Designing with Black & White Décor: 12 Takes on This Timeless Color Combination

Designing with Black & White Décor: 12 Takes on This Timeless Color Combination

We’ve heard it said that every room can use a touch of black – and black and white décor is one of the best ways to make this rule work throughout your entire house. Chic, classy, and totally eye-catching, these contrasting hues unite to make a bold statement that works well in any setting. We’re showing you how to help ebony and ivory effortlessly harmonize in each and every room in your home.

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How to Choose Between Flush and Semi Flush Lighting

How to Choose Between Flush and Semi Flush Lighting

Whether you are looking to add a light fixture to grace your foyer, add character in your bedroom, or set the tone in your walk-in closet, flush and semi flush lighting will easily create a lasting impression. With an ever-expanding array of fixtures that work for transitional, contemporary or modern settings (and beyond!), you'll easily be able to tailor your selection to the unique needs and requirements of your home. Apart from style and the material you choose, you may also want to consider factors such as the direction of your lights, diffusion opaque versus clear shades), size, the output...

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Bedding Tips for a Dazzling College Dorm

Bedding Tips for a Dazzling College Dorm

Your dorm room is a cozy space to relax, study, and drift into a peaceful slumber. Until you thoughtfully layer and think through your bedding, you're selling your 'soft place to land' short. While slapping together layers is easy, there is a good, better, and best way to consider your approach. Sure, simply adding extra pillows to the bed is a good start, but it goes much, much deeper! So let's start where most good instruction manuals do - at the beginning - by sizing your future dorm bed. What Size is Your Dorm Mattress? Mattress sizes can vary between schools,...

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Summer Mailbox Makeover Ideas

Summer Mailbox Makeover Ideas

Until 1916, American households got their mail from mail carriers. With a knock on the door, they would hand-deliver each parcel - losing close to 2 hours each day while waiting for people to open their doors! To improve efficiency, the Post Office Department made it mandatory in 1923 for every house and establishment to put up a mailbox. This is how our quaint mailbox became an everyday necessity. The modern residential mailbox has come a long way from there. It is no longer regarded as an instrument to just collect mail, but instead carries an additional responsibility of serving as...

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11 Scintillating Outdoor Post Light Trends for 2018

11 Scintillating Outdoor Post Light Trends for 2018

Few things make a great first impression quite like stylish lighting. Outdoor fixtures are a vital component of your home’s overall design, and post lighting is case in point. These essential styles give your guests a warm welcome while boosting curb appeal and shining a light on architectural details. But more than that, they offer safety, security, and comfort right where you need it most. We’re taking a look at the most eye-catching outdoor post light trends for 2018 and sharing tips on how to incorporate these designs into your outdoor space.

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12 Exceptional Design Features in Accent Cabinets & Chests

12 Exceptional Design Features in Accent Cabinets & Chests

Accent cabinets and chests are the perfect way to keep your house efficiently organized and well-styled. We’re taking a look at some of the most exceptional design features in today’s accent cabinets and chests -- and helping you choose the best pieces for your home. 1. Hand-Painted Accents Nothing says one-of-a-kind quite like hand-painted details. From the shabby-chic beauty of soft florals to bright abstract prints, these designs make any room feel extra special. Go bohemian with whimsical patterns, or complement your beach house with oceanic artwork instead.

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Cabinet Hardware & Knobs Style Guide

Cabinet Hardware & Knobs Style Guide

There is an incredible variety of cabinet hardware and knobs available and the newest styles truly run the gamut! No longer are you limited to round knobs and plain handles. Whether you're in full remodel mode, or just want to freshen up your cabinets, updating your home's cabinet hardware is one of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to add instant style to your kitchen! So where do you start? Which style, design and finish do you choose? Most people these days don't fit into one style category, so we've gone ahead and dissected the different styles to help you decide...

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8 Popular Rug Materials by Comparison

8 Popular Rug Materials by Comparison

Not sure what type of rug is right for your space? You're not alone - finding the right type of rug can be daunting! An area rug pulls a room together and is much more than something soft underfoot. It defines a home's style, makes the space feel grounded and anchors furniture creating a warm and inviting space. The perfect area rug can coordinate colors, prints and accessories "upping" your home's décor quotient.

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Wake Up Beaming with the Best Bathroom Lighting

Wake Up Beaming with the Best Bathroom Lighting

Bathrooms are often the hardest room in the home to light. If you have too much lighting, then it can put a nasty glare on cosmetic issues. When there is too little lighting, you will be unable to see what you are doing. That can become extremely dangerous in a room prone to slippery surfaces. On top of everything else, you may need to light multiple areas, such as the vanity, ceiling, and wall. Fortunately, lighting the bathroom is much easier than most homeowners consider, and there are ways to ensure each section gets the lighting it deserves.

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