The Internet is a great tool for creating your own unique interior decorating concepts, both practically and educationally. You can discover ways to select a color palette and learn the various tricks to making your ideas into a complete design. You can also learn different techniques for choosing the best furniture layout for a room. Some sites are even geared towards those looking to take an e-course on interior design. Online decorating Internet sites make decorating a fun and easy interactive experience. Read the rest of this entry »
If you turn on any home improvement channel, it can be hard to imagine that you aren’t the only one without a limitless budget for redesigning your home. It can be difficult to watch the amazing transformations and not come up with a few lofty goals of your own. Take heart in knowing that you are in the majority: most people have a limited amount of funds to work with when it comes to designing the room of their dreams.
Here are five tips to help you get things rolling, even if your design dreams far surpass your design budget: Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like most people, you can probably list a few things about your home that are not quite what you want to them to be. There are things you can do in your home that don’t always require a major renovation project to make dramatic improvements. There are a number of things you can do right now to really spruce up your home.
After spending the last weekend cleaning my house, I realized how tired I am of the layout. After visiting friends’ homes I always feel they have more space and less clutter; their homes are friendly and inviting with a nice sense of style and smell. It’s depressing to come home to the workweek clutter that has accumulated around every bend and the dusty wall hangings that have been on every wall of every place I’ve ever lived. It’s time for a spruce up, a cheap spruce up! Read the rest of this entry »
We all want a home that feels welcoming, cozy and one that is decorated nicely. Although for that to happen, you really need to budget, find great deals and have a plan to transform your home.
Wood flooring is something that looks great in homes. It has a nice clean finish, and can really make a room pop! Unfortunately, wood flooring can be expensive and will need to be refinished in the future. Since wood flooring doesn’t look nice forever and it’s on the pricey side, a lot of people are considering laminate flooring instead. Read the rest of this entry »
When decorating your home on a budget, going eco-friendly might not be the first thing that pops into your head. Environmentally friendly home design however, could be surprisingly economical. So if you’re looking to keep things green both when it comes to the environment and your wallet, here are a few ideas. Read the rest of this entry »
Faux painting techniques have become very popular over the past few years. These techniques can take a boring monotonous room and make it come alive. Sponge painting is the easiest of the faux painting techniques. It is a quick, simple way to bring a spark to your living room You can start off simply or really get dramatic with sponge painting techniques. The great thing is it doesn’t cost much. So if you’re looking for an easy way to make your living room pop, consider sponge painting.
Like it or not, your kitchen is a reflection of who you are. No other room works as hard as the kitchen. From preparing food, eating meals, and gathering with your family and friends, the kitchen is the one room in your house where form and functionality come together. You want your kitchen design to reflect your personality, to be comfortable, and welcoming. You also want your kitchen to be organized and easy to work in. Here are some tips on how to strike this important balance in your kitchen.
Set the Mood With Details
Your kitchen doesn’t have to be decked out with the most expensive furniture and appliances. In fact, it’s the little details that make a kitchen memorable and stylish. Add some new curtains for spring to shed a whole new light on your kitchen. Few things make as much of an impact as new curtains. Once you’ve added some new colours with the curtains, follow suit and accentuate the curtains with a new tablecloth, throw rugs, and linens that match. Hanging a few kitchen towels in the right spots can really make your kitchen design come together. Just a few small things can make an impression that you will be amazed with.
Get Organized for Efficiency
While you want a cozy kitchen, you need to keep efficiency in mind too. Find the areas of clutter that exist in your kitchen and empty them out. It’s easy to come up with organizational methods that keep your kitchen clutter free. Hit the yard sales and find some old flour bins. These bins make perfect holders for all of your large kitchen utensils. Instead of keeping everything in a drawer, bringing them out into the open in a nice bin brings a sense of charm and style to any kitchen. Don’t worry if you can’t find the right colours either. A little ceramic paint in the right shade can turn any piece into the right piece for your kitchen.
Keep your kitchen humming at peak efficiency without ruining the coziness of this all important room. Adding a few details like curtains and throw rugs can revitalize your kitchen. Adding some containers for organization and a shot of country comfort will put the toppings on your recipe for kitchen fashion.