You’ve spent years personalizing your home, making it the perfect space for you and your family. If you’re putting your home on the market, you know you need to do a little depersonalizing to create a space with broad appeal. Here are ten tips for quick, easy updates to the perfectly staged home. Continue reading
It’s no secret that color can impact your mood. When it comes to home décor, choosing the right colors for your rooms can be a challenge. Though it seems easy, just pick colors you love, or take your color inspiration from an item, fabric, or piece of art you love. But that doesn’t always work. The pros go about it a different way—what mood do you want to create in the space? How will the room be used? Those answers help them focus on the best colors to choose for each space. Continue reading
The layered look, it’s not just for bedding anymore! Long a standby of the cottage style, the layered look has gone beyond beds piled high with pillows and country-style rooms filled to overflowing. Layering your décor is creating a look that’s finished, pulled together, and uniquely you.
The first layer is your walls, ceiling and floor. Then things like rugs, area rugs, and curtains. Next are large furniture pieces like a sofa, bed, or dining table. The fourth is things like lighting, artwork, decorative pillows, throws, and even smaller furniture. That’s where most people stop, but you shouldn’t overlook the fifth layer. Continue reading
After years of neutrals ruling the home, color has made a comeback in a big way. Adding color to an existing space can be a bigger challenge than it seems. Though colorful pillows and throws are always a great way to boost the color in your space, what can you do if you want a big splash of color, without the hassle of painting?
The answer, of course, is an area rug. A bright, colorful area rug can instantly change the look and feel of a room, taking it from flat to fab in one quick swoosh. Not enough oomph for you? Try layering your rugs for even more punch power. Continue reading
Big houses have fallen out of vogue; the McMansions of yesterday have given way to more modest-sized homes, and there’s even been a resurgence of multigenerational living. A century ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a family unit to include three or even four generations under one roof. With the rising interest in sustainable living, many families are looking to make the most of their space, and find room for children, or even elderly parents, without buying a bigger home. How do you decorate when space is at a premium? Continue reading