Home Decor Archive

birthstones
Discover how to decorate according to your birthstone, and bring some of your month’s energy in your home decor. *** After my popular Astrology and Decor series, I’ve been thinking about other sources of symbolism and how they relate...
color wheel interior designer
Choosing that perfect color combination can be a daunting decorating challenge. Take a cue from the pros: use the color wheel to choose winning color schemes. *** Whether you crave a calm, cool, collected look—or something more vibrant and...
off white living room wood flooring
Does off-white sound boring as a color trend? It’s not! There are dozens of uses for it in your home. Here are some prime examples of how to use it. *** The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year was...
concrete floor living area balcony
Concrete is a beautiful, dramatic material that has its place in many decor styles. Here are a few that you perhaps haven’t considered. *** When you hear “concrete”, I doubt you imagine a beautiful, modern home. You probably see...
holiday door decorations wreath
How can Christmas door decorations reflect your personality and represent your own holiday joy? Here are eight ideas that will inspire. *** Door wreaths are a part of many holiday traditions. While Christmas wreaths may represent an unending circle of...
christmas tree lights
Find these how to put lights on a Christmas tree tips for festive effects beyond the norm. Here’s holiday lighting to make Christmas trees come to life. *** Let’s re-think the way we light up our Christmas trees this year....
winter home exterior red front door
Want a snazzy home, but don’t have hours to spend on renos? Try a few of these easy, done-in-a-day home upgrades for a prettier home in a hurry. *** In Part 1 of this series last week, we learned...
Embroidery quilt
Window quilts are a low-tech solution to energy efficiency in a high-tech 21st century, cutting your energy bills and save you money. Here’s how to get started. *** I was visiting a friend last week. A large expanse of...
child hanging wall paper
Upgrading your home doesn’t have to be a costly, dusty, headache-inducing endeavor. With these easy, inexpensive home upgrades, you’ll be done in a day. *** This is real life, not Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. You don’t have to gut...
winter window covering drapes
High quality window coverings will keep warm air from transferring to the outdoors through the glass.  Here are ways to balance style and energy efficiency. *** Window coverings, or window treatments, have always been a vital part of room...
blue mason jars
Mason jars spice up tired décor and create that lovely, homestead look. From pretty vases to rustic chandeliers, you’ll have a ball with these jarring ideas. *** 1. Deck the halls With delicately draped bells and stripes cascading upwards,...