Redecorate Your Space Without Going Over Budget

Redecorate Your Space Without Going Over Budget

If you're ready to give your bedroom, living room or any other space in your home a new look but you can't afford to splurge, there are ways to update a room without going over your budget. Here are five tips to help you redecorate any space in your home and still have money left. 1. Plan ahead Buying decor, furniture and paint without planning out the expenses ahead of time is a sure way to spend more money than expected. Carefully calculate every purchase before actually buying anything. This way you'll know whether you can actually afford that new…

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Give your interior a Scandinavian update

Give your interior a Scandinavian update

If you prefer subtle elegance to dramatic glamour, neutral tones to colorful displays and natural materials to synthetic alternatives, then you, my friend, would love Scandinavian interiors. Simple, functional, stylish and welcoming, Scandinavian design is perfect for those who like modern minimalism, but still want their home to feel cozy and comfortable. Here are some easy ways to give your home a Scandinavian update. Choose neutral tones for your home's walls and larger furniture. Then add brighter hues with a few accent accessories such as lamps, throw blankets or wall art. Invest in high-quality furniture that features amazing craftsmanship. The…

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Which comes first: the chicken or the egg? – A redecorating plan

Which comes first: the chicken or the egg? – A redecorating plan

It’s inevitable. You find a stunning new couch or lamp online, but when it arrives at your door you realize it doesn’t go with your current room! So you start redecorating, picking out paint colors and rearranging furniture. Now hold up! Before you get too carried away, be sure to follow our redecorating plan so you aren’t stuck in the same situation and forced to redecorate once more. 1. Decide on a style  In order for a room to come together, it’s essential that you redecorate it with a specific style in mind. Choose a style that complements your favorite…

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Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them

Tricky trend: Translucents – when to use and how to use them

A clear decorative figurine displayed in the living room is one thing, but a clear coffee table or chair? That's something different entirely. Furnishing your home with translucent furniture can be tricky – which is why I've compiled some tips to help make it easier. First, before you go out and buy a new clear piece of furniture, determine whether the trend can work in your home and how to best incorporate it into your interior design. Styles that work best with translucent furniture Minimalism is a defining characteristic of modern homes, and sometimes contemporary homes, too. Choosing clear furniture…

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How to pick the perfect headboard for your bedroom

How to pick the perfect headboard for your bedroom

I'm sure many of you would agree with me when I say that a bed simply doesn't look complete without a headboard. To me, headboards are the finishing touch. They easily enhance a room's style. While headboards are essential to your bedroom's overall design, not just any headboard will do. Keep these factors in mind to find a headboard that complements your room. Ceiling height When buying any piece of furniture, you'll have to consider the room's size and make sure that the sofa, dresser or table is scaled accordingly. When buying a headboard, the room's ceiling height also needs…

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7 Design Hacks for Any Space

7 Design Hacks for Any Space

Creating a space of your own is a lot of work. If you’re dreading a big move, or a little redecorating, because of all the arranging and rearranging that goes with it, take a look at these design hacks that make big projects simple. 1. Determine your focal point. Whether it’s the TV, fireplace, window, or your favorite couch, decide where you want your attention focused. Once you know what to highlight, your arrangement will fall into place. 2. Use bed sheets to visualize how much space your furniture will need. Fold bed sheets to the size of your furniture…

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Should sofas be placed against the wall?

Should sofas be placed against the wall?

When arranging a living room, it's often best to place the sofa first. Where will you put it? For years homeowners and renters have been setting up their sofas against the wall. It seems like such a natural spot! But there are designers who say that sofas should "float" and that placing one against the wall is a rookie mistake. So what's the best arrangement? Well, that might depend on your preference and space. Keep these considerations in mind when choosing the perfect spot for your sofa. The room's size If you have a large, spacious living room, placing your…

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A quick guide to sofa styles

A quick guide to sofa styles

I recently discovered that the terms "sofa" and "couch," according to their original definitions, actually described two different pieces of furniture. Although very interesting, knowing the difference between a sofa and couch might not help you when buying furniture, as most people now use the two words interchangeably. What's important to know instead are sofa styles. Here's a quick guide that will help you when shopping online. Camel back: These sofas have a "humped" back, which makes them easy to recognize. Camel-back sofas are usually found in traditional or contemporary homes due to their curved lines. Lawson-style: If your top priority…

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Enjoy simple living by adding farmhouse style to your home

Enjoy simple living by adding farmhouse style to your home

I know the farmhouse style isn't exactly glamorous, but it does have a quiet elegance that is both charming and peaceful. Its simplicity is refreshing and I feel relaxed just browsing pictures of farmhouse interiors! If you often dream of living in an old farmhouse, but don't like the idea of moving out to the country, don't worry. You can add elements of the farmhouse style to your home no matter where you live. While searching for the perfect furniture and decor, let these helpful reminders guide you along the way. #1 Simple is beautiful You don't have to fill…

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Pet-friendly decorating tips for a home you and your furry friend will love

Pet-friendly decorating tips for a home you and your furry friend will love

Parents are always aware of their young one's safety and comfort, and they also consider their kid's messy habits before picking out new furniture and decor. The same strategy can be applied to pets, too, and I know many of you think of them as family, too. By remembering your furry friend when decorating, you can design a home that is comfortable for both of you and still be able to enjoy a stylish space. These pet-friendly decorating tips will help get you started. 1. Opt for rugs rather than wall-to-wall carpet Carpet traps bad odors and hair, making it…

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