Home Decor – Home Design & Home Decorating Ideas

skylock 7 Solar Gadget Gifts Perfect for Dad
In case you missed it, Father’s Day is right around the corner. The bad news? Dads are notoriously tough to shop for. The good news? We’ve got you covered. We’ve searched high and low and come up with seven of the very best and coolest solar powered gadgets that will keep the dad in your life entertained for hours and Continue Reading
Oversized Art and 5 other ways to decorate a big wall Think Outside the Gallery: Six New Ideas to Decorate That Blank Wall
You’re all moved in, the furniture is set in place, and you’re feeling pretty good until you look around and realize—the walls are blank at every turn! Most people spend at least a couple weeks—if not months—deciding what to put up on their walls. And more and more, I see them falling back on the trusty old gallery wall to Continue Reading
Laundry room 7 Things to Consider Before a Laundry Room Renovation
“I love doing laundry!” said no one ever. And I was especially not a fan of doing my family’s laundry in our cold garage with the washer and dryer seven feet apart from each other. After two years in our home, it was time to give our laundry room a much-needed makeover—and by room, I mean nook in our garage. Continue Reading
Industrial Loft Cement Floor Industrial Style 101
Inspired by the everyday lifestyle of the industrial working world, industrial style celebrates pared-down architecture and utilitarian forms. Industrial style is all about the marriage of form and function. It favors practical materials and straightforward designs and manages to remain effortlessly chic and edgy in spite of its simplicity. If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a remodeled tobacco factory Continue Reading
Couple Painting Wall No VOC Paint: Why It’s the Best Option for Your Health and Your Home
Whether you’re redecorating your living room, finally covering up the screaming lime green you painted the bedroom, or just doing a little touch-up, there’s more on the line when you repaint your home than simply adding some beautiful color. The paint you choose affects your health and the environment, too. Conventional paint contains pollutants called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, that Continue Reading
Bamboo Flooring Eco-Friendly Style 101
In the past, the term “eco-friendly” might have conjured up images of crunchy granola hippies, but as our understanding of global warming and human-influenced climate change has grown, going green has become more mainstream. If you’re curious about reducing your carbon footprint and making the smallest possible impact on the environment, but have no idea how to go about it, here Continue Reading
curtains 15 Places You Wouldn’t Think To Buy Curtains
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. Dare I say, better. When I’m redecorating a new space, I often browse for window treatments as the first Continue Reading
Before and After Furniture Paint DIY Homeowner 101: How to Paint Furniture
Paint can hide a multitude of decorating sins—chips, scrapes, and ugly or outdated colors can be all but forgotten under a fresh coat, giving your pieces a brand-new life. And it can help you achieve uniformity in your decor, which is great when you’re arranging a new place, especially if you’re merging two furniture collections. If you want to avoid Continue Reading
Copper serving tray 2016 Trend Alert: Mixed Metals
According to at least one of your older relatives, there are hard and fast rules for matching: no brown belt with black shoes, no combining prints, and no mixing metals. But sometimes, breaking a rule can pay off, and this is certainly true of incorporating mixed metals in your home decor. Whether you lean toward eclectic, vintage, or contemporary, there’s Continue Reading
Patterned-navy-blue-and-red-fabric-panel-wall-art 2016 Trends: Go from Blank to Beautiful with Fabric Wall Art
Just moved into a new apartment? Upgraded to a bigger house? Take a moment to congratulate yourself—moving is a big deal! Okay, now that you’ve patted yourself on the back, it’s time to get down to business. After all, that blank wall space isn’t going to decorate itself! Fabric wall art, however, comes pretty close to that—it’s faster than painting 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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