Halloween is approaching—time to decorate!

Halloween is approaching—time to decorate!

The fall season has begun and soon you will be buying candy for trick-or-treaters and possibly even dressing up in costumes of your own. With Halloween just around the corner, the time for decorating is now. So whether you are throwing a party or just want to incorporate the spirit of Halloween into your home décor, there are plenty of options to turn your everyday home into a fun-filled Halloween display. Decorating for Halloween doesn’t mean you need to completely redo your interior design. Work with what you have and add different décor pieces around the house. When the Halloween…

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Mirrors are perfect in the bedroom

Mirrors are perfect in the bedroom

Decorating the bedroom can be tricky. While you want your room to have style, it also needs to feel open and not cluttered. The bedroom is your sanctuary and should be a place where you can relax and get a good night’s rest; too much stuff might just make you feel stressed. Mirrors can be the perfect addition to your bedroom because, if attached to the wall, they save space. Plus, mirrors serve both functional and aesthetic purposes, allowing you to get as much use out of your décor as possible, even giving your room additional light or the illusion…

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Decorate your bedroom with wallpaper

Decorate your bedroom with wallpaper

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, wallpaper was huge. The trend began to take over, covering the walls of every room in the house and by the late ‘90s, it was overused and everyone was sick of it. People started to paint their walls instead and wallpaper was considered dated. Because paint can only offer so much, however, wallpaper is now making a comeback, allowing you to add even more creativity to your bedroom design. Wallpaper is not only back, but the variety of paper available today is better than it was in the past. Wallpaper can be made out…

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Four bedroom styles you will love

Four bedroom styles you will love

Looking to redecorate the bedroom? Before you begin, take some time to determine the style you want to create and get inspired with these bedroom ideas: Elegant An elegant bedroom can be done in a variety of ways, but one important thing to remember is that it should never be cluttered or overwhelmed by colors. To create an elegant looking bedroom, less is more. Decorate using white or ivory as the base color and then add an accent color to make the room pop. While you don’t want to crowd the room with too much furniture, the pieces you choose,…

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The art of lighting

The art of lighting

Lighting is often overlooked in interior design and it shouldn’t be. If you’ve spent an ample amount of time decorating your home, don’t you want each room to look its best? The right lighting allows you to see clearly, creates an inviting atmosphere and highlights design elements you want to feature. Living room Living rooms are multi-purpose rooms and therefore require a variety of lighting options. While you want the living room to be bright and inviting during the day, a softer light would be appreciated after a stressful day at work. Install dimmers to make your overhead lights work…

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Mirrors make rooms appear larger and brighter

Mirrors make rooms appear larger and brighter

Does your living room or bedroom seem to keep getting smaller? Well, it might have something to do with the interior design. Dark paints, over-sized furniture and cluttered décor can have a huge impact on how large a room feels. Of course, sometimes your room is just small. Now don’t start panicking just yet! Whether you have a small room, or it just has begun to feel small, you can use a simple interior design trick to open up a space and make it seem larger. Just hang up some mirrors.   You already have a mirror in your bathroom…

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Ceiling Fans Vs. Air Conditioning: A Story of Energy-efficiency, Cost Savings and Style

Ceiling Fans Vs. Air Conditioning: A Story of Energy-efficiency, Cost Savings and Style

As individuals in a society that is striving to move away from wasteful energy consumption and towards sustainable energy conservation and cost savings, we are always looking for ways to do our part.  Many of us have analyzed our household lighting, electronics, and appliance usage, and made adjustments to conserve energy and save money.  Similarly, it is to our benefit, and the benefit of society as a whole, that we take a close look at the cooling systems in our homes and determine if there are changes we can make to conserve energy and financial resources; more often than not,…

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How to choose the right vanity for your bathroom

Every room should have a designated focal point, and in bathrooms a vanity is sure to do the trick. Bathroom vanities can be large or small and are found in varying materials and designs.  With so many options, it is easy to feel overwhelmed—but don’t give up just yet! Choosing the right vanity for your bathroom depends a lot on the room itself; consider the bathroom’s size, who will use it and the overall look you want to create. Size of bathroom The size of your bathroom will determine how big your vanity should be. A large vanity in a…

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Make a grand statement with chandeliers in the bedroom

When people picture chandeliers, they are generally placed in large, formal rooms such as a dining room or grand entry way. This design standby will begin to change as the newest style trends allow more unique lighting options in the bedroom – including chandeliers. Rather than a standard ceiling fan, people desire more dramatic and decorative light fixtures, and chandeliers are the perfect solution. With the variety of styles, you can incorporate a chandelier into any room’s décor, whether it is traditional, modern or shabby chic. Just be sure that the style of the chandelier complements the style of the…

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How to choose the Correct Size for a Coffee Table

How to choose the Correct Size for a Coffee Table

Have you ever stepped into a friend’s living room, instantly felt something missing and then noticed there was no coffee table? Coffee tables are often the finishing touch to a living room and can tie all of your décor together for a complete look. While deciding on a table isn’t rocket science, the wide selection of tables offered can make anyone feel overwhelmed. Simplify the process and find the perfect coffee table for your living room with these considerations: Size and Shape Take a look at the amount of open space in your living room. Does the room seem really…

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