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Home Decor – Home Design & Home Decorating Ideas

A room without curtains can so often look naked, like something is missing. Sure, bright windows add a raw beauty to a room, but imagine that same room with curtains to add color and texture, and things just seem more complete.  When I’m redecorating a new space, I often browse for window treatments as the first to-do on my list,… Read more
In case you didn’t know, pretty much the whole world has a crush on Chip and Joanna Gaines, the husband-and-wife team of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As a proud member of the fan club, I’m just going to go ahead and say what we are all thinking: No, it’s not weird to have a crush on this inspiring couple and yes, we… Read more
Painting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to transform the look of a room. And while there are countless types of paint to choose from, when it comes to interior areas that require a lot of tough cleaning and scrubbing, it’s important to find a paint that’s durable. Washable paint may sound like an obvious choice—and while it’s a… Read more
Okay, so maybe you aren’t exactly herding cattle all day, but that doesn’t mean your boots don’t get a little dusty from every once in a while! And if you’re anything like us, you can think of better things to do with your time than cleaning up a trail’s worth of muddy footprints. That’s where a great mud room comes… Read more
You know what it means when your social media feed is suddenly inundated with pictures of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, fall home décor, and apple picking. Not only is it time to welcome autumn with open arms— it’s also the perfect time to start prepping for the cold weather ahead. Here are some must-read prep tips for winterizing your… Read more
The twinkling lights, peppermint mochas, and nonstop rotation of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on the radio can mean only one thing: the holidays are here. And if the holidays are here, so is winter. Pretty soon, you’ll need to have your puffiest coats, largest scarves, warmest gloves, and bulkiest boots on standby to deal with the elements.… Read more
The holidays are in full swing now, and it’s time to answer that question that comes up every year: should you put up an artificial Christmas tree or a real one? How about one that is still living and can be replanted after the holidays? Here are the pros and cons to consider before you buy a holiday tree. Artificial… Read more
Stained glass is an art form that dates back thousands of years and can be found nearly everywhere, from Egyptian and Roman pottery to Medieval churches and mosques all over the world. While stained glass windows traditionally adorn religious buildings and other important establishments, contemporary artists like Frank Lloyd Wright have demonstrated that they can also be used in homes. We love the juxtaposition of historical and modern design… Read more
Extra paper wastes space, creates clutter, makes it hard to work efficiently, and can make working in your office unnecessarily stressful. Plus, using paper wastes all the resources that went into making it in the first place: trees, water, energy to manufacture and transport the paper, air quality affected by paper manufacturing. And don’t  forget, even if you recycle your… Read more
Believe it or not, Halloween is almost here—the perfect time to dress up, embrace your inner werewolf, and get scared. We love this holiday because, in addition to finding costumes for yourself, you can also go wild with home decor.  Take your love for everything creepy to the next level this year with some seriously spooky windows. We’ve compiled this list of 10… Read more

Home Decor

Those lucky enough to own their home have the freedom to put nails in walls, paint, replace carpets with hardwood flooring, or tile without having to worry about violating a lease agreement or putting money into a project with no chance for a return on the investment. Like the saying goes, “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”

There are many reasons why a home remodel project is a great idea. If the home is a new purchase, remodeling means putting a personal touch on what had been someone else’s style choices. Remodeling a home is an opportunity to update the look after what may have been years of evolving trends and changes in individual decor preferences. Additionally, remodeling is an opportunity for growth and to modernize a home, which could not only increase resale value, but also make it safer and perhaps improve energy efficiency to reduce utility expenses. An update to things like appliances, fixtures, lighting, wiring, plumbing, or even a fresh paint color with some new decor can increase the value of a home — sometimes exponentially — and improve not just the quality of the home and property, but also the quality of life.