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Contemporary Home Decoration Styles

Following are the most popular styles created after 1800 for the common man, not for royalty or the elite. Although the Modern or Contemporary design age begins roughly with the start of the 20th century [more…]

What’s Your Decorating Style?

The numerous interior design options you have can make choosing just one style or even two or three difficult. When you’re having trouble making up your mind about which decorating styles you want to include [more…]

Tips for Finding Quality Upholstered Furniture

You can find upholstered furniture at secondhand sources. But for sanitary reasons, you may want to strip off the old upholstery and padding down to the frame, and then rebuild with new padding and upholstery [more…]

Tips for Refurbishing Used Furniture

Refurbished furniture can add a lot of character to your home. Decorating old or unfinished furniture lets you make a creative statement. Take a look at the following decorating tips. Try some out on [more…]

Use Wall Treatments to Update Tired Rooms

If you don’t have the funds to redo an entire room, consider revamping just the walls. In the best of all decorating worlds, a terrific wall treatment almost magically makes problem areas vanish. Consider [more…]

How to Measure Fabric for Wall Coverings

Fabric is a favorite wall covering for almost any room in the house. Certain historic houses have velvet-covered walls, while others have linen. Fabric, such as polished cotton, works well for [more…]

Using Carpets and Rugs to Change a Room’s Look

Wall-to-wall carpeting fills the floor area with pattern, color, and texture. An area rug is an accessory that defines a special spot in a room. Both can be used to update a room. Sometimes, just changing [more…]

Decorating Floors in Awkwardly Shaped Rooms

If you’re faced with an awkwardly shaped room, you can use floorings to reshape it. Consider the following list of trouble areas and how to incorporate all types of flooring materials, including carpeting [more…]

Solutions for Redecorating Problem Ceilings

Ceilings are often overlooked when people are thinking about interior decorating. But all sorts of techniques — from raising and lowering your ceiling to adding beams or creating [more…]

Decorating Windows with Shades, Blinds, and Shutters

Shades, blinds, and shutters are hard window treatments, as opposed to curtains, which are soft treatments. When used alone, hard window treatments provide crispness to a Contemporary room. For clarity’s [more…]

Decorating Your Bathroom Walls, Floors, and Ceilings

Your bathroom’s ceilings, floors, walls, and windows join forces to create the perfect background for your cabinets, faucets, fixtures, and accessories. But because of what goes on in the bathroom, there [more…]

Accessorize Your Bathroom

When remodeling your bathroom, consider functional and decorative touches. Two of (almost) everything comes in handy when two people share a bathroom, for example. And don’t forget luxury touches. Even [more…]

How to Make the Most of Small Bathrooms

Maybe your bathroom remodel project budget doesn’t allow enlarging your bathroom, or maybe you aren’t in a position to remodel at all. You can still make your small bathroom [more…]

Designing Bedrooms for Teens, Children, and Guests

With any interior design project, you need to focus in on how a room will be used. Bedroom needs vary depending on who will be using the room. Teenagers usually know what they want in a bedroom, whereas [more…]

Tips for Arranging Living Room Furniture

How furniture is situated in your living room — even if it’s a formal one — should be flexible enough to handle multiple activities. If your living room also serves as a den or family room, you probably [more…]

Interior Design Principles: Approaches to Living Room Layouts

To demonstrate that you can arrange a room in more than one way, here are three different layouts for a the same living room. The first two arrangements take into consideration many functions. Each layout [more…]

How to Decorate Attic Space

Early Americans often used attics as bedrooms, but now they are more commonly used for storage. Because the structure (walls, floor, ceiling) exists, attics are relatively inexpensive to claim for living [more…]

Tips for Decorating a Basement

Basements are often the first areas that most homeowners consider using for additional living space, especially if ceilings are a comfortable 8 feet high. Before you begin remodeling your basement, consider [more…]

Interior Design Tips for Grouping Pictures on a Wall

Have you ever noticed how decorations on a wall can look so organized and attractive in some cases and just be a distracting mess in other homes? If you follow these steps, you can create a perfect grouping [more…]

How to Choose the Length of Your Curtains

How long should curtains or draperies be? Generally, the longer the curtain or drapery, the more dignified, dressy, and formal the look. Shorter curtain lengths always imply a casual, relaxed, and informal [more…]

Fast and Easy Ways Dress Up Your Windows

With or without fancy treatments, windows provide a focal point and a spot where everyone wants to sit. They open a room’s interior to the views outside and flood it with natural sunlight. Do you need [more…]

How to Use Lighting as an Interior Design Element

You don’t have to know everything about lighting or spend tons of money to make rooms look light and lively. You do need to know the basics of functional and decorative lighting and how to get help for [more…]

Choosing Kitchen Cabinets to Match Your Style

Cabinets are a kitchen’s main furniture. If you must replace old cabinets, buy a style and color that will be the basis for your new scheme (French, English, Country, Victorian, Euro-Modern, and so on) [more…]

Tips for Decorating Your Kitchen

Decorating your kitchen should be fun. Collect photographs from decorating magazines, brochures, and kitchen style books. Make a list of your likes (and dislikes) about photos. By mixing a little of one [more…]

Inexpensive Ways to Transform Your Bathroom

Using your imagination and some elbow grease to transform an ugly bathroom into a beautiful bath saves money, and it’s fun! Simple changes to vanities and tile can go a long way. Bathroom vanity cabinets [more…]


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