Home Decorating: Using Color to Create Moods

Choosing color for your home is about more than just what looks good on the walls. It's about how the color makes you feel. For me, how it feels is more important than how it looks. There is a real basic psychological connection to colors, and it varies for each person. While there are some good general color mood guidelines,  color "memory" can affect how an individual color can affect your mood. … [Read more...]

High End Decorating: 7 Simple Budget Tricks

High end decorating can be achieved by anyone who wants it, no matter what the budget. Customizing the décor to fit your personality does not have to be tacky either like some would like you to think. Knowing what to keep neutral and where to kick it up a notch is essential to good design. Whether your budget is $500 or $5000, here is what you can do: 1. Clear the space: Most people have … [Read more...]

DOs And DON’Ts Of Decorating On A Budget

Great guest post I know you will all enjoy...a great basic list of decorating guidelines when you start feeling a little off track! Photos by Emily Henderson of HGTV... We love Emily! -Kathy The rules of interior decorating can be as solid as a rock or as open to interpretation as the sky. But most of the experts agree that you must first learn the rules before you can begin breaking the … [Read more...]

5 Calming Bedroom Design Ideas

You probably already know that your bedroom should be your safe haven... your oasis... your special place. It makes sense... I mean, after all, it is the place you end your day with and begin your day with. ​Shouldn't your bedroom decorating make you smile and feel comforted? ​Well, if you choose to not be in your bedroom until it's dark outside, here are some bedroom design ideas that will … [Read more...]

Update Your Décor without Breaking the Bank

I'm like most people out there; I get bored with my home decorating look. But also like most people these days, I can’t afford to redecorate my house every time I want to keep up with the trends, or simply give my home a more updated, modern feel. Here are some great tips on how you can update your home décor, without breaking the bank! * Get in the know. Im not advocating filling your home … [Read more...]

Arrange Home Accessories in 3 Steps

One of the biggest home decorating dilemmas is how to arrange home accessories, whether it be a bookcase, shelf, or tabletop. Here is a three step system that will transform your boring or cluttered spaces into charming vignettes! Harmony and Contrast When arranging a space with accessories, one has to keep in mind that the most important thing to avoid here is boredom! This has a lot less … [Read more...]