5 Different Decorating Styles: How to Find Yours

5 Different Decorating Styles: How to Find Yours

Choosing a decorating style is not something to rush or consider lightly. Every purchase you make while selecting furniture and décor has to reflect the style you choose, and you don’t want to start questioning your decision halfway through the decorating process. Before you start furnishing your home, use our guide to narrow down your unique decorating style and feel confident in your final decision. Your style is Rustic if… You’d rather live outdoors if you could and you tend to choose natural colors and materials over others. The simpler things in life make you the happiest, and you’ve never…

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Keep the bugs away with an outdoor ceiling fan

Keep the bugs away with an outdoor ceiling fan

Is your patio or porch roof not doing enough to keep you cool during hot summer days? Are you tired of being pestered by numerous summer insects? If so, it may be time to start considering an outdoor ceiling fan for your space. You already know that indoor ceiling fans are beneficial because they reduce energy bills and keep your various rooms nice and cool. But did you know that outdoor ceiling fans provide many of the same advantages as your indoor fans, and more? Along with creating a nice breeze for you and your family to enjoy, outdoor ceiling…

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Marriage and the merging of your households

Marriage and the merging of your households

  You said “I Do” and enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon with your new hubby, but now comes the hard part: cohabitation! The idea of living in a new home with your spouse might be exciting, but the process of merging two households and meshing two different personalities can cause even the best couples to bicker. I bet even the infamous Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (or should I say “Kimye”) fight from time to time – even though you wouldn’t know it from their Vogue cover shoot. Moving in with your new spouse doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Consider…

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Bridal Gift Suggestions for every Personality

Bridal Gift Suggestions for every Personality

Every bride is different and what might be considered the perfect gift for one girl might be returned by another. How to find the perfect gift for the blushing bride-to-be in your life comes down to one thing: her personality. Here are ideas to get you inspired. The “always think before you jump” friend or relative You know the type. The one person who never does anything spontaneous and always has a plan. She’s practical, but that’s why you love her. The best gift for a practical bride is something she needs. If she doesn’t have a registry, don’t be…

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You Don’t have to be a Professional Interior Designer..

You Don’t have to be a Professional Interior Designer..

Have you ever gotten into the mind of a designer and learned about their creative process? Although I am not a formally educated interior designer, I believe we are all designers in our own right. To quote myself, "Style is about reflecting your personality in a way in which your home - your environment rises up to greet you." Recently, I was invited to provide my opinion as a guest for Terry's blinds.  What a privilege to be offered to share my perspective with! As I was preparing the content for the post, I reviewed some of the other guests posts…

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5 unique ways to use wallpaper

5 unique ways to use wallpaper

Wallpaper isn’t just for the walls anymore. Check out these unique ways for using wallpaper and see which ideas work in your own home! Ceilings Who says your ceiling has to be painted white? Go for an unconventional look by sticking a bold sheet of wallpaper on the ceiling instead. To keep the look from overwhelming your space, use solid colors for the walls. Furniture Use wallpaper to dress up your furniture! You can cover a bedside table or bookshelf with your favorite design or use wallpaper to create an interesting tabletop. If you have a plain-looking wooden chair or…

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3 tips for dealing with small closet space

3 tips for dealing with small closet space

The dreaded small closet – nobody likes having one, but many homeowners unfortunately do. Small closets can make organizing a bedroom more difficult and you may wind up suffering from a cluttered room as a result. If your small closet space is causing you stress, here are three tips for making it work. 1. Maximize your closet space Your closet might be small, but there are ways you can maximize your storage space and make it appear bigger. If you don’t have enough room to hang up all of your clothes, install a second rod either below or behind the…

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Regret your new furniture purchase? Here’s how to deal with it.

Regret your new furniture purchase? Here’s how to deal with it.

After spending weeks browsing different options, you’ve finally chosen the perfect chair for your living room. Or so you thought. Now that you've actually put it in your living room, the chair doesn’t seem so perfect anymore. Regretting a new furniture purchase is a common occurrence and many people immediately want to return the item. The best solution, however, for dealing with regret is a bit surprising: wait for the feeling to pass. How many times have you gotten a haircut and at first were unsure about the new style, but eventually you grew to love it? The same situation…

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Kitchen too crowded and cluttered? Try this recipe for a successful remodel

Kitchen too crowded and cluttered? Try this recipe for a successful remodel

Kitchens are meant to be highly functional spaces, but a bad room design can make it difficult for you to use the space effectively. If you’re remodeling your kitchen, be sure to keep these important tips in mind during every stage of the process. Storage: Kitchens are typically used to store food, cookware and tableware, which means you’ll need adequate storage space to prevent the room from becoming cluttered. Consider how you will use each cupboard and drawer before you remodel to ensure that every item will have a home. You might also want to look for dual-purpose furniture, such as…

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Hosting the Perfect Summer Garden Party

Hosting the Perfect Summer Garden Party

Parties are a great way to make new friends, have some good laughs, and live in the moment. My favorite place to host a party is right in my back yard. Gardens add a special element to an event that you simply can’t get anywhere else. The mixture of being outside, breathing fresh air, and enjoying the scenery has a magical feeling that is indescribable. If you are itching to escape the walls of your home and share the green things you’ve grown, then it’s time to throw your very own garden party. Here are ten ways to host it…

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