Home Decor Archive

Yanchi Area Rugs - Recycled Paper Shag
Want to give your home a richer look and feel, but don’t have the money to spend? Here are a few surprisingly easy and inexpensive ways to do so. *** Did you realize it IS possible to make your...
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A fiber cement board’s qualities as an exterior siding make it good for interior applications, too.  Here are 10 ideas to try yourself. *** Fiber cement board is almost the perfect exterior siding. Made of wood pulp and cement,...
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From engineered wood flooring to wood decking, wood detailing creates beauty and warmth in any home. With these natural décor must-haves, you’ll follow in Mother Nature’s footsteps. *** Maybe you dream of escaping the hustle-and-bustle of it all, shrouding yourself...
drawing room living room neutral colors
When you’re planning to redesign a room yourself, what are some basic home decorating ideas and principles to follow? Here are 5 from a professional interior designer. *** Recently, I chatted with a Portuguese interior designer called João Tavares...
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...