Decorating on a Budget

We all know that home décor can be expensive and labor intensive. Many of us can’t afford the time or money to upgrade a worn-out kitchen or an outdated living room. To maximize the yield of your money, minimize efforts, and still get awesome results, follow these simple budget-decorating tips. Save the big bucks for…

More Furniture Bargains that Save Big Bucks

Here are some furniture bargains that will maximize the yield of your budget. Free items: Free items can be found almost anywhere if you take the time to look. Sites like craigslist.com even has classified ads for people who are giving away old furniture. Picking up free furniture can be a productive hobby if you…

Decorating Styles: Formal

The formal style of décor is characterized by symmetry, symmetry, and more symmetry. From the windows to the room’s shape and layout, order rules this type of home décor. In a formal room, decorative elements are arranged around what is called the focal point – the place where most attention is drawn. For example, if…

Decorating Styles: French Country

The French country style has been popular all over the world for centuries. While it dates back to the beginning of decorative practices, this style is simple enoughto incorporate into your home décor. It is familiar, cozy and inspires thoughts of warmth and security. Several elements influence the French Country decorating style. Although rustic, the…

How to Redecorate a Room Without Spending a Dime

Are you overwhelmed by the potential cost of upgrading a room in your house? You still want to switch things up, maximize space, and make your surroundings comfortable and inviting. Buying furniture, fabrics and accessories can be an expensive task. Not to mention the professional work of a tailor if you decide to reupholster a…

How To Stain Furniture

Thrift shops, flea markets, free things on the street…these are all bargains that we canturn into treasures with the simple technique of staining furniture. How many times have you seen a cute coffee table with a free sign, abandoned because it had watermark on the surface? Or a sophisticated cabinet with dents and scratches that…

Preparing Your Room for Painting

Painting can take a long time if the steps in the process are not taken with order and patience. To minimize mistakes and save time (and your home), follow these simple tips so that you can successfully get ready to paint without intermissions. First, you must remove all furniture and accessories from the room. This…

Developing Ideas for Home Décor

The wonderful thing about decorating is the high level of creativity and personal character that one can add to a room or living space. Ideas, like other aspects of creativity, are important in home décor. Ideas often come in surges, and it is difficult, as a non-professional, to know how to develop those ideas and…

Discovering New Home Decor Ideas

After remodeling your home a few times, it’s easy to run out of new ideas. In our changing world, decorating trends are shifting all the time. New concepts are being created as we speak, and they are all available to you, free of charge. When you are waiting in line at the grocery store, look…

Functional Décor Ideas

Here are a few functional ideas for home décor that are easy to apply to any room. For writing and paying bills, get a comfortable chair and desk. A round table with two chairs makes an excellent spot for coffee and conversation. If you have floors that tend to be cold like hard or marble,…