Home Decor – Home Design & Home Decorating Ideas

comfortable-seating-home-library Most Amazing Home Libraries
When you picture your dream home, you may think of an eco-friendly haven in the woods with ample natural sunlight, or an urban flat that’s always up for entertaining. But if you’re a book-lover, your coveted dream home feature is most likely a personal library—a fantastical or cultural haven where you can bury yourself in knowledge and stories. But beautiful libraries Continue Reading
Privacy wall Homeowner 101: How to Build a Privacy Divider Wall
It seemed fine when you took the tour. But now, filled with the TV, the sofa, the dining table, and your sometimes-squabbling family, your new home feels less roomy than it did on the walk through—and privacy feels very hard to come by. That’s where a privacy divider wall can come in handy. Privacy walls give you the benefits of separating and walling Continue Reading
window planters Install a Window Box Planter for Instant Curbside Appeal
Affordable window updates are few and far between, but a hanging planter installed outside the kitchen or under a set of living room windows is a cheap way to add natural beauty to your home without emptying your checking account or planning out a major remodeling project. Window boxes are so simple, in fact, they can usually be constructed and Continue Reading
Red modern dishwasher Homeowner 101: How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen
For most of us, jobs don’t quit at five. Meanwhile, the second shift is just beginning—making dinner for the family, helping with homework, walking the dog, and whisking everyone off to bed—so it’s no wonder we get caught in cursory cleaning routines that just barely pass muster. Just getting the dishes done regularly feels like a triumph! But every once Continue Reading
via Live Free Creative Co How to Smooth Textured Walls with a Skim Coat
Before moving to Texas and building a house, I didn’t realize the wide variety of texture finishes that are possible on drywall. Where I grew up in Utah, walls were always smooth, and the heavy texture that seems to be the norm in Texas and many other southern states feels unfinished to me. So, I’ve decided to tackle the texture Continue Reading
White home navy shutters Our Favorite 4th of July Themed Homes
Celebrating the 4th of July is all about embracing everything American. The red, white, and blue of our flag make us feel proud, patriotic, and ready to take on just about anything. As we all gear up for our country’s birthday this year, we wanted to share a few of our favorite 4th of July themed homes from around the Continue Reading
Outdoor shed Backyard Escapes: Inspiration for Upgrading Your Shed
For many homeowners, the garden shed is a necessary eyesore in a well-maintained yard. For years, sheds have been purely functional spaces for storing tools and equipment, but that’s beginning to change. Recently, we’ve seen a trend towards stylish sheds that serve more elegant purposes. Since the tiny house hit the scene, more people are thinking outside of the box Continue Reading
Eclectic Kitchen Eclectic Style 101
While some people are great at identifying their style, others of us have a tough time limiting ourselves to a single decorating genre. We want the French Country dining table and the orange Art Deco couch. If this sounds familiar to you, then eclectic style might be your perfect match. As the name suggests, eclectic style is an artistic mix Continue Reading
Light Blue Bathroom Tile Tile Trends of 2016
When it comes to choosing materials for your home, there’s the fun stuff, and then the necessary. Paint colors, light fixtures, and furnishings fall under the “exciting options” category since you get so much more freedom to play around with design. But picking out tile? That’s just about being practical, right? Wrong. There’s been quite a bit of buzz about Continue Reading
andersen window style Five Tips to Incorporate Contemporary Style to Your Home’s Design
Today’s homeowners are redefining the concept of “home life.” Where there used to be a clear definition of spaces that were dedicated to work (the office), play (the gym) and home (your house), our connected worlds have grown closer and closer to the point that any defining lines have blurred. Homes today are created with an intention to encompass work, play, and nurturing family 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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