very expensive. Here are five iconic staircases that use different materials to create amazing looks; tricking the eye into spacious and artistic grandeur. You can’t necessarily copy the […]
How to Use Stencils on Roller Blinds Stencils are a great way to update you roller blinds; kitchen, guest room or patio. They are a great home decorating tool to quickly give your room a Rockstar look.To update them, you can use hand made or bought stencils or even simple masking tape, add some color […]
Oh, for a bill free life… not possible, I hear you say; but what if you could lower gas bill and even electric bill costs starting with a home energy audit? That would help, even if it’s just a little. Home Energy Audit Your Home to Lower Gas Bill Considering that cellular and honeycomb shades […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Maximizing Light With Mirrors + Other Surfaces Guest Post by Cathy Habas To brighten a dim corner of your home, you can use a simple trick from the days before electricity: put up mirrors. Better yet, use multiple mirrors. You can strategically place several mirrors on various walls to keep the light bouncing from one […]
Could a new house improve your health? Moving to a new home can change everything about how you feel about your life. The way you do things; a new perspective. It can change your mood, your stress levels and your happiness. Find a home that fits you perfectly and everything in your life feels like […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
I love the countless looks you can get from using simple milk paint and chalk paint. If you’re on our email list you know I love finding new ways of doing things – simply and inexpensively. If you’re not receiving our emails, you can join here. It’s free and you receive DIY Cheat Sheet and […]
The fireplace and mantle are right up there when talking about creating a focal point in any room; especially the bedroom! In the bedroom it adds glamour and resale value,instantly. And that’s not a bad place to start because you have an instant feature, mood creator and a warm coziness factor. Image – Pinterest – […]
Home decor is never more challenging than when you try to merge your existing decor with something wonderful you picked up on your travels. You know what it’s like; you’ve been away to a new country, state or county, visiting new places and, surrounded by sparkling new things, bought a few mementos. Its time to […]
Kitchen decorating is not what it used to be! As homes becomes more open, with fewer walls and more opportunity for guests to see exactly what is going on, kitchen decorating has had to change. Kitchen styling is more important than ever to have a seamless decorating look flow from one room to another. Find […]
Christmas is almost here! Time to sparkle! If you haven’t finished your Christmas decorating, here are 100 Christmas Decorating Ideas that blend something traditional with a twist of something different. I also wanted to say Thank You for being patient. I didn’t get to blog as often as I wanted… its a long story… but […]
Master Bedroom Decorating Practical Wow! Rethink your master bedroom with a few decorating ideas; add a little color, some sensible storage, a reading nook for time out and some cheeky glam with light fittings, lamps and mirrors. Update your bedroom with panels of color, layer textures and make sure its feels relaxing and comfortable. Source: […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Feature Your Wood Floors Using Paint Painted floors create amazing results. Using simple wood floor paint, wood floor finishes, floor stain and a floor varnish; painting wood floors is relatively easy and inexpensive and turn your floors into a feature. Source: toothfairyfashiontale.blogspot.co.uk If you have new floorboards you probably won’t need to do a lot […]
Entry Decorating Around Your Life Decorating your entry is an opportunity to tell a story; focused around your life and loves. Along with the color, shape and style of your front door, your entry is the first thing visitors see; the first glance they get into your world and interpret it. So, what story is […]
There’s nothing quite as welcoming as a touch of plaid. From a plaid scarf wrapped close to keep out the cold, a black plaid chair to snuggle into or an ottoman, for lots of hot cider or chocolate, if you please. If you have buffalo plaid or tartan on your mind, rug up in chunky […]
Spectacularly painted furniture adds extra pop, and can go with almost any style. I’ve written tutorials before about painted furniture using distressing, milk and chalk paint. Let’s look at what is trending. Source: Pinterest Painted Furniture Trends I’ve found great new painted looks you might be interested in, there are videos and more photos below […]
When seasons change, it feels like its time to change your living room decor. Changing accessories, using color, height and texture are great ways to change the look of your living room. The sofa is one item that is rarely changed. It’s a large, often expensive piece that has to see us through different family […]