Tricks to Sizing Your Dining Room

Tricks to Sizing Your Dining Room

Working for Bellacor made me realize how much there is to consider when buying furnishings for your dining room. Not only do you have to worry about budget, color, and personal taste, you also have to consider size. Figuring out the best size table and the perfectly proportioned fixture for your needs can be confusing. Here are the tips I use to direct people to their best pieces. Sizing Your Dining Table The table is the heart of the dining room. Whether you use your dining room for every meal, or only special occasions, the following tips will help you…

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Helpful home tips for when you’re away on vacation

Helpful home tips for when you’re away on vacation

Summer isn't over yet, and I'm sure many of you are still preparing for your family vacation. Before you take off and enjoy a week of relaxation and sightseeing, follow these tips to keep your home safe and ready for your return. 1. Suspend your mail and newspaper Unless you've made a habit of not bringing in the mail everyday, a stuffed mailbox will tell others that you're out of town and might not be back for a while. Put your mail and newspaper services on hold until you get back. 2. Invest in timers Once again, you don't want…

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10 ways to hide the eyesores in your home

10 ways to hide the eyesores in your home

No matter how hard we try to make our homes stylish and beautiful, there are many little details, like cords or scratched wood, that diminish its visual appeal. Try hiding those eyesores in the home with these 10 creative strategies and it'll make your interior design shine. 1. Seek out stylish storage solutions, like a decorative box or vintage suitcases that can also be used as decor. After all, who says you have to use ugly plastic tubs to keep your home organized?   2. Cover up clutter or lackluster space with a beautiful screen. It will instantly lend your…

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11 Problems with Lighting

11 Problems with Lighting

When it comes to interior design, lighting is an element that often gets overlooked. I have walked into a room many times and felt that something was a little off; the couches look good, the fabric of the curtains hangs nicely against the wall, and the rug is the perfect size, but something is missing. A quick scope of the lights, and there is my answer. Lighting ties a room together. It is the beginning and final touches of a room. When designing a room, problems with lighting can arise. Sometimes you can't get it to electrically work, and often…

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Bar Stools: Styles Galore!

Bar Stools: Styles Galore!

Let’s face it — the kitchen can be a hard room to decorate. Unlike the living room or the bedroom, you can’t just hang up photos and decorative items everywhere. You need space to eat and prepare food! Luckily for you, bar stools have become commonplace in the kitchen, and they come in a variety of styles, materials and colors. Take advantage of this opportunity to bring excitement to your kitchen’s design! You’re probably used to matching chairs with the tables they sit with. After all, many chairs come with the table and are designed to look similar. With bar stools, however,…

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Find the right rug type for you in 3 easy steps!

Find the right rug type for you in 3 easy steps!

Rugs can be made in many ways so when it comes time to purchase the decision can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to selecting a rug that will work best for you home and space. Tip 1: Make sure the rug you choose is functional for you. If you have pets you do not want a looped product as dogs and cats nails tend to pull the tufted loops out. Shag rugs or cutpile rugs are best with pets. Here is an example of rugs that will wear excellent with pets. Tip 2:  If you are placing the rug…

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