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 […]
Living Rooms, Layered Rugs and Getting It Right! Layering area rugs can create a new designer look on your living room flooring, using a combination of materials and fabrics from Jute, Sisal, hide, wool and cotton and mixing in a range of patterns, textures and colors. Most people stay away from this flooring technique because […]
Brass lighting fixtures have made a huge come back with interesting lighting and task lighting designs; shiny or dull finishes, chandelier shades, art deco, all made from hard wearing brass and a great addition to your home decorating. Task lighting is so important. Particularly, task lighting for entries and hallways, on tables or as floor […]5 Comments. Continue Reading...
Color schemes in 2014 are tempting us with a modern twist on the traditional by adding light, bright and fun to your decorating. The colors include yellow, purple, dark red, teal and khaki and a ‘less is more’ minimalist look with strong contrasts; moving a few more degrees away from the all white, gray and […]
Ever wished you had an interior decorator in your back pocket to help you with your decorating ideas? What about a decorator who can help you visualize your decorating ideas, color schemes and DIY ideas before you make them? Most of the time, we see photos, like the one below, after all the big and […]
To me, decorating is bridging the gap between who you are right now and who you want to be… a heady mix of reality and illusion. Bridging the gap takes time, focus and sometimes even a 5, 10 or 20 year plan. Source – Sarah Richardson Design That Salvation Army find might look amazing right […]
Home decor never stands still. Here we are, in the middle of 2013, and suddenly there is a whisper of decorating trends for 2014. Is it ever too early to peek around the home decorating corner? Of course not!! Get ready to bring on your best yellow color scheme. Source: main photo – Pinterest, Accessories […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
We see celebrities on the red carpet, on the big, medium and small screens, and in magazines, looking their best, wearing the latest and in the company of other well known personalities. They have access to the biggest, greatest and latest in everything. Have you ever wondered how these celebrities live? Do they live […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
5 Home Decorating Ideas to Ditch There are some home decorating ideas that thankfully have rocketed passed their used by date and can be graciously forgotten. I have been guilty of following a few of the old rules but have since broken most of them. Source – Pinterest Recognize these? 1. Wood Rule The […]3 Comments. Continue Reading...
Decorating rules. They serve a purpose as a guide. Some you can break, ditch and toss for something else. The rules below work. Always. Patterns – Source : HGTV Dependable Decorating Do’s From area rugs, sofa styles, neutral color schemes, dining tables and more here is a list of 10 dependable decorating do’s. 1. Sofa […]
The best home decorating in the world can look like the worst without the right lighting. Task lighting is more than a few lamps; it helps to set mood, create style and most of all gives you the right amount of task lighting so you don’t strain your eyes. From making your own lamps to […]
Think monogram and fanciful images of elaborate three-letter monograms used by celebrities, society families and aristocrats, and even extravagant over the top rappers with way too much bling swamp you. We’re used to monogrammed scarves, jewelry, bags and sunglasses. What about in your home?Are you cool enough for your own monogram? You can go subtle […]
When I think of wall shelving I think of flat planks.. pretty dull. Here’s is something quite cool – Italian Tubola steel round wall shelves that you suspend from the wall. They look like round bins and are amazing home decorating display units. Spoiler; they’re modern and won’t fit with every home decor. Maybe […]
Antique reproduction furniture has come a long way. Thankfully its been replaced by gorgeous stores like Velvet and Linen and Eloquence who supply and restore authentic antiques, as well as create amazing pieces in their antique reproduction furniture line which you can mix with your own home decorating style. It’s no longer set in […]
Don’t you just love art! Every home needs art on the walls.. it should be a legislated in both houses of Parliament. It’s not only about home decorating although I’m certain pro feng shui lobbyists would agree. Art inspires and we need more inspiration in our homes – so include it in your home decorating. […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Wall stencils rock! I’ve written about stencils before. I get inspired with the sheer brilliance that a pattern and some paint can create – easily and inexpensively. Fresh ideas for using stencils pop up all the time. You can use them anywhere – on the floor, wall or ceiling – like this great example from […]
I love home accessories! You know, home decorating bits that really catch your eye – things you have to have before anyone else – from a gorgeous blanket, the latest kitchen knife or tea cosy or something from an unknown artist like a sterling silver spoon or ceramic teapot from amazing stores like Papa Stour. […]
Wall stencils are a such an inspiration when it comes to home decorating – you need time, some paint, brushes and great stencil designs. I’ve seen stencils make rooms that even Walt Disney would drool over and guests who would not leave because the dining room felt like an expensive 5 star restaurant. Yes, […]
Home Decorating on a Tight Budget – Decorating on a Budget Source: curbly.com via MyiaK on Pinterest If you’re decorating on a budget, updating or decorating things you already own is a great place to start. Using old fabric or wallpaper and creating a feature wall can liven a space. This post […]
Best Home Decorating Blog Question: Do you really need that? Great home decorating should looked and feel relaxed and comfortable. It should also reflect your own particular lifestyle and personality and not something that caught your eye on a home decorating blog or magazine. Places that look like showrooms often feel cold and lack personality. […]
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