Home Decor – Home Design & Home Decorating Ideas

An open dining and living space in the Haskell home, designed by Maggie McIntosh of Moontower Design Build. 5 Minutes with Maggie McIntosh
Maggie McIntosh is a Senior Designer and Senior Construction Manager at Moontower Design Build in Austin, Texas.  You’re probably wondering how one person could juggle those two very important roles at a design firm, but someone as talented as Maggie makes it look so very easy. Read on to find out her thoughts on enabling clients to be a part of the Continue Reading
5 Minutes with Bonnie J. Dewkett 5 Minutes with Garrison Hullinger
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design‘s very own Garrison Hullinger didn’t grow up wanting to be a designer. It wasn’t until years after he suffered a serious work-related injury (he was a Gap project manager) — one that required him to relearn how to walk, write, and read — that he discovered his passion for remodeling. It all came from a suggestion from Continue Reading
wallpaper-after-717x1024 Before and After: Living Room Wall Goes Graphic with Wallpaper
There are good things and there are bad things about moving into a house with white walls (not even a backsplash in the kitchen!) and concrete floors. The good: It’s a totally blank canvas. There’s nothing to “undo” — no tile straight out of 1992, no semi-gloss lime green accent walls, no mysterious stains. The bad: I never expected this Continue Reading
6Livingroom Ditch the Beige: Living Room Paint Ideas We Love
Your living room is an area of your home where, well, a lot of living takes place. From kicking it after work to entertaining friends and family on a Saturday afternoon, your living room sees a ton of action and helps create a mood. Right now, we’re really into bold, lively painted living rooms — really, anything but beige. Read on Continue Reading
Children's room Roundup: Coolest Themed Kids Rooms
There are no rules when decorating a kid’s room. Whether you want to incorporate a theme in a small way or go completely overboard, these ideas will help spark that creativity. Let your imagination run wild so theirs will, too. Modern princess Make your little princess’s bedroom all about luxury. The key to achieving a princess feel without making it Continue Reading
Nice home office Declutter with these Home Office Storage Ideas
Your home office can be a more pleasant and functional place to spend time in if it’s attractively decorated, organized, and void of clutter. Having a sufficient amount of storage is one of the best ways to maintain order and avoid clutter. Of course, it’s up to you to develop good organizational skills and to utilize the storage items effectively Continue Reading
Furnished Sun room Sunroom Decorating Ideas
A sunroom is a blessing that allows you to absorb the lovely rays of the sun and to warm your home and your heart from the inside out. Whether you have just built a sunroom into your home or you’ve moved into a house with a sunroom, take a moment to consider what you can do with it. A sunroom Continue Reading
5 Minutes with Bonnie J. Dewkett 5 Minutes with Bonnie J. Dewkett
Keeping your home organized is easier said than done, but luckily there are people like Bonnie J. Dewkett around to wipe that worry away. A Certified Professional Organizer, Bonnie heads up The Joyful Organizer and is a nationally recognized organizing expert. To put it simply, she’s kind of a big deal. We got to chat with her about common mistakes Continue Reading
flat-paint From Start to Finish: Selecting the Right Paint Sheen
When selecting the paints for your home renovation, choosing the color is only the first part of the decision. You’ll also need to select the correct finish so that your walls have the appearance that you want within your home. Finishes range from no sheen (a flat or matte finish) to a high-gloss finish. To help you best select the Continue Reading
american-decor Best of: Red, White, and Blue Decor
With Independence Day coming up at the end of this week—and with all of the excitement from the World Cup!—we’ve been thinking about good old-fashioned American red, white, and blue decor. Whether you’re thinking about temporary decorations for your 4th of July backyard barbecue or planning on outfitting a patriotic room on a more permanent basis,  get inspired by this Continue Reading

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.

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