Archive for January 12th, 2013

5 Unique Mudroom Ideas What exactly is a mudroom you ask? Well, a mudroom is a place in the house to just unload. Coast, shoes, umbrellas, sports equipment, backpacks …. everyday necessities are just dropped off here for tomorrow’s use. But just because your dropping off all the dirty stuff of the day, doesn’t mean you can’t create a unique, stylish space to do the unloading in. Check out some of these easy to do and unique mudroom ideas! 1. Create Cubbies. If there’s just two of your in the house or five, cubbies are greatly needed for organization. If everyone in the family has their own personal space, then nothing is lost, cluttered or caught in the shuffle. Add a hook to hang up bags and a
A Little Brass Goes a Long Way Metals pack a powerful punch in home décor. I think it’s a combination of their sheen and their polish…and the fact that they’re usually the minority in materials used in a space, but metals can add a sense of class and sophistication even in very small dosages. Deliciously worn-in brass (and even the faux stuff) in particular brings out a sense of history and style in a space, and a little bit of it goes a long way. Consider the following instances: The brass of these charmingly antique bathroom sink fixtures adds sophistication to the cottage style. Brass itself is a classy substance, and this feeling is heightened by the faucet sink knobs and simple yet elegant arch of the fau
Top 10 Unusual Homes Around The World When describing the dream home, we each have in mind our own ideas and designs. We are all unique and different and this is why each person envisions a space differently. Some people like to keep things simple and classical while others prefer a more adventurous solution. This has sometimes resulted in the creation of some very unusual and intriguing homes. Here are just a few examples: The World’s Skinniest House. We’re going to start with the world’s slimmest home. Known as the Keret House, this space is used as artist’s residence. The artist lives here a few days a week and, given the size and structure of this space, it can’t really be considered a full-time residence. Th
11 Stylish Upholstered Headboard Ideas Headboards in general are an important element in any bedroom’s décor. They add style and they complete the room. But the style chosen for the headboard depends on many factors. Some types and models are better suited for certain types of décor or rooms and it all depends on the preferences of the one choosing the design. Certain types are more general. The upholstered headboards, for example, could easily be integrated in a variety of bedroom decors. Here are a few examples: The décor of this bedroom is a combination of vintage and modern and the upholstered headboard has the perfect design to highlight this idea. It’s simple and it also extends on the wall, providing a contin

Modern Nursery Design Tips

Modern Nursery Design Tips If you are expecting an addition to the family, or want to update your nursery for a more contemporary look, follow some simple steps to get a modern décor. Every parent wants to decorate their child’s bedroom in a way that will look good, but there are some practical considerations to take into account as well, with modern designs. There are a number of designers who focus on nurseries and rooms that are suitable for toddlers, so check them out for ideas. Most modern designers try to provide a nursery that is suitable for a baby but that will also be a good starting point for a young child’s room, so that you don’t have to make extensive changes in a couple of years time. &
Make Over Your Guest Bedroom For January Did you make a New Year’s resolution to improve the look of your home? If your guest room has been neglected for a few years, you will not be alone, because guest rooms tend to be redecorated less often than other bedrooms. If you have resolved to take on an interior design project for your home in January, a good place to start is with your guest room. New Headboard, New Color Scheme. However, you don’t need to make wholesale and expensive changes to your room’s layout or design to give it a fresh look in the New Year. There are various ways that you can alter the feel of the room with a few, well chosen, elemental alterations.   A good way of making over a guest
Hanging Fireplaces – Beautiful And Versatile With A Touch Of Grandeur The fireplace is a beautiful décor element in any home. Originally, it was a piece used to heat up the room but lately it has become a very appreciated décor piece. It maintained its original function but it also gained more versatility as more designs and types were created. The hanging fireplace is one of the most intriguing styles. Modern living room with a black and white interior and a hanging fireplace Hanging fireplaces are particularly great in spaces that have high ceilings. They are usually included in spacious living rooms but they can also become a beautiful part of the bedroom, dining room or any other room. Moreover, a hanging fireplace could also be used in an outdoor
5 Quick Pick-Me-Up Spray Paint Projects We all know that whole-home makeovers are rewarding. We also know they’re exhausting! Sometimes we just want a 5-minute project, something small that gives us immediate gratification. That’s where spray paint saves the day! It’s fast to apply, it’s quick-drying, and it requires no skill other than one’s ability to operate his/her fingers to produce successful results (as long as you apply it in multiple light passes rather than one heavy, drippy stroke).With spray paint can in-hand, feel free to around your house for some tired object that needs to be given new life. Here are some ideas to get you started: Spray paint a mason jar. Who would have thought that a simple glass j